Local News

Flood risk depends on snow, rain, temps

March 27, 2014

SHERIDAN — The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the northeast Bighorn Mountains and Sheridan foothills as a storm system moves through the region and produces wet, heavy snow and rain. Wet snow and colder temperatures could be hard on young livestock, the outlook said. This morning, 2 to 4 inches Read More

Burns announces intentions to run for re-election

SHERIDAN — State Sen. Bruce Burns, R-Sheridan, has announced his intention to run for re-election in November to seek his fourth term in the Wyoming Legislature. Burns said he has been humbled by the trust placed in him by the residents of Sheridan over the last 12 years. “I’m still healthy, have the institutional knowledge, Read More

Three-day outdoor art celebration at Spear-O-Wigwam set for June

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest Plein Air Celebration of Wildflowers will be held at Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain campus in June and local artists are now invited to register for participation. The event is a collaboration between Sheridan Artists Guild, the U.S. Forest Service and Sheridan College which will include workshops in pastel, watercolor, oil painting Read More

‘Let’s Do This for Mike’ fundraiser Saturday

SHERIDAN — A “Let’s Do This for Mike” fundraiser will be held Saturday at the Elks Lodge from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Mike Dupius was struck with Guillain-Barre Syndrome in July, paralyzing him from the neck down. The fundraiser is attempting to raise $10,000 to support him, his family and his recovery. A spaghetti dinner will be Read More

Sheridan College chamber music groups to perform at second annual Prism concert

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College chamber music groups will perform at the second annual Prism concert tomorrow. The free event commences at 7 p.m. and is open to everyone. The performance will be held in the Whitney Presentation Hall at SC to showcase the chamber ensembles in a setting that provides the audience with a varied Read More

Sheridan Senior Center to host presentation on elder abuse Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a presentation on elder abuse, scams and identity theft. The lesson will discuss staying safe in the community, the technology age and beyond. The free meeting will be held Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. and is open to the entire community. The presenter will be Janet Korpela, the Read More

Local sausage maker grinds out two awards

March 26, 2014

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan-based sausage company racked up two awards at the Wyoming and Colorado Meat Processors Association convention earlier this month. Legerski’s chorizo sausage won grand champion placement in the specialty cooked sausage category and the Polish sausage was also named reserve grand champion in its respective category. “That’s a big deal to me Read More

Scheduling conference set in case against SCSD2 for violation of open meetings, records laws

SHERIDAN — A scheduling conference for a case against Sheridan County School District 2 has been set for April 4 via teleconference in 4th Judicial District Court. The lawsuit, brought by The Sheridan Press, asks that the court declare that any executive session in which a proposed multi-purpose recreational facility was discussed violated the Wyoming Read More

SCSD1 to offer new kindergarten program

RANCHESTER — Sheridan County School District 1 will offer a new program for the 2014-2015 school year aimed at helping young children prepare for kindergarten. The program, called Classic Kindergarten, will bridge the gap between children who may have completed pre-kindergarten classes, but need to continue to gain social or academic skills before entering kindergarten. Read More

Sheridan company thinks outside the box with products for government

SHERIDAN — Sometimes the details can make all the difference. A thin, energy absorbing headliner in a military tactical vehicle can reduce head and neck injuries suffered by soldiers who drive over improvised explosive devices. Lighter, less bulky life preservers can give soldiers more room on their torso to carry valuable equipment. A new lining Read More

‘Artists in Motion’ to paint, sell at Little Goose Liquors Friday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Watercolor Association will present their next “Pub Painting,” an Artists in Motion event. On Friday from 5-8 p.m. the artists of the association will paint and sell their works inside Little Goose Liquors. There is no cost to attend but attendees must be age 21 or older to enter the bar. Read More

Senior Center invites all ‘Lindas’ to party

SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Senior Center will host a “Linda party” Sunday. Following the success of their previous “Jane party” engagement, if your first, middle or last name is pronounced like “Linda,” regardless of the spelling, your gender or your age, you are invited to the party. The socializing will commencing at 3 p.m. The Read More

Ackerley, McCormick engaged to marry June 14

SHERIDAN — Judith Ackerley and Paul McCormick are engaged to be married June 14, 2014, in Cheyenne. Ackerley is a Sheridan High School graduate who earned her associate degree from Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne. She is currently attending the University of Wyoming. She is the daughter of Cheryl Ackerley of Cheyenne and the Read More

Deere hosting spring expo Fri.

