Category Archives: Local News

Daughters of the Nile to host Western Casino Night

SHERIDAN — The Daughters of the Nile will host a Western Casino Night on Saturday, with registration beginning at 5:30 p.m. and gambling beginning at 6:15 p.m. The event will include a 50/50 raffle, three-card poker, Black Jack, Texas Hold-Em, Craps and a silent auction. In addition, sloppy joes and snacks will be available. The… Continue Reading

Poetry reading to focus on works from conflict

SHERIDAN — Dr. Jane Wohl will discuss the poetry of conflict Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan College Whitney Academic Center. The presentation, set to take place in room W153, will focus on the rich, moving, heart-wrenching poetry written by American veterans of the Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. Wohl teaches English at Sheridan… Continue Reading

Rotary honors students of the month

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Student of the Month is Carsen Mowry from Cheyenne. Mowry is pursuing a nursing degree and chose to attend Sheridan College because of the great nursing program and because she has family in Sheridan. Mowry would like to be a neonatal nurse somewhere around the country. She enjoys anything outdoors… Continue Reading

Good Samaritans to be honored May 7

SHERIDAN — The Good Samaritan Awards will be held May 7 at the Holiday Inn, recognizing the people of the Sheridan community that quietly and selflessly serve others. The Salvation Army collects nominations and its board selects deserving individuals or couples for the recognition. The evening will begin at 5 p.m. and will include dinner… Continue Reading

Trial begins for Crow poaching case

Trial begins for Crow poaching case

SHERIDAN — A poaching trial for an incident that took place more than two years ago opened in Sheridan County Circuit Court Wednesday, with jury selection and state testimony taking the full day. The case is for Clayvin Herrera, of St. Xavier, Montana. Herrera, who is a member of the Crow Tribe, killed an elk… Continue Reading

Next gentle yoga class planned for May 4

SHERIDAN — The next Gentle Yoga Balance class is set for May 4t from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Center with Cindy Baker, yoga therapist, from A Place of Wholeness Yoga Studio. The class will incorporate mindful meditation practices and is designed to increase strength, balance, flexibility and to help people be more… Continue Reading

Beaver Creek Slide to benefit homeless shelter

SHERIDAN — The 13th annual Beaver Creek Slide and fourth annual Beaver Creek Bike Slog will take place May 7. The Sheridan Community Homeless Shelter, operated by Volunteers of America, will receive $12.50 of each individual’s entry fee. Last year’s races had competitors from across Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota. Races include a half marathon… Continue Reading

Spring cleanup? Free landfill days set for May

SHERIDAN — May 7 and May 14 will be free landfill days for city and county residents. Dispose of up to one ton of household trash per visit, at no charge. There will be a charge for car batteries, tires and for refrigeration units that have not been decommissioned by a certified technician. Also, regular… Continue Reading

SHJS officials announce third-quarter honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School officials have released the names of students who were named to the third-quarter honor roll for each grade. Students on the Gold Honor Roll must receive all As. Students on the Silver Honor Roll must receive all As and Bs. The following students were named to the Gold Honor… Continue Reading

SHS We the People team earns national award

SHS We the People team earns national award

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School’s We the People team will be coming home with a special piece of hardware this week. Four members of the team earned national recognition with a Unit Award. Each team has six units in which it competes that are all centered around different themes. The Unit Awards recognize the best… Continue Reading

Local legislators talk state budget cuts

SHERIDAN — The state revenue picture is looking dimmer by the day. Updates that the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group released Friday show current revenue is falling below January projections, which had already been downwardly revised from the group’s October report. In response, Gov. Matt Mead asked department heads to cut budgets for the next two… Continue Reading

220 handmade bowls donated for VOA fundraiser

SHERIDAN — The eighth annual Volunteers of America “soup festival” will be held Thursday from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall. The Sheridan College ceramics class of 12 to 15 artists have spent the entire semester making handcrafted bowls for the event. So far, they have completed 220 bowls, but still have… Continue Reading

The Brinton Museum to host Kinstler show

BIG HORN — Everett Raymond Kinstler, a renowned oil painter and illustrator will share his works with local residents at an exhibit this summer at The Brinton Museum. The exhibit, titled “Journeys West and Beyond,” will begin May 1 and will go through July 4. Kinstler is widely recognized as the creator of the Western pulp fiction… Continue Reading

Next Jentel Presents set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The program is free and open to all members of the community. Light refreshments will be available. Presenters will include mixed media painter Michael Hook, of Vermillion, South Dakota;  memoirist Keetje Kuipers,… Continue Reading

Sheridan senior earns national scholarship

 SHERIDAN — From a pool of more than 583 applicants nationwide, a Wyoming high school senior was among the 100 winners of a Young Entrepreneur Foundation Scholarship award from the National Federation of Independent Business, America’s largest and leading small-business association since 1943. Buyert Cheyenne of Sheridan, who attends Sheridan High School, received an NFIB/Captel… Continue Reading

Local student inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

SHERIDAN — Two local students were recently initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The students were Andrea Garrett, of Sheridan, and Sarah Maze, of Ranchester. The students are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated… Continue Reading

Businesses warn new overtime pay rules could hurt

Businesses warn new overtime pay rules could hurt

SHERIDAN — Changes to federal rules governing overtime pay could soon require businesses to shell out more money for employees who are currently exempt, and local business advocates believe the proposal could be a costly surprise to companies. The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing to boost the salary threshold for overtime pay to cover… Continue Reading

City, fire near contract agreement

SHERIDAN — Contract talks between the city and the local fire union moved closer to an agreement Monday and the two parties hope to finish negotiations soon, possibly by next week. George Neeson, president of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 276, said the fire union would accept the city’s request to enter into… Continue Reading

Positive news for Sheridan’s air service

SHERIDAN — The Transportation Security Administration has announced that it will bring screening services back to the Sheridan County Airport. “TSA initially determined that the proposed air service did not meet our criteria for federal screening resources,” TSA acting Deputy Administrator Roderick Allison wrote in a letter to U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi. “We have since… Continue Reading

Crews extinguish small fire in structure Monday

SHERIDAN — Four individuals were evaluated for non-life threatening smoke injuries following a small structure fire Monday. At approximately 10:26 a.m. Monday, Sheridan Fire-Rescue, Rocky Mountain Ambulance, Goose Valley Fire Department and Sheridan Police Department responded to 726 Long Drive for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival crews found a three-story wood frame multi-residential structure… Continue Reading

Vietnam Women’s Memorial to be dedicated May 5

SHERIDAN — The president and trustees of the Northern Wyoming Community College District invite the community to a Vietnam Women’s Memorial replica unveiling and dedication ceremony set for May 5 at 11 a.m. The Vietnam Women’s Memorial, created by sculptor Glenna Goodacre, was dedicated on the Mall in Washington, D.C., in 1993 as part of… Continue Reading

Congressional delegation staff to host office hours

SHERIDAN — Representatives of Wyoming’s congressional delegation will host office hours Thursday from 9-10 a.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis will be represented by DeAnna Kay, Oaklee Anderson and Matt Jones. Area residents are encouraged to visit with the local representatives to discuss issues or… Continue Reading

Keystone Awards raise $56,700 for Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center’s 2016 Keystone Awards grossed $56,700 at its April 21 event. The event honored three Sheridan residents for their lifetime contributions to Sheridan communities. The 2016 honorees were Judy Taylor, Jack Pelissier and Esther McKenzie. Proceeds from the event support services to elders through the Sheridan Senior Center, a community-based… Continue Reading

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