Local News

Firefighters, city enter arbitration; disagree on raises, HSA contributions

December 10, 2013

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan is engaged in an arbitration hearing with the International Association of Firefighters Local 276 to negotiate the terms of their contract, a collective bargaining agreement, for a one-year period that began July 1. The arbitration is a result of unproductive negotiations between union representatives and city counselors John Heath Read More

Lewis St. Bridge project to start in ‘14

SHERIDAN — Since 2006, the Wyoming Department of Transportation and the city of Sheridan have been discussing the best options for replacing the Lewis Street bridge that crosses Big Goose Creek, as well as tie-in options for surrounding streets in an intersection that has been less than ideal for decades. The two entities held an Read More

YMCA to host monthly Soupfest Friday

SHERIDAN — The YMCA will host their next monthly Soupfest on Friday. This month’s program is “Fiddling Around” with the Munsick Boys. Local performer Dave Munsick and his sons will preview their upcoming performance at the WYO Theater. Homemade soup, bread and cake will be served. Reservations are required by 10 a.m. Thursday and attendance Read More

Story Elementary presents Christmas concert Fri.

SHERIDAN — Story Elementary will present their Christmas concert at Story School on Friday. The concert will commence at 6:30 p.m. The performance is free and open to the community. The school is located at 103 Fish Hatchery Road, Story. For more information contact the school at 683-2316.

Relay for Life fundraiser planning committee looking for volunteers

SHERIDAN — The next annual Relay for Life fundraiser benefitting the American Cancer Society won’t be until June 2014 but the planning season is about to commence. The planning committee is looking for volunteers to meet once a month through June at the Welch Cancer Center. Those interested in helping can attend the next planning Read More

Smith awarded Distinguished Lifetime Achievement

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming Extension range specialist Mike Smith has received the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wyoming Section Society for Range Management. Smith, a professor in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, received the award during the organization’s meeting in Sheridan last month. Read More

Gallery G to host evening of caroling; Christmas art

SHERIDAN — Gallery G’s Christmas Art and Caroling Evening will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. This all ages event begins at the gallery where attendees will enjoy art, piano music and wine tasting. Following, a trolley will transport everyone down Historic Main Street for caroling. The work of new artists will be on display and Read More

Library to host two events Jan. 14

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host two events on Thursday as part of the Smithsonian Institution’s “Key Ingredients” exhibit on display now through Jan. 14 at the library. From 11 a.m. to noon there will be an edible book contest along with music by the Sheridan High School show choir “Spectrum.” Read More

Homemakers celebrate 100 years of service

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Homemakers will celebrate 100 years of service in 2014. One of the original clubs in the state was the Piney Club of Sheridan County. It formed in 1914, along with a club in Laramie County, after the Smith Lever Act created university extension services, which was and remains a supporter of Read More

Christmas Bird Count tradition

December 9, 2013

SHERIDAN — Before the U.S. entered into the 20th century, Americans went outside around Christmastime and made a lively sport of bird hunting, tramping through the snow and shooting as many birds as they possibly could. While it was all good fun, about 114 years ago as bird populations declined, someone wised up and said, Read More

Hundreds gather for 23rd Annual Community Holiday Dinner

SHERIDAN — Bluegrass music coming from one corner, carolers singing in the other, the smell of turkey wafting down the hall and children lined up to get their gift from jolly old St. Nick. Where else could you be but the 23rd Annual Community Holiday Dinner? The Sheridan community tradition continued Sunday night at the Read More

BH sixth-graders to perform Asian concert Wed.

