Category Archives: Local News

Book signing for ‘Self-Acceptance: The Key to Recovery from Mental Illness’ Sat.

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan residents have collaborated with Central Recovery Press to publish a book to help those with mental illness develop self-acceptance as a foundation for recovery. Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery will host a book signing for “Self-Acceptance: The Key to Recovery from Mental Illness” from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Building on the knowledge… Continue Reading

Council OKs funding for phase two of WYO renovation

Council OKs funding for phase two of WYO renovation

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council on Monday lent its support to local arts by authorizing submission of a $2 million Wyoming Business Council Downtown Development grant on behalf of Sheridan College and the WYO Theater. The money will help fund phase 2 of the WYO Performing Arts and Education Center via renovation of the… Continue Reading

Senior Center names 2016 Keystone honorees

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center announce the selection of the 2016 Keystone honorees. These three individuals will be recognized for their work in shaping the culture of our community through their work and volunteerism at the sixth annual Keystone Awards event. The three 2016 Keystone honorees are Jack Pelissier, Judy Taylor and Esther McKenzie.… Continue Reading

Mischke, Demarais wed in Bozeman in August

Mischke, Demarais wed in Bozeman in August

SHERIDAN — Katie Lynn Mischke of Sheridan and Chance Michael Demarais of Malta, Montana, wed Aug. 15, 2015, at Le Petit Chateau in Bozeman, Montana. Mischke graduated from Carroll College in Helena, Montana, in 2014 and will attend the physician assistant program at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana, in 2016. She is currently employed… Continue Reading

Explore art in Tongue River valley Saturday

DAYTON — Have you been searching for a way to see the artistic talent of the Tongue River valley? Here’s your chance. On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., tour artists’ local studios. Tour maps will be available at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton and the Beauty Bar. A lunch and… Continue Reading

Clearmont, SHS to host ‘We the People’ rehearsal

SHERIDAN — On Thursday, Arvada-Clearmont High School and Sheridan High School will host a joint “We the People” dress rehearsal. The event will be held at the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library from 5-8 p.m. Stop by for just a few minutes or stay and watch each group of students as… Continue Reading

SMH organizing Christmas card design contest

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital is seeking a design for its 2015 Christmas card. Entries will be accepted from third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students in Sheridan County. Artwork provided by students will be judged by a committee and the overall winner’s design will be used on the card sent out in December. In addition to… Continue Reading

School districts keep eye on recalibration committee meeting

SHERIDAN — The Select Committee on School Finance Recalibration will meet in Casper on Monday and Tuesday to hammer out a preliminary plan to fund the state’s public schools for the next five years. Amid declining state revenues and expected budget-tightening, school districts will be watching closely. The Wyoming Legislature is required to update the… Continue Reading

Local WHMAs close for the season

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds hunters and the general public that the Amsden Creek and Kerns Wildlife Habitat Management Areas close to human presence beginning today. The closures reduce stress on wildlife during a critical time of year as big game head to winter ranges and gather as much forage as… Continue Reading

BNF now selling Christmas tree permits

SHERIDAN — Bighorn National Forest Christmas tree permits are now available for those who want to hunt for their own holiday cheer. The cost for a permit is $8 for a tree up to 10-feet tall. Cutting a larger tree requires the purchase of additional permits. Permits are available at Bighorn National Forest offices in… Continue Reading

Fly Sheridan launch party set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan and Johnson counties Critical Air Service Team has invited area residents to an official launch party for the new Denver Air Connection service between Sheridan and Denver. The celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan County Airport. The group will meet the first incoming… Continue Reading

Live from The Met to feature Berg’s ‘Lulu’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host Alban Berg’s “Lulu” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. As part of its efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public, The Metropolitan Opera in New York launched the series of opera performances transmitted live… Continue Reading

Senior Center seeks to aid grandparents raising grandchildren

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is seeking ways to support grandparents who are raising their grandchildren or great-grandchildren. Staff members at the center are inviting grandparents raising their grandkids to a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The goal of the program is to find ways to support those families. Dinner will be provided as… Continue Reading

Tongue River football finishes season in second place

LARAMIE —Tongue River High School’s historic football season came to a disappointing end Saturday as the team fell to the Upton-Sundance Patriots 33-14 in the 1A 11-man state championship game at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie. While a loss in the state championship game wasn’t the outcome head coach John Scott was hoping for, he… Continue Reading

Red Grade Trails growing in popularity

Red Grade Trails growing in popularity

SHERIDAN — It’s a perfect Saturday in early November, sunny with highs in the upper 40s and the slightest hint of a breeze. The foliage is long gone from the foothills off Red Grade Road, the reds and yellows replaced by drab patches of snow and mud. Sheridan resident Mike O’Connor and his faithful pooch… Continue Reading

SCSD2 efforts to boost graduation trickle down to pre-K

SHERIDAN— Sheridan County School District 2 is pushing ahead on its multi-pronged approach to boost graduation rates. Next Level, the district’s plan, has a few new items in store for the 2015-2016 school year. Scott Stults, director of elementary education for the district, is working in conjunction with Sheridan College to hire an early childhood… Continue Reading

Agendas — Nov. 14, 2015

Ranchester Town Council 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Ranchester Town Hall 145 Coffeen St., Ranchester • Pledge of Allegiance • Call to order and roll call • Approve and sign minutes • Approval of agenda • Old business 1. Computer upgrade • Mayor’s report • Report on projects • New business 1. One Third Subdivision pre-plat •… Continue Reading

Bells are Ringing bazaar to be held Nov. 21

SHERIDAN — From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 21, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will host a “Bells Are Ringing” bazaar. The event will feature antiques, collectibles, holiday booths, handiworks, country kitchen, treats, jewelry, ornaments and other items for sale. There will also be a silent auction. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to… Continue Reading

Pipberry Market to be open Friday, Saturday

SHERIDAN — The annual Pipberry Market will take place Friday from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the old one-room schoolhouse on Coffeen Avenue. The holiday market will include crafts, upcycled furniture, baked goods and candies, holiday decorations, children’s gifts and more. For additional information call Jennifer Tikka at 751-6506.… Continue Reading

Sheridan College to present ‘Boeing Boeing’ Nov. 19-21

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Theater Department will present “Boeing-Boeing” inside the Mars Theater, located downtown at the historic WYO Theater, Nov. 19-21. The play, written by Marc Camoletti and translated from French by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans and winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Play Revival, will have showings at 7:30… Continue Reading

Shortened week works for some, not others

SHERIDAN — A recent study suggests that a four-day school week may be beneficial to student test scores. While smaller school districts sometimes use a shortened week to save money, Roy Garber said that was not the motivation behind Sheridan County School District 1’s switch back in 1982. Garber, who now sits on the Whitney… Continue Reading

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