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Acting police chief to retire: Adriaens to return as full-time chief of police

December 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — Capt. Scott Chandler has announced that he plans to retire from his service with the Sheridan Police Department in January. As a result, interim Chief of Staff Rich Adriaens will end his duties at City Hall and return to full-time service as chief of police. “Now, with Capt. Chandler’s retirement, I believe it is Read More

Fire departments respond to shed fire early Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue and the Goose Valley Fire Department responded to a structure fire early Thursday morning. The resident at 96 Rapid Creek Road reported at 5:33 a.m. that a 600-square-foot shed on his property was burning. “The fire was fully involved when (the resident) saw it,” SFR Capt. Bob Dobbs said. “The shed Read More

No injuries reported in Metz Road plane crash Thursday

SHERIDAN — A homemade airplane registered to Ron Lytton of Sheridan crashed Wednesday in a field off Metz Road. Sgt. Allen Thompson of the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office said the plane was occupied by only the pilot, who was not injured in the crash. “He was trying to land in the field and just didn’t Read More

DSA promoting (wise) Men’s Night Out

SHERIDAN — The Historic District Promotions Committee of the Downtown Sheridan Association is encouraging local shopping through the (wise) Men’s Night Out again this holiday season. The event is set for 5-8 p.m. Dec. 18 at a variety of downtown businesses. Women are encouraged to stop by participating retailers before Dec. 18 to fill out Read More

Irish singer to perform at the WYO

SHERIDAN — Irish singer Michael Londra will perform at the WYO Theater Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Londra will present “Christmas from Ireland” through song, dance and the classic stories of youth. Tickets to the event are $34.50 for adults and $24.50 for seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased through the WYO Theater box office, Read More

Need help getting a Christmas tree? They’ll help

SHERIDAN — A group of local residents have organized a way for individuals seeking a live Christmas tree to get one, whether they have the truck or money to do so. Shawn Harvey said he, Wesley Huff and the business Those Guys have partnered to make it possible. The group is offering to bring trees to Read More

A-C Christmas concert set for Tuesday

CLEARMONT — The kindergarten through 12th-grade Arvada-Clearmont Christmas concert will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Arvada-Clearmont High School gymnasium. The concert is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Erica Olson at 307-758-4411 ext. 107. The Arvada-Clearmont High School is located at 1601 Meade Ave. in Clearmont.

Johnson to celebrate holidays with local libraries

SHERIDAN — Local author Craig Johnson will be celebrating Christmas with the Sheridan County Library System at three different events in December. Johnson will be at Clearmont Branch Library on Wednesday at 6 p.m., the Story Branch Library on Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. and at Sheridan Fulmer Library on Dec. 20 at noon. At Read More

Friday Events Dec. 11, 2014

Events for Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 • 12:15 p.m., Sheridan YMCA Soup Fest presentation from Rhoda Bonneau on Antarctica, Sheridan County YMCA, 417 N. Jefferson St., $5 per person • 3-5 p.m., Tongue River branch library open house, 145 Coffeen St., Ranchester • 7 p.m., Sheridan College “Christmas Spectacular,” WYO Theater, 42 N. Main St., Read More

Local Briefs Dec. 11, 2014

Theatre Guild to perform ‘Christmas at the Carriage House’ SHERIDAN — The Civic Theatre Guild will present the final two performances of “Christmas at the Carriage House” this weekend. Performances will be held Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The Christmas event features an evening of stories and songs with holiday treats, Read More

NWCCD agenda Dec. 11, 2014

Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees meeting 7 p.m. today W132, Sheridan College 3059 Coffeen Ave. • Call to order and roll call • Agenda additions and deletions      • Consent agenda 1. Minutes from Nov. 20 meeting 2. Financial reports from November • President’s report • Gillette College Advisory Board report Read More

Capt. Scott Chandler to retire after 25 years with police department

December 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — Capt. Scott Chandler has announced that he plans to retire from his service with the Sheridan Police Department in January. Jan. 2 will be his last day. While that may seem odd, he said it was simply because that was the last day of the pay period. Chandler served with the Sheridan Police Read More

