Category Archives: Local News

Carriage House to host ‘Small Stage’ show Dec. 16

SHERIDAN — The Carriage House Theater will play host to the next round of the Small Stage Concert Series on Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The event will feature local guitarists and vocalists Ann and Andy Lowe.  Tickets to the event are $15 apiece and available through the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084… Continue Reading

SCLT secures conservation easement for Gateway park

SCLT secures conservation easement for Gateway park

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust and its project partners announced Friday morning the finalization of a conservation easement that will protect more than 31 acres along Goose Creek in Sheridan for a public park and open space.  The project represents the culmination of a multi-year effort to secure the property located near North… Continue Reading

Commissioners ask legislators for crisis facility

Commissioners ask legislators for crisis facility

SHERIDAN — County Commissioner Terry Cram brought the issue of Sheridan’s and Buffalo’s need for a crisis facility before legislators Thursday. Cram said that though not many crisis beds are needed, right now when someone is a danger to themselves or others and needs crisis care, that person is sent to Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Hospital… Continue Reading

SCSD2 pitches teacher, principal college

SHERIDAN — While most school districts across the state are fighting for state funding, administrators at local districts said they plan to take steps toward finding solutions.  At Wednesday’s Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Forum, administrators from Sheridan County School District 2 and Sheridan County School District 3 said that they want to be… Continue Reading

Work continues on North Sheridan Interchange as weather allows

SHERIDAN — Construction of the new North Sheridan Interchange on Interstate 90 will continue through the winter months as part of the $46.4 million North Interchange Project.   The project entails replacing the existing interchange with a new diamond interchange about a mile north of its existing location. The work will also include realigning Decker… Continue Reading

UW holds listening session in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County residents met face-to-face with officials from the state’s only university Thursday at the University of Wyoming’s Watt Agricultural Building on the Sheridan College campus.  In the town hall setting, community members expressed concerns and asked questions regarding UW’s future.  Many of the members in the audience were business owners, parents of… Continue Reading

New Faces — Dec. 9, 2016

David James Nowak David James Nowak was born Dec. 6, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces. He was welcomed by parents Sara and James Nowak of Sheridan. His sibling is sister Ava. His grandparents are Glenn and Janet Nowak of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and Palmer and Lynette Proffitt of… Continue Reading

Wyoming Community Foundation encouraging grant applications

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Community Foundation is encouraging nonprofits across the state to submit grant applications for funding by Dec. 15. The Wyoming Community Foundation is a nonprofit, grantmaking organization that, in 2016, will have granted nearly $6 million to Wyoming nonprofits. WYCF works with Wyoming citizens to support the causes they care most about.… Continue Reading

Chamber to host luncheon Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly luncheon Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn. The event features a buffet lunch, followed by a brief business meeting and featured program.  The event is open to the public. The cost for lunch is $15 per person.  For additional information, call… Continue Reading

Christmas concerts planned for Dec. 13-16

SHERIDAN — ‘Tis the season for children’s holiday performances. Here is a list of upcoming concerts planned at local schools. Dec. 13 • Woodland Park Elementary, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. • Meadowlark Elementary, 6 p.m. at the Sheridan Junior High School auditorium • Tongue River High School band, 6 p.m.  • Tongue River Middle… Continue Reading

DSA organizes Men’s Night Out

SHERIDAN — The Historic District Promotions Committee will host Men’s Night Out on Dec. 15 from 5-8 p.m. at participating businesses in downtown Sheridan.  Men are encouraged to shop on Men’s Night between 5-8 p.m. for a chance to win a Ruger 10/22 Carbine 50th anniversary Takedown with Laminate Wood Stock Suppressor Ready, which is… Continue Reading

Reports — Dec. 9, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 200 block East Burkitt Street, 1:16 p.m. • RMA assist, 900 block South Main Street, 4:02 p.m. • Activated smoke detector, 100 block Herbert Street, 7:23 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday • Medical, Big Horn Avenue,… Continue Reading

