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City OKs $1.5 million in expenditures

February 18, 2015

SHERIDAN — City Council approved more than $1.5 million in expenditures at its meeting Tuesday that will lead to citywide curbside recycling, paved roads, striped streets, new vehicles and possibly a new ambulance for Rocky Mountain Ambulance and a new emergency services radio system for the police department if grants are obtained. The following is Read More

Patton admitted to ICU in Cheyenne

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, was taken to a Cheyenne hospital by ambulance Tuesday morning when he reported not feeling well. Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, confirmed that Patton had a blocked artery and medical staff at the hospital put a stent in Tuesday. Patton remained in the intensive care unit in Cheyenne this Read More

Grant funds now available for new air service provider

SHERIDAN — Airport officials and community residents seeking to bring more reliable air service to the region are one step closer. After receiving word in October that Sheridan County Airport was approved to receive a $500,000 Small Community Air Service Development Program grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, county commissioners voted to sign the Read More

Despite support shown Tuesday, board doesn’t renew contract for BH principal

SHERIDAN — Regardless of emotional pleas made from his supporters, Big Horn High School and Middle School Principal George Mirich will not return to his position after the conclusion of this school year. Sheridan County School District 1 board of trustees voted Tuesday night not to renew his contract. At the start of the evening, Read More

NE Regional Science Fair results announced

SHERIDAN — The Northeast Regional Junior Science Fair was held Feb. 11 at Sheridan College. There were 137 projects done by sixth- through eighth-graders from Sheridan Junior High School, Big Horn, Tongue  River, Holy Name, Newcastle and Upton. The students were divided into 17 different scientific categories and more than 50 local judges from all Read More

Cowboy HOF party set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — Officials from the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame will host an awards ceremony and dance Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Officials will recognize the new Region 5 inductees: Nate Champion and Jorn Forbes, both of Kaycee, and Raymond Hutson, Jack Sipe and Ben Reynolds, all of Sheridan. Read More

Burgess to present at historical society

BIG HORN — Val Burgess will present at the Big Horn Historical Society Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. Burgess, an oral historian, will share some of the human side of one of the worst wars in history. With the current loss of more than 1,500 World War II veterans Read More

Contract negotiations continue between city and local firefighters

SHERIDAN — Prior to the start of contract negotiations between City Council and the IAFF Local 276 firefighters union Tuesday, Mayor John Heath asked that the two sides sit together around a table in hopes that such a setting would be more conducive for good discussion. After last year’s negotiations where union representative George Neeson Read More

ECA bill passes second reading Tuesday

SHERIDAN — House Bill 1 on general government appropriations passed second reading in the Wyoming House of Representatives Tuesday after an amendment was made addressing the need for an external cost adjustment in the funding model that determines annual appropriations for schools. The ECA is a cost of living adjustment which is mandated by state Read More

Prescription medication could send Sheridan man back to jail

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man facing probation revocation told a judge that he left an adult drug court program because they would not accept a medication his doctor had prescribed to him. Cory Gagner said Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court that his doctor decided the drug Suboxone was the best way to treat Gagner’s Read More

Wyoming Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, in Cheyenne ICU

February 17, 2015

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, was taken to a Cheyenne hospital by ambulance Tuesday morning when he reported not feeling well. Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, confirmed that Patton had a blocked artery and medical staff at the hospital put a stent in today. Patton remains in the intensive care unit in Cheyenne, and Berger Read More

Is 1:1 technology working? Administrators discuss effectiveness in classrooms

SHERIDAN — While a ratio of one technology device to one student, or 1:1, has been touted and sought in varying degrees at each of the local districts, concerns over utilization of technology and future implementation has varied widely. Sheridan High School Principal Brent Leibach said after 35 year in the field of education and Read More

Clearmont rejects proposal for sanitation service

CLEARMONT — Members of Clearmont Town Council voted Monday to reject a proposal from Bald Mountain Sanitation to provide garbage collection services for the town. Mayor Chris Schock said that councilors decided the town was self-sufficient and able to handle its own garbage service. In November, the Council received a proposal from Scott Gruntmeir with Read More

