Category Archives: Local News

Snowmobiler dies in avalanche in Bighorns

BIGHORN NATIONAL FOREST — A 39-year-old North Dakota man is dead after an avalanche occurred in the Bighorn National Forest Friday. Deputies from the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Hunt Mountain Road area near U.S. Highway 14 West just after noon Friday. SCSO Deputy Mike Mullikin said the male was snowmobiling when… Continue Reading

Kinner helps designate money for early childhood programs

SHERIDAN— A program that has helped youngsters in Dayton, Ranchester and Big Horn better prepare for kindergarten got a chance at extension this week when the Wyoming House approved money for similar programs statewide. Rep. Mark Kinner, R-Sheridan, introduced an amendment to provide $650,000 in federal funds for early childhood community partnership grants, one of… Continue Reading

Sheridan man accused of using LifeLock to keep tabs on wife

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man is facing a year in jail for allegedly using online identity theft prevention software to keep tabs on his ex-wife. Julio Quintana is charged with unlawful impersonation through electronic means, a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail, a fine of $1,000 or both. An affidavit of probable… Continue Reading

Agendas — Feb. 20, 2016

Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board 7 p.m. Tuesday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Approval of minutes of Jan. 21 meeting • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Old business A. None • New business A. Pay bills B. WWC project status update C. Facebook page specs • Public communiqué… Continue Reading

Zachary Campbell named Summit Award Winner

Academics For All honors Zachary Campbell with the Summit Award this week. Campbell is a senior at Sheridan High School with a GPA of 4.0 despite a full academic schedule and four-year participation in football, basketball and soccer. He has taken Advanced Placement psychology, four years of advanced or college level English, Spanish 2 &… Continue Reading

Chamber to host community-based roundtable Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host a community-focused roundtable discussion Wednesday at 8 a.m. at the Barn in Big Horn. The event will include coffee and is sponsored by the Chamber’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the Sheridan… Continue Reading

Sheridan College announces 2015 fall semester honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College recently announced the 2015 fall semester honor rolls. Full-time students who earned a place on the President’s Honor Roll completed 12 or more college-level credit hours with grades of A or S and a semester GPA of 4.0.Credits counted in S graded courses may not exceed one credit. SC students on… Continue Reading

Sheridan man to serve probation for workers comp fraud

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man who claimed full disability while working for a tree service received a deferred prosecution Thursday. Victor Rodriguez appeared in 4th Judicial District Court and entered a no contest plea to one count of workers compensation fraud. As a part of the plea agreement, a separate fraud charge was dropped. Court… Continue Reading

Sheridan man pleads guilty to third domestic violence charge

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded guilty to his third domestic violence charge in 10 years Thursday. William Lowery appeared before Judge John G. Fenn in 4th Judicial District Court and changed his plea from not guilty to guilty. According to court documents, law enforcement responded to Lowery’s residence Oct. 31, 2015, after dispatch was… Continue Reading

Sheridan man pleads not guilty to stealing more than $10,000

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty to two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses, a felony punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine of $10,000 or both. Craig Fox appeared in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. According to an affidavit of probable cause, on Aug. 12, 2014, Fox accepted about… Continue Reading

Vacutech CEO to talk at next e2e program

SHERIDAN — John Tucker, CEO of Vacutech, will share his company’s history from inception to strong growth at the next e2e Wyoming program set for Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Vacutech was formed in 2004 to design and manufacture central vacuum systems used by car washes and industrial customers. The company soon outgrew its manufacturing facility.… Continue Reading

Ping Pong Club to begin meeting

SHERIDAN — A new Ping Pong Club will launch Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA. Following Wednesday’s gathering, weekly competitions will continue each Wednesday evening. Those interested in participating will be assigned a rating that indicates skill level, then will be grouped with others with similar skill sets to compete in a… Continue Reading

Tween Club to gather Tuesday

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 a movie. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St. Continue Reading

Gillette College releases honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Gillette College recently released the names of local students who earned a spot on the school’s honor rolls for the fall 2015 semester honor roll. Anthony Campese of Sheridan was named to the President’s Honor Roll.  To be named on the list, he maintained full-time enrollment by completing 12 or more college-level credit… Continue Reading

Event to focus on violence against women

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College students, faculty and staff will present “A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer” on Saturday at 7 p.m. In the Thorne-Rider Campus Center, dramatic readings will help raise awareness for the efforts to stop violence against women and girls. Tickets to attend cost $1 for SC students and $5… Continue Reading

Legislature kills attempt to ease K-12 funding losses

Legislature kills attempt to ease K-12 funding losses

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming House and Senate dealt a blow to K-12 education Wednesday when both chambers narrowly defeated amendments that would have provided tens of millions of dollars in a category of money used to account for inflation. The House amendment to add back $19.7 million into the budget failed 26-28 and the Senate… Continue Reading

Indoor hitting facility receives upgrades

SHERIDAN — The American Legion, Babe Ruth Baseball and the Sheridan Recreation District have all teamed together in hopes of making the indoor hitting facility at Thorne-Rider Park open to the general public. Thanks to some generous donations from the Jan Pamela Polo Ranch, Babe Ruth Baseball and the Sheridan County Athletics Association, the indoor… Continue Reading

Wyoming Conservation Corps facing 30 percent funding decrease

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Conservation Corps, an organization that completes projects in Wyoming’s state parks including trail construction and wildland fire prevention and remediation, may lose 30 percent of its funding due to statewide budget cuts. During the eighth day of the Wyoming State Legislature’s biennium budget session Wednesday, a budget amendment sponsored by Sen. Bruce… Continue Reading

Vacutech CEO to talk about growing your business

SHERIDAN — The key to business is not selling to people, it’s about how you present to people. Clients don’t just want a cheap product. They don’t want cheap service. Through dependability and respect, your business will reach both monetary and personal achievement Those are philosophies John Tucker holds close to his heart and they… Continue Reading

SHS announces first-semester Principal’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School recently announced its first-semester honor roll. Students on the Principal’s Honor Roll completed at least five classes and earned all As. The following students were named to the list. Freshmen Megan Beld, Sarah Bicocchi, Nolan Billings, Mya Bitanga, Madelynne Blackwell, Elizabeth Braley, Marissa Brenneman, Jonathan Briggs, Alexandra Buss, William Card,… Continue Reading

WYO Rodeo tickets to go on sale next week

SHERIDAN — Tickets for the 2016 Sheridan WYO Rodeo will go on sale Feb. 26 at the WYO Theater. This year’s performances are set for July 13-16. Walk-in sales will begin at 7 a.m. and telephone orders will begin just after noon. For additional information about tickets or to place your phone order, call the… Continue Reading

Landon’s to host free fruit, succulent garden workshop

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host two workshops Saturday. At 1 p.m., the free workshop “Easy pickers: Grow your own small fruit” will be presented. Presenters will offer specific techniques to grow your own garden appetizers. At 3 p.m., the greenhouse will present “Create a succulent garden.” The $30 fee for the class… Continue Reading

Rec district organizes Deadwood trips

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District is organizing four senior day trips to Deadwood, South Dakota, this year. The trips are scheduled for April 21, June 16, Aug. 18 and Oct. 20. A travel bus will pick participants up at the Sheridan Senior Center at 6:30 a.m. for the trips. The buses will leave Deadwood… Continue Reading

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