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Former parole officer gets probation for affair

May 9, 2014

SHERIDAN — A former Sheridan probation and parole officer has accepted a plea agreement with the 4th Judicial District Court that would keep him from serving time for having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a woman he had supervised. Chris Yager signed an agreement Wednesday to serve two years of supervised probation in lieu of Read More

Fair board member announces he’s leaving; board OKs projects

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fair Association Vice Chairman Ed Johlman announced his intention to leave the board when he relocates to Rifle, Colorado, in June for a job as chief financial officer at Grand River Health. Fairgrounds Director Jamie Ringley said he would be missed after years of dedicated service to the fair association. In other business, Read More

Local artist wins national art exhibition

SHERIDAN — Diane Wyatt of Sheridan won a first place award in this year’s National Greeley Art Exhibition in Greeley, Colo. More than 300 entries from 17 states were submitted and 130 were selected to show. Wyatt took first in Pastels with her painting “Layers” and also had two other pieces selected to show.

Donkey basketball at SHS on Monday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Lady Broncs basketball team is bringing donkey basketball to SHS Monday. Four teams will compete in the event including the Lady Broncs and Broncs basketball teams, SHS staff and a community team. Donkeys will be brought in to take to the courts with players on their backs for a Read More

Hospital to host 3 discussions on the future, priorities of health care

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will host three public discussions on the future direction and strategic priorities of health care in Sheridan. The first will be held Tuesday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. The remaining two sessions will be held May 17 from 10 a.m. to noon and May 19 from 6-8 p.m. All discussions will be Read More

SC graduation this Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s 65th annual commencement ceremony will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. inside the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. More than 450 degrees and certificates were earned by students at the college this year. For the first time in the college’s history, honorary degrees will be bestowed on members of the community and Read More

Good Samaritans to be honored Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Good Samaritan Awards will be held tomorrow night at the Holiday Inn, recognizing the people of the Sheridan community that quietly and selflessly serve others. Don Warriner, captain at The Salvation Army, said they received 25 nominations and the board selected eight highly deserving individuals or couples representing a variety of organizations. Read More

SJHS ranked 11th in nation

May 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School is ranked 11 in the article titled “The 50 Best Middle Schools in the U.S.” by thebestschools.org. Schools are selected on several weighted factors including academic excellence, state assessment scores, National Assessment of Educational Progress scores, awards and more. The complete article can be seen at www.thebestschools.org/features/50-best-middle-schools-grades-7-8-america.

Free daily webinars to be held during Small Business Week

SHERIDAN — Next week is National Small Business Week and the Wyoming Entrepreneur Small Business Development Center will be sponsoring free daily webinars in honor of the more than half of Americans who own or work for a small business. All webinars will take place from noon to 1 p.m. and can be accessed by Read More

Ranch sustainability forum to be held next week

SHERIDAN — The Padlock Ranch and Sheridan College will host a Ranch Sustainability Forum Monday through Wednesday. The forum will provide information resources and tools for ranch stakeholders that will help provide healthy and sustainable ranches in 2020 and beyond and host a variety of speakers and topics. The keynote speaker will be McDonald’s Corporate Read More

Next ‘Birding at The Brinton’ this Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and the Big Horn Audubon will present the next monthly “Birding at The Brinton” on Saturday. This free morning of bird watching will run from 9-11 a.m at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome to join. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars if they have Read More

Free info session on virtual school Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school, will host a free informational session in Sheridan on Tuesday. From 6:30-8 p.m. the public is invited to the Wingate by Wyndham to learn about the online program of Sheridan County School District 1 which is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Read More

Sathre sentenced to three years

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man has been sentenced to three years in prison for federal tax evasion. Robert Sathre, 65, accepted a plea agreement to serve the time and pay more than $3 million in restitution. In exchange for the plea, the court dropped another charge against him and all charges against his wife, Judy Read More

WGFD proposes changes to hunting regulations

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has proposed several changes to its hunting license regulations — including extension of several deadlines and increases in gray wolf mortality quotas — that will be open for comment until 5 p.m. May 30.  The WGFD-Sheridan Region office held an open house Wednesday to discuss the proposed changes. Read More

Study aimed at community development, planning

SHERIDAN — Sheridan has been selected as one of two communities to participate in a survey study conducted by a regional economic development research firm. The Sonoran Institute is looking for feedback from residents of Sheridan to learn what makes economies thrive or fail. Sonoran Institute Economist Alison Berry said the “Place Value” research project Read More

Mischke named Teacher of the Year

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 has selected Tongue River High School family and consumer science teacher Pat Mischke as the district’s Teacher of the Year. In addition to the recognition, the honor includes the privilege of applying to receive the Wyoming Teacher of the Year Award. Superintendent Marty Kobza announced the honor last Read More

Facebook posts help to incriminate alleged dealer

SHERIDAN — Two people from Sheridan are being charged with offenses related to selling marijuana, LSD and other drugs. Josh Flaharty and Casey Van Haele, both in their early 20s, are charged with the felony of conspiring to deliver a controlled substance, and Flaharty is also charged with felony possession with intent to deliver. An officer Read More

Sathre to be sentenced for tax evasion in federal court today

May 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man is scheduled to appear in federal court in Cheyenne this afternoon to be sentenced for tax evasion. Robert Sathre pleaded guilty to the charge Feb. 26 after he and his wife, Judy Sathre, were indicted together for concealing money in an offshore bank account. The charges were first filed in Read More

Town considering railroad quiet zone; ranchers express concerns

RANCHESTER — Ranchers and agricultural workers met with members of Ranchester Town Council at their meeting Tuesday to discuss the idea of putting in a railroad quiet zone at the crossing on Five Mile Road (County Road 120A) northwest of Ranchester. Installing a flag and other safety devices such as a median barrier or arms on Read More

1 local GOP delegate voted in favor of censure

SHERIDAN — Just one of Sheridan County’s 15 delegates to the Wyoming Republican Party Convention voted in favor of a censure resolution that would have left Gov. Matt Mead with a significant scar heading into the 2014 election. “I think that as the most powerful Republican in the state, he should have put a stop Read More

UW Extension, The Wyoming Room begin work on 4-H book

SHERIDAN — When 4-H began more than 100 years ago, life was different: agricultural practices have changed, science has advanced and knowledge has expanded. But the idea behind 4-H has remained constant through all those years — to help young people and their families gain the skills needed to be proactive forces in their communities Read More

County OKs permit for equine clinic near Big Horn

SHERIDAN — County Commissioners voted to approve a conditional use permit for a new equine veterinary clinic to be located on state Highway 335 near Big Horn at their meeting Tuesday. Following the recommendation from the County Planning and Zoning Commission, commissioners approved only phase one of the proposed three-phase project. The CUP request was made Read More

Legion to host Poppy Days drive Fri., Sat.

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary #7 will host a Poppy Days drive Friday and Saturday. Buddy Poppies are artificial flowers which have symbolized the blood shed by service members since the VFW registered the name with the U.S. Patent Office in 1924.The poppy flowers are assembled by disabled, needy or aging veterans at Veterans Read More

Session on One-Cent tax tomorrow

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s Optional One-Cent Sales Tax is coming up for renewal and the city of Sheridan is hosting listening sessions to hear questions and comments from the public. The final session will be held tomorrow at the Sheridan Senior Center at 11 a.m. If you have not been able to attend a session, Read More

Contractors seminar Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Sheridan Workforce Center will host a Preference Act Seminar tomorrow. The Wyoming Preference Act aims to retain public monies in the state by giving a leg up to Wyoming contractors bidding on public works projects. The seminar will address bidding processes and information and procedural steps regarding Read More

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