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Liquor licenses distributed by county

SHERIDAN — Several county businesses will have more flexibility in how they sell and serve liquor. At Tuesday’s Sheridan County Board of County Commissioners meeting, commissioners approved a new retail liquor license and two transfers of retail liquor licenses to county businesses. The action resulted in a sigh of relief for officials at the Big… Continue Reading

Dayton Town Council discusses animal control ordinance

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council discussed changes to the animal control ordinance, read second readings for the mill ordinance and the budget, and heard an update regarding the street repair project at its meeting Monday night. The second reading of the animal control ordinance was tabled for further review and rewording of the section pertaining… Continue Reading

 No easing of bond for man facing pot charges

SHERIDAN— Leo VanBuskirk will not get a break on bond while his case proceeds, despite his attorney’s assertion that he would comply with court orders after having spent time in jail and missed his daughter’s birth. VanBuskirk, 18, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court to one charge for possession of marijuana… Continue Reading

Man faces felony meth charges

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty to meth possession with intent to deliver on Tuesday and could face up to 20 years and $25,000 in fines if convicted. Kieran Cowan, 26, was arrested May 2 after a confidential informant told the Sheridan Police Department about an impending sale of meth by Cowan. Continue Reading

Education leaders asking for reversal of state cuts to schools

SHERIDAN — Wyoming K-12 administrators, trustees and association leadership are meeting with the Joint Education Committee in Casper Tuesday, according to Boyd Brown, superintendent of Campbell County School District 1. Sen. Hank Coe, R-Cody, and Rep. David Northrup, R-Powell, are chairmen of the JEC. Brown, as well as Gerry Chase, president of the Wyoming Association… Continue Reading

UW to host Forage Field Day

SHERIDAN— The University of Wyoming will host its fifth annual Forage Field Day at the Sheridan Research and Extension Center located at 3401 Coffeen Ave. on June 14. Events will include information on forage production, management and low lignin alfalfa. There will be forage field and equipment demonstrations. Registration for this event is free and… Continue Reading

Walk for Life set for Saturday

SHERIDAN— The Legacy Pregnancy Center will host its sixth annual family-friendly Walk for Life.    On June 11, the walk will take place between the Pregnancy Center located at 846 Coffeen Ave. and Washington Park.    Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. Walkers may pre-register at There is… Continue Reading

Gilbert named to honor roll

SHERIDAN — Eastern Wyoming College recently announced the honor rolls for the spring 2016 semester. There were 137 students who received recognition for high achieving scholastic grades. The President’s Honor Roll recognizes students that are full time (12 or more credit hours) and achieve a 4.0 GPA. Rebecca Gilbert was the sole recipient named to… Continue Reading

Contractors volunteer with Antelope Butte efforts

Contractors volunteer with Antelope Butte efforts

SHERIDAN — Antelope Butte will always have a spot in Dan Bockman’s heart. The Dayton resident’s first job out of college was at Antelope Butte working for the ski patrol. He also said he believes the reopening of Antelope Butte has the potential to be a major economic driver in his hometown. But most of… Continue Reading

Sheridan City Council moves forward with new building codes

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council approved a new building code on second reading Monday night, moving closer to adopting the electrical, plumbing, fuel and other regulations that the state passed in January. A local fire sprinkler salesman made an impassioned pitch to the Sheridan City Council to remove language from new building codes that… Continue Reading

SCLT to improve parking areas on Red Grade

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust will soon begin the reconstruction of two existing parking areas on state land. According to a press release from the organization, the goal of the project is to enhance on- and off-road safety in the immediate vicinity while improving the layout and grades of parking surfaces for existing… Continue Reading

Gov. Mead presents award to SPD’s Koltiska

Gov. Mead presents award to SPD’s Koltiska

SHERIDAN — On June 4, Gov. Matt Mead and U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming Christopher Croft presented Lt. Travis Koltiska an award in recognition of his assistance to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for his work in the investigation of an attempt to blow up the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office in 2014. On June 4 of that year, in… Continue Reading

Big Horn Mountain Eagles donate to Senior Center

Big Horn Mountain Eagles donate to Senior Center

SHERIDAN — Big Horn Mountain Eagles Auxiliary #4169 recently donated $1,300 to the Sheridan Senior Center. The donation funds will be used to support training for staff in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Alzheimer’s education for caregivers and the meals program at the Sheridan Senior Center. “The Auxiliary’s gifts for the past three years have helped us defray costs in keeping… Continue Reading

Library to host writing workshop with Lori Howe on June 14

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will sponsor a free writing workshop by Lori Howe on June 14 from 6-8 p.m. in the Inner Circle. Howe’s program, “All the Water in Wyoming: Poems and Personal Essays” will allow participants to write on the meanings of water in Wyoming, whether via poetry or personal essay.… Continue Reading

Wild West Showdown clinic set for this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Wild West Showdown clinic will take place Friday and Saturday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. The 4-H event will feature the group’s 2016 animal clinics. The Friday clinic is geared toward swine and costs $20. It will run from 5-7 p.m. Saturday’s clinic will be geared toward sheep and costs $20. It… Continue Reading

Local students earn National Merit Scholarships

SHERIDAN — National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced approximately 3,000 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to… Continue Reading

Wildflower field trips planned by WWA, BNPS

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association and Bighorn Native Plant Society will each host wildflower excursions in the coming weeks. On Saturday, June 11, Jennifer Williams will lead a trip for the Bighorn Native Plant Society. The trip is open to all. The group will meet at the Penrose Park trailhead in Story at 9… Continue Reading

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