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2015 could be a busy year for wildland firefighters

March 31, 2015

SHERIDAN — Following the weekend’s burst of fires across Wyoming and Montana, many are wondering if the early spring blazes are a sign of the summer to come. Fire meteorologist Tim Mathewson says maybe. “The next couple of months are critical,” the Bureau of Land Management official said. Mathewson works for the Rocky Mountain Coordination Read More

Easter egg hunts planned for the weekend

SHERIDAN — A number of Easter egg hunts will be held in Sheridan County this weekend as area residents celebrate the spring holiday. The following is a list of activities planned for the upcoming weekend. The list was compiled by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. Friday 2:30-3 p.m., Westview Easter Egg Hunt, 1990 W. Read More

USFS plans prescribed burns in the Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Bighorn National Forest fire managers plan several prescribed burns across the forest this spring. Burns could begin as soon as early April and continue through late spring. On the Medicine Wheel/Paintrock Ranger District, burns are planned for the Beaver Creek area near Hunt Mountain and in the Mathews Ridge area northeast of Hyattville Read More

Nominate your neighbor for a free roof

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Roofing recently announced it is now accepting nominations for its Nominate Your Neighbor Campaign. The community program is a way to help a deserving neighbor in need, by providing a new roof at no cost. Wyoming Roofing, in partnership with Rocky Mountain Exteriors, Sheridan Media and Knecht Home Center, started the Nominate Read More

SHS student earns Daniels Fund Scholarship

SHERIDAN — One Sheridan County student was recently named a Daniels Fund Scholar alongside 238 other high school seniors from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Sheridan High School’s Anne Jane Lynam was on the list of students whose exceptional character, leadership and commitment to the community have earned them a place in the Daniels Read More

Fire weather watch in effect Tuesday, Wednesday

March 30, 2015

SHERIDAN — High winds, record high temperatures and low relative humidities combined Saturday to create an environment perfect for wildfires and forecasters at the National Weather Service out of Billings, Montana, are warning that Tuesday and Wednesday may bring more of the same. Nearly every fire department throughout Sheridan County responded to at least one Read More

Law enforcement: ‘Ghost cars’ help ease traffic issues

SHERIDAN — Ghosts are normally thought to haunt cemeteries or old buildings, not busy intersections in broad daylight. But, local law enforcement officers say unmanned, marked police vehicles — known in police jargon as “ghost cars” — can help slow traffic and increase safety. Earlier this month, the Ranchester Town Council decided to place an Read More

Patton expected home Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, will transfer to Sheridan Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning. Patton’s son, Jack, said the legislator continues to recover from a respiratory infection doctors call acute respiratory distress syndrome and will remain in the hospital for the foreseeable future. “His rehabilitation will be controlled by the recovery of his lungs,” Jack Read More

SCSD2 teachers 5th highest paid in Wyoming

SHERIDAN — The state of Wyoming is known to invest significant amounts of money in education, from the Hathaway Scholarship assisting Wyoming’s high schoolers in attaining a college degree to using energy monies and other surpluses to fund K-12 education at substantial rates and more. With high state income, low state debt and smaller populations, Read More

Mini-bus named finalist for Agency of the Year

SHERIDAN — For the second time in three years, Sheridan’s mini-bus public transportation service has been named as a finalist for Agency of the Year by the Wyoming Public Transit Association. “I was surprised and honored to get the nomination,” Director of Transportation for Sheridan Steve Ainslie said. “It comes from recommendations from Wyoming Department Read More

Archaeological Society to meet Thursday

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

Wind Ensemble to perform Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College/Community Wind Ensemble will perform a concert, “Pneumatic Portal: ‘P’ Music,” Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School. The ensemble will be playing “Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo” (Malcolm Arnold, 1963); “Pageant” (Vincent Persichetti, 1954); “Paper Cut” (Alex Shapiro, 2010); “Pathfinder of Panama” (John Philip Sousa, Read More

