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Fearnow sentenced in connection with Hospital Pharmacy burglary

March 23, 2015

SHERIDAN — Kyle Logan Fearnow, who pleaded guilty to the May burglary of the Hospital Pharmacy on South Main Street, was sentenced to seven to 13 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $26,000 in restitution Friday in 4th Judicial District Court. Fearnow had called police in October, telling them someone was trying Read More

VISTA serves Tongue River communities

RANCHESTER — Ending poverty is considered, by some, an unrealistic, unreachable objective. For Karen Walters, it’s part of her job description. The Ranchester resident is three weeks into her tenure as an AmeriCorps VISTA — Volunteers in Service to America — a program that began during the Johnson administration as the domestic arm of the Read More

New business to teach locals to fly

SHERIDAN — It’s hard for Marius Hoffman to describe what it’s like to fly. There is a rush of adrenaline — looking down at the world thousands of feet below cruising at speeds of around 150 miles per hour. Manning an aircraft comes with a great sense of accomplishment and gives you a tremendous amount Read More

Explore a world of instruments at the library Saturday

SHERIDAN — Petting zoos have long offered children and adults the opportunity to interact with animals to which they are not otherwise exposed. To be able to see, touch, hear and experience this mix of typical and docile pets and strange and exotic creatures is a treasured experience. On Saturday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Read More

Raley sentenced for fraud for writing bad check

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was sentenced in 4th Judicial District Court Friday after his sentencing had been continued last month. Steven Raley had been arrested on fraud charges after paying a roping instructor $4,000 with a bad check. Sentencing for the charge was originally supposed to have been last fall, but Raley failed to Read More

Keystone Awards fundraiser set for Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Cozy Corner will host a fundraising party for the Senior Center’s Keystone Awards on Friday from 3-7 p.m. The event will include music, drinks and a chance to give back. Admission is free, but tickets for the raffle packages to be awarded at the April 23 Keystone Awards will be available for Read More

Josties to perform free concert Friday

SHERIDAN — The Josties will perform Friday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Bethesda Worship Center. The Christian concert by Dale and Lisa Jost and their family will include toe-tapping music with a message. The concert is appropriate for all ages and is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to help Read More

First Christian Church to host free workshop

SHERIDAN — First Christian Church and the Wyoming Association of Churches will host a biblically-grounded workshop, “Preparing for Resurrection,” on Friday. The workshop, running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be led by author and coach Rev. Rebekah Simon-Peter. The workshop will take a deep look at how participants can prepare for resurrection by Read More

SHS student earns scholarship to MSU

SHERIDAN — Judy Chen, a senior at Sheridan High School, was recently awarded a STARR Charitable Foundation Scholarship to attend Michigan State University. The STARR Charitable Foundation Scholarship pays all regular costs, including tuition, fees, books, room, board and incidental expenses as defined by the university, for eight semesters at MSU, beginning with the fall Read More

Buffalo man sentenced on felony forgery charge

SHERIDAN — A Buffalo man was sentenced Friday in 4th Judicial District Court for felony forgery. Brent Todd was arrested after he forged a prescription in July to get a higher dose of medication than he was prescribed by his doctor. Todd is currently also serving jail time in Johnson County on unrelated charges, and Read More

While some businesses suffer, bars get boost during March Madness

March 20, 2015

SHERIDAN — It’s no secret that office productivity declines during the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament. Estimates indicate nationally, businesses will lose more than $1 billion this year in lost wages from employees during the March Madness tournament. However, not all businesses hurt during the tournament; area bars and restaurants typically get a major boost. This Read More

‘Babes with Bullets’ teach firearms

SHERIDAN — When Leah Engler first stepped to the line with her .22-caliber Smith and Wesson handgun, she froze. It was a classic deer-in-the-headlights moment — her hands shaking, her mind blank. Two and a half days later, Engler was weeping — with tears of victory. She had just finished Babes with Bullets, a traveling Read More

