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Local organizations to collect information about homeless in Sheridan Wednesday

January 23, 2015

SHERIDAN — Local organizations are coming together to better understand the homeless in Sheridan. This year’s Point in Time Count will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday alongside the Sheridan Agency Fair at the Sheridan YMCA. A minibus will shuttle to and from Kmart at the top of every hour and Read More

Ferrari of the piano world gets a tune-up

SHERIDAN — Imagine a wide open road, shimmering with dew, and an F12berlinetta Ferrari with every “rosso corsa” curve glistening and its V12 engine purring with a soft restraint that almost belies the power beneath the hood. Now imagine easing the gas pedal down, expecting the heart-pounding rev and the 0 to 124 in 8.5 Read More

Schools eye bill that would require 4 years of math

SHERIDAN — Senate File 8 is making its way through the Wyoming State Legislature, and local education stakeholders are carefully monitoring the proposed changes to the multi-faceted education accountability and assessment bill. The modified bill sponsored by the Select Committee on Statewide Education Accountability passed its second reading during Thursday’s meeting of the Senate, moving Read More

Fearnow enters plea agreement on possession charges

SHERIDAN — A local man charged in connection with the May 2014 burglary of Hospital Pharmacy on Main Street changed his plea for drug possession charges Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Kyle Logan Fearnow, 26, was arrested in August on a municipal warrant after police responded to his call that someone was breaking into Read More

Hotels: Busy summer weekends already booked

SHERIDAN — Even though snow continues to cover the ground, local lodging establishments are feeling the heat of summer. Hotels and motels in the Sheridan area are filling up fast for this summer’s biggest events, and many are already filled to capacity during select weekends. Popular weekends already booked for many lodging facilities include the Read More

Sheridan College to host open house

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host an open house Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium to allow individuals to learn more about programs the community college offers. College staff especially encourage residents older than 50 who didn’t finish college to head back to campus. By combining life and Read More

‘Souper’ Bowl community food drive starts Monday

SHERIDAN — The AARP and Wyoming Retired Educators of Sheridan have partnered with local food banks for a “Souper” Bowl community food drive during the week of Jan. 26-Jan. 30. There will be two drop-off sites — the Sheridan Senior Center and the YMCA. Both sites will have a decorated box for each of the Read More

First Assembly of God Church to install new pastors Sunday

SHERIDAN — Rev. Jay and Linda Littlefield will be installed as new pastors of First Assembly of God Church at the 10:15 a.m. worship service Sunday. Rev. Alan Schaberg, the Wyoming District Assemblies of God superintendent, will install them. Following the installation, he will preach. The public is invited to this event. Jay Littlefield is Read More

Survey shows residents OK with more lax development rules

January 22, 2015

SHERIDAN — Recent survey results indicate Sheridan residents think downtown development is important enough that the city should consider revising its rules to make it easier to remodel or replace downtown buildings. The survey was the second sent out this year to gauge public opinion during development of the Sheridan Land Use Plan and a Read More

Scheduling could be challenge for SCSD1 soccer

BIG HORN — Sheridan County School District 1 is officially moving forward with their new 3A soccer program, and the athletic directors are finding they are entering a whole new world. Previously, the district combined with SCSD2 in Sheridan for their 4A soccer teams, but in the fall of 2014 the school board voted to Read More

Can Brookhouse stand trial? Murder suspect mental competency under review

SHERIDAN — Lawyers in the Paul Brookhouse murder case met Wednesday at Sheridan County Circuit Court for a status hearing on Brookhouse’s mental competency. Brookhouse has been charged with second degree murder in the June 2014 shooting death of James Lee Drake. Erin Wardell, Brookhouse’s court-appointed attorney asked that court be closed due to the Read More

Crews respond to Delphi house fire, no injuries

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to a structure fire Wednesday morning on Delphi Avenue. No injuries were reported. “The origin and cause of the fire are under investigation,” SFR Chief Terry Lenhart said Wednesday. “We’ll have certified investigators looking for the cause.” Both SFR and Goose Valley Fire Department responded to the fire, and a Read More

Dayton Town Council appoints Healy as new municipal judge

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council made quick business of a short agenda Monday. Council members approved a resolution appointing Ryan Healy of Healy Law Firm as the town’s new municipal judge, Town Clerk Linda Lofgren said. Dayton’s previous municipal judge, Joelle Hadley-Day, resigned. The Council also discussed an agreement with Ranchester for Healy to conduct Read More

