Category Archives: Local News

Trinity Lutheran to hold rummage, bake sale Sat.

SHERIDAN — Trinity Lutheran Church will host a rummage and bake sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the church. The sale will include household items, adult and children’s clothing, toys, books and craft items. The bake sale will include doughnut holes, and tables will be available at which to take a… Continue Reading

Junior High art students to display at library

SHERIDAN — The sixth annual Sheridan Junior High Art Extravaganza will be held on the mezzanine at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library April 10-30. Artwork by SJHS students of Mary Lawson and Holly Legerski will be on display. A free public reception for the student artists will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. April 16 on… Continue Reading

Tween program to focus on DIY board games

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through April. Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on do-it-yourself board games. The programs will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. “Tween Challenge Takeover” was developed because many kids have outgrown children’s story time but aren’t… Continue Reading

History of Kane Ranches topic of upcoming presentation

SHERIDAN — Local rancher Chas Kane will present the history of the Kane Ranches at 7 p.m. April 16 at the Holy Name Parish Center. The program, sponsored by the Sheridan County Museum, will be an opportunity to learn about a local family that contributed to the growth and prosperity of Sheridan County. The presentation… Continue Reading

Employment workshops to be held prior to job fair

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Sheridan Workforce Center and the Sheridan Veterans Administration Healthcare System are partnering to host a job fair on April 22. This is the third year for the job fair partnership. In addition, two job fair preparation workshops will be held on April 16 at the Sheridan Workforce… Continue Reading

Wyo. Supreme Court Justices to visit Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Whether watching “Judge Judy” on daytime television forms the extent of your knowledge of the judicial system or you are a board certified attorney, you are invited to be a Supreme Court judge for a day. The justices of the Wyoming Supreme Court will be visiting Sheridan this month to host a variety… Continue Reading

County OKs, questions liquor licenses

SHERIDAN — City-issued liquor licenses have garnered most of the headlines the past couple years, but the Sheridan County commissioners took issue with some of the renewed county liquor permits during their meeting Tuesday morning. Twenty-one businesses received licenses after the board OK’d the renewals, but Commissioners Terry Cram and Bob Rolston questioned whether all… Continue Reading

Ranchester approves subdivision agreements

RANCHESTER — The Ranchester Town Council approved subdivision agreements for Stonebrook Meadows V and Stoneridge Meadows at its meeting Tuesday evening. The town can sign and release the final plats contingent upon developer Drew Redinger executing the agreements. Once the documents are finalized, Redinger can begin selling lots within the subdivisions. The agreements call for… Continue Reading

Dayton Town Council addresses mayoral vacancies

DAYTON — The Dayton Town Council passed the first reading of an ordinance that outlines how to fill a mayoral vacancy at the regular meeting Monday evening. Prior to creating the document, Dayton did not have a law in place should there be an opening at mayor mid-term, Mayor Norm Anderson said. Ordinance 391 rectifies… Continue Reading

Miniature Art and Music show opens Monday

SHERIDAN — The public is invited to view and bid on works of miniature art and music at the upcoming “2015 Miniature Art and Music Silent Auction: Celebrating our Wild Earth,” which will be on display from Monday-April 24 at Davis Gallery. The ninth annual show sponsored by the Wyoming Wilderness Association uses mini artworks… Continue Reading

Science standards review committee seeks members

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Education is seeking Wyoming residents who are interested in serving on the 2015 Wyoming Science Standards Review Committee. The work of this committee will begin this summer with two to four days of meetings in June and possibly July. The science standards will outline what students should know and… Continue Reading

AARP meeting to feature curbside recycling discussion

SHERIDAN — Sheridan AARP members will meet at 5:30 pm on Friday at the Sheridan Senior Center. Paul Larson, solid waste and recycling supervisor for the city, will present information and answer questions about the upcoming curbside recycling program. The event is free and open to the public. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m.… Continue Reading

SC to host lecture on using livestock in conservation

SHERIDAN — The next Natural Resources Lecture Series at Sheridan College will feature a lecture by Dr. Justin Derner from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheridan College Whitney Building, room W153. “Livestock as Ecosystem Engineers: Using Livestock Grazing as a Conservation Management Tool” will focus on Derner’s current research that focuses on management practices addressing… Continue Reading

