Category Archives: Local News

BOCC OKs airport lease agreements

SHERIDAN — One new business and a government entity will operate out of the Sheridan County Airport in the coming years following the Sheridan County commissioners’ approval of a use agreement and lease during Tuesday’s meeting. The board OK’d a five-year lease between the county and the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information, Construction Management.… Continue Reading

McMillan pleads guilty to burglarizing camper

SHERIDAN — A Nebraska man changed his plea for felony burglary Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court. John McMillan, 33, of Omaha originally pleaded not guilty to the charge but changed the plea to guilty in conjunction with a plea deal. The charge carries a possible sentence of 10 years and $10,000 in fines. The… Continue Reading

‘Dining for a Cause’ to benefit Sheridan Health Center

SHERIDAN — The next Dining for a Cause, scheduled for Monday, will benefit the Sheridan Health Center. All sales from lunch and dinner will be donated to the nonprofit organization. Sheridan Health Center (formerly the Free Clinic of Sheridan) opened in March 2005 to provide medical care to uninsured Sheridan County residents whose household income… Continue Reading

Dog and Cat Shelter recruiting for High Five Club

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter is currently recruiting members for its High Five Club. The program makes it easy to donate to the shelter without doing anything. The shelter will deduct as little as $5 from your bank or credit card each month as part of the program. To join the program,… Continue Reading

Trout Unlimited to host fly tying class

SHERIDAN — The Little Big Horn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a beginner to intermediate-level fly tying class Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at the Fly Shop of the Big Horns. The free class will be instructed by local fly fishing professionals. The event is geared toward adults and children ages 10 and older. Children… Continue Reading

Big Horn Historical Society to meet Sunday

BIG HORN — The March meeting of the Big Horn Historical Society will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club Clubhouse. The meeting will feature a presentation by local historian Scott Burgan on General George Crook and the 1876 campaign of the Indian wars from the perspective of his scouts.… Continue Reading

Killy’s gets liquor license, will close grocery store

Killy’s gets liquor license, will close grocery store

SHERIDAN — Call it the luck of the Irish on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day. The Sheridan City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to award the city’s open retail liquor license to Warehouse Market LLC, operating as Killy’s Smokehouse Deli. The move will allow Killy’s to remake its image as an Irish pub, deli,… Continue Reading

YMCA to offer Big Horn Fun Fridays

BIG HORN — Students of Sheridan County School District 1 face unique challenges and opportunities with their alternative school week. Having longer days Monday through Thursday and no school on Friday, some common opportunities for school children on weeknights escape them but they have more time on weekends to make up those experiences. Now, program… Continue Reading

Billings man pleads not guilty to felony burglary

SHERIDAN — A Billings, Montana, man pleaded not guilty to felony burglary Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. The charge carries a possible sentence of 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Gilbert D. Lefthand, 31, was arrested last month during a burglary in progress in Ranchester. According to court documents, Sheridan County deputy… Continue Reading

Councilors express hesitation over Holloway Avenue agreement

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council decided to table a Holloway Avenue joint agreement with the county at its meeting Monday evening. Sheridan County previously approved a memorandum of understanding that calls for approximately $1 million in improvements to Holloway Avenue between 11th and 15th streets to bring the gravel road to urban street standards,… Continue Reading

‘Even Super Heroes Need A Day Off’ to show Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Easter Seals Players will present two performances of “Even Superheroes Need A Day Off” on Friday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Both performances will be held at the WYO Theater. Admission to the shows is by donation at the door, with proceeds going to support the Easter Seals Wyoming programs. Organizers… Continue Reading

CTG cancels upcoming play ‘9 to 5’

SHERIDAN — The production of the musical “9 to 5” has been canceled “due to unforeseen circumstances,” according to a press release from the Civic Theatre Guild. The press release added that the show’s directors have decided that it is best for the parties involved — cast, directors and the community — to shut down… Continue Reading

Museum to host ‘behind the scenes,’ Tidbit Sat.

SHERIDAN — The staff of the Sheridan County Museum has invited the public to get a special look behind the scenes at the museum Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees will get a peek at upcoming exhibits and programs when they drop by anytime during the four-hour period. A Tidbit Saturday program will… Continue Reading

‘Bottoms Up Bash’ to benefit colon cancer awareness

SHERIDAN — A “Bottoms Up Bash” will benefit colon cancer awareness Saturday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. The event will begin at 8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear blue and dance to the music of Narrow Gauge, a country/rock band from Denver. The event will also feature silent auction items and a photo booth.… Continue Reading

Council selects Killy’s

  SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to award the city’s available retail liquor license to Warehouse Market LLC, operating as Killy’s Smokehouse Deli. The move will allow the business to remake its image as a deli, Irish pub, liquor store and caterer, meaning Killy’s will get rid of its grocery store… Continue Reading

Luck of the Irish at Jaycees fun run

Luck of the Irish at Jaycees fun run

Caila Booth ties her shoes prior to the Sheridan Jaycees’ Run ‘Til You’re Green fun run Saturday morning at Kendrick Park. The annual event is a fundraiser for Jaycees projects that work to better the Sheridan community and a kickoff to the summer race season. Continue Reading

Fight still on for stiffer workplace fatality penalties

SHERIDAN — Mary Jane Collins isn’t done fighting yet. “We’re not giving up,” Collins said. “We’re sill here.” Collins’ goal is to see fines increase for serious violations of the Occupational and Safety Health Administration guidelines, and particularly for those violations that result in the death of a worker. Collins’ grandson Brett was killed in… Continue Reading

SCSD2 modeling PLCs to state

SHERIDAN — Continuing to move the needle on both Professional Learning Communities and the collaborative alternative school in the works for Sheridan County was the focus at the annual retreat of the Sheridan County School District 2 board of trustees Saturday at the Ranch at Ucross. PLC is a term used to describe a culture… Continue Reading

Local legislators, committees plan interim work

SHERIDAN — With the 2015 legislative session in the rearview mirror, local representatives don’t just turn the page to the 2016 budget session, as some of the most meaningful work leading up to Feb. 8 will take place in committees. Sheridan County legislators serve on a wide array of groups, each of which will serve… Continue Reading

SC students compete at theater festival

SC students compete at theater festival

SHERIDAN — Nine students from Sheridan College’s theater department recently took part in the regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival on the campus of Central Washington University, in Ellensburg, Washington. SC theater faculty member DannyLee Hodnett accompanied the students, who participated in acting competitions, workshops and presentations. The KCACTF Region 7 includes Wyoming, Montana,… Continue Reading

SHS Jazz Band to perform Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Jazz Band will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the school’s Sue Henry Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. The band will play songs performed at the Northwest College Jazz Festival and other jazz standards such as “Sentimental Journey” and “Sing, Sing, Sing.” The SHS… Continue Reading

UW announces fall semester graduates

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming recently released its list of local graduates for the 2014 fall semester. The following degrees were awarded to Sheridan County students: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Science (MS) and doctorate (PhD). For additional information, see uwyo.edu. The following students from Sheridan… Continue Reading

Housing shortage keeps local rent high

Housing shortage keeps local rent high

SHERIDAN — When Anthony Fleak moved to Sheridan for his first engineering job out of college in August 2014, he ran into a road block — finding an affordable place to live. Early on, he began searching for somewhere to live, finding one-bedroom houses and apartments listed between $700-$800 per month without utilities payments included.… Continue Reading

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