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Goose Creek Transit update

There is a lot going on at Goose Creek Transit this fall. Formerly known as the Sheridan Mini-Bus, we have recently changed our name and our look. You may have noticed our new image on our buses rolling around town. They are pretty hard to miss with their green and blue color scheme with the… Continue Reading

Step into fall

Things to do for October: Inside: Continue to move outdoor plants indoors. Put plants in a spot where they will get as much sun as possible. Check insulation on pipes and check doors and windows for drafts. Patch now, and you’ll be thankful when you get your winter heating bills. Change beddings, removing and storing… Continue Reading

Antelope Butte Foundation receives $40,000 gift

Antelope Butte Foundation receives $40,000 gift

SHERIDAN — While early snow falling on the Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area comes as a blessing for local skiers, ski enthusiasts received another gift earlier this month. The Antelope Butte Foundation received a $40,000 donation from the Ruth Pruitt Phillips foundation. The foundation is based out of Missoula, Montana. Noah Phillips, board member and… Continue Reading

Teams, guides earn top finishes at Fall Fly

SHERIDAN — Joey’s Foundation hosted its fourth annual fundraiser, Joey’s Fall Fly, Sept. 16-17. According to event organizers, the Fall Fly exemplifies the best of what the foundation has become known for: mentoring, friendships and the great outdoors. Day one, morning one, it was guide against guide in the Legends of the Fall Fly Tournament.… Continue Reading

New captain named to District 4 WHP

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Highway Patrol Lt. Jason Green, the Pinedale area division supervisor, was promoted to the rank of District Four Captain on Monday by Colonel Kebin Haller. District Four covers northeast Wyoming, including Campbell, Crook, Johnson, Sheridan and Weston Counties. Green began his career with the WHP in January of 2000 and was initially… Continue Reading

New Faces

Parker William Pepin Parker William Pepin was born Sept. 22, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. He was welcomed by parents Travis and Jamie Pepin of Sheridan. His sibling is sister Skylar. His grandparents are Penny Wondra of Sheridan, Rosella Gustofson of Sheridan and Pam Pepin of Evansville. Brantley Malcolm… Continue Reading

Food Expo to include Farmers Market Fall Festival

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market Fall Festival will take place Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sheridan College. The event will include an array of producers, artisans and informational booths. Music will be provided by Crook Mountain. There will be apple pressing, a pumpkin patch, exhibits and a pie baking contest.… Continue Reading

Dine ‘farm to plate’ at gala dinner

SHERIDAN — The first Farm to Plate gala dinner will take place Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Barn in Big Horn. The dinner will highlight regional ingredients and producers with a four course, seasonally inspired dinner prepared by chef Antonia Armenta-Miller. The meal will be paired with wines from Jackson Hole and Table… Continue Reading

Biketoberfest 2016 set for Oct. 8

SHERIDAN — Biketoberfest 2016 will take place on Oct. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. Events include the traditional 15-mile mountain bike race, 7-mile trail run or 4-mile fun run/bike race. Two new events have been added and will take place following the traditional races: a competitive… Continue Reading

Reports—Sept. 30, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE  Thursday • Motor vehicle accident, 2200 block N. Main Street, 7:33 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1000 block Saberton Street, 5:58 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • No reports available at press time. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday  • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Thursday  • Admissions — Kelsi… Continue Reading

College hosts discussion on future of education in Sheridan

College hosts discussion on future of education in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College hosted a community discussion Wednesday that focused on the future of post-secondary education in the community. Dozens of individuals attended the event at which discussion leaders asked questions regarding what the college does well and what the college could do better. Sheridan College President Paul Young welcomed the group, noting that… Continue Reading

Walters nationally recognized for 20 years as paramedic

Walters nationally recognized for 20 years as paramedic

RANCHESTER — Keith Walters, paramedic for the Ranchester Volunteer Fire Department, has been recognized by the National Register of Emergency Medical Technicians for 20 years of continuous registration as a paramedic. Walters is a mining engineer by trade, but also works part-time in emergency services in Gillette and at Rocky Mountain Ambulance. He also serves… Continue Reading

