Category Archives: Local News

Indoor hitting facility receives upgrades

SHERIDAN — The American Legion, Babe Ruth Baseball and the Sheridan Recreation District have all teamed together in hopes of making the indoor hitting facility at Thorne-Rider Park open to the general public. Thanks to some generous donations from the Jan Pamela Polo Ranch, Babe Ruth Baseball and the Sheridan County Athletics Association, the indoor… Continue Reading

Wyoming Conservation Corps facing 30 percent funding decrease

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Conservation Corps, an organization that completes projects in Wyoming’s state parks including trail construction and wildland fire prevention and remediation, may lose 30 percent of its funding due to statewide budget cuts. During the eighth day of the Wyoming State Legislature’s biennium budget session Wednesday, a budget amendment sponsored by Sen. Bruce… Continue Reading

Vacutech CEO to talk about growing your business

SHERIDAN — The key to business is not selling to people, it’s about how you present to people. Clients don’t just want a cheap product. They don’t want cheap service. Through dependability and respect, your business will reach both monetary and personal achievement Those are philosophies John Tucker holds close to his heart and they… Continue Reading

SHS announces first-semester Principal’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School recently announced its first-semester honor roll. Students on the Principal’s Honor Roll completed at least five classes and earned all As. The following students were named to the list. Freshmen Megan Beld, Sarah Bicocchi, Nolan Billings, Mya Bitanga, Madelynne Blackwell, Elizabeth Braley, Marissa Brenneman, Jonathan Briggs, Alexandra Buss, William Card,… Continue Reading

WYO Rodeo tickets to go on sale next week

SHERIDAN — Tickets for the 2016 Sheridan WYO Rodeo will go on sale Feb. 26 at the WYO Theater. This year’s performances are set for July 13-16. Walk-in sales will begin at 7 a.m. and telephone orders will begin just after noon. For additional information about tickets or to place your phone order, call the… Continue Reading

Landon’s to host free fruit, succulent garden workshop

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host two workshops Saturday. At 1 p.m., the free workshop “Easy pickers: Grow your own small fruit” will be presented. Presenters will offer specific techniques to grow your own garden appetizers. At 3 p.m., the greenhouse will present “Create a succulent garden.” The $30 fee for the class… Continue Reading

Rec district organizes Deadwood trips

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District is organizing four senior day trips to Deadwood, South Dakota, this year. The trips are scheduled for April 21, June 16, Aug. 18 and Oct. 20. A travel bus will pick participants up at the Sheridan Senior Center at 6:30 a.m. for the trips. The buses will leave Deadwood… Continue Reading

Polka Club to meet Sunday at Elks

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will gather Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. DeMarie and Company will provide the music. The event is open to the public. For additional information, call Jean Arzy at 672-3623. The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St. Continue Reading

Farmers face challenges in selling goods locally

Farmers face challenges in selling goods locally

SHERIDAN — Theresa and Chris Shaw call their farm a work in progress. For the past seven years, the Air Force veterans grew their small acreage farm east of Sheridan into a haven for local livestock. Goats, pigs, chickens and cattle all mingle together in large enclosed areas near the center of their property. They… Continue Reading

Interference hearing postponed pending psych eval

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man who was set to enter a plea in 4th Judicial District Court on Tuesday was instead ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Jason E. Miller appeared before Judge John G. Fenn. He was charged in January for interfering with a peace officer while being held in the Sheridan County Detention Center.… Continue Reading

SEEDA approves sale of land in Sheridan Commercial Park

SHERIDAN — Members of the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board unanimously approved the sale of a 5.34-acre parcel at the Sheridan Commercial Park Tuesday night. The land on the south side of Sheridan will be sold to Prime Real Estate Holdings, LLC, for $600,000. The purchaser does not have any specific… Continue Reading

Sheridan County GOP to gather for caucus

SHERIDAN — On Saturday, members of the Sheridan County Republican Party will gather to begin the process of choosing their candidate for the U.S. presidency. Party members will gather for the Sheridan County caucus beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sheridan Inn. “It isn’t like what people are used to seeing… in Iowa,” Sheridan… Continue Reading

Jaycees install new statewide board members

Jaycees install new statewide board members

SHERIDAN — On Jan. 30, the Wyoming Jaycees installed the 2016 Executive Committee.  Serving on this committee is Rhonda Anderson, Michelle Edwards, Brianna Buckingham, Angie Lehto, Melissa Hurd and Shannon Rigali. The Wyoming Jaycees is the state level organization of the Junior Chamber International, a membership-based nonprofit organization of young citizens ages 18 to 40… Continue Reading

SHS announces first-semester B honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School recently announced its first-quarter honor roll. Students on the B Honor Roll completed at least five classes and earned a 2.7-3.49 GPA with no grades lower than a C. The following students were named to the list. Freshmen Joshuea Ahrens, Bailey Aksamit, Wyatt Ankney, Faith Atwell, Aeden Baldo, Kain Bennage,… Continue Reading

Underground miners picnic meeting set for Feb. 24

SHERIDAN — An organizational meeting will take place Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. to revive the Monarch picnic, also known as the Underground Miners picnic. The picnic was an annual event and a mainstay of the community. The meeting will take place at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. All who are interested are invited… Continue Reading

WYO to host ‘Toying with Science’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host “Toying with Science” Tuesday at 7 p.m. “Toying with Science” is a stage show with Garry Krinsky exploring the scientific principles of gravity, leverage, fulcrums and simple machines. Krinsky and his audience investigate basic scientific information and delve into the imaginations of scientists who have played important roles… Continue Reading

Human resources presentation set for Tuesday at SMH

SHERIDAN — The February meeting of the Big Horn Mountain Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management will feature a presentation by Lori Green on Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Green will discuss the revitalization of the human resource role through mindfulness. Green will explore the evidence-based practice of mindfulness and how… Continue Reading

ABF announces ability to finalize purchase of ski area

ABF announces ability to finalize purchase of ski area

SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation announced Monday it has secured all funding needed to complete its purchase of the ski area at Antelope Butte, 10 months ahead of schedule. The foundation will take ownership of the lodge, chairlifts and outbuildings that are currently possessed by the U.S. Forest Service. The ABF will place the… Continue Reading

SCSD2 eyes state budget work as job cuts possible

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Legislature is not backing away from proposed cuts to the next two-year budget anytime soon, and Sheridan County School District 2 is beginning to determine how that loss of funding could translate to job cuts. Superintendent Craig Dougherty said the district has identified two positions it will not have to pay… Continue Reading

Stars of Tomorrow winners announced

Stars of Tomorrow winners announced

SHERIDAN — Area youth competed in the annual Stars of Tomorrow competition Friday at the WYO Theater. The youth talent competition sponsored by the Kiwanis Club is open to boys and girls in four divisions: kindergarten through second grades, third through fifth grades, junior high school students and high school students. First-, second- and third-place… Continue Reading

Senate approves $24 million for coal roads

SHERIDAN — Members of the Wyoming Senate approved allocating $24 million in abandoned mine lands funds to relocate roads preventing mining companies from gaining access to 133 million tons of coal. Senate File 40 is one of four appropriation bills in the Legislature this session. The bill sets guidelines for appropriating abandoned mine lands funds.… Continue Reading

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