Category Archives: Local News

SMH strategic plan includes heightened focus on quality

SHERIDAN — Other than a few slight adjustments, Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s strategic plan for the next few years will look similar to what they’ve done in the past. Laura Lehan, chief strategy officer at SMH said the next four-year strategic plan will include many of the same core principles already in place. “The health care… Continue Reading

Agendas — April 9, 2016

Sheridan County School District 3 Work session 5 p.m. Wednesday Clearmont Elementary multi-purpose room • Transportation — New bus walk around • Review SFC projects — bus barn, coal to gas • Review new board policies • District housing requests A. Wright — Yellow administrative house B. Ellingrod — request to move into the administrative… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Museum organizing Tidbit Saturday

SHERIDAN — The next round of Tidbit Saturday activities is set for April 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sheridan County Museum. The workshop will focus on soils and will include a story and hands-on activity geared toward children ages 4-10, but older children are welcome. There is no cost to attend, but… Continue Reading

WYO to host Cashore Marionettes

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host the Cashore Marionettes on April 17 at 4 p.m. The event is part of the WYO Theater’s Children’s Educational and Family Series. Tickets to attend are $14 for adults, $10 for seniors and military members and $8 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the WYO Theater box… Continue Reading

Champion for Children Mitch Craft to be honored

Champion for Children Mitch Craft to be honored

SHERIDAN — Mitch Craft has been named “Champion for Children” by the Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns. The Sheridan Junior High School principal will be recognized at the eighth annual Light of Hope breakfast April 22. Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice E. James Burke is scheduled to attend the event. Susan Carr, executive… Continue Reading

Councilor Lee announces intent to run for mayor

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Councilor Alex Lee announced his intention to run for mayor on Thursday. Lee was first elected to the City Council in 2010 and began his term in 2011. Prior to serving on the council, Lee served on the city’s Planning Commission and the Design Review Board. Lee started Dunamis, LLC, in… Continue Reading

Ringley to seek third term as commissioner

SHERIDAN — Tom Ringley, Sheridan County commissioner, has announced that he will seek a third term. Ringley was elected in 2008 to fill one of two new commissioner positions approved by the electorate in the general election in 2006. Mostly raised in Sheridan, Ringley is a graduate of Sheridan High School and Sheridan College. He… Continue Reading

$500K awarded for preliminary work on WYO

SHERIDAN — The State Loan and Investment Board approved 13 Business Ready Community grant applications during its April 7 quarterly meeting in Cheyenne. One grant included some funding for the expansion of the WYO Theater into the Hallmark Building. The city of Sheridan had requested a $2 million Downtown Development grant to renovate the building… Continue Reading

TRVJPB to host open houses on natural gas project

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board will host two open houses next week. The board is currently conducting a detailed study to determine the feasibility of bringing natural gas service to the Tongue River Valley. The open houses are being organized in order to share information on the proposed pipeline alignment, overall… Continue Reading

UnEqual Pay Day Bake Sale set for April 12

SHERIDAN — April 12 is UnEqual Pay Day, according to the American Association of University Women. UnEqual Pay Day symbolizes the day when women’s pay finally “catches up” to men’s pay from the previous year. Join the Sheridan Branch of AAUW at an UnEqual Pay Day Bake Sale to mark the occasion. This sale will… Continue Reading

Yoga-Thon for Earth Month set for April 16

SHERIDAN — A yoga marathon will take place April 16 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Ginger Salon. The event will include six sunshine-inspired yoga sessions led by Kula Space, as well as stress-relieving hand massages and chair massages by Ginger Salon staff. In addition, the event will feature live music and earth-friendly beauty product… Continue Reading

Library to host casual evening of music

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an evening of music April 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. The event will recall the circling of the campfire in the Inner Circle. Musician Rex Rideout will provide the music and entertainment, including classic cowboy and pioneer music. The event is free and open to the… Continue Reading

The Brinton to host Henry Real Bird

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum’s Meet the Artist program will continue this spring with featured guest, former Montana Poet Laureate (2009-2011) Henry “Hank” Real Bird of the Crow Nation. Real Bird will read selections of his poetry and speak with visitors about his writing and life on April 17 from 2-4 p.m. in the… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to gather April 15

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will gather April 15 at 10 a.m. at the clubhouse. The meeting will feature the annual spring brunch and a program about spring planting from Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery. The meeting is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Joyce Coates at 389-2804. The… Continue Reading

Corpse found in Little Goose Creek

SHERIDAN— A 40-year-old male was found dead in Little Goose Creek near Emerson Park on Thursday morning. County coroners said the body of Joseph Lee Green, of Sheridan, has been scheduled for an autopsy but officials expect no foul play. Lt. Tom Ringley of the Sheridan Police Department said officers on scene Thursday morning found… Continue Reading

Could dual language immersion be the future in our schools?

SHERIDAN — “Today’s kindergarten class will graduate in 2029. What will that year look like?” Brian Deurloo said addressing parents and teachers Tuesday night. Deurloo is a Sheridan native, Casper resident and one of the leaders of a collaboration between parents, teachers and legislators called the Dual Language Immersion Parent Organization, The group is aiming… Continue Reading

Two face heroin charges after three-year investigation

SHERIDAN — Two people arrested in connection with a drug distribution network in Sheridan will make their first appearances in Sheridan County Circuit Court Thursday at 2 p.m. Joshua Repsis, 24, and Natalie Webb, 24, have both been charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin and with child endangerment. Repsis was also charged with… Continue Reading

Conversations in History to explore life of Edward Gillette

SHERIDAN — The next offering of the Conversations in History series will take place April 13 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. Helen Laumann will present the life and times of Edward Gillette, a railroad surveyor who helped to lay out the railroad across northern Wyoming. The program is sponsored by the Sheridan… Continue Reading

Library to offer Facebook class

SHERIDAN — The library will host a beginning Facebook class April 14 from 10-11 a.m. The class will explore the popular website and app, which allows individuals to post news and pictures for “friends” to see. The class is free, but the library asks those planning to participate to reserve a spot. For additional information… Continue Reading

AARP meeting to include potluck, program

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the AARP will meet April 15 at the Sheridan Senior Center at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will include a potluck dinner and program. All members of the community are welcome. Those who wish to take part in the potluck are asked to bring a dish to share and their… Continue Reading

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