Category Archives: Local News

SJHS students perform well at Wyoming State Science Fair

SJHS students perform well at Wyoming State Science Fair

SHERIDAN — Fifteen Sheridan Junior High School students attended the Wyoming State Science Fair March 1-3 on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie. In order to qualify for the state fair students had to be a top-three finalist in their category at the Regional Science Fair held at Sheridan College last month. The WSSF… Continue Reading

AARP to meet Friday at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — Sheridan AARP members will meet at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheridan Senior Center. Wayne Schatz will present the “Wyoretired.com” website he built for a class sponsored by the National office of AARP. The session was called “Volunteer Leadership Institute” or VLI and was offered to current AARP volunteers who were interested in… Continue Reading

Self care focus of DSA seminars Tues., Wed.

SHERIDAN — March’s “After Hours” and “Brown Bag” seminars will focus on self care. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Lynn Gordon of the Family and Personal Counseling Center will lead the discussion on self-esteem revisited. The seminars are sponsored by Sheridan College’s continuing education program. The seminars are free and open to the public with no… Continue Reading

Soupfest presentation to discuss Audubon project

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA’s monthly soupfest will be held Friday from 12:15-2 p.m. at the YMCA. The lunch of homemade soup, bread and cake will be complemented by a presentation about Audubon of the Rockies. Dusty and Jacelyn Downey will share how the group is using bird banding to engage communities in Wyoming.… Continue Reading

Citizenship through naturalization

Citizenship through naturalization

SHERIDAN — One came for a better life. One came to escape war. One came for love. Born in three different nations and living in three different Wyoming towns, they became fellow citizens of the United States Friday in a naturalization ceremony at the 4th Judicial District Court in Sheridan. Miguel Guerrero came to America… Continue Reading

Patton still in hospital, in stable condition

CHEYENNE — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, remains hospitalized in Cheyenne receiving oxygen for a lung ailment. The local representative is battling a respiratory infection doctors call acute respiratory distress syndrome. He is in stable condition. “He’s on sufficient oxygen, but he’s not in a position to be released,” Patton’s son, Jack, said. “We don’t have… Continue Reading

Teen confronts dating violence

Teen confronts dating violence

SHERIDAN — When 15-year-old Kiley Carroll became involved in her first romantic relationship, she never imagined it would end in possessive behavior and her partner making a suicide attempt. And later when she began working on an FCCLA project about dating violence, she did not expect it to lead her to a personal realization that… Continue Reading

Local man pleads not guilty to burglary

SHERIDAN — A man facing charges of burglary and buying, receiving or disposal of stolen property pleaded not guilty Friday in 4th Judicial District Court. Richard Sowell, 27, was arrested out of state and charged in the October burglary of Steven Baribeau’s shed and the disposal of a stolen Kawasaki Brute Force all-terrain vehicle. Both… Continue Reading

Koetting pleads not guilty to drug charges

SHERIDAN — Kristopher Koetting, 19, pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of conspiracy to deliver methamphetamines. The charge stems from an investigation concerning Koetting’s drug activity between June 2013 and July 2014. According to court documents, a police investigation discovered Koetting was receiving methamphetamines from Jorge Enrique Barragon Gutierrez to sell. Gutierrez told investigators… Continue Reading

United Methodist Women luncheon to be held Thursday

SHERIDAN — The United Methodist Women will host their annual salad luncheon on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. An all-you-can-eat salad lunch will be served for $7 per person. All proceeds of the luncheon will benefit the Methodist Women’s Missions locally and around the world. The luncheon will be held at First United… Continue Reading

Fort Mackenzie to present short comedies Thursday, Friday

SHERIDAN — The Fort Mackenzie High School drama department will present two short comedies Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. each night. The plays, “Hard Candy” and “Drugs Are Bad,” will be performed at the Fort Mackenzie High School, currently located in the old Highland Park School. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for… Continue Reading

‘Filling an Empty Bowl’ fundraiser to be held Thursday

SHERIDAN — The annual Volunteers of America “Filling an Empty Bowl” fundraiser will be held Thursday from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA. A wide variety of homemade soups will be served by community churches and other organizations. The event will also include a silent auction, live music by Canary Joe, face painting and… Continue Reading

Sheridan Electronics takes over Photo Imaging Center

Sheridan Electronics takes over Photo Imaging Center

SHERIDAN — Even in their earliest days together, Neil and Hana Hoversten knew they would end up in a place like Sheridan. They always wanted to live in a great community with fantastic schools — it just made sense to build their life and business here. While they plan to continue building their life in… Continue Reading

P&Z votes to deny permit for events facility

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission heard more than two hours of statements from numerous attendees Thursday before voting against a conditional use permit for Born in a Barn to host commercial-style events like weddings during the summer months on agriculturally zoned land. The Commission unanimously struck down the CUP, but the… Continue Reading

Grad rates mixed bag for local schools

Grad rates mixed bag for local schools

SHERIDAN — In the midst of a concentrated effort on behalf of Sheridan County School District 2 to increase its graduation rates for the current school year and beyond, last year’s rates released by the Wyoming Department of Education show a slight year-over-year increase already. Meanwhile, Sheridan County School District 1 saw a sizeable decrease… Continue Reading

Plea deal reached in sexual assault case

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man accused of sexual assault changed his plea to guilty in conjuction with a plea deal in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. Matthew Scott Anderson was arrested in April for first degree sexual assault after an acquaintance found video of him having sex with her while she was unconscious. He had… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host ‘Love a Book’ on Tuesdays

SHERIDAN — Every Tuesday, beginning March 10, the Sheridan Senior Center will host “Love a Book” at 10 a.m. in the center’s community room. Jackie McMahon will read aloud to attendees. She will begin with some of John Erickson’s stories, such as “Hank the Cowdog.” The new program is geared toward older adults who love… Continue Reading

SHS spring musical next week

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students will present their spring musical production of “Mary Poppins” Wednesday through Saturday. Each night’s performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Sue Henry Auditorium at SHS. Tickets are $7 in advance or $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from the school’s activities… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host railroad presentation Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a free presentation for the community at 7 p.m. Wednesday on the impact of the Union Pacific and Chicago Burlington and Quincy railroads on the towns, settlement, economy and politics of Wyoming. Big Horn native, historian, writer and filmmaker Greg Nickerson will give the free presentation. The… Continue Reading

Sikkenga nominated for teaching award

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College technical instructor John Sikkenga has been nominated for the Outstanding Technical Teacher of the Year award from the American Technical Education Association. Sikkenga has guided Sheridan College’s Diesel Technology program for 25 years. He worked in the industry for 17 years before joining the college. “John has been able to build… Continue Reading

New era for Sheridan on Skates

New era for Sheridan on Skates

SHERIDAN — With the final hockey game of the season and the annual figure skating show wrapped up, the last season of outdoor ice skating in Sheridan is coming to a close. Ushering in a new era, Sheridan on Skates board members hosted an “ice breaking” ceremony Wednesday, officially kicking off the development phase of… Continue Reading

Man found guilty of interference

SHERIDAN — A man was found guilty of interfering with a peace officer after a day-long trial Wednesday in Sheridan County Circuit Court. The charge is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail, a $1,000 fine or both. Roy Mathis was arrested July 4 after a traffic stop for an illegal turn… Continue Reading

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