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New branding effort for Sheridan unveiled

May 22, 2015

  SHERIDAN — Highlighting the blend between Western roots and modern conveniences, members of the Sheridan Economic Development Task Force selected the tagline “Naturally” and released the new logo for the community at an unveiling Thursday night in front of droves of community members at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce office. “(Naturally) is meant Read More

Shooter in Ernst murder to be eligible for parole in 35 years

May 21, 2015

UPDATE: (9:30 a.m. May 22) SHERIDAN — The shooter in the 2009 murder of local businessman Robert Ernst will be eligible for parole in 35 years based on a resentencing hearing held Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. In his January 2014 sentencing, Dharminder Vir Sen was sentenced to life according to law for first-degree Read More

Press to request release of SCSD2 meeting minutes

May 22, 2015

SHERIDAN — Attorneys for The Sheridan Press will file a motion asking the 4th Judicial District Court to order Sheridan County School District 2 to release the executive session meeting minutes as stipulated in the May 14 Wyoming Supreme Court decision. In February 2014, The Press filed a lawsuit against the school district alleging its Read More

College prioritizes enrollment growth funding

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Community College Commission will be meeting in Sheridan on June 26 and the presidents of each of the seven state community colleges will discuss and approve their budget requests to forward along to the governor. During this meeting, the three items of focus for Sheridan College will be seeking enrollment growth Read More

Sheridan man pleads guilty in counterfeiting case

CASPER (AP) — A man and a woman have pleaded guilty to counterfeiting-related charges in federal court in Casper. The change-of-plea hearings for Wyatt T. McMahon, of Sheridan, and Amanda Buell, of Buffalo, were held Thursday before U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl. KTWO radio in Casper reports that McMahon pleaded guilty to one count Read More

Food bank to hold food drive this weekend

SHERIDAN — The People Assistance Food Bank will hold its annual Memorial Day food drive today-Monday. Based on availability of volunteers, community members will be able to donate food goods at Warehouse Market, Albertson’s, Kmart and Ridley’s. Each location will provide a list of needed items. The People Assistance Food Bank provides food to 300-500 Read More

Museum to host appreciation weekend May 30-31

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will be hosting its annual Community Appreciation Weekend May 30-31 at the Sheridan County Museum. During the two-day event admission to the museum will free for all visitors. There will also be a 10 percent discount on most items in the museum’s Mercantile shop and a discount on museum Read More

Hang gliders fly-in to be held Sat., Sun. in Bighorns

DAYTON — The annual Memorial Day weekend hang-gliders fly-in will be held Saturday and Sunday in the Bighorn Mountains. The event draws hang-gliders and paragliders from around the region. The gliders take off at the Sand Turn turnout off of U.S. Highway 14 just outside of Dayton. Gliders will be out all day if weather Read More

Big Horn Middle School band to perform Thursday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Middle School band will give a concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Big Horn High School auditorium. The concert will feature students in grades 5-8. The concert is free and open to the public. The band is directed by music teacher Ariel Downing. Big Horn High School is Read More

Mother, daughter open late night coffee shop

May 21, 2015

SHERIDAN— Andi’s Coffee House isn’t located on bustling Main Street; it’s located out of an old residential house and there is a good chance you have never heard of the brand of coffee they brew. Sheridan’s newest coffee shop is anything but conventional — and owners Annie and Dionne Hendrickson wouldn’t have it any other Read More

Dayton budget moves through first reading

DAYTON — Budget season continued around Sheridan County Wednesday night, as the Dayton Town Council passed the first reading of its 2015-16 version. The town projects a $793,475 general fund budget, balanced in revenues and expenditures. Dayton plans to finance several projects totaling $52,300 out of its general reserves. Some of these include Town Hall Read More

SRD, city discuss moving mosquito program

SHERIDAN — As the Sheridan Recreation District furiously zooms into the summer season, Bill Russell and the maintenance staff continue their quest to eradicate mosquitoes and weeds in Sheridan. It’s a large challenge that the district must face each year, but Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson is wondering if the task would be better Read More

NSI students escape, are apprehended this morning

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office this morning was notified that two male juveniles left Normative Services, Inc. without authorization. Law enforcment apprehended both juveniles by noon. One was a white male, approximately 5-foot-8 and 130 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. The second subject, was a black male, approximately 6-foot-1, 180 pounds Read More

