Category Archives: Local News

Sheep Creek Fire now 90 percent contained

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Fire officials said Monday evening the Sheep Creek Fire, which started just over a week ago due to an undetermined human-cause, is now 90 percent contained. The fire has covered 1,667 acres primarily in the Tongue River Canyon and Amsden Creek Wildlife Habitat Management Area. Control of the Sheep Creek Fire will return… Continue Reading

Planning Commission shoots down subdivision

SHERIDAN — Residents packed Council chambers Monday evening and spoke against a plan for developing 51 properties over 14 acres located off Woodland Park Road and Coffeen Avenue south of Sheridan. After more than an hour and a half of discussion, those same individuals exuberantly applauded when the Sheridan Planning Commission unanimously recommended denial of… Continue Reading

Planning Commission denies variance, subdivision request

SHERIDAN — If members of the Sheridan Planning Commission thought their jobs would get easier or less controversial Monday after the decision on the Woodland Creek development plan, they were wrong. A property owner’s subdivision and variance request off College Avenue and South Brooks Street drew ire from nearby landowners, and commissioners ultimately denied the… Continue Reading

SCSD2 discusses future of auditorium sound system

SHERIDAN — While Sheridan County School District 2 officials had been confident that the sound system in the Sue Henry Auditorium had been fixed, Trustee Marva Craft alerted board members to continuing problems at the district’s board of trustees meeting Monday night. The Sheridan High School auditorium presents problems for growing audiences and music programs… Continue Reading

Local event celebrates National Farmers Market Week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market didn’t disappoint during National Farmers Market Week Aug. 2-8. The week’s market had not only the usual array of homegrown vegetables, homemade foods and novelties, but offered a pie baking contest, a watermelon eating contest and an ugliest vegetable contest. Kids flocked to the checkered tablecloth tables to see… Continue Reading

Harrelson named finalist for Women of Influence award

SHERIDAN — Recognizing talented and high-achieving women, the “Wyoming Business Report” announced 64 nominees for Wyoming’s Women of Influence award in mid-July. Two Sheridan professionals, Cheryl Harrelson and Melissa Butcher, were nominated. On Wednesday, finalists were selected. Making it to the last round, Harrelson will be considered for the award in the Business and Business… Continue Reading

Sheep Creek Fire more than 50 percent contained as of Sunday

DAYTON — Fire officials and local residents alike breathed a collective sigh of relief upon hearing that crews made momentous strides over the weekend in containment of the Sheep Creek Fire. Government officials met with approximately 40 members of the public Sunday at the Tongue River High School auditorium to explain the next steps regarding… Continue Reading

SC hires two faculty members for arts program

SHERIDAN — Two new music faculty have joined Sheridan College’s Visual and Performing Arts department and will begin teaching and directing music this fall. Dr. Eric Richards will be the new director of bands and jazz studies at Sheridan College and will serve as music director of the Sheridan Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble. He will also… Continue Reading

Sheridan student at UW wins competition

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming student Meghan Jacobs of Sheridan was named runner-up in a writing competition recently. Summer interns with ConocoPhillips in Billings, Montana, were eligible to submit articles about work they had accomplished during their internships. Jacobs, a first-year facilities engineering intern, was runner-up from among 43 entries, most of them submitted by… Continue Reading

Dog and Cat Shelter hosting multiple raffles

SHERIDAN — The Dog and Cat Shelter of Sheridan County is hosting multiple raffles this summer with a variety of prizes. The raffles are fundraisers for the shelter and tickets are available at the shelter, from any board member or at the shelter booth at Third Thursday. The “Dog Days of Summer” raffle will award… Continue Reading

DSA to host Blue Ribbon Steak Cook-off Aug. 20

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association is hosting another Blue Ribbon Steak Cook-off Aug. 20 during the Third Thursday Street Festival and registration to participate is due Thursday. Judging will be based on sanitation and proper food handling, temperature of the meat, presentation and plating, taste and description of the entry. The winner of the… Continue Reading

FIB to pay staff to volunteer with BBBS

SHERIDAN — After unveiling their plans for business sponsorships in January, Big Brothers Big Sisters is finally seeing some interest from the Sheridan community. BBBS plans to partner with First Interstate Bank. FIB will give employees one extra hour a week — paid time — to volunteer with BBBS. Such partnerships have been successful for… Continue Reading

Celebrating history, focusing on the future

Celebrating history, focusing on the  future

SHERIDAN — When Jennifer Torrez of Laramie was court ordered to relocate to Sheridan and attend the Wyoming Girls School during her eighth-grade year for assault and battery charges, she expected to do her time and move on with her life. Little did she know, her life would never be the same again due to… Continue Reading

Woman loses deferred prosecution over petty crime

SHERIDAN — When Judge John Fenn accepts a plea agreement that calls for a deferred prosecution, he always warns the defendant: Do not get in trouble between today and your sentencing. Rebecca Stratton, 18, of Sheridan, did not heed the judge’s warning and will serve 180 days in jail as a result. Only six days… Continue Reading

Elk in park euthanized following concerns

SHERIDAN — After hearing concerns from locals, Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials decided to euthanize a sickly-looking elk that resided at the Elk Pasture at Kendrick Park. Tim Thomas, Game and Fish wildlife biologist, said the female elk was euthanized Friday morning, after it continued to show no signs of improvement. The main cause… Continue Reading

Municipal Court Fines — August 8, 2015

Violators under 18 years of age and sentences under $100 and five days in jail are not reported. (Year in parentheses is defendant’s birth year.) July 3 • Mary P. Grassi (1964), Sheridan, speeding 35 mph in 20 mph, $130; speeding 40 mph in 30 mph, $100 July 6 • Ronda Wilhelm (1966), Sheridan, driver’s… Continue Reading

ParkFit continues with soccer at Whitney Park

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with soccer at Whitney Park. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you attend and… Continue Reading

Agendas — August 8, 2015

Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Monday Second floor Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Staff/elected reports • Antelope Butte update • Adjourn Sheridan Planning Commission 7 p.m. Monday City Council Chambers Sheridan City Hall 55 Grinnell St. • Call to order and roll call of members •… Continue Reading

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