Category Archives: Local News

Fort Phil Kearny to host Bozeman Trail Days on Sunday

SHERIDAN — Wagon rides, living history exhibitions and special programs are all part of the Bozeman Trail Days events at Fort Phil Kearny all day Saturday and until noon on Sunday. The site opens at 8 a.m. with a flag raising ceremony at 8:15 a.m. Saturday. At 9 a.m. the program will feature the uniforms,… Continue Reading

Woman loses deferral, sentenced to probation

SHERIDAN — After pleading guilty and accepting the gift of deferred prosecution July 2, a Sheridan woman lasted one day before she stole from work again. Kayla McDougall, 25, lost her deferral and was sentenced Tuesday to 18 to 24 months prison suspended in favor of three years probation for changing customers’ bills in 2014… Continue Reading

Measures of Devotion: What does a veteran look like?

Measures of Devotion: What does a veteran look like?

SHERIDAN — Newsstands and coffeehouses have been aflutter recently as nearly everyone is talking about 1st Lt. Kristen Griest and Capt. Shaye Haver, the first two women in history to graduate from the U.S. Army’s elite Ranger School. While the nation lauded their accomplishments, many simultaneously asked questions which have not likely been asked of… Continue Reading

BHHS named to Newsweek’s best schools list

SHERIDAN — Just making the cut off, Big Horn High School has been named by Newsweek as one of the best schools in the country. In a list of 500, the school grabbed the last rank, but is the only Wyoming high school to be named. “It’s a great honor, but we always have work… Continue Reading

Report shows Wyoming job growth in fourth quarter of 2014

SHERIDAN — Experts said that Wyoming saw slight payroll and job growth in the fourth quarter of 2014. The Research and Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce services reported earlier this month that employment in Wyoming rose by 4,426 jobs (1.6 percent) from the fourth quarter in 2013 to the same time period… Continue Reading

‘Swing for Smiles’ golf tourney set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The 2nd annual “Swing for Smiles” golf tournament, to benefit the Give Kids The World Village, an annual project of the Perkins Family Restaurant chain, will be held at the Powder Horn Golf Club on Saturday. Dinner and a calcutta will be hosted Friday night preceding the tournament. On Saturday, shotgun start is… Continue Reading

Penrose Trail to be closed for maintenance this week

SHERIDAN — The Story Penrose Trail, Forest Service Trail 33, will be closed for trail maintenance today, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The trail crew will be working on the trail during the day. In the evening, the crew’s equipment will be moved aside to allow trail users to pass through.… Continue Reading

Gobblers to present ‘Jake’s Youth Day’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Gobblers will present “Jake’s Youth Day” Saturday at Rocky Mountain Discount Sports. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., all members of the community are invited to attend this free event. Information will be presented on archery, BB gun and air rifles, Joey’s Fly Fishing, Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Furs/Antlers/Tracks… Continue Reading

Elks Youth Rodeo to return to fairgrounds Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Elks Youth Rodeo will return to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Saturday. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. all members of the community are invited to watch the events for free. There will be a toughest youth rodeo competition awarding up to $67,000 in cash and prizes in 26 events attracting up… Continue Reading

Company gives customers a different point of view

Company gives customers a different point of view

SHERIDAN — Few late risers in the morning have had a chance to see Ginny Holcomb at work. The early birds, though, couldn’t miss her green hot air balloon taking to the skies above Sheridan. Holcomb started the business, Cloud Peak Ballooning, earlier this summer when she decided her passion for ballooning would be best… Continue Reading

Local band to compete at International Blues Challenge

Local band to compete at International Blues Challenge

SHERIDAN — The Melissa B. Band has the blues, and they couldn’t be happier about it. After winning the Wyoming Blues Challenge in Casper last month, the local blues band will be heading to the heart of the blues world to compete in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, in January. The five-piece band… Continue Reading

Domestic violence awareness increasing locally

SHERIDAN — It has been nearly a year since running back Ray Rice was indefinitely suspended from the NFL after video surfaced of him punching his then fiancée in the face and dragging her unconscious body out of an elevator in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In the 12 months since the incident, the media has… Continue Reading

Easter Seals clients to hold 3 car washes

SHERIDAN — Clients of the Easter Seals will host three fundraising car washes in Sheridan this week. On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. all members of the community are invited to get a wash in the Walgreen’s parking lot. All funds raised will support the clients participation in activities throughout… Continue Reading

UW seeking public input on presidential search

SHERIDAN — The first of two committees charged with identifying candidates for the University of Wyoming presidency plans to seek input from the public and UW stakeholder groups regarding desired qualifications and characteristics of a new president. During the initial meeting of the first presidential search committee Wednesday, members agreed to solicit such input during… Continue Reading

Fulmer Library hosting traveling Sioux ledger

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host a traveling exhibit from the Wyoming State Museum during August and September featuring ledger drawings from the Lakota Sioux Native American tribe. In 1900, the Milwaukee Museum purchased a leather-bound ledger book that was captured by Capt. R. Miller on Wounded Creek, South Dakota, on… Continue Reading

SMH Foundation announces officers, new members

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation held its 39th annual meeting on July 28 and announced its officers for the coming fiscal year, as well as two new elected directors. The Foundation also reviewed cash distributions to Sheridan Memorial Hospital for the 2014-15 year. The hospital used the funding for a variety of patient… Continue Reading

Serious sports mean serious injuries

Serious sports mean serious injuries

SHERIDAN — Concussions are a touchy subject these days when discussing athletics, especially at youth and high school levels. As long-term symptoms continue to pop up amongst former athletes and concussions move to the forefront of sports-injury discussions, the study and understanding of concussion-related injuries has greatly improved. From prevention to diagnosis to treatment, organizations… Continue Reading

Athletes help bring treatment of concussions to forefront

Athletes help bring treatment of concussions to forefront

SHERIDAN — The sports world is an ever-changing place. Athletes are growing and developing, transforming into machines as they further their skill sets in their respective sport. Rules and regulations continue to be modified to fit the fast-paced advancements of the athletes and games. The fall-winter-spring-summer seasons of yesteryear have melted into a goo of… Continue Reading

Concussions law outlines rules, training but has little bite

SHERIDAN — While a state law passed in 2011 outlined steps school districts should take in order to prevent concussions, that law has no enforcement power. The law gives all 48 Wyoming school districts guidelines for implementing concussion policies that restrict players from returning to games if they appear to have a concussion. For example,… Continue Reading

BB gun bandit denied bond reduction

SHERIDAN — A man accused of driving around town and shooting at individuals with an airsoft gun was denied a bond reduction in Circuit Court Thursday afternoon. Devonte Johnson, 22, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded not guilty to five misdemeanors — use and possession of marijuana, shoplifting, hit and run and two citations for assault —… Continue Reading

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