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SEEDA approves $20K for Wyoming Theater Festival

SHERIDAN — Receiving abundant praise from board members, the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority on Wednesday approved $20,000 to sponsor the Wyoming Theater Festival. The festival will feature two weeks of live theater performances from some of biggest up-and-coming actors and directors in the live theater world. It will start July 13, just after… Continue Reading

YMCA to host weekly free Mondays through Aug. 24

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA will host weekly free Mondays starting Monday and running through August 24. From 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. admission to the Y on those days will be free. Tours of the facility will be offered. Group exercise classes, weight rooms and the gyms will be open. Family swim hours… Continue Reading

Joey Leone Band to play at next Concert in the Park

SHERIDAN — Concerts in the Park will return to Kendrick Park Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a family-friendly outdoor concert in the park. This week’s concert will feature the Joey Leone Band from Vermont. The country Western entertainment will immediately follow the Boot Kickoff. For more information on… Continue Reading

Agribusiness Division accepting photos for annual contest

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Business Council’s Agribusiness Division is now accepting photos for its eighth annual Ag Photo Contest. Youth and adults, either amateur or professional, can submit photos to the Agribusiness Division until Sept. 1. All submissions for both youth and adult photographers must be agricultural related and taken in Wyoming. Adult categories include… Continue Reading

County must pay woman beaten, injured in jail

County must pay woman beaten, injured in jail

SHERIDAN — A U.S. District Court on Monday ruled in favor of a woman who in 2010 was beaten and injured while incarcerated at the Sheridan County Detention Center and awarded her $20,000 in damages, plus costs and attorney fees. Catherine Phillips accepted the offer from the defendants, the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff… Continue Reading

Wyoming Theater Festival — Meet the troupe

SHERIDAN — The brainchild of DannyLee Hodnett, the Wyoming Theater Festival ignites this summer for its first venture. Collaborating with the Sheridan College theater department, WTF will bring four new plays to Sheridan featuring a number of local and out-of-state artists. While artists arrived in Sheridan Sunday for two weeks of rehearsal and set building,… Continue Reading

Locals start streaming video service

SHERIDAN — The world of online movie and TV streaming has quickly turned into a billion-dollar business, and two Sheridan residents are looking to tap into that market with their own innovative product. Spencer Kuzara and Jacob Martin are the owners and creators of a new TV and movie streaming TV box called MovieNight, a… Continue Reading

Townsends recognized by SHPO with Preserve Wyoming Award

Townsends recognized by SHPO with Preserve Wyoming Award

SHERIDAN — Bob and Dana Townsend, owners of the Historic Sheridan Inn, were recognized with a Preserve Wyoming award from the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office during a recent ceremony at the Preserve Wyoming Conference held at the University of Wyoming. Bobbi Barrasso, wife of U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, made the presentation. Steve Seale, general… Continue Reading

School finance committee continues to evaluate school funding

SHERIDAN — Continuing to reevaluate Wyoming’s funding model of K-12 schools, the Select Committee on School Finance Recalibration heard suggestions for salary increases and changes to the regional cost adjustment this week. With recalibration occurring just every five years, the committee formed to offer suggestions during the legislative meeting that will take place in the… Continue Reading

Firefighters respond to fire in Bighorn National Forest

SHERIDAN —  Ten Bighorn National Forest and Bureau of Land Management firefighters responded to the Bald Fire, which was reported Monday afternoon. Firefighters held the lightning-caused fire to about two-tenths of an acre and continued to work on the fire through the day Tuesday. The fire started in heavy timber at the head of the… Continue Reading

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program will present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at Sagebrush Community Art Center. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency. This… Continue Reading

Museum to offer special events for Rodeo Week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will offer several special events and discounted or free days throughout the next couple of weeks in honor of the Fourth of July and Sheridan WYO Rodeo Week. Celebrate Independence Day with a look back at Sheridan County’s past. The Sheridan County Museum will be open from 10 a.m.… Continue Reading

Not too late to sign up for Rodeo Royalty competition

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan WYO Rodeo Royalty Competition to select the 2016 royalty is coming Monday to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds, and it’s not too late to join as a contestant. Girls between the ages of 10 and 24 will compete in horsemanship, appearance and personality rounds in order to vie for the 2016 Sheridan… Continue Reading

Sheridan unveils new recycling digs

Sheridan unveils new recycling digs

SHERIDAN — With curbside recycling about a month away, Sheridan recycling center staff welcomed community members Monday afternoon to check out the upgraded facility as the city makes its final push to beginning the program on Aug. 3. The last two weeks of July, residents in single-family homes and duplexes will start receiving blue, 96-gallon… Continue Reading

State funding may fall short for mentally ill patients

SHERIDAN — State legislators and executive branch officials last week discussed cost cutting methods in regard to involuntary holds of severely mentally ill patients in hospitals around the state. The state currently has $4.4 million set aside in its two-year budget to pay for the care of mentally ill patients who have been hospitalized due… Continue Reading

Brinton to host gallery talk Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum’s Assistant Curator Katie Belton will host a gallery talk titled “To Honor The Plains Nations” on Wednesday. Beginning at 10 a.m., premier exhibit of American Indian art in the new Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building’s John and Adrienne Mars American Indian Gallery at the museum will be highlighted, focusing on… Continue Reading

Vandal pleads guilty

SHERIDAN — The Story man who vandalized Whitney Commons and several other signs and buildings near Sheridan Avenue pleaded guilty in Sheridan County Circuit Court Monday afternoon. Luke Young, 19, told Judge Shelley Cundiff he and some friends — the Sheridan Police Department previously cited two minors — spray-painted a few locations June 9 and… Continue Reading

WCCC drafts 2016 budget

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Community College Commission outlined a draft budget for all community colleges in the state. If accepted by the governor and Legislature, the budget will go into effect July 1, 2016. The Commission provides coordination and accountability for the seven colleges within the state, and is tasked with setting tuition rates and… Continue Reading

Building a year-round destination

Building a year-round destination

SHERIDAN — Since the purchase and sale agreement with the U.S. Forest Service was signed on June 19, the representatives for the Antelope Butte Foundation have reiterated that 2015 is the “go year.” For the first time since the revitalization of the Antelope Butte Ski Area was conceptualized, the ABF is on a financial deadline… Continue Reading

Local students attend Wyoming Girls State

SHERIDAN — Samantha Hamilton, Julie Tritschler, Anastasia Giljum, Heather Bergey, Madison Pehringer, Allison Reed and Catherine Winnop, Girls State Delegates from Sheridan County, attended the 73rd session of American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming Girls State held on the campus of Northwest College, in Powell on June 7-14. During the program, which is operated in accordance with… Continue Reading

Probation, counseling for man in domestic fight

SHERIDAN — A man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for domestic battery in Sheridan County Circuit Court Monday after his housemate pleaded not guilty to the same charge. Judge Shelley Cundiff suspended a 60-day jail sentence for David Williamson, 39, of Sheridan in favor of probation and counseling at Volunteers of America. Williamson… Continue Reading

What are your Fourth of July plans?

SHERIDAN — Firework shows will be available for the whole county July 4, but some people may have to drive a bit to get there. Connor Battlefield State Park in Ranchester will host live music starting at 4 p.m. Saturday. That’s when Gary Small & the Coyote Brothers start playing the blues, rockabilly, surf and… Continue Reading

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