Category Archives: Local News

Furnish to discuss future of Forest Service

SHERIDAN — From the tourists staying at hotels and buying gas and food to the locals who head to the mountains to hike and play, Sheridan County residents don’t have to look hard to see the tremendous impact the Bighorn National Forest has on the region. The future of the U.S. Forest Service, however, looks… Continue Reading

Water Development Office to update watershed plans in northeast Wyoming

SHERIDAN — Like the rivers that shape Wyoming’s landscape, hydrology is constantly changing. That’s why the Wyoming Water Development Office is looking to update how water is being used in Wyoming. The Wyoming Water Development Office is beginning its update of the Powder/Tongue and Northeast River Basin plans, which could launch future projects in the… Continue Reading

‘American Idol’ winner to perform in Sheridan on Friday

SHERIDAN — The 2006 winner of the television singing competition “American Idol” will perform in concert in Sheridan on Friday. Taylor Hicks has become known as the Soul Patrol with his trademark vocals and bluesy harmonica. The concert will be offered at 7:30 p.m. at the WYO Theater. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors… Continue Reading

Next ‘Birding at the Brinton’ set for Saturday

BIG HORN — Dr. Jackie Canterbury of the Bighorn Audubon Society, in cooperation with Science Kids and The Brinton Museum, will lead another session of the monthly bird walk at The Brinton on Saturday. “Birding at the Brinton” is a free event open to all ages and abilities. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars if they… Continue Reading

Cooper to sign ‘Don’t Drag the Poop’ Sat.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery will host a book signing with Michael Allen Cooper and his new book, “Don’t Drag the Poop,” on Saturday. The free event is open to all from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, call Robby Smith at 674-8080. Sheridan Stationery is located at 206 N. Main St. Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host contemporary jazz concert

SHERIDAN — “A Rambling Stretch,” a concert of contemporary jazz music inspired by the beauty of Wyoming and its landscape, by composer and Wyoming native Tyler Gilmore, will be performed at the WYO Theater on Saturday. Part of a tour visiting eight Wyoming communities co-sponsored by Central Wyoming College, University of Wyoming Fine Arts Outreach… Continue Reading

Senior Center readies for annual Autumn Fest

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host its annual celebration of the Tongue River Valley community on Friday. From 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Dayton Community Hall, Autumn Fest dinner and dancing will be offered. The event is open to members of the community of all ages. Dinner will be served including bratwurst, sides and… Continue Reading

Free classes to be offered in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Free School, an educational collective dedicated to the concepts of lifelong learning, democracy and community, has begun offering free classes in the month of September. With no centralized leadership, the Free School is run by community members for community members at no cost. Free School began last week with a non-fiction book… Continue Reading

WHP trooper promoted to lieutenant in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Rock Springs area Trooper Erik Jorgensen was promoted recently to the Wyoming Highway Patrol Division C lieutenant in Sheridan. Division C is responsible for both Sheridan and Johnson counties. Jorgensen is an eight-year veteran with WHP and has served in the Rock Springs area throughout his career. His promotion became effective Saturday. He… Continue Reading

Toys for Tots Poker Run set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — The 2015 Toys for Tots Poker Run will be held Saturday. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Wagon Box Inn in Story with first cards drawn and kickstands up at noon. The first stop will be the Lake Stop at Lake DeSmet. Food will be available at this stop. The run will then… Continue Reading

Workloads manageable for local courts

SHERIDAN — Workload assessments show several Wyoming courtrooms are short on judges, but District 4 — encompassing Johnson and Sheridan counties — currently has enough judges to meet demand. A Wyoming Supreme Court evaluation released in late August shows the local district court is adequately staffed while circuit court is nearly sufficient. The work-study breaks… Continue Reading

Uninsured population grows in Wyoming, nowhere else in nation

SHERIDAN — While every other state in the union has seen a decrease in the number of uninsured residents since 2013, Wyoming’s uninsured rate has increased 1.6 percent. That statistic comes from a recent Gallup survey, which measured the number people who had health insurance throughout 2013 compared to the number of people who had… Continue Reading

WGCDD to host forum in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities will host a forum in Sheridan on Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. Every five years, the WGCDD travels the state of Wyoming to speak to communities about gaps in services for people with developmental disabilities. The feedback received is used to build the council’s five-year plan, which… Continue Reading

Events to celebrate success of GEAR UP college access program to begin Monday

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming and state community colleges including Sheridan College will celebrate the success of the GEAR UP college access program with events beginning Monday. The week commemorates the continuing success of Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, a program that provides students and families the support and resources they… Continue Reading

Agendas — Sept. 12, 2015

Dayton Planning Committee 7 p.m. Tuesday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Approval of minutes • Announcements/correspondence • Old business A. Act on town Dayton Planning Committee operating policy B. Planning Committee comments/requests for future agenda items Sheridan Planning Commission 7 p.m. Monday City Council… Continue Reading

Joey’s Fall Fly III kickoff dinner, dance set for Friday

SHERIDAN — The Joey’s Fall Fly III kickoff dinner and dance set for Friday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall will exemplify what Joey’s Foundation is all about — kids, mentors, friends, fishing and fun. The event is designed to help raise scholarship funds for Joey’s Foundation programs. This year’s Fall Fly has grown… Continue Reading

UW Extension Office to hold food preservation workshops

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension Office will hold two food preservation workshops this month. On Tuesday, a workshop will focus on water-bath and pressure canning techniques for tomatoes. On Sept. 20, a workshop will focus on dehydration and fermentation. Both workshops will highlight tools and techniques as well as up-to-date recommendations for safety.… Continue Reading

Sheridan Farmers Market to host Chef Throwdown

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market will host its second annual Chef Throw-down Competition on Thursday. The competition highlights fresh, local products available at the farmers market while promoting fresh, local chef talents. The contest is limited to local area chefs, who are provided a cooking space and are allowed to bring a basic pantry… Continue Reading

Koltiska Pumpkin Patch to open Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Koltiska Pumpkin Patch will open to the public Wednesday at 3 p.m. The patch will be open weekly Wednesdays through Fridays from 3-6 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. The pumpkin patch is also open Wednesdays through Fridays during the day for large groups, school classes and… Continue Reading

Never Forget

Never Forget

SHERIDAN — Three hundred forty-three: That number is etched into the minds and memories of most first responders and their families. That number represents the number of firefighters who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, as a result of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. that day. That number will now forever be publicly… Continue Reading

SC launches Career Cafe program for students

SHERIDAN — A college degree does not necessarily resonate into full-time employment, but that’s why Sheridan College is inviting students to take a seat at the Career Cafe. In July, Sheridan College staff launched Career Cafe, an online career-guidance resource for students of the Northern Wyoming Community College District in both Sheridan and Gillette. The… Continue Reading

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