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Students set for Spring Break

March 12, 2015

SHERIDAN — Students from Sheridan County schools are preparing for Spring Break. Sheridan County School District 1 (Dayton/Tongue River) students and staff will be on Spring Break March 16-19. Sheridan County School District 2 (Sheridan) students will have Spring Break from March 23-27. Sheridan County School District 3 (Arvada-Clearmont) will be on break from March Read More

G&F seeks info on 3 elk poached near Parkman

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information leading to the apprehension of those responsible for the illegal killing of three elk in Sheridan County. The elk were killed on private ranches northwest of Parkman. It appears the elk were shot from the road. Two of the three elk were mature bulls. Read More

Forward Sheridan evaluating rail bypass

March 11, 2015

SHERIDAN — Although years away, at the earliest, Forward Sheridan continues to evaluate the possibility of the railroad someday bypassing the city, representatives told the Board of County Commissioners at a special meeting Tuesday. A location north of Sheridan at a former mine site in Acme could present the perfect opportunity for such a project, Read More

Schlegel arrested again for probation violations

SHERIDAN — Less than a year after being sentenced to supervised probation, Taran Schlegel has been arrested for violation of that probation. Schlegel, 21, was sentenced to a single count of felony larceny Aug. 19 as part of a plea deal that asked for four to six years incarceration suspended in lieu of four years Read More

Buckley charged with DUI, hit and run

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man who is charged with damaging four vehicles at a car dealership before being stopped by the police pleaded not guilty to drunk driving and a hit and run Thursday in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Sam Buckley, 57, allegedly crashed into cars at Fremont Toyota at approximately 2:30 p.m. March 4 Read More

Education summit explores missing ‘C’ in college, career readiness

SHERIDAN — The passion for education and investment in the future of Sheridan County through the advancement of area children could be felt at every table Tuesday night at the Whitney Benefits Education Summit at Sheridan College. “Promises, Pathways, Perspectives: College Readiness Options for Our High School Students” was the theme of the event that Read More

Sheridan air service to end March 31

March 10, 2015

SHERIDAN — Great Lakes Airlines cited “reasons beyond our control” in a letter announcing it would terminate air service at Sheridan County Airport on March 31. Airport Manager John Stopka received the notice of termination on Monday. Stopka said the termination of air service by Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., which operates as Great Lakes Airlines, Read More

ABF hires directors, amps up efforts to open ski area

March 11, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation has added two positions to help advance the re-opening of the Antelope Butte Ski and Recreation Area. Effective immediately, Jamie Schectman will serve as the executive director and Andrew Gast will be the development director in charge of leading fundraising efforts. Schectman is the CEO and co-founder of Mountain Read More

Clearmont to test for new water well sites

CLEARMONT — Mayor Chris Schock told the Clearmont Town Council Monday the Wyoming Legislature passed the Omnibus Water Bill, appropriating up to $750,000 for the town to explore the possibility of new water wells. Clearmont currently draws from two wells, but Schock estimated they are approximately 40 years old. Also, residents complained about the water’s Read More

Wyoming mourns three educational champions

SHERIDAN — Three influential members of the educational community in Wyoming have passed away in recent weeks including a state representative, an advocate for children and a member of the Northern Wyoming Community College District family. Long-time Wyoming Representative Frank Philp passed away Sunday. Philp, a Republican from Shoshoni, served in the Legislature from 1993 Read More

FAB Conference tickets now on sale

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference, which is scheduled for April 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Sheridan College. Tickets for the conference are $40 per person, while tickets for the banquet dinner only are $30. Combination tickets for the conference and dinner Read More

Applications available for Sheridan WYO Rodeo scholarship

SHERIDAN — Seniors graduating in 2015 can now apply for one of three $1,000 Sheridan WYO Rodeo scholarships. Applicants must graduate from high school in Sheridan County in the spring of this year and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. The deadline to apply is April 30. Requirements, instructions and applications are Read More

Get Out and Shop set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Local merchants will showcase their products Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Get Out and Shop event at Sheridan High School. Home-based, direct sales and retail products will all be available. Money raised from the event will support educational products at the PEO Sisterhood. For additional information, see or Read More

Colton Herrera changes plea in elk poaching case

March 10, 2015

SHERIDAN — Colton Herrera, one of four members of the Crow Nation who were cited in the January 2014 poaching of three elk near Eskimo Creek in the Bighorn National Forest, pleaded guilty to two charges Monday in Sherian County Circuit Court. Herrera unexpectedly announced at what was set to be his pre-trial conference last Read More

Local woman is new UW trustee

SHERIDAN — Though the term of service on the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is over for Sheridan resident Dick Davis, a local voice will still be heard as he is replaced with new appointee Michelle Sullivan, also of Sheridan. It is uncommon to have back-to-back trustees from the same county because the university Read More

Planning Commission welcomes new board members

SHERIDAN — On a night when the Sheridan Planning Commission welcomed two new members and said goodbye to another, the seven-member board also recommended annexation of nearly 25,000 square feet of land located off Independent Lane. The Monday meeting opened with introductions of two newly appointed commissioners, Ray Moores and Mike Mellgren, and it ended Read More

Run ‘Til You’re Green this Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jaycees will host a fun run Saturday in Kendrick Park beginning at 11 a.m. The “Run ‘Til You’re Green” event will include 1-mile, 5K and 10K runs. The entry fee to participate is $25 if you register before Saturday. The cost will be $30 on race day. The fee includes a Read More

College offering free tax assistance Saturday

SHERIDAN — It’s tax season and students and faculty in the Sheridan College business department are offering the free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program again this year. The program, which is a branch of the Wyoming Free Tax Service, will meet at Sheridan College’s Griffith Memorial Building, room 10. The scheduled times are this Saturday, Read More

‘Live from the Met’ at WYO Theater Saturday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Rossini’s ‘La Donna Del Lago’” on Saturday at 11 a.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 Read More

Story Spring Bazaar set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Story School PTO’s spring bazaar will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the school. For additional information, call Tami Smith at 763-3105. The Story School is located at 103 Fish Hatchery Road in Story.

Fourth annual Taco Fest draws a crowd

March 9, 2015

SHERIDAN — Approximately 300 people gathered at Sheridan College Saturday night to enjoy Taco Johns, entertainment and games, raising money for The Food Group at the fourth annual Taco Fest. The event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the organization that feeds about 300 kids a week, sending them home from school on Read More

The potential of hydropower

SHERIDAN —Sheridan representatives expect the area’s first hydropower project not only to produce clean, sustainable energy, but also to eventually infuse cash into the city’s coffers. A timetable for installation of a microturbine on a water main at Beckton Hall Road has not been finalized, but Utilities Division Manager Dan Roberts said construction should begin Read More

VAMC to hold prescribed burn this week

SHERIDAN — The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Sheridan will conduct a controlled burn sometime during the week of March 9. The facility has received approval and permits from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to conduct the two-day burn and has notified adjoining landowners. The burn will be conducted by a professional local company. Read More

SJHS students perform well at Wyoming State Science Fair

SHERIDAN — Fifteen Sheridan Junior High School students attended the Wyoming State Science Fair March 1-3 on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie. In order to qualify for the state fair students had to be a top-three finalist in their category at the Regional Science Fair held at Sheridan College last month. The WSSF Read More

AARP to meet Friday at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — Sheridan AARP members will meet at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheridan Senior Center. Wayne Schatz will present the “” website he built for a class sponsored by the National office of AARP. The session was called “Volunteer Leadership Institute” or VLI and was offered to current AARP volunteers who were interested in Read More

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