Category Archives: Local News

Sheridan College nursing students get real-world experience with two-week practicum

SHERIDAN– Sheridan College and Whitney Benefits offer funding for fourth-semester nursing students to pursue a two-week practicum in a clinical setting outside of Sheridan. This lets local students see how other clinics and hospitals operate. This year, two Sheridan College students participated in the program. Shae Townsley traveled to Rocky Mountain Oncology in Casper, while… Continue Reading

Local appointed to Judicial Conduct and Ethics commission

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics recently welcomed two new commissioners. Gov. Matt Mead recently appointed two citizen members to the commission. Priscilla “Cissy” Dillon of Sheridan and Ray Elser of Jackson, were appointed to serve on the 12-member commission. In addition, the Wyoming State Bar reappointed attorney Scott E. Ortiz of Casper,… Continue Reading

Ag video contest deadline approaching

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council is currently accepting applications for the 2016 National Agriculture Day Video Contest. All Sheridan County students in grades nine through 12 are welcome to apply. Interested students, clubs or student groups are asked to submit a video between 30 seconds and 4 minutes in length that captures… Continue Reading

Buffalo shop to feature Brooklyn potter’s work

SHERIDAN — Margo’s Pottery and Fine Crafts will feature the work of Brooklyn potter Claire Weissberg this summer. The show will run from May 27 through Aug. 6, with a reception for the artist set for Friday from 5-7 p.m. Weissberg’s porcelain pottery is all wheel-thrown and fired in an electric kiln at mid-range. The magazine… Continue Reading

VFW to celebrate Poppy Drive

SHERIDAN — The VFW Roy Eaton #1560 members will hold a Buddy Poppy drive Tuesday and Saturday. On Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to noon, Buddy Poppies will be available at the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center. On Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, they will be available at Kmart and Wal-Mart. The red Buddy Poppy… Continue Reading

Miners picnic planning meeting set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — A planning meeting for the Monarch/Underground miners picnic will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library in the Fulmer Room. All interested parties are urged to attend. The picnic will take place July 31 at Pine Island Campground in the Bighorn National Forest. It will be begin… Continue Reading

Sheridan to host state soccer

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County will play host to the 3A and 4A state soccer tournaments May 26-28. Sixteen boys teams and 16 girls teams vying for the state’s championship titles will compete at the Big Horn Equestrian Center. For more information and the schedules, see whsaa.org or contact Don Julian at 672-2495, ext. 3106, or… Continue Reading

City corrects hiring numbers for next year

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan will only add 4.5 new positions next year — not 12 as originally stated. Human Resources Director Heather Doke clarified Thursday that the previous year-by-year tally of employees was incorrect. Some years had included seasonal and trolley employees, while other years did not.             … Continue Reading

A magical time of year

Ten years ago, the Northwestern Wildcats women’s softball team started the postseason journey to Oklahoma City. Ten years ago, I got to be a part of that. We were the Cinderella team. We weren’t Arizona or UCLA, which for a long time were considered powerhouse teams in terms of the NCAA Division I softball world.… Continue Reading

When term limits can do good

In small cities and towns, ones like Sheridan and its neighbors, term limits may be a good idea to consider. We have had beloved and longtime mayors like Bob Wood in Dayton. We’ve had longtime Sheridan City Council members like Bob Webster. We’ve had a talented and nationally recognized county attorney in Matt Redle. That… Continue Reading

Agendas—May 21, 2016

Sheridan City Planning Committee Regular Meeting 7 p.m. Monday City Council Chambers, City Hall • Call to order and roll call of members • Introduction of a new planning commission member, Jon Oman • Approval of agenda as presented • Acknowledgment of notes from the April 25, 2016 meeting A. Old Business B. New Business… Continue Reading

Scotts celebrate 50th anniversary

SHERIDAN — Roy (Scotty) and Lenora Scott, of Story, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married April 7, 1966, at The Wayfarers’ Chapel (The Glass Church) Portugese Bend in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Roy Scott graduated from Sheridan High School in 1954 and earned his degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of… Continue Reading

Bergey named last Summit Award winner of school year

This week’s Summit Award winner is Heather Bergey. Bergey is a well-rounded student with interests in math, hiking, swimming, rock climbing, photography and playing the piano, drums and banjo. Bergey is the daughter of Daniel and Catherine Bergey. Bergey, a Sheridan High School senior, maintains a cumulative GPA of 4.00. She transferred to SHS from… Continue Reading

Cutting horse, reined cowhorse show set for May 28

SHERIDAN — The cutting horse and reined cowhorse portions of the Buffalo High School rodeo will take place May 28 at the Sheridan College AgriPark. While the other portions of the event will take place earlier in the day at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, these contests will begin at 4 p.m. and will bring in… Continue Reading

NWCCD to eliminate 7 positions

SHERIDAN — Northern Wyoming Community College District board and staff members discussed the results of a $1.8 million, or more than 9 percent, decrease in operating funds for the 2017-18 biennium at a budget meeting Thursday night. As a result of the budget decline, the NWCCD will cut five administrative employees. Four of those positions will… Continue Reading

One week in, more candidates enter races

SHERIDAN — One week into the 2016 filing period for federal, state and local elected offices, additional candidates have signed up to have their names on the ballots this fall. In the race to replace outgoing Sheridan Mayor John Heath, Robert M. Webster, Alex Lee, Jacob Martin and Roger Miller have all filed. For Sheridan… Continue Reading

Legislature’s budget cut by 12 percent

CHEYENNE — A Wyoming legislative committee voted Thursday to cut the Legislature’s own budget by 12 percent for the next biennium in light of dwindling state revenues. The cuts include a reduction of one day in the legislative session, leaving vacant positions in the Legislative Service Office empty, no longer providing stipends to interns and… Continue Reading

Plea deal reached for man accused of dealing meth

SHERIDAN — Jacob Lancaster, who sold methamphetamines in Sheridan for a period of six months in 2015, was given a “favorable outcome” Thursday in Sheridan County 4th Judicial District Court, according to Judge John Fenn. Lancaster, 33, pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge stemming from his role selling meth from June to November of… Continue Reading

Museum to kick off summer season May 28

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will kick off the summer season May 28-29. New exhibits will be on display covering topics like archaeology, Native American history and the Bozeman Trail. Also, Tidbit Saturday will take place for kids ages 4-10 from 10 a.m. to noon. This month’s theme for Tidbit Saturday is Victory Gardens.… Continue Reading

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