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Lacunza arrested in connection with Friday chase, crash

September 29, 2014

SHERIDAN — A 27-year-old Sheridan man has been arrested for stealing a vehicle and attempting to evade law enforcement officers. Micah Lacunza was arrested Friday and is expected to appear in Sheridan County Circuit Court this afternoon. At approximately 3 p.m. Friday, Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a crash on Acme Road, just Read More

FAB Women of the Year: Rideout’s contributions to community have far reaching impact

September 26, 2014

“Carmen Rideout is one of the most beautiful people inside and out that you will ever meet. She is kind, compassionate and smart. Her social skills background coupled with her non-profit savvy make her an ideal person to promote community. Carmen’s work at the Sheridan Senior Center has been extremely dedicated and her service to Read More

Absentee voting now open through Nov. 3

SHERIDAN — Absentee voting is now open for the general election and will continue through Nov. 3. Ballots can be completed at the Sheridan County Courthouse, located at 224 S. Main St. Absentee ballots can also be received and returned by mail. Call the County Clerk at 674-2515 or stop by the courthouse to submit Read More

Local Briefs Sept. 27, 2014

‘Pints for Prostate’ Tuesday at Blacktooth Brewing SHERIDAN — The Ken Mellinger Memorial Foundation is hosting a “Pints for Prostate” event at the Blacktooth Brewing Company on Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and live music by the Alphorns, Josh and Amber Hanson, Mick Johnson and Mitch Craft. The Read More

Agendas Sept. 27, 2014

Sheridan County Planning  and Zoning Commission 5:30 p.m. Thursday 2nd Floor Commissioners’ Board Room Sheridan County Courthouse,  224 S. Main St.  • Call to order and pledge • Approval of agenda • Approval of minutes for Sept. 4, 2014 • Matters from the public • New business 1. Item No: EV-14-003: Reedy Utility/Drainage/Construction Easement Vacation Read More

Redle receives Wyoming State Bar professionalism award

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming State Bar announced last week that Sheridan County Attorney Matthew F. Redle is this year’s recipient of the Gerald R. Mason Professionalism Award. The award was presented at this year’s Annual Meeting and Judicial Conference, which took place earlier this month at Little America in Cheyenne.  This is the fourth annual Read More

Ford named realtor of the year

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Board of Realtors has announced the selection of Judy Ford as the 2014 Realtor of the Year. The daughter of Burl and Thea Ford, Judy received her Wyoming Real Estate License in 2006. After spending 20 years in the hospitality and management industry she joined The Powder Horn Realty Inc. Read More

Thrivent Financial’s Born earns Retirement Income Certified Professional designation

SHERIDAN — Thrivent Financial Financial Consultants Shelley Born and David Born recently earned the designation of Retirement Income Certified Professional after completing an intensive three-part course offered by The American College of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, in conjunction with LIMRA International and GAMA International.  Born serves Christians and their family members in Sheridan and surrounding areas Read More

A day at a one-room schoolhouse

Pair works to ensure stories of ‘foundlings’ not forgotten

SHERIDAN — It was an 80-year experiment in which more than 250,000 children were taken in train loads away from an overly crowded city and dispersed to families far away. As the train rolled in, those interested in getting a kid would gather at the platform to look through their options. The lines of children Read More

Medicine donations: Program distributes prescriptions to low-income residents

SHERIDAN — Since launching in 2008, the Wyoming Medication Donation Program has helped low-income residents around the state fill more than 86,000 prescriptions — worth approximately $5.6 million — for medications they would not otherwise be able to afford. Medications are dispensed at no cost to qualified patients and come from donations of unused, unexpired Read More

NWCCD earns ‘Military Friendly’ school designation

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District was recently named a “Military Friendly” school for 2015. This is the third straight year the district has received the distinction from the Military Friendly Schools organization. College officials say the honor is attributed to the NWCCD’s faculty and staff, namely Director of Veteran Services Brett Burtis, Read More

