Category Archives: Local News

Is Big Horn football heading for 1A?

Is Big Horn football heading for 1A?

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School football may be heading to 1A. At the Wyoming High School Activities Association’s winter board meeting early this week, board members discussed the possibility of realigning classifications for football in 2017. While the final decision won’t be made until April, there is a chance that due to the… Continue Reading

Chamber, Jaycees honor award recipients

Chamber, Jaycees honor award recipients

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce and the Sheridan Jaycees announced the winners of their annual business awards at the Chamber’s luncheon Wednesday at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Dixie Johnson, CEO at the Chamber, said the annual awards provide an opportunity to show appreciation for members’ work. “It’s great for us to… Continue Reading

Beer bill brewing in Wyoming Senate

SHERIDAN — A home brewing bill crafted by Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan, passed for introduction Wednesday. Senate File 62 lessens regulations on home brewers who wish to enter their beers into brew fests. Currently, home brewers may not enter their drinks into festivals that charge a fee. Kinskey compared the rule to entering a pie… Continue Reading

SCSD3 to start demolition of burned bus barn

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 3 is moving ahead with plans to replace a bus barn that burned in a Jan. 1 fire. At a board meeting Wednesday night in Clearmont, trustees awarded the contract to demolish the structure to JB Sales and Construction, Inc. of Buffalo. Seven companies issued bids for the project.… Continue Reading

Antelope Butte Foundation to host Ullr Ball Feb. 18

SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation will host its inaugural Ullr Ball at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Best Western Sheridan Center. All proceeds from the event will help fund the initiatives of the foundation, including the project to purchase and open the Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area in the Bighorn Mountains.    “This… Continue Reading

Internships available through Sen. Enzi’s office

SHERIDAN — U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi is encouraging college students and recent graduates to apply for a summer internship in his Washington, D.C., office. The deadline for summer applications is April 1. The internships, which include hands-on projects, offer an inside experience in the heart of the nation’s government. Interns are able to network, develop… Continue Reading

Wyoming Homemakers offering scholarship

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Homemakers are offering one $500 scholarship to any continuing education student who is a resident of Wyoming. This scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore or junior in college. The goal of the Wyoming Homemakers is to promote continuing education in all of its forms and the values of the Wyoming… Continue Reading

LEGISLATURE: Bills affecting criminal penalties pass first hurdle

SHERIDAN — Two bills in the Wyoming House of Representatives affecting how some cases are charged and prosecuted cleared their first hurdle Tuesday. The bills must now make it out of their respective committees and pass three readings in each legislative chamber before advancing to Gov. Matt Mead’s desk. House Bill 40 would modify restrictions… Continue Reading

Sentencing date set in child abuse case

SHERIDAN — A sentencing date for two Sheridan residents convicted of child abuse has been set. Donna Gifford and Michael Tibbets will be sentenced in 4th Judicial District Court at 11 a.m. March 3.                                           … Continue Reading

Downtown living offers solution to affordable housing dilemma

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Main Street has long been the cornerstone of local retail, but recently it has become a hotspot for residences. Beth Holsinger, Downtown Sheridan Association executive director, said the number of people choosing to live in downtown apartments has continued to grow over the past few years. “I think there are more apartments… Continue Reading

Quilting duo marks every career spent at SJHS

Quilting duo marks every career spent at SJHS

SHERIDAN — Mary Barbula and Dana Wyatt have been friends since high school. They’ve been quilting together for more than a decade. And now, for five years running, they’ve made sure every retiring employee of Sheridan Junior High School, where they both work, has a handmade, personalized quilt to take with them. “We’ll miss them,… Continue Reading

Application process open for Hansen Memorial Scholarship

SHERIDAN — The Clifford P.  Hansen Memorial Scholarship is in remembrance of Clifford Hansen, who was known as a Teton county rancher, past president of Wyoming Stock Growers Association, the governor of Wyoming and a U.S. senator. The scholarship was established through contributions received in memory of Hansen and other departed WSGA leaders. It recognizes… Continue Reading

GRO-BIZ Conference set for Feb. 16-18 in Gillette

SHERIDAN — This year’s GRO-Biz conference will be held in Gillette from Feb. 16-18 at Gillette College. Seasoned veterans or new small business owners are encouraged to check out this annual event to learn how government contracting may be the innovative answer for expanding business sales while providing an opportunity to learn different methods of… Continue Reading

USFS seeks comments on trail, campground project

SHERIDAN — The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comments on a proposed project to make improvements in the Ranger Creek Campground and the Adelaide Trailhead. The project proposal includes closing and relocating campsites and replacing toilets in the Ranger Creek Campground, and constructing additional parking for people using the Adelaide Trail and the Bench… Continue Reading

Lectures to discuss families

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on relationships for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The presentations set for Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on families and codependency. The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat presentation on Feb. 17 at 12:10 p.m.… Continue Reading

MSUB announces fall Dean’s List

SHERIDAN — Montana State University Billings officials recently released the list of undergraduate students who were named to the fall 2015 Dean’s List. The Dean’s List recognizes students who earn 12 or more credits that are not of a pass/fail nature and who earn a GPA of 3.5 or better. The following Sheridan County students… Continue Reading

Top 10 intervention programs at SHS

SHERIDAN — While teachers might put plenty of work into the courses they teach, that’s often not the only thing they’re doing for students. Another area of focus is interventions — education jargon for programs that intervene when a student is falling behind academically or behaviorally, in an attempt to put them back on track.… Continue Reading

Dayton moves forward with long-term development plan

SHERIDAN — Dayton officials are moving forward with a long-term Community Development Plan. “It’s a guideline of where we’re at and where we want to be,” Dayton Mayor Norm Anderson said. “Where do we want to be in 10 years?” Councilors budgeted up to $6,000 for the Dayton Planning Committee to create a survey that… Continue Reading

Water supply outlooks for Sheridan below average

SHERIDAN — Water supply outlooks for the Sheridan area remain below average and according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration drought conditions are likely to persist through April. NOAA released the January water supply outlook numbers Monday. The report indicated that overall precipitation across the state of Wyoming was 92-97 percent of average, but… Continue Reading

Town of Clearmont moving forward with water main replacement

SHERIDAN — Clearmont officials are moving forward with a water main replacement project. Clearmont town councilors conducted a special meeting Monday night during which they discussed repairs and funding for the water main located on Water Street. The project will be paid for out of funds from the state’s revolving fund. It is expected to… Continue Reading

Scott Foundation Generage Group awards $10,000 to VOA

SHERIDAN — The Scott Foundation Generage Group awarded $10,000 to Volunteers of America’s Camp POSTCARD in Wyoming and Montana. Camp POSTCARD (Peace Officers Striving to Create and Reinforce Dreams) is structured to build a trusting and longstanding rapport between children who attend the camp and the counselors. The counselors are law enforcement and school resource… Continue Reading

SHS grad named noncommissioned officer of the year

SHERIDAN — Air Force Tech Sgt. Ashton D. Brown has been named 65th Air Base Group 2015 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year at Lajes Field Air Base in Azores, Portugal. Selection was based on the individual’s exemplary duty performance, job knowledge, leadership qualities, teamwork, significant self-improvement, personal achievements, notable accomplishment and community service and support.… Continue Reading

‘Sound of Healing’ retreat set for April 29-May 1

SHERIDAN — The annual “Sound of Healing” women’s retreat is set for April 29-May 1 at the Ranch at Ucross. The retreat will feature yoga and music for transformation. The all-inclusive weekend retreat includes shared accommodations at the ranch, five meals, a nature hike and classes appropriate for all levels of yoga and music experience.… Continue Reading

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