Local News

Girl Scouts celebrate 102nd anniversary

March 14, 2014

SHERIDAN — Wednesday was the 102nd birthday of the Girl Scouting in America, which began on March 12, 1912, in Georgia. This week was National Girl Scout week and the Sheridan County Girl Scouts celebrated with a variety of activities including community service projects. Several troops worked together to make gifts for the first baby girl Read More

SC to host disability discussion on Monday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host guest presenter Ben Anderson on Monday. The discussion will include dialogue relating to disabilities such as discrimination, getting an education and misdiagnosis. The discussion will be held in Presentation Hall W136 of the SC Whitney Building from 6-7:30 p.m. The college is located at 3059 Coffeen Avenue. For more Read More

‘Never Flinch’ scholarship available

SHERIDAN — The family of Sheridan High School assistant football coach Weston Johnson, who died after a two-year battle with melanoma cancer Jan. 17 at his home in Wray, Colo., has started a scholarship to honor Johnson’s memory. The “Never Flinch” Scholarship will be awarded to one graduating senior from Sheridan High School and one Read More

Plans to open Inn for guests this June

SHERIDAN — The Historic Sheridan Inn is within a few months of opening under new ownership. Hopes are that by early June, 11 of the Inn’s rooms will be ready to rent and the new restaurant will be up and running, but first-floor tours from volunteer guides may start as early as next week. After Read More

Man sentenced for August standoff with police

SHERIDAN — A man who engaged in an armed standoff with police was sentenced in 4th Judicial District Court on Thursday. Judge William Edelman assigned Sean O’Leary five years of supervised probation in lieu of prison largely because the incident was primarily the product of psychological trauma from military and law enforcement service. The charge Read More

Event helps residents understand life in poverty

SHERIDAN — The idea is to host a simple dinner, encouraging attendees to forgo their usual routine to experience a meal someone would likely have in a shelter — soup, bread and water. The soup is served in handmade bowls donated by the community, which attendees then bring home with them. At home, the bowl Read More

Next three months determine drought, flood scenarios

March 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — Precipitation in Wyoming was nearly 180 percent of average for the month of February, but the months of April, May and June will be the ones that determine whether the state is in for a summer drought. The Powder River Basin, like others in the state, is expected to have above normal snowmelt Read More

Water treatment plant timeline indicates fluoride could be added by late August

SHERIDAN — Work continues on conventional upgrades to the Sheridan and Big Goose water treatment plants with an estimated completion date of October 2014. Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board Project Manager Dan Coughlin gave the board a memo at its meeting Wednesday that outlined a time frame for major components of the upgrade. Read More

Rep. Berger recaps legislative action at monthly event

SHERIDAN — The spotlight at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon went to the four state legislators representing the Sheridan area who recently returned from this year’s legislative session in Cheyenne. Speaker Pro Tempore and House District 51 Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, gave an overview of the major legislative energies that went Read More

A-C students wins Poetry Out Loud contest, again

ARVADA-CLEARMONT — For the fourth consecutive year, Sara Ellingrod of Arvada-Clearmont School has captured the Poetry Out Loud first-place title. Ellingrod vied with 11 other high school competitors from across the state in the memorization and recitation competition. The runner-up was Rebecca Dulaney from Sundance Secondary. Ellingrod and Dulaney’s selections included “The Pomegranate and the Read More

Landon’s hosting three free workshops Sat.

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is hosting three free workshops on Saturday. At 10 a.m. “Easy Composting” will be presented by Phil Gilmore offering tips on composting, including samples available for viewing and storage method discussions. At 11 a.m. members of the city recycling program will talk about the many options for recycling in Read More

First local roller derby plans meet and greet

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s first local roller derby league, the Bomber Mountain Derby Devils, is hosting a recruitment meet and greet event on Wednesday for the newly formed women’s team. Commencing at 6 p.m. at the Big Horn Mountain Eagles #4169, refreshments will be served and attendees will learn more about roller derby including participation requirements. Read More

Sheridan County Museum seeking 2014 sports and recreation submissions

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum is seeking submissions for the 2014 season. The theme of this year’s exhibit is “History of sports and recreation in Sheridan County” and is looking for members of the community to loan items such as rodeo-related items, dance hall memorabilia, jerseys, panoramic crowd shots and other related items from Read More

Stroke awareness fundraiser to be held Fri.

