Category Archives: Local News

Police make additional arrests in kidnapping case

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department arrested Aaron Andrew Arnold, 30, of Sheridan on Friday on additional charges stemming from an incident in which he’s accused of beating his wife and trying to force her to fly to Arizona. Arnold was charged with aggravated assault and battery and released on a $10,000 cash bond late… Continue Reading

Campus center open house set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will hold an open house on Wednesday inside the Thorne-Rider Campus Center. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., college officials are encouraging the public to tour the new facility. There will be free food samples from 2-4 p.m. Highlights of the campus center include a student lounge with flexible seating, bleacher-style… Continue Reading

Interested in clowning around?

SHERIDAN — Carolyn Wertman is a certified clown with the CYAS Clowns of Yuma, Arizona, and is looking for others to join her. She is having a meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Sheridan Senior Center to discuss the opportunities of becoming a clown. Clowns in Sheridan would usually perform at schools, day cares,… Continue Reading

With elections on the horizon, school officials discuss role

SHERIDAN — Every other year as November draws near, public spaces are once again filled with advertisements supporting candidates for one thing or another. This year, as a gubernatorial race pulls to the forefront of everyone’s attention, three contested races will hit the ballots with predictably less fanfare. Every general election, approximately half the trustees… Continue Reading

Sept. 6, 2014 Agendas

Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees 6 p.m. Monday Central Office, Board Room, 201 N. Connor St. • Call to Order 1. Pledge of Allegiance • Recognition 1.  Lorna Poulsen, Certified Staff Member of the Year 2. Jackie Jackson, Classified Staff Member of the Year • Approval of agenda • Welcome — audience… Continue Reading

FAB conference set for Sept . 27

SHERIDAN — With the FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference just three weeks away, organizers continue to confirm session speakers, recruit vendors and sell tickets for the event set for Sept. 27 at Sheridan College. Sessions are scheduled to include a range of topics, including self-defense, building a business, making the move to leadership, investing… Continue Reading

Cloud Peak announces sale of share of Decker Mine

Cloud Peak announces sale of share of Decker Mine

SHERIDAN — Cloud Peak Energy announced Thursday that on Aug. 29 the company agreed to sell its 50 percent interest in the Decker Mine in Montana to Ambre Energy. The sale agreement includes all the related assets and that Ambre will assume all reclamation and other liabilities, giving Ambre 100 percent ownership of the mine.… Continue Reading

Couple highlights Sheridan on HGTV’s ‘House Hunters’

Couple highlights Sheridan on HGTV’s ‘House Hunters’

SHERIDAN — Imagine sitting on your couch flipping through channels on your television when, there it is. It’s Sheridan — the Bighorn Mountains, historic downtown Sheridan and all of your other local hangouts. Many current and former Sheridan residents had that experience Wednesday when the city was featured on the national program “House Hunters.” It… Continue Reading

Tackling issue of suicide at local level

SHERIDAN — Tina Hart and her husband have always loved visiting Sheridan and one day the open land and the animals called them to move here from the East Coast. But the change proved to be more drastic than Hart had anticipated, with a long, cold winter, less people and greenery, and a slower pace… Continue Reading

Planning Commission denies variance for shop already built

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission voted to recommend denial to county commissioners of a setback variance request for a shop building constructed 8 feet from the front property line instead of the required 25 feet on a parcel located on Fish Hatchery Road in Story. The vote for denial was not made… Continue Reading

Noble Entertainment obtains liquor license

SHERIDAN — City Council on Tuesday approved the transfer of a liquor license from Warehouse 201, LLC, to Noble Entertainment Group, LLC, which listed the premise address on the license application as 237 N. Main St., Suite 30, also known as the Old Press Building. The license was used in the operation of the Warehouse… Continue Reading

SC library rededication ceremony set for Sept. 12

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s library inside the Griffith Memorial Building will be rededicated with its original name, the Mary Brown Kooi Library. There will be a ceremony and ribbon cutting Sept. 12 at 12:30 p.m. In 1950, Kooi made a significant financial donation to the library at Northeast Wyoming Agricultural Junior College, which later became… Continue Reading

Balance, movement yoga class set for Wed.

SHERIDAN — Cindy Baker will host a balance and movement gentle yoga class Wednesday from 10-11:30 a.m. The class is designed to increase strength and flexibility, improve balance and to help people be more conscious of how they breathe. Standing or sitting in chairs, participants can adapt movements to their particular body and abilities. For… Continue Reading

Local artists win Wyoming watercolor awards

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan residents took home awards from the Annual Watercolor Wyoming National Exhibition which was held Aug. 29 at the SAGE Exhibit Gallery. Helen “Lytle” Campbell from Sheridan was awarded Best of Wyoming for her watercolor painting “My Favorite Jug” and Elizabeth Thurow, also from Sheridan, was awarded the People’s Choice award for… Continue Reading

College partners with Chartwells, Mars, master chocolatier

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College has partnered with Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services, Master Chocolatier Chef Oscar Ortega and Mars Chocolate North America to provide distinctive and unique dessert items to Sheridan College Food Services and the Culinary Arts program this fall, college officials announced Thursday. Master Chocolatier and Pastry Chef Oscar Ortega is creating three… Continue Reading

Suicide prevention teams working to promote gun safety, education

Suicide prevention teams working to promote gun safety, education

SHERIDAN — Thanks to ongoing suicide prevention research, pinpointed data is available on endless subsections such as specific groups of people, different means of suicide, laws and procedures surrounding suicide prevention and even studies done on the effects of reporting on suicide. However, two areas of concentration are particularly pertinent to Wyoming and Sheridan County:… Continue Reading

Ranchester amends agreement with judge to ‘as needed’ basis

RANCHESTER — When Ranchester had a police officer, Municipal Judge Stuart Healy would come to town to judge traffic offenses, ordinance violations and other cases once per month. Now that the town is without a law enforcement officer, the case load has dropped and Ranchester Town Council made the decision Tuesday to alter its contract with… Continue Reading

Sept. 4, 2014 Local Briefs

Best of the West BBQ Fest kicks off Friday SHERIDAN — Sheridan Motor will present the Best of the West BBQ Fest Friday from 6-10 p.m. at Whitney Plaza. Watch competing teams in action, vote for the People’s Choice Award and dance to live music by “Little Goose.” On Saturday morning, from 8-10 a.m. you can… Continue Reading

Generals still chasing first season win

Generals still chasing first season win

SHERIDAN — An early mistake forced the Sheridan College (0-2) men’s soccer team to play from behind throughout most of the game on Wednesday, resulting in a 2-0 loss. It was a physical game as Northwest College (2-0) came into Maier Field and took a win from the Generals. After 14 minutes of exchanging possession,… Continue Reading

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