Category Archives: Local News

SkillsUSA Championship sees local winners

SHERIDAN — Three seniors from Sheridan High School recently placed in the Wyoming SkillsUSA Championships competition held in Casper April 13-15. The conference was a showcase of career and technical education students with more than 600 students from around the state competing in a variety of hands-on trade, technical and leadership fields. Cammry Lapka took… Continue Reading

Chamber looking for trainers for Oct. convention

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee is planning an “IGNITE Your Business” convention this fall. The convention will include a full day of trainings that will focus on topics proposed by Chamber members in a member survey held earlier this year. It is scheduled for October 22 at… Continue Reading

Story Historical Society to meet on May 3

SHERIDAN — The Story Historical Society will host a program May 3 featuring a presentation by Steve Smith on the Leitner family, which came to Wyoming Territory in 1883 and settled near Kearney. The program is free and open to the public. Coffee and cookies will be served. The presentation will be held at 1:30… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Museum to open May 1

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will open its doors for the season on May 1. There are several new exhibits this year exploring different people, places and industries that contributed to the growth and prosperity of Sheridan County. The museum will be open from 1-5 p.m. daily before expanded summer hours begin in June. Continue Reading

Mraz sentenced to three years probation for felony forgery

SHERIDAN — Judge John Fenn sentenced a Sheridan woman to three years of supervised probation for felony forgery and misdemeanor theft at a hearing in 4th Judicial District Court Friday afternoon. Miranda Mraz, 26, received a suspended jail sentence of between 18 and 30 months for seven counts of felony forgery, as Fenn opted instead… Continue Reading

DEQ continues monitoring efforts on Tongue River

DEQ continues monitoring efforts on Tongue River

RANCHESTER — E. coli mitigation efforts in the Tongue River led the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to request the town of Ranchester to chlorinate discharge from its wastewater treatment facility following an April 9 site visit. Mayor Peter Clark said preliminary estimates suggest the chlorine will cost the town $3,000 annually. Luckily, the mayor… Continue Reading

Agendas April 25, 2015

Dayton Town Council work session 7 p.m. Tuesday Dayton Town Hall 608 Broadway St. Dayton • Discussion on the 2015-2016 budget for the Town of Dayton Sheridan City Planning Commission 7 p.m. Monday Council Chambers City Hall 55 E. Grinnell Plaza • Call to Order and Roll Call of Members • Approval of Agenda as… Continue Reading

SJHS officials announce third-quarter honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School officials have released the names of students who were named to the third quarter honor roll for each grade. Students on the Gold Honor Roll must receive all As. Students on the Silver Honor Roll must receive all As and Bs. Sixth grade Gold Addy Bolton, Mackenzie Boyles, Fisher… Continue Reading

Mraz sentenced to probation

SHERIDAN — Judge John Fenn sentenced a Sheridan woman to a suspended jail sentence in lieu of supervised probation for felony forgery and misdemeanor theft at a hearing in 4th Judicial District Court Friday afternoon. Miranda Mraz, 26, received a suspended jail sentence of between 18 and 30 months for seven counts of felony forgery,… Continue Reading

Senior Center honors Keystone Award winners

Senior Center honors Keystone Award winners

SHERIDAN — Mary Kraft was brought to tears when she, along with other Keystone Award winners Kim Love and Barbara Walter, received a lengthy standing ovation from adoring crowds packed in the WYO Theater. The fifth annual Keystone Awards held last night celebrated the lifetime achievements of those who have dedicated their life to volunteerism.… Continue Reading

Man to serve 7-14 years for raping unconscious woman

SHERIDAN — Matthew Anderson, 32, was sentenced to seven to 14 years in prison Thursday for raping an unconscious woman and recording it through video on his cellphone. The first degree sexual assault charge carries a minimum of five years in prison and a maximum of 50 years in prison. Anderson had pleaded not guilty… Continue Reading

McGinnis: give your hearts, hope to children

McGinnis: give your hearts, hope to children

SHERIDAN — For most young people, hope is everywhere. But for the children in need of support from the Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns, sometimes hope is hard to find. This was the message of the keynote address provided by Jay McGinnis Friday morning at the annual Light of Hope Breakfast. Court appointed… Continue Reading

