Category Archives: Local News

Port of Entry officer earns WHP recognition

SHERIDAN — The annual Wyoming Highway Patrol Association Awards Banquet was held recently in Sundance to recognize members of Patrol for individual and group achievements and actions in 2014. Recognition given at the banquet consisted of awards from both the Wyoming Highway Patrol Association and the Wyoming Highway Patrol Strategic Plan. WHP District Captains were… Continue Reading

Virtual school to host info sessions

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school, will host free information sessions for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to education. Wyoming Connections Academy is a program of Big Horn County School District 1 and serves students across Wyoming. The information session will provide families with an… Continue Reading

UW awards degrees to local students

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon students from Sheridan County at the completion of the 2015 spring semester. The following degrees may be included on this list: BA (Bachelor of Arts); BAE (Bachelor of Architectural Engineering); BM (Bachelor of Music); BS (Bachelor of Science); BSAR (Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering); BSN… Continue Reading

Could Key Lime Air be our new air service provider?

Could Key Lime Air be our new air service provider?

SHERIDAN — Officials say they will have more power to adjust airfare prices if Key Lime Air becomes the charter service at the Sheridan County Airport. The airline is currently aiming to charge $149 per ticket, and Critical Air Service Team Chairman Bruce Garber said there is some leeway locally with those prices. “We can… Continue Reading

SC continues construction on Whitney Center for the Arts

SHERIDAN — Construction is underway for one of Sheridan College’s largest projects. With a $16 million donation from the Whitney Benefits Board in June 2014, the Whitney Center for the Arts is on track for its scheduled completion next summer. Sheridan College is raising the last $4 million needed for the project. In the summer… Continue Reading

City on track to start recycling Aug. 3

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan’s curbside recycling program remains on track to start Aug. 3, but not everybody is happy about the fledgling initiative. City Utilities Manager Dan Roberts on Monday told the Sheridan City Council that staff would finish delivering the 96-gallon blue recycling bins on Tuesday or early Wednesday. Then, trucks will… Continue Reading

Council approves land purchase

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan took another step toward creating a northern gateway into the community by agreeing to purchase 6.28 acres off Decker Road for $160,000 at Monday’s Sheridan City Council meeting. The city used executive sessions at the last two meetings to try to finalize a deal with property owner Ernest E.… Continue Reading

Tularemia concerns raised in Wyoming

SHERIDAN — Recent reports of tularemia activity among animals and humans in northern Wyoming are raising concerns this summer about the disease, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. Tularemia, also known as “rabbit fever” or “deer fly fever,” frequently affects rabbits, hares and rodents and has been associated with rabbit and rodent die-offs. “Recently,… Continue Reading

Commissioners answer questions during budget review

SHERIDAN — After Sheridan County commissioners read their budget at a public meeting Monday, they took questions from community members. Resident Nick Siddle wanted to know why the county didn’t have a specific pay scale for employees. “I spent 31 years working for the school district, and when you look at the pay scale for… Continue Reading

Dayton to host annual celebration this weekend

DAYTON — The 39th annual Dayton Days are coming this weekend. On Friday from 5-11 p.m. and Saturday all day a variety of activities will be offered at the Lomax Ranch and Scott Bicentennial Park in Dayton. On Friday, at Lomax Ranch on Tongue River Canyon Road, the Cow Pie Classic golf tournament starts at… Continue Reading

Library to host Lander author Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fulmer Public Library will host an educational program with Lander author Sarah Kolman on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Inner Circle. Kolman is a nurse and integrative health coach with a master’s degree in psychotherapy who recently published the book “Full Plate: Nourishing Your Family’s Whole Health in a Busy World.”… Continue Reading

‘On the Foundation’ fundraiser set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — “On the Foundation,” a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns, will be held Thursday in the Poplar Grove Subdivision. From 7-10 p.m., an evening of comedy, theater, music, dessert, wine and beer, featuring the music of Micah Wyatt and Josh and Amber Hanson, will be offered on the site of… Continue Reading

Crews respond to structure fire in Ranchester

UPDATE: 2 p.m. RANCHESTER — A structure fire reported this morning at an apartment on West Halbert Street in Ranchester turned out to be a pan left on a stove unattended and producing moderate smoke, Sheridan-Fire Rescue Capt. Robert Dobbs said. The apartment did not suffer structural damage, and no one was injured. The Sheridan… Continue Reading

Sheridan Wyo Rodeo attendance up this year

SHERIDAN — Sheridan WYO Rodeo attendance and payouts increased in 2015, and local businesses relayed a strong week in sales. Rodeo President Zane Garstad reported preliminary attendance figures of 21,900, a small jump from 21,700 in 2014. Total payouts eclipsed $300,000, another increase over last year’s $288,000. “It was a great success,” he said. “Again,… Continue Reading

SCSD3 budget fairly steady for upcoming fiscal year 2016

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 3 will see little change in its general budget for fiscal year 2016. Overall, the total budget remains similar to last year’s, operating at $3.85 million dollars as opposed to FY15’s $3.9 million. For the 2016 budget, business manager John Camino’s main focus was to decrease expenditures. The district… Continue Reading

‘Vaudevillians’ return to WYO Weds.

SHERIDAN — The seventh season of Vaudeville at the WYO Theater has commenced and another performance of “The New Vaudevillians” will be offered Wednesday. Ron Kensey is back as emcee, along with Kathy McNickle and the New Vaudevillians Band. Vaudeville is a series of “up to 5 minutes” upbeat, high energy acts including singing, dancing,… Continue Reading

Lewis’ celebrate 50 years of marriage

SHERIDAN — Robert and Liz Lewis of Sheridan celebrated 50 years of marriage Sunday. The couple was married July 19, 1965 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served in the Vietnam War. He retired from employment with the U.S. Postal Service after 37 years. She worked for… Continue Reading

Hear a fish tale at Wyo. Weds.

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue Wednesday and run throughout July. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90. Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed on culture, history… Continue Reading

Play pickleball at ParkFit

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with pickleball at Thorne-Rider Park. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you attend and… Continue Reading

Local school districts see drop in PAWS scores from last year

SHERIDAN — Wyoming scores on the statewide Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students tests have continued, on average, to drop. PAWS tests students in grades three through eight each year in math and reading and grades four and eight in science. State education officials noted this was just the second year of testing under new, tougher… Continue Reading

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