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Clearmont to test for new water well sites

March 11, 2015

CLEARMONT — Mayor Chris Schock told the Clearmont Town Council Monday the Wyoming Legislature passed the Omnibus Water Bill, appropriating up to $750,000 for the town to explore the possibility of new water wells. Clearmont currently draws from two wells, but Schock estimated they are approximately 40 years old. Also, residents complained about the water’s Read More

Wyoming mourns three educational champions

SHERIDAN — Three influential members of the educational community in Wyoming have passed away in recent weeks including a state representative, an advocate for children and a member of the Northern Wyoming Community College District family. Long-time Wyoming Representative Frank Philp passed away Sunday. Philp, a Republican from Shoshoni, served in the Legislature from 1993 Read More

FAB Conference tickets now on sale

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference, which is scheduled for April 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Sheridan College. Tickets for the conference are $40 per person, while tickets for the banquet dinner only are $30. Combination tickets for the conference and dinner Read More

Applications available for Sheridan WYO Rodeo scholarship

SHERIDAN — Seniors graduating in 2015 can now apply for one of three $1,000 Sheridan WYO Rodeo scholarships. Applicants must graduate from high school in Sheridan County in the spring of this year and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. The deadline to apply is April 30. Requirements, instructions and applications are Read More

Get Out and Shop set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Local merchants will showcase their products Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Get Out and Shop event at Sheridan High School. Home-based, direct sales and retail products will all be available. Money raised from the event will support educational products at the PEO Sisterhood. For additional information, see getoutandshopwy.com or Read More

Colton Herrera changes plea in elk poaching case

March 10, 2015

SHERIDAN — Colton Herrera, one of four members of the Crow Nation who were cited in the January 2014 poaching of three elk near Eskimo Creek in the Bighorn National Forest, pleaded guilty to two charges Monday in Sherian County Circuit Court. Herrera unexpectedly announced at what was set to be his pre-trial conference last Read More

Local woman is new UW trustee

SHERIDAN — Though the term of service on the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is over for Sheridan resident Dick Davis, a local voice will still be heard as he is replaced with new appointee Michelle Sullivan, also of Sheridan. It is uncommon to have back-to-back trustees from the same county because the university Read More

Planning Commission welcomes new board members

SHERIDAN — On a night when the Sheridan Planning Commission welcomed two new members and said goodbye to another, the seven-member board also recommended annexation of nearly 25,000 square feet of land located off Independent Lane. The Monday meeting opened with introductions of two newly appointed commissioners, Ray Moores and Mike Mellgren, and it ended Read More

Run ‘Til You’re Green this Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jaycees will host a fun run Saturday in Kendrick Park beginning at 11 a.m. The “Run ‘Til You’re Green” event will include 1-mile, 5K and 10K runs. The entry fee to participate is $25 if you register before Saturday. The cost will be $30 on race day. The fee includes a Read More

College offering free tax assistance Saturday

SHERIDAN — It’s tax season and students and faculty in the Sheridan College business department are offering the free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program again this year. The program, which is a branch of the Wyoming Free Tax Service, will meet at Sheridan College’s Griffith Memorial Building, room 10. The scheduled times are this Saturday, Read More

‘Live from the Met’ at WYO Theater Saturday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Rossini’s ‘La Donna Del Lago’” on Saturday at 11 a.m. The performance is one installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition,” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts Read More

Story Spring Bazaar set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Story School PTO’s spring bazaar will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the school. For additional information, call Tami Smith at 763-3105. The Story School is located at 103 Fish Hatchery Road in Story.

