Local News

Ucross Foundation hosting Open Studios event Sat.

June 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — Ucross Foundation is hosting its first-ever Open Studios event on Saturday. From 3-6 p.m. all members of the public will be able to meet Ucross artists-in-residence in their private studios including Vesna Jovanovic of Chicago; Gordon McConnell of Billings, Montana; Anthony Wallace of Boston, Massachusetts; and Catherine Chung, Laini Nemett and Stephen O’Connor, Read More

Farmers market continues expansion with new events

SHERIDAN — Spring and summer bring back many things long lost in the winter months. Sunshine, green grass, open water and clear pathways draw people outside and encourage many to once again be more mindful of their health. As plants wake up from their winter slumbers, gardeners from hobbyist to professional levels are getting their Read More

Undisclosed amount of narcotics stolen from Hospital Pharmacy

June 2, 2014

SHERIDAN — Investigators have determined that burglars stole an undisclosed amount of narcotics during an overnight break-in at Hospital Pharmacy on Main Street either late Thursday night or early Friday morning. It is believed the suspects broke the window in order to exit the building. Sheridan Police Sgt. Travis Koltiska said police found evidence that Read More

Patton announces bid for re-election

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, announced last week that he filed for re-election to continue representing House District 29 in the Wyoming Legislature. Patton served in the Wyoming House and Senate in the 1960s and 1970s and has been a representative for House District 29 since 2009. In total, Patton has served six years Read More

SEEDA ‘brushes up’ study goals

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Economic and Educational Development Authority is within weeks of having five newly defined industry targets for economic development efforts. At its meeting last week, the joint powers board reviewed a draft of a final Target Industry Profiles and Career and Technical Education Training Recommendations study. SEEDA enlisted the help of the Center Read More

UPDATED: Charges filed in bicyclist death

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was killed Saturday when he was struck by a vehicle on Coffeen Avenue while riding his bicycle approximately one half mile south of Sheridan College. Larry Hurst, 65, died at the scene, while his wife, Sara Hurst, was life-flighted to St. Vincent Hospital in Billings. A spokesperson at St. Vincent’s Read More

Best Western Skybridge getting a facelift

SHERIDAN — The Best Western Sheridan Center has hired Skylight Solutions out of Dallas, Texas, to replace the acrylic panes in the skylight bridge that crosses Main Street between Second and Third streets. The replacement project, described as an insurance job by company representatives, will begin Tuesday. It is expected to last seven to 10 Read More

North Main area to get makeover

SHERIDAN — The North Main Street area is set to receive a face-lift after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that Sheridan will receive a $400,000 EPA Brownfields grant to assess, clean up and redevelop properties on North Main. Sheridan will use the EPA Brownfields funds to assess hazardous waste and petroleum contamination at Read More

National Forest hosting open house tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest Tongue River District will host an open house tomorrow. All members of the community are invited to the free event from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Forest Service Work Center. Specialists in a variety of areas including recreation, wildlife, fisheries and more will be on hand to answer questions and Read More

Sheridan Senior Center lecture series continues tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center’s “…When I’m Sixty-Four” Life Planning Lecture Series will continue with “Community Resources — Sheridan’s a Fine Place to Grow Old!” tomorrow. All ages of community members are invited to this free event from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Senior Center. Carmen Rideout and the Senior Center team will host the Read More

Sheridan Chamber of Commerce to host open house Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host an open house Wednesday. From 4-6 p.m. all members of the community are invited to this free event. A tour of the new office space, including rooms available for public use and an update on Chamber happenings, will be offered. Free rides around Historic Downtown Read More

Summer reading program punch cards now available

SHERIDAN — Punch cards for the summer reading program are available as of today at the Sheridan Fulmer Public Library’s Circulation Desk. Sheridan area teens and adults are invited to participate in “Spark a Reaction,” the 2014 science-themed reading program. For each book checked out, the reader will receive one punch on their card. When Read More

