Category Archives: Local News

Spring storm provides no long-term relief for local snowpack

SHERIDAN — A spring snowstorm that moved through the Sheridan area provided little relief for local water supplies. The storm that brought plenty of snow to the Bighorns near the end of March pushed snow water equivalent numbers to their highest levels in months. However, long-term effects were minimal as water supplies in the basin… Continue Reading

Rotary Club recognizes Students of the Month

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Rotary Club recently recognized its Students of the Month for March. The club recognized Sheridan High School senior Claire Turner, who is the daughter of Garth and Lori Jo Turner. She moved to Sheridan from Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, her sophomore year. She has served as a peer mentor to incoming freshmen… Continue Reading

SHS Festival Band to perform April 19

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Festival Band will perform in concert April 19 at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. The concert will feature music from the band’s participation in the Northeast Wyoming District band festival. The concert is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the SHS activities office at… Continue Reading

Banks, friends to entertain at Senior Center April 16

SHERIDAN — Alex Banks and his musical friends will perform at the Sheridan Senior Center on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. Banks will deliver the standards of the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s to attendees. He will be accompanied by Kristi Bilyeu. The performance is free and open to the public of all ages. The Sheridan… Continue Reading

WWA, WYO Theater to host Banff film festival

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association and the WYO Theater will host the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour on April 19 at 6:30 p.m. Hot on the heels of the largest mountain festival in the world, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road, with stops in more than 200 communities and… Continue Reading

Plan released for attracting new business to northeast Wyoming

Plan released for attracting new business to northeast Wyoming

SHERIDAN — Business representatives from Sheridan, Johnson and Campbell counties have a plan to inject new life into the region’s faltering economy. The Northeast Wyoming Growth Alliance will have an office in Buffalo but will rely on a network of individuals and companies in Sheridan, Gillette and the neighboring areas to promote existing companies and… Continue Reading

Wyoming ‘feels the Bern’

Wyoming ‘feels the Bern’

CHEYENNE (AP) — Wyoming Democrats handed presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders another victory Saturday over front-runner Hillary Clinton, but the small delegate prize was split evenly between them. Officials say the caucuses in 23 counties resulted in seven delegates each after Sanders won 56 percent of the votes cast and Clinton collected 44 percent. The win… Continue Reading

Open houses next step in bringing pipeline to valley

SHERIDAN — Officials with the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board hope that upcoming open houses will further the progress of bringing natural gas to the Tongue River Valley. The open houses will take place on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton and Thursday at the Ranchester Tongue… Continue Reading

Father, daughter dance set for Friday

DAYTON — The Booties and Beauties Daddy/Daughter Dance is scheduled for Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Tongue River Valley Community Center. The dance will include music, dancing, food, fun and games for dads and their daughters. The cost to attend is $5 per couple or $8 for a family in advance. The cost at… Continue Reading

Free architecture tours to be given Saturday

SHERIDAN — AIA Wyoming, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects, will host architectural tours throughout the state Saturday. Locally, tours will be given by Dale Buckingham Architects beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Whitney Rink at the M&M’s Center, followed by a tour of the Mars Theater at the WYO Theater by… Continue Reading

DA Davidson to host retirement program

SHERIDAN — D.A. Davidson & Co. will present a program on retirement preparation and strategies to maximize Social Security benefits on April 19 at The Powder Horn Clubhouse. The event is free, but organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by April 15 by calling 674-6288. The event will begin with cocktails and hors… Continue Reading

Frontier Regulars to demonstrate, recruit Saturday

STORY — The Frontier Regulars, a living history organization, will conduct a public introduction, training and new recruitment program Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site. Persons interested in learning more about the organization, which participates in Indian and Civil War demonstrations, are encouraged to attend. During the… Continue Reading

Molvar to give lecture Friday

BIG HORN — Erik Molvar will present a lecture on “Wyoming’s Red Desert: A century of conservation history” on Friday at 6 p.m. at the Barn in Big Horn. The Bighorn Audubon Society and the Wyoming Humanities Council will sponsor the lecture. A potluck supper will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture at… Continue Reading

Spence named 2016 Coca-Cola New Century Scholar for Wyoming

SHERIDAN — Northern Wyoming Community College District is extraordinarily pleased to announce that Gillette College student Gaylene Spence has been named the 2016 Coca-Cola New Century Scholar for the state of Wyoming. New Century Scholars are the highest scoring students in each state, plus one student from Canada and one additional student chosen from among… Continue Reading

Clements to retire after more than 33 years with WHP

SHERIDAN — District 4 Commander Capt. Carl Clements retired Friday after more than 33 years with the Wyoming Highway Patrol and 36 years in law enforcement. Clements began his career as a summer compliance officer with the U.S. Forest Service while in college, then as a police officer for the city of Alliance, Nebraska, in… Continue Reading

SMH strategic plan includes heightened focus on quality

SHERIDAN — Other than a few slight adjustments, Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s strategic plan for the next few years will look similar to what they’ve done in the past. Laura Lehan, chief strategy officer at SMH said the next four-year strategic plan will include many of the same core principles already in place. “The health care… Continue Reading

Agendas — April 9, 2016

Sheridan County School District 3 Work session 5 p.m. Wednesday Clearmont Elementary multi-purpose room • Transportation — New bus walk around • Review SFC projects — bus barn, coal to gas • Review new board policies • District housing requests A. Wright — Yellow administrative house B. Ellingrod — request to move into the administrative… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Museum organizing Tidbit Saturday

SHERIDAN — The next round of Tidbit Saturday activities is set for April 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sheridan County Museum. The workshop will focus on soils and will include a story and hands-on activity geared toward children ages 4-10, but older children are welcome. There is no cost to attend, but… Continue Reading

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