Author Archives: Staff Reports

Aspiring engineer Lenzi named Summit Award winner

The Academics for All committee is proud to recognize John Lenzi as this week’s Summit Award winner. Lenzi is a senior at Sheridan High School and has earned a cumulative GPA of 3.98. Lenzi has proven himself to be a determined and capable academic. The courses he selected over his four years at SHS reveal… Continue Reading

Julian Sands to perform in celebration of Harold Pinter

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host Julian Sands in “A Celebration of Harold Pinter” on Friday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. In 2005, Julian Sands was approached by the Nobel Prize winning playwright and poet Harold Pinter, to prepare a selection of his poems for a special presentation in London. Pinter “apprenticed” Sands, spending… Continue Reading

Faculty lecture to focus on police, rescue dogs

SHERIDAN — Jonni Joyce will give a presentation on police and search and rescue dogs on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Whitney Atrium at Sheridan College. Joyce will explore the tasks of modern police and search and rescue dogs, training and utilization and why the resource is so valuable. Joyce is a full-time faculty… Continue Reading


Sheridan County School District #3 School Board Work Session 5 p.m. Wednesday Clearmont Elementary Multi-Purpose Room • 2017-2018 Budget A. 2017-2018 staffing B. 2017-2018 preliminary budget projection (Mr. Rohrer) C. Budget cuts (Mr. Auzqui) • 6:45 – 7 pm. Short break Sheridan County School District #3 Special School Board Meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday Clearmont Elementary… Continue Reading

New Faces — March 24, 2017

Ryan Conner McHenry Ryan Conner McHenry was born March 20, 2017, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. He was welcomed by parent Autumn Rose McHenry of Sheridan. His grandparents are Angie and Matt McHenry of Sheridan.   Sophie Ray Kunsman Sophie Ray Kunsman was born March 19, 2017, at Sheridan Memorial… Continue Reading

‘Cowboy Carnegies’ on display at Fulmer through April

SHERIDAN — The Alliance for Historic Wyoming is celebrating historic Carnegie library buildings in Wyoming with the traveling exhibit “Cowboy Carnegies.”  The exhibit will be on display at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library through the month of April.  The exhibit consists of five panels detailing the history and architecture of Wyoming’s 16 Carnegie libraries.… Continue Reading

Landon’s to host series of workshops

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a series of free workshops Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday at 1 p.m., part one of a three-part series of workshops on extended growing will focus on patio gardens and container options. At 3 p.m. Saturday, part two of the series will focus on shoulder crops, which… Continue Reading

Reports — March 24, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1500 block Mydland Road, 7:32 a.m. • Activated alarm, 2300 block Shirley Cove, 11:05 a.m. • Activated alarm, 50 block West Seymour Street, 3:37 p.m. • Electrical problem, 2000 block Quail Court, 9:58 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN… Continue Reading

5 finalists named in Start-Up Challenge

5 finalists named in Start-Up Challenge

SHERIDAN — Then there were five. Sheridan’s Wyoming Technology Business Center director John Dick announced the finalists for the WTBC’s Sheridan Start-up Challenge Wednesday. Dick said nearly 70 submissions were received for the challenge that gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to access seed money and work with mentors. The entries covered 14 industries and included everything… Continue Reading

A tale of starting up to scaling up

A tale of starting up to scaling up

SHERIDAN — Imagine starting a technology company. To start, it’s just four guys working out of basement in Colorado. Then, something happens, and seven years later you employ approximately 230 people across the globe. For Travis Todd, co-founder of software-as-a-service company FullContact, that plot line didn’t come from a movie. It really happened.  Clients of… Continue Reading

WWA hires new executive director

WWA hires new executive director

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association, an organization dedicated to protecting Wyoming’s public wildlands, has selected Marco Restani as its new executive director. Restani will begin April 1.  WWA has offices in Sheridan, Jackson and Laramie. Restani will be based in Sheridan. “We look forward to working with Marco and are greatly encouraged that a… Continue Reading

