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Polka Club to hold monthly dance on Sunday

March 13, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will meet at the Elks Lodge for its monthly dance from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. All members of the public are invited to come and enjoy dancing to music by Rapid Creek. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, call Jean Arzy at 672-3623 The Read More

Snowpack average despite warm temps

SHERIDAN — Warm temperatures and abundant sunshine continue to dent snowpack in the Bighorn Mountains, but winter precipitation leaves Sheridan County in an enviable position compared to the rest of Wyoming. “Our snowpack numbers across the whole entire state are below average, in the 90- to 95-percent range,” Science and Operations Officer Brett McDonald said Read More

Legislators give recap at Chamber Luncheon Wed.

March 12, 2015

SHERIDAN — Fresh off of this year’s session, local Wyoming legislators shared mixed results with Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce members at their monthly luncheon Wednesday. House majority leader Rosie Berger, representing House District 51 in Big Horn, touted a successful session for the Wyoming House of Representatives. Of the 575 bills drafted, 410 were Read More

No educational stones left unturned in Legislature

SHERIDAN — The 2015 Legislative General Session is over and throughout the 37 days of work, 24 education bills were heard with varying degrees of success in the end. From review of state standards to K-12 and community college funding to Hathaway Scholarship policies, safety in school activities and athletics and more, no educational stone Read More

SAWS board approves infrastructure contracts

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board approved several projects Wednesday evening designed to upgrade area water infrastructure. The board first awarded a $786,136 contract to Westin Mechanical, LLC, of Sheridan for booster station pump and electrical work. These stations increase pressure and pump water to outlying areas in the water system, Read More

Run ‘Til You’re Green Saturday at Kendrick Park

SHERIDAN — Saturday is shaping up to be a good day to dress in something green and go for a nice run. For those so inclined, the Sheridan Jaycees have a deal for you. Participants in the annual “Run ‘Til You’re Green” Fun Run will dress in wild green costumes and meet once again in Read More

More than 21,000 Wyo. residents have ACA coverage

SHERIDAN — In Wyoming, 21,092 consumers selected or were automatically re-enrolled in health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace as of Feb. 22, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Of the consumers with a Marketplace plan selection, 91 percent qualified for an average tax Read More

UW Extension to host hydropower talks

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension Office will host a presentation and conversation highlighting the “Wyoming Small Hydropower Handbook” on Monday and Tuesday. A formal presentation will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at the Sheridan College/UW Watt Agricultural Building in room 132. The facility is located at 3401 Coffeen Ave. A luncheon roundtable Read More

Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussions continue

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series began in January at Sheridan County libraries and will continue this month. The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer the series “Nature, Animals, People and Their Interactions,” which will be moderated by Katie Curtiss. The Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will Read More

Students set for Spring Break

SHERIDAN — Students from Sheridan County schools are preparing for Spring Break. Sheridan County School District 1 (Dayton/Tongue River) students and staff will be on Spring Break March 16-19. Sheridan County School District 2 (Sheridan) students will have Spring Break from March 23-27. Sheridan County School District 3 (Arvada-Clearmont) will be on break from March Read More

G&F seeks info on 3 elk poached near Parkman

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information leading to the apprehension of those responsible for the illegal killing of three elk in Sheridan County. The elk were killed on private ranches northwest of Parkman. It appears the elk were shot from the road. Two of the three elk were mature bulls. Read More

Forward Sheridan evaluating rail bypass

March 11, 2015

SHERIDAN — Although years away, at the earliest, Forward Sheridan continues to evaluate the possibility of the railroad someday bypassing the city, representatives told the Board of County Commissioners at a special meeting Tuesday. A location north of Sheridan at a former mine site in Acme could present the perfect opportunity for such a project, Read More

Schlegel arrested again for probation violations

SHERIDAN — Less than a year after being sentenced to supervised probation, Taran Schlegel has been arrested for violation of that probation. Schlegel, 21, was sentenced to a single count of felony larceny Aug. 19 as part of a plea deal that asked for four to six years incarceration suspended in lieu of four years Read More

