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Groups to host Kids Fishing Day

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest, Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Trout Unlimited will host Kids Fishing Day on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Porcupine Ranger Station pond. “This is an opportunity for kids to be involved in an outdoor activity and perhaps create a lifelong passion for fishing,” said… Continue Reading

Bill Wright art show set for Mon., Tues.

SHERIDAN — For two days only the works of former Sheridan artist William E. “Bill” Wright will be on display at the Sheridan Inn on July 11-12 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The art show will be the first time Wright’s work will have been shown in public for 26 years. Sales from the… Continue Reading

Brewfest exceeds expectations in first year

Brewfest exceeds expectations in first year

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — If there was ever a doubt in Andrew Gast’s mind that the community was behind restoration of the Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area, it was erased Saturday. The executive director of the Antelope Butte Foundation said that he expected to see a good turnout at the first Bighorn Mountains Brewfest held at… Continue Reading

Incarceration rate grows as crime falls

CASPER — Every weekday at 2 p.m., men in orange jumpsuits file into a Casper courtroom for their first appearance before a judge. Some of the men face charges for violent crimes such as domestic abuse, assault, rape and, on a rare occasion, murder. Most, however, are there for nonviolent crimes: drunken driving, drug possession,… Continue Reading

Hitch your wagon to the WYO next week

SHERIDAN — The theme for the 86th annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo parade is “Hitch Your Wagon to the WYO.” It is appropriate because this year the National Stagecoach and Freight Wagon Association will hold its ninth annual conference in Sheridan. The NSFWA is a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 that is dedicated to the interpretation,… Continue Reading

UW announces Dean’s and Dean’s Freshmen Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming officials recently released the list of students named to the Dean’s and Dean’s Freshmen Honor Roll. To be named to the list, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and regularly enrolled as undergraduates above freshmen standing who earned a 3.4 or better GPA and… Continue Reading

Library to feature multiple exhibits

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fulmer Library will feature two art exhibits in the month of August. A public artist reception will be held on the mezzanine on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. for local artist Daniel Granger whose work will include a mixture of photographs, paintings, drawings and wood sculptures on display on the mezzanine. Wyoming State… Continue Reading

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks set for Sunday

SHERIDAN — Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will celebrate its 44th season with the presentation of William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in the Kendrick Park band shell. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information call Meghan Missett at 406-994-3906 or see www.shakespeareintheparks.org. Continue Reading

Band cliff swallows on Saturday with Unplug

SHERIDAN — Unplug, a creative outdoor program for families, will host an opportunity to band cliff swallows on Saturday at 8 a.m. at Welch Ranch recreation area. Naturalists Jacelyn and Dustin Dowey will lead the exhibition. For more information contact the Sheridan Community Land Trust at 673-4702 or infor@sheridanclt.org. For directions on how to get… Continue Reading

Motorized travel restricted in part of Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Motorized travel on Forest Service Road 193 and a portion of Forest Service Trail 430 will be restricted beginning July 11. The USFS is implementing this travel restriction while heavy equipment is operating in the area to begin wetland mitigation work in Shutts Flat. This wetland mitigation is part of the Wyoming Department… Continue Reading

Center Stage: A new twist to appreciating volunteers

At the Senior Center, we can’t do what we do without volunteers. For years, every year we celebrated volunteers at an annual volunteer breakfast held during National Volunteer Week in April. We even had a volunteer appreciation dinner during the summer in Whitney Commons. As we evolve with 600 volunteers, we are thinking about new… Continue Reading

Yoga at Buffalo Cave set for July 9

 SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association will continue its series of free summer outings across Wyoming with a yoga hike at Buffalo Caves on July 9. This is an all abilities 2-mile round trip hike past Red Canyon and into Buffalo Cave where yoga guru Dawn Sopron will lead an hour of relaxation. There will… Continue Reading

Sheridan Farmers Market set for July 7

SHERIDAN — The weekly farmers market returns July 7 through Sept. 29 from 5-7 p.m. on Grinnell Plaza with a grand finale Fall Festival planned for Oct. 8 at Sheridan College. The weekly event will include fresh produce, arts and crafts, live music and more than 30 vendors each week. For more information or to… Continue Reading

Bighorn Mountain music festival tickets for sale

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now on sale for the Bighorn Mountain music festival on July 8, 9 and 10. Tickets for the festival can be obtained at the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, the Sports Lure in Buffalo, the WYO Theater in Sheridan and Haggerty’s Music in Gillette, or online at www.bighornmountainfestival.com. The 2016 Bighorn Mountain… Continue Reading

A life dedicated to advocating for older adults

A life dedicated to advocating for older adults

SHERIDAN — The foundation for his path in advocating for elders began when he was a young boy. “My parents had always drilled in my head respect for elders,” said Tim Summers, the youngest of six siblings. “We did a lot of service through our church,” Summers said. “We would do yard work, taking meals… Continue Reading

Agendas — July 2, 2016

Sheridan County Commission 8 a.m. Tuesday Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse   • Call to order • Voucher review • Staff/elected reports • Final budget review   Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Tuesday Second floor boardroom Sheridan County Courthouse   • Call to order and Pledge • Consent agenda A. Minutes from staff meeting, June… Continue Reading

Woman dies in motorcycle accident

SHERIDAN — A fatal crash north of Sheridan on Thursday has resulted in the death of 63-year-old Sheridan resident Cynthia Spillman. The crash occurred at 9:30 p.m. near mile post 18 on Wyoming State Highway 345 approximately 8 miles north of Sheridan. Cynthia Spillman was a passenger on a 2006 Honda Motorcycle being operated by… Continue Reading

Fire officials to closely monitor firework shows

SHERIDAN — Despite the dry weather in Sheridan and the surrounding areas, officials are hoping local fireworks shows go off without a hitch — or blaze — this year. Independence Day celebrations will take place at the Big Horn Equestrian Center and at Connor Battlefield State Park in Ranchester. Both firework shows will begin at… Continue Reading

WAM expresses concerns for municipal budgets

SHERIDAN — Staff members of the Wyoming Association of Municipalities attended the recent Joint Appropriations Committee meetings in Cheyenne to hear directly about the state’s budget concerns. “Gov. Mead began the two-day JAC meetings by outlining his cutbacks to state agencies beyond what the state Legislature approved in their budget session last winter,” Deputy Director… Continue Reading

Local health organizations brace for cuts

SHERIDAN — Despite large cuts to the state budget, public health services in Sheridan are doing everything they can to keep programs running. Last week, Gov. Matt Mead announced an additional reduction of $248 million in the general fund budget. While departments such as the University of Wyoming, the Department of Corrections, the Department of… Continue Reading

Local bikers to rally against violence

Local bikers to rally against violence

SHERIDAN — It’s not your average biker rally. On Saturday, locals will don their helmets and biker gear and cruise over to the Advocacy and Resource Center on their Harley Davidsons, Hondas and other motorcycles to spend a day supporting victims of violent crime. The image stands in stark contrast to the stereotypical biker gang,… Continue Reading

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