Local News

Chamber boasts continued growth

February 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — This year’s annual report from the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce highlighted the progress and growth of the organization in the past year. Chamber CEO Dixie Johnson was the main speaker at the group’s monthly luncheon Wednesday, and she highlighted how she and her team worked to support and enhance local businesses. Johnson Read More

Pheasants Forever Banquet to be held Feb. 22

SHERIDAN — The annual Pheasants Forever Banquet and Auction will be held Feb. 22. The fundraising buffet banquet benefits the Sheridan/Johnson County chapter of Pheasants Forever and will be held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall from 5:30-10 p.m. Tickets are $60 each or $90 per couple and purchases include a membership in the Read More

Kiwanis to host ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ Feb. 21 at the WYO Theater

SHERIDAN — The Kiwanis will host “Stars of Tomorrow” Feb. 21. This youth talent show will present children in three categories: elementary, junior high and high school. First-, second- and third-place winners in each category will receive a trophy and a certificate. There will also be an overall winner who will receive a scholarship toward Read More

Rising costs force some doctors to restructure

February 12, 2014

  By Tracee Davis and Hannah Wiest SHERIDAN — Independent physicians are becoming a rarity across the nation, and Sheridan is no exception. While many doctors are willingly giving up their independence to join larger groups to share the burden of on-call time and back office functions, others persist against growing industry oversight that renders Read More

Crashed car abandoned on Dana Ave. last week

SHERIDAN — A vehicle reported stolen from Holmes Avenue in Sheridan was found crashed last week. The story of the 1995 Subaru Impreza and how it ended up on the side of the road up against a telephone poll is a case that passed through the hands of both the Sheridan Police and the Sheridan Read More

City crews work to fix two breaks

SHERIDAN — City of Sheridan crews were busy Tuesday dealing with two water line breaks. A break in a water main on 11th Street closed down a section of the street from 2 p.m. to about 9 p.m., Utility Maintenance Superintendent Ken Hirschman said. Approximately 12 houses were without water for about five hours. The pipe Read More

City planning board less active than past years

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan Planning Commission, a volunteer board of seven community members, is scheduled to meet the second and fourth Mondays of each month. However, since September, the Commission has met only twice. City Planning and Development Director Robert Briggs said there are a few reasons for the lack of Planning Commission meetings over the Read More

New parent-teacher conference dates set

SHERIDAN — Due to the snow day held Oct. 4, 2013, Sheridan County School District 2 has announced new calendar schedules with make-up dates and dates for parent-teacher conferences. Feb. 20 was originally scheduled to be an early release day and will now be a full school day. Feb. 21 was originally scheduled to be Read More

SAGE to host artist’s reception Thursday at 5:30

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et al (SAGE) will host an artist’s reception and gallery talk on Thursday. From 5:30-7 p.m. the public is welcome to visit the gallery and enjoy refreshments as SAGE presents “Cowboy Country: Photographs by Mary and Arthur ‘Pete’ Dailey” which is on display now. The SAGE Exhibit Gallery is Read More

Next ‘Brown Bag Lunch Seminar’ set for Feb. 19

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Main Street campus Center for Workforce and Community Education will present the next topic in the series of “Brown Bag Lunch Seminars” on Feb. 19. Lynn Gordon of Family and Personal Counseling Center will present topics on Wednesdays through the end of February including depression, fear, family and codependency and Read More

Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum to host Presidents Day event Mon.

