Category Archives: Local News

Local student receives funds from Fisher Innovation Challenge

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming’s Fisher Innovation Challenge program recently announced six companies operated by UW students that will receive funding this year. One of the recipients was Emily Beagle of Sheridan, a second-year mechanical engineering doctoral student and founder of Torre Roasts. Her company provides a foundation for coffee connoisseurs to improve their… Continue Reading

Pot pie

I’ve been thinking of pot pie for a while. A few weeks ago, a local exclusive restaurant had chicken pot pie on special one night. A few at the table ordered the dish, and to tell you the truth, I wanted to, but then I thought about the calories involved and stuck with my salad.… Continue Reading

Bighorns to conduct moose management study

Bighorns to conduct moose management study

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Game and Fish is initiating a new moose research project in the Bighorn Mountains and extending the current project in the Snowy Range. Game and Fish will work with University of Wyoming Cooperative Research Unit looking at survival and mortality rates and causes, population performance and seasonal habitat use. Wildlife management coordinator… Continue Reading

Holiday Art Show to reveal Wyoming beauty

Holiday Art Show to reveal Wyoming beauty

BIG HORN — Brinton Museum’s Holiday Art Show duo is a pair destined to show together. Featured artists Mark McKenna and Jeffery Burnham Rudolph, both hailing from Cody, display the heart of the West and the beautiful culture it represents. “Our work is very similar in subject, so I feel like it really resonates well… Continue Reading

Where to help during the holidays

SHERIDAN — Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for what you have. It’s also a time to help those who are less fortunate.  Many nonprofits around Sheridan spend all year helping those in need, but those who work for those organizations will be the first to tell you that their demand expands exponentially during… Continue Reading

Community efforts celebrated at city council meeting

SHERIDAN – What started as a Sheridan City Council meeting ended in a celebration of well-planned projects, hard work and collaboration amongst the city’s workers and its citizens. “I think tonight’s agenda is really great on how many items on the agenda we have that are community involved and community outreach and community driven,” Public… Continue Reading

Countner, Wenburg to wed in June

Countner, Wenburg to wed in June

SHERIDAN — Andrea Countner and Scott Wenburg will wed at the Edgewater Hotel in Seattle, Washington, on June 3, 2017. Countner, originally of Seattle, attended Willamette University for her bachelor’s degree in biology. She is currently employed as a paralegal at Lirhus & Keckemet, LLP. She is the daughter of Bill and Janet Countner of… Continue Reading

Locals honored for UW’s ‘Top Profs’ award

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board recently honored “Top Profs” at the 37th annual Top Prof Night on Nov. 16. Those honored included Ranchester’s Sarah Maze and Jonathan Prather of the life science program and Sheridan’s Meghan Jacobs and David Bagley of chemical engineering. Members of the senior… Continue Reading

Holiday Show ‘Dimensions of Nature’ at The Brinton

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum will host its annual Holiday Show “Dimensions of Nature” on Nov. 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event, featuring paintings by wildlife artist Mark McKenna of Powell and sculptures in bronze and stone by Jeffrey Burnham Rudolph of Cody, will open in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery. For more information, call… Continue Reading

Holiday Gift Bazaar to include Santa Claus

SHERIDAN — The Holiday Gift Bazaar will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. The event will include shopping, food and a visit from Santa Claus. For more information, call the Holiday Inn at 672-8931. The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.   Continue Reading

Reports — Nov. 22, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 2:44 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1800 block Fort Road, 1:38 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1100 block Avoca Court, 6:55 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • No reports available at press time   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • No… Continue Reading

Golden Rule moves to new location, expands services

Golden Rule moves to new location, expands services

SHERIDAN — Tuesday will mark one week that Golden Rule Grocers has been open at its new location on Coffeen Avenue. As the only store in Sheridan thats shelves are stocked completely of foods without genetically modified organisms, the new location offers new opportunities for the owner to share her healthy living passion with the… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Democrats determined to educate voters despite election losses

Sheridan County Democrats determined to educate voters despite election losses

SHERIDAN COUNTY — The 2016 general election brought opposition from the Democrats after two absent years in the four State Representative House District races. Although neither of the four Democrats found success this year, the Wyoming politicians are not going anywhere. “None of us are (stopping),” Sandy Kingsley, Democratic candidate for House District 29, said.… Continue Reading

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

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