Category Archives: Local News

Big Horn Mountain Eagles to host Halloween party

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles will host a Halloween party for kids Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will include games, prizes, treats and a costume contest for children ages 10 and younger. The event is free. For additional information, call Lisa Hamby at 751-8157. The Big Horn Mountain Eagles… Continue Reading

Powder Horn to host trick-or-treat trolley

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn Golf Community will host a trick-or-treat trolley Saturday from 5-8 p.m. The Sheridan Trolley will start from the front of the Powder Horn clubhouse and take kids trick-or-treating at selected homes in the residential community. The event is free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an… Continue Reading

Taxidermist keeping busy this hunting season

Taxidermist keeping busy this hunting season

SHERIDAN— A taxidermist during hunting season is like an accountant during tax season: there seems to be no end to the work. “Some people go to Disneyland, some people go to the Grand Canyon, some people hunt,” said Greg Hartman, owner of Hartman Custom Taxidermy. For the first couple of weeks in October, Hartman stays… Continue Reading

Twin Peaks Fire burns more than 40 acres

SHERIDAN — A late-season wildfire broke out north of Buffalo this weekend. The Twin Peaks Fire, located in Johnson County near what locals call “the Big 5” area north of Buffalo, started Saturday morning. Officials say the fire began early Saturday morning on state land and has burned more than 40 acres as of Monday… Continue Reading

Signups begin for Christmas Stroll

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce announced the opening of registration for the 2015 Christmas Stroll. The annual event will take place from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 27. The event kicks off the holiday shopping season. The Chamber has invited all Sheridan County businesses to participate in the stroll. The cost to participate is… Continue Reading

‘Morning Mayhem’ event set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District will host a Morning Mayhem Halloween run/walk Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. The event will include a 6K race, a 1-mile kids run and a 1-mile walk. Prizes will be awarded for best adult male and female costume, best kids boys and girls costume and overall male and female… Continue Reading

Westview to host Halloween events

SHERIDAN — Westview Health Care Center will host a Halloween event Saturday from 2:30-4 p.m.. The center will welcome children ages 1-10 years old to dress up in their costumes and go trick-or-treating in the hallways. An adult should accompany children. For additional information, contact Yvette Voogd at 672-9789. Westview Health Care Center is located… Continue Reading

SC instructor adds to role with regional position

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College theater instructor DannyLee Hodnett has been selected as the Region 7 vice chair of the National Playwriting Program for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. The Region 7 portion of the NPP hosts playwriting competitions for college students who first submit a written script and then, if chosen, will have… Continue Reading

Seniors learning social media skills

Seniors learning social media skills

SHERIDAN—Anita Weisheit, of the Sheridan County Fulmer Library, has taught basic computer classes at the library and Senior Citizen Center for the past five years. Recently, she said, there’s been an uptick in demand for classes on the social media site, Facebook. “Facebook recommends you change your password every three to six months,” Weisheit said… Continue Reading

County working to fill emergency management coordinator position

SHERIDAN — When Dave Coleman retired from his position as county emergency management coordinator on Oct. 16, he left a hole in the county’s operation. The retirement was planned with a lot of warning, but the process might have taken longer than originally anticipated; Coleman’s replacement, Bruce Edwards, isn’t likely to take the post until… Continue Reading

Agendas — Oct. 24, 2015

Sheridan County Commission staff meeting 9 a.m. Monday Second floor Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Dave Engels, PE with Entech and Clearmont Mayor Chris Schock will present information regarding a water well in Clearmont and will receive any questions • Staff/elected reports • Adjourn Sheridan City… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to present Wagner’s ‘Tannhauser’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Wagner’s ‘Tannhauser’” on Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. The performance is one installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition,” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts to reinvigorate… Continue Reading

Boy Scout Troop 117 to host haunted house

SHERIDAN — Boy Scout Troop 117 will host an open house next week in Sheridan. Two routes, one for young children and not-so-brave adults and one for the fearless. The haunted house will feature a lot of surprises and candy. The cost to go through the haunted house is $5 for those age 8 and… Continue Reading

36 students from Sheridan High School earn AP Scholar awards

SHERIDAN — Thirty-six students from Sheridan High School have earned AP Scholar awards in recognition of their achievements on Advanced Placement exams. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides motivated and academically prepared students the opportunity to take challenging college ­level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement or… Continue Reading

TRVJPB looks at pipeline locations

DAYTON — A natural gas pipeline could be built to the Tongue River Valley off of an existing gas line on Fifth Street, but it isn’t the only possible location to choose from. WWC Engineering took on the project to get natural gas to the Tongue River Valley in August, and they recently met with… Continue Reading

Recycling app goes live Thursday

SHERIDAN — The “Sheridan Recycles” app and web-based service went live Thursday and is available for free on iTunes and Google Play stores, as well as at The program comes with a few features designed to help simplify the recycling process. The app will provide a pickup schedule, and users can set up a… Continue Reading

Local court briefs — Oct. 23, 2015

Man enters plea agreement for dealing marijuana SHERIDAN — A man who dealt marijuana accepted a plea deal that calls for probation Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Willis Coggins, 26, of Sheridan, pleaded guilty to delivering a controlled substance. In exchange for the guilty plea, the state agreed to drop a misdemeanor possession charge.… Continue Reading

NWCCD board talks legislative priorities, president’s contract

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees met Thursday night at Sheridan College to review priorities for the upcoming legislative session, to share updates on STEM programming and to renew Sheridan College President Paul Young’s contract. The Wyoming Community College Commission has provided a response to legislators on their current draft… Continue Reading

Municipal Court moving to City Hall Nov. 2

SHERIDAN — Municipal Court will move to City Hall on Nov. 2, with court held Monday mornings starting at 8:30 a.m. in the City Council chambers. City Hall’s customer service center will handle fines and fees from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The deputy court clerk will have an office on the… Continue Reading

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