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Holly Seed reaches the century mark in business

Holly Seed reaches the century mark in business

SHERIDAN — When Holly Seed moved into Sheridan in 1915, they were expanding rapidly. The company was then called Holly Sugar. They then expanded into Worland and Torrington, making a foothold in Wyoming communities. Now, more than 100 years after the company put down roots in this community, Holly Seed doesn’t do business in Sheridan.… Continue Reading

Gunnar, Sylvia Warpness celebrate 65 years of marriage

Gunnar, Sylvia Warpness celebrate 65 years of marriage

SHERIDAN — Gunnar and Sylvia Warpness of Sheridan celebrated 65 years of marriage Thursday. The couple was married Aug. 27, 1950, at the Chapel of Transfiguration in Moose. After serving in the Army during WWII, he started a chuck wagon, moving seasonally between Alaska, Nevada and Wyoming. He then worked in the lumber business before… Continue Reading

VFW to host steak dinner Saturday

SHERIDAN — The VFW Post 1560 will host a steak dinner on Saturday. From 4-8 p.m., all members of the public are invited to enjoy 8-ounce hand-cut sirloin steaks served with fresh-cut fries and a salad for $8. No reservations are needed for this fundraiser. The steak has been provided by Sackett’s Market. For more… Continue Reading

Hang gliders’ fly-in set for the weekend

SHERIDAN — The annual hang gliders’ fly-in will return to Sheridan County this weekend. Hang gliders from across the nation will converge on the Bighorn Mountains to catch some wind drifts off of Highway 14 at the Sand Turn turnout on Saturday and Sunday. All members of the community are encouraged to come out and… Continue Reading

Walking path closed due to black bear

From staff reports SHERIDAN — A young black bear made its way into city limits west of Sheridan College over the weekend, and the Sheridan Police Department closed the nearby walking path Monday and is asking residents to avoid the area. Lt. Tom Ringley reported SPD placed barriers at the entrance to that section of walking… Continue Reading

Big Horn Equestrian Center to host Don King Days

SHERIDAN — Don King Days will return to Sheridan this weekend at the Big Horn Equestrian Center. The World Championship Blacksmiths Horseshoeing Contest, which will continue through the two official days of Don King Days Sunday and Monday, begins Saturday at 9 a.m. The competition is open to the public to watch. Two fun days… Continue Reading

Landon’s holding fairy gardening workshop Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a free fairy gardening workshop on Saturday. Starting at 10 a.m., all members of the community are invited to bring their own container, or purchase one from the store, and design and plant their own fairy garden in this workshop. The only cost is any items you… Continue Reading

WYO’s Season Spotlight on Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a 2015-16 Season Spotlight on Wednesday. This free event is open to the public and will shine a light on the WYO’s upcoming season, spaces and faces to give the community the opportunity to meet and visit with the many hardworking people that make up the historic and… Continue Reading

Sheridan planning to hunt city-dwelling deer in 2015

Sheridan planning to hunt city-dwelling deer in 2015

SHERIDAN — Deer looking to put down roots in Sheridan find everything they need within city limits: abundant forage, lack of natural predators and plenty of space to settle down and start a family. But the animals don’t always make the best neighbors. They damage trees and shrubs; gorge on gardens; act aggressively toward pets… Continue Reading

Federal court judge issues injunction, blocks EPA controversial rule

SHERIDAN — A preliminary injunction was issued Thursday by a federal district court judge in North Dakota, blocking implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial “Waters of the United States” rule. The injunction stopped the rule from taking effect Friday. The state of Wyoming along with 11 other states and two New Mexico state agencies filed… Continue Reading

Attorney: TRVJPB use of executive session questionable

SHERIDAN — During an Aug. 13 meeting of the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board, members used an executive session to interview engineering firms for a feasibility study on building a natural gas pipeline to the area. During the meeting, board Chairman Peter Clark said the executive session was used to promote fairness between engineering… Continue Reading

Pilots to share passion at weekend air show

Pilots to share passion at weekend air show

SHERIDAN — Freedom: The sensation of going anywhere at anytime, without restriction. It’s sought out by many, but Fred Barton knows where to find it. All you have to do is look up. When he reaches heights of a little more than 3,000 feet above the ground in his customized single-prop airplane, he reaches a state… Continue Reading

Grass fire grows out of control, consumes home

Grass fire grows out of control, consumes home

SHERIDAN — A structure fire at 56 Woodland Park Road Thursday evening destroyed a mobile home, numerous abandoned vehicles and garbage and wood piles. Goose Valley Fire Department Chief Bob Williams said the property owner left a burn barrel unattended, which started a grass fire. The fire soon got out of control, eventually consuming the… Continue Reading

All three local school districts see enrollment growth

SHERIDAN — As teachers, parents and kids gear up for a new school year, preliminary numbers show an increase in enrollment for the local school districts. The largest local district, Sheridan County School District 2 (Sheridan) is expecting an increase in enrollment, but numbers are affected by multiple factors said Scott Stults, the district’s director… Continue Reading

High bond set for man arrested for DUIs, domestic abuse

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was placed on probation following a 2014 conviction for driving under the influence. Since that time, prosecutors allege the man has racked up two additional DUIs and a domestic abuse charge. Timothy Dunn, 50, Sheridan, will be held on a total of $25,000 in cash-only bonds for the three counts… Continue Reading

Man charged with forgery, unlawful use of credit card

SHERIDAN — A man who allegedly used an ex-girlfriend’s credit card and forged her signature won’t get out of jail unless he posts a $20,000 cash bond following his hearing in circuit court Thursday. Matthew Fiscus, 44, Sheridan, faces two felony forgery counts and one felony count of unlawful use of a credit card. If… Continue Reading

Lightning causes 50-acre fire outside Clearmont

CLEARMONT — A lightning strike caused a fire that burned approximately 50 acres of grassland on the Little Goose Ranch about 20 to 30 miles outside Clearmont late Thursday night. The Clearmont Fire Department was dispatched at 11 p.m. to the location off County Road 183, which sustained a number of lightning strikes, dispatcher Chris Thomas… Continue Reading

e2e to present ‘Airgroup: A Story About Creating Opportunity’

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Technology Business Center’s e2e Wyoming entrepreneurial program will present “Airgroup: A Story About Creating Opportunity,” on Thursday. Jack Morrison, an entrepreneur who started Airgroup in 1997 with $19,000 of capital provided by his UW college roommate, will share the story of launching and growing a successful airfreight and logistics business. Through… Continue Reading

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