Category Archives: Local News

SCSD1 to make security improvements to buildings

BIG HORN — Sheridan County School District 1 officials will look to heighten security at several of their schools.  At the Tuesday SCSD1 board of trustees meeting, district business manager Jeremy Smith announced the district will begin its safety and security upgrades project.  The project will utilize a mix of major maintenance funding and safety/security grant… Continue Reading

YMCA chess club discusses statewide affiliation

YMCA chess club discusses statewide affiliation

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA’s chess league opens Wednesday for 2017. While the league has expanded in membership, changes to its affiliation could lead to statewide possibilities. YMCA Youth and Adult Sports Programmer Luke Gibson said one goal for 2017 is to join the Wyoming Chess website. While the YMCA currently hosts chess tournaments… Continue Reading

Sheridan City Council recognizes local heroes, talks tax collections

Sheridan City Council recognizes local heroes, talks tax collections

SHERIDAN — Among budget conversations and a review of the Wyoming Association of Municipalities Winter Conference, Sheridan City Council honored five heroes in recognition of lifesaving actions at its meeting Monday.  Local heroes Sheridan Police Department Chief Rich Adriaens presented Chad and Anna Riegler, Richard and Lesa Wallis and SPD Officer Dan Hilsabeck with plaques… Continue Reading

District consolidation could hurt small communities

District consolidation could hurt small communities

SHERIDAN — Combining school districts could be detrimental to communities, local officials say.  As the Wyoming Legislature looks to reduce the education budget shortfall, one proposal on the list of options is to reduce the number of school districts from 48 to 23, or one for each county. But many local administrators said consolidating school… Continue Reading

Library to host ‘Sketch Jam’

SHERIDAN — Cammry Lapka, a local freelance animation and comics artist, will lead a new program for young artists of all kinds in Sheridan called “Sketch Jam.”  The program will allow aspiring artists, from cartoonists to fine artists, to come together and create. The program will offer a supportive environment to allow meetings between artists… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to gather

BIG HORN — The January meeting for the Big Horn Woman’s Club will take place Friday at 1:30 p.m.  The program will focus on the recycling program in Sheridan.  The meeting is free and open to all women.  For additional information, contact Joyce Coates at 307-389-2804. The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse is located at… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host ‘Live from The Met’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliette” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 10:55 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… Continue Reading

Nordic club to host chili fest

BUFFALO — The Powder Pass Nordic Club will host a chili fest Saturday at 11 a.m. The event will take place at the Willow Park Nordic Area.  Join the group for chili, camaraderie, skiing and snowshoeing. For additional information on the event, contact powderpassnordic@gmail.com. Continue Reading

Reports — Jan. 17, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1300 block Avon Street, 1 p.m. • RMA assist, Park Side Court, 5:11 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • Medical, Highway 87, 4:05 a.m. • Trauma, Fifth Street and Main Street, 9 a.m. • Medical, Coffeen… Continue Reading

Sheridan City Council recognizes local heroes

Sheridan City Council recognizes local heroes

SHERIDAN – Among budget conversations and a review of the Wyoming Association of Municipalities Winter Conference, Sheridan City Council honored five heroes in recognition of life-saving actions at its meeting Monday. Local heroes Sheridan Police Department Chief Rich Adriaens presented Chad and Anna Riegler, Richard and Lesa Wallis and SPD Officer Dan Hilsabeck with plaques… Continue Reading

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 gderocher@sheridan.k12.wy.us 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

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