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Accidental 911 call results in arrest

February 14, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police arrested a woman on an outstanding warrant Wednesday after she accidentally called 911 from her cellphone. Robyn Kapperman, 42, was released from custody the same day after posting a $360 bond. SPD Sgt. Travis Koltiska said Kapperman identified herself to police dispatchers and admitted her phone had dialed the emergency Read More

5 locals to attend biz conference in Cheyenne

SHERIDAN — At least five Sheridan businesses are gearing up to attend the Government Resources and Opportunities for Business Conference and Idea Expo in Cheyenne next week. This year’s conference will focus on providing a training and networking opportunity for entrepreneurs from across the state and will feature an appearance by U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi. Read More

Former mayor wary of ward changes

SHERIDAN — On Tuesday, Sheridan City Council will vote on an issue that could alter the system of representation in city government that has been in place for more than 50 years. On third reading of an ordinance that would have slightly moved a boundary line between Ward 2 and Ward 3 to prevent split ballots Read More

Arbitrators: City should give raises to firefighters

SHERIDAN — An arbitration panel hired to settle a pay dispute between the City of Sheridan and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 276 has determined the city should give raises to the firefighters of Sheridan Fire-Rescue. The union had asked for an additional 2 percent in pay for each grade and step but Read More

Press: SCSD2 violated Open Meetings Act

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Newspapers Inc. has filed a petition requesting the 4th Judicial District Court examine executive session minutes of Sheridan County School District 2 for a possible violation of Wyoming’s Open Meetings Act. The petition alleges that the SCSD 2 Board of Trustees has violated the act by conducting executive, or closed, sessions to Read More

County spelling bee proves tough competition

SHERIDAN — Worrisome, igneous, ambiguity, syntax and vulcanize are just a few of the words that area fifth- through eighth-graders had to spell at yesterday’s county spelling bee. Students from Sheridan Junior High School, Tongue River Middle School and Big Horn Middle School converged at Sheridan College yesterday to compete in the annual spelling bee. Read More

Sheridan College to present Sage Grouse discussion

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Science Museum Lecture Series will present “Monitoring Greater Sage-Grouse in the Powder River Basin” on Wednesday. The free lecture will commence at 7 p.m. in the Mohns Science Center. The PRB is home to a population of greater sage-grouse on the eastern edge of its range. It is an isolated Read More

Big Horn Middle School announces honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Big Horn Middle School has announced their second quarter honor roll recipients. 8th grade Principal’s Honor Roll Amanda Anderson, Mallarie Apodaca, Kathryn Arneson, Delani Cunningham, Emma Enloe, Brayton Fox, Koen Gore, Caroline Haile, Miranda Johansson, Kayla Lee, Jillian Mayer, Nathaniel McAdoo, Tazmyn Olson, Teal Scheuber, Karsyn Ulibarri. 7th grade Principal’s Honor Roll Ryan Read More

Broken water pipe ends classes, causes little damage

February 13, 2014

CLEARMONT — The Arvada/Clearmont School suffered a water leak on Feb. 6 resulting in early dismissal for students, but luckily, very little damage. According to Sheridan County School District 3 Superintendent Charles Auzqui, the leak happened in the kindergarten and first-grade classroom. He said the extreme cold temperatures caused a fire sprinkler head to freeze Read More

Rec. facility could cost $48 million, operate at $1.7 million deficit

SHERIDAN — Two planning documents developed in relation to the multipurpose recreation facility being discussed by SCSD 2 indicate that the project could cost $48 million and potentially operate at an annual deficit of $1.7 million. As part of its investigation into creating a large, multipurpose recreation center adjacent to Sheridan High School, Sheridan County Read More

Snow causing budget woes

SHERIDAN — There is more to come — snow, that is. While some may wish the weather gods would remove Sheridan from their list of locations on which to dump more of the white stuff, County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger said county snow removal crews typically expect the heaviest snows to come in March, April Read More

Sheriff’s office looking for three suspects

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office is hoping to locate three suspects for questioning in connection with a burglary of a liquor store in Ranchester over the weekend. Deputies have arrested one juvenile in connection with the heist and are searching for accomplices to the forcible entry of the Silver Spur Bar and theft Read More

