Local News

Registration under way for First Light summer and fall programs

May 15, 2013

SHERIDAN — First Light Children’s Center, a nonprofit learning center for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, is now accepting registrations for the summer enrichment program from June-August and for the fall programs that start in August. First Light has developed a creative summer program called “Come Explore with Us” that includes a focus on health and Read More

AARP meeting Friday

SHERIDAN — AARP Chapter 676 will hold their monthly meeting and carry-in dinner Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. A spokesman from The Food Group will give a presentation on thier outreach program for families with young children. Please bring your own table service. Guests are welcome.

‘Huckleberry Daze’ sculpture unveiling Saturday

SHERIDAN — A donation from Fremont Toyota as allowed the Sheridan Public Arts Committee to complete the purchase of “Huckleberry Daze,” a sculpture by Jerry McCellar. The sculpture has been on loan and displayed on the corner of Main Street and Coffeen Avenue in front of the Downtown Sheridan Associaton. Thursday, there will be an Read More

Big Horn Polka Club meets Sunday for dance

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Sheridan Elks Lodge for their monthly dance. The Just Us Two Band from Billings will provide this month’s dance music. The public is invited to attend.

SCSD2 awards bids, discusses bullying

May 14, 2013

SHERIDAN — Delta Construction received the bid contract at last night’s Sheridan County School District 2 board meeting for renovation of the Story School. The bid approved by the board is for $1,249,860 and work on the project will begin soon. Board trustee Jim Perkins questioned facilities director Julie Carroll about the cost of the Read More

Gas tax bumps up city public works budget

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan managed and maintained 125 miles of streets, 13 miles of pathways, 580 acres of parks and open space, 26,915 rounds of golf, three elk and three buffalo in fiscal year 2013. Those numbers reflect why streets, snow removal, the service shop and parks and cemetery budgets comprise 72 percent Read More

Man charged with more than a dozen counts of possession of child pornography

SHERIDAN — A man facing more than a dozen charges of possession of child pornography and one count of sexual abuse of a minor has been transferred into local custody, a Sheridan Police Department spokesman confirmed this morning. Following an investigation last summer, Bryan Jones left Sheridan County for several months before he was discovered Read More

Planning Commission approves Sheridan Links plat

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Planning Commission unanimously approved the preliminary plat for the Sheridan Links development on the old Sheridan Country Club golf course on the corner of Fifth Street and Mydland Road at its regulary scheduled meeting Monday. The preliminary plat included dividing 57.48 acres into 20 tracts, 12 lots and five outlots to Read More

Circus coming to Sheridan May 30

SHERIDAN — The Carson and Barnes Circus is coming to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds on May 30 courtesy of the Sheridan Jaycees. There will be acts featuring elephants, camels, clowns, acrobats, aerialists, horses, jugglers and more. The circus will present two performances — the first from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and the second from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets Read More

Dykhorst to give presentation to Big Horn Historical Society

SHERIDAN — Michael Dykhorst will give a presentation on Sunday to the Big Horn City Historical Society about his research on the W.E. Jackson family of Big Horn. William Edward Jackson was Dykhorst’s great-great-great uncle and W.E. Jackson’s wife was Zane Hilman’s great-aunt. Both the Jackson and Hilman families were early pioneers in the Little Read More

Ranchester community blood drive May 29

SHERIDAN — United Blood Services will hold a community blood drive in Ranchester May 29 from 2-7 p.m. at the Tongue River Valley Community Center. All blood types are needed except for AB. Potential blood donors must be at least 16 years old, and those who are 16 and 17 must have a minor donor Read More

Big Horn Woman’s Club to have lunch, visit bird farm

SHERIDAN — The May meeting of the Big Horn Woman’s Club will be a lunch at the Big Horn Mercantile, 210 Johnson St., in Big Horn. The meeting will be May 17 at 11:30 a.m. After lunch a return visit will be made to the Wyoming Game and Fish Bird Farm to see the baby Read More

High temps mean potential for high water levels

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s pathways and parks were filled with bikers, runners and sun worshipers donning T-shirts and shorts Monday as temperatures climbed to a near-record high of 91 degrees. The daily record of 93 degrees was set in 2001, according to figures from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Meteorologist Todd Chambers said a pressure Read More

