Category Archives: Local News

Arrest made in Whitney Commons vandalism case

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department last week arrested a man authorities allege vandalized Whitney Commons. Luke Young, 19, of Story was arrested and jailed Thursday evening. He was charged with destruction of property $500-$1,000. Last week, SPD cited two minors for vandalism in relation to the case. On June 10, residents awoke to notice… Continue Reading

Play tennis this week at ParkFit

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with tennis at Thorne-Rider Park. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you attend and… Continue Reading

Rapid Creek Rangers to perform at the WYO

SHERIDAN — Summertime in Sheridan means lots of celebrating and getting together with friends old and new. It also means that the Rapid Creek Rangers are coming to town. In the early 1970s, a group of local kids formed a band covering songs made famous by musicians such as the Beatles, James Taylor, Carole King,… Continue Reading

Wyoming Wednesday to feature Kim Fuka

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue Wednesday and run through July. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in June and July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90. Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed on… Continue Reading

The evolution of the American front porch

The evolution of the American front porch

SHERIDAN — Front porches are as American as apple pie, and the history of the American front porch is in some ways the history of the American people as well. From evolving status symbols and evolving functions to declining (and possibly resurging) use, the evolution of the porch is a uniquely American phenomenon. The modern… Continue Reading

Digging up wildflowers could cost you

Digging up wildflowers could cost you

BIGHORN NATIONAL FOREST — Picking flowers is a part of life whether young or old, but gardeners should be weary when looking to take wildflowers and place them in their yard. “It is illegal to remove them by digging them up and transplanting them,” Bighorn National Forest spokeswoman Susie Douglas said. Local authorities can fine… Continue Reading

City updates maintenance and construction projects

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan will host meetings every two weeks to update the public on in-progress construction and maintenance projects. On Thursday, city staff said that while rain the last month has hampered work crews, several efforts are nearing completion or ready to get underway. • A fire hydrant installation will close North… Continue Reading

WCCC weighs tuition guarantee research

SHERIDAN — Three Casper College students presented their research on the possible effects of a tuition guarantee for Wyoming community colleges at Friday morning’s Wyoming Community College Commission meeting. The research sparked conversation among college officials about the potential future of the state’s college tuition. Basing their survey on the tuition guarantee at Cuyahoga Community College… Continue Reading

Agendas June 27, 2015

Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board 7 p.m. Thursday Lucille Alley Room Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Approval of minutes of June 24 meeting • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Old business • New business A. Review, evaluation and ranking sheets for letters of interest submitted by engineering firms… Continue Reading

Wyoming Author Marjane Ambler at Sheridan Fulmer Library

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fulmer Library will host Wyoming author Marjane Ambler in the Inner Circle on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Ambler will discuss her book, “Yellowstone Has Teeth,” and give a short visual presentation titled “Creating Community in a Hostile Environment” featuring stories and photos from her time living in the heart of Yellowstone. For… Continue Reading

Free health screening being offered for coal miners

SHERIDAN — Throughout June, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has been offering a series of free, confidential health screenings to coal miners throughout the United States. The Mobile Occupational Safety and Health Unit will be in Sheridan on Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to conduct free black lung screenings. All… Continue Reading

Ranchester to host Fourth of July celebration

RANCHESTER — The town of Ranchester will host July Fourth celebrations in the park from 4:30-10:30 p.m. Enjoy live music and a community gathering in the Connor Battlefield State Park, followed by a fireworks celebration at dark. Live music with Gary Small and the Coyote Brothers starts at 4 p.m. Boat races, with cash prizes… Continue Reading

Registration now open for KARZ Rod Run

SHERIDAN — The KARZ Rod Run car show will return to Sheridan July 3 and 4 as approximately 150 hot rods, muscle and classic cars and trucks line Main Street and Grinnell Plaza. Sponsors will pick their favorite cars for trophies and a best of show award. This year will feature a Cruise for Cash… Continue Reading

2 juveniles cited for Whitney Commons vandalism

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department cited two minors for vandalism on buildings in Whitney Commons that occurred earlier this month. Lt. Tom Ringley said a third individual, an adult, is a suspect in the case. However, the person does not live in the area and SPD has been unable to track him down. The… Continue Reading

Man sentenced to 6-10 years for assaulting woman

SHERIDAN — A man who entered a woman’s home at 2:53 a.m. last October, approached her bed and then bit her side was sentenced in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday morning to six to 10 years in prison for attempted third-degree sexual assault. Richard Alford, 36, who had recently moved to Sheridan at the time… Continue Reading

CHAPS to host ‘Heroes and Horses’ for veterans

SHERIDAN — CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy will host “Heroes and Horses” Saturday from 9-11 a.m. Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip wants to recognize and help veterans and their families with horse-centered learning and activities with this free event. “Heroes and Horses” will include groundwork activities involving the horses, which require the participants or group… Continue Reading

Nominations sought for Professional Judgment Panel

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Board of Education is seeking nominations for the Professional Judgment Panel in four categories: a public high school teacher, a public high school principal, a person from a school district central office and a person from a postsecondary institution. The PJP is a group of volunteers from across the state,… Continue Reading

Lexicon of Sustainability art show at the library

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market has been hosting a traveling Pop-Up Art Show featuring informational artwork from the national organization Lexicon of Sustainability on the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library mezzanine throughout the month of June. According to curator and farmers market organizer Bonnie Gregory, the show is an effort to cultivate the language… Continue Reading

Closely-held business planning coming Monday

SHERIDAN — An opportunity to give more thought to the future of your own business, in terms of succession planning and how to get there, will be presented by First Federal Savings Bank and the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee. On Monday, from either 7:30-9 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to… Continue Reading

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