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SMH awards bid for new medical offices

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital board of trustees on Thursday approved a bid for $13.51 million to O’Dell Construction for the construction of a new medical office building. Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty presented the board with recommendations Thursday that included the bid award. In addition, McCafferty recommended the selection of First Interstate Bank to… Continue Reading

Reid, Lassle wed Aug. 6

Reid, Lassle wed Aug. 6

SHERIDAN — Macey Isabella Reid and Alex Michael Lassle, both of Sheridan, wed in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico, on Aug. 6, 2016. Reid, originally of Sheridan, attended Sheridan College and the University of Wyoming, where she received a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. She is the daughter of Mark and Kimberly Reid of Sheridan. Lassle, originally… Continue Reading

New Faces

Marcell Jay Shaun Covers Up Marcell Jay Shaun Covers Up was born Oct. 2, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces. He was welcomed by parent Shelby Covers Up of Lodge Grass, Montana. His sibling is Marty. His grandparents are TeAlta Oldisear of Lodge Grass, Montana, and Maria Gutierrez of Hardin,… Continue Reading

Last day of Koltiska pumpkin patch Oct. 9

SHERIDAN — The last day to visit The Koltiska Pumpkin Patch will be Sunday. Attendees can visit the pumpkin patch on Friday from 3-6 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. The event is open to the public and pumpkins are $7 a piece or by size. Refreshments will be available and… Continue Reading

Reports—Oct. 7, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 1:33 a.m. • Medical assist, 400 block Gladstone Street, 3:33 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Thursday • Admissions — Janelle M. Schlecht, Sheridan; Blaine Schlecht,… Continue Reading

FEDERAL RESERVE: Industry losses starting to stabilize

FEDERAL RESERVE: Industry losses starting to stabilize

SHERIDAN — While Sheridan County hasn’t been immune to the economic struggles of the rest of Wyoming and other energy-dependent states, it has weathered the economic downturn better than other communities. Alison Felix, vice president of the Denver branch of the Federal Reserve of Kansas City, Missouri, delivered that message to more than 100 people… Continue Reading

Berry, Ma wed in August

Berry, Ma wed in August

SHERIDAN — David James Berry and Erin Elizabeth Ma wed Aug. 6, 2016, at the Rochelle Gateway Center in Laramie. Berry, originally of Big Horn, completed a bachelor’s in microbiology at the University of Wyoming where he now works in the veterinary laboratory. He is the son of John and Janet Berry of Big Horn.… Continue Reading

Bettman and Halpin to perform at WYO Theater

SHERIDAN — Bettman and Halpin will perform a combination of high-energy and upbeat bluegrass inspired compositions at the WYO Theater on Sunday at 4 p.m. The concert will consist of beautiful ballads with soaring vocals and heartfelt lyrics. Bettman and Halpin have become as known for their storytelling and playful banter as for their hooky… Continue Reading

Chamber to host candidate forum

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate forum on Oct. 11-12 from 7-8 p.m. at Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School. Candidates for U.S. Congress, Sheridan City Council, Sheridan mayor, Sheridan County Commission and the Wyoming Legislature will participate Oct. 11. Candidates for school boards will participate Oct. 12.… Continue Reading

Chamber Luncheon set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon will take place Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. The event will include a buffet lunch, followed by a brief business meeting and featured program. The lunch buffet costs $15 per person, and all are welcome to attend. No reservations… Continue Reading

Reports — Oct. 6, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Goose Valley Fire Department assist, 200 block East Ridge Road, 8:57 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1800 block Fort Road, 10:38 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1600 block North Heights Drive, 11:32 a.m. • RMA assist, 2200 block Papago Drive, 5:43 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • Unreported controlled… Continue Reading

Fall proves change is a good thing

Fall proves change is a good thing

During the past few weeks, we have been reminded that the season is changing with the mild weather and changing colors. Sometimes fall is a luxury in Wyoming as we often jump right into winter. Fall in Wyoming is my favorite time of year; outdoor opportunities are available to everyone. The cooler weather allows us… Continue Reading

