Category Archives: Local News

220 handmade bowls donated for VOA fundraiser

SHERIDAN — The eighth annual Volunteers of America “soup festival” will be held Thursday from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall. The Sheridan College ceramics class of 12 to 15 artists have spent the entire semester making handcrafted bowls for the event. So far, they have completed 220 bowls, but still have… Continue Reading

The Brinton Museum to host Kinstler show

BIG HORN — Everett Raymond Kinstler, a renowned oil painter and illustrator will share his works with local residents at an exhibit this summer at The Brinton Museum. The exhibit, titled “Journeys West and Beyond,” will begin May 1 and will go through July 4. Kinstler is widely recognized as the creator of the Western pulp fiction… Continue Reading

Next Jentel Presents set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The program is free and open to all members of the community. Light refreshments will be available. Presenters will include mixed media painter Michael Hook, of Vermillion, South Dakota;  memoirist Keetje Kuipers,… Continue Reading

Sheridan senior earns national scholarship

 SHERIDAN — From a pool of more than 583 applicants nationwide, a Wyoming high school senior was among the 100 winners of a Young Entrepreneur Foundation Scholarship award from the National Federation of Independent Business, America’s largest and leading small-business association since 1943. Buyert Cheyenne of Sheridan, who attends Sheridan High School, received an NFIB/Captel… Continue Reading

Local student inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

SHERIDAN — Two local students were recently initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The students were Andrea Garrett, of Sheridan, and Sarah Maze, of Ranchester. The students are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated… Continue Reading

Businesses warn new overtime pay rules could hurt

Businesses warn new overtime pay rules could hurt

SHERIDAN — Changes to federal rules governing overtime pay could soon require businesses to shell out more money for employees who are currently exempt, and local business advocates believe the proposal could be a costly surprise to companies. The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing to boost the salary threshold for overtime pay to cover… Continue Reading

City, fire near contract agreement

SHERIDAN — Contract talks between the city and the local fire union moved closer to an agreement Monday and the two parties hope to finish negotiations soon, possibly by next week. George Neeson, president of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 276, said the fire union would accept the city’s request to enter into… Continue Reading

Positive news for Sheridan’s air service

SHERIDAN — The Transportation Security Administration has announced that it will bring screening services back to the Sheridan County Airport. “TSA initially determined that the proposed air service did not meet our criteria for federal screening resources,” TSA acting Deputy Administrator Roderick Allison wrote in a letter to U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi. “We have since… Continue Reading

Crews extinguish small fire in structure Monday

SHERIDAN — Four individuals were evaluated for non-life threatening smoke injuries following a small structure fire Monday. At approximately 10:26 a.m. Monday, Sheridan Fire-Rescue, Rocky Mountain Ambulance, Goose Valley Fire Department and Sheridan Police Department responded to 726 Long Drive for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival crews found a three-story wood frame multi-residential structure… Continue Reading

Vietnam Women’s Memorial to be dedicated May 5

SHERIDAN — The president and trustees of the Northern Wyoming Community College District invite the community to a Vietnam Women’s Memorial replica unveiling and dedication ceremony set for May 5 at 11 a.m. The Vietnam Women’s Memorial, created by sculptor Glenna Goodacre, was dedicated on the Mall in Washington, D.C., in 1993 as part of… Continue Reading

Congressional delegation staff to host office hours

SHERIDAN — Representatives of Wyoming’s congressional delegation will host office hours Thursday from 9-10 a.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis will be represented by DeAnna Kay, Oaklee Anderson and Matt Jones. Area residents are encouraged to visit with the local representatives to discuss issues or… Continue Reading

Keystone Awards raise $56,700 for Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center’s 2016 Keystone Awards grossed $56,700 at its April 21 event. The event honored three Sheridan residents for their lifetime contributions to Sheridan communities. The 2016 honorees were Judy Taylor, Jack Pelissier and Esther McKenzie. Proceeds from the event support services to elders through the Sheridan Senior Center, a community-based… Continue Reading

UW elects Sheridan residents as leaders

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming students recently elected Michael Rotellini, a junior in business administration from Sheridan, as the president of the Associated Students of UW. Tyler Wolfgang, a junior in elementary education from Parker, Colorado, was elected vice president. Voter turnout was 1,530 students during the online elections April 18-20. Rotellini will preside over… Continue Reading

SHS We the People team earns national award

SHS We the People team earns national award

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School’s We the People team will be coming home with a special piece of hardware this week. Four members of the team earned national recognition with a unit award. Each team has six units in which it competes that are all centered around different themes. The unit awards recognize the best… Continue Reading

InfraGard security training set for May 5

SHERIDAN — The second annual InfraGard training session will take place at the Historic Sheridan Inn on May 5 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector — an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants… Continue Reading

Brinton Museum, fly shop partner for art sale

SHERIDAN — In a collaboration between The Brinton Museum’s Museum Store and Fly Shop of the Bighorns, fine art by Joel Ostlind, Lloyd Kelly, David McDougall and Art Hansen now hangs on the wall of Fly Shop of the Bighorns. All the pieces are for sale and curated to appeal to fly fishing enthusiasts. The… Continue Reading

Rangeland restoration lecture set for May 4

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery will host the next presentation in its science lecture series May 4 beginning at 7 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held at the Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohns Center. Brian Mealor will give the presentation. Mealor is the director of the… Continue Reading

Bighorn National Forest committee to meet Thursday

SHERIDAN — Bighorn National Forest managers and members of the Forest Plan Steering Committee will meet from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Thursday. The meeting will be held in the public meeting room at the Sheridan County Courthouse. The meeting is open to the public. Agenda topics for discussion include dispersed camping, roadless areas, community… Continue Reading

Marosok wins Graduate Purchase Award

SHERIDAN — Seth Marosok’s “Helix II” recently won the 2016 Master in Fine Arts Graduate Purchase Award. Marosok’s “Helix II” will be added to the Ferris Permanent Collections and a solo exhibit will be scheduled with Marosok for the 2017 season. Funds for the competition are provided by the Ella Humphrey Art Endowment and the… Continue Reading

Night with the Cowboys set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — A night with the University of Wyoming Cowboys is set for Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. The evening will include special guests Craig Bohl, UW’s head football coach, and Cowboy basketball head coach Allen Edwards. In addition, the event will include a free taco bar and Bud Light. A… Continue Reading

WGFD to host open house for Gilbert

SHERIDAN — Joe Gilbert, Wyoming Game and Fish Department Sheridan Region wildlife supervisor, will retire on May 6. To honor his 36 years of service with the WGFD, the Sheridan Regional Office will host an open house Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. The public is invited to stop by to see Gilbert off and wish him… Continue Reading

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