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Report: few major impacts from Red Grade Trails

SHERIDAN — The Bureau of Land Management recently released an Environmental Assessment for the Red Grade Trails Project, and the report shows significant increases to recreational opportunities with few major impacts. The Sheridan Community Land Trust submitted an application for 6.5 miles of trails on BLM lands off Red Grade Road. The first section of… Continue Reading

SCSD1 board approves new employment policy

BIG HORN — Recently enacted requirements of the Affordable Care Act are affecting the practices of some school districts, including Sheridan County School District 1. The board of trustees for the district approved a new employment policy Tuesday night during a monthly board meeting. Policy GCR, the Hiring of Retired Staff Policy, requires all newly… Continue Reading

Fradet celebrates 100th birthday at her home

Fradet celebrates 100th birthday at her home

Katherine Banich Fradet celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends on Thursday at her home in Sheridan. Fradet was born in Louisville, Colorado, on May 7, 1915, and moved to Sheridan when she was 2 years old. She was married to Leroy Fradet, who owned Columbus Plumbing and Heating in Sheridan until 1996. Her… Continue Reading

Butler wins Don King Memorial Saddlemaker award

SHERIDAN — Don Butler of Sheridan was named the recipient of the Don King Memorial Saddlemaker award from the Academy of Western Artists. The honor was awarded posthumously to Butler’s widow, Kitty, before a full house at the 19th Annual Academy of Western Artists Will Rogers Awards, held in the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton… Continue Reading

Hier graduates from Air Force Basic Training

Hier graduates from Air Force Basic Training

SHERIDAN — Air Force Airman Brian Hier graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas, on April 10. Hier is the son of David Hier and Valinda Jewell of Sheridan. He graduated from Sheridan High School in 2012 and from Sheridan College in 2014. Hier completed an intensive, eight-week… Continue Reading

American Legion to sell poppies to honor vets

SHERIDAN — The American Legion John Donald Garbutt #7 will conduct its Memorial Day poppy drive on Friday and Saturday. The legion will be selling poppies made by veterans at Veterans Affairs hospitals to honor America’s veterans and raise awareness about their struggles. Sales will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday at… Continue Reading

Exchange program seeks host families

SHERIDAN — Council for Educational Travel, USA is seeking host families in the Gillette and Sheridan area to open their homes for international high school exchange students for the 2015-2016 school year. High schools in these communities have indicated their willingness to accept the students. Exchange students from Europe, South America and Asia will be… Continue Reading

Historical Society to host diorama artist Tom Warnke

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Historical Society will host diorama artist Tom Warnke at its meeting on Sunday. Warnke will discuss his various projects, including one depicting the Connor Battlefield that will be dedicated on Aug. 29 in Ranchester, the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Tongue River. Warnke has several dioramas featured around the… Continue Reading

DSA wine, food and music pairing on Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association will host an evening of wine, food and music pairing from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at The Loft, located above the Cattle and Creek Restaurant at 201 Broadway St. The Instagators will provide live music. Wine will be donated by Steve Reed of Northwest Vintage, and food will be donated… Continue Reading

Access disagreement stalls new coal mine

SHERIDAN (AP) — A legal dispute over surface access has threatened to derail a company’s plan to open a new coal mine in northern Wyoming that could employ 600 people. Ramaco Wyoming Coal had hoped to open the proposed Brook Mine a few miles north of Sheridan next year. The company plans to mine up… Continue Reading

City Planning Commission approves final plat, variance

SHERIDAN — Planned growth in the area around the future North Sheridan Interchange took another step forward Monday evening when the city Planning Commission approved a final plat and variance for 17 acres of the Wrench Ranch. The two tracts within Phase Two of the Wrench Ranch Master Plan are zoned as a city Gateway… Continue Reading

Engineer selected for Clearmont water study

CLEARMONT — Town of Clearmont representatives and the Wyoming Water Development Commission last week chose Weston Engineering for the town’s Level II water study after listening to presentations from three firms in Cheyenne. WWDC will formally contract with Upton-based Weston in June, and engineers will begin the permitting process shortly thereafter. Clearmont Mayor Chris Schock… Continue Reading

WGFD urges caution near moose in Dayton park

DAYTON — Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Dayton officials have advised people who are planning to visit Scott Bicentennial Park in Dayton to be on the lookout for a cow moose and her yearling calf. Officials said the cow moose has been coming to the area near the park in Dayton each spring for… Continue Reading

BBBS ‘Little’ gives her painting to SHS

BBBS ‘Little’ gives her painting to SHS

Sheridan High School students who participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters as “Bigs” meet with their “Littles” each week at the Sagebrush Community Art Center to paint together. Recently Taylor Magestro, a BBBS “Little,” presented her painting to Sheridan High School. She is pictured, center, with her “Big,” Kaitlin Puuri, left, and SHS principal Brent… Continue Reading

Open house for Life Flight to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will host an open house for its new air ambulance service from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the helipad in front of the emergency department entrance. Wyoming Life Flight is now based onsite at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. While at the open house, attendees will have the chance to register for a… Continue Reading

Appreciation dinner for Story firefighters

Appreciation dinner for Story firefighters

The Story Woman’s Club held its seventh annual Fireman’s Appreciation Dinner recently. All the volunteer firefighters, their families, Story Volunteer Fire and Rescue board members and Woman’s Club members were invited. Nearly 70 people attended. Pictured, front row, from left, are Jerry Prescott, Kevin Coffman, Penny Onstott and Brian Meineke; back row, from left, are… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Fri.

BIG HORN — For its May meeting, the Big Horn Woman’s Club will hold a lunch at Sugarland Ridge. The meeting will be held at 11:15 a.m. Friday. Following lunch, the installation of new officers will take place. The lunch will cost $5. The meeting will take place in the second-floor activities room. Those planning… Continue Reading

UW to provide student-athletes $3,200 for expenses

UW to provide student-athletes $3,200 for expenses

LARAMIE (AP) — For student-athletes, it’s good news. For schools having to fund it, it’s a challenge. Yet it’s something most feel they have to do to remain competitive. Athletics departments at the NCAA Division I level will leap into uncharted territory Aug. 1 by providing the full cost of attendance to existing scholarships for… Continue Reading

Pushing through the pain

Pushing through the pain

SHERIDAN — One night Seth Franco decided to give up, but he was still worried about the friends he would leave behind and taking care of them. So, he decided to pack up his things and just disappear, as to not leave a mess for others to clean up. Utterly exhausted from the pain and… Continue Reading

Comment period open for Red Grade Trails project

SHERIDAN — The Bureau of Land Management is currently taking public comments on the environmental assessment of the Sheridan Community Land Trust’s proposal to build 6.5 miles of trail and two trailheads on BLM lands, which comprises Phase II of the proposed Red Grade Trails System. All comments must be received by the BLM no… Continue Reading

Women’s writing retreat to be offered May 22-23

SHERIDAN — Local therapist and writing coach Loran Hills will hold “A Wild and Wonderful Women’s Writing Retreat” on May 22-23 at Box Cross Ranch in Sheridan. The event will offer a safe place to write, to explore and to share the stories of their lives in order to refresh, reconnect and revive or begin… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host pasta bar, music

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a pasta bar dinner and live entertainment every third Friday of the month. This month, Spurs of the Moment will provide music following the dinner, which is set to include spaghetti, linguine and penne pasta with seafood, chicken, sausage and marinara or Alfredo sauce for toppings. Spurs… Continue Reading

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