Category Archives: Local News

SMH welcomes new staff

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital board members welcomed three new employees during their meeting last week. Rebecca Thompson grew up in Wyoming and did her undergraduate study at the University of Wyoming before moving out of state to finish her work to become a doctor of pathology. “I grew up on a ranch outside of… Continue Reading

Fire Boards: District board election ballots go next week

SHERIDAN — A little-talked about but nonetheless important election is coming up on Nov. 3. That day, many Sheridan County residents will select representatives for their respective fire district boards. Mail ballots will head out on Oct. 9. according to county Elections Supervisor Brenda Kekich. Of the six fire protection districts, five will host elections this… Continue Reading

AN ARTS ALLIANCE: WAA conference kicks off in Sheridan

SHERIDAN— The Wyoming Arts Alliance kicked off its annual conference Friday in Sheridan at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The event opened with a presentation by state Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan, on how to lobby elected officials effectively. “You don’t want to irritate people, but you don’t want to be brushed off either or be… Continue Reading

Pierson named Wyoming Teacher of the Year

Pierson named Wyoming Teacher of the Year

SHERIDAN — Amy Pierson, a fourth-grade teacher at Cloud Peak Elementary in Johnson County School District 1, has been named Wyoming’s 2016 teacher of the year. “Mrs. Pierson is a lifelong learner and imparts that on her students everyday,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow said in a press release. “Not only is she connected… Continue Reading

Municipal Court Reports — Oct. 3, 2015

Violators under 18 and sentences under $100 and five days in jail are not reported. (Year in parentheses is defendant’s birth year.) Aug. 10 • Kimberly D. Blommel (1987), Sheridan, littering, $220 • Lonnie Brice Miech (1965), Sheridan, failure to maintain liability insurance, $420 • Jessica J. King (1983), Sheridan, failure to maintain liability insurance, $420; driving while… Continue Reading

Agendas — Oct. 3, 2015

Dayton Town Council 7:30 p.m. Monday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Approve minutes of the Sept. 16 secondary council meeting • Approve minutes of the Sept. 23 work study meeting • Reports — utility clerk/building permits, fire/rescue department, law enforcement,… Continue Reading

Public Health to host series of flu clinics in October

Public Health to host series of flu clinics in October

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Public Health will host a series of flu clinics in Sheridan and the surrounding communities in October. The cost is $30 per vaccine. Organizers are reminding individuals to bring their insurance cards as Public Health will bill most insurance companies. The following is a list of flu clinic times and locations.… Continue Reading

Women’s Antelope Hunt to include dinner, auction

SHERIDAN — Join the excitement of the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt on Friday at the Ranch at Ucross. The evening will feature a special dinner of grilled trout and London broil, a raffle and auction items. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner set for 7 p.m. Individual tickets are $50 or table sponsorships… Continue Reading

Big Horn football finishes ahead despite poor second half

SHERIDAN — Bittersweet is probably the word head coach Michael McGuire was grasping for following the Big Horn football win against Thermopolis Friday. Big Horn controlled the first half of play, going ahead 26-0, and everything seemed to be resembling the way they shutout the Wright Panthers last week. But the second half was all… Continue Reading

Computer class to focus on Facebook, online accounts

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer free computer classes each Thursday at 10 a.m. through Oct. 22. Participants can bring their own laptops or use one of the library’s. Space is limited, so organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by calling 674-8585. The remaining classes will cover the following… Continue Reading

MSU to host open house for area students

SHERIDAN — Montana State University in Bozeman will open its campus, classrooms and activities to potential students during MSU Friday, the university’s visitation program, on Oct. 16. MSU Friday is a free event open to all high school juniors and seniors and their families. The program consists of several activities including tours, sample classes given… Continue Reading

School funding model scrutinized

SHERIDAN— Wyoming’s school funding formula was pinched, prodded and scrutinized by lawmakers in Casper on Thursday and Friday, but its final iteration is still being debated. “It will have a lot of blanks in it, because really we’re just starting to structure,” said Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, discussing the new version of the funding… Continue Reading

Counterfeit bills circulating in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police department reports four area businesses have received counterfeit $10 and $20 bills. A Thursday press release asks residents to watch out for the fake bills and to contact the police if receiving suspected fake money. Community members have every right to refuse providing goods and services in these cases, but… Continue Reading

‘Growlers 4 Growlers’ at Black Tooth today

SHERIDAN — The Black Tooth Brewing Company has partnered with the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter today for “Growlers 4 Growlers.” The brewery will donate a portion of proceeds from growler fills to the shelter. From noon to 11 p.m., the event will also feature food to be served from 5-8 p.m., a 50/50 raffle… Continue Reading

VOA receives grant for veteran services

SHERIDAN — Volunteers of America has been awarded a statewide one-year grant for Supportive Services for Veteran Families. The $2 million grant comes from the Department of Veterans Affairs. “We are honored to expand our current partnership with the Veterans Administration to bring critical services to veterans on a statewide scale,” said  Jeffrey Holsinger, president… Continue Reading

Sheridan man picked up on burglary charge

SHERIDAN — A man authorities allege stole computers from a local business and then sold them will be held on a $10,000 cash or surety bond following his initial appearance in circuit court Thursday afternoon. Joshua Gilbert, 31, of Sheridan, was charged with felony burglary and could face up to 10 years in prison and… Continue Reading

Akcita Win to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The October meeting of Akcita Win will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Sanford’s. Akcita Win is a women’s service organization dedicated to promoting the level of women by diffusing knowledge in regard to civic, intellectual and moral growth.  The meeting is open to the public welcome. For additional information, contact Connie… Continue Reading

Tween Club to feature photography

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will gather to discuss photography Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. The Tween Club meets every Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. Topics planned for the rest of the year include bats, urban legends, cooking, ducks, silent films and more. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The… Continue Reading

Shopapalooza to benefit Advocacy and Resource Center

SHERIDAN — The Advocacy and Resource Center has organized an evening of food, fun and shopping for Thursday. The event, Shopapalooza, will benefit the nonprofit and feature new and gently used handbags, jewelry, scarves and other accessories.  Attendees will be able to bid on the items they like. Shopapalooza will run from 5:30-8 p.m. at… Continue Reading

SCSD2 revamps elementary grading system

SCSD2 revamps elementary grading system

SHERIDAN— Parents of Sheridan County School District 2 elementary students will likely see lower grades than they are used to this year, due to changes in the grading system, but district officials say there is no need to worry. “They’re gonna see some two’s early,” said Scott Stults, director of elementary education, referring to the… Continue Reading

Hospital breaks ground on new intensive care unit

SHERIDAN — Twelve months from now a new intensive care unit should be standing at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Rob Forister, director of facility support at the hospital, said construction on the ICU had already started. “We have done some preliminary work, some utilities work had to be done,” Forister said. “This is a tight time… Continue Reading

WYDOT lowers speed limit on US 14 in Bighorn Mountains

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The Wyoming Department of Transportation is lowering the speed limit on a 10-mile stretch of U.S. 14 from Dayton to Burgess Junction. WYDOT announced Wednesday that the speed limit will change from 65 mph to 40 mph beginning at mile post 70 (near the cattle guard below Steamboat Point) and ending at mile… Continue Reading

Sheridan man pleads no contest to felony burglary

SHERIDAN — A man pleaded no contest to felony burglary in 4th Judicial District Court Wednesday morning and will likely serve probation. Glenn Murphy, of Sheridan, entered into a plea agreement with the state. In exchange for the no contest plea, the state offered a suspended prison sentence of two to three years and 18… Continue Reading

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