Category Archives: Local News

Whitney Rink at M&M’s Center open for use

SHERIDAN — While contractors are still putting the finishing touches on the Whitney Rink at the M&M’s Center, the facility opened to the public for use over the weekend. Free public skating will be offered, thanks to the generosity of local business sponsors. For a full schedule of open skates and other events at the… Continue Reading

A Sheridan gift guide for the holidays

A Sheridan gift guide for the holidays

Take a piece of Sheridan home with you this holiday season; this is our guide to Sheridan’s most iconic and unique-to-the area gifts. FLYING HIGH 1. Perhaps the best gift of all is the opportunity to spend more time with your loved ones and friends. With a new airline offering direct flights between Sheridan and Denver,… Continue Reading

Animal acupuncture: local vets tout the benefits

Animal acupuncture: local vets tout the benefits

SHERIDAN — Local veterinarian Candice Carden spent the first two weeks of December at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, treating Kr Montana Shake Em and Rusty, two of her clients’ horses. She did X-rays to find the reason for the animals’ limping and prescribed pain meds to ease the discomfort. But in addition… Continue Reading

Library staff assess how budget cuts will affect operations

SHERIDAN — Library Director Cameron Duff said while budget cuts are inevitable, he and his staff are doing everything they can to minimize layoffs. Wednesday night’s Sheridan County Public Library System Board of Trustees meeting was centered around the future of the library’s budget. With mineral tax revenues on the decline, budget reductions to counties… Continue Reading

Agendas — Dec. 19, 2015

Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Monday Second floor Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Staff/elected positions • Adjourn Clearmont Town Council 6 p.m. Monday Clearmont Town Hall • Call to order • Pledge • Attendance • Visitors • Approval of minutes A. Nov. 16 water main project… Continue Reading

Diversity still an issue on UW campus

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming officials tout a long list of initiatives aimed at fostering diversity. Employment recruiters attend out-of-state conferences and advertise job openings nationwide in an attempt to reach more diverse applicant pools. The school has hosted a mentorship program for incoming freshmen from racial minorities since 1997. It offers academic concentrations… Continue Reading

TRVJPB hears update on gas pipeline project

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board received updates Thursday night from WWC Engineering concerning the feasibility study to get natural gas to the Tongue River valley. In August, WWC Engineering took on the project to study the building of a natural gas pipeline to the area. At this time, the TRVJPB is… Continue Reading

Fort Phil Kearny annual battlefield tour set for Monday

BANNER — Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site will host the annual Anniversary Tour of the Battle of the Hundred-In-The-Hand, also referred to as the Fetterman Fight, on Monday. The event begins at 10 a.m. at Fort Phil Kearny Interpretive Center, five miles off of exit 44, Interstate 90 and will include a brief introduction… Continue Reading

SCSD1 to have shorter school calendar next year

SCSD1 to have shorter school  calendar next year

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 board members reviewed school facilities funding, discussed the new federal education accountability act and finalized a calendar for the 2016-2017 school year at its board meeting Tuesday night in Ranchester. Classes next year will start on Aug. 29 and end June 1. The shortened year is due to… Continue Reading

SRD audit reveals 28K increase in programs in 2015

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District board met Wednesday for the final time in 2015. The end of the year meeting meant a review of the annual audit done by Rucki, Marshall, Newbrough CPAs. There were no glaring concerns in this year’s audit, but Jamie Newbrough, CPA, pointed out a $28,000 increase in the SRD’s… Continue Reading

Big Horn Mountain Polka Club to gather Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will gather for its annual Christmas dance party Sunday. The event will take place from 1-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. Mountain Rose will perform for the dance. Members of the club are asked to bring snacks to share. The event is open to the public. The… Continue Reading

SC’s Talackova earns NJCAA Player of the Week

SHERIDAN — The National Junior College Athletics Association named Zuzana Talackova its Division I women’s basketball Player of the Week Wednesday. The Sheridan College sophomore scored 30 points on 13 of 22 shooting in the Lady Generals’ 83-54 win at Dawson Community College last week. She hit 3 of 8 from 3-point range and pulled… Continue Reading

Southeast Sewer and Water District faces dissolution

SHERIDAN — The Southeast Sewer and Water District faces dissolution if its representatives do not move quickly to comply with state auditing requirements, according to a notice given at the Sheridan County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning. Mike Evans, chair of the district, said the audit requirements are an old issue. “This is a… Continue Reading

Broussard found guilty of felony robbery

Broussard found guilty of felony robbery

SHERIDAN — Adam Broussard, 28, was convicted in district court Tuesday evening of aggravated robbery, a felony that carries a sentencing range of 5-25 years in prison, a fine of up to $10,000 or both. Bond was revoked and Broussard was sent to the Sheridan County Detention Center. The charge comes from a May 23… Continue Reading

Raising Readers hires new director

SHERIDAN — Raising Readers in Wyoming recently announced Deb Carpenter-Nolting as executive director of the nonprofit organization that encourages parents to read to their young children by providing new books as part of their well child health care visits. Carpenter-Nolting is eager to develop and nurture the program that has distributed nearly 400,000 books to… Continue Reading

Local Christmas Bird Count set for Saturday in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Audubon Society recently announced two Christmas Bird Count events. This year will mark the National Audubon Society’s 116th year of Christmas Bird Counts. Volunteers across the nation count as many birds as they can in a single, 8-hour day. Each year, the group asks volunteers to drive vehicles, record data and… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to gather Friday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will gather Friday at 1:30 p.m. The group will host its annual Christmas party and cookie exchange. Those planning to attend are asked to bring one or two dozen cookies to exchange as well as nonperishable food to be donated to a local food bank. The meeting… Continue Reading

CHAPS organizing online fundraising auction

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip Equine Assisted Therapy is having a breeding auction fundraiser. The fundraiser began Monday and will continue through January. The purpose of the fundraiser is to provide funding for CHAPS participant scholarships. According to a press release from the local nonprofit, in 2015, 74 percent of CHAPS clients… Continue Reading

City of Sheridan issues snow alert

City of Sheridan issues snow alert

SHERIDAN — City of Sheridan officials declared a Snow Alert for Tuesday and Wednesday night. This means city crews will commence curb-to-curb snow removal in certain locations and the city Street Department will be picking up snow this evening and again tomorrow night. Crews will begin at midnight and work until around 9 a.m. During these hours, cars should not park… Continue Reading

Trial begins for man accused of armed robbery

SHERIDAN — The armed robbery trial of Adam Broussard began Monday in 4th Judicial District Court. Broussard is accused of holding a woman at gunpoint and demanding she give him money. The alleged crime occurred on May 23. According to testimony Monday in court from the alleged victim, Kayla Walker, on that day, she had… Continue Reading

WGFD seeking information about multiple poachings

WGFD seeking information about multiple poachings

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information from the public about the shooting and wanton destruction of five mule deer bucks in Sheridan County. People are asked to contact WGFD if they have information about the following five poaching incidents: • Nov. 26 — a buck mule deer was shot and… Continue Reading

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