Author Archives: Doug Sanders

New Faces

Riley James Sterling Fowler Riley James Sterling Fowler was born June 24, 2014, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces. He was welcomed by parents Chase Fowler and Susie Traylor and sister Emily, all of Sheridan. His grandparents are Reba Traylor, Malcolm Traylor and Kelly Fowler, all of Sheridan.   Brynlyn Steele… Continue Reading

Reminding public officials for whom they work

Wyomingites like to take matters into their own hands. They want a say in the policies that affect them and want those who do wrong to be held accountable. For these reasons, Wyoming residents would have applauded an Illinois watchdog group last week when it placed an entire park district board under citizen arrest. According… Continue Reading

Diligent, hard work, learning of early values pays off later on

SHERIDAN — The entrepreneurial spirit of Sheridan is evident across many industries from home-cooked restaurants to technology businesses and every start-up in between. Downtown revitalization committees are working tirelessly to attract new business people and specialists to the area and the “buy local” movement is felt strong in this homegrown community. When looking to the… Continue Reading

Junior docents explore history at Trail End

SHERIDAN — Museums are usually “hands-off” places. Because they often house very old or very rare items, they tend to be places where visitors use their sense of sight, rather than sense of touch. Consequently, it can be challenging to engage young visitors. However, an annual summer program at Trail End State Historic Site allows… Continue Reading

New Faces

Claire Eileen Thyfault Claire Eileen Thyfault was born June 3, 2014, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Matt and Sarah Thyfault of Story. Her grandparents are Larry and Loretta Ligocki of Sheridan and Mike and Linda Thyfault of Cheyenne.   Rycker James Wight Rycker James Wight… Continue Reading

Reports, June 11, 2014

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Motor vehicle accident, Fifth Street and Highland Avenue, 9:59 a.m. • Assist Rocky Mountain Ambulance, 100 block West Brundage Street, 11:26 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 3059 Coffeen Avenue, 9:37 p.m.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • Medical, 1800 block Fort Road, 6:25 a.m. • Standby, 1000 block Long Drive, 9:06… Continue Reading

May 2014

Divorces granted in May in 4th Judicial District Court (plaintiff v. defendant): • Tamara Jo Gress v. David Lamar Reiff, May 1 • Megan L. Means v. Jacob L. Sundquist, May 6 • Michael D. Atkinson v. Angela Marie Atkinson, May 7 • Matthew Justin Washburn v. Kaylia Nicolle Washburn, May 8 • Bradley H.… Continue Reading

Hoop Jam this weekend

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Rehab Sports Medicine will host their annual “Hoop Jam” Saturday and Sunday in Whitney Plaza. Registration for the 3-on-3 street basketball tournament is now closed for players, but spectators are welcome to attend. A fundraising registration barbecue will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. in front of the Sheridan County School District… Continue Reading

Reports, May 29, 2014

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 400 block North Main Street, 9:02 a.m. • RMA assist, 1400 coffeen Avenue, 9:14 a.m. • Ruptured gas line, 1000 block Sheridan Avenue, 1:30 p.m. • Electrical Fire, 2300 block North Main Street, 4:46 p.m. • Tree on power line, 100 block Airport Road, 5:02 p.m. •… Continue Reading

New Faces

From staff reports   Alyssa Marie Lindberg Alyssa Marie Lindberg was born May 14, 2014, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Troy and Mary Beth Lindberg and sisters Madison and Abigail, all of Sheridan. Her grandparents are Kimberly Dixon of Poca, West Virgina, and Lyle and… Continue Reading

SHS to present ‘Big Band Bash’ Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School band and choir department will present the fourth annual “Big Band Bash” on Wednesday at the Kalif Shrine. The SHS jazz band will play big band and popular music for dancing and listening. SHS show choir “Spectrum” will also be singing solos and jazz tunes. The event is a… Continue Reading

