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Local schools continue operations despite statewide threats

SHERIDAN — While this morning the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security received notice of an anonymous email with threats made against state facilities, schools statewide and the Cheyenne Regional Airport, local schools have been largely unaffected by the threat. At approximately 11 a.m., WDHS Director, Guy Cameron, forwarded the email, along with a letter urging… Continue Reading

WyoTF sees increased ticket sales in 2nd year

WyoTF sees increased ticket sales in 2nd year

SHERIDAN — The 2016 Wyoming Theater Festival was a tremendous success, organizers said this week. At the Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees meeting Wednesday evening, WyoTF Executive Director DannyLee Hodnett said ticket sales jumped to 2,821 for this year’s theater festival. That’s nearly three times the number of tickets sold in 2015.… Continue Reading

Habitat for Humanity receives grant

SHERIDAN — A grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation will support Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns with matching funds of $7,500 toward a dedicated Thrivent Builds Home that is under construction for Kathy Baker and her family. Baker was chosen as a Habitat homeowner in 2015 and construction has steadily progressed since then. The… Continue Reading

New hotel to open in Sheridan next week

SHERIDAN — The 72-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Sheridan is scheduled to open Sept. 29. Located at 2105 Sugarland Drive, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Sheridan will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Tower West Holdings, LLC of Gillette. This is the first Fairfield Inn & Suites in the… Continue Reading

Research highlights Spear-O utility

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The Spear-O Mountain Campus of Gillette College and Sheridan College hosted researchers and educators from four universities — the University of Wyoming, Illinois State University, University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse and Yale University — this summer. The visiting researchers and educators focused mostly on geology and geophysics, ecology and outdoor learning and leadership, with… Continue Reading

Ranchester awards funds for paramedic certification

RANCHESTER—Ranchester Town Council heard a request from Fire Chief Donnie Dobrenz, Bobby Abell and Councilman Jeffrey Barron for funds to help one of the members of the fire department, Donna Abell, offset the cost of attending a paramedic course held in Casper at its meeting Tuesday. Donna Abell works for Rocky Mountain Ambulance and serves… Continue Reading

Taylor to sign copies of her book

SHERIDAN — Local author Abbie Johnson Taylor will sign and sell copies of her book on Saturday at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery from 10 a.m. to noon and on Sept. 27 in the lobby of the Sheridan Senior Center from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. “My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man… Continue Reading

Chamber Coffee in Dayton set for Sept. 28

SHERIDAN — The Chamber’s Business Reception and Expansion Committee will host a community-focused round table discussion over coffee on Wednesday at 8 a.m. at the Dayton Mercantile. The discussion is for those who are interested in current issues and happenings in Dayton, Ranchester and Sheridan County. The event is free and open to the public.… Continue Reading

Community roundtable discussion at Sheridan College

SHERIDAN — A community roundtable discussion will take place at the atrium of the Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The event is to gather feedback regarding the future of higher education in Sheridan County. For more information, call Wendy Smith at 674-6446, ext. 2801. The Sheridan College Whitney Academic Center… Continue Reading

‘UNPLUG: Mud, Bugs and Fish in Dayton’ set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Unplug, a creative outdoor program for families, will host a hands-on experience with the Wyoming Game and Fish stream trailer on Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The stream trailer is an educational tool that demonstrates how the natural movement of streams and rivers work. Attendees will learn about fish with Trout Unlimited, do a… Continue Reading

Reports—Sept. 22, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1500 block Martin Avenue, 3:06 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1000 block Long Drive, 6:59 a.m. • RMA assist, 1700 block Victoria Street, 4:53 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 6:13 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 8:02 p.m. GOOSE… Continue Reading

Prescribed burn planned in Schuler Park area

SHERIDAN — The prescribed burn project announced on Sept. 7 by Forest Supervisor Bill Bass is planned between now and the end of October. Burning operations will occur over a day or two if weather conditions are favorable. The project is designed to reduce hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat and range forage, and treat conifer… Continue Reading

