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4-H Project Expo set for Sunday at fairgrounds

October 9, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County 4-H Project Expo will run from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The expo allows Sheridan area residents to check out current 4-H members’ projects. Projects on display will include leather craft, rockets, live animals and more. There will also be hands-on activities for youth and Read More

Friday’s Events Oct. 9, 2014

Events for Friday, October 10, 2014 • 6 p.m. Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt dinner and auction, The Ranch at Ucross, $50 • 7 p.m. Ranchester Fire Station Dedication, 600 Broadway St.

Local Briefs Oct. 9, 2014

Canine weight pull contest scheduled for Saturday SHERIDAN — Muddy Paw Prints pet supply will host the second annual weight pull contest on Saturday. Dogs big or small are welcome to compete for prizes. There is no cost to participate. Sign-ups and weigh-ins start at noon, with the event set to begin at 1 p.m. Read More

Hamilton touts need to set small goals for yourself

October 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — In 2004 the book “Soul Surfer” made waves telling the tale of a brave young woman who survived a shark attack while surfing and went on to become a national champion and professional surfer, all after the shark claimed her left arm. In 2011 that tale was made into a major motion picture Read More

Dayton leaders decide against burning buildings

DAYTON — Dayton officials had hoped to burn down one house on the town’s recently purchased property near Scott Bicentennial Park to provide a firefighting exercise for volunteers on the Dayton fire department. Instead, they decided at their meeting Monday to have all five structures on the property torn down and hauled to the landfill. Read More

Building businesses: Ranchester mercantile plans still underway

RANCHESTER — Drawings for the proposed Main Street Mercantile in Ranchester are approximately 95 percent complete and the project will soon be ready to bid, Town Engineer Chris Johnson told members of town council Tuesday. Johnson said there will be a meeting about the mercantile tonight to discuss final details on the drawings and discuss Read More

Local hunter dies in Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — A hunter died in the Bighorn Mountains Monday after suffering from acute cardiac arrest. Bruce K. Dovey, 57, of Sheridan had gone elk hunting with a friend near Boyd Ridge when he complained of not feeling well. Lt. Mark Conrad with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office said Dovey then fell over. His Read More

WGFD seeking information on elk killing near Burgess Junction

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials are seeking information regarding an incident that occurred Oct. 3 west of Burgess Junction along Wyoming Highway 14A. At approximately 3:30 p.m., a small group of elk were observed in the Hidden Tepee Creek drainage on the south side of the highway near mile marker 91. Several Read More

Celebrating 10 years of living with cancer: Friends, family, colleagues celebrate with SHS staff member

SHERIDAN — Maxine Fudge’s face registered surprise and delight when she walked into a room filled with friends and fellow teachers cheering for her at Sheridan High School after class on Tuesday. This day was special — it marked 10 years of living with breast cancer. Fudge works as a paraprofessional at Sheridan High School. Read More

Stopka receives lifetime achievement award

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Airport Operators Association late last month presented Sheridan County Airport Manager John Stopka with the WAOA Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was given in recognition of Stopka’s community and airport dedication and his years of service improving aviation in Wyoming, a media release stated. Stopka began his aviation career in 1975 when Read More

Artists reception set for Thursday at SAGE Gallery

SHERIDAN — An artists reception for the SAGE Gallery exhibit “Brush Strokes” will be held Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the gallery. The show features paintings by local artists Nancy Furnish, Patti Manigault and Darlene Reiter. The show is free, open to the public and will be on display through Oct. 30. For more information, Read More

Candidate forums set for Oct. 14-15

SHERIDAN — Election day is Nov. 4 and in preparation two candidate forums will be held next week. On Tuesday, candidates for local positions will have a chance to discuss their views on various topics with the public. On Oct. 15, state and national candidates will visit with voters. Both forums will take place in Read More

Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt dinner, auction set for Friday

UCROSS — The second annual Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt fundraising auction and dinner will be on Friday at the Ranch at Ucross. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased by calling 721-7007 or seeing www.wyomingwomensantelopehunt.org. Additional information on the event can also be found on the website. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m. Read More

Martin to present ‘A Biological Arms Race’ Oct. 15

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Mohn’s Science Center will continue its fall 2014 lecture series Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. The lecture to be presented by Holly Martin will focus on “A Biological Arms Race.” Martin is a member of the biology faculty at Gillette College. The lecture will be held in the Sheridan College Read More

Thursday Events Oct. 8, 2014

Events for Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 • 5:30-7 p.m. artists reception for SAGE Gallery exhibit “Brush Strokes,” SAGE Gallery, 171 N. Main St. • 7 p.m. Sheridan High School homecoming pep rally, Grinnell Plaza

Local Briefs Oct. 8, 2014

‘Science Saturday’ to focus on anatomy this weekend SHERIDAN — The next Science Saturday is scheduled for this weekend from 10 a.m. to noon. The subject Saturday will be “The Hip Bone’s Connected to the…” and will explore anatomy and physiology. The lecture will be at the Sheridan College Mohn’s Science Center, 3059 Coffeen Ave. Read More

County plans to pave Holloway Avenue to accommodate high traffic

SHERIDAN — Two blocks of Holloway Avenue between 13th Street and 15th Street are now in the process of becoming a county road in order to allow the county to pave and improve the roadway used by 800 to 1,000 cars per day. Holloway Avenue between 11th Street and 15th Street, which is also known as Read More

Box Cross Road to close Monday, Tuesday

SHERIDAN — County Road 111, known as Box Cross Road, at milepost 0.3 will be closed to through traffic on Monday at 9 a.m. for utility work. The road will be reopened by 5 p.m. on Tuesday. For additional information, call the Public Works Office at 674-2920.

Signs of the season

October 7, 2014

SCSD2 to hire ‘graduation coach’ at $20-30K per year

SHERIDAN — After a presentation by Sheridan High School Principal Brent Leibach, followed by questions, conversation and a bit of discourse, the school board voted unanimously to approve the creation of a new Graduation Coach position at Sheridan County School District 2 during Monday night’s board meeting. The position will be a 195-day contract paying Read More

City holds off on sale of retail liquor license; plans to consider other applications

SHERIDAN — City Council was slated to discuss two applications to purchase a retail liquor license owned by the city at its meeting Monday but decided at the meeting to remove those items from the agenda and instead hold a discussion on liquor licensing in general. City Council tabled a request from Lou’s, LLC, to Read More

County to lift fire ban tonight

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fire Warden Bill Biastock and district fire chiefs have decided it is safe to lift the fire ban in Sheridan County. County Commissioners announced Tuesday that the fire ban will be lifted at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and county residents will be allowed after that time to burn brush and trash piles. Read More

Local hunter dies in Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — A hunter died in the Bighorn Mountains Monday after suffering from acute cardiac arrest. Bruce K. Dovey of Sheridan had gone elk hunting with a friend near Boyd Ridge when he complained of not feeling well. Lt. Mark Conrad with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office said Dovey then fell over. His hunting Read More

Officials continue to discuss best care for ‘sickest of the sick’

SHERIDAN — County officials and hospital staff met Monday to continue discussions on the best way to care for severely mentally ill patients who are admitted to Sheridan Memorial Hospital under an involuntary 72-hour hold. The discussions are centered around the “sickest of the sick” who comprise approximately 20 percent of all patients who are Read More

Dog weight pull contest to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — Muddy Paw Prints pet supply is having its second annual weight pull contest on Saturday. Dogs big or small are welcome to compete for prizes. There is no cost to participate and sign-ups and weigh-ins start at noon, with the event set to begin at 1 p.m. The contest will be held at Read More

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