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American Legion Girls State applications now being accepted

January 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming Girls State applications are now being accepted. Girls State is a simulated government program with the objective to provide hands-on training in city and state government procedures. The event is scheduled to be held in Powell June 7-14. A variety of activities will be offered including campaigning for office, Read More

Bell named to the dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Christien Bell of Sheridan was recently named to the dean’s list at the University of Jamestown, N.D. Dr. Gary Watts, vice president of academic affairs for the university announced the names of 244 students named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester. The dean’s list includes all full-time students who earn Read More

‘My Home is a Borderland’ reading Jan. 19

SHERIDAN — A staged reading of a new play by a local resident will be presented at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Jan. 19. “My Home is a Borderland” was written by 2006 Sheridan High School graduate Grace Cannon. The play will be presented at 1:30 p.m. in the Inner Circle. Admission is Read More

The 4th annual Keystone Awards

SHERIDAN — Four Sheridan individuals will be honored in April at the fourth annual Keystone Awards. The awards honor individuals who have contributed significant service to the Sheridan area through volunteer or philanthropic endeavors. Award winners for 2014 are Scott and Anne Nickerson, Dixie See and William (Bill) Avery. This year’s event is sponsored by Read More

Permitting for Spring Creek expansion in progress

SHERIDAN — The Spring Creek Mine is moving forward on an initiative to expand its mining permit to recover an additional 68 million tons of coal believed to exist within the existing boundaries of the mine. The public comment period for the proposed expansion ends Feb. 7. The mine, owned by Cloud Peak Energy, is Read More

DSA to study possibility of entrepreneurial center

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association has contracted with Community Builders, Inc., from Casper, to conduct a feasibility study regarding the possibility of establishing an entrepreneurial center in the historic district. DSA Director Stacie Coe said the initiative is rooted in hopes of filling empty real estate downtown. According to a press release from the Read More

P&Z split on bending rules for man-made mistakes

SHERIDAN — A discussion that resulted in a split vote between members of the Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission Thursday night pivoted on whether rules should be bent to accommodate man-made mistakes when it comes to zoning. At the end of the night, commissioners voted 3-2 against a lot size variance for a parcel Read More

Fair Association elects new officers

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fair Association held elections for half of the board positions at its meeting Thursday. Chairman Steve Eliason was elected to one more year as the board chairman. “They convinced him to do it, and he graciously accepted,” Fairgrounds Director Jamie Ringley said. Jeff Foster stepped down as vice chairman, and current Read More

Schedule released for annual Legislative Forum

SHERIDAN — The annual Legislative Forum will be held Wednesday and Thursday in the third floor City Hall Council Chambers. The event is an opportunity for businesses, organizations and individuals to bring their issues to a panel of our local state legislators. The chambers located at 55 E. Grinnell Plaza will be open to the Read More

Next ‘Birding at The Brinton’ next weekend

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and the Big Horn Audubon will present the next monthly “Birding at The Brinton” on Jan. 18. This free morning of bird watching will run from 9-11 a.m at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome to join. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars if they Read More

‘Dare to Dream’ event Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Martinsen Gallery at Sheridan College will host an opening reception for the newest exhibit, “Dare to Dream,” on Tuesday. “Dare to Dream” showcases local artist Charles Gibson and his work with colored pencils and oils. The opening reception is free to the public and will run from 4-5 p.m. The gallery is Read More

Marshall named Extension educator

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming recently announced that Chance Marshall was named the UW Extension area educator focused on livestock and profitable agriculture. He will be based in Campbell County but will serve Sheridan County as well as others. Marshall is a UW alumni receiving his master’s degree in 2013 in animal and veterinary Read More

Truck, train collision kills Wyarno man

January 9, 2014

SHERIDAN — Daniel D. Twohy, 43, of  Wyarno was killed at a railroad crossing on Wyarno Road, Highway 336, in Sheridan County on Wednesday night at approximately 6 p.m when he struck a train with his pickup truck. According to Wyoming Highway Patrol, at the time of the crash the highway was dry with clear Read More

Annual business award winners announced

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of this year’s annual business awards at its monthly luncheon Wednesday afternoon. Four entities were recognized in the respective categories of Spirit of Sheridan, Strength of Sheridan, Business Person of the Year and Business of the Year. Powder River Heating and Air Conditioning was Read More

Cardiac catheterization lab at SMH exceeding projections

SHERIDAN — The cardiac catheterization lab at Sheridan Memorial Hospital has been open nearly a year and has already seen four times more patients than projected. Chief Information Officer Nile Morgan updated the hospital board of trustees on the cath lab at their rescheduled December meeting held Wednesday. Morgan said cath lab staff have performed Read More

Upgrades to local water treatment plants continue throughout winter

SHERIDAN — Conventional upgrades to the Sheridan and Big Goose water treatment plants have continued throughout the winter, Water Treatment Superintendent Tom Manolis told the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board at its regular meeting Wednesday. The winter months are an ideal time to do most the major underground work of replacing pipes because Read More

Big Horn Middle School to host open house Tues.

SHERIDAN — Big Horn Middle School will be hosting an open house to present their student science fair projects to the public on Tuesday. All members of the community are welcome to attend this free event. Projects will be on display in the Big Horn High School Commons from 5-7 p.m. The schools are located Read More

Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Assoc. meeting tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The annual meeting of the Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association will be held tomorrow. A spaghetti dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by the annual meeting including the annual financial report and election of officers. The meeting is open to all and free to attend though donations for dinner are always accepted. Read More

Dr. Rae Marie McReynolds has essay published

SHERIDAN — Local author Dr. Rae Marie McReynolds has had an essay published. “Sweet Pea Summer” was published in “Psychological Perspectives: a Quarterly Journal of Jungian Thought, volume 53, issue 4.” The essay tells of the summer of 1954 in Wyoming when McReynolds’ mother taught her to grow sweet pea flowers. For more information contact Read More

‘The Log’ seeking article submissions

SHERIDAN — The editor of “The Log,” the official publication of the Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum, is seeking article submissions for the next publication. Submissions are welcome from all members of Sheridan County whether or not they hold a membership with the society. The following submissions are desired: • Feature articles with a Read More

City of Sheridan still collecting old Christmas trees

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan Solid Waste Division is continuing to collect unwanted live Christmas trees through the end of the month. There are five tree drop sites from which the city will create mulch to recycle/repurpose the trees. These locations are the landfill, the skate park parking area at 11th Street and Dana Read More

Mavrakis Pond stocked with 400 trout

SHERIDAN — Local anglers have a new fishing opportunity in Sheridan with the release of more than 400 brown trout in Mavrakis Pond yesterday. The trout, 13- to 14-inches in length, were residents at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Story Fish Hatchery but will now be available for area residents who fish the popular Read More

County votes to support Day Break project

January 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners voted to sponsor the Sheridan Senior Center in its application for a $500,000 grant from the Wyoming Business Council at its meeting Tuesday. If awarded, the grant will be used to build a new “Day Break” center. The Day Break program provides care throughout the day for seniors Read More

Ranchester Town Council approves annexation

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council passed on second reading an ordinance to annex 37.5 acres adjacent to Tongue River Middle School into town limits. The annexation is comprised of lot 2 of the Spirit Ridge subdivision, which developer Drew Redinger has proposed for single and multi-family units, such as duplexes. The development could include more Read More

Sheridan man uses hammer to intimidate mother, solicit money

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was arrested Monday after he forced his mother to write him a check. Mason Finney, 23, is accused of using a hammer to threaten physical violence and break several items in his mother’s home to get her agree to hand over money. Sheridan Police Department Sgt. Travis Koltiska said police Read More

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