TRMS student earns national recognition for coding computer game

TRMS student earns national recognition for coding computer game

SHERIDAN — Grace Sopko recently earned national recognition for the hidden objects game she created through the Globaloria program Tongue River Middle School uses to teach students computer coding. Sopko said she spent about 90 minutes each school day for an entire semester working on the game called “Innovation of the Internet.” The game takes… Continue Reading

DSA kicks off ‘Hunting for Bucks’ event

SHERIDAN — The October Hunting for Bucks shop local campaign will begin Saturday. The shop local campaign incorporates the ever popular hunting season with four weekly drawings of $25 in Chamber Bucks and a grand prize drawing of $300 in Chamber Bucks on Oct. 31. Signups begin Saturday. The Historic District Promotions Committee continues to focus… Continue Reading

Hilling, Krysl wed in August

Hilling, Krysl wed in August

SHERIDAN — Morgan Michele Hilling of Sheridan and Jared Landon Krysl of Cheyenne wed in Sheridan on Aug. 6, 2016. Hilling is a student studying biology education at the University of Wyoming. She is the daughter of Todd and Pamela Hilling of Sheridan. Krysl earned a degree in secondary education in chemistry and is currently… Continue Reading

Deadline Oct. 21 for USDA regional conservation partnership application

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Conservation District and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service are currently accepting applications for water quality improvement and conservation easement projects under the Tongue River Regional Conservation Partnership Program. Projects can include fencing and stock water for riparian area, grazing management improvements, irrigation diversion, infrastructure improvements and others. The deadline to… Continue Reading

Food Expo will show ‘Story of Compost’ Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The fifth annual Sheridan Local Foods Expo will take place Oct. 5-9. The Expo supports and demonstrates the health and economic benefits of local foods by including educational sessions, workshops and networking for large and small scale producers, backyard gardeners and local food enthusiasts. “Our goal is to partner with individuals, businesses and… Continue Reading

Akcita Win to gather Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The October meeting for Akcita Win will be Tuesday 6 p.m. at Ole’s Pizza and Spaghetti House. The hostesses will be Janice Nielsen and Mary Ann Fiedor with a program to be presented. The meeting is open to the public, however reservations must be called into Connie Goodwin at 751-2550 prior to Tuesday. Ole’s… Continue Reading

Reports—Sept. 29, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Broken natural gas line, 700 block Harrison Street, 8:45 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Tuesday • Admissions — Cherika E. Martin, Buffalo; Josiah Albert Martin, Buffalo • No dismissals reported. Wednesday •… Continue Reading

A new, and exotic, fishing society

A new, and exotic, fishing society

Last month, I guided a couple of beginning fly fishermen on Montana’s Big Horn River. It was a father-daughter team from California where dad wanted to take his daughter on an outdoor excursion before she left home to attend college at the University of Chicago. Their names are Raghu and Jihana. What happened their first… Continue Reading

Classics, out-of-the-box shows planned

Classics, out-of-the-box shows planned

SHERIDAN — Fall signals a lot of things to a lot of people. It means the start of school, the reappearance of pumpkin spice everything and the beginning of theater seasons. For the WYO Theater, the 2016-2017 season will be a busy one. It includes nearly 30 performances, screenings of films and live broadcasts from… Continue Reading

Inspired by Oregon

In early October, several Ucross Foundation staffers will make a trek to Portland, Oregon, to participate in the annual conference of the Alliance of Artist Communities. Ruth Salvatore, Ucross residency manager; Tracey Kikut, program associate; and I have planned a packed schedule of arts events to attend, kicking off with a reception at the Portland… Continue Reading

Sagebrush Community Art Center seeks funding for downtown space

Sagebrush Community Art Center seeks funding for downtown space

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Artists’ Guild Et al board President Laura Lehan approached the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority to ask for help funding the build out of the nonprofit’s new downtown space. The Sheridan Artists’ Guild, or SAGE, recently purchased space in the former Montgomery building. The guild currently occupies space in the old… Continue Reading

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