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Audrey the Oiler

March 20, 2015

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center Audrey Bergen was in-between her sophomore and junior years at the University of Wyoming. She was working a summer job at Walgreens in her home town of Rock Springs to earn some college money when her dad made an announcement. “There’s no more school this year,” said Dad Bergen, Read More

ABF enters crucial fundraising stage for ski area

SHERIDAN — For the past four years, the Antelope Butte Foundation has been slowly maneuvering themselves into position to reopen the Antelope Butte Ski Area as a community, nonprofit ski area, but fundraising efforts in the next six to 12 months will either make or break the project. The ABF, comprised of local volunteers, recently Read More

March : A celebration of disABILITIES

SHERIDAN — Celebrating the ability in all of us: that is the purpose of National DisABILITY Awareness Month and the reason for a variety of local activities being offered throughout March. “We all have disabilities or will have them in our lives,” said Ace Young, public relations and marketing officer for Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Read More

Initial hearings for 3 charged in UpCycle theft held Thurs.

SHERIDAN — Three people arrested for allegedly stealing items from a storage unit and offering them for sale on Facebook appeared for initial hearings Thursday in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Formal charges against Riley Sills, Lacie Sills and Michael Reynolds were filed after the three appeared in court Tuesday following their arrests. Each defendant faces Read More

Natural gas board picks engineer for pipeline project

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board selected WWC Engineering to assist in its quest to bring a natural gas pipeline to the region. “I’ll make the motion to approve WWC just based on the pipeline experience that we need for that particular part [of the process],” board member Joey Sheeley said. The Read More

Credit for time served on 1 of 5 charges in sexual abuse case

SHERIDAN — A man sentenced to 60 to 90 years for the sexual abuse of a minor had a court hearing Thursday via closed-circuit television after his case was remanded for clarification. Andrew Deeds was originally charged with seven counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree after admitting to more than Read More

Just the girls

Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts from Sheridan and the Tongue River Valley recently spent a night at the Thorne-Rider Youth Camp in Story. The theme of the event was “Our Chalet in Switzerland.” The camp was the perfect setting for an imaginary trip to Switzerland, with fresh snow fall and the log lodge with a Read More

CHAPS asks local residents to adopt a horse

SHERIDAN — CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy is asking area residents to adopt a horse. There are seven horses to choose from and an adoption includes a plaque with your name on its stall and community recognition. A partial “adoption” costs $500 per year while a full “adoption” costs $1,000. The donations are tax deductible. For Read More

March ‘Brown Bag’ seminars to focus on self care

SHERIDAN — March’s “After Hours” and “Brown Bag” seminars will focus on self care. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Lynn Gordon of the Family and Personal Counseling Center will lead the discussion. The seminars are sponsored by Sheridan College’s continuing education program. The seminars are free and open to the public with no reservations required. The Read More

Libraries to offer ‘Food for Fines’ amnesty week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Libraries will offer a “Food For Fines” Amnesty Week from Sunday through March 28 at all four locations — Sheridan, Story, Clearmont and Tongue River. The purpose of the program is to give back to the community while at the same time allowing library users the opportunity to clear Read More

Sheridan man indicted in County Attorney Office arson

SHERIDAN — Officials announced Friday morning the indictment of Sheridan resident Joel Elliott in connection with the June 4, 2014, arson at the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office. After months of investigation, on March 19 Elliott was indicted by a federal grand jury on five counts: arson of building receiving federal funds; using a firearm during Read More

Rattlesnake vaccine could save your dog’s life

March 19, 2015

SHERIDAN — Picture this: You are out for a hike with your favorite four-legged fur baby on a warm sunny day. You’re off the beaten path, so Fido is off his leash. From a short distance, you hear him make a quick “yelp!” and maybe a subsequent whimper. What would you assume was wrong with Read More