SHERIDAN — Big Horn Middle School sixth-graders will perform an Asian concert on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Big Horn High School auditorium. The program will include songs and dances from Russia, China, Japan and Korea. The performance is free and open to the public. BHHS is located at 333 U.S. Highway 335, Big Read More

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ to be presented at SC this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Jazz Combo and the Sheridan County Children’s Chorale will be performing the music for “A Charlie Brown Christmas” during a screening of the film on Friday and Saturday. The show will be presented in the Whitney Presentation Hall at Sheridan College. Three presentations will be offered including Friday at 7 Read More

2013 strolling still in full swing

SHERIDAN — The 2013 Christmas Stroll event may be over but the strolling is not. Stroll buttons continue to offer you three ways to win through the end of the year. Each of the 95 participating businesses will continue to display unclaimed winning numbers through Dec. 24 or until the owner of the matching button Read More

Thursday last day to donate to Tongue River Valley food drive

SHERIDAN — The final day for donations to the Tongue River Valley food drive currently in progress is Thursday. Donations of non-perishable food items can be made before then at five locations. The food will be used in the local area. If you would like to help sort or deliver food please contact Brenda Nixon Read More

High expectations, family can cause holiday stress

SHERIDAN — If Christmas is supposed to be a magical time of whimsical wonder, why do so many people feel as though they have a rock in the stomach when they think about the holidays? It turns out that being surrounded by festive decorations and cheery personas only goes so far to protect against the Read More

Honoring friends with a little light

December 6, 2013

SHERIDAN — Years ago, when her mother passed away, she bought a white light in her honor as part of the Trees of Love project at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. That light shone with hundreds of other lights on the trees in front of the hospital, a symbolic display of love for those who were no Read More

Sheridan Angels continue expansion efforts

SHERIDAN — The home-grown Sheridan Angels network is quickly growing beyond its informal roots. The Facebook-based group, initiated by Sheridan transplant Kelley Mason, now entails a board of directors and exists as a nonprofit limited liability company registered with the Wyoming Secretary of State, with plans to file for tax exempt status by the end Read More

Kids learn hunting skills at Fort Phil Kearny Historic Site

SHERIDAN — Fifteen area youth participated in the fourth annual Kids’ Hunt at the Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site this past weekend, bagging a total of 27 pheasants. The historic site is a registered Hunter Management Area with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and offers hunting opportunities during the year. However, the Kids’ Read More

Celebrate Special Olympics, holidays with Festival of Trees

SHERIDAN — The first time Angel Yager saw her son win a gold medal in Special Olympics, the joy on his face as he stood on the podium and received his award was the most she’d ever seen. That image of joy would have been enough, she said, but then she looked around the crowd Read More

Boley explains aspects of hunger, how to help

SHERIDAN — Sheridan community members and Sheridan College students will soon have the opportunity to learn about the effects of hunger and how they can help in the Sheridan area. Sheridan College instructor and registered dietitian Georgia Boley will present to Sheridan College students today, showing how hunger can strike any household and how it Read More

SC to present a winter concert tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College department of music will present “A Winter Concert…a Musical Celebration” on Saturday. The Collegiate Chorale, the Chamber Choir, a brass quintet and special guests acappella choir Scared Pitchless and string duo String Chicks will perform four songs of the nativity by Howard Blake and “A Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Read More

Bell choir to perform at Kendrick Mansion

SHERIDAN — The First United Methodist Bell Choir will perform Sunday at Kendrick Mansion. The performance will begin at 4 p.m. and include seasonal favorites such as “Joy to the World” and “Silent Night.” Kendrick Mansion is located at 400 Clarendon Ave. For more information contact the church at 672-9779.

TRHS to host ‘Taste of Tongue River’ Tues.

SHERIDAN — Tongue River High School will host the annual Taste of Tongue River on Tuesday. The showcase of the music, art and family and consumer science departments’ students will begin at 5:30 p.m. Projects will be on display, the TRHS and middle school music students will perform and then a sampling of food from Read More

Holiday scavenger hunt set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Dig out your ugly sweaters and gather your teams for a Christmas scavenger hunt. On Saturday from 5:30-9 p.m. a citywide scavenger hunt will be held, starting at 118 W. Fifth St. The cost is $20 per team if preregistered or $30 at the door. Each participant must also bring a white elephant Read More

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