Category Archives: Local News

Free TiPS alcohol training set for Monday at Chamber office

SHERIDAN — Training for responsible on-premise beverage service, or TiPS training, will be offered Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The training is an internationally recognized alcohol awareness education program. Monday’s training is targeted to on-premise beverage servers and is intended to help stop drunk driving and other alcohol-related problems before they occur; allow… Continue Reading

Wyoming State Bar introducing Modest Means Program

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Bar recently announced the launch of the Modest Means Program. The MMP is a reduced-fee referral service designed to make legal services accessible to lower- and moderate-income citizens who surpass the income threshold for legal aid. The target audience for the Modest Means Program is those citizens whose household incomes… Continue Reading

County looks to state Legislature for budget assistance

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Board of County Commissioners pleaded with local state legislators Tuesday for budget help. Chairman Tom Ringley said that while the revenue outlook is dim, services the county is legally obligated to provide are becoming more expensive. County reserves are down to $5.6 million after commissioners drew out $1.3 million to fill… Continue Reading

TRHS to stay in East athletics; utilities bills projected to grow

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 officials touted cost-savings in the revamped food service program, looked ahead to bigger utilities bills and reviewed resolutions for the Wyoming School Board Association’s annual conference next week. Superintendent Marty Kobza also announced a cancellation of an earlier proposal to shift Tongue River sports. Tongue River High School… Continue Reading

Teens sentenced for wildlife crimes

SHERIDAN — Two Gillette teens were sentenced to probation and community service Tuesday for illegally killing wildlife in Story. Mitchell Shinkle and Baylee Mooney each pleaded guilty to multiple misdemeanors. Shinkle will serve a year of probation, must complete 75 hours of community service and cannot hunt for three years for wasting edible portions of a… Continue Reading

Cheyenne residents vote down administrator

SHERIDAN — Cheyenne voters convincingly shot down a charter ordinance that would have instituted an administrator to take over day-to-day operations of the city. Cheyenne residents made their decision by a nearly 2-1 margin. According to unofficial results from the Laramie County Clerk’s Office, 4,508 people voted against the measure; 2,578 voted for. Voter turnout… Continue Reading

Kekich sentenced to prison

SHERIDAN — A 20-year-old Sheridan man pleaded guilty to drug charges Tuesday and was sentenced to 3-6 years imprisonment. Kolter Kekich admitted to dealing heroin in Sheridan over a two-year period and accepted a plea agreement for felony conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance. He was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison in September on previous… Continue Reading

Friends of the Library Auction set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — The annual Friends of the Library Auction will take place Saturday from 5:30-10 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. The theme for this year’s event is “Black Tie and Blue Jeans.” The event will include a live auction, live music from the classic rock band Side Track, hors d’oeuvres, wine and… Continue Reading

Crews thinning trees affected by pine beetle

Crews thinning trees affected by pine beetle

SHERIDAN — There were large snowflakes falling on the mountain Tuesday morning, but that wasn’t the only thing landing on the forest floor. Chainsaws roared as tall Ponderosa Pines fell with a resounding snap. At first glance it looked like the men were cutting down green and healthy trees. But a closer inspection of a… Continue Reading

SC to host mountain climbing film festival Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a showing of the Reel Rock Mountain Climbing Film Festival on Saturday at 7 p.m. The event will include five new high adventure mountain climbing films, all in one package, ranging from six minutes to 35 minutes each. The event is free for Sheridan College students with identification and… Continue Reading

Science Saturday to explore visual illusions

SHERIDAN — This week’s Science Saturday will allow children to explore “Visual illusion: Do your eyes deceive you?” The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. It is free and open to children of all ages. Participants should meet at the Sheridan College Science Center. Science Saturdays are sponsored by the… Continue Reading

Big Horn Mountain Polka Club to gather Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will hold a dance Sunday at the Elks Lodge from 1-5 p.m. Music will be played by The Drifters. The event will also include the election of new officers. All members of the public are invited to this event. For more information, call Jean Arzy at 672-3623.… Continue Reading

SPD accepting applications for Citizen’s Police Academy

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Citizen’s Police Academy. The classes will be held each Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. between Feb. 16 and April 12. There is no fee to participate, but space is limited. Dinner will be included with each class. Training will be in a relaxed… Continue Reading

Holy Name thrift store organizing Christmas extravaganza sale

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic Church’s thrift shop is organizing a Christmas extravaganza sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check out all of the Christmas merchandise, gifts and collectibles that will be available. For additional information, contact Holy Name Church at 672-2848. The event will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall,… Continue Reading

SC agriculture students earn regional honors

SC agriculture students earn regional honors

SHERIDAN — Four Sheridan College Range Land Management students participated in the Wyoming Section Society for Range Management meeting in Laramie last week. Students competed in three competitions: Extemporaneous Speech; Range Plant Identification, and Undergraduate Range Management Exam. Lacy Nelson, a second-year range management student from Ten Sleep edged out students from the University of… Continue Reading

Black Tooth owner to speak at e2e presentation

Black Tooth owner to speak at e2e presentation

SHERIDAN — There is something brewing on the corner of Alger and Broadway streets. Over the last few years, Black Tooth Brewing Company has become one of the leaders in the craft brewing industry around the state of Wyoming. The company has expanded its products, distribution and the brewery itself. But the key to its… Continue Reading

Soupfest to focus on archaeology in the Bighorn Mountains

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA’s Soupfest will take place Friday from 12:15-2 p.m. Archaeologist Bill Matthews will present this month’s program. During the field season of 2012 and 2014, Matthews and a crew of volunteers surveyed the Edelman Creek and East Big Goose drainages of the Cloud Peak Wilderness. A total of 1,625 acres… Continue Reading

SC gear swap set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Outdoor Adventure Club will host a gear swap Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The equipment swap has two benefits: It allows individuals to clean out their garages and closets and allows people to shop for used equipment. Admission to the gear swap is free. To sell used equipment,… Continue Reading

BHME to host annual pie auction

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles annual pie auction fundraiser will take place Friday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy a dinner of homemade chili and cornbread beginning at 5:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., the pie auction will take place. The cost of the dinner is $6 per person. Kids age 5 and younger will eat… Continue Reading

Municipal Court — Nov. 10, 2015

Violators under 18 and sentences under $100 and five days in jail are not reported. (Year in parentheses is defendant’s birth year.) Oct. 5 • Nathaniel D. Ruhoff (1995), Sheridan, minor in possession/consumption of alcohol (third), $250 • Ronald Charles Winters (1948), Sheridan, vicious animal, $320 • Timothy L. Raulerson (1983), Albuquerque, New Mexico, disorderly conduct public intoxication,… Continue Reading

Students serve as ambassadors for college

SHERIDAN — Since 2011, Sheridan College has been using a cadre of students to serve as ambassadors to the school’s donors. The group, called Student Partners, was on the scene Friday at the president’s eighth annual donor recognition luncheon. “They’re wonderful human beings,” said Val Burgess, who sits on the Sheridan College Foundation Board of… Continue Reading

With snow on the way, crews ready for cleanup, removal

SHERIDAN — The extended weather forecasts might look good, but November in Wyoming means the snow is coming, and likely soon. When inclement weather does hit, the city of Sheridan’s Streets Department will be ready. Armed with years of experience and an extensive plan, the city strives to keep streets safe and drivable all winter… Continue Reading

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