Category Archives: Local News

WYO Theater to host International Guitar Night

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host an evening of contemporary guitar music Tuesday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. International Guitar Night is a touring guitar festival. The performance Tuesday will feature Lulo Reinhardt of Germany, Mike Dawes from the United Kingdom, Andre Krengel from Germany and Brian Gore from California. Tickets to the event cost $22… Continue Reading

Sensational Kids to host Business After Hours

SHERIDAN — Sensational Kids will host the February Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event. The monthly social and networking event is held at different member locations each month. The event is free, courtesy of the host business. For additional information, call the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485. Sensational Kids is… Continue Reading

Supreme Court overturns Collins’ civil case against employer

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Supreme Court this week overturned a district court decision that dismissed a case alleging emotional distress brought by Charley Collins after his son died in a workplace accident. Collins filed a claim for negligent infliction of emotional stress against his employer COP Wyoming, LLC, and his co-employee, Roger Ross. According to… Continue Reading

Northeast Regional Science Fair results announced

SHERIDAN — On Wednesday, approximately 150 students participated in the Northeast Regional Science Fair held at Sheridan College. The students who earned first-, second- or third-place finishes will move on to the State Science Fair in Laramie March 6-8. The following were the winners of the regional fair. Animal science First place — “Busy as… Continue Reading

SC introduces accelerated massage therapy program

SHERIDAN — In June 2016, Sheridan College will begin its inaugural accelerated massage therapy program, a 23-credit certificate aimed primarily toward those already working in the healthcare industry. The program has been streamlined to be adaptable to students’ busy schedules. The accelerated program will run through the summer and fall 2016. Its hybrid classes will… Continue Reading

Sheridan County man pleads not guilty to property destruction

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty to property destruction in 4th Judicial District Court. Appearing before Judge John Edelman Thursday, Loyd Belus has denied allegations that he shot out the windows of a residence near Arvada. He is facing up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine of $10,000 or both if convicted. According… Continue Reading

No contest plea entered in felonious restraint, battery case

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman pleaded no contest to felonious restraint and battery Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Nicole Wight was initially charged with kidnapping, felonious restraint, accessory before the fact to aggravated assault and battery, and accessory before the fact to aggravated burglary. Wight agreed to serve five years of probation in lieu… Continue Reading

Relay for Life kickoff event set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — A kickoff event for the 2016 Relay for Life event will take place Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Black Tooth Brewing Company. This year’s theme is “Toon out cancer.” The kickoff event will include food, drinks and friends. Plus, $1 from every beer purchased will benefit Sheridan Relay for Life. Prizes will… Continue Reading

UW announces Provost’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming recently listed eight students from Sheridan County on the 2015 fall semester Provost’s Honor Roll. The Provost’s Honor Roll consists of undergraduates who have completed at least six but fewer than 12 credit hours with a minimum 3.5 grade point average for the semester. Local students named to the… Continue Reading

EWCC announces honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Eastern Wyoming Community College recently announced the honor rolls for the fall 2015 semester. There were 75 students receiving recognition for achieving high scholastic grades. The President’s Honor Roll recognizes students that are full time and achieve a 4.0 GPA. Sheridan student Rebecca Gilbert earned a spot on the list. Continue Reading

Stock growers seeking summer interns

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Stock Growers Association is looking for a willing, dedicated and enthusiastic intern majoring in agricultural communications or journalism to join its staff for the summer of 2016. The internship would run from May 23 to Aug. 19, and will include travel and additional work hours during convention and special events throughout… Continue Reading

Tween Club to explore photography

SHERIDAN — 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 photography. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St. Continue Reading

Is Big Horn football heading for 1A?

Is Big Horn football heading for 1A?

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School football may be heading to 1A. At the Wyoming High School Activities Association’s winter board meeting early this week, board members discussed the possibility of realigning classifications for football in 2017. While the final decision won’t be made until April, there is a chance that due to the… Continue Reading

Chamber, Jaycees honor award recipients

Chamber, Jaycees honor award recipients

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce and the Sheridan Jaycees announced the winners of their annual business awards at the Chamber’s luncheon Wednesday at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Dixie Johnson, CEO at the Chamber, said the annual awards provide an opportunity to show appreciation for members’ work. “It’s great for us to… Continue Reading

Beer bill brewing in Wyoming Senate

SHERIDAN — A home brewing bill crafted by Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan, passed for introduction Wednesday. Senate File 62 lessens regulations on home brewers who wish to enter their beers into brew fests. Currently, home brewers may not enter their drinks into festivals that charge a fee. Kinskey compared the rule to entering a pie… Continue Reading

SCSD3 to start demolition of burned bus barn

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 3 is moving ahead with plans to replace a bus barn that burned in a Jan. 1 fire. At a board meeting Wednesday night in Clearmont, trustees awarded the contract to demolish the structure to JB Sales and Construction, Inc. of Buffalo. Seven companies issued bids for the project.… Continue Reading

Antelope Butte Foundation to host Ullr Ball Feb. 18

SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation will host its inaugural Ullr Ball at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Best Western Sheridan Center. All proceeds from the event will help fund the initiatives of the foundation, including the project to purchase and open the Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area in the Bighorn Mountains.    “This… Continue Reading

Internships available through Sen. Enzi’s office

SHERIDAN — U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi is encouraging college students and recent graduates to apply for a summer internship in his Washington, D.C., office. The deadline for summer applications is April 1. The internships, which include hands-on projects, offer an inside experience in the heart of the nation’s government. Interns are able to network, develop… Continue Reading

Wyoming Homemakers offering scholarship

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Homemakers are offering one $500 scholarship to any continuing education student who is a resident of Wyoming. This scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore or junior in college. The goal of the Wyoming Homemakers is to promote continuing education in all of its forms and the values of the Wyoming… Continue Reading

LEGISLATURE: Bills affecting criminal penalties pass first hurdle

SHERIDAN — Two bills in the Wyoming House of Representatives affecting how some cases are charged and prosecuted cleared their first hurdle Tuesday. The bills must now make it out of their respective committees and pass three readings in each legislative chamber before advancing to Gov. Matt Mead’s desk. House Bill 40 would modify restrictions… Continue Reading

Sentencing date set in child abuse case

SHERIDAN — A sentencing date for two Sheridan residents convicted of child abuse has been set. Donna Gifford and Michael Tibbets will be sentenced in 4th Judicial District Court at 11 a.m. March 3.                                           … Continue Reading

Downtown living offers solution to affordable housing dilemma

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Main Street has long been the cornerstone of local retail, but recently it has become a hotspot for residences. Beth Holsinger, Downtown Sheridan Association executive director, said the number of people choosing to live in downtown apartments has continued to grow over the past few years. “I think there are more apartments… Continue Reading

Quilting duo marks every career spent at SJHS

Quilting duo marks every career spent at SJHS

SHERIDAN — Mary Barbula and Dana Wyatt have been friends since high school. They’ve been quilting together for more than a decade. And now, for five years running, they’ve made sure every retiring employee of Sheridan Junior High School, where they both work, has a handmade, personalized quilt to take with them. “We’ll miss them,… Continue Reading

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