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Sheridan College announces graduates

July 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College held its 65th commencement ceremony May 10 and degrees and certificates were earned by local students. Sheridan area students recognized included: Linal Alltop, Kara Bacon, Joshua Barker, Michelle Bastian, Kaitlyn Bell, Gage Belus, Brandi Bradberry, Jacob Buszkiewic, Augustus Carter, Rayanne Collins, Tawnya Crowley, Jodi Damm, Michelle Davenport, Kirbie Dewitt, Kord Dover, Read More

Anthem performers excited for hometown audience

July 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — When Bailey Cunningham steps up to the microphone to sing the National Anthem at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Wednesday, she isn’t going to worry about her nerves or think about the pressure to be perfect when singing at a big venue in front of so many people. She may look at the horses Read More

Police, SCSO promoting safety this week

SHERIDAN — It’s finally here. After a year of planning and months of anticipation it is time to dust off your dancing boots, lather on the sunscreen and get out and enjoy rodeo week. While you prepare for the fun in the sun, local law enforcement also recommends preparation for your safety. While at the Read More

Trolley to offer services during rodeo week

SHERIDAN — If you’re looking for easier parking and less walking to rodeo week events, think about taking a free ride on the Sheridan Trolley to where you’re going. The trolley schedule for the week is as follows: Tuesday only • 3-8 p.m., shuttle service looping from the Black Tooth Brewing Company at the corner of Read More

Rock Creek Recommended Wilderness Tour Sat.

SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a Rock Creek recommended wilderness tour Saturday. A difficult tour of the wilderness with discussion of existing Read More

Creative Economy Council to meet Thurs. in Buffalo

SHERIDAN – The Creative Economy Council of Sheridan and Johnson Counties will meet Thursday in Buffalo. From 9-11 a.m. at the Cowboy Carousel Center all members of the community are invited to attend this free meeting. Potential members of the council will review a recommended organizational structure and plan for the fiscal year. The Creative Read More

Kids Fishing Day set for Saturday at Porcupine Ranger Station

SHERIDAN — Young anglers will have a chance to try their luck at fishing and learn about the environment at the Kids Fishing Day on Saturday. Sponsored by the Bighorn National Forest, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Trout Unlimited, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Porcupine Ranger Station pond, kids ages Read More

It’s Kinskey

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey will take on a new role in coming weeks as county commissioners from both Sheridan and Johnson counties have appointed him to fill the Senate District 22 seat left vacant by Sen. John Schiffer’s death last month. Kinskey received 67 percent of the vote. “The late Sen. Schiffer did Read More

Woman charged with vehicular homicide pleads not guilty

July 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — Hannah M. Terry, 34, pleaded not guilty in 4th Judicial District Court on Thursday morning to charges relating to a fatal bicycling accident that occurred on Coffeen Avenue in May. Terry is charged with aggravated homicide by vehicle and driving under the influence of a controlled substance causing serious bodily injury. Both felony Read More

Movies in the park

DAYTON — While watching a movie is almost always a great time, the routine is the same. You buy your ticket, buy your popcorn and take a seat in a darkened theater with dozens of people you likely don’t know. However, the Movies in the Park series offered by the Tongue River Valley Community Center Read More

Farmers market to start Thursday

SHERIDAN — The annual Sheridan Farmers Market will commence Thursday at Grinnell Plaza. From 5-7 p.m. weekly on Thursdays vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. Attendance is free for customers and vendor booths are available to rent. On weeks when Third Read More

Float down Little Goose to be held July 12

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host a Water Trail Float Tri on July 12. From 9 a.m. to approximately noon a float down Little Goose Creek and Tongue River will be offered. The group will arrange the logistics but attendees are asked to bring their own kayak, canoe or raft. Attendees should Read More

