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First baby of the New Year born at SMH

January 6, 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital recently welcomed the first baby to be born in 2015. Axyl Drake Larson was born at 4:35 a.m. Saturday at the hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and is the son of Nicole and Andrew Larson of Sheridan. He has one sister, Trinity. The family received a case of Read More

Local AARP chapter to meet Friday at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Chapter 676 of AARP will host a meeting Friday beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The program will include a potluck, details on the organization’s 2015 community project — the “Soup-er Bowl” food drive — and a legislative update concerning bills of specific interest to Wyoming seniors. All Read More

Wednesday Event Jan. 6, 2015

• 11 a.m., Health insurance enrollment presentation, conference room, Welch Cancer Center, 1585 W. Fifth St.

Sagebrush Community Art Center to host ‘Uncapped’ workshop

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host an “Uncapped” painting class Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. The class is open to individuals of all ages and skills, but attendees 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Attendees will follow along as instructor Shanoa Gardiner leads artists through the process of creating Read More

Residents concerned about increase in energy bills; MDU says rise due to increased usage in colder months

SHERIDAN — Sheridan residents have recently noticed an increase in their energy bills and some have taken to social media to voice their concerns. While the conversation on social media exploded, MDU Resource Group spokesperson Mark Hanson said the company has received only a few complaints. Those who are voicing their concern over the higher Read More

Weather hampers repeater repair

January 5, 2015

SHERIDAN — A repeater used to page volunteer firefighters to fires, medical emergencies and vehicle accidents in Sheridan County that went down more than a week ago has yet to be repaired. The repeater services all volunteer departments in the county including Goose Valley, Clearmont, Ranchester, Dayton, Big Horn and Story. Sheridan Fire-Rescue uses a different Read More

Bring on the snow: More accumulation expected this week

SHERIDAN — So far, it’s been winter as usual, according to staff with the National Weather Service out of Billings, Montana. National Weather Service Observations Program Leader Larry Dooley said snow accumulation in the Sheridan area has been close to normal. The National Weather Service keeps records on snow events and accumulation from trained cooperative Read More

Charges filed in May burglary of downtown Hospital Pharmacy

SHERIDAN — A man involved in the May 30, 2014, burglary of Hospital Pharmacy at 1 S. Main St. has been served an arrest warrant. Today, police served an arrest warrant to Kyle Logan Fearnow, 26, of Sheridan. Fearnow has been incarcerated in the Sheridan County Detention Center since his arrest on Aug. 6, 2014, Read More

SPD traffic stop results in drug-related arrests

SHERIDAN — Patrons and employees of the Holiday gas station on North Main Street were surprised by an arrest at the pumps Friday evening. Three police cars boxed in a vehicle at the outer gas pumps as it pulled over in response to a traffic stop. According to Lt. Tom Ringley of the Sheridan Police Read More

Crop improvement set as topic for ‘Soupfest’

SHERIDAN — Grape geneticist and University of Wyoming instructor Dr. Sadanand Dhekney will speak at the Sheridan County YMCA’s monthly “Soupfest” on Friday. Dhenkey’s talk, entitled “The Development of Improved Plant Varieties: Boon or Bane?” will focus on the process of crop domestication and improvement. He will also speak to the advent of cutting edge Read More

Airman Konetzki graduates basic training

SHERIDAN — Air Force Airman First Class Shawn L. Konetzki recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Konetzki completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic Read More

Sagebrush art center to host ‘Uncapped’ painting class

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host an “Uncapped” painting class Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. The class is open to individuals of all ages and skills, but attendees 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Attendees will follow along as instructor Shanoa Gardiner leads artists through the process of creating Read More

Newton to discuss Native American fur trade

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn in the Le Gourmet Room. Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however attendees are not required to purchase dinner in order to attend the free program. Following the dinner, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Read More

