Category Archives: Local News

Tickets still available to see Tim Tebow April 15

SHERIDAN — With a late afternoon announcement on Thursday that Tim Tebow was coming to town in April, nearly 500 tickets to see the former Denver Broncos quarterback were sold in Sheridan on Friday. Fans eager to see Tebow need not fret about missing out on their chance — but they should hurry to get… Continue Reading

Polka club to host dance

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a Christmas dance on Sunday. From 1-5 p.m. all members of the community are invited to dance to the music of Mountain Rose at the Elks Lodge. An entry fee of $5 will be charged. Club members are asked to bring a snack, and some… Continue Reading

Dayton light winners announced

DAYTON — The winners of the 2014 Town of Dayton Christmas Lighting Contest have been announced. • First place, $50 prize: Ron and Margo Iames, 430 W. Third St. • Second place, $25 prize: Mike and Dorothy Price, 506 Main St. • Third place, $15 prize: Johann and Susie Nield, 17 Kleiber Drive • Honorable… Continue Reading

Tuba Christmas returns tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The 15th annual Tuba Christmas will be held Saturday at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church hall. All tuba, baritone and euphonium players are invited to attend. Registration will open at 9:15 a.m., and there is a $10 per musician registration fee. The registration fee is a donation to the Harvey Phillips Foundation, which helps… Continue Reading

Christmas Roll bike ride tomorrow

SHERIDAN — Bicycle riders of the community are invited to the Christmas Roll poker run on Saturday. Decorate your bike with lights for this night ride through town. Participants will meet at Sheridan Bicycle Company at 4:30 p.m. for snacks and beverages before rolling out. The poker run will make stops at the Mint Bar,… Continue Reading

New school funded: Wyo. School Facilities Commission OK’s new TR Elementary school funding

SHERIDAN — The State of Wyoming School Facilities Commission approved the funding allocation for the construction of a new Tongue River Elementary School Thursday. After the Sheridan County School District 1 board of trustees voted Tuesday to accept a bid for construction from GH Phipps Construction of Sheridan for $13,883,400, SCSD1 Superintendent Marty Kobza and… Continue Reading

Getting ready for kindergarten: Subcommittee focusing on early childhood education, kindergarten readiness

Getting ready for kindergarten: Subcommittee focusing on early childhood education,  kindergarten readiness

SHERIDAN — While members of the Graduation Counts Committee at Sheridan County School District 2 continue to investigate ways to improve the district’s graduation rates, a subcommittee is turning their sights on a much younger group of students. Headed up by SCSD2 Director of Elementary Education Scott Stults, the Early Childhood Subcommittee believes ensuring a… Continue Reading

Saturday Events Dec. 19, 2014

• 7-10 a.m., Shop with a Cop, Kmart, 2571 N. Main St. • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Toys for Tots distribution day, Rising Sun Wellness Center, 151 W. Brundage St. • 9 a.m., Birding at The Brinton, The Brinton Museum, 239 Brinton Road, Big Horn • 9:15 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. rehearsal start, Tuba… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Dec. 19, 2014

Suzor, Cebula reading and signing Monday   SHERIDAN — Poet, author and publisher Sarah Suzor and writer, publisher and poet Travis Cebula will be releasing their latest book, “After the Fox,” on Monday at the Sheridan Inn. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. the event will include readings by both authors and a book signing. Books will… Continue Reading

Dog shoots man: Accidental shooting injures man

SHERIDAN — The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has released its findings on the shooting of a man Monday on Murphy Gulch Road. Sheriff Steve Kozisek said Richard L. Fipps, 46, of Sheridan had driven to Murphy Gulch Road with two employees to move a vehicle that had become stuck. Fipps was standing beside his truck… Continue Reading

Commissioners vote no, Wild Horse Road to remain private

SHERIDAN — County Commissioners split their vote 2-3 on Tuesday when trying to decide if a private road southeast of Arvada should be established as a county road. The road will remain a private road maintained by residents. The road begins at milepost 2.5 of County Road 38, Wild Horse Road, and continues south along… Continue Reading

Dayton Town Council ready to fill vacant seat in Jan.

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council is now set to fill an open council seat in January after passing on third reading an ordinance that lays out the process to fill vacancies. The Council voted unanimously Wednesday to pass the ordinance, Mayor Bob Wood said. Once the new Council is sworn in come January, it will… Continue Reading

Recreation District looks to 2015 in last meeting of the year

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District board got together Wednesday for their final meeting of 2014, and they continued discussions on items that have filled up the agenda over the past several months. Mike McCafferty joined Wednesday’s meeting to share some information described in an agreement between Sheridan Baseball Academy and the Sheridan Recreation District… Continue Reading

Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ release

SHERIDAN — Those eagerly awaiting the release of “The Interview,” starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, will be disappointed. Sony has cancelled the release of the movie in the face of threats from a hacker group that said it would launch 9/11-like attacks against any theater showing the movie, according to news reports. The company… Continue Reading

Christmas bird count Tues.

STORY — The Story-Big Horn Christmas Bird Count will be held Tuesday. Teams of volunteers will travel by foot or vehicle for an eight-hour period from dawn to late afternoon identifying and counting birds. Volunteers are needed and the event is open to all expertise levels. For additional information, contact Jean Daly at 674-9728. Continue Reading

Abbie Taylor Johnson to sign books Monday

SHERIDAN — A book signing for “That’s Life” by Abbie Taylor Johnson is set for Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery. The book is a collection of poems that celebrates the normal and the ordinary. For additional information, contact the bookstore at 674-8080. Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery is… Continue Reading

Friday’s Events Dec. 18, 2014

• 1:30 p.m., Big Horn Woman’s Club meeting, Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse, 314 S. Second St., Big Horn • 6:30 p.m., Easter Seals Christmas program, Bethesda Worship Center, old Woodland Park School building, 5135 Coffeen Ave. • 7 p.m., holiday open house, Story Branch Library, 20 N. Piney Road, Story Continue Reading

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