Category Archives: Local News

Burgess recognized as 2016 Public Citizen of the Year

Burgess recognized as 2016 Public Citizen of the Year

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers recognized Gwen Burgess as the organization’s 2016 Public Citizen of the Year on Nov. 14 at the Sheridan Senior Center. The award recognizes a public citizen who exemplifies the values of the social work profession through demonstrated outstanding work to the populations served. Burgess… Continue Reading

Downtown Sheridan recognized volunteers, visionaries in appreciation open house

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association hosted an “Appreciation Open House” to show its appreciation to volunteers, new business owners and other entrepreneurs during the DSA on Nov. 15. During the open house, new businesses, existing businesses with new owners and those renovating downtown structures were honored. The Downtown Sheridan Association also thanked its volunteers,… Continue Reading

Tongue River 5K Turkey run/walk set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River 5K Turkey run/walk will take place Thursday from 8-9:30 a.m. in Dayton. The event is for the whole family. Registration will open at 7:30 a.m. and the run/walk will start at 8 a.m. The cost to participate is two canned goods or non-perishable food items per person. For more information,… Continue Reading

Turkey Trot to take place in Kendrick Park

SHERIDAN — The annual Turkey Trot- Thanksgiving Day race will take place on Thursday from 10-11 a.m. in Kendrick Park. The event is in its 38th year and will include a variety of events, which will include a 2.8 mile run/walk and a one-mile kids “chase the turkey” race for children 12 years old and… Continue Reading

Reports — Nov. 21, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • No calls reported Saturday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1600 block Parkside Court, 7:25 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 800 block Broadway Street, 2:28 p.m. Sunday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1900 block West Loucks Street, 6:09 a.m. • Structure fire, 50 block Wagon Box Road, 6:35 a.m.   GOOSE VALLEY… Continue Reading

Put your hope in the kindom of God

We are a country divided. Last Wednesday, half of us felt a sense of relief, hope, even euphoria. The other half felt disappointment, shame, fear, and despair. Both halves — before and since the election–have tended to feel distrust, animosity, and condescension toward the other. How should Christians think and act in times like these?… Continue Reading

What was Thanksgiving like in your house?

What was Thanksgiving like in your house?

SHERIDAN — Growing up as ranch kid, Garry King’s Thanksgiving dinners saw eight children and the parents at the holiday table. “We lived in the middle of nowhere in central South Dakota on a ranch with no electricity and no indoor plumbing,” King said. “Life was different then. Mom would start cooking days ahead of… Continue Reading

Christmas Stroll to include fireworks

SHERIDAN — The annual Christmas Stroll will take place Nov. 25 from 4-8 p.m. on Main Street. The regionally acclaimed kickoff to the Christmas Season will feature shopping, a stroll button match search, giveaways, live entertainment, a lighting and decorating contest, refreshments, Santa Claus visits and fireworks. For more information, call Sheridan County Chamber of… Continue Reading

TRVJPB prepares to attend SLIB meeting in January

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board discussed who should attend the State Loan and Investment Board meeting on Jan. 19, at its meeting Thursday. The SLIB meeting will be held during legislative session in Cheyenne, and is scheduled for the week after the Wyoming Association of Municipalities convention. Dayton town clerk Linda… Continue Reading

SHS announces first-semester gold honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 officials recently released the list of students named to the Gold Honor Roll for the first-semester. The following students were named to the Gold Honor Roll. Freshmen — Michael Andersen, Elizabeth Arnold, Jacob Boint, Brock Bomar, Maya Bork, Leah Bouley, Brooklyn Bowie, Olivia Chase, Isabelle Cruz, Hannele Detmer,… Continue Reading

‘Here, There & Everywhere’ set for Friday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present Warren Miller’s “Here, There & Everywhere” on Nov. 25 at 8:15 p.m. The 67th installment brings the thrill of action snowsports to enthusiasts everywhere, as the world’s most accomplished skiers and snowboarders scour the globe for untracked powder and the pursuit of adventure. Narration by Olympic gold medalist… Continue Reading

Agendas — Nov. 19, 2016

Clearmont Town Council Regular Meeting 6 p.m. Monday Clearmont Town Hall • Call meeting to order • Pledge • Attendance • Visitors A. Tracey Jelly, Cloud Peak Accounting, FY2016 report • Approval of minutes Oct. 17 regular meeting • Report of treasure and approval of bills A. Oct. 2016 bills • Reports of Mayor, Council,… Continue Reading

Local drag racer wins major competition

Local drag racer wins major competition

SHERIDAN — Rob Goss follows a ritual every time he steps in the driver’s seat.  It starts with a brief prayer for himself, his loved ones and the opposing driver. He then blocks out the sweltering heat inside the car and devotes his attention entirely toward the “cut” — or hitting the gas peddle at… Continue Reading

First impressions

What does the entry way into your home say about you? A cliche it may be, but first impressions do count. A welcoming entry for friends and family is a delightful surprise at any time of the year. But around the holidays it takes just a little more thought to make it a special surprise.… Continue Reading

Proving a knowledge of all things beer

Proving a knowledge of all things beer

SHERIDAN — Many like to claim they know more about beer than anyone else, but few actually have the certification to prove it. Nick Munford, though, recently completed a certification indicating that he’s completed an official Beer Server Exam, the first step in becoming a cicerone. According to a cicerone certification program, the title designates… Continue Reading

Heavy snowfall causes adverse travel conditions

Heavy snowfall causes adverse travel conditions

SHERIDAN COUNTY – Sheridan County Sheriff’s Department, along with Sheridan Police and Wyoming Highway Patrol, tended to accidents and “numerous slide offs” Thursday due to consistent snowfall. City of Sheridan Operations Superintendent Mathers Heuck estimated about 14 inches had accumulated throughout Wednesday night and Thursday.  The National Weather Service out of Billings reported a standout… Continue Reading

NWCCD receives $1.5 million federal grant

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District received a substantial grant that will help alleviate the pain from the economic bust.  The United States Department of Labor awarded a grant of $4,998,585 to the Wyoming/Montana Partnership led by the NWCCD. The Educating Toward Economic Diversity Partnership in Wyoming and Montana is one of only… Continue Reading

Dayton Town Council discusses Community Plan, street lighting

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council members discussed the rough draft of the Dayton Community Plan at their meeting Wednesday. Councilor Joey Sheeley suggested some minor formatting corrections in order to maintain consistency in the document, while Councilor Laurie Walters-Clark requested assistance from Councilor Craig Reichert and Councilor Eric Lofgren with corrections in the fire and… Continue Reading

Holy Name student wins Peace Poster contest

SHERIDAN — The annual Lions International Peace Poster contest sponsored by the Sheridan Sundowners Lions Club was won by Layne Sweeney, a sixth-grade student at Holy Name Catholic School. Sweeney’s poster was chosen among more than 450,000 entries submitted worldwide. The contest was to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere. “When… Continue Reading

USDA applications available for conservation stewardship program

SHERIDAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will accept and process applications for enrollment in the Conservation Stewardship Program, the nation’s largest conservation program.  NRCS has made several updates to the program to help producers better evaluate their conservation options and the benefits to their operations and natural resources. New methods… Continue Reading

SHS announces first-semester blue honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 officials recently released the list of students named to the Blue Honor Roll for the first-semester. These students are enrolled in at least five classes and have earned a 3.0-3.9 GPA with no grades lower than a C. The following students were named to the Blue Honor Roll.… Continue Reading

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