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YMCA hits fundraising milestone

YMCA hits fundraising milestone

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA reached a milestone Thursday night in its campaign to build a new indoor aquatics center. More than 650 people attended a community dinner at the Whitney Rink at the M&M’s Center for the aquatic center project. At the ceremony, YMCA Executive Director Jay McGinnis announced the organization had raised… Continue Reading

DI teams take in experience at Global Competition in Tennessee

DI teams take in experience at Global Competition in Tennessee

SHERIDAN — Three of the 13 teams that represented Wyoming at the Destination Imagination Global Competition in Knoxville, Tennessee, were from Sheridan County. The competition May 24-28 was the culminating activity for the largest worldwide creative problem solving organization for students. The goals of the Destination Imagination program are creativity, problem solving and teamwork in… Continue Reading

Volunteers to finish planting ‘food forest’ Saturday

SHERIDAN — A group of volunteers gathered last weekend to plant apple trees, pear trees, plum trees, raspberries and huckleberries at the new Sheridan Food Forest. Food forests are designed to mimic a woodland ecosystem in structure, however, fruiting trees and bushes, perennial vegetables and herbs are substituted as the usual plantings. The Sheridan Food Forest… Continue Reading

Stanbridges celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Stanbridges celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

   SHERIDAN— William and Donna Stanbridge of Sheridan recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple wed June 7, 2016, in Fort Collins, Colorado. They are the owners of Connie’s Glass shop in Sheridan. Bill Stanbridge is still working and his wife retired in 2009; she is now helping at the glass shop. The Stanbridges… Continue Reading

VA ‘Welcome Home’ event set for June 18

   SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Veterans Affairs health care system with the Transition and Care Management Office will hold an annual “Welcome Home” event for veterans June 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the auditorium. The event will include a U.S. Air Force honor guard presentation, family barbecue, raffle and guest speaker. For more… Continue Reading

Wiener dog races set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN— The fourth annual wiener dog races will take place Tuesday at Black Tooth Brewing Company at 7 p.m. To enter your wiener dog in the race, register at Muddy Paw Prints Pet Supplies or at the event starting at 6 p.m. There is no charge to participate and all participants will get a goody… Continue Reading

Book signing scheduled at Sheridan Stationery

SHERIDAN— Author Lori Howe will be at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery from 5:30-7 p.m. signing copies of her new book of poetry “Cloudshade” on Wednesday. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call Robby Smith at 674-8080. Sheridan Stationery is located at 206 N. Main St. Continue Reading

Young Riders Rodeo set for June 18

SHERIDAN— The Young Riders Rodeo will take place June 18 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The senior events (ages 14-18) will be chute dogging, barrel racing, pole bending, breakaway roping, goat tying, fast lane team roping and adult/youth team roping. The junior events (ages 10-13) will include steer riding,… Continue Reading

Gordon: This bust different from others

Gordon: This bust different from others

SHERIDAN — At Wednesday’s Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, State Treasurer Mark Gordon told attendees that while Wyoming residents have been through the boom and bust cycle before, this bust looks a little different. “Some of the opportunities that we have had in the past aren’t there,” Gordon said. In August 2015, the stock market… Continue Reading

More big wheels in Bighorns causes ecosystem concerns

More big wheels in Bighorns causes ecosystem concerns

SHERIDAN — More RVs, ATVs and other vehicles are descending upon the Bighorn National Forest each year, making Forest Service officials worry about the impact on soils, vegetation, wildlife and water systems.  Visitation estimates Susie Douglas, public affairs specialist for the Bighorn National Forest, said it’s impossible to put a precise number on the forest’s… Continue Reading

Lunch prices to increase at SCSD3

CLEARMONT — It may cost students a little bit more to grab a bite to eat at Arvada-Clearmont School next school year. At Wednesday night’s Sheridan County School District 3 board meeting, trustees approved a 50-cent increase in school lunch prices in order to keep up with the price of food. Currently the price for… Continue Reading

Suffrage celebration set for 2019, 2020

CHEYENNE — Wyoming officials are planning a months-long celebration of the state’s role in giving women the right to vote. Through an executive order signed Tuesday, Gov. Matt Mead created a governor’s council for the Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Celebration, which will be observed from December 2019 through September 2020. Those dates coincide with the 150th… Continue Reading

County officials remind candidates of rules regarding signs

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle issued a short statement Wednesday reminding candidates running for political office that signs are not permitted on county property, including rights of way of county roads. Sheridan County Commission Chair Bob Rolston said Thursday morning that the reminder comes primarily as county crews prepare to mow the grass… Continue Reading

‘Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.’ comes to the WYO

SHERIDAN — Kids from around Sheridan County will perform “Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.”, based on the six-time Tony Award winning film, June 15-18 beginning at 7:30 p.m. each night at the WYO Theater. The play is presented by Tandem Productions, which is in its 22nd season, and includes a cast of 57 kids from the… Continue Reading

Muller honored as pioneer rancher at Montana museum

 SHERIDAN — Simon Muller Sr., an early Decker, Montana resident, who lived from 1889-1976, was honored as a pioneer rancher on June 4 at the Range Rider Museum in Miles City, Montana. Muller moved to Sheridan in 1890 as a small child when his father came to the area to operate flourmills. As a young… Continue Reading

Flag Day celebration set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a Flag Day celebration complete with stories and music for the public. The event will take place Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Information Center located at 1517 E. Fifth St. Attendees are encouraged to bring a salad or dish… Continue Reading

Wyoming Wednesday to feature Woodward

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday presentations will continue on June 15 at 10 a.m. at the Wyoming Welcome Center. There is no admission fee and the program is open to all ages. John Woodward, a curator of the Sheridan County Historical Society Museum for more than two years will talk about the history of Sheridan’s growth.… Continue Reading

Business program to feature Medicine Bow Technologies

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Technology Business Center’s next e2e Wyoming entrepreneur program will be held on Monday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The event’s speaker will be Luke Schneider, who is CEO of Medicine Bow Technologies in Laramie. The event is free and open to all, but organizers request that attendees register… Continue Reading

Liquor licenses distributed by county

SHERIDAN — Several county businesses will have more flexibility in how they sell and serve liquor. At Tuesday’s Sheridan County Board of County Commissioners meeting, commissioners approved a new retail liquor license and two transfers of retail liquor licenses to county businesses. The action resulted in a sigh of relief for officials at the Big… Continue Reading

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