Category Archives: Local News

Local agendas – Jan. 21, 2017

Sheridan County Commission Meetings and Appointments • Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 9 a.m. BOCC Staff meeting with selected department heads • Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 BOCC – WCCA Legislative Conference (Cheyenne) • Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 BOCC – WCCA Legislative Conference (Cheyenne) • Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 BOCC WCCA Legislative Conference (Cheyenne)   Sheridan County School District #3… Continue Reading

Library to host ‘Sketch Jam’

SHERIDAN — Cammry Lapka, a local freelance animation and comics artist, will lead a new program for young artists of all kinds in Sheridan called “Sketch Jam.” The program will allow aspiring artists, from cartoonists to fine artists, to come together and create. The program will offer a supportive environment to allow meetings between artists… Continue Reading

Pageant organizers seek Mrs. Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Sheree Cooke, executive state director for the Mrs. Wyoming Pageant, is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Sheridan. Once selected, the woman will advance to represent her community in the 2017 Mrs. Wyoming Pageant to be held on May 6 in Cheyenne. Local titleholders will compete to win a prize package valued… Continue Reading

Ullr Ball to benefit Antelope Butte

Ullr Ball to benefit Antelope Butte

SHERIDAN — The second annual Ullr Ball is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27. The event benefits the Antelope Butte Foundation and will be held at the Holiday Inn — Sheridan Convention Center on Sugarland Drive.  All proceeds of the event will help fund the initiatives of the foundation, including the project to… Continue Reading

Dueling Pianos featured at Saturday fundraiser

SHERIDAN — You name it, they play it. That’s the basic premise behind a night of entertainment with the Dueling Duo, a lively musical act to be featured at Sheridan Rotary’s fundraiser Jan. 27. Organizers suggest coming to the event with cash — requests accompanied by $5, $10 or $20 bills have a better chance… Continue Reading

Robinson named Summit Award winner

Robinson named Summit Award winner

From Academics for All   Academics for All congratulates Xiomara Robinson for being selected as this week’s Summit Award winner. Robinson, a senior at Sheridan High School, has maintained a 3.867 GPA throughout her high school career while taking a challenging course load. Her transcript includes five Advanced Placement courses as well as English 1010,… Continue Reading

Sheridan County reports first positive Zika virus case

Sheridan County reports first positive Zika virus case

SHERIDAN – A Sheridan County man tested positive for the Zika virus on Jan. 11 after traveling to the Caribbean earlier this month.  “(The patient) got it on a cruise in the Caribbean and got bitten by mosquitos,” said Dr. John Finley with the South Sheridan Medical Center Urgent Care Clinic. “When they got back… Continue Reading

Roadless asks for public input on recommendation draft, boundaries

Roadless asks for public input on recommendation draft, boundaries

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Forest Roadless Collaborative held its second of four public meetings Thursday to present the recommendations for reconciling the Roadless Area Conservation Rule of 2001 with the 2005 Bighorn National Forest Plan. Co-Chair Larry Durante said the collaborative, made up of 18 members who represent an array of interests such as motorized… Continue Reading

Bronson case dropped in Sheridan, moves to federal courts

SHERIDAN — Scott Bronson, the suspect involved in the Broadway Street standoff that started Aug. 31, 2016, faces federal court on two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm after his Sheridan County charges were dismissed Oct. 7. In 4th Judicial District Court in Sheridan, Bronson faced prosecution on four counts: aggravated assault and battery,… Continue Reading

SLIB denies natural gas pipeline funding

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board had its funding denied for the natural gas pipeline at the State Loan and Investment Board meeting in Cheyenne Thursday. “It was kind of what we expected,” TRVJPB chairman Mayor Peter Clark of Ranchester said. “I would have been surprised if they had, considering the atmosphere down… Continue Reading

Sheridan teen sentenced to prison

SHERIDAN — A 4th Judicial District Court judge Thursday sentenced a Sheridan teenager to prison on one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Leo Van Buskirk initially appeared on two drug counts: possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance. Van Buskirk originally pleaded… Continue Reading

