Category Archives: Local News

Community roundtable discussion at Sheridan College

SHERIDAN — A community roundtable discussion will take place at the atrium of the Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The event is to gather feedback regarding the future of higher education in Sheridan County. For more information, call Wendy Smith at 674-6446, ext. 2801. The Sheridan College Whitney Academic Center… Continue Reading

‘UNPLUG: Mud, Bugs and Fish in Dayton’ set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Unplug, a creative outdoor program for families, will host a hands-on experience with the Wyoming Game and Fish stream trailer on Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The stream trailer is an educational tool that demonstrates how the natural movement of streams and rivers work. Attendees will learn about fish with Trout Unlimited, do a… Continue Reading

Reports—Sept. 22, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1500 block Martin Avenue, 3:06 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1000 block Long Drive, 6:59 a.m. • RMA assist, 1700 block Victoria Street, 4:53 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 6:13 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 8:02 p.m. GOOSE… Continue Reading

Prescribed burn planned in Schuler Park area

SHERIDAN — The prescribed burn project announced on Sept. 7 by Forest Supervisor Bill Bass is planned between now and the end of October. Burning operations will occur over a day or two if weather conditions are favorable. The project is designed to reduce hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat and range forage, and treat conifer… Continue Reading

Women continue to play important role in USFS

Women have played important roles in the U.S. Forest Service for more than 100 years. Considered the founder of environmental education in the Forest Service, Edith R. Mosher, was inspired by a branch from a peach tree. Mosher was an elementary school teacher in Michigan when a student brought the branch to school for a… Continue Reading

Upcoming fall workshops, local foods expo planned

Upcoming fall workshops, local foods expo planned

SHERIDAN — While the beginning of fall signals the end for the outdoor growing season, Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery staff knows the work isn’t quite done yet. To that end, the greenhouse will host a number of fall workshops in coming months — many of which are free. In addition, a Local Foods Expo and… Continue Reading

At the Whitney Center for the Arts…

At the Whitney Center for the Arts…

While Sheridan College students and faculty have been enjoying their new studios and rehearsal spaces since school began in August, the Whitney Center for the Arts is pleased to announce to the community that public events begin this coming week in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery. The gallery will be open Mondays through Fridays from… Continue Reading

Mayor: City administrator to be hired in next week

Mayor: City administrator to be hired in next week

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Mayor John Heath said Tuesday that the city will likely hire its city administrator within the next week. The two finalists for the position — Anthony Tolstedt and Mark Collins — are in town this week. On Tuesday, they participated in a public meet and greet at Sheridan College. Approximately 30 people… Continue Reading

Enrollment remains steady at SCSD1

BIG HORN — Enrollment is stable at Sheridan County School District 1. At the SCSD1 board of trustees meeting Tuesday night at Big Horn High School, Superintendent Marty Kobza announced that enrollment from last year has increased by eight students. “It’s not a lot, but any kind of growth is good growth,” Kobza said. There… Continue Reading

Clearmont discusses landfill closure, garbage rates

CLEARMONT — Clearmont Town Council discussed a number of projects during its meeting Monday. Mayor Chris Schock reported that the landfill will officially close for construction debris Sept.17. Branches, grass and garden waste will continue to be accepted, but another area will need to be dug out for those materials by Nov. 1. Pacific Steel… Continue Reading

Commissioners divvy up funds to local organizations

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County commissioners divided up federal monies to several local agencies at their meeting Tuesday morning. The commissioners signed contracts with the Compass Center for Families, Greater Wyoming Big Brothers Big Sisters and Eagle Ridge Rehabilitation Services to distribute the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families grant. The $50,000 grant will be split… Continue Reading

WGFD asks hunters to collect blood samples

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is requesting cow elk hunters in the northern Bighorn Mountains to collect blood samples and return radio collars from elk harvested this hunting season. Earlier this year, WGFD officials contracted to have approximately 50 cow elk radio-collared in the northern Bighorn Mountains as part of a larger… Continue Reading

Tyree, Davis wed in Jackson Hole

Tyree, Davis wed in Jackson Hole

SHERIDAN — Payton Kay Tyree and Sam Davis, both of Sheridan, wed Aug. 12, 2016, in Jackson Hole. Tyree has the prerequisites for the dental hygiene program in Sheridan. She is the daughter of Jill and Rick Hamilton of Sheridan and Brett Tyree of Roundup, Montana. She is currently a dental assistant at Cotant Family… Continue Reading

Registration for Chamber’s ‘Ignite’ conference now open

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host “Ignite Your Business,” a professional development conference that will take place on Oct. 18 at Sheridan College. The cost to attend is $150 for Chamber members and $100 for each addition person or $175 for non-members and $125 for each additional person. It will include… Continue Reading

Sagebrush ‘Growlers’ reception set for Sept. 29

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host an opening reception for “Growlers: On Beyond the Purity of Law” on Sept. 29 form 5-7 p.m. Curators for this invitational show include Elaine Henry, Rod Dugal, Jason Lanka and Brittney Denham. The event will include artistic interpretations of growlers (a jug-like vessel for holding and transporting… Continue Reading

Softball Association golf tournament set for Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Softball Association will host a golf tournament fundraiser on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. at the Powder Horn Golf Club in Sheridan. There is an entry fee of $100 per person or $400 per team. The Scramble format will include $5 mulligans that are two per player. Pin and long drive… Continue Reading

Reports—Sept. 21, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Activated fire alarm, 50 block of East Ridge Road, 10:35 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1000 block Delphi Avenue, 2:10 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 2300 block Shirley Cove, 3:41 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • Vehicle fire, mile marker 24, Interstate 90, 12:17 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday •… Continue Reading

Fall baking

I really enjoy the thought of fall baking. I love to use apples in pies and sauces, cakes and cookies, and who knows this year I might add a new apple recipe just to shake things up a bit. Along with pumpkin, my favorite pie of all, an apple pie is the family favorite. We like… Continue Reading

Tips for recreation in the Bighorns this fall

Tips for recreation in the Bighorns this fall

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Officials with the U.S. Forest Service offered some tips to enjoy the Bighorn National Forest this fall. • In a press release, forest officials noted that black bears roam throughout the Bighorns, so individuals exploring the area should be prepared to share the forest with black bears. They said you should keep… Continue Reading

Western urges new take on Wyoming’s economy

SHERIDAN — Local resident and author Sam Western urged attendees of a gathering Monday night to begin a new conversation on Wyoming’s economic future. The talk, given to attendees who were primarily graduates of local leadership programs, gave a glimpse into what Western’s class at Sheridan College will offer this fall. “I’m worried that our… Continue Reading

Urbatchka, Rossetti wed in Jackson in July

Urbatchka, Rossetti wed in Jackson in July

SHERIDAN — Colleen A. Urbatchka of Sheridan and Richard A. Rossetti of Grafton, Massachusetts, wed in Jackson on July 16, 2016. Urbatchka earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and secondary education from the University of Wyoming. She is currently employed with Teton County School District 1. She is the daughter of Rich and Kathy Urbatchka… Continue Reading

Life Link receives grant

SHERIDAN — Life Link of Sheridan County has received a $1,000 grant from the Big Horn Mountain Eagles Ladies Auxiliary. This funding will be used to support people in Sheridan County in need of personal emergency response systems. Life Link of Sheridan County is local, volunteer board-governed, nonprofit organization that provides community-based PERS to individuals. PERS… Continue Reading

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