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U.S. Highway 14A seasonal closure scheduled for Dec. 1, or sooner

November 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — The annual fall roadway closure of U.S. Highway 14A between Burgess Junction and Lovell is scheduled for Dec. 1, but the seasonal highway closure may happen sooner depending on winter weather. Jason Fleming, a Wyoming Department of Transportation maintenance foreman based in Lovell, said if road and weather conditions are unsafe for citizens and Read More

Planning Commission seeks input for Land Use Plan

SHERIDAN — After working on the new Sheridan Land Use Plan for nine months, the Planning Commission is now asking residents for input on specific city development issues. The Sheridan Land Use Plan will guide future development of the city. In particular, the plan will indicate preferred locations for future residential and commercial areas as Read More

Drivers asked to drive carefully as crews clear brush on Red Grade

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Road and Bridge crews will be doing tree and brush removal along Red Grade Road, County Road 26, during the month of November, as weather permits. The work is being done to improve safety on the road by improving line of sight on curves and providing a clear area along the Read More

Maverick Road closed until further notice for bridge work

SHERIDAN — County Road 1213, also known as Maverick Road, has been closed to through-traffic for bridge replacement work. The road will be closed at the Little Goose crossing until further notice. Residents with questions about the road closure or the project may contact Wyoming Department of Transportation Resident Engineer Jerry Buckley at 674-2326.

Sheridan man recognized for service

SHERIDAN — Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brandon Adsit, was recognized for his outstanding service during 2013 at the Outstanding Soldier and Airman of the Year banquet held in Cheyenne in January. Adsit was recognized as Warrant Officer of the Year for his leadership, military bearing, knowledge of military customs, community service and personal achievements. Adsit Read More

Community Art Center to host ‘Uncapped’

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host two “Uncapped” events in November and December. On Thursday and Dec. 4, individuals of all ages are invited to create their own painting following instructor Shanna Gardiner. Thursday’s session will focus on fall aspens, while the December session will focus on an old barn. The sessions Read More

Wyoming Farm Bureau to meet in Sheridan this week

SHERIDAN — “Celebrating our Heritage…Pursuing our Future” is the theme for the 95th annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation.  The meeting will be Thursday through Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan. Policy discussion is the main purpose of the meeting and guides the work of the organization. According to the organization’s Executive Read More

Wednesday Events Nov. 11, 2014

Events for Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • 11:30 a.m., Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, $15 for lunch, Best Western Sheridan Center, 612 N. Main St. • 7 p.m., “Survival of Beekeeping in the 21st Century” lecture, Science Museum/Mohn’s Science Center, Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave.  

Local Briefs Nov. 11, 2014

Beekeeping lecture set for Wednesday at SC SHERIDAN — The next event in the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery’s science lecture series will focus on beekeeping. Tongue River Honey beekeeper Clifford Reed will present “Survival of Beekeeping in the 21st Century,” Wednesday at 7 p.m. Beekeepers today find themselves in a fight for survival, with Read More

Free retirement strategy presentation set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — A free retirement strategy presentation will be held Thursday at the Powder Horn Clubhouse. The event, “Plan Your Retirement on Your Own Terms,” will include cocktails and conversation about retirement preparation and strategies to maximize Social Security benefits. The program will begin at 4:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The retirement presentation Read More

Fire crews move out as winter moves in

November 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — A late season wildfire started Saturday in the Bighorn Mountains just outside of Buffalo, but the snow and cold temperatures forecasted for the rest of the week are expected to diminish the affects of the blaze. In all, officials said the fire, called the West Range Fire, scorched approximately 1,170 acres, though some Read More

Burtis continues work as liaison for college’s veterans

SHERIDAN — Veterans Day may come once a year, but Sheridan College works hard to recognize and provide for its veteran students year round. On Tuesday, Dr. Paul Young, Sheridan College president and retired Navy Commander, will once again open a ceremony at the college honoring the service of the men and women who served Read More

BH students to perform ‘Just a Little Crazy’

