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Lessons in court

December 12, 2014

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan High School government class observed a hearing Thursday at Sheridan County Circuit Court as a defendant petitioned the court for a change of bond. Keevin Donnell Ware, of Sheridan, has been incarcerated since his arrest Dec. 2. Judge Shelley Cundiff imposed a $2,500 cash bond Dec. 3. At 19 years old, Read More

SC: Fees for nursing, dental hygiene programs to increase in 2015

SHERIDAN — Fees will likely increase for students entering the Sheridan College nursing or dental hygiene programs in the fall of 2015. Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young presented the proposed fee increases to the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees on Wednesday. Young noted that every program at the college operates at Read More

Nonprofits seeing a mixed bag of giving this holiday season

SHERIDAN — With the season of giving in full swing, the various charitable organizations in Sheridan County seem to be experiencing support in differing degrees. While organizers of the annual Community Holiday Dinner reported more donations and volunteers this year than ever before, programs like the Festival of Trees benefitting the Special Olympics and the Read More

Cancer survivors start support group

SHERIDAN — A cancer survivors support group, “A Shared Journey,” has been formed. It meets Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. inside the Sheridan Senior Center. Survivors of cancer, regardless of diagnosis, and those currently undergoing treatment, are welcome to attend. For more information, call Renee Parker at the Welch Cancer Center, 674-6022.

SMH to hold presentation on Affordable Care Act enrollment

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital staff will hold additional public presentations in December to assist individuals interested in signing up for health insurance through the marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. The presentations will be held Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday will feature two presentations from 11 a.m. to noon and 6-7 p.m., and Wednesday’s presentation Read More

Kennon Products makes pledge to Sheridan Angels

SHERIDAN — Kennon Products of Sheridan has pledged a 100 percent match for all financial contributions made to the Sheridan Angels through Dec. 18. The pledge, for up to $5,000, will help the Sheridan Angels in its mission of changing the world through random and deliberate acts of kindness to anyone in need of a Read More

SCSD3 board trustee gives resignation

December 11, 2014

CLEARMONT — Sheridan County School District 3 will see a change in leadership come January 2015 after school board trustee Dave Mills tendered his resignation Wednesday. Mills was currently the board clerk with his term not set to expire until Nov. 30, 2016. He also served as a school board representative to the Clear Creek Read More

Cattle theft not just a crime of the past: Livestock investigator continues to collect evidence on Aug. 2013 cattle theft

SHERIDAN — The ad in the paper is a plea for help. An offer is made — $20,000 in exchange for information about 24 cows branded D — D and 28 calves stolen from Sheridan last year. Cattle rustling is not a thing of the past in Wyoming. The missing cattle wear a brand owned Read More

Acting police chief to retire: Adriaens to return as full-time chief of police

SHERIDAN — Capt. Scott Chandler has announced that he plans to retire from his service with the Sheridan Police Department in January. As a result, interim Chief of Staff Rich Adriaens will end his duties at City Hall and return to full-time service as chief of police. “Now, with Capt. Chandler’s retirement, I believe it is Read More

Fire departments respond to shed fire early Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue and the Goose Valley Fire Department responded to a structure fire early Thursday morning. The resident at 96 Rapid Creek Road reported at 5:33 a.m. that a 600-square-foot shed on his property was burning. “The fire was fully involved when (the resident) saw it,” SFR Capt. Bob Dobbs said. “The shed Read More

No injuries reported in Metz Road plane crash Thursday

SHERIDAN — A homemade airplane registered to Ron Lytton of Sheridan crashed Wednesday in a field off Metz Road. Sgt. Allen Thompson of the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office said the plane was occupied by only the pilot, who was not injured in the crash. “He was trying to land in the field and just didn’t Read More

DSA promoting (wise) Men’s Night Out

SHERIDAN — The Historic District Promotions Committee of the Downtown Sheridan Association is encouraging local shopping through the (wise) Men’s Night Out again this holiday season. The event is set for 5-8 p.m. Dec. 18 at a variety of downtown businesses. Women are encouraged to stop by participating retailers before Dec. 18 to fill out Read More

