Category Archives: Local News

Archaeological Society to gather Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, in the Le Gourmet room. Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program. Following dinner, around 7 p.m., Buck Damone will… Continue Reading

Railway 5k to take place in Ranchester

RANCHESTER — The 2016 Ranchester Railway 5k will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Ranchester. The race will go through the town. The cost to participate is $15 and includes a T-shirt. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local charity. The Tongue River Valley… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host gentle yoga class

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a gentle yoga balance class Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cindy Baker, yoga therapist from A Place of Wholeness Yoga Studio, will conduct the class that incorporates mindful meditation practices. The class is designed to increase strength, balance and flexibility and to help people be more conscious of… Continue Reading

Library to host SJHS art show

SHERIDAN — The seventh annual Sheridan Junior High School Art Extravaganza will be displayed on the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s mezzanine April 5 through April 29. The show will feature work by SJHS students of Mary Lawson and Holly Legerski. A free public reception for the student artists will take place April 14 from… Continue Reading

Dual language immersion presentation set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — A presentation and meeting regarding dual language immersion programs will take place Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Brian Deurloo, vice chair of the Wyoming Dual Language Immersion Parent Organization, and Dr. Mark Mathern, secretary of the organization, will host the meeting. Their presentation will explore the questions,… Continue Reading

Senior Center announces Keys to the Stone awards

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center recently announced the four 2016 Keys to the Stone honorees. Keys to the Stone are students selected by their schools for demonstrating leadership, community and civic service, academic excellence and participation in their schools. The four recipients — Allison Reed, Kaylin McKinley, Armella (Julia) Fenn and Hannah Sharp —… Continue Reading

Silver Spur owners say restaurant to reopen

Silver Spur owners say restaurant to reopen

SHERIDAN — While structure fires have meant the end of some local businesses — such as LuLu’s Café in 2012 — the owner of the Silver Spur Café said that won’t be the case for her restaurant. “We’re hoping to reopen in anywhere from three weeks to about a month,” restaurant owner Michelle Underwood said.… Continue Reading

P.O. News marks a century on Main Street

P.O. News marks a century on Main Street

SHERIDAN — P.O. News and Flagstaff Cafe is turning 100 years old and owners Mark and Janine Demple have some festivities in the works to celebrate. On April 9, the tobacco and newspaper shop turned restaurant will close down a portion of Loucks Street from 4-8 p.m. A two-piece band from Billings, Montana, will play… Continue Reading

Greer named to statewide commission

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College Learn Outdoors Coordinator Julie Greer recently joined the ranks of board members for the Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources Commission. The commission is comprised of nine people from around the state, seven individuals representing seven regions and two at large members. Dan Barks, who had been representing Sheridan, Johnson and… Continue Reading

Northeast Wyoming reels from mining layoffs

WRIGHT (AP) — The day the layoffs came, a cigarette and a cold beer could do only so much. At Hank’s Roadside Bar and Grill in Wright, Thursday could have been a normal day. ESPN and Fox News were on the TV screens, a midday crowd sipped Coors Light. But the folks inside who still… Continue Reading

First Interstate Bank volunteers deliver meals together since 1998

First Interstate Bank volunteers deliver meals together since 1998

SHERIDAN — Volunteers are valuable to the Sheridan Senior Center but volunteers are incredibly essential to one of the center’s programs: home-delivered meals to elders. “Without volunteers, we wouldn’t have the home-delivered meals program,” said Senior Center home-delivered meals coordinator Shirley Knisley. Knisley has seen the demand for home-delivered meals rise from 150 to 190… Continue Reading

Academics for All picks Davis Alden for Summit Award

Academics for All honors Davis Alden with the Summit Award this week. Alden is a senior at Sheridan High School with a GPA of 3.98 despite a full academic schedule and yeoman participation in varsity football. He has taken Advanced Placement psychology, four years of English/writing (including college level English 1010 this year), two years… Continue Reading

DSA awarded funding for wayfinding project

DSA awarded funding for wayfinding project

SHERIDAN — On March 23, the Wyoming Main Street Program announced that the Downtown Sheridan Association’s request to fund new signage for the city of Sheridan was partially approved. The Wyoming Business Council approved $30,000 of the requested $60,000 to fund phase one of implementing a countywide wayfinding plan, which was created in 2014. The… Continue Reading

Powder Horn transitions to private club

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn Golf Club became a private club on Friday. The change to private achieves a long-time goal of the club, and is nearly 19 years in the making. Reasonably-priced Powder Horn Golf Club memberships are still available (starting as low as $75 per month for a social clubhouse membership), and residency… Continue Reading

Sheridan College finds perfect fit in SHS soccer coach

Sheridan College finds perfect fit in SHS soccer coach

SHERIDAN — Jenni Winter had a tough decision to make, the toughest, probably, in her first year as athletic director at Sheridan College. Sheridan lost both its men’s and women’s head soccer coaches within a couple weeks of each other, and suddenly Winter was left with two vacancies in the heat of the recruiting season.… Continue Reading

Cloud Peak Energy officials say ‘difficult year’ ahead

Cloud Peak Energy officials say ‘difficult year’ ahead

SHERIDAN — While coal companies around the country announce they are filing for bankruptcy and others cut hundreds of employees, officials at Cloud Peak Energy will only say they expect a tough year. “Cloud Peak Energy is working to manage the reduced production to minimize any impacts on our employees through attrition and opportunities at… Continue Reading

Court documents: Thief planned to steal cash, cheesecake

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man whom prosecutors say went on a nighttime burglary spree in February, breaking into downtown businesses, pleaded not guilty to two felony burglary charges in district court Thursday. Joshua Campbell remains in custody. His bond was change to $7,500 cash on Thursday and pre-trial hearings will take place in the coming… Continue Reading

Man gets deferred prosecution for pot charge

SHERIDAN — A man facing a felony drug charge got what Judge John Fenn called “unique and special and favorable treatment” Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Fred Green, 26, had been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, following an incident in July when police searched the phone of another… Continue Reading

USFS seeks comments on expansion of outfitter’s permit area

SHERIDAN — The Tongue Ranger District of the Bighorn National Forest is seeking comments on a proposal to expand the permitted area for Wyoming’s Finest Outfitter’s guided archery and rifle hunts. The proposal includes extending the currently authorized areas toward Freeze Out Point and Steamboat Point south and east along the forest boundary. A map… Continue Reading

SPD to present at Akcita Win meeting

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Trails End, 2125 N. Main St. Hostesses for the meeting will be Fran Ford and Thelma Peterson. The program will be provided by the Sheridan Police Department and will be about medication safety. The public is welcome, but a reservation is required. Contact… Continue Reading

United Methodist Women to host Spring Salad Luncheon

SHERIDAN — The United Methodist Women will host the group’s annual Spring Salad Luncheon on Thursday. The event will take place at the Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 135 Crescent Drive, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The price is $7 per person. The event is open to the public. Proceeds from the luncheon will… Continue Reading

Bottoms Up Bash set for April 9

SHERIDAN — The Bottoms Up Bash, an annual fundraiser for Dana’s Hope, will take place at 7 p.m. April 9 at the Elks Lodge. The event will feature music by Narrow Gauge, a country/rock band from Denver. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the band will begin at 8 p.m. The cost to attend is… Continue Reading

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