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Local ranchers relieved as rainfall totals add up

Local ranchers relieved as rainfall totals add up

SHERIDAN — With the lush green hills and the misty rains, travelers rolling into the Sheridan valley lately have been treated to beautiful aesthetics. Conversely, flooding of area streams and rivers have been burdensome for homeowners and businesses who sit along the waterways. But between the flash-flood warnings and the vicious thunderstorms, local ranchers gave… Continue Reading

Council tables one franchise agreement, passes another

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council Monday approved one franchise agreement through a second reading but tabled another. Franchise agreements set the terms and conditions, including payment, for private telecommunications companies to use public rights-of-way to establish infrastructure such as broadband. The Council first tabled the Advanced Communications Technology, Inc. agreement after Councilor Alex Lee… Continue Reading

Sheridan named on Top 100 Best Small Towns list

SHERIDAN — Sheridan continues to claim its spot as a favorite town in America. Adding to the list of already received accolades, Sheridan has now been named No. 41 on the list of the Top 100 Best Small Towns, an expanded edition of their annual Top 10 Small Towns index. More than 12,000 towns with… Continue Reading

Rabies prevention remains important in Wyoming

SHERIDAN — To help Wyoming residents avoid a deadly disease themselves, as well as for pets and livestock, the Wyoming Department of Health is promoting rabies prevention strategies, including animal vaccinations. Rabies can infect any mammal, including pets, livestock, small wildlife and humans. The virus affects the central nervous system, causing paralysis and sometimes death.… Continue Reading

Leaves of three let them be

SHERIDAN — As spring moves into summer, the Wyoming Poison Center begins to receive calls about poison ivy, poison sumac and poison oak, common summertime poisons that can cause a lot of discomfort for people enjoying the outdoors. Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac can release a substance called urushiol when the leaves or… Continue Reading

Clearmont Days to be held Saturday

  SHERIDAN — Enjoy live music with Linda Lanier, food and a variety of fun activities including a bouncy house at Clearmont Days on Saturday at Branding Iron Park in Clearmont. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring a salad or dessert. Chicken will be provided by Clear Creek Stop.… Continue Reading

South Park bird walk to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — Peter Lecolat of Bighorn Audubon Society will lead a community bird walk along the South Park Natural Area trail on Saturday. Anyone interested in attending is asked to meet at the Brundage Street parking lot at 9 a.m. The group will walk about 1 mile viewing wetland and grassland birds and the great… Continue Reading

From a ranch to the Pacific and back

From a ranch to the Pacific and back

BIG HORN — Johnnie Gentry owns a few different hats. He has a “World War II veterans” cap, clean, black and adorned with pins. He has a new cowboy hat, clean and undeniably Western. Neither of these is his favorite, however. That distinction goes to an old, dirty cowboy hat. “I’ve got an old hat… Continue Reading

Rare case of heartworm diagnosed in Sheridan County

SHERIDAN — There is a patient currently being treated at a clinic in Sheridan County with a somewhat rare but often deadly disease, but there are preventative measures that can be taken. A simple monthly pill can help prevent contracting this disease, which is transferred through the blood and can be spread by mosquito bites.… Continue Reading

Black Tooth brewery reveals new logo

Black Tooth brewery reveals new logo

SHERIDAN — After only four and a half years the Black Tooth Brewing Company has become a staple in Sheridan’s social scene. This past Saturday, it held its expansion party, revealing a fresh logo and new plans for the company. Although Black Tooth has successfully collected numerous awards throughout the past few years, Travis Zeilstra… Continue Reading

Monster Truck show comes to fairgrounds Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Mega Promotions Monster Truck Tour will come to Sheridan on Saturday. See famous monster trucks Terminator, Quad Chaos, Dump Truck and Predator. There will also be a BMX stunt team, Tuff Trucks and more. This is the kick-off to the 2015 tour. Dump Truck is a newly built addition to the show… Continue Reading

Rabies clinic to be held Tuesday-Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter will host a rabies clinic from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday at the Kendrick Park band shell. Rabies shots will be $10 per pet. City dog licenses will also be on sale for $10 for altered dogs and $15 for unaltered dogs. People are asked to… Continue Reading

Chamber holds ribbon cutting for Wyoming Life Flight

Chamber holds ribbon cutting for Wyoming Life Flight

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Wyoming Life Flight, Wyoming’s original medical transport service, on May 16. Pictured, from left to right, are Gretchen Paul, Wyoming Life Flight nurse; Chamber Ambassadors Jason Wille and Meredith Sopko (also the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation Coordinator); Burton Hayden, Wyoming Life Flight clinical… Continue Reading

Municipal golf courses struggle to break even

Municipal golf courses struggle to break even

SHERIDAN — The Kendrick Municipal Golf Course features lush greens, rolling hills, several water features and, on clear days, prominent, unimpeded views of the Bighorns. And while it might not be as ballyhooed as several other courses in the region, Kendrick is beloved by locals and tourists alike who hit the links in droves, particularly… Continue Reading

Details released in armed robbery

SHERIDAN — Details in the armed robbery that occurred May 23 in the 400 block of West Burkitt Street have been released as official charging documents were filed in Sheridan County Circuit Court this week. According to court documents, Keevin Ware and Adam Broussard knocked on the door of the home where two women were… Continue Reading

Bringing home hardware

Bringing home  hardware

BIG HORN — Sam Cooke released his hit song “A Change is Gonna Come” back in 1964. Some 51 years later, the song that was voted No. 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s top 500 songs of all time could be considered the anthem of the 2015 Big Horn girls track team. “It’s been a long,… Continue Reading

Federal grants now available to help prevent obesity

SHERIDAN — Obesity is a serious and costly condition, and nearly 23 percent of all adults in Sheridan County are obese. Though this rate is significantly lower than the national rate, it still affects both the health and the economy of Sheridan County. Now, the Wyoming Department of Health is inviting nonprofit community organizations across… Continue Reading

Summer program ‘Tidbit Tuesday’ begins

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host Tidbit Tuesdays again this summer for children ages 4-10. The events will allow children to learn about history through a story and special activity. Tidbit Tuesdays will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the museum, located at 850 Sibley Circle. Kids must be accompanied by… Continue Reading

Do you think you know our downtown?

Do you think you know our downtown?

SHERIDAN — Picture this: you’re walking down Main Street in Historic Downtown Sheridan and you bump into a friend…literally. You and your friend were both looking down at your phones and didn’t see each other coming. Has that ever happened to you? As handheld devices are the norm, and so is staring at them relentlessly,… Continue Reading

City budgets $175,000 for city administrator

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan plans to move forward with hiring a city administrator in fiscal year 2015-16 and allocated $175,000 into the budget to fund the position’s salary and benefits, according to figures presented at a budget meeting Wednesday evening. The Sheridan City Council passed a resolution on Feb. 2 authorizing department heads… Continue Reading

Did SCSD2 hold illegal meetings?

SHERIDAN— While Sheridan County School District 2 on Wednesday released a redacted version of executive session meeting minutes pertaining to a proposed multi-million dollar recreational facility, the notes contain few details on the project. The executive — or closed — session minutes were released following a unanimous Wyoming Supreme Court decision ordering the school district… Continue Reading

Von Krosigk joins Hospital Foundation board

Von Krosigk joins Hospital Foundation board

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation announced this week that Kristi Von Krosigk has joined the Foundation’s Board of Directors. According to Von Krosigk, she has been living in Sheridan for the past 11 years after moving here from Laramie when she and her husband, Greg, decided this is where they wanted to raise… Continue Reading

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