Category Archives: Local News

Birding at The Brinton set for Saturday

BIG HORN — Dr. Jackie Canterbury of the Bighorn Audubon Society, in cooperation with The Brinton Museum, will lead another session of the monthly bird walk at The Brinton on Saturday. “Birding at the Brinton” is a free event open to all ages and abilities. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars if they have them. Attendees… Continue Reading

TRVCC to host Turkey Hoop Shoot on Monday

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Community Center will host its annual Turkey Hoop Shoot on Monday at 6:30 p.m. The cost to participate is $2 per person. Participants get five extra shots when they bring two canned goods to be donated to the Tongue River Valley annual food drive. Participants will compete to win… Continue Reading

WYO Wranglers to gather Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan WYO Wranglers will gather Sunday from 3-6 p.m. for their monthly meeting at the Sheridan College AgriPark Arena. Stacey Ellenwood will do a demonstration on horse massage and Ronda Holwell will discuss public speaking and team building. In addition, Chris Hepp will cover some basic horsemanship skills. The gathering is open… Continue Reading

CAST: Interest in local flights growing

SHERIDAN — One day away from the first commercial flight out of the Sheridan County Airport in more than six months, members of the Critical Air Service Team say interest in flights out of Sheridan is growing. While no specific number was provided on the number of tickets booked, Dave Searle, the chief volunteer officer… Continue Reading

High winds cause power outages, damage

High winds cause power outages, damage

SHERIDAN — A storm front blowing in from the north caused widespread power outages across Sheridan County Wednesday morning. As of 8 a.m., Montana-Dakota Utilities’ website, which tracks outages in the company’s service area, showed more than 100 customers were without power. Areas affected included homes in Story, east of the Big Horn Y and… Continue Reading

Ranchester approves digital infrastructure upgrade

RANCHESTER — The Ranchester Town Council decided Tuesday to upgrade its aging computers and digital infrastructure for approximately $27,000. Casper-based Computer Professionals Unlimited, Inc., will provide a main server, three workstations, a router, new monitors, as well as off-site backup/storage and monitoring in a move Mayor Peter Clark said was long overdue. “Our systems were… Continue Reading

County approves permits, new part-time hires

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners granted two 10-year conditional use permits for land leased by Storm Cat Energy and approved Public Health’s plans to make new hires in an effort to restructure and reduce cost. The permits are for two sites that Storm Cat Energy USA Operating Corporation uses to store equipment… Continue Reading

Sheridan Swim Team bazaar set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — More than 100 tables of arts and crafts for sale will be set up in the exhibit hall and pavilion of the Sheridan County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The sales are part of the Sheridan Swim Team arts and crafts bazaar, which will also include a lunch and bake… Continue Reading

Woodland Park Elementary School to host bazaar

SHERIDAN — A craft bazaar will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Woodland Park Elementary School. The event will include the sale of homemade crafts and items from small businesses. For additional information, or for booth space, contact Sheilta Rambur at Woodland Park Elementary School is located at 1010 Woodland… Continue Reading

Sunrise bazaar set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Sunrise fall bazaar will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sunrise Assembly of God Church. The event will feature crafts, baked goods, a quilt raffle, food and more. There will also be a kid’s store, with help for the kids for gift wrapping. For additional information or… Continue Reading

SHS to host college financial aid workshop Friday

SHERIDAN — All Sheridan High School students considering an education beyond high school are invited, along with their parents or guardians, to attend a financial aid workshop at the SHS library Friday from 5-7 p.m. The free workshop will discuss the steps necessary to apply for federal student aid. The Educational Opportunity Center has partnered… Continue Reading

Big Horn City Historical Society to gather Sunday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will gather Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. The program, “Death at our doorstep,” will be given by local historian Don Fisk. He will present an overview of the Bozeman Trail from its founding in 1864 until its closing in 1868.… Continue Reading

Book signing for ‘Self-Acceptance: The Key to Recovery from Mental Illness’ Sat.

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan residents have collaborated with Central Recovery Press to publish a book to help those with mental illness develop self-acceptance as a foundation for recovery. Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery will host a book signing for “Self-Acceptance: The Key to Recovery from Mental Illness” from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Building on the knowledge… Continue Reading

Council OKs funding for phase two of WYO renovation

Council OKs funding for phase two of WYO renovation

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council on Monday lent its support to local arts by authorizing submission of a $2 million Wyoming Business Council Downtown Development grant on behalf of Sheridan College and the WYO Theater. The money will help fund phase 2 of the WYO Performing Arts and Education Center via renovation of the… Continue Reading

Senior Center names 2016 Keystone honorees

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center announce the selection of the 2016 Keystone honorees. These three individuals will be recognized for their work in shaping the culture of our community through their work and volunteerism at the sixth annual Keystone Awards event. The three 2016 Keystone honorees are Jack Pelissier, Judy Taylor and Esther McKenzie.… Continue Reading

Mischke, Demarais wed in Bozeman in August

Mischke, Demarais wed in Bozeman in August

SHERIDAN — Katie Lynn Mischke of Sheridan and Chance Michael Demarais of Malta, Montana, wed Aug. 15, 2015, at Le Petit Chateau in Bozeman, Montana. Mischke graduated from Carroll College in Helena, Montana, in 2014 and will attend the physician assistant program at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana, in 2016. She is currently employed… Continue Reading

Explore art in Tongue River valley Saturday

DAYTON — Have you been searching for a way to see the artistic talent of the Tongue River valley? Here’s your chance. On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., tour artists’ local studios. Tour maps will be available at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton and the Beauty Bar. A lunch and… Continue Reading

Clearmont, SHS to host ‘We the People’ rehearsal

SHERIDAN — On Thursday, Arvada-Clearmont High School and Sheridan High School will host a joint “We the People” dress rehearsal. The event will be held at the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library from 5-8 p.m. Stop by for just a few minutes or stay and watch each group of students as… Continue Reading

SMH organizing Christmas card design contest

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital is seeking a design for its 2015 Christmas card. Entries will be accepted from third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students in Sheridan County. Artwork provided by students will be judged by a committee and the overall winner’s design will be used on the card sent out in December. In addition to… Continue Reading

School districts keep eye on recalibration committee meeting

SHERIDAN — The Select Committee on School Finance Recalibration will meet in Casper on Monday and Tuesday to hammer out a preliminary plan to fund the state’s public schools for the next five years. Amid declining state revenues and expected budget-tightening, school districts will be watching closely. The Wyoming Legislature is required to update the… Continue Reading

Local WHMAs close for the season

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds hunters and the general public that the Amsden Creek and Kerns Wildlife Habitat Management Areas close to human presence beginning today. The closures reduce stress on wildlife during a critical time of year as big game head to winter ranges and gather as much forage as… Continue Reading

BNF now selling Christmas tree permits

SHERIDAN — Bighorn National Forest Christmas tree permits are now available for those who want to hunt for their own holiday cheer. The cost for a permit is $8 for a tree up to 10-feet tall. Cutting a larger tree requires the purchase of additional permits. Permits are available at Bighorn National Forest offices in… Continue Reading

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