Local News

The 27th annual Polar Bear Plunge

January 2, 2014

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

YMCA to offer LIVESTRONG, personal fitness programs

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA Activity and Support Center will offer two programs starting new sessions in January, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA and Y Personal Fitness. The ASC offers small-group exercise programs specifically designed for those looking for a welcoming and supportive environment separate from the main weight room and cardio center. Trained staff Read More

Local team heads to Holiday Bowl

SHERIDAN — Nearly 20 Sheridan dancers have been invited to provide halftime entertainment at the Dec. 30 Holiday Bowl in San Diego, Calif., in a first-of-its-kind trip for a local dance studio. “It is my first time, so it will be interesting to see how this works,” said Donna Grant, owner and instructor at Studio Read More

Ainslie named new Senior Center transportation director

December 26, 2013

SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Senior Center has a new transportation director. Steve Ainslie started the job at the beginning of the month and is looking forward to helping Sheridan expand its public transportation services. Ainslie brings with him more than a decade of experience working with public transit and he helped establish the bus system Read More

Arrest made Monday in connection with bar fight

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police have arrested a man in connection with a fight at the Rails Bar at approximately 1 a.m. Dec. 19 where one man sustained knife wounds to his face and neck. Anthony Deflavis, 29, was taken into police custody Monday. According to a press release from the Sheridan Police Department, Deflavis Read More

Sheridan County unemployment at 4.4 percent

SHERIDAN — Unemployment in Sheridan County during the month of November was 4.4 percent, according to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Section. The figure is 0.7 percent below last year’s rate at this time. Sheridan County has a labor force of 16,287, and of those, 710 are drawing unemployment benefits. That Read More

Several students graduate from Chadron State College

SHERIDAN — Several local students graduated from Chadron State College during their Dec. 13 commencement. The following graduates are all of Sheridan: Jennifer Kiehl, Summa Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science in education; Kevin Charlson, Master of education; Marvin Kehrwald, Magna Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science in education; Erika Jorgensen, Summa Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science Read More

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