Local NewsDecember 26, 2014
YELLOWSTONE — Commercial and non-commercially guided snowmobiles and all types of snowcoaches may now travel from Yellowstone National Park’s East Entrance over Sylvan Pass to Fishing Bridge Junction. Due to various road restrictions, travelers should consult the current road conditions map before travel. The map can be seen online at www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/parkroads.htm. Road status can change Read More
• Andrew Orchard of Dayton received his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology during their 170th commencement ceremony on Dec. 20.
BIG HORN — He’s lived in Wyoming less than six months — making the move from Kodiak, Alaska, to Big Horn his senior year of high school — and already the honors and accolades are piling up: • All-Conference football player for the Rams • All-State football player for the Rams • Named to the WyoVarsity Read More
SHERIDAN — While Wyoming’s population continues to rise, statistics show a dramatic drop in the state’s growth rate due to hefty out-migrations between July 2013 and July 2014. Population growth between July 2010 and July 2013 increased rapidly each year. According to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the state’s population grew by only Read More
SHERIDAN — The scientists involved in a study that found a positive relationship between taller grass and sage-grouse nest success are concerned environmental groups are using the findings to incorrectly label livestock producers as responsible for the birds’ decline. The study, described in “Linking conservation actions to demography; grass height explains variation in greater sage-grouse Read MoreDecember 24, 2014
Dave Marquis, as Santa, wraps a floral arrangement in plastic for delivery Tuesday at Babe’s Flowers on Main Street. Santa has been delivering flowers from the downtown flower shop for the past two weeks in the spirit of the season.
CHEYENNE — While many people unexpectedly take a tumble from time to time, the Wyoming Department of Health reminds residents that falls can sometimes lead to moderate and severe injuries, even death, especially among older adults. “Within a six-week period I lost my grandmother and my father after falls,” WDH Injury Prevention Coordinator Dara Lawyer Read More
By Kelli Heitstuman-Tomko and Hannah Sheely SHERIDAN — Several officials have said that residents should not be concerned about getting lead poisoning as a result of the restoration work being done on the old Montgomery Wards building located at 104 N. Main Street. During removal of the white paint on the exterior walls, the age Read More
SHERIDAN — Chances to win with your 2014 Christmas Stroll buttons are running out as Saturday was the final day to “Get Caught Shopping” and today is the final day to claim prizes at local businesses. Each Saturday between the Stroll and Christmas, Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce “elves” have caught people wearing their Stroll Read More
SHERIDAN — The Best Western Sheridan Center will host a New Year’s Eve celebration Wednesday. Options for the evening include a ball drop, live music by Jalan Crossland, dinner, a champagne toast and hotel rooms. The deluxe package including all of these options is $150 per couple. A premium package excluding a room is $90 Read More
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will again host “New Year’s Eve at Noon” on Wednesday for those wishing to celebrate the changing of the calendar in the daylight. The celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. with music and lunch. Lunch will include ham, sweet potatoes, broccoli au gratin and raspberry cheesecake for a suggested donation Read More
Thursday • Merry Christmas! Friday • 6:30 p.m., “Jug Band Christmas,” Black Tooth Brewing Company, 312 Broadway St.
Jug Band Christmas at Black Tooth Friday SHERIDAN — Black Tooth Brewing Company will host several musicians and guests in “Jug Band Christmas” on Friday. Featuring Brock Finn, John Kirlin, the Teka Brock Boys and other special guests, the event is free and open to all over the age of 21. Starting at 6:30 p.m., attendees Read MoreDecember 23, 2014
SHERIDAN — There’s just something about a stack of books. All cattywampus, the corners of colorful covers peek out from under each other, begging to be unearthed, admired and opened. There is the tilt of the head to read the titles, and there is the wondering what story lies beneath that title, inside those pages. Read More
SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Smokehouse and Saloon will host an “Ugly Sweater Christmas Party” Saturday featuring musician Jalan Crossland. The free party is open to all members of the community. The show will begin at 8 p.m. For more information, see jalancrossland.com or bighornsmokehouse.com. The Big Horn Smokehouse is located at 158 Johnson St. Read More
SHERIDAN — Black Tooth Brewing Company will host several musicians and guests in “Jug Band Christmas” on Friday. Featuring Brock Finn, John Kirlin, the Teka Brock Boys and other special guests, the event is free and open to all over the age of 21. Starting at 6:30 p.m., attendees are reminded to “bring yer jugs” Read More
Chamber award nominees sought SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking nominations for the organization’s annual business awards. Categories include business person of the year, business of the year, Spirit of Sheridan and Strength of Sheridan. Each nominee must be a Chamber member or employee of a Chamber member. To submit Read More
SHERIDAN — Six-year-old Maddie Thompson paused for only a moment at the edge of the platform before jumping off. Grasping the tether that was hooked to the harness she was wearing, she ziplined halfway across the room to an inclined stop. The boys on the platform behind her — her older brother Tristan and his Read MoreDecember 22, 2014
SHERIDAN — Saturday marked the first day of Christmas Break for area schools, but five local youth were up and out the door early in the morning. Ellie Bard, Alexis McKinley, Zane Huntley and brothers Cody and Justin Hope, all members of the Sheridan Livestock Club through 4-H, were among the volunteers who gave their Read More
SHERIDAN — One by one, the core curricular departments of Sheridan High School — math, language arts, science, social science — are taking a look at their course offerings and asking, “How can we guarantee when a student leaves SHS that they have received a viable curriculum?” Right now, according to first-year principal Brent Leibach, Read More
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter 2015 calendars are now available. Annually, the Shelter prints winning entries from the pet photo contest in a calendar as a fundraiser for the city’s only animal shelter. Calendars are $20 and all proceeds benefit the nonprofit shelter. Calendars can be purchased at the shelter or online Read More
SHERIDAN — Officials at the Sheridan Senior Center have announced that they were the recipients of a $10,000 sponsorship from Cloud Peak Energy for the Congregate and Home Delivered Meals programs. The contribution was given as part of the Business Sponsorship Program, helping the center provide nutrition to thousands of people through the Senior Center. Read More
• All day, Bighorn Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count, Story and Big Horn, contact Jean Daly to participate, 674-9728 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHERIDAN — The public library system of Sheridan County has announced special holiday hours. All county libraries will be closed Wednesday and Thursday in observance of Christmas and again on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, 2015, in honor of the New Year’s holiday. For more information call Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library at 674-8585.December 20, 2014
SHERIDAN — The story starts something like a Louis L’Amour novel — an Iowa boy goes west and becomes a cowboy and then a lawman. And while this story is not written on the pages of any book, it’s about to get a new chapter. Reserved and soft-spoken, Capt. Scott Chandler chooses his words carefully Read More