Local News

Free info session on virtual school Tues.

May 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school, will host a free informational session in Sheridan on Tuesday. From 6:30-8 p.m. the public is invited to the Wingate by Wyndham to learn about the online program of Sheridan County School District 1 which is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Read More

Sathre sentenced to three years

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man has been sentenced to three years in prison for federal tax evasion. Robert Sathre, 65, accepted a plea agreement to serve the time and pay more than $3 million in restitution. In exchange for the plea, the court dropped another charge against him and all charges against his wife, Judy Read More

WGFD proposes changes to hunting regulations

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has proposed several changes to its hunting license regulations — including extension of several deadlines and increases in gray wolf mortality quotas — that will be open for comment until 5 p.m. May 30.  The WGFD-Sheridan Region office held an open house Wednesday to discuss the proposed changes. Read More

Study aimed at community development, planning

SHERIDAN — Sheridan has been selected as one of two communities to participate in a survey study conducted by a regional economic development research firm. The Sonoran Institute is looking for feedback from residents of Sheridan to learn what makes economies thrive or fail. Sonoran Institute Economist Alison Berry said the “Place Value” research project Read More

Facebook posts help to incriminate alleged dealer

SHERIDAN — Two people from Sheridan are being charged with offenses related to selling marijuana, LSD and other drugs. Josh Flaharty and Casey Van Haele, both in their early 20s, are charged with the felony of conspiring to deliver a controlled substance, and Flaharty is also charged with felony possession with intent to deliver. An officer Read More

Mischke named Teacher of the Year

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 has selected Tongue River High School family and consumer science teacher Pat Mischke as the district’s Teacher of the Year. In addition to the recognition, the honor includes the privilege of applying to receive the Wyoming Teacher of the Year Award. Superintendent Marty Kobza announced the honor last Read More

Sathre to be sentenced for tax evasion in federal court today

May 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man is scheduled to appear in federal court in Cheyenne this afternoon to be sentenced for tax evasion. Robert Sathre pleaded guilty to the charge Feb. 26 after he and his wife, Judy Sathre, were indicted together for concealing money in an offshore bank account. The charges were first filed in Read More

Town considering railroad quiet zone; ranchers express concerns

RANCHESTER — Ranchers and agricultural workers met with members of Ranchester Town Council at their meeting Tuesday to discuss the idea of putting in a railroad quiet zone at the crossing on Five Mile Road (County Road 120A) northwest of Ranchester. Installing a flag and other safety devices such as a median barrier or arms on Read More

1 local GOP delegate voted in favor of censure

SHERIDAN — Just one of Sheridan County’s 15 delegates to the Wyoming Republican Party Convention voted in favor of a censure resolution that would have left Gov. Matt Mead with a significant scar heading into the 2014 election. “I think that as the most powerful Republican in the state, he should have put a stop Read More

UW Extension, The Wyoming Room begin work on 4-H book

SHERIDAN — When 4-H began more than 100 years ago, life was different: agricultural practices have changed, science has advanced and knowledge has expanded. But the idea behind 4-H has remained constant through all those years — to help young people and their families gain the skills needed to be proactive forces in their communities Read More

County OKs permit for equine clinic near Big Horn

SHERIDAN — County Commissioners voted to approve a conditional use permit for a new equine veterinary clinic to be located on state Highway 335 near Big Horn at their meeting Tuesday. Following the recommendation from the County Planning and Zoning Commission, commissioners approved only phase one of the proposed three-phase project. The CUP request was made Read More

Legion to host Poppy Days drive Fri., Sat.

