Category Archives: Local News

Diane Carlson Evans to speak at Sheridan College graduation

SHERIDAN — Diane Carlson Evans, a former captain in the Army Nurse Corps who served in the Vietnam War and founded the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation, will provide Sheridan College’s commencement address on May 16. Sheridan College’s 66th annual commencement ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 1 p.m. inside… Continue Reading

Volunteers needed to help hang DSA flower baskets

SHERIDAN — On May 17, more than 800 petunias will be transplanted into more than 200 hanging baskets that will decorate Main Street north to Fort Road throughout the summer. The Downtown Sheridan Association needs a “small army” of volunteers to help transplant the flowers and hang the baskets. Volunteers are needed from 7 a.m.… Continue Reading

Kilbride named Community Hero for work at TRVCC

Kilbride named Community Hero for work at TRVCC

DAYTON — With quaint storefronts and the majestic Bighorns as a backdrop, Dayton at first feels a lot like other sleepy mountain towns. Early Wednesday afternoon, as rain misted down outside, a man filling his tank at Sinclair was the only soul visible from the town’s main drag. But Dayton and neighboring Ranchester are far… Continue Reading

Local agencies add 90 summer jobs

SHERIDAN — More than 90 seasonal part-time and full-time jobs will be added by Sheridan-area governmental entities this year. A majority of those jobs will go toward providing recreation for local residents. The highest governmental employer of seasonal help in the county is the Sheridan Recreation District, which employs an additional 54 workers during peak… Continue Reading

County P&Z approves two quarry renewals

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved two quarry renewal permits with conditions at the meeting Thursday evening. Commissioners voted 4-0 to approve a renewal permit for Burgess Quarry. The quarry is located on 10 acres of land zoned agricultural. The new permit is good for 15 years. The most notable… Continue Reading

Western casino night to be held May 16

  SHERIDAN — The Daughters of the Nile will present a Western Casino Night on May 16 at the Kalif Shrine. Registration will be held from 6-7 p.m., and gambling will occur from 7-9 p.m. The top five winners will be paid in Chamber Bucks, and 50 percent of the buy-in will be paid out.… Continue Reading

Kids’ writing workshop with Poet Laureate May 16

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will host Wyoming’s distinguished sixth Poet Laureate Echo Roy Klaproth on May 16 for a two-hour children’s creative writing workshop. This free event is presented in conjunction with Science Kids. A first-ever collaboration with Klaproth, the outdoor writing workshop will use the fascinating world of science to explore the… Continue Reading

Kids’ leather craft workshop to be held May 16

SHERIDAN — An introductory leathercraft workshop will be held for youth ages 19 and younger during the upcoming 22nd annual Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show in Sheridan. The free class will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 16 at Bethesda Worship Center in Bethesda 1. The class will be led by renowned… Continue Reading

SC honors agriculture students, donors

SC honors agriculture students, donors

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College agriculture department honored more than 20 high-achieving students and several donors on May 1 at SC’s Agriculture Recognition Luncheon in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Atrium. “We have so many great students, and our donors help those students make their dreams of earning a degree a reality,” SC Director… Continue Reading

Alternative PE classes teach trust, leadership

Alternative PE classes teach trust, leadership

  SHERIDAN — Standing atop a tiny platform perched on a 16-foot wooden beam held erect by children applying equal pressure to ropes tied to all four sides, students in alternative physical education classes at Sheridan Junior High School and Fort Mackenzie High School took the “leap of faith.” Reaching the top was no easy… Continue Reading

County plans dust suppression, graveling this summer

SHERIDAN — Dust suppression and graveling make up the bulk of the Sheridan County summer project schedule for 2015, efforts that should extend the life of the county’s 500 miles of unpaved roads and provide rural residents safer travel. Public Works Director Rod Liesinger said dust suppression accounts for nearly $1 million of the summer… Continue Reading

Youth hunting challenge to be held May 30 in Upton

SHERIDAN — The Youth Hunter Education Challenge state hunting championships will be held May 30 in Upton. The event, sponsored by the National Rifle Association, allows Wyoming hunters age 18 and younger who have passed hunter education to showcase their skills and have a good time. The challenge tests youngsters in sporting clays style trap… Continue Reading

Thorpe named SC Distinguished Alum

Thorpe named SC Distinguished Alum

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young has announced his approval of the Sheridan College Alumni Committee’s recommendation of Ken Thorpe as the 2014-2015 Sheridan College Distinguished Alum. Thorpe will receive his award during this year’s Sheridan College commencement ceremony to be held at 1 p.m. May 16. “Ken demonstrates an absolute dedication to… Continue Reading

Model UN club to host international foods buffet

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Model United Nations club will host an international foods buffet from 4-6 p.m. Saturday at Grace Anglican Church. Attendees are welcome to come and go anytime during the two-hour timespan of the event. The buffet will feature foods from a variety of countries, a silent auction and awards and… Continue Reading

Birding retreat at HF Bar Ranch May 15-17

SHERIDAN — The HF Bar Ranch in Saddlestring will host a birding basics workshop with instructor Julie Rieder May 15-17. The course is designed for the beginning birder but birders of all levels are welcome to attend since there is always more to learn. Participants will spend time in the classroom, as well as outdoors… Continue Reading

Elvis impersonator returns to Sheridan Monday

SHERIDAN — When Ryan Pelton appeared in Sheridan last year, he announced his retirement as an Elvis impersonator so he could pursue a movie career. He ended up with the lead role in the movie “The Identical.” After a year off to film, Pelton will be back on stage at the WYO Theater on Monday… Continue Reading

Good Samaritans to be honored Saturday

Good Samaritans to be honored Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sometimes it’s the little actions behind the scenes that make the biggest impact on a community. That is what Capt. Don Warriner said “The Salvation Army — Sheridan Press Good Samaritan Awards” being held Saturday night at the Holiday Inn seek to recognize. Eight individuals or couples from Sheridan County will be honored,… Continue Reading

DEQ mandates costly for Ranchester

RANCHESTER — The Department of Environmental Quality’s E. coli mitigation efforts on the Tongue River look like they are going to cost the town of Ranchester more than originally expected, Public Works Director Tracy Kepley told the Town Council at its meeting Tuesday. During an April site visit, DEQ representatives informed town staff that Ranchester… Continue Reading

Buckley leaves Travel & Tourism for new job in Casper

SHERIDAN — After just a few years with Sheridan Travel and Tourism, Executive Director Shawn Buckley has accepted a position with the Casper Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Buckley — a Casper native — said Wednesday morning that it will be a unique opportunity to promote a community that helped form him. The Natrona County… Continue Reading

Dayton fills out Planning Committee

DAYTON — The Dayton Town Council Monday evening appointed two new members to its Planning Committee. Gina Donner and Randy Hoiten will fill out the five-member board in time for the Committee’s next meeting, Mayor Norm Anderson said. In other business: The Council passed the third and final reading of an ordinance that details the… Continue Reading

Commissioners OK airport runway project

SHERIDAN — It took three tries, but the Sheridan County Airport will finally rehab its taxilane this summer with a rotomill and overlay project. The Board of County Commissioners approved the approximately $911,000 project at a meeting Tuesday morning. The work entails, essentially, grinding up the existing surface and then laying asphalt over the top… Continue Reading

Big Horn Mountain Medicine earns national recognition

SHERIDAN — The National Committee for Quality Assurance has announced that Big Horn Mountain Medicine, a clinic affiliation of Sheridan Memorial Hospital, has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care… Continue Reading

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