Category Archives: Local News

Warm, dry winter could spell trouble for wildlife

SHERIDAN — A mild winter and a potential drought could spell trouble for local wildlife. While fawn and calve production may be up after a mild winter, Bud Stewart with the Sheridan Region of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, said juvenile recruitment could be down in the event of a drought. “What will probably… Continue Reading

City facing $2 million supplemental funding shortfall

City facing $2 million supplemental funding shortfall

SHERIDAN — It’s the 11th hour for Wyoming legislators to pass funding for local governments, and a bill that would slash funding to local entities by almost half passed the Senate Tuesday. House Bill 51, sponsored by the Joint Appropriations Committee, provides local governments with funding for the 2016–2018 biennium. With a nearly $80 million… Continue Reading

County awards damages for road relocation work

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County will pay a local resident $6,000 in damages due to planned road relocation work at the intersection of Park Street and Skinner Street. The roads are being relocated slightly to better align with private property lines. The $6,000 will pay for roughly half the cost to nearby property owner Jon Schoenfelder… Continue Reading

AARP local chapter to gather next week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the American Association of Retired People will host a meeting March 11 at the Sheridan Senior Center. Dan Lick of the People Assistance Food Bank will present on its history, number of people served, future projects and opportunities to volunteer with the Food Bank to assist community members in… Continue Reading

TRHS students to present ‘Hercules’

SHERIDAN — Tongue River High School students will present the musical “Hercules” March 8-10 at the Tongue River High School auditorium. Based on the 1997 Disney musical, the play is fun for all ages. The play tells the story of Hercules, son of the Greek God, Zeus. He’s turned into a half-god, half-mortal by Hades,… Continue Reading

Science Saturday to focus on body movement

SHERIDAN — The next edition of Science Saturday will focus on the movement of the human body. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sheridan College Science Center. The event is free and open to kids of all ages. It is hosted by the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and… Continue Reading

Training set for volunteers to aid people with dementia

SHERIDAN — A training session for potential volunteers to engage people with dementia through the natural world of birds will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Learn about “Bird Tales,” a therapeutic program for people with dementia, developed by Ken Elkins and Randy Griffin. The Green House Living… Continue Reading

Library to feature couple’s art in exhibit

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host the photographs and artwork of local couple Dainis Hazners and Kathleen Mullaney in March on the mezzanine. A public reception for the artists will be held on the mezzanine on Monday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Hazners photographs are mostly of nature.  Some of the panorama prints, measuring… Continue Reading

Sheridan resident killed in snowmobiling accident

BIGHORN NATIONAL FOREST — A Sheridan resident is dead after a snowmobiling incident in the Bighorn National Forest near Burgess Junction early Saturday morning. At approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a snowmobiling-related accident near Burgess Junction. Kristin Kraft, 41, died after falling off a snowmobile south… Continue Reading

Sheridan County jobs on rise in second quarter of 2015

SHERIDAN — As the plummeting energy industry is causing slowdowns in the Wyoming economy, Sheridan may start to feel the impacts of slowing employment. Statistics released in February from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services indicate employment in 10 counties fell in the second quarter of 2015 and rose in 13 counties. In Sheridan County,… Continue Reading

Public meeting for Loucks Street project next week

SHERIDAN — A public meeting regarding the $2.5 million reconstruction project on Loucks Street is set for 5:30 p.m. March 10 at the Kalif Shrine. The project scope includes replacing existing infrastructure and improving the area. City Engineer Lane Thompson said a steering committee consisting of property owners and businesses in the area determined what… Continue Reading

Local Court Briefs — March 1, 2016

Bond set in downtown burglary case SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man who allegedly broke into The Chocolate Tree and Frackelton’s Fine Food and Spirits is being held in the Sheridan County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond. Joshua S. Campbell is charged with two counts of burglary for the alleged incident. Court documents indicate that Sheridan… Continue Reading

Hopkins accepted in Water Leaders Academy

SHERIDAN — Kyle Ann Hopkins, a data management coordinator with the North Platte Natural Resources District in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, has been accepted as a member of the Class VI of the Nebraska Water Leaders Academy, a one-year program that educates participants about the vital role rivers, streams and aquifers play in the economic sustainability of… Continue Reading

Fenn to compete in Rising Star of the West

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School senior Julia Fenn will be featured as part of KEVN Black Hills FOX’s Rising Star of the West scholarship contest Friday on Black Hills FOX News at 9 p.m. Fenn qualified for the contest by submitting a short video of herself to KEVN Black Hills FOX. Fenn is one of… Continue Reading

Hospital Auxiliary donates $50,000 to hospital

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Auxiliary presented donations totaling $50,000 to the hospital at its annual meeting Friday at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. With the gift, the Auxiliary has given nearly $550,000 in total since 1991. Auxiliary President Wanda Hanebrink presented two checks to the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation — represented by board members Mary… Continue Reading

Group hosts blanket-making event for kids in need

Group hosts blanket-making event for kids in need

SHERIDAN — Quilters and do-gooders gathered at a local church on Saturday to make blankets for the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office to give children during crisis situations. “There’s always a need,” said Penny Covalt, president of Love In Stitches. “You know, we don’t have to look too far to be able to find someone in… Continue Reading

Training arms officers with tools to help mentally ill

Training arms officers with tools to help mentally ill

SHERIDAN — Area law enforcement members recently trained to help people suffering from mental illnesses. Crisis intervention training will help save lives and better prepare law enforcement members to work with people suffering from mental illness, said Wendy Bruso, Sheridan County Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming Community prevention professional. Nineteen dispatchers and officers from the… Continue Reading

Library to host screening of ‘The Messenger’ on Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, in cooperation with the Bighorn Chapter of the Audubon Society, will host a free public screening of the new documentary “The Messenger” on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Inner Circle. Su Rynard’s wide-ranging and contemplative documentary “The Messenger” explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that… Continue Reading

UW students to present results of international fieldwork

SHERIDAN — Three University of Wyoming students will visit Sheridan to present results of their international fieldwork. The students will make presentations at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Thursday at 6 p.m. The presentations are free and open to the public. The students will discuss their independent research conducted abroad as part of the… Continue Reading

Thrivent Financial gifts $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity program

SHERIDAN — Thrivent Financial recently announced a gift to Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns of $50,000 to support the Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity program. The program is an ongoing multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership between Habitat for Humanity International and Thrivent Financial, which helps create safe, decent, affordable housing across the globe.… Continue Reading

College to host FFA Border Wars on Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host the FFA Border Wars competition and awards ceremony Tuesday. The event brings in high school FFA members from Montana, South Dakota and Wyoming for a day of competition on projects and knowledge related to agriculture sales, environment, natural resources and horse judging. The awards ceremony will take place from… Continue Reading

Adapted PE class at SJHS has something for everyone

Adapted PE class at SJHS has something for everyone

SHERIDAN — A physical education class at Sheridan Junior High School geared toward students with disabilities has been challenging and engaging students since it started three years ago. But the class might just do more for the peer helpers who enroll as classroom assistants than it does for the PE students themselves, teacher Kale Rager… Continue Reading

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