Category Archives: Local News

Big Horn Mountain Polka Club to gather Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will hold a dance Sunday at the Elks Lodge from 1-5 p.m. Music will be played by The Drifters. The event will also include the election of new officers. All members of the public are invited to this event. For more information, call Jean Arzy at 672-3623.… Continue Reading

Holy Name thrift store organizing Christmas extravaganza sale

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic Church’s thrift shop is organizing a Christmas extravaganza sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check out all of the Christmas merchandise, gifts and collectibles that will be available. For additional information, contact Holy Name Church at 672-2848. The event will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall,… Continue Reading

SPD accepting applications for Citizen’s Police Academy

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Citizen’s Police Academy. The classes will be held each Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. between Feb. 16 and April 12. There is no fee to participate, but space is limited. Dinner will be included with each class. Training will be in a relaxed… Continue Reading

SC agriculture students earn regional honors

SC agriculture students earn regional honors

SHERIDAN — Four Sheridan College Range Land Management students participated in the Wyoming Section Society for Range Management meeting in Laramie last week. Students competed in three competitions: Extemporaneous Speech; Range Plant Identification, and Undergraduate Range Management Exam. Lacy Nelson, a second-year range management student from Ten Sleep edged out students from the University of… Continue Reading

Black Tooth owner to speak at e2e presentation

Black Tooth owner to speak at e2e presentation

SHERIDAN — There is something brewing on the corner of Alger and Broadway streets. Over the last few years, Black Tooth Brewing Company has become one of the leaders in the craft brewing industry around the state of Wyoming. The company has expanded its products, distribution and the brewery itself. But the key to its… Continue Reading

Soupfest to focus on archaeology in the Bighorn Mountains

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA’s Soupfest will take place Friday from 12:15-2 p.m. Archaeologist Bill Matthews will present this month’s program. During the field season of 2012 and 2014, Matthews and a crew of volunteers surveyed the Edelman Creek and East Big Goose drainages of the Cloud Peak Wilderness. A total of 1,625 acres… Continue Reading

SC gear swap set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Outdoor Adventure Club will host a gear swap Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The equipment swap has two benefits: It allows individuals to clean out their garages and closets and allows people to shop for used equipment. Admission to the gear swap is free. To sell used equipment,… Continue Reading

BHME to host annual pie auction

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles annual pie auction fundraiser will take place Friday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy a dinner of homemade chili and cornbread beginning at 5:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., the pie auction will take place. The cost of the dinner is $6 per person. Kids age 5 and younger will eat… Continue Reading

Municipal Court — Nov. 10, 2015

Violators under 18 and sentences under $100 and five days in jail are not reported. (Year in parentheses is defendant’s birth year.) Oct. 5 • Nathaniel D. Ruhoff (1995), Sheridan, minor in possession/consumption of alcohol (third), $250 • Ronald Charles Winters (1948), Sheridan, vicious animal, $320 • Timothy L. Raulerson (1983), Albuquerque, New Mexico, disorderly conduct public intoxication,… Continue Reading

When will the refunds come?

When will the refunds come?

SHERIDAN — Frustration. That’s the word that keeps cropping up amongst the hundreds of individuals who have yet to receive refunds from the canceled Rock’n the Railroad concerts planned for Aug. 6-8 in Sheridan. Trails End Concert Park Manager Rob Green preaches a different word: patience. He assures customers the money is coming, and hopefully by… Continue Reading

Students serve as ambassadors for college

SHERIDAN — Since 2011, Sheridan College has been using a cadre of students to serve as ambassadors to the school’s donors. The group, called Student Partners, was on the scene Friday at the president’s eighth annual donor recognition luncheon. “They’re wonderful human beings,” said Val Burgess, who sits on the Sheridan College Foundation Board of… Continue Reading

With snow on the way, crews ready for cleanup, removal

SHERIDAN — The extended weather forecasts might look good, but November in Wyoming means the snow is coming, and likely soon. When inclement weather does hit, the city of Sheridan’s Streets Department will be ready. Armed with years of experience and an extensive plan, the city strives to keep streets safe and drivable all winter… Continue Reading

Local group donates to eye disease research

SHERIDAN — The Social Order of the Beaucant Sheridan Assembly #131 donated $1,200 recently. The donation was made to the organization’s Supreme President Lynda Derby on Nov. 2 and will support the Knight’s Templar Eye Foundation. The foundation helps with eye disease research at a national level. Continue Reading

Brown bag, after-hour lectures to focus on grief

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on depression, anxiety and growth for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The presentations set for Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on grief and dealing with the loss of someone or something. The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. There will… Continue Reading

Blood drive scheduled for Clearmont Tuesday

SHERIDAN — A community blood drive will take place Tuesday from 1:30-5 p.m. at Clearmont Elementary School. Those planning to donate can see the United Blood Services website,, to schedule an appointment. Use the sponsor code “arvadaclearmont.” Donors can also call 1-800-365-4450 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome. Donors should bring a… Continue Reading

First United Methodist Church organizing holiday bazaar

SHERIDAN — First United Methodist Church will host its Holiday Express bazaar Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. The change of location is due to construction at First United Methodist Church. Items for sale will include gift baskets, decorations, baked goods, crafts and more. Rolls and coffee will be available… Continue Reading

VFW to host open house Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1560 will host an open house Wednesday in honor of Veterans Day. Complimentary food will be provided beginning at noon. The VFW will also have a large display of military memorabilia for viewing. All members, veterans and the public are invited to attend the open house. The… Continue Reading

The science behind cloud-seeding

The science behind cloud-seeding

SHERIDAN— As a year-long study gets underway to assess the feasibility of cloud-seeding in the Bighorn Mountains, we thought we’d dig in on the science behind what many think of as man-made clouds. What is cloud-seeding? Cloud-seeding is just what you might think: planting “seeds” that will help clouds grow in the atmosphere, producing more… Continue Reading

Cold outside? Get warm at the gym

Cold outside? Get warm at the gym

Locals seek out indoor recreation as the temperature drops SHERIDAN — The days are getting shorter; the nights are getting colder. It’s simply time to bid farewell to the warm summer days and brace for winter. Most will want to limit their time out in the cold. The weather makes it pretty easy to come… Continue Reading

DSA shows appreciation for volunteers

SHERIDAN — Downtown Sheridan Association board members, staff and community leaders showed their appreciation to volunteers, new business owners and other entrepreneurs during the DSA Appreciation Dinner Monday at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Margaret Sare received the “Outstanding Service Award” for her 10 years as an active board member for the DSA. Bonnie Gregory… Continue Reading

Agendas — Nov. 7, 2015

Sheridan County Commission staff meeting 9 a.m. Monday Second floor Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Consider permanently rescinding Resolution 15-08-016 partial fire restrictions in Sheridan County • Consider the statement of consideration for property deeded to Sheridan County School District 1 • Staff/elected reports • Adjourn… Continue Reading

Burgess to deliver ‘War Voices’ presentation Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Local resident Val Burgess will speak at the Sheridan Senior Center on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Burgess will present “War Voices.” Burgess delivers moving stories about veterans and has told many stories of World War II veterans and prisoners of war. The Senior Center’s “Wall of Honor” will also be on display beginning… Continue Reading

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