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Plans in the works to bring racing back to area

February 6, 2015

SHERIDAN — Auto racing is back in Sheridan. Craig Draper, a contractor and former racer from Casper, will take over as the new manager and owner of Sheridan Speedway, located east of Sheridan off of Industrial Lane. Draper has entered into a three-year lease-to-purchase agreement with the current owners Clint Jensen and Rod Will. Anytime Read More

A-C student wins statewide poetry contest

CLEARMONT — Dylan Collins, a senior at Arvada-Clearmont High School, won the 2015 Wyoming Poetry Out Loud competition held Monday and Tuesday in Cheyenne. Poetry Out Loud is a memorization and performance competition for ninth- through 12th-grade students. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, the program is administered locally Read More

County to alter its notification requirements

SHERIDAN — In its notification of the public and surrounding landowners about applications for zoning or subdivision changes, variances, conditional use permits and quarry permits, Sheridan County has typically exceeded requirements set by state statute. However, the county’s regulations regarding notification are inconsistent, complicated, tedious and costly at times, County Planner Mark Reid said. That Read More

Poaching case: One changes plea, 2 request bench trial

SHERIDAN — In a move that seemed to surprise most involved with the case, Colton Herrera, facing poaching charges, asked for a change of plea hearing Thursday in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Herrera was cited in August for knowingly taking an antlered or trophy animal in the alleged poaching of three elk at Eskimo Creek Read More

Firefighters thank supporters for opposition to SF123

SHERIDAN— Senate File 123, the bill that would have made arbitration with firefighter unions non-binding to governing bodies was defeated in the Senate Thursday by a narrow vote. “I thank all the wonderful people who emailed and called nonstop,” Sheridan Local 276 representative George Neeson said Friday morning about the bill failing. “That was really the Read More

Houck named WACCT Classified Employee of the Year

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College Grounds Supervisor Zack Houck has been named the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees’ Classified Employee of the Year. Houck was presented the award on Thursday in Cheyenne at the annual WACCT Awards and Legislative Reception. Each year, faculty and staff at Wyoming’s seven community colleges are asked to nominate who Read More

Wildlife photography presentation to be held at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — Rex Arney will display a variety of wildlife and landscape photos at a presentation set for Thursday at 12:45 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The free slide presentation will feature a wide variety of landscapes from his journeys such as the red rocks of Arizona, the mountain peaks of Glacier National Park,  Read More

Local students named to BHSU Dean’s List

SHERIDAN — The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2014 semester. A total of 687 students maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or above while taking at least 12 credit hours to be named to the list this semester. The following students from Read More

Arbitration bill fails on third reading

February 5, 2015

SHERIDAN— Senate File 123, the bill that would have made arbitration with firefighter unions non-binding to governing bodies was defeated in the Senate this morning by a narrow vote. The vote was recorded this morning at 11:33 a.m. There were 14 votes in favor of the bill, including Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan, who sponsored it. Read More

Sheridan man may receive plea deal in burglary, theft of guns

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man facing felony burglary charges for the theft of his father’s guns may obtain a plea deal. Austin Dean Allen Woodley, 22, appeared Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court for a pre-trial conference. Austin Woodley is charged with one count of aggravated burglary by becoming armed, a felony that could, without Read More

Bill reinstating review of science standards moves ahead

SHERIDAN — House Bill 23, a bill that would reinstate the review of the Next Generation Science Standards, continues to work its way through the Wyoming Legislature. Meanwhile, review — and a mixed bag of support and criticism — of the standards outside of the capital rolls on. The bill sponsored in part by Rep. Read More

Monday crash results in the death of one Sheridan man

SHERIDAN — A two vehicle crash on Monday resulted in the death of Alfred Banda, 32, of Sheridan. The crash occurred at 1:45 p.m. on Wyoming Highway 50 approximately 24 miles south of Gillette at mile post 24.10. Banda was the front-seat passenger in a 1990 Jeep Cherokee driven by Lynn Poppell, 33, of Casper. Read More

