Category Archives: Local News

Local woman wins essay contest, prize

SHERIDAN — A local woman’s essay brought her home a $1,000 prize. Olivia Price of Sheridan earned the prize for her essay in the Wyoming Community Development Authority “Every Home has a Story … What’s Yours?” contest. In May, the WCDA, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, encouraged homeowners to write essays to… Continue Reading

Man gets probation for pushing pregnant woman

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man Tuesday in Sheridan County Circuit Court received probation after pleading no contest to shoving his pregnant wife. Dustin Morris will likely serve jail time, though, due to previous convictions. Morris was already on probation for felony domestic battery in Cheyenne for violence against the same victim. Judge Shelley Cundiff accepted… Continue Reading

Vandals strike Main Street flowerpots

Vandals strike Main Street flowerpots

SHERIDAN — Vandals tore down and damaged eight flowerpots along a section of Sheridan’s Main Street Tuesday night. Downtown Sheridan Association Executive Director Beth Holsinger said flower crews discovered the damage between Star Audio and Dairy Queen on the west side of Main Street around 7 a.m. “One is damaged beyond repair. The rest are… Continue Reading

Covolo wins all-expenses-paid vacation

Covolo wins all-expenses-paid vacation

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce held a raffle contest to raise money for the Chamber Training and Development fund, raffling off an all-expenses-paid trip to The Royal in Playa del Carmen for three days. Monies raised will be used to help offset costs for future trainings and possible scholarships for programs like Leadership Sheridan.… Continue Reading

WDH Tax Refund applications due Aug. 31

SHERIDAN — State residents who may qualify for the Wyoming Department of Health Tax Refund for Elderly and Disabled Program are reminded to submit applications by August 31. The Tax Refund for Elderly and Disabled Program provides a financial benefit for qualified applicants intended as a refund of sales and use taxes, property taxes and… Continue Reading

SOLD: Antelope Butte Foundation signs purchase agreement

SHERIDAN — Officials from the Antelope Butte Foundation signed a purchase and sale agreement with the U.S. Forest Service on Friday, paving the way to purchase the existing ski area infrastructure and improvements. ABF Board President Mark Weitz signed the PSA on June 19, after nearly four years of collaboration between the USFS, ABF Board… Continue Reading

Sheridan College receives project grants, faculty gets to work

SHERIDAN — During the summer, Sheridan College faculty members stay busy with a variety of research. With the support of grants, educators across the departments are able to conduct innovative projects, gaining notoriety for the Northern Wyoming Community College District. It’s not uncommon for faculty to receive nine- to 12-month contracts or stipends to work… Continue Reading

Planning Commission OKs final plat for Cloud Peak Ranch

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Planning Commission approved a final plat for subdividing and potentially developing land east of Mydland Road. The City Council will make the final decision on the plat at its next meeting. Property owner System Land, LLC, requested to subdivide Cloud Peak Ranch, a 4.66-acre tract located southeast of the state Department… Continue Reading

WDE seeks comment on proposed rule

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Education is promulgating the Chapter 43 Reading Intervention and Response Rule. A public comment period is taking place on the proposed rule, as well as on a comprehensive list of tests to screen for dyslexia and language disability. In 2012, the Wyoming State Legislature passed W.S. 21-3-401(a) which requires… Continue Reading

Registration for WYO Rodeo Parade due Friday

SHERIDAN — Registration forms to participate in the 2015 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Parade on July 10 are due Friday. The parade starts at 10 a.m. in front of Wells Fargo and goes south on Main Street, and then turns east on Works and back north on Gould Street. Registration for horseback riders, tax exempt nonprofit… Continue Reading

Battle Under the Bighorns set for Saturday

DAYTON — The Battle Under the Bighorns three-on-three basketball tournament is returning to Dayton Saturday. Teams of three kids who have just completed grades four through eight are invited to register. The tournament will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Scott Bicentennial Park in Dayton, and there is no cost to attend… Continue Reading

SCLT to host trail workday Saturday at Soldier Ridge

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Community Land Trust will host a trail workday on Saturday at the Soldier Ridge Trail. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., community members are needed to help do maintenance work on Soldier Ridge Trail out West Fifth Street. Attendees are encouraged to wear long work pants and sturdy close-toed shoes and to… Continue Reading

Antelope Butte nonprofit signs purchase agreement

Antelope Butte nonprofit signs purchase agreement

SHERIDAN — Officials from the Antelope Butte Foundation signed a purchase and sale agreement with the U.S. Forest Service on Friday, paving the way to purchase the existing ski area infrastructure and improvements. ABF Board President Mark Weitz signed the PSA on June 19, after nearly four years of collaboration between the USFS,  ABF Board of Directors… Continue Reading

Kinner spending time learning, preparing for legislative session

SHERIDAN — State Rep. Mark Kinner, R-Sheridan, said he’s getting more excited every day while he prepares for his first session in the Wyoming Legislature. “I’ve described it to friends as being on fire,” Kinner said. “It’s a new career and (I have) enthusiasm and the excitement about learning something new.” Kinner took the legislative… Continue Reading

Sushi restaurant prepares to open in July

SHERIDAN — A restaurant blending delicacies from the Far East, with a twist of American culture, will be the newsiest addition to the Sheridan restaurant scene. Wahoo Sushi, owned by the brother-sister duo of Matt Culver and Heidi Cook, will be located on Coffeen Avenue south of Sheridan and will bring the art of Sushi to… Continue Reading

Music fest brings tourism, little trouble

SHERIDAN — An influx of visitors in town for the Big Horn Country USA concerts led to increased arrests in the city of Sheridan, but police and event organizers said the event, as a whole, was a success. Between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 5 a.m. Sunday, preliminary data indicates the Sheridan Police Department registered 13… Continue Reading

WYO Rodeo launches new website

SHERIDAN — Sheridan WYO Rodeo officials have announced the release of a new website at It includes more thorough and timely information, photos and video footage, ticket information, an updated calendar of events, past champions, volunteer information, links to partner sites and more. “Our new website captures the fun, the action and the adventure… Continue Reading

‘Flame of Hope’ to pass through Sheridan Weds.

SHERIDAN — Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming officials have announced that the “Flame of Hope” Torch Run for the 2015 Special Olympics is on its way to Los Angeles and coming through Sheridan on Wednesday. The Unified Relay gives anyone in the country a chance to carry the Flame of Hope — which will… Continue Reading

NAMI changing its meeting place to First Christian Church

SHERIDAN — The National Alliance on Mental Illness Support Group is changing its meeting place. Beginning Wednesday, the group will be meeting at the First Christian Church located at 102 S. Conner St. The meeting will be held in the basement and attendees should enter the building from the west door. The group meets weekly… Continue Reading

Search and Rescue unit awarded Unsung Hero Award

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Search and Rescue unit was awarded the Unsung Hero Award at the Wyoming State Homemakers Convention June 13 in Douglas. The group was organized in 1992 and works closely with law enforcement in Sheridan and neighboring counties. It is a nonprofit organization made up of 40 members dedicated to helping… Continue Reading

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