Author Archives: Tracee Davis

Family creates tool to help solo entrepreneurs

SHERIDAN — A local entrepreneur has teamed up with his son-in-law to design a tool for professionals employed in multi-level marketing retail operations. Former Sheridan real estate agent and current owner of the Bramble Motel Andy Lewallen is a co-founder of Lewallen collaborated with his son-in-law, Jamie Diamond, to develop the concept of a… Continue Reading

Gas leak closes portion of downtown Tues.

SHERIDAN — A natural gas leak caused a two-block radius near the intersection of Gould and West Burkitt streets to be evacuated Tuesday evening. The incident occurred while crews from Montana-Dakota Utilities were doing routine maintenance on the line. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Capt. Greg Luhman said buildings in the immediate area of the leak were emptied… Continue Reading

Wyoming unemployment better than average

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s falling unemployment percentages coupled with a larger than average workforce participation rate shows that the state’s economy is significantly healthier than the national average. While each figure can serve as an independent indication of overall economic vitality, the two together compensate for any potential misperceptions related to job availability. Sheridan County’s latest… Continue Reading

Wyoming experts looking at all coal export options

By Tracee Davis The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Economic Development Task Force hosted the Director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority Loyd Drain at an extended meeting Tuesday. Along with a brief overview of various ongoing energy projects around the state, the panel extensively discussed the future of coal and how it impacts the state’s… Continue Reading

Court upholds no contact order for local attorney

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s 4th Judicial District Court has determined a local Sheridan attorney stalked and harassed one of his neighbors. The court upheld a no contact order issued in Sheridan County Circuit Court last summer after reviewing a case involving Timothy and Carole Tarver and his complaint against their neighbors, Robert and Beverly Bernard, who… Continue Reading

Restaurant industry proves challenging

SHERIDAN — Sheridan is a community that presents a tough market for restaurants. Over the past few years, multiple restaurants have opened and subsequently gone out of business for various reasons. The National Restaurant association estimates that nationwide, roughly 60 percent of restaurants fail within the first three years of operation, and that number jumps… Continue Reading

Fatality at Spring Creek Mine

SHERIDAN — Cloud Peak Energy announced this morning there was a fatality at its Spring Creek Mine, which is located approximately 35 miles north of Sheridan. A press release from CPE indicates a single haul truck incident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. yesterday. Big Horn County Coroner Terry Bullis indicated the person was from Sheridan.… Continue Reading

County asks congressional delegation to help

By Tracee Davis The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s commissioners are continuing to take action to address problems associated with sketchy air service at the county airports in Sheridan and Buffalo. Last week, the group sent a letter to Wyoming’s congressional representatives outlining the ongoing problems created by new federal regulations. Small airlines around… Continue Reading

Music fest brings crowd, campers

Music fest brings crowd, campers

SHERIDAN — This weekend is an economic event for Sheridan’s North Main Street. Thousands of out-of-towners are visiting for the Big Horn Country USA music festival at the Trails End Concert Park. While some have chosen traditional guest lodging in one of Sheridan’s hotels or motels, a few hundred will stay at a three-day camp… Continue Reading

Warehouse 201 doors close, brewery stays open

Warehouse 201 doors close, brewery stays open

SHERIDAN — Luminous Brewhouse, LLC, is now the sole occupant of the building located at the junction of Broadway Avenue and Grinnell Plaza. When the Warehouse 201 restaurant closed its doors this weekend amidst financial difficulties, the sudden vacancy in the building represented a bittersweet opportunity for Sheridan’s newest brewing operation. Manager of the former… Continue Reading

County renews contract with private ambulance firm

County renews contract with private ambulance firm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County commissioners renewed the contract for services with Rocky Mountain Ambulance, LLC, Tuesday morning. The board also voted unanimously to subsidize the emergency medical service to the tune of $170,000 for the fiscal year beginning July 1 and ending June 30, 2015. County Administrative Director Renee Obermueller explained the contract review… Continue Reading

New mine could create more than 200 jobs

New mine could create more than 200 jobs

SHERIDAN — Last month, the Kentucky-based Ramaco, LLC, announced plans to open a coal mine between Sheridan and Ranchester. The endeavor represents an economic opportunity for the local economy, but also a pioneer effort to bring Appalachian mining techniques to Wyoming. Initial mining plans for the proposed Brook Mine, which will be located in an… Continue Reading