Community members act as judges

SHERIDAN — A few dozen attendees donned robes and acted as judges during the second part of the “You Be the Judge” event held Thursday at Sheridan College. The first half of the event was held with justices of the Wyoming Supreme Court. Thursday, 4th Judicial District Court Judge John Fenn, 4th Judicial District Court… Continue Reading

Elementary schools host choir concert Thursday

SHERIDAN — All the elementary schools in Sheridan County School District 2 will combine for a night of singing and fun on Thursday. The concert featuring choirs from each elementary school will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Early Auditorium at Sheridan Junior High School. Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis… Continue Reading

Ucross opens ‘Wyoming Grasslands’ exhibit

Ucross opens ‘Wyoming Grasslands’ exhibit

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation announces an upcoming exhibit called “Wyoming Grasslands” which will feature photographic work from William Sutton and Michael Berman. The show is a collaboration between the artists, the Wyoming Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Draper Natural History Museum. Berman and Sutton spent three… Continue Reading

Beaver Creek Slide coming up May 2

SHERIDAN — The 12th annual Beaver Creek Slide and third annual Beaver Creek Bike Slog will take place May 2, with part of the proceeds to benefit the Sheridan Community Homeless Shelter operated by Volunteers of America. The homeless shelter will receive $12.50 of each individual’s entry fee. Races include a half marathon and 3.5-mile… Continue Reading

TRMS third-quarter honor roll released

RANCHESTER — Tongue River Middle School officials have released the names of students who made the school’s honor rolls for the third quarter. Superintendent’s honor roll students earned a 4.0 GPA and had an A in every subject. Principal’s honor roll students earned at least a 3.67 GPA and had no grades lower than a… Continue Reading

Local man dies in car crash in the Bighorns

Local man dies in car crash in the Bighorns

DAYTON — A single semi-truck crash on Thursday at mile marker 71 on U.S. Highway 14 west of Dayton has left one person dead. Wyoming Highway Patrol officials said Tyrone E. Elam, 36, of Sheridan sustained fatal injuries in the crash. The death was confirmed by the Wyoming Department of Transportation. The crash occurred at… Continue Reading

One fatality confirmed in US 14 West accident

DAYTON — Wyoming Department of Transportation officials confirmed one fatality in an accident that occured near mile marker 71 on U.S. 14 West Thursday afternoon. The highway was closed to allow officials to deal with the accident, which involved a semi-truck carrying a bentonite powder. The truck crashed into the wall in the area. Crews… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Justices, students hold court

Supreme Court Justices, students hold court

SHERIDAN — Dressed in their Sunday best and seated quietly and attentively, 400 area high school students observed a session of the Wyoming Supreme Court held Wednesday morning at Sheridan High School. The five justices traveled to Sheridan for a series of events put together by the Sheridan County Bar Association, starting with a public… Continue Reading

Natural gas board nears engineer selection

DAYTON — Representatives of the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board and WWC Engineering recently met and drafted a plan to select an engineering firm for a natural gas pipeline to serve Dayton, Ranchester and surrounding county residents, board Chairman Peter Clark said Wednesday. The document outlines procedures and deadlines for soliciting proposals from firms… Continue Reading

SC president to lead national education association

SHERIDAN — The board of the American Technical Education Association selected Dr. Paul Young, president of Sheridan College and sitting ATEA vice president, to serve as the organization’s new president through 2017 in Indianapolis on Friday. Young has served on the board of the ATEA since 2007 and credits the organization with providing the national-level… Continue Reading

Business of wellness not always easy

Business of wellness not always easy

SHERIDAN — The air is thick and balmy warmed by the heat lamps placed between modern art depicting Gautama Buddha. The soothing sounds of southeast Asian music becomes white noise to the students as they become lost in themselves. In front of the room, instructor and co-owner of Downtown Yoga and Fitness Laura Koltiska provides… Continue Reading

e2e to feature alternative agriculture startup

SHERIDAN — e2e Wyoming, an educational networking program designed to improve the climate for the start-up and growth of entrepreneurial companies, will feature Bright Agrotech CEO and inventor Dr. Nate Storey in a presentation to be held Wednesday. Storey will share his story of launching an alternative agriculture startup. Bright Agrotech is an agriculture technology… Continue Reading

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