Category Archives: Local News

House passes education funding bill Tuesday

House passes education funding bill Tuesday

SHERIDAN — An omnibus education funding bill passed through the Wyoming House of Representatives Tuesday. The House voted 43-16 in favor of passing House Bill 236. The bill, proposed by the House Education Committee to combat an education budget shortfall, proposes taking funds out of the rainy day fund to help balance the school foundation… Continue Reading

SEEDA to help fund business challenge

SEEDA to help fund business challenge

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board approved $50,000 in funding for an entrepreneurial start-up challenge hosted by the Wyoming Technology Business Center.  The challenge will be open to the community and require contestants to propose business concepts to a panel of judges for a chance to win funding to… Continue Reading

Dayton holds hearing for 2017 liquor licenses

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council held a public hearing Monday to discuss liquor licenses for the Mountain Inn Bar, the Crazy Woman Saloon, the Branding Iron Cafe, the Corner Grocery and Jackson Hole Winery as part of the Gallery on Main. Councilor Clifford Reed shared a story of how he was driven off the road… Continue Reading

County OKs conditional use permit for asphalt plant

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Commission approved a conditional use permit for the operation of an asphalt hot mix plant on the southern end of the Beaver Creek Hills during its regular session board meeting Tuesday.  The proposal from Bert W. Dow Revocable Trust said the operation would provide asphalt for the Wyoming Department of… Continue Reading

New invasive grass species found in Sheridan County

SHERIDAN — District Conservationist Andrew Cassiday of the Natural Resources Conservation Service informed the Sheridan County Conservation District Tuesday of two new invasive grass species in Sheridan County.  Cassiday said the two grasses, medusahead and ventenata, are extremely aggressive and can eliminate native plants, increase wildfire frequency and intensity and reduce livestock forage by up… Continue Reading

SCSD2 board celebrates student, district accolades

SCSD2 board celebrates student, district accolades

SHERIDAN — The accolades keep piling up for Sheridan County School District 2.  Prior to Monday night’s board of trustees meeting, administrators applauded the efforts of students and faculty for earning high marks over the past several months. Here’s a quick run-down of the district’s achievements. National Blue Ribbon school nominees Sheridan Junior High School… Continue Reading

Ladmirault, Iles to wed

Ladmirault, Iles to wed

SHERIDAN — Robert Joseph Ladmirault Jr. and Julie Ann Iles will wed June 24, 2017, in New Orleans. Ladmirault, originally of Sheridan, is a 2011 graduate of the University of Wyoming. He is the son of Robert and Evelyn Ladmirault of Sheridan. Iles, originally of Slidell, Louisiana, is the daughter of Robert and Deanna Iles of Slidell. She… Continue Reading

2 locals named Rising Star of the West finalists

SHERIDAN — Sheridan homeschool junior Kaitlin Shaw and Sheridan High School sophomore Riis Card have been chosen to compete in the KEVN Black Hills FOX’s Rising Star of the West scholarship contest. Shaw will be featured as part of the contest Wednesday on The SIX and on Black Hills FOX News at 9 p.m. Card will be… Continue Reading

UW announces Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming lists 70 students from Sheridan County on the 2016 fall semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls. The honor rolls consist of regularly enrolled undergraduates above freshman standing who earned a 3.4 or better GPA and freshmen who have earned a 3.25 or better GPA. To be eligible,… Continue Reading

Dwight Yoakam VIP tickets available

SHERIDAN — Dwight Yoakam, American singer-songwriter, will perform at the WYO Theater on Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. While main floor and balcony tickets are sold out, VIP tickets are still available. The VIP package includes one ticket to the show, one signed item to be provided by the artist, a meet and greet photo… Continue Reading

Local AARP chapter to gather Friday

SHERIDAN — AARP Chapter 676 will meet in the Heritage Towers dining room Friday beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner. Trip’n for Biscuits, a folk, bluegrass and good-times band from Sheridan will perform. Heritage Towers is located at 428 N. Jefferson St. For additional information, contact Helen Mitchell at 672-5904. Continue Reading

