Category Archives: Local News

SCSD1 talks 2016 budget, future spending

SHERIDAN — With three major changes to consider, Sheridan County School District 1 officials will review the proposed budget for fiscal year 2016 tonight. Due to previous financial issues that required SCSD1 to dip into its reserves, the district has spent the past few years rectifying that situation through staff cuts and a freeze on… Continue Reading

WDH use of online death registration system

SHERIDAN — Increased use of an online registration system for death notices will help smooth the process for loved ones following the passing of a family member, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. Vital Statistic Services, part of WDH, has had an online registration system since 2009. “This system allows funeral homes, hospitals, doctors,… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host pasta night

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will once again host its Third Friday Pasta Night and entertainment on Friday. Each third Friday of the month, from 5-7 p.m. attendees can choose their pasta and toppings, prepared fresh and made to order via a pasta bar and served with salad, garlic bread and beverages for a… Continue Reading

Reay claims third place at Zone Accuracy competition

SHERIDAN — Allison Reay of Sheridan recently claimed third place in the Zone Accuracy competition in the advanced division of the 2015 U.S. Parachute Association Canopy Piloting Nationals at Skydive Paraclete XP held in Raeford, North Carolina. She placed fifth overall competing against both men and women and is the top amateur female swooper in the… Continue Reading

Spear-O lecture to focus on sex life of bluebirds

SHERIDAN — Mark your calendars for the next Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus 2015 Lecture Series presentation; it’s the topic you’ve all been waiting for. Dr. Scott Johnson of Towson University in Maryland will present “Bluebirds of the Bighorn Mountains: Their ‘Secret Sex Life’ and Much More” on Sunday. This presentation is free and open to the… Continue Reading

Officials seek comment on weather tower

SHERIDAN — Officials from the Tongue Ranger District of the Bighorn National Forest are seeking public comments on a proposal to install a weather tower on top of the dam at Park Reservoir. The 12-foot lattice weather tower would be used for communication with the weather station at Sheridan College’s Spear-O-Wigwam campus in the Bighorn… Continue Reading

CAST working with carrier for commercial air service

  SHERIDAN — The Critical Air Service Team announced Tuesday that it has started discussions with a new carrier, Denver Air Connection, to provide commercial air service from Sheridan to Denver. Denver Air Connection was created from Key Lime Air, the largest UPS feeder in the U.S. In addition to its history in freight, the airline also… Continue Reading

Trendy baby names grow in popularity in Sheridan County

SHERIDAN — With naming trends for infants changing, traditional names are starting to drop from their long held places on the most popular list. In the 1940s America’s favorite names were James and Mary, which haven’t been in the top five since 1980 and 1967 respectively. These monikers only showed up twice in Sheridan County… Continue Reading

Bunting, juvenile justice office honored

SHERIDAN — A project designed to keep kids out of trouble through mentoring recently earned the Sheridan Juvenile Justice Office and Deputy County and Prosecuting Attorney Sheryl Bunting selections as new members of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Fellows Network. The Sheridan County team’s capstone project, titled Mentoring Kids at Risk — A Diversion… Continue Reading

Sheridan artist’s work on display in Washington, DC

SHERIDAN — Artwork of a Sheridan resident is currently on display in Washington, D.C. Heidi Heuerman submitted a fiber art quilt for a national juried show that was then selected out of hundreds to be included in the show. The biennial show is sponsored by Sacred Threads, a group based in Herndon, Virginia. Sacred Threads… Continue Reading

Do you have talent? Prove it at Third Thurs.

SHERIDAN —The annual Third Thursday Street Festival will return Thursday again featuring “Sheridan’s Got Talent.” Sheridan’s Got Talent is a talent competition that is open to anyone who would like to show off their talents. Competitors must sign up either by emailing events@downtownsheridan.org or at the Downtown Sheridan Association office at 121 S. Main St.… Continue Reading

Next ‘Birding at The Brinton’ set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Join instructor Jackie Canterbury of the Bighorn Audubon for “Birding at The Brinton” on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners. This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and Bighorn Audubon. The museum… Continue Reading

CHAPS to produce ‘whodunit’ event in Story

SHERIDAN — On Saturday at the Wagon Box Inn in Story, CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy will be putting on a “whodunit” production called “Bordello of the Damned.” This production set in 1800s Deadwood, South Dakota, is a fundraiser for the organization. Tickets are $50 each or $90 per couple, which includes dinner and the entertainment.… Continue Reading

Take time to tour local gardens Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to attend a free self-guided garden tour Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The “Landon’s 2015 Garden Tour” offers an opportunity to view some of the most amazing gardens in Sheridan County. Landon’s crew has chosen some spectacular finalists from the 2015 entries and the… Continue Reading

County reducing workforce by 13 positions

County reducing workforce by 13 positions

SHERIDAN — The County has reduced its workforce by 13 positions in order to help create a balanced budget. Those positions include full-time and part-time employees who were terminated, as well as positions lost through attrition. County commissioners are also planning on moving forward with a budget based on money they may never receive. The county… Continue Reading

2015 WYO Rodeo arrests down from last year

SHERIDAN — Sheridan WYO Rodeo arrests decreased in 2015 in what law enforcement described as a routine year. Rodeo and Street Dance-related crimes included five driving under the influence arrests, 12 minors in possession of alcohol, six public intoxications, three fighting citations and five befouling (urinating in public) fines, Lt. Tom Ringley said. The Sheridan… Continue Reading

2-week theater festival starts today

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Theater Festival will kick off today with workshops and performances. In its first year, WTF will bring four new plays to Sheridan featuring a number of local and out-of-state artists. Artists arrived in Sheridan June 28 for two weeks of rehearsal and set building, with performances lasting through the month of… Continue Reading

Patz to discuss Father DeSmet on Wed.

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue Wednesday and run throughout July. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90. Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed on culture, history… Continue Reading

Ready for a game of capture the flag?

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with a game of capture the flag at Thorne-Rider Park. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for… Continue Reading

Local Girl Scout participates in Space Camp

Local Girl Scout participates in Space Camp

SHERIDAN — Briannon Marcus of Sheridan recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA’s official Visitor Information Center for Marshall Space Flight Center. The week-long educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math, while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and decision-making. Marcus was… Continue Reading

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