Category Archives: Local News

Local election season gets early start

Local election season gets early start

SHERIDAN — Each year, television talking heads and the general public discuss how much sooner election season seems to come. This year, too, those either seeking elected office for the first time or seeking to hold onto their current seats are getting a jump on filing season to announce their candidacies. Rep. Mark Kinner, R-Sheridan,… Continue Reading

SCSD1 takes stock after budget cuts go through

RANCHESTER — School officials in Ranchester believe lawmakers dealt them not just a double whammy in budget cuts, as many in Wyoming’s K-12 world are arguing, but a triple whammy. Jeremy Smith, business manager for Sheridan County School District 1, said in an interview Thursday that decisions legislators made during the 2016 session and the… Continue Reading

Flower shop celebrates 50 years in business

Flower shop celebrates 50 years in business

SHERIDAN — In 1966, Collette Noonan, a longtime florist, decided to take her flower arranging skills out on her own. She bought a shop in downtown Sheridan, named it after her nickname “Babe” and opened up for business just a few days after New Year’s. Noonan probably intended to make a profit and build a… Continue Reading

Fort Road railroad crossing to be removed next week

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Transportation and the city of Sheridan have partnered with Burlington Northern Santé Fe Railroad to remove the railroad crossing on North Main Street in Sheridan next week. Crews plan to be working in the area beginning on Monday. There could be minor interruptions to traffic on Monday, such as… Continue Reading

‘If I Were President’: Holy Name students learn about responsibilities of national office, voting

‘If I Were President’: Holy Name students learn about responsibilities of national office, voting

SHERIDAN — Beginning on President’s Day, Holy Name Catholic School second-grade teacher Mandy Leach led her classroom through an educational unit called “If I Were President.” The project was meant to encourage students to learn more about the responsibilities and challenges of the national office as well as learn basics about the voting process. On… Continue Reading

Agendas — March 12, 2016

Sheridan City Planning Commission 7 p.m. Monday Sheridan City Hall • Call to order and roll call of members • Approval of agenda as presented • Review, correction and approval of minutes in the Jan. 25 meeting • Old business • New business A. Consideration of PL-16-5: Cloud Peak Ranch Twentieth Filing Minor Subdivision; a… Continue Reading

Ice Show set for March 18 at M&M’s Center

SHERIDAN — The seventh annual Ice Show is set for March 18 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Whitney Rink at the M&M’s Center. The show will feature performances from the Sheridan Ice figure skaters: Gennah Deutscher, Molly Butler, Katelyn Kayser, Jessica Ross, Maggie Pierce, Kairstyn Holden, Catherine Winnop, Marra Donahue and Victoria Smith. The girls… Continue Reading

K-Life to host dodgeball tournament

SHERIDAN — K-Life of Sheridan is organizing a dodgeball tournament for March 19 from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. at the Sheridan High School gym. The tournament is for those ages 8 to 98, but all are encouraged to come and watch. Teams will be comprised of six to eight people and will compete in… Continue Reading

Arts and crafts fair set for March 19

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fairgrounds will host an arts and crafts fair March 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 40 Wyoming artists and crafters — with only handcrafted treasures — will be selling their art. Lunch and treats will also be available and a free goodie bag will be given to… Continue Reading

‘Get Out and Shop’ event to be held at Wesleyan Church

SHERIDAN — Local merchants, including those that are home-based, direct sales and retail, will showcase their products, services and clearance items at Get Out and Shop March 19. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church. The sale of booths/tables supports the educational projects of the PEO… Continue Reading

STATE SCIENCE FAIR: Local students earn awards in Laramie

STATE SCIENCE FAIR: Local students earn awards in Laramie

SHERIDAN — Area students recently competed in the Wyoming State Science Fair in Laramie. Several Sheridan County students won awards at the contest. The following Sheridan County students earned awards: Animal sciences • Third place junior division— Samantha Rogaczewski, Holy Name Catholic School Chemistry • First place junior division— Carley Jo Motsick, Big Horn Middle… Continue Reading

City: Summer inconvenience will improve major road

City: Summer inconvenience will improve major road

SHERIDAN — It may be an inconvenience for a summer, but it will benefit Sheridan for the next 30 years. City officials outlined their plan Thursday night to begin phase one of the Loucks Street reconstruction project. “There will be detour routes, there will be times where you have to go around Loucks,” said Joe… Continue Reading

Cowboy State Bank to host Chamber Business After Hours

SHERIDAN — The next round of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is set for Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. The monthly social and networking event is held at a different member location each month. This month’s event will take place at the Cowboy State Bank. The bank is located at 232 Grinnell Plaza.… Continue Reading

SHS jazz band to perform Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School jazz band will offer a free concert Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. The concert will take place in the Sue Henry Auditorium at SHS. For additional information, call the school at 672-2495. SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive. Continue Reading

Trail End to host docent training Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Trail End State Historic Site will host docent training on Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer tour guide is encouraged to attend. No experience is needed, organizers said, just a willingness to learn and weekday availability. For additional information or to RSVP for the training, call… Continue Reading

Sheridan Arts Council to host Lysander Piano Trio

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Arts Council will present the Lysander Piano Trio in concert on March 18 at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. Earlier that day, violinist Itamar Zorman, pianist Liza Stepanova and cellist Michael Katz will have presented an outreach Master Class with orchestra students at Sheridan High School. Winner of many… Continue Reading

WGFD to host Monday meeting on big game hunt seasons

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials are encouraging hunters who pursue big game in the hunt areas around Sheridan to attend a season setting open house Monday from 4-7 p.m. at the Game and Fish Regional Office. “We are proposing some significant changes to the hunting season structure for deer and elk in… Continue Reading

Perkins Foundation gives $5,000 to Raising Readers

SHERIDAN — The B.F. and Rose H. Perkins Foundation made a donation of $5,000 to Raising Readers in Wyoming. The gift will be put toward the cost of books that are distributed to children at their well child health care visits. Medical providers in Sheridan distributed a total of 3,853 books in 2015. The estimated… Continue Reading

Brown Bag, After Hours lectures to focus on time use

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on relationships for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The presentations set for Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on time use. The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat presentation on Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. Attendees are… Continue Reading

Grant recently awarded to Big Horn teacher

BIG HORN — The members of the Big Horn Lions Club executive board have implemented a series of grants to individual teachers of Big Horn elementary, middle and high schools. The grants are to be used to provide services, activities or materials to the students of those schools. The grants of $250 and will be… Continue Reading

Local legislators: Harder times likely on horizon

Local legislators: Harder times likely on horizon

SHERIDAN — It was a rough budget session, but things may still get harder. That was the theme of the local state legislators’ presentations to Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce members during a Wednesday luncheon. Six state representatives gave five-minute addresses discussing what had been done during the 2016 legislative session and what is to… Continue Reading

SHS announces National Merit Scholarship finalists

SHERIDAN — They are what Ed Fessler likes to call “the one percenters.” Out of roughly 1.5 million high school juniors across the United States who take the PSAT every year — a test that helps students prepare for official college entrance exams — just 15,000, or 1 percent, will go on to become National… Continue Reading

Big Horn Country USA gets a fresh start

Big Horn Country USA gets a fresh start

SHERIDAN —The largest music festival in northeast Wyoming has a new leader at the helm. Ken Kilpatrick, longtime Sheridan resident and business owner, was selected as the new general manager for the popular Big Horn Country USA country music festival. He officially took the job as general manager in February. “I’m really excited to bring… Continue Reading

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