Category Archives: Local News

Local students named to BHSU Dean’s List

SHERIDAN — The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2014 semester. A total of 687 students maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or above while taking at least 12 credit hours to be named to the list this semester. The following students from… Continue Reading

Arbitration bill fails on third reading

Arbitration bill fails on third reading

SHERIDAN— Senate File 123, the bill that would have made arbitration with firefighter unions non-binding to governing bodies was defeated in the Senate this morning by a narrow vote. The vote was recorded this morning at 11:33 a.m. There were 14 votes in favor of the bill, including Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan, who sponsored it.… Continue Reading

Bill reinstating review of science standards moves ahead

SHERIDAN — House Bill 23, a bill that would reinstate the review of the Next Generation Science Standards, continues to work its way through the Wyoming Legislature. Meanwhile, review — and a mixed bag of support and criticism — of the standards outside of the capital rolls on. The bill sponsored in part by Rep.… Continue Reading

Monday crash results in the death of one Sheridan man

SHERIDAN — A two vehicle crash on Monday resulted in the death of Alfred Banda, 32, of Sheridan. The crash occurred at 1:45 p.m. on Wyoming Highway 50 approximately 24 miles south of Gillette at mile post 24.10. Banda was the front-seat passenger in a 1990 Jeep Cherokee driven by Lynn Poppell, 33, of Casper.… Continue Reading

Ranchester town council approves liquor licenses

RANCHESTER — Members of Ranchester Town Council approved four liquor license renewals at their meeting Tuesday with the stipulation that future approval of renewals will depend on the applicants being current on their utility payments. Mayor Peter Clark said a few renewal applicants have gotten behind on utility payments. He said state statute allows the… Continue Reading

Granger sentenced in sexual abuse case

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man charged with sexual abuse of a minor was sentenced Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Clinton Michael Granger was arrested Feb. 8 after the victim approached authorities and told them Granger had molested her four years earlier. Granger pleaded not guilty to the felony charge of first degree sexual abuse… Continue Reading

Castro, Geary wed Dec. 19 in Florida

Castro, Geary wed Dec. 19 in Florida

SHERIDAN — Kaitlyn Patricia Castro of Loxahatchee, Florida, and Scott Joseph Geary of Sheridan were married Dec. 19 at Hope Lutheran Church in West Palm Beach, Florida. Castro has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Florida Atlantic University. She is the daughter of Steve Olivo of Harmony Township, New Jersey, and Marie Castro of… Continue Reading

Eighth annual Fireman’s Ball set for Feb. 14

SHERIDAN — The eighth annual fireman’s ball will be held Feb. 14 at the former Warehouse 201 building on Broadway Street. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. and will include live music from the Teka Brock Band starting at 7 p.m. The ball is open to the public and tickets cost $25 per person.… Continue Reading

SCSD1 addresses concerns at public budget discussion

BIG HORN — Administrators at Sheridan County School District 1 hosted a public budget discussion Tuesday night at Big Horn Middle School that was attended by district staff and a handful of community members. Following the statement made in January by the district’s third-party auditors that the budget showed some areas of concern, SCSD1 distributed… Continue Reading

Eagles #186 to host Tipsy Taxi casino night on Saturday

SHERIDAN — A fundraiser to benefit the Tipsy Taxi is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at the Eagles #186. The event will feature roulette, black jack and a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament. Admission is $20 per person, which includes funny money, food and two drinks. Additional funny money will also be available for purchase. Prizes… Continue Reading

Big Horn student to attend media conference

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School student Kaylin McKinley has been selected to represent Sheridan County as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2015 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University. McKinley will join a select group of students from around the country for an extensive study of journalism and the media.… Continue Reading

Fire and Ice Ball to benefit Habitat

SHERIDAN — The annual Fire and Ice Ball to benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The event will be held at the Kalif Shrine Center. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. The event will also include live music. Tickets are… Continue Reading

Spring term of ‘Saturday U’ set for this weekend

SHERIDAN — Area residents have the opportunity to go back to college for a day — this Saturday — with three professors from the University of Wyoming lecturing at Sheridan College for Saturday University. The free, one-day college education program will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. The day will… Continue Reading

Appraisal completed for SCSD2 Gollings paintings

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 is the owner of $3,237,500 worth of William Gollings paintings, according to the appraisal the district received from Gary Temple of the Meadowlark Gallery in Billings, Montana. Members of the Capital Construction Committee at SCSD2 commissioned the appraisal of the paintings after members of the Whitney Benefits Board… Continue Reading

City to hire city administrator

SHERIDAN — City Council has directed department heads and legal counsel to begin the process of creating a new city administrator position to be funded in the fiscal year 2015-2016 budget. At the regular City Council meeting Monday, councilors voted unanimously to approve a resolution directing department heads and legal counsel to investigate the legal… Continue Reading

State to fund study for alternative school

SHERIDAN — TSP Inc., an architecture firm based in Sheridan, will spearhead the efforts to explore facility solutions for a collaborative alternative school in Sheridan County after the Capital Construction Committee of Sheridan County School District 2 selected the firm through the state procurement process. Recently, superintendents of each of the local school districts, as… Continue Reading

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