Category Archives: Local News

Bettman and Halpin to perform at WYO Theater

SHERIDAN — Bettman and Halpin will perform a combination of high-energy and upbeat bluegrass inspired compositions at the WYO Theater on Sunday at 4 p.m. The concert will consist of beautiful ballads with soaring vocals and heartfelt lyrics. Bettman and Halpin have become as known for their storytelling and playful banter as for their hooky… Continue Reading

Chamber to host candidate forum

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate forum on Oct. 11-12 from 7-8 p.m. at Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School. Candidates for U.S. Congress, Sheridan City Council, Sheridan mayor, Sheridan County Commission and the Wyoming Legislature will participate Oct. 11. Candidates for school boards will participate Oct. 12.… Continue Reading

Chamber Luncheon set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon will take place Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. The event will include a buffet lunch, followed by a brief business meeting and featured program. The lunch buffet costs $15 per person, and all are welcome to attend. No reservations… Continue Reading

Reports — Oct. 6, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Goose Valley Fire Department assist, 200 block East Ridge Road, 8:57 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1800 block Fort Road, 10:38 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1600 block North Heights Drive, 11:32 a.m. • RMA assist, 2200 block Papago Drive, 5:43 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • Unreported controlled… Continue Reading

Fall proves change is a good thing

Fall proves change is a good thing

During the past few weeks, we have been reminded that the season is changing with the mild weather and changing colors. Sometimes fall is a luxury in Wyoming as we often jump right into winter. Fall in Wyoming is my favorite time of year; outdoor opportunities are available to everyone. The cooler weather allows us… Continue Reading

Occidental jam celebrates 10 years

Occidental jam celebrates 10 years

BUFFALO — The famous Occidental Hotel Thursday night jam is celebrating 10 years of weekly musical community gatherings and an anniversary concert is planned for Oct.15 in Buffalo. The special More Than Music celebration concert will feature award winning artists Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum, local favorite Jalan Crossland, hit songwriters Brice Long and Kostas,… Continue Reading

Community partnerships to promote visual arts

SAGE continues to look for ways to partner with local artists, businesses, and nonprofit entities to support and enhance the visual arts in our community and surrounding region.  This month we have a fun and unique exhibit in our SAGE gallery that you’re sure to enjoy. The exhibit is curated by internationally known ceramics artist, … Continue Reading

Residents, company come to agreement on quarry permit

SHERIDAN — While quarry permits tend to be a hot button issue between residents and businesses, the sides compromised Tuesday at the Sheridan County Board of Commissioners meeting. The board approved the Beckton 2 Mine Quarry permit for the length of 10 years. The permit includes operating a 105.63-acre quarry, with total mining area of 46.1… Continue Reading

Dayton officials discuss utility mapping project

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council members continued a discussion at their meeting Monday about a utilities mapping project. According to superintendent of streets and maintenance Billy Miller, the purpose of the project is to map real-world coordinates of the utilities in Dayton. Civil engineer with DOWL Engineering Tad Rosenlund addressed the council with three options… Continue Reading

Chamber to host candidate forums

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host candidate forums Oct. 11-12 at the Sheridan High School auditorium. The forum on Oct. 11 will focus on U.S. congressional candidates, those seeking office in the Wyoming Legislature, Sheridan County Commission candidates and candidates for Sheridan City Council and mayor. The forum on Oct. 12… Continue Reading

County lifts fire ban

SHERIDAN — Upon the recommendation of the Sheridan County fire warden and the fire chiefs of the rural fire protection districts, the Sheridan County commissioners have rescinded the fire ban imposed on June 23, 2016. The lifting of the fire ban went into effect immediately Tuesday, allowing open burning in Sheridan County. County officials encouraged… Continue Reading

Archaeological society to gather Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan/Johnson County Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet Thursday at the Holiday Inn. Meetings typically take place in the Le Gourmet Room. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. with the speaker starting around 7 p.m. Those interested may join for dinner or just for the speaker. John Laughlin with the Wyoming… Continue Reading

‘More Than Music’ concert celebrates Buffalo jam

SHERIDAN — The Occidental Hotel in Buffalo will celebrate 10 years of weekly musical community gathering on Oct. 15 with an anniversary concert. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bomber Mountain Civic Center (formerly Clear Creek Elementary School). Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in Buffalo at… Continue Reading

Cemetery tours Oct. 8

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum will offer cemetery tours of the final resting places of the Sheridan’s famous, infamous and in-between at the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery on Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. or 2-3:30 p.m. The walking tour begins at the front gates of the cemetery. Bring a good pair of walking… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Homemakers host Achievement Day meeting

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Homemakers held the September Achievement Day meeting at a luncheon hosted by members of the Banner Women’s Club. Karylyn Petrie of Story and Gail Hemming of Banner were honored as the 2016 Homemakers of the Year. The two homemaker members were selected by club members. The 2017 incoming Sheridan County Officers… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host candidate forum

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a forum for candidates for Sheridan City Council and Sheridan mayor from 9:30-11 a.m. on Tuesday. All forums will begin with a 30-minute time to mingle. Refreshments will include coffee and pie. The time to mingle will be followed by an hour of questions for the candidates. For… Continue Reading

Reports—Oct. 5, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1400 block North Main Street, 11:14 a.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • Vehicle accident, Wild Cat Road, 1:27 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Tuesday • Admissions — Joleen M. Boos, Sheridan; Dillon Jaymes Boos, Sheridan •… Continue Reading

Soup is on

Over the last few weeks the soup pot at my house has had a workout. I made the first pot of chili of the season, then made a family favorite — potato soup, and finally I worked out the recipe below for tortilla soup. My recipe is a combination of three different recipes that I… Continue Reading

Council hopes to intervene in MDU proposed rate hike

Council hopes to intervene in MDU proposed rate hike

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan pays a large amount each year in utility bills. If a proposed rate hike from Montana-Dakota Utilities gets approved by the Public Service Commission, the city could spend even more alongside all MDU customers in the Sheridan area. Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson told the Sheridan City Council… Continue Reading

SCSD2 principals outline plans for higher test scores

SCSD2 principals outline plans for higher test scores

SHERIDAN — While some Sheridan County School District 2 schools fielded the top test scores in the state during the 2015-16 school year, the district’s secondary school principals are aiming for higher marks this year. Principals at Sheridan High School, Sheridan Junior High School and The Wright Place/ Ft. Mackenzie High School informed the school… Continue Reading

SEEDA tables SAGE’s funding request

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority voted down a Sheridan Artists’ Guild Et al request for funding — for the time being. At a special meeting held Monday, SEEDA elected to table a request from SAGE for funds that would have gone toward construction of the nonprofit’s building in downtown Sheridan. The… Continue Reading

Wreaths across America available for purchase

SHERIDAN — Cadets from Sheridan are selling wreaths to place on veterans’ graves for Wreaths Across America. The goal is to cover Sheridan, Story and Big Horn with 1,619 wreaths. Wreaths across America is a program that remembers the fallen, honors those that serve and their families and teach children the value of freedom. The… Continue Reading

UW College of Education gives grants to local educators

SHERIDAN — Seven University of Wyoming College of Education graduates are the recipients of the Lola B. Newcomb Beginning Teacher Support Grant. Recipients of the 2016 Newcomb Grant recipients are Jennifer Bennett, Bryce Mittelstadt, Ashley Radosevich, Laura Timm, Claire Wetzel and Rachel Howerton and Haley King. Howerton teaches elementary school art in Sheridan County School… Continue Reading

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