Category Archives: News

A history of homesteaders

All four of my grandparents were homesteaders in northeastern Wyoming. Homesteading meant free land if you managed to prove up and had the tenacity to stick it out. Many homesteaders did not prove up and returned to their homeland where it was easier to make ends meet. There was not much income to be made… Continue Reading

Advisory Group reviews master plan for Kendrick Park

Advisory Group reviews master plan for Kendrick Park

SHERIDAN — The Kendrick Park Citizen Advisory Group met Friday to discuss community priorities and concerns regarding the park’s master plan as it nears time to present to the Sheridan City Council. Knowing not every project is immediately feasible under the $40,000 grant received for the project from the Office of State Lands and Investments, the… Continue Reading

TRVJPB continues work for SLIB grant

DAYTON — Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board Chairman Mayor Peter Clark of Ranchester said that he has received correspondence from the State Loan and Investment Board confirming that the TRVJPB application has been received. The correspondence also included a request for a missing document, and informed Clark that there was a mix-up with the… Continue Reading

The final days of campaigning

The final days of campaigning

SHERIDAN — Only nine days stand between candidates and Election Day. As individuals whose names will appear on the ballot Nov. 8 traverse the towns and cities of Wyoming, one thing sets them apart from those seeking office other places. They do much of the work on their own. No entourages follow them from door… Continue Reading

e2e welcomes software entrepreneur

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming’s Technology Business Center hosted its e2e educational networking program Thursday night, providing entrepreneurs an inside-look at the ups and downs of successful startups. With additional chapters in Laramie and Casper, the event is designed to help entrepreneurs by bringing them together and providing guest speakers who have thrived in their… Continue Reading

Dining for a Cause to benefit The Link

SHERIDAN — A Dining for the Cause event planned for Monday will benefit The Link — Partners in Pink.  All proceeds from lunch and dinner on Monday at Frackelton’s will be donated to the cause, which will help fund the upgrade to Tomosynthesis (3-D) Mammography at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Organizers of the event encourage people… Continue Reading

Banner psychologist recognized

Banner psychologist recognized

SHERIDAN — Dr. Barbara Ziegler of Banner was recently named “2016 Psychologist of the Year” by the Wyoming Psychological Association.  Ziegler was given the award for her distinguished contributions to the advancement of psychology in Wyoming. The WPA is the only professional association representing psychologists in the state and is dedicated to promoting the profession… Continue Reading

Congressional representatives to host office hours

SHERIDAN — DeAnna Kay, Oaklee Anderson and Matt Jones — field representatives for U.S. Sens. Michael Enzi and John Barrasso and U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis — are scheduled to hold office hours in Sheridan and Ranchester next week. On Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at the Sheridan YMCA, office hours will take place in the Whitney… Continue Reading

New Faces — Oct. 28, 2016

Eric Lorraine Kisling Eric Lorraine Kisling was born Oct. 21, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. He was welcomed by Jeremy and Alicia Kisling of Sheridan. His sibling is brother Brecken. His grandparents are Donn and Julianne Randall of Pine Bluffs and Butch and Lisa Kisling of Lander.   Seamus… Continue Reading

Eagles #186 to host candidate forum

SHERIDAN — The Eagles #186 will host a forum for candidates for city, county and state positions from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday.  Each candidate will have five minutes to address the audience. A question and answer period will follow between the candidates and audience members. For more information, contact Mona Hansen at 672- 9578 or… Continue Reading

‘Met Opera Live’ season continues Wed.

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 6 p.m. Wednesday. As part of its efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public, The Metropolitan Opera in New York launched the series of opera performances transmitted live… Continue Reading

Reports — Oct. 28, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1800 block Big Horn Avenue, 12:58 a.m. • RMA assist, 1800 block Warren Avenue, 3:30 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 9:35 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 1:25 p.m. • RMA assist, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 10:28 p.m.  … Continue Reading

Halloween Events for Oct. 27 to Nov. 2, 2016

Halloween Events for Oct. 27 to Nov. 2, 2016

THURSDAY • 6:30-8:30 p.m., Halloween at Brookdale Sugarland Ridge (1551 Sugarland Drive) — Games and treats, for ages 0-12. Wear your costume! Free admission. For more information, call Tammy Yelton-Boone at 674-5575.  FRIDAY • 7-9 p.m., Halloween Costume Skate at Scotty’s Skate Castle (654 Brundage Lane) — Roller skating night with a theme of zombies and vampires with mummy wrapping and… Continue Reading

Coffeen Elementary, Story School principal resigns

SHERIDAN — The Henry A. Coffeen Elementary and Story School principal has resigned, according to district officials. Sheridan County School District 2 Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Assessment Mitch Craft said that Ted Bonnema has resigned from his position as principal at the elementary effective immediately. Bonnema began working at the elementary school as the… Continue Reading

JAC denies coalition’s requests to eliminate cuts

SHERIDAN — Despite efforts from state educators, budget cuts for school districts will continue as planned, for now. The Wyoming School District Coalition for an External Cost Adjustment’s proposal to reduce or eliminate the 1.4 percent budget cut for the 2017-18 school year was shot down by the Joint Appropriations Committee on Oct.25 in Casper.… Continue Reading

Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter will temporarily close

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter will be temporarily closed to the public to replace the chipped and uneven flooring Nov. 1–3. Members of the public that seek to pick up their impounded animal can still do so by calling 674-7694. However, during the two days, the shelter will not be able to… Continue Reading

Hospital talks medical office, ICU renovations

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital officials hope to start work on a new medical office building the second week of November, the hospital’s board of trustees said at its monthly meeting Wednesday. The start date depends on how quickly temporary parking lots and shuttle drivers can be organized to solve the problem that displaced parking… Continue Reading

Artists to show off work at ‘Jentel Presents’

Artists to show off work at ‘Jentel Presents’

SHERIDAN — Jentel Foundation will present current artists in residence at the Sagebrush Community Art Center on Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. The artists will give presentations about their art. The event is free and open to the public. Presenters for November include novelist Allegra Hyde, of Peterborough, New Hampshire; printmaker Jennifer Basile, of Miami, Florida;… Continue Reading

Haunted trails event planned for Thorne-Rider Park

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District will host a haunted trails event on Saturday at the Thorne-Rider Park walking paths. There will be a free kid-friendly trail from 4-6 p.m. and a scarier trail from 6-11 p.m. with a $5 entry fee. The money raised will benefit the groups involved in the event, including the… Continue Reading

Animal shelter to host Pet-o-Ween Saturday

SHERIDAN — The 16th annual pet costume contest at the Kendrick Park band shell will again include two parts; registration for both opens at 10 a.m. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. a pet-owner walk/run including two laps around the park will take place. Costumes are not required for that portion of the event, but there is… Continue Reading

School to host Trunk-or-Treat in Ranchester Monday

SHERIDAN — A Trunk-or-Treat will take place on Monday from 5-6:30 p.m. allowing kids to go from trunk to trunk and collect candy from parked vehicles in the Tongue River Elementary School’s parking lot. The event is free and open to the public and will include games, a costume contest and prizes.  If inclement weather… Continue Reading

Wesleyan Church to host Fall Family Fun festival Monday

SHERIDAN — The Fall Family Fun Festival will take place on Monday from 5-9 p.m. at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church. The event is free and open to the public and will include inflatables, candy, a professional photo opportunity and games. For more information, call Sheridan Wesleyan Church at 672-0612. Sheridan Wesleyan Church is located at… Continue Reading

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