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Big Horn assistant principal earns award

February 19, 2015

SHERIDAN — Richard Welch, assistant principal for Big Horn Middle School and High School, has been named the 2015 Wyoming Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals’ Assistant Principal of the Year. Welch has been in the education industry for 25 years and spent each of them in Sheridan County School District 1. SCSD1 Special Read More

Woodley pleads guilty to being middle man in meth ring

SHERIDAN — Admitting to being part of a methamphetamine ring, Austin Dean Allen Woodley pleaded guilty to two felonies in conjunction with a written plea deal that encompassed four different charges. Woodley, 22, told Judge John Fenn in 4th Judicial District Court Wednesday that he was a middle man between convicted drug dealer Brian Carpenter, Read More

Sheridan Rec. District board OKs raises for 4 employees

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District board had little on its agenda Wednesday, but the highlight of the meeting was the approval of raises for district employees. At the request of district Executive Director Richard Wright, Chairman Don Julian sat down with the district’s Business Manager Rich Bridger to work potential raises into the budget Read More

Special use permit approved for new meat processing business in Ranchester

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council approved a special use permit that will allow a resident to open up a meat processing business at 122 N. Main St. Mayor Peter Clark said Kodi Vetsch applied for the permit before purchasing the building. He will now begin the process of buying the property, remodeling and moving his Read More

Patton expected to be released from Cheyenne hospital today

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, is expected to be released from a Cheyenne hospital today after being treated for a heart attack on Tuesday. Patton had a blocked artery and medical staff inserted a stent after he reported not feeling well and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Patton’s son, Jack, said his Read More

Sixth annual Ice Show set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Ice’s sixth annual Ice Show will be held Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at the Sheridan Ice Rink. The event is free and open to the public. The event will feature the Sheridan Ice figure skaters performing their competition program. The figure skaters include Gennah Deutscher, Catherine Winnop, Elizabeth Winnop, Maggie Pierce, Jessica Read More

York Rite Bodies hosting chili feed Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan York Rite Bodies will host a chili feed fundraiser Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Kalif Shrine Center. The event will feature several kinds of chili and cinnamon rolls. The cost is $10 for adults or $5 for children between 7-12 years old. Children 6 years old or younger are free. Read More

Fundraiser to benefit SHS project

SHERIDAN — The next Dining for a Cause will benefit the Sheridan High School locker room and sports medicine facility project. On Monday, 100 percent of sales from Frackelton’s will be donated to the project. The new facility at the high school would add 9,000 square feet of locker room space, create an area for Read More

WWA accepting applications for Young Ambassadors for Wilderness program

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association is launching its second year of the Young Ambassadors for Wilderness program. The WWA is currently accepting applications from youth between 12-18 years of age. With a curriculum geared toward young adults who are interested in becoming the next generation of wilderness leaders, in this program students will learn Read More

City OKs $1.5 million in expenditures

February 18, 2015

SHERIDAN — City Council approved more than $1.5 million in expenditures at its meeting Tuesday that will lead to citywide curbside recycling, paved roads, striped streets, new vehicles and possibly a new ambulance for Rocky Mountain Ambulance and a new emergency services radio system for the police department if grants are obtained. The following is Read More

Patton admitted to ICU in Cheyenne

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, was taken to a Cheyenne hospital by ambulance Tuesday morning when he reported not feeling well. Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, confirmed that Patton had a blocked artery and medical staff at the hospital put a stent in Tuesday. Patton remained in the intensive care unit in Cheyenne this Read More

Grant funds now available for new air service provider

SHERIDAN — Airport officials and community residents seeking to bring more reliable air service to the region are one step closer. After receiving word in October that Sheridan County Airport was approved to receive a $500,000 Small Community Air Service Development Program grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, county commissioners voted to sign the Read More

