Category Archives: Local News

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

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

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