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Mayoral candidate addresses criminal record

SHERIDAN — Jacob Martin, a candidate seeking the office of Sheridan mayor, addressed his criminal record and said he believes it will be a strength, not a weakness in his campaign. “…I would like to make it clear I consider my past one of my biggest advantages,” Martin said in an email to The Sheridan… Continue Reading

Yale, UW students explore Bighorns

Yale, UW students explore Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Dr. Charlie Bettigole, program director for the Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies has run a capstone graduate-level class at the Northern Wyoming Community College District Spear-O Mountain Campus this week. At the culmination of the course, Bettigole and his students have invited the public to Spear-O to… Continue Reading

Bond set at $5K cash for man accused of strangulation

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Circuit Court Judge Shelley Cundiff on Tuesday maintained a $5,000 cash bond for a Sheridan man accused of strangulation of a household member. Michael Sanchez, born in 1972, faces one charge of felony strangulation, which carries a penalty of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both. According to court… Continue Reading

Ranchester town councilors focused on old business Tuesday

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council held a workshop before its regular meeting on Tuesday to continue discussion about paving Mobile Drive, Mobile Circle and H Street. During the workshop, engineering options were outlined. Topics included addressing the sewer lines, drainage, road width, curb and gutter needs, and the amount of paving that will have to… Continue Reading

Concerts in the Park continue Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Concerts in the Park series will return to Sheridan every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 16 at Kendrick Park. These monthly events are made possible with the sponsorship of the John and Dorthy Duncan Trust, First Interstate Bank, Sheridan Recreation District and contributions through the Sheridan Arts Council. Performances for the… Continue Reading

Juried photography show reception set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — A reception and awards ceremony for the Sagebrush Community Art Center’s second annual Juried Photography Show will be held Thursday from 5-7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available. The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St. For more information, contact the… Continue Reading

Second Chance Cat Rescue participates in ‘Saving Pets Challenge’

SHERIDAN — Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue has joined a fundraising campaign for organizations focused on reducing shelter euthanasia, “Saving Pets Challenge.” The nonprofit is competing for more than $150,000 in grants for innovative programs that expand lifesaving capacity in communities. The Saving Pets Challenge launched on July 5 and runs through Aug. 4 at… Continue Reading

Reports — July 8, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Activated fire alarm, 1800 block Fort Road, 11:09 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 2300 block West Fifth Street, 4:03 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • Medical, 2100 block Dana Avenue, 9:12 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Thursday • No… Continue Reading

Brinton plans for education center expansion

Brinton plans for education center expansion

SHERIDAN — Growth at The Brinton Museum continues as plans for an expanded educational center get underway. The new educational center will include a more than 6,000-square-foot expansion to the old museum reception gallery. The estimated cost for the building will exceed $3 million. The Brinton leadership is now in the process of fundraising for… Continue Reading

Absentee voting for primary underway

SHERIDAN — While primary election day remains more than a month away, absentee voting has already begun in Wyoming. Absentee voting can be done by mail or in person at the Sheridan County Elections Office located inside the Sheridan County Courthouse. Absentee voting will continue through Aug. 15, the day before the primary election. Voter… Continue Reading

State Farm agent to host open house

SHERIDAN — On Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jon Oman will host an open house at his State Farm office on Coffeen Avenue. The company will provide complimentary food, nonalcoholic beverages and a variety of prizes. The event is geared toward welcoming current customers to stop by and meet the team, but Oman… Continue Reading

Sheridan Angels to host fundraiser for backpack giveaway

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Angels, a local nonprofit that helps those in need in crisis situations, will host a fundraiser for the annual backpack giveaway program on Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. The event will take place at the Holiday Inn Convention Center and will include live music, light snacks, live and silent auctions, a… Continue Reading

DWU student named to Dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Dakota Wesleyan University officials recently released the list of 242 students named to the Dean’s list. To be named to the list, students must have a semester GPA of 3.5 and complete at least 12 credit hours. Erin Deibele, a senior at DWU, was named to the 2016 Dean’s list. She is the… Continue Reading

Chamber Luncheon set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon will take place Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. The event will include a buffet lunch, followed by a brief business meeting and featured program. A panel of speakers will give updates from county, city and municipal governments. The event… Continue Reading

Wyoming Wednesday to focus on Sheridan Inn

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday presentations will continue on July 13 at 10 a.m. at the Wyoming Welcome Center. There is no admission fee and the program is open to all ages. Patti Atkins will talk about the historical significance of the Sheridan Inn. The Wyoming Wednesday series will continue through July 27, exploring aspects about… Continue Reading

Reports — July 7, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 9:37 a.m. • RMA assist, Home Ranch Lane, 3:53 p.m. • Truck fire, 500 block East Eighth Street, 4:25 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 4:40 p.m. • RMA assist, 1000 block Exeter Avenue, 10:04 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE… Continue Reading

Shakespeare comes to Sheridan on Sunday

Shakespeare comes to Sheridan on Sunday

SHERIDAN — In just a few days, Shakespeare will come to Sheridan. Shakespeare in the Parks, anyway. Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will perform William Shakespeare’s “Richard III” and “The Comedy of Errors” during its upcoming summer tour of 61 communities throughout Montana, northern Wyoming, eastern Idaho, western North Dakota and eastern Washington. In Sheridan,… Continue Reading

DAC ranks high with on-time flights; TSA still months out

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s commercial air service has been one of the most consistent air services in the nation, according to information provided to the Sheridan County commissioners. At Tuesday’s Sheridan County Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Steve Maier, who is also a member of Sheridan’s Critical Air Service Team, announced that Denver Air Connection was… Continue Reading

Bond set for woman accused of aggravated assault

SHERIDAN — Raeleen Schuck made an initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court on Tuesday on drug charges and one charge of aggravated assault and battery. Bond for Schuck was set at $2,000 cash on the drug charges and $5,000 cash on the felony assault charge. According to court documents, on May 15 officers from… Continue Reading

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