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‘All-nighters’ of the Wild and Scenic Trail Run

‘All-nighters’ of the Wild and Scenic Trail Run

DAYTON — The Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Run begins Friday morning and finishes Saturday evening. It is made up of four races — a 100-mile, a 52-mile, a 32-mile and an 18-mile race. Throughout those races, volunteers man aid stations in the Bighorn Mountains. According to race director Michelle Maneval, the races attract… Continue Reading

WYDOT to host open house on Piney Creek project Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Transportation and the contractor Reiman Corp of Cheyenne will host a public open house on the planned improvements to WYO 193, Piney Creek Road, on Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Story Woman’s Club. The public is invited to attend the open house any time during the scheduled hours.… Continue Reading

Khan, Loseke to wed in July at Las Vegas casino

Khan, Loseke to wed in July at Las Vegas casino

SHERIDAN — Santaj Raja Khan and Jenna Rae Loseke both currently of Salt Lake City, Utah, will wed July 9, 2016, at the SLS Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Khan, originally of Sheridan, graduated from Sheridan High School in 2006. He completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Nevada… Continue Reading

Father’s Day breakfast set for Sun.

SHERIDAN— The Big Horn Mountain Eagles #4169 will host a Father’s Day breakfast on Sunday from 8-10 a.m. The cost is $7 per plate but fathers eat free. The menu will include biscuits and gravy, sausage, bacon, eggs, hash browns and fruit. No reservations are needed. The Big Horn Mountain Eagles #4169 is located at… Continue Reading

Vacation Bible School set for June 21-24

SHERIDAN— The annual Vacation Bible School “Counting on God” camp will be held June 21-24 at the Sheridan County YMCA. Children in the 4-year-old age group will attend the camp from 9-11 a.m. and children ages 5-10 will attend the VBS camp from 9-11:45 a.m. The theme is “Barnyard Roundup — Jesus Gathers us Together”… Continue Reading

Bighorn Mountain trail run set for Friday, Saturday

 SHERIDAN — Hundreds of runners from all around the world come to the Bighorn Mountains to compete in 100-mile, 52-mile, 32- mile and 18-mile races. The 100-mile run will start up Tongue River Canyon in Dayton at 11 a.m. Friday, runs through the night and ends at Scott Bicentennial Park during the day on Saturday.… Continue Reading

aMAYzing places winners announced

SHERIDAN— The Historical District Promotions Committee recently wrapped up its aMAYzing Places Passport campaign to promote shopping at local businesses in Sheridan. The Downtown Sheridan Association drew the first-second- and third-place winners of the campaign that took place May 7-22. Kismet Schadwill won the first-place prize drawing with Cindy Ketron and Abby Fauber, earning the… Continue Reading

Next round of ‘Birding at The Brinton’ set for Sat.

   SHERIDAN— The Brinton Museum and Dr. Jackie Canterbury of the Bighorn Audubon Society will host their monthly bird walk on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. The event will start in the Brinton parking lot. For more information call Ariel Downing at The Brinton Museum at 672-3173 or email at  The Brinton Museum is located… Continue Reading

‘Bottoms Up Bash’ raises $2,000

   SHERIDAN — The third annual Bottoms Up Bash was held on April 9 at the Elks Lodge. More than 200 people attended the event that raised $2,000, which was donated to Wyoming Cancer Resources Services. Dana Townsend, a colon cancer survivor, created the event to raise awareness about colon cancer. The event organizers thanked… Continue Reading

Reports — June 14, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 2300 block North Main Street, 3:40 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 2100 block Sugarland Drive, 2:45 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Monday • Admissions — Jamison Tanner Calkins,… Continue Reading

Matheson stays busy keeping court civil: Where emotions run high, sheriff’s deputy keeps everyone cool

Matheson stays busy keeping court civil: Where emotions run high, sheriff’s deputy keeps everyone cool