SHERIDAN — John Deere will host a free expo Friday. They will introduce their new spring products to the community from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sheridan County Implement. Free lunch will be served and the event is open to all. For more information call 673-4624 or see www.deerequipment.com. SC Implement is located Read More

Whitney, SCSD2 move toward ending conflict

March 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — The latest response in a back-and-forth exchange between Whitney Benefits and Sheridan County School District 2 came in the form of a 3.5 page analysis from the Whitney board dated March 19. In the letter, Whitney board member Roy Garber addressed accusations from the school district that Whitney board President Tom Kinnison was Read More

Planning Commission OKs three projects

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Planning Commission voted to recommend approval for three projects, including the third phase of the Poplar Grove planned unit development northwest of Skeels Street, at its meeting Monday. The three projects will be considered by City Council April 7. The Poplar Grove PUD has been in the works since 2006. After Read More

SC to hold astronomy workshop

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will offer a two-part astronomy workshop on Friday and Saturday at the college and in the field. Each day will commence at 8 p.m. and the cost for both days is $45 per person. Sheridan College astronomy instructor Ray Oltion will guide attendees in identifying constellations, planets, clusters, nebulae and galaxies Read More

Dayton hosting raffle

SHERIDAN — The Dayton Benefit Club is hosting a raffle in an effort to raise money to preserve the Historic Dayton Community. Tickets are available now for $5 a piece or three for $10. First prize is a $300 gift certificate from Valley Meats and Small Wine Selection. Second prize is a gift certificate for Read More

Lions Club offering opportunity for vets to join

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Sundowners Lions Club is inviting veterans to join their club free of charge. The “Involve a U.S. Veteran” program is a nationwide initiative sponsored by Lions Clubs International that offers qualified United States veterans an entrance fee waiver of up to $30 when joining a local Lions Club. The program is Read More

Making way for history

SHERIDAN — The barn on West Fifth Street began its journey to a new location Sunday. The structure, roughly 90 years old, was the last telltale landmark of a ranch that once existed near the fairgrounds, and is now privately owned. While several interest groups, including the Sheridan Community Land Trust, had expressed interest in Read More

Economic development group heading to energy conferences

March 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan administrators affiliated with the Economic Development Task Force are planning to attend two energy conferences in the coming months to promote Sheridan as an economic hub for northeast Wyoming. The first is the Montana Energy Fair in Billings, Mont., April 2-3, and the second is the Casper Energy Fair May 19-20. “We’ll Read More

U. of Montana announces fall 2013 dean’s list recipients

SHERIDAN — The University of Montana has announced their fall 2013 semester dean’s list recipients. To qualify for the dean’s list, undergraduate students must earn a grade-point-average of 3.5 or higher and receive only grades of A or B while taking at least nine credit hours of courses. Rachel Reed of Dayton was named to Read More

RENEW to host Disability Awareness walk

SHERIDAN — Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming invites the community to a walk for Disability Awareness Month. On Saturday at 10 a.m. the event will be held as part of a statewide walk for awareness. The free walk is open to the entire community at the Sheridan Junior High School track. For more information Read More

C.J. Box book signing set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — A book signing will be held with C.J. Box for his new novel “Stone Cold.” Box’s latest novel centers on Joe Pickett and his investigation of three mysterious men on a ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming. The signing will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Read More

‘Get Out and Shop’ event this Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Philanthropic Education Organization Chapter BI will host their annual “Get Out and Shop” event Saturday. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. close-out and unique items will be sold by a variety of vendors in the Sheridan High School gym. The event is free and open to the public. PEO is a women’s Read More

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