Category Archives: Local News

A librarian’s love affair with history

A librarian’s love affair with history

SHERIDAN — History is a puzzle, and Judy Slack has spent her career putting all the pieces together. Slack spent her days in a wing of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library uncovering some of the great mysteries of Sheridan County’s past. But after five years of patching together the narrative of northeast Wyoming, today… Continue Reading

Ranchester’s Mercantile nearly complete

Ranchester’s Mercantile nearly complete

RANCHESTER — As Ranchester’s Main Street Mercantile nears substantial completion, officials hope the building draws three businesses into the heart of the town while promoting economic growth. Town Engineer Chris Johnson reported Wednesday the mercantile is 90 percent complete. The contractor, Sheridan-based Ace Builders, only needs to finish up small jobs like paint touchup and… Continue Reading

Sheridan VA to soldier on after Cheyenne opening

SHERIDAN — The steady flow of patients from the Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center to its Sheridan counterpart is not likely to change in January when Cheyenne opens a new mental health program. The program in Cheyenne will provide inpatient care for problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse. Cheyenne currently provides outpatient… Continue Reading

Poetry Out Loud registrations now open

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Arts Council invites interested teachers and students to take part in Poetry Out Loud, the national recitation and memorization contest sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Designed specifically for students in grades 9-12 attending public, private or home schools, the POL program is a fun… Continue Reading

Annual Trees of Love event set for Sunday at SMH

SHERIDAN — The annual tree lighting open house for Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Christmas Trees of Love will be Sunday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the front lobby of the hospital. The trees will be lit at 5 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the trees provide residents the opportunity to… Continue Reading

Easter Seals taking orders for holiday cookies

SHERIDAN — Easter Seals is currently accepting orders for homemade holiday cookies. All proceeds from the sales will benefit Sheridan families in need of help this holiday season. Orders for the cookies will be taken through Dec. 15. Varieties of cookies available include frosted and unfrosted sugar cookies, chocolate chip, gluten-free chocolate chip, snickerdoodle and… Continue Reading

STT director earns prestigious photography award

SHERIDAN — As a photographer living in Sheridan, Shawn Parker is never too far from finding creative inspiration. There is always a beautiful image to capture in northeast Wyoming, whether it be in the Bighorns or in the streets of downtown. “I never lack for inspiration here,” Parker said. “Whenever I need to get over… Continue Reading

Ranchester Town Council approves permit for condos

RANCHESTER — The Ranchester Town Council approved a special permit Tuesday evening that could eventually bring 19 condominiums to the town. Ace Builders owner Chris Bernard approached councilors with a plan to build the townhome-style dwellings over 1.3 acres on the west end of town. Bernard told the Council he imagines a hip, cool neighborhood… Continue Reading

Local WCF chapter gives grants

SHERIDAN — In November, the Wyoming Community Foundation — Sheridan/Johnson counties board distributed grants to local nonprofits. Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip received $9,600 to be used to provide high-quality equine assisted activities and therapies for people with special needs in Sheridan and Johnson counties. The Dayton School Benefit Club received $3,000 to preserve… Continue Reading

Go mad Saturday at library celebrating ‘Alice in Wonderland’

SHERIDAN — The classic children’s book Alice in Wonderland was published by author Lewis Carroll in November 1865. The book has delighted millions of children since then and become part of popular culture. The Sheridan County Library System has been celebrating the 150-year anniversary of this influential book recently with several activities that are free… Continue Reading

Community Holiday Dinner set for Sunday

SHERIDAN — The 25th annual Community Holiday Dinner will provide area residents a chance to share a holiday meal with the entire community Dec. 6 at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. From 4-7 p.m., neighbors and friends will gather for turkey and all the trimmings. The event is free and open to the public, but organizers… Continue Reading

Local PTO organizing holiday bazaar

SHERIDAN — The Winter Wonderland Holiday Bazaar will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School. The bazaar will feature a wide variety of small businesses and crafters. The event is sponsored by the elementary school’s parent-teacher organization. For additional information or to reserve booth space, contact Crystal… Continue Reading

Whitney Rink officials eye mid-December opening

SHERIDAN — The public’s first chance to see the Whitney Rink at the M&M’s Center ice arena is coming — and soon. Construction progress and a completed ice surface have officials projecting an unveiling on Dec. 19 featuring skating and tours. Competitive figure skating and traveling hockey squads began using Whitney Rink for practices a… Continue Reading

Kalif Shrine to host annual Christmas party Saturday

SHERIDAN — Gather around for some holiday cheer at the Kalif Shrine’s annual Christmas party Saturday. All kids are welcome to meet and have their pictures taken with Santa, who will be handing out Christmas stockings. Attendees can also enjoy a lunch of hot dogs, chips and soft drinks. The event is free and open… Continue Reading

Dillion’s ‘Peace’ poster chosen for competition

SHERIDAN — Samantha Dillion, a seventh-grade student at Holy Name Catholic School, has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Sheridan Sundowners Lions Club. Dillion’s poster was among more than 450,000 entries submitted worldwide in the annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs… Continue Reading

WYDOT to close 14A for winter season today

SHERIDAN — Crews from the Wyoming Department of Transportation planned to close U.S. 14A west of Burgess Junction for the winter at noon Tuesday. WYDOT seasonally closes the 22-mile stretch of scenic mountain road in the Bighorn Mountains of north-central Wyoming at the end of the fall hunting season. According to WYDOT District Maintenance Engineer… Continue Reading

High Mountain Holiday Bazaar set for Saturday

RANCHESTER — The High Mountain Holiday Bazaar will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Ranchester. The craft bazaar and free chili lunch will occur in the Ranchester Town Hall multi-purpose room. Breakfast items will also be served as a fundraiser for the Dayton Community Church youth group. For additional information or… Continue Reading

TRVCC to host Christmas in the Valley

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton will host “Christmas in the Valley” on Friday. Set to take place from 6-8 p.m., the event will feature Christmas traditions and free family fun including a dinner of stew, musical entertainment, a visit from Santa and fun and games for all ages. For additional… Continue Reading

A-C announces first-quarter honor rolls

CLEARMONT — Sheridan County School District 3 officials recently announced the first-quarter honor roll recipients for the junior high and high school. Students on the Honor Roll had GPAs of 3.0-3.49. The Board of Trustees Honor Roll students earned GPAs of 3.5-4.0. Honor Roll Seventh grade: Karri Malli Eighth grade: None Ninth grade: John Malli… Continue Reading

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