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Staff, steps or stuff: What will SCSD1 fund?

April 3, 2015

RANCHESTER — With an external cost adjustment in hand and preliminary budgets for the 2015-16 school year estimated, officials at Sheridan County School District 1 began early discussions Thursday afternoon on how to spend the money coming in. The district has been the site of much turmoil as of late as financial difficulties led to Read More

County P&Z OKs N. Main quarry permit

SHERIDAN — A local quarry could provide construction materials for the future north Sheridan interchange and combined state projects after the County Planning and Zoning Commission approved an application Thursday evening. Applicant John E. Rice and Sons, Inc., doing business as The Wrench Ranch, received the go-ahead from the Commission to use the 40-acre, agricultural-zoned Read More

Not guilty plea in nine counts of felony forgery

SHERIDAN — Destiny Pyke pleaded not guilty to nine counts of felony forgery Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Pyke has been accused of forging checks on an account belonging to the Tunnel Inn. The checks allegedly totaled more than $6,500. Each of the nine counts carries a penalty of up to 10 years in Read More

Plea agreement on fraud, forgery charges

SHERIDAN — Jacob Kethman, 20, entered into a plea agreement with the state Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Kethman has been charged with two counts of felony unlawful use of a credit card and two counts of felony forgery. Each of the counts carries a potential penalty of up to 10 years in prison, Read More

Fauber trial to be rescheduled

SHERIDAN — The May 4-5 jury trial dates set for the case of Joseph Fauber, 42, will likely be rescheduled if a settlement is not reached. Fauber’s trial is stacked behind another trial on those days and Judge William Edelman of 4th Judicial District Court said he would look for other days the trial could Read More

Alford enters plea on third felony charge

SHERIDAN — Richard Alford, 36, appeared before Judge William Edelman Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court for a pre-trial conference, entering a not guilty plea to a third felony the state has filed against him. The charges stem from an October 2014 incident in which Alford is accused of breaking into a home and attempting Read More

Longtime theater owner earns national award

SHERIDAN — Bill Campbell grew up in front of the silver screen. He’s a second-generation theater owner, working most of his life in Sheridan’s only movie theater. There may not be anyone who knows the theater industry better than he does. Later this month, Campbell will be honored with the highest award in his industry. Read More

Registration open for Science Kids summer programs

SHERIDAN — Registration is now open for a variety of Science Kids summer programs. Register online at science-kids.org for any of these upcoming events: June 8-11: Eat It, Leave It, Weave It (ages 9-11) June 15-18: Leaf Leapers (ages 6-8) June 22-25: Art of Birding and Art of Birding 2.0 (ages 9-11 and 12-14, respectively) Read More

Science lecture to focus on citizen science

SHERIDAN — The next installment of the spring 2015 lecture series at the Sheridan College Science Museum will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Science Museum/Mohns Center at Sheridan College. The program, “WyoBio: A New Citizen Science Web Portal for Wyoming Naturalists and Researchers,” will focus on citizen science and be led by Read More

Conversations in History to be held Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The next “Casual Conversations in History” discussion will focus on the “History of Horse Racing to Fair Grounds and Flour Mills of Sheridan County.” The program will be held from 10-11 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. Historian Helen Laumann will lead the event. “Casual Conversations in History” is sponsored by the Sheridan Read More

Open house a time for public input on land use

April 2, 2015

SHERIDAN — What would you like the city of Sheridan and surrounding areas to look like the next five, 10, 20 years? This is what city and county officials hope to find out. The two entities and their consultants will host an open house on April 9 from 4-6 p.m. at the Sheridan County Chamber Read More

Hospital prepares for full-time LifeFlight addition

SHERIDAN — Wyoming LifeFlight is only months away from being established at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. After agreements between Air Methods Corporation and SMH were announced during the last week of February, SMH CEO Mike McCafferty told the board of trustees yesterday at its monthly meeting that hospital personnel is currently working alongside Air Methods to Read More

