Category Archives: News

It’s chore time at the Story Fish Hatchery

It’s chore time at the Story Fish Hatchery

STORY — Steve Diekema and his two employees at the Story Fish Hatchery are just wrapping up their busiest time of year. After the fall, when most of their trout spawn, and after incubating and shipping the 3.2 million fertilized eggs produced this season, Diekema and his colleagues are finally able to take a step… Continue Reading

Sheridan woman sentenced for bank fraud, identity theft

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman has been sentenced to 51 months in prison for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. Alecia Rae Bolton was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Cheyenne by Judge Nancy Freudenthal, who also ordered Bolton to pay $86,571 in restitution. Bolton pleaded guilty to the charges in October. “These charges arose… Continue Reading

Akcita Win to gather Tuesday at Ole’s

SHERIDAN — The January meeting of Akcita Win will take place Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Ole’s Pizza and Spaghetti House. Rose Hill, 2015 Poet Laureate of Wyoming, will speak at the meeting. The public is welcome to attend, though reservations are required. For additional information, contact Connie Goodwin at 674-9050. Ole’s Pizza and Spaghetti… Continue Reading

Tween Club to restart next week with board games

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will start up again next week following a break for the holidays. The group gathers each Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. to explore different topics. The topic for Tuesday is board games. Others topics planned for January and February include stop motion animation, free play, Web… Continue Reading

From feral to family: Culture of neglect adds to problem

From feral to family: Culture of neglect adds to problem

SHERIDAN — Ethel was shaking. The sight of another human inside Joan Adsit’s Sheridan office made the small heeler mix fearful and uneasy. She dropped her pointed ears parallel with her dark, vacant eyes and cautiously moved her snout between the cushion of the couch and the small pillow resting on the armrest, as if… Continue Reading

High turnover at jail means a regular flow of new employees

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Detention Center has made headway on its most recent round of hiring, but officials say high turnover among detention officers is a perennial problem. “I’d love to tell you it’s not, but it is,” Sheriff Dave Hofmeier said. The sheriff’s office is currently hiring for one detention officer. Three new… Continue Reading

Dangerous, ‘inappropriate’ items found in recycling

SHERIDAN — Despite a successful start to the city of Sheridan’s recycling program, employees have reported finding unpleasant — and sometimes odd — surprises in residents’ recyclables. Darla Franklin serves as the Sheridan solid waste and recycling program coordinator. Franklin said that residents have dumped inappropriate items in their recycling bins, some of which are… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to show classic Westerns through Jan.

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will show classic Westerns on the big screen each Sunday at 2 p.m. throughout January. Films will include “The Last Picture Show,” “The Cowboys,” “3:10 to Yuma” and “Death Rides a Horse.” Each show will be hosted by a local residents including Craig Johnson, Gene Sturling and others. The film… Continue Reading

A year for the record books

A year for the record books

SHERIDAN — If you follow sports, you already know it has been quite a year for local athletes. State titles have been claimed, longtime coaches retired, adventures were had on mountains many miles away and sanctions were handed down. Here is a brief look back at the top stories in local sports for 2015. Broncs… Continue Reading

Sheridan man facing accessory charges

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man is facing up to 13 years in prison and $13,000 in fines for allegedly loaning his friend a handgun, which his friend allegedly used to hold someone at gunpoint. Devon Baker is charged with accessory before the fact to aggravated assault and accessory after the fact to aggravated assault. An… Continue Reading

Polar Bear Plunge set for Friday at Lake DeSmet

SHERIDAN — The annual test of willpower known as the Polar Bear Plunge is set for Friday at 1 p.m. All willing to jump into Lake DeSmet, or watch others do so, are welcome. Approximately 75 people participated last year. Organizers recommend bringing some warm clothes for after the plunge. The event will take place… Continue Reading

Sheridan Arts Council to feature ‘Top Brass’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Arts Council’s second concert of the 2015-16 season will feature the Billings Symphony’s Top Brass chamber ensemble Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Formed only a year and a half ago for the inaugural concert of the Billings Symphony’s chamber series, Top Brass is comprised of principal trumpeter… Continue Reading

No jail agreement yet between city, county

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County will continue to house Sheridan Police Department inmates although no agreement on a jail contract between the two entities has been reached. Earlier this year, the two governmental bodies set a Dec. 31 deadline to reach a deal regarding the Sheridan County Detention Center. Officials with the city and the county… Continue Reading

Student news — Dec. 28, 2015

Students named to Chadron dean’s, president’s list SHERIDAN — Chadron State College has announced that 387 students met requirements for the fall 2015 dean’s list and president’s list. Those who earned a spot on the dean’s list had at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA and were enrolled in at least 12 credit hours during the… Continue Reading

Senior Center Happenings — Dec. 26, 2015

• The deadline to be included on a White House Tour in April 2016 with the Senior Center is Dec. 31. Names of travelers enrolled for the trip as of Dec. 31 will be submitted for the White House tours. This tour is part of the Senior Center’s trip to Washington, D.C., Monticello, Colonial Williamsburg,… Continue Reading

Column: Grumpy’s shack across the track

Roy “Grumpy” Norris was the city Marshall part of the time when I was in high school. He was the grandfather of Marjorie and Bob Douglas. He lived in a two room shack south across the CB&Q railroad tracks and the train depot. Bob and Marjorie lived rural about 10 miles north of town. When… Continue Reading

Rich with love and holiday memories

Rich with love and holiday memories

SHERIDAN — The holidays can bring special memories of family gatherings and special moments. At the Sheridan Senior Center, the Help at Home and Family Caregiver teams decorated the door to their building with their favorite Christmas memories. Following are five fond holiday recollections the team shared. — “My favorite Christmas was when I was… Continue Reading

Brooks named this week’s Summit Award winner

Academics for All is pleased to announce that Katelynn Brooks, daughter of Brent and Jeanne Brooks of Sheridan, is this week’s Summit Award winner. Brooks has charted a unique course through high school, setting goals and using her remarkable organizational skills and drive to become a leader in and out of the classroom. Brooks has… Continue Reading

Red cup outrage: ‘Tis the season to take offense

As the holiday season gets into full swing, an obscure shadow of controversy follows close behind, as always. In more recent years, however, this controversy has risen to a level that can seemingly only be understood by those with incredibly clouded judgment. Considering the large quantity of other issues in our world today, that one… Continue Reading

Holidays don’t always mean a day off

Holidays don’t always mean a day off

SHERIDAN — Cindy Neukam loves the holidays. People are always warm and welcoming, she said. Every person she meets is especially thankful to see her. As they should be. For the Emergency Department manager at Sheridan Memorial Hospital, Christmas doesn’t entail sitting by the Christmas tree as her family rips open presents. More often than… Continue Reading

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