Category Archives: Local News

Contractors volunteer with Antelope Butte efforts

Contractors volunteer with Antelope Butte efforts

SHERIDAN — Antelope Butte will always have a spot in Dan Bockman’s heart. The Dayton resident’s first job out of college was at Antelope Butte working for the ski patrol. He also said he believes the reopening of Antelope Butte has the potential to be a major economic driver in his hometown. But most of… Continue Reading

Sheridan City Council moves forward with new building codes

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council approved a new building code on second reading Monday night, moving closer to adopting the electrical, plumbing, fuel and other regulations that the state passed in January. A local fire sprinkler salesman made an impassioned pitch to the Sheridan City Council to remove language from new building codes that… Continue Reading

SCLT to improve parking areas on Red Grade

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust will soon begin the reconstruction of two existing parking areas on state land. According to a press release from the organization, the goal of the project is to enhance on- and off-road safety in the immediate vicinity while improving the layout and grades of parking surfaces for existing… Continue Reading

Gov. Mead presents award to SPD’s Koltiska

Gov. Mead presents award to SPD’s Koltiska

SHERIDAN — On June 4, Gov. Matt Mead and U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming Christopher Croft presented Lt. Travis Koltiska an award in recognition of his assistance to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for his work in the investigation of an attempt to blow up the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office in 2014. On June 4 of that year, in… Continue Reading

Big Horn Mountain Eagles donate to Senior Center

Big Horn Mountain Eagles donate to Senior Center

SHERIDAN — Big Horn Mountain Eagles Auxiliary #4169 recently donated $1,300 to the Sheridan Senior Center. The donation funds will be used to support training for staff in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Alzheimer’s education for caregivers and the meals program at the Sheridan Senior Center. “The Auxiliary’s gifts for the past three years have helped us defray costs in keeping… Continue Reading

Library to host writing workshop with Lori Howe on June 14

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will sponsor a free writing workshop by Lori Howe on June 14 from 6-8 p.m. in the Inner Circle. Howe’s program, “All the Water in Wyoming: Poems and Personal Essays” will allow participants to write on the meanings of water in Wyoming, whether via poetry or personal essay.… Continue Reading

Wild West Showdown clinic set for this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Wild West Showdown clinic will take place Friday and Saturday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. The 4-H event will feature the group’s 2016 animal clinics. The Friday clinic is geared toward swine and costs $20. It will run from 5-7 p.m. Saturday’s clinic will be geared toward sheep and costs $20. It… Continue Reading

Local students earn National Merit Scholarships

SHERIDAN — National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced approximately 3,000 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to… Continue Reading

Wildflower field trips planned by WWA, BNPS

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association and Bighorn Native Plant Society will each host wildflower excursions in the coming weeks. On Saturday, June 11, Jennifer Williams will lead a trip for the Bighorn Native Plant Society. The trip is open to all. The group will meet at the Penrose Park trailhead in Story at 9… Continue Reading

Parent, child volleyball tournament planned

SHERIDAN — An outdoor community volleyball tournament for parents and children will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Whitney Commons Park. The outdoor tournament is open to everyone age 12 and older. The tournament will feature parent/child teams and the cost to register is $20 per adult or $15 per child.… Continue Reading

Back Country Horsemen to conduct trail cleanup Sat.

SHERIDAN — In conjunction with National Trails Day in the month of June, Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will do their annual cleanup at the Elgin Park Trailhead horse camping area Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.  A potluck will follow the cleanup and all are welcome to camp overnight. For more information see the group’s… Continue Reading

ABF secures permit to restore facility

SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation that purchased the shuttered ski area at Antelope Butte in northern Wyoming has now received a federal permit to restore the facility. The U.S. Forest Service issued a special use permit on June 6 that allows for restoration of the lodge, chairlifts, ski trails and other facilities of the… Continue Reading

Marketplace gives opportunities to promote Sheridan

Marketplace gives opportunities to promote Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Friday evening, Sheridan Travel and Tourism hosted members of the Canadian chapter of the Society of American Travel Writers at a marketplace featuring several local organizations and businesses. The goal of the event was to connect travel writers with local businesses to provide story ideas that could, in turn, help Sheridan gain notoriety across… Continue Reading

Ag producers in Sheridan County can seek disaster assistance

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County and nine other Wyoming counties are eligible for federal disaster assistance due to drought, Gov. Matt Mead announced Friday. Mead received a letter from USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsack designating four counties as primary disaster assistance areas and six counties as contiguous disaster areas. “For those areas affected by drought, this designation… Continue Reading

Cowboy Hall of Fame announces new inductees

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame Board of Directors recently finalized the list of 49 men and four women to be inducted this year. The list included several local residents. In Region 5, which includes Sheridan and Johnson counties, Johnson County honorees are Alex “Junior” Johnstone Jr., Robert Lester “Bob” Leath, and John… Continue Reading

Library kicks off June exhibit on mezzanine

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host the artwork of local student artists Rebekah Blommel, Nichole Wrigley and Maria Stacy on the mezzanine during the month of June. A free public reception for the artists will be held on the mezzanine on Monday from 5-7 p.m. Blommel grew up in Sheridan and is… Continue Reading

FIB donates to Sheridan Senior Center

FIB donates to Sheridan Senior Center

SHERIDAN — First Interstate Bank recently presented a donation of $1,500 for the Sheridan Senior Center Meals Program during Older Americans Month in May. This is the fourth year FIB has donated specifically during Older Americans Month in support of senior noontime meals provided by the Senior Center. The Sheridan Senior Center serves noon meals… Continue Reading

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