Schafer, Robinson to wed in June

Schafer, Robinson to wed in June

SHERIDAN — Zachary Michael Schafer and Rachael Ann Robinson, both of Laramie, will wed June 3, 2017, in the Bighorn Mountains. Schafer, originally of Sheridan, earned an associate degree from Sheridan College and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming. He is the son of Wanda and Brad Hanebrink of Sheridan and Mike Schafer… Continue Reading

Local students earn state FFA degrees

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming FFA Association recently announced the recipients of the 2017 Wyoming State FFA Degree, the highest award the state can bestow on its members. A total of 215 members representing 47 Wyoming FFA chapters earned the degree. These members will receive their degrees on April 6, as part of the Wyoming FFA… Continue Reading

Next Chamber Coffee set for Wednesday

RANCHESTER — The next Chamber Coffee organized by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will take place Wednesday beginning at 8 a.m. Lazy R Campground and Cabins in Ranchester will host the event, which is meant to provide a way to network and discuss important issues with the communities in Sheridan County. Lazy R Campground… Continue Reading

Big Horn High School students to perform ‘Godspell’

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School choir students will tell the stories of John the Baptist, Jesus and Judas when they present a production of “Godspell JR.” on March 28 at the school’s auditorium under the direction of music/drama director Dustin G. Olsen. Conceived and originally directed by John Michael Tebelak, with music and… Continue Reading

Reports — March 23, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Gas leak, 1700 block Martin Avenue, 4:39 p.m. • Motor vehicle accident, West Fifth Street and Clarendon Avenue, 6:10 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • Medical assist, 100 block Buffalo Creek Road, 7:39 a.m.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • Trauma, Buffalo Creek Road, 7:39 a.m. • Medical, West… Continue Reading

Munsicks, Ballantyne earn awards for Western art

Munsicks, Ballantyne earn awards for Western art

SHERIDAN — The Munsick Boys won the Academy of Western Artists award for best Western music group/duo. The award was presented to the family musical group March 16 in Fort Worth, Texas, at the 21st annual Will Rogers Awards. Dave Munsick, who lives in Sheridan, performs in the group with his sons Tris, Sam and… Continue Reading

Coursen, Bilodeau to wed in June

Coursen, Bilodeau to wed in June

SHERIDAN — Seth J. Coursen and Kendall J. Bilodeau will wed June 10 in Sheridan. Coursen, originally of Casper, earned associate degrees in agriculture business and accounting from Casper College and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wyoming. He is the son of Dan and Shannon Coursen of Casper. He is… Continue Reading

Habitat for Humanity receives $50,000 grant

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns has been awarded $50,000 from Thrivent Financial to support the Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity program. The program is an ongoing multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership between Habitat for Humanity International and Thrivent Financial, which helps create safe, decent, affordable housing across the globe. Locally, the… Continue Reading

SCSD3 recognizes honor roll students

CLEARMONT — Sheridan County School District 3 recently released the names of students named to the third-quarter honor rolls in grades seven through 12. To be named to the Honor Roll, students must earn a GPA of 3.0-3.49. In order to earn a spot on the Board of Trustees Honor Roll, students must earn a… Continue Reading

Tanya Tucker to perform at WYO Theater

SHERIDAN — Music legend Tanya Tucker will perform in concert at the WYO Theater March 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tucker has made her mark on country music, inspiring many female artists who still top the charts today.  Tickets for the main floor cost $50 while tickets in the balcony cost $45 apiece. Tickets can be purchased… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Republican Party to meet Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Republican Party will conduct a Central Committee meeting on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Inner Circle at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library for the purpose of electing officers. All Republicans and precinct committee persons are asked to attend. Any precinct committee person wishing to utilize a proxy is asked… Continue Reading

Reports — March 22, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 500 block North Broadway Street, 12:05 p.m. • RMA assist, 1700 block South Sheridan Avenue, 2:37 p.m. • Police department assist, 1700 block South Sheridan Avenue, 3:45 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • Medical, West Sixth… Continue Reading

Water meter replacements to begin this summer

Water meter replacements to begin this summer

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County residents and businesses that utilize city or Sheridan Area Water Supply water will soon have new, more accurate water meters in their homes and facilities. The Sheridan City Council on Monday approved a $3.1 million contract with Mueller Systems.  The project will be funded through a combination of state loans, contributions… Continue Reading

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