Local News

Students travel to Laramie for All-State Music

January 17, 2014

SHERIDAN — A large contingent of Sheridan County students leaves for Laramie tomorrow to participate in the All-State Music conference. The annual event features only the top music students in the state who have auditioned for the coveted spots. Over the course of three days, the students work with invited guest conductors on designated musical Read More

3 students named to Deans List

SHERIDAN — Belmont University in Tennessee recently announced the dean’s list recipients for the fall 2013 semester. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours, a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and no grade below a C. Jessica Harrelson of Sheridan and Ian Munsick of Dayton were named to the list.

Promotional poster contest announced

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Equestrian Center and Sagebrush Art Center are co-hosting an art contest to create an image for the promotional poster of the 2014 summer season at the equestrian center. Professional and amateur artists of all disciplines are welcome to submit work. The deadline for entries is Jan. 31. For more information Read More

Community blood drive challenge

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School is challenging Gillette High School in a community blood drive. Members of the community are asked to donate blood Jan. 28 at the Best Western Sheridan Center. From 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the ballroom, United Blood Services will be conducting the community blood drive. Appointments are strongly recommended Read More

‘Behind the scenes’ at the museum Jan. 25

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will present “Behind the Scenes Saturday” on Jan. 25. This free event is open to all with no reservations required. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a behind-the-scenes view at the museum’s operations. The public is invited to come and see what goes Read More

SCSO seeks public help with suspect ID

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office is hoping to get help identifying a woman caught on video carrying out an act of property destruction in the side parking lot of the Sheridan County court house. The incident in question occurred during the daylight hours of Jan. 10. The subject appears to be a young Read More

Legislative Forums round two

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s delegation of six state legislators gathered again Thursday at City Hall for the second day of this year’s Legislative Forum, a time for local residents to express needs and concerns and give updates on program progress over the last year. The legislators heard from a variety of individuals and organizations at what Read More

‘The Best Project’ to start Jan. 24

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Art Center is working on its newest presentation, an installation by five artists entitled “The Best Project.” The collaboration will run from Jan. 24 through Feb. 28 but the public is invited to view the work in progress on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. There will also be an opening reception on Read More

Senior Center to host a ‘Jane Party’ Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a “Jane Party” on Sunday. Starting at 2:30 p.m. refreshments will be offered to anyone named a form of the name “Jane.” It can be your first, middle or last name and can be spelled differently. Reservations are not required. For more information call the senior center Read More

Sheridan college to present workshop series

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Foundation will present “Insight: The Sheridan College Lecture & Workshop Series.” Created to inspire innovative thought, action and potential in everyone’s lives, three internationally renowned leaders in the field of personal development will be coming to Sheridan. The first presenter in the insight series will be Chuck Dymer who has Read More

Black Hills State announces dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Black Hills State University has announced their fall 2013 dean’s list recipients. To be eligible students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or above while taking at least 12 credit hours. Local students named to the list were Misty Ballek of Clearmont, Cole Gustafson of Banner, Meghan Johnson of Dayton and Read More

Ernst killer Sen eligible for parole in 35 years

January 16, 2014

SHERIDAN — A man sentenced to life in prison for the first-degree murder of Sheridan businessman Robert Ernst in 2009 will now be eligible for parole after 35 years. Dharminder Vir Sen was convicted of three felonies in association with the killing, and will serve one sentence consecutive and another concurrent with the murder conviction. Wyoming’s Read More

Bed and breakfast under fire

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan neighborhood dispute made it to the state’s Supreme Court this week. A local attorney is suing the owner of Sheridan’s only bed and breakfast. The Residence Hill Bed and Breakfast, located on Thurmond Street in Sheridan, opened in 2011 after the city’s board of adjustments issued a special exemption for Rob Read More

SCSD2 hosting informational meeting on financial aid

SHERIDAN — All Sheridan County parents and high school students are invited to a Financial Aid Night on Thursday, Jan. 23, to learn about financing the cost of post-secondary education. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Sheridan High School auditorium. The event, hosted annually by Sheridan County School District 2 but Read More

Minnesota man survives avalanche in Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — A Minnesota man visiting the Bighorns on a snowmobiling outing is thanking his lucky stars after surviving an avalanche Wednesday on the west side of Sheridan County. The man had been out with a group of three other riders when the slide occurred, burying him. Another group of riders, including Bear Lodge Read More

Dayton Town Council passes city firearm ordinance

DAYTON — Dayton Town Councilors passed on third and final reading an ordinance prohibiting the discharge of weapons — including firearms, bow and arrow, pellet guns and BB guns — within town limits. The ordinance passed 3-2. Councilors Joey Sheeley and Dennis Wagner voting against it, as they did on the first two readings. Councilors Read More

Rec. board approves $10,000 for hitting facility

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District board approved a funding request Wednesday for $10,000 to the American Legion baseball hitting and storage garage in Thorne-Rider Park. American Legion baseball raised funds of their own and brought the project, a Cleary Building, in front of the SRD a few months ago, communicating their intentions to build a place to Read More

Local groups address state politicians on variety of issues

SHERIDAN — Leaders gathered Wednesday to address local legislators on a variety of topics important to their organizations. The discussions were part of the annual Legislative Forum put together by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee. The forum will continue today at Sheridan City Hall. Here are highlights from Wednesday’s event.   Read More

‘Good People’ to play at the Carriage House Theater later this month

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Civic Theater Guild will present “Good People,” a dramatic comedy by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay Abaire, at the Carriage House. The play will offer multiple performances beginning Jan. 24 and including Jan. 25, 26, 30, 31 and Feb. 1, 7, 8 and 9. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances will commence Read More

Stock Growers Association seeking nominations

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Stock Growers Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 Leopold Conservation Award. The award recognizes Wyoming ranchers who demonstrate outstanding, sustainable management of natural resources and is presented by Sand County Foundation, WSGA and Peabody Energy. The annual award includes a check for $10,000 and an automatic entry into the National Read More

AARP hosting meeting tomorrow at 5:30 p.m.

SHERIDAN — The local chapter of AARP will host a meeting tomorrow. The meeting will commence at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. All members of the community are welcome to this free event. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass in the potluck dinner and their own place settings. Topics discussed Read More

Chadron State College announces honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Chadron State College in Nebraska has announced its fall 2013 honor rolls. The following Sheridan area students were named to the President’s List. In order to qualify for the list, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average while enrolled in at least 12 hours of coursework. Jennifer Kiehl, Ranchester; Erika Jorgensen, Sheridan; Read More

Big Horn Mountain Polka Club to host a dance Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will hold a dance at the Elks Lodge on Sunday. From 1-5 p.m. music will be played by up-and-coming band Second Helping. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Elks Lodge is located at 45 West Brundage St.

Ernst triggerman eligible for parole in 35 years

SHERIDAN —A man previously sentenced to serve a life term for the first degree murder of Sheridan man Robert Ernst  will be eligible for parole after 35 years. Dharminder Vir Sen was assigned a concurrent term of 20-25 years for a felony conspiracy charge. After his parole hearing 35 years from the beginning of his Read More

Legislative Forum – Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board

January 15, 2014

Sheridan County School District 1 Business Manager Jeremy Smith presented to legislators at Wednesday’s Legislative Forum about the efforts of the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board to bring natural gas to Dayton, Ranchester and SCSD 1 schools in the valley. Smith is not on the joint powers board but was elected to represent it Read More

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