Reports, April 22, 2014

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Alarm, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 1:09 a.m. • Rock Mountain Ambulance assist, 200 block North Brooks Street, 2:33 p.m. • RMA assist, 2000 block Bungalo Village Lane, 7:43 p.m. • Alarm, 400 block North Jefferson, 8:53 p.m.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • Medical, 1800 block Fort Road, 1:17 a.m.… Continue Reading

New owners to bring Dubois success to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The former Sheridan Palace restaurant on Main Street has new owners and is undergoing total transformation. New owners Sevrine and Robert Murdoch have plans to renovate the space and open as the Cowboy Cafe in mid-May. The Murdochs have owned and operated a Cowboy Cafe in Dubois with success for more than 20… Continue Reading

Letter, April 18, 2014

Keep unpaved roads available Re: Sheridan Municipal Cemetery   Recently I was working on some of my family’s genealogy/family lineage. While at the cemetery, I was fortunate enough to speak to one of the workers. He assisted me in locating several grave sites. He casually mentioned that plans for the cemetery include closing down the… Continue Reading

Stubborn athletes take to the court

Stubborn athletes take to the court

Big Horn student Miles Novak, left, secures the ball from Tongue River’s Tyler Kane during the student versus student Donkey Basketball game Thursday. The Big Horn students earned a victory in the final game against the Tongue River students. Continue Reading

Next ‘Birding at the Brinton’ this Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and the Big Horn Audubon will present the next monthly “Birding at the Brinton” on Saturday. This free morning of bird watching will run from 9-11 a.m at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome to join. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars if they have… Continue Reading

Colorado Children’s Chorale to perform Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Colorado Children’s Chorale will perform Friday at the WYO Theater. The show is part of the Children’s Educational and Family Series and will feature special appearances by the Sheridan County Youth and Children Chorales. Commencing at 7 p.m., the show will display a diverse repertoire ranging from fully staged opera and musical… Continue Reading

Letter, March 13, 2014

SCSD2 does a lot of good Re: Allegations from Press   I am surprised by continued allegations of wrongdoing by the local press in regard to the SCSD2 Board of Trustees. As a Trustee for the last four years and a steward of public funds, I view it as my obligation to ensure that funds… Continue Reading

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Nicole Dillon has an ash cross marked on her forehead during the children’s service on Ash Wednesday at Holy Name Catholic Church. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent. Continue Reading

Municipal court Febuary

From staff reports   Violators under 18 and sentences under $100 and five days in jail are not reported. (Year in parentheses is defendant’s birth year.) Feb. 3 • Ryan P. Perry, (1987), Sheridan, contempt of court — indirect, $100 • Michelle C. Beardman, (1989), Buffalo, failure to maintain liability insurance, $220 • Sienna E.… Continue Reading

A different grind

A different grind

Dave Gundersen, left, watches as Mark Constable of England shows him a billet that the group will be making. A billet is a stack of metals — in this particular workshop, a stack of non-iron metals that are used in decorations and jewelry. Constable was one of the main demonstrators during the weekend forge-in. Continue Reading

Dealing with the snow

Dealing with the snow

Owner of Fly Shop of the Bighorns Roger Miller looks over his shoulder as he backs up his Can-Am Commander with snowplow in the back parking lot on Brooks Street Tuesday morning. Continue Reading

Colored pencil workshop

Colored pencil workshop

Class participant Greg Coates, left, watches as instructor Dean States offers advice on his drawing during “Beyond sketching: Renderings in colored pencil with Dean States” on Wednesday afternoon at the Sagebrush Community Art Center in the Historic Train Depot on Fifth Street. Coates took the class to learn more about the medium since he primarily… Continue Reading

Reports, Feb. 13, 2014

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 500 block Dunnuck Street, 5:26 a.m. • False alarm, 1900 block North Main Street, 6:49 p.m.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • Trauma, 1300 block Cove Court, 3:45 a.m. • Medical, 500 block Dunnuck Street, 5:23 a.m. • Medical, 1400 block West Fifth Street, 8:45 a.m. •… Continue Reading

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