Local News

Battle over water underway

October 22, 2013

(AP) CASPER — Most years, water laps against the rim of the diversion dam on the Tongue River some 12 miles to the south of Miles City. The gentle waves represent the lifeblood for the farmers and ranchers here on the arid plains of eastern Montana, irrigating about 9,400 acres in the Tongue-Yellowstone Irrigation District. Read More

Waiver concerns rile residents

SHERIDAN — Nearly 50 Sheridan residents attended a legislative listening session Monday night at the Sheridan Senior Center to express concerns about the redesign of developmental disability waivers being conducted by the Wyoming Department of Health. The redesign is required by Senate Enrolled Act 82, which was passed by the Wyoming Legislature in 2013. It Read More

Pink flamingos introduced to Sheridan ecosystem

October 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jaycees have admitted responsibility for introducing a non-native species of bird into the local ecosystem. The flock of approximately a dozen plastic pink flamingos has been traveling around the Sheridan area in an unpredictable pattern since it was introduced in mid-September. Jaycees President Michelle Edwards said the group, also known as Read More

SMH to celebrate with an ice cream social Tuesday

SHERIDAN — This week is National Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Week focused on bringing attention to the new and vital roles pharmacists now play in patient care. The evolution has been especially dramatic recently as pharmacists have become vital members of multidisciplinary patient-care teams. To celebrate this week, the Sheridan Memorial Hospital pharmacy department will Read More

WYO presents ‘Cabaret’ Oct. 24-27

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater is presenting “Cabaret” Oct. 24-27. Performances are Oct. 24-26 at 7:30 p.m. each evening and Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. The Tony Award-winning musical is set in 1930s Berlin. An English nightclub singer, an American writer, a German landlady and a Jewish shopkeeper find their destinies linked and their futures Read More

‘Pet-O-Ween’ Saturday at Kendrick Park band shell

SHERIDAN — The Dog and Cat Shelter will hold its annual “Pet-O-Ween” Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Kendrick Park band shell. Bring your pet in costume and have it compete for prizes in the funniest, scariest or most creative division. The entry fee per animal is $5. All proceeds benefit the Dog and Cat Read More

Eagles to host Halloween party Sat.

SHERIDAN — Big Horn Mountain Eagles will have their free annual Halloween party for children 10 and under Saturday from 4-6 p.m. There will be a costume contest, games, prizes and candy. BHME is located at 1760 Commerical Ave.

Winners anounced in Public Land Users Committee drawing

SHERIDAN — The Public Land Users Committee held drawings for their raffle at their meeting Oct. 8. The winner of a Honda EU2000i generator was Raleigh Whalen and the winner of a Traeger pellet grill was Tom Balding.

Bird watching bonanza in Big Horn

BIG HORN — It seems many of us could learn a lesson or two from the art of birdwatching: Get away from the noise and just listen. First, silence. Then the swish of wind in yellow leaves turning brown as winter approaches. Then a peep, peep. And a chirpity, chirp. And a high-pitched trill, like Read More

Legislators discuss disability waiver redesign

October 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County legislators have scheduled a listening session to meet with residents who have concerns about the redesign of developmental disability waivers being conducted by the Wyoming Department of Health. The redesign is required by Senate Enrolled Act 82, which was passed by the Wyoming Legislature in 2013. It will affect the Medicaid Read More

Nonprofit forms to push cap tax for Nov. 5 election

SHERIDAN — A nonprofit organization entitled Citizens for Infrastructure Improvements has been formed for the purpose of supporting continuance of the Capital Facilities Tax here in Sheridan County. The special election on the proposition to allow the tax to continue is scheduled for Nov. 5. “It is imperative that the residents of Sheridan County understand Read More

Cowgirls game at SC tickets available through Wyoming ticket office

SHERIDAN — Tickets for the University of Wyoming’s Nov. 8 game at Sheridan College are available through Wyoming Athletics. Sheridan College has received plenty of questions on where to find the tickets, but SC has no part in ticket sales for the game. Wyoming will play Montana State-Northern at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome, with Read More