BIG HORN — The students of Big Horn High School will present “Just a Little Crazy,” their fall play, on Thursday and Friday. At 7 p.m. daily the students will perform the tale of a girl and her parents who are in a big tizzy because they just moved into a turn of the century Read More

WYO to host 25th anniversary celebration

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a 25th anniversary celebration for volunteers, patrons and the Sheridan community on Saturday. WYO Theater staff and board members invite the community to an evening of memories, music and surprises. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are complimentary, and may be obtained by calling the theater Read More

Wyoming Board of Agriculture to meet in Sheridan Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Board of Agriculture will meet from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan. During the meeting, the board will receive updates from the Wyoming Farm Bureau, the University of Wyoming, Wyoming Department of Agriculture Director Jason Fearneyhough and review Applied Producer Research Grant Program applications. The board will also Read More

TRVCC to host fall carnival Friday

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton will host a family fall carnival Friday from 5-8 p.m. The evening will include games, inflatables, Bingo, ring toss, a cake walk and more. The event will also include supper and raffle tickets for sale. For more information, contact the TRVCC at 655-9419. The TRVCC Read More

SMH employee, volunteer bazaar set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital employees and volunteers will feature homemade items at the annual Christmas craft bazaar Thursday. The event will run from 4:30-7 p.m. in the conference rooms on the lower level of the hospital. The public is invited to shop, and drawings will be held at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. You Read More

Sheridan County crews join effort to fight Johnson County fire

November 9, 2014

SHERIDAN — Crews from Big Horn, Story and Goose Valley volunteer fire departments made their way to Johnson County this morning to help battle a wildfire that started there Saturday. The West Range Fire, which was said to be more than 40 acres Saturday night, has more than 100 people from around the region on Read More

‘Tis the season: With hunting season in full swing, taxidermist discusses changes to the art form

November 8, 2014

RANCHESTER — With the hunting season now several weeks in, quite a few big game animals have disappeared from the local landscape. While many freezers have now been filled with meat, parts of many of these animals will reappear in another few weeks not on the table, but on the wall. “It is a total Read More

SCSD2 develops program to encourage health

SHERIDAN — Staff who are focused on overall wellness will not only be healthier and feel better, but they will also perform better. At least that is what Sheridan County School District 2 Human Resource Coordinator Cody Sinclair believes, and that thought is the basis of new programs and policies within the district. Sinclair is Read More

Election odds: Dayton must fill Council seat after Tuesday election

DAYTON — It was a situation akin to a sports reporter’s travel schedule that follows the wins and losses of a team — if San Antonio sweeps Sacramento, if Sheridan beats Natrona. Prior to the general election Tuesday, Dayton officials could not predict whether Dayton would have a full town council or not come January. Read More

Who is out? Who is in? A quick look at council seats

SHERIDAN — Local governing bodies will see some shifts and turnover come January following the results of the general election Tuesday. Several new members will join city and town councils, and Dayton will have a vacancy to fill, meaning three of its four councilors will potentially be new. All the changes may feel as complicated Read More

2 men facing felony charges plead not guilty

SHERIDAN—Two men accused of serious crimes in Sheridan were arraigned Friday in 4th Judicial District Court before Judge William Edelman. One appeared via closed-circuit television. Aaron A. Arnold is accused of kidnapping his ex-wife, stealing property from her and torturing her with the help of his girlfriend Nicole Wight. He has been charged with kidnapping, Read More

Sunday & Monday Events Nov. 8, 2014

November 7, 2014

Events for Sunday, November 9 Monday, November 10, 2014 Sunday • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Open Studios Fall Show and Sale, seven locations throughout Sheridan, for more information call Jim Lawson at 672-6706. • 2 p.m., “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” Carriage House Theater, 419 Delphi Ave., $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors Read More

Local Briefs Nov. 8, 2014

SHS jazz concert rescheduled for Thursday SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School jazz band will perform its fall concert Thursday. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Sue Henry auditorium at SHS. The event is free and open to the public. The high school is located at 1056 Long Drive. For more Read More

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