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City finalizes ordinance, sides extend jail contract deadline

SHERIDAN — While the city of Sheridan and Sheridan County work toward an agreement on the jail, the Sheridan City Council Monday approved the final reading of an ordinance designed to decrease the number of individuals booked into the detention center on municipal violations. Councilors voted unanimously in favor of the document that revises or… Continue Reading

Lodging tax revenues 2nd highest on record

SHERIDAN — There is no such thing as a “tourism season” for Shawn Parker. The Sheridan Travel and Tourism executive director said he is pushing to promote a year-round tourism industry to create a sustainable economy for Sheridan’s businesses. But it’s no secret the summer sees the largest influx of tourists, and 2015’s summer was… Continue Reading

SCSD 2 eyes budget cuts

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 board members discussed plans to suspend an early retirement incentive program in light of depressed revenues and heard updates on new mentoring efforts Monday night at their November board meeting. With state revenue projections lower than expected for the near future, district officials said they would need to… Continue Reading

No injuries reported in structure fire

SHERIDAN — Fire crews responded to a structure fire at 505 N. Sheridan Ave. on Monday at approximately 6:30 p.m. According to Sheridan Fire-Rescue officials, the fire appeared to start in the basement, though the official cause is still under investigation. The home was vacant, but a dog that was in the backyard was taken… Continue Reading

NSI student who stole car to be released from jail

SHERIDAN — A young man who admitted to stealing an automobile in Sheridan to try to get away from Normative Services, Inc., will get out of jail next week after serving 116 days behind bars. Lucas Lundin, 18, of Glendive, Montana, pleaded guilty Monday in 4th Judicial District Court to an amended charge of unauthorized… Continue Reading

Dayton updates animal ordinance

SHERIDAN — A recent court case in Dayton was thrown out because of an awkward sentence in the town code. The case was centered on a resident who allegedly had a noisy dog. The town code makes residents responsible for animals in their care, and in this case presents how an animal should be dealt… Continue Reading

Hunter Safety Internet Field Day set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Jerry Reed, longtime hunter safety instructor from Sheridan, will be put on a Hunter Safety Internet Field Day on Saturday from 1-5 p.m. at the Sheridan County Sportsman Club. Successful completion of an Internet Field Day is mandatory for hunter education certification for those individuals that have satisfied the requirements of the online… Continue Reading

Kukal named chaplain for Silver Star Families of America

SHERIDAN — Silver Star Families of America recently appointed Sheridan resident Ron Kukal as chaplain of the national organization. Being chosen as chaplain moves Kukal to the board of directors as a full voting member. Kukal is a survivor of the attack on the USS Liberty that occurred in June 1967. The ship is the… Continue Reading

Want to learn about winter cycling?

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an educational class on winter cycling in the Inner Circle on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The program will be led by Jordan LeDuc and David Carter, four-season bicycle commuters and co-owners of Sheridan Bicycle Company. Carter and LeDuc will discuss ways to continue commuting on your… Continue Reading

Legislature considering more money for Hathaway

SHERIDAN — In an effort to reach more high school students, the Wyoming Legislature is working to increase the award amount for the Hathaway Scholarship and discussing changes to the eligibility criteria. Hathaway scholarships are given to qualifying Wyoming high school students who pursue higher education in the state, as an incentive to stay in… Continue Reading

Funding for aquatic center gaining steadily

SHERIDAN — Almost two months into its campaign to raise money for a new aquatic center, the Sheridan County YMCA is more than halfway to its funding goal. Despite what organizers have done so far, YMCA Executive Director Jay McGinnis said some have been skeptical about the ability to raise the amount needed. In total,… Continue Reading

CHAPS hosts fall horse show

CHAPS hosts fall horse show

SHERIDAN — Children Horses and Adults in Partnership (CHAPS) equine assisted therapy held its annual fall horse show Oct. 24. Eight clients age 21 and younger participated. There were a total of seven classes: costume contest, walk only, walk/trot, cross rails (walk), cross rails  (walk/trot), obstacle course (walk) and obstacle course (walk/trot). Each participant was… Continue Reading

Auditions for ‘Outside Mullingar’ this week

SHERIDAN — Auditions for the production of “Outside Mullingar” will take place Wednesday and Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in room 209 of the former Hallmark building on Main Street. “Outside Mullingar” was a 2014 Tony nominee for best play. In 2015, it has become one of the top 10 most-performed plays in American theater. The… Continue Reading

SHS to host Wyoming State String Clinic

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School will host the Wyoming State String Clinic today through Tuesday. The event started Sunday and 11 high schools will take part. Approximately 300 students will participate in three different orchestras — A, B and C. The C orchestra will be conducted by Sarah McCoy, who is the director of orchestras… Continue Reading

Teachers take part in training at Heart Mountain

SHERIDAN — Teachers from Casper, Cheyenne, Clearmont, Cody, Dubois, Glenrock, Laramie, Pinedale, Sheridan, Shoshoni and Wheatland recently attended a recent two-day professional development seminar focusing on the historical and constitutional issues surrounding the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Representatives of Wyoming History Day; We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution; and We… Continue Reading

SCSO releases name of shooting victim

SCSO releases name of shooting victim

BIG HORN — The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a shooting that occurred Saturday night outside of Big Horn. According to SCSO officials, the shooting happened at approximately 10:30 p.m. The victim, 18-year-old Tyler Lindberg of Sheridan, was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the neck but according to the SCSO was treated… Continue Reading

SCSO investigating Saturday night shooting

SCSO investigating Saturday night shooting

UPDATE: 12:54 p.m. BIG HORN — In connection with the shooting that took place Saturday around 10:30 p.m. near mile marker 8 on Highway 335, the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office has released information on the suspect vehicle involved. Law enforcement is looking for a dark-colored, possibly dark blue, early to mid-2000s two-door, extended cab pickup… Continue Reading

Supreme Court upholds Yager conviction

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Supreme Court upheld the third-degree sexual assault conviction of a former Sheridan probation agent who had a romantic relationship with a client. Chris Yager was sentenced in 4th Judicial District Court in October 2014 to two years of supervised probation after accepting a plea deal. The agreement allowed a “conditional plea… Continue Reading

Donations needed for prom for adults with disabilities

SHERIDAN — A dance for adults with special needs is in the works for Dec. 11 and organizer Stephanie Vela is asking for donations. The dance will be a winter-themed ball for the clients of three local organizations: Eagle Ridge, Easter Seals and Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming. Vela is asking for Sheridan area… Continue Reading

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