Category Archives: Local News

Ranch roping, horse competition at Fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — The fourth annual Powder River Days, a ranch roping and ranch horse competition, will return to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds this weekend. The event will feature over 200 cowboys and their ranch horses from 11 states in a variety of competitions. On Saturday, events begin at 9 a.m. and include ranch horse cutting… Continue Reading

Little Miss Wyoming set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The final event for the 2015 Little Miss Wyoming competition will be held Saturday at the auditorium at Sheridan High School. The pageant for girls ages 0-15 will feature contestants from all over Wyoming, vying for one of six titles based on their age. Tickets to watch the event are $10 per person… Continue Reading

Elks golf scramble to be played Saturday

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan Elks #520 will host a golf scramble Saturday at the Hidden Bridge Golf Club with reduced rate practice rounds and a Calcutta offered on Friday. The calcutta will be hosted Friday at 7 p.m. with a minimum buy in of $100 per team at the Elks Lodge. The scramble begins Saturday at… Continue Reading

Experience Works pulls seniors out of poverty

Experience Works pulls seniors out of poverty

SHERIDAN — When Loreli Blake moved to Sheridan she was homeless. As a disabled veteran and a senior, she was broke and jobless with no family around for support, living in Sheridan’s homeless shelter. During her trials and tribulations, there was only one thing she wanted in life — to be self-sufficient. And every day… Continue Reading

WYDOT talks projects, funding issues

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Department of Transportation representatives Monday morning outlined numerous projects slated for Sheridan County over the next six years, including the North Main Interchange and several large-scale road reconstructions. WYDOT district engineer Mark Gillett began the presentation not with construction plans, however, but on the state agency’s funding, which faces some uncertainty as… Continue Reading

Summer school enrollment numbers vary little from 2014

SHERIDAN — As Sheridan County students gear up for summer school, officials from the three school districts said they will experience little fluctuation in their numbers from last year. While a drastic change in enrollment numbers can be a financial burden, funding for summer school is not based off of students in the program. Wyoming… Continue Reading

‘Walk for Life’ Saturday at Washington Park

SHERIDAN — The Legacy Pregnancy Center will host the “Walk for Life” fundraiser Saturday at Washington Park. The goal of the event is to raise $40,000 to support the free services offered by Legacy including pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, parent education and more. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. The… Continue Reading

Students participate in Expedition! Yellowstone

Students participate in Expedition! Yellowstone

SHERIDAN — Highland Park Elementary fourth-grade students from Craig Ellis’s class participated in Expedition! Yellowstone on May 8-11. The ranger-led program is designed to teach students from fourth through eighth grade about the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. It focuses on activities dealing with the ecology, biology and geology of Yellowstone Park. Continue Reading

Caywood to teach painting class

SHERIDAN — Local artist Sonja Caywood will host three evenings of music, fun and step-by-step guidance in painting your own 10X16 acrylic masterpiece on canvas beginning today at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. Sessions will be hosted from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and again June 23. Attendees can take one, two or all three workshops.… Continue Reading

Parkfit workouts continue with volleyball

SHERIDAN — The annual afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan Parkfit, kicked off last week and will continue tomorrow. Each Wednesday through August 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 each activity you attend and… Continue Reading

SMH announces scholarship winner

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation has funded nursing scholarships and clinical education for staff members since the Educational Endowment was initiated in 2003. This year, 64 nurses and clinical staff members at SMH will receive funding for educational scholarships, conferences and specialty program development. Scholarship funds are distributed annually through an application and… Continue Reading

Measures of Devotion: Veteran left school to serve in WWII

Measures of Devotion: Veteran left school to serve in WWII

SHERIDAN — It was April 1, 1945. Robert Cole, along with hundreds of soldiers and marines, loaded on landing crafts at 3 a.m. making their way toward a small island south of Japan. Behind him, the deafening guns of the battleships were firing at the seawall through which Cole and his fellow troops would eventually… Continue Reading

City continues wellness program for second year

SHERIDAN — Healthy employees tend to be happier, more productive and miss less time at work. The city of Sheridan aims to create this type of workspace by offering monetary rewards for staff that participate in an employee wellness program. Human Resources Director Heather Doke last week told the Sheridan City Council at a budget… Continue Reading

Sons of the American Revolution induct new members

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution held an induction ceremony May 29 at Residence Hill Bed and Breakfast in Sheridan. Joseph and Gareth Laughton were inducted as the 94th and 95th members of the Wyoming State SAR. The ceremony was officiated by retired U.S. Air Force Col. David Thompson… Continue Reading

Enzi accepting applications for fall internship

SHERIDAN — U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, is encouraging students and graduates from all backgrounds to apply for a fall internship in his Washington, D.C. office. The deadline for applications is July 9. The internships, which include hands-on, individualized activities, offer experience in the heart of the nation’s government. Interns are able to network, develop… Continue Reading

Story Library to host appreciation concert

STORY — The Story Branch Library is hosting a free Community Appreciation Concert from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday at Centennial Park in Story. The concert is the library staff and board’s way of saying thank you to all residents of Story and surrounding areas for all their support. The concert will feature Pan Buffalo, a community… Continue Reading

Alternative high school project moves into funding phase

BY CASSIDY BELUS SHERIDAN — Efforts to establish a collaborative alternative high school on the grounds of Sheridan College continue as the steering committee has moved into the funding phase of the project. The committee — comprised of representatives from Sheridan County School Districts 1, 2 and 3, Johnson County School District 1 and the… Continue Reading

My name is Bozeman Scout

SHERIDAN — They call me the Bozeman Scout, and the name fits, I guess, because I stand here observing. I’ve been a resident of Sheridan County for 14 years, but it isn’t the mountains or the rivers I’m here to explore: it’s the people. For here I stand on the corner of Main Street and… Continue Reading

Agendas June 6, 2015

City of Sheridan Board of Adjustments 7 p.m. Thursday Third floor council chambers Sheridan City Hall 55 Grinnell St. • Call to order • Roll call • Proof of notice of meeting • Review, correction and approval of minutes of March 12, 2015, meeting • Consideration of PL-15-14, 281 W. 10th St.: a variance request… Continue Reading

Mentock, Garcia engaged to be married

Mentock, Garcia engaged to be married

  SHERIDAN — Katelynn Marie Mentock, from Sheridan, and Roberto Carlos Garcia of Pine Bluffs are engaged to be married June 20, 2015. Mentock is the daughter of Joseph and Sherry Mentock of Sheridan. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with her doctorate in pharmacy in May and will be doing a Post-Graduate Year… Continue Reading

Wyoming Wilderness Association to host summer hikes

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association will explore Wyoming’s pristine mountain and desert lands with the public in its summer outings program. Participants will learn about wild land policies, wilderness characteristics and development threats as they venture into Wilderness, Recommended Wilderness, Wilderness Study Areas and Roadless Areas to explore the beautiful outdoors. For more information… Continue Reading

Lower Powder River Road reduced to one-lane traffic

UPDATE (5:48 p.m.) Lower Powder River Road, County road #269, is now closed at mile post 9.1 until further notice. Current conditions and erosion have caused the road closure. Time frame of the closure has not been determined. For more information call the Sheridan County Public Works Office at 307-675-2420. ORIGINAL STORY (12:37 p.m.) SHERIDAN… Continue Reading

After nearly three decades, SC educator retires

After nearly three decades, SC educator retires

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College has grown to be a staple in the community. For the past 67 years, the campus has undergone changes from new curriculum to a facilities makeover. This summer it faces another drastic change as a staple of its own community retires. After 28 years, former business teacher Tracy Dearinger is ready… Continue Reading

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