Category Archives: News

WYDOT lowers speed limit on US 14 in Bighorn Mountains

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The Wyoming Department of Transportation is lowering the speed limit on a 10-mile stretch of U.S. 14 from Dayton to Burgess Junction. WYDOT announced Wednesday that the speed limit will change from 65 mph to 40 mph beginning at mile post 70 (near the cattle guard below Steamboat Point) and ending at mile… Continue Reading

Sheridan man pleads no contest to felony burglary

SHERIDAN — A man pleaded no contest to felony burglary in 4th Judicial District Court Wednesday morning and will likely serve probation. Glenn Murphy, of Sheridan, entered into a plea agreement with the state. In exchange for the no contest plea, the state offered a suspended prison sentence of two to three years and 18… Continue Reading

Learn to ‘downsize your life’ at lecture series

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host another installment of its “When I’m 64 or More” life planning series Tuesday at the center. The topic is downsizing your life and will be presented by Amanda Lawson of Caring Transitions and Shelley Kinnison of Real Estate Rehab. The event is free and open to the… Continue Reading

SCSD2 revamps elementary grading system

SCSD2 revamps elementary grading system

SHERIDAN— Parents of Sheridan County School District 2 elementary students will likely see lower grades than they are used to this year, due to changes in the grading system, but district officials say there is no need to worry. “They’re gonna see some two’s early,” said Scott Stults, director of elementary education, referring to the… Continue Reading

SCLT organizing annual Biketoberfest for Oct. 10

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust is gearing up for its annual Biketoberfest event, set for Oct. 10 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature a four-mile fun run/walk, seven-mile trail run or 15-mile mountain bike race. This year’s event will be a morning and afternoon… Continue Reading

Will Sheridan’s airport have security screenings?

SHERIDAN — With or without federal airport security, flights out of Sheridan are planned to start Nov. 19. A contract for flight service out of Sheridan was signed last week, but with that announcement came the revelation that there may be no Transportation Security Administration officials doing security checks in Sheridan. If TSA doesn’t show… Continue Reading

Vision for Gateway Park developing

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan and architects have a clearer picture of what the 27-acre Gateway Park could look like after Monday and Tuesday’s daylong meetings with stakeholders and the public. Gateway Park is part of the estimated $55 million North Sheridan Interchange project encompassing the old Port of Entry near Kmart, the current… Continue Reading

Teen sentenced for battery, criminal entry

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan teen who walked into a house and beat one of the residents pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors in circuit court last week and will serve a short jail term. Quinton Rosalez accepted a plea deal. In exchange for pleading guilty to battery and criminal entry, he received a 12-month jail sentence, with… Continue Reading

Role of classics in classroom changing

Role of classics in classroom changing

SHERIDAN — “The Scarlet Letter.” “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” “Romeo and Juliet.” “The Odyssey.” High school reading lists may change over the years, but classics like these seem to stick around. For Andee Anderson, an English teacher at Tongue River High School, there just isn’t enough time for good old-fashioned literature anymore. But she… Continue Reading

SCSO investigates arson

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office responded to an alleged arson off Brayton Lane Tuesday night. A Sheridan resident called to report a damaged vehicle at 8:37 p.m. The owner returned home and found the vehicle door ajar and, upon further inspection, discovered the interior of the car had been burned, Lt. Mark Conrad… Continue Reading

Three enter pleas on court charges

Meadows pleads guilty to drug charge SHERIDAN — A man pleaded guilty in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday to delivery of a controlled substance after admitting to selling oxycodone to a confidential informant. William Meadows, 60, of Sheridan, entered a plea agreement that calls for a suspended prison term of three to five years in favor… Continue Reading

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The program is free and open to all members of the community. Light refreshments will be available. This month’s presenters include poet Harry Moore of Decatur, Alabama; sculptor Debra Baxter of Santa… Continue Reading

WYO to kick off ‘Live from the Met’ Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Verdi’s ‘Il Trovatore’” on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The performance is one installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition,” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts to reinvigorate… Continue Reading

TRHS graduate seeking votes in ‘American Made’ contest

SHERIDAN — Bethany Yellowtail’s fashion company has been named a finalist for Martha Stewart’s “American Made” program and is seeking your support. “American Made spotlights the maker, supports the local, and celebrates the handmade,” according to a press release. The program is made up of people and local communities that have turned their passion into… Continue Reading

WGFD seek information on poaching of two deer

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information from the public about the wanton destruction of two deer in Sheridan County. Individuals are asked to contact the WGFD if they have information about either poaching incident that took place on Friday evening. A mule deer buck was killed west of Sheridan at… Continue Reading

Air service returning to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — It’s official: Air service will return to the Sheridan County Airport beginning Nov. 19. The Sheridan-Johnson Critical Air Service team entered a one-year contract with Denver Air Connection Sept. 25. Denver Air will offer a minimum of 13 round-trip flights per week from Sheridan to the Denver International Airport on a 30-passenger Dornier… Continue Reading

CHAPS equine therapy visits Energy Downs in Gillette

CHAPS equine therapy visits Energy Downs in Gillette

SHERIDAN — More than a dozen children and adults served by Sheridan-based nonprofit Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip, or CHAPS, visited Energy Downs at the Cam-Plex in Gillette on Saturday. “CHAPS utilizes equine therapy to assist youth, adults and military veterans,” CHAPS executive director Kristen Marcus said. “In fact, we are one of only… Continue Reading

Local Business Briefs — Sept. 29, 2015

Landon’s to host weekend workshops SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host three workshops Saturday. At 10 a.m., Courtney Kaplan of Piney Creek Pottery and Magpie Potions will present a workshop on medicinal herbs. At 1 p.m., attendees can learn about fall bulbs — what they are, where to put them, along with when and… Continue Reading

Michael Cooper to perform at the WYO Sunday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater in downtown Sheridan will host Michael Cooper, an “eye-popping visual artist and virtuoso mime,” on Sunday at 4 p.m. Cooper’s one-man show combines handcrafted masks, original stories, outlandish stilt dancing and a physical repertoire. Cooper graduated from Goddard College with a degree in peace studies. He then completed six years… Continue Reading

Senior Center organizing ‘Golden Years Dinner’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center has invited any couples celebrating 50 or more years of marriage to join the organization for a “Golden Years Dinner.” The event will be held Sunday, with social time beginning at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starting at 6 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The event will include music… Continue Reading

Story Woman’s Club to host turkey dinner

SHERIDAN — The Story Woman’s Club will host its 40th annual turkey dinner on Sunday. The event will run from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Story Woman’s Club. The meal will include turkey with dressing, potatoes with gravy, vegetables, cranberry sauce and homemade pies. The cost is $12 for adults, $5 for children age… Continue Reading

Testing her skills in the ER, classroom

Testing her skills in the ER, classroom

SHERIDAN — When you train for something, whether you’re an athlete or a doctor, you want to be able to put your skills to the test. After all, why else would you be training? For Kaleen Juergens, her skills are put to the test every day — just not in the way she would have… Continue Reading

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