Local News

SC ensembles to perform free concert Sunday

October 11, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College wind and jazz ensembles will perform a free public concert Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Big Horn High School auditorium. The ensembles are under the direction of Dr. Michael P. Flynn. At 6 p.m., Flynn will discuss the works to be performed by the ensembles. The jazz ensemble will Read More

‘Full Moon Fort’ tours set for Oct. 18 at Fort Phil Kearny

BANNER — Fort Phil Kearny will host “Full Moon Fort” lantern tours Oct. 18 from 6-8 p.m. These guided lantern tours on the night of the October full moon will be part of the fort’s special event about the “Bloody Bozeman” Trail. Visitors will hear fun facts and “grisly” details related to the daily lives Read More

Library to explore ‘Reel Ingredients’ through film

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will be hosting a film series titled “Reel Ingredients” that looks at the connection between food and culture. The films will be Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Inner Circle at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Dinner will be provided Read More

Shelton, DeMartini wed in San Francisco

SHERIDAN — Anthony Shelton and Elizabeth DeMartini were wed Sept. 14 in San Francisco, Calif. The wedding was at the San Francisco Zoo, with a reception following. Shelton is from Sheridan and is the son of Doug and Peggy Shelton of Sheridan. He is employed as an electrical engineer for Peter Kiewit. DeMartini is the Read More

ABC sale set for Oct. 18-19

SHERIDAN — The Presbyterian Women will hold their annual fall ABC (attic, basement, closet) sale Oct. 18 and Oct. 19 at First Presbyterian Church. Items for sale will include clothing, shoes, toys, household items, jewelry, books and seasonal decorations. The sale will be Oct. 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Oct. 19 from Read More

Annual Kalif bazaar, raffle next week

SHERIDAN — The Kalif Shrine ladies will be having their annual bazaar and raffle Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This craft bazaar will also feature homemade goodies such as jams and fudge. Raffle tickets will be sold at a cost of $5 for six tickets. Raffle items include a trip to Deadwood, Read More

Science Kids going birding Oct. 19

SHERIDAN — Science Kids, The Brinton Museum and Big Horn Audubon are offering a free birding session Oct. 19 from 9-11 a.m. Come to The Brinton Museum and join Sheridan College instructor Dr. Jackie Canterbury to learn about birding. Birders of all ages and abilities are welcome. The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Read More

Crime of the Week — Oct. 11, 2013

On Sept. 21, the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Valley Road in regards to the report of a traffic crash involving a bicyclist and vehicle, which resulted in the bicyclist receiving very minor abrasions and the vehicle fleeing the scene. The vehicle was described as a blue, four-door sedan bearing out-of-state (possibly California) Read More

Waterline near Maverick Road to move

October 10, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board approved a contract with NST Construction to relocate a SAWS water line near Maverick Road bridge at its meeting Wednesday. The 60-day contract was bid at $124,136. Sheridan County and the Wyoming Department of Transportation have accessed funds to replace the bridge, and the water Read More

Energy company still pursuing NW export facility

SHERIDAN — Cloud Peak Energy, Inc., has joined a campaign to rally support for the establishment of a coal export terminal in the state of Washington. The company wants to build a launching point for coal mined from the Powder River Basin destined for markets in Asia, but the effort has been met with opposition Read More

Former exchange students return to Sheridan

October 11, 2013

SHERIDAN — Akira Sakai, a Japanese resident who first visited Sheridan 40 years ago, was in town Thursday to see old friends and visit Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library to see the results of a large donation he made to the library two years ago. Sakai first visited Sheridan as an exchange student in 1973. Read More

Sheridan County Library Foundation awarded $24,000

October 10, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Library Foundation was awarded a $24,000 grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation in early September. The award is made possible through the McMurry Library Donor Advised Endowment Fund held by the Wyoming Community Foundation. The funds are specifically to be used for archival projects in The Wyoming Room at the Read More

Canterbury book signing Oct. 19

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery is hosting a book signing Oct. 19 from 1-3 p.m. at 206 N. Main St. Jacqueline Canterbury will be available to sign copies of “Birds and Birding in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains Region.” This is an updated version of the late local author Helen Downing’s book by the same Read More

WYO Theater holding annual gala Oct. 19

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will hold its annual gala fundraising event Oct. 19 with a presentation of “Cabaret.” The Tony Award-winning musical is set in 1930s Berlin. An English nightclub singer, an American writer, a German landlady and a Jewish shopkeeper find their destinies linked and their futures uncertain as the rise of the Read More

Trinity Lutheran Church holding bake sale Sat.

