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Tween club to learn about bio-mimicry Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will gather to learn about bio-mimicry Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. The Tween Club meets every Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. Topics planned for the rest of the year include ducks, silent films and more. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The library is located… Continue Reading

Finding Hope Conference to feature author Steve Arteburn

SHERIDAN — The Finding Hope Conference will feature author and speaker Steve Arteburn Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. at the WYO Theater. Arteburn will offer insights into finding hope in a world that can sometimes seem hopeless. He is the chairman and founder of New Life Ministries and the host of Christian talk show “New Life… Continue Reading

Cody fundraiser to benefit former SHS wrestling coach

SHERIDAN — A fundraiser to benefit Chuck Flickinger will take place Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Wynona Thompson Auditorium in Cody. On March 22, Flickinger, his daughter and club team wrestlers were in a motor vehicle accident in the Wind River Canyon. While the wrestlers and Flickinger’s daughter have mostly recovered, due to a… Continue Reading

SAGE holiday art show opens Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Artists’ Guild, et al annual holiday art show and sale will open Wednesday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. SAGE is a local organization that strives to create opportunities for adults and youth that encourage lifelong education through the appreciation of and participation in the visual arts. SAGE promotes and… Continue Reading

High speed chase on I-25 ends in arrest of Sheridan man

SHERIDAN — A pursuit Wednesday afternoon south of Buffalo on Interstate 25 resulted in the arrest of 33-year-old Joseph T. DeVries of Sheridan. According to Wyoming Highway Patrol, at approximately 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, a Wyoming state trooper spotted a black 2006 Honda motorcycle traveling at 110 mph in an 80 mph zone at mile post… Continue Reading

Space for future generations to enjoy

Space for future generations to enjoy

Initial dirt work progressing at West Fifth Street Park SHERIDAN — A large park planned for West Fifth Street should provide young Sheridan athletes with several acres of sports fields for years to come. Thanks to the cooperation of a few organizations, work on West Fifth Street Park began in the past month on a… Continue Reading

CAST board members talk air service at chamber luncheon

SHERIDAN — With the arrival of a new air service provider just around the corner, Critical Air Service Team President Bruce Garber, along with other board members, made their pitch to business leaders Wednesday at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Commercial air service will return to Sheridan County Airport on Nov. 19 after… Continue Reading

SHS Jazz Band to perform Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Jazz Band will perform its first concert of the year Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Sue Henry Auditorium. The concert will feature jazz standards such as “Birdland,” “Struttin’ with Some Barbecue,” “Flight of the Foo Birds” and “You Are the Sunshine of My Life.” The concert is free… Continue Reading

Republican Women of Sheridan County elect new officers

SHERIDAN — At the Nov. 2 meeting of Republican Women of Sheridan County, Carla Klopfenstein was honored for her four years of service as president of the organization. Thirty-four members enjoyed a slide show Carla presented on highlights of the Republican State Convention, which included speeches by presidential candidates Ben Carson and Carly Fioriana and… Continue Reading

Free TiPS alcohol training set for Monday at Chamber office

SHERIDAN — Training for responsible on-premise beverage service, or TiPS training, will be offered Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The training is an internationally recognized alcohol awareness education program. Monday’s training is targeted to on-premise beverage servers and is intended to help stop drunk driving and other alcohol-related problems before they occur; allow… Continue Reading

Wyoming State Bar introducing Modest Means Program

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Bar recently announced the launch of the Modest Means Program. The MMP is a reduced-fee referral service designed to make legal services accessible to lower- and moderate-income citizens who surpass the income threshold for legal aid. The target audience for the Modest Means Program is those citizens whose household incomes… Continue Reading

Crews thinning trees affected by pine beetle

Crews thinning trees affected by pine beetle

SHERIDAN — There were large snowflakes falling on the mountain Tuesday morning, but that wasn’t the only thing landing on the forest floor. Chainsaws roared as tall Ponderosa Pines fell with a resounding snap. At first glance it looked like the men were cutting down green and healthy trees. But a closer inspection of a… Continue Reading

County looks to state Legislature for budget assistance

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Board of County Commissioners pleaded with local state legislators Tuesday for budget help. Chairman Tom Ringley said that while the revenue outlook is dim, services the county is legally obligated to provide are becoming more expensive. County reserves are down to $5.6 million after commissioners drew out $1.3 million to fill… Continue Reading

TRHS to stay in East athletics; utilities bills projected to grow

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 officials touted cost-savings in the revamped food service program, looked ahead to bigger utilities bills and reviewed resolutions for the Wyoming School Board Association’s annual conference next week. Superintendent Marty Kobza also announced a cancellation of an earlier proposal to shift Tongue River sports. Tongue River High School… Continue Reading

Teens sentenced for wildlife crimes

SHERIDAN — Two Gillette teens were sentenced to probation and community service Tuesday for illegally killing wildlife in Story. Mitchell Shinkle and Baylee Mooney each pleaded guilty to multiple misdemeanors. Shinkle will serve a year of probation, must complete 75 hours of community service and cannot hunt for three years for wasting edible portions of a… Continue Reading

Cheyenne residents vote down administrator

SHERIDAN — Cheyenne voters convincingly shot down a charter ordinance that would have instituted an administrator to take over day-to-day operations of the city. Cheyenne residents made their decision by a nearly 2-1 margin. According to unofficial results from the Laramie County Clerk’s Office, 4,508 people voted against the measure; 2,578 voted for. Voter turnout… Continue Reading

Kekich sentenced to prison

SHERIDAN — A 20-year-old Sheridan man pleaded guilty to drug charges Tuesday and was sentenced to 3-6 years imprisonment. Kolter Kekich admitted to dealing heroin in Sheridan over a two-year period and accepted a plea agreement for felony conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance. He was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison in September on previous… Continue Reading

Friends of the Library Auction set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — The annual Friends of the Library Auction will take place Saturday from 5:30-10 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. The theme for this year’s event is “Black Tie and Blue Jeans.” The event will include a live auction, live music from the classic rock band Side Track, hors d’oeuvres, wine and… Continue Reading

SC to host mountain climbing film festival Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a showing of the Reel Rock Mountain Climbing Film Festival on Saturday at 7 p.m. The event will include five new high adventure mountain climbing films, all in one package, ranging from six minutes to 35 minutes each. The event is free for Sheridan College students with identification and… Continue Reading

Science Saturday to explore visual illusions

SHERIDAN — This week’s Science Saturday will allow children to explore “Visual illusion: Do your eyes deceive you?” The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. It is free and open to children of all ages. Participants should meet at the Sheridan College Science Center. Science Saturdays are sponsored by the… Continue Reading

Big Horn Mountain Polka Club to gather Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will hold a dance Sunday at the Elks Lodge from 1-5 p.m. Music will be played by The Drifters. The event will also include the election of new officers. All members of the public are invited to this event. For more information, call Jean Arzy at 672-3623.… Continue Reading

Holy Name thrift store organizing Christmas extravaganza sale

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic Church’s thrift shop is organizing a Christmas extravaganza sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check out all of the Christmas merchandise, gifts and collectibles that will be available. For additional information, contact Holy Name Church at 672-2848. The event will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall,… Continue Reading

SPD accepting applications for Citizen’s Police Academy

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Citizen’s Police Academy. The classes will be held each Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. between Feb. 16 and April 12. There is no fee to participate, but space is limited. Dinner will be included with each class. Training will be in a relaxed… Continue Reading

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