Category Archives: Local News

Natural gas board meets with governor

SHERIDAN — At times, those working to bring natural gas to the Tongue River Valley have felt like Sisyphus pushing a boulder up a hill, watching it roll down and then pushing it back up again in an eternal cycle of frustration. However, progress has been made, Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board Chairman Peter… Continue Reading

Lessons in court

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan High School government class observed a hearing Thursday at Sheridan County Circuit Court as a defendant petitioned the court for a change of bond. Keevin Donnell Ware, of Sheridan, has been incarcerated since his arrest Dec. 2. Judge Shelley Cundiff imposed a $2,500 cash bond Dec. 3. At 19 years old,… Continue Reading

SC: Fees for nursing, dental hygiene programs to increase in 2015

SHERIDAN — Fees will likely increase for students entering the Sheridan College nursing or dental hygiene programs in the fall of 2015. Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young presented the proposed fee increases to the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees on Wednesday. Young noted that every program at the college operates at… Continue Reading

Nonprofits seeing a mixed bag of giving this holiday season

Nonprofits seeing a mixed bag of giving this holiday season

SHERIDAN — With the season of giving in full swing, the various charitable organizations in Sheridan County seem to be experiencing support in differing degrees. While organizers of the annual Community Holiday Dinner reported more donations and volunteers this year than ever before, programs like the Festival of Trees benefitting the Special Olympics and the… 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

SMH to hold presentation on Affordable Care Act enrollment

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital staff will hold additional public presentations in December to assist individuals interested in signing up for health insurance through the marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. The presentations will be held Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday will feature two presentations from 11 a.m. to noon and 6-7 p.m., and Wednesday’s presentation… Continue Reading

Kennon Products makes pledge to Sheridan Angels

SHERIDAN — Kennon Products of Sheridan has pledged a 100 percent match for all financial contributions made to the Sheridan Angels through Dec. 18. The pledge, for up to $5,000, will help the Sheridan Angels in its mission of changing the world through random and deliberate acts of kindness to anyone in need of a… Continue Reading

SCSD3 board trustee gives resignation

CLEARMONT — Sheridan County School District 3 will see a change in leadership come January 2015 after school board trustee Dave Mills tendered his resignation Wednesday. Mills was currently the board clerk with his term not set to expire until Nov. 30, 2016. He also served as a school board representative to the Clear Creek… Continue Reading

Fire departments respond to shed fire early Thursday

Fire departments respond to shed fire early Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue and the Goose Valley Fire Department responded to a structure fire early Thursday morning. The resident at 96 Rapid Creek Road reported at 5:33 a.m. that a 600-square-foot shed on his property was burning. “The fire was fully involved when (the resident) saw it,” SFR Capt. Bob Dobbs said. “The shed… Continue Reading

No injuries reported in Metz Road plane crash Thursday

No injuries reported in Metz Road plane crash Thursday

SHERIDAN — A homemade airplane registered to Ron Lytton of Sheridan crashed Wednesday in a field off Metz Road. Sgt. Allen Thompson of the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office said the plane was occupied by only the pilot, who was not injured in the crash. “He was trying to land in the field and just didn’t… Continue Reading

DSA promoting (wise) Men’s Night Out

SHERIDAN — The Historic District Promotions Committee of the Downtown Sheridan Association is encouraging local shopping through the (wise) Men’s Night Out again this holiday season. The event is set for 5-8 p.m. Dec. 18 at a variety of downtown businesses. Women are encouraged to stop by participating retailers before Dec. 18 to fill out… Continue Reading

Irish singer to perform at the WYO

SHERIDAN — Irish singer Michael Londra will perform at the WYO Theater Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Londra will present “Christmas from Ireland” through song, dance and the classic stories of youth. Tickets to the event are $34.50 for adults and $24.50 for seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased through the WYO Theater box office,… Continue Reading

Need help getting a Christmas tree? They’ll help

SHERIDAN — A group of local residents have organized a way for individuals seeking a live Christmas tree to get one, whether they have the truck or money to do so. Shawn Harvey said he, Wesley Huff and the business Those Guys have partnered to make it possible. The group is offering to bring trees to… Continue Reading

A-C Christmas concert set for Tuesday

CLEARMONT — The kindergarten through 12th-grade Arvada-Clearmont Christmas concert will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Arvada-Clearmont High School gymnasium. The concert is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Erica Olson at 307-758-4411 ext. 107. The Arvada-Clearmont High School is located at 1601 Meade Ave. in Clearmont. Continue Reading

Johnson to celebrate holidays with local libraries

SHERIDAN — Local author Craig Johnson will be celebrating Christmas with the Sheridan County Library System at three different events in December. Johnson will be at Clearmont Branch Library on Wednesday at 6 p.m., the Story Branch Library on Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. and at Sheridan Fulmer Library on Dec. 20 at noon. At… Continue Reading

Friday Events Dec. 11, 2014

Events for Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 • 12:15 p.m., Sheridan YMCA Soup Fest presentation from Rhoda Bonneau on Antarctica, Sheridan County YMCA, 417 N. Jefferson St., $5 per person • 3-5 p.m., Tongue River branch library open house, 145 Coffeen St., Ranchester • 7 p.m., Sheridan College “Christmas Spectacular,” WYO Theater, 42 N. Main St.,… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Dec. 11, 2014

Theatre Guild to perform ‘Christmas at the Carriage House’ SHERIDAN — The Civic Theatre Guild will present the final two performances of “Christmas at the Carriage House” this weekend. Performances will be held Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The Christmas event features an evening of stories and songs with holiday treats,… Continue Reading

NWCCD agenda Dec. 11, 2014

Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees meeting 7 p.m. today W132, Sheridan College 3059 Coffeen Ave. • Call to order and roll call • Agenda additions and deletions      • Consent agenda 1. Minutes from Nov. 20 meeting 2. Financial reports from November • President’s report • Gillette College Advisory Board report… Continue Reading

County Conservation District clarifies language in long-range plan

SHERIDAN — Just as road maps must change to match altered routes and conditions, the Sheridan County Conservation District must update its long-range plan to accommodate evolving resource conservation methods and tighter program funding. The district has completed a required five-year update to its plan, received public comment and will now submit it to the… Continue Reading

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