Local News

Connolly takes job in Maine

August 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — Jon Connolly, vice president of academic affairs at Sheridan College, will serve his last day at the college Sept. 13. Connolly, who has been employed at SC for four years, has accepted the position of vice president and academic dean for Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield, Maine. Connolly lived in Maine previously Read More

Jentel presents resident artists Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program presents this month’s residents in “Jentel Presents” Tuesday. Jentel Presents will be from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center on the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets. This month’s presenters include painter Court Lurie from Austin, Texas, painter Francois Miglio from Oakland, Calif., fiction writer Lulu Sylbert Read More

Harvest Celebration set for Sept. 14

SHERIDAN — Powder River Basin Resource Council invites the public to the eighth annual Harvest Celebration and final farmers market Sept. 14 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall. The farmers market will begin at 4 p.m. In addition to food and crafts there will be music and events for kids. The Harvest Celebration dinner Read More

Rally protests disability funding changes

SHERIDAN — A group of 20 Sheridan residents gathered in front of the county courthouse Thursday morning to raise awareness about the state’s plan to restructure funding for programs for people with developmental and acquired disabilities. Family members and advocates of the mentally disabled say the plan to serve a larger quantity of people at Read More

Crime of the Week Aug. 30, 2013

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — On the weekend of Aug. 24 unknown suspect(s) removed several spare tire/wheel combinations from campers parked in the Bighorn mountains. This most recent incident occurred near Marcum Creek, Forest Service Road 155, however, other incidents have historically occurred in the north section of the Bighorn Mountains, which included thefts of propane bottles, Read More

High court rulings, state laws not fully compatible

August 29, 2013

SHERIDAN— Throughout the all-day resentencing hearing for Wyatt Bear Cloud Wednesday in 4th Judicial District Court, attorneys and Judge John Fenn debated the complexities of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling and the 2013 law established by the Wyoming Legislature that eliminated life imprisonment without parole sentences for juveniles. The U.S. Supreme Court had been moving Read More

More new staff joins ranks at Sheridan Memorial

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees approved Dr. David Walker to join the hospital staff with privileges to practice internal medicine at Big Horn Mountain Medicine at its regular meeting Wednesday. Walker completed a doctorate of osteopathy at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Santa Barbara, Calif., and an Read More

Buffalo Bill Cody at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — Since 1992, Sheridan resident Wayne Baumann has portrayed Buffalo Bill Cody. He began as part of a local group that worked to bring a traveling Buffalo Bill Wild West Show to Sheridan. Dressed in period clothing, Baumann will give a presentation as Buffalo Bill Cody at the Sheridan Senior Center Sept. 9 at Read More

Story library hosts discussion

STORY — The Story Library will host a discussion series titled “Americans on the Outside” starting in September. This series will look at stories about the often unrecognized people in our country who live outside the mainstream of culture. These novels encourage readers to see themselves through the eyes of fellow Americans who don’t, for Read More

Big Horn celebrates 131 years

BIG HORN — Big Horn is celebrating its 131st anniversary Saturday with Big Horn Heritage Days. Events start at 9 a.m. with a chuck wagon cook-off that lasts until 3 p.m. There will be a farmers market from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food specials will be offered at the Big Horn Mercantile and drink specials Read More

A new chance at freedom

SHERIDAN — Wyatt Bear Cloud was resentenced by Judge John Fenn in Wyoming’s 4th Judicial District Court Wednesday for his role in a 2009 home invasion and murder of local businessman Robert Ernst. Bear Cloud was initially sentenced to life in prison according to law, but the U.S. Supreme Court ruled life sentences for juveniles Read More

Continuing education for adults

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Center for Workforce and Community Education and the American Association of Community Colleges are presenting a series of classes for people age 50 and over. Classes will be held the second Tuesday of each month starting in September and ending in June. The class schedule is: • Sept. 10 — stress Read More

Ogle holds book signing

SHERIDAN — Edna Ogle, originally from Sheridan, began her teaching career 66 years ago at a country school house in Ulm. She has written a book about her experiences titled “Teaching School on the Wyoming Prairie in the 1940s.” The author will have a book signing at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery Aug. 31 from Read More

