Category Archives: Local News

SHS announces first-semester honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School recently announced its first-semester honor roll. Students on the A Honor Roll completed at least five classes and earned a 3.5-3.99 GPA with no grades lower than a C. The following students were named to the list. Freshmen Zainab Al-Dhalimi, Beknazar Alikulov, Garett Avery, Lucy Barten, Rae Bassett, Hunter  Benedict,… Continue Reading

Officials start talks about repurposing school

Officials start talks about repurposing school

SHERIDAN — As the new Tongue River Elementary building in Ranchester nears completion, district officials are examining a set of options to repurpose the old building. Sheridan County School District 1 will host three public meetings — one in Big Horn and two on the Tongue River side of the district— to gather input before… Continue Reading

Legislature examines criminal law bills

SHERIDAN — A bill before the Wyoming Legislature that would have increased penalties for certain domestic violence incidents failed introduction Friday. House Bill 132, sponsored by Rep. Charles Pelkey, D-Laramie, failed to receive the required two-thirds vote. Had it passed, the penalty for strangulation of a household member would have increased from five years imprisonment… Continue Reading

Critter’s Winter Carnival to benefit Dog and Cat Shelter

SHERIDAN — A winter carnival will take place from 5-8 p.m. Saturday to benefit the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter. The event will take place at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. It will feature fun games for the whole family, including a kid’s bucket raffle, face painting and a cake walk. All-you-can-eat chili, cornbread… Continue Reading

CHAPS to conduct volunteer training

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip Equine Assisted Therapy will host training for potential volunteers Feb. 18, Feb. 20 and Feb. 23. Three-hour training opportunities will take place each of the days from 9 a.m. to noon. Those wishing to volunteer are asked to attend one of the trainings. The nonprofit offers a… Continue Reading

Sheridan York Rite Bodies to host chili feed Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan York Rite Bodies will host a chili feed Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Kalif Shrine Temple. Several different chilies and cinnamon rolls will be featured, along with fellowship. The cost to attend is $10 per adult or $5 for children 12 and younger. The event will benefit the Sheridan York… Continue Reading

Next ‘Birding at The Brinton’ set for Saturday

BIG HORN — The next round of “Birding at The Brinton” will take place Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at The Brinton Museum. Dr. Jackie Canterbury and the Bighorn Audubon Society, in cooperation with the museum, will lead the monthly bird walk. Those planning to attend should meet in the parking lot prior to the event.… Continue Reading

Student news — Feb. 15, 2016

EWC Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members SHERIDAN — Eastern Wyoming College inducted 31 students into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society earlier this month. One Sheridan County student was inducted — Rebecca Gilbert of Sheridan. Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of two-year college students and provides opportunities for individual growth… Continue Reading

Fire department, city officials hold first round of contract negotiations Friday

SHERIDAN — In a special meeting held Friday, Sheridan City Council members and representatives from the Sheridan firefighters union began contract negotiations. During the meeting, International Association of Firefighters Local 276 President George Neeson laid out three major contract proposals, the first of which modifies firefighters pay scale. In 2013, Neeson said, the city conducted… Continue Reading

Agendas — Feb. 13, 2016

Dayton Town Council 7 p.m. Wednesday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Approve minutes of the Feb. 8, 2016, Council meeting • Announcements/correspondence.                   • Old business update • New business A. Liquor license… Continue Reading

Hamilton named this week’s Summit Award winner

The Academics for All committee is proud to honor Samantha Hamilton, daughter of Mike and Laura Hamilton, as this week’s Summit Award winner. Hamilton carries a cumulative GPA of 3.94 and received academic letters her freshman, sophomore and junior years. She remarks, “Education is indispensable, and learning gives me great satisfaction.” Having aspirations of becoming… Continue Reading

Entrepreneur training set for March 1-April 19

SHERIDAN — An eight-week “Ice House Entrepreneur” training will begin March 1. The course will take place each Tuesday from 6-8:30 p.m. The course is meant to help individuals embrace the entrepreneurial mindset while gaining real world insight and knowledge to start your own business. The cost of the training is $399, or free for… Continue Reading

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

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