Category Archives: Local News

New COPE program to begin Tues.

SHERIDAN — Judy Olson, director of “Counseling in Overcoming Painful Emotions,” will start a nine-week program sponsored by Kane Funeral Home next week. COPE is an aftercare program designed to help individuals deal with overcoming the loss of a loved one and gain support from others in the community experiencing the same type of grief.… Continue Reading

AARP offers free tax aid until April 14

SHERIDAN — Free tax preparation assistance is being provided by the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Sheridan Senior Center. The help will be offered through April 14 and includes assistance in completing uncomplicated tax returns for low- to moderate-income taxpayers, especially those age 60 and older. To schedule an appointment,… Continue Reading

Science Kids announces summer activity schedule

SHERIDAN — Registrations for this summer’s Science Kids events will begin Tuesday. Class sizes are limited to 12 children. Each class has a minimum of two adult staff members. The following events will be available this summer: • June 13-16: Art of birding • June 20-21: Audubon adventures • June 27-30: Earth heroes • July… Continue Reading

Americorps team working with local Habitat for Humanity

SHERIDAN — An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps team, known as Silver Three, is in Sheridan to finish houses with Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns. This team of 10 is comprised of individuals between the ages of 18-24 who will serve the community through March 12. HFHEB has partnered with homeowners, volunteers and… Continue Reading

Legislators kill two Hathaway bills, move another

SHERIDAN — Efforts to revamp the state’s public scholarship program for high school graduates have seen mixed results in the 2016 legislative session. Legislators killed bills that would have increased award amounts and made non-U.S. citizens and non-permanent residents eligible for the scholarship. A bill adjusting the language of the scholarship’s college testing requirements is… Continue Reading

Medical marijuana advocates circulate petition in Sheridan area

Medical marijuana advocates circulate petition in Sheridan area

SHERIDAN — For Wyoming medical marijuana advocates, turning a red state green is the goal. Representatives from the local and statewide chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws were at Sheridan College Monday circulating a petition to put medical marijuana on the ballot in Wyoming. Advocates for the legalization of medical… Continue Reading

Student news — February 23, 2016

Local student graduates from MSU SHERIDAN — Students from Wyoming were among the 802 Montana State University undergraduates who received diplomas during MSU’s 2015 fall commencement ceremonies held Dec. 12 in Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Sheridan student Caitlin Dougherty graduated from the school. Carroll College names students to Fall 2015 dean’s list SHERIDAN — Carroll College recently released… Continue Reading

SJHS announces Gold Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School officials have released the names of students who were named to the second quarter honor roll for each grade. Students on the Gold Honor Roll must receive all As. The following students earned a spot on the Gold Honor Roll. Sixth grade Emma  Beld, Sydney  Black, Kaylee  Brastrup, Megan … Continue Reading

Inaugural ‘Jazz on Mars’ set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — On the last Tuesday of every month, the WYO Theater will host a different jazz group. The inaugural event at 8 p.m. Tuesday will feature the Sheridan College Jazz Band. Admission to the performance is $5 at the door. For additional information, contact the WYO Theater at 672-9084. The WYO Theater is located… Continue Reading

Fly Shop of the Bighorns to host fly-tying clinic

SHERIDAN — The Little Bighorn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will present a free fly-tying class at Fly Shop of the Bighorns Saturday. From 1-3 p.m., tie flies with some of the area’s experts. If you’re skilled in the craft, bring your own patterns and equipment to show and share with other attendees. If you’re a… Continue Reading

Horsemen to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will gather Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Carroll ERA Realty. The group will plan events for the coming year. For additional information, see www.wyobch.org/cloudpeak_contact.htm. ERA Carroll Realty is located at 306 N. Main St. Continue Reading

SJHS officials announce Silver Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Officials at Sheridan Junior High School have announced the names of students who earned a spot on the second quarter Silver Honor Roll. Students on the Silver Honor Roll must receive all As and Bs. Sixth grade John  Ahrens, Bree  Aksamit,Bryce  Allen, Kaitlyn  Andersen, Braiden  Anderson, Gage  Anderson, Reese  Anderson, Tanner  Anderson, Haiden … Continue Reading

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

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