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Local hunter dies in Bighorns

October 7, 2014

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — A hunter died in the Bighorn Mountains Monday after suffering from acute cardiac arrest. Bruce K. Dovey of Sheridan had gone elk hunting with a friend near Boyd Ridge when he complained of not feeling well. Lt. Mark Conrad with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office said Dovey then fell over. His hunting Read More

Officials continue to discuss best care for ‘sickest of the sick’

SHERIDAN — County officials and hospital staff met Monday to continue discussions on the best way to care for severely mentally ill patients who are admitted to Sheridan Memorial Hospital under an involuntary 72-hour hold. The discussions are centered around the “sickest of the sick” who comprise approximately 20 percent of all patients who are Read More

Dog weight pull contest to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — Muddy Paw Prints pet supply is having its second annual weight pull contest on Saturday. Dogs big or small are welcome to compete for prizes. There is no cost to participate and sign-ups and weigh-ins start at noon, with the event set to begin at 1 p.m. The contest will be held at Read More

Tangles salon to host ‘Day of Beauty’ drawing

SHERIDAN — Tangles Salon has offered a “Day of Beauty” to local breast cancer survivors. During the month of October, Tangles will pick one name a week and pamper the winner for a relaxing day at the salon for free. For more information, or to enter, go to Tangles at 32 S. Main St. or Read More

Rosary crusade gathering to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — A public square rosary crusade is gathering on Saturday at noon on the corner of Main and Burkitt streets. The event is meant to bring people together to pray for America as a nation. An estimated 12,000 similar rallies will occur throughout the U.S. on Saturday. For more information call Terry Grasky at Read More

Fire Station Dedication Friday

RANCHESTER — The Tongue River Fire Protection District  will host a building dedication at 7 p.m. Friday. The public is invited to attend as they dedicate the fire station in memory of past volunteer firefighters. For more information, call Randy Sundquist at 461-0388.

Wednesday Events Oct. 7, 2014

• 11:30 a.m. Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, Best Western Sheridan Center, 612 N. Main St., lunch is $15 • 6-9 p.m. Celebrating Life and Those Who Search For It, fundraiser for Sheridan County Search and Rescue, Rainbow Bar, 264 N. Main St.

Fenn earns 3rd straight state title

October 6, 2014

GILLETTE — Sheridan High School junior Julia Fenn remained undefeated and won her third straight tennis title in Gillette over the weekend. Fenn beat Lucia Cho of Laramie without any problems, winning 6-1 and 6-1. After easily taking the first set, the second set took a little longer. As teams cleared the court, it was Read More

Ranger retires after 35 years of service

SHERIDAN — Fresh out of college, Bighorn National Forest District Ranger Clarke McClung imagined his job would put him in the field every day to coax rangelands to grow and riparian areas to flourish. And while he did spend plenty of time outdoors in his nearly 35 years with the Bureau of Land Management and then Read More

Yager plans to appeal charge

SHERIDAN — Former probation and parole officer Chris Yager said he plans to file an appeal asking the Wyoming Supreme Court to consider whether his case should be dismissed based on the intent and verbiage of the law being applied. Yager was sentenced in district court Friday to two years of supervised probation on one Read More

Museum to host cemetery tours this month

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan County Museum is hosting tours of the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. These tours will explore the community’s past by venturing to the final resting places of some of its most famous or infamous citizens. The tours will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 15 and 2 p.m. Oct. 18. Tour Read More

Shelter accepting entries for annual calendar contest

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter is still accepting entries for its annual calendar contest. Photos of any animals are accepted, but there cannot be a human in the photo. The cost is $15 per photo, and you can bring them to the shelter from noon to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Read More

Ranchester hall to be dedicated to past firefighters

RANCHESTER — The Tongue River Fire Protection District  will host a building dedication at 7 p.m. Friday. The public is invited to attend as they dedicate the fire station in memory of past volunteer firefighters. For more information, call Randy Sundquist at 461-0388.

Looking for a spooky night under the full moon?

October 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — The field was so bright that even the night wouldn’t allow an escape from the grisly scene as soldiers collected the bodies of their 81 massacred comrades. It was one of only three occasions in modern history in which a full moon, record lunar perigee — the distance from the moon to the Read More

Crow official cited in poaching case

SHERIDAN — A Crow Nation Fish and Game official has been cited with two violations connected to an elk poaching case in the Bighorn Mountains. The citations were issued in connection with a January poaching of three elk in the Eskimo Creek area in the Bighorn Mountains. Wyoming Game and Fish officials said Friday that Read More

Oregon rejects Wyoming’s appeal of coal port

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of State Lands has denied an appeal by the State of Wyoming that sought to revive a proposed coal terminal project on the Columbia River, leaving proponents with fewer avenues to bring it to life. Oregon’s lands department rejected the terminal in August and Wyoming appealed, saying the Read More

Battling breast cancer together: ‘The Link’ helps raise money for local treatment

SHERIDAN — She had no history of cancer in her family and figured it would never happen to her. All the same, Sheridan resident Jodie Calkins started getting yearly mammogram screenings for breast cancer when she turned 40 because that’s what health officials recommended. “It’s just something that you do,” Calkins said. In Calkins’ case, Read More

Local Events Oct. 4, 2014

Sunday • 12-2:30 p.m. Story Woman’s Club turkey dinner, 28 N. Piney Road • 2 p.m. Crop Walk, First Christian Church, 102 S. Connor St. Monday • 4:30-5:30 p.m. K-Life youth rally, Sheridan Junior High, 500 Lewis St., $5 per person

Local Briefs Oct. 4, 2014

‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center, on the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program Read More

Agendas Oct. 4, 2014

Sheridan County School District 3 Board of Trustees 7 p.m. Wednesday Clearmont Elementary  Multi-Purpose Room  • Call to order • Roll call • Approval of agenda • Delegation, visitors, communications and public comments • District presentation 1. Student Council • Consent items 1. Approval of warrants and vouchers 2. Approval of minutes A. Sept. 10 Read More

Breast cancer awareness walk set for Oct. 11 in Whitney Commons

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation is holding its sixth annual breast cancer awareness event, “The Link,” Saturday, Oct. 11. There will be a 10K run, a 5K walk/run, and a 1.5 mile walk. The $35 registration includes a T-shirt, chip timing and snacks. The event will begin at Whitney Commons, 326 Alger St. Registrations Read More

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

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

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