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Kearny walk, run and bike races set for June 25

 SHERIDAN — The Fort Phil Kearny race back through history run, walk and bike event celebrating the 150-year anniversary of Fort Phil Kearny will take place June 25. The events will begin at 9 a.m. with a 1-mile fun walk, 5K run/walk, 8K run and a half marathon. Bike events will begin at 11 a.m.… Continue Reading

SCSD3 announces second-semester honor roll

   SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 3 officials recently released the list of students named to the Honor Roll and Board of Trustee’s Honor Roll for the second semester. The following students had a 3.0-3.49 GPA and were named to the Honor Roll. Seventh grade — Kerri Malli, Charlynn Mercer Eighth grade — Colin… Continue Reading

Dayton Town Council says goodbye to Nield

DAYTON — Before the Dayton Town Council meeting Monday night, town officials hosted a reception at the Dayton Town Hall for Johann Nield’s retirement. Attendees presented Nield with a picture of the town of Dayton and a gift certificate to Kendrick Municipal Golf Course. The Dayton Benefit Club provided chocolate goodies, Nield’s favorite, for the… Continue Reading

Wyoming Wednesday set for June 22

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday presentations will continue on June 22 at 10 a.m. at the Wyoming Welcome Center. There is no admission fee and the program is open to all ages. David Fisher, retired dean of agriculture, health and vocational education from Sheridan College, will talk about the history of the Acme power plant. The… Continue Reading

Conrad retires after 20 years with SCSO

Conrad retires after 20 years with SCSO

SHERIDAN — In a time when, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average worker stays at each job for 4.4 years, a long stint in one organization is uncommon. Lt. Mark Conrad has put in 20 years of service at the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office. On Thursday he’ll retire. “When somebody is getting… Continue Reading

NWCCD contributes $127.5 million to local economy

SHERIDAN — Despite cuts to its budget, the Northern Wyoming Community College District continues to be one of the region’s top economic drivers. The NWCCD added $127.5 million to the local economy during the 2013-14 school year, according to data from the college district’s economic impact study. At a Wednesday board meeting, NWCCD’s Vice President… Continue Reading

Balow tells Congress Wyoming needs new coal policies

SHERIDAN — Key Wyoming figures are joining the fight to end a federal coal lease moratorium and push for Western states and tribes to have more say in coal regulations. Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow and Alex Kean, administrator of the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information, testified in a House subcommittee hearing Tuesday… Continue Reading

SCSD3 announces fourth-quarter honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 3 officials recently released the list of students named to the Honor Roll and Board of Trustee’s Honor Roll for the fourth quarter. The following students had a 3.0-3.49 GPA and were named to the Honor Roll. Seventh grade — William Dyess, Harry Fort, Cameron Klatt Eighth grade —… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Museum to host Tidbit Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Tidbit Tuesday presentations will continue on June 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sheridan County Museum. The topic for the event will be dandelions and native flowers in Sheridan County. The two-hour workshop will include a story and a fun hands-on activity that shares history with children. The program is for… Continue Reading

‘Collage with Neltje’ workshop set for June 25

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host “Collage with Neltje” on June 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost to attend is $60 for a member and $70 for a non-member. Supports and glue will be provided, including pictures from newspapers or magazines and trinkets or earrings. Supplies will cover an area… Continue Reading

DARE recognizes design contest winners

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office received a new 2016 Toyota Tacoma, donated by Fremont Toyota to use for its D.A.R.E. program. A competition was held for Sheridan County School Districts 1,2 and 3 fifth-grade D.A.R.E. students to create a design for the new vehicle. Samantha Eliason won first prize with Bridger Dewey in… Continue Reading

