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Saturday U returns to Sheridan Aug. 8

SHERIDAN — A summer session of Saturday U, the University of Wyoming’s popular free one-day college education program, will come to Sheridan Aug. 8. The day begins with coffee and pastries at 8:30 a.m. at Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus located approximately 28 miles from Sheridan in the Bighorn Mountains on the northeast edge of Park Reservoir.… Continue Reading

County: Few options to make companies pay

SHERIDAN — County officials say they have little means of getting oil and gas companies in Sheridan County to pay the more than $3.4 million owed to local government bodies. There are two main options for county officials who seek to recover the money they’re owed from oil companies: they can put a lien on… Continue Reading

Man gets 3-6 years for fourth DUI

SHERIDAN — A habitual drunk driver was sentenced Thursday to three to six years in prison for a fourth driving under the influence conviction in the last 10 years. Ricky McInturff, 48, of Casper, previously pleaded guilty and accepted a plea agreement in 4th Judicial District Court. However, as part of the agreement, the state… Continue Reading

Woman gets 3-5 years in prison for theft charges

SHERIDAN — A woman who stole and defrauded thousands of dollars from local individuals and businesses will spend at least three to five years behind bars. Melissa Spanyers, 48, of Sheridan, accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced Thursday morning in 4th Judicial District Court. Judge John Fenn also ordered four years of supervised probation… Continue Reading

Relay for Life surpasses fundraising goal by $10,000

SHERIDAN — Although Relay for Life is over for the summer, the event’s impact will be long-lasting. With a goal of $30,000 for it’s June event, participants set a new record in Sheridan, exceeding the goal by an astounding $10,000. Participants raised $40,401.12 to fight cancer. Relay for Life is one of the largest nonprofit… Continue Reading

Sagebrush art center to continue life drawing class

SHERIDAN — Sagebrush Community Art Center has begun hosting life drawing sessions on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. The classes will continue weekly on Wednesdays through Aug. 19. The cost to attend is $10 per person and attendees should bring their own drawing or painting supplies. For more information, call Paulette Kucera at 752-5328 or… Continue Reading

Presbyterian women’s retreat to be held Aug. 14-16

SHERIDAN — “Healthy Heart — Healthy Spirit,” the Presbyterian Women’s Retreat, will be held Aug. 14-16 at Camp Story. The retreat is open to all women of faith and is planned to be an exploration of spiritual and physical health with keynote speaker Dr. Anita Schamber and retired cardiac registered nurse Phyllis O’Connor. The cost… Continue Reading

‘Jentel Presents’ to take place on Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. This month’s presenters include Craig Wilkins, a creative non-fiction writer; Aliza Cohen, an oil painter; Donna Cooper-Hurt, a conceptual photographer; Cheryl… Continue Reading

Museum to host ‘Monday at the Museum’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host another “Monday at the Museum” offering free admission on Monday. As part of the free experience, the Museum will host a brownbag lecture featuring local author, historian and superintendent of Trail End State Historic Site Cynde Georgen at noon. Georgen will present “A Family Vacation in Yellowstone,… Continue Reading

Concerts in the Park to feature Hanson Family Band

SHERIDAN — Concerts in the Park will return to Kendrick Park Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a family friendly outdoor concert in the park. This week’s concert will feature the Hanson Family Band from Eugene, Oregon. Fiddles and guitars, beautiful harmonies, outstanding vocal arrangements and audience participation will… Continue Reading

50 acres, pole barn lost in fire

SHERIDAN — A trash-burning barrel resulted in a 50-acre grassland fire and the loss of a pole shed Wednesday for property owners on Coutant Creek Road. The Goose Valley Fire Department, Sheridan Fire-Rescue, Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office, Rocky Mountain Ambulance and Clearmont Volunteer Fire Department responded to the blaze around 2:15 p.m., according to Goose… Continue Reading

Construction on ICU could begin as soon as this fall

SHERIDAN— Expansion to Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit could begin as soon as this fall, CEO Mike McCafferty told board members yesterday at their monthly meeting. The project will cost the hospital an estimated $6.5 million — with construction costs nearing 80 percent of that total. McCafferty said that number is conservative and will likely… Continue Reading

Local school districts fill the ranks

SHERIDAN — As Sheridan County’s three school districts gear up for the start of a new school year, a few changes will take place. Most notably all three districts will see additions to their teaching staff. Sheridan County School District 2, as the largest district in town, will see the biggest changes. All schools in… Continue Reading

Countywide fire restrictions start July 31

SHERIDAN — Starting July 31 the county is implementing fire restrictions in order to preemptively fight against fires. As part of the rules, no open fires or open flame shall be permitted in unimproved areas in the county. No campfires are allowed on state land. Campfires are allowed on commercial campgrounds or at lodging facilities… Continue Reading

Wyo. residents may be asked to vote on privacy issue

SHERIDAN — Voters in the next general election may see a question at the ballot box asking if they want a constitutional amendment that would protect their right to privacy. The right-to-privacy amendment to the Wyoming Constitution was approved by the Legislature’s Taskforce on Digital Information Privacy during its meeting at Sheridan College Wednesday. Advocates… Continue Reading

Dayton Days competition winners announced

SHERIDAN — Officials with Dayton Days have announced the winners of the various Dayton Days competitions.   The Parade winners were as follows: Best commercial float — Tongue River Child’s Place Best organization float: child — Joy of Dance Best organization float: adult —Town of Dayton Best non-float entry — Laird Rob MacLean playing the… Continue Reading

UW Art Museum exhibit to be on display at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Art Museum exhibition “Through the Looking Glass: The Portrait of the Artist” will be on view in Sheridan from Monday through August 31 in the Sheridan Senior Center display case. The exhibit explores the tradition of self-portraits and portraits of artists in variety of mediums including drawings, prints and… Continue Reading

Are UW student emails public records?

Are UW student emails public records?

SHERIDAN — Legislators meeting in Sheridan Tuesday discussed whether emails belonging to students at the University of Wyoming should be public information that any citizen can request to see. Workers at the University of Wyoming are currently in the process of compiling a student’s emails following a public information request, but it is unclear if… Continue Reading

Judge delivers unique sentence

SHERIDAN — Judge John Fenn agreed to end a man’s incarceration in Sheridan County as of his 4th Judicial District Court date Tuesday morning. All told, he served 166 days in jail. Gilbert Lefthand, 31, of Billings, Montana, previously pleaded guilty to burglary and accepted a plea agreement. The unique, short punishment — the crime… Continue Reading

Theater festival wraps up successful first year

SHERIDAN — After a month of rehearsals and shows, the Wyoming Theater Festival wrapped up last week with general success. Festival Director DannyLee Hodnett confirmed that WTF will return next summer with multiple improvements. Based on surveys handed out to audience members on the last two days, as well as some light eavesdropping in the… Continue Reading

Nonprofit applies for grant with hope for larger facility

SHERIDAN — Saying they have simply “flat out run out of space,” Executive Director Susan Carr of the Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns says her organization is in the preliminary stages of finding a new home for its various operations. CASBH is an organization that operates several services including court-appointed special advocates, family… Continue Reading

Five plead not guilty to felony charges

SHERIDAN — Five individuals facing felonies stood before Judge John Fenn and pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning in 4th Judicial District Court. Andrew Smith, 23, of Sheridan, led off the arraignments by pleading not guilty to one count of forgery, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Authorities… Continue Reading

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