Category Archives: Local News

Ranchester requests more info on liquor license transfer

RANCHESTER — The Ranchester Town Council held off on transferring a liquor license Tuesday night and requested business representatives attend a future meeting to answer councilors’ questions. A new ownership group, doing business as Eat Street, wanted to take over the liquor license from Bernard Food Group, LLC, the group that previously ran the restaurant.… Continue Reading

Results tallied for local fire district elections

SHERIDAN — Five fire protection district board elections came and went Tuesday, and the only contested race found a clear-cut winner, according to unofficial results posted by Sheridan County. The Story Fire District had two candidates vying for one four-year term. Matt Young’s 137 votes outpaced Scott Deans, who finished with 52. Election results went… Continue Reading

ABF updates city on plans, fundraising

SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation wants to offer affordable skiing in the Bighorns by December 2016 and continues to make strides toward that dream. ABF Executive Director and CEO Andrew Gast told the Sheridan City Council Monday night the nonprofit has raised $335,000 as part of continuing fundraising efforts and recently began minor maintenance… Continue Reading

Commissioners approve jail contract extension

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County commissioners accepted an agreement with the city of Sheridan Tuesday that has the city paying the medical bills of municipal prisoners until a long-term jail contract is reached. Sheridan County had been paying the medical expenses, though the bill had amounted to less than $1,000 since the city ended its contract… Continue Reading

VFW organizing Buddy Poppy drive

SHERIDAN — The Veterans of Foreign Wars #1560 will conducts its annual Buddy Poppy drive Friday and Saturday in Sheridan. On Friday, the group will be at the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center. On Saturday, members of the VWF will be at Kmart and Wal-Mart from 9 a.m. to noon. Buddy Poppies are made in… Continue Reading

‘Dining for A Cause’ set for Monday

SHERIDAN — The next edition of Dining For A Cause will take place Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-10 p.m. at Frackelton’s in downtown Sheridan. During that time, 100 percent of sales will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling… Continue Reading

Black Tooth to be focus of next e2e

SHERIDAN — Want to hear about how Black Tooth Brewing Company got started and how it advanced to where it is today? Join e2e Wyoming at the Best Western Sheridan Center at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Tim Barnes will talk about the launching of the brewery as it approaches its fifth anniversary. The event is free… Continue Reading

More ‘Hunting for Bucks’ winners announced

SHERIDAN — Another week of winners has been announced in the “Hunting for Bucks” downtown shopping promotion. Shoppers entered the contest by stopping into any downtown Sheridan store with a “Hunting for Bucks” sign in the window and signing up. More than 600 entries were delivered from week four of the contest. In week four,… Continue Reading

Breakfast to support Kenyan water project set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — A breakfast to support a Kenyan water project will take place from 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church. The water project will help to eradicate waterborne diseases; assist women who are responsible for fetching water for their households; reduce school dropout rates among girls; improve irrigation; and alleviate food shortages that plague… Continue Reading

City finalizes ordinance, sides extend jail contract deadline

SHERIDAN — While the city of Sheridan and Sheridan County work toward an agreement on the jail, the Sheridan City Council Monday approved the final reading of an ordinance designed to decrease the number of individuals booked into the detention center on municipal violations. Councilors voted unanimously in favor of the document that revises or… Continue Reading

Lodging tax revenues 2nd highest on record

SHERIDAN — There is no such thing as a “tourism season” for Shawn Parker. The Sheridan Travel and Tourism executive director said he is pushing to promote a year-round tourism industry to create a sustainable economy for Sheridan’s businesses. But it’s no secret the summer sees the largest influx of tourists, and 2015’s summer was… Continue Reading

SCSD 2 eyes budget cuts

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 board members discussed plans to suspend an early retirement incentive program in light of depressed revenues and heard updates on new mentoring efforts Monday night at their November board meeting. With state revenue projections lower than expected for the near future, district officials said they would need to… Continue Reading

