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Senior Center lecture series begins Tuesday

January 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Senior Center will be hosting a series of presentations entitled “…When I’m Sixty-Four” commencing on Tuesday. This series of life planning lectures will take place monthly on the first Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. The program is designed to help people make informed decisions unique to aging individuals and families. The focus of Read More

Money stolen from lost wallet

SHERIDAN — On the evening of Dec. 30, a wallet was lost in the 1700 block of Dana Avenue. The wallet contained a significant amount of cash. The next day the wallet was recovered in the area of the skate park in Thorne-Rider Park, however the money was missing. Law enforcement requested that anyone with Read More

Identity theft

SHERIDAN – It began eight years ago with a $4,000 withdrawal from his bank account at a bank branch in Washington. “That was the very first incident,” said Tim Bork. “Since then it has just been a constant breach of accounts.” For several years, Bork has been a victim of identity theft and fraud that Read More

Dahmke retires after 20 years at SPD

January 2, 2014

SHERIDAN — A staple officer of the Sheridan Police Department has retired. SPD Lt. Chris Dahmke left the department at age 46 after serving the city of Sheridan for more than 20 years. Dahmke grew up in Douglas. After graduating from college, he briefly worked at Disney Land and later drove a forklift for the Read More

SPD: New Year’s Eve crimes business as usual

SHERIDAN — The New Year’s holiday kept the Sheridan Police Department busy running back and forth but no more than usual for a celebration centered on late night parties. “Overall, it was what we’ve come to expect on New Year’s when there’s a large volume of alcohol and a large volume of people out,” Sgt. Read More

First Friday Comedy Night to be held tomorrow

SHERIDAN — First Friday Comedy Night will be held tomorrow at the Holiday Inn. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show. Attendees must be 18 years old or older. Individual tickets are open seating for $7 in advance or $10 at the door and $4 for Sheridan College students with ID. Alcohol Read More

The 27th annual Polar Bear Plunge

SHERIDAN — Wednesday afternoon at Lake DeSmet the wind was blowing steady at about 10 miles per hour with intermittent high speed bursts. The sun was bright, high in the sky but the air was cold at just over 20 degrees. A fresh four inches of snow from the night before made the roads slick Read More

Annie Greenthumb’s designing two Rose Bowl parade floats

December 31, 2013

SHERIDAN — It is an uncanny coincidence that this year’s 125th Rose Bowl Parade has the theme of “Dreams do come true” because for one Sheridan resident that is exactly what is happening. Linda Robbins, owner of Annie Greenthumb’s Flowers and Gifts, has been invited to participate in floral designing for two of the Rose Read More

Deer issues down with help from city, WGFD program

SHERIDAN — A wildlife management program forged via a cooperative effort between the Sheridan Police Department and Wyoming Game and Fish Department has played a major role in getting the deer population within city limits down to a manageable level. The drop in the number of deer within city limits has led to a reduction Read More

Cross-country ski, snowshoe path now open in South Park

SHERIDAN — Sometimes you just need a quick fix. That is what got Sheridan resident Hermes Lynn — a science teacher at Tongue River High School — started on a project that he hopes will help others who have the itch — to ski, that is. A week ago, Lynn began grooming a cross-country ski Read More

Procrastination was king this holiday season

SHERIDAN — A hindsight view of this year’s holiday shopping season yielded a last-minute rush amid shaky consumer confidence. In some ways, Sheridan’s shoppers are a reflection of a nationwide trend, though the community is still showing its conservative roots. The holiday shopping season was the shortest in 11 years. For businesses that generally rely Read More

Wyoming Archaeological Society to meet Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn. The meeting will be held in the Le Gourmet Room and dinner may be ordered off the menu but no purchase is necessary to attend. Following dinner, at about 7:15 p.m., a free program Read More

Stroll decoration winners recognized

SHERIDAN — As part of the annual Christmas Stroll, a decorating contest was held and the winners received media advertising packages totaling $7,000 donated by The Sheridan Press, Big Horn Mountain Radio Network, Charter Business, Country Bounty, KSGW (KOTA) TV, and Sheridan Media. Categories of the contest were best use of theme, best indoor decorating Read More

