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Mraz found guilty of seven counts of felony forgery

March 2, 2015

SHERIDAN — A jury in 4th Judicial District Court on Monday found a Sheridan woman guilty of seven counts of felony forgery and one count of misdemeanor theft. The decision was reached after approximately 4.5 hours of deliberation following a seven-day trial. Defendant Miranda Mraz, 25, had been accused of altering receipts at the Firewater Read More

SCSD2 Gollings to go to Whitney

March 3, 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 is about to be $3,237,500 richer after a purchase agreement between the district and Whitney Benefits for the sale of 10 original paintings by Elling William Gollings was approved by the school board Monday night. Negotiations between the district and the foundation began after SCSD2 expressed interest in Read More

Local man arrested for felony theft of rental car

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Michael Merrill was arrested Feb. 24 for felony theft after taking a car from Avis/Budget Rental with the intention of not returning it. The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office was contacted Feb. 20 by Dawn Helling to report that a gray Toyota Camry that had been rented Feb. 10 by Merrill had Read More

SCSD2 examines safety, wellness policies

SHERIDAN — The overall wellbeing of staff and students at Sheridan County School District 2 was a consistent theme during Monday night’s meeting of the school board. One parent expressed safety concerns, the board approved changes to district policies including staff maternity leave and academically high performing students were recognized. During the public comments portion Read More

City Council, firefighter negotiations move forward Monday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council and representatives with the IAFF Local 276 union negotiated a contract for 2015-16 with only a few points of contention during the meeting Monday night. Of the 17 articles in the city’s latest offer to the firefighters, Union President George Neeson contested four, and several of the points only Read More

4th man cited in connection with poaching case

SHERIDAN — A fourth man has been cited in a poaching case that may revive a battle over traditional tribal hunting rights. Darren Singer, 21, has been charged as an accessory before the fact in the deaths of three elk at Eskimo Creek in the Bighorn National Forest in January 2014. Colton Herrera, Clayvin Herrera Read More

Black Tooth Brewing Company expands to serve regional market

SHERIDAN — The Black Tooth Brewing Company, after four years of operation, will expand this year to market its product more regionally. During the last year, co-founders Tim Barnes and Travis Zeilstra have been working with investors and contractors to expand the brewery facility from 5,400 square feet to 13,000 square feet. The expansion will Read More

SJHS, SHS officials announce additions to honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 recently released the names of students named to their honor rolls. The schools have since sent additional information regarding students inadvertently excluded from the list sent to the media. For Sheridan Junior High School, sixth-graders Oliver Barton, Laina Bleu Chavez and Brittney Charlson should have been listed on Read More

Local students named to University of Montana fall 2014 dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Maura Bradshaw of Sheridan and Rachel Reed of Dayton were recently named to the University of Montana’s fall semester 2014 dean’s list. A total of 2,183 students earned the distinction. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must be undergraduate students, earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher and receive Read More

UW announces fall 2014 Provost’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming recently released the names of students who earned a spot on the fall 2014 semester Provost’s Honor Roll. The Provost’s Honor Roll consists of undergraduates who have completed at least six but fewer than 12 hours with a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the semester. Local students Read More

Science Saturday to explore tiny things

SHERIDAN — This weekend’s edition of Science Saturday will focus on “Mysteries of Invisible Life.” The event, sponsored by the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids, will run from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Sheridan College Science Center. Attendees will have the chance to explore minute and miniscule living organisms Read More

Habitat, AmeriCorps to host volunteer day

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns will team up with AmeriCorps NCCC to host a community day of volunteering Saturday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The groups welcome individuals willing to volunteer to help work on projects including painting and caulking for a new Habitat for Humanity home. Attendees are welcome to help as Read More

Stone circles topic of Archaeological Society meeting presentation

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, in the Le Gourmet room. Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program. Following dinner, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Jason Weston Read More

SCSD2 Gollings to go to Whitney

March 2, 2015

SHERIDAN – Sheridan County School District 2 is about to be $3,237,500 richer after a purchase agreement between the district and Whitney Benefits for the sale of 10 original paintings by Elling William Gollings was approved by the school board Monday night. Negotiations between the district and Whitney began after SCSD2 expressed interest in selling Read More

Mraz forgery trial requires weekend testimony

SHERIDAN — Rife with continuing sequestration issues, the Miranda Mraz felony forgery trial stretched into the weekend, resulting in a full day of proceedings Saturday in 4th Judicial District Court before both the state and the defense rested their cases. Issues with sequestration were addressed after a deputy’s report ordered by Judge John Fenn revealed Read More

Exploring the caves of Vietnam

SHERIDAN — Even now, five years later, Mark Jenkins still struggles to describe the magnitude and utter blackness of his journey into the bowels of the Earth. “I can’t even explain how dark it is. We’re used to thinking of darkness, but you can still kind of get around, right?” he said. “The darkness in Read More

TRHS to offer dinner, show next week based on ‘Frozen’

DAYTON — Since its release in November 2013, nothing has been able to slow the momentum of “Frozen,” Disney’s hit musical animated film. Now Elsa, Anna and the rest of the gang are getting ready to “Let it Go” in Dayton as the Tongue River High School choir and drama students prepare for their second Read More

Crews respond to Ranchester fire Sunday, Monday

RANCHESTER — Several fire crews responded to a structure fire in the 600 block of H Street in Ranchester Sunday morning. Crews responded to the same location early Monday morning after the fire reignited. No injuries were reported. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Capt. Bob Dobbs said no one was in the house when SFR responded to the Read More

‘Tween Takeover Challenge’ at the library to continue through April

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through April. Organizers of the events said the programs were developed because many kids have outgrown children’s story time but aren’t quite ready for the teen section and are often overlooked. The program, “Tween Challenge Takeover,” will include activities and Read More

New citizens to be sworn in Friday

SHERIDAN — A naturalization ceremony for new U.S. citizens will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in 4th Judicial District Court. The ceremony is an opportunity for the community to commemorate those becoming citizens. Elected officials will be introduced and asked to welcome the new citizens. A swearing in will be held as part of Read More

Santosha to host free day of yoga Saturday

SHERIDAN — Santosha Yoga will host a free day of yoga and meditation Saturday on the top floor of the Old Taylor School. The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and wrap up at 3:30 p.m. Throughout the day, five yoga and meditation classes will be held. There will also be two breaks for snacks, Read More

Tacofest to benefit The Food Group set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Food Group Tacofest and Family Fun event will be held Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Sheridan College. The fundraiser will benefit children in Sheridan County who would otherwise go hungry over the weekends. A taco dinner will be provided by Taco John’s and activities for the whole family will be featured. The Read More

Agendas March 2, 2015

Sheridan City Council Work session 6 p.m. Monday Council chambers at City Hall 55 E. Grinnell Plaza CIP — Rotomill and Overlay   Sheridan City Council 7 p.m. Monday Council chambers at City Hall 55 E. Grinnell Plaza Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag Invocation to be given by Nick Angeloff from VOA Read More

Film site for ‘Downton Abbey’ has local ties

February 27, 2015

SHERIDAN — Tomorrow night, TV watchers across the nation and the United Kingdom will gather to watch the final episode of season five of the hit show on Masterpiece Theater “Downton Abbey.” Many questions are poised to be answered as the 8 million viewers of the most popular series in PBS history tune in: Will Read More

City, county working toward agreement on dispatch, jail

SHERIDAN — Nearly a year and a half after a contract between the city and county for cooperative funding of the jail and dispatch lapsed, leadership on both sides feels an agreement may be close. Through a series of private meetings, Mayor John Heath and County Commission Chairman Tom Ringley have worked on a contract Read More

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