Category Archives: Local News

Fairgrounds see more improvements as summer season nears

Fairgrounds see  more improvements as summer season nears

Editor’s note: This article was submitted by Sheridan County Commissioner and Sheridan WYO Rodeo emeritus board member Tom Ringley. SHERIDAN — The Sheridan WYO Rodeo has made enumerable improvements to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds since the first rodeo performance in 1931. That year, the board of directors built an additional grandstand just to accommodate the… Continue Reading

Winegar makes President’s list

SHERIDAN — Graceland University recently released its 2016 spring honor rolls and Tiffany Winegar, of Sheridan, was named to the President’s List. Those on the list earned a 4.0 GPA. Graceland University is a liberal arts university located in Lamoni, Iowa. Continue Reading

Scholarship awarded to local student

SHERIDAN — Natasha Hallam, of Sheridan, received a scholarship during the Scholarship and Awards Ceremony at Eastern New Mexico University on April 26. Approximately 390 ENMU Foundation scholarships were awarded, totaling over $326,120. This is an increase of $36,000 from last year, with 23 more scholarships. ENMU, a state institution offering associate, bachelor and master degree… Continue Reading

Butcher graduates from School of Mines

SHERIDAN — McKenzie J. Butcher of Sheridan received her Bachelor of Science in civil and environmental engineering this month from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Butcher is the daughter of Michael and Melissa Butcher of Dayton and Kara Kim Dunlap and Marc Ketcham, all of Sheridan. Butcher received a number of awards… Continue Reading

SHRM to discuss ethical dilemmas for human resources

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management will host a program Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Conference Room A. The program will focus on ethical dilemmas for human resources and will be presented by Sue Belish. Today’s employees, as well as organizational leaders,… Continue Reading

WWA to host event Saturday to explore Medicine Lodge

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association will host an event Saturday for early morning birding and exploring the Medicine Lodge Wilderness Study Area. WWA has reserved the group campsite at the Medicine Lodge State Park for Friday and Saturday night. The cost to camp is $6 per night. Details will be sent to those who… Continue Reading

UNPLUG event set for Sunday

SHERIDAN — The next UNPLUG event — a nature scavenger hunt — is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at the Red Grade Trail. UNPLUG is a partnership between the Sheridan Community Land Trust and Science Kids. For more information, contact Sarah Mentock at 763-0976 or or SCLT at 673-4702 or The Red Grade… Continue Reading

Wildflower hike set for Saturday at Amsden

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Native Plant Society will kick off the 2016 spring wildflower season with a wildflower hike at the Amsden Creek Elk Winter Range led by Bob Giurgevich on Saturday. All wildflower outings are free and open to the public. The group will meet at the Sheridan Kmart at 9 a.m. From there… Continue Reading

Food Forest cleared to continue in Thorne-Rider Park

SHERIDAN — A committee is planning to build a “Food Forest” in Thorne-Rider Park, where the BMX bike track used to be. The committee met with Sheridan City Engineer Lane Thompson on Thursday to discuss compliance with the requirements of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for building near the levee of Goose Creek. The… Continue Reading

Hackman to seek seat in HD51

SHERIDAN — Hollis Hackman has announced he will challenge longtime incumbent Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, for the House District 51 seat in the Wyoming Legislature this fall. According to a press release from the Wyoming Democratic Party, Hackman is a military veteran who completed his undergraduate degree in 1979 and received his Ph.D. in 1984… Continue Reading

City adjusts to sagging sales tax revenue

SHERIDAN — Money Sheridan gets from the Optional One-Cent Sales Tax is projected to decrease by 11 percent next year from earlier estimates. The money supports infrastructure projects such as road maintenance, park, pathways and local nonprofits. When voters renewed the optional sales tax in November 2014, city officials estimated it would generate $3.6 million… Continue Reading

Rock climber dies Sunday after fall in Tongue River Canyon

SHERIDAN— Dean Darling, 58, of Hyattville, Wyoming, died Sunday after falling while rock climbing in the Tongue River Canyon. The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and medical personnel were called to the scene at approximately 4:35 p.m. Sunday. Upon arriving, responding deputies and medical officials found Darling dead. No additional details were released by the Sheridan… Continue Reading

The Food Group receives $21,000 grant

SHERIDAN — The Food Group, Inc. has received a $21,353.37 grant made possible by the Rick & Rebecca Howell Donor Advised Fund and the Sheridan Area Opportunities Fund. The Food Group, Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing weekend food for children in Sheridan County for whom a meal may not be a guarantee. Though often… Continue Reading

Wyoming Connections Academy to host program Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Connections Academy will host a public meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan County YMCA. Wyoming Connections Academy is a tuition-free virtual public school. It is a program of Big Horn County School District 1 and serves students across Wyoming. The information session will provide families with an opportunity to… Continue Reading

Hope of Survivors seminar set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — A free seminar addressing sexual abuse within the church and church school settings will take place Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. The event will focus on the affect of abuse on the community, offender and victim as well as how to survive the aftermath. The event is sponsored by… Continue Reading

Next birding event set for Saturday at The Brinton

SHERIDAN — Join instructor Dr. Jackie Canterbury of the Bighorn Audubon for “Birding at The Brinton” on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners. This event is free and open to the public. The museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. For more… Continue Reading

Drog, Penn to wed in June

SHERIDAN — Jennifer Lynn Drog and Spencer Lee Penn, both of Buffalo, are engaged to wed June 25, 2016. Drog is the daughter of Jean and Joseph Drog of Sheridan. Penn is the son of Bruce and Judy Penn of Banner. Editor’s note: This notice is being republished due to an error in the original… Continue Reading

Poppy drive to take place today, Saturday

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary #7 annual poppy drive will take place Tuesday and Saturday. On Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to noon, poppies will be available at the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center. On Saturday, poppies will be available at Kmart and Wal-Mart. The poppies are assembled in VA hospitals by veterans. Their distribution is… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host cowbilly musician

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host Miss “V” the Gypsy Cowbelle on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Miss V offers clever lyricism along with classic rhythms on the guitar and her homemade banjo. Her music has charmed fans from coffee houses and campfires to festivals. The performance is free to attend. For additional information,… Continue Reading

City to add workers in 2016-2017

SHERIDAN — While school districts and county governments are bracing for cuts, the city of Sheridan is actually slated to add 12 positions to its payroll in the next budget year, which begins July 1. Human Resources Director Heather Doke said in a work session Thursday that included a new position in the treasurer department… Continue Reading

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