Category Archives: Local News

SHS bands to perform concert April 14

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School band department will hold a pre-festival band concert at 7 p.m. April 14 in the Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School. The Symphonic Band and the Wind Ensemble will be performing the songs they are taking to the Northeast District Music Festival to be held at Campbell County… Continue Reading

Story Historical Society program on early Banner

SHERIDAN — The Story Historical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Story Woman’s Club. The program will feature Banner resident Bea Hutson who will speak on the history of Banner. Coffee and cookies will be served, and the event is free and open to the public. Story Woman’s Club is located at… Continue Reading

Agenda: NWCC district board of trustees meeting

Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees meeting 6 p.m. Thursday W132, Sheridan College 3059 Coffeen Ave. Call to order and roll call Agenda additions and deletions Consent agenda Regular meeting minutes from March 10 President’s report Gillette College Advisory Board report Johnson County Advisory Board report Organization reports Classified staff council SC Student… Continue Reading

Trial date set for County Attorney Office arson

SHERIDAN — The man accused of setting fire to the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office pleaded not guilty to federal charges Friday in U.S. District Court in Casper. His trial is scheduled to begin June 1 at 9 a.m. before Judge Scott W. Skavdahl. Joel S. Elliott, 37, faces five counts in relation to the fire:… Continue Reading

Sheridan County on par for cost of living

SHERIDAN— A dollar in Sheridan County spends about the same as the rest of the state, according to a recent report. Research from Wyoming’s Department of Administration and Information Economic Analysis Division indicates Sheridan County’s comparative cost of living is on par with the rest of the state. The data, which compared numbers from December… Continue Reading

Science Saturday to search for signs of spring

SHERIDAN — This week’s Science Saturday, “Searching for Signs of Spring: A Walk in the Woods in Search of LIFE,” will feature a walk from the college to South Park to look for critters, bugs and birds. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. It is free and open to… Continue Reading

Behind the Scenes at Sheridan County Museum Saturday

SHERIDAN — Join the staff at the Sheridan County Museum for a behind-the-scenes look at the museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The Behind the Scenes Saturday program will examine upcoming exhibits and programs in 2015. For younger visitors, there will be a Tidbit Saturday program at 10 a.m. The event is free… Continue Reading

Storyteller Dave Sage at Story library

SHERIDAN — Storyteller Dave Sage, author of “The Heirs of the Medallion,” will be at the Story Branch Library from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday. The program is geared towards adults but children in junior high and above will also enjoy Sage’s storytelling. For more information, call the Story Branch Library at 683-2922. The Story Branch Library… Continue Reading

Brinton to host David Shannon for 10th Illustrator Show

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum presents its 10th Illustrator Show featuring celebrated Caldecott Honor Book recipient and children’s storybook author and illustrator David Shannon. “The Art of David Shannon!” opens in the Museum’s Reception Gallery on Thursday with an artist’s reception on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. A gallery talk and book signing are scheduled… Continue Reading

Rep. John Patton dies at 84, leaves legacy of service

Rep. John Patton dies at 84, leaves legacy of service

UPDATE: (11:59 a.m.) SHERIDAN — Family members of Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, have confirmed that he died Sunday at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Patton was 84. His oldest son Bill Patton said this morning that he died at 3:33 p.m. Sunday at the hospital from pulmonary failure. Patton had a heart attack in Cheyenne on Feb.… Continue Reading

Weekend Easter egg hunts planned

SHERIDAN — A number of Easter egg hunts will be held in Sheridan County this weekend as area residents celebrate the spring holiday. The following is a list of activities planned for the upcoming weekend. The list was compiled by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. Saturday • 10-11 a.m., Tongue River Valley Community Center… Continue Reading

Court Briefs April 4, 2015

Simmons sentenced for drug possession SHERIDAN — Fourth Judicial District Court Judge John Fenn sentenced a 26-year-old to three to six years in prison for felony possession of more than 3 grams of methamphetamines on Friday morning. David Simmons had a long criminal history, having previously appeared numerous times in circuit court with more than 40… Continue Reading

F.A.B. McNenny set to speak at annual women’s conference

SHERIDAN — The third annual F.A.B. (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference presented by The Sheridan Press is less than two weeks away and will feature local and regional experts, personal and professional development, good times, good food and of course, fabulous women. After a winter storm snowed out the inaugural year and scheduling issues arose… Continue Reading

Brinton Museum offers ceramic artist lecture, workshop

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum, in partnership with Sheridan College, will host ceramic artist Kim Dickey for an evening lecture and workshop demonstration on Thursday and Friday. Dickey is an art professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is known for her large-scale, sculptural pieces. Dickey received her master of fine arts… Continue Reading

Chamber Luncheon to focus on keeping your business safe

SHERIDAN — The next Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The program, “Keeping Your Business Safe and Secure,” will feature Johan Bloomhart from WatchGuard Technologies. The luncheon is open to the public. The cost for the buffet lunch is… Continue Reading

Staff, steps or stuff: What will SCSD1 fund?

RANCHESTER — With an external cost adjustment in hand and preliminary budgets for the 2015-16 school year estimated, officials at Sheridan County School District 1 began early discussions Thursday afternoon on how to spend the money coming in. The district has been the site of much turmoil as of late as financial difficulties led to… Continue Reading

County P&Z OKs N. Main quarry permit

SHERIDAN — A local quarry could provide construction materials for the future north Sheridan interchange and combined state projects after the County Planning and Zoning Commission approved an application Thursday evening. Applicant John E. Rice and Sons, Inc., doing business as The Wrench Ranch, received the go-ahead from the Commission to use the 40-acre, agricultural-zoned… Continue Reading

Not guilty plea in nine counts of felony forgery

SHERIDAN — Destiny Pyke pleaded not guilty to nine counts of felony forgery Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Pyke has been accused of forging checks on an account belonging to the Tunnel Inn. The checks allegedly totaled more than $6,500. Each of the nine counts carries a penalty of up to 10 years in… Continue Reading

Plea agreement on fraud, forgery charges

SHERIDAN — Jacob Kethman, 20, entered into a plea agreement with the state Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Kethman has been charged with two counts of felony unlawful use of a credit card and two counts of felony forgery. Each of the counts carries a potential penalty of up to 10 years in prison,… Continue Reading

Fauber trial to be rescheduled

SHERIDAN — The May 4-5 jury trial dates set for the case of Joseph Fauber, 42, will likely be rescheduled if a settlement is not reached. Fauber’s trial is stacked behind another trial on those days and Judge William Edelman of 4th Judicial District Court said he would look for other days the trial could… Continue Reading

Alford enters plea on third felony charge

SHERIDAN — Richard Alford, 36, appeared before Judge William Edelman Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court for a pre-trial conference, entering a not guilty plea to a third felony the state has filed against him. The charges stem from an October 2014 incident in which Alford is accused of breaking into a home and attempting… Continue Reading

Longtime theater owner earns national award

Longtime theater owner earns national award

SHERIDAN — Bill Campbell grew up in front of the silver screen. He’s a second-generation theater owner, working most of his life in Sheridan’s only movie theater. There may not be anyone who knows the theater industry better than he does. Later this month, Campbell will be honored with the highest award in his industry.… Continue Reading

Registration open for Science Kids summer programs

SHERIDAN — Registration is now open for a variety of Science Kids summer programs. Register online at for any of these upcoming events: June 8-11: Eat It, Leave It, Weave It (ages 9-11) June 15-18: Leaf Leapers (ages 6-8) June 22-25: Art of Birding and Art of Birding 2.0 (ages 9-11 and 12-14, respectively)… Continue Reading

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