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Bear Cloud gets more lenient penalty in third round of sentencing

January 27, 2015

SHERIDAN — Family and friends of Wyatt Bear Cloud gathered Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court as he received a more lenient penalty in the third round of sentencing stemming from the 2009 murder of local businessman Robert Ernst. Bear Cloud had been sentenced to life in prison in 2011 in connection with the crime, Read More

Senior Center announces 2015 Keystone honorees

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center announced the 2015 Keystone Award honorees Monday. The individuals being honored this year will be Mary Kraft, Barbara Walter and Kim Love. The Keystone Awards began in 2011 and celebrate individuals with a lifetime achievement of service. The three honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the Read More

Kinskey sponsors firefighter arbitration bill

SHERIDAN — Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan, has sponsored a bill in the Wyoming Legislature that would make arbitration non-binding on governing bodies that must go into hearings with a neutral third-party mediator in order to settle employment contract negotiations with firefighter unions. Kinskey said the bill — Senate File 123 — places final say on Read More

66 º: Monday temperature in Sheridan sets record high

SHERIDAN — While the East Coast readied for what forecasters said would be a record-setting blizzard, Sheridan area residents were soaking in the sunshine and warmth. According to the National Weather Service out of Billings, Montana, Sheridan recorded a record high temperature at approximately 3 p.m. Monday. The 66-degree weather topped the 2002 record of Read More

Koetting charged with distribution of meth

SHERIDAN — Kristopher Koetting was back in court Monday before he was able to begin serving the probation to which he was sentenced on Friday. Koetting appeared in Sheridan County Circuit Court on one charge of distribution of a methamphetamine, a felony that was pending before his sentencing on separate charges last week. He had Read More

Clemens death ruled suicide

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Coroner’s Office has ruled the Jan. 16 death of 33-year-old Michelle Clemens a suicide. Clemens was killed when her car was hit by two Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotives just north of Sheridan. Matt Jones, the BNSF director of public affairs for Wyoming and Montana, said the locomotives had been Read More

Fat bike keg pull set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Bicycle Co. and the Black Tooth Brewing Company have partnered to host a fat bike keg pull street party Thursday. The fat bike keg pulling will begin at 6 p.m. at the brewery. Live music from Shot in the Foot will begin at 8 p.m. Organizers said heat lamps will be Read More

Performers added to Big Horn Country USA festival lineup

SHERIDAN — Concert organizers have announced additional performers for the 2015 Big Horn Country USA music festival set for June 18-20 at the Trails End Concert Park. Chris Young, the Eli Young Band, Old Dominion and the Randy Rogers band have been added to the lineup already highlighted by Keith Urban, The Band Perry and Read More

Winners of Neltje Blanchan, Frank Nelson writing awards announced

SHERIDAN — Matt Daly of Jackson and Marylee White of Wilson were announced as the winners of the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2015 Neltje Blanchan and Frank Nelson memorial writing awards, respectively. Daly won the Neltje Blanchan award for nature writing for his manuscript, “Wolf Hunter and Other Poems.” Daly leads creative writing residencies for middle Read More

SHS claims 2nd straight “We the People” state championship

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School Advanced Placement Government teacher Tyson Emborg had better be careful or students might start expecting that enrolling in his course automatically means you get to take a trip to Washington, D.C. The “We the People” team of SHS has once again claimed the state championship, and for the second year Read More

Delphi fire ruled accidental; no cause determined

January 26, 2015

SHERIDAN — A house fire that damaged a home in the 800 block of Delphi Avenue last week has been ruled accidental. Sheridan Fire-Rescue and the Goose Valley Fire Department responded Thursday to the fire. Fire chief Terry Lenhart said they haven’t pinned down the exact cause of the fire. “We’ve ruled out anything that Read More

Winnop goes to Washington

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School senior Elizabeth Winnop will be making her second trip in two years to Washington, D.C., but this time she will get to meet the president. A member of last year’s state champion “We the People” team, Winnop has been selected as one of two students from Wyoming to spend a Read More

County launches new website

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County has a new website that staff and officials hope will provide an accessible and easy to navigate system for anyone needing to do business with the county. “We had not really paid a lot of attention to the site for a lot of years,” County Administrative Director Renee Obermueller said. “With the Read More

Cancer support group to meet tonight

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.