Fourth annual Taco Fest draws a crowd

March 9, 2015

SHERIDAN — Approximately 300 people gathered at Sheridan College Saturday night to enjoy Taco Johns, entertainment and games, raising money for The Food Group at the fourth annual Taco Fest. The event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the organization that feeds about 300 kids a week, sending them home from school on Read More

The potential of hydropower

SHERIDAN —Sheridan representatives expect the area’s first hydropower project not only to produce clean, sustainable energy, but also to eventually infuse cash into the city’s coffers. A timetable for installation of a microturbine on a water main at Beckton Hall Road has not been finalized, but Utilities Division Manager Dan Roberts said construction should begin Read More

VAMC to hold prescribed burn this week

SHERIDAN — The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Sheridan will conduct a controlled burn sometime during the week of March 9. The facility has received approval and permits from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to conduct the two-day burn and has notified adjoining landowners. The burn will be conducted by a professional local company. Read More

SJHS students perform well at Wyoming State Science Fair

SHERIDAN — Fifteen Sheridan Junior High School students attended the Wyoming State Science Fair March 1-3 on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie. In order to qualify for the state fair students had to be a top-three finalist in their category at the Regional Science Fair held at Sheridan College last month. The WSSF Read More

AARP to meet Friday at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — Sheridan AARP members will meet at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheridan Senior Center. Wayne Schatz will present the “Wyoretired.com” website he built for a class sponsored by the National office of AARP. The session was called “Volunteer Leadership Institute” or VLI and was offered to current AARP volunteers who were interested in Read More

Self care focus of DSA seminars Tues., Wed.

SHERIDAN — March’s “After Hours” and “Brown Bag” seminars will focus on self care. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Lynn Gordon of the Family and Personal Counseling Center will lead the discussion on self-esteem revisited. The seminars are sponsored by Sheridan College’s continuing education program. The seminars are free and open to the public with no Read More

Soupfest presentation to discuss Audubon project

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA’s monthly soupfest will be held Friday from 12:15-2 p.m. at the YMCA. The lunch of homemade soup, bread and cake will be complemented by a presentation about Audubon of the Rockies. Dusty and Jacelyn Downey will share how the group is using bird banding to engage communities in Wyoming. Read More

Citizenship through naturalization

SHERIDAN — One came for a better life. One came to escape war. One came for love. Born in three different nations and living in three different Wyoming towns, they became fellow citizens of the United States Friday in a naturalization ceremony at the 4th Judicial District Court in Sheridan. Miguel Guerrero came to America Read More

Patton still in hospital, in stable condition

March 7, 2015

CHEYENNE — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, remains hospitalized in Cheyenne receiving oxygen for a lung ailment. The local representative is battling a respiratory infection doctors call acute respiratory distress syndrome. He is in stable condition. “He’s on sufficient oxygen, but he’s not in a position to be released,” Patton’s son, Jack, said. “We don’t have Read More

Teen confronts dating violence

SHERIDAN — When 15-year-old Kiley Carroll became involved in her first romantic relationship, she never imagined it would end in possessive behavior and her partner making a suicide attempt. And later when she began working on an FCCLA project about dating violence, she did not expect it to lead her to a personal realization that Read More

Local man pleads not guilty to burglary

SHERIDAN — A man facing charges of burglary and buying, receiving or disposal of stolen property pleaded not guilty Friday in 4th Judicial District Court. Richard Sowell, 27, was arrested out of state and charged in the October burglary of Steven Baribeau’s shed and the disposal of a stolen Kawasaki Brute Force all-terrain vehicle. Both Read More

Koetting pleads not guilty to drug charges

SHERIDAN — Kristopher Koetting, 19, pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of conspiracy to deliver methamphetamines. The charge stems from an investigation concerning Koetting’s drug activity between June 2013 and July 2014. According to court documents, a police investigation discovered Koetting was receiving methamphetamines from Jorge Enrique Barragon Gutierrez to sell. Gutierrez told investigators Read More

Sheridan woman pleads guilty to child endangerment charge

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman pleaded guilty to child endangerment Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Ashley Bocek, 29, was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over Nov. 2 by the Wyoming Highway Patrol for speeding. Her boyfriend, Alan Underwood, was driving and there were four minor passengers in the car, including Bocek’s Read More

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