SHERIDAN — A Stroke Awareness fundraiser on behalf of Troy Winder of the Sunset Cafe will be held at Tongue River Middle School on Friday. From 4:30-8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria a soup and chili dinner will be served, a silent auction will be held and basket raffles will be offered. The cost of dinner Read More

Polka club to host dance Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a dance on Sunday. From 1-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, music will be provided by Rapid Creek. The dance is open to the public and attendees are encouraged to wear green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The Elks Lodge is located at 45 Read More

Setting the stage

Retired Sheridan schoolteacher Natalie Wright watches 4-year-old Alexandra Viren as the Celtic Sage members setup their instruments Wednesday morning at the Sheridan Senior Center. Alexandra is the granddaughter of the band’s longest playing member Leslie Viren.

Big Horn to host St. Patrick’s Day events

March 12, 2014

SHERIDAN — Downtown Big Horn will host events St. Patrick’s Day weekend in support of Operation Homefront, benefiting soldiers and their families. On Saturday, Irish music performers Adam Agee and Jon Sousa will perform at the Big Horn Smokehouse and Saloon beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, the annual “World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade” will Read More

Ticket sales for SC festival end Fri.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will present “Festival of Cultures” on March 21 Beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome, food and entertainment from the Pacific Islands will be presented. Tickets are on sale now through Friday at the Welcome Center in the Whitney Building or by calling 674-6446 extension 2401. Tickets are Read More

Colcannon to perform at WYO Theater Friday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will again host perennial performers Colcannon. Colcannon performs Irish music with a touch of chamber and music hall tunes. The concert will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for prime seating, $24 for adults and $15 for students. Tickets are available now by visiting the box office Read More

FMHS offering ‘Murder Twice Baked’

SHERIDAN — The Fort Mackenzie High School drama department will present “Murder Twice Baked” on Thursday and Friday. The musical whodunit by Bruce Scigliano and George Krawczyk will be performed at the Carriage House Theater at 7 p.m. daily. Tickets will be sold at the door at a cost of $7 for adults and $5 Read More

Man faces felony charges for taking $1M in royalties

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man is facing seven felony charges in connection with his inappropriate siphoning of more than $1 million into his own control with no authorization. Ronald Barnes, 53, will appear in 4th Judicial District Court April 10 to be arraigned for the charges. Barnes, who worked as the senior vice president and Read More

FFA Association announces degree winners

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming FFA Association has announced the recipients of the 2014 Wyoming State FFA Degree. The program recognizes students’ accomplishments in their supervised agriculture experience program. According to State FFA Advisor Stacy Broda, the Wyoming State FFA Degree is the highest degree the state association can bestow on its members. When students enroll Read More

Man requests reduction in $100K bond

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man appeared in Sheridan County’s Circuit Court Tuesday morning in hopes of having his bond modified. Judge Shelley Cundiff ultimately denied the request and reaffirmed that Jason B. McGill, 34, will have bond set at $100,000 cash in connection with the charge of sexual abuse of a minor in the first Read More

Find a pothole in town? Report it

SHERIDAN — In a misty rain or a relaxing bathtub soak, water may seem harmless, but when it freezes — expanding by approximately 9 percent in volume — it is a force to be reckoned with. Over the winter and into spring, when water that has seeped into roadways freezes and thaws, it can make Read More

Job searches getting easier as spring nears

March 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan is coming into its golden time for job seekers. After months of sluggish hiring, the local job market is starting to wake up in preparation for summer and peak employment season. Employers with seasonally focused businesses, which include construction, hospitality and retail among others, are on the hunt for their dream teams. Read More

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