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Grass fire grows out of control, consumes home

Grass fire grows out of control, consumes home

SHERIDAN — A structure fire at 56 Woodland Park Road Thursday evening destroyed a mobile home, numerous abandoned vehicles and garbage and wood piles. Goose Valley Fire Department Chief Bob Williams said the property owner left a burn barrel unattended, which started a grass fire. The fire soon got out of control, eventually consuming the… Continue Reading

All three local school districts see enrollment growth

SHERIDAN — As teachers, parents and kids gear up for a new school year, preliminary numbers show an increase in enrollment for the local school districts. The largest local district, Sheridan County School District 2 (Sheridan) is expecting an increase in enrollment, but numbers are affected by multiple factors said Scott Stults, the district’s director… Continue Reading

High bond set for man arrested for DUIs, domestic abuse

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was placed on probation following a 2014 conviction for driving under the influence. Since that time, prosecutors allege the man has racked up two additional DUIs and a domestic abuse charge. Timothy Dunn, 50, Sheridan, will be held on a total of $25,000 in cash-only bonds for the three counts… Continue Reading

Man charged with forgery, unlawful use of credit card

SHERIDAN — A man who allegedly used an ex-girlfriend’s credit card and forged her signature won’t get out of jail unless he posts a $20,000 cash bond following his hearing in circuit court Thursday. Matthew Fiscus, 44, Sheridan, faces two felony forgery counts and one felony count of unlawful use of a credit card. If… Continue Reading

Lightning causes 50-acre fire outside Clearmont

CLEARMONT — A lightning strike caused a fire that burned approximately 50 acres of grassland on the Little Goose Ranch about 20 to 30 miles outside Clearmont late Thursday night. The Clearmont Fire Department was dispatched at 11 p.m. to the location off County Road 183, which sustained a number of lightning strikes, dispatcher Chris Thomas… Continue Reading

e2e to present ‘Airgroup: A Story About Creating Opportunity’

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Technology Business Center’s e2e Wyoming entrepreneurial program will present “Airgroup: A Story About Creating Opportunity,” on Thursday. Jack Morrison, an entrepreneur who started Airgroup in 1997 with $19,000 of capital provided by his UW college roommate, will share the story of launching and growing a successful airfreight and logistics business. Through… Continue Reading

‘Jentel Presents’ at Sagebrush Community Art Center Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The program is free and open to all members of the community. Light refreshments will be available. This month’s presenters include poet Sandra Lim; landscape artists Roxanne Everett, Emilie Lee and Corliss… Continue Reading

People Assistance Food Bank to host food drive

SHERIDAN — The People Assistance Food Bank of Sheridan will host their annual food drive and fundraiser today and Saturday. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, representatives will be at Walmart collecting donations. Food, donations and volunteers are all needed. Call the food bank at 674-1509 for more information. Walmart is located at 1695… Continue Reading

Fabric art exhibit to open at Martinsen Gallery Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Martinsen Gallery at Sheridan College will presents “It’s Not Paint, It’s Fabric: Landscapes & Abstracts,” a collection by Heidi Heuerman, with an opening reception on Tuesday. The show will run Tuesday through Oct. 8 and the reception will be held from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday. The event is free and open to the… Continue Reading

Sheridan Avenue closure postponed a week

SHERIDAN — Sheridan residents who use Sheridan Avenue and Brundage Street should plan alternate routes next week since construction will force several closures. The city announced Wednesday evening the closure of Sheridan Avenue between Brundage and Burkitt streets planned for today through Sunday would be pushed back a week due to equipment failure. Simon Contractors… Continue Reading

Gast named as ABF executive director

SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation has selected Ranchester resident Andrew Gast as its first permanent employee and executive director. Gast follows Jamie Schectman, who had been serving as interim executive director since March 2015. Schectman is the CEO of Mountain Riders’ Alliance, an organization that supports community ski areas, and that helped solidify the… Continue Reading

Hospital board approves ICU

SHERIDAN — Work could be started on the expanded intensive care unit at Sheridan Memorial Hospital as soon as the end of September. The hospital board approved the 12-month, nearly $6.7 million project, which is planned to be paid for with private funds. O’Dell Construction was chosen to do the project, mainly because they’ve done… Continue Reading

Free trolley rides to be offered this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Trolley is providing complimentary shuttle service this weekend between the Holiday Inn and several events. Additional public parking is available at the Holiday Inn north parking area on the convention side with a trolley stop at the Holiday Inn front entrance. A continuous circular route will be offered Friday and Saturday… Continue Reading

Unveiling ceremony for Warnke’s final diorama Saturday

SHERIDAN — The town of Ranchester will host an opening day unveiling ceremony for the newest diorama by Tom Warnke on Saturday. “Where the Women and Children Fought the Soldiers” is a depiction of the Battle of Tongue River, also known as the Connor Battle. The diorama will be on permanent display in the Ranchester… Continue Reading

Shopping for a Cause to benefit public arts

SHERIDAN — Twin M Designs and Kraft’s Fine Jewelry will host “Shopping for a Cause” on Friday. Shop at either of these location throughout the day and 25 percent of all sales will benefit the Sheridan Public Arts Committee. Shopping for a Cause is offered the fourth Friday of every month, benefitting a local nonprofit… Continue Reading

Next ‘When I’m 64 or More’ event set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The next offering of the Sheridan Senior Center’s “When I’m 64 or More” life planning series will be held Tuesday. “Sheridan – A Fine Place to Grow Old” will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Senior Center dining room. Presented by Carmen Rideout, the presentation is free and open to all members… Continue Reading

SCLT to host tour of historic OW Ranch in southern Montana

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host a tour of the historic OW Ranch in southern Montana on Saturday. The OW Ranch is owned by music industry legend Jim Guercio, best known for founding the Caribou Ranch — a recording studio where bands including Chicago, Elton John, Michael Jackson and many others created albums… Continue Reading

Suds n’ Spurs Brewfest: Food, music and craft beer

Suds n’ Spurs Brewfest: Food, music and craft beer

SHERIDAN — When the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce looked to start a brewfest a few years ago, organizers wanted a one-of-a-kind trophy to go along with what they hoped would turn into a premier event. Mission accomplished. Now in its fourth year, the Sheridan Suds n’ Spurs Brewfest is considered one of the region’s… Continue Reading

Policymakers discuss local alcohol abuse

SHERIDAN — Overconsumption of alcohol and binge drinking are two issues local policymakers discussed during a meeting Tuesday. The forum focused on measures that can be taken to combat the number of alcohol- and drug-related arrests. Ernie Johnson, facilitator from the Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving, said being conscientious of the problem is the first… Continue Reading

Craft beer: What goes into making the brews?

SHERIDAN — You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to brew beer, but you will need practice and knowledge of basic chemistry to make good beer. Despite the explosion of craft beer and home brewing over the last couple decades, many people still don’t know what goes into making their favorite brews. To help,… Continue Reading

BHES says goodbye to national lunch program

BIG HORN — Another school in Sheridan County School District 1 has ditched the national school lunch program in favor of locally sourced, made from scratch cuisine. Big Horn Elementary School kicked off its first day of school with the new lunch menus, joining the district’s high schools and middle schools in this venture. Food… Continue Reading

Sheridan College maintains strong enrollment

SHERIDAN — Fall semester classes began Monday at Sheridan College with full-time equivalent enrollment districtwide up slightly from this time last year at the Northern Wyoming Community College District. “We’ll continue to see growth in these numbers as we go through the year,” NWCCD President Dr. Paul Young said. “We are seeing many students starting… Continue Reading

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