Local News

Winners anounced in Public Land Users Committee drawing

October 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Public Land Users Committee held drawings for their raffle at their meeting Oct. 8. The winner of a Honda EU2000i generator was Raleigh Whalen and the winner of a Traeger pellet grill was Tom Balding.

Bird watching bonanza in Big Horn

BIG HORN — It seems many of us could learn a lesson or two from the art of birdwatching: Get away from the noise and just listen. First, silence. Then the swish of wind in yellow leaves turning brown as winter approaches. Then a peep, peep. And a chirpity, chirp. And a high-pitched trill, like Read More

Legislators discuss disability waiver redesign

October 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County legislators have scheduled a listening session to meet with residents who have concerns about the redesign of developmental disability waivers being conducted by the Wyoming Department of Health. The redesign is required by Senate Enrolled Act 82, which was passed by the Wyoming Legislature in 2013. It will affect the Medicaid Read More

Nonprofit forms to push cap tax for Nov. 5 election

SHERIDAN — A nonprofit organization entitled Citizens for Infrastructure Improvements has been formed for the purpose of supporting continuance of the Capital Facilities Tax here in Sheridan County. The special election on the proposition to allow the tax to continue is scheduled for Nov. 5. “It is imperative that the residents of Sheridan County understand Read More

Cowgirls game at SC tickets available through Wyoming ticket office

SHERIDAN — Tickets for the University of Wyoming’s Nov. 8 game at Sheridan College are available through Wyoming Athletics. Sheridan College has received plenty of questions on where to find the tickets, but SC has no part in ticket sales for the game. Wyoming will play Montana State-Northern at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome, with Read More

Sheridan area volunteers help feed hungry children

There are not many of us who can relate to heading home on Friday and not having another full meal until Monday. However, for many Sheridan area children, that was their reality until a group of volunteers stepped up to bridge that weekend gap with donations of groceries. The Food Group began four years ago Read More

Snow strands hunters in Kerns area

SHERIDAN — One phone call Wednesday morning led to three recoveries of three separate groups caught by heavy snows in the Kerns Wildlife Habitat Management Area located 12 miles northwest of Parkman in the Bighorn Mountains. Thirteen members of Sheridan County Search and Rescue, seven from Johnson County Search and Rescue, and Wyoming Game and Read More

Man sentenced to 60-90 years for sexual abuse of a minor

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County 4th Judicial District Judge John Fenn sentenced Andrew W. Deeds Thursday to 60-90 years in prison for five counts of sexual abuse of minor in the second degree. Deeds, 26, previously pleaded guilty to repeatedly sexually assaulting a preadolescent female family member in 2011 while he was babysitting. According to court Read More

O’Leary pleads not guilty after threatening police

SHERIDAN — Sean O’Leary appeared in Sheridan’s 4th Judicial District Court Thursday and pleaded not guilty to two felony charges stemming from an incident where he allegedly threatened police officers with a firearm and later head butted a police officer as he was being arrested. O’Leary, 34, is charged with aggravated assault and battery and Read More

Story school hosting fall festival

STORY — Story Elementary School will have a fall festival Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at 103 Fish Hatchery Road in Story. The festival will have something for the whole family. There will be family photos, a cakewalk and games. A chili cook-off will be held as a fundraiser to help purchase gym equipment for the Read More

Israel topic of discussion Oct. 25

SHERIDAN — Grace Anglican Church is hosting an exploration of the historical and current political, cultural, social and religious state of Israel Oct. 25 from 7-8:30 p.m. “The Current State of Israel” will be presented by Christopher Katulka of Dallas, Texas, of the U.S.-based Friends of Israel organization. This presentation will include a question and Read More

‘Polish Joke’ set for Carriage House in Nov.

