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Sheridan College wins design award for Whitney Academic Center

May 30, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Edward A. Whitney Academic Center was recently recognized as a “Project of Distinction” for outstanding design and architecture as part of the College Planning and Management’s 2014 Education Design Showcase. The Academic Center opened its doors in August 2013 and appeared in the April 2014 issue of College Planning and Management Read More

Hospital Pharmacy break-in

A Sheridan Police Officer points his flashlight to a damaged area on the ceiling, a possible point of entry, after the owners arrive on the scene of a possible break and entry Friday morning at the Hospital Pharmacy on Main Street. The Sheridan Police department responded to a call at 5:25 a.m. Friday by a Read More

Hospital board looks at building free-standing hospice house

May 29, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees has approved funding for preliminary steps toward updating the hospital’s hospice program. Specifically, SMH will explore the possibility of constructing an independent hospice building to house six to eight terminally ill patients. The board authorized $22,000 to be used for conceptual research and master planning of the Read More

Ranchester continues to fight flooding

RANCHESTER — Connor Battlefield Park in Ranchester is completely under water as snow has melted and the Tongue River has risen over its banks. Town of Ranchester Head of Maintenance Tim Brewer said the park has been submerged, as it often is in the spring, since Friday. Nearby Wolf Creek Road (County Road 67) has had Read More

Multiple fires after short, destructive storm keep crews busy

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County emergency responders were out in full force Wednesday evening after a short but powerful wind storm downed trees onto power lines, creating fires and fire hazards around town. The storm ripped through Sheridan with gusts up to 75 mph just before 5 p.m., and though it lasted less than half an Read More

I-90 sees overturned semis, uprooted trees after wind storm

SHERIDAN — While many Sheridan residents sat at home without power after Wednesday’s storm blew through town, visitors and passers-by dealt with a plethora of their own problems on Interstate 90. As wind gusts peaked at 75 mph just before 5 p.m., four separate topplings created traffic diversions and road closures. A large tree uprooted Read More

Thousands of county residents lose power in storm Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Thousands of people in Sheridan County were affected by power outages Wednesday night that resulted from a cluster of wind gusts that reached up to 75 mph. Montana-Dakota Utilities Spokesman Mark Hanson said customers in Sheridan, Story, Big Horn, Dayton and Ranchester experienced outages. “We had downed power lines, broken cross arms and Read More

WYOmericana Caravan Tour to stop in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The WYOmericana Caravan Tour will be stopping in Sheridan on its way along a five-state tour currently underway. The tour featuring Screen Door Porch, The Patti Fiasco and J Shogren Shanghai’d will stop at the WYO Theater Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $9 for students and are available Read More

Color Splash Fun Dash Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Color Splash Fun Dash will be held Saturday at Kendrick Park. The family-friendly obstacle course is a fundraiser for the Sheridan Wesleyan Church Youth Group. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the event will run from 9-11 a.m. Participation costs $20 per person, $30 per team and children ages 5 and Read More

Volunteers needed to survey tipi rings at Ft. Phil Kearny

SHERIDAN — The directors of the Ft. Phil Kearny Historic Monument have asked the Sheridan/Johnson County Chapter Archaeological Society to assist in surveying and recording tipi rings that are on or near Pilot Knob Hill, south of the Fort, and volunteers are needed. On Saturday and Sunday participants will meet at 8:30 a.m. at Ft. Phil Read More

Wyoming Writers Conference coming to Sheridan next week

SHERIDAN — The 40th annual Wyoming Writers Conference, Inc is coming to Sheridan next week. June 6-8 at the Holiday Inn a variety of presenters, critique tables, query critiques, workshops, agent pitch sessions and open mic readings will be offered. Author and screenwriter Mark Spragg will provide the keynote speech and other presenters will include Read More

Storm produces 75 mph wind gusts, more to come

SHERIDAN — A storm ripped down the east side of the Bighorn Mountains Wednesday evening producing gusts of wind up to 75 mph and causing widespread destruction around town. On Interstate 90, semi-trailers, trees and an overturned trailer house interrupted traffic flow near Ranchester, the port of entry and Sheridan. In town, several fires were caused Read More

