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Tween Club to meet Tuesday at library

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 a movie. Others topics planned for January and February include free play, Web design and photography. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585.… Continue Reading

Gentle yoga balance class to be held Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The next gentle yoga balance class will take place Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. Cindy Baker, a yoga therapist with the A Place of Wholeness Yoga Studio, will conduct the class. The class incorporates mindful meditation practices and is designed to increase strength, balance and flexibility. It is also… Continue Reading

Officials struggle to find attorney to take on Redle case

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County officials are having a difficult time finding an attorney to review the case against Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle, who could face criminal charges for allegedly kicking at a woman in December. According to the Sheridan Police Department, which has investigated the incident, Redle allegedly attempted to kick a coffee cup… Continue Reading

JAC kills governor’s health care budget provision

SHERIDAN — A provision in Gov. Matt Mead’s budget, which would have provided health care to about 20,000 Wyomingites, failed in committee Wednesday morning. “It’s not terribly surprising,” said Hollis Hackman, a Sheridan resident who works with Healthy Wyoming. The provision failed by one vote in the Joint Appropriations Committee, which is meeting in the… Continue Reading

Tongue River senior to run track at West Point

Tongue River senior to run track at West Point

SHERIDAN — LeeAnna Mitchell is not your average high school senior. The Worland native, who moved to Ranchester just two years ago, will attend West Point in the fall, where she’ll run track. Her academic records put her in place to be this year’s Tongue River High School valedictorian. She’s also student council treasurer, a… Continue Reading

SCTA president happy with completion of indoor tennis facility

SCTA president happy with completion of indoor tennis facility

SHERIDAN — Every time Lorna Brooks drove by the construction site of what would become the indoor tennis facility, she became more and more excited. But it wasn’t until the president of the Sheridan Community Tennis Association stepped inside the finished product that she was truly amazed by what had been accomplished. “It’s just really… Continue Reading

SRD hands weed and mosquito control over to city

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District will no longer be the source for weed and mosquito spraying in town. The contract has not been renewed between the SRD and the city of Sheridan, meaning the city will takeover the spraying duties. SRD Executive Director Richard Wright informed the SRD board of the change at Wednesday’s… Continue Reading

Library to host screening of “Blizzard of ‘49”

Library to host screening of “Blizzard of ‘49”

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host a screening and panel discussion of the Wyoming PBS documentary “Blizzard of ‘49” on Tuesday in the Inner Circle at 2 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. The one-hour documentary film tells the story of “Storm of the Century: The Blizzard of ’49,” the worst series… Continue Reading

Tuesday, Wednesday lectures to explore value, worth

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 value and worth. In particular, the presentation will explore where you begin and others stop. The After Hours lecture is… Continue Reading

SHRM to host presentation on Wyoming Grown program Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Society of Human Resource Management will meet Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Carmalee Rose from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services in Cheyenne will discuss the Wyoming Grown program. The program is the state’s initiative to bring more Wyoming graduates back to the state. Rose will discuss… Continue Reading

Crazy Woman owners back in business

Crazy Woman owners back in business

SHERIDAN — If you do what you love, you won’t work a day in your life. It’s a cliche, but it’s true. Just ask Linda and Willis Fauth. They keep that saying on a yellow Post-it note in their store. Every time they see it, they smile. The owners of Crazy Woman Trading Company have… Continue Reading

SCSD1 to consider random drug-testing policy

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 is moving ahead with a student-led proposal to consider a random drug-testing policy for kids involved in school activities. In the spring of 2015, two students at Tongue River High School urged the board to consider such a policy. The move came after students did a project with… Continue Reading

City, SAWSJPB may consolidate water program

SHERIDAN — Control of the Sheridan Area Water Supply system may soon flow into the hands of city officials. A recent proposal to consolidate the SAWS system with that of the city of Sheridan gained preliminary approval from the SAWS Joint Powers Board. Two city council officials, Sheridan Mayor John Heath and three Sheridan County… Continue Reading

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

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