Category Archives: Local News

Wohl’s new book focus of Wed. reception, reading

SHERIDAN — When Jane Elkington Wohl began writing poetry “seriously” in her early 30s, she had little idea it would become a lifelong passion. Now, as she enters her final semester of full-time teaching at Sheridan College, Wohl will look back on her time at the college and her own poetry with a reception and… Continue Reading

Theatre Guild to host auditions through Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild will conduct auditions for the group’s next production, “Yankee Tavern,” Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. each day. The auditions will take place at the Carriage House Theater. The play will be directed by Aaron Odom and those planning to audition will read a prepared monologue followed by… Continue Reading

SLIB grant paves way for Clearmont street repairs

SHERIDAN — A $290,000 grant will help Clearmont pave the way for street repairs. Officials from the Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board announced Thursday that the town of Clearmont has been awarded $290,000 in state grants. Clearmont is required to evenly match the grant. The grant paves the way for street upgrades in the… Continue Reading

Out of the bust, into the American dream

Out of the bust,  into the American dream

DAYTON — There’s no arguing the demanding nature of Dan Bockman’s job. He often finds himself working long hours, both in freezing temperatures in the winter or under the scorching hot sun in the summer.  When he’s not working with his hands, he spends his time buried in paperwork and trying to find his next… Continue Reading

SCSO: Sheridan County man shot out residence’s windows

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan County man is facing prison time for shooting out the windows of a residence near Arvada. Loyd Belus is charged with property destruction and is facing up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine of $10,000 or both if he is convicted. An affidavit of probable cause alleges that on Aug. 10,… Continue Reading

Agendas — Jan. 23, 2016

Sheridan County School District 1 Work session 9 a.m. Wednesday Central Office 1127 Dayton St., Ranchester • Call the meeting to order • Approval of agenda • Budget discussion • Executive session A. Legal B. Personnel C. Property • Adjournment Sheridan Planning Commission 7 p.m. Monday Sheridan City Hall 55 Grinnel Plaza • Call to… Continue Reading

The Dave Munsick Band to perform at Sheridan Inn

SHERIDAN — The Dave Munsick Band will perform Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Sheridan Inn. The performance is part of a winter concert and dance series, with additional dates set for Feb. 12, March 4 and March 18. Admission to the performance and dance is $5 per couple or $3 per individual. For additional… Continue Reading

Chamber to host two-day Legislative Forum at City Hall

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host a two-day Legislative Forum at Sheridan City Hall. The event provides more than 30 Sheridan County organizations and individuals the opportunity to share updates and issues with local representatives to the Wyoming Legislature, which convenes Feb. 8. For additional information, contact the Sheridan County Chamber… Continue Reading

Sheridan College to get new crosswalk on Coffeen

SHERIDAN— Sheridan College will get a signalized crosswalk to help pedestrians and bikers cross Coffeen Avenue more safely. Work will begin after graduation on May 14 and should take roughly eight weeks to complete, according to school officials. “This is very important for our students,” President Paul Young said at the monthly Northern Wyoming Community… Continue Reading

Sheridan man enters not guilty plea to felony pot charge

SHERIDAN—A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty to felony possession of marijuana in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. Gerald Conda was arraigned in 4th Judicial District Court for his third alleged marijuana possession charge. An affidavit of probable cause alleges that on Dec. 17, law enforcement received a report of Conda driving a vehicle and smoking… Continue Reading

Tween Club to meet Tuesday at 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 a movie. Others topics planned for January and February include free play, Web design and photography. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585.… Continue Reading

Gentle yoga balance class to be held Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The next gentle yoga balance class will take place Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. Cindy Baker, a yoga therapist with the A Place of Wholeness Yoga Studio, will conduct the class. The class incorporates mindful meditation practices and is designed to increase strength, balance and flexibility. It is also… Continue Reading

Officials struggle to find attorney to take on Redle case

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County officials are having a difficult time finding an attorney to review the case against Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle, who could face criminal charges for allegedly kicking at a woman in December. According to the Sheridan Police Department, which has investigated the incident, Redle allegedly attempted to kick a coffee cup… Continue Reading

JAC kills governor’s health care budget provision

SHERIDAN — A provision in Gov. Matt Mead’s budget, which would have provided health care to about 20,000 Wyomingites, failed in committee Wednesday morning. “It’s not terribly surprising,” said Hollis Hackman, a Sheridan resident who works with Healthy Wyoming. The provision failed by one vote in the Joint Appropriations Committee, which is meeting in the… Continue Reading

Tongue River senior to run track at West Point

Tongue River senior to run track at West Point

SHERIDAN — LeeAnna Mitchell is not your average high school senior. The Worland native, who moved to Ranchester just two years ago, will attend West Point in the fall, where she’ll run track. Her academic records put her in place to be this year’s Tongue River High School valedictorian. She’s also student council treasurer, a… Continue Reading

SCTA president happy with completion of indoor tennis facility

SCTA president happy with completion of indoor tennis facility

SHERIDAN — Every time Lorna Brooks drove by the construction site of what would become the indoor tennis facility, she became more and more excited. But it wasn’t until the president of the Sheridan Community Tennis Association stepped inside the finished product that she was truly amazed by what had been accomplished. “It’s just really… Continue Reading

Library to host screening of “Blizzard of ‘49”

Library to host screening of “Blizzard of ‘49”

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host a screening and panel discussion of the Wyoming PBS documentary “Blizzard of ‘49” on Tuesday in the Inner Circle at 2 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. The one-hour documentary film tells the story of “Storm of the Century: The Blizzard of ’49,” the worst series… Continue Reading

SRD hands weed and mosquito control over to city

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District will no longer be the source for weed and mosquito spraying in town. The contract has not been renewed between the SRD and the city of Sheridan, meaning the city will takeover the spraying duties. SRD Executive Director Richard Wright informed the SRD board of the change at Wednesday’s… Continue Reading

Tuesday, Wednesday lectures to explore value, worth

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on trauma, beliefs, value and worth for the January editions of the Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The presentations set for Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on value and worth. In particular, the presentation will explore where you begin and others stop. The After Hours lecture is… Continue Reading

SHRM to host presentation on Wyoming Grown program Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Society of Human Resource Management will meet Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Carmalee Rose from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services in Cheyenne will discuss the Wyoming Grown program. The program is the state’s initiative to bring more Wyoming graduates back to the state. Rose will discuss… Continue Reading

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