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Story to undergo fire reduction project this spring

SHERIDAN — Loggers and fire officials will begin work soon on a fuel treatment project in Story — a risk reduction move spurred in part by concerns after the Gilead Fire burned more than 8,000 acres in the Bighorn National Forest near Buffalo in 2012. The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners approved the county to… Continue Reading

Residents state concerns over Woodland Creek Estates

SHERIDAN — Sheridan city councilors recently agreed to a new subdivision in Sheridan — and some residents are not happy about it. Some residents believe the addition of new roads and infrastructure may cause flooding near their homes. The planned Woodland Creek Subdivision, located near Sheridan County Road 66 and Coffeen Avenue will include 49… Continue Reading

Sheridan man bound over on interference charges

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was bound over to 4th Judicial District Court for allegedly kicking a Sheridan County Detention Center deputy and allegedly biting another. Jason Eugene Miller is charged with two counts of interference with a peace officer. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine of $10,000 or both… Continue Reading

Alden named student of the month by Rotary

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Rotary Club recently announced the Sheridan High School student of the month for January. Davis Alden received the honor. He maintains a 3.9 GPA and is active both in and outside of school. He attended Rotary Youth Leadership Awards last summer and was selected as a Link Leader mentor for incoming… Continue Reading

SCSD2 watching Legislature’s pre-session work

SHERIDAN — As the Joint Appropriations Committee works through a second long week of pre-session budget meetings, local school officials are eyeing potential legislative action that would change testing requirements and result in a possible $1.2 million downsizing in state funding for Sheridan County School District 2. The Joint Appropriations Committee met last week and… Continue Reading

SJHS principal earns national recognition

SJHS principal earns national recognition

SHERIDAN — In a surprise recognition ceremony at Sheridan Junior High School Monday morning, students, staff, teachers and district officials packed the auditorium to congratulate Principal Mitch Craft on a national distinction. After walking in a side entrance to the auditorium, Craft saw onstage Brenda Creel, principal at Alta Vista Elementary School in Cheyenne, who… Continue Reading

Low-income residents, seniors to receive utility relief

SHERIDAN — Some Sheridan residents will receive a break on their utility bills. During their meeting Tuesday, Sheridan city councilors approved a program that will reduce base fees for water, sewer sanitation and curbside recycling for customers who are 65 years of age and older. The program will also benefit residents who are certified as… Continue Reading

Child porn sentencing date moved back

SHERIDAN — A sentencing date for a Sheridan man who was found guilty of federal child pornography charges was rescheduled for April 19. Scott Burgan of Sheridan pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and attempted distribution of  child pornography on Oct. 29, 2015. His original sentencing date was set for Jan. 12. However, defense… Continue Reading

MSU releases fall honor roll

SHERIDAN — The Montana State University 2015 fall semester honor roll included several students from Sheridan County. There are two MSU honor roll lists — the President’s and the Dean’s Honor Roll. Students must complete 12 credit hours to qualify for either list. Students with perfect 4.0 GPA for the semester were named to the… Continue Reading

Wright named to dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Mali Wright of Sheridan was recently named to the Newman University dean’s list for the fall semester. Students named to the list completed 12 credit hours and attained a GPA of 3.5 or better. Newman University is a Catholic university located in Wichita, Kansas. Continue Reading

Fuka to present at Big Horn City Historical Society

BIG HORN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will gather Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. The January meeting will feature a program on the Tongue River Battle that happened near Ranchester in 1865. Ken Fuka will give the presentation. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. with a… Continue Reading

Local computer whiz moves from teaching to real estate

Local computer whiz moves from teaching  to real estate

SHERIDAN — After 23 years, Rose Hendrickson is leaving Sheridan College to pursue a career in real estate. “I’m just excited about helping the community doing something different,” she said in a recent interview. Hendrickson graduated from Sheridan College in 1993 and has worked there since, while on the side earning her bachelor’s degree in… Continue Reading

Loucks Street project, water and sewer rates on city agenda

SHERIDAN — Sheridan city councilors will discuss awarding a $2.5 million contract for a reconstruction project on West Loucks Street during their regularly scheduled meeting Monday at 7 p.m. “The project is a neighborhood reconstruction project replacing sanitary sewer mains, water mains, existing storm drains, portions of sidewalk, portions of curb, gutter and parking areas,… Continue Reading

City officials declare Snow Alert for Monday night

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan declared a Snow Alert for Monday night. The city will commence curb-to-curb snow removal in areas of the city. The street crews began the process Sunday night. Crews will resume the work Monday around midnight and work until approximately 9 a.m. Tuesday. During these hours, area residents are asked… Continue Reading

Lupton retires after 28 years of military service

Lupton retires after 28 years of military service

SHERIDAN — Chief Warrant Officer Two Paul M. Lupton was placed on the retired list of the U.S. Army on Dec. 1, 2015, after 28 years of service. Lupton began his career in the Wyoming Army National Guard working as a medic assigned to Headquarters, 1/49th Field Artillery Battalion at the Sheridan Armory. He is… Continue Reading

Enzi makes nominations to service academies

SHERIDAN — Sheridan students Davis Aldean, Kerry Powers and Cole Kayser and Ranchester resident LeeAnna Mitchell made U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi’s list of nominees to the U.S. service academies for 2016. Aldean and Powers received nominations to the Air Force Academy. Kayser received a nomination to the Military Academy and the Naval Academy. Mitchell received… Continue Reading

UW announces 2015 fall semester President’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming listed 28 students from Sheridan County on the 2015 fall semester President’s Honor Roll. The President’s Honor Roll consists of regularly enrolled undergraduates who earned a 4.0 GPA for the semester. To be eligible, students must have been enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours taken for letter… Continue Reading

Arts Council accepting applications for Visual Arts Fellowship

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Arts Council is accepting applications for the 2017 Visual Arts Fellowships. Open to Wyoming residents, the fellowships are merit-based awards selected on the artist’s portfolio and honoring work that reflects serious and exceptional investigation. Artists working in any media may apply. The deadline to apply is March 21, and applications must… Continue Reading

Center Stage: Valentine tributes and fun facts

Did you know that you can celebrate Valentine’s Day several times a year?  According to an article by Elizabeth Hanes on the History website, called “6 Surprising Facts about St. Valentine” because of the abundance of St. Valentines on the Roman Catholic roster, you can choose to celebrate the saint multiple times each year. Besides… Continue Reading

Cowboy up with your diabetes management

Cowboy up with your diabetes management

SHERIDAN — It’s a fit much like putting on your favorite pair of well-broken in boots: managing your own diabetes or pre-diabetes. What does it mean to cowboy up in managing your diabetes? According to one definition, to cowboy up is to keep going when the going is tough. But it does not mean going… Continue Reading

Out with the old, in with the new

SHERIDAN — On Sat., Nov. 7, 2015, the starting block on lane eight broke at Sheridan Junior High School. The Sheridan High School pool is located at the Sheridan Junior High School in the Early building. The Sheridan Veterans Day meet was going on for the Sheridan Swim Team and other USA sanctioned teams in… Continue Reading

Rotary Club to host dueling piano duo fundraiser Jan. 22

SHERIDAN — The Rotary Club will host an all-request dueling piano duo for a fundraiser set for Jan. 22 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall. The Dueling Duo will sing and play attendee requests throughout the evening. The event will also include hors d’oeuvres, drinks and door prizes. Doors open at 7 p.m. and… Continue Reading

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