Category Archives: Local News

Federal grants now available to help prevent obesity

SHERIDAN — Obesity is a serious and costly condition, and nearly 23 percent of all adults in Sheridan County are obese. Though this rate is significantly lower than the national rate, it still affects both the health and the economy of Sheridan County. Now, the Wyoming Department of Health is inviting nonprofit community organizations across… Continue Reading

Summer program ‘Tidbit Tuesday’ begins

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host Tidbit Tuesdays again this summer for children ages 4-10. The events will allow children to learn about history through a story and special activity. Tidbit Tuesdays will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the museum, located at 850 Sibley Circle. Kids must be accompanied by… Continue Reading

Do you think you know our downtown?

Do you think you know our downtown?

SHERIDAN — Picture this: you’re walking down Main Street in Historic Downtown Sheridan and you bump into a friend…literally. You and your friend were both looking down at your phones and didn’t see each other coming. Has that ever happened to you? As handheld devices are the norm, and so is staring at them relentlessly,… Continue Reading

City budgets $175,000 for city administrator

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan plans to move forward with hiring a city administrator in fiscal year 2015-16 and allocated $175,000 into the budget to fund the position’s salary and benefits, according to figures presented at a budget meeting Wednesday evening. The Sheridan City Council passed a resolution on Feb. 2 authorizing department heads… Continue Reading

Did SCSD2 hold illegal meetings?

SHERIDAN— While Sheridan County School District 2 on Wednesday released a redacted version of executive session meeting minutes pertaining to a proposed multi-million dollar recreational facility, the notes contain few details on the project. The executive — or closed — session minutes were released following a unanimous Wyoming Supreme Court decision ordering the school district… Continue Reading

Von Krosigk joins Hospital Foundation board

Von Krosigk joins Hospital Foundation board

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation announced this week that Kristi Von Krosigk has joined the Foundation’s Board of Directors. According to Von Krosigk, she has been living in Sheridan for the past 11 years after moving here from Laramie when she and her husband, Greg, decided this is where they wanted to raise… Continue Reading

Stock Growers to host convention in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Sheridan is hosting a plethora of ranchers from around the state next weekend as the Wyoming Stock Growers Association will host its summer convention and trade show on June 3-6 at the Holiday Inn. With the theme of “The Nuts and Bolts of Your Industry,” ranchers will hear presentations from local legislators, leaders… Continue Reading

Audubon Society to host dinner banquet June 12

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Audubon Society will host its annual dinner banquet and meeting at 6 p.m. June 12 at the Big Horn Woman’s Club. The dinner will feature roast turkey and homemade pie. The cost is $20 per person. C.J. Grimes will speak on “Birds of the Western Bighorn Mountains.” Originally from Ohio, Grimes… Continue Reading

Study: Youth marijuana use outpacing cigarettes

Study: Youth marijuana use outpacing cigarettes

SHERIDAN — Junior high and high school students in Wyoming are using cigarettes and alcohol less than in recent years, according to new survey reports. However, in some cases, including in Sheridan County, marijuana use is now more frequently reported than cigarette use. The Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center, a University of Wyoming department, administered… Continue Reading

Natural gas board discusses financial commitments

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board talked funding requests for the next fiscal year, and a couple individuals had questions on whether the school district was upholding its financial commitment to bringing a natural gas pipeline to the area. Chairman Peter Clark said the board formally requested $5,000 apiece from Ranchester, Dayton… Continue Reading

SMH staff continue planning for future

SHERIDAN — Over the next few months, Mike McCafferty, CEO of Sheridan Memorial Hospital, will begin to disseminate information to board members about the future of the hospital’s strategic planning process. McCafferty told hospital board members at Wednesday’s monthly meeting that information that has been gathered over the past years will go toward forming the… Continue Reading

First Congregational to host Homecoming Sunday celebration

SHERIDAN — First Congregational United Church of Christ will host a celebration on Sunday called Homecoming Sunday. Church officials invite anyone who has been connected to the church at some time in their lives to join the celebration. Rev. Marc Stewart, the conference minister of the Montana-Northern Wyoming Conference of the United Church of Christ,… Continue Reading

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers… Continue Reading

UW honors Sheridan health sciences students

SHERIDAN — Divisions within the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences recently honored students for outstanding academic performance and potential to succeed in the health care field. Students were recognized for their accomplishments in communication disorders, kinesiology and health promotion, nursing, pharmacy and social work. Katelynn Julian, of Sheridan, received honors in academic excellence… Continue Reading

Waters receding; more rain in forecast

Waters receding; more rain in forecast

SHERIDAN — After two inches of rain that fell over the weekend caused several rivers and streams to crest, local waterways are beginning to recede according to estimates from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Goose Creek running through Sheridan reached a max height of 9.49 feet, almost 2 feet above flood stage, at approximately… Continue Reading

Two charged in Saturday armed robbery

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department arrested two men in connection with a Saturday armed robbery on West Burkitt Street. Adam Broussard, 27, faces one count of aggravated robbery and one count of felony possession of a firearm. Keevin Ware, 20, was charged with aiding and abetting an armed robbery. A Sheridan County Circuit Court… Continue Reading

Local students seek college degrees with options

Local students seek college degrees with options

SHERIDAN — It may come as no surprise that enterprise in Wyoming differs from the national norms, with industries such as energy and agriculture dominating the workforce. But when the youth of Wyoming and Sheridan County grow up and move on to their collegiate studies, are they preparing themselves to remain in Wyoming and in… Continue Reading

Roller derby team to host Wrecker Fashion Week June 6

SHERIDAN — The women of the Wild West Wreckers, Sheridan County’s one and only roller derby team, will host Wrecker Fashion Week, a one-of-a-kind experience highlighting local businesses in Sheridan County at 6 p.m. on June 6 at the Kalif Shrine. This all-ages evening will include a fashion show, free food, prizes and pampering. For… Continue Reading

Groundbreaking held for the Barn in Big Horn

Groundbreaking held for the Barn in Big Horn

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Barn in Big Horn on May 19. At the event, members of the community were able to see plans for the new building, which will be an events center and office building. Pictured, from left, are Chamber Ambassador Bob De Fries; owners Tom… Continue Reading

Plant Society trip to Amsden Creek area Saturday

  SHERIDAN — Bob Giurgevich will lead a field trip to the Amsden Creek area on Saturday for the Bighorn Native Plant Society. The Bighorn Mountains are renowned for their wildflower displays, and the trip will involve identifying spring flora in the Amsden Creek area. The field trip is free and open to the public.… Continue Reading

High school photo exhibit on display at library

SHERIDAN — The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming has announced that winning entries in its sixth annual “I Believe in Conservation” high school photography contest will be on display at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library in the Inner Circle from June 1-30. “This contest is a wonderful opportunity to get students outside and encourage them… Continue Reading

Johnson graduates from Great Falls College

SHERIDAN — Nicole (Ferguson) Johnson graduated from Great Falls College MSU on May 9 with an associates of science degree in the Licensed Practical Nurse program. Johnson graduated from Fort Mackenzie High School in 2003. Her parents are Susan Ferguson and the late Randy Ferguson of Sheridan. Johnson plans on working at Benefis Hospital in… Continue Reading

SHS senior gives unusual speech

SHS senior gives unusual speech

SHERIDAN — High school graduation can be a time of mixed emotions: joy, sadness, fear and pride. Breaking from the typical mold, the commencement ceremonies of Sheridan High School on Sunday had a different dominating mood: humor. SHS Principal Brent Leibach said in his 30-plus years attending graduation ceremonies he had never heard a speech… Continue Reading

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