Category Archives: Local News

Education board adopts new science standards

SHERIDAN County — The Wyoming State Board of Education unanimously approved the 2016 Wyoming State Standards during a board meeting at Eatons’ Ranch in Sheridan County Friday morning. Schools now have until the start of the 2020-21 school year to implement the new standards. The Wyoming Science Standard Review Committee, made up of 41 educators and… Continue Reading

SC Jazz Ensemble to open for Glenn Miller Orchestra

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will open its 2016-2017 season by hosting the Glenn Miller Orchestra on Sept. 30. The performance, though, will feature local talent as well. The Sheridan College Jazz Ensemble will open for the world-renowned orchestra. “The WYO and the Sheridan College music department enjoy a terrific relationship,” WYO Theater Executive Director… Continue Reading

Raising Readers granted $7,500 and $2,000 grants

SHERIDAN — The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation has awarded a grant in the amount of $7,500 to Raising Readers in Wyoming to purchase books for distribution across the state of Wyoming. “We are pleased to support Raising Readers in Wyoming with this donation from our Foundation,” said Rita Meyer, Rocky Mountain Power Wyoming vice president.… Continue Reading

Civic Theatre Guild to present ‘American Hero’

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theatre Guild will open “American Hero,” a dark comedy written by Bess Wohl and directed by Chip King, at the Carriage House Theater on Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. “American Hero” takes place in a franchise submarine sandwich shop in a strip mall of an unnamed American city. The story revolves… Continue Reading

Sheridan to host early childhood symposium next week

SHERIDAN — The Center for a Vital Community along with other statewide partners will host a two-day symposium entitled “Building Communities Where Children and Families Thrive.” The event will take place Sept. 29-30 in the Whitney Academic Center atrium at Sheridan College, the symposium will begin at 11:45 a.m. This year’s event will focus on… Continue Reading

Agendas — Sept. 24, 2016

Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board 11:30 a.m. Tuesday Sheridan City Hall   • Call to order • Roll call • Agenda additions/deletions • Review and approval of minutes — June 14 and June 29 • Treasurer’s report • Public comment • New business A. Request from SAGE Community Art Center B.… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host screening of ‘Scream’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present the third show in the inaugural Classic Horror Film Series on the big screen Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. The week’s horror film will be “Scream.” Sidney, attempting to cope with her mother’s mysterious murder, and her horror movie-obsessed friends are stalked by an unknown killer who seems… Continue Reading

COMBAT Color Fun Run set for Oct. 1

SHERIDAN — The Student Veterans of America at Sheridan College will host a COMBAT Color Fun Run. Participants can choose to be in a 3-mile fun run or 1.5-mile walk filled with powdered color attacks by enemy combatants. Runners will begin the race in a clean white T-shirt and end the race colored from head… Continue Reading

Oktoberfest at Black Tooth Brewing Company

SHERIDAN — Black Tooth Brewing Company will host Oktoberfest on Oct. 1. Doors will open at noon, with music starting at 3 p.m. The all-day event will include beer specials, Legerski brats and fresh made pretzels by Pie in the Sky. For more information, call Jesse Woods 675-2337. Black Tooth Brewing Company is located at… Continue Reading

Sheridan Health Center seeks to expand services

Sheridan Health Center seeks to expand services

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Health Center officials hope to expand the clinic’s programs and ability to serve the entire community with a grant of $650,000. Currently, the health center serves individuals between the ages of 18-64. A federal grant, though, would allow the facility to transform into a community health center and serve individuals of all… Continue Reading

23-year-old man dies in head-on collision with WHP trooper

23-year-old man dies in head-on collision with WHP trooper

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Michael Westika, 23, died following a head-on collision with a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper Thursday at approximately 9:30 p.m. According to a press release from WHP, troopers responded to the report of a vehicle traveling the wrong direction in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90. While responding, WHP Trooper David Motsick… Continue Reading

Sen. Burns: Legislative leadership ‘decapitated’

