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Sheridan unemployment rate one of highest in state

March 19, 2015

SHERIDAN— Wyoming’s unemployment rates fell substantially in January, but Sheridan County still holds one of the highest unemployment rates in the state. The Research and Planning division of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported earlier this week that Sheridan County tied with Park County for the fourth-highest unemployment rate in Wyoming for January 2015 Read More

Rec. District talks ball at Wednesday meeting

SHERIDAN — As baseball season approaches, the Sheridan Recreation District, which operates Webb Wright Baseball, is in negotiations with Sheridan Youth Baseball to work together this summer. SYB and the Recreation District hope to work together in the use of facilities as well as making sure as many kids get as many chances to play Read More

Sagebrush seeks submissions for juried photo show

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host a juried photography show May 4-28 and is currently seeking submissions for the show. The cost to submit photographs is $30 for up to three entries that are due by April 1. The Best of Show photographer will be awarded $500, while first- and second-place photographers Read More

World Down Syndrome Day event set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — Saturday is World Down Syndrome Day and a meet and greet will be held to celebrate the occasion. The day is held annually to raise awareness and advocate for the rights, inclusion and well-being of individuals with Down Syndrome. From 1-4 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA, stop by to celebrate people with Down Read More

Get tickets for SC Festival of Cultures by Monday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s annual Festival of Cultures will be March 27 from 5-7 p.m. inside the Thorne-Rider Campus Center. The family-friendly event will feature a variety of worldly food and entertainment. Performers include the Fireants, Japanese Duo — Kat McDowell and Masaki, and Step Afrika. The event will also feature 10 food stations representing Read More

WGFD to host public meetings on hunting seasons

SHERIDAN — Wildlife managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will present the proposed 2015 hunting seasons through a series of open houses and a final public information gathering meeting in northeast Wyoming. There will be three open houses and one final public information gathering meeting held in the Sheridan Region Monday through March Read More

Backcountry horsemen to discuss projects

SHERIDAN — The next meeting of the Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen will be Tuesday at the Masonic Building in Buffalo. Projects and events for the coming year will be discussed. The Masonic Building is located at 155 Cedar St. in Buffalo.

3 arrested for selling stolen items on UpCycle

March 18, 2015

SHERIDAN — Bond was set Tuesday in Sheridan County Circuit Court for three people arrested for allegedly stealing items from a storage unit and trying to sell them on a local Facebook page. Riley Sills, Lacie Sills and Michael Reynolds appeared in court before formal charges were filed. Lacie Sills was brought from the Sheridan Read More

County’s assessed values at lowest since 2005

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s assessed values in 2013 and 2014 reached their lowest totals since 2005, and projections for 2015 don’t forecast much of a bump, County Assessor Paul Fall told the Board of County Commissioners Tuesday. “We’re operating on about the same kind of revenue we had in 2005, 10 years ago,” Commissioner Steve Read More

Pyke back in Sheridan to face kidnapping charges

SHERIDAN — A woman arrested in October on kidnapping and custody interference charges appeared with her attorney Tuesday in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Destiny Marie Pyke was on parole when she took her child from court-ordered custodial guardians and drove to Spokane, Washington, where she was arrested. Sgt. Jerry Rasmussen of the Sheridan Police Department Read More

WBC recommends grant for Sheridan, Gillette, Buffalo

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Business Council recommended approval of a $100,000 Business Ready Community planning grant for the towns of Buffalo, Sheridan and Gillette to create and support the creation and implementation of a regional marketing strategy at its March 12 meeting. The recommendation will go to the State Loan and Investment Board at its Read More

Children in poverty: need accurate assessments

SHERIDAN — According to the most recent rates released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of children living in poverty is low in Wyoming, but that measure is based on a system of estimating current need that was created half a century ago and several groups are saying the numbers are misleading. “The official Read More

