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Bike-tober Fest set for Oct. 11 at the fairgrounds

October 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Oct. 11 Bike-tober Fest will feature a 15K trail run, 25K mountain bike race, 5K fun run and 5K bike race. All races will start and end at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Race registration includes chip timing, a T-shirt, food and beer tickets and admission to the after party. Organizers have encouraged Read More

Tickets now on sale for 25th annual WYO gala

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now on sale for the 25th anniversary gala fundraiser set for Oct. 18 at the WYO Theater. The annual event raises money for the nonprofit downtown theater. This year’s event will include hors d’oeuvres and desserts before the production of “42nd Street.” In the play, it’s 1933 and New York City Read More

Highland Park Elementary earns Blue Ribbon designation

October 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan is home to another blue ribbon. The National Blue Ribbon School Program named Highland Park Elementary School an Exemplary High Performing School for the 2013-14 school year. The program honors public and private K-12 schools where students perform at very high levels — such as HPE’s award — or where students are Read More

Cellphone towers planned for Clearmont, Arvada

SHERIDAN — Cellphone service in eastern Sheridan County will significantly improve if plans progress to install two new cell towers near Arvada and Clearmont. The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission voted Thursday to recommend approval of two conditional use permits that would allow two cell towers to be built along Highway 14/16. The towers would Read More

SLIB awards city funding for waste water treatment projects

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan has received two state loans that will enable the city to improve handling of biosolids at the waste water treatment plants and to build a new service center. Thursday, the State Loan and Investment Board approved a $3.15 million Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan that will be repaid Read More

‘The hip bone’s connected to the…’ theme of next Science Saturday

SHERIDAN — The next Science Saturday is scheduled for Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. The subject will be “The Hip Bone’s Connected to the…” and will explore anatomy and physiology. The lecture will be at the Sheridan College Science Center, 3059 Coffeen Ave. For more information call Sarah Mentock at 763-0976.

SHS raising money to help fight breast cancer

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School is once again recognizing and supporting those with cancer as they prepare for “Pink Bronc Day” today. Student FBLA members have been selling shirts with the slogan “SHS stomps together against breast cancer” at the high school for $10 each. All proceeds will be donated. School officials said they especially Read More

Fall Festival downtown to feature apple press, pumpkin derby

SHERIDAN — Organizers of the Sheridan Farmers Market will present the Fall Festival this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Grinnell Plaza. There will be live music by Too Wet to Plow and a beer and wine garden, along with face painting and a bouncy house for kids. Attendees may bring their own Read More

Hospital looks at ways to expand services, facilities

October 2, 2014

SHERIDAN — As Sheridan Memorial Hospital adds more physicians and services in ongoing efforts to improve health care in Sheridan, facility expansion is a must, CEO Mike McCafferty told the board of trustees on Wednesday. McCafferty highlighted anticipated growth for Big Horn Mountain Medicine, hospice, the intensive care unit and transitional care. “What we’ve tried to Read More

Forest Service seeks public input on proposed motorized ATV trail

SHERIDAN — The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public input on a proposal to construct a motorized trail that will connect Bear Lodge, Elk View Inn and Arrowhead Lodge in the Tongue Ranger District of the Bighorn National Forest, according to a press release. The proposal is to construct six miles of trail that will connect Read More

Committee seeks to hire staff to improve graduation rates

SHERIDAN — The Graduation Counts committee for Sheridan County School District 2 has continually grown in members and efforts since forming in the spring of this year, and it may be expanding to include paid employees soon. The committee formed with the goal of improving high school graduation rates in the district, modeled after successful Read More

Hopes high for improved air service: Federal grant will allow Sheridan airport to offer revenue guarantees

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan airport will receive $500,000 in federal grants through the Small Community Air Service Development Program to help provide revenue guarantees to an airline servicing Sheridan. The Sheridan and Johnson County Critical Air Service Taskforce has been working toward establishing a more reliable air service in the area as customers avoided the Read More