Sheridan College celebrates 64th commencement

May 13, 2013

SHERIDAN — Donned in blue gowns and accompanied by the bagpipes and drums of Celtic Colorado Pipes and Drums, this year’s graduates of Sheridan College entered the Golden Dome at 1 p.m. Saturday for the commencement ceremony. A highlight of the ceremony was the naming of this year’s winner of the President’s Award. The name Read More

SJHS cook prepares meals for 500 students

SHERIDAN — Jennifer Steigelman is head cook at Sheridan Junior High School. Beginning at 7:30 every morning, she and her staff of five cooks have the daunting task of preparing meals for more than 500 hungry students. Approximately 100 students have breakfast at the school each morning and 500 have lunch. In addition, the kitchen Read More

Hang glider fly in

SHERIDAN — Hang gliders from across the nation will soar in the valley below the Bighorn Mountains May 25-27 during the annual hang gliders fly-in. Watch and photograph them as they take off from Sand Turn turnout off Highway 14, west of Dayton in the Bighorn Mountains. For more information contact Johann Nield at 751-1138 Read More

Painting workshop Tue.

SHERIDAN — Sagebrush Community Art Center presents an “Uncorked” painting workshop Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. This will be an evening of fun, relaxation, music and creating a 16-by-20-inch acrylic painting of “A Cabin in the Mountains,” facilitated by artist Sonja Caywood. The cost is $35 which includes all supplies. Payment is due by 3 p.m. Read More

YMCA hosting three workshops

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA is hosting three workshops May 21-22 that are open to the public. These workshops will be presented by Michael Brandwein, internationally acclaimed speaker and expert on youth development, education, communication, team building, management and service. Brandwein has written five best-selling books on training and supervising staff and wrote and Read More

Three selected for Girls State

SHERIDAN — Three high school juniors from Sheridan County have been selected to attend the 72nd session of American Legion Auxiliary Girls State set for June 8-15 at Northwest College in Powell. The delegates chosen are: • Alexandra Kooper, Sheridan High School, daughter of John W. and Cindy Kooper. • Kathryn Rotellini, Sheridan High School, Read More

No word on cause of fire at Probation and Parole office

SHERIDAN — The cause of a weekend fire at the local Probation and Parole Office has yet to be determined, according to a statement issued this morning by Sheridan Fire-Rescue. Fire crews were called to the building at 65 Coffeen Avenue shortly before 9:30 p.m. Saturday to find fire emanating from a window on the Read More

Ucross launches 3-year land stewardship program

SHERIDAN — It will be cowboy-boots-on-the-ground knowledge meets technology-driven science at a land stewardship program being launched in Ucross. The program is proposed to span three years and serve as a testing and demonstration site for effective land management on the high plains. Raymond Plank, owner of the Ranch at Ucross and Apache Corporation — Read More

Structure fire on Coffeen Avenue Saturday night

May 11, 2013

From staff reports SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Fire-Rescue Department responded to a structure fire at 65 Coffeen Ave. at 9:36 p.m. Saturday night. The fire was flaring out of a west window of the probation and parole office, which sits between the UPS Store and Buggy Bath Car Wash. Smoke billowed out of the north Read More

City utilities department plans to find, map, store water more effectively

May 10, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s water, sewer and solid waste departments are planning to produce, find, map and store water better in Fiscal Year 2014. Dan Roberts, utilities manager for the city, said the overall budget for the utilities department is better than it’s been in years past. “We’re meeting our reserve targets and securing our cash Read More

Dayton plans conservative FY14 overall budget

SHERIDAN — Dayton Town Council will conduct its first reading of the Fiscal Year 2014 budget at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday. A work session to discuss preliminary figures for the budget was held April 30. The third and final reading will be held at the June 19 council meeting. Town Clerk Linda Lofgren described Read More

Gearing up for summer classes, lectures

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College has announced the 2013 summer schedule for community outdoor learning classes at Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus. The facility has served as a mountain camp and retreat for thousands of people, most notably, Ernest Hemingway, who in 1928, spent several weeks in seclusion at the camp, writing the first draft of “A Farewell Read More