Category Archives: News

Archaeological Society to gather Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan/Johnson County Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will have its monthly meeting Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.  Those planning to attend are asked to see the hostess at the restaurant for the meeting location, which is typically the Le Gourmet Room. Dinner will start at 6 p.m. with the speaker… Continue Reading

Pole Creek Challenge set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Powder Pass Nordic Club will host the Pole Creek Challenge on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at the Pole Creek Nordic Area in the Bighorn Mountains. This event is the organization’s annual 5K and 10K classic and skate ski race.  Registration starts at $25 per person, with special family pricing available. Online registration is… Continue Reading

Soup-er Bowl food drive to run through Friday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan AARP Chapter 676 and community partners recently announced the 2017 Soup-er Bowl food drive. This food drive aims to replenish local food banks after the holiday season. Donations of nonperishable food items will be accepted daily between Monday and Friday. Donors may “vote” for the team they think will win Super Bowl 51 in one of… Continue Reading

Eastern Wyoming College announces honor roll

SHERIDAN — Eastern Wyoming College recently announced the honor rolls for the fall 2016 semester. There were 166 students receiving recognition for achieving high scholastic grades. The President’s Honor Roll recognizes students that are full time (12 or more credit hours) and achieve a 4.0 GPA. To qualify for the Dean’s Honor Roll, students must also… Continue Reading

Reports — Jan. 30, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • No calls reported. Saturday • Activated fire alarm, 900 block Park Drive, 10:36 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 2300 block North Main Street, 7:46 p.m. Sunday • Assist Dayton Fire Department, structure fire, Highway 343, Dayton, 4:45 p.m. • Garbage fire, 900 block Third Avenue East, 8:06 p.m.   GOOSE… Continue Reading

Forward thinking: Students gain taste of police work

Forward thinking: Students gain taste of police work

SHERIDAN — What started as a simple way for Sheridan Junior High School Resource Officer Howie Fitzpatrick to interact more with students turned into career path research for participants in his after-school program.  Fitzpatrick, with the help of Sheridan High School’s SRO on occasion, corrals a group of junior high students every Tuesday and Thursday… Continue Reading

Agendas — Jan. 28, 2017

Sheridan County School District 2 Central office boardroom, second floor conference room Noon Tuesday   • Call to order • Executive session — to consider or receive any information classified as confidential by law • Adjournment   Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees 4:30 p.m. Wednesday SMH Conference Rooms A&B   • Call to order… Continue Reading

Resources for utility assistance

SHERIDAN — If you find you need assistance to help pay for utility costs, there are a number of places in Sheridan to contact for information or to apply. Wyoming Low Income Energy Assistance Program Heating assistance. Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith Street. Call 672-2240 for an appointment. Proof of income, identification, and your current… Continue Reading

Center Stage: Representing the utility consumer

The Wyoming Office of Consumer Advocate, formed in 2003 and known as the OCA, is an independent office that is responsible under state law for representing consumer interests in matters involving public utilities in Wyoming. Most often, the OCA represents consumers in utility cases heard by the Wyoming Public Service Commission. Currently, the OCA is… Continue Reading

Help for weathering electric costs increases

Help for weathering electric costs increases

SHERIDAN — Effective in March, customers will see increases from Montana-Dakota Utilities for their electricity usage. MDU provides electrical and gas services to approximately 16,000 residents in Sheridan County. After negotiations with the Sheridan City Council last year, the utility provider went before the Wyoming Public Service Commission earlier this month to request a rate… Continue Reading

Boley named Summit Award winner

This week’s Summit Award Winner is Olivia Boley, the daughter of Frank and Georgia Boley.  Olivia Boley maintains a 4.0 GPA while taking a rigorous course load that has included eight Advanced Placement classes. Her favorite classes are in science and math, as evidenced by taking AP chemistry, physics, biology, calculus, environmental science, statistics and… Continue Reading

SCSD3 announces second quarter honor roll

CLEARMONT — Sheridan County School District 3 recently released its second quarter honor roll for seventh through 12th grade. Students on the honor roll earned GPAs of 3.0-3.49. Students on the Board of Trustees Honor Roll earned GPAs of 3.5-4.0. The following students were named to the honor roll: Seventh grade — Timber Buhr Eighth… Continue Reading

