Category Archives: Local News

Hotels: Busy summer weekends already booked

SHERIDAN — Even though snow continues to cover the ground, local lodging establishments are feeling the heat of summer. Hotels and motels in the Sheridan area are filling up fast for this summer’s biggest events, and many are already filled to capacity during select weekends. Popular weekends already booked for many lodging facilities include the… Continue Reading

Sheridan College to host open house

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host an open house Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium to allow individuals to learn more about programs the community college offers. College staff especially encourage residents older than 50 who didn’t finish college to head back to campus. By combining life and… Continue Reading

‘Souper’ Bowl community food drive starts Monday

SHERIDAN — The AARP and Wyoming Retired Educators of Sheridan have partnered with local food banks for a “Souper” Bowl community food drive during the week of Jan. 26-Jan. 30. There will be two drop-off sites — the Sheridan Senior Center and the YMCA. Both sites will have a decorated box for each of the… Continue Reading

First Assembly of God Church to install new pastors Sunday

SHERIDAN — Rev. Jay and Linda Littlefield will be installed as new pastors of First Assembly of God Church at the 10:15 a.m. worship service Sunday. Rev. Alan Schaberg, the Wyoming District Assemblies of God superintendent, will install them. Following the installation, he will preach. The public is invited to this event. Jay Littlefield is… Continue Reading

Survey shows residents OK with more lax development rules

Survey shows residents OK with more lax development rules

SHERIDAN — Recent survey results indicate Sheridan residents think downtown development is important enough that the city should consider revising its rules to make it easier to remodel or replace downtown buildings. The survey was the second sent out this year to gauge public opinion during development of the Sheridan Land Use Plan and a… Continue Reading

Scheduling could be challenge for SCSD1 soccer

BIG HORN — Sheridan County School District 1 is officially moving forward with their new 3A soccer program, and the athletic directors are finding they are entering a whole new world. Previously, the district combined with SCSD2 in Sheridan for their 4A soccer teams, but in the fall of 2014 the school board voted to… Continue Reading

Crews respond to Delphi house fire, no injuries

Crews respond to Delphi  house fire, no injuries

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to a structure fire Wednesday morning on Delphi Avenue. No injuries were reported. “The origin and cause of the fire are under investigation,” SFR Chief Terry Lenhart said Wednesday. “We’ll have certified investigators looking for the cause.” Both SFR and Goose Valley Fire Department responded to the fire, and a… Continue Reading

Dayton Town Council appoints Healy as new municipal judge

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council made quick business of a short agenda Monday. Council members approved a resolution appointing Ryan Healy of Healy Law Firm as the town’s new municipal judge, Town Clerk Linda Lofgren said. Dayton’s previous municipal judge, Joelle Hadley-Day, resigned. The Council also discussed an agreement with Ranchester for Healy to conduct… Continue Reading

Tax revenues increase as local economy steadies

SHERIDAN — Local tax revenues are steadily increasing from last year, a good sign for the Sheridan area’s economic recovery. According to Sheridan County Administrative Director Renee Obermueller, sales and use tax revenues have increased 1.35 percent from July to December 2014 compared to the same six-month period in 2013. Obermueller noted that the increase… Continue Reading

Cloverbuds to host rocket activity

SHERIDAN — The Cloverbuds will host an activity centered around rockets Wednesday beginning at 4 p.m. at the Watt Agricultural Center. The 4-H Cloverbud program is a component of the 4-H youth development program. It is designed as an informal approach to developing confidence, social skills, decision making abilities, subject matter knowledge and physical skills.… Continue Reading

Caywoods celebrate 60 years of marriage

Caywoods celebrate  60 years of marriage

SHERIDAN — Larry Caywood and Sally (nee Barnes) Caywood will celebrate 60 years of marriage today. The Caywoods were married Jan. 22, 1955, in Buffalo. Larry Caywood ran a trucking business for many years and worked most recently as a ranch hand before retiring in 2014. His wife was active as a 4-H leader and… Continue Reading

SCSD1 shows net loss in 2014, third year in a row

SCSD1 shows net loss in 2014, third year in a row

BIG HORN — Sheridan County School District 1 is on the brink of a concerning financial situation in their general and reserve funds, Travis Fegler of Porter, Muirhead, Cornia and Howard said Tuesday night during the school board’s annual audit presentation. Porter, Muirhead, Cornia and Howard provides an independent audit of the district’s financial report… Continue Reading

Slater to sign copies of her book downtown Saturday

SHERIDAN — Lois Slater will sign copies of her Western novel “Stem of the Wildflower” on Saturday at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery. The book signing will run from noon to 2 p.m. For additional information, call 674-8080. Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery is located at 206 N. Main St. Continue Reading

Backcountry Horsemen to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The monthly meeting of the Backcountry Horsemen will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will include a chili feed and election of new officers. The meeting will be held at the home of Swede McCue in Buffalo. For additional information, or directions, contact Dwight French at 674-8239. Continue Reading

Cowboy Hall of Fame seeking nominations for 2015

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame is actively seeking nominations of deserving men and women whose lives and work did or do revolve around cattle, horses and Wyoming’s ranching cowboy lifestyle. If you know a cowboy who is at least  70 years of age, has spent at least 45 years in the saddle… Continue Reading

No injuries reported in structure fire on Delphi Ave.

No injuries reported in structure fire on Delphi Ave.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to a structure fire Wednesday morning on Delphi Avenue. No injuries were reported. “The origin and cause of the fire are under investigation,” SFR Chief Terry Lenhart said. “We’ll have certified investigators looking for the cause.” Both SFR and Goose Valley responded to the fire, and a hazardous materials unit… Continue Reading

City OKs board appointments Monday

Several board appointments were made in approval of the consent agenda Monday at City Council. These were: • Councilwoman Shelleen Smith to the SAWS Board for a term retroactive to Jan. 1, 2015, ending Jan. 1, 2018 • Smith to the Downtown Development Authority Board for a term ending July 1, 2016 • Councilman Alex… Continue Reading

Mayor: City has one foot in Old West, one in technology

Mayor: City has one foot in Old West, one in  technology

SHERIDAN — Mayor John Heath gave his first State of the City address at City Council on Monday, calling on city staff and officials to foster economic development for the city, a high quality of life for its residents and professionalism and financial discipline in city government. The address came after a special musical performance… Continue Reading

Legislature taking close look at education

SHERIDAN — The 63rd Wyoming Legislature convened one week ago and among the numerous bills brought forth by various legislators and committees were nine education bills addressing issues including funding, standards, facilities and who will oversee education in the state moving forward. Here’s a rundown of those bills. Distance Education Task Force Sponsored by the Joint… Continue Reading

Homeless count set for Jan. 28

SHERIDAN — Local organizations are coming together to better understand the homeless in Sheridan. This year’s Point in Time Count will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 28  alongside the Sheridan Agency Fair at the Sheridan YMCA. A minibus will shuttle to and from Kmart at the top of every hour… Continue Reading

Meet the Wild West Wreckers Thurs. at the YMCA

SHERIDAN — Are you ready to roll? The Wild West Wreckers — Sheridan’s first women’s roller derby team — will host a meet and greet Thursday at 7 p.m. in the YMCA Whitney room. The event will allow individuals to learn more about roller derby, enjoy snacks and meet the team. Organizers said roller derby… Continue Reading

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