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Sheridan man pleads not guilty to 9 counts of fraud

February 9, 2015

SHERIDAN — A local man was arraigned Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court on nine counts of felony fraud. Kevin Barker pleaded not guilty to writing checks against a bank account that was not his own. If convicted, he faces a possible 90 years in prison and $90,000 in fines. Barker allegedly found a book Read More

SJHS recognizes students with ‘Zero Award’

Sheridan Junior High School officials recognized eighth-grade students who earned the “Zero Award” for their effort during the first semester of the 2014-2015 school year. The Zero Award recognizes students who finished the first semester with zero failing grades, zero absences, zero unexcused tardies, zero missing work and zero behavioral referrals. Kilpatrick Creations sponsored this Read More

UW announces Dean’s List, Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming has listed 54 students from Sheridan County on the 2014 fall semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls. The honor rolls consist of regularly enrolled undergraduates above freshman standing who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average, and freshmen who have earned a 3.25 or better grade Read More

Library to host Mehmke exhibit; reception set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an artist reception for Charlotte Mehmke from 5-7 p.m. Thursday. Mehmke’s exhibit on the mezzanine of the library is an expansion of a show she had in September featuring dresses and gowns worn by the First Ladies of U.S. history that she hand-sewed. The new Read More

‘Brown Bag,’ ‘After Hours’ sto discuss relationships

SHERIDAN — February’s “After Hours” and “Brown Bag” seminars will focus on relationships. On Tuesday and Wednesday, and again Feb. 17-18, Lynn Gordon of the Family and Personal Counseling Center will lead the discussion on family and codependency. The seminars are sponsored by Sheridan College’s continuing education program. The seminars are free and open to Read More

Emborg to share information on SCSD2 Gollings art

SHERIDAN — Local historian and history teacher Tyson Emborg will share the history of local artist William Gollings at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Holy Name Parish Center. Sheridan County School District 2 owns several Gollings paintings appraised at more than $3.2 million. The district is currently negotiating with Whitney Benefits for the sale of Read More

City’s update of Parks and Recreation Master Plan shows residents want more

February 7, 2015

SHERIDAN — After completing a yearlong process to update the city’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan, the general consensus is that people like what Sheridan currently offers but they’d love to have more. The plan, which was originally drafted in 2009, was updated with input from a public survey and outreach initiatives as well as Read More

Flu season means something different for local schools

SHERIDAN — Flu management in schools is no easy task, one that all local administrators say begins with vaccinations, continues with standard hand washing and health procedures and then grows into a variable array of efforts. February has begun and with it comes the peak of flu season, but already this season has seen the Read More

Making the move to smoke-free

SHERIDAN — Lorraine King immediately felt the difference. As soon as she stepped inside Kim’s Family Restaurant, King rushed toward the long-time owner Young Ki Kim and gave him a hug. “Thank you,” she told him while embracing the owner. With a puzzled and surprised look on his face, Kim asked why. “You know why,” Read More

Wyo. schools urged to add Diwali to school holiday calendar

SHERIDAN — A group of Hindus are urging Wyoming schools, public as well as private, to include Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, as a school holiday in their 2015-2016 school calendars and beyond. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed said that it was not fair treatment of Hindu pupils and their families — of which Read More

Agendas Feb. 7, 2015

Sheridan County Conservation District Regular meeting 4 p.m. Monday Cottonwood Building, upstairs conference room 1949 Sugarland Drive • Call to Order • Approval of Agenda • Contracts/Request 1. Project Payments 2. Social Indicators Survey Project 3. Forster Enterprises, Stinger Agreement 4. Summer Internship Opportunity • Minutes 1. Jan. 13, 2015 • Financial 1. Monthly Budget Read More

Crooked Street to be closed Monday for tree removal

STORY — Crooked Street located in Story will be closed Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for tree removal from the Story Fire Hall to the bridge. For additional information, contact Ken Muller with the Sheridan County Public Work’s Office at 674-2920.

