Category Archives: Local News

Cheerleaders to perform at Golden Dome Sunday

SHERIDAN — Local cheerleaders will participate in the state Spirit Competition in Casper next week. But to get ready for the contest, they’ll perform their routine for a local audience. On Sunday, from 3-5 p.m., local cheerleaders will perform the routines in a dress rehearsal. During the event, the girls will also continue to mark… Continue Reading

Albany County attorney agrees to review Redle case

SHERIDAN — Nearly two months after information regarding potential charges against Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle surfaced, an attorney has been found to review the case. Sheridan County Administrative Director Renee Obermueller said local officials asked the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office, the Johnson County Attorney’s Office and Weston County Attorney’s office before reaching out to… Continue Reading

FFA students show their stuff at Border Wars competition

FFA students show their stuff at Border Wars competition

SHERIDAN — High school students from Wyoming and Montana went toe to toe at Sheridan College Tuesday, showing off knowledge of horse breeds, agricultural business acumen and everything in between. The 149 students who spent the day at Sheridan College for the 14th annual FFA “Border Wars” event hailed from as far south as Cheyenne… Continue Reading

Small towns monitoring potential funding from state

SHERIDAN — Small Sheridan County communities are preparing for impact as legislators work to reach a compromise on legislation to fund Wyoming’s cities and towns,. House Bill 51, which as currently amended provides $105 million to municipalities and counties, is locked up in conference committee. Legislators have until the end of the day Friday —… Continue Reading

Poetry Out Loud contest set for Monday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Arts Council hosts the state Poetry Out Loud competition on Monday at 7 p.m. at the historic Atlas Theatre in Cheyenne. Awards will be announced at a ceremony on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Barrett Building. The public is invited to attend both events. Poetry Out Loud… Continue Reading

Next ‘Conversations in History’ to focus on Clearmont

SHERIDAN — The next edition of Conversations in History will focus on the history of Clearmont and the Clear Creek Valley. Local historian Helen Laumann will give the presentation at the Sheridan Senior Center. The event is sponsored by the Sheridan County Historical Society, and is free and open to all. For additional information, call… Continue Reading

WYDOT, FHA to conduct meeting regarding Burgess project

SHERIDAN — A public meeting on the environmental assessment just completed by the Wyoming Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Forest Service will take place March 8 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Tongue River Valley Community Center. The assessment identifies the preferred alternative for transportation solutions in the… Continue Reading

Warm, dry winter could spell trouble for wildlife

SHERIDAN — A mild winter and a potential drought could spell trouble for local wildlife. While fawn and calve production may be up after a mild winter, Bud Stewart with the Sheridan Region of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, said juvenile recruitment could be down in the event of a drought. “What will probably… Continue Reading

City facing $2 million supplemental funding shortfall

City facing $2 million supplemental funding shortfall

SHERIDAN — It’s the 11th hour for Wyoming legislators to pass funding for local governments, and a bill that would slash funding to local entities by almost half passed the Senate Tuesday. House Bill 51, sponsored by the Joint Appropriations Committee, provides local governments with funding for the 2016–2018 biennium. With a nearly $80 million… Continue Reading

County awards damages for road relocation work

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County will pay a local resident $6,000 in damages due to planned road relocation work at the intersection of Park Street and Skinner Street. The roads are being relocated slightly to better align with private property lines. The $6,000 will pay for roughly half the cost to nearby property owner Jon Schoenfelder… Continue Reading

AARP local chapter to gather next week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the American Association of Retired People will host a meeting March 11 at the Sheridan Senior Center. Dan Lick of the People Assistance Food Bank will present on its history, number of people served, future projects and opportunities to volunteer with the Food Bank to assist community members in… Continue Reading

TRHS students to present ‘Hercules’

SHERIDAN — Tongue River High School students will present the musical “Hercules” March 8-10 at the Tongue River High School auditorium. Based on the 1997 Disney musical, the play is fun for all ages. The play tells the story of Hercules, son of the Greek God, Zeus. He’s turned into a half-god, half-mortal by Hades,… Continue Reading

Science Saturday to focus on body movement

SHERIDAN — The next edition of Science Saturday will focus on the movement of the human body. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sheridan College Science Center. The event is free and open to kids of all ages. It is hosted by the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and… Continue Reading

Training set for volunteers to aid people with dementia

SHERIDAN — A training session for potential volunteers to engage people with dementia through the natural world of birds will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Learn about “Bird Tales,” a therapeutic program for people with dementia, developed by Ken Elkins and Randy Griffin. The Green House Living… Continue Reading

Library to feature couple’s art in exhibit

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host the photographs and artwork of local couple Dainis Hazners and Kathleen Mullaney in March on the mezzanine. A public reception for the artists will be held on the mezzanine on Monday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Hazners photographs are mostly of nature.  Some of the panorama prints, measuring… Continue Reading

Sheridan resident killed in snowmobiling accident

BIGHORN NATIONAL FOREST — A Sheridan resident is dead after a snowmobiling incident in the Bighorn National Forest near Burgess Junction early Saturday morning. At approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a snowmobiling-related accident near Burgess Junction. Kristin Kraft, 41, died after falling off a snowmobile south… Continue Reading

Sheridan County jobs on rise in second quarter of 2015

SHERIDAN — As the plummeting energy industry is causing slowdowns in the Wyoming economy, Sheridan may start to feel the impacts of slowing employment. Statistics released in February from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services indicate employment in 10 counties fell in the second quarter of 2015 and rose in 13 counties. In Sheridan County,… Continue Reading

Public meeting for Loucks Street project next week

SHERIDAN — A public meeting regarding the $2.5 million reconstruction project on Loucks Street is set for 5:30 p.m. March 10 at the Kalif Shrine. The project scope includes replacing existing infrastructure and improving the area. City Engineer Lane Thompson said a steering committee consisting of property owners and businesses in the area determined what… Continue Reading

Local Court Briefs — March 1, 2016

Bond set in downtown burglary case SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man who allegedly broke into The Chocolate Tree and Frackelton’s Fine Food and Spirits is being held in the Sheridan County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond. Joshua S. Campbell is charged with two counts of burglary for the alleged incident. Court documents indicate that Sheridan… Continue Reading

Hopkins accepted in Water Leaders Academy

SHERIDAN — Kyle Ann Hopkins, a data management coordinator with the North Platte Natural Resources District in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, has been accepted as a member of the Class VI of the Nebraska Water Leaders Academy, a one-year program that educates participants about the vital role rivers, streams and aquifers play in the economic sustainability of… Continue Reading

Fenn to compete in Rising Star of the West

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School senior Julia Fenn will be featured as part of KEVN Black Hills FOX’s Rising Star of the West scholarship contest Friday on Black Hills FOX News at 9 p.m. Fenn qualified for the contest by submitting a short video of herself to KEVN Black Hills FOX. Fenn is one of… Continue Reading

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