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WHP seeks help identifying man killed Sunday

September 3, 2013

SHERIDAN — A man killed Sunday while riding his bicycle on Decker Road has not been identified and law enforcement is seeking help by releasing what little information is known about the individual. According to WHP, the 50- to 60-year-old man was riding his bicycle near mile marker 4 at approximately 9:45 a.m. when he Read More

SAGE presents local couple

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Artist Guild, Et al, presents the work of a local husband and wife at the SAGE Exhibit Gallery. “Seasons by Diane, Turnings by Lloyd,” features Diane Marsden’s nature photography and Lloyd Marsden’s display of turned wooden bowls. A reception for the artists will be held at the SAGE Exhibit Gallery, 171 N. Read More

Fifth annual ‘Flyin’ 4 Food’

SHERIDAN — Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. is helping fight hunger with their fifth annual “Flyin’ 4 Food” campaign to benefit the Sheridan Community Shelter. Great Lakes Airlines and the Sheridan Community Shelter are asking for help to end hunger. In honor of Hunger Action Month, when you bring any non-perishable food item to the Great Read More

Fallen heroes blood drive

SHERIDAN — ServeWyoming, Sheridan Fire-Rescue and United Blood Services will hold an Honoring Fallen Heroes Blood Drive Sept. 12 from noon to 6 p.m. The blood drive will be at the Sheridan Fire-Rescue Station, 151 S. Scott St. Potential donors must be at least 16 (with a parental consent form), weigh at least 110 pounds, Read More

The journey of mercury — emissions to fish

August 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — The world is interconnected. This mantra has been used in recent years to explain how travel, technology and communications have come together to metaphorically shrink the globe. While emailing an acquaintance on the other side of the world in a few seconds seems like a helpful and easy example of this, a less Read More

Tooth Fairy tab nears $4

NEW YORK (AP) — Days of finding a quarter under your pillow are long gone. The Tooth Fairy no longer leaves loose change. Kids this year are getting an average of $3.70 per lost tooth, a 23 percent jump over last year’s rate of $3. And that’s a 42 percent spike from the $2.60 per Read More

Four youth complete the Cutt Slam certification in one week

SHERIDAN — Four youth and two instructors with Joey’s Fly Fishing Foundation recently completed a whirlwind trip around Wyoming to earn Cutt Slam certification. “Normally people try to acquire this over periods of time,” explained Sheila Blackburn, executive director of Joey’s Fly Fishing Foundation. “This group found it fun to try to get it done Read More

Sending out an SOS (Save Our Strength)

Calling out to each other for help has been going on for many years. The most commonly know is the SOS distress code for signaling danger. The SOS or (…—…) has been used internationally since 1906. The signal meant several things including “save our ship” and “save our souls”. Mariners are not the only ones Read More

Going back to local food

The “new” concept of choosing foods from as local a source as possible is old hat to many. Less than 70 years ago, most of the food consumed in Sheridan County came from a local source. In the 1940s, Sheridan had over 1300 vegetable gardens. Sheridan County had 29 licensed dairies, a flour mill, potato Read More

State to consider two land exchanges

DAYTON — Owners of the Horseshoe Ranch and the Hanft Ranch southwest of Dayton have both applied to the Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments to participate in a land exchange. The exchange would convert both private ranches into state trust land. However, the Horseshoe Ranch does not currently lease any state trust land, Read More

Dayton planning approves minor subdivision

DAYTON — The Dayton Planning Committee voted to recommend approval of a minor subdivision at its meeting Wednesday. The parcel to be subdivided belongs to Tim Garrett and stretches from West Second to West Third Avenue. It includes one residence located on West Second Avenue. The proposed subdivision will split the parcel into two lots. Read More

Connolly takes job in Maine

SHERIDAN — Jon Connolly, vice president of academic affairs at Sheridan College, will serve his last day at the college Sept. 13. Connolly, who has been employed at SC for four years, has accepted the position of vice president and academic dean for Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield, Maine. Connolly lived in Maine previously Read More

