Local News

Man faces felony charges for taking $1M in royalties

March 12, 2014

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man is facing seven felony charges in connection with his inappropriate siphoning of more than $1 million into his own control with no authorization. Ronald Barnes, 53, will appear in 4th Judicial District Court April 10 to be arraigned for the charges. Barnes, who worked as the senior vice president and Read More

FFA Association announces degree winners

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming FFA Association has announced the recipients of the 2014 Wyoming State FFA Degree. The program recognizes students’ accomplishments in their supervised agriculture experience program. According to State FFA Advisor Stacy Broda, the Wyoming State FFA Degree is the highest degree the state association can bestow on its members. When students enroll Read More

Man requests reduction in $100K bond

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man appeared in Sheridan County’s Circuit Court Tuesday morning in hopes of having his bond modified. Judge Shelley Cundiff ultimately denied the request and reaffirmed that Jason B. McGill, 34, will have bond set at $100,000 cash in connection with the charge of sexual abuse of a minor in the first Read More

Find a pothole in town? Report it

SHERIDAN — In a misty rain or a relaxing bathtub soak, water may seem harmless, but when it freezes — expanding by approximately 9 percent in volume — it is a force to be reckoned with. Over the winter and into spring, when water that has seeped into roadways freezes and thaws, it can make Read More

Job searches getting easier as spring nears

March 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan is coming into its golden time for job seekers. After months of sluggish hiring, the local job market is starting to wake up in preparation for summer and peak employment season. Employers with seasonally focused businesses, which include construction, hospitality and retail among others, are on the hunt for their dream teams. Read More

Organizers: 15th annual Wine Fest a ‘wild’ success

SHERIDAN— Friday night was the 15th Annual Wild West Wine Fest hosted by the Downtown Sheridan Association. This year’s event was sold out nearly a week in advance and was attended by approximately 400 people. Twenty-two wine vendors and a handful of brewers dolled out their spirits with heavy hors d’oeuvres. While the event is Read More

Group looking for help tracking area precipitation levels

SHERIDAN — In Wyoming, a state dominated by semi-arid and desert climates, precipitation is a big deal. Too much, too fast contributes to flooding while too little can lead to an active fire season and struggles irrigating agricultural land. Being a headwaters state, where rivers and streams originate, makes Wyoming even more dependent on water Read More

Sagebrush hosting ‘Painting the Expanse’ today

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center’s Invitational Gallery will host Buffalo artist Jenny Wuerker’s exhibition “Painting the Expanse” today through April 12. The exhibit is an artistic view of the iconic American landscape of the West on large canvases. An artist’s reception and talk will be held Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the gallery. Read More

Randazzo paintings to be shown at library

SHERIDAN — A show of original paintings in a variety of media created by local artist Tom Randazzo will be presented on the mezzanine of Sheridan Fulmer Public library. “Balance and texture” will present a wide variety of mixed media including wax and motor oil. An artist’s reception will be held tomorrow from 5-7 p.m. Read More

Jack Miller to lead ‘Fundraising: why and how’ tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Public Arts Committee and the Sheridan Artists’ Guild have partnered to offer a presentation and workshop on fundraising. Jack Miller of the Miller Group will lead “Fundraising: why and how” tomorrow at the Downtown Sheridan Association community room. Commencing at 1:30 p.m., Miller will give an overview of fundraising in America Read More

Ranchester landmark property getting new legs

March 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — One of Ranchester’s landmark business properties has changed hands and will soon reopen as a new restaurant. The building on Dayton Street that formerly housed the Legends Grill and Steakhouse has been purchased by a local family and is being remodeled to become “Eat Street.” Chris and Sheena Bernard have committed their time Read More

132 bills pass through Wyoming Legislature

SHERIDAN — It’s a wrap, folks. The 62nd Wyoming Legislature finished its 20-day budget session Thursday with a total of 132 bills passing through both the Senate and the House of Representatives and heading to Gov. Matt Mead’s desk for signature or veto. Mead will continue to sign or veto bills this week. A total Read More

Mead proclaims this week ‘Wyoming Agricultural Literacy Week’

SHERIDAN — Governor Matt Mead has proclaimed this week “Wyoming Agricultural Literacy Week” as part of the Wyo. Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Committee “Ag Books for Kids” program. Students are encouraged to read agricultural books to learn about the industry whether they intend to study it for a career or not, to better Read More

Next ‘Birding at the Brinton’ to be held Saturday at 9 a.m.

