Category Archives: Local News

PRBRC meeting, auction set for Nov. 1

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council will hold its 42nd annual meeting, auction and dinner Nov. 1 at the Holiday Inn. After dinner, University of Wyoming professor Dr. Jeffrey Lockwood will present this year’s keynote address, “Living behind the carbon curtain: Wyoming, energy and censorship.” Lockwood teaches natural sciences and humanities at UW.… Continue Reading

Local Events Oct. 24, 2014

Events for October 25, 2014 • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kalif Shrine Ladies pre-holiday bazaar, 145 W. Loucks St. • 10 a.m., Pet-O-Ween fun run and costume contest, Kendrick Park, $5 fee per entry • 11 a.m., book signing for Darcy Lipp-Acord, Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery, 206 N. Main St. • 2 p.m.,… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Oct. 24, 2014

Brinton to host scavenger hunt  Saturday BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will host a scavenger hunt and party Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Organizers encourage those who plan to attend to wear costumes. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about and play with creepy crawly exhibits with Science Kids, make Halloween crafts and enjoy… Continue Reading

SC tech center project gaining momentum

SC tech center project gaining momentum

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College tech center construction is gaining momentum after the Wyoming State Building Commission approved planning dollars for the project and two other community college projects last week. The WSBC, comprised of five elected state officials, recommended Level II planning dollars for the Sheridan College tech center, a visual arts center at… Continue Reading

Poaching numbers similar to past years

SHERIDAN — If you think there’s been more poaching this year than in previous years, you’re wrong. According to Bud Stewart, a public information specialist with Wyoming Game and Fish, there hasn’t been any more poaching this year than there has been in previous years. Stewart said that the Sheridan area saw 31 serious poaching… Continue Reading

New equipment will allow for faster production of compost

SHERIDAN — Raking leaves can be more than a good workout or chore this fall. When leaves and other forms of “green waste” such as twigs and grass clippings are taken to the city landfill, they are added to the city’s composting operation and become fodder for growing vibrant gardens around town next spring. Previously,… Continue Reading

SHS seeking community members for ‘super choir’

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School choir director Suzie Schatz-Benson is looking for community members to participate in a “super choir.” According to a press release from the school, on Jan. 18, the largest group of singers ever assembled from Sheridan County will perform two songs with full orchestra as part of the Host Night Concert… Continue Reading

Holy Name to celebrate 100th anniversary with concert

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a concert Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Organizer say students will sing their way through the years, from 1914 up through 2014 with songs like “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and “Rock Around the Clock.” Admission to the concert is free, but donations… Continue Reading

SC to host ‘Inside view from Mars on the world of commodities’

SHERIDAN — Two of Mars, Inc.’s global officials will present on a variety of business and agriculture topics at Sheridan College on Tuesday. The free presentation will be held inside the Whitney Presentation Hall from 6-7:30 p.m. Global Commodity Senior Manager Luke Marriott and Global Chief Procurement Officer  Brice Russell will present on five topics:… Continue Reading

Laumann to present at Big Horn Historical Society

BIG HORN — Local historian Helen Laumann will present a program on the Civilian Conservation Camps at the October meeting of the Big Horn Historical Society. The meeting is set for 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club, located at 314 S. Third St. in Big Horn. The meeting will begin with a potluck… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Oct. 23, 2014

Cast to perform encores of ‘42nd Street’ SHERIDAN — The cast of the WYO Theater’s gala fundraiser will perform encores of “42nd Street” this week. Shows are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for students, and may be purchased through… Continue Reading

Reward offered for damaged statue

SHERIDAN — The artist who created the sculpture “Bringing on the Heat” has offered a $500 cash reward for the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the damage in the attempted theft. The Sheridan Police Department is currently investigating the damage to that sculpture, as well as the theft of two other sculptures,… Continue Reading

Big Horn reading program helps students learn on multiple levels

Big Horn reading program helps students learn on multiple levels

SHERIDAN — The classrooms in Big Horn Elementary School are taking a unique approach to reading, based not on grade level, but rather ability level. Leveraging the information received by the benchmark assessments already in place, the school uses the Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Books system to form cross-classroom small reading groups, called flood groups,… Continue Reading

SCSD1 shaves $1 million off cost of new elementary

RANCHESTER — Sheridan County School District 1 is one step closer to having its new elementary school funding approved after shaving $1 million off the project. The development of the new Tongue River Elementary school, which was originally to begin construction this summer, was halted during June’s Board of Trustees meeting after all bids for… Continue Reading

Clearmont couple considers opening new business

CLEARMONT — Clearmont Town Council approved a zoning change Monday that could open the way for local residents to establish a small lodging facility near the Clear Creek Stop in Clearmont. Residents Steve and Anna Switzer requested that two parcels across the street from the gas station on U.S. Highway 14/16 be rezoned from residential… Continue Reading

Kidnapping, assault case bound over to district court

SHERIDAN — Alleged kidnapper Aaron Arnold was bound over to 4th Judicial District Court following a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Sheridan County Circuit Court. A preliminary hearing is held to determine if a crime likely occurred and if the person charged likely committed it.  Arnold has been accused of kidnapping his ex-wife Bearl Arnold and torturing… Continue Reading

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