Local News

SAWS customers to see 2.25 percent rate increase

May 15, 2014

SHERIDAN — Due to the cost of booster station upgrades and the need to set aside more money for depreciation and reserves, water rates for Sheridan Area Water Supply customers are proposed to increase 2.25 percent this year as opposed to the normal 2 percent annual increase. The bump in water rates was recommended by Fletcher Read More

‘Unplugged’ scheduled for next week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host “Unplugged” next week. The week of free events is designed to get community members and their families to unplug from screens and get outside to have fun together. The first event “Arts Outside” will be held Monday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. This drawing class for Read More

Historical Society to host meeting Sunday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will host a meeting Sunday at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. Mike Kuzara will present “Wyoming’s Bloodiest 4th of July,” a discussion on the Bates Battle. The event will begin with a potluck lunch at 1 p.m. and the program will follow. For more information call Read More

Local organization wins award

SHERIDAN — The Society for Human Resource Management has awarded the Big Horn Mountain Chapter the EXCEL Platinum Award for 2013. The award is part of the SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence and recognizes chapter’s accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that promote the human resources profession at the local level. SHRM was founded in 1948 Read More

Workshops at Spear-O-Wigwam scheduled for late June

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest Plain Air Celebration of Wildflowers will be held on new dates with a new price and cash prizes for artists will now be offered. The workshops will be held at Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain campus June 25-28 and local artists are now invited to register for participation. The four-day cost — Read More

Local high schools to perform concerts all week

SHERIDAN — A variety of local musical performances will be offered throughout the week. On Sunday, the Sheridan High School Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert in the Sue Henry Auditorium at SHS. Commencing at 4 p.m., the concert will feature Sam Sanders on Violin Concerto No. 23 by Viott, Isaac Gray performing the second Read More

Get moving

SHERIDAN — As part of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, the Wyoming Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and the Wyoming Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sport has been hosting “Let’s Move Wyoming” this month, encouraging parents and teachers to help children explore a wide variety of physical activities. They hope Read More

Big Horn, Tongue River schools to offer more activities, sports

May 14, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 is growing and next year, their offerings for extra curricular activities will be as well. The district’s board of trustees voted unanimously Tuesday night in favor of offering more sports and activities after months of planning, weeks of discussions and surveys with parents and students, a recommendation from Read More

Rising costs, mental health topics of discussion

SHERIDAN — While attendees of a public listening session Tuesday praised Sheridan Memorial Hospital for its comprehensive facility and staff, concerns about the rising cost of health care and the need for additional mental health services were also discussed. Tuesday’s was the first of three public listening sessions at the Best Western Sheridan Center that Read More

SCSD2, Excel dispute contract for junior high slope project

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 is in the midst of a legal dispute with a local contracting company that claims it was not paid nearly $90,000 for work done in 2010. The district has made a counter claim that the work was unsatisfactory, and wants $50,000 from Excel Construction to cover the costs Read More

Pat Mischke to retire at end of year

SHERIDAN — Tongue River High School family and consumer science teacher Pat Mischke will retire at the end of this school year. Mischke, who has been a part of Sheridan County School District 1 since 1996, was recently named the district’s Teacher of the Year. In addition to her classroom offerings she has been the Read More

USFS seeking ideas for visitor center in Bighorns

SHERIDAN — The Burgess Junction Visitor Center located 49 miles west of Sheridan near the junction of U.S. Highways 14 and 14A has a chance at new life after being closed by the U.S. Forest Service in September 2012. Bighorn National Forest staff are seeking individuals or firms that are interested in providing alternative uses for Read More

Swanson continues military career with Army National Guard

SHERIDAN — Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Swanson of Sheridan extended his military career with the Wyoming Army National Guard’s 213th Regional Training Institute by signing a three-year extension. Swanson is a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System instructor with the RTI. He has been a member of the Guard for 18 years. Besides serving in the Read More

Registration for Farmers Market open

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market has announced its schedule for the 2014 season and vendors are invited to register to participate at this time. The first market will be held July 10 and the season will end with a fall festival on Oct. 4. The markets are open from 5-7 p.m. on Thursdays throughout Read More

3-D bow shoot to be held this weekend

SHERIDAN — The first Wildcat Archery and Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association 3-D Bow Shoot will be held this weekend. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon a variety of targets will be available with payouts both days. Adults and youth are encouraged to visit anytime during these hours Read More

Bighorn Native Plant Society to hold outing Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Native Plant Society will begin its 15th year with an outing to Amsden Creek on Saturday. Anyone interested in attending the trip to the Elk Winter Range north of Dayton is welcome to do so. It is recommended attendees bring hiking boots, a walking stick, appropriate clothing, a camera, binoculars, water Read More

Historic tour of Eaton’s Ranch offered Saturday

SHERIDAN — A historic tour of Eaton’s Ranch will be offered Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Local historian and author of “Wranglin’ Notes” Tom Ringley will share stories about the historical buildings, dudes and adventures through the years. The tour will conclude with snacks and refreshments in the ranch’s community hall. Hiking shoes and Read More

Leather craft show

Colorado resident Jesse Smith, left, makes a hole in the layers of leather for tracing reference as student Lisa Eshbaugh of Bozeman, Montana, watches intently in a chaps-making workshop Tuesday during the Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show at the Holiday Inn.

‘Cowtown Hoedown’ to be held Fri., Sat.

May 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — A “Cowtown Hoedown” will be held at the YMCA on Friday and Saturday. Friday night’s dance will run from 7:30-10 p.m. and costs $12. Saturday will commence at 10 a.m. and offer a variety of events throughout the day concluding at 10 p.m. Individual sessions on Saturday cost $8 and Saturday evening only Read More

Pullen to host book signing Saturday

SHERIDAN — Artist and children’s book illustrator Zachary Pullen of Casper will host a book signing in the gift shop of The Brinton Museum on Saturday. The event coincides with the museum’s ninth annual Illustrator Exhibit currently on display. The book signing will run from 2-4 p.m. and is free to all members of the Read More

Big Horn Woman’s Club to host meeting Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will host a meeting Friday at the Big Horn Smokehouse and Saloon. The free social event is open to the public and food may be ordered off the menu. The meeting will commence at 11:30 a.m. For more information call Kathy Hosford at 674-7656. The Smokehouse is located Read More

CHAPS to host training May 17, 24

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses, and Adults in PartnerShip Equine Assisted Therapy will host volunteer orientation and training for the second and third trimesters. Two Saturday sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 17 and 24. The training will be held at the CHAPS headquarters at 501 Highway 14 East. For more Read More

Rhino Chase Kids Run to be held Saturday at SC

SHERIDAN — The first Rhino Chase Kids Run will be held Saturday at Sheridan College. The event is a fundraiser for the SC nursing students, Sheridan’s Food Bank and The Food Group. Four races will be held for a variety of children’s age groups at 2 p.m. beginning at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome parking Read More

State unemployment stats not telling the whole story

SHERIDAN — Each month, economists with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services generate unemployment statistics for each county in the state. While Wyoming’s unemployment is substantially lower than the national average today, a more critical look at the driving forces of the state’s economy suggests Sheridan County’s economic outlook might be artificially inflated. While the Read More

Area schools receive grants for fresh fruits and vegetables

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Education announced this week that 146 elementary schools, including several in Sheridan County, have been selected to receive the U.S. Department of Agriculture Fresh Fruit and Vegetable grants for the 2014-2015 school year. According to a media release from the DOE, the goals of the program include encouraging healthier Read More

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