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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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Children in poverty: need accurate assessments

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Ranchester Town Council: slow down drivers

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.… Continue Reading

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.… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

‘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… Continue Reading

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,… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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.… Continue Reading

Killy’s gets liquor license, will close grocery store

Killy’s gets liquor license, will close grocery store

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,… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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,… Continue Reading

‘Even Super Heroes Need A Day Off’ to show Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Easter Seals Players will present two performances of “Even Superheroes Need A Day Off” on Friday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Both performances will be held at the WYO Theater. Admission to the shows is by donation at the door, with proceeds going to support the Easter Seals Wyoming programs. Organizers… Continue Reading

Museum to host ‘behind the scenes,’ Tidbit Sat.

SHERIDAN — The staff of the Sheridan County Museum has invited the public to get a special look behind the scenes at the museum Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees will get a peek at upcoming exhibits and programs when they drop by anytime during the four-hour period. A Tidbit Saturday program will… Continue Reading

CTG cancels upcoming play ‘9 to 5’

SHERIDAN — The production of the musical “9 to 5” has been canceled “due to unforeseen circumstances,” according to a press release from the Civic Theatre Guild. The press release added that the show’s directors have decided that it is best for the parties involved — cast, directors and the community — to shut down… Continue Reading

‘Bottoms Up Bash’ to benefit colon cancer awareness

SHERIDAN — A “Bottoms Up Bash” will benefit colon cancer awareness Saturday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. The event will begin at 8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear blue and dance to the music of Narrow Gauge, a country/rock band from Denver. The event will also feature silent auction items and a photo booth.… Continue Reading

Council selects Killy’s

  SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to award the city’s available retail liquor license to Warehouse Market LLC, operating as Killy’s Smokehouse Deli. The move will allow the business to remake its image as a deli, Irish pub, liquor store and caterer, meaning Killy’s will get rid of its grocery store… Continue Reading

Luck of the Irish at Jaycees fun run

Luck of the Irish at Jaycees fun run

Caila Booth ties her shoes prior to the Sheridan Jaycees’ Run ‘Til You’re Green fun run Saturday morning at Kendrick Park. The annual event is a fundraiser for Jaycees projects that work to better the Sheridan community and a kickoff to the summer race season. Continue Reading

Fight still on for stiffer workplace fatality penalties

SHERIDAN — Mary Jane Collins isn’t done fighting yet. “We’re not giving up,” Collins said. “We’re sill here.” Collins’ goal is to see fines increase for serious violations of the Occupational and Safety Health Administration guidelines, and particularly for those violations that result in the death of a worker. Collins’ grandson Brett was killed in… Continue Reading

SCSD2 modeling PLCs to state

SHERIDAN — Continuing to move the needle on both Professional Learning Communities and the collaborative alternative school in the works for Sheridan County was the focus at the annual retreat of the Sheridan County School District 2 board of trustees Saturday at the Ranch at Ucross. PLC is a term used to describe a culture… Continue Reading

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