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Big Brothers Big Sisters looking to expand by recruiting additional mentors, children

January 10, 2015

SHERIDAN — Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and some would say most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States; yet, many residents of Sheridan County don’t know that the program is available here. Sandy Thiel, director of community engagement for the Sheridan branch of the Greater Wyoming BBBS, says that is Read More

‘Bigs’ helping ‘Littles’: Finding support, love through nonprofit

SHERIDAN — Depending on the day, 10-year-old Julian Skinner of Sheridan will tell you he is the youngest sibling of three, the oldest sibling of four and also the middle child of six. That is because Skinner is a “Little” with the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, but he is in a unique arrangement in Read More

Municipal leaders prep for legislative session

SHERIDAN — Icy roads or dry, the 63rd Wyoming Legislature will kick off at noon on Tuesday and several members of local government will be making the trek to Cheyenne throughout the session to make their voices heard on the various bills to be considered. Mayors and staff for Sheridan, Dayton, Ranchester and Clearmont said Read More

SPD addresses concerns from citizens regarding unmarked police cars

SHERIDAN — Have you ever been pulled over by law enforcement? Was the car marked? Would you know what to do if it wasn’t? Several Sheridan residents recently expressed concern about unmarked police vehicles making traffic stops in Sheridan. Lt. Tom Ringley of the Sheridan Police Department confirmed that the department has several unmarked vehicles Read More

Faulty engine block heater said to be cause of truck fire

SHERIDAN — A fire that destroyed a truck in the early hours of Wednesday morning appears to have been caused by a faulty engine block heater. Goose Valley Fire Department Chief Bob Williams said the owner of the truck came home from work after 10 p.m. Tuesday night and plugged his truck in to help Read More

Agendas Jan. 10, 2015

Sheridan County Conservation District Board of Supervisors meeting 10 a.m. Tuesday Upstairs conference room Cottonwood Building 1949 Sugarland Drive • Call to order • Approval of agenda • Contracts and request 1. Project payments 2. State Historic Preservation Office class III survey 3. Social indicators survey project 4. Natural Resources Conservation Service memorandum of understanding Read More

Senior Center Happenings Jan. 10, 2015

• “10 Questions and Answers About Managing Medications” presentation by Terry Bay and Pharmacist Bruce McGirr of Senior Patient Advocates, Jan. 21 at 12:30 p.m. on the dining room stage at the Sheridan Senior Center. Personal one-on-one consultation following the presentation by appointment by calling the Sheridan Senior Center, 672-2240. There is no charge for Read More

Making every minute of every day count

Barb Blue is the director of Day Break adult care facility at the Sheridan Senior Center. Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community.  It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age. When my kids were small, they watched a show called Read More

Stepping out of their comfort zone

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center’s Senior Theater Players are rehearsing for their winter community performance, “Fast Train to the Poorhouse,” a melodrama by Kenneth W. Staley. As in many melodramas where the audience is privy to side stories to the main plot, a real-life subplot has developed: three Read More

Past Summit Award winners, Hill and Coulter, where are they now?

Nick Hill Nick Hill graduated from Harvey Mudd College with a bachelor’s in engineering in May of 2012.  Harvey Mudd is a private liberal arts school in the Los Angeles area.  He got a job at SpaceX (Space Explorations Technologies Corporation) right out of school as a structural dynamicist and has been working there for Read More

Dueling Duo at the Elks on Friday

SHERIDAN — The Elks Lodge located at 45 W. Brundage St. will play host to the Dueling Duo on Friday. Tickets to see the dueling piano players are $40 in advance or $50 at the door and are available by calling 672-6478. Ticket prices include hors d’oeuvres and two drinks. The show will include requests, Read More

Senior Theater players present ‘Fast Train to the Poor House’ Jan. 15-17

SHERIDAN — The Senior Theater Players will present “Fast Train to the Poor House” on Jan. 15-17 at 1:30 p.m. each day. In the play by Kenneth W. Staley, the evil Throckmorton V.  Dirtmal has cast Grace and Clyde Gravely from their home and business, the Rest In Peace Hotel and Mortuary. Pansy Pureheart, the Read More

