Category Archives: Local News

Chamber board president discusses changes, future

Chamber board president discusses changes, future

SHERIDAN — Adam Bunker continues to make headway in Sheridan. Earlier this month the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce announced Bunker as its new board president, taking over for Richard Garber. Bunker, who has served on the board since 2014, recently took time to explain what changes are coming to the Chamber, its new focus… Continue Reading

Students, staff head to All-State

Students, staff head to All-State

SHERIDAN — More than 450 of Wyoming’s best high school music students will meet in Cody Jan. 15-17 for the 2017 Wyoming All-State Band, Orchestra, and Choir Clinic.  Cody High School will host all of the clinic rehearsals. The All-State Gala Concert will be presented Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Sweitzer Gymnasium. Admission… Continue Reading

Training grounds: 3 down, 18 to go

At about 6:15 a.m. today (Monday), I finished my third workout with Caryn Moxey from PURENERGY Fitness in Sheridan.  My muscles are tired and sore, but in a good way. I’ve already had a few embarrassing moments. I already feel better. First let’s talk embarrassment. Caryn and I have been meeting at about 5:30 a.m.… Continue Reading

SFR asking residents to adopt a hydrant

SFR asking residents to adopt a hydrant

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue staff have asked area residents to consider adopting a neighborhood fire hydrant.  With the heavy snows this winter, Sheridan area fire hydrants need your help. There are more than 1,000 fire hydrants in the city of Sheridan, and many more throughout the county, standing ready to deliver water in the event… Continue Reading

NWCCD nominates people 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 consists of 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… Continue Reading

Pageant organizers seek Mrs. Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Sheree Cooke, executive state director for the Mrs. Wyoming Pageant, is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Sheridan.  Once selected, the woman will advance to represent her community in the 2017 Mrs. Wyoming Pageant to be held on May 6 in Cheyenne. Local titleholders will compete to win a prize package valued… Continue Reading

WYO Rodeo Royalty organizing fundraiser

SHERIDAN — The 2017 Sheridan WYO Rodeo royalty would like to invite the public to attend their annual Coronation Fundraiser. The fundraiser will be held Friday at the Best Western Sheridan Center.   Tickets cost $20 apiece and can be purchased from any of the 2017 WYO Rodeo Royalty, at High Mountain Mercantile or at the… Continue Reading

Big Horn High School Key Club to host blood drive

BIG HORN — The Big Horn High School Key Club will host a blood drive on Wednesday in the gym at Big Horn High School. The blood drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Community members age 16 and older are encouraged to participate.  Contact Grant DeRocher at to sign up… Continue Reading

Reports — Jan. 16, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1300 block Avoca Place, 2:07 p.m. • Medical, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 2:14 p.m. Saturday • RMA assist, 800 block Avoca Avenue, 11:33 a.m. • Structure fire, 1400 block Laclede Street, 3:35 p.m. Sunday • No calls reported.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Friday • No… Continue Reading

One-cent, lodging tax laws receive facelifts

CHEYENNE — A bill changing the law explaining the local optional sales and use taxes, heavily utilized by the city of Sheridan, passed through Wyoming’s House of Representatives and rests in the hands of the Senate for approval. The current optional sales and use tax law allows for cities to impose a 3 percent general… Continue Reading

Tributes in memory of John D. (Jack)McDermott

A good friend and an outstanding historian died this past New Year’s Eve. Jack McDermott of Rapid City, South Dakota, previously of Sheridan, left behind a huge body of work extending over more than half a century. We owe thanks to fellow historian, author and long-time friend, Jerome Greene, who wrote an accounting of McDermott’s life… Continue Reading

Embracing dignity

The United States Declaration of Independence is a well-known statement on human rights, brought to the forefront in its second sentence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of… Continue Reading

Agendas — Jan. 14, 2017

Bighorn Forest Roadless Collaborative Collaborative Meeting 1 p.m., Wednesday Johnson County Fire Hall 790 Volunteer Lane, Buffalo • Co-chairs welcome and lead round robin introductions of meeting attendees • Facilitator reviews agenda and other logistics for this meeting • Dan Coughlin presents Google Earth maps describing the collaborative’s recommendations • Facilitator leads a discussion of… Continue Reading

Vegetable gardens: design for success

Vegetable gardens: design for success

 A well-designed vegetable garden is a wonderful source of fresh produce for the chef, but it can also be a favorite garden destination, a place to retreat to and relax. If you plan it right, a kitchen garden can be the prettiest planting on your property. Start by choosing a site that meets the requirements… Continue Reading

Taking stock

January always seems such a good month to take stock of one’s surroundings and to formulate a plan for the upcoming months and year. No, I don’t make resolutions, but I do make plans. For the last few weeks, I have been going through a stack of old shelter magazines that I kept for a… Continue Reading

Moving in your 70s, 80s… and 90s

Moving in your 70s, 80s… and 90s

SHERIDAN — “It’s the greatest exercise program. You don’t feel tired when you’re through,” said Effie Rexroat. Effie and her husband, Richard, attend the Basic A.M. Moves (BAM!) class that meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Sheridan Senior Center. The Rexroats are unique: they are the only couple who are currently attending the… Continue Reading

Quinoa – ‘The mother grain’

“While no single food can supply all the essential life sustaining nutrients, quinoa comes as close as any other in the plant or animal kingdom” (White, 1955). While quinoa’s (pronounced keen-wah) health benefits were reported several decades ago (if not earlier), it wasn’t until more recently that these words, and the product, gained respect.  First,… Continue Reading

Bouley named this week’s Summit Award winner

Bouley named this week’s Summit Award winner

This week’s Summit Award winner is Rebecca “Becca” Bouley, daughter of Amy and Eric Bouley. Bouley is a senior at Sheridan High School with a 4.0 GPA, and is currently taking Advanced Placement biology and AP environmental science. In addition, Bouley has been a member of the Honor Society for both her junior and senior… Continue Reading

Civic Theatre Guild to present ‘Bakersfield Mist’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild will present the third show of its season beginning Jan. 20 at the Carriage House Theater. “Bakersfield Mist” is a comedy written by Stephen Sachs and directed by Gene Davis. The play was inspired by a true story that eventually was the subject of a documentary by 60… Continue Reading

Tween program to feature escape room

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 “escape room.” For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.   Continue Reading

You can hear the voice of God

God has chosen to live in the hearts of His people by His Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was given to us to be our companion, friend and teacher forever. One spirit with God 1Cor 6:17. We are spirit beings and our spirit is equipped with eyes, ears and the mind of Christ to contact… Continue Reading

Legislature to discuss sales tax for online sellers

Legislature to discuss sales tax for online sellers

SHERIDAN — A House bill going before the Wyoming Legislature could mean Wyoming residents will pay higher prices for online purchases. House Bill 0019, which deals with sales from remote online sellers with no physical presence in Wyoming, would require sales tax to be collected for those with either more than $100,000 of sales, or… Continue Reading

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