Category Archives: Local News

Ranchester officials discuss new business for mercantile

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council had a large audience for its meeting Tuesday evening. Councilors discussed new business including a request regarding an MDU substation, an amendment to the underage alcohol ordinance, a business proposal for the mercantile and a request from a local 4-H club. In new business, Angela Patterson expressed an interest in… Continue Reading

Agendas — Aug. 6, 2016

City of Sheridan Planning Commission 7 p.m. Monday Third floor Council Chambers Sheridan City Hall • Call to order and roll call of members • Approval of agenda as presented • Review, correction and approval of minutes of the March 14, 2016, meeting. The board lacked a quorum on April 25 to approve these minutes.… Continue Reading

ERA rodeo ticket sales lower than anticipated

SHERIDAN — Ticket sales for the Elite Rodeo Athletes rodeo in September are currently lower than organizers anticipated. Sheridan WYO Rodeo ticketing chair Jeff Wells said that an estimated 1,000 tickets have been sold for the new rodeo coming to town on Labor Day weekend. With a capacity of 6,500 seats at the Sheridan County… Continue Reading

Variety show, picnic set for Friday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will present vaudevillian type entertainment Aug. 12 from 6-8 p.m. at Kendrick Park. The cost to attend is $2 for picnic-style food and a water bottle. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. RSVPs are requested by Aug. 11. Guests can sign up to perform in the… Continue Reading

Historic barns art on display at library

SHERIDAN — Local artist Michele Schluter will display photographs and paintings of local historic barns in the Inner Circle at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library from Aug. 1-30. Schluter grew up on a family ranch in Johnson County and now lives near Parkman. Several months ago she began a project photographing historic area barns and… Continue Reading

SPD working to increase motorcycle awareness

SPD working to increase motorcycle awareness

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department said this week that it is at the midpoint of working a $5,000 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally DUI Traffic Enforcement Grant. The grant started July 29 and will end Aug. 15. The grant will pay for approximately 100 hours of extra traffic enforcement. Sheridan Police Department officials said in a press… Continue Reading

Despite economy, enrollment at SCSD1 stable

RANCHESTER — While many districts across the state are seeing student enrollment decline, Sheridan County School District 1 isn’t among them. According to district officials, in the foreseeable future, enrollment will likely remain stable, and possibly grow, at both Tongue River and Big Horn schools. Preliminary numbers indicate enrollment will hover around 950 students at… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Fair continues through weekend

Sheridan County Fair continues through weekend

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fair will continue through the weekend with contests, demonstrations, pig wrestling and more. Here’s a list of the remaining activities at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Friday • 2 p.m.— CHAPS demonstration, Arena 2 • 5:30 p.m. — market beef show • 6 p.m. — Exhibit Hall closed • 8 p.m.… Continue Reading

New Faces

Samuel Lee Knute Johnson Samuel Lee Knute Johnson was born July 26, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces. He was welcomed by parents Nick and Debbie Johnson of Sheridan. His sibling is sister Olivia. His grandparents are Melinda Brown of Sheridan; Dave and Janne Johnson of Colstrip, Montana; Audrey Christoferson… Continue Reading

Gov. arts award nominations now open

SHERIDAN — Nominations for the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2016 Governor’s Arts Awards are now open. Each year the Governor’s Arts Awards recognize artists, arts organizations and patrons who display excellence in the arts and outstanding service to the arts in Wyoming. Any Wyoming citizen, organization, business or community may be a Governor’s Art Awards nominee.… Continue Reading

Holy Name Catholic School attends diversity in education training

SHERIDAN — This summer, Holy Name Catholic School Principal Mary Drake and Spanish teacher/librarian Maria Montaño attended the Latino Enrollment Institute at the University of Notre Dame to bring a deeper understanding of Latino cultures, traditions and languages back to Sheridan. Holy Name Catholic School is the only Sheridan school where students begin taking Spanish… Continue Reading

Watercolor Wyoming national exhibition opening day

SHERIDAN — Opening day for the 31st annual Watercolor Wyoming national exhibit will be Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. The exhibit is a juried show and sale featuring watercolor art from local, regional and national artists. The art will be on display through Sept. 2. The event… Continue Reading

Reports — August 5, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 50 block East Whitney Street, 9:59 a.m. • RMA assist, 600 block Broadway Street, 10:51 a.m. • RMA assist, 600 block East Sixth Street, 11:16 a.m. • RMA assist, 80 block Fish Hatchery Road, 11:34 a.m. • Carbon monoxide investigation, 1300 block Yonkee Avenue, 8:10 p.m. GOOSE… Continue Reading

SMH earns technology award; touts strong financial position

SHERIDAN — In July, Sheridan Memorial Hospital was awarded the 2016 Health Care’s Most Wired Award by the American Hospital Association. According to a press release, the award includes hospitals and health systems that are ramping up their efforts to stop hackers and also those working to boost their capabilities in telehealth and population health. Health… Continue Reading

Organizers: ‘Lion Ryan Express Ride’ a success

SHERIDAN— The fourth annual “Lion Ryan Express Ride” that took place July 30 was a success, according to a press release from the Sheridan Sundowners Lions Club. The Sheridan Sundowners Lions Club hosted the event and all profits from the event will go to the Allen H. Stewart Summer School for the Blind and Visually… Continue Reading

Concerts in the Park continue Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Concerts in the Park series will return to Sheridan every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 16 at Kendrick Park. These monthly events are made possible with the sponsorship of the John and Dorthy Duncan Trust, First Interstate Bank, Sheridan Recreation District and contributions through the Sheridan Arts Council. Performances for the… Continue Reading

Reports — August 4, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Broken gas line, 600 block Harrison Street, 7:50 a.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIALHOSPITAL Wednesday • No admissions or dismissals reported. SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the police reports is taken from the SPD… Continue Reading

Local soap company captures the Sheridan experience

Local soap company captures the Sheridan experience

SHERIDAN — Traditional soap goes through a chemical reaction in which lye reacts with oils and saponifies. By using the right amount, there is no lye left over and instead a rich lather bar is created to moisturize and clean skin. The Sheridan Soap Company, though, capitalizes on the soap industry by making a product… Continue Reading

What’s next for the old TRE building?

What’s next for the old TRE building?

RANCHESTER — Now that the Tongue River community has a new elementary school, plans are in the works to determine the future of the old school building. Tuesday night, a small group of residents met with Sheridan County School District 1 Superintendent Marty Kobza and Business Manager Jeremy Smith to discuss possibilities for use of… Continue Reading

Commissioners OK additional funding for street project

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County commissioners approved amending an agreement between Sheridan County and the Wyoming Department of Transportation at their Tuesday board meeting. The agreement adds more than $136,000 in federal funding and more than $24,000 in matching funds to the project that will include reconstruction and design of Holloway Avenue between 13th and 15th streets.… Continue Reading

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