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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… Continue Reading

Sheridan air service to end March 31

Sheridan air service to end March 31

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,… Continue Reading

ABF hires directors, amps up efforts to open ski area

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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 getoutandshopwy.com or… Continue Reading

Colton Herrera changes plea in elk poaching case

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… Continue Reading

Local woman is new UW trustee

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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,… Continue Reading

‘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… Continue Reading

Fourth annual Taco Fest draws a crowd

Fourth annual Taco Fest draws a crowd

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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.… Continue Reading

SJHS students perform well at Wyoming State Science Fair

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… Continue Reading

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 “Wyoretired.com” 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… Continue Reading

Self care focus of DSA seminars Tues., Wed.

SHERIDAN — March’s “After Hours” and “Brown Bag” seminars will focus on self care. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Lynn Gordon of the Family and Personal Counseling Center will lead the discussion on self-esteem revisited. The seminars are sponsored by Sheridan College’s continuing education program. The seminars are free and open to the public with no… Continue Reading

Soupfest presentation to discuss Audubon project

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA’s monthly soupfest will be held Friday from 12:15-2 p.m. at the YMCA. The lunch of homemade soup, bread and cake will be complemented by a presentation about Audubon of the Rockies. Dusty and Jacelyn Downey will share how the group is using bird banding to engage communities in Wyoming.… Continue Reading

Citizenship through naturalization

Citizenship through naturalization

SHERIDAN — One came for a better life. One came to escape war. One came for love. Born in three different nations and living in three different Wyoming towns, they became fellow citizens of the United States Friday in a naturalization ceremony at the 4th Judicial District Court in Sheridan. Miguel Guerrero came to America… Continue Reading

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