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One week in, more candidates enter races

SHERIDAN — One week into the 2016 filing period for federal, state and local elected offices, additional candidates have signed up to have their names on the ballots this fall. In the race to replace outgoing Sheridan Mayor John Heath, Robert M. Webster, Alex Lee, Jacob Martin and Roger Miller have all filed. For Sheridan… Continue Reading

Legislature’s budget cut by 12 percent

CHEYENNE — A Wyoming legislative committee voted Thursday to cut the Legislature’s own budget by 12 percent for the next biennium in light of dwindling state revenues. The cuts include a reduction of one day in the legislative session, leaving vacant positions in the Legislative Service Office empty, no longer providing stipends to interns and… Continue Reading

Plea deal reached for man accused of dealing meth

SHERIDAN — Jacob Lancaster, who sold methamphetamines in Sheridan for a period of six months in 2015, was given a “favorable outcome” Thursday in Sheridan County 4th Judicial District Court, according to Judge John Fenn. Lancaster, 33, pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge stemming from his role selling meth from June to November of… Continue Reading

Museum to kick off summer season May 28

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will kick off the summer season May 28-29. New exhibits will be on display covering topics like archaeology, Native American history and the Bozeman Trail. Also, Tidbit Saturday will take place for kids ages 4-10 from 10 a.m. to noon. This month’s theme for Tidbit Saturday is Victory Gardens.… Continue Reading

Hang gliders fly-in set to take off

DAYTON — The annual Memorial Day weekend hang gliders fly-in will launch May 28 at the Sand Turn turnout in the Bighorn Mountains. Watch and photograph hang gliders as they soar above the valley. They take off from Sand Turn on U.S. Highway 14 West. For more information, contact Johann Nield at 751-1138 or… Continue Reading

Work starts this summer on North Main interchange

Work starts this summer on North Main interchange

SHERIDAN — Years in the making, a new Interstate 90 interchange in north Sheridan is finally taking shape. Wyoming Department of Transportation officials answered questions and gave updates Wednesday at a crowded open house at the Trails End Motel. The $58.7 million project is currently being advertised for bids. WYDOT officials will select a contractor… Continue Reading

Most hopefuls would include women in draft

CASPER — The only woman seeking Wyoming’s U.S. House seat is opposed to women registering for the draft, an issue currently before Congress. Republican Liz Cheney, an advocate for an aggressive national defense, declined to elaborate on why she opposes requiring women to register for the Selective Service. Cheney is the daughter of the hawkish… Continue Reading

SRD discusses proposed budget at board meeting

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District introduced its preliminary budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year at Wednesday’s board meeting, and as expected, the money is a bit tighter than previous years. The proposed budget came in at $1,012,350 compared to $1,149,244 a year ago. A big portion of the cut comes from the mill levy.… Continue Reading

Biteman joins race for HD51

Biteman joins race for HD51

SHERIDAN — Parkman resident Bo Biteman announced Wednesday that he will challenge incumbent Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, in the Republican Party primary for House District 51. Biteman is a current precinct committeeman and former vice chairman of the Sheridan County Republican Party. In a press release, he cited the growing frustration among voters with current… Continue Reading

Carriage House to host small stage concert series

SHERIDAN — The Trail End Guilds, Inc., in conjunction with the Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild and the Trail End State Historic Site, is drawing the curtains open on a favorite stage for small groups and solo performers: the Carriage House Theater. According to organizers, the 88-seat venue, located at 419 Delphi Ave., will be the… Continue Reading

SHS symphony concert set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School symphony and baroque orchestras will perform in concert Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the high school’s auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the SHS activities office at 672-2495, ext. 1. SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive. Continue Reading

Back Country Horsemen to meet, clean up highway

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will meet and participate in a highway cleanup on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Cleanup will take place on Highway 14 about 9 miles east of Sheridan, near the Buffalo Jump area. A potluck will follow the cleanup. Future trail projects and State Rendezvous at Turpin Meadows will… Continue Reading

Schneck, Ross to wed in June

SHERIDAN — Bobby Schneck and Shaylyn Ross will wed June 19, 2016, at the Tiny Wedding Chapel in Sheridan. Schneck is originally from Goldsboro, North Carolina. He is the son of Ann Gooding of Sheridan. Ross is a Sheridan native and the daughter of Stacie Horsley of Sheridan. Continue Reading

SMH to host Chamber Coffee next week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host a community-focused roundtable discussion over breakfast coffee Wednesday from 8-9 a.m. The event will take place at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. It is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485. SMH is located at 1401… Continue Reading

Wyarno bar to reopen after five-year hiatus

SHERIDAN — The community of Wyarno will have its bar back soon. The former Wyarno Bar and Grill will open its doors after a five-year hiatus sometime in June. At Tuesday morning’s Board of Sheridan County Commissioners’ meeting, the commissioners unanimously approved a retail liquor license to Walt and Kerrie Bohler, who will own and… Continue Reading

Corrections Department details budget cut woes

SHERIDAN — Like all Wyoming state agencies, the Department of Corrections is caught between budget cuts already made and more to come. In a letter from March that the department sent the Wyoming Board of Judicial Policy and Administration — a body that oversees the state’s court system, Director Robert Lampert detailed how cuts made… Continue Reading

USFS: Don’t abuse roads

SHERIDAN — The U.S. Forest Service is asking motor vehicle users to be kind to roads and trails this spring. Motorized travel in the Bighorn National Forest is allowed only on signed, designated routes and is allowed within 300 feet from the centerline of most motorized routes for the purposes of camping, game retrieval and… Continue Reading

SEEDA approves second land sale in Sheridan Commercial Park

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board on Tuesday conditionally accepted an offer for the purchase of 3.63 acres of land within the Sheridan Commercial Park for $300,000. The offer comes from Advanced Electrical Contracting, Inc., and makes it the second recent land deal for SEEDA in the Sheridan Commercial Park. In February… Continue Reading

Fairgrounds see more improvements as summer season nears

Fairgrounds see  more improvements as summer season nears

Editor’s note: This article was submitted by Sheridan County Commissioner and Sheridan WYO Rodeo emeritus board member Tom Ringley. SHERIDAN — The Sheridan WYO Rodeo has made enumerable improvements to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds since the first rodeo performance in 1931. That year, the board of directors built an additional grandstand just to accommodate the… Continue Reading

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