Sheridan-area youth to perform encore presentation of ‘13’ on Jan. 17

SHERIDAN — After a sold-out run this summer, Funny Face Productions presents a special one-night-only encore production of the rollicking musical comedy, “13,” featuring a cast entirely comprised of Sheridan-area youth. Led by Brown University student and Sheridan High School alumna Emma Hall, 23 Sheridan-area youth will perform “13” at the WYO Theater on Jan. Read More

Judge OKs joining of trials in kidnapping case

January 9, 2015

SHERIDAN — Judge William Edelman ruled Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court that two defendants in a kidnapping case could face trial together. Aaron Arnold and Nicole Wight were arrested late last year for the kidnapping, beating and robbery of Bearl Arnold, Aaron Arnold’s ex-wife. According to a court affidavit, Aaron Arnold beat Bearl Arnold Read More

Winter nightmare — Crash closed interstate for several hours

SHERIDAN — One serious injury and several minor injuries were reported in a pileup on Interstate 90 Thursday that closed the highway for several hours. Wyoming Department of Transportation spokeswoman Ronda Holwell said the interstate closed between Sheridan and Buffalo at approximately 11:30 a.m. Thursday due to zero visibility and multiple accidents near mile post Read More

Exhibit Hall work underway

SHERIDAN — Upgrades on the Exhibit Hall at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds are well under way with all the demolition work complete and a projected finish date of March 5. Bill Goodman of TSP, Inc., gave a report to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Association at its meeting Thursday. Goodman is providing construction oversight for the Read More

December precipitation above normal

SHERIDAN — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the first water supply outlook of 2015 on Thursday. So far, the report indicates Wyoming’s precipitation for December was nearly 140 percent of average. According to the report, precipitation numbers varied between 200 percent of normal over the Big Horn River Basin to near 85 percent Read More

Homeowners — Have you checked for radon?

SHERIDAN — While airwaves and doctors offices are flooded with smoking cessation campaigns, another easy choice that can be made to decrease chances of developing lung cancer oftentimes goes overlooked. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most important thing you can do to lower your lung cancer risk is to quit Read More

Home ruled unsuitable for minors after drugs, paraphernalia found

SHERIDAN — The case of a Sheridan man accused of endangering children by having drugs and paraphernalia in their living space was bound over to 4th Judicial District Court Thursday by Sheridan County Circuit Court Judge Shelley Cundiff. Kyle Nelson was arrested for possession of methamphetamines, paraphernalia and child endangerment Nov. 25 after a search Read More

Celebrate ‘reading season’ with Book Bingo

SHERIDAN — Shorter days and cold temperatures often mean more time curled up with a good book. To celebrate this “reading season,” the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and branch libraries are hosting a winter reading program through February. The program, book bingo, will be set up much like regular bingo. There are three different Read More

Library to host Downton Abbey tea party

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host the second annual Downton Abbey tea party in celebration of the beginning of season five of the popular PBS Masterpiece Theater series. The celebration will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. in The Wyoming Room of the library. Organizers encourage attendees to wear period clothing from Read More

Backcountry film fest open only to adults

SHERIDAN — The 10th annual Backcountry Film Festival planned for Saturday will no longer be an all-ages event. Due to the nature of the venue, law enforcement officials have negated organizers’ original understanding that a private function could be held at the No Name Bar for all ages. The screening will still be held at Read More

I-90 northbound now open

January 8, 2015

UPDATE: (7:15) SHERIDAN – Interstate 90 between Sheridan and Buffalo is now open in both directions. Wyoming Department of Transportation spokeswoman Ronda Holwell advised travelers to use caution and be aware that road conditions are still slick in spots. UPDATE: (6:15 p.m.) SHERIDAN — Interstate 90 northbound has reopened. The southbound lanes are expected to Read More

Backcountry Film Festival to be held Saturday at No Name Bar

SHERIDAN — The wind is blowing and the snow is falling; going outside for a bit of adventure may be the last thing you want to do. But a film festival coming to Sheridan Saturday, will allow you to experience some of the most thrilling activities winter in the mountains has to offer from the Read More

JE SUIS CHARLIE: ‘I Am Charlie’ goes viral after Paris news attack

From The Associated Press Protesters in some U.S. cities — repeating the viral online slogan “Je Suis Charlie” or “I Am Charlie”— demonstrated against the deadly terror attack on a Paris newspaper office, joining thousands around the world who took to the streets to rally against the killings. At a gathering in Place de la Read More

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