Sip ‘Pints for Prostate’ this Tuesday at Blacktooth Brewing Company

SHERIDAN — The Ken Mellinger Memorial Foundation is hosting a “Pints for Prostate” event at the Blacktooth Brewing Company on Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and live music by the Alphorns, Josh and Amber Hanson, Mick Johnson and Mitch Craft. The “Pie in the Sky” food truck will Read More

Rain or shine, Red Grade Grind set for Oct. 4

BIG HORN — The 37th annual Red Grade Grind will be held Oct. 4. Runners, walkers and cyclists are welcome to join the 3-mile journey starting at the end of the pavement on Highway 335 and going to the top of Red Grade Road. The distance includes about a 2,000 foot elevation gain. The event starts Read More

Saturday Events Sept. 26, 2014

• All day event, FAB Women’s Conference, Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave., $50 • All day event, Drug Take Back Day, call 1-855-257-5041 • 11 a.m. “Riders of the Orphan Trains” presentation, Inner Circle, Sheridan Library, 335 W. Alger St. • 1-4 p.m. Museum Day Live!, free admission to Kendrick Mansion with ticket, 400 Colonial Read More

Young girl sustains minor injuries after hit by truck; mother cited for careless driving for response to scene

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Police Department officials said an incident involving a young girl being struck by a truck resulted in only minor injuries. Sgt. Travis Koltiska said the child was “more or less knocked off the bike” at a low speed when attempting to cross Coffeen Avenue near Taco Bell. The incident occurred shortly before Read More

Final Drug Take-Back Day to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — More than 5,200 collection sites across the country will accept drugs, no questions asked, on Saturday for the ninth and final DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. New Drug Enforcement Administration disposal regulations have been approved and will go into effect next month that will expand the options available to safely and securely Read More

Test results confirm Wyoming presence of Enterovirus D68

September 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — Testing recently completed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta confirms that the enterovirus D68 virus is present in Wyoming, as expected by the Wyoming Department of Health.  “We are not surprised CDC testing has confirmed two Wyoming residents were ill due to this specific virus, which has gained so Read More

Students build lego robots after school

Water rights: City, SAWS apply for funding for more supplies

SHERIDAN — It is estimated that Sheridan will need an additional water supply within 25 years, which is why the city of Sheridan and the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board are working together now to prepare for the purchase of water when opportunities arise. City Council held a special session Wednesday to consider Read More

Natural gas board moves forward with funding application

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board that is seeking to bring natural gas to Dayton, Ranchester and areas in between passed a resolution Wednesday approving a loan application to the State Loan and Investment Board that could fund more than half the project cost. The board is applying for a grant and Read More

Districts fare well in statewide tests

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Education released the 2013-14 school year PAWS, SAWS and ACT scores on Monday. While local school districts showed some clear strengths and weaknesses, overall analysis of the data is still muddled by recent changes in the assessments. The Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students measures performance levels of students in Read More

Mathis couple celebrates 50th anniversary

SHERIDAN — George and Patricia Mathis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 3. George and Patricia Mathis were married Oct. 3, 1964, in Sheridan. He is retired from teaching and being a principal at Linden, Meadowlark and Woodland Park elementary schools. She was a secretary at Sheridan County School District 2 until retiring in Read More

Sagebrush Art Center hosting kids costume classes

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center is having Halloween costume classes for kids on Oct. 4 and Oct. 11. On Oct. 4, the kids will be making masks and on Oct. 11 they will be designing their own costumes. There is a $6 registration for each class. Reservations can be made by calling 674-1970 Read More

‘Downton and Denim’ set for Oct. 3 at SC

SHERIDAN — As a fundraiser for the Sheridan College fine and performing arts department, the college will host the “Downton and Denim Banquet,” on Oct. 3. The event will take place in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Atrium. Cocktails and appetizers will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. The Read More

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