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2 juveniles taken into custody after eluding officers

2 juveniles taken into custody after eluding officers

SHERIDAN — On Friday, at approximately 8:35 a.m., Sheridan Police Department officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle inside the city limits, but the driver failed to stop. According to Wyoming Highway Patrol, WHP troopers and the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office deputies pursued the vehicle once it left Sheridan. The driver continued to attempt to elude… Continue Reading

Mead, Balow address packed audience at BHHS

Mead, Balow address packed audience at BHHS

BIG HORN— Gov. Matt Mead and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow were on site Thursday as Big Horn High School and officials from Sheridan County School District 1 celebrated national recognitions from Newsweek and MSN Money that the school and district received last year. The roughly hour-long celebration included a performance by the jazz… Continue Reading

Local court briefs

Ranchester woman sentenced for possessing more than a pound of marijuana SHERIDAN — A Ranchester woman was sentenced to probation for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver Thursday. Melissa Brooks, 30, appeared before Judge William Edelman in 4th Judicial District Court in Sheridan. Brooks entered a guilty plea Oct. 15, 2015. She was sentenced to three… Continue Reading

Lectures to focus on overcoming trauma

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on trauma, beliefs, value and worth for the January editions of the Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The presentations set for Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on overcoming trauma. The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat presentation on Wednesday… Continue Reading

Tween Club to meet Tuesday, discuss stop motion animation

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will meet Tuesday. The group gathers each Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. to explore different topics. The topic for this week is stop motion animation. Others topics planned for January and February include free play, Web design and photography. For additional information, contact the library at… Continue Reading

Sheridan man to be sentenced for child pornography charges

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man is facing up to 60 years imprisonment for possessing child pornography. Scott Burgan will be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Cheyenne Jan. 12. An indictment issued by a federal grand jury indicates that Burgan both possessed and attempted to distribute child pornography online. He was charged with one count… Continue Reading

Counties in for a squeeze as local, state funds fall

SHERIDAN — While counties across Wyoming stretch themselves thin to cover fixed costs under tighter budgeting circumstances, many fear that a dim fiscal outlook for the state will lead to further cuts. Local officials are eyeing the 2016 budget session, which convenes on Feb. 8 and will determine state funding for local governments for the… Continue Reading

SCSD3 bus replacements will cost $400,000

SHERIDAN — Working with the state of Wyoming, Sheridan County School District 3 officials determined that it will cost $400,000 to replace the three buses lost in a Jan. 1 fire. “Right now, everyone is leaning toward the building being a total loss,” SCSD3 Superintendent Charles Auzqui said Wednesday. Auzqui added that a “team of… Continue Reading

Apple Tree owners say it’s time to retire

Apple Tree owners say it’s time to retire

SHERIDAN — Ten presidents have come and gone since Joyce and Tony Pelesky first got into the lodging industry, but after years of greeting tired guests and finding them a place to rest their heads, the Peleskys have decided to call it a career. The longtime owners of the Apple Tree Inn are retiring after… Continue Reading

Next ‘Conversations in History’ to focus on Dayton

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society and Helen Laumann will present January’s “Conversations in History” on Wednesday at 10 a.m. The topic of this month’s event is “The Early Days of Dayton.” The presentation will take place at the Sheridan Senior Center, located at 211 Smith St. For additional information, contact Jane Perkins at… Continue Reading

Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame accepting nominations for honorees

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame now has 88 honorees, and if your favorite cowboys, cowgirls and ancestors are not among that number, you can log onto to nominate them for consideration in the Class of 2016. Nominations will close on March 31, and soon thereafter committees from the 10 geographic regions… Continue Reading

Is a drought in the 2016 forecast?

Is a drought in the 2016 forecast?

