Category Archives: Local News

Local submariner to display replica of lost ship

Local submariner to display replica of lost ship

SHERIDAN — When word got out that 129 men had perished when the U.S.S. Thresher went down off the New England coast on April 10, 1963, U.S. Navy submariners responded with grim silence. Local resident Ron Martini was stationed as a submariner at the Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, at the time.… Continue Reading

Third Montana man cited for poaching in the Bighorns

SHERIDAN — A third man has been cited in connection with the January poaching of three elk near the Eskimo Creek area in the Bighorn Mountains. Ronnie Fisher of Montana has been cited with knowingly taking antlered or horned big or trophy game. Clayvin Herrera and Colton Herrera have also been cited in connection to… Continue Reading

Landon’s to host workshop on spring garden prep Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will present a free workshop Saturday. At 10 a.m., Phil Gilmore will explain how to get a jump start on your spring gardening preparations. Because space is limited, Landon’s requests pre-registration for all workshops. Call 672-8340 to sign up, or stop by the greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Drive. Continue Reading

Dinner to benefit Legacy Pregnancy Center

SHERIDAN—The Knights of Columbus will host a spaghetti dinner Oct. 16. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5 to 12 or $20 for a family. All proceeds benefit the Legacy Pregnancy Center. The dinner will run from 5-7 p.m. and will be held at the Knights Hall, located at 301 E.… Continue Reading

Museum accepting submissions for 2015 calendar

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum is accepting submissions for a photo contest for the 2015 calendar. Photos must be taken within 100 miles of Sheridan, can be black and white, sepia or color, but should be submitted as a 5-inch by 7-inch print. Entries will be accepted until Oct. 18 and can be submitted… Continue Reading

Sheridan Fire-Rescue to host open house

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue will host a public open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the 2014 Fire Prevention Week. The open house will include fire truck rides, station tours, a junior firefighter combat challenge and equipment displays. Attendees will also be treated to soft drinks, cookies and popcorn. Domino’s… Continue Reading

4-H Project Expo set for Sunday at fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County 4-H Project Expo will run from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The expo allows Sheridan area residents to check out current 4-H members’ projects. Projects on display will include leather craft, rockets, live animals and more. There will also be hands-on activities for youth and… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Oct. 9, 2014

Canine weight pull contest scheduled for Saturday SHERIDAN — Muddy Paw Prints pet supply will host the second annual weight pull contest on Saturday. Dogs big or small are welcome to compete for prizes. There is no cost to participate. Sign-ups and weigh-ins start at noon, with the event set to begin at 1 p.m.… Continue Reading

Hamilton touts need to set small goals for yourself

Hamilton touts need to set small goals for yourself

SHERIDAN — In 2004 the book “Soul Surfer” made waves telling the tale of a brave young woman who survived a shark attack while surfing and went on to become a national champion and professional surfer, all after the shark claimed her left arm. In 2011 that tale was made into a major motion picture… Continue Reading

Dayton leaders decide against burning buildings

DAYTON — Dayton officials had hoped to burn down one house on the town’s recently purchased property near Scott Bicentennial Park to provide a firefighting exercise for volunteers on the Dayton fire department. Instead, they decided at their meeting Monday to have all five structures on the property torn down and hauled to the landfill.… Continue Reading

Local hunter dies in Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — A hunter died in the Bighorn Mountains Monday after suffering from acute cardiac arrest. Bruce K. Dovey, 57, of Sheridan had gone elk hunting with a friend near Boyd Ridge when he complained of not feeling well. Lt. Mark Conrad with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office said Dovey then fell over. His… Continue Reading

Stopka receives lifetime achievement award

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Airport Operators Association late last month presented Sheridan County Airport Manager John Stopka with the WAOA Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was given in recognition of Stopka’s community and airport dedication and his years of service improving aviation in Wyoming, a media release stated. Stopka began his aviation career in 1975 when… Continue Reading

Artists reception set for Thursday at SAGE Gallery

SHERIDAN — An artists reception for the SAGE Gallery exhibit “Brush Strokes” will be held Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the gallery. The show features paintings by local artists Nancy Furnish, Patti Manigault and Darlene Reiter. The show is free, open to the public and will be on display through Oct. 30. For more information,… Continue Reading

Candidate forums set for Oct. 14-15

SHERIDAN — Election day is Nov. 4 and in preparation two candidate forums will be held next week. On Tuesday, candidates for local positions will have a chance to discuss their views on various topics with the public. On Oct. 15, state and national candidates will visit with voters. Both forums will take place in… Continue Reading

Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt dinner, auction set for Friday

UCROSS — The second annual Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt fundraising auction and dinner will be on Friday at the Ranch at Ucross. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased by calling 721-7007 or seeing Additional information on the event can also be found on the website. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m.… Continue Reading

Martin to present ‘A Biological Arms Race’ Oct. 15

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Mohn’s Science Center will continue its fall 2014 lecture series Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. The lecture to be presented by Holly Martin will focus on “A Biological Arms Race.” Martin is a member of the biology faculty at Gillette College. The lecture will be held in the Sheridan College… Continue Reading

Thursday Events Oct. 8, 2014

Events for Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 • 5:30-7 p.m. artists reception for SAGE Gallery exhibit “Brush Strokes,” SAGE Gallery, 171 N. Main St. • 7 p.m. Sheridan High School homecoming pep rally, Grinnell Plaza Continue Reading

Local Briefs Oct. 8, 2014

‘Science Saturday’ to focus on anatomy this weekend SHERIDAN — The next Science Saturday is scheduled for this weekend from 10 a.m. to noon. The subject Saturday will be “The Hip Bone’s Connected to the…” and will explore anatomy and physiology. The lecture will be at the Sheridan College Mohn’s Science Center, 3059 Coffeen Ave.… Continue Reading

Box Cross Road to close Monday, Tuesday

SHERIDAN — County Road 111, known as Box Cross Road, at milepost 0.3 will be closed to through traffic on Monday at 9 a.m. for utility work. The road will be reopened by 5 p.m. on Tuesday. For additional information, call the Public Works Office at 674-2920. Continue Reading

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