Category Archives: Local News

Permits now available for USFS products in Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Permits for forest products are now available from the Bighorn National Forest. The major products available are firewood, posts and poles, Christmas trees and transplants. Each of these non-transferable permits has a set of terms and conditions the permit holder agrees to follow when signing the permit. Terms include where the products can… Continue Reading

Richards graduates from Cornell

SHERIDAN — April Richards of Sheridan was one of 273 students to graduate from Cornell College on May 8. Richards recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a psychology specialist concentration in environmental studies. Continue Reading

Locals graduate from South Dakota School of Mines

SHERIDAN — In Rapid City, South Dakota, more than 350 students graduated during the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology 173rd commencement ceremony May 7. Four of those students were locals: McKenzie Butcher of Sheridan earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering; Justin Heaps of Ranchester earned a Bachelor of Science in civil… Continue Reading

Kilpatrick graduates from U. of Midwestern

SHERIDAN — Christian Kilpatrick, a 2015 graduate from the University of Wyoming, recently graduated with a Master of Arts degree in biomedical sciences from the University of Midwestern in Glendale, Arizona. He has been accepted into medical school and will begin studies in August pursuing his medical degree. Continue Reading

Soldier Creek HMA temporarily closed

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced that the Soldier Creek Hunter Management Area will be closed to public access Monday through Friday of this week. The closure is to ensure safety of personnel while they bury the existing power line that crosses the HMA. For more information contact the Sheridan Regional Game… Continue Reading

Legion Auxiliary to meet Tues.

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will meet June 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Country Kitchen for a no-host dinner. Linda Orr will talk about finances and explore improvements to be made. All are welcome. For more information contact Jean Arzy 672-3623. Country Kitchen is located at 2617 N. Main St. Continue Reading

Sarah Sample concert set for Friday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Carriage House Theater will host singer-songwriter Sarah Sample on Friday at 7:30 p.m. According to organizers of the event, it is part of the new Small State Concert Series. The Carriage House, an 88-seat venue at the Trail End State Historic Site, will host the series, which will feature intimate evenings of… Continue Reading

Honor Gardens dedication set for June 23

 SHERIDAN — Volunteers of America Northern Rockies will dedicate a space on its campus for the Veterans Honor Garden that will recognize veterans of the past and present. The garden presents the opportunity for community members to pay tribute to friends, family members or other loved ones with a permanent plaque located in the garden… Continue Reading

Lawsuit alleges RENEW let sex abuse happen on its watch

SHERIDAN — A former client of a services agency for people with disabilities was repeatedly sexually molested by a fellow client for months, and staff knew about the abuse but failed to stop it. That’s according to a lawsuit parents of the victim filed against Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming in 2014. The case… Continue Reading

Fort Phil Kearny celebrates 150th anniversary

Fort Phil Kearny celebrates 150th anniversary

STORY — The Sheridan WYO Rodeo is coming up and corresponds with the 150th anniversary of the building of Fort Phil Kearny. Col. Henry B. Carrington, commander of the 18th Infantry, U.S. Army arrived in Powder River country, chose the site to build Fort Phil Kearny and immediately began construction on July 13, 1866. Opening… Continue Reading

Monarch Miners Picnic fundraiser set for June 25

SHERIDAN — Organizers of the Monarch /Underground Coal Miners picnic will host a fundraiser to help with expenses of having the group’s annual picnic. The fundraiser will take place June 25 at the Big Horn Mountain Eagles from 5-7 p.m. The fundraising event will include a potluck, dance, raffle and optional box social. Attendees are… Continue Reading

Story Community Fund races set for June 25

SHERIDAN — The Story Community Fund will host a community run, walk and bike event celebrating the 150-year anniversary of Fort Phil Kearny. The event will take place June 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with check-in at 8 a.m. Events will include a 1-mile fun walk, 5K run/walk, 8K run and a half… Continue Reading

Agendas — June 18, 2016

Clearmont Town Council 6 p.m. Monday Clearmont Town Hall • Call to order • Pledge of Allegiance • Attendance • Visitors A. Ben Jordan, Weston Engineering – test water well level II study report • Approval of minutes A. May 16, 2016 regular meeting B. June 6, 2016 special meeting • Report of treasure and… Continue Reading

Sheridan Stationery to host book signings

   SHERIDAN — Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery will host two book signings June 25. Author Michael Amundson will sign copies of his new book of photography “Wyoming Revisited” from 10 a.m. to noon. From 1-3 p.m. Author Gwen Florio will sign copies of her new novel “Disgraced.” The events are free and open to… Continue Reading

McDowells take on 100-mile trail run in the Bighorns

McDowells take on 100-mile trail run in the Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Mary and Paul McDowell will be counting plenty of numbers this weekend at the Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Run: 100 miles to the finish line, 30 aid stations along the way and a goal of finishing under the cutoff time of 34 hours. The numbers they won’t be counting as they… Continue Reading

Contractors selected for North Sheridan interchange

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Transportation Commission selected two contractors Thursday for the North Sheridan Interchange project. Reiman Corp., of Cheyenne, and Lander-based High Country Construction teamed up on a bid for the project and submitted the lowest proposal, at $46.4 million. Engineers estimated the project would cost $49.2 million. High Country Construction will… Continue Reading

Harmon pleads not guilty to drug charges

SHERIDAN — Kholin Harmon, born in 1995, pleaded not guilty to two felony drug charges — possession with intent to deliver LSD and conspiring to deliver LSD. The charges carry a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, up to $10,000 in fines or both. Harmon is out on bond. Continue Reading

Hulford pleads not guilty on drug charges

SHERIDAN — Kenneth Hulford, born in 1996, pleaded not guilty to a felony charge for conspiring to deliver pot on May 6. The state had dropped an earlier charge of possession with intent to deliver pot. Hulford’s bond was reduced to a $5,000 unsecured bond, having previously been reduced to $2,500 cash. The crime is… Continue Reading

Mother pleads guilty to child endangerment

SHERIDAN — Kari Husman pleaded guilty to felony child endangerment Thursday. Husman, 40, said she kept and injected meth at her home where her 3-year-old child lived. She said she had begun using meth three years ago and had since completed substance abuse treatment but relapsed earlier this year. On May 3, Husman went to… Continue Reading

20-year-old pleads not guilty to theft

SHERIDAN — A 20-year-old Sheridan man pleaded not guilty to three felony charges Thursday for allegedly threatening two people with a gun during a confrontation over his missing wallet. On Dec. 15, 2015, Darran Gilmore had been looking for his missing wallet and began suspecting two people who had been at his friend’s home the… Continue Reading

Prison time for man who broke into home, fell asleep

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man will serve 3-5 years in prison and four years of probation for an incident on March 3 in which he allegedly stole a television and game console, jumped out of a third-floor apartment window, broke into a separate home and fell asleep on the bed. Isaiah Proctor, 34, pleaded guilty… Continue Reading

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