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SCSD1 shaves $1 million off cost of new elementary

October 22, 2014

RANCHESTER — Sheridan County School District 1 is one step closer to having its new elementary school funding approved after shaving $1 million off the project. The development of the new Tongue River Elementary school, which was originally to begin construction this summer, was halted during June’s Board of Trustees meeting after all bids for Read More

Clearmont couple considers opening new business

CLEARMONT — Clearmont Town Council approved a zoning change Monday that could open the way for local residents to establish a small lodging facility near the Clear Creek Stop in Clearmont. Residents Steve and Anna Switzer requested that two parcels across the street from the gas station on U.S. Highway 14/16 be rezoned from residential Read More

Ranchester signs agreement for creation of Connor Battle diorama

RANCHESTER — Within a year, a miniscule model of the Connor Battle, fought on Aug. 29, 1865, will be placed in the Ranchester Information Center to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first battle in a series of skirmishes that eventually led to the famed Fetterman Fight. Ranchester Town Council signed an agreement with Sheridan Read More

County contracts to create more parking by county attorney’s office

SHERIDAN — The house at 133 Burkitt St. once used by the Lake DeSmet Counties Coalition is set to be demolished soon in order to provide more off-street parking for the county attorney’s office located east of the house near the corner of Burkitt and Brooks streets. County commissioners signed a contract at their meeting Read More

Kidnapping, assault case bound over to district court

SHERIDAN — Alleged kidnapper Aaron Arnold was bound over to 4th Judicial District Court following a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Sheridan County Circuit Court. A preliminary hearing is held to determine if a crime likely occurred and if the person charged likely committed it.  Arnold has been accused of kidnapping his ex-wife Bearl Arnold and torturing Read More

Kalif Shrine ladies to present pre-holiday bazaar

SHERIDAN — The Kalif Shrine Ladies will host a pre-holiday bazaar Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kalif Shrine Temple. The event will feature a raffle, door prizes and a lunch of Indian tacos, which will begin at 11 a.m. The Kalif Shrine Temple is located at 145 W. Loucks St.

Sheridan College to host COMBAT color run

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Veterans Club will host the third annual Combat Color Fun Run at Sheridan College on Sunday at 1 p.m. The event is a 3-mile run or a 1.5 mile walk around the campus designed to combine a game of color tag with fitness and fun. The run is untimed because Read More

Chamber invites businesses to sign up for Christmas stroll

SHERIDAN — With Thanksgiving just more than a month away, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the annual Christmas Stroll, set for Nov. 28 from 4-8 p.m. The chamber has invited all local businesses to participate in the event. The cost to participate is $125 for chamber members and $175 for Read More

Brinton Museum to host sage-grouse talk

SHERIDAN — Wildlife biologist Erik Molvar will speak on the preservation of the greater sage-grouse Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. The Brinton Museum will host the presentation, which is free and open to the public. The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road. For more information, call the museum at 672-3173.

Advocacy groups ask Sheridan to say #nomore

October 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — She was young and insecure. She wanted someone to love and someone to love her. She was the perfect choice. “They pick you, and they pick you great,” domestic violence survivor Channing Spradling said. “They can see right through you, so I think that they seek out that love, the need for somebody who Read More

Court orders murder suspect to state hospital for treatment

SHERIDAN — Paul Brookhouse, 57, arrested in June for the murder of 62-year-old James Lee Drake has been deemed unfit to stand trial. An evaluation from the Wyoming State Hospital determined Brookhouse was suffering from mental illness, but not the illness for which he was being treated. The evaluation did state that Brookhouse could, if Read More

SCSD2: Ditch PAWS, SAWS replace tests with Smarter Balanced

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 officials presented to local Wyoming state legislators Monday afternoon at the district headquarters, touting the district’s status among 4A schools in the state and asking for the legislators’ support of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. Superintendent Craig Dougherty, Director of Elementary Education Scott Stults, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Read More

