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(wise) Men’s Night Out set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — (wise) Men’s Night Out will give men in the Sheridan community a chance to do some last-minute shopping next week. The event is coordinated by the Historic District Promotions Committee and will take place Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Area businesses will offer Men’s Night Out specials. In addition, those shopping Thursday night can… Continue Reading

Local schools participate in Hour of Code

Local schools participate in Hour of Code

SHERIDAN — Thursday afternoon, students at five Sheridan public schools gathered in clusters around Chromebooks to learn and practice coding. The event was part of a weeklong dive into computer programming, in conjunction with Hour of Code — an international nonprofit aimed at boosting young students’ interest and knowledge in computer science. Henry A. Coffeen,… Continue Reading

More pro rodeo coming to Sheridan in 2016

SHERIDAN — Elite Rodeo Athletes: League of Rodeo Champions will stop in Sheridan over the 2016 Labor Day weekend on its first-ever nationwide tour. Eight cities make up the inaugural Elite Rodeo Athletes schedule, and the action will be nationally televised on FOX Sports 1 & 2 as part of a multi-million dollar deal. Sheridan… Continue Reading

New federal education law praised by state officials

SHERIDAN — Wyoming education officials welcomed a new federal accountability law, signed by President Barack Obama on Thursday morning. The new law — the Every Student Succeeds Act — will replace No Child Left Behind and allow for more state and local control. The praise appeared unanimous. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, who served on the… Continue Reading

WYO Rodeo brings home award, knowledge from NFR

SHERIDAN — They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Sheridan WYO Rodeo officials decided to ignore this slogan, instead returning home from the National Finals Rodeo this week with hardware and also knowledge they hope to apply to the 2016 event. WYO board member Jeff Wells said representatives went to the NFR kickoff… Continue Reading

Local court briefs — domestics, theft

Man pleads not guilty to punching a woman in the face SHERIDAN — A Banner man accused of punching a female in the face pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault and battery on Thursday morning. Stephen Snyder, 37, entered his plea in 4th Judicial District Court. If convicted, Snyder could go to prison for up to… Continue Reading

Library to host Star Wars party Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is organizing a party to celebrate the release of the new Star Wars movie. The event will take place at in the Inner Circle at the library beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The party will include Yoda soda, wookie cookies, sith sticks and other refreshments. A movie… Continue Reading

Tween Club to meet Tuesday for New Year’s party

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will gather for a New Year’s party Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. This is the last Tween Club meeting for the year, but the weekly gatherings will return after the first of the year. Topics for January include board games, stop motion animation, free play and… Continue Reading

Business After Hours to be held at Mountain View Veterinary Hospital

SHERIDAN — This month’s Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” will take place Wednesday at Mountain View Veterinary Hospital. The social and networking event is free, courtesy of the host business, and open to all. For additional information, call the Chamber at 672-2485. Mountain View Veterinary Hospital is located at 2026 Sheridan Ave. Continue Reading

SHS students to perform winter concert

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School band will perform its winter concert Wednesday at 7 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the SHS auditorium. For additional information, call Debbie Hanson at 672-2495, ext. 1. SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive. Continue Reading

Faass pleads not guilty

SHERIDAN — The man authorities say shot a Sheridan man on Highway 335 in October pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder Thursday morning in 4th Judicial District Court. Todd Faass, 49, of Big Horn, faces 20 years to life in prison for allegedly shooting teenager Tyler Lindberg as both drove their vehicles north toward Big… Continue Reading

SCSD3 talks small district needs with local legislators

CLEARMONT — Sheridan County School District 3 hosted local legislators for dinner Wednesday night to discuss district needs and education funding in the upcoming legislative session. Rep. Mark Jennings, R-Sheridan; Rep. Mark Kinner, R-Sheridan; Rep. Michael Madden, R-Buffalo; and Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan, attended. Superintendent Charles Auzqui said community members also attended. Legislators explained the… Continue Reading

Wednesday’s high temperature ties record at 69 degrees

SHERIDAN — Sheridan area residents wandering downtown without coats or even in short sleeves is not a sight commonly seen in early December. But, Sheridan’s weather Wednesday tied records in terms of warm temperatures. According to the National Weather Service out of Billings, the high reached 69 degrees, tying the previous record set in 1957. In… Continue Reading

Construction on ICU building nearly one month ahead of schedule

SHERIDAN — Progress on the new intensive care unit at Sheridan Memorial Hospital is going well, according to hospital CEO Mike McCafferty. At Wednesday’s SMH board of trustees meeting, McCafferty reported that construction on the ICU building is nearly one month ahead of schedule. This is partially due to the mild winter in Sheridan, which… Continue Reading

College loses NJCAA appeal, discovers 2nd infraction

College loses NJCAA appeal, discovers 2nd infraction

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Athletic Department received notice from the National Junior College Athletic Association on Wednesday that the decision barring the men’s basketball team from postseason play for the current season will stand. School officials also discovered another infraction from a player on this year’s team, after doing an eligibility audit required by… Continue Reading

We The People team advances to state contest

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan High School teams competed in a We The People state qualifier on Monday. More than 400 students representing 20 teams from around the state competed for six spots at the state contest. SHS had 49 students compete on two teams. The SHS teams took the top two spots at the district… Continue Reading

Bethesda Worship Center to host live nativity Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Bethesda Worship Center will host a live nativity scene in front of the church on Saturday. A walk-through tour will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. and a drive-through tour will be offered from 5-8 p.m. The nativity event is free and open to all. Those planning to attend are also… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Youth and Children’s Chorale to perform

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Youth and Children’s Chorales will perform their “Sounds of the Season” concert Monday at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The concert will include singers in third through eighth grades in Sheridan County. Special guests will include Sheridan High School’s Spectrum Show Choir and flutist Leslie Viren. The chorales are… Continue Reading

YMCA to offer two free programs to community

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA will offer two programs beginning in the new year that are free and open to the public. The YMCA is reaching out to all adults in the community to help them get a great start in moving their bodies for better health. The program, Y Personal Fitness, is offered… Continue Reading

The Brinton to offer free admission Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum will offer free admission and a holiday shopping event Sunday. The exhibits will be open for viewing from noon to 5 p.m. The “Hanson & Oriet, On and Off the Wall” exhibit is currently on display and features landscape and portrait paintings as well as chairs, benches and other small… Continue Reading

Sheridan College Foundation receives fiduciary certification

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Foundation announced Tuesday its successful completion of the process to become certified for their fiduciary practices through the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX). The SC Foundation is one of the first community college foundations in the nation to complete this independent CEFEX certification process. “What this tells our supporters and… Continue Reading

Creating a plan to put the Bighorns on the big screen

SHERIDAN — Can the Bighorns make it on the big screen? Some local organizations seem to think they can. Through a Wyoming Business Council grant awarded to the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority, Sheridan Travel and Tourism and the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce will work alongside local film professionals Leon Schatz and Francine Russel… Continue Reading

Woman pleads not guilty to child endangerment

SHERIDAN — A local woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a child endangering charge stemming from a drug arrest. Crystal Brown, 33, of Sheridan, had her trial set for May 9. If convicted, she could face up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to an affidavit of probable cause, Brown and Dustin… Continue Reading

Man pleads guilty to forgery, burglary charges

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded guilty to several felonies and received a recommendation for a youthful offender boot camp Tuesday morning in 4th Judicial District Court. Andrew Smith, 23, pleaded guilty to one count of forgery and two counts of burglary as part of an agreement. In exchange for his pleas, the state dropped a… Continue Reading

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