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Story faces two power outages in one day (updated)

March 7, 2014

STORY — Story residents have been affectd by two different electrical outages in the last 24 hours. The first was caused by a truck that hit an electrical pole, while the cause of the second was a tree branch damaging a transformer. “Yesterday, there was a concrete pump truck that went off the road on Read More

Sheridan College Border Wars showcase FFA achievement

March 6, 2014

SHERIDAN — Several students from Arvada-Clearmont High School and Sheridan High School placed in top spots at the 12th annual Border Wars FFA Competition at Sheridan College on Tuesday. Twelve teams and 47 students from high schools across Wyoming participated in career development event contests in Ag Sales and Environmental and Natural Resources. In the Read More

Easter Seals players get set for ‘A Wild Night at the Grammys’

SHERIDAN — Participants of Easter Seals Wyoming will present their 13th annual play at the WYO Theater on Friday. While a theatrical performance in celebration of National Disabilities Awareness Month is a long-standing tradition for the organization, this year, dynamic funding policy changes are promising unprecedented changes to come for individuals who need assistance because Read More

One person transported to hospital following Story house fire

SHERIDAN — Emergency responders were called to a residential fire in Story at approximately 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Rocky Mountain Ambulance confirmed one person was transported to Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Story Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter Jerry Prescott said they were called to 97 Fish Hatchery Road and found that some rooms of the house were up Read More

Two NWCCD teachers win excellence awards

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College instructor Dr. Rachel Kristiansen and Gillette College instructor Travis Grubb have been honored with Teaching Excellence awards from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. Kristiansen, a Sheridan native, began her career at Sheridan College in 2010 and is a full-time faculty member in the social science department. She received Read More

Senior Center to host Helen Laumann for next ‘Conversations in History’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society for the next “Conversation in History” on Wednesday. This series of casual conversations surrounding specific portions of our Sheridan area history is free and open to the public. The meeting will run from 10-11:15 a.m. in the Senior Center conference Read More

The Josties to perform three free concerts in March

SHERIDAN — The Josties, a family from Southern Alberta, Canada, will perform three free concerts March 14-16. Parents Dale and Lisa Jost along with their 11 children perform a mix of religious, acoustic country, folk and light contemporary music. The free concert is sponsored by the Pastors United in Christ but donations will be accepted. Read More

Joint horticultural conference being held March 13-15

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Farmers Marketing Association and the Wyoming Master Gardeners will host a 2014 joint horticultural conference March 13-15. The conference is open to all and will offer a variety of activities including conference sessions, workshops, Market Manager and Master Gardener training and a two-day seed swap along with dinners and awards. Certain Read More

Whitney board fears SCSD2 trying to influence members

SHERIDAN — Members of the Whitney Benefits board fear Sheridan County School District 2 may be trying to influence the individuals the district appoints to the foundation. The Whitney Benefits board consists of 13 members who serve four-year terms and are appointed by the boards of trustees of the three county school districts — one Read More

Rawlings winner of Good Citizen award

SHERIDAN — Sarah Rawlings, a senior at Tongue River High School, was the recipient of the Sheridan Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Contest award. Contestants of the contest were required to write an essay on being an American citizen. Academic performance, community service and leadership were considered in the selection of the Read More

SC women’s team hosts soccer camp at YMCA

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women’s soccer team just finished up a four week clinic with the YMCA. “The clinic was a great start to prepare these kids for their upcoming seasons this spring,” SC coach Stefan Skillman said. “We had over 50 kids participate ranging from fifth through eighth grade.” Each week the players Read More

SC signs Montana hitter to Lady Generals volleyball team

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball coaching staff has announced that three-time state champion Courtney Smith from Ballantine, Mont., officially signed her National Letter of Intent to join the Lady Generals next fall. Smith is a 5-foot, 9-inch middle hitter who can be used anywhere across the net. “I am very excited to add Courtney Read More

Fuel up — gas prices lower than national average

SHERIDAN — Sheridan motorists running low on gas can take advantage of low gas prices this week. Sheridan gasoline stations are pricing unleaded gas at $3.26- $3.29 per gallon, which is lower than both the state and national average. According to, the statewide average price per gasoline in Wyoming is $3.31, while nationally, the Read More

Ash Wednesday

March 5, 2014

Nicole Dillon has an ash cross marked on her forehead during the children’s service on Ash Wednesday at Holy Name Catholic Church. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent.

