Category Archives: Local News

Tickets for HNCS fundraiser now available

SHERIDAN — Tickets for Holy Name Catholic School’s Denim & Diamonds annual Mayfest fundraiser are currently on sale. The event is set for April 22 from 5:30-11 p.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn Convention Center. The fundraiser will feature dinner, drinks, dancing and dice. Participants can play for the chance to win prizes — all… Continue Reading

Reports — March 10, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 300 block Carrington Street, 9:39 a.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • Activated fire alarm, 14 Lane Lane, 8 p.m.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday • Trauma, Carrington Street, 9:17 a.m. • Medical, West Fifth Street, 10:16 a.m. • Medical, North Main Street, 10:37 a.m. •… Continue Reading

Legislators provide education funding recap at Chamber lunch

Legislators provide education funding recap at Chamber lunch

SHERIDAN — Calling it the “900-pound gorilla in the room,” legislators said they still have plenty of work to do with the state’s education budget. On Wednesday at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, local legislators talked extensively about the progress made regarding the education budget during the 2017 legislative session. They told constituents… Continue Reading

Ranchester fills spots at mercantile, information center

Ranchester fills spots at mercantile, information center

RANCHESTER — Mayor Peter Clark confirmed during the Ranchester Town Council meeting Tuesday that all spaces in the information center and the mercantile are now leased. The tenant for the information center, Wade Bastrom, will be moving a real estate operation into the space April 1. In addition, the floors in the mercantile are stained,… Continue Reading

City of Sheridan receives clean audit

City of Sheridan receives clean audit

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan came through its 2016 audit with a clean bill of health. Each year, the city undergoes an audit with Porter, Muirhead, Cornia and Howard, a corporation of certified public accountants.  This particular group started working with the city in June 2005. This year, the CPAs had only two issues… Continue Reading

Goose Creek workshop planned

SHERIDAN — During its meeting Tuesday, the Sheridan County Conservation District decided to team up with the city of Sheridan to organize a Goose Creek education program.  The program will have a focus on storm water with an emphasis on urban areas. SCCD will submit its summary of the program activities and costs to the… Continue Reading

Accents of Wyoming to host Business After Hours

SHERIDAN — The next round of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is set for Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. The monthly social and networking event is held at a different member location each month. This month’s event will take place at Accents of Wyoming, located at 250 N. Main St. For additional… Continue Reading

Brinton to open two exhibits next week

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will open two new shows next week. The 12th Illustrator Show — The Art of John Potter will be on display in the Mars Reception Gallery. In the S.K. Johnston Jr. Family Gallery, an exhibit entitled “Gollings & Kleiber: In the Classroom” will be on display. Both exhibits will… Continue Reading

Republican Women offering scholarship

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County are currently seeking applicants for a college scholarship program, according to Melinda Brennan, scholarship chairwoman.   One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a registered female Republican who is a Sheridan County resident, at least 18 years old and planning to attend a junior college, college, university or… Continue Reading

Next round of Brown Bag, After Hours lectures upcoming

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on embracing change for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The Brown Bag lecture is Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat presentation Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Wednesday. Both lectures will be held at the… Continue Reading

Reports — March 9, 2017

Reports — March 9, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Activated fire alarm, 1800 block Fort Road, 4:43 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 7:41 p.m. • Trauma, 600 block Broadway Avenue, Dayton, 8:10 p.m. • Structure fire, 600 block 13th Street, 11:07 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • Structure fire, 657 W. 13th Street, lot… Continue Reading

Red Ants Pants do not a carpenter make

Red Ants Pants do not a carpenter make

In 2009 I hosted a ladies pants party at my outdoor clothing store, with a fledgling Montana based company. Red Ants Pants had started making bomber work pants specifically for women and Sarah Calhoun, the company’s owner and founder, would take her show on the road if someone had a venue and a group of… Continue Reading

Young at Heart Players to present two shorts

Young at Heart Players to present two shorts

SHERIDAN  — The Sheridan Senior Center Young at Heart Players, under the direction of Pat Tomsovic, will present three performances of “Who’s Herbert” and “Any Body for Tea,” 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. “Who’s Herbert” takes place in a retirement home as two women try to remember exactly who Herbert was married to and… Continue Reading

