Category Archives: Local News

Tickets for Big Horn Country USA on sale now

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 Big Horn Country USA music festival. The third annual event set for June 16-18 at the Trails End Concert Park will feature Trace Adkins, Hunter Hayes, Chase Bryant and more. Ticket prices will go up April 1. Currently general admission for the three-day festival is… Continue Reading

Nominations for Leopold Conservation Award open

SHERIDAN — Sand County Foundation and the Wyoming Stock Growers Association are accepting applications for the 2017 Wyoming Leopold Conservation Award, which honors Wyoming ranchers who demonstrate outstanding, sustainable management of natural resources. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the Leopold Conservation Award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. It inspires other landowners… Continue Reading

Clearmont workers cherish their time on the road

Clearmont workers cherish their time on the road

SHERIDAN — As the smallest school district in the state, Sheridan County School District 3 has plenty of commuters. While some teachers or administrators live in Clearmont, Arvada or the surrounding area, most drive to the tiny town every day from Buffalo or Sheridan. While a long commute is often seen as a downside, some… Continue Reading

Sheridan nonprofit finds a new home in old Taylor School

Sheridan nonprofit finds a new home in old Taylor School

SHERIDAN — If you give, you shall receive. Kelley Olson lives her life by that motto. The executive director of the Sheridan Angels has spent the past several years providing clothing, appliances, furniture and food to those in need. It’s a job that has given her a sense of fulfillment and reward in ways that… Continue Reading

Elk kill stokes frustration about wolf protections

CHEYENNE (AP) — State wildlife officials said they’ve never seen anything like it: A pack of wolves killed 19 elk at a western Wyoming feeding ground and didn’t even bother to eat. They pointed to the kill as an example of the need to let the state rather than the federal government manage wolves. The… Continue Reading

DSA: Downtown development project a success

SHERIDAN — A Downtown Sheridan Association economic development plan has been going well over the past several months, according to Matt Westkott. The DSA board member gave a presentation to Sheridan City Council members Monday night. In October 2015, the Sheridan City Council approved a resolution allocating $60,000 for historic renovations and an education program.… Continue Reading

Kael Sweeney named this week’s Summit Award winner

Few individuals excel so equally in all areas of academia and athletics like this week’s Summit Award winner, Kael Sweeney. The son of Mike and Stacy Sweeney, he has been raised to have a faith-centered heart for service. His parents, and most influential role models, are consistently teaching the value of hard work and serving… Continue Reading

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet to be held April 2

SHERIDAN — The 27th annual Sheridan County Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet will take place April 2 from 5-8 p.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. The event will include a buffet meal and a number of raffles for firearms, artwork and home furnishings. Banquet tickets are $35 each, plus RMEF membership by at least one… Continue Reading

Judge: Protect the children, punish the parents

Judge: Protect the children, punish the parents

SHERIDAN — Two parents found guilty on Jan. 15 of felony child abuse will both serve one year in jail followed by 15 years of probation. Donna Gifford and Michael Tibbets will also pay court and attorney fees and are banned from contacting their children while on probation. Judge John Fenn said in court Thursday… Continue Reading

Masonic Lodge to host Easter breakfast

SHERIDAN — The Masonic Lodge will host an Easter breakfast on Sunday from 7-10:30 a.m. The breakfast will include pancakes, eggs, sausage and juice. The cost is $5 per person, all you can eat. Families of four or more people are only $20. Children age 5 and younger eat free. The Masonic Lodge is located… Continue Reading

Recital to feature SC director of strings, faculty

SHERIDAN — A Double Bass Recital set for April 1 at 7 p.m. will feature Dr. Mark Elliott Bergman, director of strings at Sheridan College, and college faculty. Music by Koussevitzky, Elgar and others will be performed. Admission to the concert is free. It will take place in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium… Continue Reading

Jazz on Mars performance to take place Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The second presentation of Jazz on Mars will take place Tuesday at the Mars Theater inside the WYO Theater beginning at 8 p.m. The evening will include music from the SC Jazz Ensemble, the SC Jazztet, the SC jazz faculty and Sheridan’s local jazz combo Canary Joe. Each jazz group will perform a… Continue Reading

SMH board OKs funds to begin drafting construction documents for medical office building project

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital medical office building is moving closer to construction. At Wednesday’s SMH Board of Trustees meeting, board members voted unanimously to authorize up to $750,000 to begin drafting construction documents for the planned medical office building project. The construction documents will allow the hospital to prepare the public bidding process… Continue Reading

Beefed up science standards move closer to adoption

Beefed up science standards move closer to adoption

SHERIDAN — The process of updating Wyoming’s K-12 science standards that started more than a year ago is approaching the finish line, and while politics in the energy-producing state has played a role from the start, many are hopeful that the proposed standards will steer students in a better direction for the future. The Wyoming… Continue Reading

Student News — March 24, 2016

Christensen named to dean’s list SHERIDAN — Shayla Christensen of Sheridan was named to the Minot State University College of Education and Health Sciences dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester. Students on the list earned GPAs of 3.5-3.79 within their respective college. BHSU announces fall 2015 graduates SHERIDAN — More than 200 Black Hills… Continue Reading

Girl Scouts to sell cookies at Wal-Mart

SHERIDAN — Girl Scouts of local Troop 1404 will be at Wal-Mart on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. selling Girl Scout cookies. The girls of the Tongue River valley will dress up — Thing 1 and Thing 2, along with the Cat in the Hat might make an appearance — and… Continue Reading

SC to host Kristiansen for lecture series March 31

SHERIDAN — The next edition of the Sheridan College Faculty Lecture Series will feature Dr. Rachel Kristiansen, who will present “The thinking animal: A look at modern comparative psychology.” The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. March 31 in room W153 of the Whitney Academic Center at the college. The lecture is free and open… Continue Reading

Kinskey to seek another term in Senate District 22

SHERIDAN — Wyoming state Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan, recently announced that he will seek another term representing Senate District 22, which includes Johnson County and the eastern portion of Sheridan County. “Wyoming is at a critical crossroads and this upcoming election is important to our future,” Kinskey said in a press release. “I have the… Continue Reading

Olson chosen as Jefferson Award Medallion winner

Olson chosen as  Jefferson Award Medallion winner

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Kelley Olson has been chosen as a Wyoming Jefferson Award Medallion winner. The Jefferson Awards were created in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Robert Taft Jr. to honor and reward community volunteers and to promote an increase in community volunteer efforts. By celebrating all of these individuals — according to… Continue Reading

Administrative assistants offered training through workforce services

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Center for Workforce and Community Education is now offering a training — Certificate of Excellence — Administrative Support Professionals — set to begin on April 2. Through the new training, individuals can learn the skills needed to successfully master a variety of administrative assistant duties, from planning meetings to creating… Continue Reading

Woman of the Year nominations open through March 31

SHERIDAN — The FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference will return to Sheridan April 29 and will take place at the Sheridan College Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. Last year’s event had more than 100 attendees for the afternoon of education, empowerment and networking. The FAB Women’s Conference will wrap up April 29 with the… Continue Reading

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