Category Archives: Local News

Commissioners reaffirm support for Red Grade Trails

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Commissioners Tuesday unanimously reaffirmed their support of the Red Grade Trails Project after the proposed development came under scrutiny at the last two Commission meetings. Big Horn resident Anthony Quinn on May 19 listed several issues he found in the Sheridan Community Land Trust’s proposal and subsequent U.S. Bureau of… Continue Reading

New in-home health care service to bridge gap

SHERIDAN — For those in need of ongoing health care, there is a significant gap between the hospital and the home. Sometimes quality medical services and independence don’t always mesh for those in need of care. However, two local nurses are determined to bridge that gap with their new company. Shawna Hanson and Toby Granger have… Continue Reading

Local band to release third album Friday

Local band to release third album Friday

SHERIDAN — In July 2013, the Teka Brock Band started recording a handful of songs at Big Sky High Studios with producer Dave Goodwin. The project soon grew into a full-fledged album. “North,” the band’s third full album since 2010, took three years to complete due to a change in production process. Their CD Release show… Continue Reading

Ranchester still looking to update website

RANCHESTER — At its last meeting, the Ranchester Town Council approved a $4,000 website redesign through a Minnesota-based company. Tuesday evening, the Council called for a do-over. Mayor Peter Clark said Ranchester would not send a check to GovOffice, a company that specializes in small, municipal websites. Instead, Councilor Jesse Hinkhouse will continue searching for… Continue Reading

Clark graduates with secondary education degree

SHERIDAN — Leah Clark graduated from the University of Wyoming on May 16 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education, English, and a minor in honors. Clark is a 2011 graduate of Sheridan High School. Her parents are Peter and Lori Clark of Sheridan. Clark will start her teaching career in Colorado Springs,… Continue Reading

Saturday is Wyoming free fishing day

SHERIDAN — Anyone wanting to give fishing a try is encouraged to do so on Wyoming free fishing day on Saturday. No license will be required for both residents and nonresidents to fish on that day. Free fishing day applies to all waters in Wyoming with the exception that Yellowstone fishing licenses are required in… Continue Reading

Holy Name Catholic Church awards four scholarships

Holy Name Catholic Church awards four scholarships

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic Church recently awarded four of its Graduating Senior Scholarships to students who are members of the parish. All students were from Sheridan High School. The $700 scholarships may be used at an institution of the recipient’s choice. Scholarship recipients were: Adam Berry, son of John and Janet Berry; Emily Julian,… Continue Reading

Register for Summer String Program by June 12

SHERIDAN — The Summer String Program will take place June 15-19. In this program, students will work with instructors Razmick Sarkissian, Wynton Grant, Leah Sparks and Jacob Jahiel for two and a half hours each morning beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 10:30 a.m. The program will conclude with a concert at 12:15 p.m.… Continue Reading

Local ranchers relieved as rainfall totals add up

Local ranchers relieved as rainfall totals add up

SHERIDAN — With the lush green hills and the misty rains, travelers rolling into the Sheridan valley lately have been treated to beautiful aesthetics. Conversely, flooding of area streams and rivers have been burdensome for homeowners and businesses who sit along the waterways. But between the flash-flood warnings and the vicious thunderstorms, local ranchers gave… Continue Reading

Council tables one franchise agreement, passes another

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council Monday approved one franchise agreement through a second reading but tabled another. Franchise agreements set the terms and conditions, including payment, for private telecommunications companies to use public rights-of-way to establish infrastructure such as broadband. The Council first tabled the Advanced Communications Technology, Inc. agreement after Councilor Alex Lee… Continue Reading

Sheridan named on Top 100 Best Small Towns list

SHERIDAN — Sheridan continues to claim its spot as a favorite town in America. Adding to the list of already received accolades, Sheridan has now been named No. 41 on the Livability.com list of the Top 100 Best Small Towns, an expanded edition of their annual Top 10 Small Towns index. More than 12,000 towns with… Continue Reading