SHERIDAN — If you’ve sat through any proceedings in the Sheridan County courthouse, chances are you’ve seen Steve Matheson standing in the back, quietly ensuring safety and civility. “Law enforcement presence in the courtroom, right from the start — typically people tend to be more polite,” Matheson said. He wears 18 pounds of gear to… Continue Reading

Politics as usual on display at Trail End State Historic Site

Politics as usual on display at Trail End State Historic Site

SHERIDAN—Trail End State Historic Site has a new whole-house exhibit called “Politics as Usual: Personalities, Scandals & Legacies in American and Wyoming Politics, 1912-1932.” The exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of John B. Kendrick’s election to the U.S. Senate. The exhibit focuses on Kendrick’s political career, Wyoming politics and a peppering of national politics. Each… Continue Reading

Crash south of Sheridan results in fatality

SHERIDAN — A fatal crash southeast of Sheridan on Sunday resulted in the death of 34-year-old Buffalo resident John Ipes. The crash occurred at 6 a.m. near mile post 33 on U.S. Highway 14/16 approximately 30 miles southeast of Sheridan. According to Wyoming Highway Patrol, Ipes was a passenger in a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban driven… Continue Reading

Battle Under the Big Horns registration due June 16

   SHERIDAN — Registration is due Thursday for the Battle Under the Bighorns three-on-three basketball tournament for kids who’ve just completed grades four through eight. The event will take place June 26 at Scott Bicentennial Park in Dayton from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no admission cost. The tournament schedule will be available… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club picnic set for Friday

   SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will hold its annual picnic Friday at 11:30 a.m. Members are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert to share. The meeting is open to all women. For additional information contact Joyce Coates at 389-2804. The event will take place at Kathy Hosford’s home, located at… Continue Reading

Shelter to host ‘Kitten Shower’ Saturday

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter will host its first “Kitten Shower” at the shelter on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The party is being held to raise awareness of the kittens coming to the shelter and to gather donations of supplies needed to care for the kittens. Suggested donations include milk… Continue Reading

Quist earns doctorate from Regis University

   SHERIDAN — Laura Quist of Sheridan recently graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Quist graduated with honors. She is a 2008 graduate of Sheridan High School and a 2012 graduate of the University of Wyoming. Quist is the granddaughter of Harold and Mertie Quist of Sheridan and… Continue Reading

Nield ‘changing the page’ in life

Nield ‘changing the page’ in life

DAYTON — After 35 years of working for the town of Dayton as the public works director, Johann Nield is retiring, or as he says, “changing the page,” effective June 30. Two of his crew members, Jimmy Velos and Billy Miller, are stepping up to fill his shoes. “Johann has been a good teacher to… Continue Reading

Local school districts boast low absentee rates

Local school districts boast low absentee rates

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County students are showing up to school more often than others in the state. The data comes from information recently released by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. During the 2013-2014 school year, Sheridan County School District 1 recorded just a 6.4 percent rate of chronic absenteeism among its students.… Continue Reading

Agendas — June 11, 2016

Northern Wyoming Community College District 6:30 p.m. Wednesday W132 at Sheridan College   • Call to order and roll call • Agenda additions/deletions • Consent agenda A. Budget work session minutes – May 19 B. Regular meeting minutes – May 19 C. May 2016 financials • President’s report • Gillette College Advisory Board Report  • Johnson… Continue Reading

Third Thursday Festival set for June 16

SHERIDAN — The first Third Thursday Street Festival of the summer will take place in Sheridan’s historic downtown June 16 from 5-9 p.m. The event will include food and non-food vendors, two stages featuring musicians and lots of fun for the whole community. There is no admission charge. For more information contact the Downtown Sheridan… Continue Reading

Big Horn Country USA back to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Big Horn Country USA will take place June 16-18 at Trails End Concert Park. The three-day event will feature 20 performers. For exact times and dates and a list of performers, see or call 675-1027. Ticket prices are posted on the website. The Trails End concert park is located at 2125 N… Continue Reading

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