Category Archives: Local News

BHMS students place service over self for the day

BHMS students place  service over self for the day

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County is well known to have a community-minded spirit as nonprofit organizations, fundraisers and opportunities to support each other abound. Whether time is spent founding a new NPO, sitting on the Board of Directors of an existing nonprofit or simply volunteering an hour or a dollar, adults in the community often give… Continue Reading

Attempted abducter still at-large

SHERIDAN — The Powell Police Department reported Thursday that a man attempted to abduct two 12-year-old girls Wednesday near Northwest College. The girls reported the man attempted to pull one of the girls into his pickup truck, but they got away by kicking and biting him. The suspect is between 50 and 70 years old,… Continue Reading

A look at the history of midwifery in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The history of midwifery in Wyoming is one that got a significant start in the court systems of Sheridan County. Today, Pat Schwaiger is a Montana-based licensed midwife and registered nurse who attends home births around the immediate region. But 20 years ago, she was sued by the State of Wyoming for practicing… Continue Reading

Local students to experience real-life government

SHERIDAN — Running for public office can be a grueling process requiring charisma, dedication, knowledge and a hint of fortuity. Starting next week, eight local high school boys selected to attend the 66th annual American Legion’s Wonderful Wyoming Boys’ State Conference will learn if they possess these qualities. The selected student delegates will participate in… Continue Reading

Tongue River Valley Community Center offers summer fun

SHERIDAN — Summer can be a busy time full of personal hobbies, extracurricular activities and community events. Conversely, it can also be a time when others slip into a slump and lack motivation to leave the air-conditioned couch. Whether seeking to learn something new, continue a year round hobby or simply add structure to your… Continue Reading

McLaughlin hosting book signing Friday

SHERIDAN — Author Kari Massie McLaughlin of Gillette will host a book signing on Friday in Sheridan. Beginning at 3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Sheridan-Convention Center McLaughlin will be available to sign copies of her book “Get your troop in a group!” For more information contact Michelle Whitman at or 405-458-5642. The Holiday Inn… Continue Reading

Holy Name awards scholarships to graduating seniors

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic Church recently awarded eight Graduating Senior Scholarships to students who are members of the parish. The scholarships of $700 may be used at any institution of higher learning. The recipients of the scholarships were all from Sheridan High School and included Madison Farr, daughter of Brian and Jennifer Farr, Morgan… Continue Reading

Severe storms forecast, flooding possible

Severe storms forecast, flooding possible

SHERIDAN — With snow melt still running high and forecasts for severe thunderstorms this weekend, county residents need to be prepared for flooding. The National Weather Service out of Billings, Montana, has issued a flood warning for Sheridan County. Snow melt has already caused high water levels on Big Goose and Little Goose creeks and… Continue Reading

City public works department seeks efficient operations

SHERIDAN — The portions of the Sheridan Public Works Department funded mostly by enterprise funds — fees for services such as water, sewer and solid waste — presented a proposed budget at Wednesday’s City Council work session that focused on making operations more efficient in order to keep expenses, and thus fees for customers, as low… Continue Reading

Board chooses next Wyoming Business Council CEO

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The 15-member Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors chose Shawn Reese, Gov. Matt Mead’s policy director, as the agency’s next chief executive officer Thursday. Board Co-Chairman Rex Lewis said terms of Reese’s employment have yet to be negotiated. The position will pay between $120,000 and $150,000. “I am extremely excited to continue… Continue Reading

Ucross Foundation field trip brings learning to life

SHERIDAN — You’re a first-grader and you’re standing at the bus stop with a backpack full of completed homework eagerly awaiting another day of school. But today is no ordinary day of blackboards, study and desks; today is field trip day. To you, this possibly means one of two things: a welcome break from learning… Continue Reading

SAGE hosting ‘Summer Show and Sale’

SHERIDAN — The SAGE Exhibit Gallery is having a “Summer Show and Sale,” a members show from the Sheridan Artists’ Guild. There will be an artists’ reception Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. The free reception is open to the community at the gallery inside the new Sheridan Chamber of Commerce at 171 N. Main St. Continue Reading

Bird banding at Keyhole Reservoir to be done Thursday

SHERIDAN — The seventh annual local bird banding season will commence Thursday. The banding station is located by the Keyhole Reservoir Dam at Keyhole State Park. Volunteers are needed for the banding process which involves catching the birds in mesh nets, processing them for information including wing lengths and type of bird, banding them and… Continue Reading

Sheridan College wins design award for Whitney Academic Center

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Edward A. Whitney Academic Center was recently recognized as a “Project of Distinction” for outstanding design and architecture as part of the College Planning and Management’s 2014 Education Design Showcase. The Academic Center opened its doors in August 2013 and appeared in the April 2014 issue of College Planning and Management… Continue Reading

Hospital Pharmacy break-in

Hospital Pharmacy break-in

A Sheridan Police Officer points his flashlight to a damaged area on the ceiling, a possible point of entry, after the owners arrive on the scene of a possible break and entry Friday morning at the Hospital Pharmacy on Main Street. The Sheridan Police department responded to a call at 5:25 a.m. Friday by a… Continue Reading

Hospital board looks at building free-standing hospice house

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees has approved funding for preliminary steps toward updating the hospital’s hospice program. Specifically, SMH will explore the possibility of constructing an independent hospice building to house six to eight terminally ill patients. The board authorized $22,000 to be used for conceptual research and master planning of the… Continue Reading

Ranchester continues to fight flooding

RANCHESTER — Connor Battlefield Park in Ranchester is completely under water as snow has melted and the Tongue River has risen over its banks. Town of Ranchester Head of Maintenance Tim Brewer said the park has been submerged, as it often is in the spring, since Friday. Nearby Wolf Creek Road (County Road 67) has had… Continue Reading

I-90 sees overturned semis, uprooted trees after wind storm

SHERIDAN — While many Sheridan residents sat at home without power after Wednesday’s storm blew through town, visitors and passers-by dealt with a plethora of their own problems on Interstate 90. As wind gusts peaked at 75 mph just before 5 p.m., four separate topplings created traffic diversions and road closures. A large tree uprooted… Continue Reading

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