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Wild West Showdown clinic set for this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Wild West Showdown clinic will take place Friday and Saturday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. The 4-H event will feature the group’s 2016 animal clinics. The Friday clinic is geared toward swine and costs $20. It will run from 5-7 p.m. Saturday’s clinic will be geared toward sheep and costs $20. It… Continue Reading

Local students earn National Merit Scholarships

SHERIDAN — National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced approximately 3,000 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to… Continue Reading

Wildflower field trips planned by WWA, BNPS

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association and Bighorn Native Plant Society will each host wildflower excursions in the coming weeks. On Saturday, June 11, Jennifer Williams will lead a trip for the Bighorn Native Plant Society. The trip is open to all. The group will meet at the Penrose Park trailhead in Story at 9… Continue Reading

Parent, child volleyball tournament planned

SHERIDAN — An outdoor community volleyball tournament for parents and children will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Whitney Commons Park. The outdoor tournament is open to everyone age 12 and older. The tournament will feature parent/child teams and the cost to register is $20 per adult or $15 per child.… Continue Reading

Back Country Horsemen to conduct trail cleanup Sat.

SHERIDAN — In conjunction with National Trails Day in the month of June, Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will do their annual cleanup at the Elgin Park Trailhead horse camping area Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.  A potluck will follow the cleanup and all are welcome to camp overnight. For more information see the group’s… Continue Reading

ABF secures permit to restore facility

SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation that purchased the shuttered ski area at Antelope Butte in northern Wyoming has now received a federal permit to restore the facility. The U.S. Forest Service issued a special use permit on June 6 that allows for restoration of the lodge, chairlifts, ski trails and other facilities of the… Continue Reading

Marketplace gives opportunities to promote Sheridan

Marketplace gives opportunities to promote Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Friday evening, Sheridan Travel and Tourism hosted members of the Canadian chapter of the Society of American Travel Writers at a marketplace featuring several local organizations and businesses. The goal of the event was to connect travel writers with local businesses to provide story ideas that could, in turn, help Sheridan gain notoriety across… Continue Reading

Ag producers in Sheridan County can seek disaster assistance

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County and nine other Wyoming counties are eligible for federal disaster assistance due to drought, Gov. Matt Mead announced Friday. Mead received a letter from USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsack designating four counties as primary disaster assistance areas and six counties as contiguous disaster areas. “For those areas affected by drought, this designation… Continue Reading

Cowboy Hall of Fame announces new inductees

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame Board of Directors recently finalized the list of 49 men and four women to be inducted this year. The list included several local residents. In Region 5, which includes Sheridan and Johnson counties, Johnson County honorees are Alex “Junior” Johnstone Jr., Robert Lester “Bob” Leath, and John… Continue Reading

Library kicks off June exhibit on mezzanine

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host the artwork of local student artists Rebekah Blommel, Nichole Wrigley and Maria Stacy on the mezzanine during the month of June. A free public reception for the artists will be held on the mezzanine on Monday from 5-7 p.m. Blommel grew up in Sheridan and is… Continue Reading

FIB donates to Sheridan Senior Center

FIB donates to Sheridan Senior Center

SHERIDAN — First Interstate Bank recently presented a donation of $1,500 for the Sheridan Senior Center Meals Program during Older Americans Month in May. This is the fourth year FIB has donated specifically during Older Americans Month in support of senior noontime meals provided by the Senior Center. The Sheridan Senior Center serves noon meals… Continue Reading

SMH offering free classes each month

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will offer two free classes each month. While the classes are offered at no charge, those planning to attend are asked to register. The classes are a prenatal class for expectant moms and dads and partners and a breastfeeding and newborn class. The prenatal class will take place the first… Continue Reading

Shelter hosting rabies clinic

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter will host a rabies clinic all week at the Kendrick Park bandshell. The rabies clinic for both dogs and cats will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Friday. The cost is $10 per rabies shot. City dog licenses will also be available for purchase. Payment… Continue Reading

‘More than Music’ to be highlighted in Buffalo this summer

BUFFALO — The famous Occidental Hotel Thursday night jam is celebrating 10 years of weekly musical community gatherings. A summer of musical events, commemorative items and celebrations is being planned, culminating in a huge anniversary concert. “It is significant the Occidental Jam has lasted 10 years and is still going strong,” said Lynn Young, an… Continue Reading

Y kicks off community portion of fundraising campaign

SHERIDAN — The goal is $16 million to reshape the look and extent of opportunities provided by the Sheridan County YMCA. This week, leadership team members of the nonprofit organization plan to announce that the group is almost there. They’ve raised more than $15 million in approximately one year. “I think it is just the… Continue Reading

SCSD2 schools move summer school classes to August

SHERIDAN — While summer typically signifies a time free from the classroom, several students in local districts will have to attend classes in the summer months. This year, around 180 students within Sheridan County School District 2 will take summer school classes to get caught up on their studies. But administrators said they will change… Continue Reading

Agendas — June 4, 2016

Dayton Town Council 7 p.m. Wednesday Dayton Town Hall   • Call to order and Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Approve minutes of the May 18 secondary meeting • Reports — Utility clerk/building permits, fire department, law enforcement, engineering, employees, planning committee, council, joint powers board and Dayton Days.… Continue Reading

Holy Name awards seniors scholarships

Holy Name awards seniors  scholarships

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic Church recently awarded six Graduating Senior Scholarships to students who are members of the parish. All students were from Sheridan High School. These scholarships are in the amount of $700, and may be used at an institution of the recipient’s choice. The recipients of the scholarships were: Avery Ellis, son… Continue Reading

Tractor Supply to host local animal groups

SHERIDAN — Tractor Supply Company in Sheridan will host local animal groups during an event June 11 to encourage pet adoptions and support families raising pets and livestock. Local animal groups will set up at Tractor Supply as part of Purina Days, an in-store event June 8-19 that highlights pets and livestock and the tools… Continue Reading

Little Bighorn switches to summer hours

SHERIDAN — Extended summer hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. began at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument on Monday and remain in effect through Labor Day. The visitor center will be open from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily. The self-guiding tour road to Last Stand Hill/Battle Ridge and the Reno-Benteen Battlefield will also be open from 8… Continue Reading

Center Stage: Coal, coal and more coal

Northeast Wyoming has provided coal for personal use and the economy for many decades. When the railroad operated with steam engines, they burned a lot of coal. The CB&Q Railroad had coal chutes that coal was elevated into from a storage area beneath the rails of the tracks. The rail cars that provided the coal… Continue Reading

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