Category Archives: Local News

WYO Theater to host J Shogren Shanghai’d

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will play host to J Shogren Shanghai’d on May 21 at 8 p.m. in the Mars Theater. The duo of J Shogren from Centennial and Jascha Herdt from Dutch Creek will perform a mix of old style blues and folk music filtered through a contemporary dissonant transmitter. They call their sound… Continue Reading

Leather crafters to descend on Sheridan

Leather crafters to descend on Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The kick off to summer is here. It is time to hone your skills under the tutelage of some of the top leather workers in the world and stock up on tools to make your designs pop at the 23rd annual Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show and Leather Crafters Workshops. Workshops will take… Continue Reading

Cloud Peak officials discuss reclamation, bonding

SHERIDAN — Market conditions have forced Powder River Basin coal mines to slow their production rates. But what happens to the land when a company is done mining? Eric Detmer, environmental and technical services manager with Cloud Peak’s Spring Creek Mine in Montana, explained to locals Cloud Peak’s process for reclamation and bonding Wednesday afternoon at… Continue Reading

Legislators seek higher taxes on wind

DOUGLAS — A group of lawmakers, accusing wind farms of “seeking to shut down” the coal industry, drummed up proposals Wednesday to increase taxes on the renewable energy source to raise money for education. There are 21 wind farms across Wyoming that on a blustery day can produce 1,412 megawatts of power, and a handful… Continue Reading

SCSD3 board members approve preliminary budget

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 3 will likely work with a budget of $3.8 million in the coming year. At Wednesday night’s SCSD3 board meeting, members approved the preliminary budget for the 2016-2017 school year. It will include several cuts according to Superintendent Charles Auzqui. “Our goal is to reduce our spending and tighten… Continue Reading

DSA, Chamber organize another shop local contest

SHERIDAN — The Historic District Promotions Committee recently announced another shop local campaign — “aMAYzing Places.” Through May 22, residents can pick up a passport from participating businesses and while shopping or dining in downtown Sheridan have the back stamped for a chance to win one of three prizes, which include gift cards and Chamber… Continue Reading

Locals students to earn degrees from Chadron

SHERIDAN — Several local residents will earn degrees from Chadron State College this spring. Susan Finley of Sheridan earned a bachelor’s during Chadron State College’s spring commencement on May 7. In addition, Rachel Kawulok, Andrea Rice and Alyssa Yada, all of Sheridan, earned their master’s degrees. Chadron State College, which was founded in 1911, is the only four-year,… Continue Reading

Tween Club to gather Tuesday at the library

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will meet Tuesday. The group gathers each Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. to explore different topics. The topic for this week is “escape room.” For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St. Continue Reading

Drog, Penn to wed in June

SHERIDAN — Jennifer Lynn Drog and Spencer Lee Penn, both of Buffalo, are engaged to wed June 25, 2016. Drog is the daughter of Joanne and Joseph Drog of Sheridan. Penn is the son of Bruce and Judy Penn of Banner. Continue Reading

Polka Club to gather Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will meet Sunday for its monthly dance. The event will take place from 1-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. Music will be performed by Just Jim and Tammy. The event is open to the public. The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St. Continue Reading

Election Q&A Filing for primary elections begins Thursday

Election Q&A Filing for primary elections begins Thursday

SHERIDAN — While election season on the national level has been going full tilt for months, local campaigns are just getting started. Candidate filing for the 2016 election will begin Thursday and run through May 27, giving those planning to seek public office a few weeks to file the paperwork necessary to have their names… Continue Reading

Wayfinding project awarded $50,000 for signage

Wayfinding project awarded $50,000 for signage

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association recently received additional funding to help complete its wayfinding plan for Sheridan. DSA requested $60,000 to fund phase one of implementing a countywide wayfinding plan that was devised in 2014. On March 23, the organization was awarded $30,000 of the requested $60,000 from the Wyoming Business Council. DSA applied… Continue Reading

No charges for Redle after coffee cup kick

No charges for Redle after coffee cup kick

SHERIDAN — No charges will be filed against County and Prosecuting Attorney Matt Redle following a December dispute in which he allegedly kicked at another person and threw a coffee cup at her. But the investigation into the incident is damning for the prosecutor, suggesting he has a history of aggressive behavior. In her review… Continue Reading

SCSD1 continues talks of upcoming budget cuts

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1, like several school districts around the state, plans to trim its budget for the next fiscal year. At Tuesday night’s meeting, board members and staff addressed and accepted the preliminary budget for the 2016-17 school year. The preliminary budget indicates a tough road ahead for the school district.… Continue Reading

Okee Dokee Brothers to perform for UNPLUG kickoff

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host the Grammy Award winning Okee Dokee Brothers on May 19 at 6:30 p.m. as the kickoff for the Sheridan Community Land Trust’s UNPLUG season. The brothers will share their passion for the outdoors with their Americana folk music. The Okee Dokee Brothers  — actually, friends Joe Maiander and… Continue Reading

RWSC meet, award scholarship, plan event

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County recently hosted a meeting where the group covered a range of topics. The group heard  Sheridan County legislators report on the 2016 budget session and President Anita Schamber reported that the organization voted to donate $500 to the Sheridan College Foundation for the Vietnam Women’s Memorial replica,… Continue Reading

Most SCSD2 students seek post-secondary education

Most SCSD2 students seek post-secondary education

SHERIDAN — Graduation rates and test scores indicate that Sheridan High School does a fine job preparing students for life after high school. So where do students go once their days as a Sheridan Bronc are over? Faculty members involved with Next Level presented to Sheridan County School District 2 board members the results of… Continue Reading

Bond set for six arrested on drug charges

SHERIDAN — Three individuals arrested early morning Friday after allegedly returning from Denver to buy drugs made their initial appearances in Sheridan County Circuit Court Monday. Three other individuals who were arrested after separate investigations by Sheridan police also made their appearances. Sheridan police officers used a confidential informant to investigate Brenden Nelson, Kenneth Hulford… Continue Reading

NSI staffer accused of kicking, punching student

SHERIDAN — A staff member of Normative Services Inc., a school for at-risk youth, punched and kicked a 15-year-old student who was being restrained, prosecutors charge, leaving him with a chipped tooth, bruising and a cut lip. Arthur Savage faces a felony child abuse charge for the incident that occurred Sunday. The student in question… Continue Reading

Nickel announces plan to seek re-election

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioner Mike Nickel on Tuesday announced his intention to seek re-election. Nickel was first elected in 2008 and is currently serving in the fourth year of his second term. Nickel is a fourth generation Sheridan County resident who graduated from Sheridan High School in 1972. He served in the U.S. Navy… Continue Reading

Three SHS students awarded Daniels Fund Scholarship

SHERIDAN — Three Sheridan High School students considered the best of the best were awarded a prestigious scholarship recently. Heather Belus, Samantha Hamilton and Alyssa Magestro earned the Daniels Fund Scholarship. The scholarship, for which there were more than 2,000 applicants in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, awards select students free college tuition at… Continue Reading

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