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RHBH receives $60,000 in grants

SHERIDAN — Reproductive Healthcare of the Big Horns recently received more than $60,000 in grants from both a national organization as well as a local foundation. The Susan B. Komen Wyoming affiliate approved RHBH for a grant as did the Whedon Foundation of Sheridan. According to Fay Bisbee, RHBH executive director, the grants are testaments… Continue Reading

Man pleads guilty to sexually abusing 6-year-old girl

Man pleads guilty to sexually abusing 6-year-old girl

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded guilty Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court to sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl. Travis Harp, 25, admitted guilt on one count of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. As part of the plea agreement, the… Continue Reading

Man gets probation after making deadly threats

SHERIDAN — A man who pleaded guilty to threatening another man’s life with a loaded handgun will serve five years of supervised probation following a sentencing Tuesday morning in 4th Judicial District Court. Judge John Fenn accepted a plea agreement that called for probation for 42-year-old Anthony Barr in place of a three- to five-year… Continue Reading

Clearmont Town Council approves road improvement

CLEARMONT — The Clearmont Town Council approved a $27,812 project for repairs to some roadside gutters and manholes in town. That cost was lower than originally estimated, as Dave Engels of EnTech Inc. pointed out some of the planned work would be picked up by other projects that are planned within the year. The work… Continue Reading

SCSD2 renews contract with VOA

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 renewed its existing contract Monday night with Volunteers of America, which will continue to run a facility for the district that helps students who have been suspended or expelled. The agreement has been in place since 2007 and the district will pay VOA $17,915 a month starting Sept.… Continue Reading

Sheridan passes revised 2016 budget

SHERIDAN — After a half-dozen meetings over the last couple weeks to discuss city financial projections, it took the Sheridan City Council mere minutes Monday to approve the $13.8 million general fund budget for fiscal year 2016. The city instituted a biennium budget last year, so the latest approval came in the form of two… Continue Reading

Marriages and Divorces May 2015

Marriage licenses issued and recorded by the Sheridan County clerk’s office in May: Treylee Madelyn Parker, 19, Sheridan, and Robert Michael Powell, 18, Sheridan, May 1 Timothy Michael Vine, 31, Sheridan, and Stephanie Jean Koltiska, 33, Sheridan, May 6 Brandon James Waters, 35, Sheridan, and Alisha Dawn Rocovits, 25, Sheridan, May 8 Gary Edward Kennedy,… Continue Reading

Council continues to scrutinize franchise agreements

SHERIDAN — Franchise agreements again dominated the discussion at Monday’s Sheridan City Council meeting, as councilors passed one contract through a second reading but tabled the other. The Council pushed the agreement with Advanced Communications Technology, Inc. through a second reading despite some lingering questions and tabled the Charter Communications agreement. The earliest these contracts… Continue Reading

Local woman starts business for young at heart

Local woman starts business for young at heart

SHERIDAN — It’s a business that brings you back to your childhood. It allows to you reflect on your younger days when you spent hours flipping through the pages of coloring books, carefully staying between the lines and filling in colors to make your favorite cartoon characters or scenic pictures. When finished, you would rip… Continue Reading

Enroll Wyoming to sponsor ‘Coverage to Care’

SHERIDAN — Enroll Wyoming is sponsoring a “Coverage to Care” workshop on Thursday at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. The one-hour session will begin at 10 a.m. and will help participants better understand their health insurance plans. The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call 432-3640. The hospital is located at 1401… Continue Reading

Local students attend Wonderful Wyoming Boys’ State

Local students attend Wonderful Wyoming Boys’ State

Recently, young representatives of Sheridan County attended Wonderful Wyoming Boys’ State in Douglas. The week of activities, hosted by the American Legion, brings boys from all over Wyoming to gain knowledge of their state and its governmental structure as delegates meet to build mock city, county and state government and participate in legislative and court… Continue Reading

SHS announces Spring 2014 Principal’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Officials at Sheridan High School have announced the names of students who earned a spot on the Spring 2014 Principal’s Honor Roll. To be named to the Principal’s Honor Roll, students must earn all As while enrolled in at least five classes. Seniors Madelene Anderson, William Carpenter, Judy Chen, Kylene Coonis, Mikkayla DeBolt,… Continue Reading

Third Thursday season kickoff this week

SHERIDAN —The annual Third Thursday Street Festival will commence Thursday featuring a new activity: a talent show. “Sheridan’s Got Talent” will be held on the Bank of the West Stage on Main and Loucks streets. The competition is open to anyone who would like to show off their talents. Competitors must sign-up either by emailing… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host pasta bar, entertainment Friday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will once again host its Third Friday Pasta Night and entertainment on Friday. Each third Friday of the month, from 5-7 p.m. attendees can choose their pasta and toppings, prepared fresh and made to order via a pasta bar and served with salad, garlic bread and beverages for a… Continue Reading

County officials meeting today to talk budget

SHERIDAN — Board of County Commissioners Chairman Tom Ringley said meetings with department heads and elected officials are taking place today to find ways to create a balanced budget. The county currently faces a $2.6 million budget deficit for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Too-high budget requests coming from elected county officials and some department heads… Continue Reading

Rope rescue: Firefighters practice rescue scenarios

Rope rescue: Firefighters practice rescue scenarios

SHERIDAN — Imagine a climber or hiker slips and falls down a steep embankment — perhaps at popular Tongue River Canyon — with rugged, vertical terrain on one side and water on the other. The person likely suffered broken bones, potentially even a neck or back injury that will require stabilization from rescuers. This individual… Continue Reading

Local nursing programs help ease shortage issues

SHERIDAN — The Institute of Medicine calls for the number of nurses with baccalaureate degrees to increase 80 percent by 2020. For rural states like Wyoming, this poses challenges as many of its institutions are two-year degree programs. According to a study from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, 45.2 percent of Wyoming nurses have… Continue Reading

Newcrosses celebrate 50th anniversary July 3

SHERIDAN — Wayne and Connie Newcross of Sheridan will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 3. The couple was married on July 3, 1965, in Roseville, California. He retired in 2008 after owning Pack and Mail in Sheridan for 11 years. Prior to that, he was a self-employed general contractor and draftsman and estimator… Continue Reading

ParkFit to continue Wednesday with yoga at Marshall Park

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with yoga at Marshall Park. Each Wednesday through August 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you attend and… Continue Reading

Mellinger Foundation to host Father’s Day Weekend Run/Walk

SHERIDAN — The Ken Mellinger Memorial Foundation will again host their Father’s Day Weekend Run/Walk on Sunday. The Father’s Day event seeks to raise awareness and promote education surrounding prostate cancer as well as offer support to the medical community and citizens of Sheridan County who deal with the screening and treatment of cancer. The… Continue Reading

TOPS members honored for weight-loss efforts

SHERIDAN — Members of the Take Off Pounds Sensibly Club Inc., a nonprofit weight-loss support organization, were recently celebrated for their weight-loss efforts at its annual event, Wyoming State Recognition Days, last week. The event seeks to honor those who achieved the greatest weight loss in their category in 2014, as the organization believes recognition… Continue Reading

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