Casting for Recovery accepting applications

SHERIDAN — Casting for Recovery, a support and educational program for breast cancer survivors, is currently accepting applications for a weekend retreat. The retreat will take place July 21-23 in Dubois. The retreat is open to women of any age and any stage of breast cancer treatment and recovery. The retreat is offered at no… Continue Reading

Officials weigh in on class size proposal

Officials weigh in on class size proposal

SHERIDAN — A bill under consideration in the Wyoming Legislature would increase class sizes, and lawmakers and school district officials say it could have a significant impact on education. An education budget reform bill, Senate File 114, proposes to boost kindergarten through fifth-grade class sizes to 19 students from 16 by 2019, and class sizes for grades… Continue Reading

Child care owner faces charge for housing felon

SHERIDAN — A local child care owner faces a criminal charge for housing a man wanted for homicide out of Mississippi. Trish Fox, owner of Fox’s Fun House Childcare Center in Sheridan, attended her initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court Thursday. She has been charged with accessory after the fact of a felony crime. Deputy county… Continue Reading

NEW Growth Alliance prepares for site selectors

NEW Growth Alliance prepares for site selectors

SHERIDAN — The NEW Growth Alliance Management Council continues to narrow down its list of site selectors for tours this year. The council met Thursday to discuss the upcoming events and to get updated on efforts for the tour and other areas so far. City of Sheridan Planning Director Robert Briggs said the purpose for… Continue Reading

SCSD3 announces first semester honor rolls

CLEARMONT — Sheridan County School District 3 recently announced the students named to the Honor Roll and Board of Trustees Honor Roll for the first semester. Students on the Honor Roll earned GPAs between 3.0 and 3.49. Students on the Board of Trustees Honor Roll earned GPAs between 3.5 and 4.0. The following students were… Continue Reading

Reports — Jan. 27, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 700 block South Carlin Street, 4:33 a.m. • Equipment fire, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 9:08 a.m. • RMA assist, 600 block North Main Street, 7:40 p.m. • RMA assist, 200 block West 10th Street, 10:13 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • No calls reported.  … Continue Reading

SCSD2 graduation rates increase for third-straight year

SCSD2 graduation rates increase for third-straight year

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 administrators and community members met Wednesday to discuss the 2017 Next Level program’s report card, and administrators said graduation rates increased for the third year in a row thanks to the program aimed at student achievement.   Next Level is a collaboration between SCSD2 schools and the Sheridan community to ensure… Continue Reading

Homeless point-in-time count helps fund state programs

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County, along with Wyoming and the nation, will complete the annual point-in-time count of homeless individuals and families this month. Volunteers of America Northern Rockies will lead the count for Sheridan, Johnson and Uinta counties, taking into consideration both sheltered and unsheltered individuals. The nationwide count takes place in January annually to… Continue Reading

Dayton Town Council holds public hearing for annexation request

Dayton Town Council holds public hearing for annexation request

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council held a public hearing on an annexation request for Rae Ann Scott Morss on River Road at its meeting Tuesday. Dayton citizens and neighbors of the property raised questions regarding property access; agreeing to shared driveway maintenance for usage; neighboring property water and utility easements; fencing along the easements; possible… Continue Reading

‘Conversations on Democracy’ set for Feb. 4

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming’s Center for Global Studies will host the Senator Malcolm Wallop Fund Conversations on Democracy Program in Sheridan and Cheyenne on Feb. 4 at 1:30 and 3 p.m. The event, which will take place in the Mars Theater at the WYO Theater, will feature two linked presentations focusing on democracy from… Continue Reading

Hutton, Davis to wed in April

Hutton, Davis to wed in April

SHERIDAN — Nicole Paige Hutton and Wyatt Lee Davis, both of Sheridan, will wed April 22. Hutton has earned an associate degree in elementary education and is working towards a bachelor’s.  She is the daughter of Randy and Julie Hutton of Sheridan. Davis is currently serving in the U.S. Army. He is the son of… Continue Reading

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