Category Archives: Local News

Agendas April 18, 2015

Regular Session Staff Meeting Sheridan County Courthouse Addition 224 South Main Street, Sheridan, WY Second Floor Commission Library, #216 Monday, April 20, 2015 9:00 a.m. Agenda: 1. Call to Order. 2. Reports from Staff/Elected Officials. 3. Adjourn. Special Session Sheridan County Courthouse Addition 224 South Main Street, Sheridan, WY Second Floor Commission Board Room, #220… Continue Reading

Kirven among 26 recommended to practice law in Wyoming

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Bar has announced that 26 people have been recommended for admission to practice law in Wyoming, including Sheridan resident Stacy Kirven. The 26 were recommended for admission after receiving a passing score on the Uniform Bar Exam and meeting all other requirements for admission. The Wyoming State Bar and the… Continue Reading

Santosha Yoga to host spring yoga workshop

SHERIDAN — Santosha Yoga will host a “Yoga for Healthy Aging and Ayurvedic Seasonal Flow” workshop April 24-26 at Santosha Yoga with master yoga teachers Baxter Bell and Melina Meza. Bell will share his personal wisdom of yoga and the scientific evidence that shows how the yogic lifestyle supports healthy aging. He will also offer… Continue Reading

Wyoming FFA announces Career Development Event winners

SHERIDAN — The John B. Kendrick FFA chapter in Sheridan was one of more than 11 FFA chapters recognized as champions in their respective Career Development Events as part of the Wyoming FFA Association’s State Convention held April 6-11 in Cheyenne and Laramie. “Career Development Events are designed to combine classroom learning with hands-on practical… Continue Reading

SC earns six 1st-place awards at SkillsUSA

SHERIDAN — Class had ended, but their work was not done. Most of the 15 members of the welding class voluntarily labored on in the hours after class, hunched over a piece of metal while the white heat from a 6,000 degree welding torch flame illuminated their masks. It’s that type of dedication to their skill… Continue Reading

Light of hope: DFS employee to be honored at breakfast

SHERIDAN — The seventh annual Light of Hope event honoring all past and current court appointed special advocates and the 2015 Champion for Children Barb Puett will be held on April 24. This free breakfast hosted by Child Advocacy Services of the Bighorns is an opportunity to experience fellowship with the community, support the agency… Continue Reading

ENVISIONING A NEW NORTH MAIN: Interchange, surrounding land use comes into focus

ENVISIONING A NEW NORTH MAIN: Interchange,  surrounding land use comes into focus

SHERIDAN — Although completion is still several years away, the North Main Interchange and surrounding development came more into focus Monday when representatives presented Phase 2 of the Wrench Ranch Master Plan at the Sheridan Planning Commission meeting. Engineering Project Manager Joe Schoen said the Wyoming Department of Transportation plans to award the project this… Continue Reading

CTG presents ‘Laughter — Always the Best Medicine?’

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theater Guild will present its final production of the 2014-2015 season next week. “Laughter — Always the Best Medicine?” is a collection of seven hilarious one-act plays featuring 22 local men and women cast by director Pat Tomsovic. Many are veteran actors, but eight brand new thespians have tossed their hat… Continue Reading

Suicide prevention training set for April 23-24

SHERIDAN — The Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming, Wyoming Department of Health and LivingWorks will host an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training program April 23-24 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Sheridan. The ASIST workshop will enhance caregivers’ abilities to assist a person-at-risk to keep them safe-for-now. Upon completing the workshop, participants will be able… Continue Reading

Billie Johnson selected as Wyoming Jefferson Award winner

SHERIDAN — The Jefferson Awards Foundation announced that a Sheridan resident is a finalist in the 2015 Wyoming Jefferson Awards. Billie Johnson has been selected as one of this year’s four Wyoming winners. Johnson was nominated for her volunteerism at the Sheridan Salvation Army, the People Assistance Food Bank, Joy Junction Children’s Church, the Sheridan… Continue Reading

