Category Archives: Local News

Perkins Foundation gives $5,000 to Raising Readers

SHERIDAN — The B.F. and Rose H. Perkins Foundation made a donation of $5,000 to Raising Readers in Wyoming. The gift will be put toward the cost of books that are distributed to children at their well child health care visits. Medical providers in Sheridan distributed a total of 3,853 books in 2015. The estimated… Continue Reading

Brown Bag, After Hours lectures to focus on time use

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on relationships for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The presentations set for Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on time use. The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat presentation on Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. Attendees are… Continue Reading

Grant recently awarded to Big Horn teacher

BIG HORN — The members of the Big Horn Lions Club executive board have implemented a series of grants to individual teachers of Big Horn elementary, middle and high schools. The grants are to be used to provide services, activities or materials to the students of those schools. The grants of $250 and will be… Continue Reading

Local legislators: Harder times likely on horizon

Local legislators: Harder times likely on horizon

SHERIDAN — It was a rough budget session, but things may still get harder. That was the theme of the local state legislators’ presentations to Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce members during a Wednesday luncheon. Six state representatives gave five-minute addresses discussing what had been done during the 2016 legislative session and what is to… Continue Reading

SHS announces National Merit Scholarship finalists

SHERIDAN — They are what Ed Fessler likes to call “the one percenters.” Out of roughly 1.5 million high school juniors across the United States who take the PSAT every year — a test that helps students prepare for official college entrance exams — just 15,000, or 1 percent, will go on to become National… Continue Reading

Big Horn Country USA gets a fresh start

Big Horn Country USA gets a fresh start

SHERIDAN —The largest music festival in northeast Wyoming has a new leader at the helm. Ken Kilpatrick, longtime Sheridan resident and business owner, was selected as the new general manager for the popular Big Horn Country USA country music festival. He officially took the job as general manager in February. “I’m really excited to bring… Continue Reading

OFFERING A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE: Grandin shares her view at Ranch Sustainability Forum

OFFERING A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE: Grandin shares her view at Ranch Sustainability Forum

SHERIDAN — Everyone has a story; with it comes thoughts, feelings and worldviews. Bringing those thought processes together, however, can lead to fantastic results, not only in agriculture but in life, according to Dr. Temple Grandin. Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, bestselling author, autism activist and livestock consultant. Grandin… Continue Reading

Local student part of third-place team at business contest

SHERIDAN — Two University of Wyoming College of Business teams recently placed first at separate national competitions in Lexington, Kentucky, and Orlando, Florida. As part of the Principle Business Leadership Institute, representatives of UW’s Beta Nu chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi dominated both of the competitions. This year, UW’s business fraternity sent four teams —… Continue Reading

4-H carnival, chili dinner set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — The annual 4-H carnival and chili dinner will take place Saturday from 3-7 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The night will include family fun, classic carnival games and a chili dinner. The only cost is the tickets needed to play games and to purchase dinner. For additional information, contact Cathy… Continue Reading

Wernecke named Airman of the Year for 2015

SHERIDAN — Air Force Senior Airman Elizabeth Wernecke has been named Airman of the Year for 2015, for the 90th Mission Support Group at F. E. Warren Air Force Base. Selection was based on the individual’s exemplary duty performance, job knowledge, leadership qualities, teamwork, significant self-improvement, personal achievements, notable accomplishments, and community service and support.… Continue Reading

The Brinton Museum to showcase work of Victor Juhasz

SHERIDAN — Opening day for The Brinton Museum’s annual Illustrator Show will be Tuesday. This year’s show will showcase the work of Victor Juhasz, a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York City. Juhasz began illustrating in 1974 for The New York Times while still a student. Since then, his caricatures and illustrations… Continue Reading

Mayor presents annual State of the City address at Monday meeting

Mayor presents annual State of the City address at Monday meeting

SHERIDAN — “The state of the city is in good shape,” Sheridan Mayor John Heath said during the annual State of the City address Monday evening at the Sheridan City Council meeting. In his 10-minute address, Heath primarily spoke positively about the efforts of Council members, employees and the improvements made over the past several… Continue Reading

City Council to consider $4.7 million water meter upgrade

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council members listened to reports regarding plans to implement new technology for the city’s water meters during a Monday worksession. Members of the city’s utility department gave a detailed presentation on the project, which would update every water meter in the city of Sheridan. If it goes through, the project will… Continue Reading

County GOP Convention set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Delegates and alternates from the Feb. 20 precinct caucuses in Sheridan County will gather to select delegates to the Wyoming State Republican Convention on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. At the state convention, delegates to the national convention in July will be chosen. Participation in the Sheridan County Convention is for those delegates… Continue Reading

Downtown shoppers could win a Pot O’ Gold this month

SHERIDAN — The Historic District Promotions Committee recently announced another shop local campaign to run through March 17. Shop at any participating downtown Sheridan shop or restaurant now through St. Patrick’s Day and fill out a golden ticket for a chance to win the Pot O’ Gold. The prize is a pot of goodies donated… Continue Reading

Library to host Instrument Petting Zoo

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an Instrument Petting Zoo in the Inner Circle on Saturday at 10 a.m. Instrument petting zoos have been offered for several years by orchestras and other entities around the country to introduce children and adults to instruments that may be otherwise inaccessible to people. Some instruments… Continue Reading

Wyoming Film Office seeking submissions for short film contest

SHERIDAN — For the ninth straight year, the Wyoming Film Office is seeking submissions for the Wyoming Short Film Contest. Filmmakers should submit their videos online at by April 15. A $25,000 grand prize will be awarded to the winning entry that answers the question, “WY am I here?” “This year, the Wyoming Short… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Sunday

BIG HORN — The March meeting for Big Horn Woman’s Club will take place Sunday at 12:30 pm. This is the annual Guest Sunday and Potluck Lunch. Entertainment will be provided by Sam Hoffman. Members are to bring a guest and a potluck dish to share. For additional information, contact Joyce Coates at 389-2804. The… Continue Reading

Whitney Benefits gift supports SC computer programs

Whitney Benefits gift supports SC computer programs

SHERIDAN — Monday morning officials from Whitney Benefits presented Dr. Paul Young, president of Sheridan College, with a check for $890,686 to support and strengthen computer programs offered through Sheridan College. “Our partners at Whitney Benefits are once again helping us meet the needs of a changing economy,” Young said in a press release. “I… Continue Reading

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