Local Court Briefs Feb. 17, 2015

Woman sentenced to probation for conspiracy to deliver charge SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman was sentenced Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court for conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance. Judge John Fenn accepted a plea agreement that included a sentence of two to four years, suspended in lieu of three years supervised probation. Conspiracy to deliver Read More

Jackalope Jump set for Saturday at Lake DeSmet

SHERIDAN — The 2015 Sheridan Jackalope Jump will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lake DeSmet. Registration for the jump will begin at noon. The Jackalope Jump is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Wyoming athletes by gathering pledges and plunging into icy waters. Great prizes are available Read More

Trout Unlimited to offer free fly tying class

SHERIDAN — The Little Big Horn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will offer a beginning to intermediate fly tying class Saturday from 1-4 p.m. The class will be held at the Fly Shop of the Big Horns and is free and open to the public. The event is geared toward adults and children at least 10 Read More

Bullock concert to benefit St. Jude’s

SHERIDAN — Country musician Troy Bullock will perform in concert Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event will include an opening performance by The Fire Ants, a silent auction and a live auction. Tickets cost $15 per person and individuals must be Read More

SHS officials release ‘B’ honor roll recipients

SHERIDAN —  Sheridan High School officials released the school’s second-quarter honor rolls last week. To be eligible for the B Honor Roll, a student must be enrolled in five classes at Sheridan High School and earn a 3.49-2.7 average with no grades lower than a “C.” Ninth grade Christopher Archuleta, Korbyn Averett, Steen Avery, Wrylee Read More

Living the American dream in Sheridan: Korean immigrant created successful local businesses with little English, fewer dollars

SHERIDAN — “Money is always flying in the air — you just have to reach up and grab it,” Kon Ho In said. In is the ultimate business man. He’s always thinking about the next booming industry or the expansion of his store Star Liquors. In loves Warren Buffett, a man much like himself, who Read More

SCSD1 moves board meeting to TRMS

February 16, 2015

RANCHESTER — The monthly school board meeting of Sheridan County School District 1 scheduled for Tuesday will be held in a new location. The meeting, scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. with a closed executive session and open to the public at approximately 6 p.m., will be held in the cafeteria of Tongue River Middle Read More

Wyoming Supreme Court to hear case at SHS

SHERIDAN — One day before the “We the People” state champion team from Sheridan High School takes flight for the national competition in Washington, D.C., they and other area students will get to take part in an actual hearing of the Wyoming Supreme Court thanks to a unique opportunity currently in the works. On April Read More

Woman arrested last week on 2004 warrant

SHERIDAN — While Bonnie Stewart’s arrest warrant looks like any other issued by the Sheridan County Circuit Court, a quick glance at the judge’s signature shows that it is not. The signature belongs not to sitting Judge Shelley Cundiff, but to former Judge John J. Sampson who retired in 2012. The warrant was issued in Read More

City to consider grant application for ambulance to be used by RMA

SHERIDAN — On Tuesday, the Sheridan City Council will consider the submission of a grant request to the State Loan and Investment Board for the purchase of a new ambulance that will be utilized by private ambulance service Rocky Mountain Ambulance. According to a memo from Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens, the grant will request Read More

Locals shine at Special Olympics

SHERIDAN — After winning a gold medal in the 100-meter race by half a snowshoe, athlete Chloe Laumann had three words of advice for anyone who has thought about entering a race but lacked the courage: “Just do it.” The 13-year-old competitor from Sheridan — and all the other athletes who recently competed in the Read More

Group to ask for city support for pool project

SHERIDAN — Tuesday night, the Citizens for Community Recreation will present a proposal for a new indoor aquatics center to the Sheridan City Council. The proposed aquatics center is projected to cost around $12.5 million and would be located south of the current YMCA facility on the soccer fields in downtown Sheridan. The project design Read More

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