Category Archives: Local News

Traffic stop results in two felony arrests

SHERIDAN — Two Texas men are facing 10 years behind bars after being stopped by law enforcement in what is alleged to be a stolen vehicle. Fernando Martinez and Roberto Valdes are charged with wrongful taking or disposal of property. They face up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine of $10,000 or both. An affidavit… Continue Reading

SCSO, USFS seek information on missing Louisiana man

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Forest Service officials are currently seeking information regarding 55-year-old Geord “Joe” Lott of Louisiana. Lott reportedly left his hometown in Louisiana on Dec. 31 with the reported intention of “kayaking the Mississippi River.” He left driving his burgundy Jeep Wrangler carrying a blue kayak. Shortly following his… Continue Reading

Ligocki to take over Mossholders Design Center

Ligocki to take  over Mossholders  Design Center

SHERIDAN — Years ago, if you told Aaron Ligocki that someday he would be sitting in the owner’s office at Mossholders Design Center, he would have called you crazy. But Ligocki started as the warehouse manager at the business eight years ago, and has worked his way to the top. “If you are forthright, honest… Continue Reading

WYO to host next ‘Live from The Met’ Saturday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host Bizet’s “Les Pecheurs de Perles,” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 10:55 a.m. Saturday. As part of its efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public, The Metropolitan Opera in New York launched the series of opera performances… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to gather Friday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will gather Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the group’s clubhouse. Carla Triers will give a presentation about the Sheridan Foster Home. The meeting is free and open to all women. For additional information, contact Joyce Coates at 389-2804. The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse is located at 314… Continue Reading

Longtime county attorney may face criminal charges

Longtime county attorney may face criminal charges

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle, 62, may face a criminal charge for his actions during a dispute that occurred at the Sheridan County Courthouse Dec. 11. According to the Sheridan Police Department, which has investigated the incident, Redle allegedly attempted to kick a coffee cup out of a woman’s hand. The woman was… Continue Reading

Fort Mackenzie: A teacher’s perspective

Fort Mackenzie: A teacher’s perspective

SHERIDAN — During the seven years David Peterson taught at Sheridan Junior High School, he’d end the day exhausted. At that age, of course, kids are experiencing major physical, social and emotional changes. “That energy’s really difficult to deal with,” he said. Now Peterson teaches at Fort Mackenzie High School and sees just 20-25 students… Continue Reading

A Fort Mackenzie grad looks back

SHERIDAN — Rebecca Seurer, 32, was one of the first high school graduates in Sheridan to have the Fort Mackenzie name on her diploma. She began attending the school when it was still a small program housed at Sheridan High School. “They gave me self-worth,” said Seurer, who graduated in 2002. Seurer attended SHS for… Continue Reading

Fire crews, law enforcement respond to I-90 truck fire Sat.

Fire crews, law enforcement respond to I-90 truck fire Sat.

SHERIDAN — Law enforcement and fire crews responded to a truck fire Saturday afternoon that temporarily closed a portion on Interstate 90. At approximately 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to a request for mutual aid from the Johnson County Fire Department. The Johnson County Fire Department was on scene at mile marker 42 of… Continue Reading

Jury trial gets underway for felony child abuse case

SHERIDAN — A jury trial regarding alleged child abuse began in 4th Judicial District Court Monday. Michael A. Tibbets and Donna Gifford are each facing up to 10 years in prison for felony child abuse charges. According to an affidavit of probable cause, the Sheridan Police Department began investigating the alleged abuse in May 2014.… Continue Reading

Birding at The Brinton set for Sat.

BIG HORN — The next round of Birding at The Brinton is set for Saturday from 9-11 a.m. Peter Lecholat and the Big Horn Audubon Society, in cooperation with the museum, will lead the monthly bird walk. Participants will likely see bald eagles and rough-legged hawks, which have arrived for the winter. Those planning to… Continue Reading

Business owners react to new federal gun regulations

Business owners react to new federal gun regulations

SHERIDAN — Local business owners said President Barack Obama’s recent executive order outlining new gun control regulations will not affect local gun dealers, most of which are already licensed. However, they said the president’s order is misguided and the government should worry about enforcing the laws that are already on the books. The order, which… Continue Reading

Agendas — Jan. 9, 2016

Sheridan Board of Adjustments 7 p.m. Thursday Sheridan City Hall 55 Grinnell St. • Call to order • Roll call • Election of chairman • Election of vice chairman • Proof of notice of meeting • Review correction and approval of minutes of Dec. 10, 2015, meeting • Consideration of PL-15-38: Custer Street variance —… Continue Reading

Winnop named this week’s Summit Award winner

SHERIDAN — Academics for All is excited to announce that this week’s Summit Award winner is Catherine “Cat” Winnop, daughter of Terry and Theresa Winnop. Winnop loves to spend time outdoors and enjoys mountain biking, hunting, hiking and cross-country skiing with her family, friends and two dogs. As a Sheridan High School senior, Winnop maintains… Continue Reading

Arts Council bringing ‘Top Brass’ to Sheridan in January

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Arts Council’s second concert of the 2015-16 season will feature the Billings Symphony’s Top Brass chamber ensemble Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Formed only a year and a half ago for the inaugural concert of the Billings Symphony’s chamber series, Top Brass is comprised of principal trumpeter… Continue Reading

2 juveniles taken into custody after eluding officers

2 juveniles taken into custody after eluding officers

SHERIDAN — On Friday, at approximately 8:35 a.m., Sheridan Police Department officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle inside the city limits, but the driver failed to stop. According to Wyoming Highway Patrol, WHP troopers and the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office deputies pursued the vehicle once it left Sheridan. The driver continued to attempt to elude… Continue Reading

Mead, Balow address packed audience at BHHS

Mead, Balow address packed audience at BHHS

BIG HORN— Gov. Matt Mead and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow were on site Thursday as Big Horn High School and officials from Sheridan County School District 1 celebrated national recognitions from Newsweek and MSN Money that the school and district received last year. The roughly hour-long celebration included a performance by the jazz… Continue Reading

Local court briefs

Ranchester woman sentenced for possessing more than a pound of marijuana SHERIDAN — A Ranchester woman was sentenced to probation for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver Thursday. Melissa Brooks, 30, appeared before Judge William Edelman in 4th Judicial District Court in Sheridan. Brooks entered a guilty plea Oct. 15, 2015. She was sentenced to three… Continue Reading

Lectures to focus on overcoming trauma

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on trauma, beliefs, value and worth for the January editions of the Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The presentations set for Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on overcoming trauma. The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat presentation on Wednesday… Continue Reading

Tween Club to meet Tuesday, discuss stop motion animation

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will meet Tuesday. The group gathers each Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. to explore different topics. The topic for this week is stop motion animation. Others topics planned for January and February include free play, Web design and photography. For additional information, contact the library at… Continue Reading

Sheridan man to be sentenced for child pornography charges

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man is facing up to 60 years imprisonment for possessing child pornography. Scott Burgan will be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Cheyenne Jan. 12. An indictment issued by a federal grand jury indicates that Burgan both possessed and attempted to distribute child pornography online. He was charged with one count… Continue Reading

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