Local News

Leather workshops planned

May 2, 2013

SHERIDAN — In conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show, there will be more than 40 leather workshops offered from May 13-18. See the website www.leathercraftersjournal.com/tradeshows for complete workshop and registration information. The workshops will held at various times and locations around Sheridan. For more information call Leather Crafters Journal at 715-362-5393.

Dance recital May 17-18

SHERIDAN — Studio 48 celebrates “A Decade of Dance” with its 10th annual dance recital May 17-18 at the WYO Theater. Studio 48 is a training center for dancers and this show will feature them in dances that won top honors at competitions, special routines and some surprises. This performance will feature special guests including Read More

SHS student finalist in Google competition

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School freshman Lauren Sarantopulos is one of 10 finalists in the national Doodle 4 Google art contest. The contest invites art students in grades K-12 to submit designs for the Google “doodle” on the homepage, based on a theme. This year’s theme is “My Best Day Ever…” More than 130,000 students Read More

Crossing signal discussion

SHERIDAN — Audible crossing signals are up at several lighted intersections around Sheridan. When the button on the light pole is pressed, a chirp or cuckoo sound indicates it is safe for a pedestrian to cross. This benefits those with visual impairments who don’t see traffic well. Jim Evensen, district traffic engineer with the Wyoming Read More

City preps for May budget work sessions

May 1, 2013

SHERIDAN — Spring is the season for baseball, budding trees and blooming flowers. And budgets. The city of Sheridan is gearing up for a round of work sessions to establish its budget for fiscal year 2014, which begins July 1. Budget work sessions will be held daily at noon in the council chambers at City Read More

Financial trio: Economy might see painful second quarter

SHERIDAN — A trio of economic forecasters told members of the Sheridan business community Tuesday that while the national economy looks to be solidly on the rebound from the recession of 2008, federal spending cuts and economic losses abroad could make for a painful second quarter of 2013. “This is the reality we’re in,” said Read More

Life saving maneuver

SHERIDAN — Powder River Energy Corp. lineman Brad Chapman used a bucket truck to help an osprey found dangling from its nest near Big Horn on Monday. The osprey’s legs were tangled in baling twine it had used in its nest. It was trapped about 30 feet above ground. Wyoming Game and Fish Warden Rob Read More

Car club touring Kaycee

SHERIDAN — Join the Sheridan/Johnson County Model A and Pioneer Car Club for a tour of Kaycee on Sunday. Participants will meet at noon at the Madsen shop, directly across from ICM Concrete on North Bypass Road in Buffalo. There is plenty of room to leave trailers if necessary. The slower older cars will have Read More

Vendors, volunteers sought for Third Thursday

SHERIDAN — Summer is approaching and that means another season of Third Thursday Street Festivals in downtown Sheridan. “This is a fantastic event for our local economy,” said Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Dixie Johnson in a press release, “and we look forward to another outstanding summer in Sheridan and our wonderful Read More

SJHS announces ‘bronze’ honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School third-quarter “Bronze” (3.0-3.49 GPA) honor rolls: Eighth-grade “Bronze” honor roll Abbey Adriaens, Jacob Ahlstrom, Jacek Aksamit, Kayla Allen, Kristina Angeloff, Tyler Armour, Heather Baxter, Morgan Blackwell, Brittny Blakeman, Gabriel Briggs, Lauren Buss, Jordan Carlton, Mason Clark, Jack Clement-La Rosa, Fallon Farr, Sydney Fauber, Cody Flippin, Breanna Fuchs, Mecallen Garneau, Read More

Local disc golf enthusiasts may get new course

SHERIDAN — Like golfers everywhere, Jerry Burgess has been anxiously awaiting warm spring weather so that he can get out and play a round. Of disc golf, that is. Disc golf is an outdoor sport that is based on the rules and format of traditional golf, but substitutes Frisbee-like discs for balls and metal baskets Read More

Conservation district recognizes Soil and Water Stewardship Week

April 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — Wyoming is known for its pristine rivers and lakes. Wyoming is also known for its cows, horses and other livestock, for its western way of life. Water and livestock are valuable resources for the state, and both require conscientious care, especially when managed side by side. Even just one horse, cow or other Read More

SC moves to put tax on ballot

College Board of Trustees voted unanimously last night at a special meeting to pursue a bond measure in a special election on Aug. 20 to fund renovation and expansion of the Technical Education Center. The bond measure, considered a general obligation bond, would seek $15.85 million for constructing, furnishing, equipping and improving the center, which Read More