Jentel presents resident artists Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program presents this month’s residents in “Jentel Presents” Tuesday. Jentel Presents will be from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center on the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets. This month’s presenters include painter Court Lurie from Austin, Texas, painter Francois Miglio from Oakland, Calif., fiction writer Lulu Sylbert Read More

Harvest Celebration set for Sept. 14

SHERIDAN — Powder River Basin Resource Council invites the public to the eighth annual Harvest Celebration and final farmers market Sept. 14 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall. The farmers market will begin at 4 p.m. In addition to food and crafts there will be music and events for kids. The Harvest Celebration dinner Read More

Rally protests disability funding changes

SHERIDAN — A group of 20 Sheridan residents gathered in front of the county courthouse Thursday morning to raise awareness about the state’s plan to restructure funding for programs for people with developmental and acquired disabilities. Family members and advocates of the mentally disabled say the plan to serve a larger quantity of people at Read More

Crime of the Week Aug. 30, 2013

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — On the weekend of Aug. 24 unknown suspect(s) removed several spare tire/wheel combinations from campers parked in the Bighorn mountains. This most recent incident occurred near Marcum Creek, Forest Service Road 155, however, other incidents have historically occurred in the north section of the Bighorn Mountains, which included thefts of propane bottles, Read More

High court rulings, state laws not fully compatible

August 29, 2013

SHERIDAN— Throughout the all-day resentencing hearing for Wyatt Bear Cloud Wednesday in 4th Judicial District Court, attorneys and Judge John Fenn debated the complexities of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling and the 2013 law established by the Wyoming Legislature that eliminated life imprisonment without parole sentences for juveniles. The U.S. Supreme Court had been moving Read More

More new staff joins ranks at Sheridan Memorial

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees approved Dr. David Walker to join the hospital staff with privileges to practice internal medicine at Big Horn Mountain Medicine at its regular meeting Wednesday. Walker completed a doctorate of osteopathy at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Santa Barbara, Calif., and an Read More

Buffalo Bill Cody at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — Since 1992, Sheridan resident Wayne Baumann has portrayed Buffalo Bill Cody. He began as part of a local group that worked to bring a traveling Buffalo Bill Wild West Show to Sheridan. Dressed in period clothing, Baumann will give a presentation as Buffalo Bill Cody at the Sheridan Senior Center Sept. 9 at Read More

Story library hosts discussion

STORY — The Story Library will host a discussion series titled “Americans on the Outside” starting in September. This series will look at stories about the often unrecognized people in our country who live outside the mainstream of culture. These novels encourage readers to see themselves through the eyes of fellow Americans who don’t, for Read More

Big Horn celebrates 131 years

BIG HORN — Big Horn is celebrating its 131st anniversary Saturday with Big Horn Heritage Days. Events start at 9 a.m. with a chuck wagon cook-off that lasts until 3 p.m. There will be a farmers market from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food specials will be offered at the Big Horn Mercantile and drink specials Read More

A new chance at freedom

SHERIDAN — Wyatt Bear Cloud was resentenced by Judge John Fenn in Wyoming’s 4th Judicial District Court Wednesday for his role in a 2009 home invasion and murder of local businessman Robert Ernst. Bear Cloud was initially sentenced to life in prison according to law, but the U.S. Supreme Court ruled life sentences for juveniles Read More

Continuing education for adults

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Center for Workforce and Community Education and the American Association of Community Colleges are presenting a series of classes for people age 50 and over. Classes will be held the second Tuesday of each month starting in September and ending in June. The class schedule is: • Sept. 10 — stress Read More

Ogle holds book signing

SHERIDAN — Edna Ogle, originally from Sheridan, began her teaching career 66 years ago at a country school house in Ulm. She has written a book about her experiences titled “Teaching School on the Wyoming Prairie in the 1940s.” The author will have a book signing at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery Aug. 31 from Read More

Bear Cloud’s new sentence: parole after 25 years

August 28, 2013

SHERIDAN — Wyatt Bear Cloud was resentenced by Judge John Fenn in Wyoming’s Fourth Judicial District Court Wednesday, and will now be eligible for parole for the offense of first degree murder in 25 years. Bear Cloud was one of three teens who participated in a home invasion and murder of a Sheridan businessman, Robert Read More