Category Archives: Local News

Cellphone towers planned for Clearmont, Arvada

SHERIDAN — Cellphone service in eastern Sheridan County will significantly improve if plans progress to install two new cell towers near Arvada and Clearmont. The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission voted Thursday to recommend approval of two conditional use permits that would allow two cell towers to be built along Highway 14/16. The towers would… Continue Reading

SHS raising money to help fight breast cancer

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School is once again recognizing and supporting those with cancer as they prepare for “Pink Bronc Day” today. Student FBLA members have been selling shirts with the slogan “SHS stomps together against breast cancer” at the high school for $10 each. All proceeds will be donated. School officials said they especially… Continue Reading

Hospital looks at ways to expand services, facilities

SHERIDAN — As Sheridan Memorial Hospital adds more physicians and services in ongoing efforts to improve health care in Sheridan, facility expansion is a must, CEO Mike McCafferty told the board of trustees on Wednesday. McCafferty highlighted anticipated growth for Big Horn Mountain Medicine, hospice, the intensive care unit and transitional care. “What we’ve tried to… Continue Reading

Committee seeks to hire staff to improve graduation rates

SHERIDAN — The Graduation Counts committee for Sheridan County School District 2 has continually grown in members and efforts since forming in the spring of this year, and it may be expanding to include paid employees soon. The committee formed with the goal of improving high school graduation rates in the district, modeled after successful… Continue Reading

Hopes high for improved air service: Federal grant will allow Sheridan airport to offer revenue guarantees

Hopes high for improved air service: Federal grant will allow Sheridan airport to offer  revenue guarantees

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan airport will receive $500,000 in federal grants through the Small Community Air Service Development Program to help provide revenue guarantees to an airline servicing Sheridan. The Sheridan and Johnson County Critical Air Service Taskforce has been working toward establishing a more reliable air service in the area as customers avoided the… Continue Reading

Commissioner Steve Maier honored at annual awards ceremony

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioner Steve Maier received a Wyoming County Commissioners Association Committee of the Year award for his work as chairman of the Elections and Land Use Committee at an awards ceremony at the WCCA fall meeting last week in Lander.  The award recognizes one of the WCCA’s six committees whose members have… Continue Reading

Friday comedy night to feature Ferguson

SHERIDAN — The Holiday Inn will host the first Friday comedy night this week with comedian Ron Ferguson. Fifty percent of the proceeds go to the Kelly Schreibeis Memorial Fund to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $7 in advance, $4 with valid student or military I.D.… Continue Reading

CROP Walk to raise money for hungry

SHERIDAN — The annual CROP Walk will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. beginning at First Christian Church in downtown Sheridan. The CROP Walk is designed to raise money for hungry people around the world. Trippin’ for Biskets will be playing at the gazebo at the starting point. Organizers said if you cannot make the… Continue Reading

Weekend Sports Outlook

Friday, Oct. 3 High school football Sheridan vs Gillette, 7 p.m. Big Horn vs Thermopolis (Homecoming), 7 p.m. NSI vs Farson-Eden High school volleyball Tongue River vs Sundance, 4 p.m. High school tennis Sheridan State Tournament at Gillette, 9 a.m. High school cross-country Sheridan at Gillette, 1 p.m. Sheridan College Rodeo at Lamar, Colorado Men’s… Continue Reading

New Faces Oct. 1, 2014

Amelia Everly Verheeck Amelia Everly Verheeck was born July 11, 2014, at the Newton Medical Center in Newton, New Jersey. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Mike Verheeck and Jadrian Rawlings-Verheeck of Newton, New Jersey. Her grandparents Keith and Sharol Verheeck of New Haven, New York, Bill Rawlings, and Mike… Continue Reading

Fiber Arts show to be on display at library through October

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Fiber Arts Guild will hold their annual show at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Friday through Oct. 30 on the mezzanine. The show features a variety of fiber arts mediums including quilting, felting, embroidery, cross stitch and knitting from local fiber artists. A public artist reception will be held Thursday from… Continue Reading

Thursday Events Oct. 1, 2014

• 5-7 p.m. Fiber Arts Guild artist reception, Sheridan County Library, 335 W. Alger St. • 5:30-8 p.m. Shopapalooza, Best Western Sheridan Center, $15, 612 N. Main St. • 6 p.m. Wyoming Archaeological Society meeting, Holiday Inn, 1809 Sugarland Dr. • 7 p.m. “Vampires, Warriors and Slave-makers: The Spectacular diversity and Ecological Roles of Ants”… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Oct. 1, 2014

Art Reception in Ucross for Tawni Shuler Saturday UCROSS — The artwork of Sheridan College art instructor Tawni Shuler will be on display this fall at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery. The opening reception will be held Saturday from 3-5 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Ucross Foundation… Continue Reading

Drug Take Back Day a success in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention announced Tuesday that local law enforcement officers collected 20.5 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter medications at the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday. The amount collected represents the weight of the medications only and not packaging. It is equivalent to approximately 46,500 Ibuprofen 200 mg… Continue Reading

Court rules in 8-year Zowada, Mullinax feud

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Sheridan County commissioners last week in an attempt to settle a dispute that has been ongoing between Merlin and Lori Zowada and Mullinax Concrete Service Company for approximately eight years. The dispute began over the Zowadas’ access to landlocked property they own. In 2006,… Continue Reading

Mask making: Tradition one well-established in human history

SHERIDAN — Humans have used masks since the beginning of recorded history. Throughout time they have carried thousands of different meanings, have been made from an innumerable amount of substances and have change from culture-to-culture and from year-to-year. According to historians, in the early stone ages, hunting masks made of stone helped men covertly stalk their… Continue Reading

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