Top local news stories of 2013

SHERIDAN — Government stalemates, affordable health care, public shootings and deadly weather topped the national and world headlines in 2013. Local news coverage in the last year has focused on a failed bond issue, a city council member who was arrested for drunken driving and a hailstorm that both wreaked havoc and helped local businesses. Read More

State champions, new teams, rodeo attendance top year in sports

December 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — Local sports featured multiple state champions in 2013, yet another big year for the already-successful Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo and plenty more. Here’s a look at some of the year’s top sports stories in Sheridan County.   Undefeated victors The Tongue River Lady Eagles completed a 28-0 season, defeating Thermopolis in the 2A state championship game Read More

Some residents unhappy with Red Grade closure rules

SHERIDAN — A change to the regulations on winter closure of Red Grade Road has left some Sheridan residents angry about a loss of access to recreation but county commissioners say the change was the best compromise they could create between multiple user groups. The Board of County Commissioners approved Resolution 13-12-040 regarding Red Grade Read More

House fire Saturday on Scott Street still under investigation

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s emergency responders were called to a house fire Saturday. The cause of the blaze at 47 S. Scott St. is still under investigation. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Capt. Greg Luhman said the approximately 400-square-foot apartment is now uninhabitable, as it sustained 75 percent smoke and heat damage. Luhman said his department learned about the Read More

WYO Theater presents Western Film Series Sun.

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present the 2014 Western Film Series starting Sunday. Weekly on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. westerns will be shown and popcorn will be served. The first film in the series will be “Tombstone,” the 1993 film starring Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer and Sam Elliott. Tickets are $10 for adults, Read More

Polar Bear Plunge set for Wed.

SHERIDAN — The 27th Annual Polar Bear Plunge will be held Wednesday at Lake DeSmet. Join the jump or just watch in warmth at 1 p.m. as residents plunge in to the frozen water to start the new year. There is no cost to participate and everyone is welcome. A warm change of clothes for Read More

Akcita Win hosts their next meeting Jan. 7

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will host their next meeting Jan. 7 at Warehouse 201. The free presentation is open to everyone and will commence at 6 p.m. Amy Steele from Journey’s Center of Wellbeing will share Journey’s vision in helping individuals move through the transitions and challenges of life by offering self-care strategies for every Read More

4 life-flighted, identified, after I-90 crash

December 28, 2013

SHERIDAN – Four individuals who were injured in the accident on Interstate 90 near Piney Creek Saturday were transported by air to St. Vincent Hospital in Billings. The Wyoming Highway Patrol said this morning those transported to Billings were Tony Randall, 42; Stacy Randall, 38; Annamarie Randall, 15; and Jewel Randall, 13. The family is Read More

Increase your odds of success by enlisting the support of family, friends

December 27, 2013

SHERIDAN — Depending on how you look at it, January 1 is either the start of a new year full of possibilities or the beginning of a stressful few weeks or months of failed attempts at New Year’s resolutions. “I think most people would like to change some aspects of their lives or their habits Read More

New Year’s resolutions 2014

SHERIDAN — As another year is about to be written into the record books with the approach of New Year’s Day on Wednesday, Sheridan residents have joined much of the rest of the nation in a little introspection about whether to tackle and what to tackle for resolutions in 2014. For many, the Year of Read More

Police accepting applications for citizen’s academy

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department is accepting applications for the 2014 Citizen’s Police Academy. The program provides an opportunity for those who do not work in law enforcement to get an overview of police procedures and gain a greater understanding of what it means to serve and protect. SPD Sgt. Travis Koltiska said the Read More

County uses winter to plan, work on gravel roads

SHERIDAN — For Sheridan County, winter provides a small breather between the busy fall and spring seasons — but just a small one. County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger said there is less heavy construction through the winter but that small projects, snow removal, equipment maintenance and plenty of planning keeps county staff busy through the Read More

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