Category Archives: Local News

Antelope Butte Foundation makes first payment to USFS early

SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation made its first payment this week on the shuttered facilities at the former Antelope Butte Ski Area in the Bighorn Mountains. On Wednesday, ABF officials delivered the payment of $55,000, under conditions set forth in a purchase and sale agreement signed with the U.S. Forest Service in June 2015.… Continue Reading

Local foundation announces sale of land for aquatic center

Local foundation announces sale of land for aquatic center

SHERIDAN — Whitney Benefits announced Thursday morning the sale of the Whitney soccer fields adjacent to Whitney Commons as well as the west portion of the existing parking lot for $1.71 million. The Perkins Foundation has purchased the property for future community development, which includes plans for an indoor aquatic center. Sheridan County YMCA Executive… Continue Reading

Chamber luncheon features county, town updates

SHERIDAN — Trying economic times and decreased funding from the state have created several challenges for local towns, representatives told attendees at Wednesday’s Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Mayors from Clearmont, Dayton, Ranchester and Sheridan, as well as the chairman of the Sheridan County Commission, provided updates on their respective communities in what Chamber… Continue Reading

SAWS board discusses giving city control over county water

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board discussed spending approximately $88,000 on Wednesday to no longer be the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board. The current proposal is to cease county government control of water that is going to county customers and give all of the SAWS assets, liabilities and customers… Continue Reading

Student News Sept. 10, 2015

Barclay graduates from Minot State SHERIDAN — Brandon T. Barclay of Sheridan recently graduated from Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. In May, he received his Master of Science in information systems. He had graduated from the University of Utah with a psychology degree in 2009 and an esthetician degree from Bringham Young University… Continue Reading

Library to host event on genealogy

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will gather to discuss genealogy and historic research Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. Attend to learn tips, tricks and tools to uncover the past. Organizers encourage tween attendees to invite parents and other adults to come and bring photos to add to the library’s historic archive.… Continue Reading

WWDC to host open house in Sheridan Monday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Water Development Commission will host an open house in Sheridan Monday. From 3-8 p.m. in the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, officials from the WWDC will discuss topics related to water resources of northeastern Wyoming. For additional information, see, contact Joee Pring at 777-5803 or contact… Continue Reading

Library to host ‘Towards a Natural Forest’ Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Jim Furnish, author of “Towards a Natural Forest,” will give a presentation at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Inner Circle. Furnish, a former U.S. Forest Service employee, joined the agency in 1965. But nothing could have prepared him for the crisis that would soon rock… Continue Reading

Budget restraints force library to cut hours

SHERIDAN — The board that manages the local library system has decided to alter the hours of operation for the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library due to budget restraints. Beginning this week, the Fulmer Library will no longer be open on Sundays. With the recent library budget reductions for fiscal year 2015-16, the board trustees… Continue Reading

Dayton Town Council discusses utilities mapping

DAYTON — Finding buried water valves and hidden manhole covers could become easier in Dayton, but the solution comes with a hefty price tag. Council members watched a presentation Wednesday on how geographic information system mapping could work in Dayton. If the system were purchased, it could cost more than $10,000, a cost that made… Continue Reading

Close to 90 percent of Sheridan County schools receive passing grade from state accountability system

SHERIDAN — While 74 percent of the state’s elementary and secondary schools have earned passing grades in the 2014-2015 school year, that percentage in Sheridan County is closer to 90 percent. According to Wyoming’s accountability system, of Sheridan County’s 19 public schools, five exceeded expectations and seven met expectations. Another three schools partially met expectations… Continue Reading

City inching closer to hiring administrator

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan is one step closer to hiring a city administrator following City Council approval of a charter ordinance on first reading Tuesday evening. The ordinance allows for appointment of a city administrator with consent from the mayor and the majority of City Council. The administrator would be responsible for general… Continue Reading

Wyoming State Bar recommends Sheridan woman

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Bar announced last week that 45 people have been recommended for admission to practice law in Wyoming. One of those individuals included Bethany Anne Gross of Sheridan. Gross was recommended for admission after receiving a passing score on the Uniform Bar Exam and meeting all other requirements for admission. Continue Reading

Cent$ible Nutrition classes to begin Monday

SHERIDAN — Cent$ible Nutrition classes will begin Monday and run every Monday through Oct. 26. Two class times are available each week, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. The classes help participants learn how to save money, save time, learn menu planning and feed themselves and their families more nutritiously. Classes will be… Continue Reading

Livestrong program to begin Tuesday at YMCA

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA will offer another “Livestrong at the YMCA” class beginning Tuesday and running through Dec. 3. The class will be held weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The program was created when cancer patients shared that they needed a safe, supportive space to get into a… Continue Reading

Boots to Business training to be offered at Sheridan VA next week

SHERIDAN — The Small Business Administration has organized a “Boots to Business: Reboot” event to be held at the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System auditorium Sept. 15-16. The event is open to the public, but geared toward veterans. The “Boots to Business: Reboot” program is an extension of the Entrepreneurship Track of the Department… Continue Reading

Early morning crash near Sheridan results in death

Early morning crash near Sheridan results in death

SHERIDAN — A crash in the early morning hours of Monday near Sheridan resulted in the death of 25-year-old Derrick B. Coversup of Billings, Montana. The crash occurred at 3:30 a.m. on Wyoming State Highway 335 near mile post nine approximately 14 miles southwest of Sheridan. Coversup was the front-seat passenger of a 2008 Saturn Aura being… Continue Reading

Downtown bookstore to host two book signings Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery will host two books signings Saturday. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kari McLaughlin will sign copies of “Get Your Muster in a Cluster,” the latest in her series for children. McLaughlin is originally from Sheridan, but now works as an elementary school teacher in Gillette. From 1-3… Continue Reading

Annual Science Saturday kickoff set for Saturday

  SHERIDAN — The annual Science Saturday kickoff event will be held Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. The free event will feature a trip to the Sheridan College Dinosaur Quarry and be led by instructors Mike Flynn and Matt DeDeo. Transportation for the trip is not provided, but carpools will be organized that morning. Those… Continue Reading

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