Department of Education requesting public comments

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Education is requesting public comments regarding a request for a one-year waiver from a specific regulatory provision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The provision prohibits Wyoming from approving schools identified for improvement, corrective action or restructuring to be providers of supplemental educational services. Local educational agencies identified Read More

BHMS students place service over self for the day

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County is well known to have a community-minded spirit as nonprofit organizations, fundraisers and opportunities to support each other abound. Whether time is spent founding a new NPO, sitting on the Board of Directors of an existing nonprofit or simply volunteering an hour or a dollar, adults in the community often give Read More

Bicycle/vehicle collision on Coffeen Avenue results in fatality

May 31, 2014

SHERIDAN — At 11:30 a.m. Saturday, a man and woman riding bicycles on Coffeen Avenue about 1/2 mile south of Sheridan College were struck by a vehicle. Larry Hurst, 65, of Sheridan, died at the scene. At last report, his wife, Sara Hurst, was in critical condition at a hospital in Billings. The names of Read More

Pros, cons and controversy surround hospital and home births

May 30, 2014

SHERIDAN — Within mainstream society in the United States, women giving birth at home is often regarded odd. However, for most of human history, pregnancy and labor were not regarded as a medical emergency warranting the immediate care of a physician. Instead, the process was viewed from the paradigm that it is a natural rite Read More

Attempted abducter still at-large

SHERIDAN — The Powell Police Department reported Thursday that a man attempted to abduct two 12-year-old girls Wednesday near Northwest College. The girls reported the man attempted to pull one of the girls into his pickup truck, but they got away by kicking and biting him. The suspect is between 50 and 70 years old, Read More

A look at the history of midwifery in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The history of midwifery in Wyoming is one that got a significant start in the court systems of Sheridan County. Today, Pat Schwaiger is a Montana-based licensed midwife and registered nurse who attends home births around the immediate region. But 20 years ago, she was sued by the State of Wyoming for practicing Read More

Local students to experience real-life government

SHERIDAN — Running for public office can be a grueling process requiring charisma, dedication, knowledge and a hint of fortuity. Starting next week, eight local high school boys selected to attend the 66th annual American Legion’s Wonderful Wyoming Boys’ State Conference will learn if they possess these qualities. The selected student delegates will participate in Read More

Tongue River Valley Community Center offers summer fun

SHERIDAN — Summer can be a busy time full of personal hobbies, extracurricular activities and community events. Conversely, it can also be a time when others slip into a slump and lack motivation to leave the air-conditioned couch. Whether seeking to learn something new, continue a year round hobby or simply add structure to your Read More

Sheridan college booster club to host flea market

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Booster Club will host its fifth annual Community Flea Market on June 7. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome shoppers are welcome to the free flea market. Booths can be rented for the sale of items or items may be donated to the booster Read More

Science standards committee looking for members

SHERIDAN — A call has been made for all Wyoming residents interested in serving on the 2014 Wyoming Science Standards Review Committee to come forward prior to the end of the day June 14. The science standards will outline what students should know and be able to do at the end of each grade level. Read More

McLaughlin hosting book signing Friday

SHERIDAN — Author Kari Massie McLaughlin of Gillette will host a book signing on Friday in Sheridan. Beginning at 3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Sheridan-Convention Center McLaughlin will be available to sign copies of her book “Get your troop in a group!” For more information contact Michelle Whitman at michelle@keymgc.com or 405-458-5642. The Holiday Inn Read More

Holy Name awards scholarships to graduating seniors

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic Church recently awarded eight Graduating Senior Scholarships to students who are members of the parish. The scholarships of $700 may be used at any institution of higher learning. The recipients of the scholarships were all from Sheridan High School and included Madison Farr, daughter of Brian and Jennifer Farr, Morgan Read More

Severe storms forecast, flooding possible

SHERIDAN — With snow melt still running high and forecasts for severe thunderstorms this weekend, county residents need to be prepared for flooding. The National Weather Service out of Billings, Montana, has issued a flood warning for Sheridan County. Snow melt has already caused high water levels on Big Goose and Little Goose creeks and Read More

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