Category Archives: Local News

Chamber Coffee planned for Big Horn next week

BIG HORN — The next Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce coffee will take place Feb. 22 at 8 a.m. at the Big Horn Smokehouse and Saloon. The event is brought to the community by the Chamber’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee as a way to network and discuss important issues with all the communities within… Continue Reading

Polka club to host monthly dance

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a dance Sunday at the Sheridan Elks Lodge #520. The dance will be from 1-5 p.m. with music by Country Vocal Band. All are welcome. The event will include polka, waltzes, two-steps and many more dances. The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage… Continue Reading

Reports — Feb. 16, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Heater fire, 500 block Big Goose Road, 6:51 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1900 block Val Vista Street, 1:27 p.m. • RMA assist, 1500 block North Main Street, 3:10 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • Structure fire (fire in gas furnace), 593 Big Goose Road, 6:47 a.m.  … Continue Reading

Fifth-grade artists featured at Brinton Museum

Fifth-grade artists featured at Brinton Museum

SHERIDAN – Kids grow up fielding the same question from kindergarten until college graduation – what do you want to be when you grow up? Local fifth-grade students received a taste of their futures through the weeklong All-Schools Fifth Grade Student Art Show at The Brinton Museum in Big Horn. Fifth-graders from elementary schools around… Continue Reading

Theater offerings in spring 2017

I hope you have your sharpies and calendars out — or perhaps in this day and age, your mobile device and stylus poised on your calendar app — because it’s time to mark your calendars again. The 2016-2017 theater season in Sheridan is nowhere near over. In some cases, it’s just getting warmed up. If… Continue Reading

Mead calls Legislature’s spending cuts unnecessary

Mead calls Legislature’s spending cuts unnecessary

By Andrew Graham, WyoFile CHEYENNE — The Legislature’s proposed budget cuts are unnecessary and could hurt Wyoming citizens and slow efforts to diversify the state’s economy, Gov. Matt Mead said in an interview Friday. Mead again said he does not believe Wyoming citizens have felt the full effect of the “dramatic cuts” to state spending made last… Continue Reading

Kinskey, protesters discuss proposed amendment

Kinskey, protesters discuss proposed amendment

SHERIDAN — Some local residents remain at odds with legislators over legislation that could change the way the state determines funding for Wyoming public education.  Saturday, protesters gathered in downtown Sheridan near Grinnell Plaza to protest matters regarding education. Some voiced their disapproval of national policy makers, such as newly-appointed U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy… Continue Reading

Officials differ on impacts of marijuana from Colo.

Officials differ on impacts of marijuana from Colo.

SHERIDAN — From three different stages in the drug rehabilitation process come three differing perspectives on the impact of marijuana in the community. The Rocky Mountain High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area published a report in September 2016 analyzing the impact of legalizing marijuana in Colorado. The report compared overall traffic fatalities with fatalities where operators testing… Continue Reading

Senior Center celebrates art

Senior Center celebrates art

SHERIDAN — Despite construction in the lobby, the Sheridan Senior Center is hosting an art display called “Inspire Your Heart with Art” in the dining room, that will be on display through the month of February.  Artists with art on display include Carol Berry, Gene Davis, Glenn Mooney, Dean States, Pat Trout, Dianne Wyatt and… Continue Reading

BLM plan in hands of US Senate

BLM plan in hands of US Senate

SHERIDAN — Planning 2.0 gives sportsmen a glimmer of hope when it comes to early public input on Bureau of Land Management land use planning. Now, a resolution that would prevent this two-year effort from being implemented is making its way through Congress. “The agency basically devised the plan because it recognized its own inefficiencies when it… Continue Reading

SAGE announces winners in juried show

SAGE announces winners in juried show

SHERIDAN — The SAGE National Juried Show Reception took place in the new SAGE Community Arts location on Feb. 2 in Sheridan. Juror Heather Plank awarded “Best of Show” to Colton Caywood for his “Self Portrait.” First place honors were awarded to Dylan Branson for her piece, “The Chess Game.” Liz Howell won second place… Continue Reading

