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Fire crews move out as winter moves in

November 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — A late season wildfire started Saturday in the Bighorn Mountains just outside of Buffalo, but the snow and cold temperatures forecasted for the rest of the week are expected to diminish the affects of the blaze. In all, officials said the fire, called the West Range Fire, scorched approximately 1,170 acres, though some Read More

Burtis continues work as liaison for college’s veterans

SHERIDAN — Veterans Day may come once a year, but Sheridan College works hard to recognize and provide for its veteran students year round. On Tuesday, Dr. Paul Young, Sheridan College president and retired Navy Commander, will once again open a ceremony at the college honoring the service of the men and women who served Read More

BH students to perform ‘Just a Little Crazy’

BIG HORN — The students of Big Horn High School will present “Just a Little Crazy,” their fall play, on Thursday and Friday. At 7 p.m. daily the students will perform the tale of a girl and her parents who are in a big tizzy because they just moved into a turn of the century Read More

WYO to host 25th anniversary celebration

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a 25th anniversary celebration for volunteers, patrons and the Sheridan community on Saturday. WYO Theater staff and board members invite the community to an evening of memories, music and surprises. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are complimentary, and may be obtained by calling the theater Read More

Wyoming Board of Agriculture to meet in Sheridan Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Board of Agriculture will meet from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan. During the meeting, the board will receive updates from the Wyoming Farm Bureau, the University of Wyoming, Wyoming Department of Agriculture Director Jason Fearneyhough and review Applied Producer Research Grant Program applications. The board will also Read More

TRVCC to host fall carnival Friday

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton will host a family fall carnival Friday from 5-8 p.m. The evening will include games, inflatables, Bingo, ring toss, a cake walk and more. The event will also include supper and raffle tickets for sale. For more information, contact the TRVCC at 655-9419. The TRVCC Read More

SMH employee, volunteer bazaar set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital employees and volunteers will feature homemade items at the annual Christmas craft bazaar Thursday. The event will run from 4:30-7 p.m. in the conference rooms on the lower level of the hospital. The public is invited to shop, and drawings will be held at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. You Read More

Sheridan County crews join effort to fight Johnson County fire

November 9, 2014

SHERIDAN — Crews from Big Horn, Story and Goose Valley volunteer fire departments made their way to Johnson County this morning to help battle a wildfire that started there Saturday. The West Range Fire, which was said to be more than 40 acres Saturday night, has more than 100 people from around the region on Read More

‘Tis the season: With hunting season in full swing, taxidermist discusses changes to the art form

November 8, 2014

RANCHESTER — With the hunting season now several weeks in, quite a few big game animals have disappeared from the local landscape. While many freezers have now been filled with meat, parts of many of these animals will reappear in another few weeks not on the table, but on the wall. “It is a total Read More

SCSD2 develops program to encourage health

SHERIDAN — Staff who are focused on overall wellness will not only be healthier and feel better, but they will also perform better. At least that is what Sheridan County School District 2 Human Resource Coordinator Cody Sinclair believes, and that thought is the basis of new programs and policies within the district. Sinclair is Read More

Election odds: Dayton must fill Council seat after Tuesday election

DAYTON — It was a situation akin to a sports reporter’s travel schedule that follows the wins and losses of a team — if San Antonio sweeps Sacramento, if Sheridan beats Natrona. Prior to the general election Tuesday, Dayton officials could not predict whether Dayton would have a full town council or not come January. Read More

Who is out? Who is in? A quick look at council seats

SHERIDAN — Local governing bodies will see some shifts and turnover come January following the results of the general election Tuesday. Several new members will join city and town councils, and Dayton will have a vacancy to fill, meaning three of its four councilors will potentially be new. All the changes may feel as complicated Read More

2 men facing felony charges plead not guilty

SHERIDAN—Two men accused of serious crimes in Sheridan were arraigned Friday in 4th Judicial District Court before Judge William Edelman. One appeared via closed-circuit television. Aaron A. Arnold is accused of kidnapping his ex-wife, stealing property from her and torturing her with the help of his girlfriend Nicole Wight. He has been charged with kidnapping, Read More

