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WY Outside Challenge to engage youth statewide

CHEYENNE — WY Outside is launching a new effort to connect Wyoming children and families with outdoor recreation in the state — the WY Outside Challenge. The hands-on, outdoor event provides participants with an opportunity to complete a wide variety of outdoor activities throughout 2015, then document and submit their accomplishments, with photos, on a… Continue Reading

Trail End Museum docent training set for April 7

SHERIDAN — Just in time for the 2015 school tour season, the Trail End State Historic Site is offering free docent training to anyone interested in becoming a Trail End tour guide. This year’s docent training is scheduled for Tuesday from 9-11 a.m. at the Kendrick Mansion. Trained docents offer information, encourage student interaction and… Continue Reading

Project aims to increase trophies in Park Reservoir

Project aims to increase trophies in Park Reservoir

SHERIDAN — Park Reservoir is a popular place to try and catch a trout in Sheridan County. If a recent Wyoming Game and Fish Department project succeeds, the reservoir will boast even better fishing in coming years. The WGFD Sheridan fish management crew helped Story Fish Hatchery personnel in February to mark 5,000 lake trout,… Continue Reading

2015 could be a busy year for wildland firefighters

2015 could be a busy year for wildland firefighters

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… Continue Reading

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.… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Fire weather watch in effect Tuesday, Wednesday

Fire weather watch in effect Tuesday, Wednesday

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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,… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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,… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Fires fill Sheridan area skies with smoke

Fires fill Sheridan area skies with smoke

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… Continue Reading

Agendas March 28, 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.… Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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