Category Archives: Local News

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

Leather crafter workshops to begin Monday

SHERIDAN — Leather crafter-related workshops will begin Monday as a lead up to the annual Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show. The workshops are open to the public. Several dozen different workshops will cover a wide range of topics from antiquing and dyeing to belt pattern carving, unique filigree patterns and saddle design. See www.leathercraftersjournal.com/sheridan2015workshops.html for… Continue Reading

SHS Pops Concert set for May 17

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School choir will perform its “Pops” concert at 7 p.m. May 17 in the high school auditorium. The last choir concert of the year will be composed of mixed choir, treblemakers, spectrum and honor choir students taking the stage, with a spotlight on the graduating seniors. The choirs will perform… Continue Reading

Open house set for North Sheridan Interchange

SHERIDAN — A public open house will take place May 18 from 5:30-7 p.m. regarding the North Sheridan Interchange project. The meeting will take place at the Trails End Motel and will include display boards depicting the final design alignment and the proposed construction phasing. Representatives from the project team will also be available to… Continue Reading

Best Western to host Business After Hours

SHERIDAN — The next round of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is set for May 18 from 5-7 p.m. The monthly social and networking event is held at a different member location each month. This month’s event will take place at the Best Western Sheridan Center, located at 612 N. Main… Continue Reading

Wendy’s to donate to Holy Name

SHERIDAN — On Wednesday from 5-8 p.m., Wendy’s in Sheridan will donate a portion of sales to Holy Name Catholic School. The restaurant will give 15 percent of sales from the dining room and pick-up window to the school to help purchase new classroom supplies. For additional information, contact Holy Name at 672-2021. Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host free concert on May 18

SHERIDAN — A free concert will take place at the WYO Theater on May 18 at 7 p.m. as part of the The Piatigorsky Foundation’s musical tour around the country. The event will include professional violist Marcus Thompson and professional pianist Doris Stevenson. Thompson is a violist who has been heralded for “major mastery of… Continue Reading

New statues hit sidewalks in annual artwork rotation

New statues hit sidewalks in annual artwork rotation

SHERIDAN— Keep your eyes peeled, Sheridan. New artwork will be popping up around town. The Public Arts Committee has begun its annual rotation of the metal sculptures that decorate downtown Sheridan. Two new ones have been placed, with eight more to come in the next month. Many of the new statues this year are large,… Continue Reading

WyoTF seeks housing for theater professionals

SHERIDAN — This July, the Wyoming Theater Festival will deliver two weeks of productions, offering artists a fully immersive theater experience and allowing audiences to interact with acclaimed professional theater talents in workshops, lectures, discussions, readings, talkbacks, backstage tours and more. The goal is to create a viable theater tourism industry in Sheridan by becoming… Continue Reading

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