No injuries reported in structure fire

SHERIDAN — Fire crews responded to a structure fire at 505 N. Sheridan Ave. on Monday at approximately 6:30 p.m. According to Sheridan Fire-Rescue officials, the fire appeared to start in the basement, though the official cause is still under investigation. The home was vacant, but a dog that was in the backyard was taken… Continue Reading

NSI student who stole car to be released from jail

SHERIDAN — A young man who admitted to stealing an automobile in Sheridan to try to get away from Normative Services, Inc., will get out of jail next week after serving 116 days behind bars. Lucas Lundin, 18, of Glendive, Montana, pleaded guilty Monday in 4th Judicial District Court to an amended charge of unauthorized… Continue Reading

Dayton updates animal ordinance

SHERIDAN — A recent court case in Dayton was thrown out because of an awkward sentence in the town code. The case was centered on a resident who allegedly had a noisy dog. The town code makes residents responsible for animals in their care, and in this case presents how an animal should be dealt… Continue Reading

Hunter Safety Internet Field Day set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Jerry Reed, longtime hunter safety instructor from Sheridan, will be put on a Hunter Safety Internet Field Day on Saturday from 1-5 p.m. at the Sheridan County Sportsman Club. Successful completion of an Internet Field Day is mandatory for hunter education certification for those individuals that have satisfied the requirements of the online… Continue Reading

Kukal named chaplain for Silver Star Families of America

SHERIDAN — Silver Star Families of America recently appointed Sheridan resident Ron Kukal as chaplain of the national organization. Being chosen as chaplain moves Kukal to the board of directors as a full voting member. Kukal is a survivor of the attack on the USS Liberty that occurred in June 1967. The ship is the… Continue Reading

Want to learn about winter cycling?

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an educational class on winter cycling in the Inner Circle on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The program will be led by Jordan LeDuc and David Carter, four-season bicycle commuters and co-owners of Sheridan Bicycle Company. Carter and LeDuc will discuss ways to continue commuting on your… Continue Reading

SCSO releases name of shooting victim

SCSO releases name of shooting victim

BIG HORN — The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a shooting that occurred Saturday night outside of Big Horn. According to SCSO officials, the shooting happened at approximately 10:30 p.m. The victim, 18-year-old Tyler Lindberg of Sheridan, was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the neck but according to the SCSO was treated… Continue Reading

Legislature considering more money for Hathaway

SHERIDAN — In an effort to reach more high school students, the Wyoming Legislature is working to increase the award amount for the Hathaway Scholarship and discussing changes to the eligibility criteria. Hathaway scholarships are given to qualifying Wyoming high school students who pursue higher education in the state, as an incentive to stay in… Continue Reading

Funding for aquatic center gaining steadily

SHERIDAN — Almost two months into its campaign to raise money for a new aquatic center, the Sheridan County YMCA is more than halfway to its funding goal. Despite what organizers have done so far, YMCA Executive Director Jay McGinnis said some have been skeptical about the ability to raise the amount needed. In total,… Continue Reading

CHAPS hosts fall horse show

CHAPS hosts fall horse show

SHERIDAN — Children Horses and Adults in Partnership (CHAPS) equine assisted therapy held its annual fall horse show Oct. 24. Eight clients age 21 and younger participated. There were a total of seven classes: costume contest, walk only, walk/trot, cross rails (walk), cross rails  (walk/trot), obstacle course (walk) and obstacle course (walk/trot). Each participant was… Continue Reading

Auditions for ‘Outside Mullingar’ this week

SHERIDAN — Auditions for the production of “Outside Mullingar” will take place Wednesday and Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in room 209 of the former Hallmark building on Main Street. “Outside Mullingar” was a 2014 Tony nominee for best play. In 2015, it has become one of the top 10 most-performed plays in American theater. The… Continue Reading

Copyright © 2015 The Sheridan Press or Sheridan Newspapers, Inc..

  • Plan your adventure at! Visit Now