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BB gun bandit denied bond reduction

SHERIDAN — A man accused of driving around town and shooting at individuals with an airsoft gun was denied a bond reduction in Circuit Court Thursday afternoon. Devonte Johnson, 22, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded not guilty to five misdemeanors — use and possession of marijuana, shoplifting, hit and run and two citations for assault —… Continue Reading

Bigelow chosen as finalist in Arizona’s Coconino Community College presidential search

SHERIDAN — After receiving 40 applications for its presidential search, Arizona’s Coconino Community College has selected Dr. Susan Bigelow from Northern Wyoming Community College District as one of its five finalists. Currently serving as the vice president for external relations and economic development in Sheridan, Bigelow has been with NWCCD for nine years. An avid… Continue Reading

A new breed of outlaws

A new breed of outlaws

SHERIDAN — The outlaw living on the fringe of society has been a part of the lore of American West history. But the outlaw’s image has changed over the years, at least for one Sheridan group. There’s a new breed of outlaws roaming the front range of the Bighorn Mountains. At any one time, their… Continue Reading

Traveling to Uruguay, experiencing gaucho culture

Traveling to Uruguay, experiencing gaucho culture

BIG HORN — A month and a half ago I nervously arrived at the John F. Kennedy International Airport to meet eight other adventurous high school students from across the U.S. and our Austrian group leader: Stephan Grabner. We awkwardly played “ice breakers” and other games for a couple hours, then boarded our plane to start… Continue Reading

Final ParkFit offered at Thorne-Rider Park

SHERIDAN — The final offering of ParkFit, the weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, for the summer will be held Wednesday. All members of the community are invited to attend the free event. This year, points were given for each activity you attended and awards for the most points will be given out at this last… Continue Reading

‘Suds ‘N Spurs’ Brewfest to be held Aug. 29

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host their annual “Suds ‘N Spurs” Brewfest on Aug. 29. From 3-8 p.m., beer sampling, live music and a variety of food vendors will be available. The event features unlimited beer sampling from different craft brewers from all over the region for $30 for those 21… Continue Reading

Western wildfires cause hazy Sheridan skies

Western wildfires cause hazy Sheridan skies

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan area has been receiving an unwelcome visitor from the Pacific Northwest this week. Smoke from wildfires spanning from north-central Washington to western Montana has made its way into the Sheridan area creating extremely hazy and hazardous air conditions. “It hasn’t been this bad in a few years,” meteorologist Kurt Hooley with… Continue Reading

BHHS, SHS top state ACT average

SHERIDAN — Results are in. The Wyoming Department of Education released the state’s 2015 ACT, PLAN and EXPLORE results and the success is mixed. This is the third year that the assessments have been administered statewide in order to comply with the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act. Sheridan County School District 2 ranked fourth statewide… Continue Reading

Man charged with failing to register as a sex offender

SHERIDAN — Charges against a Spearfish, South Dakota, man prosecutors allege never registered as a sex offender in Sheridan County despite living and working in the area were bound over to District Court Thursday. Michael Paul Jurkowski, 29, will be arraigned at a later date. According to testimony from Sheridan Police Department officer Annalisa Jones,… Continue Reading

Story Days to be held Aug. 28-30

STORY — Story Days will return to Story Aug. 28-30 with a variety of activities for the community in “Wild About Story.” The Story Days Parade will be held Aug. 29 beginning at 11 a.m. A historical tour with guide George Lunbeck aboard the Sheridan Trolley will be offered Aug. 30. The Story Historical Society… Continue Reading

Forest Plan Steering Committee to host public field trip Thursday

DAYTON — Bighorn National Forest managers and members of the Forest Plan Steering Committee will meet Thursday for the annual forest plan monitoring and evaluation field trip. Participants will meet at Arrowhead Lodge at 10 a.m. before proceeding to different locations in the Tongue Ranger District. Discussion topics include wetland mitigation for the Burgess South… Continue Reading

Nature documentary to be shown on Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Council for the Bighorn Range together with Bighorn Audubon, Audubon Rockies and the Wyoming Outdoor Council will be hosting a showing of “The Sagebrush Sea” on Wednesday. Having recently premiered on the award-winning PBS “Nature” series, the public is invited to enjoy this stunning nature documentary on the big screen. Afterwards, take… Continue Reading

SMH to revamp one of hospital’s oldest departments

SMH to revamp one of hospital’s oldest departments

SHERIDAN — A quick tour down Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s hallways and there is little doubt of the hospital’s goal to grow. Behind one door is the new cardiac catheterization lab, behind another is the recently-constructed dialysis center, with renovations to other parts of the building in between. But through heavy wooden doors between the surgery… Continue Reading

Pro-marijuana organization plans booth at Third Thursday

SHERIDAN — An organization supporting the legalization of cannabis in Wyoming plans a booth and petition tonight at the Third Thursday Street Festival backing the use of medical marijuana in the state. The Wyoming National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws began collecting signatures late last week in an effort to get the initiative… Continue Reading

Areas closed due to fire reopen

SHERIDAN — Areas closed as a result of the Sheep Creek Fire earlier this month are now open. The Bighorn National Forest announced Thursday that the Tongue River Canyon Trail has been reopened. The trail had been closed due to public safety concerns. Trail users are still being advised to be aware of surroundings and… Continue Reading

Local teacher earns STEM Educator of the Year award

SHERIDAN — The 2014-15 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Educators of the Year were honored at the 2015 Roadmap to STEM Conference in Sheridan on Aug. 3. More than 20 nominations for Wyoming STEM educators were submitted and reviewed by a selection committee at the Wyoming Department of Education. Guy Jackson, supervisor of the WDE… Continue Reading

Dayton officials discuss summer pool use

SHERIDAN — With summer coming to a close, the Dayton Town Council heard a review Wednesday night of use at the Art Badgett Pool. More than 3,550 people used the pool from June to August, with the largest number of people coming in July. Pool manager Chad Aksamit said that number is higher than most… Continue Reading

Sportsmen receive grant from NRA Foundation

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association received a grant from the Sheridan Friends of the NRA Foundation for the improvement of their archery range. The grant was used to purchase target butts and the necessary materials for the installation of the butts. The goal of the project was to provide an outdoor facility for… Continue Reading

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