Category Archives: Local News

Bond set for six arrested on drug charges

SHERIDAN — Three individuals arrested early morning Friday after allegedly returning from Denver to buy drugs made their initial appearances in Sheridan County Circuit Court Monday. Three other individuals who were arrested after separate investigations by Sheridan police also made their appearances. Sheridan police officers used a confidential informant to investigate Brenden Nelson, Kenneth Hulford… Continue Reading

NSI staffer accused of kicking, punching student

SHERIDAN — A staff member of Normative Services Inc., a school for at-risk youth, punched and kicked a 15-year-old student who was being restrained, prosecutors charge, leaving him with a chipped tooth, bruising and a cut lip. Arthur Savage faces a felony child abuse charge for the incident that occurred Sunday. The student in question… Continue Reading

Nickel announces plan to seek re-election

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioner Mike Nickel on Tuesday announced his intention to seek re-election. Nickel was first elected in 2008 and is currently serving in the fourth year of his second term. Nickel is a fourth generation Sheridan County resident who graduated from Sheridan High School in 1972. He served in the U.S. Navy… Continue Reading

Three SHS students awarded Daniels Fund Scholarship

SHERIDAN — Three Sheridan High School students considered the best of the best were awarded a prestigious scholarship recently. Heather Belus, Samantha Hamilton and Alyssa Magestro earned the Daniels Fund Scholarship. The scholarship, for which there were more than 2,000 applicants in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, awards select students free college tuition at… Continue Reading

Leather crafter workshops to begin Monday

SHERIDAN — Leather crafter-related workshops will begin Monday as a lead up to the annual Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show. The workshops are open to the public. Several dozen different workshops will cover a wide range of topics from antiquing and dyeing to belt pattern carving, unique filigree patterns and saddle design. See www.leathercraftersjournal.com/sheridan2015workshops.html for… Continue Reading

SHS Pops Concert set for May 17

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School choir will perform its “Pops” concert at 7 p.m. May 17 in the high school auditorium. The last choir concert of the year will be composed of mixed choir, treblemakers, spectrum and honor choir students taking the stage, with a spotlight on the graduating seniors. The choirs will perform… Continue Reading

Open house set for North Sheridan Interchange

SHERIDAN — A public open house will take place May 18 from 5:30-7 p.m. regarding the North Sheridan Interchange project. The meeting will take place at the Trails End Motel and will include display boards depicting the final design alignment and the proposed construction phasing. Representatives from the project team will also be available to… Continue Reading

Best Western to host Business After Hours

SHERIDAN — The next round of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is set for May 18 from 5-7 p.m. The monthly social and networking event is held at a different member location each month. This month’s event will take place at the Best Western Sheridan Center, located at 612 N. Main… Continue Reading

Wendy’s to donate to Holy Name

SHERIDAN — On Wednesday from 5-8 p.m., Wendy’s in Sheridan will donate a portion of sales to Holy Name Catholic School. The restaurant will give 15 percent of sales from the dining room and pick-up window to the school to help purchase new classroom supplies. For additional information, contact Holy Name at 672-2021. Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host free concert on May 18

SHERIDAN — A free concert will take place at the WYO Theater on May 18 at 7 p.m. as part of the The Piatigorsky Foundation’s musical tour around the country. The event will include professional violist Marcus Thompson and professional pianist Doris Stevenson. Thompson is a violist who has been heralded for “major mastery of… Continue Reading

New statues hit sidewalks in annual artwork rotation

New statues hit sidewalks in annual artwork rotation

SHERIDAN— Keep your eyes peeled, Sheridan. New artwork will be popping up around town. The Public Arts Committee has begun its annual rotation of the metal sculptures that decorate downtown Sheridan. Two new ones have been placed, with eight more to come in the next month. Many of the new statues this year are large,… Continue Reading

WyoTF seeks housing for theater professionals

SHERIDAN — This July, the Wyoming Theater Festival will deliver two weeks of productions, offering artists a fully immersive theater experience and allowing audiences to interact with acclaimed professional theater talents in workshops, lectures, discussions, readings, talkbacks, backstage tours and more. The goal is to create a viable theater tourism industry in Sheridan by becoming… Continue Reading

Walk to End Alzheimer’s set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The annual “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” will take place from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Whitney Commons Park. Registration for the annual walk to raise awareness for the disease will begin at 5 p.m. and the walk will begin at 6 p.m. Donations are welcome and T-shirts will be available. For additional information, contact… Continue Reading

TRVCC to host mother, son superhero date night

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Community Center will host a mother/son superhero date night on Friday from 6-8 p.m. The party is exclusively for superheroes, so wear your best costume. Advance tickets to attend are $5 per couple or $8 if more than one son is attending. The cost at the door will be… Continue Reading

Sheridan College graduation set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The 2016 Sheridan College commencement ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. Admission to the ceremony is free and a reception to celebrate student success with family and friends will take place after the ceremony in the Thorne-Rider Campus Center. Dr. Laurie Nichols, who will replace Dr.… Continue Reading

SC to host exiting student art show in Martinsen Gallery

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Martinsen Gallery will host an exhibit of exiting students’ art through Friday. The show will feature the work of Micah Cornell, Tori Golab, Christina Harrelson, Brenna Powell and Jandey Shackelford. The show opens Tuesday at the gallery and is available for public viewing daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is… Continue Reading

SHS artwork to be displayed at library

SHERIDAN — The 48th annual Wyoming Art Symposium concluded at the Casper Events Center April 23, showcasing 4,518 pieces of artwork from around the state. The students of Sheridan High School submitted 79 pieces of artwork to represent their school. Sixty-seven other schools in Wyoming also participated this year. The SHS student artwork included ceramics,… Continue Reading

SHS student delegate to medical congress

SHERIDAN  — Ryan Vrieswyk, a student at Sheridan High School, will serve as a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Massachusetts, on June 25-27. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of the event is… Continue Reading

Conversations in History to explore local highways

SHERIDAN — The next edition of Conversations in History will take place May 11 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. Local historian Helen Laumann will present “Trails to Highways: the Highway Department in Sheridan County.” Laumann will talk about the development of our transportation routes, from the earliest game and Indian trails to… Continue Reading

Craig Johnson to sign newest book May 14

SHERIDAN — Craig Johnson will sign copies of his newest book, novella “The Highwayman,” on May 14 at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. The book is part of Johnson’s “Longmire” series. In the novella, when Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an… Continue Reading

Holy Name School Mayfest set for May 14

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School will host its annual Mayfest benefit fundraiser on May 14 from 6-10 p.m. at the Elks Lodge ballroom. This year’s theme is “It Was 1980 Something.” Attire from the 1980s is encouraged. The event will include live music from Side Track, a live auction, appetizers and cash bar. Tickets… Continue Reading

Cole Kayser recognized as Summit Award winner

Academics for All proudly honors Cole Kayser, the son of Mark and Sharon Kayser, with this week’s Summit Award. Kayser maintains a stellar 4.0 GPA while taking a difficult schedule that includes challenging college prep courses, such as Advanced Placement calculus, AP psychology and AP government. Kayser was recognized for his academic success by being… Continue Reading

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