Category Archives: Local News

Archaeological Society to meet Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, in the Le Gourmet room. Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program. Following dinner, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Billings Bureau… Continue Reading

Wind Ensemble to perform Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College/Community Wind Ensemble will perform a concert, “Pneumatic Portal: ‘P’ Music,” Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School. The ensemble will be playing “Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo” (Malcolm Arnold, 1963); “Pageant” (Vincent Persichetti, 1954); “Paper Cut” (Alex Shapiro, 2010); “Pathfinder of Panama” (John Philip Sousa,… Continue Reading

Fires fill Sheridan area skies with smoke

Fires fill Sheridan area skies with smoke

SHERIDAN — While high wind and high fire danger warnings cautioned area residents against any burning Saturday, at least two private attempts to burn fields and brush piles in the Sheridan area got out of control and kept firefighters busy throughout the day. Crews from Sheridan Fire-Rescue, the U.S. Forest Service and nearly all of the volunteer districts… Continue Reading

Agendas March 28, 2015

Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission 5:30 p.m. Thursday Second floor commissioners board room Sheridan County Courthouse addition 224 S. Main St. • Call to order and pledge • Roll call • Approval of agenda • Approval of minutes — March 5 • Matters from the public (items not on agenda) • New business 1.… Continue Reading

Cancer survivors start support group

SHERIDAN — A cancer survivors support group,“A Shared Journey,” has been formed. It meets Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. inside the Sheridan Senior Center. Survivors of cancer, regardless of diagnosis, and those currently undergoing treatment, are welcome to attend. For more information, call Renea Parker at the Welch Cancer Center, 674-6022 Continue Reading

AAUW panel to highlight contributions over 100 years

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Branch of the American Association of University Women and First Interstate Bank invite the public to view six creative panels highlighting the involvement of the branch’s contributions over the past 100 years and current AAUW programs. See all of the creative panels and meet members of AAUW, to learn about how… Continue Reading

Little Bighorn Battlefield spring hours now in effect

SHERIDAN — Effective Wednesday, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The spring hours will be in effect until summer hours begin on May 25. This includes Custer National Cemetery, the Indian Memorial and Seventh Cavalry Monument and the visitor center/museum. The self–guiding Deep Ravine Trail and… Continue Reading

FAB conference tickets on sale

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference, which is scheduled for April 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Sheridan College. Tickets for the conference are $40 per person, while tickets for the banquet dinner only are $30. Combination tickets for the conference and dinner… Continue Reading

USFS to hold open house Thursday

SHERIDAN — Employees at the U.S. Forest Service Tongue Ranger District will host an open house Thursday from 4-6 p.m. to welcome District Ranger Amy Ormseth. The open house will be held at the Tongue Ranger District office located at 2013 Eastside Second St. in Sheridan. Ormseth comes to Sheridan most recently as the District… Continue Reading

Trail End Museum to open for spring season

Trail End Museum to open for spring season

SHERIDAN — The Trail End Museum at Kendrick Mansion will open April 1 for the spring season. The museum will be open from 1-4 p.m. daily. Summer hours for the museum will begin June 1. The Trail End Museum is located at 400 Clarendon Ave. For additional information, see trailend.com or call 674-4589. Continue Reading

Getting to know your ‘everyday’ neighbors

SHERIDAN — In Sheridan, a town of just over 17,000 and a county of not quite twice that, you see a lot of familiar faces from day-to-day. While some names are more familiar than others — making appearances in headlines or throughout history — there are people you see out and about every day but… Continue Reading

City gearing up for summer projects

City gearing up for summer projects

SHERIDAN — Road and utility reconstruction, new street striping and material recycling are just some of the summer construction projects planned by the city of Sheridan in 2015. Road reconstruction The largest project, at least in terms of expense, planned for this summer is Phase 3 of the Wyoming Avenue and Park Street reconstruction, City… Continue Reading

Blacksmiths gather to share tips, knowledge

Blacksmiths gather to share tips, knowledge

SHERIDAN — David Osmundsen drops a 4-foot piece of mild steel into the burning embers of the forge in Duane Bomar’s shop. Within seconds, the end of the steel turns into a fluorescent orange as it sizzles at a blazing 1,900 degrees. That’s when the magic happens. Osmundsen lays the scorching hot end of the… Continue Reading

4 SC students elected as Student Senate officials

SHERIDAN — Four Sheridan College students have been elected by their peers to serve as Student Senate officials for the 2015-16 academic year. Deneese Stone will serve as Student Senate president. Stone, of Lusk, is studying criminal justice and psychology. Vice president will be Jeannie Jex of Evanston, who is studying culinary arts and hospitality.… Continue Reading

Land’s End concert to be held on Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Arts Council in collaboration with the First Baptist Church will host a concert by Land’s End on Thursday at the church. Land’s End is Canada’s premier classical chamber ensemble and will be joined by WYO Theater Executive Director Gerard Gibbs on oboe and Marcin Swoboda on viola. A pre-concert talk will… Continue Reading

Wyoming FFA announces 2015 state FFA degree recipients

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming FFA Association recently announced the recipients of the 2015 Wyoming State FFA Degree. The program recognizes students’ accomplishments in their supervised agriculture experience program. The Wyoming State FFA Degree is the highest degree the state association can bestow on its members. When students enroll in agriculture education and FFA, they select… Continue Reading

Finding good heroes at Tongue River Hero Fair

Finding good heroes at Tongue River Hero Fair

RANCHESTER — If you ask a 13-year-old to name a personal hero, would they be more likely to choose Kim Kardashian or Clara Barton? Or maybe the choice is between Tom Brady and Stephan Hawking? If they had successfully completed the Hero Fair project at Tongue River Middle School, the answers would likely be the… Continue Reading

Juvenile justice plans to review data, programs

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Interim Committee will take time between now and the start of the next session to examine several issues concerning juvenile justice including data collection, the possible expansion of Title 14 confidentiality to municipal and circuit court, what diversion programs are successful and the expunging of juvenile records. Neal… Continue Reading

Walters-Clark ready to serve Dayton as councilor

Walters-Clark ready to serve Dayton as councilor

DAYTON — Dayton’s newest Town Council member hopes to bring teamwork and experience in conflict-resolution and contracts to her newest job. Laurie Walters-Clark thought it was time to contribute to a community she’s really come to enjoy after eight years living in the town. So she decided to throw her hat into the ring when Norm… Continue Reading

McCafferty and crew filming TV pilot in Sheridan

McCafferty and crew filming TV pilot in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Mike McCafferty spoke at a mile a minute inside the P.O. News and Flagstaff Cafe. He was going over every line, coordinating with the cameramen and extras on movements. Then the cameras started rolling. “Hello everybody, we are here at the P.O. News Cafe …” he said. Several takes and an hour and… Continue Reading

BH considers national school lunch program withdrawal

BIG HORN — According to Sheridan County School District 1 Business Manager Jeremy Smith, the district has begun discussions regarding Big Horn Elementary School’s potential exit from the National School Lunch Program. At the beginning of the school year, the district announced they would be pulling their middle and high schools from the program in… Continue Reading

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