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ECA bill passes second reading Tuesday

February 18, 2015

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

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

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

Bullock concert to benefit St. Jude’s

SHERIDAN — Country musician Troy Bullock will perform in concert Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event will include an opening performance by The Fire Ants, a silent auction and a live auction. Tickets cost $15 per person and individuals must be Read More

SHS officials release ‘B’ honor roll recipients

SHERIDAN —  Sheridan High School officials released the school’s second-quarter honor rolls last week. To be eligible for the B Honor Roll, a student must be enrolled in five classes at Sheridan High School and earn a 3.49-2.7 average with no grades lower than a “C.” Ninth grade Christopher Archuleta, Korbyn Averett, Steen Avery, Wrylee Read More

Living the American dream in Sheridan: Korean immigrant created successful local businesses with little English, fewer dollars

SHERIDAN — “Money is always flying in the air — you just have to reach up and grab it,” Kon Ho In said. In is the ultimate business man. He’s always thinking about the next booming industry or the expansion of his store Star Liquors. In loves Warren Buffett, a man much like himself, who Read More

SCSD1 moves board meeting to TRMS

February 16, 2015

RANCHESTER — The monthly school board meeting of Sheridan County School District 1 scheduled for Tuesday will be held in a new location. The meeting, scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. with a closed executive session and open to the public at approximately 6 p.m., will be held in the cafeteria of Tongue River Middle Read More

Wyoming Supreme Court to hear case at SHS

SHERIDAN — One day before the “We the People” state champion team from Sheridan High School takes flight for the national competition in Washington, D.C., they and other area students will get to take part in an actual hearing of the Wyoming Supreme Court thanks to a unique opportunity currently in the works. On April Read More

Woman arrested last week on 2004 warrant

SHERIDAN — While Bonnie Stewart’s arrest warrant looks like any other issued by the Sheridan County Circuit Court, a quick glance at the judge’s signature shows that it is not. The signature belongs not to sitting Judge Shelley Cundiff, but to former Judge John J. Sampson who retired in 2012. The warrant was issued in Read More

City to consider grant application for ambulance to be used by RMA

SHERIDAN — On Tuesday, the Sheridan City Council will consider the submission of a grant request to the State Loan and Investment Board for the purchase of a new ambulance that will be utilized by private ambulance service Rocky Mountain Ambulance. According to a memo from Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens, the grant will request Read More

Locals shine at Special Olympics

SHERIDAN — After winning a gold medal in the 100-meter race by half a snowshoe, athlete Chloe Laumann had three words of advice for anyone who has thought about entering a race but lacked the courage: “Just do it.” The 13-year-old competitor from Sheridan — and all the other athletes who recently competed in the Read More

Group to ask for city support for pool project

SHERIDAN — Tuesday night, the Citizens for Community Recreation will present a proposal for a new indoor aquatics center to the Sheridan City Council. The proposed aquatics center is projected to cost around $12.5 million and would be located south of the current YMCA facility on the soccer fields in downtown Sheridan. The project design Read More

Laumann to speak at Big Horn Woman’s Club

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the group’s clubhouse. Helen Laumann will speak about the historic hotels and boarding houses in the area. The meeting is free and open to all women. For additional information, contact Kathy Hosford at 674-7656. The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse Read More

SC to host author, architect Jeremiah Eck

SHERIDAN — Author and architect Jeremiah Eck will give a presentation Thursday at 6 p.m. at Sheridan College. The event, brought to the community by TSP, Dale Buckingham Architects and architect Dan Stalker, is free and open to the public. Eck will discuss “timeless solutions, current technologies and the significant impact they can have on Read More

SHS officials announce 2nd-quarter ‘A’ honor roll

SHERIDAN —  Sheridan High School officials released the school’s second-quarter honor rolls last week. To be eligible for the “A” Honor Roll, a student must be enrolled in five classes at Sheridan High School and earn a 3.99 – 3.5 grade point average and no grades lower than a “C.” Ninth grade Kaylee Abernatha, Daniel Read More

Vehicle strikes Mill Inn; no injuries reported

February 14, 2015

SHERIDAN — At approximately 8:35 a.m. on Feb. 14, Sheridan Fire-Rescue, Sheridan Police Department, Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and Rocky Mountain Ambulance responded to a report of a vehicle striking The Mill Inn. On arrival a full-size sedan was found to have driven into room 113. There were no injuries to the driver or the Read More

SCSD3 facilities evaluation identifies projects to add to 3-5 year plan

CLEARMONT — The first official school board meeting for new Sheridan County School District 3 trustee Barry Bauer was a long one as the board, members of the administration and the district steering committee took part in an all-day work session Wednesday. From facilities plans and staffing to student data and general government leadership training, Read More

Protecting the flock

CLEARMONT — It is a landscape that doesn’t seem to change, its domed, herd-of-camels hills casting long shadows over dusty ground specked with sagebrush, muddy ground specked with sagebrush, snowy ground specked with sagebrush. But it does change. That old International truck sprouting weeds next to the unnamed road leading to the Flying U Ranch Read More

G&F seeking info. on elk poaching case

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information leading to the apprehension of those responsible for the illegal killing of eight elk in Sheridan County. The elk were discovered on a private ranch northwest of Parkman and WGFD officials said they believe the animals were killed in the last month or so. Read More

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