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Municipal Court Fines — August 8, 2015

Violators under 18 years of age and sentences under $100 and five days in jail are not reported. (Year in parentheses is defendant’s birth year.) July 3 • Mary P. Grassi (1964), Sheridan, speeding 35 mph in 20 mph, $130; speeding 40 mph in 30 mph, $100 July 6 • Ronda Wilhelm (1966), Sheridan, driver’s… Continue Reading

ParkFit continues with soccer at Whitney Park

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with soccer at Whitney Park. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you attend and… Continue Reading

Agendas — August 8, 2015

Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Monday Second floor Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Staff/elected reports • Antelope Butte update • Adjourn Sheridan Planning Commission 7 p.m. Monday City Council Chambers Sheridan City Hall 55 Grinnell St. • Call to order and roll call of members •… Continue Reading

USFS: Burning operation a success

USFS: Burning operation a success

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — It’s not very often that you see a group of officials grinning with joy when looking at flames engulfing a mountain, but the team in charge of organizing efforts to battle the Sheep Creek Fire was ecstatic as a prescribed burn rolled down to the bottom of the mountain as planned Friday… Continue Reading

Airsoft gun shooters plead not guilty

SHERIDAN — The couple charged with driving around Sheridan and shooting at residents with an airsoft gun pleaded not guilty to the majority of counts in Sheridan County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon. Devonte Johnson, 22, and Amanda Crockett, 19, both from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, face numerous misdemeanors for the alleged crimes police responded to Tuesday evening.… Continue Reading

Koetting pleads guilty for role in drug ring

SHERIDAN — A man pleaded guilty Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court for his role as a dealer in a methamphetamine drug ring. Kristopher Koetting, 20, of Sheridan, entered his plea as part of an informal plea agreement with the state. Deputy County and Prosecuting Attorney Darci Phillips told Judge John Fenn the state would… Continue Reading

Fighting for our mountains

Fighting for our mountains

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The smoke from the mountains plumed into the evening sky as the two dozen or so members of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Yankton and Lower Brule fire crews pulled into the Tongue River High School parking lot. They filed out of their vehicles, immediately forming a circle for their after-action review… Continue Reading

Powder Horn Ranch area continues to grow

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission Thursday approved subdivisions creating 15 new lots, which could eventually lead to 15 new homes in the Powder Horn Ranch area. Final approval on the subdivisions needs to be given by county commissioners at their September meeting. In total, the Powder Horn Ranch area can have up… Continue Reading

Ruskowsky earns internship at Honeywell

SHERIDAN — Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education, recently announced 10 students as recipients of its Honeywell Scholarship. Honeywell, a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, wholly funds the scholarship program through Honeywell… Continue Reading

Shredding, identity theft presentations to be held at Library

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, American Association of Retired People Wyoming and Secure Shred of Wyoming will team up to host a free shredding event and two Fraud Watch Network informational presentations that will focus on real-world, hands-on ways to prevent identity theft and fraud. The two Fraud Watch Network presentations will be… Continue Reading

3 men sentenced in felony cases

SHERIDAN — District court was a busy place Thursday, as three men were sentenced for felony crimes committed in Sheridan County. •• Kyle Nelson, 26, of Sheridan, received a three- to five-year suspended sentence in favor of a six-month split sentence and five years probation for child endangering. Law enforcement found 3 grams of methamphetamine… Continue Reading

University of Wyoming student emails are public record

SHERIDAN — Student emails coming and going through the University of Wyoming’s server are subject to public information requests, according to university officials. This means members of the public can request to see any emails, whether written by students or faculty. A parent could even request their child’s emails — even if that student is… Continue Reading

Man pleads not guilty to drug charges

SHERIDAN — A man authorities say tried to sell more than 5 pounds of marijuana in a local bar and also possessed methamphetamine pleaded not guilty to the charges Wednesday. Jason Miller, 37, of Orting, Washington, made his pleas for two felonies and one misdemeanor in 4th Judicial District Court. Miller could face more than 15… Continue Reading

Minor pleads in theft case

SHERIDAN — A Normative Services, Inc. runaway who the state alleges stole a Jeep Patriot in July pleaded not guilty to felony theft Wednesday in 4th Judicial District Court. Lucas Lundin, 17, is being charged as an adult and faces 10 years in prison and $10,000 if convicted. Judge John Fenn ordered the trial begin Jan.… Continue Reading

UW offers a free day of college through Saturday U program

SHERIDAN — College drops the price tag this weekend through Saturday U — a program sponsored by the University of Wyoming. A free day of college education, UW professors will host lectures and discussions at Sheridan College’s Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus. Saturday U will feature professors Harold Bergman, Marcel Kornfeld and Bruce Richardson, and participants are… Continue Reading

Schofield to give workshop on organization Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Deniece Schofield, author of five books on home management and organization, will be in Sheridan to share how to get organized without having to get rid of everything. On Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center, Schofield will present “Get organized: New ideas for saving time and space.” Topics will… Continue Reading

Legal Aid expanding low-income taxpayer clinic

SHERIDAN — Legal Aid of Wyoming is expanding their Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic is designed to assist individuals involved in a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service. Legal Aid now has a full-time attorney dedicated entirely to assisting with resolution of these disputes. Representation on these matters ranges from brief… Continue Reading

SMH to host allergy screening next week

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Big Horn Ear, Nose and Throat clinic is hosting an Allergy Awareness Screening Monday through Friday of next week. If you have been feeling tired, had more headaches than usual or been bogged down by cold-like symptoms this summer, the above-normal amount of rain that fell in the spring might be… Continue Reading

Sheep Creek Fire continues to gain ground

Sheep Creek Fire continues to gain ground

DAYTON — Officials coordinating efforts to extinguish the Sheep Creek Fire near Tongue River Canyon said the fire gained additional ground Wednesday. Incident commander Dick Terry said during a public meeting held at Tongue River High School Wednesday night that the fire had likely burned an additional 40-80 acres as of 6 p.m. That puts… Continue Reading

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