Category Archives: Local News

Bar J Wranglers to perform at WYO Feb. 13

SHERIDAN — The Bar J Wranglers will perform at the WYO Theater Feb. 13 and Feb. 14. The world-famous singing cowboys from Jackson are popular with fans of all ages. The Feb. 13 show will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the Feb. 14 show at 2 p.m. Tickets to attend are $25 for adults, $22… Continue Reading

Stars of Tomorrow finals to take place Feb. 12

SHERIDAN — The finals for the Stars of Tomorrow competition will take place Feb. 12 from 7-9 p.m at the WYO Theater. The youth talent competition sponsored by the Kiwanis Club is open to boys and girls in four divisions: kindergarten through second grades, third through fifth grades, junior high school students and high school… Continue Reading

Tween Club to meet at library Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will meet Tuesday. The group gathers each Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. to explore different topics. The topic for this week is free play. Others topics planned for February include photography and a movie. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The library is located… Continue Reading

Counties push for new funding formula to balance rich, poor

SHERIDAN — An economist-turned-legislator is attempting to play Robin Hood with the state’s local government money, stealing from the rich to give to the poor. Well, it’s not exactly stealing. And unlike in the folk tale, many of the would-be wealthy victims actually support the proposal. But the parallel is there. Rep. Mike Madden, R-Buffalo,… Continue Reading

Developer urges Ranchester to reduce fees for new construction

Developer urges Ranchester to reduce fees for new construction

RANCHESTER — While Ranchester Town Council members passed on first reading changes to some of the town’s fees for new developments, one developer had hoped for steeper cuts to the costs. Chris Bernard of Ace Builders recently asked the town council to remove wording in Ranchester’s codes that stipulates additional fees for developers who plan… Continue Reading

SMH prepares to release updated strategic plan

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital officials are preparing to release their plans for the future. Laura Lehan of PeAk Consulting said Wednesday that the hospital’s updated strategic plan will be out within the next four weeks, but hinted that the hospital will stress safety and patient care. Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty has emphasized that hospital… Continue Reading

Lawsuit alleges failed dam played role in June 3 flooding

SHERIDAN — A lawsuit filed late last year alleges some of the flooding in June 2015 could have been prevented and was caused by an illegally constructed pond dam that failed during storms. The suit, filed in 4th Judicial District Court, alleges that members of the Bessette Family Trust are liable for flooding that severely… Continue Reading

UW College of Law announced Dean’s List for fall

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming recently released the list of College of Law students on the Dean’s Honor Roll for the 2015 fall semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s Honor Roll, second- and third-year students must maintain at least a 3.4 GPA and first-year students a 3.25 or better. In addition, students must… Continue Reading

Fireman’s Ball takes on Roaring ‘20s theme

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Firefighters Local 276 will host a Fireman’s Ball Feb. 13 at the Wyoming Cattle & Creek Co. The event, which is open to the public, will feature a “Roaring ‘20s” theme. Area residents are encouraged to bring their sweethearts to the party and spend the evening dancing the night away to… Continue Reading

BHSU announces 2015 fall Dean’s List

SHERIDAN — The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2015 semester. A total of 687 students maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours. The following Sheridan County students earned a spot on the list. Students that achieved… Continue Reading

AARP to gather Feb. 12 at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The February meeting of the local AARP will focus on fraud and how to fight back against identity theft. The meeting will take place Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. Les Engelter, AARP Fraud Watch spokesman, will present this program including the latest updates and a list of available… Continue Reading

NWCCD announces nominations for WACCT awards

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District recently announced its nominees for this year’s Wyoming Association of Community College Trustee Leadership awards. The NWCCD, which includes Sheridan College, Sheridan College in Johnson County and Gillette College, will send six people who were nominated by their peers to this year’s WACCT Conference, which will be… Continue Reading

Chess club works to expand minds of youth

Chess club works to expand minds of youth

SHERIDAN — The room full of elementary children is quiet. It is a silence only broken by the sound of pieces clacking on the checkered board and the occasional compliment, “Good move.” In the days when video games and TV have held the minds of Americans captive, a YMCA program is working to expand the… Continue Reading

Cheney: BLM ‘devoted’ to eliminating all human use of land

Cheney: BLM ‘devoted’ to eliminating all human use of land

SHERIDAN — For Liz Cheney, who recently declared her candidacy for Wyoming’s only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, scaling back “overreaching” federal organizations, including the Bureau of Land Management, is imperative. Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is the 11th Republican to enter the race for the seat that will… Continue Reading

Administrator search not yet underway

SHERIDAN — Although city officials plan to move forward with the Sheridan city administrator position, they have not begun advertising. Sheridan Finance and Administrative Services Director Jim Harmon said when a petition failed to bring the position to Sheridan voters an ordinance passed in December took effect. As a result, city officials will move forward… Continue Reading

County Commission offers scholarships to 2016 high school grads

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners is offering three, $1,000 scholarships to high school graduates in Sheridan County for use at the University of Wyoming or one of the state’s seven community colleges. Applicants must submit a school transcript, letter of recommendation and personal and academic information. See online for details. Applications are… Continue Reading

UW lists local students on 2015 fall semester honor rolls

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming listed 50 students from Sheridan County on its 2015 fall semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls. The honor rolls consist of regularly enrolled undergraduates above freshman standing who earned a 3.4 or better GPA, and freshmen who have earned a 3.25 or better GPA. To be eligible,… Continue Reading

Science lecture at SC to explore dinosaurs in Tanzania

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery will host the next presentation in its science lecture series Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. Jean-Pierre Cavigelli will discuss, “Dinosaurs of Tanzania:  The Tale of the 2008 Ohio University Expedition to Tanzania to Collect Dinosaur Bones.” Cavigelli is the collections manager for the Tate Geological Museum at… Continue Reading

History presentation to focus on Dayton

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society and Helen Laumann will present February’s “Conversations in History” on Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. The topic of this month’s event is “The Early Days of Dayton.” The presentation will take place at the Sheridan Senior Center, located at 211 Smith St. For additional information, contact Jane Perkins… Continue Reading

SRD and SCTA conducting indoor tennis clinics

SHERIDAN — The new Sheridan County Tennis Association indoor facility will get its first dose of youth clinics this month as the Sheridan Recreation District puts on three indoor tennis clinics. Beginning Feb. 13, the SRD will host an hour-long clinic each Saturday of the month from 3-4 p.m. The clinics are open for beginning… Continue Reading

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