Category Archives: Local News

SAGE to host 7th annual National Juried Art Show

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Artists Guild Et al will host its seventh annual National Juried Art Show in February and has put out a call for art to be featured in the show. Heather Plank will serve as the juror for the first show in the guild’s new space downtown. Plank has a bachelor’s degree in… Continue Reading

Reports — Dec. 27, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Activated fire alarm, 1700 block Sagebrush Drive, 8:17 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1900 block West Loucks Street, 12:11 p.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 400 block First West Parkway, 6:26 p.m. Saturday • RMA assist, 1500 block Sugarland Drive, 7:28 a.m. • RMA assist, 1400 block North Main Street, 4:23… Continue Reading

Bemetz dedicates unique services to help community

Bemetz dedicates unique services to help community

SHERIDAN — Welcome to Pastor Tony Bemetz’s Tiny Wedding Chapel.  As you follow Bemetz, who wears a cavalryman’s hat and striped suit with a clerical collar, he’ll tell you to watch your head as you enter the tiny building.  Anyone taller than 6 feet, 3 inches needs to duck. Those who are claustrophobic might want… Continue Reading

Businesses more than somewhere to buy, sell

Caution: This column will sound like an advertisement and comes stocked full of love for our community businesses. Throughout the holiday shopping season, I spent a lot of time in downtown shops. I looked for ideas; I purchased gifts large and small. Mostly, though, I marveled at the spirit and joy shown by the shop… Continue Reading

Aleppo and American decline

The fall of Aleppo just weeks before Barack Obama leaves office is a fitting stamp on his Middle East policy of retreat and withdrawal. The pitiable pictures from the devastated city showed the true cost of Obama’s abdication. For which he seems to have few regrets, however. In his end-of-year news conference, Obama defended U.S.… Continue Reading

Thankful for our many blessings this year

Many blessings to the community who continues to bless us! We close out our 30th anniversary year celebrating so many blessings! I am grateful to my very capable part time staff, Jill Chase, Zoila Perry and Evan Jones for another productive and fun year. All three worked hard to keep the many Downtown Sheridan Association… Continue Reading

Tough budget heading into the legislative session

It’s all about the budget. That sums up the legislative session convening in Cheyenne on Jan. 10 for 40 days.  But, work has already begun. The Joint Appropriations Committee had budget hearings in the days leading up to Christmas. There is no seasonal joy in this work. These are hard decisions that affect lives. I… Continue Reading

The comfort zone

Comfort zones are familiar places to us all. It’s that familiar sense of security and safety in our daily routines, how we view the world and how we engage in relationships. We’ve all heard that we should step outside of our comfort zone, but what does that look like?  What is a comfort zone? It’s… Continue Reading

7th day of nonprofits: Sheridan Health Center

7th day of nonprofits: Sheridan Health Center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Health Center helps low-income patients ages 18-64 for everyday conditions like a common cold as well as chronic illnesses. Executive Director Wendy Ongaro said that since the health insurance exchange is too expensive for many to buy from, and others often gain and lose coverage, the health center sees both patients… Continue Reading

Protecting your precious ornaments

Heirloom ornaments are the ones that received special care needed to survive from one generation to the next. Here are some tips to help you protect your own ornaments, so they too may one day adorn your grandchild’s Christmas tree. • Put more fragile ornaments higher up on the tree, above toddlers’ hands and dogs’… Continue Reading

A very special Christmas gift

A very special Christmas gift

SHERIDAN — She will wake up on Christmas morning with her special family surrounding her — Henry, Jack, Tal, Fred, Bear and R.D. If the weather is nice enough, Kris Walker will walk her family, feed her family of six dogs, then head to the Sheridan Senior Center mid-morning to deliver meals on this very… Continue Reading

Be happy for this moment

Only three days until Christmas! Wow has this month been jam packed with fun and festivities! Weekly-daily-hourly, it’s true! It’s a catchy spirit of all colors. Just ask the SheridanAires choir, FA-LA-LA Holiday!! Oh, yeah, I guess you had to be at the annual Winter Concert. Two shows with master of ceremonies, the amazing AJ… Continue Reading

Lecholat named this week’s Summit Award winner

Lecholat named this week’s Summit Award winner

This week the Academics For All Committee is proud to announce Ben Lecholat as their Summit Award selection. Lecholat is a senior at Sheridan High School currently earning a GPA of 3.857. His academic transcript and list of co-curricular activities show an eclectic balance of scholastic, musical and athletic skills and interests. Lecholat has earned an academic letter… Continue Reading

Twelve days of celebration with God

If you are holding to 20th century American custom, today is the last day to get out and shop for those final presents on your list. Of course, in the tradition of the church, the season of Advent is coming to an end and Christmas is about to begin. Twelve days of celebration. Twelve days… Continue Reading

SMH Foundation Employee Partners donate $36,000 to project

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation recently announced that its Foundation Employee Partners voted to donate $36,000 to support the purchase of Tomosynthesis (3-D mammography) screening equipment for the hospital. Employee Partners are hospital staff members who support strategic health care projects at the hospital by giving through a payroll deduction program. Since its… Continue Reading

Wolverine tracking begins in Bighorns

Wolverine tracking begins in Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Wolverines tend to take a lot of heat for their mysterious and overwhelming demeanor; the bear-like weasel rarely ventures into the public eye. For centuries the tenacious predators, as National Geographic labels them, remained untracked and undocumented, especially in the four-state region of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and Washington state. Now, the Wyoming… Continue Reading

6th day of nonprofits: Tongue River Childs Place

6th day of nonprofits: Tongue River Childs Place

RANCHESTER — At the base of the Bighorn Mountains, Tongue River Childs Place has programs for children from infant to age 8. By exposing children to school at an early age, the preschool focuses on creating lifelong learners. “It’s one of the most important things we can put our money into and service,” Educational Director… Continue Reading

Dressember event set for Dec. 29

SHERIDAN — Four LuLaRoe consultants will have their inventories of dresses, leggings and more at a pop-up boutique that benefits Dressember, a nonprofit that raises money to combat human trafficking and injustice against women worldwide.  The event will take place Dec. 29 from 6-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Each consultant will generously donate a portion… Continue Reading

Plan ahead to prevent holiday mishaps

Plan ahead to prevent holiday mishaps

SHERIDAN — In 2015, drunken driving-related crashes resulted in 10,265 deaths in America. That averages one death every 51 minutes, all according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s website. Thirty-seven percent of those crashes resulted in sober driver deaths. Sheridan’s women and men in uniform emphasize safety and prevention with upcoming holiday celebrations. Drive sober… Continue Reading

SCSD1 officials oppose conference realignment proposal

SCSD1 officials oppose conference realignment  proposal

RANCHESTER — Tongue River High School may be heading west, and that bothers school officials.  TRHS principal Mark Fritz received an email from the Wyoming High School Activities Association earlier this month outlining preliminary conference realignment that places the Tongue River Eagles track, basketball and volleyball teams in the 2A Northwest Conference for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020… Continue Reading

5th day of nonprofits: Second Chance Cat Rescue

5th day of nonprofits:  Second Chance Cat Rescue

SHERIDAN — Second Chance Cat Rescue gives homeless cats hope at finding a loving home. The no-kill shelter takes all types of cats, from healthy kittens to senior cats and even cats with disabilities. Second Chance Director of Programs Rachel Kristiansen said the shelter is to supplement others like the Dog and Cat Shelter by… Continue Reading

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