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Hot Bike Tour coming to Sheridan Sept. 12

SHERIDAN — A free Hot Bike Tour will come to downtown Sheridan on Sept. 12 from 5-9 p.m. The event will include a bike build-off, street team stunt show, ride-in bike show, live music, vendors, giveaways and more. The event will be held near Main Street and Grinnell Plaza. For additional information, see Continue Reading

WYDOT: North Main Interchange project to begin in ‘16

WYDOT: North Main Interchange project to begin in ‘16

SHERIDAN — Three miles of Interstate 90 will be replaced starting in 2016 to improve the interchange at North Main Street. State officials have set the total project cost at approximately $55 million. Wyoming Department of Transportation spokeswoman Ronda Holwell said that should be close to the total project cost. “That’s the WYDOT cost, the… Continue Reading

Rapid Creek fire consumes half acre

SHERIDAN — Firefighters contained a human-caused, half-acre fire in the Bighorn National Forest Wednesday afternoon. Two volunteers at the Big Goose Ranger Station called in the Rapid Creek fire at approximately 2:30 p.m. Firefighters with the U.S. Forest Service and a county outfit utilized a single-engine air tanker and a state helicopter to drop fire… Continue Reading

Sex ed continues to be a touchy subject

Sex ed continues to be a touchy subject

SHERIDAN — The birds do it. The bees do it. And few in local schools want to talk about it. Yet, according to a 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 47 percent of high school students in Wyoming reported ever having sex. A dreaded topic for teenagers and school officials alike, sex education standards remain ambiguous… Continue Reading

Patients benefit from SMH’s trauma designation

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital was again granted designation as an Area Trauma Hospital by the Wyoming Department of Health/Wyoming Trauma program following a site review conducted in April 2015. The Wyoming Department of Health emphasizes the importance of established trauma systems to patient care. One of the advantages of being part of a trauma… Continue Reading

Landon’s to host miniature gardening workshop

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a miniature gardening workshop on Saturday. Kids and adults alike can get creative and get their hands dirty with the hands-on workshop. Attendees will design and plant their own miniature gardens using supplies from the business. The only cost is for materials used. To sign up, call… Continue Reading

People Assistance Food Bank to hold food drive

SHERIDAN — The People Assistance Food Bank will host a food drive over the Labor Day weekend. On Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. representatives from the organization will be collecting donations at Albertson’s, Kmart, Ridley’s and Warehouse Market. Representatives from the food bank will also be on hand at Ridley’s on… Continue Reading

Next offering of Conversations in History set for Wed.

SHERIDAN — The next offering in the Conversations in History program will be held Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. Helen Laumann will lead a free discussion on “The History of the Sugar Factory and Raising Sugar Beets in Sheridan County.” The event is sponsored by the Sheridan County Historical Society. For… Continue Reading

Proposed aquatic center inches closer to reality

SHERIDAN — A proposed new indoor aquatic center may take another step closer to reality this month. The Citizens for Community Recreation could receive the deeded land located south of the YMCA on the current soccer fields to build a $12.5 million facility sometime this month. Sheridan YMCA Executive Director Jay McGinnis said while it… Continue Reading

New Faces — September 2, 2015

Grady Augustus Betz Grady Augustus Betz was born July 29, 2015, at the Johnson County Healthcare Center in Buffalo. He weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces. He was welcomed by parents Benjamin and Kelly Betz of Clearmont. His grandparents are Benard and Linda Betz of Clearmont Dave and Barb Hoyt of Leiter. Travis Jay Duran Travis… Continue Reading

Scholarship being offered to teachers

SHERIDAN — SR Education Group, an education research publisher, recently announced a new graduate school scholarship for teachers. The scholarship is open to all U.S. teachers currently attending or accepted into graduate school. All SR Education Group scholarships are need-based and will be awarded to the applicant who shows the most financial need. Applications are… Continue Reading

Senior Theater Players to resume schedule Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Senior Theater Players will resume Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The acting group, under the direction of Pat Tomsovic, has put out a call for participants for an upcoming show. No memorization is required for the production of “Chance Hastings, Range Detective,” and the group welcomes newcomers. Those… Continue Reading

Ranchester shuts off water to non-paying residents

RANCHESTER — After sending letters to more than 10 Ranchester residents for not paying their water bills some residents are getting cut off. During the Town Council meeting Tuesday, Mayor Peter Clark said two of those people still hadn’t paid their bills and the town shut off water to one customer. “We have one that… Continue Reading

Archaeological society to meet Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn in the Le Gourmet room. Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program. Following the dinner, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Christine… Continue Reading

As suicide count grows, experts stress help is available

SHERIDAN — Eleven individuals have committed suicide this year in Sheridan County, matching last year’s total through only the first eight months of 2015. As the calendar turns to September — which happens to be National Suicide Prevention Month — experts stress resources are available for anyone struggling with mental health or coping with the… Continue Reading

Gunnar, Sylvia Warpness celebrate 65 years of marriage

Gunnar, Sylvia Warpness celebrate 65 years of marriage

SHERIDAN — Gunnar and Sylvia Warpness of Sheridan celebrated 65 years of marriage Thursday. The couple was married Aug. 27, 1950, at the Chapel of Transfiguration in Moose. After serving in the Army during WWII, he started a chuck wagon, moving seasonally between Alaska, Nevada and Wyoming. He then worked in the lumber business before… Continue Reading

Holly Seed reaches the century mark in business

Holly Seed reaches the century mark in business

SHERIDAN — When Holly Seed moved into Sheridan in 1915, they were expanding rapidly. The company was then called Holly Sugar. They then expanded into Worland and Torrington, making a foothold in Wyoming communities. Now, more than 100 years after the company put down roots in this community, Holly Seed doesn’t do business in Sheridan.… Continue Reading

Hang gliders’ fly-in set for the weekend

SHERIDAN — The annual hang gliders’ fly-in will return to Sheridan County this weekend. Hang gliders from across the nation will converge on the Bighorn Mountains to catch some wind drifts off of Highway 14 at the Sand Turn turnout on Saturday and Sunday. All members of the community are encouraged to come out and… Continue Reading

Young black bear leaves Sheridan

Young black bear leaves Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The juvenile black bear that began exploring the south end of Sheridan over the weekend left the area late Monday evening. Wyoming Game and Fish Department Public Information Specialist Bud Stewart said the bear made its way to Sheridan College Monday around dusk. A WGFD employee and Sheridan County police officer chased the… Continue Reading

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