Category Archives: Local News

Patient life-flighted out of wilderness

SHERIDAN — An individual was flown out of the Bighorn National Forest and transported to Sheridan Memorial Hospital Saturday with a medical condition. Clinical Base Supervisor Burton Hayden reported Wyoming Life Flight dispatched south of Cloud Peak in Johnson County to pick up a member of a hiking party that had used a GPS device… Continue Reading

Possible tornado reported in the Bighorn Mountains

SHERIDAN — A cold front that rumbled through the area Monday evening left some damage in its path, according to reports from the National Weather Service. Red Flag Warnings, indicating very high fire danger, were issued for Sunday afternoon and again for Monday. According to the NWS, these warnings were verified when several grass fires… Continue Reading

DEQ reclassifies E. coli standard for numerous Wyoming waterways

SHERIDAN — New classifications from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality allow many of the state’s smaller creeks and streams to possess higher levels of E. coli than previously acceptable. Popular Sheridan County waterways, however, were largely unaffected by the new rules. DEQ designated lower quality standards “secondary-contact recreation” creeks that flow at less than… Continue Reading

Want to dance? Stop by the fairgrounds Friday night

SHERIDAN — As part of the entertainment of the Sheridan County Fair, a community dance under the fairground grandstands will be offered Friday. All members of the community are invited to dance to the music of Justin Beasley beginning at 8 p.m. This event is free and will last until 10 p.m. The Sheridan County… Continue Reading

Story Home Sampler to be held Sat.

SHERIDAN — On Saturday, the Story Woman’s Club will host the 7th annual Story Home Sampler. A self-guided tour of five Story-area homes from quaint log cabins to modern mansions will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased now from Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery, the Buffalo Gardens… Continue Reading

Sheridan WYO Rodeo royalty recognized recently

SHERIDAN — The 2016 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Royalty were crowned during the final Sheridan WYO Rodeo performance of this year. The 2016 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Royalty are the following: Queen: Bailey McLean, the 20-year-old daughter of Doug and Jamie McLean of Sheridan; Sr. Princess: Gabrielle Koltiska, the 18-year-old daughter of Justin and Jessie Koltiska and… Continue Reading

WWA to host yoga hike Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association will continue its series of free summer outings across Wyoming with a “Yoga Hike at Buffalo Caves” on Saturday. This is an all-abilities level hike past Red Canyon and into Buffalo Cave where yoga guru Dawn Sopron will lead an hour of relaxation as you listen to the babbling… Continue Reading

CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy seeks vounteers

SHERIDAN — CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy is growing, now serving 40 clients weekly, and the organization is seeking volunteers to help. Weekly volunteers are needed for 90 minute sessions on Wednesdays at 1 and 4 p.m. and Thursdays at 3 and 4 p.m. Session help may include leading horses, tacking/un-tacking and walking beside a client.… Continue Reading

Woman sentenced in theft of $4,200

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman who used someone else’s banking information to pay for more than $4,000 in bills was recently sentenced to probation. Michele Milner, 24, received a three- to five-year suspended sentence, with 4th Judicial District Court Judge John Fenn going along with the plea agreement and ordering Milner to serve probation and… Continue Reading

No fatalities in motorcycles vs. cow collision

DAYTON — Three Indiana motorcyclists were involved in a vehicle accident Saturday night when a cow entered onto U.S. Highway 14A at mile marker 81. The Wyoming Highway Patrol and emergency services personnel received a call at 10:08 p.m. and responded to the scene. There were no fatalities. Wyoming Life Flight was dispatched but then… Continue Reading

NWCCD works with student to win national award

SHERIDAN — Campbell County high school graduate William Brooks Van Buren was named as GEAR UP Youth of the Year by the National Council for Community and Education Partnership. Serving Sheridan, Johnson and Gillette counties, Northern Wyoming Community College District’s GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Site Coordinator Kristin Young worked… Continue Reading

Disk golf coming to ParkFit

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with disk golf at Sheltered Acres Park. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you… Continue Reading

SMHF annual meeting open to all Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation will host its 2014-2015 annual meeting and report on Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in conference room A&B. The meeting is open to all members of the community. The accomplishments of the foundation over the past year will be recognized, retiring board members will be… Continue Reading

‘Field Sketching for Children’ coming to Brinton

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum, Sagebrush Community Art Center and Science Kids will present “Field Sketching for Children” on Thursday. Local artist Joel Ostlind will host a field sketching workshop for children 8 to 12 years old on The Brinton Museum grounds. Participants will meet at the Sagebrush Art Gallery located in the Historic Train… Continue Reading

Woodward to present at final Wyo. Weds.

SHERIDAN — The final Wyoming Wednesday program of the summer series will be presented Wednesday. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit of Interstate 90. Wyoming Wednesday has been offering informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming weekly. Emphasis has been placed… Continue Reading

Where they lead, trails are made

Where they lead, trails are made

SHERIDAN — Sheridan residents and area visitors love to recreate in the Bighorn National Forest and, with approximately 1,100 miles of trails over 1.8 million acres, outdoor enthusiasts have no shortage of options for four-wheeling, hiking, horseback riding or biking. Yet, when you head out to your favorite trail, do you ever stop to think… Continue Reading

Tesla chargers installed at Best Western in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Four Tesla Motors car chargers are built and ready to use in the Best Western Sheridan Center lobby parking lot. Since the electric charging stations were finished July 16, two drivers have already used them. One was from Wyoming, the other Toronto. Best Western general manager Gunter Orband said making space for the… Continue Reading

Honey makers share product at local farmers market

SHERIDAN — On any given Thursday, you can find Dennis and Judy Walker’s booth set up at the Sheridan Farmers Market, offering a product that is just a little bit sweeter than most of the other venders. One of the many local foods that can be made in the high plains of northeast Wyoming is… Continue Reading

Fultz to sign ‘Alive’ at Sheridan Stationery Friday

SHERIDAN — Author Candee Fultz will be at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery signing copies of her new fictionalized autobiography, “Alive,” on Friday. From 1-3 p.m. all members of the community are invited to this free event. What do you get when you combine Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” “Back to the Future” and “CSI:… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Fair to be held July 30 – Aug. 3

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fair is returning Thursday and will run through Aug. 3, and registrations for various competitions are now open. Open class competitions will be available to all residents in the following categories: Arts and photography Crafts Needlework and sewing Culinary Floriculture Vegetables and fruit School exhibits Pie contest Bear dressing contest… Continue Reading

Funny Face Productions to perform comedy at WYO

SHERIDAN — Funny Face Productions will be performing “The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Thursday through Aug. 1 at the WYO Theater. The show follows a fictional spelling bee set in a middle school. Six adolescents compete in the bee, which is run by three quirky grown-ups. Each day will feature a 7 p.m.… Continue Reading

Walmart thief enters plea agreement

SHERIDAN — A man who attempted, with limited success, to steal nearly $1,600 in merchandise from Walmart pleaded guilty to shoplifting in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. Judge William Edelman accepted a plea agreement between the state and Robert Cunningham of Busby, Montana. In exchange for the 42-year-old’s guilty plea, the prosecution agreed to drop… Continue Reading

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