Category Archives: Local News

Suds n’ Spurs Brewfest set for Aug. 27

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Suds n’ Spurs” Brewfest will take place Aug. 27 in Whitney Commons. The event will include beer sampling, live music and a variety of food vendors. Unlimited beer sampling from more than 15 different craft brewers will be available. Those planning to attend can park near Whitney… Continue Reading

Child Development Center to offer free screenings

SHERIDAN — The Child Development Center Region II will offer free developmental screenings in coming weeks. Appointments for children ages 9 months through 2 years can be made for Aug. 26, Sept. 7 and Sept. 21. Appointments for children ages 3 through 5 years old can be made for Aug. 16, Aug. 25, Sept. 6… Continue Reading

Story Days set for next weekend

STORY — The annual Story Days events will take place Aug. 26-28. Opening day will be Aug. 26 and will include a Dutch oven cook-off, Dutch oven demonstration, a silent auction at the Story Woman’s Club, and music at the Wagon Box and Story Store. Events Aug. 27 will include the annual firefighters’ breakfast, a… Continue Reading

Voter turnout for primary highest since 2004

Voter turnout for primary highest since 2004

SHERIDAN — More people showed up at the polls in this year’s primary election, including 1,396 individuals locally who voted early through absentee ballots. According to the Sheridan County Election Office, approximately 12,080 individuals were registered to vote Tuesday and 6,801 cast ballots. That means voter turnout was more than 56 percent. Though, the total… Continue Reading

SCSD1 staff, teachers moving into new school

SHERIDAN — Tongue River Elementary and Sheridan County School District 1 staff are putting the final touches on the new elementary school. At the SCSD1 board meeting this week, board members and staff discussed at length their process for setting up the new elementary school. All of the furniture and school materials have been moved… Continue Reading

SPD seeks to curb drunken driving

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department recently announced a partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to stop drunken drivers and help save lives. The high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs Aug. 19 through Sept. 5. During this period, SPD officers will show zero tolerance for drunken driving. There… Continue Reading

Commissioners issue land permits

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners took care of a few pending permit applications at its Tuesday board meeting. The board unanimously approved a conditional use permit to set up a new taxidermy business. The CUP, filed by Nathan and Shauna Winterland, will be used to build Winterland Taxidermy off at 821 Dietz Beatty Gulch… Continue Reading

Dayton Town Council recognizes Caywood for service

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council members recognized Terry Caywood for his contribution of 26 years of service with the volunteer fire department at their meeting Wednesday. “Your dedication as a volunteer is an inspiration to us all,” Councilor Eric Lofgren said. “We sincerely appreciate your effort in helping make the Dayton volunteer department what it… Continue Reading

SPD opens enrollment for bow hunting in city

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department will again implement the city’s deer management plan in conjunction with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. All parties interested in bow hunting during the 2016 hunting season within the city limits must first register with the SPD or on SPD’s website. The deer management plan allows individuals to… Continue Reading

NWCCD discusses building projects

SHERIDAN — School is just around the corner, and staff at the Northern Wyoming Community College District are already gearing up for the 2016-17 year. A slew of buildings are opening up this year, NWCCD President Dr. Paul Young told board members at a Wednesday meeting. Among the most recent completions is the Whitney Center… Continue Reading

‘Teach-in’ to discuss roadless rules

SHERIDAN — The Council for the Bighorn Range has joined in the Bighorn Forest Roadless Collaborative as a wilderness/roadless representative. The group will host a “teach-in” on Monday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. The discussion will include the history and effects of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule in the Bighorn National… Continue Reading

Brinton to host music lecture, chuckwagon dinner

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will host a two-part event Aug. 25 to celebrate the music of the American West. Dr. Ariel Downing will present a free lecture at 6:30 p.m. about the history of popular cowboy songs and ballads from 1879 through the present. She will discuss their Mexican and Irish influences, too.… Continue Reading

