Category Archives: Local News

Enroll Wyoming navigators encourage signups

SHERIDAN — With Jan. 1, 2016, quickly approaching, perhaps several New Year’s resolutions will include obtaining medical insurance. The deadline to receive health insurance by the first of the year has come and gone, but Caleb Perea, an Enroll Wyoming navigator, said people should sign up as soon as possible to be covered next year.… Continue Reading

Local employment rates steady from October to November

SHERIDAN — Unemployment rates in Wyoming and Sheridan County saw a slight increase from October to November. Approximately 4.1 percent of Wyoming residents were without jobs in November, compared to 4 percent the month before. According to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Division, the month-to-month change was not statistically significant and… Continue Reading

‘Dining for a Cause’ to benefit animal shelter

SHERIDAN — The next edition of “Dining for a Cause” will take place Monday at Frackelton’s. The restaurant will be open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 4-10 p.m. All sales and gratuities from the day will be donated to the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter. Reservations are encouraged and… Continue Reading

Submissions for WY Outside Challenge due by Jan. 15

SHERIDAN — Earlier this year WY Outside launched an effort to connect Wyoming children and families with outdoor recreation in the state — the WY Outside Challenge. The hands-on, outdoor event provided participants with an opportunity to complete a wide variety of outdoor activities throughout 2015, then document and submit their accomplishments on a scorecard… Continue Reading

Elks Hoop Shoot Wednesday at the YMCA

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Elks will host the annual Elks Hoop Shoot Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the YMCA. The Hoop Shoot, a national contest, will send local winners onto a district, state, regional and national competition with all expenses paid by the Elks. Any boy or girl ages 8 through 13 as of April… Continue Reading

Fewer extreme lows ease wildlife’s winter start

Fewer extreme lows ease wildlife’s winter start

SHERIDAN — What’s cause for disappointment among skiers, snowmobilers and other winter enthusiasts is a welcome development for wildlife in the area: less snow and milder temperatures are easing the transition into the coldest months of the year. “The easy winter is good news for those big game animals that are trying to survive throughout… Continue Reading

Sheridan County population continues to grow

SHERIDAN — Despite an economic downturn caused in part by a wavering energy industry, Sheridan County is still seeing population growth. Recently released county profiles for 2015 from the state of Wyoming suggest 2,185 residents in Wyoming have packed their bags and left the state from July 2013 to July 2014. Yet, during that same… Continue Reading

SC’s campus center building named ‘Outstanding Project’

SHERIDAN — Learning by Design magazine recently selected Sheridan College’s Thorne-Rider Campus Center as an “Outstanding Project” in its 2015 Awards of Excellence publication. Learning by Design, “the premier source for education design innovation and excellence,” featured the Sheridan College building in the New Construction/Addition category in its fall 2015 publication. “Better connection and campus… Continue Reading

Rodeo officials see modest start for ticket vouchers

SHERIDAN — Sheridan WYO Rodeo officials are taking a new approach to marketing this year, with ticket vouchers available for purchase during the holiday shopping season. Board President Nick Siddle said the sales numbers have yet to take off. “It’s the first year that we’ve done it and we are selling some,” he said. “Hopefully… Continue Reading

Local Court Briefs

Ware receives suspended sentence for role in armed robbery SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was given a suspended sentence in connection with an armed robbery that occurred May 15. Keevin Ware, 20, of Sheridan, appeared in 4th Judicial District Court in Sheridan Monday. Judge John Fenn sentenced Ware to 3-5 years in prison, which was… Continue Reading

City Council has until Jan. 15 to validate petition

SHERIDAN — A petition proposing that Sheridan voters decide the fate of the city administrator position was received last week by city officials. City Attorney Greg Von Krosigk told councilors Monday that the city received the 21 pages of signatures Thursday. The petition is an effort from residents who are concerned that the position is… Continue Reading

Student news: Jenkins earns degree from Chadron

SHERIDAN — Charlotte Jenkins of Sheridan earned a Master of Arts in education during Chadron State College’s winter commencement on Dec. 18. Approximately 145 students officially became graduates of Chadron State College Friday. Dr. Don King, professor and former education department chair, was the featured speaker for graduate commencement in Memorial Hall. Chadron State College,… Continue Reading

Ingram promoted in Wyo. Army National Guard

SHERIDAN — Alabama Ingram, of Ranchester, was recently promoted to private second class in the Wyoming Army National Guard for meeting time in service requirements. Ingram is awaiting advanced individual training and will become a qualified unit supply specialist in Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 960th Brigade Support Battalion. Ingram has been a member of the… Continue Reading

Senior Center announces holiday hours

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will be open on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be served on Christmas Eve during the usual lunch hours 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The Senior Center hours on Friday will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch hours have been extended for Christmas.… Continue Reading

Failing brakes cause of weekend fatality

SHERIDAN — The driver of a semi truck was killed in a rollover crash after his brakes failed on Saturday night while driving down Highway 14 in the Bighorn Mountains. Sgt. David Wagener, of the Wyoming Highway Patrol, said Sana A. Altaye, 28, of Detroit, was taken in an ambulance from the scene to Sheridan Memorial… Continue Reading

Coming up roses

Coming up roses

SHERIDAN — Linda Robbins will head to Pasadena, California, on Dec. 26 to build floral arrangements for the Rose Parade, which precedes the Rose Bowl college football game. It’s the third year running that the Sheridan local will participate, but this time, she’s in charge. Robbins, who owns Annie Greenthumb’s Flowers & Gifts, will be… Continue Reading

New services and name for NWCCD adult basic education program

SHERIDAN — Now under the name of “Center for College and Career Readiness,” the Northern Wyoming Community College District will work to assist adults to research their career interests in the pursuit of a career pathway and prepare for successful college entry. Formerly known as the Adult Basic Education Program, the center is expanding its… Continue Reading

Whitney Rink at M&M’s Center open for use

SHERIDAN — While contractors are still putting the finishing touches on the Whitney Rink at the M&M’s Center, the facility opened to the public for use over the weekend. Free public skating will be offered, thanks to the generosity of local business sponsors. For a full schedule of open skates and other events at the… Continue Reading

A Sheridan gift guide for the holidays

A Sheridan gift guide for the holidays

Take a piece of Sheridan home with you this holiday season; this is our guide to Sheridan’s most iconic and unique-to-the area gifts. FLYING HIGH 1. Perhaps the best gift of all is the opportunity to spend more time with your loved ones and friends. With a new airline offering direct flights between Sheridan and Denver,… Continue Reading

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