Category Archives: Local News

UW elects Sheridan residents as leaders

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming students recently elected Michael Rotellini, a junior in business administration from Sheridan, as the president of the Associated Students of UW. Tyler Wolfgang, a junior in elementary education from Parker, Colorado, was elected vice president. Voter turnout was 1,530 students during the online elections April 18-20. Rotellini will preside over… Continue Reading

SHS We the People team earns national award

SHS We the People team earns national award

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School’s We the People team will be coming home with a special piece of hardware this week. Four members of the team earned national recognition with a unit award. Each team has six units in which it competes that are all centered around different themes. The unit awards recognize the best… Continue Reading

InfraGard security training set for May 5

SHERIDAN — The second annual InfraGard training session will take place at the Historic Sheridan Inn on May 5 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector — an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants… Continue Reading

Brinton Museum, fly shop partner for art sale

SHERIDAN — In a collaboration between The Brinton Museum’s Museum Store and Fly Shop of the Bighorns, fine art by Joel Ostlind, Lloyd Kelly, David McDougall and Art Hansen now hangs on the wall of Fly Shop of the Bighorns. All the pieces are for sale and curated to appeal to fly fishing enthusiasts. The… Continue Reading

Rangeland restoration lecture set for May 4

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery will host the next presentation in its science lecture series May 4 beginning at 7 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held at the Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohns Center. Brian Mealor will give the presentation. Mealor is the director of the… Continue Reading

Bighorn National Forest committee to meet Thursday

SHERIDAN — Bighorn National Forest managers and members of the Forest Plan Steering Committee will meet from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Thursday. The meeting will be held in the public meeting room at the Sheridan County Courthouse. The meeting is open to the public. Agenda topics for discussion include dispersed camping, roadless areas, community… Continue Reading

Marosok wins Graduate Purchase Award

SHERIDAN — Seth Marosok’s “Helix II” recently won the 2016 Master in Fine Arts Graduate Purchase Award. Marosok’s “Helix II” will be added to the Ferris Permanent Collections and a solo exhibit will be scheduled with Marosok for the 2017 season. Funds for the competition are provided by the Ella Humphrey Art Endowment and the… Continue Reading

Night with the Cowboys set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — A night with the University of Wyoming Cowboys is set for Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. The evening will include special guests Craig Bohl, UW’s head football coach, and Cowboy basketball head coach Allen Edwards. In addition, the event will include a free taco bar and Bud Light. A… Continue Reading

WGFD to host open house for Gilbert

SHERIDAN — Joe Gilbert, Wyoming Game and Fish Department Sheridan Region wildlife supervisor, will retire on May 6. To honor his 36 years of service with the WGFD, the Sheridan Regional Office will host an open house Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. The public is invited to stop by to see Gilbert off and wish him… Continue Reading

Small school, big payback

Small school, big payback

SHERIDAN — When Terri Armstrong brought out a rack of eggs, the students couldn’t hold back their excitement. The six students gathered around a table in the commons area of the school recording their findings of their egg embryo project. They were going to have chicks in a few weeks. The students had been monitoring… Continue Reading

SJHS top 3 KWN team in the country going to NYC

SJHS top 3 KWN team in the country going to NYC

SHERIDAN — Four students and two faculty from the Sheridan Junior High School Kid Witness News after-school program will soon fly to New York City. They will be recognized as New Vision Award Winners for their video “An Olympic Journey.” The video is ranked in the top three out of 55 schools competing in the… Continue Reading

Agendas — April 23, 2016

Juvenile Justice Joint Powers Board 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St.   • Meeting called to order and introduction of SCJO staff • Approval of the agenda • Approval of March 2016 minutes • Approval of the April 2016 vouchers for payment • Financial report • Juvenile Justice Joint Powers Board… Continue Reading

VOA fundraiser set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Volunteers of America annual “soup festival” fundraiser is planned for Thursday from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall. All proceeds from the event will benefit the VOA Sheridan Community Homeless Shelter. A wide variety of homemade soups prepared and served by different community churches and other organizations will be… Continue Reading

WYO to host tribute to John Denver

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a tribute to John Denver and his music, starring Brad Fitch, on Thursday from 10-11 a.m. The event will have general admission seating and is a fundraising event for the Sheridan Sundowners Lions Club. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 for two. Children younger than age 12… Continue Reading

VA to host job fair April 28

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center will host a job fair Thursday from 1-4 p.m. in its auditorium. The event is open to veterans and non-veterans alike and allows attendees to meet with educational institutions, community partners and local businesses. Some of the participating employers plan to do on-the-spot interviews as well. The… Continue Reading

SC Symphony Orchestra to perform April 30

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Symphony Orchestra will perform its inaugural concert, “Love, Tragedy, and Transcendence,” on April 30 beginning at 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. The concert will feature symphonic music by Beethoven, Copland, Britten and Bizet. The concert will also feature the Sheridan College Viol Consort. It is free and open to the… Continue Reading

Bounce for Charity at Kendrick Park April 30

SHERIDAN — Join the American Heritage Girls and Boy’s Trail Life Troops as they team up to offer an entertaining fundraiser April 30 at Kendrick Park. The event will offer activities for all ages, including bounce houses, slides, jousting, a bungee run, obstacle course, games, concessions, music and more. There is no admission charge and… Continue Reading

YMCA to host Safe Kids Day April 30

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA will host a free and fun-filled event — for parents, caregivers and children — to celebrate kids and help families take action to make every kid a safe kid on April 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Some of the activities planned for the Safe Kids Day include… Continue Reading

Tyler Myers recognized as Summit Award winner

The Academics for All committee is proud to announce this week’s Summit Award winner, Sheridan High School senior Tyler Myers. Myers is a wonderful blend of talents and interests combined with a focus that reflects a strong value system based on his goal of helping others. Myers’ high school transcript is an indication of the… Continue Reading

WORKPLACE SAFETY Trainings across state teach preparedness

WORKPLACE SAFETY Trainings across state teach  preparedness

SHERIDAN—  In response to a rise in mass shootings across the country in recent years, Wyoming officials are providing workplace safety trainings throughout the state and made a stop in Sheridan this week. The Wyoming Office of Homeland Security and Wyoming Highway Patrol hosted three trainings at Sheridan College on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday… Continue Reading

Lisa Barber reflects on meeting Prince in 1986

SHERIDAN — When Lisa Barber was 20 years old, she and a friend decided to try winning an MTV contest that would award a date with Prince and have his new film “Under the Cherry Moon” premiere in the winner’s hometown. Luck was with her. Barber was the 10,000th caller in the contest and won… Continue Reading

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