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Students propose random drug testing at SCSD1

RANCHESTER — Two sophomores at Tongue River High School say that drug use is on the rise in their school and they want to do something about it. Taylor Holliday and Kylee Knobloch have put together a proposal for the Sheridan County School District 1 board of trustees to consider adopting a random drug testing… Continue Reading

Sustainability forum to focus on people, planet, profit

Sustainability forum to focus on people, planet, profit

SHERIDAN — The backbone of Sheridan’s economy has always been agriculture, and local rancher Wayne Fahsholtz believes ranch sustainability will lead to a bright future. This year’s Ranch Sustainability Forum will be held at Sheridan College on May 18-20. Ranch sustainability covers lots of areas, but Fahsholtz, the forum’s organizer, narrows it down to three… Continue Reading

Lodge connector trail assessment due in June

SHERIDAN — The U.S. Forest Service expects to release a draft environmental assessment in June for a motorized trail that would connect Bear Lodge, Elk View Inn and Arrowhead Lodge in the Tongue River Ranger District of the Bighorn National Forest. Since the proposed plan was released in August 2014, USFS staff has worked to… Continue Reading

23-year-old charged with felony strangulation

SHERIDAN — Alexander Ascherin, 23, of Sheridan has been charged with felony strangulation of a household member for allegedly choking his ex-girlfriend multiple times Friday. According to court documents, Sheridan Police Department officers responded to a domestic in progress after the victim ran from a home on West Fifth Street to a location on North… Continue Reading

Woodley sentenced on burglary, drug charges

SHERIDAN — Austin Woodley, 23, of Sheridan was sentenced in 4th Judicial District Court on Tuesday to four to six years in prison. Woodley had originally been charged with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, aggravated burglary and robbery — all felonies. As part of a plea agreement, the state agreed to amend the charges.… Continue Reading

Woman charged with felony interference with a peace officer

SHERIDAN — Teresa Pease, 52, has been charged with felony interference with a peace officer, misdemeanor interference with a peace officer and misdemeanor breach of peace following an incident Thursday on North Main Street. According to court documents, Sheridan Police Department officers were dispatched to the 500 block of North Main Street for a welfare… Continue Reading

WYO hosts Banff Mountain Film Festival Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association and the WYO Theater will host the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the WYO Theater. The 2014-2015 tour of outdoor films features remote landscapes and cultures and up-close and personal looks at the mountain world. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is… Continue Reading

Mitchell headed to West Point Summer Leaders seminar

SHERIDAN — LeeAnna Mitchell, a junior at Tongue River High School in Dayton, was selected to be among 1,000 attendees at West Point’s prestigious Summer Leaders Experience in June. More than 5,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLE, which offers outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to experience life at West Point. SLE attendees live in… Continue Reading

SC music student earns trip to Nashville

SC music student earns trip to Nashville

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College music student Miles McKee recently played saxophone at the College Band Directors National Association convention in Nashville, Tennessee. McKee, of Sheridan, was selected to perform with the Small College Intercollegiate Band, which features 80 students from 49 colleges and universities across North America. A 2011 graduate of Sheridan High School, McKee… Continue Reading

Learn how to make soap April 22

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a natural soap making class from 1:30-4:30 p.m. April 22. Participants will make six bars of soap and will paint stained glass while waiting for their soap to process. The event is open to all members of the community. Cost is $40 for those who are over… Continue Reading

Learn pencil, oil painting with artist Arin Waddell

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host an oil painting class with step-by-step instruction by artist Arin Waddell from 6-8 p.m. April 23. POP! (Pencils and Oil Paint) is a stress-free evening full of socializing, music and step-by-step painting instruction on a specific subject matter. The event is BYOB, and participants will walk… Continue Reading

USFS seeks comment on proposed permit for outfitters

SHERIDAN — The Tongue Ranger District of the Bighorn National Forest is seeking public comments for a proposed special use permit to allow Dayton Gulch Outfitters to offer rental camps for recreational visitors. The proposal is for 45 service days within the Tongue Ranger District. Camp locations would be accessible by motorized vehicles using Forest… Continue Reading

Police chief hopes to negotiate RMA contract

SHERIDAN — Officials with the city of Sheridan are working to reduce the subsidy paid to the contract ambulance company that provides services to city residents. Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens, who oversees the contract with Rocky Mountain Ambulance, said he hopes to see several changes in the agreement. “As we’ve gotten into this contract… Continue Reading

