Category Archives: Local News

Ranch sustainability forum to be held next week

SHERIDAN — The Padlock Ranch and Sheridan College will host a Ranch Sustainability Forum Monday through Wednesday. The forum will provide information resources and tools for ranch stakeholders that will help provide healthy and sustainable ranches in 2020 and beyond and host a variety of speakers and topics. The keynote speaker will be McDonald’s Corporate… Continue Reading

Next ‘Birding at The Brinton’ this Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and the Big Horn Audubon will present the next monthly “Birding at The Brinton” on Saturday. This free morning of bird watching will run from 9-11 a.m at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome to join. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars if they have… Continue Reading

Free info session on virtual school Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school, will host a free informational session in Sheridan on Tuesday. From 6:30-8 p.m. the public is invited to the Wingate by Wyndham to learn about the online program of Sheridan County School District 1 which is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on… Continue Reading

Sathre sentenced to three years

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man has been sentenced to three years in prison for federal tax evasion. Robert Sathre, 65, accepted a plea agreement to serve the time and pay more than $3 million in restitution. In exchange for the plea, the court dropped another charge against him and all charges against his wife, Judy… Continue Reading

WGFD proposes changes to hunting regulations

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has proposed several changes to its hunting license regulations — including extension of several deadlines and increases in gray wolf mortality quotas — that will be open for comment until 5 p.m. May 30.  The WGFD-Sheridan Region office held an open house Wednesday to discuss the proposed changes.… Continue Reading

Study aimed at community development, planning

SHERIDAN — Sheridan has been selected as one of two communities to participate in a survey study conducted by a regional economic development research firm. The Sonoran Institute is looking for feedback from residents of Sheridan to learn what makes economies thrive or fail. Sonoran Institute Economist Alison Berry said the “Place Value” research project… Continue Reading

Mischke named Teacher of the Year

Mischke named Teacher of the Year

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 has selected Tongue River High School family and consumer science teacher Pat Mischke as the district’s Teacher of the Year. In addition to the recognition, the honor includes the privilege of applying to receive the Wyoming Teacher of the Year Award. Superintendent Marty Kobza announced the honor last… Continue Reading

Facebook posts help to incriminate alleged dealer

SHERIDAN — Two people from Sheridan are being charged with offenses related to selling marijuana, LSD and other drugs. Josh Flaharty and Casey Van Haele, both in their early 20s, are charged with the felony of conspiring to deliver a controlled substance, and Flaharty is also charged with felony possession with intent to deliver. An officer… Continue Reading

1 local GOP delegate voted in favor of censure

SHERIDAN — Just one of Sheridan County’s 15 delegates to the Wyoming Republican Party Convention voted in favor of a censure resolution that would have left Gov. Matt Mead with a significant scar heading into the 2014 election. “I think that as the most powerful Republican in the state, he should have put a stop… Continue Reading

UW Extension, The Wyoming Room begin work on 4-H book

UW Extension, The Wyoming Room begin work on 4-H book

SHERIDAN — When 4-H began more than 100 years ago, life was different: agricultural practices have changed, science has advanced and knowledge has expanded. But the idea behind 4-H has remained constant through all those years — to help young people and their families gain the skills needed to be proactive forces in their communities… Continue Reading

County OKs permit for equine clinic near Big Horn

SHERIDAN — County Commissioners voted to approve a conditional use permit for a new equine veterinary clinic to be located on state Highway 335 near Big Horn at their meeting Tuesday. Following the recommendation from the County Planning and Zoning Commission, commissioners approved only phase one of the proposed three-phase project. The CUP request was made… Continue Reading

Legion to host Poppy Days drive Fri., Sat.

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary #7 will host a Poppy Days drive Friday and Saturday. Buddy Poppies are artificial flowers which have symbolized the blood shed by service members since the VFW registered the name with the U.S. Patent Office in 1924.The poppy flowers are assembled by disabled, needy or aging veterans at Veterans… Continue Reading

Session on One-Cent tax tomorrow

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s Optional One-Cent Sales Tax is coming up for renewal and the city of Sheridan is hosting listening sessions to hear questions and comments from the public. The final session will be held tomorrow at the Sheridan Senior Center at 11 a.m. If you have not been able to attend a session,… Continue Reading

Contractors seminar Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Sheridan Workforce Center will host a Preference Act Seminar tomorrow. The Wyoming Preference Act aims to retain public monies in the state by giving a leg up to Wyoming contractors bidding on public works projects. The seminar will address bidding processes and information and procedural steps regarding… Continue Reading

FBLA to host Craft Brothers Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn High School Future Business Leaders of America will host The Craft Brothers live in concert on Friday. The fundraising event will run from 7-10 p.m. and include a silent auction. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students, and free for children under age 5. Tickets include dessert and the… Continue Reading

Big Horn schools hosting guitar concert tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn High School and Middle School will host a guitar class concert tomorrow. Commencing at 7 p.m. in the BHHS auditorium, the concert is free and open to all members of the community. For more information contact music director Ariel Downing at 674-8190 or The school campus is located at 333… Continue Reading

SPD promotes two officers to sergeant

SHERIDAN — Two officers within the Sheridan Police Department were promoted to the rank of sergeant this week. James Hill and Daniel Keller, both corporals with the department before the ceremony, were pinned after completing an evaluation process that entailed a written assessment, oral board review, administrative report and final interview with the chief of… Continue Reading

Dayton opens bids for overlay project

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council opened bids for an overlay paving project at its meeting Monday night. It will award the project in a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Town Hall. One bid for the South Fork Avenue overlay project was received from ICM for $130,054, Mayor Bob Wood said. The bid was… Continue Reading

Sheriff’s office to perform VIN inspections

SHERIDAN — If all moves forward as agreed upon Monday night, all vehicle identification number inspections in Sheridan County will be conducted by the sheriff’s office rather than split between the police department and sheriff deputies. The $10 fee to conduct the VIN inspection will be collected by the sheriff’s office as well. The county… Continue Reading

SCSD2 holds hearing for facilities plan updates

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees held a public hearing Monday regarding the facility plan being submitted to the Wyoming School Facilities Commission. According to the WSFC, the facility plans detail the ways each district intends to remedy the facility needs of educational, administration and transportation buildings within its jurisdiction.… Continue Reading

City Council, IAFF don’t agree on ground rules

SHERIDAN — City Council and a representative of the local firefighters union began negotiations on the contract for Sheridan firefighters at the regular council meeting Monday, but failed to come to any kind of agreement on ground rules or proposals for changes to the contract. Following a Wyoming Supreme Court ruling in December, all contract… Continue Reading

2014 Good Samaritan Awards to be held Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Salvation Army will host the 2014 Good Samaritan Awards on Saturday. Members of the community who exhibit selfless service to others in need will be honored. Trene Deanda Lewis, executive director of the Los Angeles Red Shield Youth and Community Center, will be the featured speaker and dinner and entertainment will be… Continue Reading

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