Irish singer to perform at the WYO

SHERIDAN — Irish singer Michael Londra will perform at the WYO Theater Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Londra will present “Christmas from Ireland” through song, dance and the classic stories of youth. Tickets to the event are $34.50 for adults and $24.50 for seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased through the WYO Theater box office, Read More

Need help getting a Christmas tree? They’ll help

SHERIDAN — A group of local residents have organized a way for individuals seeking a live Christmas tree to get one, whether they have the truck or money to do so. Shawn Harvey said he, Wesley Huff and the business Those Guys have partnered to make it possible. The group is offering to bring trees to Read More

A-C Christmas concert set for Tuesday

CLEARMONT — The kindergarten through 12th-grade Arvada-Clearmont Christmas concert will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Arvada-Clearmont High School gymnasium. The concert is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Erica Olson at 307-758-4411 ext. 107. The Arvada-Clearmont High School is located at 1601 Meade Ave. in Clearmont.

Johnson to celebrate holidays with local libraries

SHERIDAN — Local author Craig Johnson will be celebrating Christmas with the Sheridan County Library System at three different events in December. Johnson will be at Clearmont Branch Library on Wednesday at 6 p.m., the Story Branch Library on Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. and at Sheridan Fulmer Library on Dec. 20 at noon. At Read More

Friday Events Dec. 11, 2014

Events for Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 • 12:15 p.m., Sheridan YMCA Soup Fest presentation from Rhoda Bonneau on Antarctica, Sheridan County YMCA, 417 N. Jefferson St., $5 per person • 3-5 p.m., Tongue River branch library open house, 145 Coffeen St., Ranchester • 7 p.m., Sheridan College “Christmas Spectacular,” WYO Theater, 42 N. Main St., Read More

Local Briefs Dec. 11, 2014

Theatre Guild to perform ‘Christmas at the Carriage House’ SHERIDAN — The Civic Theatre Guild will present the final two performances of “Christmas at the Carriage House” this weekend. Performances will be held Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The Christmas event features an evening of stories and songs with holiday treats, Read More

NWCCD agenda Dec. 11, 2014

Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees meeting 7 p.m. today W132, Sheridan College 3059 Coffeen Ave. • Call to order and roll call • Agenda additions and deletions      • Consent agenda 1. Minutes from Nov. 20 meeting 2. Financial reports from November • President’s report • Gillette College Advisory Board report Read More

Capt. Scott Chandler to retire after 25 years with police department

December 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — Capt. Scott Chandler has announced that he plans to retire from his service with the Sheridan Police Department in January. Jan. 2 will be his last day. While that may seem odd, he said it was simply because that was the last day of the pay period. Chandler served with the Sheridan Police Read More

County Conservation District clarifies language in long-range plan

SHERIDAN — Just as road maps must change to match altered routes and conditions, the Sheridan County Conservation District must update its long-range plan to accommodate evolving resource conservation methods and tighter program funding. The district has completed a required five-year update to its plan, received public comment and will now submit it to the Read More

Merry Ucross Christmas: Community invited to Ucross Christmas celebration Saturday

SHERIDAN — It started last year as a way to thank the community for its support and will return this year with 24,000 twinkling lights in trees accompanied by the glow of fire pits and fireworks. The second annual Community Christmas Celebration at the Park at Ucross is coming Saturday, presented by the Ucross Foundation Read More

e2e presenter tells story of businesses success, meager beginnings

SHERIDAN — It only took $500 and an idea to get Kennon Products started, founder Ron Kensey told a crowd Tuesday night at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Kensey’s presentation was part of the Sheridan chapter of the University of Wyoming’s e2e program. The meeting was organized by John Dick, manager of Sheridan’s business incubator. Read More

Fluoride — It’s coming! City plans for New Year’s water addition

SHERIDAN — City Utilities Manager Dan Roberts confirmed today that the city will begin to add fluoride to the water supply beginning in January. Crews have finished installing equipment to add fluorosilicic acid at the Sheridan and Big Goose water treatment plants. Fluoride will be added to city and Sheridan Area Water Supply water. “We’re Read More

Build a rocket at Science Sat.

SHERIDAN — The next Science Saturday event set for this weekend will allow kids to build their own rockets. From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, join the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids for a morning of hands-on, minds-on science. Children will have the chance to build their own Alka-Seltzer propelled rockets. Read More

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