Dayton history in the palm of your hand

DAYTON — Dayton’s 125-year history can now be held in the palm of your hand. One external hard drive contains more than 21,000 pages of historical documents — town minutes, court records, archived files and more — drafted between 1889 and 2014, Cloud Peak Scanning owners Sherri Gazdik and Nadine Gale told the Dayton Town Read More

Sheridan unemployment rate one of highest in state

SHERIDAN— Wyoming’s unemployment rates fell substantially in January, but Sheridan County still holds one of the highest unemployment rates in the state. The Research and Planning division of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported earlier this week that Sheridan County tied with Park County for the fourth-highest unemployment rate in Wyoming for January 2015 Read More

Rec. District talks ball at Wednesday meeting

SHERIDAN — As baseball season approaches, the Sheridan Recreation District, which operates Webb Wright Baseball, is in negotiations with Sheridan Youth Baseball to work together this summer. SYB and the Recreation District hope to work together in the use of facilities as well as making sure as many kids get as many chances to play Read More

Sagebrush seeks submissions for juried photo show

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host a juried photography show May 4-28 and is currently seeking submissions for the show. The cost to submit photographs is $30 for up to three entries that are due by April 1. The Best of Show photographer will be awarded $500, while first- and second-place photographers Read More

World Down Syndrome Day event set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — Saturday is World Down Syndrome Day and a meet and greet will be held to celebrate the occasion. The day is held annually to raise awareness and advocate for the rights, inclusion and well-being of individuals with Down Syndrome. From 1-4 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA, stop by to celebrate people with Down Read More

Get tickets for SC Festival of Cultures by Monday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s annual Festival of Cultures will be March 27 from 5-7 p.m. inside the Thorne-Rider Campus Center. The family-friendly event will feature a variety of worldly food and entertainment. Performers include the Fireants, Japanese Duo — Kat McDowell and Masaki, and Step Afrika. The event will also feature 10 food stations representing Read More

WGFD to host public meetings on hunting seasons

SHERIDAN — Wildlife managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will present the proposed 2015 hunting seasons through a series of open houses and a final public information gathering meeting in northeast Wyoming. There will be three open houses and one final public information gathering meeting held in the Sheridan Region Monday through March Read More

Backcountry horsemen to discuss projects

SHERIDAN — The next meeting of the Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen will be Tuesday at the Masonic Building in Buffalo. Projects and events for the coming year will be discussed. The Masonic Building is located at 155 Cedar St. in Buffalo.

3 arrested for selling stolen items on UpCycle

March 18, 2015

SHERIDAN — Bond was set Tuesday in Sheridan County Circuit Court for three people arrested for allegedly stealing items from a storage unit and trying to sell them on a local Facebook page. Riley Sills, Lacie Sills and Michael Reynolds appeared in court before formal charges were filed. Lacie Sills was brought from the Sheridan Read More

County’s assessed values at lowest since 2005

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s assessed values in 2013 and 2014 reached their lowest totals since 2005, and projections for 2015 don’t forecast much of a bump, County Assessor Paul Fall told the Board of County Commissioners Tuesday. “We’re operating on about the same kind of revenue we had in 2005, 10 years ago,” Commissioner Steve Read More

Pyke back in Sheridan to face kidnapping charges

SHERIDAN — A woman arrested in October on kidnapping and custody interference charges appeared with her attorney Tuesday in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Destiny Marie Pyke was on parole when she took her child from court-ordered custodial guardians and drove to Spokane, Washington, where she was arrested. Sgt. Jerry Rasmussen of the Sheridan Police Department Read More

WBC recommends grant for Sheridan, Gillette, Buffalo

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Business Council recommended approval of a $100,000 Business Ready Community planning grant for the towns of Buffalo, Sheridan and Gillette to create and support the creation and implementation of a regional marketing strategy at its March 12 meeting. The recommendation will go to the State Loan and Investment Board at its Read More

Children in poverty: need accurate assessments

SHERIDAN — According to the most recent rates released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of children living in poverty is low in Wyoming, but that measure is based on a system of estimating current need that was created half a century ago and several groups are saying the numbers are misleading. “The official Read More

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