Category Archives: Local News

Poppy drive to take place today, Saturday

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary #7 annual poppy drive will take place Tuesday and Saturday. On Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to noon, poppies will be available at the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center. On Saturday, poppies will be available at Kmart and Wal-Mart. The poppies are assembled in VA hospitals by veterans. Their distribution is… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host cowbilly musician

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host Miss “V” the Gypsy Cowbelle on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Miss V offers clever lyricism along with classic rhythms on the guitar and her homemade banjo. Her music has charmed fans from coffee houses and campfires to festivals. The performance is free to attend. For additional information,… Continue Reading

City to add workers in 2016-2017

SHERIDAN — While school districts and county governments are bracing for cuts, the city of Sheridan is actually slated to add 12 positions to its payroll in the next budget year, which begins July 1. Human Resources Director Heather Doke said in a work session Thursday that included a new position in the treasurer department… Continue Reading

Montana cutting horse show to begin Thursday

SHERIDAN — The “Showdown in Sheridan” Montana Cutting Horse Association cutting horse competition will take place Thursday through Sunday at the Sheridan College AgriPark. With more than 100 competitors from the Western states expected, the event will feature limited age events Thursday and Friday. Saturday and Sunday are open classes. Admission to the event is… Continue Reading

AAUW organizing ‘Meet the Artist’ event

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Branch of American Association of University Women will host a Meet the Artist reception at Frackelton’s on Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available. On display at the restaurant is an oil painting of a wolf, “Miene Perfektion,” by Victoria Golab. For a Sheridan College art class assignment of… Continue Reading

Sash Dash color run set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sash Dash color fun run will take place Saturday at Kendrick Park. The 5K race, which won’t be timed, is open to all ages. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. and the run will begin at 9 a.m. The cost for advance registration is $20 or $25 on race day. The first… Continue Reading

Powder Horn to host Cowboy Joe Golf Tournament

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn Golf Club will host the University of Wyoming Cowboy Joe Golf Tournament on Saturday. Proceeds will benefit UW student-athletes and the Michael Phillips Memorial Scholarship. Registration for the event will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The cost is $195 for Cowboy Joe Club members… Continue Reading

Rock climber dies Sunday after fall in Tongue River Canyon

SHERIDAN — Dean Darling, 58, of Hyattville, Wyoming, died Sunday after falling while rock climbing in the Tongue River Canyon. The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and medical personnel were called to the scene at approximately 4:35 p.m. Sunday. Upon arriving, responding deputies and medical officials found Darling dead. No additional details were released by the… Continue Reading

SPD looking for suspect in two shots fired early Sunday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Police Department officers are looking for a suspect in connection with two gun shots fired early Sunday morning during a dispute. No injuries were reported in the shootings at a trailer located 1116 Fourth Ave. East and the department does not believe the case poses a threat to public safety. Dispatch received… Continue Reading

Bond set as details emerge from weekend attack

SHERIDAN— Bond was set at $20,000 cash for two men charged with aggravated assault, as details of a brutal weekend beating were released. Dylan Dygert, 21, and Jacob Olson, 26, appeared in Sheridan County Circuit Court in connection with a fight early Sunday morning that left the victim, Clayton Denny, with serious head injuries. Denny,… Continue Reading

Sister duo retires from Sheridan College

Sister duo retires from Sheridan College

SHERIDAN— Sisters Jane Wohl and Judy McDowell are leaving Sheridan College this month after a combined 51 years. They’ve been issuing final grades, packing up their offices and will attend graduation on Saturday. Then, it’s on to retirement. We caught up with them to learn more about their work and plans for the future. Jane… Continue Reading

The long journey to graduation

The long journey to graduation

SHERIDAN — In the weeks before graduation, Leann Schutte spent her days poring through her nursing books. Tests were coming up and some would decide her future. In that respect, she is like most students in college. Finals week consists of a combination of caffeinated drinks, stress and endless reading. Yet Schutte is far from your… Continue Reading

Tongue River water quality meeting set for Wednesday

DAYTON — The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public meeting Wednesday in the Lucille Alley Room of Dayton Town Hall from 6-8 p.m. to provide information regarding the Tongue River total maximum daily load project. According to the WDEQ website, when levels of a pollutant such as E.coli, exceed state water quality… Continue Reading

Link Crew offers help and advice to SHS freshmen

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School freshmen participate in a program called FLC the first semester of the school year that helps them adjust to life as high school students. Upperclassmen or Link Leaders lead the program. FLC stands for Freshmen Learning Communities. These are small groups of freshmen that Link Leaders meet with during lunch… Continue Reading

Raising Readers receives $6,000 grant

SHERIDAN — The Chandler H. Kibbee and Mercedes K. Kibbee Foundation for Children recently awarded $6,000 to Raising Readers in Wyoming to purchase books for distribution in Sheridan County. Raising Readers in Wyoming encourages parents to read to their children by providing new books as part of well child health care visits. Medical providers in Sheridan… Continue Reading

Eatons’ horse drive set for May 22

SHERIDAN — The annual Eatons’ horse drive through Sheridan is scheduled for May 22 at approximately 9 a.m. Eatons’ Ranch hands will drive the ranch’s horses from their winter pastures to their summer home at Eatons’ Ranch. The horses will leave the Wyarno area at about 7 a.m. They’ll be coming into town on East… Continue Reading

Agendas — May 14, 2016

Dayton Town Council 7 p.m. Wednesday Dayton Town Hall   • Recite Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Approve the minutes of the May 2, 2016, Town Council meeting • Announcements/correspondence • Old business • New business A. Acknowledge outgoing Junior Council Allison Reed B. Hear from Sheridan County… Continue Reading

Julia Fenn earns this week’s Summit Award

This week’s Summit Award winner, Julia Fenn, was seen sporting a Michigan State Spartans T-shirt at a recent pickleball tournament in Sheridan. The word is out that this stellar student and even more exceptional human being will be attending Michigan State University this fall. Fenn is no stranger to this community, and to say she… Continue Reading

Fulmer to host Wyoming Reads celebration

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host the annual Wyoming Reads celebration on Tuesday beginning at 9 a.m. More than 350 first-graders from throughout Sheridan County will come to the library to learn about the library and the services it offers as well as receive a free book to take home. Wyoming Reads… Continue Reading

Bond set as details emerge from weekend attack

SHERIDAN — Bond was set at $20,000 cash for two men charged with aggravated assault, as details of a brutal weekend beating were released. Dylan Dygert, 21, and Jacob Olson, 26, appeared in Sheridan County Circuit Court in connection with a fight early Sunday morning that left the victim, Clayton Denny, with serious head injuries.… Continue Reading

PETITION Effort seeks to reduce number of commissioners

SHERIDAN — Should there be only three county commissioners? Some county residents seem to think so. Three weeks ago, Anne Collins, a Sheridan resident and former county employee, launched a petition that proposes cutting the number of Sheridan County commissioners from five sitting board members to three. Collins said she believes that the switch would save the… Continue Reading

Food tax falls flat on legislative panel

DOUGLAS — State lawmakers did not bite Thursday morning on a proposal to allow Wyoming cities and towns to tax food, although legislators said they are interested in giving local governments more flexibility on collecting sales taxes. Sen. Ogden Driskill told colleagues on the Joint Revenue Committee that he thought a food tax could help… Continue Reading

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