Category Archives: Local News

More than 21,000 Wyo. residents have ACA coverage

SHERIDAN — In Wyoming, 21,092 consumers selected or were automatically re-enrolled in health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace as of Feb. 22, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Of the consumers with a Marketplace plan selection, 91 percent qualified for an average tax… Continue Reading

UW Extension to host hydropower talks

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension Office will host a presentation and conversation highlighting the “Wyoming Small Hydropower Handbook” on Monday and Tuesday. A formal presentation will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at the Sheridan College/UW Watt Agricultural Building in room 132. The facility is located at 3401 Coffeen Ave. A luncheon roundtable… Continue Reading

Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussions continue

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series began in January at Sheridan County libraries and will continue this month. The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer the series “Nature, Animals, People and Their Interactions,” which will be moderated by Katie Curtiss. The Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will… Continue Reading

Students set for Spring Break

SHERIDAN — Students from Sheridan County schools are preparing for Spring Break. Sheridan County School District 1 (Dayton/Tongue River) students and staff will be on Spring Break March 16-19. Sheridan County School District 2 (Sheridan) students will have Spring Break from March 23-27. Sheridan County School District 3 (Arvada-Clearmont) will be on break from March… Continue Reading

G&F seeks info on 3 elk poached near Parkman

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information leading to the apprehension of those responsible for the illegal killing of three elk in Sheridan County. The elk were killed on private ranches northwest of Parkman. It appears the elk were shot from the road. Two of the three elk were mature bulls.… Continue Reading

Forward Sheridan evaluating rail bypass

Forward Sheridan evaluating rail bypass

SHERIDAN — Although years away, at the earliest, Forward Sheridan continues to evaluate the possibility of the railroad someday bypassing the city, representatives told the Board of County Commissioners at a special meeting Tuesday. A location north of Sheridan at a former mine site in Acme could present the perfect opportunity for such a project,… Continue Reading

Buckley charged with DUI, hit and run

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man who is charged with damaging four vehicles at a car dealership before being stopped by the police pleaded not guilty to drunk driving and a hit and run Thursday in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Sam Buckley, 57, allegedly crashed into cars at Fremont Toyota at approximately 2:30 p.m. March 4… Continue Reading

Sheridan air service to end March 31

Sheridan air service to end March 31

SHERIDAN — Great Lakes Airlines cited “reasons beyond our control” in a letter announcing it would terminate air service at Sheridan County Airport on March 31. Airport Manager John Stopka received the notice of termination on Monday. Stopka said the termination of air service by Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., which operates as Great Lakes Airlines,… Continue Reading

ABF hires directors, amps up efforts to open ski area

SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation has added two positions to help advance the re-opening of the Antelope Butte Ski and Recreation Area. Effective immediately, Jamie Schectman will serve as the executive director and Andrew Gast will be the development director in charge of leading fundraising efforts. Schectman is the CEO and co-founder of Mountain… Continue Reading

Clearmont to test for new water well sites

CLEARMONT — Mayor Chris Schock told the Clearmont Town Council Monday the Wyoming Legislature passed the Omnibus Water Bill, appropriating up to $750,000 for the town to explore the possibility of new water wells. Clearmont currently draws from two wells, but Schock estimated they are approximately 40 years old. Also, residents complained about the water’s… Continue Reading

Wyoming mourns three educational champions

SHERIDAN — Three influential members of the educational community in Wyoming have passed away in recent weeks including a state representative, an advocate for children and a member of the Northern Wyoming Community College District family. Long-time Wyoming Representative Frank Philp passed away Sunday. Philp, a Republican from Shoshoni, served in the Legislature from 1993… Continue Reading

FAB Conference tickets now on sale

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference, which is scheduled for April 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Sheridan College. Tickets for the conference are $40 per person, while tickets for the banquet dinner only are $30. Combination tickets for the conference and dinner… Continue Reading

Applications available for Sheridan WYO Rodeo scholarship

SHERIDAN — Seniors graduating in 2015 can now apply for one of three $1,000 Sheridan WYO Rodeo scholarships. Applicants must graduate from high school in Sheridan County in the spring of this year and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. The deadline to apply is April 30. Requirements, instructions and applications are… Continue Reading

Get Out and Shop set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Local merchants will showcase their products Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Get Out and Shop event at Sheridan High School. Home-based, direct sales and retail products will all be available. Money raised from the event will support educational products at the PEO Sisterhood. For additional information, see or… Continue Reading

Colton Herrera changes plea in elk poaching case

SHERIDAN — Colton Herrera, one of four members of the Crow Nation who were cited in the January 2014 poaching of three elk near Eskimo Creek in the Bighorn National Forest, pleaded guilty to two charges Monday in Sherian County Circuit Court. Herrera unexpectedly announced at what was set to be his pre-trial conference last… Continue Reading

Local woman is new UW trustee

Local woman is new UW trustee

SHERIDAN — Though the term of service on the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is over for Sheridan resident Dick Davis, a local voice will still be heard as he is replaced with new appointee Michelle Sullivan, also of Sheridan. It is uncommon to have back-to-back trustees from the same county because the university… Continue Reading

Planning Commission welcomes new board members

SHERIDAN — On a night when the Sheridan Planning Commission welcomed two new members and said goodbye to another, the seven-member board also recommended annexation of nearly 25,000 square feet of land located off Independent Lane. The Monday meeting opened with introductions of two newly appointed commissioners, Ray Moores and Mike Mellgren, and it ended… Continue Reading

Run ‘Til You’re Green this Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jaycees will host a fun run Saturday in Kendrick Park beginning at 11 a.m. The “Run ‘Til You’re Green” event will include 1-mile, 5K and 10K runs. The entry fee to participate is $25 if you register before Saturday. The cost will be $30 on race day. The fee includes a… Continue Reading

College offering free tax assistance Saturday

SHERIDAN — It’s tax season and students and faculty in the Sheridan College business department are offering the free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program again this year. The program, which is a branch of the Wyoming Free Tax Service, will meet at Sheridan College’s Griffith Memorial Building, room 10. The scheduled times are this Saturday,… Continue Reading

‘Live from the Met’ at WYO Theater Saturday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Rossini’s ‘La Donna Del Lago’” on Saturday at 11 a.m. The performance is one installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition,” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts… Continue Reading

Fourth annual Taco Fest draws a crowd

Fourth annual Taco Fest draws a crowd

SHERIDAN — Approximately 300 people gathered at Sheridan College Saturday night to enjoy Taco Johns, entertainment and games, raising money for The Food Group at the fourth annual Taco Fest. The event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the organization that feeds about 300 kids a week, sending them home from school on… Continue Reading

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