Local News

Water report 2014

February 18, 2014

SHERIDAN — Statewide, precipitation in January was nearly 115 percent of average and mountain snowpack is at approximately 120 to 135 percent, meaning near normal snowmelt streamflow volumes are expected across most the major basins in Wyoming. The Upper Tongue River Watershed, which encompasses Sheridan County, is above the state average for snowpack and precipitation. Read More

Sheridan Junior High releases honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School has announced its second semester honor roll recipients.   6th Grade Silver Honor Roll Jazlyn Alden, Richard Allen, Ann Alsup, Jazmine Amen, Tyra Araas, McKenna Arndt, Maya Bork, Braley Colmann, Ryan Bybee, Sophia Calkins, Zachary Carney, Olivia Chase, Samantha Cole, Garrett Coon, Jason Coonis, Aydin Cossel, James Cossel-Shelton, Robert Read More

Free day of yoga Saturday

SHERIDAN — Santosha Yoga is offering a free day of yoga and meditation on Saturday. A variety of classes will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and all are welcome to join for one class or the whole day. From 8:30-9:30 a.m. all members of the family are invited to Family Yoga Time. Read More

Truax graduates basic training

SHERIDAN — Air Force Airman Cassaundra J. Truax graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Truax is the daughter of Bill Truax of Sheridan and a 2013 graduate of Sheridan High School. The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force Read More

Free assistance with college admissions

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Educational Opportunity Center is offering free assistance to any member of the community seeking help with college admissions, financial aid and college exploration. All residents of Sheridan and Johnson counties are invited to attend an individual or group appointment. Students seeking scholarships will receive assistance completing Free Application for Federal Student Read More

Dale Bell to produce documentary on local elder care facility

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Green House Living project will be featured in a documentary on the Wyoming Public Broadcasting Service station this spring. Organizers with the Green House were successful in raising $25,000 for the film to be produced by award winning videographer Dale Bell. Bell has worked with board members of the Green House Project Read More

Seniors seek to stay active with a variety of exercise programs

February 17, 2014

SHERIDAN — Indian Sikh Fauja Singh became the oldest marathon runner in 2011 when he ran a marathon in Toronto at the age of 101. He began running when he was in his late 80s. German gymnast Johanna Quaas performed on the parallel bars at age 86. And local woman Diane Hobson busts Latin dance Read More

No injuries in weekend plane crash

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s emergency responders were called to the airport Sunday morning after a plane went off the runway due to a faulty landing gear. The response from emergency workers was robust, but the incident yielded minimal damage to the aircraft and no injuries. Goose Valley Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Williams said his crews Read More

Library hosting Enroll Wyoming events this week

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host two events this week to provide assistance with the Health Insurance Marketplace. On Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. in The Inner Circle “Enroll Wyoming” will be offered. A new Health Insurance Marketplace is now open in Wyo., where consumers can find Read More

‘Women’s Fly Tying Night’ this Friday

SHERIDAN — The Fly Shop of the Bighorns will host a “Women’s Fly Tying Night” on Friday. This free class is open to all women and all materials required will be provided. From 6-9 p.m. at the shop, different fly tying techniques will be taught in a casual atmosphere. Guests are welcome to responsibly enjoy Read More

Sheridan Junior High School announces honor roll

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School has announced its second semester honor roll recipients.   8th Grade Silver Honor Roll Kaylee Abernatha, Daniel Alsup, Sidnee Anderson, Christopher Archuletta, Allison Arndt, Korbyn Averett, Ashley Beld, Quinton Brooks, Helen Burch, Zhoe Calkins, Abagail Chavez, Jimmy Chen, Tristan Choong, Hayley Conley, Andrea Crabb, Elaine Read More

Hagemann to discuss Girls School archiving project Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society will host Veronica Hagemann on Wednesday. Hagemann will discuss the archival project at the Wyoming Girls School. The program is free and open to the general public. The event will commence at 7 p.m. and coffee and cookies will be served. The meeting will be held at the Read More

