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September 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — A walk through Sheridan’s historic district has been known to stir the curiosity of locals and tourists alike, and the Downtown Sheridan Association is making it easier than ever to satiate inquiring minds. The DSA has assigned Quick Response codes to historic buildings that enable anyone with a smartphone to instantly access historical Read More

Off-track betting coming to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Place your bets, Sheridan. County Commissioners approved two companies to operate two separate off-track betting sites in Sheridan at their regular meeting Tuesday. Dynasty Development Management, LLC, operator of Wyoming Downs pari-mutuel horse racing facility in Evanston, will install historical pari-mutuel event terminals and terminals for wagering on live simulcast horse races at Read More

Sheridan College to host Biotech conference

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College is hosting a conference this week aimed at bringing together leaders in biotechnology-related fields to teach and field questions about emerging issues like intellectual property rights, telehealth, genetically modified organisms and other subjects centered on the interface of technology and biology. The third annual Wyoming Biotech Conference sponsored by Forward Sheridan Read More

Pvt. Colton Stuhldreher graduates basic training camp

SHERIDAN — Army Pvt. Colton T. Stuhldreher has graduated from nine-week basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is a 2012 graduate of Byron Nelson High School in Trophy Club, Texas. Stuhldreher is the son of William and Tammi Stuhldreher of Trophy Club, Texas. He is the grandson of Gerald Fossum of Ranchester.

Tipsy Taxi casino night

SHERIDAN — A casino night to benefit Sheridan’s Tipsy Taxi program will be Saturday from 6-10 p.m. Games will include roulette, blackjack and a Texas Hold ‘em tournament. The admission fee is $20 per person, which includes funny money, food and two drink tickets. Additional funny money will be available for purchase and you can Read More

Adoption benefit concert Sept. 26

SHERIDAN — A “Music to Bring Families Together” adoption benefit concert will be held Sept. 26. This event will feature live music by more than 20 local musicians. The concert will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 3179 Big Horn Ave. This is open to the public. There is no admission charge, Read More

Big Horn Historical Society meeting

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Historical Society will have a meeting Sunday. A pot luck lunch will start at the Big Horn Woman’s Club at 1 p.m., followed by a quick tour of the Bozeman Trail Museum. About 2 p.m., the group will meet at the west end of the Sheridan County Museum parking Read More

AARP holds monthly meeting Friday

SHERIDAN — AARP Chapter 676 will hold its monthly meeting and carry-in dinner at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. Wayne Schatz will give a report on the National Retired Teachers Association national meeting in Washington, D.C. He will also talk about his meeting with U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi and Read More

Food wagon on Main St.

SHERIDAN — The People Assistance Food Bank will have their food wagon on Main Street in front of JC Penney and Accents of Wyoming on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, salad and cold drinks. The proceeds will benefit the People Assistance Food Bank.

‘Polish Joke’ auditions coming up

SHERIDAN — Auditions for “Polish Joke” will be held Friday and Saturday in room 137 of the Sheridan College Broadway Center at 245 Broadway St. Auditions start at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Callbacks will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. Scripts can be read in the Sheridan College Griffith Memorial Library and Read More

Storms set stage for cemetery tour

SHERIDAN — Tuesday night’s thunderstorm provided a fitting backdrop for a tour of Sheridan Municipal Cemetery that highlighted the area’s storied past and the need to implement Sheridan’s Cemetery Master Plan by providing an orderly place of rest for the deceased that can be accessed and enjoyed by the living. Approximately 60 people huddled together Read More

Rockin’ and rollin’

September 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan attracts its fair share of tourism for a variety of reasons. Outdoor enthusiasts use it as a gateway to the Bighorn Mountains, artists come for inspiration and respite and city dwellers come for a taste of the wild West. This year, there was a new reason to be in town: to jam Read More