SC nursing students honored by Whitney Benefits

SHERIDAN — As part of the Sheridan College nursing program’s capstone experience, two nursing students spent time prior to graduation this spring experiencing new health care settings throughout the state. Each year, fourth-semester students are paired with practicing nurses to strengthen their skills and knowledge to prepare for practice. When the students return to Sheridan, Read More

Clearmont budget passes first reading

CLEARMONT — The Clearmont Town Council approved several financial measures at its meeting Monday evening. Much like other towns in the region, Clearmont passed the first reading of its 2015-16 budget. The town plans approximately $350,000 in revenues and expenses the next fiscal year. The Council also approved the first reading of its mill levies, Read More

Wyoming Grasslands celebration to be held May 29-30

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation will host its Wyoming Grasslands Celebration on May 29-30. On May 29, the WYO Theater will feature the Sheridan premiere of the film, “The Ucross Experiment: Cross Pollination of Arts and Sciences,” a documentary film that captures the explorations and adventures of four pairs of prominent artists and scientists from Read More

‘The Mask You Live In’ film to be shown Tuesday

  SHERIDAN — A free screening of the documentary film “The Mask You Live In” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Centennial Theatre in Sheridan. The film follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while being pressured by media, their peer groups and adults in their lives Read More

College unveils upcoming Mountain Lecture Series

SHERIDAN — A variety of community events will be offered this summer at Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus, part of the Northern Wyoming Community College District, in the Bighorn Mountains. The 2015 Mountain Lecture Series will include four presentations from June through September. Each lecture is free and open to the public and will run from 1-3 Read More

Eatons’ horse drive to be held Sun.

SHERIDAN — This annual horse drive through Sheridan features horses from the Eatons’ ranch being driven from winter pastures to their summer home at the ranch. The horses leave the Wyarno area at approximately 7 a.m. Sunday and make their way west on Fifth Street between 9-9:30 a.m. Pick your best viewing place and be Read More

Gentle Yoga Balance Class to be held Wed.

SHERIDAN — A Gentle Yoga Balance class is scheduled for 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Sheridan Senior Center. Cindy Baker from A Place of Wholeness Yoga Studio will lead the class. It will incorporate mindful meditation practices and is designed to increase strength, balance, flexibility and to help people be more conscious of how they Read More

Case focuses on mental, emotional abuse of 3 children

May 20, 2015

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan County residents have entered not guilty pleas for charges of felony child abuse. The case is uncommon, though, as it alleges primarily emotional and mental abuse rather than physical abuse against three children. Michael A. Tibbets and Donna Gifford have both been charged with one felony count of felony child abuse. Read More

Kindt resigns from Sheridan Health Center

SHERIDAN — She has been there from the beginning, but she said it’s time for her to turn the page on her career. Long-time Executive Director Cathi Kindt is leaving the Sheridan Health Center after more than 10 years at the helm. Kindt’s resignation went into effect on Friday. Kindt said she was leaving the Read More

Resident has concerns with Red Grade Trails project

SHERIDAN — A Big Horn resident Tuesday approached the Sheridan County Commissioners and asked them to rescind their support of the Sheridan Community Land Trust’s Red Grade Trails project due to its expanding scope, environmental concerns, possible injuries from downhill mountain biking and liability risks. Dr. Tony Quinn, an orthopaedic surgeon with Sheridan Orthopaedic Associates, Read More

Ranchester to upgrade website

RANCHESTER — Calling the current version of its digital offering outdated, the Ranchester Town Council approved contracting with a company to build a new website at its meeting Tuesday evening. The Council agreed to spend more than $4,000 to eventually get the new page up and running. Besides an eye-catching, more professional look, Councilor Jesse Read More

Ranchester approves first reading of budget

RANCHESTER — The Ranchester Town Council approved a nearly $1.5 million budget at its meeting Tuesday. The town projects $1,476,715 in general fund revenues versus $1,456,817 in expenditures. Mayor Peter Clark said the budget includes $20,000 in sewer lagoon upgrades after the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality mandated Ranchester chlorinate discharge into the Tongue River. Read More

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