New Faces April 17, 2015

Eleanor Jean Davis Eleanor Jean Davis was born April 6, 2015, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Justin and Tracee Davis of Sheridan. Her sibling is sister Cora. Her grandparents are Eileen Jackson of Kemmerer and Mark and Margie Davis of Torrington. Malichi Dabai Timbana Malichi… Continue Reading

Tween Challenge Takeover to focus on fiber art

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through May. Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on fiber art. “Tween Challenge Takeover” is geared toward kids in fifth through seventh grades. The program includes activities and experiments that draw from the fields of science, technology, engineering,… Continue Reading

Tim Tebow talks faith at K-Life event

Tim Tebow talks faith at K-Life event

SHERIDAN — When Tim Tebow faced criticisms in his life, it didn’t define him because he had already defined himself as a child of God. That was the message he delivered to a crowd of youth Wednesday evening at Sheridan High School. The former National Football League quarterback has been famously open regarding his religion.… Continue Reading

Survey finds biggest challenges for businesses

SHERIDAN — Finding and retaining dependable employees was listed as the greatest challenge among area businesses, according a recent Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce membership survey. The survey received more than 140 responses from a variety of businesses in Sheridan County. Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dixie Johnson attributes a portion of the… Continue Reading

SCSD1: Clerical error caused incorrect graduation rate

RANCHESTER — Officials at Sheridan County School District 1 have issued a correction to the 2013-14 school year graduation rate reported by the state for Tongue River High School, stating that there was a clerical error causing their rate to appear much lower than what they believe it to be. “It was reported in the… Continue Reading

BHE to withdraw from National School Lunch Program

RANCHESTER — Students at Big Horn Elementary School will follow in the footsteps of their older peers in Sheridan County School District 1 for the 2015-16 school year as they withdraw from the National School Lunch Program. With their withdrawal, only Tongue River Elementary School will remain in the program, but district business manager Jeremy… Continue Reading

Dayton plans to place stick trailer at Scott Park

DAYTON — The Dayton Town Council decided at its meeting Wednesday evening to place a trailer at Scott Bicentennial Park for residents to drop off tree branches. However, the town will send out letters first outlining the rules and expectations that go along with the service. Dayton has used the program before. Mayor Norm Anderson… Continue Reading

Rec district shifts discussion back to Kendrick Pool

SHERIDAN — The agenda for yesterday’s Sheridan Recreation District board meeting looked pretty simple: A parks update, preparations for baseball season, a budget schedule for the upcoming fiscal year. They were standard topics for this time of year. But a brief preview of the budget schedule quickly shifted to the ever-constant discussion of Kendrick Pool.… Continue Reading

SC students earn National Science Foundation honor

SC students earn National Science Foundation honor

SHERIDAN— A team of four Sheridan College students has been selected by an expert panel of judges as one of 10 finalists for the Community College Innovation Challenge through the National Science Foundation. The students — Hannah Shafer of Rapid City, South Dakota, Ceirra Carlson of Greybull, and Hannah Jernigan and Paige Jernigan both of… Continue Reading

YMCA to host Healthy and Safe Kids Day April 25

SHERIDAN — The Wellness Council of Sheridan County and the Sheridan County YMCA are partnering to offer families in the community a free and fun-filled event for Healthy and Safe Kids Day from 8-11:30 a.m. April 25. The day starts with a free pancake breakfast from 8:30-9:30 a.m. With full bellies, kids will be able… Continue Reading

Eat breakfast with the governor April 29

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will present the Governor’s Breakfast at the Historic Sheridan Inn on April 29. Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead will be making a presentation followed by a brief question and answer session. The event includes a breakfast buffet by the Open Range restaurant. Doors open at 6:45 a.m. with… Continue Reading

County announces library board vacancy

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Board has a board member opening effective July 1. The board of trustees is the governing body for the Sheridan County Library system with libraries in Clearmont, Story, Ranchester and Sheridan. It is composed of five members who are appointed by Sheridan County commissioners. Terms are three… Continue Reading

County announces vacancy on P&Z commission

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County commissioners are seeking an individual to serve on the Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission, effective July 1. Members of the Planning and Zoning Commission actively participate in the planning of the county and its welfare; learn all facets of the regulations governing such functions; interact with a wide variety of… Continue Reading

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