Fireman’s ball raises money for sculpture, scholarship

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue held the annual Firemens’ Ball at the Sheridan Inn over the weekend. Firefighter II John Syring said this year’s ball was the busiest yet. In the months leading up to the ball, the firemen sold 172 motorcycle raffle tickets. Proceeds from the raffle will go toward establishing a scholarship fund. The Read More

Committee begins work on summer theater festival

February 14, 2014

SHERIDAN — A group of residents dedicated to arts and economic development have begun planning a theater festival in Sheridan for this summer. “The impetus for this includes a lot of things,” said DannyLee Hodnett, one member of the committee working to pull off the event. “A perfect storm is about to be let loose Read More

Berger: Budget remains focus of legislative session

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Legislature has five days down and 15 to go in its 2014 budget session in Cheyenne. The first week of proceedings was described as “robust” by local delegate Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn. “With more than 179 bills to consider in the House and 120 in the Senate, only a handful of Read More

Services for longtime Sheridan attorney, 6th Judicial District judge set for Mon.

SHERIDAN — Monday, Sheridan will bid farewell to a community pillar. Though Fred Dollison most recently served as a circuit court judge for Wyoming’s 6th Judicial District in Crook and Weston counties and attended high school in Newcastle, he gave many good years to the Sheridan community. Remnants of his legacy live locally in his Read More

FAB Conference date set for Sept. 27

SHERIDAN — The FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference has been set for Sept. 27 at Sheridan College. The committee of local women planning FAB has met twice so far this year to begin plans for the second annual event. The purpose of the conference is to educate and empower women. The committee includes Amy Read More

Sheridan Junior High School announces honor roll

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School has announced its second semester honor roll recipients.   8th Grade Gold Honor Roll Hunter Anderson, Steen Avery, Blayne Baker, Taylor Bowie, Samuel Boyles, Amanda Buckler, Nina Charlson, McKinley Christopherson, Kirby Coe-Kirkham, Olivia Conrad, Bailey Coon, Marissa Coon, William Craft, Kyle Custis, Madelyn Estes, Dalton Read More

Worlds of music to hold events Fri.

SHERIDAN — On Friday and Saturday, Worlds of Music, a nonprofit program supported by the Wyoming Arts Council, will present a series of performances, a workshop, a talk and a community dance, held at various locations in Buffalo. All events will feature Orkestar Zirkonium, a 15 piece pan-Balkan wind, percussion and vocal ensemble from Seattle, Read More

Holy Name releases honor roll

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School has announced their second quarter honor roll recipients. 90 percent of the school’s upper school children earned a spot on the honor roll. To be on the “A” Honor Roll a student must have a minimum 3.75 grade point average and no grade lower than Read More

Accidental 911 call results in arrest

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police arrested a woman on an outstanding warrant Wednesday after she accidentally called 911 from her cellphone. Robyn Kapperman, 42, was released from custody the same day after posting a $360 bond. SPD Sgt. Travis Koltiska said Kapperman identified herself to police dispatchers and admitted her phone had dialed the emergency Read More

5 locals to attend biz conference in Cheyenne

SHERIDAN — At least five Sheridan businesses are gearing up to attend the Government Resources and Opportunities for Business Conference and Idea Expo in Cheyenne next week. This year’s conference will focus on providing a training and networking opportunity for entrepreneurs from across the state and will feature an appearance by U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi. Read More

Former mayor wary of ward changes

SHERIDAN — On Tuesday, Sheridan City Council will vote on an issue that could alter the system of representation in city government that has been in place for more than 50 years. On third reading of an ordinance that would have slightly moved a boundary line between Ward 2 and Ward 3 to prevent split ballots Read More

Arbitrators: City should give raises to firefighters

SHERIDAN — An arbitration panel hired to settle a pay dispute between the City of Sheridan and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 276 has determined the city should give raises to the firefighters of Sheridan Fire-Rescue. The union had asked for an additional 2 percent in pay for each grade and step but Read More

Press: SCSD2 violated Open Meetings Act

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Newspapers Inc. has filed a petition requesting the 4th Judicial District Court examine executive session minutes of Sheridan County School District 2 for a possible violation of Wyoming’s Open Meetings Act. The petition alleges that the SCSD 2 Board of Trustees has violated the act by conducting executive, or closed, sessions to Read More

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