SCSD2 awards contracts, agreements for roof and locker room projects

May 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — It was strictly business at a special session of the Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees Tuesday morning as contracts and policies were discussed and bids were awarded. After separate recommendations made by Facilities Director Julie Carroll, the board awarded two contracts — one construction project and one Construction Manager at Read More

SEEDA seeks $3.65 million expansion grant

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Educational and Economic Development Authority has agreed to submit a grant application to the Wyoming Business Council in hopes of securing $3.65 million to construct a building to be used by Vacutech for business expansion. If awarded, the Business Committed Grant would provide for the construction of a 45,000-square-foot industrial shell building Read More

Officials say oil spill in PRB won’t affect water supply

SHERIDAN — Approximately 600 barrels of crude oil were spilled in the Powder River Basin last week after a leak sprang in a line owned by Belle Fourche Pipeline. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality issued a burn permit for the cleanup because the spill occurred on land where other cleanup methods would not have Read More

High-speed chase ends in motorcycle wreck on Big Goose

SHERIDAN — A man on a motorcycle led police on a high-speed chase through Sheridan early Saturday morning. Police abandoned the chase when it became too dangerous to continue, but the biker eventually wrecked and was apprehended after receiving medical treatment. Thirty-seven-year-old Stephen Marshall of Sheridan was arrested for eluding an officer, driving under the Read More

Newest city councilor announces election bid

SHERIDAN — Local businessman Jesus Rios has announced his bid for election to Sheridan City Council this fall. Rios was recently appointed to fulfill the unexpired term of former Councilor Levi Dominguez, which will expire in 2016. However, since this election will be the first  at-large election for the council, Rios does not have to run Read More

Dog and Cat Shelter hosts rabies clinic

SHERIDAN — The Dog and Cat Shelter will host their annual week-long rabies clinic next week. June 3-7 at Kendrick Park all members of the community are invited to bring their dogs on a leash to the band shell for affordable shots and licensing. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily, rabies shots will be Read More

Landon’s workshop focuses on cultivating conifers

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a free workshop on Saturday. “Conifers are Cool!” will be led by Keith Kershaw at 10 a.m. All members of the community are invited to attend, but space is limited and pre-registration is requested. Portions of the class may be held outside so attendees are encouraged to Read More

First Light wins grant to assist needy families

SHERIDAN — First Light Children’s Center has been awarded a $143,000 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Preschool grant by the Wyoming Department of Education. Eligible preschools must provide a high quality program as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and provide preschool for local underserved children. First Light is again Read More

Next Jentel Presents to be held Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host its next “Jentel Presents” on Tuesday. From 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center six artists will be featured at the free monthly event. Mi-Sook Hur is a metalsmith from Greenville, North Carolina, and she will be collaborating with Lisa Beth Robinson, a bookmaker from Read More

Local students to attend UW Summer High School Institute

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming will host its 29th annual Summer High School Institute June 8-28, and several local students have been invited to attend. The students were selected from 75 schools in 50 districts to join 85 sophomores from across the state in the program. UW faculty members will conduct problem-centered classes ranging Read More

500 hard miles

Nate Watson walks up a line of students as they cheer him forward Tuesday at Sagebrush Elementary School. Watson has cerebral palsy, which causes the muscles in his legs to tighten and inhibits his ability to walk. Watson began walking in the mileage club when he was a kindergartener in Linda Gifford’s classroom. Watson, now Read More

Local lodge gets recognized

May 27, 2014

SHERIDAN — A lodge in the Bighorn Mountains has been recognized by one of the world’s largest travel websites. The Wyoming High Country Lodge was given a Certificate of Excellence from for achieving consistently high customer reviews. Wyoming High Country Lodge is located on the western side of the Bighorn Mountains near Lovell.  The Read More

Sheridan County SNAP use remains stable

SHERIDAN — Last month, 859 households representing 1,719 people in Sheridan County received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, formerly known as Food Stamps. Regional Manager in the Department of Family Services Jacqueline Herb said those benefits totaled more than $211,000, and the amount of people receiving food stamps across the state has remained relatively stable Read More

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