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and the Big Horn Audubon will present the next monthly “Birding at the Brinton” on Saturday. This free morning of bird watching will run from 9-11 a.m at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome to join. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars if they have Read More

‘Til You’re Green’ fun run March 15

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jaycees will host their annual St. Patrick’s Day fun run “Run ‘Til You’re Green” on March 15. Pre-registration for the event ends March 13 and costs $25. Day of registration begins at 9 a.m. and costs $30. The run starts at 11 a.m. at Kendrick Park. Lunch will be provided by Read More

Sheridan Inn seeking volunteers

SHERIDAN — The Historic Sheridan Inn is seeking volunteers. The new owners, Bob and Dana Townsend, will host a meet and greet on Wednesday to discuss volunteer opportunities available at the Inn. Volunteers must be 18 or older. The meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. at 856 Broadway St. Those interested in volunteering but unable Read More

Tongue River Lady Eagles win second-straight state championship

CASPER — They had to earn it, but the Tongue River Lady Eagles walked out of the Casper Events Center on Saturday night as 2A girls state champions. Kemmerer held the lead for much of the second half, but the Lady Eagles forced overtime play and thanks to the free throws of Sarah Rawlings, got Read More

Above average temperatures could lead to low-land flooding

March 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — Frozen ground, heavy snowpack and temperatures creeping 10 to 15 degrees above average over the weekend will lead to a potential for low-land flooding and ice jams around Sheridan County. The predicted high temperature for today is 51 degrees and 58 degrees for Sunday. The National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service has Read More

WYO to present next ‘Live from the Met’ opera March 15

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Massenet’s ‘Werther’” on March 15 at 11 a.m. The performance is part 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 to reinvigorate opera Read More

Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum to host events Monday

SHERIDAN — The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum will host “Fun at the Museum: St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and History” on Monday in the community room at the Johnson County Library. This free event is open to everyone and will run from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information call 684-9331. The library is located at Read More

SAGE Exhibit Gallery to feature colored pencil artist States

SHERIDAN — Throughout the month of March the SAGE Exhibit Gallery will feature life-long Sheridan area resident and colored pencil artist Dean States. “Seven Years Plus” will exhibit his drawings at the gallery located inside Sheridan College Main Street. An artist’s reception and gallery talk will be held Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. The public is Read More

4-H to hold annual carnival March 15

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County 4-H club will host their annual carnival fundraiser on March 15. From 3-7 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall a chili supper, cake walk, dunk tank, duck darts, treasure hunt along with other food and activities will be offered. There is no cost to attend and all optional activities Read More

County P&Z: Deny quarry permit

SHERIDAN — Nearly 50 people packed Thursday’s Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting to speak about a quarry proposed on Bird Farm Road near the intersection with U.S. Highway 87. While a majority spoke against the quarry, a representative for the permit applicants and one nearby neighbor spoke in favor. After listening to more Read More

Fort Mackenzie to perform local play ‘Murder Twice Baked’

SHERIDAN — Fort Mackenzie High School will perform a “musical who done it” written by a local playwright for its spring play March 13 and 14. Set in 1920s England, the play, “Murder Twice Baked,” was written by Sheridan resident Bruce Scigliano with his writing partner George Krawczyk of Michigan. Together, Scigliano and Krawczyk write Read More

e2e program hits on economics of investment

SHERIDAN — A group of approximately 60 Sheridan entrepreneurs were treated to a crash course in Wall Street economics and investments Thursday night by one of Wyoming’s leading experts in the field. This week’s “Entrepreneur 2 Entrepreneur” seminar presented by the University of Wyoming’s Technology Business Center and the Wyoming Business Council featured investment CEO Read More

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