Girls State accepting applications

SHERIDAN — Applications are now being accepted to attend the 73rd session of American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming Girls State, which will be held on the campus of Northwest College in Powell on June 6-13. The program is open to all ladies who will complete their junior year of high school in June 2015. The program is Read More

10th annual Poetry Out Loud contest to include local students

SHERIDAN — The 10th annual Wyoming Poetry Out Loud state competition will be held Feb. 2-3 in Cheyenne. Ten student competitors, along with their teachers, parents and guests are expected. The competition begins at 7 p.m. on Feb. 2 at the Cheyenne Civic Center. This event is free and open to the public. On Feb. Read More

2 men sentenced on burglary charges

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan men arrested for attempted burglary in September were sentenced Friday in 4th Judicial District Court. Christopher Sittner, 23, and Kristopher Koetting, 19, were arrested Sept. 29 while attempting to enter a home on Michael Drive. Both men accepted identical plea agreements. Under the plea agreements, the two men were sentenced to Read More

From Sheridan to Washington D.C.: Local student tells of her time working as a Senate page

January 24, 2015

SHERIDAN — She got there on a Sunday — Sept. 7, 2014 — and by 4:50 a.m. Sept. 8 it had hit her: this was going to be a very different semester. Back home in Sheridan, Madison Pehringer didn’t get out of bed at 5 in the morning to be at school by 6:15 a.m. Read More

Want to publish your book? Try doing it yourself

SHERIDAN — A stroll down historic Main Street in Sheridan will reveal the town’s love of art on every block. From sculptures on display to paintings for sale in several local stores, visual art abounds. But if you duck inside Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery you will find a large collection of locally produced art Read More

DUI arrests increase for third straight year

SHERIDAN — Arrests made for driving under the influence rose approximately 14 percent between 2013 and 2014, continuing the upward trend of the last few years. According to information provided by Sheridan County and Prosecuting Attorney Matt Redle, total DUI arrests rose nearly 20 percent from 2011 to 2012, 18 percent from 2012 to 2013 Read More

Agendas Jan. 24, 2015

Board of County Commissioners staff meeting 9 a.m. Monday Second floor commission library #216 Sheridan County Courthouse Addition 224 South Main St. • Call to order • Executive session per §16-4-405 (a)(iii) and 16-4-405 (a)(vii) • Consider purchase offer for Milward Water-Hole Property • Staff and elected reports • Adjourn Joint Sheridan College Board and Read More

Relay for life fundraising season to kick off Tuesday at Black Tooth

January 23, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan area Relay for Life fundraising season will kick off Tuesday with a rally from 4-6 p.m. at the Black Tooth Brewing Company. For every pint of beer sold Tuesday, $1 will be donated to the local Relay for Life event. From 4-6 p.m., visitors to the brewery will have an opportunity Read More

Fulmer Public Library to offer computer classes

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is offering a little help to local residents navigating computers. The classes will be held Thursdays at 10 a.m. and attendees can use their own laptops or use one belonging to the library. Class topics are as follows: • Jan. 29 — More on Windows 7 • Read More

Local organizations to collect information about homeless in Sheridan Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Local organizations are coming together to better understand the homeless in Sheridan. This year’s Point in Time Count will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday alongside the Sheridan Agency Fair at the Sheridan YMCA. A minibus will shuttle to and from Kmart at the top of every hour and Read More

Ferrari of the piano world gets a tune-up

SHERIDAN — Imagine a wide open road, shimmering with dew, and an F12berlinetta Ferrari with every “rosso corsa” curve glistening and its V12 engine purring with a soft restraint that almost belies the power beneath the hood. Now imagine easing the gas pedal down, expecting the heart-pounding rev and the 0 to 124 in 8.5 Read More

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