Category Archives: Local News

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

SC agriculture students earn regional honors

SC agriculture students earn regional honors

SHERIDAN — Four Sheridan College Range Land Management students participated in the Wyoming Section Society for Range Management meeting in Laramie last week. Students competed in three competitions: Extemporaneous Speech; Range Plant Identification, and Undergraduate Range Management Exam. Lacy Nelson, a second-year range management student from Ten Sleep edged out students from the University of… Continue Reading

Black Tooth owner to speak at e2e presentation

Black Tooth owner to speak at e2e presentation

SHERIDAN — There is something brewing on the corner of Alger and Broadway streets. Over the last few years, Black Tooth Brewing Company has become one of the leaders in the craft brewing industry around the state of Wyoming. The company has expanded its products, distribution and the brewery itself. But the key to its… Continue Reading

Soupfest to focus on archaeology in the Bighorn Mountains

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA’s Soupfest will take place Friday from 12:15-2 p.m. Archaeologist Bill Matthews will present this month’s program. During the field season of 2012 and 2014, Matthews and a crew of volunteers surveyed the Edelman Creek and East Big Goose drainages of the Cloud Peak Wilderness. A total of 1,625 acres… Continue Reading

SC gear swap set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Outdoor Adventure Club will host a gear swap Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The equipment swap has two benefits: It allows individuals to clean out their garages and closets and allows people to shop for used equipment. Admission to the gear swap is free. To sell used equipment,… Continue Reading

BHME to host annual pie auction

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles annual pie auction fundraiser will take place Friday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy a dinner of homemade chili and cornbread beginning at 5:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., the pie auction will take place. The cost of the dinner is $6 per person. Kids age 5 and younger will eat… Continue Reading

Municipal Court — Nov. 10, 2015

Violators under 18 and sentences under $100 and five days in jail are not reported. (Year in parentheses is defendant’s birth year.) Oct. 5 • Nathaniel D. Ruhoff (1995), Sheridan, minor in possession/consumption of alcohol (third), $250 • Ronald Charles Winters (1948), Sheridan, vicious animal, $320 • Timothy L. Raulerson (1983), Albuquerque, New Mexico, disorderly conduct public intoxication,… Continue Reading

When will the refunds come?

When will the refunds come?

SHERIDAN — Frustration. That’s the word that keeps cropping up amongst the hundreds of individuals who have yet to receive refunds from the canceled Rock’n the Railroad concerts planned for Aug. 6-8 in Sheridan. Trails End Concert Park Manager Rob Green preaches a different word: patience. He assures customers the money is coming, and hopefully by… Continue Reading

Students serve as ambassadors for college

SHERIDAN — Since 2011, Sheridan College has been using a cadre of students to serve as ambassadors to the school’s donors. The group, called Student Partners, was on the scene Friday at the president’s eighth annual donor recognition luncheon. “They’re wonderful human beings,” said Val Burgess, who sits on the Sheridan College Foundation Board of… Continue Reading

With snow on the way, crews ready for cleanup, removal

SHERIDAN — The extended weather forecasts might look good, but November in Wyoming means the snow is coming, and likely soon. When inclement weather does hit, the city of Sheridan’s Streets Department will be ready. Armed with years of experience and an extensive plan, the city strives to keep streets safe and drivable all winter… Continue Reading

Local group donates to eye disease research

SHERIDAN — The Social Order of the Beaucant Sheridan Assembly #131 donated $1,200 recently. The donation was made to the organization’s Supreme President Lynda Derby on Nov. 2 and will support the Knight’s Templar Eye Foundation. The foundation helps with eye disease research at a national level. Continue Reading

Brown bag, after-hour lectures to focus on grief

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on depression, anxiety and growth for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The presentations set for Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on grief and dealing with the loss of someone or something. The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. There will… Continue Reading

Blood drive scheduled for Clearmont Tuesday

SHERIDAN — A community blood drive will take place Tuesday from 1:30-5 p.m. at Clearmont Elementary School. Those planning to donate can see the United Blood Services website,, to schedule an appointment. Use the sponsor code “arvadaclearmont.” Donors can also call 1-800-365-4450 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome. Donors should bring a… Continue Reading

First United Methodist Church organizing holiday bazaar

SHERIDAN — First United Methodist Church will host its Holiday Express bazaar Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. The change of location is due to construction at First United Methodist Church. Items for sale will include gift baskets, decorations, baked goods, crafts and more. Rolls and coffee will be available… Continue Reading

VFW to host open house Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1560 will host an open house Wednesday in honor of Veterans Day. Complimentary food will be provided beginning at noon. The VFW will also have a large display of military memorabilia for viewing. All members, veterans and the public are invited to attend the open house. The… Continue Reading

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