Tax revenues increase as local economy steadies

SHERIDAN — Local tax revenues are steadily increasing from last year, a good sign for the Sheridan area’s economic recovery. According to Sheridan County Administrative Director Renee Obermueller, sales and use tax revenues have increased 1.35 percent from July to December 2014 compared to the same six-month period in 2013. Obermueller noted that the increase Read More

Cloverbuds to host rocket activity

SHERIDAN — The Cloverbuds will host an activity centered around rockets Wednesday beginning at 4 p.m. at the Watt Agricultural Center. The 4-H Cloverbud program is a component of the 4-H youth development program. It is designed as an informal approach to developing confidence, social skills, decision making abilities, subject matter knowledge and physical skills. Read More

Caywoods celebrate 60 years of marriage

SHERIDAN — Larry Caywood and Sally (nee Barnes) Caywood will celebrate 60 years of marriage today. The Caywoods were married Jan. 22, 1955, in Buffalo. Larry Caywood ran a trucking business for many years and worked most recently as a ranch hand before retiring in 2014. His wife was active as a 4-H leader and Read More

CASA seeks support in future expansion: Commissioners vote to sponsor nonprofit for grant request

January 21, 2015

SHERIDAN — County Commissioners voted Tuesday to sponsor a grant request for Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns that will help the nonprofit organization in its pursuit to expand. The county will submit an application to the Wyoming Business Council for a $15,000 Community Development Block Grant that will be used to conduct a Read More

SCSD1 shows net loss in 2014, third year in a row

BIG HORN — Sheridan County School District 1 is on the brink of a concerning financial situation in their general and reserve funds, Travis Fegler of Porter, Muirhead, Cornia and Howard said Tuesday night during the school board’s annual audit presentation. Porter, Muirhead, Cornia and Howard provides an independent audit of the district’s financial report Read More

Clearmont Town Council awards contract for sewer, water maintenance

CLEARMONT — Members of Clearmont Town Council voted Monday to award a contract to EnTech Inc. for cleaning out the sewer system in order to locate access areas that need to be replaced. The contract was for $19,000 and will be paid for with previously budgeted Capital Facilities Tax funds. The Council also voted to Read More

Ranchester Town Council discusses municipal court, natural gas pipeline study

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council members discussed on Monday an agreement that would allow Dayton’s municipal judge to use Ranchester Town Hall for municipal court proceedings. Mayor Peter Clark said the arrangement would allow attorney Ryan Healy, who serves as the municipal judge for Dayton and Ranchester, to reduce his driving time when hearing cases Read More

Slater to sign copies of her book downtown Saturday

SHERIDAN — Lois Slater will sign copies of her Western novel “Stem of the Wildflower” on Saturday at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery. The book signing will run from noon to 2 p.m. For additional information, call 674-8080. Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery is located at 206 N. Main St.

Backcountry Horsemen to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The monthly meeting of the Backcountry Horsemen will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will include a chili feed and election of new officers. The meeting will be held at the home of Swede McCue in Buffalo. For additional information, or directions, contact Dwight French at 674-8239.

Cowboy Hall of Fame seeking nominations for 2015

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame is actively seeking nominations of deserving men and women whose lives and work did or do revolve around cattle, horses and Wyoming’s ranching cowboy lifestyle. If you know a cowboy who is at least  70 years of age, has spent at least 45 years in the saddle Read More

No injuries reported in structure fire on Delphi Ave.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to a structure fire Wednesday morning on Delphi Avenue. No injuries were reported. “The origin and cause of the fire are under investigation,” SFR Chief Terry Lenhart said. “We’ll have certified investigators looking for the cause.” Both SFR and Goose Valley responded to the fire, and a hazardous materials unit Read More

City OKs board appointments Monday

January 20, 2015

Several board appointments were made in approval of the consent agenda Monday at City Council. These were: • Councilwoman Shelleen Smith to the SAWS Board for a term retroactive to Jan. 1, 2015, ending Jan. 1, 2018 • Smith to the Downtown Development Authority Board for a term ending July 1, 2016 • Councilman Alex Read More

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