Category Archives: Local News

Boy Scout Troop 117 organizes Haunted House

SHERIDAN — A haunted house put on by Boy Scout Troop 117 will take place Friday through Sunday from 7-10 p.m. at the Sheridan Iron Works building. The event will include a separate game area for younger kids with surprises and candy included. The cost to attend is $5 for children ages 8 and older… Continue Reading

Morning Mayhem Halloween 6K race set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Morning Mayhem Halloween 6K race, Spooky Sprint 1-mile kids run and 1-mile Halloween walk will take place Saturday from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Prizes will be given for best costume for adults, kids and race winners. On-site registration will start at 8:30 a.m. with the run and walk beginning at 9 a.m. The cost… Continue Reading

Halloween Costume Skate Friday, Saturday

SHERIDAN — Scotty’s Skate Castle will host a Halloween Costume Skate on Friday and Saturday from 7-9 p.m. each night. The event will include roller skating with the theme of zombies and vampires, mummy wrapping and apple bobbing. Attendees are encouraged to dress in costumes. The cost for the event is $5 per person, which… Continue Reading

Sugarland Ridge to host Halloween festivities

SHERIDAN — Halloween at Brookdale Sugarland Ridge will take place Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes to the free party for kids ages 0-12 years old. The event will include games and treats. For more information, call Tammy Yelton-Boone at 674-5575. Brookdale Sugarland Ridge is located at 1551 Sugarland Drive. Continue Reading

Reports — Oct. 24, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 1:40 p.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 400 block East Works Street, 2:31 p.m. • RMA assist, 1400 block South Sheridan Avenue, 3:03 p.m. • RMA assist, North Heights Drive and North Heights Way, 5:02 p.m. Saturday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1600 block… Continue Reading

Mayoral candidates discuss recruitment of youth

Mayoral candidates discuss recruitment of youth

SHERIDAN — In many conversations in Sheridan County that center on economic development, diversity has become a common theme. A diversified economy, diverse revenue generators and a diverse and capable workforce. Another common lament is the outflow of younger workers from the state. Sheridan mayoral candidates — Alex Lee and Roger Miller — hope to… Continue Reading

Council candidates discuss what sets them apart

Council candidates discuss what sets them apart

SHERIDAN — Many tracking the Sheridan City Council race have recognized that the four candidates seeking three seats agree on many issues. So, what sets each of the four candidates apart? Here’s what each of them — Richard Bridger and incumbents Thayer Shafer, Shelleen Smith and Kristin Kelly — had to say. The responses have… Continue Reading

New city administrator makes rounds

New city administrator makes rounds

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s newly-appointed city administrator, Mark Collins, started his welcome tour bright and early Friday morning, meeting with a group of regulars at Java Moon, at around 7:30 a.m. Jovial conversation abounded amongst lighthearted introductions for Collins. A product of the University of Wyoming system for his masters’ degree, and a previous adjunct professor… Continue Reading

The problem with veins

In the past 10-years, stand-alone vein clinics have been popping up all over the country. This actually has more to do with the evolution of treatment modalities and subsequent improved recovery time than an increase in people suffering from venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency is an extremely common condition affecting adults. Approximately 25 percent of the… Continue Reading

Hackman, Biteman discuss LGBT rights

SHERIDAN — In recent years, a push for laws protecting individuals from discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity have taken a prominent role in politics. States have seen legislation proposed on both sides of the issue. Some, like North Carolina’s House Bill 2, limit protections for members of the LGBT community and… Continue Reading

Madden, Haas discuss options for state’s revenue sources

SHERIDAN — While economists and politicians indicate that the Wyoming’s revenue declines may be stabilizing, many discussions will continue to focus on state revenues and funding sources. Interim committee meetings have included discussions of that ever present question: how to fund state and local government in the face of declining energy revenues. Ideas have included… Continue Reading

NWCCD candidates discuss maintaining morale

SHERIDAN — Board members at the Northern Wyoming Community College District are facing uncertain times. The school is responding to a 1 percent cut to its budget, and an additional 1.4 percent planned for 2017-18. Budget issues led to the elimination of seven jobs early this spring. While the board technically does not have direct… Continue Reading

SCSD1 candidates agree on how to handle growth

SHERIDAN — Growth in a school district is often a good thing. It allows for more programs for students, more teachers and a diverse student body. But there can also be growing pains. With enrollment expected to grow in the coming years, Sheridan County School Board 1 candidates were asked how the board can manage growth.… Continue Reading

SCSD3 candidates say cuts should stay away from students

SHERIDAN — As the smallest school district in the state with 97 students, attending classes in Sheridan County School District 3 provides a unique learning opportunity for students in the district. Yet, for administrators and board members, it also has unique challenges. SCSD3 has been put in a tough spot. Declining funds from the state,… Continue Reading

Should public lands stay in public hands?

Should public lands stay in public hands?

SHERIDAN — For years, lawmakers have debated who should own public lands and how they should be managed. The issue has become a primary focus in the race for House District 30 between Republican incumbent Mark Jennings and Democratic challenger Val Burgess. On the national level, the official 2016 Democratic and Republican party platforms bookend… Continue Reading

County Commission candidates tackle planning

SHERIDAN — It’s been eight years since Sheridan’s officials and citizens collaboratively established a vision for the future of Sheridan and approved a plan outlining how to achieve these goals. Now, County Commission candidates Tom Ringley, Mike Nickel and Vicki Taylor discuss how the Sheridan County Comprehensive Plan has been implemented, where it’s going and… Continue Reading

Q&A: Dayton Town Council candidates

Q&A: Dayton Town Council candidates

Johann Nield Candidate for Dayton Town Council If elected to the Dayton Town Council, what are three goals you would like to achieve during your term and why? • I would like to maintain what we have, build upon what we started 35 years ago when I started working for the town. • I would… Continue Reading

Agendas — Oct. 22, 2016

Sheridan County Commission Regular Session Staff Meeting 9 a.m., Monday Sheridan County Courthouse Addition Second Floor Commission Library, 216 • Call to order • Wyoming Technology Business Center update • Consider request for funds to digitize Clerk of District Court files • Staff/Elected reports • Consider waving a zoning permit fee • Adjourn   Sheridan… Continue Reading

Reeds celebrate 50 years of marriage

Reeds celebrate 50 years of marriage

SHERIDAN — Leonard and Joyce Reed will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Monday. The Reeds wed Oct. 24, 1966, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Kimball, Nebraska. Leonard Reed worked for Peter Kiewit and sons for 25 years and retired in 1998. Joyce Reed worked for Fry Construction for 25 years as the office… Continue Reading

Black Tooth earns medal for beer

Black Tooth earns medal for beer

SHERIDAN — The Black Tooth Brewing Company recently earned a silver medal in the English-style mild ale category at the Great American Beer Festival held in Denver. At the 2016 event, gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to winning breweries in 96 beer categories covering 161 different beer styles, establishing the best examples of… Continue Reading

The magic of a car and a marriage proposal

The magic of a car and a marriage proposal

SHERIDAN — Maybe it’s magic. A car was involved in a marriage proposal for four couples at the annual Golden Years dinner at the Senior Center on Oct. 15. “We were in my Volkswagon Beetle convertible when I asked her to marry me,” said Don Wells said of when he proposed to his future wife,… Continue Reading

‘5 on 5’ basketball tournament planned for Friday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s first 5-on-5 basketball tournament will take place Oct. 28. Teams will play multiple half-games for seeding on Friday night. A single elimination tournament with consolation games will begin Saturday morning. Participants need to register in person at 1579 Thorne-Rider Park Drive or online at The cost to participate is $150 per… Continue Reading

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