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Local artists win Wyoming watercolor awards

September 5, 2014

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan residents took home awards from the Annual Watercolor Wyoming National Exhibition which was held Aug. 29 at the SAGE Exhibit Gallery. Helen “Lytle” Campbell from Sheridan was awarded Best of Wyoming for her watercolor painting “My Favorite Jug” and Elizabeth Thurow, also from Sheridan, was awarded the People’s Choice award for Read More

College partners with Chartwells, Mars, master chocolatier

September 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College has partnered with Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services, Master Chocolatier Chef Oscar Ortega and Mars Chocolate North America to provide distinctive and unique dessert items to Sheridan College Food Services and the Culinary Arts program this fall, college officials announced Thursday. Master Chocolatier and Pastry Chef Oscar Ortega is creating three Read More

Suicide prevention teams working to promote gun safety, education

SHERIDAN — Thanks to ongoing suicide prevention research, pinpointed data is available on endless subsections such as specific groups of people, different means of suicide, laws and procedures surrounding suicide prevention and even studies done on the effects of reporting on suicide. However, two areas of concentration are particularly pertinent to Wyoming and Sheridan County: Read More

Ranchester amends agreement with judge to ‘as needed’ basis

RANCHESTER — When Ranchester had a police officer, Municipal Judge Stuart Healy would come to town to judge traffic offenses, ordinance violations and other cases once per month. Now that the town is without a law enforcement officer, the case load has dropped and Ranchester Town Council made the decision Tuesday to alter its contract with Read More

Dog and Cat Shelter benefit golf event set for Sept. 13

SHERIDAN — The First Annual Paws Pasture Classic pasture golf tournament will be Sept. 13. All proceeds will benefit the Dog and Cat Shelter and the event costs $12 for adults and $6 for kids. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and tee off is at noon at Megan’s Hay Field. Head west on Fifth Street Read More

Indian Relay Championships set for Sept. 12-14 at Sheridan County Fairgrounds

SHERIDAN— The All Nations Indian Relay Championships will be held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds starting Sept. 12. More than 30 Native American relay teams from the Arapaho, Blackfeet, Coville, Crow, Northern Cheyenne, Omak, Shoshone Nations and others will be competing. On Friday and Saturday, the events begin at 6 p.m. The races start at Read More

e2e presentation at Best Western Sheridan Center on Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The next e2e Wyoming presentation will be Tuesday at the Best Western Sheridan Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Barry Sims, retired CEO of Taco John’s, will talk about the growth of Taco John’s from a small family firm to a large organization. The Best Western Sheridan Center is located at 612 N. Main St. Read More

Sept. 4, 2014 Local Briefs

Best of the West BBQ Fest kicks off Friday SHERIDAN — Sheridan Motor will present the Best of the West BBQ Fest Friday from 6-10 p.m. at Whitney Plaza. Watch competing teams in action, vote for the People’s Choice Award and dance to live music by “Little Goose.” On Saturday morning, from 8-10 a.m. you can Read More

Generals still chasing first season win

SHERIDAN — An early mistake forced the Sheridan College (0-2) men’s soccer team to play from behind throughout most of the game on Wednesday, resulting in a 2-0 loss. It was a physical game as Northwest College (2-0) came into Maier Field and took a win from the Generals. After 14 minutes of exchanging possession, Read More

Crews working today to help Sheridan woman down from Bighorns

September 3, 2014

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The Sheridan couple that had been missing in the Bighorn Mountains has been found, according to officials from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. Blake Fuhriman, 23, and his girlfriend, Alissa DeVille, 22, left last Thursday to hike and camp in the mountains. They planned to camp at Bighorn Reservoir about 25 miles Read More

County OKs retail operations for local farms

SHERIDAN — While it won’t likely make Sheridan the bread basket of the world, a change in county zoning regulations will support the local foods movement by allowing agricultural processing and on-farm retail sales of local produce, products made from that produce like jams and bread, and accessory items like books. Sheridan County commissioners approved a Read More

State continues suicide prevention efforts

SHERIDAN — Next Wednesday is World Suicide Prevention Day and recent statistics suggest Wyoming is at the top of the priority list in need of suicide awareness and prevention. Based on the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gathered in 2011, Wyoming has the highest per-capita suicide rate in the Read More

