Category Archives: Local News

NE Regional Science Fair results announced

SHERIDAN — The Northeast Regional Junior Science Fair was held Feb. 11 at Sheridan College. There were 137 projects done by sixth- through eighth-graders from Sheridan Junior High School, Big Horn, Tongue  River, Holy Name, Newcastle and Upton. The students were divided into 17 different scientific categories and more than 50 local judges from all… Continue Reading

Cowboy HOF party set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — Officials from the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame will host an awards ceremony and dance Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Officials will recognize the new Region 5 inductees: Nate Champion and Jorn Forbes, both of Kaycee, and Raymond Hutson, Jack Sipe and Ben Reynolds, all of Sheridan.… Continue Reading

Burgess to present at historical society

BIG HORN — Val Burgess will present at the Big Horn Historical Society Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. Burgess, an oral historian, will share some of the human side of one of the worst wars in history. With the current loss of more than 1,500 World War II veterans… Continue Reading

ECA bill passes second reading Tuesday

SHERIDAN — House Bill 1 on general government appropriations passed second reading in the Wyoming House of Representatives Tuesday after an amendment was made addressing the need for an external cost adjustment in the funding model that determines annual appropriations for schools. The ECA is a cost of living adjustment which is mandated by state… Continue Reading

Wyoming Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, in Cheyenne ICU

Wyoming Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, in Cheyenne ICU

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, was taken to a Cheyenne hospital by ambulance Tuesday morning when he reported not feeling well. Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, confirmed that Patton had a blocked artery and medical staff at the hospital put a stent in today. Patton remains in the intensive care unit in Cheyenne, and Berger… Continue Reading

Clearmont rejects proposal for sanitation service

CLEARMONT — Members of Clearmont Town Council voted Monday to reject a proposal from Bald Mountain Sanitation to provide garbage collection services for the town. Mayor Chris Schock said that councilors decided the town was self-sufficient and able to handle its own garbage service. In November, the Council received a proposal from Scott Gruntmeir with… Continue Reading

Local Court Briefs Feb. 17, 2015

Woman sentenced to probation for conspiracy to deliver charge SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman was sentenced Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court for conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance. Judge John Fenn accepted a plea agreement that included a sentence of two to four years, suspended in lieu of three years supervised probation. Conspiracy to deliver… Continue Reading

Jackalope Jump set for Saturday at Lake DeSmet

SHERIDAN — The 2015 Sheridan Jackalope Jump will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lake DeSmet. Registration for the jump will begin at noon. The Jackalope Jump is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Wyoming athletes by gathering pledges and plunging into icy waters. Great prizes are available… Continue Reading

Trout Unlimited to offer free fly tying class

SHERIDAN — The Little Big Horn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will offer a beginning to intermediate fly tying class Saturday from 1-4 p.m. The class will be held at the Fly Shop of the Big Horns and is free and open to the public. The event is geared toward adults and children at least 10… Continue Reading

Bullock concert to benefit St. Jude’s

SHERIDAN — Country musician Troy Bullock will perform in concert Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event will include an opening performance by The Fire Ants, a silent auction and a live auction. Tickets cost $15 per person and individuals must be… Continue Reading

SHS officials release ‘B’ honor roll recipients

SHERIDAN —  Sheridan High School officials released the school’s second-quarter honor rolls last week. To be eligible for the B Honor Roll, a student must be enrolled in five classes at Sheridan High School and earn a 3.49-2.7 average with no grades lower than a “C.” Ninth grade Christopher Archuleta, Korbyn Averett, Steen Avery, Wrylee… Continue Reading

SCSD1 moves board meeting to TRMS

RANCHESTER — The monthly school board meeting of Sheridan County School District 1 scheduled for Tuesday will be held in a new location. The meeting, scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. with a closed executive session and open to the public at approximately 6 p.m., will be held in the cafeteria of Tongue River Middle… Continue Reading

Wyoming Supreme Court to hear case at SHS

SHERIDAN — One day before the “We the People” state champion team from Sheridan High School takes flight for the national competition in Washington, D.C., they and other area students will get to take part in an actual hearing of the Wyoming Supreme Court thanks to a unique opportunity currently in the works. On April… Continue Reading

Woman arrested last week on 2004 warrant

SHERIDAN — While Bonnie Stewart’s arrest warrant looks like any other issued by the Sheridan County Circuit Court, a quick glance at the judge’s signature shows that it is not. The signature belongs not to sitting Judge Shelley Cundiff, but to former Judge John J. Sampson who retired in 2012. The warrant was issued in… Continue Reading

Locals shine at Special Olympics

Locals shine at Special Olympics

SHERIDAN — After winning a gold medal in the 100-meter race by half a snowshoe, athlete Chloe Laumann had three words of advice for anyone who has thought about entering a race but lacked the courage: “Just do it.” The 13-year-old competitor from Sheridan — and all the other athletes who recently competed in the… Continue Reading

Group to ask for city support for pool project

SHERIDAN — Tuesday night, the Citizens for Community Recreation will present a proposal for a new indoor aquatics center to the Sheridan City Council. The proposed aquatics center is projected to cost around $12.5 million and would be located south of the current YMCA facility on the soccer fields in downtown Sheridan. The project design… Continue Reading

Laumann to speak at Big Horn Woman’s Club

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the group’s clubhouse. Helen Laumann will speak about the historic hotels and boarding houses in the area. The meeting is free and open to all women. For additional information, contact Kathy Hosford at 674-7656. The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse… Continue Reading

SC to host author, architect Jeremiah Eck

SHERIDAN — Author and architect Jeremiah Eck will give a presentation Thursday at 6 p.m. at Sheridan College. The event, brought to the community by TSP, Dale Buckingham Architects and architect Dan Stalker, is free and open to the public. Eck will discuss “timeless solutions, current technologies and the significant impact they can have on… Continue Reading

SHS officials announce 2nd-quarter ‘A’ honor roll

SHERIDAN —  Sheridan High School officials released the school’s second-quarter honor rolls last week. To be eligible for the “A” Honor Roll, a student must be enrolled in five classes at Sheridan High School and earn a 3.99 – 3.5 grade point average and no grades lower than a “C.” Ninth grade Kaylee Abernatha, Daniel… Continue Reading

Vehicle strikes Mill Inn; no injuries reported

Vehicle strikes Mill Inn; no injuries reported

SHERIDAN — At approximately 8:35 a.m. on Feb. 14, Sheridan Fire-Rescue, Sheridan Police Department, Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and Rocky Mountain Ambulance responded to a report of a vehicle striking The Mill Inn. On arrival a full-size sedan was found to have driven into room 113. There were no injuries to the driver or the… Continue Reading

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