Category Archives: Local News

Turkey day fun run

Turkey day  fun run

Eight-year-old Avery Christopherson, dressed as a turkey, runs ahead of the pack for children to chase during the annual Turkey Trot Thursday morning at Kendrick Park. More than 150 participants registered to run. Adult participants ran four laps around the park loop for a total of 2.8 miles. Micah Sweeney finished in first place, followed… Continue Reading

Wyo. faith-based organization seeks help for refugees

SHERIDAN— An area nonprofit is asking for assistance with the final round of school supplies, blankets and other donations to top off a 40-foot shipping container for refugees in northern Iraq. Patrick Klein, executive director of Visions Beyond Borders, which has offices in Casper and Bozeman, Montana, visited Iraq in May to deliver donations. He… Continue Reading

Sheridan region biologists work to preserve finescale dace

SHERIDAN — The area near the headwaters of Middle Redwater Creek is hardly extraordinary. Located in the Black Hills National Forest 10 miles north of Sundance, scraggly trees and brush surround shallow ponds and slow-moving streams. In the scenic Black Hills, it seems unlikely the average hiker would make the trip for photos, and probably… Continue Reading

Tween Club to discuss silent films

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will gather to learn about silent films Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. The Tween Club meets every Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. Topics planned for the rest of the year include GPS/GIS and a New Year’s Eve party. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The… Continue Reading

Marriages — Nov. 27, 2015

Marriage licenses issued and recorded by the Sheridan County clerk’s office in September and October • Lawrence William Peterson, 30, Bozeman, Montana, and Laura Macy Brin, 27, Bozeman, Montana, Sept. 2 • Paul Edward Fleming, 55, Sheridan, and Harriet Walker Baker, 47, Sheridan, Sept. 4 • Kacey Ray Outland, 35, Sheridan, and Jennifer Shantel Tarver, 33, Sheridan,… Continue Reading

New Face — Nov. 27, 2015

Saige Noel Myers Saige Noel Myers was born Nov. 19, 2015, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Will and Sarah Myers of Sheridan, and sister Ava. Her grandparents are Lynn and Sonya Moss of Lewiston, Idaho, and Ted and Patty Myers of Hamilton, Colorado. Madelyn JoAnn… Continue Reading

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The program is free and open to all members of the community. Light refreshments will be available. This month’s presenters include oil painter Lynette Lombard of Galesburg, Illinois; photographer Nancy Floyd of… Continue Reading

Sheridan Junior High School announces first-quarter honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School officials have released the names of students who were named to the first quarter honor roll for each grade. Students on the Gold Honor Roll must receive all A’s. Eighth grade Elizabeth Arnold, Brock Bomar, Leah Bouley,Olivia Chase, Kairstyn Holden, Taylor Katschke, Margaret Kuhl, Katie Ligocki, Wesley Ndago, Harry… Continue Reading

SHS Rodeo Association organizing NFR party

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Rodeo Association is organizing its annual National Finals Fantasy Rodeo Party. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. The party will include hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, bucket raffles, a live auction for the NFR teams and live music from the Terry Waugh… Continue Reading

SHS announces first-quarter B honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School officials recently announced the first-quarter B Honor Rolls. Students on the list are enrolled in at least five classes and have earned a 2.7 to a 3.49 GPA with no grades lower than a C. Ninth grade Joshuea Ahrens, Wyatt Ankney, Faith Atwell, Aeden Baldo, Rae Bassett, Kain Bennage, Tristan… Continue Reading

FATAL CRASH: 2-year-old dies in accident on I-90

SHERIDAN — A single vehicle rollover crash Tuesday on Interstate 90 north of Sheridan resulted in the death of a 2-year-old child. Ja’ Kodda R. Wegner, of Sheridan, died from injuries sustained in the accident, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Alyssa Wegner, a 23-year-old Sheridan resident, was driving eastbound at 12:05 a.m. when she… Continue Reading