DAYTON — During a Dayton Town Council meeting this week state Sen. Bruce Burns, R-Sheridan, spoke about funding for local projects and the leadership vacuum that will exist when the Legislature is called to session in 2017. Dayton Mayor Norm Anderson requested that state Sen. Bruce Burns, R-Sheridan, provide an update of what to expect in… Continue Reading

Schools continued operations despite statewide threats

SHERIDAN — While Thursday morning the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security received notice of an anonymous email with threats made against state facilities, schools statewide and the Cheyenne Regional Airport, local schools were largely unaffected by the threat. At approximately 11 a.m. Thursday, WDHS Director Guy Cameron forwarded the email, along with a letter urging… Continue Reading

35 students earn AP Scholar Awards

SHERIDAN — Thirty-five students at Sheridan High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement Exams. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides motivated and academically prepared students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement or… Continue Reading

SC rodeo moved to AgriPark

SHERIDAN — Due to the weather, the Sheridan College Rodeo will be moved indoors to the college’s AgriPark facility. All slack and performances will be at the same time, just indoors. The AgriPark facility is located within the Wrench Ranch, on the north side of the city Sheridan, at 1 Chris LeDoux Way. The Sheridan… Continue Reading

New Faces

David King Hibdon David King Hibdon was born Sept. 7, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces. He was welcomed by parents John Hibdon and Mary Sutton of Sheridan. His grandparents are Debra Weaver of Sheridan; Kimberly Sutton of Las Vegas, Nevada; and Richard Janis of Las Vegas, Nevada. Sarina Aurora… Continue Reading

Holy Name Carnival and Chili Supper set for Oct. 1

SHERIDAN — The annual Holy Name Catholic School carnival and chili supper will take place Oct. 1 from 3-7 p.m. at 121 S. Connor St. Everyone is welcome at the family-friendly celebration. The event will include face painting, Sheridan’s own “Vanderbooth,” a dunk tank, a cake walk, fishing, a horse race, a lollipop tree, giant… Continue Reading

Oven fried chicken dinner, music event

SHERIDAN — An oven fried chicken dinner and music event will take place Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Heritage Towers. To sign up call 674-7283 ext.3 before Sept. 19. The suggested contribution for people registered with the Sheridan Senior Center is $4.50 and $7.50 for unregistered diners. Pay at the door that evening. For more… Continue Reading

Reports—Sept. 23, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Activated fire alarm, 1800 block Fort Road, 9:25 a.m. • Motor vehicle accident, mile marker 37 Interstate 90, 9:41 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • Motor vehicle accident, mile marker 37, Interstate 90, 9:46 p.m. • Wyoming Highway Patrol request for scene lighting, mile marker 37, Interstate 90, 10:56 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN… Continue Reading

Local schools continue operations despite statewide threats

SHERIDAN — While this morning the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security received notice of an anonymous email with threats made against state facilities, schools statewide and the Cheyenne Regional Airport, local schools have been largely unaffected by the threat. At approximately 11 a.m., WDHS Director, Guy Cameron, forwarded the email, along with a letter urging… Continue Reading

WyoTF sees increased ticket sales in 2nd year

WyoTF sees increased ticket sales in 2nd year

SHERIDAN — The 2016 Wyoming Theater Festival was a tremendous success, organizers said this week. At the Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees meeting Wednesday evening, WyoTF Executive Director DannyLee Hodnett said ticket sales jumped to 2,821 for this year’s theater festival. That’s nearly three times the number of tickets sold in 2015.… Continue Reading

Habitat for Humanity receives grant

SHERIDAN — A grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation will support Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns with matching funds of $7,500 toward a dedicated Thrivent Builds Home that is under construction for Kathy Baker and her family. Baker was chosen as a Habitat homeowner in 2015 and construction has steadily progressed since then. The… Continue Reading

New hotel to open in Sheridan next week

SHERIDAN — The 72-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Sheridan is scheduled to open Sept. 29. Located at 2105 Sugarland Drive, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Sheridan will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Tower West Holdings, LLC of Gillette. This is the first Fairfield Inn & Suites in the… Continue Reading

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