Occidental jam celebrates 10 years

Occidental jam celebrates 10 years

BUFFALO — The famous Occidental Hotel Thursday night jam is celebrating 10 years of weekly musical community gatherings and an anniversary concert is planned for Oct.15 in Buffalo. The special More Than Music celebration concert will feature award winning artists Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum, local favorite Jalan Crossland, hit songwriters Brice Long and Kostas,… Continue Reading

Community partnerships to promote visual arts

SAGE continues to look for ways to partner with local artists, businesses, and nonprofit entities to support and enhance the visual arts in our community and surrounding region.  This month we have a fun and unique exhibit in our SAGE gallery that you’re sure to enjoy. The exhibit is curated by internationally known ceramics artist, … Continue Reading

Residents, company come to agreement on quarry permit

SHERIDAN — While quarry permits tend to be a hot button issue between residents and businesses, the sides compromised Tuesday at the Sheridan County Board of Commissioners meeting. The board approved the Beckton 2 Mine Quarry permit for the length of 10 years. The permit includes operating a 105.63-acre quarry, with total mining area of 46.1… Continue Reading

Dayton officials discuss utility mapping project

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council members continued a discussion at their meeting Monday about a utilities mapping project. According to superintendent of streets and maintenance Billy Miller, the purpose of the project is to map real-world coordinates of the utilities in Dayton. Civil engineer with DOWL Engineering Tad Rosenlund addressed the council with three options… Continue Reading

Chamber to host candidate forums

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host candidate forums Oct. 11-12 at the Sheridan High School auditorium. The forum on Oct. 11 will focus on U.S. congressional candidates, those seeking office in the Wyoming Legislature, Sheridan County Commission candidates and candidates for Sheridan City Council and mayor. The forum on Oct. 12… Continue Reading

County lifts fire ban

SHERIDAN — Upon the recommendation of the Sheridan County fire warden and the fire chiefs of the rural fire protection districts, the Sheridan County commissioners have rescinded the fire ban imposed on June 23, 2016. The lifting of the fire ban went into effect immediately Tuesday, allowing open burning in Sheridan County. County officials encouraged… Continue Reading

Archaeological society to gather Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan/Johnson County Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet Thursday at the Holiday Inn. Meetings typically take place in the Le Gourmet Room. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. with the speaker starting around 7 p.m. Those interested may join for dinner or just for the speaker. John Laughlin with the Wyoming… Continue Reading

‘More Than Music’ concert celebrates Buffalo jam

SHERIDAN — The Occidental Hotel in Buffalo will celebrate 10 years of weekly musical community gathering on Oct. 15 with an anniversary concert. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bomber Mountain Civic Center (formerly Clear Creek Elementary School). Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in Buffalo at… Continue Reading

Cemetery tours Oct. 8

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum will offer cemetery tours of the final resting places of the Sheridan’s famous, infamous and in-between at the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery on Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. or 2-3:30 p.m. The walking tour begins at the front gates of the cemetery. Bring a good pair of walking… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Homemakers host Achievement Day meeting

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Homemakers held the September Achievement Day meeting at a luncheon hosted by members of the Banner Women’s Club. Karylyn Petrie of Story and Gail Hemming of Banner were honored as the 2016 Homemakers of the Year. The two homemaker members were selected by club members. The 2017 incoming Sheridan County Officers… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host candidate forum

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a forum for candidates for Sheridan City Council and Sheridan mayor from 9:30-11 a.m. on Tuesday. All forums will begin with a 30-minute time to mingle. Refreshments will include coffee and pie. The time to mingle will be followed by an hour of questions for the candidates. For… Continue Reading

Reports—Oct. 5, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1400 block North Main Street, 11:14 a.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • Vehicle accident, Wild Cat Road, 1:27 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Tuesday • Admissions — Joleen M. Boos, Sheridan; Dillon Jaymes Boos, Sheridan •… Continue Reading

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