Despite support shown Tuesday, board doesn’t renew contract for BH principal

SHERIDAN — Regardless of emotional pleas made from his supporters, Big Horn High School and Middle School Principal George Mirich will not return to his position after the conclusion of this school year. Sheridan County School District 1 board of trustees voted Tuesday night not to renew his contract. At the start of the evening, Read More

NE Regional Science Fair results announced

SHERIDAN — The Northeast Regional Junior Science Fair was held Feb. 11 at Sheridan College. There were 137 projects done by sixth- through eighth-graders from Sheridan Junior High School, Big Horn, Tongue  River, Holy Name, Newcastle and Upton. The students were divided into 17 different scientific categories and more than 50 local judges from all Read More

Cowboy HOF party set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — Officials from the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame will host an awards ceremony and dance Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Officials will recognize the new Region 5 inductees: Nate Champion and Jorn Forbes, both of Kaycee, and Raymond Hutson, Jack Sipe and Ben Reynolds, all of Sheridan. Read More

Burgess to present at historical society

BIG HORN — Val Burgess will present at the Big Horn Historical Society Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. Burgess, an oral historian, will share some of the human side of one of the worst wars in history. With the current loss of more than 1,500 World War II veterans Read More

Contract negotiations continue between city and local firefighters

SHERIDAN — Prior to the start of contract negotiations between City Council and the IAFF Local 276 firefighters union Tuesday, Mayor John Heath asked that the two sides sit together around a table in hopes that such a setting would be more conducive for good discussion. After last year’s negotiations where union representative George Neeson Read More

ECA bill passes second reading Tuesday

SHERIDAN — House Bill 1 on general government appropriations passed second reading in the Wyoming House of Representatives Tuesday after an amendment was made addressing the need for an external cost adjustment in the funding model that determines annual appropriations for schools. The ECA is a cost of living adjustment which is mandated by state Read More

Prescription medication could send Sheridan man back to jail

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man facing probation revocation told a judge that he left an adult drug court program because they would not accept a medication his doctor had prescribed to him. Cory Gagner said Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court that his doctor decided the drug Suboxone was the best way to treat Gagner’s Read More

Wyoming Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, in Cheyenne ICU

February 17, 2015

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, was taken to a Cheyenne hospital by ambulance Tuesday morning when he reported not feeling well. Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, confirmed that Patton had a blocked artery and medical staff at the hospital put a stent in today. Patton remains in the intensive care unit in Cheyenne, and Berger Read More

Is 1:1 technology working? Administrators discuss effectiveness in classrooms

SHERIDAN — While a ratio of one technology device to one student, or 1:1, has been touted and sought in varying degrees at each of the local districts, concerns over utilization of technology and future implementation has varied widely. Sheridan High School Principal Brent Leibach said after 35 year in the field of education and Read More

Clearmont rejects proposal for sanitation service

CLEARMONT — Members of Clearmont Town Council voted Monday to reject a proposal from Bald Mountain Sanitation to provide garbage collection services for the town. Mayor Chris Schock said that councilors decided the town was self-sufficient and able to handle its own garbage service. In November, the Council received a proposal from Scott Gruntmeir with Read More

Local Court Briefs Feb. 17, 2015

Woman sentenced to probation for conspiracy to deliver charge SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman was sentenced Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court for conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance. Judge John Fenn accepted a plea agreement that included a sentence of two to four years, suspended in lieu of three years supervised probation. Conspiracy to deliver Read More

Jackalope Jump set for Saturday at Lake DeSmet

SHERIDAN — The 2015 Sheridan Jackalope Jump will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lake DeSmet. Registration for the jump will begin at noon. The Jackalope Jump is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Wyoming athletes by gathering pledges and plunging into icy waters. Great prizes are available Read More

Trout Unlimited to offer free fly tying class

SHERIDAN — The Little Big Horn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will offer a beginning to intermediate fly tying class Saturday from 1-4 p.m. The class will be held at the Fly Shop of the Big Horns and is free and open to the public. The event is geared toward adults and children at least 10 Read More

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