Local News

Trooper injured in Johnson County crash

May 1, 2014

BUFFALO — A Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper is recovering at home following a Wednesday morning incident in which his parked patrol car was struck by a vehicle on WYO 387 approximately 8 miles north of Midwest in southern Johnson County. Trooper Richard Burridge, who was seated in his patrol car, sustained minor injuries after his Read More

Kirtley named Sheridan College Distinguished Alum

SHERIDAN — Dr. Karmen Kirtley has been named the 2013-2014 Sheridan College Distinguished Alum. “I have known Karmen since 1996, when she enrolled in the public speaking class I taught,” said SC instructor Ron Krikac, who nominated Kirtley. “She has since become a loyal friend and trusted colleague for whom I have deep admiration.” Kirtley Read More

Gillette man battles wife’s discharge from Green House

SHERIDAN — A resident at the Green House Living for Sheridan nursing home was involuntarily discharged from the facility yesterday afternoon. Gillette resident Tom Johnson said his wife, Jan Johnson, 61, was metaphorically booted from the facility on less than amicable terms. Green House Administrator Chris Szymanski confirmed there was a dismissal at the facility Read More

We the People team returns from D.C.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School’s We The People team has just returned from the national competition held in Washington, D.C., earlier this week and while the group didn’t bring home a top prize, they did experience several national treasures. “We’ve been spending a month, literally now in the realm of hundreds of hours, on essays Read More

Cram announces intention to run for re-election

April 30, 2014

SHERIDAN — County Commission Chairman Terry Cram has announced he will run for re-election for another four-year term on the Board of County Commissioners in the election this fall. Cram said that he is proud of what the board has accomplished together in recent years. “I take credit for being a part of a system Read More

Board of Ed. continues review of Next Generation Science Standards

SHERIDAN — Over the past couple months, Wyoming has made national headlines as the first — and to date only — state to “reject” or “block” the Next Generation Science Standards. Some news reported that the state Board of Education decided not to implement the NGSS. Others say that while the board wanted to implement Read More

Commissioners compare notes at statewide meeting

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioners recently returned from the spring meeting for the Wyoming County Commissioners Association held in Saratoga last week. WCCA Board President and Sheridan County Commissioner Bob Rolston said the greatest take-home from the meeting was the reassurance it gave knowing that Sheridan County is part of a strong state association that has Read More

Christmas Stroll button design competition now open

SHERIDAN — The Christmas Stroll Committee has opened the design competition for the 2014 Christmas Stroll button. Children in first through sixth grades are invited to create a colorful design conveying this year’s theme of “Sugar Plum Stroll.” The winner receives accolades and a Chamber Bucks gift certificate for $100. The deadline for submissions is Read More

Local student earns college honors

SHERIDAN — Demetre Gostas, a graduate of Big Horn High School, has been selected as one of 21 Outstanding Graduates for the college of arts and sciences at the University of Wyoming for 2014. The designation is the highest honors the college has bestowed annually since 1991. The names of each student honored are on Read More

WYDOT paves detour on Highway 14 East near Jim Creek Hill

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Department of Transportation road crews have created a hasty bypass on Highway 14 East of Sheridan after a landslide first noticed this spring made significant movement over the past few days. The emergency action allows the road to remain open, yet keeps traffic away from the potential hazard. WYDOT spokesperson Ronda Holwell Read More

Sheridan High School gets national award

SHERIDAN — U.S. News and World Report recently announced the 2014 Best High Schools and Sheridan High School was recognized as a Silver Award winner. The award represents the school placing in the top 3.49 percent of schools evaluated nationwide. U.S. News analyzed more than 31,200 public high schools in all 50 states and the Read More

Bark for Life to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — The second annual Bark for Life will be held Saturday at Kendrick Park. The canine event is a benefit for Relay for Life and will run from 9-11 a.m. There will be goodie bags given to the first 40 dogs. Contests will also be held for cutest dog, most talented trick and best Read More

Auditions to be held at the WYO for ‘Annie Jr’ this weekend

SHERIDAN — A production of “Annie Jr.” is coming to the WYO Theater and performers ages 8-15 are invited to audition this weekend. The auditions will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon and Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at the WYO. The production dates will be June 18-21. For more information contact WYO Theater Interim Read More

