Author Archives: Phoebe Tollefson

Court Briefs

Man pleads not guilty to two felony sex abuse charges SHERIDAN — A 23-year-old man pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. Nicky Hopkins faces charges of second and third degree sexual abuse of a minor. The incident described in court documents occurred… Continue Reading

SCSD1 cuts 7 jobs to deal with reduced budget

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 shouldered the same half-million-dollar cut this year that Sheridan County School District 2 did, although its total budget is just less than a third of the larger district’s. And to deal with that cut, SCSD1 eliminated seven full-time positions — four teachers and three staff. None of the… Continue Reading

Neighbor discord leads to lengthy county rezone hearing

SHERIDAN — A family feud-fueled zoning request dominated Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting, lasting roughly 55 minutes and resulting in an uncommon 3-2 vote by the board, which often votes unanimously. A local family, the Roadifers, successfully petitioned the board to rezone a 10-acre portion of a 303-acre parcel of land approximately 10 miles… Continue Reading

City to expand South Park with purchase

City to expand South Park with purchase

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council moved to purchase a 2-acre parcel of land adjacent to South Park at its meeting Monday night. The city will buy the plot on West Brundage Lane for $100,000. It was originally marketed at $150,000. City officials stressed Monday that the purchase comes from funds specifically set aside to… Continue Reading

Want to recall an elected official? You can’t.

SHERIDAN— A Sundance legislator, spurred by voter discontent of town officials in his district, wants to give voters a way to recall any elected official in Wyoming. But before he can move forward, he needs to take a step back. Rep. Tyler Lindholm, a Republican representing Crook and Weston counties, is pushing to repeal a… Continue Reading

A sport steeped in tradition

A sport steeped in tradition

SHERIDAN — At just 12 years old, Catcher Hisbadhorse is undoubtedly one of the youngest Indian relay jockeys in the field. But often the Northern Cheyenne athlete gets up before sunrise to practice one of his family’s oldest routines: riding horses. Hisbadhorse wakes up early so he can train with the animals before the day… Continue Reading

Four appear in district court on drug charges

SHERIDAN — Four individuals appeared in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday for arraignments and sentencing. Bobbi Creech, born in 1997, pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver pot. The charge came about after an accidental 911 call from Creech’s residence. When officers arrived, they smelled marijuana, according to court… Continue Reading

BOOTS OFF: Rodeo Week officially underway

BOOTS OFF: Rodeo Week officially underway

SHERIDAN — Sheridan launched the 2016 WYO Rodeo in style Tuesday evening with the annual Boot Kickoff at Kendrick Park. Clear summer weather drew out plenty of new participants, both young and old, and two defending champions were on site to reclaim their titles. Kids aged 8 and younger competed in hobby horse barrel racing… Continue Reading

Law enforcement preps for Rodeo Week

SHERIDAN — While rodeo fans stay busy cheering on events at the fairgrounds, drinking in downtown bars and enjoying what is for many the best week of the year in Sheridan, local law enforcement will be hard at work keeping everyone safe. All Sheridan Police Department officers will be on duty, and the department is calling… Continue Reading

Cox, Biteman to head to Cleveland for RNC

Cox, Biteman to head to Cleveland for RNC

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan area Republicans will head to Cleveland next week to represent Sheridan and Big Horn counties at the Republican National Convention. And while many say the nomination is a foregone conclusion, the local delegates say there is more to the convention than a simple tally of votes. Steve Cox, a rancher, and… Continue Reading

Skin experts urge care during UV safety month

SHERIDAN — It’s ultraviolet safety month and local health experts are pushing awareness and commonsense protections to keep people healthy. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, killing 13,650 people each year, according to the American Cancer Society. “Skin cancer is dangerous because it can be so easy to… Continue Reading

Local bikers to rally against violence

Local bikers to rally against violence

SHERIDAN — It’s not your average biker rally. On Saturday, locals will don their helmets and biker gear and cruise over to the Advocacy and Resource Center on their Harley Davidsons, Hondas and other motorcycles to spend a day supporting victims of violent crime. The image stands in stark contrast to the stereotypical biker gang,… Continue Reading

Sheridan to host writing marathon July 1

Sheridan to host writing marathon July 1

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Writing Project is calling all Sheridan area writers — young, old, veteran and rookie — to join in on a writing marathon on July 1. The group will gather on the Sheridan College campus in the Watt Agricultural Building at 3401 Coffeen Ave. at 1 p.m. People will divide into groups… Continue Reading

Copyright © 2015 The Sheridan Press or Sheridan Newspapers, Inc..