Bear Cloud’s new sentence: parole after 25 years

August 28, 2013

SHERIDAN — Wyatt Bear Cloud was resentenced by Judge John Fenn in Wyoming’s Fourth Judicial District Court Wednesday, and will now be eligible for parole for the offense of first degree murder in 25 years. Bear Cloud was one of three teens who participated in a home invasion and murder of a Sheridan businessman, Robert Read More

Wyo. Democrats seeking interns

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Democratic Party is in the process of boosting its numbers to better connect the party across the wide miles of Wyoming. One way it will accomplish that is through a new internship program with the University of Wyoming and Laramie County Community College. The internship program will offer college students Read More

Yager assigned $10,000 unsecured bond

SHERIDAN — Chris Yager was assigned a $10,000 unsecured bond Tuesday by Sheridan County Circuit Court Judge Shelley Cundiff. Yager is charged with felony second degree sexual assault after allegedly having an intimate relationship with a woman he formerly supervised as a probation and parole officer for the Wyoming Department of Corrections. Since the charge Read More

SEEDA moving forward with economic study

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board voted to move forward into the next phase of a Sheridan Area Career Technical Education and Training Strategy and Target Industry Study Tuesday. SEEDA has contracted with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, a nonprofit corporation based in Chicago, to research local and Read More

Stadick completes ‘Plebe Summer’

SHERIDAN — Navy Midshipman Paul J. Stadick of Sheridan recently completed “Plebe Summer” at the U.S. Navy Academy in Annapolis, Md. The seven weeks of required basic midshipman training is designed to help plebes, or freshmen, prepare for their first academic year at the Naval Academy. Stadick is a 2013 graduate of Sheridan High School Read More

Lindell Aurand drawings on display

SHERIDAN — “Wyoming Scenes,” drawings by Lindell Aurand, will be on display at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Aurand, a lifelong Sheridan resident, was born with hemophilia and in 1984 was involved in a car accident that left him in a wheelchair. He died in February. He had his first art show at the library Read More

K-Life Hosting barbecue Sept. 8

SHERIDAN — K-Life is hosting a barbecue for its volunteers and leaders and their families and friends. The party is Sept. 8 from noon to 2 p.m. and will include a barbecue, swimming in the pool and games. Anyone interested in learning about getting involved in K-Life and about volunteer opportunities is also invited to Read More

Sen. Tester attends Democratic Party fundraiser

SHERIDAN — Democrats in Wyoming need to get out there and work, then work, and work again in order to win seats in local and state offices, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., told a packed house at a Wyoming State Democratic Party fundraiser Tuesday night. Nearly 70 local and state members of the Democratic Party Read More

EMT award goes to Kim Dunlap

Skip Johnson, state emergency medical technician coordinator for the Wyoming Department of Health and Emergency Services, presents the Wyoming EMT Educational Coordinator of the Year award to Kim Dunlap of Sheridan. Dunlap was presented the award in Cheyenne on Aug. 17 at the 43rd Wyoming Medical Trauma Conference, held under the auspices of the State Read More

SEEDA enters next phase of industry study

August 27, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Task Force voted Tuesday to move forward into the next phase of a Sheridan Area Career Technical Education and Training Strategy and Target Industry Study. SEEDA has contracted with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, a nonprofit corporation based in Chicago, to research local and regional Read More

Open house and fly-in Sept. 7

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Pilots’ Association is hosting an open house and fly-in at Sheridan County Airport on Sept. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pilots and aircraft from throughout the region will participate in the fly-in. Pilots will be at the open house so the public can see, touch, watch and possibly fly Read More

Sheridan Angels hosting fundraiser

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Angels will host a dinner and auctions to benefit their upcoming Christmas projects. The event is scheduled for Sept. 7 from 6-10 p.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, 1809 Sugarland Drive. There will be a silent auction, live auction, 50/50 raffle, door prizes and music by Chuck Belus and The Let ‘Er Read More