Category Archives: Local News

SCSD2 examines safety, wellness policies

SHERIDAN — The overall wellbeing of staff and students at Sheridan County School District 2 was a consistent theme during Monday night’s meeting of the school board. One parent expressed safety concerns, the board approved changes to district policies including staff maternity leave and academically high performing students were recognized. During the public comments portion… Continue Reading

City Council, firefighter negotiations move forward Monday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council and representatives with the IAFF Local 276 union negotiated a contract for 2015-16 with only a few points of contention during the meeting Monday night. Of the 17 articles in the city’s latest offer to the firefighters, Union President George Neeson contested four, and several of the points only… Continue Reading

4th man cited in connection with poaching case

SHERIDAN — A fourth man has been cited in a poaching case that may revive a battle over traditional tribal hunting rights. Darren Singer, 21, has been charged as an accessory before the fact in the deaths of three elk at Eskimo Creek in the Bighorn National Forest in January 2014. Colton Herrera, Clayvin Herrera… Continue Reading

Black Tooth Brewing Company expands to serve regional market

SHERIDAN — The Black Tooth Brewing Company, after four years of operation, will expand this year to market its product more regionally. During the last year, co-founders Tim Barnes and Travis Zeilstra have been working with investors and contractors to expand the brewery facility from 5,400 square feet to 13,000 square feet. The expansion will… Continue Reading

SJHS, SHS officials announce additions to honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 recently released the names of students named to their honor rolls. The schools have since sent additional information regarding students inadvertently excluded from the list sent to the media. For Sheridan Junior High School, sixth-graders Oliver Barton, Laina Bleu Chavez and Brittney Charlson should have been listed on… Continue Reading

UW announces fall 2014 Provost’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming recently released the names of students who earned a spot on the fall 2014 semester Provost’s Honor Roll. The Provost’s Honor Roll consists of undergraduates who have completed at least six but fewer than 12 hours with a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the semester. Local students… Continue Reading

Science Saturday to explore tiny things

SHERIDAN — This weekend’s edition of Science Saturday will focus on “Mysteries of Invisible Life.” The event, sponsored by the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids, will run from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Sheridan College Science Center. Attendees will have the chance to explore minute and miniscule living organisms… Continue Reading

Habitat, AmeriCorps to host volunteer day

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns will team up with AmeriCorps NCCC to host a community day of volunteering Saturday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The groups welcome individuals willing to volunteer to help work on projects including painting and caulking for a new Habitat for Humanity home. Attendees are welcome to help as… Continue Reading

SCSD2 Gollings to go to Whitney

SHERIDAN – Sheridan County School District 2 is about to be $3,237,500 richer after a purchase agreement between the district and Whitney Benefits for the sale of 10 original paintings by Elling William Gollings was approved by the school board Monday night. Negotiations between the district and Whitney began after SCSD2 expressed interest in selling… Continue Reading

Mraz forgery trial requires weekend testimony

SHERIDAN — Rife with continuing sequestration issues, the Miranda Mraz felony forgery trial stretched into the weekend, resulting in a full day of proceedings Saturday in 4th Judicial District Court before both the state and the defense rested their cases. Issues with sequestration were addressed after a deputy’s report ordered by Judge John Fenn revealed… Continue Reading

Exploring the caves of Vietnam

Exploring the caves of Vietnam

SHERIDAN — Even now, five years later, Mark Jenkins still struggles to describe the magnitude and utter blackness of his journey into the bowels of the Earth. “I can’t even explain how dark it is. We’re used to thinking of darkness, but you can still kind of get around, right?” he said. “The darkness in… Continue Reading

Crews respond to Ranchester fire Sunday, Monday

Crews respond to Ranchester fire Sunday, Monday

RANCHESTER — Several fire crews responded to a structure fire in the 600 block of H Street in Ranchester Sunday morning. Crews responded to the same location early Monday morning after the fire reignited. No injuries were reported. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Capt. Bob Dobbs said no one was in the house when SFR responded to the… Continue Reading

New citizens to be sworn in Friday

SHERIDAN — A naturalization ceremony for new U.S. citizens will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in 4th Judicial District Court. The ceremony is an opportunity for the community to commemorate those becoming citizens. Elected officials will be introduced and asked to welcome the new citizens. A swearing in will be held as part of… Continue Reading

Santosha to host free day of yoga Saturday

SHERIDAN — Santosha Yoga will host a free day of yoga and meditation Saturday on the top floor of the Old Taylor School. The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and wrap up at 3:30 p.m. Throughout the day, five yoga and meditation classes will be held. There will also be two breaks for snacks,… Continue Reading

Tacofest to benefit The Food Group set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Food Group Tacofest and Family Fun event will be held Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Sheridan College. The fundraiser will benefit children in Sheridan County who would otherwise go hungry over the weekends. A taco dinner will be provided by Taco John’s and activities for the whole family will be featured. The… Continue Reading

Agendas March 2, 2015

Sheridan City Council Work session 6 p.m. Monday Council chambers at City Hall 55 E. Grinnell Plaza CIP — Rotomill and Overlay   Sheridan City Council 7 p.m. Monday Council chambers at City Hall 55 E. Grinnell Plaza Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag Invocation to be given by Nick Angeloff from VOA… Continue Reading

Film site for ‘Downton Abbey’ has local ties

Film site for ‘Downton Abbey’ has local ties

SHERIDAN — Tomorrow night, TV watchers across the nation and the United Kingdom will gather to watch the final episode of season five of the hit show on Masterpiece Theater “Downton Abbey.” Many questions are poised to be answered as the 8 million viewers of the most popular series in PBS history tune in: Will… Continue Reading

City, county working toward agreement on dispatch, jail

SHERIDAN — Nearly a year and a half after a contract between the city and county for cooperative funding of the jail and dispatch lapsed, leadership on both sides feels an agreement may be close. Through a series of private meetings, Mayor John Heath and County Commission Chairman Tom Ringley have worked on a contract… Continue Reading

DSA to host wine fest March 6

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association will host the 2015 Wild West Wine Fest on March 6. The event to be held at the Elks Lodge will include tastings of more than 100 wines, beers and spirits with heavy hors d’oeuvres all evening. General admission tickets cost $50 and include admission to the event from… Continue Reading

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