Women continue to play important role in USFS

Women have played important roles in the U.S. Forest Service for more than 100 years. Considered the founder of environmental education in the Forest Service, Edith R. Mosher, was inspired by a branch from a peach tree. Mosher was an elementary school teacher in Michigan when a student brought the branch to school for a… Continue Reading

Upcoming fall workshops, local foods expo planned

Upcoming fall workshops, local foods expo planned

SHERIDAN — While the beginning of fall signals the end for the outdoor growing season, Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery staff knows the work isn’t quite done yet. To that end, the greenhouse will host a number of fall workshops in coming months — many of which are free. In addition, a Local Foods Expo and… Continue Reading

At the Whitney Center for the Arts…

At the Whitney Center for the Arts…

While Sheridan College students and faculty have been enjoying their new studios and rehearsal spaces since school began in August, the Whitney Center for the Arts is pleased to announce to the community that public events begin this coming week in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery. The gallery will be open Mondays through Fridays from… Continue Reading

Mayor: City administrator to be hired in next week

Mayor: City administrator to be hired in next week

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Mayor John Heath said Tuesday that the city will likely hire its city administrator within the next week. The two finalists for the position — Anthony Tolstedt and Mark Collins — are in town this week. On Tuesday, they participated in a public meet and greet at Sheridan College. Approximately 30 people… Continue Reading

Enrollment remains steady at SCSD1

BIG HORN — Enrollment is stable at Sheridan County School District 1. At the SCSD1 board of trustees meeting Tuesday night at Big Horn High School, Superintendent Marty Kobza announced that enrollment from last year has increased by eight students. “It’s not a lot, but any kind of growth is good growth,” Kobza said. There… Continue Reading

Clearmont discusses landfill closure, garbage rates

CLEARMONT — Clearmont Town Council discussed a number of projects during its meeting Monday. Mayor Chris Schock reported that the landfill will officially close for construction debris Sept.17. Branches, grass and garden waste will continue to be accepted, but another area will need to be dug out for those materials by Nov. 1. Pacific Steel… Continue Reading

Commissioners divvy up funds to local organizations

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County commissioners divided up federal monies to several local agencies at their meeting Tuesday morning. The commissioners signed contracts with the Compass Center for Families, Greater Wyoming Big Brothers Big Sisters and Eagle Ridge Rehabilitation Services to distribute the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families grant. The $50,000 grant will be split… Continue Reading

WGFD asks hunters to collect blood samples

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is requesting cow elk hunters in the northern Bighorn Mountains to collect blood samples and return radio collars from elk harvested this hunting season. Earlier this year, WGFD officials contracted to have approximately 50 cow elk radio-collared in the northern Bighorn Mountains as part of a larger… Continue Reading

Tyree, Davis wed in Jackson Hole

Tyree, Davis wed in Jackson Hole

SHERIDAN — Payton Kay Tyree and Sam Davis, both of Sheridan, wed Aug. 12, 2016, in Jackson Hole. Tyree has the prerequisites for the dental hygiene program in Sheridan. She is the daughter of Jill and Rick Hamilton of Sheridan and Brett Tyree of Roundup, Montana. She is currently a dental assistant at Cotant Family… Continue Reading

Registration for Chamber’s ‘Ignite’ conference now open

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host “Ignite Your Business,” a professional development conference that will take place on Oct. 18 at Sheridan College. The cost to attend is $150 for Chamber members and $100 for each addition person or $175 for non-members and $125 for each additional person. It will include… Continue Reading

Sagebrush ‘Growlers’ reception set for Sept. 29

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host an opening reception for “Growlers: On Beyond the Purity of Law” on Sept. 29 form 5-7 p.m. Curators for this invitational show include Elaine Henry, Rod Dugal, Jason Lanka and Brittney Denham. The event will include artistic interpretations of growlers (a jug-like vessel for holding and transporting… Continue Reading

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