Category Archives: Local News

Interference hearing postponed pending psych eval

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man who was set to enter a plea in 4th Judicial District Court on Tuesday was instead ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Jason E. Miller appeared before Judge John G. Fenn. He was charged in January for interfering with a peace officer while being held in the Sheridan County Detention Center.… Continue Reading

SEEDA approves sale of land in Sheridan Commercial Park

SHERIDAN — Members of the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board unanimously approved the sale of a 5.34-acre parcel at the Sheridan Commercial Park Tuesday night. The land on the south side of Sheridan will be sold to Prime Real Estate Holdings, LLC, for $600,000. The purchaser does not have any specific… Continue Reading

Sheridan County GOP to gather for caucus

SHERIDAN — On Saturday, members of the Sheridan County Republican Party will gather to begin the process of choosing their candidate for the U.S. presidency. Party members will gather for the Sheridan County caucus beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sheridan Inn. “It isn’t like what people are used to seeing… in Iowa,” Sheridan… Continue Reading

Jaycees install new statewide board members

Jaycees install new statewide board members

SHERIDAN — On Jan. 30, the Wyoming Jaycees installed the 2016 Executive Committee.  Serving on this committee is Rhonda Anderson, Michelle Edwards, Brianna Buckingham, Angie Lehto, Melissa Hurd and Shannon Rigali. The Wyoming Jaycees is the state level organization of the Junior Chamber International, a membership-based nonprofit organization of young citizens ages 18 to 40… Continue Reading

SHS announces first-semester B honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School recently announced its first-quarter honor roll. Students on the B Honor Roll completed at least five classes and earned a 2.7-3.49 GPA with no grades lower than a C. The following students were named to the list. Freshmen Joshuea Ahrens, Bailey Aksamit, Wyatt Ankney, Faith Atwell, Aeden Baldo, Kain Bennage,… Continue Reading

Underground miners picnic meeting set for Feb. 24

SHERIDAN — An organizational meeting will take place Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. to revive the Monarch picnic, also known as the Underground Miners picnic. The picnic was an annual event and a mainstay of the community. The meeting will take place at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. All who are interested are invited… Continue Reading

WYO to host ‘Toying with Science’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host “Toying with Science” Tuesday at 7 p.m. “Toying with Science” is a stage show with Garry Krinsky exploring the scientific principles of gravity, leverage, fulcrums and simple machines. Krinsky and his audience investigate basic scientific information and delve into the imaginations of scientists who have played important roles… Continue Reading

Human resources presentation set for Tuesday at SMH

SHERIDAN — The February meeting of the Big Horn Mountain Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management will feature a presentation by Lori Green on Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Green will discuss the revitalization of the human resource role through mindfulness. Green will explore the evidence-based practice of mindfulness and how… Continue Reading

ABF announces ability to finalize purchase of ski area

ABF announces ability to finalize purchase of ski area

SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation announced Monday it has secured all funding needed to complete its purchase of the ski area at Antelope Butte, 10 months ahead of schedule. The foundation will take ownership of the lodge, chairlifts and outbuildings that are currently possessed by the U.S. Forest Service. The ABF will place the… Continue Reading

SCSD2 eyes state budget work as job cuts possible

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Legislature is not backing away from proposed cuts to the next two-year budget anytime soon, and Sheridan County School District 2 is beginning to determine how that loss of funding could translate to job cuts. Superintendent Craig Dougherty said the district has identified two positions it will not have to pay… Continue Reading

Stars of Tomorrow winners announced

Stars of Tomorrow winners announced

SHERIDAN — Area youth competed in the annual Stars of Tomorrow competition Friday at the WYO Theater. The youth talent competition sponsored by the Kiwanis Club is open to boys and girls in four divisions: kindergarten through second grades, third through fifth grades, junior high school students and high school students. First-, second- and third-place… Continue Reading

