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City, county continue discussions

June 9, 2014

SHERIDAN — In a process initiated by Sheridan County earlier this spring, the city and county continue to take steps toward resolution of a variety of issues including road annexations, law enforcement, municipal and circuit court responsibilities, funding for the juvenile justice program, vehicle identification number inspections and more. A solution on VIN inspections has been reached with Read More

‘Wyoming Wednesdays’ to start this week

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Tourism will host a series of events called “Wyoming Wednesdays” beginning this week. Informative and interpretive programs about Sheridan will be offered at 10 a.m. most Wednesdays in June and July at the Wyoming Welcome Center. On Wednesday Joe LaForge, a Native American Storyteller, will interpret legends and give Read More

Wilderness hike Sat.

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 hike Saturday. A moderate but long distance hike of the Red Desert Continental Peak hike will Read More

‘Tidbit Tuesday’ to return for summer

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum has announced the return of “Tidbit Tuesday” educational programs for the summer. The program gives children and their families an opportunity to explore history together from 10 a.m. to noon every other Tuesday in June, July and August. The events are free and open to all but space is Read More

UW holding Field Day Saturday

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Sheridan Research and Extension Center College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will host a Field Day on Saturday. From 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. a variety of activities and presentations will be included such as tours at Wyarno and UW Watt Agriculture Center, topics of horticulture, forage production and Read More

‘Hold ‘em for MDA’ poker tournament Sat.

SHERIDAN — First Interstate Bank and ERA Carroll Realty Co. will host “Hold ‘em for MDA” an all skill levels Texas Hold ‘em tournament on Saturday. The event is a fundraiser benefitting the Muscular Dystrophy Association and is limited to 100 participants. There is a $110 buy-in including a $10 knockout pool, 60 percent Payout Read More

Monster trucks!

Willie Morris, Luke Morris and Sam Wilcock, from left, react as the monster trucks enter the arena during the Mega Promotions Tour Monster Truck Show on Saturday night at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds

$10K reward offered in attorney’s office fire

June 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — along with the Sheridan Police Department and Sheridan Fire-Rescue — today announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for setting fire to the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office. SFR and SPD Read More

Legislative committee explores connectivity, PACs

June 6, 2014

SHERIDAN — A legislative committee meeting held at Sheridan City Hall this week explored a variety of topics of import — including broadband Internet service, employer access to employee social media accounts and the constitutionality of Wyoming’s aggregate campaign contribution limits. The meeting of the Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee of the Wyoming Read More

Groups ‘paint the town purple,’ raise funds for ACS

SHERIDAN — As you stroll down Main Street or drive around town for the next two weeks you may notice the usual green and yellow colors of spring have been joined by an abundance of purple. Purple is the official color of cancer awareness and members of the Sheridan area Relay for Life fundraising event Read More

County Commissioners looking for planning board members

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Commissioners are seeking individuals to serve on the Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission and the Sheridan County Library System Board. Both positions are available July 1 to serve a three-year term. The planning commission volunteer position serves as an advisory role to the County Commissioners on public and private Read More

Mosquito sprayings to start

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District Weed and Mosquito Department will start their summer mosquito spraying for 2014 for all areas within the city of Sheridan. Mondays will be north of Loucks Street and west of Main Street. Tuesdays will be south of Loucks Street and west of Main Street. Wednesdays will be everything east Read More

Father’s Day weekend run/walk to be held June 14

SHERIDAN — The Ken Mellinger Memorial Foundation will host a Father’s Day Weekend Run/Walk on June 14. The walk will begin at 9 a.m. with registration opening at 8:30 a.m. Participants will walk the South Park walking trails off of Brundage Lane to raise awareness and promote education about prostate cancer. Participation costs $15 per Read More

Two wilderness events scheduled for next weekend

SHERIDAN — In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984 the Wyoming Wilderness Association, the U.S. Forest Service and Wilderness Watch will present two events next weekend. On June 13 “Wilderness Forever: Howard Zahniser and the Vision for America’s Wilderness” Read More

‘Walk for Life’ to be held on June 14

SHERIDAN — Legacy Pregnancy Resource Center will host their annual two-mile family-friendly “Walk for Life” on June 14. From 10-11 a.m. all members of the community are invited to join in the walk along the pathway between the Resource Center and Washington Park. There is no cost to participate but donations or pledges from others Read More

Annual poker run to be held June 14

SHERIDAN — The Iron Brotherhood motorcycle club will present their annual poker run to benefit the Sheridan Senior Center’s meal program. On June 14 starting at Sutton’s Tavern, registration will be open from 9:30-10 a.m. The run will travel to the Wagon Box, the Lake Stop, Cowboy Bar and Little Goose Liquors. Other activities will Read More

School year over? Still plenty of chances to learn

RANCHESTER — Although the last day of the academic school year has passed, for many area students, learning opportunities will continue throughout the summer. Both Sheridan County School District 1 and 2 schools are offering a variety of programs and activities designed to keep kids learning through the summer, without the pressure of homework, tests Read More

Positive effect of taxi program not seen in countywide DUI arrests

SHERIDAN — Despite robust public education efforts and the implementation of a “Tipsy Taxi” program, there has been no significant reduction in overall driving under the influence arrests in Sheridan County over the last few years. Under the Tipsy Taxi program — a joint effort between businesses, community prevention specialists and law enforcement — bar Read More

Dog and Cat Shelter offering rabies vaccinations

SHERIDAN — For many, the saying “man’s best friend” is more than a saying; it is a way of life. Pets from dogs and cats to horses and rabbits can be your closest companions and often someone you would do anything to protect. But even as medical and technological advancements have given four-legged friends longer Read More

County P&Z votes against proposed location

SHERIDAN — By a 2-1 vote, the Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission decided to recommend denial of a quarry proposed to be located near Bird Farm Road less than one mile west of the intersection with U.S. Highway 87 near Banner. The Board of County Commissioners will consider the Rhiner Creek Quarry at its regular Read More

Wyo. Supreme Court affirms ruling for Sheridan B&B

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Supreme Court affirmed a 4th Judicial District Court ruling Thursday that will allow a local bed and breakfast to continue operating in its current location. “We were in our third successful season of a B&B that, for the most part, the people of Sheridan love and support,” Residence Hill Bed and Read More

Woman who faked robbery at Eagles faces seven new charges

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman previously convicted of felony larceny after she faked a robbery and emptied out the safe at the Eagles Club is facing seven new charges for inflating tips from customers as a waitress. Miranda Mraz, 25, is accused of six counts of felony forgery and one count of misdemeanor theft for Read More

Talbot to perform at Holy Name

SHERIDAN — Contemporary Christian musician John Michael Talbot will perform a concert on Tuesday at Holy Name Catholic Church. General admission tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the church, Quick Printing, Valley Motor Honda and Carroll’s Furniture. For more information contact the parish office at 672-2848 or Vince Mockensturm at 660-8718 or vmocken@brenan.net. Read More

‘Uncorked’ workshop planned for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host another “Uncorked” workshop on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. “Mountain Camper” will offer music, fun and step-by-step guidance from local artist Sonja Caywood on painting your own 20-inch-by-16-inch acrylic painting. The event is open to all and attendees may bring their own beverages. All art supplies are Read More

Student news June 6, 2014

• Meghan Johnson of Dayton graduated from Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. She earned her Bachelor of Science in education degree. • Ashley Jelly of Sheridan graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in physical education, exercise science, from Dickinson State University in Dickinson, North Dakota. • Two local students Read More

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