Local News

Pet-O-Ween raises nearly $1,000 for local shelter

November 1, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Dog and Cat Shelter hosted their annual Pet-o-Ween pet costume contest on Saturday at Kendrick Park. The event raised just under $1,000 this year. First, second and third place winners were selected in three categories: funniest costume, scariest costume and most creative costume. Several people competed in every category but the top Read More

Ruby’s art show at library

SHERIDAN — Local artist Steve Ruby will be at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Tuesday for an artist’s reception. The reception will take place in The Inner Circle from 5-7 p.m. The event kicks off Ruby’s first pubic display of his art which will last from Sunday through Nov. 30th at the library. Read More

Coffee shop to close, reopen as nonprofit

October 31, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Living Room Coffee Shop off of Brundage Street is closing after its Halloween party tonight to allow for restructuring of the business. Owner Maureen “Mo” Hickey made the announcement Monday that today will be the Living Room’s last day — for a while. While the establishment has been slowly gaining momentum since Read More

Mustaches will abound this ‘Movember’

SHERIDAN — Friday marks the kickoff of a month of men’s health awareness in Sheridan. Mustaches, both real and prosthetic, will be the official indicator of the cause. For the second year, health organizations in Sheridan have put together a month of celebratory events focused on enhancing men’s awareness, wellness and preventative care. “The mustache Read More

Local Briefs Oct. 31, 2013

Bob Milne at WYO Theater Sunday   SHERIDAN — Bob Milne will give a ragtime and boogie-woogie piano performance at the WYO Theater Sunday at 2 p.m. Milne is considered to be one of the best ragtime/boogie-woogie pianists in the world. He was filmed and documented for future generations in 2004 during three days of Read More

Grant allows students to enjoy fresh produce at TRE

RANCHESTER — Tongue River Elementary School received a $12,500 fresh fruits and vegetables grant from the USDA National Lunch Program for the 2013-2014 school year. The money will be used to provide fresh fruit and vegetables for 250 students at TRE who are participating in the program. Wyoming schools with a significant free and reduced Read More

Leadership Sheridan taking applications

SHERIDAN — Leadership Sheridan County is accepting applications for the 2014 class. LSC is an annual program designed to inspire a new generation to assume leadership roles in our community. It is an intensive program including an initial retreat, seven regular full-day monthly modules and an optional trip to Cheyenne, each focusing on a different Read More

‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday at Sagebrush Community Art Center

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program will host “Jentel Presents” on Tuesday. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the artists at the residency. Presenters will include a fiction writer, an oil painter, a filmmaker, a creative non-fiction writer, a printmaker and an artist book maker. It is Read More

Advocacy and Resource Center starts training class

SHERIDAN — The Advocacy and Resource Center Crisis Line is starting a new training class for volunteers on Monday. Crisis line volunteers must complete 40 hours of training and other volunteer positions with lesser training requirements are also available. ARC goal is to help victims realize their right to information, protection, input and restitution. More Read More

Sheridan Open Studios Fall Show Nov. 8

SHERIDAN — The 11th annual Sheridan Open Studios Fall Show and Sale will take place Nov. 8-10. This weekend event is a collaboration of 14 artists in six locations to provide access to a unique range of art by opening their doors to the community. Participating artists this year are Dean States, Connie Robinson, Diane Read More

A bump in the night?

SHERIDAN — You know you closed that cupboard door last night — and the night before that, and the one before that. But somehow, it’s open every morning. You feel cold when you pass through the doorway into the study. You swear you saw something…over there…and the dog keeps barking at the empty staircase. You Read More

New products, laws provoke change in drug education

October 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention of Sheridan County met Monday and discussed two new frontiers of drug prevention. Neither drug is new — in fact, quite the opposite, but nicotine and marijuana have both recently been assigned new public presentations that makes abuse education more challenging. Nicotine delivery via technology is taking Read More

Program collects 55 lbs of drugs

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department reports 55 pounds of prescription drugs were surrendered at their drug take-back station over the weekend. Police set up a location on Coffeen Avenue to encourage citizens to drop off their unused and unneeded medications. The drugs taken into custody are responsibly disposed, and the possibility of the medications being Read More

