Category Archives: Local News

Food Forest cleared to continue in Thorne-Rider Park

SHERIDAN — A committee is planning to build a “Food Forest” in Thorne-Rider Park, where the BMX bike track used to be. The committee met with Sheridan City Engineer Lane Thompson on Thursday to discuss compliance with the requirements of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for building near the levee of Goose Creek. The… Continue Reading

Hackman to seek seat in HD51

SHERIDAN — Hollis Hackman has announced he will challenge longtime incumbent Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, for the House District 51 seat in the Wyoming Legislature this fall. According to a press release from the Wyoming Democratic Party, Hackman is a military veteran who completed his undergraduate degree in 1979 and received his Ph.D. in 1984… Continue Reading

City adjusts to sagging sales tax revenue

SHERIDAN — Money Sheridan gets from the Optional One-Cent Sales Tax is projected to decrease by 11 percent next year from earlier estimates. The money supports infrastructure projects such as road maintenance, park, pathways and local nonprofits. When voters renewed the optional sales tax in November 2014, city officials estimated it would generate $3.6 million… Continue Reading

Rock climber dies Sunday after fall in Tongue River Canyon

SHERIDAN— Dean Darling, 58, of Hyattville, Wyoming, died Sunday after falling while rock climbing in the Tongue River Canyon. The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and medical personnel were called to the scene at approximately 4:35 p.m. Sunday. Upon arriving, responding deputies and medical officials found Darling dead. No additional details were released by the Sheridan… Continue Reading

The Food Group receives $21,000 grant

SHERIDAN — The Food Group, Inc. has received a $21,353.37 grant made possible by the Rick & Rebecca Howell Donor Advised Fund and the Sheridan Area Opportunities Fund. The Food Group, Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing weekend food for children in Sheridan County for whom a meal may not be a guarantee. Though often… Continue Reading

Wyoming Connections Academy to host program Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Connections Academy will host a public meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan County YMCA. Wyoming Connections Academy is a tuition-free virtual public school. It is a program of Big Horn County School District 1 and serves students across Wyoming. The information session will provide families with an opportunity to… Continue Reading

Hope of Survivors seminar set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — A free seminar addressing sexual abuse within the church and church school settings will take place Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. The event will focus on the affect of abuse on the community, offender and victim as well as how to survive the aftermath. The event is sponsored by… Continue Reading

Next birding event set for Saturday at The Brinton

SHERIDAN — Join instructor Dr. Jackie Canterbury of the Bighorn Audubon for “Birding at The Brinton” on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners. This event is free and open to the public. The museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. For more… Continue Reading

Drog, Penn to wed in June

SHERIDAN — Jennifer Lynn Drog and Spencer Lee Penn, both of Buffalo, are engaged to wed June 25, 2016. Drog is the daughter of Jean and Joseph Drog of Sheridan. Penn is the son of Bruce and Judy Penn of Banner. Editor’s note: This notice is being republished due to an error in the original… Continue Reading

Poppy drive to take place today, Saturday

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary #7 annual poppy drive will take place Tuesday and Saturday. On Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to noon, poppies will be available at the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center. On Saturday, poppies will be available at Kmart and Wal-Mart. The poppies are assembled in VA hospitals by veterans. Their distribution is… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host cowbilly musician

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host Miss “V” the Gypsy Cowbelle on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Miss V offers clever lyricism along with classic rhythms on the guitar and her homemade banjo. Her music has charmed fans from coffee houses and campfires to festivals. The performance is free to attend. For additional information,… Continue Reading

City to add workers in 2016-2017

SHERIDAN — While school districts and county governments are bracing for cuts, the city of Sheridan is actually slated to add 12 positions to its payroll in the next budget year, which begins July 1. Human Resources Director Heather Doke said in a work session Thursday that included a new position in the treasurer department… Continue Reading

Montana cutting horse show to begin Thursday

SHERIDAN — The “Showdown in Sheridan” Montana Cutting Horse Association cutting horse competition will take place Thursday through Sunday at the Sheridan College AgriPark. With more than 100 competitors from the Western states expected, the event will feature limited age events Thursday and Friday. Saturday and Sunday are open classes. Admission to the event is… Continue Reading

AAUW organizing ‘Meet the Artist’ event

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Branch of American Association of University Women will host a Meet the Artist reception at Frackelton’s on Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available. On display at the restaurant is an oil painting of a wolf, “Miene Perfektion,” by Victoria Golab. For a Sheridan College art class assignment of… Continue Reading

Sash Dash color run set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sash Dash color fun run will take place Saturday at Kendrick Park. The 5K race, which won’t be timed, is open to all ages. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. and the run will begin at 9 a.m. The cost for advance registration is $20 or $25 on race day. The first… Continue Reading

Powder Horn to host Cowboy Joe Golf Tournament

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn Golf Club will host the University of Wyoming Cowboy Joe Golf Tournament on Saturday. Proceeds will benefit UW student-athletes and the Michael Phillips Memorial Scholarship. Registration for the event will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The cost is $195 for Cowboy Joe Club members… Continue Reading

Rock climber dies Sunday after fall in Tongue River Canyon

SHERIDAN — Dean Darling, 58, of Hyattville, Wyoming, died Sunday after falling while rock climbing in the Tongue River Canyon. The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and medical personnel were called to the scene at approximately 4:35 p.m. Sunday. Upon arriving, responding deputies and medical officials found Darling dead. No additional details were released by the… Continue Reading

SPD looking for suspect in two shots fired early Sunday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Police Department officers are looking for a suspect in connection with two gun shots fired early Sunday morning during a dispute. No injuries were reported in the shootings at a trailer located 1116 Fourth Ave. East and the department does not believe the case poses a threat to public safety. Dispatch received… Continue Reading

Bond set as details emerge from weekend attack

SHERIDAN— Bond was set at $20,000 cash for two men charged with aggravated assault, as details of a brutal weekend beating were released. Dylan Dygert, 21, and Jacob Olson, 26, appeared in Sheridan County Circuit Court in connection with a fight early Sunday morning that left the victim, Clayton Denny, with serious head injuries. Denny,… Continue Reading

Sister duo retires from Sheridan College

Sister duo retires from Sheridan College

SHERIDAN— Sisters Jane Wohl and Judy McDowell are leaving Sheridan College this month after a combined 51 years. They’ve been issuing final grades, packing up their offices and will attend graduation on Saturday. Then, it’s on to retirement. We caught up with them to learn more about their work and plans for the future. Jane… Continue Reading

The long journey to graduation

The long journey to graduation

SHERIDAN — In the weeks before graduation, Leann Schutte spent her days poring through her nursing books. Tests were coming up and some would decide her future. In that respect, she is like most students in college. Finals week consists of a combination of caffeinated drinks, stress and endless reading. Yet Schutte is far from your… Continue Reading

Tongue River water quality meeting set for Wednesday

DAYTON — The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public meeting Wednesday in the Lucille Alley Room of Dayton Town Hall from 6-8 p.m. to provide information regarding the Tongue River total maximum daily load project. According to the WDEQ website, when levels of a pollutant such as E.coli, exceed state water quality… Continue Reading

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