ALL ABOARD! BNSF treats locals to employee appreciation trip

ALL ABOARD! BNSF treats locals to employee appreciation trip

SHERIDAN — Amid Tuesday’s 80-plus-degree heat, crowds of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway employees and their spouses, grandparents, infants, friends and friends’ friends loaded onto 15 cooled vintage passenger trains for the rail company’s Employee Appreciation Special. The event is the company’s annual treat for employees and Sheridan was one of the lucky picks this… Continue Reading

New open gym hours to start at Big Horn schools

SHERIDAN — Kids in Sheridan have the YMCA. Dayton has the Tongue River Valley Community Center. And while expanded recreational facilities are still a few years off for Big Horn, they’ll have more open gym time soon as a short-term fix. The Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District board approved a plan to budget… Continue Reading

Man arrested for conspiracy to commit theft

SHERIDAN — A local man was arrested Tuesday for conspiracy to commit theft from a local coffee stand. Phillip McCallister, 18, was arrested at 12:30 p.m. after allegedly convincing two juveniles to steal a tip jar from the City Brew coffee stand near Sugarland Drive. Sgt. Tom Henry of the Sheridan Police Department said police… Continue Reading

Rogers to discuss Everest adventure at the WYO

SHERIDAN — At the WYO Theater on June 22 at 7 p.m. Darren Rogers will present “Climbing Mount Everest: Disaster and Redemption after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake.” Rogers has traveled to remote parts of the world experiencing cultures and climbing mountaintops in Africa, Bolivia, Ecuador, Tibet and Nepal. In 2015, Rogers was at camp one… Continue Reading

Landon’s Greenhouse free workshops set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host three free informational workshops on Saturday. The first workshop is all about conifers, from care to troubleshooting and begins at 9 a.m. The next workshop is at 11 a.m. and is all about roses. Nursery experts will go over proper care, pest control and fertilization needs. Learn… Continue Reading

Shell Canyon birding hike set for June 25

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association and bird enthusiast Steve Dudley will conduct a hike centered on birds in north-central Wyoming on June 25. The hike will explore Shell Canyon in the Bighorn National Forest to locate, identify and observe the behavior of local birds. The moderately difficult hike will be 4 miles round-trip. For… Continue Reading

Landon’s garden tour entries due June 23

SHERIDAN — Registration is due June 23 for Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery’s fourth annual Garden Tour that will take place July 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Landon’s staff will visit all entries on June 24-25 to select gardens that will be in the final tour. For the complete list of rules see… Continue Reading

Sheridan artist selected for Montana street art project

SHERIDAN — Christie American Horse is one of the featured artists selected for the Livingston, Montana, Streets Artistically Reclaimed Traffic-box, or A.R.T., project. The Livingston Urban Renewal Agency said the goal of the project is to add public art to the streetscape and decrease the instances of graffiti, poster and sticker vandalism on surfaces. Once… Continue Reading

Crews fight four fires in Bighorn Basin

Crews fight four fires in Bighorn Basin

SHERIDAN — Fire season is upon us. Lightning started four fires near Ten Sleep over the weekend and officials are asking for the public’s cooperation as they work to put them out. On Friday night, a 225-acre fire started roughly 9 miles north of Ten Sleep and was 50 percent contained, as of Monday night.… Continue Reading

Disputes lead to Cloud Peak Raceway closure

Disputes lead to Cloud Peak Raceway closure

SHERIDAN — In the spring of 2015, the Sheridan community rallied together to reintroduce dirt track racing to Sheridan. The track located east of Sheridan hadn’t seen a race car in nearly five years. Through community efforts, the track had transformed from a pile of weeds to one of the top dirt tracks in the… Continue Reading

‘All-nighters’ of the Wild and Scenic Trail Run

‘All-nighters’ of the Wild and Scenic Trail Run

DAYTON — The Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Run begins Friday morning and finishes Saturday evening. It is made up of four races — a 100-mile, a 52-mile, a 32-mile and an 18-mile race. Throughout those races, volunteers man aid stations in the Bighorn Mountains. According to race director Michelle Maneval, the races attract… Continue Reading

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