Category Archives: Local News

Whitney Benefits shows interest in SCSD2 Gollings paintings

SHERIDAN — If the Sheridan County School District 2 board of trustees does decide to sell the 10 original William Gollings paintings in its possession, officials may have found the ideal buyer. During the regular meeting of the SCSD2 board Monday night, Whitney Benefits Board President Tom Kinnison and half of the total Whitney Benefits… Continue Reading

SCSD2 requesting proposals for alternative school study

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 will begin requesting proposals for a planning study for alternative schools in the county after the Wyoming School Facilities Department guaranteed $50,000 will be available for the study. Recently, superintendents of each of the local school districts, as well as Johnson County and representatives from Sheridan College, have… Continue Reading

Sheridan man pleads not guilty to battery charge

SHERIDAN — A man pleaded not guilty Monday in Sheridan County Circuit Court of deliberately injuring a woman he knew was pregnant. Dustin Drew Morris addressed the court from jail via closed circuit television after being arrested on a warrant stemming from an incident involving his estranged wife. An affidavit of probable cause stated that… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. Club member Laura Ratcliff will present on beginning sign language. The group will learn some basics of American Sign Language. The meeting is free and open to all women. The Big Horn Woman’s Club… Continue Reading

Trout Unlimited to host annual fundraiser Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Little Big Horn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host its annual fundraiser Saturday from 6-9 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The group will discuss open board positions, 2015 projects, the Adopt-A-Trout program and local, state and national Trout Unlimited efforts. Dinner will feature London broil and blackened salmon. The event… Continue Reading

Agenda Jan. 13, 2015

Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees meeting 5 p.m. Thursday Room 10, Sheridan College in Johnson County 63 North Burritt Ave., Buffalo • Call to order and roll call • Agenda additions and deletions • Consent agenda 1. Minutes from Dec. 11, 2014, meeting 2. Financial reports from Dec. 2014 • President’s report •… Continue Reading

How healthy is Sheridan’s downtown economy?

How healthy is Sheridan’s downtown economy?

Local officials, business owners share mixed feelings about empty storefronts on Main St. By Mike Dunn The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — A “For Rent” sign can tell many stories. It can mark the beginning of an opportunity, and the end of an era. It can mark the financial success of a person preparing to retire,… Continue Reading

Ready to recycle? Get ready for curbside this summer

Ready to recycle? Get ready for curbside this summer

SHERIDAN — Excuses may be running out. A 2012 public opinion survey found that some of the main reasons city residents didn’t recycle were because it was inconvenient, they didn’t like sorting their recycled goods and there was no pick-up service. However, if City Council approves a resolution it is slated to consider on Feb.… Continue Reading

Man facing felony charges for forging checks

SHERIDAN — A local man faces nine felony charges of fraud after allegedly writing checks against the account of the previous tenant of his apartment. According to an affidavit of probable cause, Kevin Barker found a checkbook belonging to the man who had previously lived at the home where Barker now lives. The affidavit states… Continue Reading

Trout Unlimited seeking board members, volunteers

SHERIDAN — This July, it will have been 56 years since 16 fishermen gathered in a home on the banks of the Au Sable River near Grayling, Michigan, united by their love of trout fishing and their growing discontent with the state’s practice of stocking its waters with catchable-sized hatchery fish. Today, Trout Unlimited is… Continue Reading

WYO to feature Lehar’s ‘The Merry Widow’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Lehar’s ‘The Merry Widow’” on Saturday at 11 a.m. The performance is one installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition,” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts to… Continue Reading

Kip Attaway to perform Friday at Eagles

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles Aerie #4169 will host comedian Kip Attaway on Friday beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the show are $10 per person. Prior to the show, beginning at 5:30 p.m., a taco bar will be available. Tickets to the taco bar are $7 per person. Tickets are available in… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host Conversations in History

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society for the next “Conversations in History” on Wednesday. This series of casual conversations surrounding specific portions of Sheridan area history is free and open to the public. Wednesday’s meeting will run from 10-11:15 a.m. and will focus on the… Continue Reading

Snowmobiler life-flighted to Billings with injuries

SHERIDAN — A snowmobiler was airlifted to Billings, Montana, over the weekend after an accident near Owen Creek in the Bighorn Mountains. Roberta Young, who owns Bear Lodge Resort with her husband Rick, confirmed that snowmobilers came to the lodge Saturday afternoon seeking assistance for one of their party who had been injured. Young said… Continue Reading

Municipal leaders prep for legislative session

SHERIDAN — Icy roads or dry, the 63rd Wyoming Legislature will kick off at noon on Tuesday and several members of local government will be making the trek to Cheyenne throughout the session to make their voices heard on the various bills to be considered. Mayors and staff for Sheridan, Dayton, Ranchester and Clearmont said… Continue Reading

Agendas Jan. 10, 2015

Sheridan County Conservation District Board of Supervisors meeting 10 a.m. Tuesday Upstairs conference room Cottonwood Building 1949 Sugarland Drive • Call to order • Approval of agenda • Contracts and request 1. Project payments 2. State Historic Preservation Office class III survey 3. Social indicators survey project 4. Natural Resources Conservation Service memorandum of understanding… Continue Reading

Dueling Duo at the Elks on Friday

SHERIDAN — The Elks Lodge located at 45 W. Brundage St. will play host to the Dueling Duo on Friday. Tickets to see the dueling piano players are $40 in advance or $50 at the door and are available by calling 672-6478. Ticket prices include hors d’oeuvres and two drinks. The show will include requests,… Continue Reading

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