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Birding at The Brinton set for Sat.

BIG HORN — The next round of Birding at The Brinton is set for Saturday from 9-11 a.m. Peter Lecholat and the Big Horn Audubon Society, in cooperation with the museum, will lead the monthly bird walk. Participants will likely see bald eagles and rough-legged hawks, which have arrived for the winter. Those planning to… Continue Reading

Business owners react to new federal gun regulations

Business owners react to new federal gun regulations

SHERIDAN — Local business owners said President Barack Obama’s recent executive order outlining new gun control regulations will not affect local gun dealers, most of which are already licensed. However, they said the president’s order is misguided and the government should worry about enforcing the laws that are already on the books. The order, which… Continue Reading

Agendas — Jan. 9, 2016

Sheridan Board of Adjustments 7 p.m. Thursday Sheridan City Hall 55 Grinnell St. • Call to order • Roll call • Election of chairman • Election of vice chairman • Proof of notice of meeting • Review correction and approval of minutes of Dec. 10, 2015, meeting • Consideration of PL-15-38: Custer Street variance —… Continue Reading

Senior Center Happenings Jan. 9, 2016

• Is it becoming a national event? Whether you spell your first, middle or last name Jane, Jayne, Janie or – however – you are invited to the annual JANE PARTY! The party is Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. at the historic Sheridan Inn. Please call 672-2240 by 5 p.m. on Jan. 8 to let… Continue Reading

Center Stage: Another new year

Happy New Year! Are you someone who loves the New Year? Do you get excited and motivated to try something new or make a change to better your life? Maybe you are looking at it as good riddance to a tough 2015 and you have hope for better things to come in 2016? Are you… Continue Reading

Fraud watch: be your own advocate

Fraud watch: be your own advocate

SHERIDAN — The amount of money forfeited to fraud is estimated at $18 billion according to Les Engelter. Engelter was one of two presenters at the Senior Center on Tuesday as the Senior Center kicked off its 2016 monthly “When I’m 64…or more” life planning lecture series addressing the topic of fraud. Detective Jerome Smith… Continue Reading

Winnop named this week’s Summit Award winner

SHERIDAN — Academics for All is excited to announce that this week’s Summit Award winner is Catherine “Cat” Winnop, daughter of Terry and Theresa Winnop. Winnop loves to spend time outdoors and enjoys mountain biking, hunting, hiking and cross-country skiing with her family, friends and two dogs. As a Sheridan High School senior, Winnop maintains… Continue Reading

Arts Council bringing ‘Top Brass’ to Sheridan in January

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

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

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