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theatre Guild will present “Polish Joke” at the Carriage House Theater, 419 Delphi Ave. “Polish Joke” is a comedy by David Ives and is directed by Chip King. The play is about ethnic identity and the eternal American search for roots. Jasiu is a Polish-American who has been taught not to Read More

The Wyoming Room to hold book signing

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Room at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library has published a book titled “Now and Then: Photographic History in Honor of the 125th Anniversary of Sheridan County.” A book signing will be Thursday from 1-3 p.m. in the lobby of the First Interstate Bank, 4 S. Main St. Researchers and writers who Read More

Crime of the Week — Oct. 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — On Wednesday, the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office received the report that several vehicles had been burglarized on Highway 14 West near Granite Pass. Items stolen include tools, hunting equipment and fuel. If you have any information concerning the person(s) responsible for this crime or other crimes, please call the anonymous Crime Stoppers Hot Read More

Principal: Comments on social media websites disrupt school

SHERIDAN — A social media site which featured negative and sometimes threatening comments about Sheridan High School students has disrupted school this week and caused administrators to seek removal of the site. The site was created Monday by an unknown person and soon after, began circulating comments about specific students at the school. “Actually, I Read More

Rec. board hears year-end updates on pool, ice cream stand

October 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District board worked through a full agenda at their regular meeting Wednesday, hearing year-end reports from two of its cornerstone summer programs. Reports on the much-maligned issue of the aging Kendrick Pool weren’t as bleak Wednesday, as the board heard the final report from aquatics director Jamie Ostermyer. The SRD Read More

Power in numbers for natural gas project

DAYTON — Dayton, Ranchester and Sheridan County School District 1 are hoping there will be strength in numbers as they join together to try to bring natural gas service to the Tongue River valley. All three entities have passed an agreement to form a joint powers board that will do the necessary leg work to make Read More

Dayton OKs lease renewal with TRVCC

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council approved a renewal of a lease agreement with the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton at its meeting Wednesday. The new lease agreement allows the community center to rent its property from the town of Dayton for $0 per year, Dayton Mayor Bob Wood said. It specifies that the Read More

Homer Scott Sr. inducted into Wyo. Business Hall of Fame

SHERIDAN — Homer Scott Sr. is among the inaugural class of the newly formed Wyoming Business Hall of Fame. The award originates from a tripartite consensus of the University of Wyoming College of Business, the Wyoming Business Council and the Wyoming Business Alliance. Wyoming Business Council President Bob Jensen said the idea to recognize exemplary Read More

City to start leaf collection Oct. 21

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan will start leaf collection Oct. 21 and continue through Nov. 29. Take your leaves to the landfill or to a green waste drop site if possible. For a list of green waste drop sites see www.sheridanwy.net/departments/utilities/solid-waste/recycling. If you are unable to take leaves to the landfill or a green Read More

Two local brews given honors

SHERIDAN — Two of Sheridan’s brews were given honors at the Great American Brew Festival in Denver last weekend. Blacktooth Brewing Company’s Black Eagle Baltic Porter won a gold medal in the porter category, and the Stumpy Ridge Stout brew won a bronze medal in the category of stouts at the largest beer competition in Read More

Local Briefs Oct. 17, 2013

ABC Sale set for Friday and Saturday   SHERIDAN — The Presbyterian Women will hold their annual fall ABC (attic, basement, closet) sale Friday and Saturday at First Presbyterian Church. Items for sale will include clothing, shoes, toys, household items, jewelry, books and seasonal decorations. The sale will be Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 Read More

First ‘Play and Pray’ this Sat.

SHERIDAN — First Christian, First United Methodist and Trinity Lutheran churches are offering an opportunity for children, youth and families to join in monthly “Play and Pray” gatherings. The first Play and Pray will be Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m at First Christian Church, 102 S. Connor St. It will be a time Read More

Gun show set for Oct. 25-27

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Sportsman semiannual gun show will be Oct. 25-27 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall. The gun show will feature vendors from all over the region. The show is open Oct. 25 from 3-7 p.m., Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 Read More

‘The Nose’ to be re-broadcast Oct. 30 at WYO

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater presents a high definition re-broadcast performance from The Metropolitan Opera. “The Nose,” an opera by Shostakovich, will be shown at 6 p.m. Oct. 30. William Kentridge’s production of Shostakovich’s opera dazzled opera and art lovers alike in its inaugural run in 2010. Paulo Szot portrays a bureaucrat whose satirical misadventures Read More

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