Local News

Unemployment rates continue to drop in state

April 23, 2014

SHERIDAN — The state’s unemployment rate continued its four-year plummet in March of this year, and now stands at 4 percent. Sheridan County, by itself, came in at 5.1 percent according to recent data released by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning section, which is still below the national average of 6.7 Read More

Coffeen Elementary to host ‘Spring Carnival” tomorrow

SHERIDAN — Henry A. Coffeen Elementary school will host a “Spring Carnival” fundraiser tomorrow at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Food including hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn and more will be sold. Games and activities including a duck pond, face painting, a Can Toss Photo booth, a cake walk, boat racing, golf, a balloon pop and Read More

Big Horn Historical Society to host potluck Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will host a potluck and program Sunday. The free meeting is open to all members of the community. The potluck will begin at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. At 1:50 p.m. Ken Kerns will Read More

VFW Auxiliary announces election results

SHERIDAN — Elections of Women Officers of the Veterans of Foreign Wars USA Sheridan chapter, Roy Eaton Post Auxiliary 1560, were held May 10. The following offices were elected: • President — Sharon Brantz • Senior Vice President — Vickie St. Clair • Junior Vice President — Cindy Marshall • Secretary — Andi Ralston • Read More

Lannan to read from new book Sun.

SHERIDAN — Treva Lannan, author of “Can you hear me now?” will read from her new book of poetry on Sunday. She will read from “Sharing thoughts” at 2 p.m. at the Sheridan Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle. The event is free and open to all. Copies of the books will be available for sale. Read More

Fort Mackenzie, Wright Place release honor roll

SHERIDAN — Fort Mackenzie High School and The Wright Place middle school have announced their third-quarter honor roll recipients.   12th grade “A” honor roll Harley Borzenski, McKyla Borzenski, Michael O’Kelly and Ashley Velos.   11th grade “A” honor roll Gabrielle Migrants, Jessica Paulson, Alexandria Van Vliet and Elizabeth Van Vliet.   10th grade “A” Read More

Earth Day cleanup

Big Horn High School students walk with elementary students during an Earth Day clean up Tuesday in the town of Big Horn. Pictured in back, juniors Christian Mayer, left, and Jack Roberts; in front, first-graders Josie Yaponcich, left, and Rachael Miller. Big Horn students picked up trash in the town and along the highway in Read More

Construction company wins Montana business honors

April 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — The parent company of the Sheridan-based KWN Construction has been awarded the 2013 Montana Ambassador Business of the Year Award by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock. Dick Anderson Construction, based in Helena, Mont., with additional branches in Bozeman, Great Falls and Billings, acquired KWN in July of last year. Dick Anderson Construction received the Read More

BHME to host flea market

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles will host a flea market and bake sale fundraiser on Saturday. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside vendors will sell their wares to the general public. Admission for visitors is free. Tables for selling items are available for $10 and must be paid in advance. For more Read More

Bell to host free week of yoga workshop

SHERIDAN — Baxter Bell, MD, will host a weekend of yoga workshops at Santosha Yoga Friday through Sunday. Friday from 6-8 p.m. “The heart of the matter,” workshop will be offered. Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon will feature “Yoga for high blood pressure” and 2:30-4:30 p.m. will offer “The rhythm of the heart.” Sunday Read More

Holy Name to host ‘Mayfest 2014’ Sat.

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School will host “Mayfest 2014” on Saturday. The benefit event will be a black and white formal masquerade mystery dinner at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails. Tickets are $75 per person and include dinner and the interactive murder mystery. A live and Read More

The Brinton opens latest exhibit

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum in Big Horn opened its ninth annual illustrator’s exhibit “The Art of Visual Storytelling: Original Illustrations by Zachary Pullen” on April 14. An artist’s reception will be held Sunday from 2-4 p.m. A gallery talk will be held May 1 at 7:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to Read More

Jim Gatchell Museum to host history dinner Sat.

