Category Archives: Local News

Snowmobiler life-flighted to Billings with injuries

SHERIDAN — A snowmobiler was airlifted to Billings, Montana, over the weekend after an accident near Owen Creek in the Bighorn Mountains. Roberta Young, who owns Bear Lodge Resort with her husband Rick, confirmed that snowmobilers came to the lodge Saturday afternoon seeking assistance for one of their party who had been injured. Young said… Continue Reading

Municipal leaders prep for legislative session

SHERIDAN — Icy roads or dry, the 63rd Wyoming Legislature will kick off at noon on Tuesday and several members of local government will be making the trek to Cheyenne throughout the session to make their voices heard on the various bills to be considered. Mayors and staff for Sheridan, Dayton, Ranchester and Clearmont said… Continue Reading

Agendas Jan. 10, 2015

Sheridan County Conservation District Board of Supervisors meeting 10 a.m. Tuesday Upstairs conference room Cottonwood Building 1949 Sugarland Drive • Call to order • Approval of agenda • Contracts and request 1. Project payments 2. State Historic Preservation Office class III survey 3. Social indicators survey project 4. Natural Resources Conservation Service memorandum of understanding… Continue Reading

Dueling Duo at the Elks on Friday

SHERIDAN — The Elks Lodge located at 45 W. Brundage St. will play host to the Dueling Duo on Friday. Tickets to see the dueling piano players are $40 in advance or $50 at the door and are available by calling 672-6478. Ticket prices include hors d’oeuvres and two drinks. The show will include requests,… Continue Reading

Judge OKs joining of trials in kidnapping case

SHERIDAN — Judge William Edelman ruled Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court that two defendants in a kidnapping case could face trial together. Aaron Arnold and Nicole Wight were arrested late last year for the kidnapping, beating and robbery of Bearl Arnold, Aaron Arnold’s ex-wife. According to a court affidavit, Aaron Arnold beat Bearl Arnold… Continue Reading

Winter nightmare — Crash closed interstate for several hours

SHERIDAN — One serious injury and several minor injuries were reported in a pileup on Interstate 90 Thursday that closed the highway for several hours. Wyoming Department of Transportation spokeswoman Ronda Holwell said the interstate closed between Sheridan and Buffalo at approximately 11:30 a.m. Thursday due to zero visibility and multiple accidents near mile post… Continue Reading

Exhibit Hall work underway

SHERIDAN — Upgrades on the Exhibit Hall at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds are well under way with all the demolition work complete and a projected finish date of March 5. Bill Goodman of TSP, Inc., gave a report to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Association at its meeting Thursday. Goodman is providing construction oversight for the… Continue Reading

December precipitation above normal

SHERIDAN — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the first water supply outlook of 2015 on Thursday. So far, the report indicates Wyoming’s precipitation for December was nearly 140 percent of average. According to the report, precipitation numbers varied between 200 percent of normal over the Big Horn River Basin to near 85 percent… Continue Reading

Homeowners — Have you checked for radon?

SHERIDAN — While airwaves and doctors offices are flooded with smoking cessation campaigns, another easy choice that can be made to decrease chances of developing lung cancer oftentimes goes overlooked. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most important thing you can do to lower your lung cancer risk is to quit… Continue Reading

Celebrate ‘reading season’ with Book Bingo

SHERIDAN — Shorter days and cold temperatures often mean more time curled up with a good book. To celebrate this “reading season,” the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and branch libraries are hosting a winter reading program through February. The program, book bingo, will be set up much like regular bingo. There are three different… Continue Reading

Library to host Downton Abbey tea party

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host the second annual Downton Abbey tea party in celebration of the beginning of season five of the popular PBS Masterpiece Theater series. The celebration will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. in The Wyoming Room of the library. Organizers encourage attendees to wear period clothing from… Continue Reading

Backcountry film fest open only to adults

SHERIDAN — The 10th annual Backcountry Film Festival planned for Saturday will no longer be an all-ages event. Due to the nature of the venue, law enforcement officials have negated organizers’ original understanding that a private function could be held at the No Name Bar for all ages. The screening will still be held at… Continue Reading

I-90 northbound now open

I-90 northbound now open

UPDATE: (7:15) SHERIDAN – Interstate 90 between Sheridan and Buffalo is now open in both directions. Wyoming Department of Transportation spokeswoman Ronda Holwell advised travelers to use caution and be aware that road conditions are still slick in spots. UPDATE: (6:15 p.m.) SHERIDAN — Interstate 90 northbound has reopened. The southbound lanes are expected to… Continue Reading

Entry fees may increase at Little Bighorn Battlefield

SHERIDAN — Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is proposing a change in its current entrance fees. Beginning in 2015, Little Bighorn Battlefield, one of 131 National Park units that currently charges entrance fees, is authorized to change its fee rates to align with the new National Park Service rate schedule. Little Bighorn Battlefield proposes to… Continue Reading

Cancer survivors start support group

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

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