Category Archives: Local News

Ranchester to host Fourth of July celebration

RANCHESTER — The town of Ranchester will host July Fourth celebrations in the park from 4:30-10:30 p.m. Enjoy live music and a community gathering in the Connor Battlefield State Park, followed by a fireworks celebration at dark. Live music with Gary Small and the Coyote Brothers starts at 4 p.m. Boat races, with cash prizes… Continue Reading

Registration now open for KARZ Rod Run

SHERIDAN — The KARZ Rod Run car show will return to Sheridan July 3 and 4 as approximately 150 hot rods, muscle and classic cars and trucks line Main Street and Grinnell Plaza. Sponsors will pick their favorite cars for trophies and a best of show award. This year will feature a Cruise for Cash… Continue Reading

2 juveniles cited for Whitney Commons vandalism

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department cited two minors for vandalism on buildings in Whitney Commons that occurred earlier this month. Lt. Tom Ringley said a third individual, an adult, is a suspect in the case. However, the person does not live in the area and SPD has been unable to track him down. The… Continue Reading

Man sentenced to 6-10 years for assaulting woman

SHERIDAN — A man who entered a woman’s home at 2:53 a.m. last October, approached her bed and then bit her side was sentenced in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday morning to six to 10 years in prison for attempted third-degree sexual assault. Richard Alford, 36, who had recently moved to Sheridan at the time… Continue Reading

CHAPS to host ‘Heroes and Horses’ for veterans

SHERIDAN — CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy will host “Heroes and Horses” Saturday from 9-11 a.m. Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip wants to recognize and help veterans and their families with horse-centered learning and activities with this free event. “Heroes and Horses” will include groundwork activities involving the horses, which require the participants or group… Continue Reading

Nominations sought for Professional Judgment Panel

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Board of Education is seeking nominations for the Professional Judgment Panel in four categories: a public high school teacher, a public high school principal, a person from a school district central office and a person from a postsecondary institution. The PJP is a group of volunteers from across the state,… Continue Reading

Lexicon of Sustainability art show at the library

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market has been hosting a traveling Pop-Up Art Show featuring informational artwork from the national organization Lexicon of Sustainability on the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library mezzanine throughout the month of June. According to curator and farmers market organizer Bonnie Gregory, the show is an effort to cultivate the language… Continue Reading

Closely-held business planning coming Monday

SHERIDAN — An opportunity to give more thought to the future of your own business, in terms of succession planning and how to get there, will be presented by First Federal Savings Bank and the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee. On Monday, from either 7:30-9 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to… Continue Reading

Engineering summer program brings top students to UW

SHERIDAN — Incoming high school seniors from Wyoming and nine other states, plus Germany, are exploring various fields of engineering during the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science’s annual Engineering Summer Program which started Monday and will end Saturday. The students — selected from a competitive field of applicants — will participate… Continue Reading

Student News

Northwest College announces honor rolls SHERIDAN — Northwest College named 385 students to its 2015 spring semester honor rolls. Megan Eisenhauer, Shelby Mann and Savanna Pehringer, all of Sheridan, were named to the Vice President’s Honor Roll. Students qualifying for the Vice President’s Honor Roll completed the same level course work with a minimum grade… Continue Reading

TRVJPB seeking engineering firm for study

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board is working toward finding an engineering firm to do a feasibility study on building a natural gas pipeline to the area. Six Wyoming-based companies applied to do the study, which is being funded with a $100,000 grant from the State Loan and Investment Board.With propane prices… Continue Reading

SCLT, property owners finalize easement

SHERIDAN — Local landowners, the Sheridan Community Land Trust and several other agencies worked together to finalize a 528-acre conservation easement near the town of Clearmont on Tuesday. The easement, located on land owned by Mark and Kim Tenneson, promises to protect working agricultural lands, open space, wildlife habitat and scenic views for future generations.… Continue Reading

Prescription drug abuse cases often unreported

SHERIDAN — Concern over prescription drug abuse in Sheridan County mirrors the larger problem facing Wyoming and the nation. While reports fluctuate, local law enforcement said it is sometimes difficult to track down and prosecute the crime. Due to the nature of the crime — people borrowing drugs from friends and family or individuals thinking… Continue Reading

Carrying a torch for Special Olympics

Carrying a torch for Special Olympics

SHERIDAN — The flame for the Special Olympics made its way through Sheridan Wednesday en route to the Special Olympic World Games. The torch for the Special Olympic World Games, held this year in Los Angeles, will pass through every state on its way to the games set for July 10. More than 20,000 people… Continue Reading

UW lists 61 local students on Dean’s honor rolls

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming lists 61 students from Sheridan County on the 2015 spring semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls. The honor rolls consist of regularly enrolled undergraduates above freshman standing who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average, and freshmen who have earned a 3.25 or better grade point… Continue Reading

Doolins to celebrate 50 years of marriage Sun.

Doolins to celebrate 50 years of marriage Sun.

SHERIDAN — Ken and Beth Doolin of Sheridan will celebrate 50 years of marriage Sunday. The couple was married August 20, 1965 in Milwaukie, Oregon. He was a pastor at the First Baptist Church from 1991-2009 when he retired. She was a homemaker. The couple has three children: Cheryl (Scott) Maiorza of Noman, Oklahoma; Tim… Continue Reading

‘Portrait in Place’ to open with public reception Tues.

UCROSS — A special place-based group exhibit, “Ucross: A Portrait in Place,” will open at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery on Tuesday with a public reception from 6-8 p.m., featuring brief talks by the seven participating artists. Then, several land art workshops will take place on Wednesday beginning at 9 a.m. Both the reception and… Continue Reading

WWA to host series of summer outings

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a series of 17 free summer outings across Wyoming this summer and several will occur around Sheridan County. A variety of terrains will be traversed, led by experts in the field. Hikers will learn about wild land policies, wilderness characteristics and development threats. The first local offering… Continue Reading

Not your average garden: Marijuana plants seized

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office deputies Tuesday night seized marijuana plants growing near Soldier Creek. Lt. Mark Conrad said the SCSO received a tip from a resident regarding what appeared to be cannabis growing along the creek. Deputies took the plants and filed them into evidence, where they will be tested. No arrests or… Continue Reading

Area south of Sheridan sees most new homes built since 2010

Area south of Sheridan sees most new homes built since 2010

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County has had 372 new homes built since 2010. Those numbers come from the county Assessor’s Office, which keeps track of all home building and permitting data in the county, and from the city of Sheridan’s Building Department. “There’s really no bad areas in Sheridan,” County Assessor Paul Fall said. “As long… Continue Reading

SPD Budget: Communications key in police budget

SHERIDAN — A pivotal part of police work falls under the umbrella of communications: the ability of the public to get ahold of those tasked to protect and serve and for emergency managers to coordinate between each other to best help residents. With that in mind, the Sheridan Police Department budgeted more than $600,000 for… Continue Reading

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