Category Archives: Local News

Dueling Duo at the Elks on Friday

SHERIDAN — The Elks Lodge located at 45 W. Brundage St. will play host to the Dueling Duo on Friday. Tickets to see the dueling piano players are $40 in advance or $50 at the door and are available by calling 672-6478. Ticket prices include hors d’oeuvres and two drinks. The show will include requests,… Continue Reading

Judge OKs joining of trials in kidnapping case

SHERIDAN — Judge William Edelman ruled Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court that two defendants in a kidnapping case could face trial together. Aaron Arnold and Nicole Wight were arrested late last year for the kidnapping, beating and robbery of Bearl Arnold, Aaron Arnold’s ex-wife. According to a court affidavit, Aaron Arnold beat Bearl Arnold… Continue Reading

Winter nightmare — Crash closed interstate for several hours

SHERIDAN — One serious injury and several minor injuries were reported in a pileup on Interstate 90 Thursday that closed the highway for several hours. Wyoming Department of Transportation spokeswoman Ronda Holwell said the interstate closed between Sheridan and Buffalo at approximately 11:30 a.m. Thursday due to zero visibility and multiple accidents near mile post… Continue Reading

Exhibit Hall work underway

SHERIDAN — Upgrades on the Exhibit Hall at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds are well under way with all the demolition work complete and a projected finish date of March 5. Bill Goodman of TSP, Inc., gave a report to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Association at its meeting Thursday. Goodman is providing construction oversight for the… Continue Reading

December precipitation above normal

SHERIDAN — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the first water supply outlook of 2015 on Thursday. So far, the report indicates Wyoming’s precipitation for December was nearly 140 percent of average. According to the report, precipitation numbers varied between 200 percent of normal over the Big Horn River Basin to near 85 percent… Continue Reading

Homeowners — Have you checked for radon?

SHERIDAN — While airwaves and doctors offices are flooded with smoking cessation campaigns, another easy choice that can be made to decrease chances of developing lung cancer oftentimes goes overlooked. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most important thing you can do to lower your lung cancer risk is to quit… Continue Reading

Celebrate ‘reading season’ with Book Bingo

SHERIDAN — Shorter days and cold temperatures often mean more time curled up with a good book. To celebrate this “reading season,” the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and branch libraries are hosting a winter reading program through February. The program, book bingo, will be set up much like regular bingo. There are three different… Continue Reading

Library to host Downton Abbey tea party

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host the second annual Downton Abbey tea party in celebration of the beginning of season five of the popular PBS Masterpiece Theater series. The celebration will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. in The Wyoming Room of the library. Organizers encourage attendees to wear period clothing from… Continue Reading

Backcountry film fest open only to adults

SHERIDAN — The 10th annual Backcountry Film Festival planned for Saturday will no longer be an all-ages event. Due to the nature of the venue, law enforcement officials have negated organizers’ original understanding that a private function could be held at the No Name Bar for all ages. The screening will still be held at… Continue Reading

I-90 northbound now open

I-90 northbound now open

UPDATE: (7:15) SHERIDAN – Interstate 90 between Sheridan and Buffalo is now open in both directions. Wyoming Department of Transportation spokeswoman Ronda Holwell advised travelers to use caution and be aware that road conditions are still slick in spots. UPDATE: (6:15 p.m.) SHERIDAN — Interstate 90 northbound has reopened. The southbound lanes are expected to… Continue Reading

Entry fees may increase at Little Bighorn Battlefield

SHERIDAN — Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is proposing a change in its current entrance fees. Beginning in 2015, Little Bighorn Battlefield, one of 131 National Park units that currently charges entrance fees, is authorized to change its fee rates to align with the new National Park Service rate schedule. Little Bighorn Battlefield proposes to… Continue Reading

Cancer survivors start support group

SHERIDAN — A cancer survivors support group, “A Shared Journey,” has been formed. It meets Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. inside the Sheridan Senior Center. Survivors of cancer, regardless of diagnosis, and those currently undergoing treatment, are welcome to attend. For more information, call Renee Parker at the Welch Cancer Center, 674-6022 Continue Reading

Student News: Ritterbusch named to Dean’s List

SHERIDAN — Augustana College announced this week that Reed Ritterbusch of Sheridan has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2014-2015 academic year. The Dean’s List recognizes full-time students who have a minimum of 12 credit hours with grade-point averages at 3.5 or above. Augustana College is located in Sioux… Continue Reading

SCSD2 elementary schools take top five in ‘Best Elementary Schools in America’ rankings

SCSD2 elementary schools take top five in  ‘Best Elementary Schools in America’ rankings

SHERIDAN — Of the 130 elementary schools in Wyoming, the top five best are all housed in Sheridan County School District 2, according to the latest “Best Public Elementary Schools in America” publication. Founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students as, the company now known as Niche provides reviews and insight from everyday… Continue Reading

Ringley takes reins as chair of county commission

SHERIDAN — With the first meeting of the year for the Sheridan County Commission comes a new chairman of the board. On Tuesday, former Chairman Terry Cram called the meeting to order, asked for a recital of the Pledge of Allegiance and then handed over the gavel to the newly elected chairman for 2015, Commissioner… Continue Reading

Crews work to clear snow slide on Red Grade

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County road and bridge crews helped clear the way for recreationists on Red Grade Road today after snow slid across and covered a portion of the winter trail commonly used by snowmobilers. Public Works Director Rod Liesinger said Tuesday that Rob Schwartz, who grooms the portion of Red Grade Road from the… Continue Reading

Ranchester new mayor sworn in Tuesday

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council had a previous councilman sitting in the mayor’s seat and two new faces on Tuesday after the “changing of the guard” brought about by the November election. Peter Clark is now the mayor of Ranchester. He spent much of the meeting establishing his goals for the Council and for the… Continue Reading

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