Category Archives: Local News

Cheney: BLM ‘devoted’ to eliminating all human use of land

Cheney: BLM ‘devoted’ to eliminating all human use of land

SHERIDAN — For Liz Cheney, who recently declared her candidacy for Wyoming’s only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, scaling back “overreaching” federal organizations, including the Bureau of Land Management, is imperative. Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is the 11th Republican to enter the race for the seat that will… Continue Reading

Administrator search not yet underway

SHERIDAN — Although city officials plan to move forward with the Sheridan city administrator position, they have not begun advertising. Sheridan Finance and Administrative Services Director Jim Harmon said when a petition failed to bring the position to Sheridan voters an ordinance passed in December took effect. As a result, city officials will move forward… Continue Reading

County Commission offers scholarships to 2016 high school grads

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners is offering three, $1,000 scholarships to high school graduates in Sheridan County for use at the University of Wyoming or one of the state’s seven community colleges. Applicants must submit a school transcript, letter of recommendation and personal and academic information. See online for details. Applications are… Continue Reading

UW lists local students on 2015 fall semester honor rolls

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming listed 50 students from Sheridan County on its 2015 fall semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls. The honor rolls consist of regularly enrolled undergraduates above freshman standing who earned a 3.4 or better GPA, and freshmen who have earned a 3.25 or better GPA. To be eligible,… Continue Reading

Science lecture at SC to explore dinosaurs in Tanzania

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery will host the next presentation in its science lecture series Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. Jean-Pierre Cavigelli will discuss, “Dinosaurs of Tanzania:  The Tale of the 2008 Ohio University Expedition to Tanzania to Collect Dinosaur Bones.” Cavigelli is the collections manager for the Tate Geological Museum at… Continue Reading

History presentation to focus on Dayton

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society and Helen Laumann will present February’s “Conversations in History” on Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. The topic of this month’s event is “The Early Days of Dayton.” The presentation will take place at the Sheridan Senior Center, located at 211 Smith St. For additional information, contact Jane Perkins… Continue Reading

SRD and SCTA conducting indoor tennis clinics

SHERIDAN — The new Sheridan County Tennis Association indoor facility will get its first dose of youth clinics this month as the Sheridan Recreation District puts on three indoor tennis clinics. Beginning Feb. 13, the SRD will host an hour-long clinic each Saturday of the month from 3-4 p.m. The clinics are open for beginning… Continue Reading

City declares snow alert for Tuesday, Wednesday nights

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan declared a Snow Alert for Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The city will commence curb-to-curb snow removal in areas of the city. Crews will begin the work Tuesday around midnight and work until approximately 9 a.m. both nights. During these hours, area residents are asked not to park on the street in designated… Continue Reading

A look at education bills for the 2016 Legislature

SHERIDAN — Several education bills sit in the pipeline as the Wyoming State Legislature’s 2016 session approaches. The budget session, which begins Monday, requires any non-budget bills, such as the ones below, to have support of two-thirds of the legislators before being introduced. Below is a brief summary of each, with some commentary from Sheridan… Continue Reading

Planning Commission chair resigns

SHERIDAN — After moving out of city limits, a member of the Sheridan Planning Commission recently resigned from his position. In order for someone to sit on a city board, he or she must be a city of Sheridan resident. Sheridan city councilors accepted Jason Szewc’s resignation from the Sheridan Planning Commission last month. “He… Continue Reading

BNF firefighters to burn slash piles in upcoming weeks

SHERIDAN — Bighorn National Forest firefighters will burn slash piles in areas around Forest Service Road 26, the Red Grade Road, in the next few weeks. Piles are located near Swamp Creek, Big Goose Ranger Station, Spear-O-Wigwam, Coffeen Park and along the road into Dome Lake. Burning will occur only when sufficient snow is on… Continue Reading

Local family wins $1,000 through H&R Block

Local family wins $1,000 through H&R Block

SHERIDAN —  H&R Block is giving local taxpayers a break with its Win $1,000 Daily Sweepstakes that started Jan. 4. There are already many winners and some local residents recently picked up their checks. Michael Forni and Michelle Forni of Sheridan recently won the contest. The Fornis filed their taxes on the first day to… Continue Reading

Chamber luncheon to feature annual business awards

SHERIDAN — The February luncheon of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is set for Feb. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The luncheon will include a buffet lunch and the presentation of the Chamber’s 2015 Business Awards. Each of the nominees will be recognized and the winners will… Continue Reading

Regional Science Fair set for Feb. 10 at SC

SHERIDAN — The Northeast Regional Science Fair for grades six through eight will take place Feb. 10 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium. Approximately 150 students from Sheridan, Holy Name Catholic School, Big Horn, Tongue River, Upton, Recluse and Newcastle will compete for a chance to attend the State… Continue Reading

Tickets on sale for Ryan Innes concert

SHERIDAN — Tickets to see “The Voice” contestant Ryan Innes in concert at the WYO Theater are now on sale. The concert is set for 8 p.m. Friday and is sponsored by No Name Bar. Tickets to the event are $23 per person. Those planning to attend can also add $5 to their ticket price… Continue Reading

Parents speak out on SHS sex education

Parents speak out on SHS sex education

SHERIDAN — Recent grumblings by a small group of parents upset with the sex education content at Sheridan High School have initiated conversations with school officials, prompting concerns among some parents on the other side of the issue that those complaints could lead the school to scale back a curriculum they believe is already too… Continue Reading

SC, NWCCD welcome new student affairs vice president

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College announced Monday the hiring of Dr. Leah Barrett as the new vice president for student affairs. Barrett joins the Northern Wyoming Community College District from the State University of New York, College at Brockport in Brockport, New York, where she served as the associate vice president for enrollment management and student… Continue Reading

Saturday U to return to Sheridan this weekend

SHERIDAN — Saturday University — the University of Wyoming’s popular, free, one-day college education program — will return to Sheridan on Saturday. Area residents have the opportunity to go back to college for a day, with two UW professors and a Sheridan College faculty member lecturing. Wyoming immigration issues, understanding the meaning of poetry and… Continue Reading

MSU announces fall honor roll

SHERIDAN — The Montana State University 2015 fall semester honor roll included several students from Sheridan County. There are two MSU honor roll lists — the President’s and the Dean’s Honor Roll. Students must complete 12 credit hours to qualify for either list. Students with perfect 4.0 GPAs for the semester were named to the… Continue Reading

Lunbeck to discuss history of Tunnel Inn

SHERIDAN — The February meeting of the Story Historical Society is set for 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Story Woman’s Club. George Lunbeck will discuss the history of the Tunnel Inn. Refreshments will follow the program, which is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Patty Hoover at 683-2452. The Story Woman’s… Continue Reading

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