Sheridan area volunteers help feed hungry children

There are not many of us who can relate to heading home on Friday and not having another full meal until Monday. However, for many Sheridan area children, that was their reality until a group of volunteers stepped up to bridge that weekend gap with donations of groceries. The Food Group began four years ago Read More

Snow strands hunters in Kerns area

SHERIDAN — One phone call Wednesday morning led to three recoveries of three separate groups caught by heavy snows in the Kerns Wildlife Habitat Management Area located 12 miles northwest of Parkman in the Bighorn Mountains. Thirteen members of Sheridan County Search and Rescue, seven from Johnson County Search and Rescue, and Wyoming Game and Read More

O’Leary pleads not guilty after threatening police

SHERIDAN — Sean O’Leary appeared in Sheridan’s 4th Judicial District Court Thursday and pleaded not guilty to two felony charges stemming from an incident where he allegedly threatened police officers with a firearm and later head butted a police officer as he was being arrested. O’Leary, 34, is charged with aggravated assault and battery and Read More

Man sentenced to 60-90 years for sexual abuse of a minor

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County 4th Judicial District Judge John Fenn sentenced Andrew W. Deeds Thursday to 60-90 years in prison for five counts of sexual abuse of minor in the second degree. Deeds, 26, previously pleaded guilty to repeatedly sexually assaulting a preadolescent female family member in 2011 while he was babysitting. According to court Read More

Story school hosting fall festival

STORY — Story Elementary School will have a fall festival Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at 103 Fish Hatchery Road in Story. The festival will have something for the whole family. There will be family photos, a cakewalk and games. A chili cook-off will be held as a fundraiser to help purchase gym equipment for the Read More

Israel topic of discussion Oct. 25

SHERIDAN — Grace Anglican Church is hosting an exploration of the historical and current political, cultural, social and religious state of Israel Oct. 25 from 7-8:30 p.m. “The Current State of Israel” will be presented by Christopher Katulka of Dallas, Texas, of the U.S.-based Friends of Israel organization. This presentation will include a question and Read More

‘Polish Joke’ set for Carriage House in Nov.

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theatre Guild will present “Polish Joke” at the Carriage House Theater, 419 Delphi Ave. “Polish Joke” is a comedy by David Ives and is directed by Chip King. The play is about ethnic identity and the eternal American search for roots. Jasiu is a Polish-American who has been taught not to Read More

The Wyoming Room to hold book signing

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Room at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library has published a book titled “Now and Then: Photographic History in Honor of the 125th Anniversary of Sheridan County.” A book signing will be Thursday from 1-3 p.m. in the lobby of the First Interstate Bank, 4 S. Main St. Researchers and writers who Read More

Crime of the Week — Oct. 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — On Wednesday, the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office received the report that several vehicles had been burglarized on Highway 14 West near Granite Pass. Items stolen include tools, hunting equipment and fuel. If you have any information concerning the person(s) responsible for this crime or other crimes, please call the anonymous Crime Stoppers Hot Read More

Principal: Comments on social media websites disrupt school

SHERIDAN — A social media site which featured negative and sometimes threatening comments about Sheridan High School students has disrupted school this week and caused administrators to seek removal of the site. The site was created Monday by an unknown person and soon after, began circulating comments about specific students at the school. “Actually, I Read More

Rec. board hears year-end updates on pool, ice cream stand

October 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District board worked through a full agenda at their regular meeting Wednesday, hearing year-end reports from two of its cornerstone summer programs. Reports on the much-maligned issue of the aging Kendrick Pool weren’t as bleak Wednesday, as the board heard the final report from aquatics director Jamie Ostermyer. The SRD Read More

Power in numbers for natural gas project

DAYTON — Dayton, Ranchester and Sheridan County School District 1 are hoping there will be strength in numbers as they join together to try to bring natural gas service to the Tongue River valley. All three entities have passed an agreement to form a joint powers board that will do the necessary leg work to make Read More

Dayton OKs lease renewal with TRVCC

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council approved a renewal of a lease agreement with the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton at its meeting Wednesday. The new lease agreement allows the community center to rent its property from the town of Dayton for $0 per year, Dayton Mayor Bob Wood said. It specifies that the Read More

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