North, south interchanges primed for changes

North, south interchanges primed for changes

SHERIDAN — The new North Sheridan Interchange moves closer to heading out to bid each day, and Wrench Ranch representatives approached the Sheridan Planning Commission Monday evening looking to approve its master plan and a preliminary plat request for areas near the site. Sheridan Planning and Development Director Robert Briggs told commissioners Wrench Ranch representatives… Continue Reading

Deal sentenced on drug charges

SHERIDAN — David Deal of Sheridan was sentenced in 4th Judicial District Court last week on drug charges. Deal had been charged with two counts for delivery of a controlled substance — one in relation to cocaine and one for psilocybin mushrooms. Deal pleaded guilty based on a plea agreement, which stipulated that in exchange… Continue Reading

Sheridan woman set for trial on multiple charges

SHERIDAN — Melissa Spanyers, 48, of Sheridan will face an August 2015 trial on multiple counts of burglary and fraud. Spanyers has multiple cases in 4th Judicial District Court and has been charged with a total of seven counts — two counts of fraud by check, one count of forgery, two counts of burglary, one… Continue Reading

UW names Sheridan Research and Extension Center director

SHERIDAN — A plant scientist experienced in teaching, research and extension will begin May 18 as director of the Sheridan Research and Extension Center. Brian Mealor is an assistant professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Wyoming and extension weed specialist. “Brian’s professional experiences will serve him well in this position,”… Continue Reading

MT vs. WY water lawsuit presentation April 22

SHERIDAN — Chris Brown from the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office will give a presentation and update on the Montana vs. Wyoming U.S. Supreme Court lawsuit over water rights in the Tongue River next week. The presentation will be held at 6 p.m. April 22 in the Inner Circle Meeting Room at Sheridan County Fulmer Library.… Continue Reading

Elks present $1,000 to The Food Group

Elks present $1,000 to The Food Group

SHERIDAN — Representatives from the Sheridan Elks Lodge #520 presented The Food Group with a check for $1,000 to help the nonprofit fulfill its mission of feeding Sheridan County students on the weekends. Steve Cox, outgoing Elks #520 Exalted Ruler, said the funds were raised from the taco feeds the Elks hold for the public… Continue Reading

SCSD2 orchestra students fare well at festival

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 2 orchestra program held its annual festival on April 1 and 2. The adjudicators were Sherry Sinift, a professional violinist and pedagogue at the University of Wyoming, and James Przygocki, a professional violist and pedagogue at UW. A total of 82 string students from elementary school through high… Continue Reading

NWS to host spotter training

SHERIDAN — The National Weather Service in Billings, Montana, in cooperation with Cloud Peak Radio and Electronics Group in Sheridan, will conduct a SKYWARN Spotter Training Session from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sheridan Masonic Lodge. The National Weather Service relies on trained volunteers to supplement Doppler radar information on severe storms. Storm… Continue Reading

‘You be the Judge’ event to be held April 21, 23

SHERIDAN — Join the Wyoming Supreme Court Justices, local district and circuit court judges and local attorneys for an in-depth look at the difficult decisions made behind-the-scenes in the court system at the “You be the Judge” event to be held April 21 and 23. Presented by the Wyoming Supreme Court and the Sheridan County… Continue Reading

Patton remembered as gentleman, servant

Patton remembered as gentleman, servant

SHERIDAN — He was a gentleman. That was the theme that seemed to resonate throughout the funeral services held Saturday for Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, who died April 5 at the age of 84. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church overflowed with those who came to pay their respects to the longtime legislator who championed education and… Continue Reading

City pushes back Curbcycle start date

SHERIDAN — Due to new equipment arrival dates and pending upgrades at the Recycling Center, city personnel pushed back the tentative start for the city’s new curbside recycling program to Aug. 3. The city originally planned to roll out Phase 1 of the program, called Curbcycle, on June 1. Phase 1 includes curbside pickup of… Continue Reading

WWA helping Sheridan celebrate Earth Day

WWA helping Sheridan celebrate Earth Day

SHERIDAN — Earth Day is April 22, and the Wyoming Wilderness Association has you covered for events that week. The ninth annual Miniature Art and Music Silent Auction begins today. Interested individuals have until April 24 to stop by the Davis Gallery (645 Broadway) in Sheridan and bid on the selection of miniature artworks and… Continue Reading

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