Police, parks, animal shelter to see increase in 1-Cent funding

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council approved at its meeting Tuesday a resolution supporting the One-Cent Optional Sales Tax and listing proposed allocations should the tax be approved by voters in November. The allocations would be effective for a four-year period beginning in October 2015 and would total an estimated $3.6 million per year. The estimated Read More

City adds green space; Land purchased to expand Washington Park

SHERIDAN — In an age when green space is at a premium around the nation and many parks are becoming parking lots, members of Sheridan City Council were glad to approve at their meeting Tuesday a land purchase that will expand one of Sheridan’s primary parks. After reconvening into regular session following a closed session Read More

Fairgrounds to get water system upgrades

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are slated for a little TLC in the coming year following votes of approval from the Board of County Commissioners Tuesday on a few improvement projects. Commissioners voted to award a bid to Wilson Brothers Construction out of Cowley for an upgrade to the water system at the fairgrounds. The Read More

Best of the West BBQ Fest set for Friday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Motor will present the Best of the West BBQ Fest on Friday from 6-10 p.m. at Whitney Plaza. Watch competing teams in action, vote for the People’s Choice Award and dance to live music by “Little Goose.” On Saturday morning, from 8-10 a.m. you can watch the contestants turn in their entries Read More

Archaeological Society set to meet Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan and Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet 6 p.m. Thursday. This is a free program and will be held in the Le Gourmet Room at the Holiday Inn. Dinner can be ordered from the menu, but is not required. Following dinner, Sheridan resident Scott Burgan will speak Read More

Holy Name Catholic School celebrates 100 years

September 2, 2014

SHERIDAN — As Sheridan County celebrates the openings of new schools and the beginning of new initiatives, one local school has reached a landmark many years in the making. Holy Name Catholic School is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. The official dedication of the school occurred on Sept. 5, 1914. Over the past century the school Read More

Three write-in candidates accept nominations

SHERIDAN — Three Sheridan County residents have accepted write-in nominations from the primary election in August and will have their names on the ballot for the general election in November, County Elections Supervisor Brenda Kekich said. Ranchester residents Gayle Ogle and Jesse Hinkhouse accepted their write-in nominations for a two-year unexpired term on Ranchester Town Council Read More

Dept. of Education to hold public hearing Sept. 9

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Education will hold a public comment hearing in Sheridan on Sept. 9. As required by statue, the WDE is seeking public comment on proposed changes and additions to the content standards in areas such as English, language arts and mathematics. There have also been additions for new standards in Read More

Story Historical Society to host business program Sunday

STORY — The Story Historical Society Program will be at the Story Woman’s Club at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Jerry Johns is scheduled to speak about old Story businesses such as the mink and fox farms. Cookies and coffee will be served. Story Woman’s Club is located at 28 N. Piney Road.

‘Sludge Trudge’ 5K run set for Saturday at fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fairgrounds will be the host for “Sludge Trudge,” a 5k muddy obstacle run on Saturday. Competitive waves start at 9 a.m. with non-competitive waves running from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The kids race is at 1:30 p.m. and a harvest festival dinner will begin at 7 p.m. If you Read More

Crews extinguish house fire on Welton Lane

September 1, 2014

SHERIDAN – At just after 3 a.m. Monday fire crews responded to a structure fire at 16 Welton Lane. When crews from the Goose Valley Fire Department and Sheridan Fire-Rescue arrived on scene they found the house completely involved in fire. Firefighters had the blaze extinguished within 30 minutes. Crews remained on scene for several Read More

A journey around the world in 30 musical instruments

August 30, 2014

SHERIDAN — Music is universal. Wherever your travels may take you, you are likely to encounter unique instruments, interesting sounds and maybe even a dance you’ve never seen before; but regardless of variation, you will surely hear music. If your schedule or finances won’t allow for a world tour, a musical tour will come to Read More

Clean Water Sheridan won’t sue city, but continues efforts to stop fluoride

SHERIDAN — Members of Clean Water Sheridan, a group seeking to stop the addition of hydrofluorosilicic acid to Sheridan’s water supply, has decided at this time to halt plans to sue the city over the matter. Organizers have said they will continue the group’s grassroots effort to demonstrate public disapproval of water fluoridation to city officials. Read More

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