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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

STEM conference to unite education, business in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — A conference in Sheridan will bring educators and industry together to learn how to implement Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs in Wyoming schools. The second annual “Roadmap to STEM” conference is building on last years’ event by welcoming participation from business representatives. Wyoming Contractors Association Executive Director Katie Legerski says industry must… Continue Reading

Sportsman’s Association donates to cancer center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sportsman’s Association has chosen the Patient Comfort Care program at the Welch Cancer Center as the beneficiary of the funds raised during the third annual “H&R Block Cancer Trap Shoot” that was held at the end of June. “Taking care of our patients to the very best of our ability… Continue Reading

Playing chicken: A girl takes on the fair

Playing chicken: A girl takes on the fair

SHERIDAN — Josie Ankney won overall grand champion for her chicken, Snowball, at the Sheridan County Fair last year, and she’s coming back for a repeat. But that means a fresh start. “The chicken that I had last year kinda died,” Josie said. With more than 150 chickens to choose from, Josie has quite a… Continue Reading

Measures of Devotion: Veteran joins to invest in future

Measures of Devotion: Veteran joins to invest in future

SHERIDAN — Robert Lewis spent more time training for his position as a helicopter electrician and rescue air crewman than he did in active warfare in the U.S. Navy. But as he was preparing to be someone who replenished necessary supplies by airlifting pallets of goods to soldiers while pulling people from the waters below,… Continue Reading

Few expected to apply for hemp registration

SHERIDAN — As Sheridan and Wyoming residents have the opportunity to apply for hemp extract registration cards, questions over similarities between hemp and marijuana arise. Cards will provide qualifying individuals with intractable epilepsy to treat their symptoms with hemp. Coming from Cannabis Sativa — a plant typically used for industrial purposes — it carries only… Continue Reading

Patient life-flighted out of wilderness

SHERIDAN — An individual was flown out of the Bighorn National Forest and transported to Sheridan Memorial Hospital Saturday with a medical condition. Clinical Base Supervisor Burton Hayden reported Wyoming Life Flight dispatched south of Cloud Peak in Johnson County to pick up a member of a hiking party that had used a GPS device… Continue Reading

Possible tornado reported in the Bighorn Mountains

SHERIDAN — A cold front that rumbled through the area Monday evening left some damage in its path, according to reports from the National Weather Service. Red Flag Warnings, indicating very high fire danger, were issued for Sunday afternoon and again for Monday. According to the NWS, these warnings were verified when several grass fires… Continue Reading

DEQ reclassifies E. coli standard for numerous Wyoming waterways

SHERIDAN — New classifications from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality allow many of the state’s smaller creeks and streams to possess higher levels of E. coli than previously acceptable. Popular Sheridan County waterways, however, were largely unaffected by the new rules. DEQ designated lower quality standards “secondary-contact recreation” creeks that flow at less than… Continue Reading

Want to dance? Stop by the fairgrounds Friday night

SHERIDAN — As part of the entertainment of the Sheridan County Fair, a community dance under the fairground grandstands will be offered Friday. All members of the community are invited to dance to the music of Justin Beasley beginning at 8 p.m. This event is free and will last until 10 p.m. The Sheridan County… Continue Reading

Story Home Sampler to be held Sat.

SHERIDAN — On Saturday, the Story Woman’s Club will host the 7th annual Story Home Sampler. A self-guided tour of five Story-area homes from quaint log cabins to modern mansions will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased now from Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery, the Buffalo Gardens… Continue Reading

Sheridan WYO Rodeo royalty recognized recently

SHERIDAN — The 2016 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Royalty were crowned during the final Sheridan WYO Rodeo performance of this year. The 2016 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Royalty are the following: Queen: Bailey McLean, the 20-year-old daughter of Doug and Jamie McLean of Sheridan; Sr. Princess: Gabrielle Koltiska, the 18-year-old daughter of Justin and Jessie Koltiska and… Continue Reading

WWA to host yoga hike Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association will continue its series of free summer outings across Wyoming with a “Yoga Hike at Buffalo Caves” on Saturday. This is an all-abilities level hike past Red Canyon and into Buffalo Cave where yoga guru Dawn Sopron will lead an hour of relaxation as you listen to the babbling… Continue Reading

CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy seeks vounteers

SHERIDAN — CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy is growing, now serving 40 clients weekly, and the organization is seeking volunteers to help. Weekly volunteers are needed for 90 minute sessions on Wednesdays at 1 and 4 p.m. and Thursdays at 3 and 4 p.m. Session help may include leading horses, tacking/un-tacking and walking beside a client.… Continue Reading

Woman sentenced in theft of $4,200

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman who used someone else’s banking information to pay for more than $4,000 in bills was recently sentenced to probation. Michele Milner, 24, received a three- to five-year suspended sentence, with 4th Judicial District Court Judge John Fenn going along with the plea agreement and ordering Milner to serve probation and… Continue Reading

No fatalities in motorcycles vs. cow collision

DAYTON — Three Indiana motorcyclists were involved in a vehicle accident Saturday night when a cow entered onto U.S. Highway 14A at mile marker 81. The Wyoming Highway Patrol and emergency services personnel received a call at 10:08 p.m. and responded to the scene. There were no fatalities. Wyoming Life Flight was dispatched but then… Continue Reading

NWCCD works with student to win national award

SHERIDAN — Campbell County high school graduate William Brooks Van Buren was named as GEAR UP Youth of the Year by the National Council for Community and Education Partnership. Serving Sheridan, Johnson and Gillette counties, Northern Wyoming Community College District’s GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Site Coordinator Kristin Young worked… Continue Reading

Disk golf coming to ParkFit

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with disk golf at Sheltered Acres 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… Continue Reading

SMHF annual meeting open to all Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation will host its 2014-2015 annual meeting and report on Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in conference room A&B. The meeting is open to all members of the community. The accomplishments of the foundation over the past year will be recognized, retiring board members will be… Continue Reading

‘Field Sketching for Children’ coming to Brinton

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum, Sagebrush Community Art Center and Science Kids will present “Field Sketching for Children” on Thursday. Local artist Joel Ostlind will host a field sketching workshop for children 8 to 12 years old on The Brinton Museum grounds. Participants will meet at the Sagebrush Art Gallery located in the Historic Train… Continue Reading

Woodward to present at final Wyo. Weds.

SHERIDAN — The final Wyoming Wednesday program of the summer series will be presented Wednesday. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit of Interstate 90. Wyoming Wednesday has been offering informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming weekly. Emphasis has been placed… Continue Reading

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