Category Archives: Local News

BHHB recognizes SC building trade students

BHHB recognizes SC building trade students

SHERIDAN — Big Horn Home Builders Association recognized 16 students from the HVAC, Carpentry Apprenticeship and Construction Technology programs at Sheridan College at a dinner on May 12. The students were presented with gift cards to local building stores. The dinner is the Association’s way of encouraging students who have chosen the building trades as… Continue Reading

Book signing for local authors to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — Local authors Scott and Yvonne Osborne will host a book signing for their children’s book “Jake the Happy Trash Truck” from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery. In the book, Jake the Happy Trash Truck learns about pollution of the environment and becomes Jake the Happy Recycle Truck.… Continue Reading

Teka Brock Band to host CD release party Friday

SHERIDAN — The Teka Brock Band will host a CD release show for its latest album, “North,” on Friday. The show is sponsored by Big Horn Beverage and C & K Equipment and will be held at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater. It will feature Teka Brock on lead vocals and guitar, Jarod Judd on… Continue Reading

Wyoming Wednesday programs to start next week

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday programs will start on Wednesday and run through July. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in June and July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90. Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed… Continue Reading

‘Story Wide Yard Sale’ to be held Sunday

STORY — The seventh annual ‘Story Wide Yard Sale’ will be held Sunday all around the town of Story. In addition to a variety of garage sales at houses around the community, the Story Woman’s Club will be serving Waldorf A’ Story biscuits and gravy along with cinnamon rolls, coffee and orange juice from 7… Continue Reading

Roads flood as storm moves through Sheridan

Roads flood as storm moves through Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Several areas in Sheridan County are experiencing flooding after a heavy thunderstorm moved through the area Wednesday evening. Road crews and law enforcement barricaded parts of 11th Street west of Main Street. Fifth Street near the railroad crossing was also heavily flooded and the smell of sewage was evident. A flood watch is currently… Continue Reading

County gains retail liquor license

SHERIDAN — Thanks to a growing population, Sheridan County gained one full retail liquor license, available immediately. The 2010 U.S. Census estimated Sheridan County has 10,237 individuals living outside town or city limits, and, per state statute, the Wyoming Liquor Division must issue one license per 500 residents within five years of the Census releasing population… Continue Reading

Wisconsin men fined for illegally hunting mule deer

  SHERIDAN — Two Wisconsin men will have to pay fines totaling more than $20,000 for using hunting licenses transferred to them by local property owners on whose land they killed three buck mule deer in October. Bob Schneeberger and James Kafka were each ticketed for knowingly taking antlered/horned trophy game with licenses illegally transferred… Continue Reading

Commissioners reaffirm support for Red Grade Trails

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Commissioners Tuesday unanimously reaffirmed their support of the Red Grade Trails Project after the proposed development came under scrutiny at the last two Commission meetings. Big Horn resident Anthony Quinn on May 19 listed several issues he found in the Sheridan Community Land Trust’s proposal and subsequent U.S. Bureau of… Continue Reading

New in-home health care service to bridge gap

SHERIDAN — For those in need of ongoing health care, there is a significant gap between the hospital and the home. Sometimes quality medical services and independence don’t always mesh for those in need of care. However, two local nurses are determined to bridge that gap with their new company. Shawna Hanson and Toby Granger have… Continue Reading

Local band to release third album Friday

Local band to release third album Friday

SHERIDAN — In July 2013, the Teka Brock Band started recording a handful of songs at Big Sky High Studios with producer Dave Goodwin. The project soon grew into a full-fledged album. “North,” the band’s third full album since 2010, took three years to complete due to a change in production process. Their CD Release show… Continue Reading

Ranchester still looking to update website

RANCHESTER — At its last meeting, the Ranchester Town Council approved a $4,000 website redesign through a Minnesota-based company. Tuesday evening, the Council called for a do-over. Mayor Peter Clark said Ranchester would not send a check to GovOffice, a company that specializes in small, municipal websites. Instead, Councilor Jesse Hinkhouse will continue searching for… Continue Reading

