Category Archives: Local News

An enterprise undertaken in the forest

An enterprise undertaken in the forest

In the summers of 1898 and 1900, Professor John George Jack, dendrologist and lecturer at the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University, worked as an agent for the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 1900, he traveled to the western United States to survey, collect and document plants in central Colorado and… Continue Reading

Reading to therapy dogs at Fulmer

Reading to therapy dogs at Fulmer

SHERIDAN — Dottie is a great listener. You can find the black poodle curled up at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library while calmly listening to the words of a young child reading a book out loud. It’s one of the poodle’s favorite things to do, according to owner Deborah Smith. “Every time we put on… Continue Reading

North of Crazy: A Memoir

Scanning the audience with a welcoming smile, she extends a thank you to all. With little hesitation she launches into reading the prologue, which grounds the listeners in imagining the pull that the place beautifully described in “North of Crazy: A Memoir” has on the speaker.  The closing line dates the writer at almost four… Continue Reading

Republicans hold onto local state House seats

Republicans hold onto local state House seats

SHERIDAN — The four candidates — three incumbents and one freshman — representing the Republican Party will hold on to the county’s seats in the Wyoming Legislature, despite Democratic challengers in every race. In House District 29, which includes most of the city of Sheridan, Rep. Mark Kinner, R-Sheridan, will hold on to the seat… Continue Reading

Reed, Walters-Clark earn spots on Dayton council

Reed, Walters-Clark earn spots on Dayton council

DAYTON — Clifford Reed and Laurie Walters-Clark earned seats on the Dayton Town Council Tuesday night.  Reed racked up 237 votes, and Walters-Clark squeaked by Dennis Wagner by one vote — 195 to 194 — for the second available seat on the council.  Walters-Clark said she spoke with Dayton Town Clerk Linda Lofgren, who told her that… Continue Reading

Ringley, Nickel to continue as county commissioners

SHERIDAN — Republican incumbents Mike Nickel and Tom Ringley will continue to serve as Sheridan County commissioners for the next four years. “I see the results as a vote of confidence for me, for the work that I’ve been doing and also for the work moving forward,” Nickel said. With the economic woes Wyoming has… Continue Reading

UW MBA students travel to Germany for international business experience

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming sent 15 students, including Sheridan County students, in the College of Business Master of Business Administration program to Pforzheim, Germany, as part a “Capstone Strategic Management” course. The students received global business experience by working with two of their fellow UW International MBA Program classmates and Pforzheim University’s MBA… Continue Reading

PBS to show ‘Highpointers’ on Nov. 15

SHERIDAN — “Highpointers,” a documentary chronicling the adventures of two teenage girls as they strive to summit Wyoming’s Gannett Peak in their quest to reach the highest geologic point in all 50 U.S. states will show Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. on Wyoming PBS. The film profiles two experienced climbers, Terri and Fallon Rowe of… Continue Reading

AARP Chapter 676 to meet at Heritage Towers for potluck

SHERIDAN — AARP Chapter 676 will meet in the Heritage Towers dining room on Friday at 5:30 p.m. for a potluck dinner. The program will include a presentation on “Building a Dementia Friendly Community – Dementia Friends” with presenters Heather Comstock and Kay Wallick. For more information, contact Helen Mitchell 672-5904. Heritage Towers is located… Continue Reading

Reports — Nov. 9, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Chimney fire, 1400 block North Main Street, 7:13 a.m. • Garbage can fire, 2200 block West Fifth Street, 8:55 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 600 block North Main Street, 12:41 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE • No reports available at press… Continue Reading

The downside of reusable bags

I see a lot of people who have made the change from paper or plastic to reusable grocery bags and I applaud the decision. There is however a small problem. According to the Journal of Marketing a recent study found that while consumers who bring their own bags to the grocery store tend to purchase… Continue Reading

Coupon tips: Readers question the fine print again

Using coupons should be simple and straightforward: Read the text on the coupon to see on which product or products the coupon is valid. Then, purchase that product … right? Not so fast. Whether due to an error on the manufacturer’s part or to a “creative” interpretation by a shopper, the wording on some manufacturer… Continue Reading

Senior Center opens Day Break facility

Senior Center opens Day Break facility

SHERIDAN — The opening of the Sheridan Senior Center’s new Day Break facility is the start to the next level of senior caregiving here in Sheridan, according to the nonprofit’s staff. The facility held its ribbon cutting ceremony and open house Monday afternoon, inviting patrons in for games, a buffet of food and company. The… Continue Reading

UW president discusses student recruitment with SCSD2

UW president discusses student recruitment with SCSD2

SHERIDAN — Fall tends to be the time of year that high school students begin filling out their college applications. Some will stay close to home, but others will make their way across the country to attend school. But if you ask teachers and staff at Sheridan County School District 2, not enough students are… Continue Reading

Council encourages citizens to place educated votes

SHERIDAN — With a short, routine meeting, the Sheridan City Council utilized the opportunity to encourage the packed room to head to the polls and vote. “I would just take this opportunity to remind people the importance of voting and voting well,” Council President Shelleen Smith said. “Contemplate your decisions. This year it’s very critical… Continue Reading

SCSD2 principals share academic plans

SHERIDAN — Though Sheridan County School District 2 traditionally has high-performing schools, there is always room for improvement.  At Monday night’s SCSD2 Board of Trustees meeting, principals from all six elementary schools shared their plans with the board on how they can improve academic success. Sagebrush Elementary School principal Brett Dahl said his goal for… Continue Reading

Kraft earns designation through Jewelers of America

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Jeweler Spencer Kraft, co-owner of Kraft’s Fine Jewlery, was awarded the Jewelers of America certified senior management professional designation — the second and highest level of the Jewelers of America Professional Management Certification program. “Being a Jewelers of America Certified Senior Management Professional is an important designation; it shows you can buy… Continue Reading

Kinskey, Laursen receive 2016 Guy Haggard award

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Sen. David Kinskey and Rep. Dan Laursen shared the 2016 Wyoming Weed & Pest Council Guy Haggard Award for outstanding support of the WWPC during the 2015 legislative session. The Guy Haggard Award was initiated by the Wyoming Weed & Pest Council in 2007 in honor of Guy Haggard, a longtime loyal… Continue Reading

Friends of the Library auction set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — The annual Friends of the Library auction will take place Saturday from 5:30-8 p.m. at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Tickets for the event are $50 per person. The cost includes food, drinks, music and the opportunity to bid on an array of items. Proceeds from the auction go to support local libraries.… Continue Reading

Holiday Express Bazaar set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The First United Methodist Church will host a Holiday Express Bazaar on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The bazaar will include local crafters selling their handmade products. The event is free and open to the public. The First United Church is located at 215 W. Works St.  Continue Reading

Reports — Nov. 8, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1400 block Dana Avenue, 11:15 a.m. • RMA assist, 50 block West 13th Street, 11:43 a.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • No reports available.   SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Monday • No admissions or dismissals reported.  … Continue Reading

WYNG changes mission, deactivates companies

WYNG changes mission, deactivates companies

SHERIDAN — Two companies of the 960th Brigade Support Battalion were deactivated Saturday, signifying an end of a mission. The Wyoming Army National Guard held a ceremony for both Alpha and Bravo companies, retiring each unit’s pennants. “This will just be a short ceremony,” said Lt. Col. Kent Porter, “but it’s important for the troops… Continue Reading

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