Pedaling across the country to raise money for veterans

Commissioner Steve Maier honored at annual awards ceremony

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioner Steve Maier received a Wyoming County Commissioners Association Committee of the Year award for his work as chairman of the Elections and Land Use Committee at an awards ceremony at the WCCA fall meeting last week in Lander.  The award recognizes one of the WCCA’s six committees whose members have Read More

Friday comedy night to feature Ferguson

SHERIDAN — The Holiday Inn will host the first Friday comedy night this week with comedian Ron Ferguson. Fifty percent of the proceeds go to the Kelly Schreibeis Memorial Fund to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $7 in advance, $4 with valid student or military I.D. Read More

CROP Walk to raise money for hungry

SHERIDAN — The annual CROP Walk will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. beginning at First Christian Church in downtown Sheridan. The CROP Walk is designed to raise money for hungry people around the world. Trippin’ for Biskets will be playing at the gazebo at the starting point. Organizers said if you cannot make the Read More

Weekend Sports Outlook

Friday, Oct. 3 High school football Sheridan vs Gillette, 7 p.m. Big Horn vs Thermopolis (Homecoming), 7 p.m. NSI vs Farson-Eden High school volleyball Tongue River vs Sundance, 4 p.m. High school tennis Sheridan State Tournament at Gillette, 9 a.m. High school cross-country Sheridan at Gillette, 1 p.m. Sheridan College Rodeo at Lamar, Colorado Men’s Read More

Planning for an uncertain future: SMH moves forward with strategic planning

October 1, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital is on a precipice, CEO Mike McCafferty said. On one side is growth, an upward climb riddled with ever increasing challenges revolving around government regulation, financial feasibility and competition. On the other side is a steady decline that includes many of the same challenges. The difference, McCafferty said, will be Read More

Teaching in their world: Districts move closer to putting computers in all students’ hands

SHERIDAN — Some of us recall a time when having a computer in your very own home seemed futuristic, a time when walking around with a computer in your bag (or hand) was never even a thought due to the size and weight of a processor. Many of us recall the thrill of the first Read More

New Faces Oct. 1, 2014

Amelia Everly Verheeck Amelia Everly Verheeck was born July 11, 2014, at the Newton Medical Center in Newton, New Jersey. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Mike Verheeck and Jadrian Rawlings-Verheeck of Newton, New Jersey. Her grandparents Keith and Sharol Verheeck of New Haven, New York, Bill Rawlings, and Mike Read More

Fiber Arts show to be on display at library through October

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Fiber Arts Guild will hold their annual show at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Friday through Oct. 30 on the mezzanine. The show features a variety of fiber arts mediums including quilting, felting, embroidery, cross stitch and knitting from local fiber artists. A public artist reception will be held Thursday from Read More

Thursday Events Oct. 1, 2014

• 5-7 p.m. Fiber Arts Guild artist reception, Sheridan County Library, 335 W. Alger St. • 5:30-8 p.m. Shopapalooza, Best Western Sheridan Center, $15, 612 N. Main St. • 6 p.m. Wyoming Archaeological Society meeting, Holiday Inn, 1809 Sugarland Dr. • 7 p.m. “Vampires, Warriors and Slave-makers: The Spectacular diversity and Ecological Roles of Ants” Read More

Local Briefs Oct. 1, 2014

Art Reception in Ucross for Tawni Shuler Saturday UCROSS — The artwork of Sheridan College art instructor Tawni Shuler will be on display this fall at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery. The opening reception will be held Saturday from 3-5 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Ucross Foundation Read More

Drug Take Back Day a success in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention announced Tuesday that local law enforcement officers collected 20.5 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter medications at the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday. The amount collected represents the weight of the medications only and not packaging. It is equivalent to approximately 46,500 Ibuprofen 200 mg Read More

Ranchester resident’s truck catches fire, closes interstate

RANCHESTER — The heat from an equipment failure caused a truck and subsequent grass fire Tuesday at mile post 194 on Interstate 25 approximately five miles north of Casper at 4:24 p.m. A 2008 Ford F-450 truck pulling a utility trailer experienced an equipment failure while traveling northbound. After stopping on the shoulder of the Read More

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