NWCCD board talks Gillette tech programs

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees got a chance to discuss the state of Gillette College Thursday.  Prior to its meeting at the Gillette Community College campus, the board talked extensively about the future for programs at Gillette College during a master plan work session.  With jobs in the energy sector… Continue Reading

Library seeks help with new strategic plan

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Library System started the process to develop a new strategic plan and is seeking assistance from the community. Library staff ask for volunteers from the community, including business leaders, educators, students or others with a vested interest in the library for help developing the plan. Those willing to help… Continue Reading

New Faces — January 20, 2017

Jordy Booker Welch Jordy Booker Welch was born Jan. 13, 2017, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces. He was welcomed by parents Alex and Kameron Welch of Sheridan. His grandparents are Noah and Heidi Wasden of Rexburg, Idaho, and Richard and Vikki Welch of Sheridan.   Remington James Huff Remington James… Continue Reading

Reports — January 20, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • No calls reported.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday • No reports available at press time.   SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Thursday • No admissions or dismissals reported.   SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the police reports is taken from the SPD website.… Continue Reading

Spending your outdoor dollars with intention

If you’re anything like me, in an attempt to overlook your unintentionally discarded resolutions, you have been occupying time on the recent frigid evenings by dreaming up schemes for the warmer days to come. And what fun is it planning future adventures if you’re not also making a list of necessary new gear? Most likely,… Continue Reading

School officials sound off against ‘pay-to-play’

School officials sound off against ‘pay-to-play’

SHERIDAN — Cost-saving measures being considered by legislature could have a major impact on school activities. In the white paper released by the Joint Education Committee prior to the 2017 session, legislators examined funding reductions for activities and implementation of activities fees for participants as potential cost-saving strategies. Reduction in funding for student activities by half… Continue Reading

SPD promotes Gerleman from corporal to sergeant

SPD promotes Gerleman from corporal to sergeant

SHERIDAN — Roger Miller conducted his first promotion for the Sheridan Police Department as mayor of Sheridan during a Jan. 18 early afternoon ceremony for Shuan Gerleman. Gerleman moved from corporal to sergeant after seven years serving the city of Sheridan and looks forward to the opportunity of taking on more of a leadership position… Continue Reading

SAWSJPB elects officials, presents audits

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board met Wednesday for its first 2017 meeting.  The board elected Commissioner Tom Ringley, Mayor Roger Miller, Jesus Rios and Commissioner Bob Rolston as chairman, vice-chairman, secretary and treasurer, respectively.  Tracey Jelly of Cloud Peak Accounting presented the audit for fiscal year ending June 30, 2016,… Continue Reading

Holmes, Schaub wed on New Year’s Eve

Holmes, Schaub wed on New Year’s Eve

SHERIDAN — Michele Arney Holmes, formerly of Sheridan, married Ronald Dale Schaub on Dec. 31, 2016, at the Bill Daniels Chapel on the Volunteers of America campus. Holmes, the daughter of KR and Anita Schamber and Rex O. Arney of Sheridan, is employed by the Washington Hotel and Restaurant Association.  Schaub, the son of Robert and Gail Schaub of… Continue Reading

Cloud Peak Energy donates to Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center recently announced that Cloud Peak Energy donated $15,000 to the center’s Help at Home program. The Senior Center’s Help at Home program is a licensed home health care service that provides housekeeping, personal care and meal preparation to older Sheridan residents in their homes.  The donation will help offset… Continue Reading

Reports — Jan. 19, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Activated fire alarm, 800 block Broadway Street, 6:18 a.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • Medical, North 30th Street, Billings, 8:15 a.m. • Trauma, North Jefferson Street, 8:50 a.m. • Trauma, Beckton Road, 8:54 a.m. • Medical, Big Horn Avenue, 9:47… Continue Reading

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