Category Archives: Local News

3 men sentenced in felony cases

SHERIDAN — District court was a busy place Thursday, as three men were sentenced for felony crimes committed in Sheridan County. •• Kyle Nelson, 26, of Sheridan, received a three- to five-year suspended sentence in favor of a six-month split sentence and five years probation for child endangering. Law enforcement found 3 grams of methamphetamine… Continue Reading

University of Wyoming student emails are public record

SHERIDAN — Student emails coming and going through the University of Wyoming’s server are subject to public information requests, according to university officials. This means members of the public can request to see any emails, whether written by students or faculty. A parent could even request their child’s emails — even if that student is… Continue Reading

Man pleads not guilty to drug charges

SHERIDAN — A man authorities say tried to sell more than 5 pounds of marijuana in a local bar and also possessed methamphetamine pleaded not guilty to the charges Wednesday. Jason Miller, 37, of Orting, Washington, made his pleas for two felonies and one misdemeanor in 4th Judicial District Court. Miller could face more than 15… Continue Reading

Minor pleads in theft case

SHERIDAN — A Normative Services, Inc. runaway who the state alleges stole a Jeep Patriot in July pleaded not guilty to felony theft Wednesday in 4th Judicial District Court. Lucas Lundin, 17, is being charged as an adult and faces 10 years in prison and $10,000 if convicted. Judge John Fenn ordered the trial begin Jan.… Continue Reading

UW offers a free day of college through Saturday U program

SHERIDAN — College drops the price tag this weekend through Saturday U — a program sponsored by the University of Wyoming. A free day of college education, UW professors will host lectures and discussions at Sheridan College’s Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus. Saturday U will feature professors Harold Bergman, Marcel Kornfeld and Bruce Richardson, and participants are… Continue Reading

Schofield to give workshop on organization Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Deniece Schofield, author of five books on home management and organization, will be in Sheridan to share how to get organized without having to get rid of everything. On Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center, Schofield will present “Get organized: New ideas for saving time and space.” Topics will… Continue Reading

Legal Aid expanding low-income taxpayer clinic

SHERIDAN — Legal Aid of Wyoming is expanding their Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic is designed to assist individuals involved in a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service. Legal Aid now has a full-time attorney dedicated entirely to assisting with resolution of these disputes. Representation on these matters ranges from brief… Continue Reading

SMH to host allergy screening next week

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Big Horn Ear, Nose and Throat clinic is hosting an Allergy Awareness Screening Monday through Friday of next week. If you have been feeling tired, had more headaches than usual or been bogged down by cold-like symptoms this summer, the above-normal amount of rain that fell in the spring might be… Continue Reading

Sheep Creek Fire continues to gain ground

Sheep Creek Fire continues to gain ground

DAYTON — Officials coordinating efforts to extinguish the Sheep Creek Fire near Tongue River Canyon said the fire gained additional ground Wednesday. Incident commander Dick Terry said during a public meeting held at Tongue River High School Wednesday night that the fire had likely burned an additional 40-80 acres as of 6 p.m. That puts… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Rodeo set for this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Rodeo is returning to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The rodeo will feature competitors from Sheridan, Campbell and Johnson counties in a variety of events. Performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are available at the gate… Continue Reading

Man charged with burglary, forgery

SHERIDAN — A man who allegedly burglarized vehicles and stole credit cards to make purchases is being held on a $20,000 cash bond in the Sheridan County Detention Center. Isaac Whitaker, 35, of Sheridan, was arrested Aug. 1 on a warrant for failure to pay child support out of Fremont County and was also charged… Continue Reading

Taste of Sheridan to be held Sunday at Thorne-Rider Park

SHERIDAN — The North Main Association will present “Taste of Sheridan” on Sunday at Thorne-Rider Park. From 3-7 p.m., local restaurants and caterers will serve “taste-sized” portions of their offerings. Participating food vendors will include Blackstone Grill, El Tapitio Dos, Frackleton’s, Tunnel Inn, Wyoming Cattle and Creek Company, Pony Grill and Bar, Holiday Inn, Wahoo… Continue Reading

Dayton OKs microbrewery, winery permits

DAYTON — Satellite wine sales may be making their way into Dayton. The Town Council approved a rough draft to make microbrewery, winery and satellite winery permits available in Dayton. The ordinance would allow a third party to sell wine from a local distributor. “It allows for a party to sell their wine and their… Continue Reading

Ranchester names Jeff Barron as new councilman

RANCHESTER — Resident Jeff Barron was chosen by the Ranchester Town Council to fill a vacancy on the governing body. The position became available in June when former Councilwoman Erin Carbert turned in her resignation. Barron has been a resident of Ranchester for more than 10 years, and works at WWC Engineering. Barron will fill… Continue Reading

Reports Aug. 5, 2015

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Structure fire, behind 431 Coffeen Avenue, 4:58 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, Colorado and Sumner streets, 11:31 a.m. • RMA assist, 1100 block Avoca Court, 11:45 a.m. • RMA assist, 1200 block Timberline Drive North, 9:33 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • Medical, 2300 block West Fifth Street, 5:25 p.m.… Continue Reading

Reichert works with rescued elephants in Thailand

Reichert works with rescued elephants in Thailand

DAYTON — This summer, Kassidy Reichert of Dayton spent two weeks in Thailand learning about the Thai culture and volunteering with rescued elephants. Traveling with the Boston-based group Loop Abroad, Reichert was part of a small team that volunteered directly with the animals at an elephant sanctuary. The group spent one week at the Elephant… Continue Reading

STEM Conference: Keynote speaker tackles issues regarding science, stereotypes

SHERIDAN — The second annual Roadmap to STEM conference brought an influx of scientists and teachers to Sheridan this week. Hosted by the Wyoming Department of Education and Sheridan College, today marks the last day of the event. Keynote speaker Dr. Deborah Berebichez addressed issues regarding science, education and stereotypes Tuesday morning. Originally from Mexico,… Continue Reading

Cost to fight Sheep Creek Fire reaches $430,000

Cost to fight Sheep Creek Fire reaches $430,000

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Cool weather and light moisture Tuesday minimized the spread of the Sheep Creek Fire, but crews are still struggling to reach the blaze. The fire was first reported Sunday in the Tongue River Canyon west of Dayton and remains at 0 percent containment. The most recent assessments put the fire at slightly… Continue Reading

BB gun bandits captured by police

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department Tuesday evening arrested two individuals law enforcement alleges shoplifted and fired BB guns at people in Sheridan, all while using and possessing drugs. Devonte Johnson, 22, and Amanda Crockett, 19, both from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, were charged with multiple counts from three different incidents Tuesday. According to Lt. Tom Ringley,… Continue Reading

New Faces Aug. 5, 2015

Liam Scott Schmidt Liam Scott Schmidt was born July 6, 2015, at St. Vincent hospital in Billings, Montana. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. He was welcomed by parents Devin and Katie Schmidt and brother Connor, all of Billings. His grandparents are Mark and Dottie Gillett and Rick and Joyce Schmidt, all of Sheridan. Vaida… Continue Reading

County sets aside funding for dust mitigation

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County commissioners are putting aside $100,800 of Capital Facilities Tax funds to do dust mitigation work on 21 different county roads. That money will be used if the Wyoming Department of Transportation agrees to give Sheridan County $403,200 in grant funds to help pay for the project. “In no way it guarantees… Continue Reading

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