Category Archives: Local News

Woman pleads not guilty to child endangerment

SHERIDAN — A local woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a child endangering charge stemming from a drug arrest. Crystal Brown, 33, of Sheridan, had her trial set for May 9. If convicted, she could face up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to an affidavit of probable cause, Brown and Dustin… Continue Reading

Man pleads guilty to forgery, burglary charges

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded guilty to several felonies and received a recommendation for a youthful offender boot camp Tuesday morning in 4th Judicial District Court. Andrew Smith, 23, pleaded guilty to one count of forgery and two counts of burglary as part of an agreement. In exchange for his pleas, the state dropped a… Continue Reading

Big Horn Historical Society to gather Sunday

BIG HORN — The December meeting of the Big Horn Historical Society will take place Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. The program, “Early History of the Quarter A Circle Ranch: Outlaws and Outliers to the Inner Circle of British Royalty,” will be presented by local historian Tyson Emborg. The meeting will begin with a 1… Continue Reading

Ucross Christmas in the Park set for Saturday

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation will host its third annual community Christmas celebration Saturday from 4-6 p.m. The event will include a Christmas story reading from Craig Johnson, music from the Buffalo Balladiers, crafts for kids, fireworks and the lighting of thousands of lights throughout the park. Organizers have asked those planning to attend to… Continue Reading

DSA, Kennon offering signage sale

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association is offering a signage package to area organizations. For just $30, an organization can rent a 4-by-4-foot sign holder located at the DSA office. Kennon Sign Shop will produce the sign for a special rate of $50 for nonprofits. To reserve a spot, contact the DSA at 672-8881 or… Continue Reading

AARP to gather Fri. at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of AARP will host an evening of holiday cheer at the Sheridan Senior Center at 5:30 p.m. Friday. The program will feature holiday music by the a capella group, “Just Harmony.” The evening will also include a potluck, which will follow the musical program. Those who wish to take part… Continue Reading

Craig Johnson to help libraries celebrate holidays

SHERIDAN — Local author Craig Johnson will celebrate the Christmas season with the Sheridan County Library System at three different events in December. Johnson will be at Story Branch Library on Friday at 6 p.m., Sheridan Fulmer Library on Saturday at noon and Clearmont Branch Library on Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. At each event,… Continue Reading

Audubon Society to designate Scott Park important bird area

DAYTON — With the Tongue River, big cottonwood trees, a wetland and plenty of open space, Dayton’s Scott Park makes an ideal habitat for birds. After earning the Dayton Town Council’s blessing Tuesday evening, the Audubon Society will designate Scott Park an Important Bird Area, signifying its significance to the many avian that call the… Continue Reading

A date with Father Christmas

A date with Father Christmas

Three-year-old Cora Davis talks to Father Christmas during the Holiday Open House Saturday at the Trail End State Historic Site. Tours were offered of the holiday-decorated Kendrick Mansion over the weekend. The event featured live holiday music by local performers and a visit by Father Christmas. Continue Reading

City discusses future of Kendrick Park lion-dogs

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Kendrick Park might be most known for elk and bison when it comes to exotic wildlife, but a pair of endangered lions stole the show at Monday’s City Council meeting. The two bronze Komainu — Japanese for lion-dog — have guarded the main entrance of Kendrick Park since 1919, according to library… Continue Reading

SCSD2 looks to tighten belt, expand programming courses

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 elected officers to new positions and heard updates on efforts to beef up computer science curriculum at its December board meeting Monday night. The board also suspended an early retirement incentive program in an effort to cut down on spending amid dim budget projections. Board members voted to… Continue Reading

Dana Avenue to remain closed

SHERIDAN — On Nov. 1, 2011, the Board of County Commissioners closed Dana Avenue from 13th Street to 15th Street due to safety concerns for the traveling public and the residents residing adjacent to this section of Dana Avenue. Since that time, county officials have monitored the flow of traffic through this area to evaluate… Continue Reading

SPD warns residents about ongoing scam

SHERIDAN — Sheridan area residents are again receiving phone calls from an individual stating that he or she is from the Internal Revenue Service. The caller claims he is trying to collect a debt. The Sheridan Police Department reminded local residents that the IRS communicates by certified mail or court-ordered, hand-delivered paperwork. Any attempt to… Continue Reading

UMC to host annual cookie, candy sale

SHERIDAN — The United Methodist Women’s annual “Gingerbread Cookie House” will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kalif Shrine Center. The church ladies will do the baking and you’ll have the chance to do the shopping and eating. More than 5,000 homemade cookies and candies will be available, including gluten-free… Continue Reading

Neltje show to open at Sagebrush Community Art Center

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host a show from local artist and philanthropist Neltje beginning Wednesday and running through Jan. 12. An artist reception for the retrospective show will take place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday. For additional information, contact the art center at 674-1970. The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at… Continue Reading

Cross ‘pet’ off your holiday wish list

SHERIDAN — Pets make wonderful companions — they do not, however, make good gifts. Individuals who head to the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter this year looking for the perfect Christmas present for a friend or relative will leave disappointed, as the shelter does not allow third-party adoptions, according to Executive Director Debie Crawford. “Sure,… Continue Reading

Legislation moving forward to reform Title 25 program

SHERIDAN — Recent proposed reforms to one of Wyoming’s mental health processes is a step in the right direction, Northern Wyoming Mental Health Executive Director Paul Demple said, but there is still a lot more that needs to be done. Last week, a Wyoming legislative committee recommended approval to reform a process called Title 25.… Continue Reading

SC Christmas concert scheduled for Friday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College music, theater and dance departments will present “A Sheridan College Christmas 2015” on Friday at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The performance will feature music from some of the newly formed musical groups at Sheridan College — Brass Ensemble, Chamber Strings and the Viol Consort. Other performers include the… Continue Reading

Legacy Pregnancy Center to host open house

SHERIDAN — The Legacy Pregnancy Center will host a Christmas open house from 3-7 p.m. Thursday. The event will include a celebration for Michal Ann Tyree, honoring her service and transition into retirement. The event will also include hors d’oeuvres and live performances from local musicians. For additional information, contact the center at 673-4757. The… Continue Reading

SC student art sale set for Wed., Thurs.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a student art sale Wednesday and Thursday. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, SC art students will have their work on display and available for purchase. The sale will take place in th Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. Twenty percent of… Continue Reading

‘Conversations in History’ to focus on holiday history in county

SHERIDAN — Helen Laumann and the Sheridan County Historical Society will present this month’s “Conversations in History” on Wednesday. Beginning at 10 a.m., a discussion will take place about the history of Christmas in Sheridan County and around the world. For additional information, contact Jane Perkins at the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240. The event… Continue Reading

Finding faith through family

Finding faith through family

SHERIDAN — On Sunday night, Zachary Bergman, 4, began celebrating his first Hanukkah in Wyoming. He’ll bring a menorah to his preschool classroom at First Light Children’s Center and will say prayers, eat latkes and spin the dreidel at home with his family. But to get to a synagogue and observe the holiday with other… Continue Reading

Are Wyoming’s cows a culprit in climate change?

Are Wyoming’s cows a culprit in climate change?

SHERIDAN — While world leaders met in Paris this week to hammer out a new plan to address climate change, many are looking to industries such as energy and transportation for reform. But some say another, often overlooked sector that should do more to curb its greenhouse gas emissions is agriculture, and livestock in particular.… Continue Reading

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