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From Sheridan to Washington D.C.: Local student tells of her time working as a Senate page

January 24, 2015

SHERIDAN — She got there on a Sunday — Sept. 7, 2014 — and by 4:50 a.m. Sept. 8 it had hit her: this was going to be a very different semester. Back home in Sheridan, Madison Pehringer didn’t get out of bed at 5 in the morning to be at school by 6:15 a.m. Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

Relay for life fundraising season to kick off Tuesday at Black Tooth

January 23, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan area Relay for Life fundraising season will kick off Tuesday with a rally from 4-6 p.m. at the Black Tooth Brewing Company. For every pint of beer sold Tuesday, $1 will be donated to the local Relay for Life event. From 4-6 p.m., visitors to the brewery will have an opportunity Read More

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 • Read More

Local organizations to collect information about homeless in Sheridan Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Local organizations are coming together to better understand the homeless in Sheridan. This year’s Point in Time Count will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday alongside the Sheridan Agency Fair at the Sheridan YMCA. A minibus will shuttle to and from Kmart at the top of every hour and Read More

Ferrari of the piano world gets a tune-up

SHERIDAN — Imagine a wide open road, shimmering with dew, and an F12berlinetta Ferrari with every “rosso corsa” curve glistening and its V12 engine purring with a soft restraint that almost belies the power beneath the hood. Now imagine easing the gas pedal down, expecting the heart-pounding rev and the 0 to 124 in 8.5 Read More

Schools eye bill that would require 4 years of math

SHERIDAN — Senate File 8 is making its way through the Wyoming State Legislature, and local education stakeholders are carefully monitoring the proposed changes to the multi-faceted education accountability and assessment bill. The modified bill sponsored by the Select Committee on Statewide Education Accountability passed its second reading during Thursday’s meeting of the Senate, moving Read More

Fearnow enters plea agreement on possession charges

SHERIDAN — A local man charged in connection with the May 2014 burglary of Hospital Pharmacy on Main Street changed his plea for drug possession charges Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Kyle Logan Fearnow, 26, was arrested in August on a municipal warrant after police responded to his call that someone was breaking into Read More

Hotels: Busy summer weekends already booked

SHERIDAN — Even though snow continues to cover the ground, local lodging establishments are feeling the heat of summer. Hotels and motels in the Sheridan area are filling up fast for this summer’s biggest events, and many are already filled to capacity during select weekends. Popular weekends already booked for many lodging facilities include the Read More

Sheridan College to host open house

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host an open house Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium to allow individuals to learn more about programs the community college offers. College staff especially encourage residents older than 50 who didn’t finish college to head back to campus. By combining life and Read More

‘Souper’ Bowl community food drive starts Monday

SHERIDAN — The AARP and Wyoming Retired Educators of Sheridan have partnered with local food banks for a “Souper” Bowl community food drive during the week of Jan. 26-Jan. 30. There will be two drop-off sites — the Sheridan Senior Center and the YMCA. Both sites will have a decorated box for each of the Read More

First Assembly of God Church to install new pastors Sunday

SHERIDAN — Rev. Jay and Linda Littlefield will be installed as new pastors of First Assembly of God Church at the 10:15 a.m. worship service Sunday. Rev. Alan Schaberg, the Wyoming District Assemblies of God superintendent, will install them. Following the installation, he will preach. The public is invited to this event. Jay Littlefield is Read More

Survey shows residents OK with more lax development rules

January 22, 2015

SHERIDAN — Recent survey results indicate Sheridan residents think downtown development is important enough that the city should consider revising its rules to make it easier to remodel or replace downtown buildings. The survey was the second sent out this year to gauge public opinion during development of the Sheridan Land Use Plan and a Read More

Scheduling could be challenge for SCSD1 soccer

BIG HORN — Sheridan County School District 1 is officially moving forward with their new 3A soccer program, and the athletic directors are finding they are entering a whole new world. Previously, the district combined with SCSD2 in Sheridan for their 4A soccer teams, but in the fall of 2014 the school board voted to Read More

Can Brookhouse stand trial? Murder suspect mental competency under review

SHERIDAN — Lawyers in the Paul Brookhouse murder case met Wednesday at Sheridan County Circuit Court for a status hearing on Brookhouse’s mental competency. Brookhouse has been charged with second degree murder in the June 2014 shooting death of James Lee Drake. Erin Wardell, Brookhouse’s court-appointed attorney asked that court be closed due to the Read More

Crews respond to Delphi house fire, no injuries

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to a structure fire Wednesday morning on Delphi Avenue. No injuries were reported. “The origin and cause of the fire are under investigation,” SFR Chief Terry Lenhart said Wednesday. “We’ll have certified investigators looking for the cause.” Both SFR and Goose Valley Fire Department responded to the fire, and a Read More

Dayton Town Council appoints Healy as new municipal judge

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council made quick business of a short agenda Monday. Council members approved a resolution appointing Ryan Healy of Healy Law Firm as the town’s new municipal judge, Town Clerk Linda Lofgren said. Dayton’s previous municipal judge, Joelle Hadley-Day, resigned. The Council also discussed an agreement with Ranchester for Healy to conduct Read More

Tax revenues increase as local economy steadies

SHERIDAN — Local tax revenues are steadily increasing from last year, a good sign for the Sheridan area’s economic recovery. According to Sheridan County Administrative Director Renee Obermueller, sales and use tax revenues have increased 1.35 percent from July to December 2014 compared to the same six-month period in 2013. Obermueller noted that the increase Read More

Cloverbuds to host rocket activity

SHERIDAN — The Cloverbuds will host an activity centered around rockets Wednesday beginning at 4 p.m. at the Watt Agricultural Center. The 4-H Cloverbud program is a component of the 4-H youth development program. It is designed as an informal approach to developing confidence, social skills, decision making abilities, subject matter knowledge and physical skills. Read More

Caywoods celebrate 60 years of marriage

SHERIDAN — Larry Caywood and Sally (nee Barnes) Caywood will celebrate 60 years of marriage today. The Caywoods were married Jan. 22, 1955, in Buffalo. Larry Caywood ran a trucking business for many years and worked most recently as a ranch hand before retiring in 2014. His wife was active as a 4-H leader and Read More

CASA seeks support in future expansion: Commissioners vote to sponsor nonprofit for grant request

January 21, 2015

SHERIDAN — County Commissioners voted Tuesday to sponsor a grant request for Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns that will help the nonprofit organization in its pursuit to expand. The county will submit an application to the Wyoming Business Council for a $15,000 Community Development Block Grant that will be used to conduct a Read More

SCSD1 shows net loss in 2014, third year in a row

BIG HORN — Sheridan County School District 1 is on the brink of a concerning financial situation in their general and reserve funds, Travis Fegler of Porter, Muirhead, Cornia and Howard said Tuesday night during the school board’s annual audit presentation. Porter, Muirhead, Cornia and Howard provides an independent audit of the district’s financial report Read More

Clearmont Town Council awards contract for sewer, water maintenance

CLEARMONT — Members of Clearmont Town Council voted Monday to award a contract to EnTech Inc. for cleaning out the sewer system in order to locate access areas that need to be replaced. The contract was for $19,000 and will be paid for with previously budgeted Capital Facilities Tax funds. The Council also voted to Read More

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