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Koetting charged with distribution of meth

SHERIDAN — Kristopher Koetting was back in court Monday before he was able to begin serving the probation to which he was sentenced on Friday. Koetting appeared in Sheridan County Circuit Court on one charge of distribution of a methamphetamine, a felony that was pending before his sentencing on separate charges last week. He had… Continue Reading

Clemens death ruled suicide

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Coroner’s Office has ruled the Jan. 16 death of 33-year-old Michelle Clemens a suicide. Clemens was killed when her car was hit by two Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotives just north of Sheridan. Matt Jones, the BNSF director of public affairs for Wyoming and Montana, said the locomotives had been… Continue Reading

Fat bike keg pull set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Bicycle Co. and the Black Tooth Brewing Company have partnered to host a fat bike keg pull street party Thursday. The fat bike keg pulling will begin at 6 p.m. at the brewery. Live music from Shot in the Foot will begin at 8 p.m. Organizers said heat lamps will be… Continue Reading

Performers added to Big Horn Country USA festival lineup

SHERIDAN — Concert organizers have announced additional performers for the 2015 Big Horn Country USA music festival set for June 18-20 at the Trails End Concert Park. Chris Young, the Eli Young Band, Old Dominion and the Randy Rogers band have been added to the lineup already highlighted by Keith Urban, The Band Perry and… Continue Reading

Winners of Neltje Blanchan, Frank Nelson writing awards announced

SHERIDAN — Matt Daly of Jackson and Marylee White of Wilson were announced as the winners of the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2015 Neltje Blanchan and Frank Nelson memorial writing awards, respectively. Daly won the Neltje Blanchan award for nature writing for his manuscript, “Wolf Hunter and Other Poems.” Daly leads creative writing residencies for middle… Continue Reading

SHS claims 2nd straight “We the People” state championship

SHS claims 2nd straight “We the People” state championship

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School Advanced Placement Government teacher Tyson Emborg had better be careful or students might start expecting that enrolling in his course automatically means you get to take a trip to Washington, D.C. The “We the People” team of SHS has once again claimed the state championship, and for the second year… Continue Reading

Delphi fire ruled accidental; no cause determined

SHERIDAN — A house fire that damaged a home in the 800 block of Delphi Avenue last week has been ruled accidental. Sheridan Fire-Rescue and the Goose Valley Fire Department responded Thursday to the fire. Fire chief Terry Lenhart said they haven’t pinned down the exact cause of the fire. “We’ve ruled out anything that… Continue Reading

Winnop goes to Washington

Winnop goes to Washington

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School senior Elizabeth Winnop will be making her second trip in two years to Washington, D.C., but this time she will get to meet the president. A member of last year’s state champion “We the People” team, Winnop has been selected as one of two students from Wyoming to spend a… Continue Reading

County launches new website

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County has a new website that staff and officials hope will provide an accessible and easy to navigate system for anyone needing to do business with the county. “We had not really paid a lot of attention to the site for a lot of years,” County Administrative Director Renee Obermueller said. “With the… Continue Reading

Cancer support group to meet tonight

SHERIDAN — A cancer survivors support group, “A Shared Journey,” has been formed. It meets Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. inside the Sheridan Senior Center. Survivors of cancer, regardless of diagnosis, and those currently undergoing treatment, are welcome to attend. For more information, call Renee Parker at the Welch Cancer Center, 674-6022. Continue Reading

Girls State accepting applications

SHERIDAN — Applications are now being accepted to attend the 73rd session of American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming Girls State, which will be held on the campus of Northwest College in Powell on June 6-13. The program is open to all ladies who will complete their junior year of high school in June 2015. The program is… Continue Reading

2 men sentenced on burglary charges

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan men arrested for attempted burglary in September were sentenced Friday in 4th Judicial District Court. Christopher Sittner, 23, and Kristopher Koetting, 19, were arrested Sept. 29 while attempting to enter a home on Michael Drive. Both men accepted identical plea agreements. Under the plea agreements, the two men were sentenced to… Continue Reading

Want to publish your book? Try doing it yourself

Want to publish your book? Try doing it yourself

SHERIDAN — A stroll down historic Main Street in Sheridan will reveal the town’s love of art on every block. From sculptures on display to paintings for sale in several local stores, visual art abounds. But if you duck inside Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery you will find a large collection of locally produced art… Continue Reading

DUI arrests increase for third straight year

SHERIDAN — Arrests made for driving under the influence rose approximately 14 percent between 2013 and 2014, continuing the upward trend of the last few years. According to information provided by Sheridan County and Prosecuting Attorney Matt Redle, total DUI arrests rose nearly 20 percent from 2011 to 2012, 18 percent from 2012 to 2013… Continue Reading

Agendas Jan. 24, 2015

Board of County Commissioners staff meeting 9 a.m. Monday Second floor commission library #216 Sheridan County Courthouse Addition 224 South Main St. • Call to order • Executive session per §16-4-405 (a)(iii) and 16-4-405 (a)(vii) • Consider purchase offer for Milward Water-Hole Property • Staff and elected reports • Adjourn Joint Sheridan College Board and… Continue Reading

Senior Center Happenings Jan. 24, 2015

• Healthy who? Healthy YOU! The popular monthly mini-health fair at the Senior Center returns on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The topic:  Community Support Groups. Are they for you? How do you connect?  Visit with professionals in a casual, walk-in mini-health fair in the lobby of the Senior Center at 211… Continue Reading

What an exciting year lies ahead of us

Carmen Rideout is the executive director of the Sheridan Senior Center. It’s hard to believe we are more than halfway through the first month of January 2015. I can already tell that time will fly quickly and I am so excited for the year ahead of us. Over the past five years the board of… Continue Reading

Friendships found in Day Break

Friendships found in Day Break

From the Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — “Years ago, I had a husband and wife in my office,” said Barb Blue, director of Day Break, an adult day care facility for seniors based in Sheridan. “The wife was enrolling her husband in Day Break so that she could have a break and he could be… Continue Reading

Summit Award winner: Megan Myers

Academics for All is pleased to honor Megan Myers, daughter of Karen and Terry Myers, as this week’s Summit Award winner.  She is a senior at Sheridan High School and currently maintains a 3.88 GPA. Myers has taken a challenging course load since transferring to SHS from Tongue River High School and is also an… Continue Reading

Fulmer Public Library to offer computer classes

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is offering a little help to local residents navigating computers. The classes will be held Thursdays at 10 a.m. and attendees can use their own laptops or use one belonging to the library. Class topics are as follows: • Jan. 29 — More on Windows 7 •… Continue Reading

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