Category Archives: Local News

Sheridan Swim Team bazaar set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Swim Team arts and crafts bazaar will take place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. The event will include arts and crafts all hand crafted by vendors manning 95 tables. A lunch and bake sale will also be available for purchase. The Sheridan County… Continue Reading

‘Blood, Water, Wind and Stone’ set for Sunday

SHERIDAN —  An author reading and book signing for “Blood, Water, Wind and Stone,” an anthology of Wyoming writers, will take place Sunday from 2:30-5 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center in Sheridan. The event will include more than 11 authors and refreshments will be provided. The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at… Continue Reading

Reports — Nov. 15, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Activated fire alarm, 1300 block Coffeen Avenue, 5:32 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • Medical, 500 block Big Goose Road, 8:03 p.m.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE  Monday (no times for calls provided) • Medical, Avoca • Medical, Pompey Creek Road • Medical, West Heald Street • Trauma, East Burkitt… Continue Reading

Library auction sees lower attendance, high bids

Library auction sees  lower attendance, high bids

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Library System hosted its Friends of the Library Auction Saturday night, and even though three high school football teams competing in state championship games meant lower attendance, the event still raised $32,000. “We were excited to hear that all three schools made it to the football championships,” said Sheridan… Continue Reading

‘Give with Impact’ set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — “Give with Impact” is a holiday gift market that features ethically made products. It will take place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Shall We Dance Ballroom. The event is organized by Bought Beautifully. For more information, call Emily Betzler at 752-8139. Shall We Dance Ballroom is located at 20… Continue Reading

GIS day at Chamber of Commerce Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce and other organizations will be at the Chamber of Commerce building on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for national GIS Day, to showcase how to use GIS and share that with the community. GIS Day is a day set aside to celebrate geographic information systems.… Continue Reading

St. Peter’s Christmas bazaar set for Nov. 19

SHERIDAN — St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will host its annual Christmas bazaar on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include handcrafted items, jewelry, homemade delectables, vintage furniture and treasures.  A luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. that will cost $6 a plate. All proceeds are given to… Continue Reading

‘COPE’ program begins Nov. 15

SHERIDAN — COPE, “Counseling in Overcoming Painful Emotions,” directed by Judy Olson will begin a nine-week program on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Frackelton’s. COPE is an aftercare program designed to help participants deal with overcoming the loss of a loved one and gain support from others in the community experiencing the same type of… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. The program will be presented by Carmen Rideout. She will discuss many activities and services provided by the Sheridan Senior Center. The meeting is free and open to all women. For more information, call… Continue Reading

SHS Jazz Band to perform concert Tues.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School Jazz Band will present its Fall Concert on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Sue Henry Theatre at Sheridan High School. The band will perform songs from many jazz styles including swing, funk, rock and Latin. Songs will include Cole Porter’s “You’d be so Nice to Come Home to,”  the… Continue Reading

Reports – Nov. 14, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Illegal burn, 600 block Avoca Avenue, 12:19 p.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 600 block North Main Street, 12:21 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1000 block Fourth Avenue East, 6:37 p.m. • Odor investigation, 2200 block Papago Drive, 6:47 p.m. Saturday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1700 block North Main Street,… Continue Reading

Tongue River falls in state championship game

Tongue River falls in state championship game

LARAMIE — The Tongue River Eagles football team held up the second-place banner in the end zone of War Memorial Stadium while trying to hold back tears Saturday afternoon. The athletes forced tired smiles for the slew of parents and supporters who showed them support. Then, the voice of head coach John Scott boomed over… Continue Reading

Local whiskey takes bronze in spirits contest

Local whiskey takes bronze in spirits contest

BIG HORN — Through Big Horn Spirits, owner Frank Maestri and his wife, Kirstin, have added a contender to the whiskey battlefield. After only six months on the market, their debut liquor, Throttle 2 Bottle Canadian Whiskey, has already stocked shelves outside of Wyoming and taken home the bronze medal from the Whiskies of the… Continue Reading

Agendas — Nov. 12, 2016

Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Monday Second floor Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse   • Call to order • Staff/elected reports • Doubleday Sports Complex update • Adjourn   Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Tuesday Commissioners boardroom Sheridan County Courthouse • Call to order and pledge • Consent agenda: A. Minutes from staff meeting, Oct.… Continue Reading

SMH to begin work on new office building

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will begin construction on a new medical office building on Nov. 14. Because the construction of the activity will occur where some of the hospital parking lots are located, several parking spaces must be moved to other sites around the hospital campus.  “We want to let the community know in… Continue Reading

Donston honored for 30 years as a sports official

Donston honored for 30 years as a sports official

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County teams will have three schools playing in games Saturday for a chance to take home coveted state football championships. Just reaching that milestone is special for the players and their communities, as it recognizes the best and the most talented group of individuals in the state.  That honor extends beyond the… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to present ‘These Shining Lives’

SHERIDAN — The theater production “These Shining Lives” by Sheridan College will show at the WYO Theater on Nov. 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. and another showing on Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. The 1920’s and 30s…what a glamorous time. Jazz! Prohibition! Baseball! Gangsters! Women have the vote and it is a brave, new, modern world.… Continue Reading

‘Family Fall Carnival’ on Friday

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Valley Community Center will host a “Family Fall Carnival” on Nov. 18 from 5-8 p.m. in Dayton. The event is free and open to the public. Activities will include dinner, games, raffle, bingo, cake walk and many fun booths. The Tongue River Valley Community Center is located at 1100 N.… Continue Reading

‘Wage and Hour Bootcamp’ set for Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce and the Center for Vital Community with support from the Bighorn Mountain Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management will present “Wage and Hour Bootcamp” on Nov. 17. Two four-hour seminars — one from 8 a.m. to noon and another from 1-5 p.m. — will teach… Continue Reading

Sheridan man inducted into BHSU Hall of Fame

SHERIDAN — Black Hills State University inducted 11 individuals into the Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame. One of those people inducted was Robert W. Marney of Sheridan. Marney graduated in 2006. During his college career he ran track and cross-country from 200-2002 and was a seven-time All-American (two cross-country, two steeplechase, three relays). He ran… Continue Reading

Putting in the time for the sake of freedom

Putting in the time for the sake of freedom

SHERIDAN — You see and speak with them at the polls. You may hear them mentioned every two years and they are the ones feeling the weight from accusations of rigged elections. These people are election judges, and the hours and care put into Election Day preparation and execution are a secret worth telling. Ann… Continue Reading

Veterans bare bodies, souls, memories

Veterans bare bodies, souls, memories

SHERIDAN — His worst-case scenario was not the grenades that rained on his convoy on Haifa Street in Baghdad, one of the deadliest streets in the world in 2004. It was not the shrapnel in his neck or puking up everything he ate because he had an undiagnosed traumatic brain injury after the attack. It… Continue Reading

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