Local News

Senior Center offering free bicycle rentals

July 23, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center invites members of the community to feel the wind in their hair again, no matter what their age may be. The center now offers bicycles and helmets for free daily rentals. Any interested party may visit the Senior Center located at 211 Smith St. to check out a bike. Read More

Blood drive set for Tuesday in Ranchester

SHERIDAN— The Tongue River community blood drive is Tuesday from 2-6:30 p.m. at the Tongue River Valley Community Center, 411 Dayton St. in Ranchester. There is a critical need for O negative, A negative, B negative, and O positive blood types. Donors must be at least 16-years-old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good Read More

Does chief of staff differ from administrator? Heath says ‘not by much’

July 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — Mayor John Heath addressed his decision to appoint former Police Chief Rich Adriaens as the city’s interim chief of staff at the City Council meeting Monday, stating that he felt he needed help in his transition to mayor. “I am not bashful to say I need the help to continue to grow this community Read More

Senior Center welcomes railroaders

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Senior Center is hosting a retired railroaders day Tuesday at 8 a.m. at 211 Smith St. There will be coffee and donuts provided. For more information please call Jane Perkins at 672-2240.

Spur Ranch Fest to feature live music, cycling

SHERIDAN — Join the Wyoming Wilderness Association for the Spur Ranch Fest on Sunday for biking, live music, beer and more. The event will run from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. at 86 Peno Road. There is a $10 entry free for adults, and children under 10 get in free. All proceeds will benefit the Read More

DSA fundraiser polo cup set for Sunday at Flying H

BIG HORN — Join the Downtown Sheridan Association for the fifth annual Goose Creek Cup Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Flying H Polo Club. Tailgating is encouraged at $10 per car, and there are events such as a long ball contest and the champagne divot stomp. There will be an after party at 7 Read More

Concert Band to headline next concert in the park

SHERIDAN — The next Concert in the Park will be held Tuesday and will feature the Sheridan Concert Band. From 7:30-9 p.m. in the Kendrick Park Bandshell, directed by Andy Edmundson and Bill Avery, will play sections from popular musicals. The concert is free and open to all members of the community. Attendees are encouraged Read More

Clean Water Sheridan hires legal counsel to stop fluoridation

July 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — Clean Water Sheridan has hired an attorney and announced it will file for a declaratory judgment and mandatory injunction against the city of Sheridan in order to halt the addition of fluoride to Sheridan’s water supply. The group, which became an official nonprofit association Wednesday, is contending that a vote in the general Read More

Local resident leads Global Women’s Leadership Network

SHERIDAN — Anita Schamber of Sheridan was named chair of the Advisory Board for the Global Women in Leadership Network,  a nonprofit subsidiary of the Violet Hope Foundation, at the summer meeting of the board in Golden, Colorado. The mission of the GWL  is to “foster global relationships among women, encouraging and equipping them to Read More

‘On the Foundation’ to benefit Habitat for Humanity

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns will present “On the Foundation” on Thursday. The event features an evening of one-act plays, music, dessert, wine and beer beginning at 7 p.m. at 1774 Poplar Trail. Tickets are $40, available at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.

WWA leading Brooks Mountain hike Saturday

SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a gradual climb to the top of Brooks Mountain. A moderate to strenuous hike, it leads to Read More

Family movie in the park set for Friday at Kendrick

SHERIDAN — Join the Sheridan Wesleyan Church and Vertical Church for family movies in the park Friday at dusk in Kendrick Park. Each film is a surprise but is appropriate for all ages. For more information call 763-7320.

