Category Archives: Local News

Fulmer Library hosting traveling Sioux ledger

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host a traveling exhibit from the Wyoming State Museum during August and September featuring ledger drawings from the Lakota Sioux Native American tribe. In 1900, the Milwaukee Museum purchased a leather-bound ledger book that was captured by Capt. R. Miller on Wounded Creek, South Dakota, on… Continue Reading

SMH Foundation announces officers, new members

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation held its 39th annual meeting on July 28 and announced its officers for the coming fiscal year, as well as two new elected directors. The Foundation also reviewed cash distributions to Sheridan Memorial Hospital for the 2014-15 year. The hospital used the funding for a variety of patient… Continue Reading

Concussions law outlines rules, training but has little bite

SHERIDAN — While a state law passed in 2011 outlined steps school districts should take in order to prevent concussions, that law has no enforcement power. The law gives all 48 Wyoming school districts guidelines for implementing concussion policies that restrict players from returning to games if they appear to have a concussion. For example,… Continue Reading

Athletes help bring treatment of concussions to forefront

Athletes help bring treatment of concussions to forefront

SHERIDAN — The sports world is an ever-changing place. Athletes are growing and developing, transforming into machines as they further their skill sets in their respective sport. Rules and regulations continue to be modified to fit the fast-paced advancements of the athletes and games. The fall-winter-spring-summer seasons of yesteryear have melted into a goo of… Continue Reading

Bigelow chosen as finalist in Arizona’s Coconino Community College presidential search

SHERIDAN — After receiving 40 applications for its presidential search, Arizona’s Coconino Community College has selected Dr. Susan Bigelow from Northern Wyoming Community College District as one of its five finalists. Currently serving as the vice president for external relations and economic development in Sheridan, Bigelow has been with NWCCD for nine years. An avid… Continue Reading

‘Suds ‘N Spurs’ Brewfest to be held Aug. 29

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host their annual “Suds ‘N Spurs” Brewfest on Aug. 29. From 3-8 p.m., beer sampling, live music and a variety of food vendors will be available. The event features unlimited beer sampling from different craft brewers from all over the region for $30 for those 21… Continue Reading

BB gun bandit denied bond reduction

SHERIDAN — A man accused of driving around town and shooting at individuals with an airsoft gun was denied a bond reduction in Circuit Court Thursday afternoon. Devonte Johnson, 22, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded not guilty to five misdemeanors — use and possession of marijuana, shoplifting, hit and run and two citations for assault —… Continue Reading

Serious sports mean serious injuries

Serious sports mean serious injuries

SHERIDAN — Concussions are a touchy subject these days when discussing athletics, especially at youth and high school levels. As long-term symptoms continue to pop up amongst former athletes and concussions move to the forefront of sports-injury discussions, the study and understanding of concussion-related injuries has greatly improved. From prevention to diagnosis to treatment, organizations… Continue Reading

Final ParkFit offered at Thorne-Rider Park

SHERIDAN — The final offering of ParkFit, the weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, for the summer will be held Wednesday. All members of the community are invited to attend the free event. This year, points were given for each activity you attended and awards for the most points will be given out at this last… Continue Reading

Western wildfires cause hazy Sheridan skies

Western wildfires cause hazy Sheridan skies

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan area has been receiving an unwelcome visitor from the Pacific Northwest this week. Smoke from wildfires spanning from north-central Washington to western Montana has made its way into the Sheridan area creating extremely hazy and hazardous air conditions. “It hasn’t been this bad in a few years,” meteorologist Kurt Hooley with… Continue Reading

BHHS, SHS top state ACT average

SHERIDAN — Results are in. The Wyoming Department of Education released the state’s 2015 ACT, PLAN and EXPLORE results and the success is mixed. This is the third year that the assessments have been administered statewide in order to comply with the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act. Sheridan County School District 2 ranked fourth statewide… Continue Reading

Man charged with failing to register as a sex offender

SHERIDAN — Charges against a Spearfish, South Dakota, man prosecutors allege never registered as a sex offender in Sheridan County despite living and working in the area were bound over to District Court Thursday. Michael Paul Jurkowski, 29, will be arraigned at a later date. According to testimony from Sheridan Police Department officer Annalisa Jones,… Continue Reading

Story Days to be held Aug. 28-30

STORY — Story Days will return to Story Aug. 28-30 with a variety of activities for the community in “Wild About Story.” The Story Days Parade will be held Aug. 29 beginning at 11 a.m. A historical tour with guide George Lunbeck aboard the Sheridan Trolley will be offered Aug. 30. The Story Historical Society… Continue Reading

Forest Plan Steering Committee to host public field trip Thursday

DAYTON — Bighorn National Forest managers and members of the Forest Plan Steering Committee will meet Thursday for the annual forest plan monitoring and evaluation field trip. Participants will meet at Arrowhead Lodge at 10 a.m. before proceeding to different locations in the Tongue Ranger District. Discussion topics include wetland mitigation for the Burgess South… Continue Reading

Nature documentary to be shown on Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Council for the Bighorn Range together with Bighorn Audubon, Audubon Rockies and the Wyoming Outdoor Council will be hosting a showing of “The Sagebrush Sea” on Wednesday. Having recently premiered on the award-winning PBS “Nature” series, the public is invited to enjoy this stunning nature documentary on the big screen. Afterwards, take… Continue Reading

SMH to revamp one of hospital’s oldest departments

SMH to revamp one of hospital’s oldest departments

SHERIDAN — A quick tour down Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s hallways and there is little doubt of the hospital’s goal to grow. Behind one door is the new cardiac catheterization lab, behind another is the recently-constructed dialysis center, with renovations to other parts of the building in between. But through heavy wooden doors between the surgery… Continue Reading

Pro-marijuana organization plans booth at Third Thursday

SHERIDAN — An organization supporting the legalization of cannabis in Wyoming plans a booth and petition tonight at the Third Thursday Street Festival backing the use of medical marijuana in the state. The Wyoming National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws began collecting signatures late last week in an effort to get the initiative… Continue Reading

Areas closed due to fire reopen

SHERIDAN — Areas closed as a result of the Sheep Creek Fire earlier this month are now open. The Bighorn National Forest announced Thursday that the Tongue River Canyon Trail has been reopened. The trail had been closed due to public safety concerns. Trail users are still being advised to be aware of surroundings and… Continue Reading

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