Category Archives: Local News

SCSD1 faces job cuts if current budget proposals adopted

SHERIDAN — It ain’t broke, so please don’t try to fix it. This was the main thrust of a strongly-worded ask by Sheridan County School District 1 Business Manager Jeremy Smith on Tuesday, when presenting to local legislators at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce legislative forum. “If the energy sector stays down for a… Continue Reading

Sexual assault cases prominent in Thursday court

Former Sheridan County resident sentenced for sex assault of a minor SHERIDAN — Hearings regarding sex offenses highlighted Thursday’s proceedings in 4th Judicial District Court. Quientin Huckeba was sentenced to five years of supervised probation in lieu of a prison sentence for third degree sex abuse of a minor. Court documents indicate that while an… Continue Reading

Community church choirs concert to take place Sunday

SHERIDAN — A community church choirs concert will take place Sunday at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. The concert will include selections by different church choirs from around Sheridan. In addition, a final two-part piece will be performed by all the choirs combined. For additional information, call 672-1717. First Presbyterian Church is located at… Continue Reading

Tween Club to meet Tuesday at 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 Web design. Others topics planned for February include free play and photography. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The library is located… Continue Reading

Fight for increased workplace safety regulations continues

SHERIDAN — Brett Samuel Collins was 20 years old when he was killed during a workplace accident in 2012. He was set to begin classes at Sheridan College just two days after his death. Speaking at a legislative forum in Sheridan Wednesday, his grandmother, Mary Jane Collins, urged area legislators to support legislation that would… Continue Reading

Next round of ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The program is free and open to all members of the community. Light refreshments will be available. This month’s presenters include acrylic painter Andrew Hladky of Dexter, Michigan;  mixed media artist Hedieh… Continue Reading

SC Rodeo Banquet set for Feb. 6 at Holiday Inn

SHERIDAN — The sixth annual Sheridan College Rodeo Banquet will be held on Feb. 6 at the Holiday Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The banquet will include silent and live auctions. Following dinner, Montana band Sam Platts and the Kootenai Three will provide live musical entertainment.… Continue Reading

‘Souper Bowl’ food drive to begin Monday

SHERIDAN — Fort Mackenzie High School, the Sheridan County Retired Teachers and the local chapter of AARP are partnering to conduct the third annual “Souper Bowl” food drive for the Sheridan community. The food drive will take place Feb. 1-5. Nonperishable food items can be dropped off at FMHS, Sheridan Senior Center, Sheridan County YMCA,… Continue Reading

Sheridan College: So far, so good with budget work

SHERIDAN— A key legislative priority for Northern Wyoming Community College District has so far survived budget markups, while another faces certain scrutiny during upcoming budget discussions. Two items the school is hoping to see come out of this year’s legislative session are $6.5 million to revamp and expand the technical education center on the Sheridan… Continue Reading

No injuries reported in early morning house fire

No injuries reported in early morning house fire

SHERIDAN — Despite the absence of smoke detectors in the home, no injuries were reported in an early morning house fire Wednesday. At approximately 1:33 a.m. Sheridan Fire-Rescue was dispatched to 48 N. Jefferson St. for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters saw fire on the second story of a single family home. Crews… Continue Reading

Business leaders present at legislative forum

Business leaders present at legislative forum

SHERIDAN — Local leaders of business organizations were among a slew of presenters who pitched their cases to local legislators Tuesday at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s legislative forum at Sheridan City Hall. Kicking off the daylong series of presentations was Jay Stender, representing both Forward Sheridan and the Critical Air Service Team in… Continue Reading

Charges against alleged car thieves dismissed

SHERIDAN — Two alleged robbers caught a break in Sheridan County Circuit Court this week. Fernando Martinez and Roberto Valdes were arrested Jan. 5 after Sheridan County law enforcement stopped them while driving on Interstate 90. An affidavit of probable cause alleged that the vehicle they were driving had fake license plates that were flapping… Continue Reading

Library to display aviation exhibit through Feb. 26

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host a display depicting Wyoming’s aviation history through Feb. 26. “West Across the Skies” features 40 historic photographs and text panels that detail the evolution of air transportation in Wyoming from the biplane to jet aviation. The display is from the Wyoming State Archives and Museum.… Continue Reading

Dining for a Cause to benefit CHAPS

SHERIDAN — The next edition of Dining For A Cause will take place Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-10 p.m. at Frackelton’s in downtown Sheridan. During that time, 100 percent of sales will be donated to Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip Equine Assisted Therapy. Reservations are encouraged and can be made… Continue Reading

WYO to host screening of ‘Death Rides a Horse’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will show the last film in its classic Western series on the big screen Sunday at 2 p.m. This week’s film will be “Death Rides a Horse.” Each show will be hosted by local residents including Craig Johnson, Gene Sturling and others. The film series is sponsored by King’s Saddlery,… Continue Reading

Student news — Jan. 27, 2016

McPherson College releases honor roll SHERIDAN — McPherson College recently released its 2015 fall honor roll. Sheridan student Lucas R. Giesey earned a spot on the Honorable Mention Roll. Students on the list earned a GPA of 3.25 to 3.54. Local student earns Horatio Alger Association Scholarship SHERIDAN — Recently, the Horatio Alger Association announced… Continue Reading

SHS to honor state champs at Friday basketball games

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School will honor its two 2015 state champions during Friday’s basketball games. The SHS girls basketball team will take on Cheyenne East Friday at 5:30 p.m., and at halftime of that game, the school will present the state championship banner to the Broncs football team. At halftime of the boys basketball… Continue Reading

Local vets remind pet owners of National Pet Dental Health Month

SHERIDAN — Local veterinarians are reminding all pet owners in Sheridan County that February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association, National Pet Dental Health Month reminds pet owners that brushing your pet’s teeth is good for both your pet’s health and your budget. “Routine cleanings not only can… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host ‘Live from The Met’ Saturday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present Puccini’s “Turandot” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 10:55 a.m. Saturday. As part of its efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public, The Metropolitan Opera in New York launched the series of opera performances transmitted live to… Continue Reading

Free fly-tying class set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Fly Shop of the Bighorns will host a free fly-tying clinic Saturday. The clinic will take place from 1-3 p.m. and is presented by the Little Bighorn Chapter of Trout Unlimited. No advance signup is required; attendees can just show up for the class. For additional information, call the Fly Shop of… Continue Reading

Second annual dad, daughter dance set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The second annual Dad and Daughter Dance will take place Saturday from 6-9 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The evening is a fundraiser that will include dancing and a silent auction. Those planning to attend are welcome to dress up. Professional photos will be available for purchase. Dinner will be… Continue Reading

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