Category Archives: Local News

YMCA to offer two free programs to community

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA will offer two programs beginning in the new year that are free and open to the public. The YMCA is reaching out to all adults in the community to help them get a great start in moving their bodies for better health. The program, Y Personal Fitness, is offered… Continue Reading

The Brinton to offer free admission Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum will offer free admission and a holiday shopping event Sunday. The exhibits will be open for viewing from noon to 5 p.m. The “Hanson & Oriet, On and Off the Wall” exhibit is currently on display and features landscape and portrait paintings as well as chairs, benches and other small… Continue Reading

Sheridan College Foundation receives fiduciary certification

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Foundation announced Tuesday its successful completion of the process to become certified for their fiduciary practices through the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX). The SC Foundation is one of the first community college foundations in the nation to complete this independent CEFEX certification process. “What this tells our supporters and… Continue Reading

Creating a plan to put the Bighorns on the big screen

SHERIDAN — Can the Bighorns make it on the big screen? Some local organizations seem to think they can. Through a Wyoming Business Council grant awarded to the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority, Sheridan Travel and Tourism and the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce will work alongside local film professionals Leon Schatz and Francine Russel… Continue Reading

Woman pleads not guilty to child endangerment

SHERIDAN — A local woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a child endangering charge stemming from a drug arrest. Crystal Brown, 33, of Sheridan, had her trial set for May 9. If convicted, she could face up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to an affidavit of probable cause, Brown and Dustin… Continue Reading

Man pleads guilty to forgery, burglary charges

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded guilty to several felonies and received a recommendation for a youthful offender boot camp Tuesday morning in 4th Judicial District Court. Andrew Smith, 23, pleaded guilty to one count of forgery and two counts of burglary as part of an agreement. In exchange for his pleas, the state dropped a… Continue Reading

Big Horn Historical Society to gather Sunday

BIG HORN — The December meeting of the Big Horn Historical Society will take place Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. The program, “Early History of the Quarter A Circle Ranch: Outlaws and Outliers to the Inner Circle of British Royalty,” will be presented by local historian Tyson Emborg. The meeting will begin with a 1… Continue Reading

Ucross Christmas in the Park set for Saturday

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation will host its third annual community Christmas celebration Saturday from 4-6 p.m. The event will include a Christmas story reading from Craig Johnson, music from the Buffalo Balladiers, crafts for kids, fireworks and the lighting of thousands of lights throughout the park. Organizers have asked those planning to attend to… Continue Reading

DSA, Kennon offering signage sale

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association is offering a signage package to area organizations. For just $30, an organization can rent a 4-by-4-foot sign holder located at the DSA office. Kennon Sign Shop will produce the sign for a special rate of $50 for nonprofits. To reserve a spot, contact the DSA at 672-8881 or… Continue Reading

AARP to gather Fri. at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of AARP will host an evening of holiday cheer at the Sheridan Senior Center at 5:30 p.m. Friday. The program will feature holiday music by the a capella group, “Just Harmony.” The evening will also include a potluck, which will follow the musical program. Those who wish to take part… Continue Reading

Craig Johnson to help libraries celebrate holidays

SHERIDAN — Local author Craig Johnson will celebrate the Christmas season with the Sheridan County Library System at three different events in December. Johnson will be at Story Branch Library on Friday at 6 p.m., Sheridan Fulmer Library on Saturday at noon and Clearmont Branch Library on Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. At each event,… Continue Reading

Audubon Society to designate Scott Park important bird area

DAYTON — With the Tongue River, big cottonwood trees, a wetland and plenty of open space, Dayton’s Scott Park makes an ideal habitat for birds. After earning the Dayton Town Council’s blessing Tuesday evening, the Audubon Society will designate Scott Park an Important Bird Area, signifying its significance to the many avian that call the… Continue Reading

A date with Father Christmas

A date with Father Christmas

Three-year-old Cora Davis talks to Father Christmas during the Holiday Open House Saturday at the Trail End State Historic Site. Tours were offered of the holiday-decorated Kendrick Mansion over the weekend. The event featured live holiday music by local performers and a visit by Father Christmas. Continue Reading

City discusses future of Kendrick Park lion-dogs

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Kendrick Park might be most known for elk and bison when it comes to exotic wildlife, but a pair of endangered lions stole the show at Monday’s City Council meeting. The two bronze Komainu — Japanese for lion-dog — have guarded the main entrance of Kendrick Park since 1919, according to library… Continue Reading

SCSD2 looks to tighten belt, expand programming courses

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 elected officers to new positions and heard updates on efforts to beef up computer science curriculum at its December board meeting Monday night. The board also suspended an early retirement incentive program in an effort to cut down on spending amid dim budget projections. Board members voted to… Continue Reading

Dana Avenue to remain closed

SHERIDAN — On Nov. 1, 2011, the Board of County Commissioners closed Dana Avenue from 13th Street to 15th Street due to safety concerns for the traveling public and the residents residing adjacent to this section of Dana Avenue. Since that time, county officials have monitored the flow of traffic through this area to evaluate… Continue Reading

SPD warns residents about ongoing scam

SHERIDAN — Sheridan area residents are again receiving phone calls from an individual stating that he or she is from the Internal Revenue Service. The caller claims he is trying to collect a debt. The Sheridan Police Department reminded local residents that the IRS communicates by certified mail or court-ordered, hand-delivered paperwork. Any attempt to… Continue Reading

UMC to host annual cookie, candy sale

SHERIDAN — The United Methodist Women’s annual “Gingerbread Cookie House” will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kalif Shrine Center. The church ladies will do the baking and you’ll have the chance to do the shopping and eating. More than 5,000 homemade cookies and candies will be available, including gluten-free… Continue Reading

Neltje show to open at Sagebrush Community Art Center

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host a show from local artist and philanthropist Neltje beginning Wednesday and running through Jan. 12. An artist reception for the retrospective show will take place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday. For additional information, contact the art center at 674-1970. The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at… Continue Reading

Finding faith through family

Finding faith through family

SHERIDAN — On Sunday night, Zachary Bergman, 4, began celebrating his first Hanukkah in Wyoming. He’ll bring a menorah to his preschool classroom at First Light Children’s Center and will say prayers, eat latkes and spin the dreidel at home with his family. But to get to a synagogue and observe the holiday with other… Continue Reading

Cross ‘pet’ off your holiday wish list

SHERIDAN — Pets make wonderful companions — they do not, however, make good gifts. Individuals who head to the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter this year looking for the perfect Christmas present for a friend or relative will leave disappointed, as the shelter does not allow third-party adoptions, according to Executive Director Debie Crawford. “Sure,… Continue Reading

Legislation moving forward to reform Title 25 program

SHERIDAN — Recent proposed reforms to one of Wyoming’s mental health processes is a step in the right direction, Northern Wyoming Mental Health Executive Director Paul Demple said, but there is still a lot more that needs to be done. Last week, a Wyoming legislative committee recommended approval to reform a process called Title 25.… Continue Reading

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