Category Archives: Local News

REMINDER: Chamber, Senior Center to host candidate forums

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce and Sheridan Senior Center will host candidate forums Tuesday and Wednesday. The Tuesday hosted by the Chamber forum 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 Wednesday forum will… Continue Reading

Vision Beyond Borders meet and greet Oct. 14

SHERIDAN — Vision Beyond Borders will host a meet and greet on Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. Patrick Klein, the director, will give a presentation about mission trips taken to southeast Asia to provide biblical teaching materials, seeds, clothing and medical supplies. The public is invited to come and hear how the… Continue Reading

Conversations in History set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society and Helen Laumann will host Conversations in History Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The information conversations cover a wide range of topics relating to Sheridan County and area history. The event will cover the history of the tie flume era. The Sheridan Senior Center… Continue Reading

Earth Sciences Week set for Oct. 11-13

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host Earth Sciences Week with several activities and programs for children and adults Oct. 11-13. On Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., a fossil dig will take place in the children’s library. Educator Russel Hawley of the Tate Geological Museum in Casper will give a “T-Rex Discovered” presentation… Continue Reading

Rosary Crusade set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — A public square rosary crusade is gathering on Saturday at noon on the corner of Main and Burkitt streets. The event is meant to bring people together to pray for America as a nation. An estimated 15,000 similar rallies will occur throughout the U.S. on Saturday. For more information, call Holy Name Catholic… Continue Reading

Brewster a trainer for all things athletic

Brewster a trainer for all things athletic

SHERIDAN — If you’re taking in a sporting event at Sheridan High School, it’s tough to miss Joanne Brewster. At the same time, it’s pretty tough to catch her. The trainer for all things SHS athletics, Brewster is oftentimes the busiest person in the building or on the field — or often running in between.… Continue Reading

Working for women, children Medill shines with compassion

Working for women, children Medill shines with compassion

SHERIDAN — While Katie Medill’s profession includes teaching, she said she especially loves learning. “I love people,” Medill said. “I enjoy working with and learning from adults and kids alike. I like taking part in making Sheridan an even better and safer place for kids to grow up.” Her efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. Medill, 32,… Continue Reading

Fack a jack of all trades, good neighbor

Fack a jack of all trades, good neighbor

SHERIDAN — Travis Fack’s day job is working for the Bighorn National Forest. But if you know Fack, his skill set is as varied as the hobbies you’ll find him pursuing. Fack works in special uses, which means he works with private improvements on national forest lands. For example, he works with resorts, ski resorts,… Continue Reading

Neeson brands Sheridan with design, talent, sparkle

Neeson brands Sheridan with design, talent, sparkle

SHERIDAN — You’ve likely seen Jenae Neeson’s work all around Sheridan. Her name isn’t on it but her style can be seen all over town. The 40-year-old has designed a number of marketing campaigns in the area including work for Sheridan Memorial Hospital, The Mint Bar, Fly Sheridan, Sheridan Community Land Trust, The Brinton Museum,… Continue Reading

Parker sells Sheridan as destination

Parker sells Sheridan as destination

SHERIDAN — While Shawn Parker has only lived in Sheridan full-time for a little more than one year, he’s already made his mark. The 33-year-old has been a force when it comes to marketing Sheridan as the go-to destination in the Rocky Mountain West. He works as the executive director of Sheridan Travel & Tourism.… Continue Reading

Hodnett building a theater economy

Hodnett building a theater economy

SHERIDAN — If you get involved in theater in Sheridan, you’re likely to run into DannyLee Hodnett. His passion for the art becomes apparent within just a few minutes into conversations with the 38-year-old. The self-described “determined bald dude” works as theater faculty at Sheridan College and is the producing artistic director of the Wyoming… Continue Reading

Shaffer prepares kids for future through 4-H

Shaffer prepares kids for future through 4-H

SHERIDAN — If you’re going to lead the Sheridan County 4-H, you better to be ready for work. As anyone involved in agriculture can tell you, it isn’t an easy job. Luckily, Liz Shaffer is up for the task. The 24-year-old moved to Sheridan more than two years ago to work as the University of… Continue Reading

Hinkhouse go-to guy for tech, design at SCSD1

Hinkhouse go-to guy for tech, design at SCSD1

RANCHESTER — Tongue River Elementary School second-grade teacher and IT director Jesse HInkhouse came to Ranchester from Correctionville, Iowa. He got his degree in education  and while going to school, he worked as the assistant director for housing at Sheridan College. “Jesse started in a leadership role really early on,” TRE principal Deb Hofmeier said. “He… Continue Reading

Putting a value on trees

Putting a value on trees

SHERIDAN — How do you put a value on trees? You can measure parts of the tree — its height and girth, the number of square feet of shade it provides and maybe the amount of fruit it produces. Those measurements can all be quantified, despite their variability. But how do you quantify the other… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to present ‘Out of Bounds,’ a story on bullying

SHERIDAN — As technology advances, creating opportunities and growth, it also creates problems. In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with the Department of Education released the first federal uniform definition of bullying. Basically, the elements of bullying include unwanted aggressive behavior; observed or perceived power imbalance; and repetition of behaviors or… Continue Reading

Agendas — Oct. 8, 2016

Sheridan Board of Adjustments 7 p.m. Thursday Sheridan City Hall   • Call to order • Roll call • Proof of notice of meeting • Review, correction and approval of minutes of Sept. 8 meeting • Old business • New business A. Consideration of PL-16-40; a request to allow a preexisting apartment building in an… Continue Reading

AARP Chapter 676 to meet at Heritage Towers for potluck

SHERIDAN — AARP Chapter 676 will meet in the Heritage Towers Dining Room on Oct. 14 at 5:30 p.m. for a potluck dinner. The program will include emerging trends in health care and chronic disease management. There is ample parking. Attendees are encouraged to look for signage to the dining room. For more information, contact… Continue Reading

The Link, Partners in Pink run/walk Oct. 15

SHERIDAN — The eighth annual The Link, Partners in Pink 10K run, 5K run and 1.5K walk will take place Oct. 15 from 9-11 a.m. at Whitney Commons. Participants must meet at Whitney Commons for registration at 9 a.m. with the run and walk starting at 10 a.m. The fee to register is $45 and… Continue Reading

‘Out of Bounds’ to show at WYO Thursday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Out of Bounds” on Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. What happens when you can’t protect your own kid from cruelty of her friends? Alison is a single mother who spends a whole school year trying to fight her daughter’s bullies while being haunted by memories of her own… Continue Reading

Bunker makes waves in community

Bunker makes waves in community

SHERIDAN — Whether you know him or not — Adam Bunker’s face is likely one you recognize. The 28-year-old has seemingly endless energy to give back to the Sheridan area community. While he’s only lived in Sheridan about eight years, he’s all in. “I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and at the age of… Continue Reading

Dearcorn leads on, off the field as a young mentor for athletes

Dearcorn leads on, off the field as a young mentor for athletes

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School’s head football coach, Don Julian, isn’t one to shy away from recognizing his coaching staff. Julian compiled a group of guys he met through various football resources. Each coach is similar in that he fits into a group of traits that makes up the historically successful Sheridan football program. Yet,… Continue Reading

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