Local News

Local man named Wyoming’s Physician Assistant of the Year

July 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Association of Physician Assistants named Jason Otto the 2014 Physician Assistant of the Year at their annual conference in Casper last week. Otto is a Powell native and University of Wyoming graduate who has been practicing at Big Horn Mountain Medicine, which is owned and operated by Sheridan Memorial Hospital, for Read More

Next week’s ParkFit to focus on fitness

SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014. Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks. The next session will be fitness by the YMCA at Kendrick Park. A full schedule of ParkFit Read More

Funny Face Productions to perform ‘13’ at Mars Theater

SHERIDAN— Funny Face Productions presents the musical comedy, “13,” featuring 23 Sheridan-area teens. The group will perform in the brand new Mars Theater at the WYO Theater, 42 N. Main St., each night between July 30 and Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the WYO Theater box office Read More

Wyoming Wednesday to feature US Forest Service representative

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Tourism will host the next event in a series of events called “Wyoming Wednesdays.” Informative and interpretive programs about Sheridan are being offered at 10 a.m. most Wednesdays throughout July at the Wyoming Welcome Center. At this week’s event, Cheri Jones of the United States Forest Service will talk Read More

College to honor Hoffman Aug. 1-2

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Foundation will host “Hoffman Days” Aug. 1-2 at Sheridan College. Bruce Hoffman has been with the Northern Wyoming Community College District for 50 years and coached the Generals men’s basketball for 16 years. All of the players from his coaching days have been invited to join in the recognition. Events Read More

Voters consider Gosar at forum

July 23, 2014

SHERIDAN — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar said Tuesday during a stop in Sheridan to rally supporters that he thinks having a Democratic governor working with a Republican Legislature produces a stronger, more well-balanced state. “As a Democrat, and as a minority, I think you understand how to compromise in how you deal and work with Read More

College to expand offerings in human services program

SHERIDAN — As part of an initiative to expand concurrent college enrollment for area high school students, the Northern Wyoming Community College District received a one-year grant from the Wyoming Department of Education to benefit Sheridan College’s online offerings in the human services program. Four courses — counseling ethics, counseling skills, case management and drugs Read More

Clearmont to pursue completion of 5-year capital facilities plan

CLEARMONT — In continued efforts to bolster the economy in Clearmont, members of Clearmont Town Council decided at their meeting Monday to prepare a five-year capital improvement plan that will prioritize projects and funding. Mayor Chris Schock said it is his hope that having a plan and sticking to it will enable improvement projects to Read More

Eagles #186 to host candidate meet and greet

SHERIDAN— The Eagles Aerie #186 will host a candidates’ meet and greet Monday. From 5:30-7:30  p.m. all members of the community are invited to ask political candidates for the upcoming election questions. The free meeting will be held at Eagles Club located at 850 North Main St. For more information call the club at 674-6881.

Senior Center offering free bicycle rentals

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center invites members of the community to feel the wind in their hair again, no matter what their age may be. The center now offers bicycles and helmets for free daily rentals. Any interested party may visit the Senior Center located at 211 Smith St. to check out a bike. Read More

Blood drive set for Tuesday in Ranchester

SHERIDAN— The Tongue River community blood drive is Tuesday from 2-6:30 p.m. at the Tongue River Valley Community Center, 411 Dayton St. in Ranchester. There is a critical need for O negative, A negative, B negative, and O positive blood types. Donors must be at least 16-years-old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good Read More

Does chief of staff differ from administrator? Heath says ‘not by much’

July 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — Mayor John Heath addressed his decision to appoint former Police Chief Rich Adriaens as the city’s interim chief of staff at the City Council meeting Monday, stating that he felt he needed help in his transition to mayor. “I am not bashful to say I need the help to continue to grow this community Read More

Senior Center welcomes railroaders

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Senior Center is hosting a retired railroaders day Tuesday at 8 a.m. at 211 Smith St. There will be coffee and donuts provided. For more information please call Jane Perkins at 672-2240.

Spur Ranch Fest to feature live music, cycling

SHERIDAN — Join the Wyoming Wilderness Association for the Spur Ranch Fest on Sunday for biking, live music, beer and more. The event will run from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. at 86 Peno Road. There is a $10 entry free for adults, and children under 10 get in free. All proceeds will benefit the Read More

DSA fundraiser polo cup set for Sunday at Flying H

BIG HORN — Join the Downtown Sheridan Association for the fifth annual Goose Creek Cup Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Flying H Polo Club. Tailgating is encouraged at $10 per car, and there are events such as a long ball contest and the champagne divot stomp. There will be an after party at 7 Read More

Concert Band to headline next concert in the park

SHERIDAN — The next Concert in the Park will be held Tuesday and will feature the Sheridan Concert Band. From 7:30-9 p.m. in the Kendrick Park Bandshell, directed by Andy Edmundson and Bill Avery, will play sections from popular musicals. The concert is free and open to all members of the community. Attendees are encouraged Read More

Clean Water Sheridan hires legal counsel to stop fluoridation

July 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — Clean Water Sheridan has hired an attorney and announced it will file for a declaratory judgment and mandatory injunction against the city of Sheridan in order to halt the addition of fluoride to Sheridan’s water supply. The group, which became an official nonprofit association Wednesday, is contending that a vote in the general Read More

Local resident leads Global Women’s Leadership Network

SHERIDAN — Anita Schamber of Sheridan was named chair of the Advisory Board for the Global Women in Leadership Network,  a nonprofit subsidiary of the Violet Hope Foundation, at the summer meeting of the board in Golden, Colorado. The mission of the GWL  is to “foster global relationships among women, encouraging and equipping them to Read More

‘On the Foundation’ to benefit Habitat for Humanity

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns will present “On the Foundation” on Thursday. The event features an evening of one-act plays, music, dessert, wine and beer beginning at 7 p.m. at 1774 Poplar Trail. Tickets are $40, available at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.

WWA leading Brooks Mountain hike Saturday

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 gradual climb to the top of Brooks Mountain. A moderate to strenuous hike, it leads to Read More

Family movie in the park set for Friday at Kendrick

SHERIDAN — Join the Sheridan Wesleyan Church and Vertical Church for family movies in the park Friday at dusk in Kendrick Park. Each film is a surprise but is appropriate for all ages. For more information call 763-7320.

VA to host job fair this Friday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Sheridan Workforce Center, and the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center are partnering to host their second annual job fair Friday. From 2-4 p.m., the Sheridan VAMC auditorium will open its doors to veterans only, but then starting at 4 p.m., they will open their doors to public Read More

Musicians import sound from the Alps

July 18, 2014

SHERIDAN — The connection is unavoidable: say “alphorn” and people shrug uncertainly, but say “Ricola,” and people smile and nod, their memories tracing backward to watching Saturday morning cartoons and being enraptured by the commercial with the men in funny clothes standing on a mountain, playing a long, funny horn. Admit it; you’re shouting “Riiiiiii-co-laaaaaaaa” right now Read More

Chief of staff appointment creates questions for city in transition

SHERIDAN — Several changes in staff titles are likely to come down the ranks following the appointment of former Police Chief Rich Adriaens to city chief of staff. While the answer to “What’s next?” isn’t clear, officials have said the city is in a “transition period.” City Human Resources Director Heather Doke said Friday that Read More

SCSD1 class sizes expected to increase slightly

RANCHESTER — Class sizes at Sheridan County School District 1 will go up for the 2014-2015 school year as the district struggles with state funding allocations. Though the overall budget is slightly up from last year, enrollment also continues to rise. For four years the district has not received the accumulative external cost adjustment from Read More

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