Category Archives: Local News

WWA to host Backcountry Film Festival Friday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association will present the Winter Wildlands Alliance’s 11th annual Backcountry Film Festival on Friday at Black Tooth Brewing Company in Sheridan. The Backcountry Film Festival is renowned for its collaboration with filmmakers, ranging from grassroots to professional, from all corners of the globe. The festival provides a fresh line-up of… Continue Reading

Barrasso visits; talks elections, coal

Barrasso visits; talks elections, coal

SHERIDAN — Speaking to and fielding questions from members of the local Rotary Club Friday afternoon, U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, talked extensively on a variety of hot-button issues including the pending presidential election. Many of his comments were well-received by the club, especially on the topic of federal governmental overreach, which dominated the conversation.… Continue Reading

CiViC Project now accepting applications for 2016 program

CiViC Project now accepting applications for 2016 program

SHERIDAN — The Center for a Vital Community is now accepting applications for the next round of the CiViC Project, its flagship leadership program meant to help emerging and existing leaders identify community issues and create change. Bill Mease and Julie Stieff, contracted consultants from the Blandin Foundation, conduct the training, which includes a full… Continue Reading

Agendas — Jan. 16, 2016

Sheridan County School District 1 6 p.m. Tuesday Big Horn High School, Room 211 333 Highway 335, Big Horn • Call the meeting to order • Pledge of Allegiance • Reading of mission statement • Roll call • Approval of agenda • Presentations/recognitions A. Teacher of the Month B. Apple Award C. Mass customized learning… Continue Reading

ACT, CoBank make donations to Volunteers of America

ACT, CoBank make donations  to Volunteers of America

SHERIDAN — ACT of Sheridan and CoBank announced a pair of $1,500 donations to support Volunteers of America. “We believe in Volunteers of America, and want to support their mission,” said Jason Wille, marketing and sales supervisor at ACT. “We are thankful for all they do to help others in our community.” According to a… Continue Reading

Preparing for another round of ‘We the People’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School “We the People” team will perform a dress rehearsal for the state competition Jan. 22 at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library in the Inner Circle. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will feature 31 government students from SHS as they prepare for the Feb. 1 competition.… Continue Reading

Legion Auxiliary to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will gather Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. All women are welcome to attend the meeting to learn about what the group does for veterans. For additional information, contact Jean Arzy at 672-3623. The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W.… Continue Reading

Gordon to discuss beliefs, fabric of our inner worlds

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on trauma, beliefs, value and worth for the January editions of the Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The presentations set for Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on beliefs and what is at the fabric of your inner world. The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30… Continue Reading

A night, semester with the Simpsons

A night, semester with the Simpsons

SHERIDAN— Pete Simpson is back in town. The two-term Sheridan area state representative and former administrator at Sheridan College will begin teaching a seven-week course at the college on Tuesday called “Wyoming’s Political Identity.” Members of the community are encouraged to enroll. Simpson, who grew up in Cody, is part of the political dynasty that… Continue Reading

Witnesses in jury trial describe ‘filthy’ living situation

SHERIDAN — During the third day of a jury trial in 4th Judicial District Court Wednesday, witnesses described the living situation of three alleged child abuse victims. They also discussed the change in the children’s spirits after they were placed in foster care. The trial involves two Sheridan County residents who are charged with felony… Continue Reading

Hospital Foundation grants hospital $1.5 mill for ICU

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital received a major funding boost in its capital campaign last night for the expansion of the Intensive Care Unit. Ada Kirven, executive director of the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation, announced the foundation would grant the hospital $1.5 million to help with construction and maintenance for the ICU building. The contribution… Continue Reading

SCSD3 officials shift focus after bus barn fire

SCSD3 officials shift focus after bus barn fire

CLEARMONT — Sheridan County School District 3 officials are still busy handling the wreckage from a fire on Jan. 1 that destroyed three buses and damaged the bus barn. But with the 2016 legislative session just around the corner, Superintendent Charles Auzqui hopes to shift focus. Auzqui and business manager John Camino will present at… Continue Reading

Chamber After Hours set for Wednesday at WYO

SHERIDAN — The next round of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is set for Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. The monthly social and networking event is held at a different member location each month. This month’s event will take place at the WYO Theater and will be co-hosted by the theater and… Continue Reading

Young at Heart Players to resume meeting Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Young at Heart Players will resume meeting Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The senior theater group is under the direction of Pat Tomsovic and is aimed at those age 50 or older. The group is currently seeking cast members for a melodrama called “The Paper Bag Bandit” or… Continue Reading

Intricacies, laughter of working in a small town

Intricacies, laughter of working in a small town

DAYTON — On any given day, you can find Linda Lofgren manning the front office of Dayton Town Hall, always taking time from her work to help residents and travelers in need. If you’ve lived in Dayton for almost any period of time, there is a good chance you’ve come across Lofgren. Many Dayton residents… Continue Reading

Looking ahead to Fort Mackenzie’s future

Looking ahead to Fort Mackenzie’s future

Editor’s note: This is the third article in a series about Fort Mackenzie High School and the future of alternative schools in Sheridan County. SHERIDAN — Three items are on the wish list for alternative education in Sheridan over the next few years: a new building, new accountability measures and a program expansion that would… Continue Reading

SCSD2 audit shows careful district bookkeeping

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2’s business office received the highest possible rating on its most recent compliance audit, which measures how well district bookkeeping aligns with spending rules that accompany the federal, state and private money the district receives. “It also is gratifying to see that our hard work has paid off when… Continue Reading

Missing Louisiana man found alive and well

SHERIDAN — A man who was reported missing by his family in Louisiana has been found by local law enforcement officials. Gerald “Joe” Lott, 55, of Louisiana reportedly left his hometown in Louisiana on Dec. 31 with the reported intention of “kayaking the Mississippi River.” Shortly after his departure, his family reported him as a… Continue Reading

Senior Center organizing ‘Jane party’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is organizing a party for Janes on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Historic Sheridan Inn. The event will feature food and fun. All those with the name Jane, no matter how it is spelled and whether the person is a man or a woman, is invited to attend.… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host showing of ‘The Cowboys’ on Sunday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will show classic Westerns on the big screen each Sunday at 2 p.m. throughout January. This week’s film will be “The Cowboys.” Other films will include “3:10 to Yuma” and “Death Rides a Horse.” Each show will be hosted by local residents including Craig Johnson, Gene Sturling and others. The… Continue Reading

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