Category Archives: News

Reports—August 26, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 7:25 a.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Thursday • No admissions reported. • Dismissals — Nysha R. Soper, Ranchester; Dylan Everett Soper, Ranchester; Sabrina… Continue Reading

Dual, concurrent enrollment give students a head start

Dual, concurrent enrollment give students a head start

SHERIDAN — Madison Pehringer will leave for college this weekend. She’ll be heading east to attend Michigan State University with plans to major in international relations. While leaving for college typically comes with a level of trepidation associated with making new friends and taking higher level academic classes, Pehringer will have a little less to… Continue Reading

Holy Name students score in earn high scores on assessments

Holy Name students score in earn high scores on assessments

SHERIDAN — Next week, 120 local students in grades pre-kindergarten through eight will head to class at Holy Name Catholic School. This summer, the Wyoming Department of Education released its 2015-2016 Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students results, and Holy Name students earned some of the highest scores in Sheridan County. “Our test scores are phenomenal… Continue Reading

Discussions continue on Roadless Rule in Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Rob Davidson, founder and president of the Council for the Bighorn Range, led a discussion Monday about the history and effects of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule in the Bighorn National Forest and how the public can affect the recommendations on the remaining roadless areas on public lands across the Bighorn Mountains. “During… Continue Reading

ERA Rodeo event set for Sept. 3

SHERIDAN — Elite Rodeo Athletes, League of Rodeo Champions will make the 11th stop on its national tour in Sheridan on Sept. 3 over Labor Day Weekend for the very first Cowboy State Elite Rodeo at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Tickets start at $24 and are available at the WYO Theater in downtown Sheridan and at… Continue Reading

Family movie night planned for Kendrick Park

SHERIDAN — A family movie night will take place in Kendrick Park on Saturday. The event will begin at 8 p.m. and those planning to attend are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair. Free popcorn and soda will be provided. For additional information, contact Real Life Church in Sheridan at 752-4906. Continue Reading

Powder River Energy to host food drive

SHERIDAN — Powder River Energy’s Corporate Accounting, Finance and Administration Department will host a food drive over the next few weeks. Canned and nonperishable food and cash donations will be accepted at PRECorp offices located in Sundance, Gillette and Sheridan through Sept. 30 to benefit those in need. PRECorp members may also donate at the… Continue Reading

Reports—August 25, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 50 block Belleview Avenue, 3:29 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Wednesday • No admissions or dismissals reported. SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the police reports is taken from… Continue Reading

Lessons from the trail, part II

Lessons from the trail, part II

School is starting and the weather is changing. I, like many, want to cling to the last weeks of summer as tightly as possible. What better way to accomplish that than to spend some moments reflecting on the many wonders the past three months have provided? For instance, I can hardly believe a month has… Continue Reading

Act like a professional, part 2

With part one of this series still on my mind, I watched and learned as professional artists at the Jackson Hole Art Fair addressed prospective customers and discussed their work. There was one tent filled with beautiful, abstracted landscape paintings. The artist wasn’t there, nor was anyone watching his or her booth when we came… Continue Reading

CHAPS participates in Special Olympics event

CHAPS  participates in Special Olympics event

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip Equine Assisted Therapy represented Sheridan County at the Special Olympics Summer Classic Equestrian Games in Casper this past weekend. Chloe Laumann, Rachel Koltiska and Fallyn Ragsdale traveled to Casper to compete in three classes each: working trail class, stock seat equitation and the two-man relay race. Laumann… Continue Reading

County employees earn an average of $46,649 annually

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County employees will earn an average of $46,649, or $3,887.49 per month, in fiscal year 2017. That’s according to a salary schedule posted by the Sheridan County Business Office earlier this week. The salary schedule includes all chief administrative officials, assistant administrative personnel, elected officials, department heads, law enforcement and all other… Continue Reading

Filing ongoing for school board, conservation district seats

SHERIDAN — The filing period for those seeking seats on local school boards and the Sheridan County Conservation District will continue through the week. Just as races in the Wyoming primaries saw a number of challengers and new faces, so will the contests for local school boards. The following individuals have filed for local seats… Continue Reading

Seed saving workshop set for Monday

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council and Sheridan County Extension will host a free workshop all about seed saving on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the Sheridan County Extension Office located at the Watt Agriculture Center, 3401 Coffeen Ave. The workshop led by Mae Smith, Northwest Area Rangeland Resources Educator with University of… Continue Reading

Next fall book discussion set for Aug. 30

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Library System will offer its annual fall book discussion series beginning in August. The program at Sheridan Fulmer Library, “Immigration: On Becoming an American,” will feature books about the immigrant experience. The discussion group meets at noon in the Fulmer Library Inner Circle and the program is free and… Continue Reading

Reports—August 24, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 400 block Gladstone Street, 8:53 a.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • Assist Clearmont on wildfire, mile marker 2, Highway 336, 1:45 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Sunday • Admissions — Kelli R. Stout, Sheridan • No… Continue Reading

Online tools allow parents to track kids’ grades

Online tools allow parents to track kids’ grades

SHERIDAN — Technology today means that apps exist for just about everything. Order take out? Check. Schedule a doctor’s appointment? Check. Now, parents can even monitor their children’s grades, attendance records and school lunch menus online. The technology isn’t necessarily new, but it has been used more frequently and more effectively in recent years, school… Continue Reading

SCSD1 has 2nd highest ACT scores in state

SCSD1 has 2nd highest ACT scores in state

SHERIDAN — Once again, Sheridan County School District 1 proved itself as one of the leaders in the state in standardized testing scores. This 2016 juniors posted high marks on the ACT exam. Students from both Tongue River and Big Horn high schools put up a composite score of 21.8. SCSD1 tied with Teton County… Continue Reading

Project to close Fifth Street bridge

Project to close Fifth Street bridge

SHERIDAN — Getting around Sheridan over the next few months may require more time and awareness than usual as crews continue and begin work on construction projects. Portions of Loucks Street have been closed throughout the summer, forcing drivers to find alternate routes. In September, crews will also close a portion of Fifth Street. City… Continue Reading

Vines celebrate 65th anniversary

Vines celebrate 65th anniversary

SHERIDAN — Robert and Beatrice Vine will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Thursday. The couple wed August 25, 1951, at the Naval Base in San Diego, California. Robert Vine retired from the Veterans Affairs Hospital and Beatrice retired from Sheridan High School. Together they raised four children: Jesse (Robyn) Vine of Sheridan; Debra Vine… Continue Reading

Local helps launch new HighTower team

SHERIDAN — HighTower recently announced the launch of HighTower Omaha, the firm’s first team in Nebraska. The team transitioned to HighTower from Morgan Stanley and manages $500 million in assets under the direction of Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor Thomas G. Foley and Senior Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor Keith W. Hier. Keith Hier is formally of Sheridan and… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host diabetes classes in Sept.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a diabetes education and empowerment class in September. Join the class throughout the month to learn tips and techniques for living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. The course is taught in partnership with Mountain Pacific, Sheridan County Public Health and the Sheridan Senior Center. Registration is required. You… Continue Reading

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