Category Archives: Local News

Museum to offer guided tours of cemetery

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will offer guided tours of the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery in September and October. There will be two tours offered on Sept. 26, Oct. 3 at Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily. Join museum director John Woodward on an exploration of Sheridan County’s past through the lives… Continue Reading

Breaking it down: SMH officials talk funding, health care

SHERIDAN — While hospitals around the state have different funding models that range from being corporately owned to governmentally funded, hospital CEO Mike McCafferty explained to community members Thursday how Sheridan Memorial Hospital is different from the rest. There are a lot of factors that go into how a hospital is funded. They include size,… Continue Reading

Ascherin pleads guilty to strangulation

SHERIDAN — A man who choked his girlfriend several times to the point that she lost consciousness and eventually had to pepper spray him to stop the attack pleaded guilty Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Alexander Ascherin, 23, of Sheridan, entered into a plea agreement that calls for him to serve three to five… Continue Reading

Pyke sentenced to 6-10 years

SHERIDAN — Calling Destiny Pyke’s circumstances “one of the most tragic cases I have seen in my entire legal career,” Judge William Edelman sentenced the woman on Thursday to six to 10 years in prison. Pyke previously pleaded guilty to three counts of forgery and custody interference for stealing money from an employer and then taking… Continue Reading

Man sentenced to probation after argument with girlfriend

SHERIDAN — Judge John Fenn of the 4th Judicial District on Thursday followed the recommendations of a plea agreement and sentenced a man to probation for property destruction. Korby Collins, 41, had a prison sentence of one-and-a-half to three years suspended in favor of two years of probation. “I just want to go forward with… Continue Reading

Educational Signature Lecture Series continues Thursday

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum and Sheridan College are co-hosting an educational Signature Lecture Series presented by historian Tyson Emborg, an American government teacher at Sheridan High School with a passion for local history and family roots in the Little Goose Valley. The series will focus on the history of Sheridan County and life… Continue Reading

Financial literacy class to be held Thursday

SHERIDAN — Michelle Pierce, University of Wyoming Community Development Educator, will host a financial literacy class on Thursday. From 6-8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Pierce will help you increase your financial knowledge so you can prevent money problems and meet goals. All members of the community are invited to this free event, and… Continue Reading

Thoneys celebrate 50 years of marriage

SHERIDAN — Larry and Nancy Thoney celebrate 50 years of marriage today. The couple was married Sept. 18, 1965, in Loretto, Michigan. He is a graduate of Michigan State University, earning his bachelor’s in forestry in 1966. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the U.S. Forest Service in 1994. She is a… Continue Reading

University of Wyoming seeks public comment on desired qualities of new UW president

SHERIDAN — Members of the University of Wyoming community and people around Wyoming have an opportunity to voice their desired qualifications and characteristics for a new UW president. Presidential search listening sessions are scheduled on the Laramie campus and at UW-Casper with video-conferencing connections to many Wyoming communities, including Sheridan. Input gathered from the meetings… Continue Reading

Sheridan College president pledges support to local air service

SHERIDAN — Northern Wyoming Community College District President Dr. Paul Young announced Wednesday that once commercial air service is up and running in Sheridan, Sheridan College plans to only support official employee travel through the local airport. Critical Air Service Team members Jay Stender and Bruce Garber commented that it would take pledges like the… Continue Reading

Clearmont talks future of Rock School

Clearmont talks future of Rock School

CLEARMONT — Nearly 30 people headed to Clearmont Elementary School Wednesday evening to discuss the Rock School — a historic but crumbling building on the Sheridan County School District 3 campus. What should become of the old schoolhouse? Can the dilapidated structure be saved? And, if so, who will pay for it? While the audience… Continue Reading

Several break-ins reported in Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Police encourage those with campers and cabins in the Bighorn Mountains take steps to protect valuables after a reported string of five break-ins over the past seven weeks. Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Mark Conrad said one cabin and four campers at Black Mountain Road, Dayton Gulch Road and Nickel Creek have been… Continue Reading

Deer poaching tip leads to felony firearms conviction

SHERIDAN — What started out as an investigation of a deer poaching incident ended up with a Sheridan area man receiving a felony firearms possession conviction. In July, Benjamin Medina, 58, originally from Brighton, Colorado, was ordered to pay $500 in fines and was sentenced to be imprisoned for 15 years by the U.S. District… Continue Reading

Polka Club to host dance Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will hold a dance Sunday at the Elks Lodge from 1-5 p.m. Music will be played by Up the Creek. All members of the public are invited to this event. For more information, call Jean Arzy at 672-3623. The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host tea party and doll show

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a tea party and doll show on Sunday. Beginning at 2:30 p.m., refreshments will be served and the doll collection of Carolyn Wertman will be displayed. Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite doll to share. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 672-2240. Call… Continue Reading

WDE to host workshop on Farm to School initiative

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Education will host a regional workshop on the Wyoming Farm to School initiative on Wednesday. The free event is open to all with food service directors, business managers, all school staff, child care providers, elder care providers, restaurants, hospitals and other interested parties highly encouraged to attend. From 4-7 p.m.… Continue Reading

CVC organizing study circles on dementia

SHERIDAN — The Center for a Vital Community is organizing study circles on dementia beginning with a kickoff Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to be part of the community conversation to create a dementia friendly community that will include education, resources and support for those living with dementia and their care partners. A… Continue Reading

Maize at Grandpa’s Farm open for season

SHERIDAN — The Maize at Grandpa’s Farm has opened for the season in Billings, Montana. Stephen and Julie Severe of Parkman started the corn maze in 1998. In addition to the maze, the Severes offer other forms of “agritainment” including hay slides, pig races, hay rides, animal displays, Kiddieville, a pumpkin patch and Apocalyptic Paintball.… Continue Reading

Marking an occasion

Marking an occasion

SHERIDAN — What can a building do? CTA architect Joel Anderson asked that question at a steel raising event held at Sheridan College on Tuesday. The event was held to recognize the stakeholders and donors who have contributed to making the Whitney Center for the Arts a reality. But what can a building really do?… Continue Reading

Thrift store moving into downtown storefront

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s downtown will soon have one less empty storefront. The Sheridan Senior Center’s Green Boomerang Thrift Store will take over the old Dan’s Western Wear building. The building was purchased by Phoenix Limited Partnership — a company whose registered agent is listed as Kim Love — for the local nonprofit. “The Senior Center… Continue Reading

Tags popular with visitors provide economic boost

SHERIDAN — An antelope permit in the Sheridan region is quickly becoming a popular item. Wyoming Game and Fish Public Information Specialist for the Sheridan Region Bud Stewart said in the past two years, areas near Sheridan are seeing a large increase in antelope hunters. Last year had one of the highest number of hunters… Continue Reading

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