VA to host job fair this Friday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Sheridan Workforce Center, and the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center are partnering to host their second annual job fair Friday. From 2-4 p.m., the Sheridan VAMC auditorium will open its doors to veterans only, but then starting at 4 p.m., they will open their doors to public Read More

Musicians import sound from the Alps

July 18, 2014

SHERIDAN — The connection is unavoidable: say “alphorn” and people shrug uncertainly, but say “Ricola,” and people smile and nod, their memories tracing backward to watching Saturday morning cartoons and being enraptured by the commercial with the men in funny clothes standing on a mountain, playing a long, funny horn. Admit it; you’re shouting “Riiiiiii-co-laaaaaaaa” right now Read More

Chief of staff appointment creates questions for city in transition

SHERIDAN — Several changes in staff titles are likely to come down the ranks following the appointment of former Police Chief Rich Adriaens to city chief of staff. While the answer to “What’s next?” isn’t clear, officials have said the city is in a “transition period.” City Human Resources Director Heather Doke said Friday that Read More

SCSD1 class sizes expected to increase slightly

RANCHESTER — Class sizes at Sheridan County School District 1 will go up for the 2014-2015 school year as the district struggles with state funding allocations. Though the overall budget is slightly up from last year, enrollment also continues to rise. For four years the district has not received the accumulative external cost adjustment from Read More

Adriaens named city’s chief of staff

SHERIDAN — City Human Resources Director Heather Doke has confirmed that Police Chief Rich Adriaens has been appointed by Mayor John Heath as interim chief of staff for the city. As such, Adriaens will act as chief operating officer to facilitate day-to-day operations of staff. According to a memo sent by Heath to city employees earlier Read More

SCSD3 officials say budget cuts won’t hurt education efforts

SHERIDAN — After months of planning to absorb a nearly $250,000 cut to general appropriations — just under 6 percent of the total budget — Sheridan County School District 3 passed a 2014-2015 fiscal year budget Wednesday night. Superintendent Charles Auzqui said the cuts will not have a negative impact on the district’s educational goals. Read More

Officials consider changes to treatment of mentally ill at SMH

SHERIDAN — In the last couple years, the amount of severely mentally ill patients admitted to Sheridan Memorial Hospital has doubled, straining a facility that lacks the space and staffing to provide the best possible care for such patients. As a result, hospital staff, County Attorney Matt Redle, county staff and commissioners, and representatives from Northern Read More

Dayton OKs resolution for one-cent tax

DAYTON — The Optional One-Cent Sales Tax will go before voters this November for a decision on whether to continue the tax for another four years. If the tax is passed, Dayton Town Council has determined it will continue its one-cent funding as it has in the past, Mayor Bob Wood said. The council passed Read More

Student news July 18, 2014

• Madeline Rice Kobold of Sheridan has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. NSCS is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first- and second-year students. Membership is by invitation only, and based on grade point average and class standing. • Rachel Reed of Dayton has made the University of Montana’s Dean’s Read More

County seeks designs for new logo

SHERIDAN —  Sheridan County is launching a countywide contest to design a new logo that represents the county in a unique and identifying way. Submissions will be accepted through Thursday, Aug. 7. The County Commission will select up to 10 semi-finalists to be presented to the public for voting. Finalists will each receive $50 in Read More

Dayton Days set for July 25-26

DAYTON — The 38th annual Dayton Days will be held  July 25-26, in Dayton. Friday’s events include the Cow Pie Classic golf tournament and the pet parade, a movie and talent show in the park. Saturday’s events include a pancake breakfast, mile race and a parade at 10 a.m. To register for the parade, fill Read More

NWCCD assigns official names for new buildings on campus

July 17, 2014

SHERIDAN — It was a game of names at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees as buildings were named in honor of benefactors and leaders were assigned to projects. But first, the meeting began by making quick work of the 2014-2015 budget. No public comments were made during Read More

SCSD2 plans to install cameras on school buses

SHERIDAN — In order to comply with a statute of the Wyoming Legislature passed this year, Sheridan County School District 2 voted Wednesday to request bids to install two exterior cameras on each bus in the district’s fleet, for a total of 36 cameras. The law was passed as the result of an 11-year-old girl in Read More

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