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary #7 will host a Poppy Days drive Friday and Saturday. Buddy Poppies are artificial flowers which have symbolized the blood shed by service members since the VFW registered the name with the U.S. Patent Office in 1924.The poppy flowers are assembled by disabled, needy or aging veterans at Veterans Read More

Session on One-Cent tax tomorrow

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s Optional One-Cent Sales Tax is coming up for renewal and the city of Sheridan is hosting listening sessions to hear questions and comments from the public. The final session will be held tomorrow at the Sheridan Senior Center at 11 a.m. If you have not been able to attend a session, Read More

Contractors seminar Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Sheridan Workforce Center will host a Preference Act Seminar tomorrow. The Wyoming Preference Act aims to retain public monies in the state by giving a leg up to Wyoming contractors bidding on public works projects. The seminar will address bidding processes and information and procedural steps regarding Read More

Big Horn schools hosting guitar concert tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn High School and Middle School will host a guitar class concert tomorrow. Commencing at 7 p.m. in the BHHS auditorium, the concert is free and open to all members of the community. For more information contact music director Ariel Downing at 674-8190 or adowning@sheridan.k12.wy.us. The school campus is located at 333 Read More

FBLA to host Craft Brothers Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn High School Future Business Leaders of America will host The Craft Brothers live in concert on Friday. The fundraising event will run from 7-10 p.m. and include a silent auction. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students, and free for children under age 5. Tickets include dessert and the Read More

Arvada-Clearmont schools announce third-quarter honor rolls

SHERIDAN —Arvada Clearmont Junior and Senior High School has announced their third-quarter honor roll recipients. To be eligible for the honor roll students must achieve a grade point average of 3.0-3.4 for the quarter. To be eligible for the “Board of Trustees” honor roll students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5-4.0 for the Read More

SPD promotes two officers to sergeant

SHERIDAN — Two officers within the Sheridan Police Department were promoted to the rank of sergeant this week. James Hill and Daniel Keller, both corporals with the department before the ceremony, were pinned after completing an evaluation process that entailed a written assessment, oral board review, administrative report and final interview with the chief of Read More

Dayton opens bids for overlay project

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council opened bids for an overlay paving project at its meeting Monday night. It will award the project in a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Town Hall. One bid for the South Fork Avenue overlay project was received from ICM for $130,054, Mayor Bob Wood said. The bid was Read More

Sheriff’s office to perform VIN inspections

May 6, 2014

SHERIDAN — If all moves forward as agreed upon Monday night, all vehicle identification number inspections in Sheridan County will be conducted by the sheriff’s office rather than split between the police department and sheriff deputies. The $10 fee to conduct the VIN inspection will be collected by the sheriff’s office as well. The county Read More

SCSD2 holds hearing for facilities plan updates

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees held a public hearing Monday regarding the facility plan being submitted to the Wyoming School Facilities Commission. According to the WSFC, the facility plans detail the ways each district intends to remedy the facility needs of educational, administration and transportation buildings within its jurisdiction. Read More

City Council, IAFF don’t agree on ground rules

SHERIDAN — City Council and a representative of the local firefighters union began negotiations on the contract for Sheridan firefighters at the regular council meeting Monday, but failed to come to any kind of agreement on ground rules or proposals for changes to the contract. Following a Wyoming Supreme Court ruling in December, all contract Read More

City Council discusses appeal, allows for code exception

SHERIDAN — After an hour of discussion, Sheridan City Council voted 4-3 to uphold an appeal from a city resident challenging a Board of Appeals requirement that they install a handrail on a set of stairs leading to their newly constructed porch. This means the residents, Scott and Cheryl Phinney, will not be required to Read More

2014 Good Samaritan Awards to be held Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Salvation Army will host the 2014 Good Samaritan Awards on Saturday. Members of the community who exhibit selfless service to others in need will be honored. Trene Deanda Lewis, executive director of the Los Angeles Red Shield Youth and Community Center, will be the featured speaker and dinner and entertainment will be Read More

Friday deadline for school district to submit documents to court

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 attorneys have until the end of the day Friday to submit a document to the court outlining when executive sessions to discuss a proposed large multi-purpose recreational facility were held. The school district’s counsel must also outline under what provision of Wyoming law they believe they were entitled Read More

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