Category Archives: Local News

Winnop goes to Washington

Winnop goes to Washington

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School senior Elizabeth Winnop will be making her second trip in two years to Washington, D.C., but this time she will get to meet the president. A member of last year’s state champion “We the People” team, Winnop has been selected as one of two students from Wyoming to spend a… Continue Reading

County launches new website

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County has a new website that staff and officials hope will provide an accessible and easy to navigate system for anyone needing to do business with the county. “We had not really paid a lot of attention to the site for a lot of years,” County Administrative Director Renee Obermueller said. “With the… Continue Reading

Cancer support group to meet tonight

SHERIDAN — A cancer survivors support group, “A Shared Journey,” has been formed. It meets Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. inside the Sheridan Senior Center. Survivors of cancer, regardless of diagnosis, and those currently undergoing treatment, are welcome to attend. For more information, call Renee Parker at the Welch Cancer Center, 674-6022. Continue Reading

Girls State accepting applications

SHERIDAN — Applications are now being accepted to attend the 73rd session of American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming Girls State, which will be held on the campus of Northwest College in Powell on June 6-13. The program is open to all ladies who will complete their junior year of high school in June 2015. The program is… Continue Reading

2 men sentenced on burglary charges

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan men arrested for attempted burglary in September were sentenced Friday in 4th Judicial District Court. Christopher Sittner, 23, and Kristopher Koetting, 19, were arrested Sept. 29 while attempting to enter a home on Michael Drive. Both men accepted identical plea agreements. Under the plea agreements, the two men were sentenced to… Continue Reading

Want to publish your book? Try doing it yourself

Want to publish your book? Try doing it yourself

SHERIDAN — A stroll down historic Main Street in Sheridan will reveal the town’s love of art on every block. From sculptures on display to paintings for sale in several local stores, visual art abounds. But if you duck inside Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery you will find a large collection of locally produced art… Continue Reading

DUI arrests increase for third straight year

SHERIDAN — Arrests made for driving under the influence rose approximately 14 percent between 2013 and 2014, continuing the upward trend of the last few years. According to information provided by Sheridan County and Prosecuting Attorney Matt Redle, total DUI arrests rose nearly 20 percent from 2011 to 2012, 18 percent from 2012 to 2013… Continue Reading

Agendas Jan. 24, 2015

Board of County Commissioners staff meeting 9 a.m. Monday Second floor commission library #216 Sheridan County Courthouse Addition 224 South Main St. • Call to order • Executive session per §16-4-405 (a)(iii) and 16-4-405 (a)(vii) • Consider purchase offer for Milward Water-Hole Property • Staff and elected reports • Adjourn Joint Sheridan College Board and… Continue Reading

Fulmer Public Library to offer computer classes

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is offering a little help to local residents navigating computers. The classes will be held Thursdays at 10 a.m. and attendees can use their own laptops or use one belonging to the library. Class topics are as follows: • Jan. 29 — More on Windows 7 •… Continue Reading

Ferrari of the piano world gets a tune-up

Ferrari of the piano world gets a tune-up

SHERIDAN — Imagine a wide open road, shimmering with dew, and an F12berlinetta Ferrari with every “rosso corsa” curve glistening and its V12 engine purring with a soft restraint that almost belies the power beneath the hood. Now imagine easing the gas pedal down, expecting the heart-pounding rev and the 0 to 124 in 8.5… Continue Reading

Schools eye bill that would require 4 years of math

Schools eye bill that would require 4 years of math

SHERIDAN — Senate File 8 is making its way through the Wyoming State Legislature, and local education stakeholders are carefully monitoring the proposed changes to the multi-faceted education accountability and assessment bill. The modified bill sponsored by the Select Committee on Statewide Education Accountability passed its second reading during Thursday’s meeting of the Senate, moving… Continue Reading

Hotels: Busy summer weekends already booked

SHERIDAN — Even though snow continues to cover the ground, local lodging establishments are feeling the heat of summer. Hotels and motels in the Sheridan area are filling up fast for this summer’s biggest events, and many are already filled to capacity during select weekends. Popular weekends already booked for many lodging facilities include the… Continue Reading

Sheridan College to host open house

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host an open house Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium to allow individuals to learn more about programs the community college offers. College staff especially encourage residents older than 50 who didn’t finish college to head back to campus. By combining life and… Continue Reading

‘Souper’ Bowl community food drive starts Monday

SHERIDAN — The AARP and Wyoming Retired Educators of Sheridan have partnered with local food banks for a “Souper” Bowl community food drive during the week of Jan. 26-Jan. 30. There will be two drop-off sites — the Sheridan Senior Center and the YMCA. Both sites will have a decorated box for each of the… Continue Reading

First Assembly of God Church to install new pastors Sunday

SHERIDAN — Rev. Jay and Linda Littlefield will be installed as new pastors of First Assembly of God Church at the 10:15 a.m. worship service Sunday. Rev. Alan Schaberg, the Wyoming District Assemblies of God superintendent, will install them. Following the installation, he will preach. The public is invited to this event. Jay Littlefield is… Continue Reading

Survey shows residents OK with more lax development rules

Survey shows residents OK with more lax development rules

SHERIDAN — Recent survey results indicate Sheridan residents think downtown development is important enough that the city should consider revising its rules to make it easier to remodel or replace downtown buildings. The survey was the second sent out this year to gauge public opinion during development of the Sheridan Land Use Plan and a… Continue Reading

Scheduling could be challenge for SCSD1 soccer

BIG HORN — Sheridan County School District 1 is officially moving forward with their new 3A soccer program, and the athletic directors are finding they are entering a whole new world. Previously, the district combined with SCSD2 in Sheridan for their 4A soccer teams, but in the fall of 2014 the school board voted to… Continue Reading

Crews respond to Delphi house fire, no injuries

Crews respond to Delphi  house fire, no injuries

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to a structure fire Wednesday morning on Delphi Avenue. No injuries were reported. “The origin and cause of the fire are under investigation,” SFR Chief Terry Lenhart said Wednesday. “We’ll have certified investigators looking for the cause.” Both SFR and Goose Valley Fire Department responded to the fire, and a… Continue Reading

Dayton Town Council appoints Healy as new municipal judge

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council made quick business of a short agenda Monday. Council members approved a resolution appointing Ryan Healy of Healy Law Firm as the town’s new municipal judge, Town Clerk Linda Lofgren said. Dayton’s previous municipal judge, Joelle Hadley-Day, resigned. The Council also discussed an agreement with Ranchester for Healy to conduct… Continue Reading

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