SCSD2 continues to plan for alternative school

SCSD2 continues to plan for alternative school

SHERIDAN — The Alternative School Planning Study that Sheridan County School District 2 compiled for the Wyoming School Facilities Commission has been completed and approved, recommending that the district explore building a collaborative alternative high school on or near the Sheridan College campus. Recently the district received funds from the SFC to evaluate and determine… Continue Reading

City passes Holloway Avenue Agreement

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council took a cooperative agreement off the table and approved the plan Monday evening that lays out work on Holloway Avenue. The joint city-county project calls for $1 million in improvements to bring the gravel road to urban street standards from 11th to 15th street, including curb and gutter and… Continue Reading

Sheridan man charged with making $100 bills

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man is scheduled to appear before a federal court Wednesday after being indicted for making counterfeit $100 bills. Wyatt T. McMahon is scheduled for an arraignment in the U.S. District Court in Casper. He made an initial appearance Friday where the charge against him — conspiracy to commit counterfeiting and forging… Continue Reading

Landon’s to host gardening workshops Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host two workshops Saturday focused on gardening in small areas and on pest management. In “Growing in Small Spaces: Building Raised Beds,” Pete Veinbergs will demonstrate how to design and build a raised garden bed, which can help a garden fit into a small space. Raised beds can… Continue Reading

Sheridan Jaycees honored at national convention

Sheridan Jaycees honored at national convention

SHERIDAN — The U.S. Junior Chamber recently recognized members of the Sheridan Jaycees among the best in the country for 2014 during the organization’s national convention in Nashville, Tennessee, March 26-28. Jamie Ostermyer, 2014 individual development vice president, received the JCI USA Heidi Juttner Memorial Outstanding Local Vice President award. This award is given based… Continue Reading

WGFD to hold aquatic invasive species training

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be offering watercraft and equipment inspection and decontamination training for aquatic invasive species during April, May and June at various locations around the state. The trainings are open to anyone interested in learning more about aquatic invasive species and becoming certified in watercraft inspections. The trainings… Continue Reading

SC Adventure Club annual gear swap Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Outdoor Adventure Club will host its annual spring gear swap on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Whitney Academic Center atrium. “The Sheridan College Outdoor Adventure Club’s gear swap is one way we reach out to the community,” SC student and club President Adam Haile said. “I… Continue Reading

SHS bands to perform concert April 14

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School band department will hold a pre-festival band concert at 7 p.m. April 14 in the Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School. The Symphonic Band and the Wind Ensemble will be performing the songs they are taking to the Northeast District Music Festival to be held at Campbell County… Continue Reading

Story Historical Society program on early Banner

SHERIDAN — The Story Historical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Story Woman’s Club. The program will feature Banner resident Bea Hutson who will speak on the history of Banner. Coffee and cookies will be served, and the event is free and open to the public. Story Woman’s Club is located at… Continue Reading

Agenda: NWCC district board of trustees meeting

Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees meeting 6 p.m. Thursday W132, Sheridan College 3059 Coffeen Ave. Call to order and roll call Agenda additions and deletions Consent agenda Regular meeting minutes from March 10 President’s report Gillette College Advisory Board report Johnson County Advisory Board report Organization reports Classified staff council SC Student… Continue Reading

Trial date set for County Attorney Office arson

SHERIDAN — The man accused of setting fire to the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office pleaded not guilty to federal charges Friday in U.S. District Court in Casper. His trial is scheduled to begin June 1 at 9 a.m. before Judge Scott W. Skavdahl. Joel S. Elliott, 37, faces five counts in relation to the fire:… Continue Reading

Sheridan County on par for cost of living

SHERIDAN— A dollar in Sheridan County spends about the same as the rest of the state, according to a recent report. Research from Wyoming’s Department of Administration and Information Economic Analysis Division indicates Sheridan County’s comparative cost of living is on par with the rest of the state. The data, which compared numbers from December… Continue Reading

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