Reports — Feb. 8, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 200 block Smith Street, 11:40 a.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 or dismissals reported.   SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the police… Continue Reading

The 10-minute dessert

Sometimes you just have to have something sweet. But with new scientific health data about what excessive sugar does to the body, it is hard to justify grabbing a Snickers bar in the checkout line and heaven forbid you should think about stopping by the Dairy Queen. One of the best things I learned while… Continue Reading

Readers respond to DIY laundry soap tips

A few weeks ago, a reader asked me to compare the costs of making laundry soap and purchasing detergent on sale at the store. As a coupon shopper, when I purchase laundry detergent, my goal is to stay around five to six cents per load of laundry. The cost of making your own laundry soap… Continue Reading

Antelope Butte director resigns

Antelope Butte director resigns

SHERIDAN — It’s been a long road working toward reopening the Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area, with efforts coming from a broad spectrum of volunteers, board members and community. Now, with the finish line in sight, the nonprofit behind the reopening effort will lose a piece of itself. Antelope Butte Executive Director and Ski-EO Andrew… Continue Reading

City Council talks budget, cost of snow removal

City Council talks budget, cost of snow removal

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council and Mayor Roger Miller heard budget updates and passed resolutions to help move Sheridan businesses and projects forward.  Budget on track With the exception of weather-related and public benefit funds, the city of Sheridan’s six-month budget report remains solid, with most revenue totals reaching right around or above 50 percent… Continue Reading

Educators remain mixed on RIF policy

Educators remain mixed on RIF policy

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 board members took the first steps toward modifying its reduction in force policy for certified staff. At its Monday meeting, the board altered the reduction in force policy to place job performance as the top criteria when considering positions to eliminate, but noted that length of service may… Continue Reading

NWCCD announces All-Wyoming Academic Team members

NWCCD announces All-Wyoming Academic Team members

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District and Sheridan College recently announced the selection of students Brittany Steele and Teresa Giandonato as the 2017 All-Wyoming Academic Team members representing Sheridan College. Selection for the team is based on an application process, and recognizes high achieving two-year college students demonstrating academic excellence and intellectual rigor… Continue Reading

Saturday banquet to benefit SC rodeo team

SHERIDAN — The seventh annual Sheridan College Rodeo Banquet will take place Saturday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. The event will include silent and live auctions followed by live entertainment by The Munsick Boys. The cost to attend is $50 per person… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host children’s show Sunday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host children’s show “Beethoven’s Wig Live” at 4 p.m. Feb. 12. Years ago, Richard Perlmutter toyed with the idea of writing lyrics to masterpieces of classical music. While humming Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, the words “Beethoven’s Wig is very big” popped into his head. With that spark of inspiration, “Beethoven’s… Continue Reading

Brinton to display student art in February

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will again partner with local elementary schools to present the second annual All-Schools Fifth-Grade Student Art Show, featuring original art by fifth-grade students from nine schools throughout Sheridan and Johnson counties.  The student art show opens in the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building’s Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery on Thursday. A reception for… Continue Reading

Nordic club organizing moonlight ski for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Black Mountain Nordic Club will host an evening of moonlight skiing from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday at the Sibley Lake cross-country ski trails warming hut.  The club will provide homemade soup, cookies and hot chocolate. Participants are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks. Come prepared with warm clothing and a… Continue Reading

York Rite Bodies to host chili supper

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan York Rite Bodies will host the fourth annual chili supper on Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. at the Kalif Shrine Temple. The dinner will include different kinds of chili, cinnamon rolls and fellowship. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger. The event is a… Continue Reading

Reports — Feb. 7, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Activated fire alarm, 3300 block Strahan Parkway, 1:15 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 2600 block North Main Street, 3:40 a.m. • RMA assist, 700 block Ponderosa Drive, 8:44 a.m. • RMA assist, 500 block Avoca Avenue, 4:46 p.m. • RMA assist, 1300 block Holmes Avenue, 7:39 p.m. • RMA assist,… Continue Reading

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