Category Archives: Local News

SCSD2 uses incentives to boost attendance

SCSD2 uses incentives to boost attendance

SHERIDAN — While it may seem like a simple concept, making sure students show up to class can be challenging for local schools. Sheridan County School District 2 schools have started a cultural shift in maintaining attendance — providing incentives for students instead of only punitive measures to minimize excessive absences. Through a program called Next… 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

Firefighter union seeking adequate pay for extra duties

Firefighter union seeking adequate pay for extra duties

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue employs one chief, three captains and 12 firefighters. Back in 2013, two additional positions existed — fire marshal and division chief. The civil service commission and the city chose to leave the positions vacant, and five years later, International Association of Fire Fighters Local 276 has asked the city to help the… 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

Utility maintenance crew responds to water main leak

Utility maintenance crew responds to water main leak

SHERIDAN — Utility maintenance crews responded to a leak on the 20-inch water main in Big Goose Valley early Sunday. City of Sheridan Utilities Division Manager Dan Roberts said water treatment staff discovered and notified the city that the Big Goose clearwell was losing water just after midnight Sunday morning. “That water level was dropping… Continue Reading

Ranchester officials discuss utility deposit refunds, TRVJPB

Ranchester officials discuss utility deposit refunds, TRVJPB

RANCHESTER — The Ranchester Town Council continued discussions about utility deposit refunds at its meeting Tuesday. Mayor Peter Clark said the language in the ordinance needs clarification. He suggested the council consider offering deposit refunds after 18 months for property owners that are current with their accounts and have no delinquent payments. Non-property owners would… 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

Baristas connect through latte art

Baristas connect through latte art

SHERIDAN — Baristas communicate with customers through more than words. Sometimes, baristas communicate through the craft of latte art. “It’s a way to communicate with customers if you’re busy,” Andi’s Coffee House owner and operator Dionne Hendrickson said. “It will make them smile.” Hendrickson and her mother, Annie, opened Andi’s Coffee House two years ago… 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

Trellises

Think of a trellis as an architectural support for your garden. They come in all shapes and sizes and can be simple or intriguingly complicated. Some are weathered and blend in with whatever is growing on them. Others though, are colorful supports that add interest in a tight space or provide a focal point in… 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

County applauds city’s CAST funding, OKs subdivision

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council recently approved an additional $100,000 in funding for the Critical Air Service Team, a move Sheridan County commissioners applauded Tuesday. “This is a big step for us going forward for CAST,” Commission Chair Steve Maier said, “and a good vote of confidence from the city, and the county’s certainly… Continue Reading

Clearmont accepts street project bids

Clearmont accepts street project bids

CLEARMONT — Clearmont Town Council accepted a bid from Hardrives Construction, Inc. out of Billings, Montana, for a crack and chip seal street project totaling $101,137.50, and accepted a contract for professional services with EnTech Inc. that covers design and inspection fees for the project for $20,940.00 at its meeting Monday. EnTech Inc. project manager… Continue Reading

Kobza speaks against Legislature’s decisions

Kobza speaks against Legislature’s decisions

BIG HORN — Sheridan County School District 1 board members and Superintendent Marty Kobza continue to speak out against the Wyoming Legislature’s approach to budget cuts. Kobza claimed that in the past decade, the Legislature has taken nearly $2.7 billion from the state’s School Foundation Account and put it to other uses. He cited 2009… 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

Dutch Baby

Something so special happens when making this incredible German breakfast treat. And with the simple ingredients we all have in our pantries, breakfast takes on a specialness not reserved for company or holidays. While Dutch Babies seem to be intimidating, much like a soufflé, your pre-heated oven does all the work. The key to the… Continue Reading

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