Category Archives: Local News

SCSD2 develops program to encourage health

SHERIDAN — Staff who are focused on overall wellness will not only be healthier and feel better, but they will also perform better. At least that is what Sheridan County School District 2 Human Resource Coordinator Cody Sinclair believes, and that thought is the basis of new programs and policies within the district. Sinclair is… Continue Reading

Who is out? Who is in? A quick look at council seats

SHERIDAN — Local governing bodies will see some shifts and turnover come January following the results of the general election Tuesday. Several new members will join city and town councils, and Dayton will have a vacancy to fill, meaning three of its four councilors will potentially be new. All the changes may feel as complicated… Continue Reading

2 men facing felony charges plead not guilty

SHERIDAN—Two men accused of serious crimes in Sheridan were arraigned Friday in 4th Judicial District Court before Judge William Edelman. One appeared via closed-circuit television. Aaron A. Arnold is accused of kidnapping his ex-wife, stealing property from her and torturing her with the help of his girlfriend Nicole Wight. He has been charged with kidnapping,… Continue Reading

Sunday & Monday Events Nov. 8, 2014

Events for Sunday, November 9 Monday, November 10, 2014 Sunday • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Open Studios Fall Show and Sale, seven locations throughout Sheridan, for more information call Jim Lawson at 672-6706. • 2 p.m., “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” Carriage House Theater, 419 Delphi Ave., $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Nov. 8, 2014

SHS jazz concert rescheduled for Thursday SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School jazz band will perform its fall concert Thursday. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Sue Henry auditorium at SHS. The event is free and open to the public. The high school is located at 1056 Long Drive. For more… Continue Reading

Panelists: Flexibility key when dealing with veterans issues

SHERIDAN — A panel of experts hosted by Volunteers of America gathered Friday at the Holiday Inn Convention Center to discuss issues facing today’s veterans. The panel was comprised of Mark Mann, chief of staff for mental health of Sheridan Veterans Administration Health Care;  Jonathan Sherin, VOA’s executive vice president for military communities; Richard De… Continue Reading

Agendas Nov. 8, 2014

Sheridan Planning Commission 7 p.m. Monday Council Chambers, Sheridan City Hall 55 E. Grinnell St. • Call to order and roll call of members • Approval of agenda as presented • Review, correction, and approval of minutes of the Oct. 27 meeting • Old business • New business 1. Consideration of PL-14-26: East First Street… Continue Reading

WWI exhibit on display at Sheridan library Wednesday

SHERIDAN — To help mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and educate residents about Sheridan County’s contribution to the war, Sheridan Fulmer Library will host an exhibit Wednesday through Nov. 30.  The exhibit will be on display in the Inner Circle and The Wyoming Room. On Thursday at 7 p.m.… Continue Reading

BHHS choir fall concert set for Tuesday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn High School choir will present a fall concert on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the BHHS auditorium. Choir selections will include “A Tribute To the Armed Forces,” arranged by Lloyd Larson, “Ashokan Farewell,” arranged by Carole Stephens, “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Sing, Sing,… Continue Reading

Chamber holiday dinner set for Dec. 7

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce has commenced planning for the annual Community Holiday Dinner. This year’s event is set for Dec. 7 from 4-7 p.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Last year, more than 1,000 people attended the event. The Chamber is asking for local support for this year’s event — either… Continue Reading

Leaving a legacy at SHS

Leaving a legacy at SHS

SHERIDAN — Between the poor ventilation, the daily high concentration of adolescent use and the lingering effects of an old science wing water leak, the smell at the end of a long, hot, fall day in the Sheridan High School locker rooms is less than desirable. However, the desires of the nose are but one… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host anniversary celebration

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will celebrate its 25th anniversary Nov. 15 with memories, music and surprises. The event is set to begin at 7 p.m. and is free. Organizers said the evening will celebrate donors, volunteers and patrons. Those interested in attending may call the WYO Theater box office to reserve a complimentary ticket.… Continue Reading

Civic Theatre Guild to hold auditions for Jan. production

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild will hold auditions for its January production of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” on Monday and Tuesday. Nominated for six Tony Awards, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years. In it, two middle-aged… Continue Reading

SC to host Veterans Day ceremony

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Plaza on Tuesday at 10:45 a.m. The plaza is located at the main entrance to the campus and features bricks inscribed with the names of veterans. The ceremony is free and open to the public and will include a dedication of the… Continue Reading

State Board of Education to meet in Clearmont next week

CLEARMONT — The Wyoming State Board of Education will meet Monday through Wednesday in Clearmont at the UCross Ranch. The board will be working on a strategic vision, goal setting, a legislative agenda and a communication plan during the meeting. The full agenda for the meeting is available on the Wyoming State Board of Education… Continue Reading

Blood heroes: navigating the donation process

Blood heroes: navigating the donation process

SHERIDAN — As a resident of Sheridan County, chances are you have heard the commercials or seen the fliers on a near monthly basis as United Blood Services rolls into town for a blood drive. Various locations play host to the mobile blood collection teams to help keep blood banks stocked and ready for others… Continue Reading

Dayton Town Council to vote on cell tower Nov. 19

DAYTON — Members of Dayton Town Council will vote Nov. 19 on whether or not to allow Verizon to install a cell tower on town property near the community center. The tower is expected to improve cellphone reception in Dayton and surrounding areas. Six residents attended a public hearing regarding the cell tower on Oct.… Continue Reading

Another boom? Study shows Brook Mine could create 600 jobs

SHERIDAN — Ramaco, the company planning to open the Brook Mine 6 miles north of Sheridan, released a study and projections Tuesday that show Sheridan County may need to prepare for significant growth. While mining companies across the country struggle with red ink, securing export permits and what they’ve called a hostile Congress, Ramaco officials… Continue Reading

Ranchester sewer line replacement bid approved

RANCHESTER — Before work can begin on the new Main Street Mercantile in Ranchester, the town must replace the sewer line beneath the proposed site for the business center. Members of Ranchester Town Council voted Tuesday to award a bid for the sewer replacement project to Intermountain Construction and Materials of Sheridan for $54,809.22. The second… Continue Reading

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