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Can you unplug? Try it with SCLT’s ‘Unplug Week’

May 12, 2015

  SHERIDAN — Soak up the screen time over the next few days, because next week it is time to “Unplug.” The Sheridan Community Land Trust will once again host a full week of free outdoor activities to encourage the community to put down the phones and remotes and head outdoors. Unplug Week will kick Read More

Access disagreement stalls new coal mine

SHERIDAN (AP) — A legal dispute over surface access has threatened to derail a company’s plan to open a new coal mine in northern Wyoming that could employ 600 people. Ramaco Wyoming Coal had hoped to open the proposed Brook Mine a few miles north of Sheridan next year. The company plans to mine up Read More

City Planning Commission approves final plat, variance

SHERIDAN — Planned growth in the area around the future North Sheridan Interchange took another step forward Monday evening when the city Planning Commission approved a final plat and variance for 17 acres of the Wrench Ranch. The two tracts within Phase Two of the Wrench Ranch Master Plan are zoned as a city Gateway Read More

Engineer selected for Clearmont water study

CLEARMONT — Town of Clearmont representatives and the Wyoming Water Development Commission last week chose Weston Engineering for the town’s Level II water study after listening to presentations from three firms in Cheyenne. WWDC will formally contract with Upton-based Weston in June, and engineers will begin the permitting process shortly thereafter. Clearmont Mayor Chris Schock Read More

WGFD urges caution near moose in Dayton park

DAYTON — Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Dayton officials have advised people who are planning to visit Scott Bicentennial Park in Dayton to be on the lookout for a cow moose and her yearling calf. Officials said the cow moose has been coming to the area near the park in Dayton each spring for Read More

BBBS ‘Little’ gives her painting to SHS

Sheridan High School students who participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters as “Bigs” meet with their “Littles” each week at the Sagebrush Community Art Center to paint together. Recently Taylor Magestro, a BBBS “Little,” presented her painting to Sheridan High School. She is pictured, center, with her “Big,” Kaitlin Puuri, left, and SHS principal Brent Read More

Open house for Life Flight to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will host an open house for its new air ambulance service from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the helipad in front of the emergency department entrance. Wyoming Life Flight is now based onsite at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. While at the open house, attendees will have the chance to register for a Read More

Appreciation dinner for Story firefighters

The Story Woman’s Club held its seventh annual Fireman’s Appreciation Dinner recently. All the volunteer firefighters, their families, Story Volunteer Fire and Rescue board members and Woman’s Club members were invited. Nearly 70 people attended. Pictured, front row, from left, are Jerry Prescott, Kevin Coffman, Penny Onstott and Brian Meineke; back row, from left, are Read More

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Fri.

BIG HORN — For its May meeting, the Big Horn Woman’s Club will hold a lunch at Sugarland Ridge. The meeting will be held at 11:15 a.m. Friday. Following lunch, the installation of new officers will take place. The lunch will cost $5. The meeting will take place in the second-floor activities room. Those planning Read More

UW to provide student-athletes $3,200 for expenses

May 11, 2015

LARAMIE (AP) — For student-athletes, it’s good news. For schools having to fund it, it’s a challenge. Yet it’s something most feel they have to do to remain competitive. Athletics departments at the NCAA Division I level will leap into uncharted territory Aug. 1 by providing the full cost of attendance to existing scholarships for Read More

How the city of Sheridan funds its $11 million operation

SHERIDAN — May and June for a lot of local residents means yard work, outdoor adventures and long-overdue fun in the sun. For the city of Sheridan and surrounding government entities, though, this time of year is budget season. A lot of people think about budgets as a simple figure representing how much a given Read More

Pushing through the pain

SHERIDAN — One night Seth Franco decided to give up, but he was still worried about the friends he would leave behind and taking care of them. So, he decided to pack up his things and just disappear, as to not leave a mess for others to clean up. Utterly exhausted from the pain and Read More

Comment period open for Red Grade Trails project

SHERIDAN — The Bureau of Land Management is currently taking public comments on the environmental assessment of the Sheridan Community Land Trust’s proposal to build 6.5 miles of trail and two trailheads on BLM lands, which comprises Phase II of the proposed Red Grade Trails System. All comments must be received by the BLM no Read More

