Category Archives: Local News

Rodeo officials see modest start for ticket vouchers

SHERIDAN — Sheridan WYO Rodeo officials are taking a new approach to marketing this year, with ticket vouchers available for purchase during the holiday shopping season. Board President Nick Siddle said the sales numbers have yet to take off. “It’s the first year that we’ve done it and we are selling some,” he said. “Hopefully… Continue Reading

Local Court Briefs

Ware receives suspended sentence for role in armed robbery SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was given a suspended sentence in connection with an armed robbery that occurred May 15. Keevin Ware, 20, of Sheridan, appeared in 4th Judicial District Court in Sheridan Monday. Judge John Fenn sentenced Ware to 3-5 years in prison, which was… Continue Reading

City Council has until Jan. 15 to validate petition

SHERIDAN — A petition proposing that Sheridan voters decide the fate of the city administrator position was received last week by city officials. City Attorney Greg Von Krosigk told councilors Monday that the city received the 21 pages of signatures Thursday. The petition is an effort from residents who are concerned that the position is… Continue Reading

Student news: Jenkins earns degree from Chadron

SHERIDAN — Charlotte Jenkins of Sheridan earned a Master of Arts in education during Chadron State College’s winter commencement on Dec. 18. Approximately 145 students officially became graduates of Chadron State College Friday. Dr. Don King, professor and former education department chair, was the featured speaker for graduate commencement in Memorial Hall. Chadron State College,… Continue Reading

Ingram promoted in Wyo. Army National Guard

SHERIDAN — Alabama Ingram, of Ranchester, was recently promoted to private second class in the Wyoming Army National Guard for meeting time in service requirements. Ingram is awaiting advanced individual training and will become a qualified unit supply specialist in Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 960th Brigade Support Battalion. Ingram has been a member of the… Continue Reading

Senior Center announces holiday hours

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will be open on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be served on Christmas Eve during the usual lunch hours 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The Senior Center hours on Friday will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch hours have been extended for Christmas.… Continue Reading

Failing brakes cause of weekend fatality

SHERIDAN — The driver of a semi truck was killed in a rollover crash after his brakes failed on Saturday night while driving down Highway 14 in the Bighorn Mountains. Sgt. David Wagener, of the Wyoming Highway Patrol, said Sana A. Altaye, 28, of Detroit, was taken in an ambulance from the scene to Sheridan Memorial… Continue Reading

Coming up roses

Coming up roses

SHERIDAN — Linda Robbins will head to Pasadena, California, on Dec. 26 to build floral arrangements for the Rose Parade, which precedes the Rose Bowl college football game. It’s the third year running that the Sheridan local will participate, but this time, she’s in charge. Robbins, who owns Annie Greenthumb’s Flowers & Gifts, will be… Continue Reading

New services and name for NWCCD adult basic education program

SHERIDAN — Now under the name of “Center for College and Career Readiness,” the Northern Wyoming Community College District will work to assist adults to research their career interests in the pursuit of a career pathway and prepare for successful college entry. Formerly known as the Adult Basic Education Program, the center is expanding its… Continue Reading

Whitney Rink at M&M’s Center open for use

SHERIDAN — While contractors are still putting the finishing touches on the Whitney Rink at the M&M’s Center, the facility opened to the public for use over the weekend. Free public skating will be offered, thanks to the generosity of local business sponsors. For a full schedule of open skates and other events at the… Continue Reading

A Sheridan gift guide for the holidays

A Sheridan gift guide for the holidays

Take a piece of Sheridan home with you this holiday season; this is our guide to Sheridan’s most iconic and unique-to-the area gifts. FLYING HIGH 1. Perhaps the best gift of all is the opportunity to spend more time with your loved ones and friends. With a new airline offering direct flights between Sheridan and Denver,… Continue Reading

Animal acupuncture: local vets tout the benefits

Animal acupuncture: local vets tout the benefits

SHERIDAN — Local veterinarian Candice Carden spent the first two weeks of December at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, treating Kr Montana Shake Em and Rusty, two of her clients’ horses. She did X-rays to find the reason for the animals’ limping and prescribed pain meds to ease the discomfort. But in addition… Continue Reading

Library staff assess how budget cuts will affect operations

SHERIDAN — Library Director Cameron Duff said while budget cuts are inevitable, he and his staff are doing everything they can to minimize layoffs. Wednesday night’s Sheridan County Public Library System Board of Trustees meeting was centered around the future of the library’s budget. With mineral tax revenues on the decline, budget reductions to counties… Continue Reading

Agendas — Dec. 19, 2015

Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Monday Second floor Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Staff/elected positions • Adjourn Clearmont Town Council 6 p.m. Monday Clearmont Town Hall • Call to order • Pledge • Attendance • Visitors • Approval of minutes A. Nov. 16 water main project… Continue Reading

Diversity still an issue on UW campus

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming officials tout a long list of initiatives aimed at fostering diversity. Employment recruiters attend out-of-state conferences and advertise job openings nationwide in an attempt to reach more diverse applicant pools. The school has hosted a mentorship program for incoming freshmen from racial minorities since 1997. It offers academic concentrations… Continue Reading

TRVJPB hears update on gas pipeline project

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board received updates Thursday night from WWC Engineering concerning the feasibility study to get natural gas to the Tongue River valley. In August, WWC Engineering took on the project to study the building of a natural gas pipeline to the area. At this time, the TRVJPB is… Continue Reading

Fort Phil Kearny annual battlefield tour set for Monday

BANNER — Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site will host the annual Anniversary Tour of the Battle of the Hundred-In-The-Hand, also referred to as the Fetterman Fight, on Monday. The event begins at 10 a.m. at Fort Phil Kearny Interpretive Center, five miles off of exit 44, Interstate 90 and will include a brief introduction… Continue Reading

SCSD1 to have shorter school calendar next year

SCSD1 to have shorter school  calendar next year

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 board members reviewed school facilities funding, discussed the new federal education accountability act and finalized a calendar for the 2016-2017 school year at its board meeting Tuesday night in Ranchester. Classes next year will start on Aug. 29 and end June 1. The shortened year is due to… Continue Reading

SRD audit reveals 28K increase in programs in 2015

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District board met Wednesday for the final time in 2015. The end of the year meeting meant a review of the annual audit done by Rucki, Marshall, Newbrough CPAs. There were no glaring concerns in this year’s audit, but Jamie Newbrough, CPA, pointed out a $28,000 increase in the SRD’s… Continue Reading

Big Horn Mountain Polka Club to gather Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will gather for its annual Christmas dance party Sunday. The event will take place from 1-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. Mountain Rose will perform for the dance. Members of the club are asked to bring snacks to share. The event is open to the public. The… Continue Reading

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