Buckley charged with DUI, hit and run

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man who is charged with damaging four vehicles at a car dealership before being stopped by the police pleaded not guilty to drunk driving and a hit and run Thursday in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Sam Buckley, 57, allegedly crashed into cars at Fremont Toyota at approximately 2:30 p.m. March 4 Read More

Education summit explores missing ‘C’ in college, career readiness

SHERIDAN — The passion for education and investment in the future of Sheridan County through the advancement of area children could be felt at every table Tuesday night at the Whitney Benefits Education Summit at Sheridan College. “Promises, Pathways, Perspectives: College Readiness Options for Our High School Students” was the theme of the event that Read More

Sheridan air service to end March 31

March 10, 2015

SHERIDAN — Great Lakes Airlines cited “reasons beyond our control” in a letter announcing it would terminate air service at Sheridan County Airport on March 31. Airport Manager John Stopka received the notice of termination on Monday. Stopka said the termination of air service by Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., which operates as Great Lakes Airlines, Read More

ABF hires directors, amps up efforts to open ski area

March 11, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation has added two positions to help advance the re-opening of the Antelope Butte Ski and Recreation Area. Effective immediately, Jamie Schectman will serve as the executive director and Andrew Gast will be the development director in charge of leading fundraising efforts. Schectman is the CEO and co-founder of Mountain Read More

Clearmont to test for new water well sites

CLEARMONT — Mayor Chris Schock told the Clearmont Town Council Monday the Wyoming Legislature passed the Omnibus Water Bill, appropriating up to $750,000 for the town to explore the possibility of new water wells. Clearmont currently draws from two wells, but Schock estimated they are approximately 40 years old. Also, residents complained about the water’s Read More

Wyoming mourns three educational champions

SHERIDAN — Three influential members of the educational community in Wyoming have passed away in recent weeks including a state representative, an advocate for children and a member of the Northern Wyoming Community College District family. Long-time Wyoming Representative Frank Philp passed away Sunday. Philp, a Republican from Shoshoni, served in the Legislature from 1993 Read More

FAB Conference tickets now on sale

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference, which is scheduled for April 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Sheridan College. Tickets for the conference are $40 per person, while tickets for the banquet dinner only are $30. Combination tickets for the conference and dinner Read More

Applications available for Sheridan WYO Rodeo scholarship

SHERIDAN — Seniors graduating in 2015 can now apply for one of three $1,000 Sheridan WYO Rodeo scholarships. Applicants must graduate from high school in Sheridan County in the spring of this year and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. The deadline to apply is April 30. Requirements, instructions and applications are Read More

Get Out and Shop set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Local merchants will showcase their products Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Get Out and Shop event at Sheridan High School. Home-based, direct sales and retail products will all be available. Money raised from the event will support educational products at the PEO Sisterhood. For additional information, see or Read More

Colton Herrera changes plea in elk poaching case

March 10, 2015

SHERIDAN — Colton Herrera, one of four members of the Crow Nation who were cited in the January 2014 poaching of three elk near Eskimo Creek in the Bighorn National Forest, pleaded guilty to two charges Monday in Sherian County Circuit Court. Herrera unexpectedly announced at what was set to be his pre-trial conference last Read More

Local woman is new UW trustee

SHERIDAN — Though the term of service on the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is over for Sheridan resident Dick Davis, a local voice will still be heard as he is replaced with new appointee Michelle Sullivan, also of Sheridan. It is uncommon to have back-to-back trustees from the same county because the university Read More

Planning Commission welcomes new board members

SHERIDAN — On a night when the Sheridan Planning Commission welcomed two new members and said goodbye to another, the seven-member board also recommended annexation of nearly 25,000 square feet of land located off Independent Lane. The Monday meeting opened with introductions of two newly appointed commissioners, Ray Moores and Mike Mellgren, and it ended Read More

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