SHERIDAN — Lack of precipitation in the Bighorn Mountains and surrounding areas has many concerned about the possibility of a drought. The University of Wyoming Water Resources Data System’s recent data indicates the Tongue River Basin’s snow water equivalent is down to 49 percent of the median for this time of year. “Right now, the… Continue Reading

Homeland Security gives county $83K for new public safety equipment

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Homeland Security has awarded Sheridan County $83,075 to purchase WyoLink-compatible radios, surveillance equipment for the county courthouse and new computers for Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office squad cars. WyoLink is the statewide communications system used by emergency personnel, including firefighters, police officers and SCSO employees. Reneé Obermueller, Sheridan County administrative… Continue Reading

City officials move forward with landfill repair, move lion dogs

City officials move forward with landfill repair, move lion dogs

SHERIDAN — Sheridan city councilors awarded a $55,000 contract to Sheridan-based MC2 Engineering in order to repair a sinking building at the Sheridan landfill. Typically, Wyoming law requires government entities to advertise and issue a public notice for contracts that are more than $35,000. Contracts in excess of $35,000 also require a public bidding process.… Continue Reading

Local court briefs — Jan. 6, 2016

Sheridan woman sentenced for fourth DUI conviction SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman received a suspended sentence for her fourth driving under the influence conviction. Aileen D. Butterfield, 58, of Sheridan appeared before Judge John Fenn in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday. Fenn sentenced Butterfield to 5-7 years of imprisonment, which was suspended in lieu of… Continue Reading

BHHS to hold assembly to celebrate top school honor

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School will hold an assembly on Thursday at 10 a.m. to celebrate being named Wyoming’s top high school. In August, Newsweek released a report titled “America’s Top 500 High Schools 2015,” and Big Horn was the only Wyoming school on the list. Gov. Matt Mead will speak at the… Continue Reading

SR Cattle Company awarded environmental stewardship award

SHERIDAN — The SR Cattle Company has been named the 2016 recipient of the Wyoming Leopold Conservation Award, given as part of the Wyoming Stock Growers Environmental Stewardship Award Program. According to a press release from the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, owned and managed by the Kane family, SR Cattle Company is located northeast of… Continue Reading

YMCA soupfest to feature Darren Rogers presentation

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA’s monthly soupfest will take place Friday from 12:15-2 p.m. Local mountaineer Darren Rogers will talk about his recent trip to Mount Everest. Rogers was at Camp 1 when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal, killing more than 9,000 people. Rogers will show photos from his journey and discuss the… Continue Reading

Wyoming Business Resource Network to present Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Business Resource Network will present information about the valuable assistance to businesses and supporting organizations in Wyoming. On Thursday, beginning at 11:30 a.m., learn how the Resource Network can serve your business from start-up to expansion, to exit and everything in between. There is no cost to attend, but advance registration… Continue Reading

Cirque Ziva coming to the WYO

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will play host to a premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company on Sunday. The Golden Dragon Acrobats will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday as part of the WYO Theater’s Children’s Educational and Family Series. Tickets to attend are $16 for adults, $12 for seniors and military members and $10 for students.… Continue Reading

True West magazine honors local businesses

SHERIDAN — True West magazine recently recognized two local businesses — King’s Saddlery and the Historic Sheridan Inn. King’s Saddlery was given the Reader’s Choice award for Best Western Collectibles Gallery. The Historic Sheridan Inn was the 2016 winner of the Best Preservation of a Western Building award. Continue Reading

Petition to eliminate city administrator fails

SHERIDAN — A petition that would have put the city administrator position on the ballot in Sheridan failed despite receiving more than the necessary number of signatures. The petition needed 529 signatures in order to be valid, and 553 people signed it. However, 78 signatures did not belong to qualified electors from the city of… Continue Reading

National scholarship program looks to increase Wyoming applications

SHERIDAN — Officials from a national philanthropic foundation that offers a selective scholarship program for low-income, high-performing students in junior high and up want more Wyoming applicants. “Really what we’re looking for are those kids who are hungry to learn and they’re demonstrating a curiosity that is sort of beyond the norm,” Rebecca Cullen, director… Continue Reading

Stray livestock list on display at courthouse this week

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County residents whose livestock have disappeared in 2015 may have the opportunity to address the issue in 2016. “Livestock are highly mobile,” Wyoming State Brand Commissioner Lee Romsa said. When livestock, including sheep, cattle and horses get loose, officials with the Wyoming Branding Commission take control of the animals and auction them… Continue Reading

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