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Val Burgess withdraws bid for open City Council seat

April 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Val Burgess has withdrawn her bid for an open City Council seat that will be filled Monday. Jesus Rios, vice president for business development at Ptolemy Data Systems, and Thayer Shafer, who currently serves on the city Planning Commission, are the remaining two candidates. The seat was vacated when former Ward Read More

Charlie Hardy addresses upcoming issues

SHERIDAN — U.S. Senate candidate Charlie Hardy, who is running as a Democrat in the upcoming election against Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., visited Sheridan this week to discuss how he hopes to address suffering as Wyoming’s next senator. The Cheyenne native launched his bid for the U.S. Senate seat in mid-January. Two years ago, Hardy Read More

Tongue River announces honor roll

SHERIDAN — Tongue River Middle School has announced their third quarter honor roll recipients.   EIGHTH GRADE HONOR ROLL Amber Champlin, Kira Duval, Jasper Forsness, Kirsten Homola, Robbie Prehemo, Kel Tritschler, Laura Walters and Trevor Wieser.   SEVENTH GRADE HONOR ROLL Wes Bakken, Angelina Bird, Aspen Boulter, Dalaynie Dearcorn, Elias Dillon-Bennett, Emily Elliot, Sam Homola, Read More

Pat Jones to hold book signing Sat.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan author Pat Jones will hold a book signing Saturday at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery. Jones has published her second novel, “The Post,” and will be signing copies from noon to 2 p.m. “The Post” is the story of a mother who experiences a life changing event that impacts not only her Read More

Trail End Guilds to meet Tuesday at 7 p.m.

SHERIDAN — The Trail End Guilds will meet Tuesday. The meeting will commence at 7 p.m. at the Trail End State Historic Site. TEG sponsors at least one major event each year, the Holiday Open House during the first weekend of December. Membership dues start at $5 a year and meetings are typically held monthly Read More

Tidy trails kept by outdoors group

April 2, 2014

SHERIDAN — As the weather warms and the land dries out, outdoorsmen of all varieties will take to the trails. Whether hiking, biking or on horseback, these trekkers will likely unknowingly owe a debt of gratitude to a small local chapter of a national organization for the lovely path they are following. The Wyoming Back Read More

Informant helps law enforcement catch dealer

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man will face charges in Wyoming’s 4th Judicial District Court regarding three felony drug charges. Mark Cook, 58, is suspected of illegally selling hydromorphone, an opioid-based medication derived from morphine. Police arrested Cook March 11 after conducting an investigation that spanned several months and entailed an informant wearing a wire and Read More

Ranchester votes to annex a portion of Highway 14

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council voted 3-0 Tuesday to annex the right of way on a portion of U.W. Highway 14 west of town in order to have more control over the speed limits on the highway that runs in front of the proposed site for a new elementary school. Councilman Dennis Dunn was not Read More

Fearing vandalism, county nixes Red Grade sign

SHERIDAN — The county will no longer be installing a vehicle-activated flashing sign to warn drivers to slow down on a dangerous curve on Red Grade Road due to concerns about the sign being shot up, which could pose a hazard for a nearby landowner. Sheridan County commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday to reverse a vote Read More

Charges dropped in Lovick reckless endangerment case from Jan.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County prosecutors have dismissed a case against a Sheridan man previously charged with reckless endangering with a firearm. Charges against Daniel Lovick, 37, were dropped March 17 after Deputy County Attorney Christoper LaRosa determined there was insufficient evidence to support the charge. Lovick was arrested Jan. 27 after police responded to a Read More

Presbyterian women to hold annual closet sale starting Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Presbyterian women will hold their annual spring Attic-Basement-Closet sale on Friday and Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church. A variety of items will be available including clothing, shoes, toys, jewelry and more, from 8 a.m. to noon daily. On Saturday, all remaining items with the exception of books will be sold for Read More

Community blood drive to start Monday

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan Community Blood Drive will be held Monday and Tuesday in the Best Western Sheridan Center ballroom. Appointments are strongly recommended but walk-ins are welcome. Sessions are available Monday between noon and 7 p.m. and Tuesday between 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. All blood types are needed except for AB. Potential donors Read More

