Category Archives: Local News

Young Riders Rodeo set for June 18

SHERIDAN— The Young Riders Rodeo will take place June 18 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The senior events (ages 14-18) will be chute dogging, barrel racing, pole bending, breakaway roping, goat tying, fast lane team roping and adult/youth team roping. The junior events (ages 10-13) will include steer riding,… Continue Reading

Gordon: This bust different from others

Gordon: This bust different from others

SHERIDAN — At Wednesday’s Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, State Treasurer Mark Gordon told attendees that while Wyoming residents have been through the boom and bust cycle before, this bust looks a little different. “Some of the opportunities that we have had in the past aren’t there,” Gordon said. In August 2015, the stock market… Continue Reading

More big wheels in Bighorns causes ecosystem concerns

More big wheels in Bighorns causes ecosystem concerns

SHERIDAN — More RVs, ATVs and other vehicles are descending upon the Bighorn National Forest each year, making Forest Service officials worry about the impact on soils, vegetation, wildlife and water systems.  Visitation estimates Susie Douglas, public affairs specialist for the Bighorn National Forest, said it’s impossible to put a precise number on the forest’s… Continue Reading

Lunch prices to increase at SCSD3

CLEARMONT — It may cost students a little bit more to grab a bite to eat at Arvada-Clearmont School next school year. At Wednesday night’s Sheridan County School District 3 board meeting, trustees approved a 50-cent increase in school lunch prices in order to keep up with the price of food. Currently the price for… Continue Reading

County officials remind candidates of rules regarding signs

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle issued a short statement Wednesday reminding candidates running for political office that signs are not permitted on county property, including rights of way of county roads. Sheridan County Commission Chair Bob Rolston said Thursday morning that the reminder comes primarily as county crews prepare to mow the grass… Continue Reading

‘Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.’ comes to the WYO

SHERIDAN — Kids from around Sheridan County will perform “Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.”, based on the six-time Tony Award winning film, June 15-18 beginning at 7:30 p.m. each night at the WYO Theater. The play is presented by Tandem Productions, which is in its 22nd season, and includes a cast of 57 kids from the… Continue Reading

Muller honored as pioneer rancher at Montana museum

 SHERIDAN — Simon Muller Sr., an early Decker, Montana resident, who lived from 1889-1976, was honored as a pioneer rancher on June 4 at the Range Rider Museum in Miles City, Montana. Muller moved to Sheridan in 1890 as a small child when his father came to the area to operate flourmills. As a young… Continue Reading

Flag Day celebration set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a Flag Day celebration complete with stories and music for the public. The event will take place Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Information Center located at 1517 E. Fifth St. Attendees are encouraged to bring a salad or dish… Continue Reading

Wyoming Wednesday to feature Woodward

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday presentations will continue on June 15 at 10 a.m. at the Wyoming Welcome Center. There is no admission fee and the program is open to all ages. John Woodward, a curator of the Sheridan County Historical Society Museum for more than two years will talk about the history of Sheridan’s growth.… Continue Reading

Business program to feature Medicine Bow Technologies

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Technology Business Center’s next e2e Wyoming entrepreneur program will be held on Monday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The event’s speaker will be Luke Schneider, who is CEO of Medicine Bow Technologies in Laramie. The event is free and open to all, but organizers request that attendees register… Continue Reading

Liquor licenses distributed by county

SHERIDAN — Several county businesses will have more flexibility in how they sell and serve liquor. At Tuesday’s Sheridan County Board of County Commissioners meeting, commissioners approved a new retail liquor license and two transfers of retail liquor licenses to county businesses. The action resulted in a sigh of relief for officials at the Big… Continue Reading

Dayton Town Council discusses animal control ordinance

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council discussed changes to the animal control ordinance, read second readings for the mill ordinance and the budget, and heard an update regarding the street repair project at its meeting Monday night. The second reading of the animal control ordinance was tabled for further review and rewording of the section pertaining… Continue Reading

 No easing of bond for man facing pot charges

SHERIDAN— Leo VanBuskirk will not get a break on bond while his case proceeds, despite his attorney’s assertion that he would comply with court orders after having spent time in jail and missed his daughter’s birth. VanBuskirk, 18, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court to one charge for possession of marijuana… Continue Reading

Man faces felony meth charges

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty to meth possession with intent to deliver on Tuesday and could face up to 20 years and $25,000 in fines if convicted. Kieran Cowan, 26, was arrested May 2 after a confidential informant told the Sheridan Police Department about an impending sale of meth by Cowan. Continue Reading

Education leaders asking for reversal of state cuts to schools

SHERIDAN — Wyoming K-12 administrators, trustees and association leadership are meeting with the Joint Education Committee in Casper Tuesday, according to Boyd Brown, superintendent of Campbell County School District 1. Sen. Hank Coe, R-Cody, and Rep. David Northrup, R-Powell, are chairmen of the JEC. Brown, as well as Gerry Chase, president of the Wyoming Association… Continue Reading

UW to host Forage Field Day

SHERIDAN— The University of Wyoming will host its fifth annual Forage Field Day at the Sheridan Research and Extension Center located at 3401 Coffeen Ave. on June 14. Events will include information on forage production, management and low lignin alfalfa. There will be forage field and equipment demonstrations. Registration for this event is free and… Continue Reading

Walk for Life set for Saturday

SHERIDAN— The Legacy Pregnancy Center will host its sixth annual family-friendly Walk for Life.    On June 11, the walk will take place between the Pregnancy Center located at 846 Coffeen Ave. and Washington Park.    Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. Walkers may pre-register at There is… Continue Reading

Gilbert named to honor roll

SHERIDAN — Eastern Wyoming College recently announced the honor rolls for the spring 2016 semester. There were 137 students who received recognition for high achieving scholastic grades. The President’s Honor Roll recognizes students that are full time (12 or more credit hours) and achieve a 4.0 GPA. Rebecca Gilbert was the sole recipient named to… Continue Reading

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