Category Archives: Local News

Firefighter contract negotiations delayed

SHERIDAN — City Council was set to begin negotiations on contracts with the IAFF Local 276 firefighters union on Monday, but both the president and vice president of the union were unable to attend, delaying the negotiations until the next Council meeting. Mayor John Heath said union representatives were in Cheyenne lobbying against a bill… Continue Reading

Relay for Life team offering Valentine Heart-a-Grams

SHERIDAN — The First Interstate Bank Relay for Life team is offering a way to keep you out of the doghouse this Valentine’s Day. The team is offering four packages to choose from that will be hand-delivered by either a sweet little deer, the Queen of Hearts or Mr. Incredible. The packages include the Valentine… Continue Reading

Story native wins ‘Young Artist Competition’

STORY — Jacob Jahiel of Story won the high school division of the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition held Jan. 25 at Casper College. The contest is designed to recognize and encourage the musical artistry of young Wyomingites. Seven college and five high school finalists were selected from a field of applicants to participate… Continue Reading

Republican Women to discuss Next Generation Science Standards

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County and the Republican Central Committee will host a talk about the Next Generation Science Standards on Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Firewater Grill. Jim Nations will present “The Next Generation Science Standards: The Junk Science in Wyoming Classrooms.” Nations has more than 30 years of experience… Continue Reading

Local child care center earns NAEYC accreditation

SHERIDAN — First Light Children’s Center in Sheridan has been awarded accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. “For us, this is an affirmation that we provide an excellent early childhood program,” First Light Children’s Center Administrator Misty Rios said. “We work to assure that children of all ages in our… Continue Reading

CHAPS seeking volunteers

SHERIDAN — CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy is currently seeking motivated, enthusiastic individuals to volunteer for the nonprofit organization. The group is seeking session volunteers and individuals to help with barn duties. Session volunteers work with horses and clients. Trainings for session volunteers will be Feb. 10 and Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.… Continue Reading

Partnership nabs $1.9M to protect watershed

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Initiative recently received a large grant and is looking for a little help from key partners — landowners in the Tongue River, Goose Creek and Prairie Dog Creek watersheds — to help spend it. Wish list items could include improving irrigation efficiency (money saved, healthier crops), providing better stream passages… Continue Reading

Bighorn National Forest welcomes new ranger

Bighorn National Forest welcomes new ranger

SHERIDAN — Like many others, Amy Ormseth was drawn to Sheridan for the spectacular views of the Bighorn Mountains. As the new district ranger for the Bighorn National Forest Tongue Ranger District, she said she will work to preserve those views for future generations. The Bighorn National Forest, which covers 1,115,073 acres of land to… Continue Reading

Sheridan man arrested for battery

SHERIDAN — A man was arrested Thursday for domestic battery following a fight in the home at which he was staying. Police responded about 8 p.m. Thursday to a call about a fight between Antonio Sean Allen, 22, and another party in the home. According to court documents, the victim told police that Allen was… Continue Reading

FFA celebrates Wyoming Agriculture Advocacy Week

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Agriculture Advocacy Week was held Jan. 26-Feb. 4. Organizers said the week focuses on encouraging FFA members to be the voice of agriculture and engage their local communities in discussions about where their food comes from and how agriculture contributes to Wyoming’s economy and culture. “Our team decided to start this day… Continue Reading

RMEF seeking volunteer committee members

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is currently recruiting committee members. The local chapter has a long history of success and in 2014 set a record for fundraising, also passing the $1 million mark for total dollars raised for wildlife. A volunteer roundup meeting will be held tonight at… Continue Reading

Knapp to present at Archaeological Society meeting

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn in the Le Gourmet room. Dinner may be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program. Following the dinner, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Big Horn… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host gentle yoga class

SHERIDAN — The next gentle yoga balance class will be held Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The class is offered for a suggested donation of $1. The class is designed to increase strength, balance and flexibility and to help participants be more conscious of how they breathe. Sitting in chairs or… Continue Reading

‘Geologic evolution of the Bighorns’ topic of science lecture at SC

SHERIDAN — Tom Johannesmeyer will discuss the geologic evolution of the Bighorn Mountains during a lecture Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohn’s Center. Johannesmeyer earned his master’s in geology from the University of Montana in 1999. His career alternated between community college teaching and industry. In his lecture, Johannesmeyer will attempt… Continue Reading

Agendas Jan. 31, 2015

Sheridan City Council 7 p.m. Monday Sheridan City Hall 55 Grinnell St. • Call to Order • Pledge of Allegiance • Invocation to be given by Tony Forman, Cornerstone Church • Roll Call of members • Approval of Consent Agenda A. Agenda B. Minutes of regular Council meeting Jan. 19 C. Claims D. Approve job… Continue Reading

TRMS releases 2nd-quarter honor roll

RANCHESTER — Officials at Tongue River Middle School recently released the names of students who earned a spot on the school’s honor rolls. The following students earned at least a 3.0 GPA in the second quarter and had no grades lower than a C. Eighth grade Angelina Bird, Aspen Boulter, Dalaynie Dearcorn, Elias Dillon-Bennett, Harmony… Continue Reading

SC rodeo banquet set for Feb. 7

SHERIDAN — The fifth annual Sheridan College rodeo banquet is set for Feb. 7 at the Holiday Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Former Sheridan College rodeo athlete and 2014 College National Finals Rodeo all-around champion Taygen Schuelke will be in attendance along with 2014 reserve national champion… Continue Reading

Next ‘Tween Takeover Challenge’ to offer a mystery bag challenge

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer programming for “tweens” through February. Organizers of the events said the programs were developed because many kids have outgrown children’s story time, but aren’t quite ready for the teen section and are often overlooked. The program, “Tween Challenge Takeover,” will include activities and experiments that… Continue Reading

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