Local News

Area students perform well at state science fair

April 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — Almost 400 students from 26 Wyoming junior high and high schools submitted more than 360 projects to the Wyoming State Science Fair last month at the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom. Students from grades 6-12 competed in 17 categories and were required to plan, organize, research, prepare and present projects of their interest. Read More

One firefighter injured in blaze at local artist’s home

SHERIDAN — One firefighter from Sheridan Fire-Rescue was injured in the course of fighting a fire at the residence of local artist and philanthropist Neltje on Sunday night. SFR Chief Terry Lenhart said crews were called to the structure fire at 11 Lower Piney Creek Road near Banner at 7:41 p.m. and confronted an active Read More

SCLT building ‘water trail’ knowledge

SHERIDAN — Finding a trail to hike or bike is not difficult in Sheridan County. They criss-cross the mountains, run along Soldier Ridge northwest of Sheridan and meander along creeks and through parks all over town.  But for those seeking a different kind of trail — one for their kayak, raft or canoe — area Read More

CHAPS to host ‘Day at the Derby’ May 3

April 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip Equine Assisted Therapy will host their annual “Day at the Derby” on May 3. From 3-8 p.m. in the loft of Warehouse 201, attendees will watch the Kentucky Derby, bet on recorded races, buy race squares, bid on silent auction items and partake in 50/50 drawings. All Read More

Dayton blood draw to be held Thurs.

SHERIDAN — A Community Blood Draw will be held for Dayton on Thursday at Dayton Town Hall. From 6:30-9 a.m. a variety of blood tests will be offered. A wellness panel with TSH will cost $50, a complete blood count will cost $15, a PSA for men will cost $30, a colorectal screening kit will Read More

Registration for Third Thursday Street Festivals now open

SHERIDAN — Registration is now open for the 2014 Third Thursday Street Festivals. The events will run from June through September. Fees will be $30 per event or $108 for all four for non-profit organizations, $50 per event or $180 for all four for for-profit companies and $110 or $220 per event for food vendors, Read More

Beaver Creek Slide, Slog to take place May 3

SHERIDAN — The 11th annual Beaver Creek Slide and second annual Beaver Creek Bike Slog will take place May 3. Walkers, runners and bikers are invited to participate in a half marathon or 3.5 mile walk/run along the Bighorn Mountain foothills. The events are benefits for the Sheridan Community Homeless Shelter, who receives $12.50 of Read More

Middle school students get jump on programming

When most of us think of computer programming, if we think about it at all, we envision a computer whiz spending mind-numbingly boring hours in front of a computer screen typing in code. However, this stereotype is becoming outdated as students at Sheridan County School District 1 are taking up computer programming in a fun Read More

Agricultural producers focus on conservation

SHERIDAN — For crop and livestock producers, it all comes down to the bottom line. They want to produce the most crops and best livestock they can while conserving as much money as possible. While putting up fences to divide pastures for grazing rotation may not seem like a way to conserve money in the short-term, Read More

Visiting servants seek additional local projects

SHERIDAN — There are some strangers in town who are hoping to become friends to Sheridan, and fast. They call themselves Green 7 and they are a team of young adults from the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps here on a seven-week community service trip. Their mission, to assist Habit for Humanity in the finishing Read More

Dayton Mayor Bob Wood says it’s time to step down

DAYTON — Long story short, he’s 79 years old, and while he still feels healthy, he feels like it’s time to step down — or out, since he’s never been one to put himself above others, even if the name plate on his immaculately clean desk inside Dayton Town Hall does read, “Mayor.” Mayor Bob Read More

Toasting community

SHERIDAN — Some of Sheridan’s most community minded and influential people gathered at the WYO Theater last night for the fourth annual Keystone Awards. The event is a benefit for the Sheridan Senior Center that celebrates individuals who have provided a lifetime of service to the community. This year’s award winners were Dixie See, William Read More

