Local News

WYO Theater to host ‘Live from The Met’

October 27, 2014

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Mozart’s ‘Le Nozze Di Figaro’” on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The performance is an installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts Read More

Woodland Park student to perform in Billings ‘The Nutcracker’

October 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sugar Plum Fairy will be dressed to the nines, and the Mouse King will be covered in fur. Clara and her Nutcracker Prince will be ready to dance, warmed up and anxious backstage at the Alberta Bair Theater. As it does every year around the holidays, “The Nutcracker Ballet” will soon return Read More

Sheridan couple discusses making marriage official

SHERIDAN — Two years ago, it would have been hard for Marcus Jackson and Jason Brown to imagine Wyoming joining the ranks of states to legalize same-sex marriage. Both men had battled others, and themselves, about their sexuality for years. Jackson recalled family members having a tough time dealing with the revelation that he was Read More

Development authority picks board officers

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Downtown Development Authority leapt the few final hurdles to formation this month as the mayor swore in five new board members Oct. 9. With a brand new set of bylaws and officers finally elected, the new DDA is nearly ready to go to work providing for developmental and economic projects to Read More

City moving forward with plans for 32-acre park on west side

SHERIDAN — In coming years, Sheridan residents will have access to a large park on West Fifth Street in which to recreate with views of the Bighorn Mountains. The park is proposed to include approximately 16 acres of multi-purpose sporting fields and another 16 acres of open space with playgrounds, pathways, picnic areas and gazebos Read More

Sheridan Memorial Hospital to host community blood drive

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will host a community blood drive Nov. 5 in hospital conference room B from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. According to the hospital, right now there is a need for O negative and O positive blood types. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, see www.bloodhero.com Read More

Coffeen still looking for guest readers

SHERIDAN — The Henry A. Coffeen Elementary kindergarten “Read to Me” program has new execution dates and registration guidelines. Margaret Klebba’s Classic Kindergarten class invites members of the community to sign up to read short stories to them on your lunch break. Among the many added benefits of this situation are that the children get Read More

Library celebrating 50th anniversary of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County library system is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” throughout the month of October. There will be golden tickets hidden in library books. Those who find the tickets will receive a free Wonka chocolate bar. The library will also celebrate with Wonka Wednesdays and Read More

Forums scheduled on federal rules for home, community-based services

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Health is planning public forums and other opportunities to help interested residents learn about expected changes to home and community-based services funding through Wyoming Medicaid. The Sheridan forum will be held Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The new rules require adjustments to standards for community Read More

Steady Stream Hydrology updating work on Big Goose Creek banks

SHERIDAN — Big Goose Creek in Kendrick Park has received a face lift. This past week staff with Steady Stream Hydrology worked to preserve and enhance the Big Goose by constructing pathways to various access points on the creek and re-seeding vegetation along the stream banks to provide stability and fight the effects of erosion. Read More

Departments partner for training exercise

Apples to apples? Private school students don’t have to take standardized tests, but do anyway

SHERIDAN — While the Legislature continues to hear from school districts with pleas for changing, or not, the current mandated assessments, some schools are not required to administer standardized assessments at all, yet choose to do so. Private schools, as they are not receiving state funds, do not have to take the MAP, PAWS and Read More

Air service task force working through grant agreement for revenue guarantees

SHERIDAN — Plans for exactly how to use a $500,000 air service grant are still in the works as the Sheridan County Airport works with the Small Community Air Service Development Program to finalize the grant agreement. The announcement that Sheridan would receive the funding was made the first week of October. Brooke Chapman, director Read More

Backcountry horsemen meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will hold a meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the U.S. Forest Service office in Buffalo. Dr. Tad Tipton will speak at the meeting about his mobile veterinary service. Refreshments will be served. The meeting is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Dwight Read More

Arts Council accepting applications for Blanchan, Doubleday awards

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting applications for the 2015 Blanchan and Doubleday writing awards. The deadline to apply is midnight Nov. 17. The Neltje Blanchan Award of $1,000 is given for the best poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction or script that is informed by a relationship with the natural world. The Frank Read More

PRBRC meeting, auction set for Nov. 1

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council will hold its 42nd annual meeting, auction and dinner Nov. 1 at the Holiday Inn. After dinner, University of Wyoming professor Dr. Jeffrey Lockwood will present this year’s keynote address, “Living behind the carbon curtain: Wyoming, energy and censorship.” Lockwood teaches natural sciences and humanities at UW. Read More

Big Horn Woman’s Club to present Christmas bazaar Nov. 1

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will host a Christmas craft bazaar Nov. 1. The bazaar will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse in Big Horn. The event will feature crafts alongside a bake sale. Fresh cinnamon rolls and coffee will be served in the morning and sloppy joes Read More

Local Events Oct. 24, 2014

Events for October 25, 2014 • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kalif Shrine Ladies pre-holiday bazaar, 145 W. Loucks St. • 10 a.m., Pet-O-Ween fun run and costume contest, Kendrick Park, $5 fee per entry • 11 a.m., book signing for Darcy Lipp-Acord, Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery, 206 N. Main St. • 2 p.m., Read More

Local Briefs Oct. 24, 2014

Brinton to host scavenger hunt  Saturday BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will host a scavenger hunt and party Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Organizers encourage those who plan to attend to wear costumes. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about and play with creepy crawly exhibits with Science Kids, make Halloween crafts and enjoy Read More

Ready or not, here they come: Local dentists give tips on avoiding tooth decay caused by Halloween

October 23, 2014

SHERIDAN — Chances are, they are coming, whether you are ready for it or not. Soon there will be a gathering in your kitchen, a collection at your desk and maybe even a few stragglers hanging out in your car. You are about to be surrounded by them: pieces of Halloween candy. Don’t panic. The Read More

SC tech center project gaining momentum

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College tech center construction is gaining momentum after the Wyoming State Building Commission approved planning dollars for the project and two other community college projects last week. The WSBC, comprised of five elected state officials, recommended Level II planning dollars for the Sheridan College tech center, a visual arts center at Read More

Poaching numbers similar to past years

SHERIDAN — If you think there’s been more poaching this year than in previous years, you’re wrong. According to Bud Stewart, a public information specialist with Wyoming Game and Fish, there hasn’t been any more poaching this year than there has been in previous years. Stewart said that the Sheridan area saw 31 serious poaching Read More

Lonesome leaf

New equipment will allow for faster production of compost

SHERIDAN — Raking leaves can be more than a good workout or chore this fall. When leaves and other forms of “green waste” such as twigs and grass clippings are taken to the city landfill, they are added to the city’s composting operation and become fodder for growing vibrant gardens around town next spring. Previously, Read More

SHS seeking community members for ‘super choir’

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School choir director Suzie Schatz-Benson is looking for community members to participate in a “super choir.” According to a press release from the school, on Jan. 18, the largest group of singers ever assembled from Sheridan County will perform two songs with full orchestra as part of the Host Night Concert Read More

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