Category Archives: Local News

Bucking a trend of indifference

Bucking a trend of indifference

SHERIDAN — Millennials and their youthful counterparts often get a bad rap for not getting involved — or even caring — about politics and civic engagement. The criticism doesn’t always come from their older counterparts, either. “They do a lot of couch politics,” said Deke Dunne, U.S. House candidate Tim Stubson’s campaign manager. “They are active… Continue Reading

Dayton Days to include food, music, fun

SHERIDAN — The 40th annual Dayton Days event is set for July 29-30. The theme for this year is “History Runs through it — Dayton Days 2016.” Events include a barbecue, pet parade for children and movie in the park that will take place Friday beginning at 5 p.m. On Saturday, events will include a… Continue Reading

‘Lion Ryan Express Ride’ set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — A family bike ride will take place from 6-11 a.m. on Saturday for either 20 miles to Big Horn and back or 50 miles to Story and back. The ride will start at Whitney Commons Park. The event is a fundraiser for the Sheridan Sundowners Lions Club to raise funds for eyeglasses for… Continue Reading

Goose Creek Polo Cup set for July 31

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association and The Flying H Polo Club will host the seventh annual Goose Creek High Goal Polo Cup on July 31 from 5-8 p.m. The cost to attend is $10 per carload and gates open at 3 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, but no dogs.… Continue Reading

Dayton officials talk investing, water usage

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council selected a committee to review the town’s investment policy and discussed ways to regulate raw water usage at its meeting on Wednesday. Councilors selected a committee to review the town’s investment policy. According to Mayor Norm Anderson and town clerk Linda Lofgren, it was written in July 1997. The investment… Continue Reading

Arden Fire tops 415 acres in Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The Arden Fire burning in the Bighorn Mountains topped 400 acres Thursday. The fire reached 415 acres and is burning in heavy timber on steep slopes, according to U.S. Forest Service officials. The cause of the fire remains undetermined, and more than 120 firefighters continue to battle the blaze located about 35… Continue Reading

Court Briefs

Man pleads not guilty to two felony sex abuse charges SHERIDAN — A 23-year-old man pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. Nicky Hopkins faces charges of second and third degree sexual abuse of a minor. The incident described in court documents occurred… Continue Reading

New Faces

Lisette Michelle Holder Lisette Michelle Holder was born July 16, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Sean and Anna Holder of Sheridan. Her grandparents are Dale and Susan Holder of Sheridan; Bill Bradshaw and Michelle LaGory of Sheridan; great grandparents Pat Killworth of Sheridan; and… Continue Reading

Trail End to host Summer Night at the Mansion

SHERIDAN — The Trail End State Historic Site will host a summer night at Kendrick Mansion on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn. Badminton and croquet sets will be set up for use. Free admission to the museum will be offered during the event. For… Continue Reading

Wyoming Arts Council now accepting creative writing fellowship applications

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting applications for three creative writing fellowships. The deadline for applications is Aug. 22. To submit an application, see www.wyomingartscoucil.submittable.com/submit. Recipients will receive a $3,000 fellowship and a travel stipend to read their work at one of the statewide literary conferences. A complete list of eligibility requirements… Continue Reading

Correction From Sheridan Police Department

SHERIDAN — According to the Sheridan Police Department, an individual was wrongly arrested on July 15 for illegal possession of a firearm. SPD officials said on July 15, David Kuzara was arrested for possessing a firearm at the rodeo parade. Officers observed Kuzara wearing a holstered handgun while watching the parade. Officers were further aware… Continue Reading

Reports—July 22, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 600 block North Main Street, 3:36 a.m. • RMA assist, 1000 block Coffeen Avenue, 8:44 a.m. • RMA assist, 700 block South Main Street, 9:10 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 300 block West College Avenue, 3:27 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 2100 block Pheasant Draw Road, 9:16… Continue Reading

Arden Fire tops 350 acres in Bighorns

Arden Fire tops 350 acres in Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The Arden Fire burning in the Bighorn Mountains had grown to 350 acres in size as of Wednesday evening, according to officials from the U.S. Forest Service. The fire was detected Tuesday and is located about 35 miles east of Greybull near Shell Reservoir and Lake Adelaide. As of Wednesday evening, the… Continue Reading

SRD sees $200,000 decrease in budget

SHERIDAN — As expected, the Sheridan Recreation District will head into the 2016-17 fiscal year in the same position as most establishments across the state: on a much tighter budget. The SRD board of directors approved the $1 million 2016-17 budget Wednesday night. The budget came up about $200,000 less than the previous year. Despite… Continue Reading

SCSD1 cuts 7 jobs to deal with reduced budget

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 shouldered the same half-million-dollar cut this year that Sheridan County School District 2 did, although its total budget is just less than a third of the larger district’s. And to deal with that cut, SCSD1 eliminated seven full-time positions — four teachers and three staff. None of the… Continue Reading

Ranchester Town Council hears project reports Tuesday

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council heard from several individuals with projects in the works Tuesday evening at its regular meeting. Michael Yalowizer requested a special permit to operate a part-time meat processing business on lot number two of his property, which is located off Highway 14 behind the Buckhorn Travel Plaza. Yalowizer wants to process game… Continue Reading

Students awarded UW Plummer scholarship

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming recently released the names of five students who won the Plummer Interdisciplinary Achievement scholarships. Two students are from Sheridan County: Jackie Carbert of Sheridan and Anthony Mort of Big Horn. Scholarship amounts range from $500-$2,500 that students can apply to their academic expenses. Continue Reading

Concerts in the Park continue Tuesday at Kendrick Park

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

Reports — July 21, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rekindled grass fire, Interstate 90 and Gulch Road, 8:37 a.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Wednesday • No admissions reported. • Dismissals — Chelsey L. Keegan, Sheridan; Katie Josephine Keegan, Sheridan; Emma… Continue Reading

Antelope Butte hosts third summer festival

Antelope Butte hosts third summer festival

SHERIDAN — The hallmark of the Antelope Butte Recreation Area’s summer season, the Antelope Butte Summer Festival, will enter its third year July 22-24. It’s an event that Antelope Butte Foundation Executive Director Andrew Gast said is for all ages and recreational enthusiasts. Music performances by 10 different bands will be the highlight of the three-day… Continue Reading

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