SJHS announces third-quarter honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School officials have announced the third-quarter honor roll recipients.   Seventh grade “Silver” honor roll Beknazar Alikulov, Zainab Al-Dhalimi, Faith Atwell, Ellie Bard, Lucy Barten, Megan Beld, Nolan Billings, Mya Bitanga, Madelynn Blackwell, Elizabeth Braley, Emery Bree, Madelaine Brown, Logan Bruney, Kelly Buchanan, Emma Burton, Adrianna Buss, Alexandra Buss, Piper Read More

Fire caused by wiring

SHERIDAN — An investigator with the Wyoming State Fire Marshal’s Office has determined the cause of the fire at 11 Lower Piney Creek Road was electrical. The house is owned by local artist and philanthropist Neltje. Investigator Richard Embrey also confirmed no art items were damaged in the blaze Sunday evening. Embrey said the point Read More

Mine rehires 32 employees cut in January 2013

SHERIDAN — Decker Coal Mine has restored the majority of jobs cut during the mass layoffs of January 2013. General Manager Stephen Ketcham said the mine cut 59 workers more than a year ago, and of those, 32 have since been hired back. The other 27, he said, were offered their jobs back but chose Read More

Trees for Trash set for Sat.

April 29, 2014

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan and the city landfill are hosting Trees for Trash and free landfill hours on Saturday. Sheridan County residential customers can dispose of up to one ton of household trash per visit to the landfill and receive a free Colorado blue spruce tree sapling in exchange. There will be a Read More

WBA to host economic outlook

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Business Alliance will host the 2014 Economic Outlook Tour in Sheridan on Monday. The event will be held at the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Presenters will include retired vice chair of the National Intelligence Council Herb Meyer, Director of the Department of Economics and Read More

Free agriculture workshops set for next week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Conservation District will host a series of free workshops at the Sheridan Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle. “Productive Landscapes” will cover a variety of topics throughout next week. The first event will be held Monday from 6-8 p.m. as the former chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Arien Lancaster, Read More

SJHS announces third-quarter honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School has announced their third quarter honor roll recipients.   8th grade “Silver” honor roll Kaylee Abernatha, Daniel Alsup, Shane’l Anderson, Isaac Angeloff, Ethan Appleby, Christopher Archuletta, Allison Arndt, Korbyn Averett, Blayne Baker, Wrylee Barnett, Samuel Boyles, Quinton Brooks, Helen Burch, Hayden Burgess, Nina Charlson, Abigail Chavez, Hayley Conley, Marissa Read More

SCSD2 announces annual orchestra festival results

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 announced results from its annual orchestra festival held April 9-10 and judged by Jennifer Lyford of Laramie and Susan Wagner of Cheyenne. Violin performance, superior grade Dulce Carroll, Carter Steidly, Aria Heyneman, Grace Harper, Grace Gustafson, Zoe Robison, Pippin Robison, Kirby Co-Kirkham, Kenneth Grant, Sarah Bicocchi, Maria Hall, Read More

Flexible development standards clarified by city planning

SHERIDAN — City of Sheridan staff and the Sheridan Planning Commission have completed revisions to the city’s ordinance governing planned unit developments, which have caused significant confusion in past development in the city. Planned unit developments utilize flexible and diversified land development standards to create unique developments that may not “fit” within one zoning standard. Read More

Sheridan police collect 26 pounds of drugs in annual prevention effort

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department collected 26 pounds of prescription drugs during Saturday’s Drug Take-Back event. The collection station staged in the Walgreens parking lot on Coffeen Avenue was part of a national initiative of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. The National Take-Back Initiative is based on the basis that many people, at some Read More

Work on city land use plan ongoing

SHERIDAN — Progress continues on development of a Sheridan Land Use Plan with completion of a zoning policy analysis and a draft land use map that shows actual uses of land in Sheridan versus what land may be zoned. Orion Planning Group, which has been hired to spearhead the project, and a steering committee for the Read More

Lottery organizers host training with potential vendors

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s economy is gearing up for some big changes, thanks to a little piece of legislation passed in 2013. The Wyoming Lottery Act not only provided for the possibility of Wyoming participating in state or national lottery games, but opened the door for limited types of other betting and games of chance already Read More

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