Mental health agency seeks continued funding

Mental health agency seeks continued funding

SHERIDAN — Representatives from the Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center presented to local legislatures about funding during a forum held in preparation for the Legislature’s general session set to begin Jan. 10. Budget concerns continue for the nonprofit organization, specifically regarding funding for Title 25, which provides involuntary treatment for those in mental health crises.… Continue Reading

BLM approves additional trails on Red Grade

BLM approves additional trails on Red Grade

SHERIDAN — After more than 26 months of environmental analysis, community input, two formal public comment periods and resubmittal of the proposal to reduce trail miles and eliminate the “expert” downhill bike trail, the Bureau of Land Management granted permission for the Sheridan Community Land Trust to move forward with construction of 3.84 miles of non-motorized trail… Continue Reading

Sheriff no longer enforcing Dayton ordinances

DAYTON — Dayton’s agreement with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office will terminate Dec. 31. SCSO will no longer enforce town ordinances, only Wyoming state statutes and city ordinances that are tied to state statutes. Dayton Town Council members discussed options for how to proceed, in light of this, at its meeting Tuesday. Mayor Norm Anderson… Continue Reading

STT establishing Sheridan as a destination

STT establishing Sheridan as a destination

SHERIDAN — The Go Ahead bus tour will bring tourists to Sheridan for a two-night stay starting in 2017. Sheridan will be the stop between national parks, Sheridan Travel and Tourism Executive Director Shawn Parker said during the Legislative Forum Wednesday. The bus tour is one of many opportunities Parker said STT is trying to… Continue Reading

SCSD1, NWCCD discuss budget cuts with legislators

SHERIDAN — Legislators will face a challenging legislative session in January, and that puts local schools in a pinch.  Several school district leaders pleaded their cases to local legislators Wednesday at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Forums, mostly addressing alternatives to proposed cuts and funding models.  Joint Education Committee member Rep. Mark Kinner,… Continue Reading

Locals to compete at Lincoln Center this weekend

SHERIDAN — The 2016 New Song Music and Songwriting Competition will take place Saturday at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.  This year one of the 12 finalists competing is J Shogren Shanghied, of Laramie. The international competition is in its 15th year and is one of North America’s premier… Continue Reading

Sweeney to speak at e2e program

SHERIDAN — In less than three years Sheridan native Mike Sweeney launched Summit Energy Services and Liquid Logistics, grew the companies to over 175 employees with almost $40 million in annual revenue, and then sold both businesses to Waste Management, Inc. Sweeney will speak at the next e2e Wyoming in Sheridan on Dec. 13. The… Continue Reading

Craft, sweet holiday bazaars continue Saturday

SHERIDAN — The holiday season means the appearance of a number of craft and cookie bazaars and this weekend is no exception. Here’s a list of local bazaars planned for Saturday. • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Gingerbread cookie and candy sale, treats will be sold for $6 per pound, First United Methodist Church,… Continue Reading

Reports — Dec. 8, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 10:14 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 300 block West Alger Street, 10:41 a.m. • RMA assist, 50 block West 13th Street, 11:06 p.m. • RMA assist, 400 block North Brooks Street, 11:54 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • No calls reported.… Continue Reading

Ice climbing: Skills, dangers, how to start

Ice climbing: Skills, dangers, how to start

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s proximity to the Bighorn Mountains lends itself to winter sports like snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, but lesser-known sports also have a home in the area. While the Bighorns admittedly aren’t the best location for ice climbing, there are a few spots climbers can go for a day trip. And with Sheridan… Continue Reading

Western space created by dreamers

Western space created by dreamers

Last month, a few of us at Sheridan Community Land Trust received scholarships to attend the annual Land Trust Rally in Minneapolis. We came back with the overwhelming feeling that nationwide, communities that invest in their values are holistically healthier communities. The most inspiring speakers at the rally told stories of change: how their land… Continue Reading

No hoop skirts or swords, please

No hoop skirts or swords, please

SHERIDAN — When German composer George Frideric Handel premiered “Messiah” in 1742 in Dublin, Ireland, a polite plea went out to those planning to attend: men, please remove your swords, and ladies please leave your hoop skirts at home. Eliminating these bulky accessories enabled the largest crowd possible to enjoy what has become one of… Continue Reading

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