Category Archives: Local News

Special Olympics torch run set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan law enforcement agencies will carry the “Flame of Hope” in their leg of the Wyoming Law Enforcement Torch Run on Thursday to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Wyoming athletes. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and travel through town ending at Whitney Commons… Continue Reading

Reports—July 19, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Assist Goose Valley Fire Department, grass fire, PK Lane and Beckton Road, 9:41 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • Medical, 5600 block Big Horn Avenue, 4:30 a.m. • Medical, Metz Road, 3:33 p.m. • Grass fire, PK Lane, 9:15 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • No reports available at press… Continue Reading

Want to recall an elected official? You can’t.

SHERIDAN— A Sundance legislator, spurred by voter discontent of town officials in his district, wants to give voters a way to recall any elected official in Wyoming. But before he can move forward, he needs to take a step back. Rep. Tyler Lindholm, a Republican representing Crook and Weston counties, is pushing to repeal a… Continue Reading

Annual duck race short and sweet this year

Annual duck race  short and sweet this year

SHERIDAN— A dry early summer meant a shortened Kiwanis Duck Race Friday at Kendrick Park. “We need walking ducks this year,” joked Chuck Simon, who has helped run the annual duck race for more years than he can count. Simon said he remembered past years when the water was so high it would knock him… Continue Reading

Reports — July 18, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Elevator rescue, 50 block North Main Street, 10:17 p.m. Friday • No calls reported Saturday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 700 block Long Drive, 1:45 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 2:56 p.m. Sunday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1700 block North Heights Drive, 8:50 a.m. •… Continue Reading

Students graduate from UW

   SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming officials recently announced the spring semester graduates from Sheridan County. The following students received degrees from UW: Banner — Kaitlynne R. Heyer, Alexandria Renae Jelly Big Horn — Kelli A. Conraads, Lauren Foster Johnson, Timothy Victor Mendoza, Rolf A. Schuster Dayton — Nathan Christopher Benzel Ranchester — Kirbie N.… Continue Reading

City to host Kendrick Park public workshop

SHERIDAN — Public workshops will be held July 19-21 in the Kendrick Park amphitheater. Workshop topics include park elements/locations, design character, overall design alternatives, parking and circulation. On July 19 from 5-7 p.m. a public meeting to review site analysis and conceptual alternative diagrams will take place. For day two, a public meeting to review… Continue Reading

Global Leadership Summit signups open for August event

SHERIDAN — The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day leadership event with speakers such as Melinda Gates, Alan Mulally, the CEO of Ford Motor Company, and Horst Schulz, the CEO of Ritz-Carlton Group, and will be streamed live in Sheridan at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church on Aug. 11-12. “The Global Leadership Summit is an amazing… Continue Reading

Third Thursday returns

SHERIDAN — Third Thursday Street Festival will take place from 5-9 p.m. on Main Street and Grinnell Plaza this week. The event is free and open to the public and will include food vendors, non-food vendors and live music. For more information or to register as a vendor, contact Downtown Sheridan Association at 672-8881 or… Continue Reading

Polka club to gather Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will meet at the Elks Lodge on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Music will be provided by The Drifters. All are welcome. For additional information, contact Jean Arzy at 672-3623. The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St. Continue Reading

Agendas — July 16, 2016

Commissioners Regular staff meeting 9 a.m. Monday Sheridan County Courthouse Second floor Commission Library, No. 216 • Call to order • Staff/elected reports • WYDOT update: county, city and municipalities (PMR No. 210 at 10:30 a.m.) • Adjourn Sheridan County Board of Commissioners Budget hearing 5 p.m. Monday Sheridan County Courthouse Second floor boardroom, No.… Continue Reading

Antelope Butte Summer Festival begins July 22

SHERIDAN — The third annual Antelope Butte Summer Festival will include morning yoga, trail runs, mountain bike races, live music, vendors and kids activities. The event will begin July 22 and goes through July 24. On-site camping is available. Proceeds will go to the Antelope Butte Foundation, whose goal is to reopen and transform the… Continue Reading

Wyarno Ag Field Day set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming’s Sheridan Research and Extension center will host a celebration of 100 years of agriculture research in the Wyarno area on Wednesday at 3 p.m. Presentations will take place throughout the day on a wide variety of topics. A buffet dinner will also be provided. For more information and to… Continue Reading

Wyoming Connections meeting set for July 21

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school, will host a free information session for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to education. The event will take place July 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA. The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N.… Continue Reading

Monarch/Underground Miners picnic set for July 31

SHERIDAN — The Monarch/Underground Coal Miners picnic will take place July 31 at 10 a.m. at Pine Island Campgrounds in the Bighorn Mountains. The event is for the descendants of Monarch Coal Mine workers and the community to celebrate the role miners played in Wyoming’s history. For more information call Nancy Herdt at 737-2388. Continue Reading

A sport steeped in tradition

A sport steeped in tradition

SHERIDAN — At just 12 years old, Catcher Hisbadhorse is undoubtedly one of the youngest Indian relay jockeys in the field. But often the Northern Cheyenne athlete gets up before sunrise to practice one of his family’s oldest routines: riding horses. Hisbadhorse wakes up early so he can train with the animals before the day… Continue Reading

NWCCD approves $83 million budget

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees approved what district President Dr. Paul Young called a “difficult” budget for the first year of the 2017-18 biennium. Board members unanimously solidified a $83,481,662 budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Highlights of the budget include a tuition increase of $6 per credit, of… Continue Reading

Kiwanis: ‘Everyone wants pancakes’

Kiwanis: ‘Everyone wants pancakes’

SHERIDAN — Friday is arguably the busiest day of Rodeo Week with activities to take participants from a pancake breakfast at 6 a.m. to the street dance that ends at 2 a.m. Saturday. To keep attendees going, they’re going to need breakfast. Bright and early at 6 a.m. Kiwanis Club members and volunteers from Girls… Continue Reading

Four appear in district court on drug charges

SHERIDAN — Four individuals appeared in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday for arraignments and sentencing. Bobbi Creech, born in 1997, pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver pot. The charge came about after an accidental 911 call from Creech’s residence. When officers arrived, they smelled marijuana, according to court… Continue Reading

Locals help collect aid for refugees, orphans

Locals help collect aid for refugees, orphans

SHERIDAN — Volunteers in Sheridan have been helping Vision Beyond Borders to fill shipping containers full of humanitarian aid, from school supplies for new schools to basic hygiene supplies for refugees in Iraq, Syria and Romania. In addition to providing humanitarian aid, VBB is also working to rescue child soldiers in Burma and rescue sex… Continue Reading

Concerts in the Park continue Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Concerts in the Park series will return to Sheridan every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 16 at Kendrick Park. These monthly events are made possible with the sponsorship of the John and Dorthy Duncan Trust, First Interstate Bank, Sheridan Recreation District and contributions through the Sheridan Arts Council. Performances for the… Continue Reading

Mega Monster Truck Show set for July 23

SHERIDAN — The Monster Truck Show will take place at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on July 23. The monster truck lineup includes Terminator, Cyclops, Double Trouble and the Trouble Maker, plus Tuff Trucks and more. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for kids 3-12 years old and available to purchase online at… Continue Reading

Free yoga offered on July 22

SHERIDAN — A Place of Wholeness Yoga Studio recently welcomed yoga teacher Amanda Reichenbach. She will be teaching beginning yoga, Yoga for Lunch and Vinyasa Flow. For a full list of Amanda’s schedule of classes see aplaceofwholeness.com. Reichenbach will teach a free yoga session July 22 from 9-10:30 a.m. To register email Amanda at yogamanda307@gmail.com.… Continue Reading

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