Prairie Dog Church to host ‘Cowboy Church’ July 13

SHERIDAN — Prairie Dog Community Church will host “Cowboy Church” as Krystal Koltiska Raley demonstrates “Freedom Thru Obedience” using a horse and a round pen. The church in the round will be held July 13 at 9 a.m. Breakfast will follow the service and all members of the community are invited. The service will be Read More

Advance tickets now on sale for 10th annual Big Horn Mountain Festival

SHERIDAN — Advance tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual Big Horn Mountain Festival which will begin early Friday, July 11 and run until late Sunday, July 13. Organizers of the three-day music festival in Buffalo are offering special ticket prices of $75 for a three day pass, a savings of $10 over Read More

‘Flavor of the Week’ to feature yoga at the Kula Space this Thursday

SHERIDAN — In celebration of their fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m. Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome. This week’s class will be Read More

Land trust works to expand network around Red Grade Road

BIG HORN — In coming years, the Bighorn Mountain foothills traversed by Red Grade Road could become an even more accessible and explorable backyard adventure for Sheridan County residents who already hold the area near and dear. Renowned for its year-round ATV and snowmobile recreation options, the area is set to become a nearby haven for Read More

Not guilty plea entered in fatal bicycle accident case

July 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — Hannah M. Terry, 34, pleaded not guilty in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday morning to charges relating to a fatal bicycling accident that occurred on Coffeen Avenue in May. Terry is charged with aggravated homicide by vehicle and driving under the influence of a controlled substance causing serious bodily injury. Both felony charges carry Read More

Local man charged in connection with Hospital Pharmacy West burglary

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Attorney’s Office filed charges against Robert Kelly Weber, 34, of Sheridan on Friday in connection with the burglary of prescription medications from Hospital Pharmacy West in 2013. According to the Sheridan Police Department, information received throughout the investigation implicated Weber in the theft of a large amount of prescription medications. Read More

P&Z denies rec center, again

  SHERIDAN — For the second time in a little over a year, a request for a conditional use permit by the Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District to build a community center near the Big Horn Y has been recommended for denial by the County Planning and Zoning Commission. After nearly an hour of Read More

Judge hears oral arguments in Press’ case against SCSD2

SHERIDAN — Judge William Edelman of 4th Judicial District Court heard oral arguments in The Sheridan Press’ lawsuit against Sheridan County School District 2 on Wednesday. He did not issue a decision in the matter, but said he would do so soon. The Press filed the lawsuit earlier this year, alleging that the school board Read More

Rodeo tickets selling fast; grab yours now

SHERIDAN — Next week is arguably the biggest week of the year for Sheridan County as the 84th annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo kicks off. Before tourists fill the hotels and rough stock fill the chutes, you may want to make sure you have your tickets to the show before your opportunity to fill the stands Read More

Ranchester passes final 2015 budget

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council on Tuesday passed the third and final reading of its fiscal year 2015 budget. The general fund budget is approximately $800,000 more than last year’s, Town Clerk Teri Laya said, but this is mainly due to the addition of the Main Street Mercantile project to this year’s budget. That project is Read More

New crosswalk on Brundage Lane to be completed soon

SHERIDAN — City officials expect the new crosswalk on Brundage Lane near the entrance to South Park to be completed within the next week or so. Engineering project manager for the city, Tom O’Leary, said Wednesday that the crosswalk was installed as a safety measure for those utilizing the city’s pathway system. O’Leary said the Read More

Student news

• Jamie Jo Craft of Sheridan received her bachelor’s of general studies from the University of North Dakota. She is the daughter of Cindy and Gary Craft of Sheridan. • Lauren Weitzel of Sheridan received a $1,000 scholarship from the Republican Women of Sheridan County. She plans to attend Casper College in the fall. • Read More

‘Wyoming Wednesdays’ held in July

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Tourism will host the next event in a series of events called “Wyoming Wednesdays.” Informative and interpretive programs about Sheridan are being offered at 10 a.m. most Wednesdays throughout July at the Wyoming Welcome Center. At this week’s event Wayne Baumann will give a history of Buffalo Bill Cody. Read More

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