Sunday & Monday Events Nov. 8, 2014

November 7, 2014

Events for Sunday, November 9 Monday, November 10, 2014 Sunday • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Open Studios Fall Show and Sale, seven locations throughout Sheridan, for more information call Jim Lawson at 672-6706. • 2 p.m., “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” Carriage House Theater, 419 Delphi Ave., $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors Read More

Local Briefs Nov. 8, 2014

SHS jazz concert rescheduled for Thursday SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School jazz band will perform its fall concert Thursday. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Sue Henry auditorium at SHS. The event is free and open to the public. The high school is located at 1056 Long Drive. For more Read More

Panelists: Flexibility key when dealing with veterans issues

SHERIDAN — A panel of experts hosted by Volunteers of America gathered Friday at the Holiday Inn Convention Center to discuss issues facing today’s veterans. The panel was comprised of Mark Mann, chief of staff for mental health of Sheridan Veterans Administration Health Care;  Jonathan Sherin, VOA’s executive vice president for military communities; Richard De Read More

Local health organizations meet to discuss Ebola preparedness

SHERIDAN — While there have been no suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola virus in Sheridan County or anywhere in Wyoming, local and state health officials are working closely and proactively to help ensure the safety of the public in the event of such an incident. On Oct. 30 an emergency preparedness planning meeting was Read More

Agendas Nov. 8, 2014

Sheridan Planning Commission 7 p.m. Monday Council Chambers, Sheridan City Hall 55 E. Grinnell St. • Call to order and roll call of members • Approval of agenda as presented • Review, correction, and approval of minutes of the Oct. 27 meeting • Old business • New business 1. Consideration of PL-14-26: East First Street Read More

WWI exhibit on display at Sheridan library Wednesday

SHERIDAN — To help mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and educate residents about Sheridan County’s contribution to the war, Sheridan Fulmer Library will host an exhibit Wednesday through Nov. 30.  The exhibit will be on display in the Inner Circle and The Wyoming Room. On Thursday at 7 p.m. Read More

BHHS choir fall concert set for Tuesday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn High School choir will present a fall concert on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the BHHS auditorium. Choir selections will include “A Tribute To the Armed Forces,” arranged by Lloyd Larson, “Ashokan Farewell,” arranged by Carole Stephens, “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Sing, Sing, Read More

Chamber holiday dinner set for Dec. 7

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce has commenced planning for the annual Community Holiday Dinner. This year’s event is set for Dec. 7 from 4-7 p.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Last year, more than 1,000 people attended the event. The Chamber is asking for local support for this year’s event — either Read More

Let’Er Buck to provide veterans with carwash on Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Let’Er Buck Car Wash, along with more than 2,200 other car wash locations across the nations will provide free car washes to veterans and current military service personnel, under a Grace For Vets program on Tuesday. Washes will be given rain or shine at 624 E. Brundage Lane from 8 a.m. to 7 Read More

Leaving a legacy at SHS

SHERIDAN — Between the poor ventilation, the daily high concentration of adolescent use and the lingering effects of an old science wing water leak, the smell at the end of a long, hot, fall day in the Sheridan High School locker rooms is less than desirable. However, the desires of the nose are but one Read More

Bond set for woman charged with forgery, kidnapping

SHERIDAN — A cash bond of $75,000 was set for a woman who allegedly forged paychecks before kidnapping a child of whom she had given up custody two years earlier when she was sentenced to prison. Destiny Marie Pyke participated in her hearing in Sheridan County Circuit Court from jail via closed-circuit television. According to Read More

County P&Z recommends approval of event space in Big Horn

SHERIDAN — Big Horn may get an events center with indoor and outdoor activity space for weddings, meetings and more if county commissioners approve a conditional use permit Dec. 2. The proposed .42-acre site consists of an empty lot and an old wooden structure that are located south of the post office and Big Horn Read More

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