Plea change in child endangerment, meth case

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman arrested for child endangerment and possession of methamphetamines changed her plea Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court. According to court documents, Tia Wells, 36, was arrested Oct. 20 after a suspected shoplifting at the Family Dollar on Broadway Street. Police were able to locate her and searched her home with Read More

Ranchester Town Council: slow down drivers

RANCHESTER — The Ranchester Town Council flipped the script at its meeting Tuesday evening and sent a clear message to those driving through the municipality: slow down. Mayor Peter Clark told the Council the town has a police car in storage and suggested looking into selling the vehicle, perhaps to another Wyoming town or city. Read More

BOCC OKs airport lease agreements

SHERIDAN — One new business and a government entity will operate out of the Sheridan County Airport in the coming years following the Sheridan County commissioners’ approval of a use agreement and lease during Tuesday’s meeting. The board OK’d a five-year lease between the county and the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information, Construction Management. Read More

Kekich pleads guilty to stealing prescription meds

SHERIDAN — A local man pleaded not guilty to two counts of unlawful possession of controlled substances in conjuction with a plea deal Tuesday. Kolter Kekich had originally pleaded not guilty to the charges but changed his plea in the 4th Judicial District Court. The charges each carry a possible sentence of five years in Read More

McMillan pleads guilty to burglarizing camper

SHERIDAN — A Nebraska man changed his plea for felony burglary Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court. John McMillan, 33, of Omaha originally pleaded not guilty to the charge but changed the plea to guilty in conjunction with a plea deal. The charge carries a possible sentence of 10 years and $10,000 in fines. The Read More

‘Dining for a Cause’ to benefit Sheridan Health Center

SHERIDAN — The next Dining for a Cause, scheduled for Monday, will benefit the Sheridan Health Center. All sales from lunch and dinner will be donated to the nonprofit organization. Sheridan Health Center (formerly the Free Clinic of Sheridan) opened in March 2005 to provide medical care to uninsured Sheridan County residents whose household income Read More

Dog and Cat Shelter recruiting for High Five Club

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter is currently recruiting members for its High Five Club. The program makes it easy to donate to the shelter without doing anything. The shelter will deduct as little as $5 from your bank or credit card each month as part of the program. To join the program, Read More

Trout Unlimited to host fly tying class

SHERIDAN — The Little Big Horn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a beginner to intermediate-level fly tying class Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at the Fly Shop of the Big Horns. The free class will be instructed by local fly fishing professionals. The event is geared toward adults and children ages 10 and older. Children Read More

Big Horn Historical Society to meet Sunday

BIG HORN — The March meeting of the Big Horn Historical Society will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club Clubhouse. The meeting will feature a presentation by local historian Scott Burgan on General George Crook and the 1876 campaign of the Indian wars from the perspective of his scouts. Read More

Killy’s gets liquor license, will close grocery store

March 17, 2015

SHERIDAN — Call it the luck of the Irish on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day. The Sheridan City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to award the city’s open retail liquor license to Warehouse Market LLC, operating as Killy’s Smokehouse Deli. The move will allow Killy’s to remake its image as an Irish pub, deli, Read More

YMCA to offer Big Horn Fun Fridays

BIG HORN — Students of Sheridan County School District 1 face unique challenges and opportunities with their alternative school week. Having longer days Monday through Thursday and no school on Friday, some common opportunities for school children on weeknights escape them but they have more time on weekends to make up those experiences. Now, program Read More

Billings man pleads not guilty to felony burglary

SHERIDAN — A Billings, Montana, man pleaded not guilty to felony burglary Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. The charge carries a possible sentence of 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Gilbert D. Lefthand, 31, was arrested last month during a burglary in progress in Ranchester. According to court documents, Sheridan County deputy Read More

Councilors express hesitation over Holloway Avenue agreement

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council decided to table a Holloway Avenue joint agreement with the county at its meeting Monday evening. Sheridan County previously approved a memorandum of understanding that calls for approximately $1 million in improvements to Holloway Avenue between 11th and 15th streets to bring the gravel road to urban street standards, Read More

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