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County commissioners nix quarry proposal

SHERIDAN — For the first time in its history, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously denied a quarry permit Tuesday for a commercial pit proposed to be located on Bird Farm Road near the intersection with U.S. Highway 87, which leads to Story. Commission Chairman Terry Cram said individual commissioners have voted against quarries in the… Continue Reading

Next Concert in the Park to be held Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The next Concert in the Park will be held Tuesday after the rodeo week Boot Kick-Off event. From 7:30-9 p.m. in the Kendrick Park Band Shell, Ashley Buchart from Nashville, a graduate of the Denver School of the Arts performing out of Parker, Colorado, will perform. Buchart’s talents include opera, concert violin, song… Continue Reading

New Vaudevillians to perform this summer

SHERIDAN — The New Vaudevillians of the WYO Theater are back and rebranding for their repeat year as the WYO Vaudevillians. Three summer performances will be offered, the first on Wednesday and subsequent shows on July 16 and 23. The shows will be held in the new Mars Theater inside the WYO. An open talent… Continue Reading

Tipsy Taxi golf tourney to be held Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Liquor Dealers Association will hold a “Tipsy Taxi Golf Tournament” on Tuesday at Kendrick Municipal Golf Course. A fundraiser for their scholarship fund and the Tipsy Taxi program, four-person teams in a scramble format are invited to register for $75 per person. The tournament will run from 10 a.m. to… Continue Reading

‘Tidbit Tuesday’ set for next week

SHERIDAN — The next offering of the “Tidbit Tuesday” educational program at the Sheridan County Museum will be held next week. The program gives children and their families an opportunity to explore history together from 10 a.m. to noon every other Tuesday throughout the summer. The events are free and open to all but space… Continue Reading



Seven-year-old Austin Geertz, left, and Nathan Geertz, 12, light fireworks outside at the Whiz Bang Fireworks store Tuesday night on the north end of Sheridan. Continue Reading

Eleven area residents apply to fill empty senate seat

SHERIDAN — Eleven residents from Sheridan and Johnson counties have applied to fill the seat for Senate District 22 left vacant when Sen. John Schiffer, R-Kaycee, died June 19. The three applicants from Sheridan County are Mayor Dave Kinskey; rancher and former County Commissioner Steve Cox; and Vineyard Cattle Company owner Toby Vineyard, who lives near… Continue Reading

College for Kids to be held July 7-10

SHERIDAN — College for Kids will be held July 7-10 at Sheridan College. The 27th year for the youth enrichment program will again host third- through 12th-grade students in a variety of classes including sports, science, art, dance, music and rocket building. For more information call Carol Lundgren at 763-7842 or Rita Geary at 672-9870. Continue Reading

Big Horn Middle School announces honor roll

From staff reports   BIG HORN — Big Horn Middle School has announced the fourth-quarter honor roll recipients.   8th grade honor roll Justin Bailey, Zhoe’ Calkins, Annika Kenley, Aidan McCurry, Emily Miller, Makayla Morris, Teal Scheuber, Braeden Sersland, Trinity St. John, Laura Stainbrook, Christian Strom, Kyler Weigum and David Widmer.   7th grade honor roll… Continue Reading

Local residents earn Eagle badges

SHERIDAN — On June 22, Brandon Uecker and Owen Bensel, members of Tongue River Boy Scouts Troop 116, were awarded the highest honors in Boy Scouting with presentation of their Eagle Awards at the Tongue River Community Center in Ranchester. Both boys have been involved in scouting since elementary school at Tongue River, have been… Continue Reading

Ramshorn Wilderness walk to be hosted Sat.

SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a Ramshorn Wilderness walk Saturday. A very difficult walk through Shoshone National Forest, the wilderness-seeking day hike… Continue Reading

Students take history-themed trip

Sheridan Junior High School students, parents and teachers recently participated in an American history-themed field trip to the East Coast. Students began their explorations in Washington, D.C., touring the Smithsonian Museums, the U.S. Capitol, the National Archives and the Library of Congress. Students witnessed the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery and ventured… Continue Reading

Koltiska heads to rodeo royalty competition

Koltiska heads to rodeo royalty competition

SHERIDAN — Next weekend as many of the residents of Sheridan County are joined by tourists and athletes to attend the main events of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo, one resident will be heading out of town to attend another rodeo. Not to be mistaken for an insult against the local showcase, the absence will be… Continue Reading

SCSD2 promotes staff within district

SHERIDAN — Teachers, students and parents throughout Sheridan will be sure to see new, yet familiar, faces at their local school this fall as five “new” administrators have been hired. In what Sheridan County School District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty described as a domino effect, the positions opened up this year after Sheridan High School… Continue Reading

MORE seeking donations for Native American children

SHERIDAN — M.O.R.E. Ministries is asking for donations to sponsor a filled backpack for a Native American child in Wyoming or Montana. “Stack the Packs” will be able to provide supplies to elementary students for $6, junior high students for $8 and high school students for $12 donations. The ministries are seeking to encourage Native… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host presentation tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host “Nutrition — Your Secret Weapon for Truly Affordable Health Care” tomorrow. The presentation is part of the “…When I’m sixty-four” life planning lecture series designed to help people in our community make informed decisions unique to individuals and families as they get older. The free class will… Continue Reading

Flying H to present polo games this summer

SHERIDAN — The Flying H Polo Club will present high goal polo games and tournaments throughout the summer. The public is welcome to watch the games at no charge. The club is one of the few summer clubs in the nation playing high goal polo with high level players from the U.S. and internationally in… Continue Reading

Interstate 90 limits in Sheridan County to remain at 75 mph

Interstate 90 limits in Sheridan County to remain at 75 mph

SHERIDAN — Motorists driving the wide open roads of Wyoming will soon be able to put the pedal a little closer to the metal on nearly 500 miles of interstate highway. Beginning Tuesday, Wyoming Department of Transportation crews will begin the process of changing speed limit signs to 80 mph along approved sections of interstate roadway… Continue Reading

Diligent, hard work, learning of early values pays off later on

SHERIDAN — The entrepreneurial spirit of Sheridan is evident across many industries from home-cooked restaurants to technology businesses and every start-up in between. Downtown revitalization committees are working tirelessly to attract new business people and specialists to the area and the “buy local” movement is felt strong in this homegrown community. When looking to the… Continue Reading

Proceeds from DQ to help YMCA

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Dairy Queen will open this July 4 to help the YMCA meet the exercise needs of people with neuromuscular conditions. A portion of all sales will help defray the costs of a second functional electrical stimulation bike. The unique piece of exercise equipment provides individuals with Parkinson’s, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries,… Continue Reading

Fireworks planned for Equestrian Center

BIG HORN — Gates at the annual community fireworks extravaganza in Big Horn will open at 4 p.m. July 4. Tailgating and summertime relaxing are encouraged. The event will also include live music from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The fireworks show is choreographed to music and will begin at approximately 10 p.m. There is no admission charge,… Continue Reading

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