Tongue River Middle School announces honor roll

SHERIDAN — Tongue River Middle School has announced their third quarter honor roll recipients.   EIGHTH-GRADE SUPERINTENDENT’S HONOR ROLL Skye Bensel, Emily Brown, KamiJo McCormick, Mary Miller, Nikki Perfetti, Dehlaney Schulthess and Natalie Ziegenhorn.   SEVENTH-GRADE SUPERINTENDENT’S HONOR ROLL Mackenzie Aksamit and Jaren Fritz.   SIXTH-GRADE SUPERINTENDENT’S HONOR ROLL Kynlee Jolley, Zaveah Kobza, Rheagan Logan, Read More

Sundowner Lions to present John Denver tribute Mon.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Sundowner Lions will present a tribute to John Denver, starring Brad Fitch, on Monday. The concert will commence at 7 p.m. at Sheridan Junior High School. Tickets for the event are available at the door for a donation. For advance tickets or more information call 461-0791. SJHS is located at 500 Read More

Retirement reception for Cel Hope Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Dog and Cat Shelter board will host a retirement reception for outgoing Executive Director Cel Hope on Saturday. From 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Downtown Sheridan Association Community Room all members of the community are welcome to stop by and wish her a happy retirement. The new director, Debie Crawford, will be present Read More

$800 reward offered for Rails tire vandal

April 1, 2014

SHERIDAN — The owner of the Rails Brews and Cues bar on Broadway Street is offering an $800 reward for information that leads to the apprehension of whoever is responsible for slashing tires on 21 different vehicles in the pub’s parking lot early Saturday morning. While police are also working on the case, bar owner Read More

Trail End State Historic Site open for season

SHERIDAN — The Trail End State Historic Site opens today for its 32nd season. New this year is an exhibit displayed throughout the entire house entitled “The Ties That Bind: Exploring the Relationship between Sheridan and Trail End.” Also new this year are two audio tours for visitors who want a more in-depth look at Read More

Forest Service seeks public comment on Sheridan College special use permit

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College has requested a special use permit to use the Bighorn National Forest for a variety of guided activities and field trips as part of its Learn Outdoors Program. The Tongue Ranger District of the Bighorn National Forest is now seeking public comments regarding the proposed permit. The permit would authorize 1,000 Read More

Tongue River students Compete at FCCLA

SHERIDAN — A group of Tongue River High School students competed in the state Family, Career and Community Leaders of America competition last week. FCCLA is a national career and technical student organization focused on personal growth and career preparation for students of family and consumer sciences education. Individual competitions centered on the different roles Read More

Next Sheridan College workshop series presented this month

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Foundation will present the next “Insight: The Sheridan College Lecture & Workshop Series” this month. Created to inspire innovative thought, action and potential in everyone’s lives, three internationally renowned leaders in the field of personal development will be coming to Sheridan. The next presenter in the insight series will be Read More

Nick Johnson farewell open house Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Nick Johnson, executive director of the WYO Theater, has resigned from his position and a farewell open house will be hosted Wednesday by the board and staff. Any member of the community wishing to say goodbye and good luck is invited to stop by the WYO between 4:30-6:30 p.m. Johnson will be moving Read More

‘Purple Up!’ to be held April 15

SHERIDAN — April is the “Month of the Military Child” and the Operation: Military Kids camp near Centennial would like help supporting a Wyoming family with seven children while the father is deployed. OMK Wyoming is part of the 4-H program and support event will be held throughout the state throughout the month. Activities kicked Read More

Story Historical society to host program Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Story Historical Society will host a program on Sunday. Commencing at 1:30 p.m. at the Story Woman’s Club, all members of the community are invited to attend the free presentation. Al and Brenda Winters will discuss the history of 15 Glacier Street, Mountain View. Cookies and coffee will be served. For more Read More

Patterson receives scholarship to Chadron

SHERIDAN — Morgan Patterson, of Sheridan, has been awarded a Presidential Bronze Scholarship of $2,273 to attend Chadron State College this fall. Patterson will transfer from Northern Wyoming Community College and plans to study elementary education. She is the daughter of Patrick Patterson and Suzy Lang of Sheridan.

Four locals businesses join forces under one roof

SHERIDAN — A group of four Sheridan businesses are coming together under one roof to share a single retail space and commercial kitchen. The Hometown Bakery Co-Op, LLC, is evidence of a national trend sprouting local roots. The new Sheridan County-based cooperative will include four existing Sheridan businesses: Cupcakes by Design, Big Horn Cakes, Andrew’s Read More

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