Category Archives: Local News

aMAYzing places winners announced

SHERIDAN— The Historical District Promotions Committee recently wrapped up its aMAYzing Places Passport campaign to promote shopping at local businesses in Sheridan. The Downtown Sheridan Association drew the first-second- and third-place winners of the campaign that took place May 7-22. Kismet Schadwill won the first-place prize drawing with Cindy Ketron and Abby Fauber, earning the… Continue Reading

Next round of ‘Birding at The Brinton’ set for Sat.

   SHERIDAN— The Brinton Museum and Dr. Jackie Canterbury of the Bighorn Audubon Society will host their monthly bird walk on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. The event will start in the Brinton parking lot. For more information call Ariel Downing at The Brinton Museum at 672-3173 or email at  The Brinton Museum is located… Continue Reading

‘Bottoms Up Bash’ raises $2,000

   SHERIDAN — The third annual Bottoms Up Bash was held on April 9 at the Elks Lodge. More than 200 people attended the event that raised $2,000, which was donated to Wyoming Cancer Resources Services. Dana Townsend, a colon cancer survivor, created the event to raise awareness about colon cancer. The event organizers thanked… Continue Reading

Reports — June 14, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 2300 block North Main Street, 3:40 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 2100 block Sugarland Drive, 2:45 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Monday • Admissions — Jamison Tanner Calkins,… Continue Reading

Matheson stays busy keeping court civil: Where emotions run high, sheriff’s deputy keeps everyone cool

Matheson stays busy keeping court civil: Where emotions run high, sheriff’s deputy keeps everyone cool

SHERIDAN — If you’ve sat through any proceedings in the Sheridan County courthouse, chances are you’ve seen Steve Matheson standing in the back, quietly ensuring safety and civility. “Law enforcement presence in the courtroom, right from the start — typically people tend to be more polite,” Matheson said. He wears 18 pounds of gear to… Continue Reading

Politics as usual on display at Trail End State Historic Site

Politics as usual on display at Trail End State Historic Site

SHERIDAN—Trail End State Historic Site has a new whole-house exhibit called “Politics as Usual: Personalities, Scandals & Legacies in American and Wyoming Politics, 1912-1932.” The exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of John B. Kendrick’s election to the U.S. Senate. The exhibit focuses on Kendrick’s political career, Wyoming politics and a peppering of national politics. Each… Continue Reading

Crash south of Sheridan results in fatality

SHERIDAN — A fatal crash southeast of Sheridan on Sunday resulted in the death of 34-year-old Buffalo resident John Ipes. The crash occurred at 6 a.m. near mile post 33 on U.S. Highway 14/16 approximately 30 miles southeast of Sheridan. According to Wyoming Highway Patrol, Ipes was a passenger in a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban driven… Continue Reading

Battle Under the Big Horns registration due June 16

   SHERIDAN — Registration is due Thursday for the Battle Under the Bighorns three-on-three basketball tournament for kids who’ve just completed grades four through eight. The event will take place June 26 at Scott Bicentennial Park in Dayton from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no admission cost. The tournament schedule will be available… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club picnic set for Friday

   SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will hold its annual picnic Friday at 11:30 a.m. Members are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert to share. The meeting is open to all women. For additional information contact Joyce Coates at 389-2804. The event will take place at Kathy Hosford’s home, located at… Continue Reading

Shelter to host ‘Kitten Shower’ Saturday

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter will host its first “Kitten Shower” at the shelter on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The party is being held to raise awareness of the kittens coming to the shelter and to gather donations of supplies needed to care for the kittens. Suggested donations include milk… Continue Reading

Quist earns doctorate from Regis University

   SHERIDAN — Laura Quist of Sheridan recently graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Quist graduated with honors. She is a 2008 graduate of Sheridan High School and a 2012 graduate of the University of Wyoming. Quist is the granddaughter of Harold and Mertie Quist of Sheridan and… Continue Reading

Nield ‘changing the page’ in life

Nield ‘changing the page’ in life

DAYTON — After 35 years of working for the town of Dayton as the public works director, Johann Nield is retiring, or as he says, “changing the page,” effective June 30. Two of his crew members, Jimmy Velos and Billy Miller, are stepping up to fill his shoes. “Johann has been a good teacher to… Continue Reading

Local school districts boast low absentee rates

Local school districts boast low absentee rates

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County students are showing up to school more often than others in the state. The data comes from information recently released by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. During the 2013-2014 school year, Sheridan County School District 1 recorded just a 6.4 percent rate of chronic absenteeism among its students.… Continue Reading

Agendas — June 11, 2016

Northern Wyoming Community College District 6:30 p.m. Wednesday W132 at Sheridan College   • Call to order and roll call • Agenda additions/deletions • Consent agenda A. Budget work session minutes – May 19 B. Regular meeting minutes – May 19 C. May 2016 financials • President’s report • Gillette College Advisory Board Report  • Johnson… Continue Reading

Third Thursday Festival set for June 16

SHERIDAN — The first Third Thursday Street Festival of the summer will take place in Sheridan’s historic downtown June 16 from 5-9 p.m. The event will include food and non-food vendors, two stages featuring musicians and lots of fun for the whole community. There is no admission charge. For more information contact the Downtown Sheridan… Continue Reading

Big Horn Country USA back to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Big Horn Country USA will take place June 16-18 at Trails End Concert Park. The three-day event will feature 20 performers. For exact times and dates and a list of performers, see or call 675-1027. Ticket prices are posted on the website. The Trails End concert park is located at 2125 N… Continue Reading

SAGE Juried art show awards set for June 16

SHERIDAN— The SAGE National Juried Art Show will host an awards ceremony and reception for its sixth annual exhibit. The event will take place June 16 from 5-7 p.m. The exhibit features artists from all over the country, and is on display through June 30. This year’s juror is Boston artist Vincent Crotty. The exhibit,… Continue Reading

Book signing at Sheridan Stationery

SHERIDAN — Author Gene Gagilano will be at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. signing copies of his new children’s book “Booger” on June 18. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call Robby Smith at 674-8080. Sheridan Stationery is located at 206 N. Main… Continue Reading

‘Sweeties on Wheelies’ annual ride set for June 18

SHERIDAN — The annual “Sweeties on Wheelies” all women motorcycle run will take place June 18 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. This event will start at the Holiday Inn’s south parking lot and the 93-mile ride will travel through Sheridan to Ucross, Buffalo, Lake DeSmet, Story and Big Horn before returning to Sheridan. The… Continue Reading

YMCA hits fundraising milestone

YMCA hits fundraising milestone

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA reached a milestone Thursday night in its campaign to build a new indoor aquatics center. More than 650 people attended a community dinner at the Whitney Rink at the M&M’s Center for the aquatic center project. At the ceremony, YMCA Executive Director Jay McGinnis announced the organization had raised… Continue Reading

DI teams take in experience at Global Competition in Tennessee

DI teams take in experience at Global Competition in Tennessee

SHERIDAN — Three of the 13 teams that represented Wyoming at the Destination Imagination Global Competition in Knoxville, Tennessee, were from Sheridan County. The competition May 24-28 was the culminating activity for the largest worldwide creative problem solving organization for students. The goals of the Destination Imagination program are creativity, problem solving and teamwork in… Continue Reading

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