Ranchester town council approves liquor licenses

RANCHESTER — Members of Ranchester Town Council approved four liquor license renewals at their meeting Tuesday with the stipulation that future approval of renewals will depend on the applicants being current on their utility payments. Mayor Peter Clark said a few renewal applicants have gotten behind on utility payments. He said state statute allows the Read More

Granger sentenced in sexual abuse case

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man charged with sexual abuse of a minor was sentenced Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Clinton Michael Granger was arrested Feb. 8 after the victim approached authorities and told them Granger had molested her four years earlier. Granger pleaded not guilty to the felony charge of first degree sexual abuse Read More

Castro, Geary wed Dec. 19 in Florida

SHERIDAN — Kaitlyn Patricia Castro of Loxahatchee, Florida, and Scott Joseph Geary of Sheridan were married Dec. 19 at Hope Lutheran Church in West Palm Beach, Florida. Castro has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Florida Atlantic University. She is the daughter of Steve Olivo of Harmony Township, New Jersey, and Marie Castro of Read More

Historical Society meeting to feature presentation on Story cafes of old

STORY — The Story Historical Society will meet Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Story Woman’s Club clubhouse. The meeting is free and open to the public. Longtime resident Jerry Johns will give a presentation on the cafes of old Story including the Story Lodge, Mountain View, Pine Nook Inn, The Rendezvous, The Village Inn, Read More

Eighth annual Fireman’s Ball set for Feb. 14

SHERIDAN — The eighth annual fireman’s ball will be held Feb. 14 at the former Warehouse 201 building on Broadway Street. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. and will include live music from the Teka Brock Band starting at 7 p.m. The ball is open to the public and tickets cost $25 per person. Read More

Catching a lift back to class

February 4, 2015

Dayton Town Council begins interviews for vacant council seat

SHERIDAN — Council members realized it won’t be easy to pick who will fill the vacant seat on Dayton Town Council following interviews of three out of four applicants for the position on Monday. “Any one of those three candidates would be an excellent fit,” Mayor Norm Anderson said. The candidates were Mick Johnson, Jeremy Read More

Red Grade Trails: County to own rights-of-way for multi-phase project

SHERIDAN — In a show of support for a new system of non-motorized recreation trails being built along Red Grade Road, county commissioners voted Tuesday to take ownership of the right-of-way for trails and trailheads on Bureau of Land Management land in the project. The Red Grade Trails project was spearheaded by the Sheridan Community Read More

SCSD1 addresses concerns at public budget discussion

BIG HORN — Administrators at Sheridan County School District 1 hosted a public budget discussion Tuesday night at Big Horn Middle School that was attended by district staff and a handful of community members. Following the statement made in January by the district’s third-party auditors that the budget showed some areas of concern, SCSD1 distributed Read More

State considering plea deal for man facing drug, theft charges

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man facing various drug charges may have a plea deal before his case comes to trial. Trevor Olson, 22, was arrested Aug. 21 for possession of marijuana and for the intent to deliver a controlled substance. His case has been bound over to 4th Judicial District Court. Olson is being held Read More

Two vehicle crash south of Gillette results in death of Sheridan man

SHERIDAN — A two vehicle crash on Monday resulted in the death of Alfred Banda, 32, of Sheridan. The crash occurred at 1:45 p.m. on Wyoming Highway 50 approximately 24 miles south of Gillette at mile post 24.10. Banda was the front-seat passenger in a 1990 Jeep Cherokee driven by Lynn Poppell, 33, of Casper. The Read More

Eagles #186 to host Tipsy Taxi casino night on Saturday

SHERIDAN — A fundraiser to benefit the Tipsy Taxi is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at the Eagles #186. The event will feature roulette, black jack and a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament. Admission is $20 per person, which includes funny money, food and two drinks. Additional funny money will also be available for purchase. Prizes Read More

Dad, daughter dance to benefit Martin Luther Grammar School

SHERIDAN — Proceeds from a Dad and Daughter Dance set for Saturday at the Best Western Sheridan Center will benefit the Martin Luther Grammar School. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and the event will last until 9 p.m. The evening will include dancing and a silent auction. Professional photos will also be for sale, Read More

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