Rabies prevention remains important in Wyoming

SHERIDAN — To help Wyoming residents avoid a deadly disease themselves, as well as for pets and livestock, the Wyoming Department of Health is promoting rabies prevention strategies, including animal vaccinations. Rabies can infect any mammal, including pets, livestock, small wildlife and humans. The virus affects the central nervous system, causing paralysis and sometimes death.… Continue Reading

Leaves of three let them be

SHERIDAN — As spring moves into summer, the Wyoming Poison Center begins to receive calls about poison ivy, poison sumac and poison oak, common summertime poisons that can cause a lot of discomfort for people enjoying the outdoors. Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac can release a substance called urushiol when the leaves or… Continue Reading

Clearmont Days to be held Saturday

  SHERIDAN — Enjoy live music with Linda Lanier, food and a variety of fun activities including a bouncy house at Clearmont Days on Saturday at Branding Iron Park in Clearmont. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring a salad or dessert. Chicken will be provided by Clear Creek Stop.… Continue Reading

South Park bird walk to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — Peter Lecolat of Bighorn Audubon Society will lead a community bird walk along the South Park Natural Area trail on Saturday. Anyone interested in attending is asked to meet at the Brundage Street parking lot at 9 a.m. The group will walk about 1 mile viewing wetland and grassland birds and the great… Continue Reading

From a ranch to the Pacific and back

From a ranch to the Pacific and back

BIG HORN — Johnnie Gentry owns a few different hats. He has a “World War II veterans” cap, clean, black and adorned with pins. He has a new cowboy hat, clean and undeniably Western. Neither of these is his favorite, however. That distinction goes to an old, dirty cowboy hat. “I’ve got an old hat… Continue Reading

Rare case of heartworm diagnosed in Sheridan County

SHERIDAN — There is a patient currently being treated at a clinic in Sheridan County with a somewhat rare but often deadly disease, but there are preventative measures that can be taken. A simple monthly pill can help prevent contracting this disease, which is transferred through the blood and can be spread by mosquito bites.… Continue Reading

Black Tooth brewery reveals new logo

Black Tooth brewery reveals new logo

SHERIDAN — After only four and a half years the Black Tooth Brewing Company has become a staple in Sheridan’s social scene. This past Saturday, it held its expansion party, revealing a fresh logo and new plans for the company. Although Black Tooth has successfully collected numerous awards throughout the past few years, Travis Zeilstra… Continue Reading

Monster Truck show comes to fairgrounds Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Mega Promotions Monster Truck Tour will come to Sheridan on Saturday. See famous monster trucks Terminator, Quad Chaos, Dump Truck and Predator. There will also be a BMX stunt team, Tuff Trucks and more. This is the kick-off to the 2015 tour. Dump Truck is a newly built addition to the show… Continue Reading

Rabies clinic to be held Tuesday-Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter will host a rabies clinic from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday at the Kendrick Park band shell. Rabies shots will be $10 per pet. City dog licenses will also be on sale for $10 for altered dogs and $15 for unaltered dogs. People are asked to… Continue Reading

Chamber holds ribbon cutting for Wyoming Life Flight

Chamber holds ribbon cutting for Wyoming Life Flight

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Wyoming Life Flight, Wyoming’s original medical transport service, on May 16. Pictured, from left to right, are Gretchen Paul, Wyoming Life Flight nurse; Chamber Ambassadors Jason Wille and Meredith Sopko (also the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation Coordinator); Burton Hayden, Wyoming Life Flight clinical… Continue Reading

Municipal golf courses struggle to break even

Municipal golf courses struggle to break even

SHERIDAN — The Kendrick Municipal Golf Course features lush greens, rolling hills, several water features and, on clear days, prominent, unimpeded views of the Bighorns. And while it might not be as ballyhooed as several other courses in the region, Kendrick is beloved by locals and tourists alike who hit the links in droves, particularly… Continue Reading

Details released in armed robbery

SHERIDAN — Details in the armed robbery that occurred May 23 in the 400 block of West Burkitt Street have been released as official charging documents were filed in Sheridan County Circuit Court this week. According to court documents, Keevin Ware and Adam Broussard knocked on the door of the home where two women were… Continue Reading

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