Sheridan moving toward more Earth-friendly habits

SHERIDAN — This weekend, dozens of local businesses have teamed up with government and environmental groups to make a push for education to make savvy practices a lifestyle as opposed to a passing trend the week of Earth Day. The build-up to this weekend’s grand finale Earth Day event began last week and continued this Read More

Onstott honored as 2014 Champion of Children

SHERIDAN — Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns has chosen Reta Onstott as the 2014 Champion for Children. The Sheridan based nonprofit presented her award at the sixth Annual Light of Hope Breakfast at the Best Western Sheridan Center this morning. “Quite frankly, Reta should have won a long time ago,” said Susan Carr, Read More

Man killed when tree branch falls on him

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan County man died Thursday night when, it appears, a large branch fell on him while he was trimming a tree, Sheridan County Coroner PJ Kane said. Kane released the name of the deceased man as 63-year-old David Mader. Goose Valley Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Williams confirmed his crews were called to Read More

Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday

SHERIDAN — Officers from the Sheridan Police Department will be manning a drug take-back station in the Walgreens parking lot on Coffeen Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The effort is part of a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to get unused and unnecessary prescription drugs out of homes, Read More

Community food drive running through May 5

SHERIDAN — Sherwin Williams is hosting a community food drive benefitting the Food Group of Sheridan. Donations of food can be made now through May 5 at 1281 Coffeen Ave. For more information call 672-5821.

Healthy, Safe Kids Day set for Saturday at YMCA

SHERIDAN — Healthy, Safe Kids Day will be held tomorrow from 8 a.m. to noon at the Sheridan County YMCA. A free community pancake breakfast will be held from 8-9 a.m. in the front room. From 9-11 a.m. interactive booths will be offered and the entire Y facility will be open and free to all. Read More

Ranchester blood draw to be held Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Ranchester Community Blood Draw will be held Wednesday at Ranchester Town Hall. From 6:30-9 a.m. a variety of blood tests will be offered. A wellness panel with TSH will cost $50, a complete blood count will cost $15, a PSA for men will cost $30, a colorectal screening kit will cost $5 Read More

Kooper wins NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award

SHERIDAN — The National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation has announced the Wyoming recipient of its 12th annual NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards. The awards are a scholarship program designed to reward and encourage entrepreneurial talents among high school students. Alexandra Kooper, senior at Sheridan High School, won the NFIB/Captel Teleservices Young entrepreneur Award. Read More

Buddist monk to teach in Sheridan this week

April 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — Khen Rinpoche Geshe Kachen Lobzang Tsetan is a Tibetan Buddhist monk from Ladakh, India, who has been traveling and teaching throughout the U.S. for over 30 years. He is in Sheridan this week presenting a series of free events to the community. Today from 7-8 p.m. “Practicing Compassion in Daily Life” will be Read More

Library to host last class on grant proposals Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Fulmer Public Library will host the final class of three courses in April for individuals and organizations who are seeking grants or wish to learn the basics of writing a grant proposal. The course will be held Wednesday at noon on “Guide to Online Grant Seeker Resources” and will explore resources Read More

Project Graduation seeking volunteers

SHERIDAN — The 19th annual Project Graduation will be held May 25 and the planning committee is seeking volunteers. Project Graduation is a drug and alcohol free graduation party for the Sheridan High School graduating class. The event is free and runs from 9 p.m. the night of graduation until 3 a.m. the following morning. Read More

Local soldier competes in Fort Benning competition

SHERIDAN — The 31st annual Best Ranger Competition in Fort Benning, Ga., was held April 11-13 and 1st Lt. John Steger of Big Horn competed. Less than 1 percent of all rangers are eligible to participate in the event which consisted of Airborne Infantry Rangers in 51 two-man teams. The event begins with a 60-hour Read More

Rep. Kathy Coleman announces bid for second term

SHERIDAN — Rep. Kathy Coleman, R-Sheridan, has announced she will seek a second term as representative for House District 30, which encompasses much of central Sheridan County mostly outside of city limits. Coleman is currently serving her first term in Wyoming’s House of Representatives after being appointed to serve the remaining term of former Rep. John Read More

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