Category Archives: Local News

Municipal Court — Nov. 10, 2015

Violators under 18 and sentences under $100 and five days in jail are not reported. (Year in parentheses is defendant’s birth year.) Oct. 5 • Nathaniel D. Ruhoff (1995), Sheridan, minor in possession/consumption of alcohol (third), $250 • Ronald Charles Winters (1948), Sheridan, vicious animal, $320 • Timothy L. Raulerson (1983), Albuquerque, New Mexico, disorderly conduct public intoxication,… Continue Reading

When will the refunds come?

When will the refunds come?

SHERIDAN — Frustration. That’s the word that keeps cropping up amongst the hundreds of individuals who have yet to receive refunds from the canceled Rock’n the Railroad concerts planned for Aug. 6-8 in Sheridan. Trails End Concert Park Manager Rob Green preaches a different word: patience. He assures customers the money is coming, and hopefully by… Continue Reading

Students serve as ambassadors for college

SHERIDAN — Since 2011, Sheridan College has been using a cadre of students to serve as ambassadors to the school’s donors. The group, called Student Partners, was on the scene Friday at the president’s eighth annual donor recognition luncheon. “They’re wonderful human beings,” said Val Burgess, who sits on the Sheridan College Foundation Board of… Continue Reading

With snow on the way, crews ready for cleanup, removal

SHERIDAN — The extended weather forecasts might look good, but November in Wyoming means the snow is coming, and likely soon. When inclement weather does hit, the city of Sheridan’s Streets Department will be ready. Armed with years of experience and an extensive plan, the city strives to keep streets safe and drivable all winter… Continue Reading

Local group donates to eye disease research

SHERIDAN — The Social Order of the Beaucant Sheridan Assembly #131 donated $1,200 recently. The donation was made to the organization’s Supreme President Lynda Derby on Nov. 2 and will support the Knight’s Templar Eye Foundation. The foundation helps with eye disease research at a national level. Continue Reading

Brown bag, after-hour lectures to focus on grief

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on depression, anxiety and growth for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The presentations set for Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on grief and dealing with the loss of someone or something. The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. There will… Continue Reading

Blood drive scheduled for Clearmont Tuesday

SHERIDAN — A community blood drive will take place Tuesday from 1:30-5 p.m. at Clearmont Elementary School. Those planning to donate can see the United Blood Services website,, to schedule an appointment. Use the sponsor code “arvadaclearmont.” Donors can also call 1-800-365-4450 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome. Donors should bring a… Continue Reading

First United Methodist Church organizing holiday bazaar

SHERIDAN — First United Methodist Church will host its Holiday Express bazaar Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. The change of location is due to construction at First United Methodist Church. Items for sale will include gift baskets, decorations, baked goods, crafts and more. Rolls and coffee will be available… Continue Reading

VFW to host open house Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1560 will host an open house Wednesday in honor of Veterans Day. Complimentary food will be provided beginning at noon. The VFW will also have a large display of military memorabilia for viewing. All members, veterans and the public are invited to attend the open house. The… Continue Reading

The science behind cloud-seeding

The science behind cloud-seeding

SHERIDAN— As a year-long study gets underway to assess the feasibility of cloud-seeding in the Bighorn Mountains, we thought we’d dig in on the science behind what many think of as man-made clouds. What is cloud-seeding? Cloud-seeding is just what you might think: planting “seeds” that will help clouds grow in the atmosphere, producing more… Continue Reading

Cold outside? Get warm at the gym

Cold outside? Get warm at the gym

Locals seek out indoor recreation as the temperature drops SHERIDAN — The days are getting shorter; the nights are getting colder. It’s simply time to bid farewell to the warm summer days and brace for winter. Most will want to limit their time out in the cold. The weather makes it pretty easy to come… Continue Reading

DSA shows appreciation for volunteers

SHERIDAN — Downtown Sheridan Association board members, staff and community leaders showed their appreciation to volunteers, new business owners and other entrepreneurs during the DSA Appreciation Dinner Monday at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Margaret Sare received the “Outstanding Service Award” for her 10 years as an active board member for the DSA. Bonnie Gregory… Continue Reading

Agendas — Nov. 7, 2015

Sheridan County Commission staff meeting 9 a.m. Monday Second floor Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Consider permanently rescinding Resolution 15-08-016 partial fire restrictions in Sheridan County • Consider the statement of consideration for property deeded to Sheridan County School District 1 • Staff/elected reports • Adjourn… Continue Reading

Burgess to deliver ‘War Voices’ presentation Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Local resident Val Burgess will speak at the Sheridan Senior Center on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Burgess will present “War Voices.” Burgess delivers moving stories about veterans and has told many stories of World War II veterans and prisoners of war. The Senior Center’s “Wall of Honor” will also be on display beginning… Continue Reading

College, VA to hold Veterans Day ceremonies

SHERIDAN — Two organizations will hold ceremonies to honor local service members on Veterans Day. On Wednesday at 10 a.m., the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center will hold its annual ceremony in the auditorium on campus. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Tongue River Middle School teacher Robert Griffin will speak at the… Continue Reading

SHS presents ‘Our Town’ starting Thursday

SHS presents ‘Our Town’ starting Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students will present Thornton Wilder’s three-act play “Our Town” beginning Thursday. The drama tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens. Tickets to attend are $7 for adults, $5 for students and children age 10… Continue Reading

‘Casual Conversations in History’ to focus on local ranches

SHERIDAN — The next “Casual Conversations in History” discussion will focus on the “Ranches of Northern Sheridan County.” The program will be held from 10-11 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center on Wednesday. Historian Helen Laumann will lead the event. “Casual Conversations in History” is sponsored by the Sheridan County Historical Society. Discussions are free… Continue Reading

DSA hires new events coordinator

SHERIDAN — A familiar face will be taking over some of the city’s biggest events. Longtime Sheridan resident Zoila Perry will soon take over as the Downtown Sheridan Association’s events coordinator. Perry’s new position was announced as the events coordinator Wednesday. “I took the job because I really enjoy event planning,” Perry said. “I wanted… Continue Reading

Fire restrictions up, quarry moves forward

SHERIDAN— Sheridan County commissioners lifted fire restrictions in place since July 31 and the County Planning and Zoning Commission approved permits for a quarry and for gas production storage and field offices at meetings Thursday. Chiefs of the local rural fire districts recommended ending the restrictions Thursday because the recent precipitation has reduced fire risks. … Continue Reading

Plea deals, not guilty pleas entered in court

Man who allegedly stole from company pleads not guilty SHERIDAN — A man charged with defrauding a local business out of tens of thousands of dollars through a “grand scheme” pleaded not guilty to two charges Thursday. Wayne Bumbaca, 45, of Sheridan, faces one count of felony theft and a count of misdemeanor theft of services, crimes… Continue Reading

SC Museum of Discovery to present ‘Historic Lagerstattens’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery will present the next offering in its lecture series Wednesday at 7 p.m. The lecture will take place at the museum and is free and open to the public. Georgia Knauss, the paleontology lead at SWCA Environmental Consultants, will present “Historic Lagerstattens — Wyoming to Germany —… Continue Reading

Tween Club to discuss animal identification

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will gather to learn about animal identification Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. The Tween Club meets every Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. Topics planned for the rest of the year include ducks, silent films, biomimicry and more. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The library… Continue Reading

Chamber luncheon to include Q&A on new air service

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s new commercial air service — Denver Air Connection — will be the topic of the next Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The event is set for Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions regarding the new service. In addition, a special recognition… Continue Reading

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