Archive - Feb 2011

February 22nd

Daniels Fund Announces Grants to Wyoming Nonprofits

The Daniels Fund has announced that they've awarded $1.1 million in grants to over 10 nonprofits in Wyoming. One of the recipients is Volunteers of America Northern Rockies in Sheridan.

Buffalo City Council Approves Resolutions

A number of Resolutions were approved by Buffalo's City Council at last week's meeting, approving a grant application, the course of a trail and a company to pursue a fiber optic line into the city. City planner Zach Montgomery explains Resloution No. 1308.

JoCo Courthouse to Receive Security System

The Johnson County Courthouse will get a new security system after the county commissioners approved a request from Johnson County Emergency Management Coordinator Marilyn Connolly to allow Comtronics, Inc. to install security cameras and recording equipment in the courthouse.

City Audit Shows Compliance Issues

The City of Buffalo's recent audit has been completed and Robert Dahill of McGee, Hearne & Paiz CPAs gave a report to the council at their meeting last week.

February 22nd


REGIONAL TOURNAMENT BASKETBALL - The Tongue River and Big Horn basketball teams open up East regional play Thursday in Newcastle.

In the girls bracket the Big Horn Lady Rams are a #2 seed they open with Southeast at 9:00 Thursday morning.

The Tongue River Lady Eagles are a #1 seed and will open with Lingle Thursday afternoon at 4:00.

In the boys bracket the Eagles are the #2 seed and will play Lingle at noon and the Rams will take their unbeaten record and #1 seed into their game with Pine Bluffs at 7:00.


Noah Erickson 5th grade Wyoming Elks hoop shoot champ

Highland Park School 5th grader, Noah Erickson, won the State Elk's Free Throw Hoop Shoot for the boy's 10-11 age division in Casper this past weekend.

With His victory he advances on to the Regional Contest March 12th in Denver. He will compete against Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado as member of Team Wyoming.

The six winning contestants from all age groups in the Regional Contest will advance to the National Finals in Springfield, Massachusetts in April.

Kathy Mattea Returns to the WYO Theater

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On a cold Sunday evening COAL was the theme as Kathy Mattea returned to the WYO Theater Stage. Kathy returned to her folk and bluegrass roots in support of her latest release, COAL saying she wanted to pay tribute to "my place and my people." 483 Sheridanites weren't disappointed as the WYO Theater sold out for her return. For more on Kathy see:

Historic Eatable Art

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Kassi hit a home run with their "historic eatable art" - the Sheridan Area Tourism Celebration cake - at the Historic Sheridan Inn on Friday. Many Sheridanites and historical characters from the past gathered for a tourism celebration and the presentation of the Dozen Distinctive Destinations award that recognizes Sheridan, Wyoming as one of America's 2011 destinations.

Sheridan Shooters win another tournament


The Sheridan Shooters 4th grade basketball team won first place at a tournament in Rapid City, South Dakota.

In the picture Back Row L to R: Brock Bomar, Nate Roe, Kade Eisele, Jaxon Parker, Tristan Bower. Front Row L to R: Coach Troy Bower, Eli Johnston, Carter Wells, Garrett Coon and Xander Coon.

DSA Wins Main Street Award

Downtown Sheridan Association Executive Director Stacie Coe and her assistant Bonnie Gregory traveled to Cheyenne last week to attend the quarterly meeting of Main Street Managers from around the state.