Councilor pleads not guilty to DUI

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Councilwoman Shelleen Smith entered a written not guilty plea Monday to charges of driving under influence of alcohol. The Ward 1 representative was arrested by the Sheridan Police Department shortly after midnight April 26 on Big Horn Avenue near Absaraka Street. In a written statement issued later that day, Smith said Read More

Habitat for Humanity garage sale May 17

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns is holding a garage sale May 17. Goods to be sold are being collected. Kitchen items, clothing and yard tools are especially being sought. Call 672-3848 by May 14 to schedule a pick-up of the items you wish to donate. The garage sale will be from Read More

Archaeological Society meets Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Le Gourmet room of the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Dinner can be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the program. Following dinner, about 7:15 p.m., archaeologist Pat Bower will Read More

SJHS announces ‘Silver’ honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School third-quarter “Silver” (3.5-3.99 GPA) honor rolls: Eighth-grade “Silver” honor roll Hannah Adriaens, Christopher Aldrete, Kathryn Anderson, Alec Arnold, Brynn Bateman, Ashley Bates, Kailee Becking, Andrew Boedecker, Andrew Boint, Rebecca Bouley, Hope Bowden, Bailey Brenneman, Braxton Brilz, Angelina Bruso, Molly Butler, Shyanna Cahoy, Caleb Campbell, Hope Campbell, Madelynn Caracena, Sidney Read More

Locals get advice on formation of poverty resource center

April 29, 2013

SHERIDAN — A group of Sheridan-area residents looking to form a poverty resource center met Friday afternoon for a conference call with the executive director of the Community Resource Center of Jackson Hole. Smokey Rhea told her Sheridan audience that while their plans are still loosely defined, any group that seriously evaluates the needs of Read More

Memorabilia dream job

SHERIDAN — Mike Rathbun and his wife, Mary, own the Sports Alley shop on North Main Street. The shop opened in 1994. “I had my epiphany that work wasn’t what it should be,” Mike Rathbun said. “People always said ‘you are always happy when you are doing your (collector) cards,’ so it just morphed into Read More

Ranchester, Dayton blood draws Wednesday,­ Thursday

SHERIDAN —Sheridan Memorial Hospital is sponsoring wellness blood draws in Ranchester and Dayton. The Ranchester wellness blood draw is scheduled for Wednesday from 6:30-9:30 a.m. at the Ranchester Town Hall. The Dayton wellness blood draw will be Thursday from 6:30-9:30 a.m. at the Dayton Town Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. Unless you are a Read More

Pianist Josh Wright to perform

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Arts Council will welcome pianist Josh Wright to Sheridan on Friday and Saturday. Wright has performed throughout the United States and Europe. He has recorded six CDs and is known to local audiences as the featured artist for two years in the Sheridan College Young Musical Artists in Residence Series. His Read More

90th birthday celebration planned

SHERIDAN — A reception to celebrate Alta June Pool’s 90th birthday will be Saturday at the Sheridan Senior Center from 1-3 p.m. Enter though the Senior Center’s north door. Pool was born May 10, 1923. She graduated from Sheridan High School in 1941 and married Wilbur Pool on July 2, 1943. Pool has been an Read More

STT celebration May 8

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Travel and Tourism is celebrating National Travel and Tourism week and the start of the 2013 Sheridan tourism season. The Sheridan area was recently selected as a “Signature Destination” by the Wyoming Office of Tourism. Diane Shober, director of the state office, will be here to present the award. Sheridan Travel and Read More

City Tree Day celebrated with creation of arboretum

SHERIDAN — In honor of City Tree Day, crews planted 56 trees Friday at the new Kendrick Park Arboretum, located south of the Trail End Historic Site. Sheridan City Council proclaimed Friday as City Tree Day to be celebrated in conjunction with the state of Wyoming’s Official Arbor Day Monday. An arboretum is a collection Read More

Building a fishy flat in Lake DeSmet

April 26, 2013

SHERIDAN — If you like the idea of recycling, you might appreciate the possibility that the Christmas tree you had in your living room a few months ago, stuffed with ornaments and lights, may shortly be having a second life under the waters of Lake DeSmet as fish habitat. The Northern Wyoming Walleyes Unlimited organization Read More