Category Archives: Local News

SCSD2 looks to tighten belt, expand programming courses

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 elected officers to new positions and heard updates on efforts to beef up computer science curriculum at its December board meeting Monday night. The board also suspended an early retirement incentive program in an effort to cut down on spending amid dim budget projections. Board members voted to… Continue Reading

City discusses future of Kendrick Park lion-dogs

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Kendrick Park might be most known for elk and bison when it comes to exotic wildlife, but a pair of endangered lions stole the show at Monday’s City Council meeting. The two bronze Komainu — Japanese for lion-dog — have guarded the main entrance of Kendrick Park since 1919, according to library… Continue Reading

Dana Avenue to remain closed

SHERIDAN — On Nov. 1, 2011, the Board of County Commissioners closed Dana Avenue from 13th Street to 15th Street due to safety concerns for the traveling public and the residents residing adjacent to this section of Dana Avenue. Since that time, county officials have monitored the flow of traffic through this area to evaluate… Continue Reading

SPD warns residents about ongoing scam

SHERIDAN — Sheridan area residents are again receiving phone calls from an individual stating that he or she is from the Internal Revenue Service. The caller claims he is trying to collect a debt. The Sheridan Police Department reminded local residents that the IRS communicates by certified mail or court-ordered, hand-delivered paperwork. Any attempt to… Continue Reading

UMC to host annual cookie, candy sale

SHERIDAN — The United Methodist Women’s annual “Gingerbread Cookie House” will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kalif Shrine Center. The church ladies will do the baking and you’ll have the chance to do the shopping and eating. More than 5,000 homemade cookies and candies will be available, including gluten-free… Continue Reading

Neltje show to open at Sagebrush Community Art Center

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host a show from local artist and philanthropist Neltje beginning Wednesday and running through Jan. 12. An artist reception for the retrospective show will take place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday. For additional information, contact the art center at 674-1970. The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at… Continue Reading

Cross ‘pet’ off your holiday wish list

SHERIDAN — Pets make wonderful companions — they do not, however, make good gifts. Individuals who head to the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter this year looking for the perfect Christmas present for a friend or relative will leave disappointed, as the shelter does not allow third-party adoptions, according to Executive Director Debie Crawford. “Sure,… Continue Reading

SC Christmas concert scheduled for Friday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College music, theater and dance departments will present “A Sheridan College Christmas 2015” on Friday at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The performance will feature music from some of the newly formed musical groups at Sheridan College — Brass Ensemble, Chamber Strings and the Viol Consort. Other performers include the… Continue Reading

Legislation moving forward to reform Title 25 program

SHERIDAN — Recent proposed reforms to one of Wyoming’s mental health processes is a step in the right direction, Northern Wyoming Mental Health Executive Director Paul Demple said, but there is still a lot more that needs to be done. Last week, a Wyoming legislative committee recommended approval to reform a process called Title 25.… Continue Reading

Legacy Pregnancy Center to host open house

SHERIDAN — The Legacy Pregnancy Center will host a Christmas open house from 3-7 p.m. Thursday. The event will include a celebration for Michal Ann Tyree, honoring her service and transition into retirement. The event will also include hors d’oeuvres and live performances from local musicians. For additional information, contact the center at 673-4757. The… Continue Reading

SC student art sale set for Wed., Thurs.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a student art sale Wednesday and Thursday. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, SC art students will have their work on display and available for purchase. The sale will take place in th Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. Twenty percent of… Continue Reading

‘Conversations in History’ to focus on holiday history in county

SHERIDAN — Helen Laumann and the Sheridan County Historical Society will present this month’s “Conversations in History” on Wednesday. Beginning at 10 a.m., a discussion will take place about the history of Christmas in Sheridan County and around the world. For additional information, contact Jane Perkins at the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240. The event… Continue Reading

Finding faith through family

Finding faith through family

SHERIDAN — On Sunday night, Zachary Bergman, 4, began celebrating his first Hanukkah in Wyoming. He’ll bring a menorah to his preschool classroom at First Light Children’s Center and will say prayers, eat latkes and spin the dreidel at home with his family. But to get to a synagogue and observe the holiday with other… Continue Reading

Are Wyoming’s cows a culprit in climate change?

Are Wyoming’s cows a culprit in climate change?

SHERIDAN — While world leaders met in Paris this week to hammer out a new plan to address climate change, many are looking to industries such as energy and transportation for reform. But some say another, often overlooked sector that should do more to curb its greenhouse gas emissions is agriculture, and livestock in particular.… Continue Reading

Is meth still a big problem?

SHERIDAN — Methamphetamine use tends to ebb and flow as other drugs enter a region, but overall use of meth in the United States has declined the past 10 years. But meth still casts a wide net. According to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 1.2 million Americans reported using methamphetamine… Continue Reading

Meth contamination surprising concern for homebuyers

Meth contamination surprising concern for homebuyers

SHERIDAN — The house looked completely normal, a structurally sound building located in a quiet, residential neighborhood in Sheridan. “The house wasn’t really abused or anything,” local realtor Dan Casey said. “It all looked pretty nice.” But, inside the walls, in the ductwork, even buried in the carpet — the house was hiding a dangerous… Continue Reading

NWCCD earns ‘Military Friendly’ distinction

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District was recently named a “Military Friendly” school for 2016. This is the fourth straight year the college district has received the distinction, from the Military Friendly Schools organization. “Many selfless students who have served this country attend the colleges of the NWCCD,” said Dr. Paul Young, NWCCD… Continue Reading

Agendas — Dec. 5, 2015

Sheridan County Commission Staff meeting 9 a.m. Monday Second floor Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Staff/elected reports • Review closure of Dana Avenue from 13th Street to 15th Street • Adjourn Sheridan Board of Adjustment 7 p.m. Thursday City Council Chambers Sheridan City Hall 55 Grinnell St.… Continue Reading

SC hoping for leniency on athletic sanction

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College is awaiting a decision on whether the school’s men’s basketball team will be allowed to compete in the 2016 postseason. President Paul Young said the players should not be punished for an honest mistake made last year.    “We have a new coach now. We have these new players,” Young said.… Continue Reading

Woman receives deferred prosecution for slapping child

SHERIDAN — A woman who pleaded no contest to child abuse charges received a deferred prosecution Thursday. Cynthia Margaret Mason, of Sheridan, was ordered to successfully complete five years of supervised probation. If successful, the felony charge would be wiped from her record. Failure to complete her obligations, however, could result in prison time. According to… Continue Reading

Man sentenced to 30-60 months for felony DUI

SHERIDAN — After admitting to his fourth driving under the influence conviction in the last decade, a local man was sentenced Thursday to 2.5-5 years in prison in 4th Judicial District Court. Timothy Dunn, 50, of Sheridan, will spend 30 to 60 months behind bars for felony DUI. Dunn pleaded guilty in August as part of… Continue Reading

Sheridan High School choirs to perform Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School choirs will perform their winter concert Wednesday at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public and will take place in the Sue Henry Auditorium at the school. For additional information, call Debbie Hanson at 672-2495, ext. 1. Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long… Continue Reading

Chamber luncheon to feature holiday fun

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon will feature holiday fun Wednesday. The event is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. The cost of the buffet lunch is $15 per person. For additional information, contact the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485. The Sheridan Holiday… Continue Reading

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