Clark graduates with secondary education degree

SHERIDAN — Leah Clark graduated from the University of Wyoming on May 16 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education, English, and a minor in honors. Clark is a 2011 graduate of Sheridan High School. Her parents are Peter and Lori Clark of Sheridan. Clark will start her teaching career in Colorado Springs,… Continue Reading

Saturday is Wyoming free fishing day

SHERIDAN — Anyone wanting to give fishing a try is encouraged to do so on Wyoming free fishing day on Saturday. No license will be required for both residents and nonresidents to fish on that day. Free fishing day applies to all waters in Wyoming with the exception that Yellowstone fishing licenses are required in… Continue Reading

Holy Name Catholic Church awards four scholarships

Holy Name Catholic Church awards four scholarships

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic Church recently awarded four of its Graduating Senior Scholarships to students who are members of the parish. All students were from Sheridan High School. The $700 scholarships may be used at an institution of the recipient’s choice. Scholarship recipients were: Adam Berry, son of John and Janet Berry; Emily Julian,… Continue Reading

Register for Summer String Program by June 12

SHERIDAN — The Summer String Program will take place June 15-19. In this program, students will work with instructors Razmick Sarkissian, Wynton Grant, Leah Sparks and Jacob Jahiel for two and a half hours each morning beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 10:30 a.m. The program will conclude with a concert at 12:15 p.m.… Continue Reading

Local ranchers relieved as rainfall totals add up

Local ranchers relieved as rainfall totals add up

SHERIDAN — With the lush green hills and the misty rains, travelers rolling into the Sheridan valley lately have been treated to beautiful aesthetics. Conversely, flooding of area streams and rivers have been burdensome for homeowners and businesses who sit along the waterways. But between the flash-flood warnings and the vicious thunderstorms, local ranchers gave… Continue Reading

Council tables one franchise agreement, passes another

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council Monday approved one franchise agreement through a second reading but tabled another. Franchise agreements set the terms and conditions, including payment, for private telecommunications companies to use public rights-of-way to establish infrastructure such as broadband. The Council first tabled the Advanced Communications Technology, Inc. agreement after Councilor Alex Lee… Continue Reading

Sheridan named on Top 100 Best Small Towns list

SHERIDAN — Sheridan continues to claim its spot as a favorite town in America. Adding to the list of already received accolades, Sheridan has now been named No. 41 on the list of the Top 100 Best Small Towns, an expanded edition of their annual Top 10 Small Towns index. More than 12,000 towns with… Continue Reading

Rabies prevention remains important in Wyoming

SHERIDAN — To help Wyoming residents avoid a deadly disease themselves, as well as for pets and livestock, the Wyoming Department of Health is promoting rabies prevention strategies, including animal vaccinations. Rabies can infect any mammal, including pets, livestock, small wildlife and humans. The virus affects the central nervous system, causing paralysis and sometimes death.… Continue Reading

Leaves of three let them be

SHERIDAN — As spring moves into summer, the Wyoming Poison Center begins to receive calls about poison ivy, poison sumac and poison oak, common summertime poisons that can cause a lot of discomfort for people enjoying the outdoors. Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac can release a substance called urushiol when the leaves or… Continue Reading

Clearmont Days to be held Saturday

  SHERIDAN — Enjoy live music with Linda Lanier, food and a variety of fun activities including a bouncy house at Clearmont Days on Saturday at Branding Iron Park in Clearmont. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring a salad or dessert. Chicken will be provided by Clear Creek Stop.… Continue Reading

South Park bird walk to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — Peter Lecolat of Bighorn Audubon Society will lead a community bird walk along the South Park Natural Area trail on Saturday. Anyone interested in attending is asked to meet at the Brundage Street parking lot at 9 a.m. The group will walk about 1 mile viewing wetland and grassland birds and the great… Continue Reading

From a ranch to the Pacific and back

From a ranch to the Pacific and back

BIG HORN — Johnnie Gentry owns a few different hats. He has a “World War II veterans” cap, clean, black and adorned with pins. He has a new cowboy hat, clean and undeniably Western. Neither of these is his favorite, however. That distinction goes to an old, dirty cowboy hat. “I’ve got an old hat… Continue Reading

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