Senate approves $24 million for coal roads

SHERIDAN — Members of the Wyoming Senate approved allocating $24 million in abandoned mine lands funds to relocate roads preventing mining companies from gaining access to 133 million tons of coal. Senate File 40 is one of four appropriation bills in the Legislature this session. The bill sets guidelines for appropriating abandoned mine lands funds.… Continue Reading

Yearly teacher survey shows high satisfaction rates in SCSD2

SHERIDAN — A group of teacher representatives presented the results of their annual teacher climate survey to Sheridan County School District 2 trustees and officials Monday night and the findings were positive. Kevin Rizer, a social studies teacher at Sheridan High School, said that teacher responses this year indicated 97 percent of them felt they… Continue Reading

City OKs two annexations

SHERIDAN — Sheridan city councilors approved two property annexations during their regular meeting Monday. An annexation of three lots on Adkins Valley Avenue passed three votes to none during Monday’s meeting. Councilors Shelleen Smith, Jesus Rios and Kristen Kelly were absent from Monday’s meeting. Councilors also approved annexing 3470 Big Horn Loop unanimously. Before concluding… Continue Reading

Black Mountain Nordic Ski Club to host moonlight skiing

SHERIDAN — The Black Mountain Nordic Ski Club will host an evening of moonlight skiing from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Sibley Lake in the Bighorn Mountains. Attendees are encouraged to join the festivities around a fire at the warming hut. Light refreshments and music will be provided. Participants are also invited to bring their own… Continue Reading

Republican Women of Sheridan County to offer scholarship

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County are currently seeking applicants for a college scholarship program. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a registered female Republican who is at least 18 years old, a Sheridan County resident and is planning to attend a junior college, college, university or vocational trade school beginning in… Continue Reading

Republican caucuses set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Republican Party will conduct its precinct caucuses Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. The chairman of each precinct caucus will take nominations from the body of qualified Republicans residing in that precinct to be delegates and alternates to the county convention set for March 12. All registered Republicans in Sheridan County… Continue Reading

SHS announces first-semester honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School recently announced its first-semester honor roll. Students on the A Honor Roll completed at least five classes and earned a 3.5-3.99 GPA with no grades lower than a C. The following students were named to the list. Freshmen Zainab Al-Dhalimi, Beknazar Alikulov, Garett Avery, Lucy Barten, Rae Bassett, Hunter  Benedict,… Continue Reading

Officials start talks about repurposing school

Officials start talks about repurposing school

SHERIDAN — As the new Tongue River Elementary building in Ranchester nears completion, district officials are examining a set of options to repurpose the old building. Sheridan County School District 1 will host three public meetings — one in Big Horn and two on the Tongue River side of the district— to gather input before… Continue Reading

Legislature examines criminal law bills

SHERIDAN — A bill before the Wyoming Legislature that would have increased penalties for certain domestic violence incidents failed introduction Friday. House Bill 132, sponsored by Rep. Charles Pelkey, D-Laramie, failed to receive the required two-thirds vote. Had it passed, the penalty for strangulation of a household member would have increased from five years imprisonment… Continue Reading

Critter’s Winter Carnival to benefit Dog and Cat Shelter

SHERIDAN — A winter carnival will take place from 5-8 p.m. Saturday to benefit the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter. The event will take place at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. It will feature fun games for the whole family, including a kid’s bucket raffle, face painting and a cake walk. All-you-can-eat chili, cornbread… Continue Reading

CHAPS to conduct volunteer training

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip Equine Assisted Therapy will host training for potential volunteers Feb. 18, Feb. 20 and Feb. 23. Three-hour training opportunities will take place each of the days from 9 a.m. to noon. Those wishing to volunteer are asked to attend one of the trainings. The nonprofit offers a… Continue Reading

Sheridan York Rite Bodies to host chili feed Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan York Rite Bodies will host a chili feed Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Kalif Shrine Temple. Several different chilies and cinnamon rolls will be featured, along with fellowship. The cost to attend is $10 per adult or $5 for children 12 and younger. The event will benefit the Sheridan York… Continue Reading

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