Sheridan woman charged with hitting, killing cyclist changes plea

January 2, 2015

SHERIDAN — A woman accused of hitting two bicyclists, killing one and severely wounding the other, has changed her plea and is scheduled to be sentenced in February. Hannah Terry, 34, accepted a plea agreement and changed her plea from not guilty to guilty Dec. 18. Terry was arrested May 31 when the vehicle she Read More

17 juveniles cited for MIP on otherwise quiet New Year’s holiday

SHERIDAN — Sgt. Travis Koltiska with the Sheridan Police Department said that New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day were relatively calm this year. “I was not notified of any major issues. In the middle of the week you can expect it not to be too crazy,” Koltiska said. According to police reports for Wednesday and Thursday, Read More

Revelers kick off the New Year with a jump into DeSmet

SHERIDAN — Sarah Forister has been jumping into freezing water every New Year’s Day since she was 9 years old. Shrouded in a fuzzy pink robe, she was standing with friends and waiting for her turn to jump through a hole in the ice on Lake DeSmet. Her father, Scott Forister, and his brother, Rob Read More

Communications for volunteer fire depts hampered by downed repeater

SHERIDAN — The repeater used to relay radio transmissions to volunteer firefighters in Sheridan County went down within approximately the last week. County Emergency Management Coordinator Dave Coleman said crews were able to install a portable repeater tower on a hill in Big Horn, but it has limited capabilities and is not placed at a Read More

Preceptor Tau Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi recognized

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young recognized the Preceptor Tau Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi at the President’s Luncheon last month. In 2001, the 20 members of the local chapter initiated a unique scholarship program that gives preference to nontraditional, sophomore women students who maintain a 3.0 grade point average. The chapter awards Read More

Workshop to feature state poet laureate

SHERIDAN — The Range Writers will sponsor a workshop by state poet laureate Echo Klaproth on Jan. 10 beginning at 1 p.m. The workshop, “Recovering our sense of connection,” will be held in the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. The workshop is based on Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way — A Read More

Local artists’ work to be featured in Governor’s Art Exhibition

SHERIDAN — The works of 48 Wyoming artists will be included in the 2015 Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition and Sale. Now in its 15th year, the juried exhibition will be on display Monday through March 15 at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne. The Purchase Award Reception is scheduled for Feb. 12 from 5–7 p.m. Read More

A taste of the New Year: Inn offers guests first glance at new restaurant

December 31, 2014

SHERIDAN — New Year’s Eve celebrations mark new beginnings and nearly 350 people have been invited to get a first glance — and taste — of what the Sheridan Inn’s new restaurant will have to offer the public beginning next week. Inn General Manager Bob Townsend said invitations were sent to major donors, individuals who Read More

Drop in patient volume results in revenue loss for hospital

SHERIDAN — A drop in patient volume and fewer business days for clinics resulted in less income for Sheridan Memorial Hospital for the month of November. A report from the financial committee Tuesday to the hospital board showed the month brought in 12 percent less than October. Expenses were also down slightly — fewer patients Read More

28th annual Polar Bear Plunge set for New Year’s Day

SHERIDAN —The 28th annual Polar Bear Plunge will be held Thursday at Lake DeSmet. Join the jump or just watch in warmth at 1 p.m. as residents plunge into the frozen water to start the new year. There is no cost to participate and everyone is welcome. A warm change of clothes for afterward is Read More

Library programs to focus on ‘tweens’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer programming for “tweens” beginning in January. Organizers of the events said the programs were developed because many kids have outgrown children’s story time, but aren’t quite ready for the teen section and are often overlooked. The program, “Tween Challenge Takeover,” will include activities and experiments Read More

‘Zumba for the Cause’ to support animal shelter

SHERIDAN — A “Zumba for the Cause” event will benefit the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter Jan. 5-7. The event will include three free days of Zumba, but donations will be accepted and all proceeds will benefit the animal shelter. The event will be held at 118 W. Fifth St. each day beginning at 6 Read More

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