Category Archives: Local News

City corrects hiring numbers for next year

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan will only add 4.5 new positions next year — not 12 as originally stated. Human Resources Director Heather Doke clarified Thursday that the previous year-by-year tally of employees was incorrect. Some years had included seasonal and trolley employees, while other years did not.             … Continue Reading

A magical time of year

Ten years ago, the Northwestern Wildcats women’s softball team started the postseason journey to Oklahoma City. Ten years ago, I got to be a part of that. We were the Cinderella team. We weren’t Arizona or UCLA, which for a long time were considered powerhouse teams in terms of the NCAA Division I softball world.… Continue Reading

When term limits can do good

In small cities and towns, ones like Sheridan and its neighbors, term limits may be a good idea to consider. We have had beloved and longtime mayors like Bob Wood in Dayton. We’ve had longtime Sheridan City Council members like Bob Webster. We’ve had a talented and nationally recognized county attorney in Matt Redle. That… Continue Reading

Agendas—May 21, 2016

Sheridan City Planning Committee Regular Meeting 7 p.m. Monday City Council Chambers, City Hall • Call to order and roll call of members • Introduction of a new planning commission member, Jon Oman • Approval of agenda as presented • Acknowledgment of notes from the April 25, 2016 meeting A. Old Business B. New Business… Continue Reading

Scotts celebrate 50th anniversary

SHERIDAN — Roy (Scotty) and Lenora Scott, of Story, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married April 7, 1966, at The Wayfarers’ Chapel (The Glass Church) Portugese Bend in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Roy Scott graduated from Sheridan High School in 1954 and earned his degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of… Continue Reading

Bergey named last Summit Award winner of school year

This week’s Summit Award winner is Heather Bergey. Bergey is a well-rounded student with interests in math, hiking, swimming, rock climbing, photography and playing the piano, drums and banjo. Bergey is the daughter of Daniel and Catherine Bergey. Bergey, a Sheridan High School senior, maintains a cumulative GPA of 4.00. She transferred to SHS from… Continue Reading

Cutting horse, reined cowhorse show set for May 28

SHERIDAN — The cutting horse and reined cowhorse portions of the Buffalo High School rodeo will take place May 28 at the Sheridan College AgriPark. While the other portions of the event will take place earlier in the day at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, these contests will begin at 4 p.m. and will bring in… Continue Reading

NWCCD to eliminate 7 positions

SHERIDAN — Northern Wyoming Community College District board and staff members discussed the results of a $1.8 million, or more than 9 percent, decrease in operating funds for the 2017-18 biennium at a budget meeting Thursday night. As a result of the budget decline, the NWCCD will cut five administrative employees. Four of those positions will… Continue Reading

One week in, more candidates enter races

SHERIDAN — One week into the 2016 filing period for federal, state and local elected offices, additional candidates have signed up to have their names on the ballots this fall. In the race to replace outgoing Sheridan Mayor John Heath, Robert M. Webster, Alex Lee, Jacob Martin and Roger Miller have all filed. For Sheridan… Continue Reading

Legislature’s budget cut by 12 percent

CHEYENNE — A Wyoming legislative committee voted Thursday to cut the Legislature’s own budget by 12 percent for the next biennium in light of dwindling state revenues. The cuts include a reduction of one day in the legislative session, leaving vacant positions in the Legislative Service Office empty, no longer providing stipends to interns and… Continue Reading

Plea deal reached for man accused of dealing meth

SHERIDAN — Jacob Lancaster, who sold methamphetamines in Sheridan for a period of six months in 2015, was given a “favorable outcome” Thursday in Sheridan County 4th Judicial District Court, according to Judge John Fenn. Lancaster, 33, pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge stemming from his role selling meth from June to November of… Continue Reading

Museum to kick off summer season May 28

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will kick off the summer season May 28-29. New exhibits will be on display covering topics like archaeology, Native American history and the Bozeman Trail. Also, Tidbit Saturday will take place for kids ages 4-10 from 10 a.m. to noon. This month’s theme for Tidbit Saturday is Victory Gardens.… Continue Reading

Hang gliders fly-in set to take off

DAYTON — The annual Memorial Day weekend hang gliders fly-in will launch May 28 at the Sand Turn turnout in the Bighorn Mountains. Watch and photograph hang gliders as they soar above the valley. They take off from Sand Turn on U.S. Highway 14 West. For more information, contact Johann Nield at 751-1138 or wyomingwings.com.… Continue Reading

Work starts this summer on North Main interchange

Work starts this summer on North Main interchange

SHERIDAN — Years in the making, a new Interstate 90 interchange in north Sheridan is finally taking shape. Wyoming Department of Transportation officials answered questions and gave updates Wednesday at a crowded open house at the Trails End Motel. The $58.7 million project is currently being advertised for bids. WYDOT officials will select a contractor… Continue Reading

SRD discusses proposed budget at board meeting

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District introduced its preliminary budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year at Wednesday’s board meeting, and as expected, the money is a bit tighter than previous years. The proposed budget came in at $1,012,350 compared to $1,149,244 a year ago. A big portion of the cut comes from the mill levy.… Continue Reading

Biteman joins race for HD51

Biteman joins race for HD51

SHERIDAN — Parkman resident Bo Biteman announced Wednesday that he will challenge incumbent Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, in the Republican Party primary for House District 51. Biteman is a current precinct committeeman and former vice chairman of the Sheridan County Republican Party. In a press release, he cited the growing frustration among voters with current… Continue Reading

Carriage House to host small stage concert series

SHERIDAN — The Trail End Guilds, Inc., in conjunction with the Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild and the Trail End State Historic Site, is drawing the curtains open on a favorite stage for small groups and solo performers: the Carriage House Theater. According to organizers, the 88-seat venue, located at 419 Delphi Ave., will be the… Continue Reading

SHS symphony concert set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School symphony and baroque orchestras will perform in concert Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the high school’s auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the SHS activities office at 672-2495, ext. 1. SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive. Continue Reading

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