Local NewsOctober 25, 2013
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission lease of Lake DeSmet to secure it as a prime fishery and boating area in northeast Wyoming remains in the limbo it entered nearly a year ago, but the end is in sight. “The water, right now, is being appraised. Once that appraisal comes back, then it’s Read More
SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to renew the contract of President Dr. Paul Young at their regular business meeting yesterday. No pay increases were included in the contract renewal. Young has worked for the district since February 2005 and was appointed president in 2010. The new contract Read More
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press staff was recently recognized by the Inland Press Association for their work on an in-depth reporting project about the energy industry. The project, “The Big Bang — A boom and bust energy industry,” was published in a series in June and July, then republished as a special section July 20. Read More
SHERIDAN — Sheridan County will close Red Grade Road for the season beginning at 8 a.m. Monday. According to the county, the area has received a significant amount of accumulating snow fall. Any questions regarding the closure may be directed to the county Public Works Department, 674-2920.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society welcomed the newly appointed director of the Sheridan County Museum Thursday night. Ben Hruska started the job Oct. 15. Hruska received his master’s degree in public history from Wichita State University in Kansas in 2004, and finished his doctorate degree in May of last year at Arizona State Read More
SHERIDAN — Bob and Donna Townsend, the new owners of the Historic Sheridan Inn, will host an open house on Saturday. The community is invited to visit the Inn and meet the new owners from 6-8 p.m. The Townsends will be sharing their family history, plans for the restoration of the landmark and what led Read More
SHERIDAN — Sheridan Manor is offering “Trick or Treat Safely” for kids of all ages from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Wear your costume to 1851 Big Horn Ave. and join in games, food and treats. For more information call Breann Brady at 673-2116.
STORY — John and Ardeth Lunbeck will give a presentation Nov. 3 to the Story Historical Society. The topic will be the history and current status of Beaver Lake, which is 16 miles up Penrose Trail in Story and feeds into Kearney Lake. Beaver Lake flows into the Piney Creek Drainage. The Northern Wyoming Community Read More
SHERIDAN — On Thursday, the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office received the report of a theft of a metal religious figurine at the Acme cemetery. If you have any information concerning the person(s) responsible for this crime or other crimes, please call the anonymous Crime Stoppers Hot Line at 67-CRIME or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Read MoreOctober 24, 2013
SHERIDAN — iPhones and iPads can be used for texting, talking, surfing the Internet — and reading an ultrasound from 425 miles away. The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees approved a new hospital position Wednesday that will be filled by a team of cardiologists in Denver. Using wireless technology and the growing field of Read More
SHERIDAN –– The Sheridan County Historical Society will host their annual meeting tonight at the Downtown Sheridan Association’s Community Room at 7 p.m. The meeting will include a presentation by Lois Hall titled “Blazing Trails with Grandma.” Hall will tell about the life of her grandmother, Clarissa Pattengill Huson, who lived through the Civil War, Read More
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees approved its fiscal year 2013 audit report at its meeting Wednesday. The hospital received an unqualified opinion, which means no errors or weaknesses were found in the audit, and no adjustments had to be made. “The audit was awesome,” Chief Financial Officer Ed Johlman said. “In Read More
SHERIDAN — A registered dietitian in Sheridan is the only one in the state to offer a new genetic test that can identify DNA markers that can be used to provide individualized nutrition advice. Georgia Boley of Tailored Nutrition, LLC, said the Nutrigenomix Personalized Nutrition Assessment measures seven different indicators of how a person’s body metabolizes Read More
DAYTON — Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton is holding a Halloween “Trunk-or-Treat” Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m. Come to their parking lot at 1100 Main St. in costume and join in the fun. If the weather is bad the event will by moved inside. For more information call Erin Kilbride at 655-9419.
SHERIDAN — The First United Methodist Church will be hosting a “Harvest of Blessings” dinner to celebrate the completion of phase one of their building modernization. The dinner will be held at the church on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. The dinner is open to all, reservations are required and according to Pastor Derryberry the cost Read More
SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn will have their annual trick or treat trolley Oct. 31 from 6-7:30 p.m. The trolley will take participants to selected homes in The Powder Horn residential community. This is free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at The Powder Horn Clubhouse, 23 Country Read More
SHERIDAN — Northeast Wyoming Pediatric Associates, P.C., will hold a costume contest Oct. 31. Drop by their office at 916 Jackson Ave. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wear your costume and be entered in the costume contest. First prize is $100, second prize is $50 and third prize is $25. The contest is open Read More
SHERIDAN — Sheridan Wesleyan Church is having a family fall fun fest Oct. 31 from 5-8 p.m. at 404 W. Brundage Lane. Bring your kids, wear costumes (no scary costumes) and enjoy inflatables, candy, professional photos and games. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call the church at 672-0612.
SHERIDAN — Helmets were still made of leather in 1923. In 1953, they didn’t have facemasks. Football was a little closer in 1993 to the way it is now, but with baggier jerseys. This Friday, Sheridan High School invites back its championship squads for 90th, 60th and 20th anniversaries to be recognized at halftime of Read MoreOctober 23, 2013
DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board held its first meeting Tuesday to begin the process of bringing a natural gas pipeline to Dayton, Ranchester and Sheridan County School District 1 schools and offices in the valley. The meeting was a public workshop and not an official meeting because the board must receive Read More
SHERIDAN — Sheridan Orthopaedic Associates purchased a new MRI machine that can produce higher quality medical images in less time than the facility’s previous machine. The equipment upgrade also entails new computer software. A press release from Operations Manager Greg Lagorio classifies the new machine as a significant upgrade to the MRI facility. “The new…software Read More
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority agreed Tuesday to submit a grant application to the Wyoming Business Council to request funding to enhance the creative economy of Sheridan and Johnson counties. A 2008 study identified the arts as one of the untapped pillars of the local marketplace, and SEEDA is hoping to Read More
Clearmont — Arvada Clearmont High School is one of nine Wyoming high schools participating in Celebrate My Drive, a driving safety program sponsored by State Farm Insurance. The program aims to celebrate the fun of new drivers receiving a driver’s license while teaching positive and safe driving habits to avoid car crashes. The program notes Read More
Gun show set for Friday through Sunday SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Sportsman semiannual gun show will be Friday through Sunday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall. The gun show will feature vendors from all over the region. The show is open Friday from 3-7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Read More
SHERIDAN — Warehouse 201 will host a Thankful Thursday event benefiting the Dog and Cat Shelter. From 6-8 p.m. on Thursday light appetizers, drink sampling and a 50/50 raffle will be offered with proceeds being given to the shelter. The beer garden area will feature dog bones for purchase, each of which will contain a Read More