Category Archives: Local News

The long journey to graduation

The long journey to graduation

SHERIDAN — In the weeks before graduation, Leann Schutte spent her days poring through her nursing books. Tests were coming up and some would decide her future. In that respect, she is like most students in college. Finals week consists of a combination of caffeinated drinks, stress and endless reading. Yet Schutte is far from your… Continue Reading

Tongue River water quality meeting set for Wednesday

DAYTON — The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public meeting Wednesday in the Lucille Alley Room of Dayton Town Hall from 6-8 p.m. to provide information regarding the Tongue River total maximum daily load project. According to the WDEQ website, when levels of a pollutant such as E.coli, exceed state water quality… Continue Reading

Link Crew offers help and advice to SHS freshmen

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School freshmen participate in a program called FLC the first semester of the school year that helps them adjust to life as high school students. Upperclassmen or Link Leaders lead the program. FLC stands for Freshmen Learning Communities. These are small groups of freshmen that Link Leaders meet with during lunch… Continue Reading

Raising Readers receives $6,000 grant

SHERIDAN — The Chandler H. Kibbee and Mercedes K. Kibbee Foundation for Children recently awarded $6,000 to Raising Readers in Wyoming to purchase books for distribution in Sheridan County. Raising Readers in Wyoming encourages parents to read to their children by providing new books as part of well child health care visits. Medical providers in Sheridan… Continue Reading

Eatons’ horse drive set for May 22

SHERIDAN — The annual Eatons’ horse drive through Sheridan is scheduled for May 22 at approximately 9 a.m. Eatons’ Ranch hands will drive the ranch’s horses from their winter pastures to their summer home at Eatons’ Ranch. The horses will leave the Wyarno area at about 7 a.m. They’ll be coming into town on East… Continue Reading

Agendas — May 14, 2016

Dayton Town Council 7 p.m. Wednesday Dayton Town Hall   • Recite Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Approve the minutes of the May 2, 2016, Town Council meeting • Announcements/correspondence • Old business • New business A. Acknowledge outgoing Junior Council Allison Reed B. Hear from Sheridan County… Continue Reading

Julia Fenn earns this week’s Summit Award

This week’s Summit Award winner, Julia Fenn, was seen sporting a Michigan State Spartans T-shirt at a recent pickleball tournament in Sheridan. The word is out that this stellar student and even more exceptional human being will be attending Michigan State University this fall. Fenn is no stranger to this community, and to say she… Continue Reading

Fulmer to host Wyoming Reads celebration

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host the annual Wyoming Reads celebration on Tuesday beginning at 9 a.m. More than 350 first-graders from throughout Sheridan County will come to the library to learn about the library and the services it offers as well as receive a free book to take home. Wyoming Reads… Continue Reading

Bond set as details emerge from weekend attack

SHERIDAN — Bond was set at $20,000 cash for two men charged with aggravated assault, as details of a brutal weekend beating were released. Dylan Dygert, 21, and Jacob Olson, 26, appeared in Sheridan County Circuit Court in connection with a fight early Sunday morning that left the victim, Clayton Denny, with serious head injuries.… Continue Reading

PETITION Effort seeks to reduce number of commissioners

SHERIDAN — Should there be only three county commissioners? Some county residents seem to think so. Three weeks ago, Anne Collins, a Sheridan resident and former county employee, launched a petition that proposes cutting the number of Sheridan County commissioners from five sitting board members to three. Collins said she believes that the switch would save the… Continue Reading

Food tax falls flat on legislative panel

DOUGLAS — State lawmakers did not bite Thursday morning on a proposal to allow Wyoming cities and towns to tax food, although legislators said they are interested in giving local governments more flexibility on collecting sales taxes. Sen. Ogden Driskill told colleagues on the Joint Revenue Committee that he thought a food tax could help… Continue Reading

Groups speak against proposed records fees

By Matt Murphy Wyoming Tribune Eagle CHEYENNE — Both open government advocates and organizations that frequently use public documents remain concerned proposed fees to obtain public documents could disenfranchise those who want that information. The Wyoming Department of Administration and Information is proposing rules that outline what agencies would be able to charge the public… Continue Reading

Legion Baseball dedicating Justin O’Dell Memorial

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers and Jets, along with American Legion Baseball will dedicate the Justin O’Dell Memorial Wall during Saturday’s doubleheader at Thorne-Rider Stadium. The dedication will recognize those involved in putting the project together as well the O’Dell family for its leadership and support of athletics in Sheridan County. The wall was created… Continue Reading

Wyoming Office of Tourism to visit Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Tourism will pay a visit to Sheridan on Thursday for an educational event focused on tourism’s interactive marketing best practices and the state of the American traveler. The group will provide useful information for anyone dependent on (or just plain interested in) tourism marketing in Wyoming. The event will… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host J Shogren Shanghai’d

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will play host to J Shogren Shanghai’d on May 21 at 8 p.m. in the Mars Theater. The duo of J Shogren from Centennial and Jascha Herdt from Dutch Creek will perform a mix of old style blues and folk music filtered through a contemporary dissonant transmitter. They call their sound… Continue Reading

Leather crafters to descend on Sheridan

Leather crafters to descend on Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The kick off to summer is here. It is time to hone your skills under the tutelage of some of the top leather workers in the world and stock up on tools to make your designs pop at the 23rd annual Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show and Leather Crafters Workshops. Workshops will take… Continue Reading

Cloud Peak officials discuss reclamation, bonding

SHERIDAN — Market conditions have forced Powder River Basin coal mines to slow their production rates. But what happens to the land when a company is done mining? Eric Detmer, environmental and technical services manager with Cloud Peak’s Spring Creek Mine in Montana, explained to locals Cloud Peak’s process for reclamation and bonding Wednesday afternoon at… Continue Reading

Legislators seek higher taxes on wind

DOUGLAS — A group of lawmakers, accusing wind farms of “seeking to shut down” the coal industry, drummed up proposals Wednesday to increase taxes on the renewable energy source to raise money for education. There are 21 wind farms across Wyoming that on a blustery day can produce 1,412 megawatts of power, and a handful… Continue Reading

SCSD3 board members approve preliminary budget

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 3 will likely work with a budget of $3.8 million in the coming year. At Wednesday night’s SCSD3 board meeting, members approved the preliminary budget for the 2016-2017 school year. It will include several cuts according to Superintendent Charles Auzqui. “Our goal is to reduce our spending and tighten… Continue Reading

DSA, Chamber organize another shop local contest

SHERIDAN — The Historic District Promotions Committee recently announced another shop local campaign — “aMAYzing Places.” Through May 22, residents can pick up a passport from participating businesses and while shopping or dining in downtown Sheridan have the back stamped for a chance to win one of three prizes, which include gift cards and Chamber… Continue Reading

Locals students to earn degrees from Chadron

SHERIDAN — Several local residents will earn degrees from Chadron State College this spring. Susan Finley of Sheridan earned a bachelor’s during Chadron State College’s spring commencement on May 7. In addition, Rachel Kawulok, Andrea Rice and Alyssa Yada, all of Sheridan, earned their master’s degrees. Chadron State College, which was founded in 1911, is the only four-year,… Continue Reading

Tween Club to gather Tuesday at the library

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will meet Tuesday. The group gathers each Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. to explore different topics. The topic for this week is “escape room.” For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St. Continue Reading

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