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Local Briefs Oct. 23, 2014

Cast to perform encores of ‘42nd Street’ SHERIDAN — The cast of the WYO Theater’s gala fundraiser will perform encores of “42nd Street” this week. Shows are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for students, and may be purchased through… Continue Reading

Reward offered for damaged statue

SHERIDAN — The artist who created the sculpture “Bringing on the Heat” has offered a $500 cash reward for the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the damage in the attempted theft. The Sheridan Police Department is currently investigating the damage to that sculpture, as well as the theft of two other sculptures,… Continue Reading

Big Horn reading program helps students learn on multiple levels

Big Horn reading program helps students learn on multiple levels

SHERIDAN — The classrooms in Big Horn Elementary School are taking a unique approach to reading, based not on grade level, but rather ability level. Leveraging the information received by the benchmark assessments already in place, the school uses the Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Books system to form cross-classroom small reading groups, called flood groups,… Continue Reading

SCSD1 shaves $1 million off cost of new elementary

RANCHESTER — Sheridan County School District 1 is one step closer to having its new elementary school funding approved after shaving $1 million off the project. The development of the new Tongue River Elementary school, which was originally to begin construction this summer, was halted during June’s Board of Trustees meeting after all bids for… Continue Reading

Clearmont couple considers opening new business

CLEARMONT — Clearmont Town Council approved a zoning change Monday that could open the way for local residents to establish a small lodging facility near the Clear Creek Stop in Clearmont. Residents Steve and Anna Switzer requested that two parcels across the street from the gas station on U.S. Highway 14/16 be rezoned from residential… Continue Reading

Kidnapping, assault case bound over to district court

SHERIDAN — Alleged kidnapper Aaron Arnold was bound over to 4th Judicial District Court following a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Sheridan County Circuit Court. A preliminary hearing is held to determine if a crime likely occurred and if the person charged likely committed it.  Arnold has been accused of kidnapping his ex-wife Bearl Arnold and torturing… Continue Reading

Sheridan College to host COMBAT color run

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Veterans Club will host the third annual Combat Color Fun Run at Sheridan College on Sunday at 1 p.m. The event is a 3-mile run or a 1.5 mile walk around the campus designed to combine a game of color tag with fitness and fun. The run is untimed because… Continue Reading

Brinton Museum to host sage-grouse talk

SHERIDAN — Wildlife biologist Erik Molvar will speak on the preservation of the greater sage-grouse Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. The Brinton Museum will host the presentation, which is free and open to the public. The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road. For more information, call the museum at 672-3173. Continue Reading

Advocacy groups ask Sheridan to say #nomore

Advocacy groups ask Sheridan to say #nomore

SHERIDAN — She was young and insecure. She wanted someone to love and someone to love her. She was the perfect choice. “They pick you, and they pick you great,” domestic violence survivor Channing Spradling said. “They can see right through you, so I think that they seek out that love, the need for somebody who… Continue Reading

Court orders murder suspect to state hospital for treatment

SHERIDAN — Paul Brookhouse, 57, arrested in June for the murder of 62-year-old James Lee Drake has been deemed unfit to stand trial. An evaluation from the Wyoming State Hospital determined Brookhouse was suffering from mental illness, but not the illness for which he was being treated. The evaluation did state that Brookhouse could, if… Continue Reading

SCSD2: Ditch PAWS, SAWS replace tests with Smarter Balanced

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 officials presented to local Wyoming state legislators Monday afternoon at the district headquarters, touting the district’s status among 4A schools in the state and asking for the legislators’ support of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. Superintendent Craig Dougherty, Director of Elementary Education Scott Stults, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction… Continue Reading

City debates criteria for liquor license sales

SHERIDAN — Liquor licenses dominated discussions at Sheridan City Council Monday as councilors sought to establish criteria for the sale of a retail liquor license held by the city. The council eventually tabled the draft resolution establishing criteria for the sale of new liquor licenses so it could look into some legal questions and discuss… Continue Reading

FUMC to begin next phase of capital building campaign

SHERIDAN — Pastor Don Derryberry of the First United Methodist Church of Sheridan announced recently that the church plans to embark on the next phase of a capital building campaign. According to a media release from the church, the new undertaking will include renovations to the children’s Sunday school area, the church offices, child care,… Continue Reading

Big Horn Mountain Eagles to host Halloween party on Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles will host a children’s Halloween party from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday. Children age 10 and younger are welcome to attend free of charge. The event will feature games, prizes and a costume contest. The Big Horn Mountain Eagles is located at 1760 Commercial Ave. For more information contact… Continue Reading

Cast to perform encores of ‘42nd Street’

SHERIDAN — The cast of the WYO Theater’s gala fundraiser will perform encores of “42nd Street” this week. Shows are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for students and may be purchased through the WYO Theater box office or by… Continue Reading

3 SHS students earn National Merit semifinalist status

SHERIDAN — Of the more than 1.5 million juniors nationwide vying for $33 million in scholarships to be awarded by the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Corporation, three students from Sheridan County have moved on to the semifinalists round. Since 1955, the National Merit Scholarship Program has been recognizing and awarding academically talented students without consideration… Continue Reading

Man breaks into home, attempts to rape woman

SHERIDAN — A man who has been in Sheridan just five days has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a North Main Street residence and attempting to rape a woman. Richard A. Alford, 36, was arrested for attempted first degree sexual assault and criminal entry. According to a media release from the Sheridan Police Department,… Continue Reading

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