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February 14, 2015

CLEARMONT — It is a landscape that doesn’t seem to change, its domed, herd-of-camels hills casting long shadows over dusty ground specked with sagebrush, muddy ground specked with sagebrush, snowy ground specked with sagebrush. But it does change. That old International truck sprouting weeds next to the unnamed road leading to the Flying U Ranch Read More

G&F seeking info. on elk poaching case

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information leading to the apprehension of those responsible for the illegal killing of eight elk in Sheridan County. The elk were discovered on a private ranch northwest of Parkman and WGFD officials said they believe the animals were killed in the last month or so. Read More

Sheridan man sentenced for felony fraud charge

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man appeared in court Thursday for sentencing stemming from a felony fraud charge filed in 2014 for the issuance of a $4,000 check that could not be cashed due to insufficient funds. Stephen Raley had previously been sentenced to a one-year split sentence for similar fraud charges for writing bad checks Read More

Agendas Feb. 14, 2015

Sheridan County School District 1 board of trustees meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Board room, central office 1127 Dayton St., Ranchester • Call the meeting to order • Executive session 1. Personnel • Pledge of Allegiance • Reading of Mission Statement • Roll call • Approval of agenda • Presentations and recognitions 1. Student clubs and Read More

SHS announces principal’s honor roll

February 13, 2015

SHERIDAN— Sheridan High School officials recently announced the names of those students who earned a place on the principal’s honor roll. The principal’s honor roll consists of students who earn all As and are enrolled in at least five classes at Sheridan High School. The following students earned a place on the principal’s honor roll: Read More

Youth to compete in Stars of Tomorrow

SHERIDAN — Youth will compete in the finals for the local Stars of Tomorrow contest Friday beginning at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The competition is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and is open to children in kindergarten through high school. The contest is split into four divisions. The top three finishers will receive Read More

Birding at the Brinton set for Feb. 21

SHERIDAN —Join instructor Jackie Canterbury for “Birding at The Brinton” on Feb. 21 from 9-11 a.m. at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners. This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and Bighorn Audubon. The museum is located at 239 Read More

Woman sentenced to 8-20 years for vehicular homicide

SHERIDAN — A tearful Hannah Terry sat in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday as a judge handed down her sentence for the aggravated homicide of Larry Hurst and the injuries caused to Sara Hurst last spring. Judge William Edelman sentenced Terry to eight to 20 years for aggravated homicide with a vehicle and six to Read More

Fearnow pleads guilty to pharmacy burglary

SHERIDAN — A local man pleaded guilty to a felony burglary charge Thursday at his arraignment in 4th Judicial District Court. Kyle Logan Fearnow, 26, explained to Judge William Edelman how he had climbed to the roof of the Hospital Pharmacy on Main Street in May, entered the store through the attic, filled a trash Read More

NGSC bill requires ‘unique’ science standards

SHERIDAN — The “Next Generation Science Standards-2” bill (House Bill 23) passed its third reading in the Wyoming State Senate Thursday, but the bill which was created to remove a hindrance on the State Board of Education’s review of new state science standards now carries a new caveat as an amendment was added. The Wyoming Read More

Fairgrounds Association adding 8th member to board

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fairgrounds Association decided Thursday to add one more member to its board. The board’s bylaws allow it to consist of five to nine members, board Chairman Steve Eliason said. As chairman, he is allowed to propose changes to the number of members to the Board of County Commissioners. No vote Read More

County officials: Be cautious when burning piles, fields

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County fire warden and the rural fire protection districts of Sheridan County issued a notice to remind landowners and contractors to be careful with pile and field burning during the coming months. Officials advise that burning should not be done when high winds are expected. Officials added that the last few Read More

SMH Auxiliary presents donations totaling $45K

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Auxiliary presented donations totaling $45,000 to the hospital at its annual meeting Feb. 6 at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. With these funds, the Auxiliary has now given more than $498,000 to the hospital over the years.    Auxiliary President and Kozy Korner Gift Shop buyer Wanda Hanebrink presented two checks Read More

Family birding trip to be held Monday

SHERIDAN — To celebrate the Great Backyard Bird Count, a family birding trip will be held Monday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Attendees will meet at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. From there, transportation will be provided. Instructor Julie Rieder will share her passion and knowledge of birding with attendees, who will look for and learn Read More

Enzi now accepting applications for summer page

SHERIDAN — U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, is now accepting applications from high school juniors to be a Senate Page for the summer session in Washington, D.C. Duties consist primarily of delivering correspondence and legislative material to the Capitol, preparing the Senate chamber for sessions and carrying bills and amendments to the appropriate people on Read More

Richards named to Cornell College Dean’s list

SHERIDAN — April Richards of Sheridan was one of 215 Cornell College (Mount Vernon, Iowa) students named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2014 semester. Richards earned Honors, which signifies a semester grade point average of 3.6 to 3.79.

Healthy back classes at YMCA

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA will host a healthy back class on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:15-1:15 p.m. beginning March 23. Organizers said the program was designed by medical professionals to help individuals strengthen their backs. The class is preventative in nature and consists of relaxation, stretching and gentle muscle strengthening exercises. Program participants Read More

Nordic club to host chili feed Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Black Mountain Nordic Club will host a chili feed Saturday at the warming hut at the Sibley Lake trails from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organizers said chili and cookies will be provided at the event. The Black Mountain Nordic Club is a nonprofit organization that promotes cross-country skiing while providing trail Read More

SC students claim top honors at agriculture conference

February 12, 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College was the only two-year college to compete at the 64th annual Society for Range Management conference last week in Sacramento, California, but the local students in attendance still claimed some top honors. Three SC students majoring in the Natural Resources and Ranch Land Management program — Colton Rosalez of Sheridan, Sara Leffingwell Read More

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in SCSD2 open meetings case

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments in the case regarding whether Sheridan County School District 2 violated open meeting laws by discussing a proposed multi-purpose facility behind closed doors. The lawsuit filed by The Sheridan Press alleges that at least some discussions involving the up to $45 million building should Read More

Upgrades at water treatment plant just weeks away from completion

SHERIDAN — If one word were used to describe the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board meeting on Wednesday, that word could be progress. The board discussed several projects that have received the go-ahead to begin, that are steps away from getting a green light or that are about to wrap-up after years of Read More

Citizen’s Police Academy: SPD: Participation consistent through first few years

SHERIDAN — For those who want to know why the police do the things they do, the Citizen’s Police Academy might be right up their alley. The Sheridan Police Department is offering a 12-week course that will meet on Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. beginning Feb. 24. The course will include classes on traffic stop procedure, Read More

Polka Club to host Sunday dance

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a dance Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. The monthly dance will feature music by D1 Marie and Company. The cost to attend is $5 per person and the event is open to the public. For additional information, contact Jean Arzy at 672-3623. Read More

Foundation seeks nominations for award

SHERIDAN — Nominations for the Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation Leadership Awards are due Feb. 17. Director Susan Thomas encourages people throughout Wyoming to nominate adults who inspire Wyoming learners that struggle in school and in life. The winner of the annual award receives $2,500 and is honored at a statewide press conference and enjoys Read More

Casting for Recovery accepting applications

SHERIDAN — This year will mark the fifth year that Casting for Recovery in Wyoming will offer a weekend retreat for survivors of breast cancer. Due to generous donations from individuals, businesses and grants from the Wyoming Community Foundation, the Wyoming Affiliate of Susan G. Komen and the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, this 2.5 Read More

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