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Case focuses on mental, emotional abuse of 3 children

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.… Continue Reading

Kindt resigns from Sheridan Health Center

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… Continue Reading

Resident has concerns with Red Grade Trails project

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,… Continue Reading

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RANCHESTER — Calling the current version of its digital offering outdated, the Ranchester Town Council approved contracting with a company to build a new website at its meeting Tuesday evening.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… Continue Reading

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.… Continue Reading

Nick Siddle reflects on 22-year career at SHS

Nick Siddle reflects on 22-year career at SHS

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has a history of holding onto its agriculture teachers for long periods of time. Since the 1940s, they have only had three lead teachers with one at the reigns from the 1940s through 1967 and the second from then until 22 years ago when Nick Siddle came along. As Siddle… Continue Reading

Destination Imagination teams at Global Finals

SHERIDAN — Six local Destination Imagination teams from a variety of Sheridan schools traveled to the 2015 Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Tuesday to represent Wyoming. Destination Imagination is a nonprofit organization that uses project-based programs to teach teams of students the creative process from imagination to innovation in order to help them learn… Continue Reading

Memorial Day Poppy Drive to be held Fri., Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Veterans of Foreign Wars #1560 Post and Auxiliary will conduct its Memorial Day Buddy Poppy Drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. On Friday, Auxiliary members will distribute the artificial flowers at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. On Saturday, they will be at Kmart, Walmart and Warehouse Market. The… Continue Reading

Sheridan County graduations commence this weekend

SHERIDAN — Honor the class of 2015 at the local high school commencement ceremonies to take place on Saturday and Sunday. The ceremony for Fort Mackenzie High School will be at 1 p.m. Saturday. Fort Mackenzie is located at 1301 Avon St. Sheridan High School’s ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at the high… Continue Reading

City says ‘no go’ on Good 2 Go liquor license

SHERIDAN — Citing proximity of other liquor vendors near Good 2 Go’s proposed gas station and convenience store at 1229 Brundage Lane, the Sheridan City Council Monday evening unanimously denied a retail liquor license transfer to the Idaho Falls-based company. Good 2 Go Stores LLC is no stranger to the City Council chambers. The family… Continue Reading

Project Graduation designed to keep students safe

SHERIDAN — Any one of the roughly 220 graduates of the Sheridan County School District 2 class of 2015 could be walking away from graduation with a certified pre-owned Cadillac, that is, if they attend the drug-free and alcohol-free after-party. The 20th annual Project Graduation party will bring back favorite features of the free event… Continue Reading

Kinner sworn in as state legislator

Kinner sworn in as state legislator

SHERIDAN — Mark Kinner of Sheridan was sworn in as a member of the 63rd Wyoming Legislature on Monday in the House Chambers of the Wyoming Capitol in Cheyenne. Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice E. James Burke administered the oath of office. Kinner was joined by members of the Wyoming Legislature, legislative staff and family… Continue Reading

Patton named WCCA Legislator of the Year

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming County Commissioners Association recently presented the 2015 WCCA Legislator of the Year awards to the late Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, and the now retired Sen. Jim Anderson, who represented Platte and Converse counties, at its annual spring banquet in Pinedale. Patton was chosen as a recipient due to his long and… Continue Reading

Historic Sheridan Inn opens to first guests in 50 years

Historic Sheridan Inn opens to first guests in 50 years

SHERIDAN — Four-year-old Kamryn Carden was more concerned about playing with toys than being a part of history. The daughter of K.C. and Candice Carden was jumping up and down with excitement in the lobby of the Sheridan Inn after being promised there would be lots of space to play with toys. Meanwhile, K.C. and… Continue Reading

Soap making class at Senior Center on May 27

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a natural soap making class from 1:30-4:30 p.m. May 27. Participants will make six bars of soap and will paint stained glass while waiting for their soap to process. The event is open to all members of the community. Cost is $40 for those who are over… Continue Reading

SC honors history as veterans school at graduation Saturday

SC honors history as veterans school at graduation Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College returned to its roots during the 66th annual commencement ceremony Saturday afternoon as the faculty, graduates and guests in attendance celebrated not only graduates but also veterans for their accomplishments. Approximately 540 degrees and certificates were earned by Sheridan College students during the 2014-15 school year and many of them, along… Continue Reading

County’s new web-mapping site easier to use

SHERIDAN — Finding information like assessed values or other property information used to require a phone call to the Sheridan County clerk or assessor. Not anymore. The county recently took its new interactive mapping website live, and the online geographic information system, or GIS, contains everything from zoning information to hunt areas. “This is a… Continue Reading

Local students raise funds for classmate with cancer

Local students raise funds for classmate with cancer

SHERIDAN — What started out as adults trying to play a practical joke on their neighbors took a more meaningful turn in the hands of their children. In late April, Brayden Brutlag and Becca Oetken, both students at Holy Name Catholic School, went out to play in the ravine behind their home. When they returned,… Continue Reading

Boley named Outstanding Dietitian of the Year

Boley named Outstanding Dietitian of the Year

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics named Georgia Boley as its 2015 Outstanding Dietitian of the Year at its recent annual conference in Laramie. Criteria for the award include a demonstration of outstanding leadership and service to the profession. “Georgia’s leadership as the WAND’s Reimbursement Representative was key in her nomination,” WAND President… Continue Reading

New local Alcoholics Anonymous hotline phone number

SHERIDAN — The Alcoholics Anonymous chapters that meet in Sheridan and Johnson counties have a new hotline phone number for anyone who may suspect he or she has a problem with drinking and is looking for a way to stop. While the local hotline has been in existence for years, the number has changed. The… Continue Reading

BHHS band, choir concert on Tuesday

  BIG HORN — The Big Horn High School band and choir will present a Spring Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the BHHS auditorium. Choir selections will include “Where Go The Boats,” with poetry by Robert Louis Stevenson and music by Mary Lynn Lightfoot, “Fly Away Medley” arranged by Mark Hayes, “Riversong” by Roger… Continue Reading

Wyoming DAR celebrating 100 years

SHERIDAN — You think of the American Revolution as a done deal, it’s over; but really there are people living all around you that have a direct connection to that time period. That is what Daughters of the American Revolution Sheridan chapter registrar Tammy Mansfield says. Take Maribeth Rose, for example. Rose is the descendent… Continue Reading

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