Category Archives: Local News

Jaycees host convention, recruit young professionals

SHERIDAN — With the Junior Chamber of Commerce state convention going on today in Buffalo, national Vice President Keri Fisher is making the rounds to offer training and bolster numbers. Fisher said there’s a large number of benefits associated with becoming a member, which include gaining leadership skills that can become valuable quickly or later… Continue Reading

Agendas — Oct. 10, 2015

Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Monday Second floor Commission Library 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Staff/elected reports • Adjourn Sheridan County Conservation District Board of Supervisors 4 p.m. Tuesday Upstairs conference room, Cottonwood Building 1949 Sugarland Drive • Call to order • Approval of agenda • Guests from the Wyoming Department… Continue Reading

Conversations in History set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The next edition of “Conversations in History” will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. This month, Helen Laumann and the Sheridan County Historical Society will discuss flour mills in Sheridan County. The event will be held at the Sheridan Senior Center, located at 211 Smith St. For additional information, contact the center at… Continue Reading

Chamber luncheon to take place Wednesday at Holiday Inn

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. At the event, representatives from Cloud Peak Energy will discuss hurdles facing the energy industry. In addition, the graduates of the 2015 class of Leadership Sheridan County will be recognized.… Continue Reading

New program meant to spur revitalization

New program meant to spur revitalization

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association imagines a downtown district where people live, shop and play surrounded by buildings with character and rich history. That vision, while already underway, took another step toward reality Monday when the Sheridan City Council approved a resolution allocating $60,000 toward historic building renovations and an education campaign. The project… Continue Reading

Dry Fork Station to host CO2 research center

Dry Fork Station to host CO2 research center

GILLETTE — The state’s newest coal-fired power plant will host the much-anticipated Integrated Test Center to research and develop technology to capture the carbon dioxide emitted by power plants. Calling the news a “game-changer” for the coal and power generation industries, Gov. Matt Mead was at Basin Electric Corp.’s Dry Fork Station power plant north… Continue Reading

Success Academy ‘life-changing’ for some students

SHERIDAN — Last spring, Jayden Lobato failed his second-semester Spanish and English classes at Sheridan High School. He had done well in the fall, but the material in his Spanish course became more difficult and, as he put it, “summer’s just getting to me.” Back in school this fall as a sophomore, Lobato is not… Continue Reading

WGFD changes visitation policy for Sheridan Bird Farm

SHERIDAN — Due to disease concerns, the Sheridan Bird Farm is requesting that visitors make an appointment before stopping in to tour either of the facilities where pheasants are raised by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Traditionally, the game bird farms have been open for public visits without an appointment, but disease concerns are… Continue Reading

SC named UW community partner

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing has named clinical agencies in Casper, Rock Springs, Saratoga and Sheridan as community partners. The “Community Partner” awards recognize clinical agencies that work with the school to educate the next generation of nurses. This fall, the awards are presented to Mountain View Regional… Continue Reading

Carabetta to perform at St. Peter’s Wednesday

SHERIDAN — St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will host renowned organist Samuel Carabetta in concert Wednesday at 7 p.m. Carabetta is an organist and choirmaster from Saint John’s Episcopal Church in the Georgetown Parish in Washington, D.C. Carabetta has association with the Washington Performing Arts Society, one of America’s leading nonprofit, multi-disciplinary presenting organizations. In this… Continue Reading

Tween Club to gather Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will gather to discuss bats Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. The Tween Club meets every Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. Topics planned for the rest of the year include urban legends, cooking, ducks, silent films and more. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The library… Continue Reading

Lectures to focus on depression, anxiety and growth

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on depression, anxiety and growth for the next month of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The presentations set for Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on anxiety and calming your “jitters.” The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat presentation on… Continue Reading

Library to offer free computer classes through Oct. 22

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer free computer classes each Thursday at 10 a.m. through Oct. 22. Participants can bring their own laptops or use one of the library’s. Space is limited, so organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by calling 674-8585. The remaining classes will cover the following… Continue Reading

Food bank sees declining donations, closes Thursdays

Food bank sees declining donations, closes Thursdays

SHERIDAN — As the holiday season nears some of Sheridan’s most needy families may have trouble getting food on the table every day of the week. Earlier this week, officials with the People Assistance Food Bank announced they will no longer be open on Thursdays to distribute food. Manager Dan Lick said the change is… Continue Reading

City administrator ordinance could be challenged

SHERIDAN — As the late Yogi Berra once remarked, “It’s like deja-vu, all over again.” Just like 2007, Banner resident Vicki Taylor plans to collect signatures in an effort to challenge the city administrator ordinance the Sheridan City Council approved Monday. “I think people should have the right to vote,” she said. More than seven… Continue Reading

Chamber of Commerce wants you to hunt for bucks

SHERIDAN — Area shoppers are winning big at downtown stores with the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce “Hunting for Bucks” program. The program launched last week. Just go into any downtown Sheridan store with a Hunting for Bucks sign in its window and sign up to win one of the remaining $25 Chamber Bucks prizes.… Continue Reading

LBH announces winter hours

SHERIDAN — The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument transitioned to its winter hours of operation last week. The facility is now open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The self-guiding Deep Ravine Trail and tour road to the Reno-Benteen Battlefield will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Custer National Cemetery hours are… Continue Reading

Hoover, Fisher honored at Achievement Day

SHERIDAN — The 2015 annual Achievement Day luncheon was held Sept. 19 for the Sheridan County Homemakers clubs. Members of the three local clubs — Banner Women’s Club, Hill and Dale and Story Woman’s Club — attended and were hosted by the Banner organization. Kentz Willis, nutrition and food safety educator for the University of… Continue Reading

Company issues layoffs after PMC shuts down historic horse racing

Company issues layoffs after PMC shuts down historic horse racing

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission shut down historic horse racing late Sunday night after the state Attorney General’s Office ruled the terminals do not comply with state statute. The decision — which representatives hope will be temporary — caused immediate layoffs at off-track betting facilities and could lead to prolonged, substantial losses to the… Continue Reading

SEEDA discusses property sale, Hollywood possibilities

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority is working to sell one lot of land for approximately $600,000. SEEDA received an offer from Bradley Walden of C&K Equipment Sales for the space located off of Commercial Avenue just east of Interstate 90. C&K Equipment Sales is located across the street from the lot… Continue Reading

Ranchester officials express concern over moving caboose

SHERIDAN — Ranchester may have a new attraction for visitors and tourists in the form of an abandoned caboose. Town Council members Tuesday discussed the possibility of moving an old caboose, which Burlington Northern Santa Fe donated to the town years ago. If moved, the caboose would be placed behind town hall in what is… Continue Reading

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