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Buffalo man dies in fire

December 29, 2014

SHERIDAN — One man and two dogs died Saturday in a fire that burned the man’s living room. John Knebel and his two boxers were found deceased in Knebel’s home after firefighters put out the fire. Buffalo Volunteer Fire Chief Clarence “Gomer” Gammon said a cause of death had not yet been released, but, so Read More

Sculpture damaged in crash

SHERIDAN — A sculpture on loan to the city was hit by a car Sunday at the corner of Coffeen and Main streets. While he didn’t say how fast the vehicle was going, Sgt. Tom Ringley of the Sheridan Police Department said the driver was cited for speeding. “They citation was for traveling at a Read More

Registration for Bighorn Mountain Trail Run opens this week

SHERIDAN — Registration for the 50-mile, 50K and 30K races of the Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Run will open this week. Online registration at itsyourrace.com will begin at 6 a.m. Jan. 5, but locals may register beginning Friday at the Foot of the Bighorns in downtown Sheridan. The race is scheduled for June Read More

Benefit for Katie’s Kause set for Saturday at brewery

SHERIDAN — Black Tooth Brewing Company is hosting a benefit event to support Katie’s Kause on Saturday. Katie Malin was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in September 2014, and a fundraising campaign was launched to help her cover related expenses. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will include entertainment from Terry Waugh Read More

Keeping kids safe in our schools

December 26, 2014

SHERIDAN — From natural disasters to man-made chaos, there are many things that can occur on a daily basis requiring a quick and calculated response. This is especially true when you are responsible for hundreds of children. Crisis management in schools is a daunting task that involves everyone from state legislators to students preparing for Read More

CVC to share space with WYO Theater

SHERIDAN — The Center for a Vital Community is moving back downtown. The CVC once occupied space in the building the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce now calls home, but moved into office space at Sheridan College earlier this year. Starting next month, the CVC will be sharing space with WYO Theater offices in the Read More

Yellowstone National Park’s East Entrance is now open

YELLOWSTONE — Commercial and non-commercially guided snowmobiles and all types of snowcoaches may now travel from Yellowstone National Park’s East Entrance over Sylvan Pass to Fishing Bridge Junction. Due to various road restrictions, travelers should consult the current road conditions map before travel. The map can be seen online at www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/parkroads.htm. Road status can change Read More

Student news Dec. 27, 2014

• Andrew Orchard of Dayton received his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology during their 170th commencement ceremony on Dec. 20.­

Big Horn senior eager to serve

BIG HORN — He’s lived in Wyoming less than six months — making the move from Kodiak, Alaska, to Big Horn his senior year of high school — and already the honors and accolades are piling up: • All-Conference football player for the Rams • All-State football player for the Rams • Named to the WyoVarsity Read More

Report: Wyoming population migrating elsewhere for jobs

SHERIDAN — While Wyoming’s population continues to rise, statistics show a dramatic drop in the state’s growth rate due to hefty out-migrations between July 2013 and July 2014. Population growth between July 2010 and July 2013 increased rapidly each year. According to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the state’s population grew by only Read More

Scientists: Don’t twist data to fit sage-grouse agenda

SHERIDAN — The scientists involved in a study that found a positive relationship between taller grass and sage-grouse nest success are concerned environmental groups are using the findings to incorrectly label livestock producers as responsible for the birds’ decline. The study, described in “Linking conservation actions to demography; grass height explains variation in greater sage-grouse Read More

Santa delivers

December 24, 2014

Dave Marquis, as Santa, wraps a floral arrangement in plastic for delivery Tuesday at Babe’s Flowers on Main Street. Santa has been delivering flowers from the downtown flower shop for the past two weeks in the spirit of the season.

