Category Archives: Local News

‘5 on 5’ basketball tournament planned for Friday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s first 5-on-5 basketball tournament will take place Oct. 28. Teams will play multiple half-games for seeding on Friday night. A single elimination tournament with consolation games will begin Saturday morning. Participants need to register in person at 1579 Thorne-Rider Park Drive or online at www.sheridanrecreation.com. The cost to participate is $150 per… Continue Reading

Dyeing to try

Most of us have drawers full of colorful napkins that we use often. Colored napkins add a hit of balance to a table and are always cheerful. But what about those occasions where a crisp white napkin is in order. If yours are like mine, over time, stains and vague outlines start to appear and… Continue Reading

Antelope Butte ski, gear swap set for Oct. 29

SHERIDAN — The inaugural Sheridan Ski and Gear Swap will take place Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School. The event is an equipment extravaganza where local vendors and outdoor enthusiasts will sell new and used gear. Activities will include free recreation seminars. The gear swap is a… Continue Reading

Cofounder of Biometric Technologies to speak at e2e

SHERIDAN — On Thursday, e2e Wyoming will welcome Phil Homburger, founder and CEO of Synaptec Software, Inc. and cofounder of Biometric Technologies, Inc. Both companies are based in Denver, Colorado, but are focused on different industries and have followed different paths. The e2e Wyoming event will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan… Continue Reading

Halloween Bash set for Oct. 29

SHERIDAN — A Halloween dance and costume party will take place on Oct. 29 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. at Sheridan County Fairgrounds. The party is for students in grades 9-12. The event will include a costume contest, cash prizes, door prizes, snacks, food trucks and a DJ. The cost to enter is $10 to be paid… Continue Reading

Defining ‘senior’

I’m so confused. I’m not sure what defines who is a “senior” (outside of high school or college, that is). When you turn 50, you can join AARP. You most likely are still working (like I am) and not old enough to retire, but you can join. If you go to Albertson’s on Thursdays, you… Continue Reading

DEQ mitigates downtown orphan site

SHERIDAN — While the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality worked to clean up a groundwater contamination near Sheridan’s downtown, officials said the public had little cause for concern. DEQ officials said this week that the work that occurred near the corner of Main and Dow streets included the mitigation of the presence of a chemical… Continue Reading

Local artist makes music in North Korea

Local artist makes music in North Korea

SHERIDAN — Lane Terzieff scrolled through his phone while waiting for his flight out of Beijing’s airport, and a familiar headline popped up. It described North Korea test firing its new ballistic missiles and threatening to launch nuclear weapons at the United States. Headlines like this come as no surprise to American citizens. But while he… Continue Reading

Court briefs — Oct. 21, 2016

Man sentenced for aggravated assault SHERIDAN — Jesse McEachran was sentenced to prison Thursday for one of two counts he faced for aggravated assault and resisting arrest. Charges of interference with a peace officer were dismissed. According to court documents, McEachran attempted to cause bodily harm to Jesse McEachran Jr. and intentionally or knowingly caused… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host candidate forum

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a forum for candidates for state positions from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday. 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 more information, contact… Continue Reading

Business program to feature Phil Homburger

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Technology Business Center’s next e2e Wyoming entrepreneur program will be held on Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The event’s speaker will be Phil Homburger who is CEO of Synaptec Software, Inc. and co-founder of Biometric Technologies, Inc. in Denver, Colorado. The event is free and open to… Continue Reading

Brooks Hafey to perform at Whitney Center

SHERIDAN — Brooks Hafey will perform a piano recital at the Sheridan College Whitney Center for the Arts on Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Hafey has performed in a wide range of venues in the United States including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in New York City. Overseas performances include concerts in France, Italy and… Continue Reading

SRD donates $10,000 to Doubleday complex

SRD donates $10,000 to Doubleday complex

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District board of directors is very excited for the upcoming Doubleday Sports Complex. Even though the complex is a separate entity from the SRD, Doubleday will provide plenty of added field space in Sheridan to a number of organizations, including the recreation district. Because of that, the SRD board approved… Continue Reading

WAM Financial Report focuses on giving local government more control

SHERIDAN — In an effort to address Wyoming’s economic downturn and provide potential solutions for the long-term financial health of cities and towns, the Wyoming Association of Municipalities, or WAM, has produced its first-ever Municipal Finance Report, according to a press release sent on Monday. Members of the Sheridan City Council dove into the opportunity… Continue Reading

Clearmont Town Council discusses projects

SHERIDAN — The Clearmont Town Council discussed a number of projects in the works at its meeting earlier this week. The council passed, on the second of three necessary readings, an ordinance that increases the rates of the public works utilities, specifically garbage fees, by $3 per month for residential customers and $3 per month for… Continue Reading

County Commission makes quick work of agenda

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County commissioners made quick work of a short agenda Tuesday. After the call to order, the 11-point consent agenda was approved with the chairman given authorization to sign required documents. Though the applicant was not present, the motion to transfer a retail liquor license from Gregory A. and Diana M. Heinrich… Continue Reading

City administrator to participate in meet and greets

SHERIDAN — The new Sheridan city administrator, Mark Collins, will participate in a number of meet-and-greet events on Friday. The Sheridan City Council approved the hiring of Collins at its Monday meeting. Collins will begin working in Sheridan at the end of November. The following meet and greets are scheduled for Friday. • 7:30 a.m.,… Continue Reading

Out of the Darkness Walk tops known turnout record

SHERIDAN — The 2016 Out of the Darkness Walk broke known attendance records, according to event organizers. A press release from event co-chairs Cal Furnish and Vanessa Hastings indicated that 200 walkers preregistered for the event and despite the rain, 276 people walked through downtown to raise awareness of the problem of suicide. The event… Continue Reading

Ranchester purchases drawings of landmarks

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council made the decision Tuesday to purchase 16 sketches to display in the information center and one of the Catholic Church to complete the collection in the town hall. The sketches are of historical landmarks in the town of Ranchester and were drawn by Joan Feagins. The prints for the information… Continue Reading

Goulds celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

Goulds celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

SHERIDAN — Bob and Lucille Gould of Sheridan will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary today. The couple wed Oct. 20, 1946, in Rockwell City, Iowa. Bob Gould served in the U.S. Marine Corps prior to working for many years in his men’s clothing stores. Lucille Gould worked as executive secretary of the chemistry department and ROTC… Continue Reading

SHRM meeting to focus on personal finances

SHERIDAN — The Society for Human Resource Management will host a lunch and presentation at Sheridan Memorial Hospital on Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program will focus on “Financial Wellness: Helping Employees Achieve Financial Success” and will be presented by Nick Simque, regional vice president of Primerica Financial Services. The presentation will… Continue Reading

High school choirs to perform concert Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School choir will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high school auditorium. The first choir concert of the year will be composed of mixed choir, Treblemakers, Spectrum and honor choir students taking the stage. The concert is free and open to the public. Sheridan High School is… Continue Reading

Chamber Coffee in Story set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Reception and Expansion Committee will host a community-focused roundtable discussion over coffee on Wednesday at 8 a.m. at the Wagon Box Inn. The discussion is for those who are interested in current issues and happenings in the Story area and Sheridan County. The event is free… Continue Reading

Reports — Oct. 20, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Activated fire alarm, 2100 block Sugarland Drive, 6:44 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • No reports available. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Wednesday • No admissions or dismissals reported SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the police reports is taken from the SPD website.… Continue Reading

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