County Conservation District clarifies language in long-range plan

SHERIDAN — Just as road maps must change to match altered routes and conditions, the Sheridan County Conservation District must update its long-range plan to accommodate evolving resource conservation methods and tighter program funding. The district has completed a required five-year update to its plan, received public comment and will now submit it to the Read More

Merry Ucross Christmas: Community invited to Ucross Christmas celebration Saturday

SHERIDAN — It started last year as a way to thank the community for its support and will return this year with 24,000 twinkling lights in trees accompanied by the glow of fire pits and fireworks. The second annual Community Christmas Celebration at the Park at Ucross is coming Saturday, presented by the Ucross Foundation Read More

e2e presenter tells story of businesses success, meager beginnings

SHERIDAN — It only took $500 and an idea to get Kennon Products started, founder Ron Kensey told a crowd Tuesday night at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Kensey’s presentation was part of the Sheridan chapter of the University of Wyoming’s e2e program. The meeting was organized by John Dick, manager of Sheridan’s business incubator. Read More

Fluoride — It’s coming! City plans for New Year’s water addition

SHERIDAN — City Utilities Manager Dan Roberts confirmed today that the city will begin to add fluoride to the water supply beginning in January. Crews have finished installing equipment to add fluorosilicic acid at the Sheridan and Big Goose water treatment plants. Fluoride will be added to city and Sheridan Area Water Supply water. “We’re Read More

Build a rocket at Science Sat.

SHERIDAN — The next Science Saturday event set for this weekend will allow kids to build their own rockets. From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, join the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids for a morning of hands-on, minds-on science. Children will have the chance to build their own Alka-Seltzer propelled rockets. Read More

Celebration of Life set for Sunday at SMH

SHERIDAN — The Hospice of the Big Horns’ annual Celebration of Life will be held in the conference rooms at Sheridan Memorial Hospital on Sunday at 3 p.m. The ceremony is to honor those who have died and those who have cared for them. Individuals are encouraged to light a candle for their loved one Read More

Santa to read ‘The Night Before Christmas’

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns and Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery are partnering to present a holiday event Saturday. At 10 a.m. at the bookstore, Santa will read “The Night Before Christmas” illustrated by Jan Brett. Santa will also hand out candy canes, cookies and good cheer. Boxes of nails will Read More

SJHS announces Silver Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School staff recently released the names of students who earned a spot on the school’s first-quarter honor rolls. Students on the Silver Honor Roll must receive all As and Bs. Sixth-grade Silver Honor Roll Aidan Appleby, Margaret Arndt, Tilee Bear Cloud, Kavan Bede, Preston Beld, Zindel Bertola, Kadence Bickel, Riley Read More

GEAR UP to host Family Night at Sheridan College Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County GEAR UP students and their families are invited to Family Night at Sheridan College on Tuesday. The event will include presentations, games and video clips, and will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Thorne-Rider Campus Center, room 008. GEAR UP, which stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, Read More

Local Briefs Dec. 10, 2014

Hypnotist to perform Thursday at Holiday Inn SHERIDAN — Sailesh, a hypnotist, will perform Thursday from 8-10:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. According to organizers, Sailesh’s show includes hypnosis, improv, music and interactivity. Doors for the event open at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 in advance from the Holiday Inn front desk or $15 at Read More

Marriages and Divorces Dec. 10, 2014

Marriage licenses issued and recorded by the Sheridan County clerk’s office in November: • Todd Lee Fenner, 47, Sheridan and Lisa Renae Brunkhardt, 40, Sheridan, Nov. 3 • Shawn Russell Tatman, 38, Sheridan and Sarah Ruth Frederickson, 32, Sheridan, Nov. 21 Divorces granted in November in 4th Judicial District Court (plaintiff v. defendant): • Sarah Read More

Bursting with excitement

December 9, 2014

CAST hopes to have jet service in Sheridan by Q2 of 2015

SHERIDAN — SkyWest is bringing jet service to Gillette, but local officials said that shouldn’t add to Sheridan’s air service woes. “Our leakage is already going to Gillette and Billings, the majority of it going to Billings,” Sheridan County Airport Manager John Stopka said. “This is not going to really affect us at all.” Speaking Read More

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