Unintentional falls can be serious medical issue

CHEYENNE — While many people unexpectedly take a tumble from time to time, the Wyoming Department of Health reminds residents that falls can sometimes lead to moderate and severe injuries, even death, especially among older adults. “Within a six-week period I lost my grandmother and my father after falls,” WDH Injury Prevention Coordinator Dara Lawyer Read More

Officials : Lead poisoning claim fraudulent

By Kelli Heitstuman-Tomko and Hannah Sheely SHERIDAN — Several officials have said that residents should not be concerned about getting lead poisoning as a result of the restoration work being done on the old Montgomery Wards building located at 104 N. Main Street. During removal of the white paint on the exterior walls, the age Read More

Locals ‘Get Caught Shopping’ downtown and win big

SHERIDAN — Chances to win with your 2014 Christmas Stroll buttons are running out as Saturday was the final day to “Get Caught Shopping” and today is the final day to claim prizes at local businesses. Each Saturday between the Stroll and Christmas, Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce “elves” have caught people wearing their Stroll Read More

Best Western offering New Year’s Eve packages

SHERIDAN — The Best Western Sheridan Center will host a New Year’s Eve celebration Wednesday. Options for the evening include a ball drop, live music by Jalan Crossland, dinner, a champagne toast and hotel rooms. The deluxe package including all of these options is $150 per couple. A premium package excluding a room is $90 Read More

New Year’s Eve at Noon at Senior Center Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will again host “New Year’s Eve at Noon” on Wednesday for those wishing to celebrate the changing of the calendar in the daylight. The celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. with music and lunch. Lunch will include ham, sweet potatoes, broccoli au gratin and raspberry cheesecake for a suggested donation Read More

Thursday and Friday Events Dec. 24, 2014

Thursday • Merry Christmas! Friday • 6:30 p.m., “Jug Band Christmas,” Black Tooth Brewing Company, 312 Broadway St.

Local Briefs Dec. 24, 2014

Jug Band Christmas at Black Tooth Friday SHERIDAN — Black Tooth Brewing Company will host several musicians and guests in “Jug Band Christmas” on Friday. Featuring Brock Finn, John Kirlin, the Teka Brock Boys and other special guests, the event is free and open to all over the age of 21. Starting at 6:30 p.m., attendees Read More

Little libraries: Woman builds library in honor of books, friend

December 23, 2014

SHERIDAN — There’s just something about a stack of books. All cattywampus, the corners of colorful covers peek out from under each other, begging to be unearthed, admired and opened. There is the tilt of the head to read the titles, and there is the wondering what story lies beneath that title, inside those pages. Read More

Ugly sweaters, Crossland at Smokehouse Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Smokehouse and Saloon will host an “Ugly Sweater Christmas Party” Saturday featuring musician Jalan Crossland. The free party is open to all members of the community. The show will begin at 8 p.m. For more information, see jalancrossland.com or bighornsmokehouse.com. The Big Horn Smokehouse is located at 158 Johnson St. Read More

Jug Band Christmas at Black Tooth Friday

SHERIDAN — Black Tooth Brewing Company will host several musicians and guests in “Jug Band Christmas” on Friday. Featuring Brock Finn, John Kirlin, the Teka Brock Boys and other special guests, the event is free and open to all over the age of 21. Starting at 6:30 p.m., attendees are reminded to “bring yer jugs” Read More

Local Briefs Dec. 23, 2014

Chamber award nominees sought SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking nominations for the organization’s annual business awards. Categories include business person of the year, business of the year, Spirit of Sheridan and Strength of Sheridan. Each nominee must be a Chamber member or employee of a Chamber member. To submit Read More

New business allows kids outdoor adventures indoors

SHERIDAN — Six-year-old Maddie Thompson paused for only a moment at the edge of the platform before jumping off. Grasping the tether that was hooked to the harness she was wearing, she ziplined halfway across the room to an inclined stop. The boys on the platform behind her — her older brother Tristan and his Read More

Local youth ‘Shop with a Cop’: Kids buy Christmas gifts for parents, guardians

December 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — Saturday marked the first day of Christmas Break for area schools, but five local youth were up and out the door early in the morning. Ellie Bard, Alexis McKinley, Zane Huntley and brothers Cody and Justin Hope, all members of the Sheridan Livestock Club through 4-H, were among the volunteers who gave their Read More

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