Local Republican Party to hold Sheridan County Caucus Feb. 22

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Republican Party will hold its 2014 Sheridan County Caucus Feb. 22. All Republican precinct committeemen and women, along with Sheridan County registered Republicans are welcome to attend. The Republican Caucus will convene in order to draft resolutions, platforms and bylaws for the county and state party. During the caucus delegates Read More

Sagebrush art center to host special class Feb. 22

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host a special class “Uncapped” on Feb. 22. This painting workshop is tailored to adults and children and will be taught by Tongue River High School art student Hannah Johnston. Johnston will guide the class in a 20X16 painting with local artist Sonja Caywood serving as her Read More

Equine Assisted Therapy program to conduct volunteer orientation Feb. 22

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in Partnership Equine Assisted Therapy program will host volunteer orientation on Saturday, Feb. 22 and March 1. Lessons will be starting March 3 and several volunteer positions are available including grooming, side walking and stable help. All three classes are required for volunteer certification. Saturday’s class will begin at Read More

Getting ready for Valentine’s day

Jennifer Flannery rearranges vases of flowers for delivery Wednesday at Annie Greenthumbs. Valentine’s day is one of the busiest times of the year for the floral shop, which hires part-time help to keep up with the demand.

Chamber boasts continued growth

SHERIDAN — This year’s annual report from the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce highlighted the progress and growth of the organization in the past year. Chamber CEO Dixie Johnson was the main speaker at the group’s monthly luncheon Wednesday, and she highlighted how she and her team worked to support and enhance local businesses. Johnson Read More

Pheasants Forever Banquet to be held Feb. 22

SHERIDAN — The annual Pheasants Forever Banquet and Auction will be held Feb. 22. The fundraising buffet banquet benefits the Sheridan/Johnson County chapter of Pheasants Forever and will be held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall from 5:30-10 p.m. Tickets are $60 each or $90 per couple and purchases include a membership in the Read More

Kiwanis to host ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ Feb. 21 at the WYO Theater

SHERIDAN — The Kiwanis will host “Stars of Tomorrow” Feb. 21. This youth talent show will present children in three categories: elementary, junior high and high school. First-, second- and third-place winners in each category will receive a trophy and a certificate. There will also be an overall winner who will receive a scholarship toward Read More

Rising costs force some doctors to restructure

February 12, 2014

  By Tracee Davis and Hannah Wiest SHERIDAN — Independent physicians are becoming a rarity across the nation, and Sheridan is no exception. While many doctors are willingly giving up their independence to join larger groups to share the burden of on-call time and back office functions, others persist against growing industry oversight that renders Read More

Crashed car abandoned on Dana Ave. last week

SHERIDAN — A vehicle reported stolen from Holmes Avenue in Sheridan was found crashed last week. The story of the 1995 Subaru Impreza and how it ended up on the side of the road up against a telephone poll is a case that passed through the hands of both the Sheridan Police and the Sheridan Read More

City crews work to fix two breaks

SHERIDAN — City of Sheridan crews were busy Tuesday dealing with two water line breaks. A break in a water main on 11th Street closed down a section of the street from 2 p.m. to about 9 p.m., Utility Maintenance Superintendent Ken Hirschman said. Approximately 12 houses were without water for about five hours. The pipe Read More

City planning board less active than past years

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan Planning Commission, a volunteer board of seven community members, is scheduled to meet the second and fourth Mondays of each month. However, since September, the Commission has met only twice. City Planning and Development Director Robert Briggs said there are a few reasons for the lack of Planning Commission meetings over the Read More

New parent-teacher conference dates set

SHERIDAN — Due to the snow day held Oct. 4, 2013, Sheridan County School District 2 has announced new calendar schedules with make-up dates and dates for parent-teacher conferences. Feb. 20 was originally scheduled to be an early release day and will now be a full school day. Feb. 21 was originally scheduled to be Read More

SAGE to host artist’s reception Thursday at 5:30

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et al (SAGE) will host an artist’s reception and gallery talk on Thursday. From 5:30-7 p.m. the public is welcome to visit the gallery and enjoy refreshments as SAGE presents “Cowboy Country: Photographs by Mary and Arthur ‘Pete’ Dailey” which is on display now. The SAGE Exhibit Gallery is Read More

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