Generals fall to Central Wyoming

SHERIDAN — Looking at the box score from the Sheridan College men’s basketball team’s loss Friday night against Central Wyoming, it’s hard to pinpoint what caused the Generals demise. They outrebounded Central 40-33; they only had nine turnovers and they brought down 17 rebounds on the offensive end. They shot just 57 percent from the Read More

Lady Generals outplay Central Wyoming 61-60

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Lady Generals brought down 19 offensive rebounds Friday night, none bigger than Tamara Brine’s with one second left that sent her to the free-throw line for the game winning point to beat Central Wyoming 61-60. The play was called to get Sheridan’s leading scorer Tiana Hanson a one-on-one drive down Read More

AARP meeting to be held at Senior Center

February 6, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of AARP will host a meeting Feb. 13 at the Sheridan Senior Center. A musical program of ballads from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s will be presented by Alex Banks and pianist Kristy Ballew. All members of the community are welcome to attend this free event. The evening will begin Read More

Birding for beginners class to be held at Fulmer Public Library

SHERIDAN — To celebrate the Great Backyard Bird Count, a birding for beginners class will be held Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. The class will take place in the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Instructor Julie Rieder will share her passion and knowledge of birding with attendees. The program is free Read More

‘Conversations in History’ at the Senior Center Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society for the next “Conversations in History” on Wednesday. This series of casual conversations surrounding specific portions of Sheridan area history is free and open to the public. Wednesday’s meeting will run from 10-11 a.m. and will focus on the Read More

Harry Jackson exhibit to open at Ucross on Monday

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation will open a new exhibit featuring the abstract art of Harry Jackson. The show is the first of its kind since 1953 and will open at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery on Monday. A public reception for “Well-Aimed Lightning: The Abstract Art of Harry Jackson” will take place Feb. 21 Read More

Farmers market named one of state’s top celebrated markets

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market has been named as one of the state’s Top Celebrated Markets for 2014 by the American Farmland Trust. “This comes after what we feel has been our best efforts to date,” market manager Bonnie Gregory said in a press release. “The number of registered vendors, market attendance and an Read More

City awarded $3 million, plus loans for projects

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan received funding approval for three water projects from the State Loan and Investment Board Thursday that will allow the city to produce hydropower, to install more efficient water meters and to install a larger water main along Leopard Street. “We are blessed in Wyoming to have many funding resources Read More

Plans in the works to bring racing back to area

SHERIDAN — Auto racing is back in Sheridan. Craig Draper, a contractor and former racer from Casper, will take over as the new manager and owner of Sheridan Speedway, located east of Sheridan off of Industrial Lane. Draper has entered into a three-year lease-to-purchase agreement with the current owners Clint Jensen and Rod Will. Anytime Read More

A-C student wins statewide poetry contest

CLEARMONT — Dylan Collins, a senior at Arvada-Clearmont High School, won the 2015 Wyoming Poetry Out Loud competition held Monday and Tuesday in Cheyenne. Poetry Out Loud is a memorization and performance competition for ninth- through 12th-grade students. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, the program is administered locally Read More

County to alter its notification requirements

SHERIDAN — In its notification of the public and surrounding landowners about applications for zoning or subdivision changes, variances, conditional use permits and quarry permits, Sheridan County has typically exceeded requirements set by state statute. However, the county’s regulations regarding notification are inconsistent, complicated, tedious and costly at times, County Planner Mark Reid said. That Read More

Poaching case: One changes plea, 2 request bench trial

SHERIDAN — In a move that seemed to surprise most involved with the case, Colton Herrera, facing poaching charges, asked for a change of plea hearing Thursday in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Herrera was cited in August for knowingly taking an antlered or trophy animal in the alleged poaching of three elk at Eskimo Creek Read More

Firefighters thank supporters for opposition to SF123

SHERIDAN— Senate File 123, the bill that would have made arbitration with firefighter unions non-binding to governing bodies was defeated in the Senate Thursday by a narrow vote. “I thank all the wonderful people who emailed and called nonstop,” Sheridan Local 276 representative George Neeson said Friday morning about the bill failing. “That was really the Read More

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