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‘Bikers Against Bruises’ poker run set for July 2

SHERIDAN — The “Bikers Against Bruises” fundraiser motorcycle run for the Advocacy and Resource Center will take place July 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will raise funds and awareness to help victims of violent crimes in Sheridan County. The poker run will cost $10 per hand. The event will start at… Continue Reading

SJHS announces Silver Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School officials recently released the list of students named to the Silver Honor Roll for the fourth quarter. To be named to the list, students must have earned all As and Bs and have a 3.0 GPA or better. The following students earned a spot on the list. Sixth grade… Continue Reading

Wyoming tops nation for kids’ economic wellbeing

SHERIDAN — Wyoming kids are the most economically well off in the nation, according to a recent report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. But report authors caution it’s a mixed bag, and the data does not reflect major changes in Wyoming’s fiscal outlook that will have ripple effects on child education, health and family… Continue Reading

Fundraiser set for revival of miners’ picnic

Fundraiser set for revival of miners’ picnic

SHERIDAN — A fundraiser will be held Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at the Big Horn Mountain Eagles to raise funds to revive the Monarch/Underground Miners Picnic. The last picnic was held in 1994. According to organizer Nancy Herdt, who is also in charge of Wyoming Wednesdays at the Sheridan Welcome Center, several relatives and descendants… Continue Reading

Writing Marathon set for July 1

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Writing Project will host a writing marathon on July 1 from 1-4 p.m. There is no cost to participate and writes of all ages and experiences are welcome. The event will start at the Watt Ag Building for a brief introduction and then the writing will begin. For more information contact… Continue Reading

SJHS announces Gold Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School officials recently released the list of students named to the Gold Honor Roll for the forth quarter. To be named to the list, students must have earned all As. The following students earned a spot on the list. Sixth grade Ayden Arnold, Samuel Bisso, Sydney Black, Kaylee Brastrup, Megan… Continue Reading

KARZ Rod Run car show set for July 2

SHERIDAN — The KARZ Rod Run will feature more than 150 hot rods, muscle and classic vehicles on display on Main Street July 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no cost to attend. The event will include vendors and awards will be presented to the winners as judged by the public in… Continue Reading

Wyoming Wednesday set for June 29

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday presentations will continue on June 29 at 10 a.m. at the Wyoming Welcome Center. There is no admission fee and the program is open to all ages. DannyLee Hodnett will talk about the Wyoming Theater Festival and its impact on the Sheridan community. The Wyoming Wednesday series will continue through July… Continue Reading

Ranchester Town Council discusses paving 2 streets

Ranchester Town Council discusses paving 2 streets

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council on Tuesday discussed a citizen request from the June 9 council meeting to have Mobile Circle and Mobile Drive paved. According to Mayor Peter Clark, it is the last area in town to be paved, and hasn’t been due to the fact that there are engineering issues present that could… Continue Reading

SMH trains nursing staff in new program

SMH trains nursing staff in new program

SHERIDAN — The national shortage of nurses is only getting larger. By 2025, there will be more than one million job vacancies for registered nurses in the United States, according to a February article in The Atlantic. In rural areas like Wyoming, recruitment can be challenging enough without the added difficulties of dealing with nursing… Continue Reading

Event to raise money to fight cancer

SHERIDAN — H&R Block will sponsor an Amateur Trapshooting Association registered fundraiser Cancer Shootout on Saturday and Sunday at the Sheridan County Sportsman Association Complex. Trap Shooters from around the region are encouraged to compete in the event that begins at 9 a.m. each day, and members of the public are welcome to attend and… Continue Reading

Antelope Butte Pint Night set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — A “Pint Night” on Tuesday from 6-10 p.m. at the Black Tooth Brewing Company will benefit efforts to reopen the Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area. For each pint sold, $1 will be donated to the project. The event will include live music by The Instagators, food from Pie in the Sky, merchandise for… Continue Reading

Concerts in the Park return Tuesday

   SHERIDAN — The Concerts in the Park series will return to Sheridan every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. from June 28 to Aug. 16 in Kendrick Park. This event is sponsored by the John and Dorthy Duncan Trust, First Interstate Bank, Sheridan Recreation District and contributions through the Sheridan Arts Council. Performances for the season… Continue Reading

‘The Power of Play’ opening set for July 2

SHERIDAN — The Ucross Foundation will host the opening of the new exhibit “The Power of Play: Cross-Pollination of Art and Science” on July 2 from 1-3:30 p.m. The event will include music and dance performances. All are welcome to attend the event at no charge and refreshments will be available. Attendees will be able… Continue Reading

SHS announces B Honor Roll for second semester

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 officials recently released the list of students named to the B Honor Roll for the second semester. To be named to the list, students must have been enrolled in at least five classes and earned a 2.7 to a 3.49 GPA with no grades lower than a C.… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Man named in Wednesday shooting incident

UPDATE: Man named in Wednesday shooting incident

SHERIDAN — Adam Helvik was arrested Wednesday after firing multiple guns at a home in north Sheridan. Helvik, 29, presents no threat to the public, Sheridan Police Department Lt. Travis Koltiska said. Helvik has been arrested on the charge of reckless endangering, a misdemeanor. There is no indication Helvik was attempting to shoot at anyone, although… Continue Reading

Sheridan breaks temperature record at 104

Sheridan breaks temperature record at 104

SHERIDAN — If you thought it was hot on Tuesday, you’re right. Sheridan broke a longstanding high temperature record when the thermometer hit 104 at approximately 2:15 p.m. According to the National Weather Service out of Billings, Montana, the prior high temperature record for June 21 was 100 degrees and was set in 1919. The… Continue Reading

County OKs, eliminates emergency services contracts

SHERIDAN — Officials addressed multiple agenda items on Tuesday regarding how emergency services are provided in Sheridan County. At the Tuesday Sheridan County Commission meeting, commissioners approved to extend the contract with Rocky Mountain Ambulance to the tune of $170,000 for one year. County Administrative Director Renee Obermueller said the contract with RMA makes more… Continue Reading

Man pleads guilty to sex abuse of child

SHERIDAN — A 71-year-old man pleaded guilty to second degree sexual abuse of a minor on Tuesday in Sheridan County 4th Judicial District Court. Donald Trotter, of Dayton, sexually molested a prepubescent child on April 5, prosecutors charge. Trotter pleaded guilty to the felony as part of a plea deal and admitted to the basic… Continue Reading

Man pleads not guilty to Beaver Creek Saloon attack

SHERIDAN — Jacob Olson, who prosecutors say repeatedly punched another man in the head in an early morning bar fight, pleaded not guilty to felony aggravated assault and battery Tuesday in Sheridan County 4th Judicial District Court. Olson, 26, met Clayton Denny at the Beaver Creek Saloon on the night of May 7 and early… Continue Reading

Woman to serve probation time for counterfeit money

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman will spend five years on probation for trying to use counterfeit money at a horse racing game terminal inside of Rails Brews & Cues. Macey Alden, 35, was sentenced to 3-5 years in prison, suspended in lieu of probation, plus 155 days in custody, which she has already served. Alden… Continue Reading

Man pleads not guilty to drug delivery

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty to delivering oxymorphone to a confidential informant, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison, up to $25,000 in fines or both. Shane Taylor, 35, had sold Opana pills, or oxymorphone, to the informant since November 2015 and was arrested for a Jan. 11 sale when… Continue Reading

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