Homelessness among Sheridan youth mirrors statewide trends

SHERIDAN— On Monday, Gov. Matt Mead declared November Wyoming Children and Youth Homelessness Awareness Month, the latest in recent efforts to respond to a 40 percent spike in homelessness among Wyoming students between the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years. The increase vastly outpaced national increases during the same time period, and, in Sheridan County, the… Continue Reading

Local businesses gear up for busy season

Local businesses gear up for busy season

SHERIDAN — A day off is a pipe dream for Pamela Kritner. The local artist and owner of Wynot Design located in downtown Sheridan has been a perpetual machine of production the past couple weeks. She’s been working long hours filling orders, attending regional craft shows and stocking her inventory. It will cost Kritner hours… Continue Reading

Martinsen Gallery at SC to host Wright show

SHERIDAN — The Martinsen Gallery at Sheridan College will host the Wright Choice Art Show in December. The show will open with a reception Dec. 1 from 4-6 p.m. and will run through Dec. 22. The reception and show are free and open to the public. The Martinsen Galley is open from 8 a.m. to… Continue Reading

2-year-old dies in crash north of Sheridan

SHERIDAN — A single vehicle rollover crash Tuesday on Interstate 90 north of Sheridan resulted in the death of a 2-year-old child. Ja’ Kodda R. Wegner, of Sheridan, died from injuries sustained in the accident, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Alyssa Wegner, a 23-year-old Sheridan resident, was driving eastbound at 12:05 a.m. when she overcorrected… Continue Reading

Nonprofits brace for holidays

Nonprofits brace for holidays

SHERIDAN — While some people are beginning to fill out their Christmas wish lists, many in Sheridan County don’t have that option. Whether it’s due to financial hardship or a change in living situation, having a quality Christmas may be unattainable for some. And that’s where area nonprofits come in. Trying to help Sheridan residents… Continue Reading

APPROVED: SCSD2 resolutions advance at state conference

SHERIDAN— The Wyoming School Boards Association approved two resolutions from Sheridan County School District 2 last week at its annual conference in Casper. District officials accepted an award for school board member achievement and promoted the district’s use of professional learning communities to adapt to more rigorous statewide standards. The two resolutions District 2 submitted… Continue Reading

Wyoming State Forestry Division to burn slash piles

BUFFALO — When conditions are right, the Wyoming State Forestry Division will safely burn slash piles this fall, winter and spring that were created during timber harvesting and fuels mitigation project activities over the last few years. Foresters will burn areas of Johnson County in the Bighorn Mountains, including state land parcels in the Billy… Continue Reading

SHS announces first-quarter A Honor Rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School officials recently released the first-quarter A Honor Rolls. Students on the lists were enrolled in at least five classes and earned a 3.5 to 3.99 GPA with no grades lower than a C. Ninth grade Bailey Aksamit, Zainab Al-Dhalimi, Beknazar Alikulov, Garett Avery, Hunter  Benedict, Mya Bitanga, Madelynne Blackwell, Emery… Continue Reading

Rotary names Students of the Month

Rotary names Students of the Month

SHERIDAN — The Rotary Club recently selected Sara Von Krosigk as the Sheridan High School Student of the Month for November. Von Krosigk is the daughter of Greg and Kristi. She is taking studio art, AP calculus, computer graphics, accounting, physics and English 1010. In addition to her busy class schedule, Von Krosigk works part-time… Continue Reading

‘Chasing Shadows’ to be shown at WYO Friday

SHERIDAN — The latest ski and snowboard film from Warren Miller Entertainment, “Chasing Shadows,” will be shown at the WYO Theater Friday at 8:15 p.m. The film captures more of what WME has been documenting over the last 66 years — the cutting edge of winter sports. That includes early alpine racing to the birth… Continue Reading

David Rojo: father, husband, mentor extraordinaire

David Rojo: father, husband, mentor extraordinaire

SHERIDAN— Each fall at Holy Name Catholic Church when it became time for seventh-graders to choose an adult as their confirmation sponsor, David Rojo was in high demand. “The competition was stiff,” said the Rev. Jim Heiser, pastor at Holy Name Catholic Church. “Who would get Mr. Rojo?” Heiser thinks Rojo said yes to whichever… Continue Reading

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