Wyoming Writers, Inc. seeking contest entries

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Writers, Inc., the statewide writing organization since 1984, is accepting entries for its 2017 Writing Contest.  Nonmembers are welcome to submit. Wyoming residence is not required for submission to the contest or to become a member of the organization. Contest categories are: adult fiction, non-fiction, young adult and children’s fiction, traditional poetry,… Continue Reading

Dining for a Cause to benefit Habitat for Humanity

SHERIDAN — The next round of Dining for a Cause will take place Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-10 p.m. at Frackelton’s. The event will benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns. One hundred percent of sales will be donated to the nonprofit. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by… Continue Reading

Reports — Feb. 15, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, Interstate 90, mile marker 25, 8:23 a.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • Vehicle accident, mile marker 25, Interstate 90, 8:20 a.m.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • Medical, Cottonwood Lane, 3:31 a.m. • Trauma, Interstate 90, mile marker 25, 8:11 a.m. • Medical, West Loucks… Continue Reading

Vegetables, on the side

I’ve been collecting what I think are exceptional recipes that are mainly vegetables or that incorporate vegetables into what would ordinarily not be considered a vegetable dish. This slaw recipe is really tasty and not overly spicy. I love coleslaw in almost all of its forms and usually add sliced spring onions or diced red… Continue Reading

Educators: Grads unprepared for classroom

Educators: Grads unprepared for classroom

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming graduates make up 40 percent of Wyoming’s teacher work force, but local educators said that the state’s only university needs to improve the quality of education for its graduates.  Local school district officials, teachers, University of Wyoming alumni and other community members met with UW’s Dean of Education Ray Reutzel on Friday to… Continue Reading

Sheridan City Council adds weekly work sessions

Sheridan City Council adds weekly work sessions

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s city administrator Mark Collins brought more of his expertise to the table by adding off-week work sessions for the city council and mayor in order to more fully understand ongoing projects and voting items on future meeting agendas. “We appreciate council’s indulgence, both for the council retreat, which I think was extremely… Continue Reading

Stars of Tomorrow winners move on to Division Show

Stars of Tomorrow winners move on to Division Show

SHERIDAN — Local youth competed in the annual Stars of Tomorrow competition at the WYO Theater on Friday. First-, second- and third-place finishers in each division earned a trophy. Division IV winners were also awarded scholarships in the amount of $1,000 for first place, $750 for second place and $500 for third place. In addition,… Continue Reading

Big Horn High School announces honor rolls

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School officials recently announced the students who earned spots on the school’s Principal’s Honor Roll and School Honor Roll for the first semester. To earn a sport on the Principal’s Honor Roll, students must have had at least a 3.5 GPA and had no grade below a B.  The following… Continue Reading

Boley named candidate in US Presidential Scholars Program

SHERIDAN — Olivia Boley, a senior at Sheridan High School, has been named one of the more than 4,000 candidates in the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.5 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in 2017. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by… Continue Reading

Clearmont Community Church to host vision banquet

CLEARMONT — The Clearmont Community Church will host its 2017 Vision Banquet on Sunday at 5 p.m.  The event will include live music, food, drawings, fellowship and a discussion on what the church is looking forward to in 2017. The event is free for all ages. For more information call 758-4597 or see www.clearmontchurch.com. Clearmont… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to gather Friday

BIG HORN — The February meeting for the Big Horn Woman’s Club will take place Friday at 1:30 p.m.   The program will be presented by Dr. Sam Hoffmann about “Aging of the Eyes.” The meeting is free and open to all women.  For additional information, contact Joyce Coates at 389-2804.  The Big Horn Woman’s… Continue Reading

Reports — Feb. 14, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 100 block West Brundage Street, 8:41 a.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • Vehicle accident, mile marker 20, Interstate 90, 6:02 p.m.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • Medical, West Brundage Street, 12:09 a.m. • Medical, South Bridge Street, 1:52 a.m. • Medical, Frackelton Street, 9:03… Continue Reading

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