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum will host the annual history dinner and conference on Saturday. From 5:30-8:30 p.m. the program “100-year-old Ranches of Johnson County” will focus on the Meike Ranch of Kaycee, Christian Ranch of Clearmont and Watt Ranch of Clear Creek Valley. Registration is $30 per person Read More

Communication, money at heart of city, county issues

SHERIDAN — All five county commissioners and all seven city councilors sat down at the same table Monday for the first of three planned meetings between the two governmental bodies to discuss several issues of concern centered primarily on who should do what and who should pay what for various governmental services shouldered by both the Read More

City OKs electric utility formation

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan has created a municipal electric utility in hopes of providing cheap, redundant power to attract technology and light industrial businesses to Sheridan and increase job growth. The city electric utility was created when Ordinance 2144 passed by a vote of 6-0 on third reading Monday. City Councilwoman Kristin Kelly Read More

Finding the finish in a timeless car race

SHERIDAN — Dozens of community members gathered at Hammer Chevrolet Saturday for the annual Pinewood Derby, hosted by the Boy Scouts of America. For the event, each Scout gets a derby kit which includes a block of wood, four nails and four wheels. With that, they must create a race car. The task is no easy Read More

Company looks to connect Billings, Denver on fiberoptic network

SHERIDAN — A team of Sheridan entrepreneurs is exploring the possibility of installing an extension of fiberoptic line between Casper and Billings. If it goes forward, the project would increase local recruiting capacity for technical businesses and add resilience to the regional picture of communication infrastructure. Rocky Mountain Fiber, LLC, was incorporated in January and Read More

Local students perform well in DI competition

April 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — More than 300 students from Wyoming competed in the Destination Imagination State Tournament earlier this month at Sheridan Junior High School and several local teams achieved top finishes. Students competed in teams of five to seven members, in one of six categories, at the elementary, middle or secondary level and those achieving first Read More

WYO to present Mozart at next ‘Live from the Met’ April 26

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Mozart’s ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’” on April 26 at 11 a.m. The performance is part of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts to Read More

Rep. Madden to seek another term for HD40

SHERIDAN — Rep. Mike Madden, R-Buffalo, has announced he will seek another term as representative of District 40 in the upcoming election. District 40 includes all of Johnson County and the eastern part of Sheridan County. Madden has served in the Wyoming House of Representatives since 2007. “With the high turnover in the Wyoming House Read More

Warning system test included in Severe Weather Awareness Week

SHERIDAN — The National Weather Service has proclaimed this week Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wyoming. As part of awareness week, a test tornado warning will be issued at 10:30 a.m. on Friday for the entire state of Wyoming. Businesses, schools and local, state and federal government agencies should use this as a drill of Read More

Story Elementary to host taco dinner

SHERIDAN — Story Elementary will host a taco dinner and fiesta night on Friday. The evening will run from 5-7 p.m. with a special performance by the students at 5:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Volunteer Spanish teachers Lynn and Isaac Valdez have been teaching the children Spanish and the students will show their language skills Read More

‘Thankful Thursday’ to benefit Relay for Life this week

SHERIDAN — Warehouse 201 will host their next “Thankful Thursday” event on Thursday. The fundraising event will benefit the Sheridan Relay for Life as each of this year’s relay teams will have game booths. Admission is free and all members of the community are invited. Tickets for $25 will be available with all proceeds directly Read More

New owners to bring Dubois success to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The former Sheridan Palace restaurant on Main Street has new owners and is undergoing total transformation. New owners Sevrine and Robert Murdoch have plans to renovate the space and open as the Cowboy Cafe in mid-May. The Murdochs have owned and operated a Cowboy Cafe in Dubois with success for more than 20 Read More

30-year-old golden eagle from Sheridan second oldest in US

April 18, 2014

SHERIDAN — A golden eagle from the Sheridan area has entered the record books as the second oldest golden eagle found in North America with an identifying leg band. The eagle was found on March 19 on Soldier Creek Road by a local resident who saw the dead bird and alerted Wyoming Game and Fish Read More

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