City debates criteria for liquor license sales

SHERIDAN — Liquor licenses dominated discussions at Sheridan City Council Monday as councilors sought to establish criteria for the sale of a retail liquor license held by the city. The council eventually tabled the draft resolution establishing criteria for the sale of new liquor licenses so it could look into some legal questions and discuss Read More

Bond set at $50,000 for man accused of entering home, attempting rape

SHERIDAN — Bond was set at $50,000 cash yesterday in Sheridan County Circuit Court for a man charged with first-degree sexual assault. Richard A. Alford, 36, was arrested in the early hours Saturday after a woman called 911 and reported that an intruder had entered her North Main Street home and attempted to rape her. Read More

FUMC to begin next phase of capital building campaign

SHERIDAN — Pastor Don Derryberry of the First United Methodist Church of Sheridan announced recently that the church plans to embark on the next phase of a capital building campaign. According to a media release from the church, the new undertaking will include renovations to the children’s Sunday school area, the church offices, child care, Read More

Big Horn Mountain Eagles to host Halloween party on Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles will host a children’s Halloween party from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday. Children age 10 and younger are welcome to attend free of charge. The event will feature games, prizes and a costume contest. The Big Horn Mountain Eagles is located at 1760 Commercial Ave. For more information contact Read More

Cast to perform encores of ‘42nd Street’

SHERIDAN — The cast of the WYO Theater’s gala fundraiser will perform encores of “42nd Street” this week. Shows are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for students and may be purchased through the WYO Theater box office or by Read More

Dog and Cat Shelter organizing Pet-O-Ween Contest for Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter has scheduled the 14th annual Pet-O-Ween Contest for Saturday at Kendrick Park. Registration for the two-part event begins at 10 a.m. A pet-owner walk/run will start at 11 a.m. and cost to participate in the race is $5 per person. The first 50 entries will receive a Read More

Need legal advice? Pro bono clinic set for Thurs.

October 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — If you’re looking for free legal advice, this is the week to get it. This week is National Celebrate Pro Bono Week and the Sheridan County Bar Association and the Wyoming Center for Legal Aid will offer free legal advice during a clinic at Sheridan College. The clinic will run from 6-9 pm. Read More

3 SHS students earn National Merit semifinalist status

SHERIDAN — Of the more than 1.5 million juniors nationwide vying for $33 million in scholarships to be awarded by the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Corporation, three students from Sheridan County have moved on to the semifinalists round. Since 1955, the National Merit Scholarship Program has been recognizing and awarding academically talented students without consideration Read More

Man breaks into home, attempts to rape woman

SHERIDAN — A man who has been in Sheridan just five days has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a North Main Street residence and attempting to rape a woman. Richard A. Alford, 36, was arrested for attempted first degree sexual assault and criminal entry. According to a media release from the Sheridan Police Department, Read More

Local congressional staffers to host office hours Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Field representatives for Wyoming’s congressional delegation will host office hours Wednesday at the Sheridan County YMCA. The office hours provide area residents an opportunity to discuss issues, views, questions and concerns with the field representatives. The comments and concerns will be relayed to Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis. Read More

Brinton Museum to host Halloween scavenger hunt Saturday

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will host a scavenger hunt and party Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Organizers encourage those who plan to attend to wear costumes. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about and play with creepy crawly exhibits with Science Kids, make Halloween crafts and enjoy Halloween goodies. The event is free Read More

Annual Jaycees Halloween parade set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jaycees will host the group’s annual Halloween Parade this weekend. The costume contest will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday and trick-or-treating will begin at 2:30 p.m. Organizers have said those wishing to participate should meet at Sheridan City Hall. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, Read More

Clearmont resident wins photo award

CLEARMONT — Brenda Michelena of Clearmont won a statewide photography award for a photo she took in the Bighorn Mountains. The award in the scenic category of the Wyoming Business Council Agribusiness Division’s seventh annual agricultural photo contest was announced last week. Michelena took the photo titled “Pocket of Gold” in Elgin Park. Photos were Read More

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