SHERIDAN — The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum will host “Fun at the Museum: Presidents Day Crafts and History” on Monday in the community room at the Johnson County Library. This free event is open to everyone and will run from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information call 684-9331. The library is located at 171 Read More

Wyoming Geriatric Education Center to host workshop on ‘End-of-Life Care’ Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC) will host an educational workshop on “End-of-Life Care” on Feb. 19 and 21. The agenda will be the same for each day and the cost to attend either series is $50 for adults or $35 for students but the fee will be waived for Sheridan College nursing Read More

Alternative school to take over old Highland Park

February 11, 2014

At their regular monthly board meeting, the Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees voted to approve moving the Fort Mackenzie/Wright Place campus from its current location at Sheridan Junior High to the old Highland Park Elementary School. The old Highland Park school is currently housing students from Coffeen Elementary. However, those students will Read More

Ranchester bar burglarized; $2,000 in alcohol taken

RANCHESTER — Deputies with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the burglary of a liquor store in Ranchester that happened over the weekend. SCSO Lt. Mark Conrad said the owners of the Silver Spur Bar called Sunday morning after noticing the building had been forcefully broken into and a substantial amount of liquor was Read More

Officials seek funding to subsidize air service provider

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution at its staff meeting Monday that will start the process of improving commercial air service in Sheridan County. The resolution said the commissioners approve of the Critical Air Service Team filing an application to receive funds from the state in order to subsidize air service Read More

Wyoming Artist Blacksmith Winter Forge-In scheduled for Feb. 28

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Artist Blacksmiths will host a Winter Forge-In, an event intended to expose the public to the art of blacksmithing. The event is open to all, including beginners, and will be held Feb. 28 through March 2. The key presenter will be Mark Constable, a blacksmith visiting from Humberside, England, for this Read More

Montana State announces fall graduates

SHERIDAN — Montana State University has announced their fall graduates. Commencement ceremonies held on Dec. 14 granted diplomas to more than 1,000 undergraduates. John Hannahs of Parkman graduated with honors, a distinction given to those achieving between a 3.25-3.69 cumulative grade point average.

Landon’s hosting free workshops Saturday at 10 a.m.

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host three free public workshops on Saturday. Beginning at 10 a.m. Sheridan’s African Violet Society will inform participants on African violet growing techniques and society membership. The second workshop will be presented by Landon’s manager Keith Kershaw at 1 p.m. Kershaw will present information on ordering trees and Read More

WYO to host ‘The Monster Who Ate My Peas’ Feb. 18

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host “The Monster Who Ate My Peas” on Feb. 18. Based on the multi-award winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matthew Faulkner, this musical play is part of the Children’s Educational and Family series. Commencing at 6:30 p.m., the performance will tell the story of a Read More

Hospital Auxiliary gives $40,000 to Sheridan Memorial

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Auxiliary presented donations totaling $40,000 to the hospital at its annual meeting Friday at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. With these funds, the Auxiliary has given more than $453,000 to the hospital over the years. Barbara Niner, past Auxiliary president and Kozy Korner Gift Shop manager, presented two checks to the Read More

Snow day fun

Ian Taylor, 10, climbs the stairs leading up Linden Hill with his sled in tow Saturday.

BOCC approves resolution to support air service

February 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution at its staff meeting Monday that will potentially start the process of enhancing commercial air service in Sheridan County. Resolution #14-02-005 states that the commissioners approve of the Critical Air Service Team filing an application to receive funds from the state to subsidize air service Read More

Investigator: Story fire cause likely electrical

SHERIDAN — An investigator with the Wyoming State Fire Marshal’s Office has determined the fire at the Chuckwagon gas station and convenience store early Thursday morning in Story was likely electrical. Investigator Richard Embry said the decision must be reviewed and finalized by an electrical engineer. Embry said the blaze was called in by a Read More

Sheridan College trustees to consider next steps in capital construction plans

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Board of Trustees will look over conceptual plans for the next phase in the college’s master plan at its meeting Feb. 27. The master plan, adopted in 2010, includes several phases, outlining renovations and new construction to address shortages and outdated facilities. “While we are making significant progress on our Read More

Feeling lost in the shuffle? Track legislative actions online

SHERIDAN — Gov. Matt Mead has delivered his State of the State address, and the 2014 session of the Wyoming Legislature is off to a running start. (Listen to the State of the State here: legisweb.state.wy.us/lsoweb/session/Audio.aspx). Ninety legislators — including six who represent Sheridan County — have begun a 20-day marathon where more than 150 Read More

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