Category Archives: Local News

Mayor to announce stroll button design winner Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The winner of the 2014 Christmas Stroll button design contest will be announced Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Sheridan Mayor John Heath will present the winner at Sheridan City Hall. The 19th annual Christmas Stroll is set for Nov. 28. This year’s theme is “Sugar Plum Stroll.” Stroll buttons will be available for purchase… Continue Reading

SHS rodeo team to host NFR party Saturday at Holiday Inn

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School’s rodeo team will host a fantasy National Finals Rodeo party as a fundraiser Saturday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Admission to the event is free, but individuals will be able to purchase teams or individuals from the top 15 NFR qualifiers randomly drawn into 15 team positions and auctioned as… Continue Reading

Panel to discuss issues facing veterans Friday

SHERIDAN — A panel of experts will discuss issues facing today’s veterans at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. The forum is part of the annual staff conference of the Volunteers of America Northern Rockies being held Nov. 6-7. “As Veterans Day approaches, one way we want to honor the men and… Continue Reading

Wednesday Events Nov. 4, 2014

Events for Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 • 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sheridan Memorial Hospital blood drive, 1401 W. Fifth St., conference room B • 7 p.m., Big Horn High School band concert “Dracula,” Big Horn High School auditorium, 333 U.S. Highway 335, Big Horn Continue Reading

Local Briefs Nov. 4, 2014

Open Studios Fall Show and Sale set for this weekend SHERIDAN — The 12th annual Sheridan Open Studios Fall Show and Sale will be held Friday through Sunday at seven locations around the county. This weekend event is a collaboration of 16 artists to provide access to a unique range of art by opening their… Continue Reading

Preparing students for the future

Preparing students for the future

SHERIDAN — College and career readiness is more than just a goal in Sheridan County School District 2, it’s a class. Sheridan High School and Fort Mackenzie High School each offer a course in the cluster of Career and Technical Education that takes their students beyond discussing their next step in life to doing a… Continue Reading

UW professor discusses threat of censorship

SHERIDAN — Jeffrey Lockwood, professor of natural science and humanities at the University of Wyoming, spoke to a group of more than 120 people about instances of censorship, particularly in the arts, by institutions in which members of the fuel economy are major donors. Lockwood is currently writing a book titled “Behind the Carbon Curtain:… Continue Reading

Fairgrounds to host vintage craft market Saturday

SHERIDAN — A vintage craft market will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds on Saturday. The market will feature more than 45 arts and crafts booths, repurposed furniture, home and garden decor, cupcakes and vintage and retro finds. The event is sponsored by Red Shed Redos and will… Continue Reading

SCSD2 to release students early Thurs. for conferences

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 will hold parent/teacher conferences Thursday and Friday. Students will be released early Thursday and there will be no school on Friday. The following are the early dismissals times: • Kindergarten: 11:25 a.m. • Elementary schools: 12:35 p.m. • Sheridan Junior High School: 1:10 p.m. • Ft. Mackenzie/Wright Place:… Continue Reading

Christmas craft bazaar set for Saturday in Story

STORY — The Story sorority and Story Elementary School PTO will host a Christmas craft bazaar Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature various crafters with hostess gifts, jewelry, stocking stuffers, goodies and more. Lunch will be available beginning at 11 a.m. The bazaar will be held at the Story Woman’s… Continue Reading

Webster, Garber top local campaign fundraising

SHERIDAN — Campaign contributions for the filing period between the primary election and the general election were generally small and varied for candidates in local races, with several reporting no funds raised. Incumbent City Councilman Robert Webster reported the largest amount of campaign finances raised in any local race with a total of $744.24. Sheridan… Continue Reading

Sunday and Monday Events Nov. 1, 2014

Sunday • 1:30 p.m., Story Historical Society meeting, Story Woman’s Club, 28 N. Piney Road, Story • 7 p.m., Sheridan College band concert, Sheridan High School, 1056 Long Drive Monday • 5-7 p.m., Halloween candy buy-back, Bighorn Pediatric Dentistry, 531 Coffeen Ave. • 3-6 p.m., Halloween candy buy-back, Sheridan Memorial Hospital Urgent Care, 1401 W.… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Nov. 1, 2014

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday from 5:30 -7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center, on the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets. “Jentel Presents” is a community… Continue Reading

Agendas Nov. 1, 2014

Sheridan City Council 7 p.m. Monday Sheridan City Hall 55 Grinnell St. • Call to Order • Pledge of Allegiance to the flag • Invocation • Roll call of members • Approval of Consent Agenda 1. Agenda 2. Minutes of Regular Council Meeting Oct. 20, 2014 3. Claims 4. Proclamation – Prematurity Awareness Month 5.… Continue Reading

SC to produce ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Theater Department will present “Dancing at Lughnasa” inside the Mars Theater at the WYO Theater in November. The play, written by dramatist Brian Friel and winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play, will have showings at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6-8. A matinee at 2 p.m. will also be… Continue Reading

Piatigorsky Foundation to offer special performance at the WYO

SHERIDAN — For the 12th consecutive year, The Muriel & Seymour Thickman Family Charitable Trust is funding The Piatigorsky Foundation’s tour of Wyoming. Two tours will include public concerts and school outreach programs. The Wyoming Arts Council has served as the facilitator with each of the 16 communities throughout the state. As part of the… Continue Reading

Civic Theatre Guild production set for November

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild will perform “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” this month at the Carriage House Theater. Dimitra Dugal will direct the dramatic play by Neil Simon in which a well-paid executive of a high-end Manhattan firm gets the ax. While things fall apart around the executive, he does the only… Continue Reading

Annual Open Studios Fall Show set for Nov. 7-9

SHERIDAN — The 12th annual Sheridan Open Studios Fall Show and Sale will be held Nov. 7-9 at seven locations around the county. This weekend event is a collaboration of 16 artists to provide access to a unique range of art by opening their doors to the community. Participating artists this year are Dean States,… Continue Reading

Vacutech announces investment; mulls expansion plans

SHERIDAN — Vacutech announced earlier this week an investment in the company by Vopne Capital and the hiring of a new chief operating officer, two moves that owners say signify expansion of the Sheridan-based business. Vacutech manufactures central vacuum systems used in car washes and industrial markets. Vacutech CEO John Tucker did not disclose the… Continue Reading

Big Horn, SC students collaborate for art exhibit

SHERIDAN — Two years ago Jason Lanka was brought on board as art faculty at Sheridan College with a dual mission to not only build a sculpture program, but also do outreach in grade schools throughout the district. The outreach is an effort to both promote the programs available at the college and offer support… Continue Reading

Natural gas board fears backward slide

DAYTON — Representatives from Montana-Dakota Utilities presented a new project overview for bringing natural gas to Dayton and Ranchester at the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board meeting Wednesday, but board Chairman Peter Clark said it didn’t look too promising. The board will have its consultant, Pinedale Natural Gas owner Steven Shute, review the project… Continue Reading

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