Woman gets split sentence for role in meth making

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman was released from the Sheridan County Detention Facility after approximately six and a half months after she pleaded guilty in 4th Judicial District Court to possessing equipment for the purpose of operating an unlawful clandestine methamphetamine laboratory. Michele Mangan, 51, was sentenced by Judge John Fenn Tuesday morning and was Read More

County votes against permit to avoid lawsuit

SHERIDAN – Keeping the peace prevailed in a 4-0 decision by County Commissioners on Tuesday against granting a conditional use permit for a Ranchester resident to build an accessory building for his cabinetry business. Bradley Wieser applied for a CUP to build a 1,500-square-foot, single-story shop next to his house in the Spirit Ridge Subdivision Read More

Man caught with pot in daydream film

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was cited by police at Centennial Theatre on East Alger Street Tuesday evening for being in possession of a small amount of marijuana. Darren Zimmerman, 21, admitted to having the drug on him after a fellow movie patron complained to management about the smell. Sheridan Police Sgt. Travis Koltiska said Read More

Ranchester annexes town’s water, sewer facilities

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council voted 4-0 to annex two separate properties that contain the town’s water tank and sewer lagoon at its meeting Tuesday. The properties are owned by Ranchester but are noncontiguous to town limits. However, state statutes do allow noncontiguous property owned by a town to be annexed. Usually, annexations must be Read More

Programmers Guild research may help high school, college students

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Programmers Guild has received funding to help them conduct research into the use of technology in remedial math education and create Web apps to encourage higher success rates among high school and college students who must take remedial courses. The Sheridan Programmers Guild received a $5,000 Phase 0 Wyoming Small Business Read More

Municipal court Febuary

From staff reports   Violators under 18 and sentences under $100 and five days in jail are not reported. (Year in parentheses is defendant’s birth year.) Feb. 3 • Ryan P. Perry, (1987), Sheridan, contempt of court — indirect, $100 • Michelle C. Beardman, (1989), Buffalo, failure to maintain liability insurance, $220 • Sienna E. Read More

Trail End Guilds to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Trail End Guilds will meet Tuesday. The meeting will commence at 7 p.m. at the Trail End State Historic Site. TEG sponsors at least one major event each year, the Holiday Open House during the first weekend of December. Membership dues start at $5 a year and meetings are typically held monthly Read More

Richards to take part in Alternative Spring Break

SHERIDAN — April Richards of Sheridan is one of more than 120 students from Cornell College in Iowa taking part in the college’s 10th annual Alternative Spring Break. During the 10 day break, Richards will travel to Jacksonville, Tenn., on a service trip. Student groups will travel to 10 different locations and learn about topics Read More

Next Plus 50 Encore class to be held Tuesday at Main Street campus

SHERIDAN — The next Plus 50 Encore Class in the “Managing the Generational Difference” series will be held Tuesday. This series of free classes is offered to members of the community age 50 and older at the Sheridan College Main Street campus. The topic of this month’s class is writing attention-grabbing resumes. The class will Read More

Crews respond to airport for potential crash; plane lands without incident

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Great Lakes Airlines called in an emergency situation to Sheridan County Airport yesterday around 2 p.m. An inbound flight carrying 18 passengers reported that their flaps were not working and requested coverage while landing in case something went wrong. The flaps of the airplane are part of the control Read More

Barron’s names Dewald top advisor in Wyo.

March 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — Edward Jones financial advisor Doug Dewald of Sheridan has been named the No. 1 financial advisor in Wyoming by Barron’s magazine in its 2014 rankings of “top financial advisors, state-by-state.” The top 1,200 financial advisors are recognized throughout the U.S. “The Barron’s ranking is a widely respected list of the nation’s pre-eminent financial Read More