Women’s writing retreat to be offered May 22-23

SHERIDAN — Local therapist and writing coach Loran Hills will hold “A Wild and Wonderful Women’s Writing Retreat” on May 22-23 at Box Cross Ranch in Sheridan. The event will offer a safe place to write, to explore and to share the stories of their lives in order to refresh, reconnect and revive or begin Read More

Senior Center to host pasta bar, music

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a pasta bar dinner and live entertainment every third Friday of the month. This month, Spurs of the Moment will provide music following the dinner, which is set to include spaghetti, linguine and penne pasta with seafood, chicken, sausage and marinara or Alfredo sauce for toppings. Spurs Read More

Register for College for Kids on Wednesday

SHERIDAN — College for Kids, an annual summer enrichment program, will be held at Sheridan College July 6-9.  This children’s event is in its 29th year and consists of sports, arts and crafts, science, rocket building, cooking and outdoor activities. The program is for kids going into third through 12th grades. Cost is $75 for Read More

Ranch Sustainability Forum to be held May 18-20

SHERIDAN — The second annual Ranch Sustainability Forum will be held May 18-20 in Sheridan. The forum seeks to provide informational resources and tools for ranch stakeholders that will help provide healthy and sustainable ranches in 2020 and beyond. The keynote address will be given by Nina Teicholz, author of “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Read More

Orchestra concert to be held May 18

SHERIDAN — The Baroque Orchestra and the Sheridan High School Symphony Orchestra will present their spring concert at 7 p.m. May 18 at the SHS Sue Henry Auditorium. The Baroque Orchestra will perform Symphony No. 25 by Mozart. The SHS Symphony Orchestra will perform selections from Carmen Suite No. 1 by Georges Bizet. Student Jacob Read More

Travel and Tourism board kicks off hiring process for new director

May 9, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Travel and Tourism Board began its search for a new executive director Friday by advertising the opening, according to board President Ryan Franklin. Current Executive Director Shawn Buckley accepted a position in Casper on Tuesday and will leave the STT office on May 20. The two remaining STT employees will take Read More

Happy Mother’s Day

SHERIDAN — Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, a day to celebrate the women in your life who helped make you who you are today. For some that could be a step-mom, an aunt, a grandma or just an older friend. For many, it’s their mommy. For all the women in Sheridan County who make a difference Read More

Owners using salvaged materials for construction of events center

BIG HORN — It predates Sheridan County, built in a time when the town of Big Horn had more residents than Sheridan, Casper and Billings combined. It’s seen 25 presidents and the invention of the automobile. The building next to the Big Horn Mercantile in Big Horn has been part of the town for 130 Read More

Agendas May 9, 2015

May 8, 2015

Sheridan Planning Commission 7 p.m. Monday Sheridan City Hall 55 Grinnell St. • Call to order and roll call of members • Approval of agenda as presented • Review, correction and approval of minutes of the April 27 meeting • Old business • New business 1. Consideration of PL-15-10: Wrench Ranch phase two final plat Read More

Learn how to grow your own sprouts on Thursday

SHERIDAN — Georgia Boley and Alex Clearwater will lead a free workshop on how to grow sprouts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The workshop will feature fun facts about sprouts, tasty food and step-by-step instructions and demonstration on how to start and cultivate sprouts on your kitchen counter. For participants who want to start their own Read More

Welch Team to host fundraiser for Relay for Life on Friday

SHERIDAN — The Welch Team will be hosting a fundraiser with proceeds to benefit Relay for Life on Friday. The fundraiser will include music by Bryan Ragsdale, a Wyoming native who has traveled the world singing the “Gospel of Wyoming” with songs about family, faith, freedom, friendship and fishing. He has played at Relay for Read More

Diane Carlson Evans to speak at Sheridan College graduation

SHERIDAN — Diane Carlson Evans, a former captain in the Army Nurse Corps who served in the Vietnam War and founded the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation, will provide Sheridan College’s commencement address on May 16. Sheridan College’s 66th annual commencement ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 1 p.m. inside Read More

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