Current Measles outbreak reminder of vaccine importance

SHERIDAN — A growing, multistate outbreak of measles linked to a famous California amusement park is prompting Wyoming’s state health officer to remind families not to take vaccinations for granted. According to the Wyoming Department of Health, there has not been a case of measles reported in Wyoming since 2010. “However, the current outbreak is Read More

SF 12 to protect private property, enhance trespassing laws

SHERIDAN — Last year, several Wyoming organizations supported a lawsuit against Western Watersheds Project, Inc. after members of that group trespassed onto private property to collect data in the southwest part of the state. Gov. Matt Mead signed Senate File 12 into law March 5. The bill protects all Wyoming landowners from similar crimes being Read More

Oldman sentenced in felony battery case

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was sentenced Friday to two to three years in prison in 4th Judicial District Court for felony battery. Arapaho Oldman, 37, was sentenced on a last minute plea deal due, in part, to a victim’s reluctance to testify. Deputy County and Prosecuting Attorney Darci Phillips told the court the state Read More

Department of Health: Norovirus not just for cruise ships

SHERIDAN — Norovirus, a common but sometimes misunderstood stomach bug, is circulating in several communities around the state, according to reports received by the Wyoming Department of Health. Norovirus, also sometimes described as the “cruise ship virus,” is spread when people eat or drink contaminated food and beverages, touch surfaces contaminated with the virus or Read More

Woman attacked by dogs

SHERIDAN — Authorities confirmed that a women was bitten by dogs as she jogged Tuesday afternoon. Lt. Tom Ringley of the Sheridan Police Department said the woman was jogging near the intersection of Big Horn Avenue and Absaraka Street when she was attacked by two dogs. Ringley would not release the names of the dogs’ Read More

Senior Center to host series ‘Celebrating Generations and Building Community’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a series of presentations for the public regarding its campaign “Celebrating Generations and Building Community” about the trends driving changes for the center and its services. Three presentations are scheduled and a fourth is planned. The scheduled presentations will be held Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., Thursday at Read More

Library to host instrument petting zoo

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an instrument petting zoo in the Inner Circle on March 28 at 10 a.m. Instrument petting zoos have been offered for several years by orchestras and other entities around the country to introduce children and adults to instruments that may be otherwise inaccessible. Some instruments can Read More

Two SC Ag students earn high honors at national competition

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan College agriculture students excelled at the National Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization competition in Boise, Idaho, last week. Kristina Kline, a freshman from Gillette, placed first in the Horticultural Job Interview competition. Kline and Anne Van Wanrooij, an international student from Holland, together placed second in the Horticultural Team competition. Kline and Read More

ABF enters crucial fundraising stage for ski area

SHERIDAN — For the past four years, the Antelope Butte Foundation has been slowly maneuvering themselves into position to reopen the Antelope Butte Ski Area as a community, nonprofit ski area, but fundraising efforts in the next six to 12 months will either make or break the project. The ABF, comprised of local volunteers, recently Read More

March : A celebration of disABILITIES

SHERIDAN — Celebrating the ability in all of us: that is the purpose of National DisABILITY Awareness Month and the reason for a variety of local activities being offered throughout March. “We all have disabilities or will have them in our lives,” said Ace Young, public relations and marketing officer for Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Read More

Initial hearings for 3 charged in UpCycle theft held Thurs.

SHERIDAN — Three people arrested for allegedly stealing items from a storage unit and offering them for sale on Facebook appeared for initial hearings Thursday in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Formal charges against Riley Sills, Lacie Sills and Michael Reynolds were filed after the three appeared in court Tuesday following their arrests. Each defendant faces Read More

Natural gas board picks engineer for pipeline project

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board selected WWC Engineering to assist in its quest to bring a natural gas pipeline to the region. “I’ll make the motion to approve WWC just based on the pipeline experience that we need for that particular part [of the process],” board member Joey Sheeley said. The Read More

Credit for time served on 1 of 5 charges in sexual abuse case

SHERIDAN — A man sentenced to 60 to 90 years for the sexual abuse of a minor had a court hearing Thursday via closed-circuit television after his case was remanded for clarification. Andrew Deeds was originally charged with seven counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree after admitting to more than Read More

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