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Sheridan man picked up on burglary charge

SHERIDAN — A man authorities allege stole computers from a local business and then sold them will be held on a $10,000 cash or surety bond following his initial appearance in circuit court Thursday afternoon. Joshua Gilbert, 31, of Sheridan, was charged with felony burglary and could face up to 10 years in prison and… Continue Reading

Akcita Win to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The October meeting of Akcita Win will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Sanford’s. Akcita Win is a women’s service organization dedicated to promoting the level of women by diffusing knowledge in regard to civic, intellectual and moral growth.  The meeting is open to the public welcome. For additional information, contact Connie… Continue Reading

Tween Club to feature photography

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will gather to discuss photography Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. The Tween Club meets every Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. Topics planned for the rest of the year include bats, urban legends, cooking, ducks, silent films and more. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The… Continue Reading

Shopapalooza to benefit Advocacy and Resource Center

SHERIDAN — The Advocacy and Resource Center has organized an evening of food, fun and shopping for Thursday. The event, Shopapalooza, will benefit the nonprofit and feature new and gently used handbags, jewelry, scarves and other accessories.  Attendees will be able to bid on the items they like. Shopapalooza will run from 5:30-8 p.m. at… Continue Reading

Hospital breaks ground on new intensive care unit

SHERIDAN — Twelve months from now a new intensive care unit should be standing at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Rob Forister, director of facility support at the hospital, said construction on the ICU had already started. “We have done some preliminary work, some utilities work had to be done,” Forister said. “This is a tight time… Continue Reading

WYDOT lowers speed limit on US 14 in Bighorn Mountains

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The Wyoming Department of Transportation is lowering the speed limit on a 10-mile stretch of U.S. 14 from Dayton to Burgess Junction. WYDOT announced Wednesday that the speed limit will change from 65 mph to 40 mph beginning at mile post 70 (near the cattle guard below Steamboat Point) and ending at mile… Continue Reading

Sheridan man pleads no contest to felony burglary

SHERIDAN — A man pleaded no contest to felony burglary in 4th Judicial District Court Wednesday morning and will likely serve probation. Glenn Murphy, of Sheridan, entered into a plea agreement with the state. In exchange for the no contest plea, the state offered a suspended prison sentence of two to three years and 18… Continue Reading

Learn to ‘downsize your life’ at lecture series

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host another installment of its “When I’m 64 or More” life planning series Tuesday at the center. The topic is downsizing your life and will be presented by Amanda Lawson of Caring Transitions and Shelley Kinnison of Real Estate Rehab. The event is free and open to the… Continue Reading

SCSD2 revamps elementary grading system

SCSD2 revamps elementary grading system

SHERIDAN— Parents of Sheridan County School District 2 elementary students will likely see lower grades than they are used to this year, due to changes in the grading system, but district officials say there is no need to worry. “They’re gonna see some two’s early,” said Scott Stults, director of elementary education, referring to the… Continue Reading

SCLT organizing annual Biketoberfest for Oct. 10

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust is gearing up for its annual Biketoberfest event, set for Oct. 10 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature a four-mile fun run/walk, seven-mile trail run or 15-mile mountain bike race. This year’s event will be a morning and afternoon… Continue Reading

Will Sheridan’s airport have security screenings?

SHERIDAN — With or without federal airport security, flights out of Sheridan are planned to start Nov. 19. A contract for flight service out of Sheridan was signed last week, but with that announcement came the revelation that there may be no Transportation Security Administration officials doing security checks in Sheridan. If TSA doesn’t show… Continue Reading

Vision for Gateway Park developing

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan and architects have a clearer picture of what the 27-acre Gateway Park could look like after Monday and Tuesday’s daylong meetings with stakeholders and the public. Gateway Park is part of the estimated $55 million North Sheridan Interchange project encompassing the old Port of Entry near Kmart, the current… Continue Reading

Teen sentenced for battery, criminal entry

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan teen who walked into a house and beat one of the residents pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors in circuit court last week and will serve a short jail term. Quinton Rosalez accepted a plea deal. In exchange for pleading guilty to battery and criminal entry, he received a 12-month jail sentence, with… Continue Reading

Role of classics in classroom changing

Role of classics in classroom changing

SHERIDAN — “The Scarlet Letter.” “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” “Romeo and Juliet.” “The Odyssey.” High school reading lists may change over the years, but classics like these seem to stick around. For Andee Anderson, an English teacher at Tongue River High School, there just isn’t enough time for good old-fashioned literature anymore. But she… Continue Reading

SCSO investigates arson

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office responded to an alleged arson off Brayton Lane Tuesday night. A Sheridan resident called to report a damaged vehicle at 8:37 p.m. The owner returned home and found the vehicle door ajar and, upon further inspection, discovered the interior of the car had been burned, Lt. Mark Conrad… Continue Reading

Three enter pleas on court charges

Meadows pleads guilty to drug charge SHERIDAN — A man pleaded guilty in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday to delivery of a controlled substance after admitting to selling oxycodone to a confidential informant. William Meadows, 60, of Sheridan, entered a plea agreement that calls for a suspended prison term of three to five years in favor… Continue Reading

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The program is free and open to all members of the community. Light refreshments will be available. This month’s presenters include poet Harry Moore of Decatur, Alabama; sculptor Debra Baxter of Santa… Continue Reading

WYO to kick off ‘Live from the Met’ Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Verdi’s ‘Il Trovatore’” on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The performance is one installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition,” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts to reinvigorate… Continue Reading

TRHS graduate seeking votes in ‘American Made’ contest

SHERIDAN — Bethany Yellowtail’s fashion company has been named a finalist for Martha Stewart’s “American Made” program and is seeking your support. “American Made spotlights the maker, supports the local, and celebrates the handmade,” according to a press release. The program is made up of people and local communities that have turned their passion into… Continue Reading

WGFD seek information on poaching of two deer

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information from the public about the wanton destruction of two deer in Sheridan County. Individuals are asked to contact the WGFD if they have information about either poaching incident that took place on Friday evening. A mule deer buck was killed west of Sheridan at… Continue Reading

Air service returning to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — It’s official: Air service will return to the Sheridan County Airport beginning Nov. 19. The Sheridan-Johnson Critical Air Service team entered a one-year contract with Denver Air Connection Sept. 25. Denver Air will offer a minimum of 13 round-trip flights per week from Sheridan to the Denver International Airport on a 30-passenger Dornier… Continue Reading

CHAPS equine therapy visits Energy Downs in Gillette

CHAPS equine therapy visits Energy Downs in Gillette

SHERIDAN — More than a dozen children and adults served by Sheridan-based nonprofit Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip, or CHAPS, visited Energy Downs at the Cam-Plex in Gillette on Saturday. “CHAPS utilizes equine therapy to assist youth, adults and military veterans,” CHAPS executive director Kristen Marcus said. “In fact, we are one of only… Continue Reading

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