Kid doctors search for a diagnosis

SHERIDAN — There are perhaps few things more challenging in the medical profession than patient diagnosis — transforming a list of symptoms and a review of medical history into a potentially life-saving conclusion in a short period of time (no pressure). Attempting this feat is even harder when you are 10 years old, but that Read More

VOA awarded grant for Montana operations

SHERIDAN — Volunteers of America Northern Rockies has been awarded a three-year grant to expand Supportive Services for Veteran Families across Montana. The $6 million grant comes from the Veterans Administration. “We are honored to expand our current partnership with the Veterans Administration to bring critical services to Veterans on a statewide scale,” President and Read More

SHS choirs to perform festival music at concert

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School choirs will perform a concert for the community at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheridan High School Sue Henry Auditorium. The concert will feature the songs the four choirs will be taking to the upcoming Northeast District Festival to be held April 30 in Gillette. The Honor Choir will Read More

‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday at Sagebrush Art Center

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at Sagebrush Community Art Center, on the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings Read More

Akcita Win to meet Tuesday, make hot packs

SHERIDAN — The April meeting of Akcita Win will feature construction of hot packs to be donated to the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter, as demonstrated by hostesses Mary Ann Fiedor and Janice Nielsen. Attendees are asked to bring a dog or cat toy to donate. All are welcome to attend. For more information about Read More

Easter breakfast at Sheridan Masonic Building

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan York Rite Bodies are hosting an Easter breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Sunday at the Sheridan Masonic Building. The breakfast will feature pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and juice. Cost is $5 per person or $20 for families of four or more. Two-thirds of funds raised will benefit York Rite Charities and one-third Read More

WGFD talks large carnivore conflict at meeting

April 1, 2015

SHERIDAN — Clifford Reed’s evening started out normal enough. The owner of Tongue River Honey was checking on one of his bee yards on Wolf Creek, located south of Sheridan, when he ran into an uninvited guest. One minute he was walking through the darkness, and in an instant the Dayton resident was face-to-face with Read More

Sheridan County population continues to rise

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s population continues to see steady growth despite slower growth rates around the state. The State of Wyoming Department of Administration and Information Economic Analysis Division released numbers last week indicating Sheridan County’s population grew 0.7 percent from July 2013 to July 2014 to an estimated population of 30,032 people. This is Read More

Don’t be fooled by an IRS phone scam

SHERIDAN — The IRS is warning taxpayers not to be fooled by the tricks scammers may use in this tax season to take advantage of victims. Scammers use fake names, provide bogus IRS badge numbers and alter caller ID numbers to make it look like the IRS is calling, according to a press release sent Read More

SC student juried exhibition to begin Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host the Sheridan College Student Juried Exhibition Tuesday through April 29. The show will feature works of art by Sheridan College students that were chosen to be in the show. An artists’ reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 9. Refreshments will be served and the Read More

Sheridan County Museum receives BNSF grant

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Museum was recently awarded a $3,172 grant from the BNSF Foundation to be used in the purchase of a new collections storage cabinet and materials for fabricating a specialized storage rack for the museum’s collection of framed artwork and photographs. The purchases will be completed over the next several months, according Read More

WY Outside Challenge to engage youth statewide

CHEYENNE — WY Outside is launching a new effort to connect Wyoming children and families with outdoor recreation in the state — the WY Outside Challenge. The hands-on, outdoor event provides participants with an opportunity to complete a wide variety of outdoor activities throughout 2015, then document and submit their accomplishments, with photos, on a Read More

Trail End Museum docent training set for April 7

SHERIDAN — Just in time for the 2015 school tour season, the Trail End State Historic Site is offering free docent training to anyone interested in becoming a Trail End tour guide. This year’s docent training is scheduled for Tuesday from 9-11 a.m. at the Kendrick Mansion. Trained docents offer information, encourage student interaction and Read More

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