Shakespeare in concert

Shakespeare in concert

The name of William Shakespeare quickly comes to mind when you think of great literature. With 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two narrative poems, and several other verses to his name, many regard William Shakespeare (1564-1616) as the greatest writer in the English language. What many might not know is how often his writings have been… Continue Reading

Students mix humor, ag at Border Wars

Students mix humor, ag at Border Wars

  SHERIDAN — International agriculture trade agreements can be complex, but students at Buffalo High School had some fun learning the intricacies of imports and exports recently. The school’s FFA Agriculture Issues team — comprised of Halie Harding, Avery Burtenshaw, Kyera Vasco, Brooke Sanburn, Shey Blakeman, Taylor West and Bridgette Klasinski — decided to take… Continue Reading

Biteman talks gun bills, legislative recap in Dayton

Biteman talks gun bills, legislative recap in Dayton

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council members heard a recap from Rep. Bo Biteman, R-Ranchester, of the recently completed legislative session in Cheyenne. Of the two concealed carry bills Biteman sponsored, the gun-free zones at government meetings bill passed both houses and is currently on the governor’s desk. Gov. Matt Mead has two weeks to act… Continue Reading

Celebrating influential females of past, present

Celebrating influential females of past, present

SHERIDAN — Celebrated nationally since 1987, March’s designation as Women’s History Month recognizes the contributions to society, history and culture made by women. From politicians and activists to mentors and artists, Wyoming’s history is teeming with extraordinary women. Their contributions go as deep as creating Wyoming’s identity through Verna Keays’ design that remains an icon… Continue Reading

City to launch Connect Sheridan app

City to launch Connect Sheridan app

SHERIDAN — Thunk. You hit a pothole while driving along Sheridan Avenue. What do you do about it? Starting March 27, citizens of Sheridan will be able to report potholes and water issues directly to the city of Sheridan Public Works Department with a few taps on their smartphones. Connect Sheridan, the city’s new smartphone… Continue Reading

Commissioners discuss Ramaco mine, research facility

SHERIDAN — Some local residents expressed their concerns about the potential Ramaco mine development at the Tuesday Sheridan County Commission meeting. “In this process, people … are still quite unsure of what is being planned — particularly the scope of the mining,” Commissioner Steve Maier said. The company recently announced plans to change its focus… Continue Reading

UW Extension to host ‘Real Food’ classes

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension in Sheridan will host a series of classes on “Real Food” in March and April. The classes will take place from March 23 to April 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. each Thursday at the Watt Agriculture Center, room 131. Instructors Kentz Willis and Vicki Hayman will teach attendees to… Continue Reading

Tickets for FAB Women’s Conference now on sale

SHERIDAN — The fifth annual FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference will take place April 28 at the Sheridan College Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. Tickets for the event are now on sale. The conference, which will begin with registration at noon, will include a keynote presentation from Shelli Johnson. Johnson is an entrepreneur, life and… Continue Reading

AARP to gather Friday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the AARP will gather Friday at the Heritage Towers dining room. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner and the meeting will start at 5:50 p.m.  The program will include a legislative update from Wayne Schatz, AARP legislative chair for Northeast Wyoming. Those planning to… Continue Reading

Museum to host gala with former governors

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum has started selling tickets for its annual gala fundraiser.  The fundraiser, “A View From the Governor’s Mansion,” will take place May 13 at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.  The program for the evening will feature three former Wyoming governors — Michael Sullivan, James Geringer and David Freduenthal.… Continue Reading

WWA raffle off cabin getaway

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association is raffling off a weekend getaway at a cabin in the Bighorn Mountains. The Muddy Guard cabin will be available to the winner of the raffle Aug. 3-5. It sleeps up to six people. Raffle tickets are $10 apiece or three for $25.  The winner of the raffle will… Continue Reading

Reports — Mar. 8, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1500 block Taylor Avenue, 7:06 a.m. • RMA assist, 300 block West Works Street, 4:55 p.m. • RMA assist, 800 block Gladstone Street, 11:42 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • No reports available at press time.… Continue Reading

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