Category Archives: Local News

Clearmont rejects proposal for sanitation service

CLEARMONT — Members of Clearmont Town Council voted Monday to reject a proposal from Bald Mountain Sanitation to provide garbage collection services for the town. Mayor Chris Schock said that councilors decided the town was self-sufficient and able to handle its own garbage service. In November, the Council received a proposal from Scott Gruntmeir with… Continue Reading

Local Court Briefs Feb. 17, 2015

Woman sentenced to probation for conspiracy to deliver charge SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman was sentenced Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court for conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance. Judge John Fenn accepted a plea agreement that included a sentence of two to four years, suspended in lieu of three years supervised probation. Conspiracy to deliver… Continue Reading

Jackalope Jump set for Saturday at Lake DeSmet

SHERIDAN — The 2015 Sheridan Jackalope Jump will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lake DeSmet. Registration for the jump will begin at noon. The Jackalope Jump is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Wyoming athletes by gathering pledges and plunging into icy waters. Great prizes are available… Continue Reading

Trout Unlimited to offer free fly tying class

SHERIDAN — The Little Big Horn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will offer a beginning to intermediate fly tying class Saturday from 1-4 p.m. The class will be held at the Fly Shop of the Big Horns and is free and open to the public. The event is geared toward adults and children at least 10… Continue Reading

Bullock concert to benefit St. Jude’s

SHERIDAN — Country musician Troy Bullock will perform in concert Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event will include an opening performance by The Fire Ants, a silent auction and a live auction. Tickets cost $15 per person and individuals must be… Continue Reading

SHS officials release ‘B’ honor roll recipients

SHERIDAN —  Sheridan High School officials released the school’s second-quarter honor rolls last week. To be eligible for the B Honor Roll, a student must be enrolled in five classes at Sheridan High School and earn a 3.49-2.7 average with no grades lower than a “C.” Ninth grade Christopher Archuleta, Korbyn Averett, Steen Avery, Wrylee… Continue Reading

SCSD1 moves board meeting to TRMS

RANCHESTER — The monthly school board meeting of Sheridan County School District 1 scheduled for Tuesday will be held in a new location. The meeting, scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. with a closed executive session and open to the public at approximately 6 p.m., will be held in the cafeteria of Tongue River Middle… Continue Reading

Wyoming Supreme Court to hear case at SHS

SHERIDAN — One day before the “We the People” state champion team from Sheridan High School takes flight for the national competition in Washington, D.C., they and other area students will get to take part in an actual hearing of the Wyoming Supreme Court thanks to a unique opportunity currently in the works. On April… Continue Reading

Woman arrested last week on 2004 warrant

SHERIDAN — While Bonnie Stewart’s arrest warrant looks like any other issued by the Sheridan County Circuit Court, a quick glance at the judge’s signature shows that it is not. The signature belongs not to sitting Judge Shelley Cundiff, but to former Judge John J. Sampson who retired in 2012. The warrant was issued in… Continue Reading

Locals shine at Special Olympics

Locals shine at Special Olympics

SHERIDAN — After winning a gold medal in the 100-meter race by half a snowshoe, athlete Chloe Laumann had three words of advice for anyone who has thought about entering a race but lacked the courage: “Just do it.” The 13-year-old competitor from Sheridan — and all the other athletes who recently competed in the… Continue Reading

Group to ask for city support for pool project

SHERIDAN — Tuesday night, the Citizens for Community Recreation will present a proposal for a new indoor aquatics center to the Sheridan City Council. The proposed aquatics center is projected to cost around $12.5 million and would be located south of the current YMCA facility on the soccer fields in downtown Sheridan. The project design… Continue Reading

Laumann to speak at Big Horn Woman’s Club

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the group’s clubhouse. Helen Laumann will speak about the historic hotels and boarding houses in the area. The meeting is free and open to all women. For additional information, contact Kathy Hosford at 674-7656. The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse… Continue Reading

SC to host author, architect Jeremiah Eck

SHERIDAN — Author and architect Jeremiah Eck will give a presentation Thursday at 6 p.m. at Sheridan College. The event, brought to the community by TSP, Dale Buckingham Architects and architect Dan Stalker, is free and open to the public. Eck will discuss “timeless solutions, current technologies and the significant impact they can have on… Continue Reading

SHS officials announce 2nd-quarter ‘A’ honor roll

SHERIDAN —  Sheridan High School officials released the school’s second-quarter honor rolls last week. To be eligible for the “A” Honor Roll, a student must be enrolled in five classes at Sheridan High School and earn a 3.99 – 3.5 grade point average and no grades lower than a “C.” Ninth grade Kaylee Abernatha, Daniel… Continue Reading

Vehicle strikes Mill Inn; no injuries reported

Vehicle strikes Mill Inn; no injuries reported

SHERIDAN — At approximately 8:35 a.m. on Feb. 14, Sheridan Fire-Rescue, Sheridan Police Department, Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and Rocky Mountain Ambulance responded to a report of a vehicle striking The Mill Inn. On arrival a full-size sedan was found to have driven into room 113. There were no injuries to the driver or the… Continue Reading

Protecting the flock

Protecting the flock

CLEARMONT — It is a landscape that doesn’t seem to change, its domed, herd-of-camels hills casting long shadows over dusty ground specked with sagebrush, muddy ground specked with sagebrush, snowy ground specked with sagebrush. But it does change. That old International truck sprouting weeds next to the unnamed road leading to the Flying U Ranch… Continue Reading

G&F seeking info. on elk poaching case

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information leading to the apprehension of those responsible for the illegal killing of eight elk in Sheridan County. The elk were discovered on a private ranch northwest of Parkman and WGFD officials said they believe the animals were killed in the last month or so.… Continue Reading

Sheridan man sentenced for felony fraud charge

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man appeared in court Thursday for sentencing stemming from a felony fraud charge filed in 2014 for the issuance of a $4,000 check that could not be cashed due to insufficient funds. Stephen Raley had previously been sentenced to a one-year split sentence for similar fraud charges for writing bad checks… Continue Reading

Agendas Feb. 14, 2015

Sheridan County School District 1 board of trustees meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Board room, central office 1127 Dayton St., Ranchester • Call the meeting to order • Executive session 1. Personnel • Pledge of Allegiance • Reading of Mission Statement • Roll call • Approval of agenda • Presentations and recognitions 1. Student clubs and… Continue Reading

SHS announces principal’s honor roll

SHERIDAN— Sheridan High School officials recently announced the names of those students who earned a place on the principal’s honor roll. The principal’s honor roll consists of students who earn all As and are enrolled in at least five classes at Sheridan High School. The following students earned a place on the principal’s honor roll:… Continue Reading

Youth to compete in Stars of Tomorrow

SHERIDAN — Youth will compete in the finals for the local Stars of Tomorrow contest Friday beginning at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The competition is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and is open to children in kindergarten through high school. The contest is split into four divisions. The top three finishers will receive… Continue Reading

Birding at the Brinton set for Feb. 21

SHERIDAN —Join instructor Jackie Canterbury for “Birding at The Brinton” on Feb. 21 from 9-11 a.m. at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners. This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and Bighorn Audubon. The museum is located at 239… Continue Reading

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