Local News

Snow strands hunters in Kerns area

October 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — One phone call Wednesday morning led to three recoveries of three separate groups caught by heavy snows in the Kerns Wildlife Habitat Management Area located 12 miles northwest of Parkman in the Bighorn Mountains. Thirteen members of Sheridan County Search and Rescue, seven from Johnson County Search and Rescue, and Wyoming Game and Read More

O’Leary pleads not guilty after threatening police

SHERIDAN — Sean O’Leary appeared in Sheridan’s 4th Judicial District Court Thursday and pleaded not guilty to two felony charges stemming from an incident where he allegedly threatened police officers with a firearm and later head butted a police officer as he was being arrested. O’Leary, 34, is charged with aggravated assault and battery and Read More

Man sentenced to 60-90 years for sexual abuse of a minor

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County 4th Judicial District Judge John Fenn sentenced Andrew W. Deeds Thursday to 60-90 years in prison for five counts of sexual abuse of minor in the second degree. Deeds, 26, previously pleaded guilty to repeatedly sexually assaulting a preadolescent female family member in 2011 while he was babysitting. According to court Read More

Story school hosting fall festival

STORY — Story Elementary School will have a fall festival Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at 103 Fish Hatchery Road in Story. The festival will have something for the whole family. There will be family photos, a cakewalk and games. A chili cook-off will be held as a fundraiser to help purchase gym equipment for the Read More

Israel topic of discussion Oct. 25

SHERIDAN — Grace Anglican Church is hosting an exploration of the historical and current political, cultural, social and religious state of Israel Oct. 25 from 7-8:30 p.m. “The Current State of Israel” will be presented by Christopher Katulka of Dallas, Texas, of the U.S.-based Friends of Israel organization. This presentation will include a question and Read More

‘Polish Joke’ set for Carriage House in Nov.

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theatre Guild will present “Polish Joke” at the Carriage House Theater, 419 Delphi Ave. “Polish Joke” is a comedy by David Ives and is directed by Chip King. The play is about ethnic identity and the eternal American search for roots. Jasiu is a Polish-American who has been taught not to Read More

The Wyoming Room to hold book signing

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Room at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library has published a book titled “Now and Then: Photographic History in Honor of the 125th Anniversary of Sheridan County.” A book signing will be Thursday from 1-3 p.m. in the lobby of the First Interstate Bank, 4 S. Main St. Researchers and writers who Read More

Crime of the Week — Oct. 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — On Wednesday, the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office received the report that several vehicles had been burglarized on Highway 14 West near Granite Pass. Items stolen include tools, hunting equipment and fuel. If you have any information concerning the person(s) responsible for this crime or other crimes, please call the anonymous Crime Stoppers Hot Read More

Principal: Comments on social media websites disrupt school

SHERIDAN — A social media site which featured negative and sometimes threatening comments about Sheridan High School students has disrupted school this week and caused administrators to seek removal of the site. The site was created Monday by an unknown person and soon after, began circulating comments about specific students at the school. “Actually, I Read More

Rec. board hears year-end updates on pool, ice cream stand

October 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District board worked through a full agenda at their regular meeting Wednesday, hearing year-end reports from two of its cornerstone summer programs. Reports on the much-maligned issue of the aging Kendrick Pool weren’t as bleak Wednesday, as the board heard the final report from aquatics director Jamie Ostermyer. The SRD Read More

Power in numbers for natural gas project

DAYTON — Dayton, Ranchester and Sheridan County School District 1 are hoping there will be strength in numbers as they join together to try to bring natural gas service to the Tongue River valley. All three entities have passed an agreement to form a joint powers board that will do the necessary leg work to make Read More

Dayton OKs lease renewal with TRVCC

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council approved a renewal of a lease agreement with the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton at its meeting Wednesday. The new lease agreement allows the community center to rent its property from the town of Dayton for $0 per year, Dayton Mayor Bob Wood said. It specifies that the Read More