A quick peek at children’s eyesight

SHERIDAN — As part of the statewide Wyoming Lions Early Childhood Vision Project, several area Lions Club chapters have contributed resources to purchase a mobile vision screening machine to conduct free vision screenings on young children. The machine, a Plusoptix S12 mobile vision screener, will allow local volunteers to screen the vision of hundreds of Read More

City Council votes no to firefighters wage increase

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council unanimously voted Monday to deny a grievance filed by the Sheridan firefighters union asking for wage increases for three firefighters who stepped up on the pay scale for the 2012-2013 contract year. The denial means the firefighters will not receive pay increases unless a court ruling determines that the city Read More

County employee seeking $500K

SHERIDAN — The chief deputy to the Sheridan County Assessor is suing a rancher for injuries allegedly incurred during a property inspection. Rita Glantz, who has worked for the Sheridan County Assessor for approximately 35 years, is named as the plaintiff in the lawsuit, filed in 4th Judicial District Court against Dayton rancher Larry Hanft. Read More

Koltiska Pumpkin Patch opens Thurs.

SHERIDAN — Thursday is the opening day of Koltiska’s Pumpkin Patch. Ride the wagon to the pumpkin patch and pick out your own Halloween pumpkin. The cost is $6 per pumpkin, which includes refreshments. No dogs allowed. Koltiska’s Pumpkin Patch is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon Read More

Landon’s hosting two workshops Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to two workshops Saturday. At 10 a.m., Jessica Bohnsack will host “Build It and They Will Come — Creating a Garden Paradise for Fairies.” The fee for this workshop is $35, which includes two plants, two pieces of furniture, a pot, soil and decorative rock. This Read More

Big Read presentation Oct. 1

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Public Library System has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to host “The Big Read.” The Big Read is a program managed by Arts Midwest and designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. Sheridan Read More

Senior Center Autumn Feast set for Sept. 27

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is holding their annual Autumn Feast, formerly known as the Harvest Moon Ball, at the Dayton Community Hall Sept. 27. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. followed by dancing and live music by the Boot Hill Band. The cost of dinner is $7 per person. This is targeted to Read More

Dog and Cat Shelter opens calendar contest

SHERIDAN — The Dog and Cat Shelter is holding its annual calendar contest. Pictures of any type of animal are welcome, as long as the animal is a pet. Pictures should not have people in them. Entry forms are available at the shelter and online at The entry fee is $15 per photo. Entries Read More

Sheridan County Museum holds annual trek

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society and Sheridan County Museum’s annual trek will be Sept. 29. This year’s destination is Battle Butte, or the Battle of Wolf Mountain, battlefield site in southern Montana. For information about the battle with pictures and a map, see trek starts at 10 a.m. at the Sheridan County Read More

An unusual night under the stars

RANCHESTER — Tongue River Elementary School Principal Deb Hofmeier spent last night outdoors after issuing a challenge to her students on the last day of school this past spring. “Our summer reading challenge for our kids was, if they could collectively read and record 50,000 minutes this summer I would sleep on the school roof,” Read More

Lowest beer tax in country

September 16, 2013

BUFFALO — Wyoming’s beer tax is the lowest in the nation at 2 cents per gallon — and it could stay that way after two motions to draft a bill to increase it and one motion to draft a bill to eliminate it failed in the Legislature’s Joint Revenue Interim Committee in Buffalo Friday. The Read More

Sheridan in Top 3 of best places to live

SHERIDAN — Sheridan has been identified as the third best city for young families in Wyoming by an independent consumer advocacy and financial literacy website. Analyst Mike Anderson said he looked at several financial and social parameters to compile a top 10 list of family-friendly Wyoming towns. “We do studies like this as a Read More

Business workshop Sept. 24-25

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a two-day workshop presented by Wyoming Entrepreneur. “Profit Mastery” will teach you how to better understand financial management, accounting principles and cash flow management and how to safely grow your business. The workshop will be led by Bruce Morse, Director of the University of Wyoming Read More

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