3 businesses cited for furnishing alcohol to minors

SHERIDAN — Alcohol servers from three different Sheridan businesses were cited for furnishing alcohol to a minor during a routine compliance check organized by the Sheridan Police Department Tuesday night. Employees at Pizza Hut, the Eagles Club and Star Liquor sold alcohol to an underage decoy, and the transition was witnessed by an out-of-uniform police Read More

Local Briefs Oct. 30, 2013

Woman’s Club Christmas Bazaar Saturday   BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will host a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday at their clubhouse, 314 S. Second St., Big Horn. Handmade art, crafts, jewely, decorations and other gifts will be available for purchase from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The women will be serving coffee and Read More

Fall Festival at fairgrounds Nov. 14

SHERIDAN — Fort Mackenzie High School The Wright Place is hosting their annual Fall Festival on Nov. 14 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall. A sloppy joe dinner will be served for $5 a plate starting at 5:30 p.m. A silent auction, live auction and bake sale will also be part of the festival. Read More

Free admission for those in costume at The Brinton Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum will offer free admission Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for anyone wearing a costume. The museum is currently displaying a “6X6” exhibit of over 400 miniatures from 139 different artists. Thursday will be the last day of the exhibit and the last day the museum is open until Read More

Enzi encouraging students to apply for spring internship at his D.C. office

SHERIDAN — U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, is encouraging college students and graduates to apply for a spring internship in his Washington, D.C., office. The deadline for applications is Nov. 14 and the internship will run from Jan. 6, 2014, to May 23, 2014. The internship offers experience in the direct operations of our nation’s Read More

Library to host book discussion

SHERIDAN — The Fulmer Library will host a book discussion on Ernest J. Gaines’s “A Lesson Before Dying” Sunday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The discussion will be held in The Inner Circle and is open to everyone. The discussion is part of a series of events surrounding the Sheridan County Public Library System’s participation Read More

A lifetime of outdoor adventures

SHERIDAN — When the owl hoots, it’s lunch time. And when the goose honks, it’s time to go home. For Warren Mischke, information and education specialist for the Sheridan Region Game and Fish Department, the goose has honked. Come Monday, he will pull on his coat and turn out his office light for the last Read More

Rural fire district elections ongoing

October 29, 2013

SHERIDAN — Five of Sheridan County’s six rural fire districts are holding elections to fill openings on their boards of directors. These include Big Horn, Clearmont, Dayton, Story and Tongue River fire protection districts. Approximately 2,880 ballots have been mailed to residences within the five fire districts. Volunteer fire departments are supported through fire district Read More

Wiest named Teacher of the Year

SHERIDAN — After an extensive, competitive process, Fort Mackenzie High School English teacher Mick Wiest has been named Wyoming Teacher of the Year by the Wyoming Department of Education. Wiest was informed of his award this past weekend when he received a phone call from State Superintendent Cindy Hill while he was attending the Sheridan Read More

State Building Commission holding special meeting Nov. 6

SHERIDAN — The State Building Commission will hold a special meeting Nov. 6. The meeting will covene at 2 p.m. in room B-63, Herschler building, 122 West 25th St., Cheyenne. The meeting is open to the public. Any person requiring American’s with Disability Act accommodations should contact the Department of Administration and Information Construction Management Read More

McDonald’s offering free hamburgers Oct. 31

SHERIDAN — Both Sheridan area McDonald’s restaurants are offering free hamburgers Oct. 31 from 4-8 p.m. for children ages 10 and younger who stop by wearing a Halloween costume. For more information call the McDonald’s at 2146 Coffeen Ave. at 673-1100 or the McDonald’s at 2590 N. Main St. at 672-5900.

Horses find way into municipal cemetery

October 28, 2013

SHERIDAN — Over the weekend, horses were spotted in the city of Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. City ordinance prohibits horses, pigs, sheep, cows, goats and other similar animals from running at large in city parks, grounds and cemeteries. City Clerk Scott Badley said the city is aware of the problem and is working to address it. Read More

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