Homer Scott Sr. inducted into Wyo. Business Hall of Fame

SHERIDAN — Homer Scott Sr. is among the inaugural class of the newly formed Wyoming Business Hall of Fame. The award originates from a tripartite consensus of the University of Wyoming College of Business, the Wyoming Business Council and the Wyoming Business Alliance. Wyoming Business Council President Bob Jensen said the idea to recognize exemplary Read More

City to start leaf collection Oct. 21

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan will start leaf collection Oct. 21 and continue through Nov. 29. Take your leaves to the landfill or to a green waste drop site if possible. For a list of green waste drop sites see www.sheridanwy.net/departments/utilities/solid-waste/recycling. If you are unable to take leaves to the landfill or a green Read More

Local Briefs Oct. 17, 2013

ABC Sale set for Friday and Saturday   SHERIDAN — The Presbyterian Women will hold their annual fall ABC (attic, basement, closet) sale Friday and Saturday at First Presbyterian Church. Items for sale will include clothing, shoes, toys, household items, jewelry, books and seasonal decorations. The sale will be Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 Read More

First ‘Play and Pray’ this Sat.

SHERIDAN — First Christian, First United Methodist and Trinity Lutheran churches are offering an opportunity for children, youth and families to join in monthly “Play and Pray” gatherings. The first Play and Pray will be Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m at First Christian Church, 102 S. Connor St. It will be a time Read More

Two local brews given honors

SHERIDAN — Two of Sheridan’s brews were given honors at the Great American Brew Festival in Denver last weekend. Blacktooth Brewing Company’s Black Eagle Baltic Porter won a gold medal in the porter category, and the Stumpy Ridge Stout brew won a bronze medal in the category of stouts at the largest beer competition in Read More

Gun show set for Oct. 25-27

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Sportsman semiannual gun show will be Oct. 25-27 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall. The gun show will feature vendors from all over the region. The show is open Oct. 25 from 3-7 p.m., Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 Read More

‘The Nose’ to be re-broadcast Oct. 30 at WYO

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater presents a high definition re-broadcast performance from The Metropolitan Opera. “The Nose,” an opera by Shostakovich, will be shown at 6 p.m. Oct. 30. William Kentridge’s production of Shostakovich’s opera dazzled opera and art lovers alike in its inaugural run in 2010. Paulo Szot portrays a bureaucrat whose satirical misadventures Read More

Food Bank, Sheridan Motors to host fundraiser

SHERIDAN — People Assistance Food Bank is partnering with Sheridan Motors for a fundraiser Saturday. The food bank food truck will be at Sheridan Motors, 1858 Coffeen Ave., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will be selling breakfasts of biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls, orange juice and coffee. Lunch offerings will be chili dogs, Read More

Big Horn homecoming

Connor McCafferty, left, and Hanneah Puckett are crowned the 2013 Homecoming King and Queen. Juniors Christian Mayer and Elianna Paninos were named homecoming prince and princess during the 2013 Homecoming Assembly at Big Horn High School Wednesday night.

Short play scheduled for this Friday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Interdisciplinary Art House will give a short play Friday at 1 p.m. on the front lawn of Eaton House at Sheridan College. The performance integrates the work of 12 theater, music and art majors who have collaborated on the project. The play, titled “Solo Cups and Viking Horns,” explores the Read More

Kerns area: no motorized vehicles

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is advising hunters that the Kerns Wildlife Habitat Management Area is temporarily closed to motorized vehicle travel due to significant snow accumulation and muddy conditions. The area closed to motorized vehicles on Oct. 15 but will re-open if conditions improve. Access to the area via foot and Read More

County to upgrade court security

October 16, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners considered its annual round of Homeland Security grants at its meeting Tuesday, approving three separate grant awards for a total of $68,281.53. The Homeland Security grant program began after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to enable municipalities to update safety and communications systems. Sheridan County Administrative Director Renee Read More

Shutdown impacts go beyond loss of funding

SHERIDAN — While an end to the national government shutdown now in its 16th day seemed to be in sight this morning, the Veterans Administration has been moving closer to exhausting funds available for veterans, which could impact several thousand Sheridan residents. These veterans received a total of $42.386 million in disbursements, including compensation and Read More