Category Archives: Local News

Senior Olympics return to Sheridan July 16-19

SHERIDAN — The 2015 Wyoming Senior Olympics are coming to Sheridan July 16-19. Competitors 50 and older as of Dec. 31, 2015, are invited to take part in the “Senior Momentum: Use it or Lose it” event. The Wyoming Senior Olympics are considered “open,” therefore any resident of the United States and Canada aged 50… Continue Reading

SHS cheer hosting youth camp

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School cheerleading team will be hosting a youth cheerleading camp next week at Highland Park Elementary School. The cheerleading camp is open to any boy or girl in grades one through six interested in cheerleading. The campers will be instructed by the SHS varsity cheer team in basic skills such… Continue Reading

First People’s Powwow and Dance

First People’s Powwow and Dance

SHERIDAN — The third annual First People’s Powwow and Dance will return to the Historic Sheridan Inn Friday afternoon as hundreds of Native American dancers and drum teams in full regalia gather to perform traditional ceremonial dances. In anticipation of the celebration, a powwow was held on the lawn of the Inn Wednesday with members… Continue Reading

Study: most health care workers worked sick

SHERIDAN — Going to work while sick is a common issue many working people have to deal with — even in the health care industry. A good majority of surveyed health care professionals have worked while sick, according to study released Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s JAMA Pediatrics. Doctors at the… Continue Reading

City expanding its social media presence

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan traditionally used newsletters, utility bills or email lists to get residents important, timely information. The past year, though, the city has expanded into the realm of social media in a move staff say has been a resounding success. “A lot of people communicate through social media, and we just… Continue Reading

Meet the troupe

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Theater Festival will kick off in just one week with workshops and performances. In its first year, WTF will bring four new plays to Sheridan featuring a number of local and out-of-state artists. Artists arrived in Sheridan June 28 for two weeks of rehearsal and set building, the festival itself will… Continue Reading

Water Board to improve meters

SHERIDAN — New electronic water meters will be installed in parts of Sheridan, which should lead to decreased costs to the county and help avoid a large rate increase down the road for customers. Sheridan Area Water Supply Project Manager Dan Coughlin said the board accepted a $911,000 loan from the State Loan and Investment… Continue Reading

Joey’s Foundation receives $2,500 grant

SHERIDAN — Joey’s Foundation recently received a $2,500 grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation of Sheridan-Johnson counties to support popular rod-building programs. Joey’s, a Sheridan-based nonprofit, has become known for its mentoring programs that introduce youth to opportunities through the classroom and field journeys, special activities and a chance to enjoy the outdoors with the… Continue Reading

County closing early for WYO

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County will close its doors at 10 a.m. on Friday for the Sheridan WYO Rodeo parade and other festivities. The closure includes District Court and all county offices. Circuit Court will also close at 10 a.m. The city of Sheridan, meanwhile, will keep City Hall open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. all… Continue Reading

Kids’ Fishing Day set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Young anglers will have a chance to try their luck at fishing and learn about the environment when the Bighorn National Forest, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Trout Unlimited sponsor Kids’ Fishing Day Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Porcupine Ranger Station pond. Youth ages 13 and younger… Continue Reading

WYO Rodeo Street Dance set for Fri., Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan WYO Rodeo Street Dance will return Friday and Saturday nights on historic Main Street. Kick up your own heels after the rodeo with music, dancing and fun. The dance commences immediately following the rodeo, at approximately 9 p.m., and lasts until 1 a.m. the following morning. The Dakota Country Band from… Continue Reading

Thurow wins first-place prize at watercolor exhibition

SHERIDAN —Elizabeth Thurow of Sheridan was awarded the first-place prize for her watercolor painting “Paint Brush Giggles” recently at the 30th Annual Watercolor Wyoming National Exhibition. Thurow’s was one of six awards announced at the awards ceremony and artists’ reception on June 17 at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. This year the Watercolor Wyoming National… Continue Reading

WTF to bring workshops, performances to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The next big thing is happening in the Bighorns as the Wyoming Theater Festivals comes to Sheridan July 13-25. Two weeks of performances of four up-and-coming plays will be offered along with several ancillary events. Each day will feature a coffee group discussion to start the day at 9 a.m. in the WYO… Continue Reading

Rodeo fans gather to kick off boots, Rodeo Week

Rodeo fans gather to kick off boots, Rodeo Week

SHERIDAN — In Sheridan WYO Rodeo tradition, the annual Boot Kickoff commenced the events for the week, bringing participants and spectators out for the activities Tuesday evening. With over 100 participants, contestants competed in various events divided by age and gender: stick horse barrel races for four and under and seven and eight year olds… Continue Reading

$100K to be cut from county library budget for 2016

SHERIDAN — More than $100,000 has been cut from the Sheridan County Library System fiscal year 2016 budget, which is good news for the county, facing a $2.6 million budget deficit, but bad news for county libraries. In order to make the cut work, the Sheridan County Library System Board will discuss cutting down hours… Continue Reading

Commissioners OK construction of residence on agricultural land

SHERIDAN — County commissioners will allow a man to build a residence on a family owned, 25.5-acre agricultural parcel, despite the minimum parcel size being 80 acres for a residential build. Although the original motion failed in the Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission, county commissioners agreed unanimously to let William King build his home.… Continue Reading

Meet the Troupe

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Theater Festival will kick off in just one week with workshops and performances. In its first year, WTF will bring four new plays to Sheridan featuring a number of local and out-of-state artists. Artists arrived in Sheridan June 28 for two weeks of rehearsal and set building, the festival itself will… Continue Reading

Man pleads guilty to child endangerment

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded guilty to child endangerment Tuesday morning in 4th Judicial District Court, a felony that could get him up to five years in prison and $5,000 in fines. Jamie Buskirk, 38, admitted to possessing and using methamphetamine in the presence of his 1-year-old son in April 2015. Judge John Fenn accepted… Continue Reading

Pancake breakfast set for Fri. morning

SHERIDAN — The annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will return to Grinnell Plaza at 6 a.m. Friday. Join through 9 a.m. (lines form early) to get the biggest day of Rodeo Week started off right with breakfast with neighbors. Food tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and younger. For more information… Continue Reading

Harkins recognized with Meritorious Conduct Award

SHERIDAN — The annual Wyoming Highway Patrol Association Awards Banquet was held recently in Sundance to recognize members of WHP 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. The Meritorious Conduct Award… Continue Reading

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