Preliminary hearing held in vehicular homicide

By Tracee Davis The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — A woman accused of killing a bicyclist and injuring another May 31 appeared in Sheridan County Circuit Court Friday for her initial appearance, and it was determined her case would be bound over to Sheridan’s 4th Judicial District Court. Hannah M. Terry, 34, has remained incarcerated in… Continue Reading

Local man fined $700 after resisting arrest

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was fined $700 in Sheridan’s municipal court this week for public intoxication and resisting arrest after police had to use force to complete the arrest. A report from the Sheridan Police Department also indicated an officer was injured while apprehending 28-year-old Michael Fulciniti. Fulciniti was located on the 400 block… Continue Reading

Sex offender alleges misconduct before Supreme Court

SHERIDAN — A convicted sex offender from Sheridan petitioned the Wyoming Supreme Court on Thursday, alleging prosecutorial misconduct during his sentencing and also that his assigned sentence was vague regarding the credit for time already served. Andrew W. Deeds was sentenced to five consecutive terms of 12 to 18 years of imprisonment, or a total… Continue Reading

Judge denies motion to dismiss

SHERIDAN — A former Sheridan probation and parole officer pleaded guilty in Sheridan’s 4th Judicial District Court Wednesday to a felony charge of third degree sexual assault. Chris Yager entered the plea as part of an agreement after the court denied a motion to have the charge dismissed. The agreement stipulates that prosecutors will recommend… Continue Reading

Oral arguments for Bear Cloud set for tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today regarding Wyatt Bear Cloud’s appeal of the sentence assigned in Sheridan’s 4th Judicial District Court earlier this year. Bear Cloud, along with two other teenagers, participated in the home invasion killing of Sheridan businessman Robert Ernst. Bear Cloud pleaded guilty to first degree murder… Continue Reading

Positive effect of taxi program not seen in countywide DUI arrests

Positive effect of taxi program not seen in countywide DUI arrests

SHERIDAN — Despite robust public education efforts and the implementation of a “Tipsy Taxi” program, there has been no significant reduction in overall driving under the influence arrests in Sheridan County over the last few years. Under the Tipsy Taxi program — a joint effort between businesses, community prevention specialists and law enforcement — bar… Continue Reading

Officials investigating suspicious start to Wednesday fire

SHERIDAN — Investigators suspect arson may be the cause of an early morning fire Wednesday morning at the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office on Brooks Street. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Chief Terry Lenhart said a sample has been sent to a laboratory to confirm whether a petroleum product, like gasoline, was used to start the blaze. Lenhart said… Continue Reading

New location, same mission

New location, same mission

SHERIDAN — A crowd of community business leaders and administrators turned out Wednesday afternoon to support the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce and celebrate its new location. The Chamber hosted an open house to show off its new office space in what used to be the home to Sheridan College on Main Street. The offices… Continue Reading

300 apply as lottery vendors, several local

SHERIDAN — Officials at the newly established Wyoming Lottery are encouraging retailers to apply to be ticket vendors. In a press release this week, the corporation indicated it has received approximately 300 applications online and through the mail, representing more than 500 locations. “Our goal is to place a maximum of 450 to 500 terminals… Continue Reading

$20,000 bond set for driver in fatal bicycle crash

By Tracee Davis The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — The woman who drove a vehicle into two bicyclists on Coffeen Avenue near Sheridan College on Saturday has been assigned a $20,000 cash bond in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Hannah M. Terry, 34, faces two felony charges in connection with the accident that killed 65-year-old Sheridan resident… Continue Reading

Undisclosed amount of narcotics stolen from Hospital Pharmacy

SHERIDAN — Investigators have determined that burglars stole an undisclosed amount of narcotics during an overnight break-in at Hospital Pharmacy on Main Street either late Thursday night or early Friday morning. It is believed the suspects broke the window in order to exit the building. Sheridan Police Sgt. Travis Koltiska said police found evidence that… Continue Reading

SEEDA ‘brushes up’ study goals

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Economic and Educational Development Authority is within weeks of having five newly defined industry targets for economic development efforts. At its meeting last week, the joint powers board reviewed a draft of a final Target Industry Profiles and Career and Technical Education Training Recommendations study. SEEDA enlisted the help of the Center… Continue Reading

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