Fires fill Sheridan area skies with smoke

March 28, 2015

SHERIDAN — While high wind and high fire danger warnings cautioned area residents against any burning Saturday, at least two private attempts to burn fields and brush piles in the Sheridan area got out of control and kept firefighters busy throughout the day. Crews from Sheridan Fire-Rescue, the U.S. Forest Service and nearly all of the volunteer districts Read More

Agendas March 28, 2015

March 27, 2015

Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission 5:30 p.m. Thursday Second floor commissioners board room Sheridan County Courthouse addition 224 S. Main St. • Call to order and pledge • Roll call • Approval of agenda • Approval of minutes — March 5 • Matters from the public (items not on agenda) • New business 1. Read More

More than your typical Easter egg: Sheridan resident creates traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs

SHERIDAN — Traditionally, Ukrainian women prepared themselves for Pysanky decorating by purifying their spiritual state of mind for the entire day prior — living peacefully, avoiding gossip, being patient with family and preparing a fine dinner. Today, if you want to partake in the art of Easter egg dyeing, you probably just boil some eggs Read More

Cancer survivors start support group

SHERIDAN — A cancer survivors support group,“A Shared Journey,” has been formed. It meets Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. inside the Sheridan Senior Center. Survivors of cancer, regardless of diagnosis, and those currently undergoing treatment, are welcome to attend. For more information, call Renea Parker at the Welch Cancer Center, 674-6022

A project with a noble mission: Children’s Justice Project focuses on children in need

SHERIDAN — Abuse and neglect can be overwhelming ordeals for a child, made more difficult by an arduous journey through the court system on the way to stability. The Children’s Justice Project is the Wyoming Supreme Court’s way of making that journey a little easier to travel. The Wyoming Supreme Court started the CJP in Read More

Musician earns metal fans’ dream: Contest win gives Luckie chance of a lifetime

SHERIDAN — Since its inception in the early 1980s, metal band Megadeth has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and played thousands of sold-out shows in front of millions of fans. Back in the ‘90s, Shane Luckie was just another fan. The Sheridan native, then 17 years old, watched the band perform in Billings, Read More

AAUW panel to highlight contributions over 100 years

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Branch of the American Association of University Women and First Interstate Bank invite the public to view six creative panels highlighting the involvement of the branch’s contributions over the past 100 years and current AAUW programs. See all of the creative panels and meet members of AAUW, to learn about how Read More

Little Bighorn Battlefield spring hours now in effect

SHERIDAN — Effective Wednesday, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The spring hours will be in effect until summer hours begin on May 25. This includes Custer National Cemetery, the Indian Memorial and Seventh Cavalry Monument and the visitor center/museum. The self–guiding Deep Ravine Trail and Read More

FAB conference tickets on sale

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference, which is scheduled for April 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Sheridan College. Tickets for the conference are $40 per person, while tickets for the banquet dinner only are $30. Combination tickets for the conference and dinner Read More

USFS to hold open house Thursday

SHERIDAN — Employees at the U.S. Forest Service Tongue Ranger District will host an open house Thursday from 4-6 p.m. to welcome District Ranger Amy Ormseth. The open house will be held at the Tongue Ranger District office located at 2013 Eastside Second St. in Sheridan. Ormseth comes to Sheridan most recently as the District Read More

Trail End Museum to open for spring season

SHERIDAN — The Trail End Museum at Kendrick Mansion will open April 1 for the spring season. The museum will be open from 1-4 p.m. daily. Summer hours for the museum will begin June 1. The Trail End Museum is located at 400 Clarendon Ave. For additional information, see trailend.com or call 674-4589.

Getting to know your ‘everyday’ neighbors

SHERIDAN — In Sheridan, a town of just over 17,000 and a county of not quite twice that, you see a lot of familiar faces from day-to-day. While some names are more familiar than others — making appearances in headlines or throughout history — there are people you see out and about every day but Read More

City gearing up for summer projects

SHERIDAN — Road and utility reconstruction, new street striping and material recycling are just some of the summer construction projects planned by the city of Sheridan in 2015. Road reconstruction The largest project, at least in terms of expense, planned for this summer is Phase 3 of the Wyoming Avenue and Park Street reconstruction, City Read More







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