Category Archives: Local News

Home and Garden Show set for March 11-13 at Holiday Inn

SHERIDAN — The 2016 Home and Garden Show is set for March 11-13 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. The Big Horn Home Builders Association will present the show, which is expected to include more than 60 exhibitors and vendors, special activities and drawings. Admission to the show is free. For additional information, contact Gini… Continue Reading

Senior Center breaks ground on Day Break expansion project

Senior Center breaks ground on Day Break expansion project

SHERIDAN — Construction of a new facility at the Sheridan Senior Center that will support respite for caregivers began Thursday with a groundbreaking ceremony. Staff, clients, board members, Mayor John Heath and other city officials attended. Carmen Rideout, executive director of the Senior Center, spoke about the role the center’s Day Break program — which… Continue Reading

Man pleads not guilty to felony pot charges

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man entered a not guilty plea to two drug charges in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. Robert Schutte is charged with intent to deliver a controlled substance — marijuana — and delivery of a controlled substance — marijuana. He was originally only charged with intent to deliver, but the charges were… Continue Reading

SHS senior chosen as Star of the West semifinalist

SHERIDAN — Four-time Wyoming state tennis champion Julia Fenn was searching through the list of monthly scholarships that circulates throughout Sheridan High School and found one that piqued her interest. The Rising Star of the West scholarship from KEVN Black Hills Fox News in Rapid City, South Dakota, required applicants to record a 30-second to… Continue Reading

SC to host science lecture on fish restoration

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery will present a discussion on native fish restoration as part of its Science Lecture Series on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the SC Science Museum/Mohns Center. The presentation, “Native fish restoration in Lower Clear Creek: Kendrick Dam, a fish bypass channel and success,” is free and open… Continue Reading

4-H organizing family dance for March 11

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County 4-H junior leaders invite members of the community to kick up their heels at a family dance March 11 from 7-10 p.m. The event is meant for kids, but people of all ages are welcome. A deejay will provide the music for the event, which will also feature lemonade and concessions.… Continue Reading

Chamber luncheon to focus on legislative session

SHERIDAN — The March Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon will take place Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The monthly luncheon will feature a buffet lunch, a brief business meeting and a featured program. The program this month will focus on a recap of the 63rd Wyoming… Continue Reading

Cheerleaders to perform at Golden Dome Sunday

SHERIDAN — Local cheerleaders will participate in the state Spirit Competition in Casper next week. But to get ready for the contest, they’ll perform their routine for a local audience. On Sunday, from 3-5 p.m., local cheerleaders will perform the routines in a dress rehearsal. During the event, the girls will also continue to mark… Continue Reading

Albany County attorney agrees to review Redle case

SHERIDAN — Nearly two months after information regarding potential charges against Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle surfaced, an attorney has been found to review the case. Sheridan County Administrative Director Renee Obermueller said local officials asked the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office, the Johnson County Attorney’s Office and Weston County Attorney’s office before reaching out to… Continue Reading

FFA students show their stuff at Border Wars competition

FFA students show their stuff at Border Wars competition

SHERIDAN — High school students from Wyoming and Montana went toe to toe at Sheridan College Tuesday, showing off knowledge of horse breeds, agricultural business acumen and everything in between. The 149 students who spent the day at Sheridan College for the 14th annual FFA “Border Wars” event hailed from as far south as Cheyenne… Continue Reading

Small towns monitoring potential funding from state

SHERIDAN — Small Sheridan County communities are preparing for impact as legislators work to reach a compromise on legislation to fund Wyoming’s cities and towns,. House Bill 51, which as currently amended provides $105 million to municipalities and counties, is locked up in conference committee. Legislators have until the end of the day Friday —… Continue Reading

Poetry Out Loud contest set for Monday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Arts Council hosts the state Poetry Out Loud competition on Monday at 7 p.m. at the historic Atlas Theatre in Cheyenne. Awards will be announced at a ceremony on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Barrett Building. The public is invited to attend both events. Poetry Out Loud… Continue Reading

Next ‘Conversations in History’ to focus on Clearmont

SHERIDAN — The next edition of Conversations in History will focus on the history of Clearmont and the Clear Creek Valley. Local historian Helen Laumann will give the presentation at the Sheridan Senior Center. The event is sponsored by the Sheridan County Historical Society, and is free and open to all. For additional information, call… Continue Reading

WYDOT, FHA to conduct meeting regarding Burgess project

SHERIDAN — A public meeting on the environmental assessment just completed by the Wyoming Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Forest Service will take place March 8 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Tongue River Valley Community Center. The assessment identifies the preferred alternative for transportation solutions in the… Continue Reading

Warm, dry winter could spell trouble for wildlife

SHERIDAN — A mild winter and a potential drought could spell trouble for local wildlife. While fawn and calve production may be up after a mild winter, Bud Stewart with the Sheridan Region of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, said juvenile recruitment could be down in the event of a drought. “What will probably… Continue Reading

City facing $2 million supplemental funding shortfall

City facing $2 million supplemental funding shortfall

SHERIDAN — It’s the 11th hour for Wyoming legislators to pass funding for local governments, and a bill that would slash funding to local entities by almost half passed the Senate Tuesday. House Bill 51, sponsored by the Joint Appropriations Committee, provides local governments with funding for the 2016–2018 biennium. With a nearly $80 million… Continue Reading

County awards damages for road relocation work

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County will pay a local resident $6,000 in damages due to planned road relocation work at the intersection of Park Street and Skinner Street. The roads are being relocated slightly to better align with private property lines. The $6,000 will pay for roughly half the cost to nearby property owner Jon Schoenfelder… Continue Reading

AARP local chapter to gather next week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the American Association of Retired People will host a meeting March 11 at the Sheridan Senior Center. Dan Lick of the People Assistance Food Bank will present on its history, number of people served, future projects and opportunities to volunteer with the Food Bank to assist community members in… Continue Reading

TRHS students to present ‘Hercules’

SHERIDAN — Tongue River High School students will present the musical “Hercules” March 8-10 at the Tongue River High School auditorium. Based on the 1997 Disney musical, the play is fun for all ages. The play tells the story of Hercules, son of the Greek God, Zeus. He’s turned into a half-god, half-mortal by Hades,… Continue Reading

Science Saturday to focus on body movement

SHERIDAN — The next edition of Science Saturday will focus on the movement of the human body. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sheridan College Science Center. The event is free and open to kids of all ages. It is hosted by the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and… Continue Reading

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