Back Country Physical Therapy to host open house

SHERIDAN — Back Country Physical Therapy will host a community open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include free hot dogs, cotton candy, chocolate and raffle tickets for prizes. The business is located at 2240 Coffeen Ave., Suite G. For additional information, call 307-461-9669. Continue Reading

Goose Valley Fire Department to host fire truck pull

SHERIDAN — The Goose Valley Fire Department volunteers will host a fire-truck pull on Saturday to raise money for Special Olympics Wyoming. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will feature 10-person teams competing to pull a fire truck 15 feet in the fastest time. The entry fee is $250 per team. For more… Continue Reading

Reports—August 18, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1500 block West Fifth Street, 9:15 a.m. • RMA assist, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 3:41 p.m.  GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • Smoke investigation, area of Three Poles Recreation Area, 12:29 p.m.  ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • No reports available at press time.  SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL… Continue Reading

BITEMAN UPSETS BERGER: Challenger upsets longtime legislator

BITEMAN UPSETS BERGER: Challenger upsets longtime legislator

SHERIDAN — Republican challenger Bo Biteman upset Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, in Tuesday’s primary election, ousting the 14-year legislator who was positioned to take over as Wyoming’s speaker of the House next year. Biteman surpassed Berger with 1,383 votes compared to Berger’s 1,074. Berger fared well in precincts close to the city and in… Continue Reading

Mayoral race to be challenge of new ideas vs. status quo

SHERIDAN — Sheridan voters whittled the field of five mayoral candidates to two Tuesday night, choosing Sheridan City Councilman Alex Lee and Roger Miller to move on to the general election in November. The choices seem to represent a choice between moving ahead as planned and a change in ideas. Miller has voiced strong opposition… Continue Reading

Commissioner incumbents win primary elections

SHERIDAN — The two incumbents on the Board of County Commissioners will move on to the general election. Tom Ringley and Mike Nickel gathered the most votes out of the three candidates in the Republican primary election Tuesday night. Nickel led all candidates with 3,427 (37.6 percent) votes, followed by Ringley with 3,001 (33 percent).… Continue Reading

Sagebrush to host poppies painting class

SHERIDAN — Watercolor artist Tena Twite will teach a watercolor class on poppies Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. Twite will share some of her techniques and attendees will have a chance to try them as well. The cost to attend is $35. For more information, contact the center at 674-1970.… Continue Reading

Nominations open for Leopold Conservation Award

SHERIDAN — Sand County Foundation and the Wyoming Stock Growers Association are accepting applications for the 2017 Wyoming Leopold Conservation Award, which honors Wyoming ranchers who demonstrate outstanding, sustainable management of natural resources. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the Leopold Conservation Award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. It inspires other landowners… Continue Reading

Coe Kirkham graduates

SHERIDAN — On April 30, Brevard College held its 163rd commencement ceremony. Sheridan student Kindle Coe Kirkham was one of the students who graduated. She earned a degree in health science studies. Brevard College was founded in 1853 and is the longest ongoing private academic institution in Brevard, North Carolina. Continue Reading

Polka Club to gather Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will have its monthly dance Sunday from 1-5 p.m. The event will feature the music of Just Jim and Tammy, a band from Billings, Montana. The dance is open to all and will take place at the Elks Lodge, located at 45 W. Brundage St. Continue Reading

Sod Farm Festival to feature extensive music lineup

SHERIDAN — The annual Sod Farm Festival held to benefit Project Schoolhouse will feature an extensive lineup of musical performances from 3-9:30 p.m. Saturday. The event will take place at the Green Carpet Sod Farm and gates open at 2 p.m. Project Schoolhouse raises money to build schools in Nicaragua. Tickets to attend are $20… Continue Reading

Reports—August 17, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 9:58 a.m. • Fluid clean up, North Main Street and East 17th Street, 3:28 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Tuesday • No admissions… Continue Reading

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