SHERIDAN — Trinity Lutheran Church is holding a rummage and bake sale Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items for sale include household items, clothing, toys and books. Baked goods and coffee will also be available for purchase. An area will be set up in which to enjoy these items. Additionally, there will be Read More

Downtown sculpture damaged

SHERIDAN — A piece of artwork loaned to the city for display downtown appears to have been vandalized or accidentally disfigured. The abstract piece by Hillary Jones titled, “Growth and Life Where There Appear to be None,” was reported to be damaged Tuesday afternoon. The statue, situated at the intersection of Main and Dow streets, Read More

Local Briefs

Artists reception at Sagebrush Art Center   SHERIDAN — Sagebrush Community Art Center will host “East Meets West in Wyoming,” an exhibit of paintings by Sonja Caywood and Jamie Barron. Barron was born in North Dakota and currently resides in New York City, where she earned her Masters of Fine Art. Caywood was born in Read More

As tourist season ends, business slows

October 9, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s economy is entering an annual time akin to an awkward adolescence. Tourists are quickly drying up and Black Friday Christmas shoppers are still weeks away, leaving the owners of specialty shops and tourist-based businesses with some spare time. Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce CEO Dixie Johnson said there’s a name for this Read More

UW president visits Sheridan to see partnership at work

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming’s 24th president, Robert Sternberg, was in Sheridan on Tuesday to meet with representatives of the Northern Wyoming Community College District and see firsthand how the partnership between UW and NWCCD is benefiting local students. “I am trying to visit as many different parts of the state as I can,” Read More

Big Horn Post Office window hours drop by two hours a day

BIG HORN — In 30-45 days, the post office in Big Horn will reduce its window hours from eight to six hours per day. More than 20 residents gathered in the Big Horn Mercantile, which also houses the town’s post office, to discuss the reduction in hours Tuesday night. While some residents expressed frustration about Read More

SCSD2 talks test scores, plans to improve

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 2 Board received updates from the district’s elementary school principals Monday night at their regular board meeting, as to how they plan to improve student scores on annual state PAWS tests. “We do that every year,” said Tom Sachse, SCSD 2 assistant superintendent for curriculum and assessment. “I Read More

Dayton Town Council appoints two new junior councilors

SHERIDAN — Dayton Town Council appointed two new junior councilors at its meeting Monday. Courtney Jolovich, a junior at Tongue River High School, joined the Junior Council with foreign exchange student Polina Medianina, who is from Russia. Medianina lives with the Jolovich family. Medianina, also a junior, said she is looking forward to learning about Read More

SMH Foundation announces officers, new members

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation recently announced its officers for the coming fiscal year, as well as two newly-elected directors. Officers for the 2013-14 year will be President Shirley Yager, Vice President Mary Ludemann, Hospital Auxiliary Representative and Secretary Jill Mitchell and Treasurer Rick Rossa. New volunteer directors are Andrea Mellinger and Shirley Read More

D.A.R.E. program gets a new vehicle

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. Program received a new vehicle Tuesday from Fremont Toyota. “It is a pretty neat vehicle,” Deputy Travis Harnish said about the 2013 FJ Cruiser being donated. “They have set it up where it will be provided to us for free courtesy of Fremont Toyota. It is kind Read More

YMCA to host soup lunch Friday

SHERIDAN — Join the Sheridan County YMCA Friday for a homemade soup lunch followed by “Trail End: 100 Years of Living and History.” Sharie Prout will present the story of the Trail End State Historic Site and Kendrick Mansion. The event starts at 11:45 a.m. and will end at approximately 1:30 p.m. The cost is Read More

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