Category Archives: Local News

New faces — Feb. 10, 2017

Kendall Avery Raley Kendall Avery Raley was born Jan. 30, 2017, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Will and Krystal Raley of Sheridan.  Her sibling is sister Mikah. Her grandparents are John and Sandy Koltiska of Sheridan, Steve Raley of Sheridan and Charlotte Raley of Corsicana,… Continue Reading

Empower Wyoming to train kids on safety

SHERIDAN — Empower Wyoming will host a meeting for Kids Ambassadors to teach the children of Sheridan County on Feb. 16 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Bethesda Worship Center. The Kids Ambassadors are adult volunteers offering personal training safety on topics such as safety with strangers, safety with familiars, verbal boundary-setting and bully intervention… Continue Reading

Local businesses recognized at annual luncheon

Local businesses recognized at annual luncheon

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of its Awards of Excellence on Wednesday at its monthly luncheon. Awards were given in six categories.    Key Service Award — The Food Group The Food Group began in the fall of 2010 as a small group of community members in Sheridan County… Continue Reading

SCSD3 in holding pattern pending resolution of education bills

SCSD3 in holding pattern pending resolution of education bills

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 3 Superintendent Charles Auzqui said his district’s budgeting process remains in limbo while legislators work out the kinks on education budget bills.  Two bills continue to gain steam during the current legislative session. The House passed House Bill 236 Tuesday and it was sent to the Senate. The bill includes tax… Continue Reading

Ranchester hears pitch from potential mercantile renter

RANCHESTER — The Ranchester Town Council heard a proposal Tuesday from Shanna White, who is moving to Ranchester from Colstrip, Montana, and hopes to rent the large space in the mercantile to use as retail space for her current online burlap home decor business. White’s proposal includes a request for the town to finish staining… Continue Reading

Jury trial scheduled for Sheridan Surgical Center lawsuit

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Surgical Center and one of its previous surgeons remain in a lawsuit for possible malpractice during a patient’s surgery. Scherry Lee filed a lawsuit against Sheridan Surgical Center for medical malpractice after discovering Dr. John H. Schneider Jr. completed a surgery different from what he informed Lee about without liability insurance coverage… Continue Reading

Bighorn Mountain death deemed hypothermia

DAYTON — The Sheridan County Coroner’s Office confirmed that a death on Nov. 26, 2016, in the Bighorn Mountains was due to accidental hypothermia. Sheridan County deputy coroner Kay Penno reported 39-year-old Justin Glidden’s death as accidental hypothermia based on toxicology reports. At around 8:40 a.m. on Nov. 26, 2016, the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office… Continue Reading

Local Briefs — Feb. 9, 2017

SCCD to hold watershed meetings SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Conservation District will host a meeting for the Prairie Dog Creek, Tongue River and Goose Creek watersheds as part of local improvement efforts. SCCD encourages residents of these areas to attend. The meeting for Prairie Dog Creek will be Feb. 16 at the Prairie Dog Community… Continue Reading

SHS announces Gold Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School recently announced the lists for the school’s first quarter Gold Honor Roll. The Gold Honor Roll includes students who earn all As and are enrolled in at least five classes at Sheridan High School. The following students earned a spot on the list. Freshmen Michael Andersen,      Tyra Araas, Jacob… Continue Reading

American Idol winner to perform at WYO

SHERIDAN — The winner of the 2006 season of American Idol, Taylor Hicks, will perform at the WYO Theater on Tuesday. The show is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for adults cost $32. The cost is $29.50 for seniors and military members and $26.50 for students. For additional information, see wyotheater.com. The WYO… Continue Reading

Cottonwood Properties to host Business After Hours

SHERIDAN — Cottonwood Properties will host this month’s Business After Hours event at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The monthly social and networking event is organized by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. This month, a drawing will be held for gift baskets from Ginger Salon, LLC; First Federal Bank and Trust; Tire Rama; and Cottonwood Properties,… Continue Reading

Reports — Feb. 9, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 500 block East College Avenue, 3:22 a.m. • RMA assist, 700 block South Main Street, 7:58 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 9:14 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • Medical, East College… Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day date ideas for adventurous couples easy to come by

Valentine’s Day date ideas for adventurous couples easy to come by

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s location lends itself to the great outdoors, so it’s easy to trade in the normal Valentine’s Day dinner and a movie date for something a bit more adventurous. Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources Commission member Julie Greer said there’s many cabins, ranches and lodges that offer winter accommodations, like Eaton’s Ranch… Continue Reading

Classical music comes to life through ‘Beethoven’s Wig’

Classical music comes to life through ‘Beethoven’s Wig’

SHERIDAN — As part of the busiest season in WYO Theater’s history, “Beethoven’s Wig” makes classical music fun and relatable for audiences of all ages. “Beethoven’s Wig” is the creation of writer Richard Perlumutter and is a multimedia show that pairs Perlumutter’s zany lyrics with classical music. “I thought it would be fun to do… Continue Reading

Painting from life lessons

In December, I registered for Strada Easel Company’s 31-Day Challenge: to paint from life every day in January, and post each painting on Facebook for a chance to win a Strada easel.  Winning an easel is great motivation, but knowing from my 2013 experience how educational daily paintings are, I was excited to dive into… Continue Reading

Incentive program creates opportunities for downtown

Incentive program creates opportunities for downtown

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan and Downtown Sheridan Association continue to work to make downtown a place of historic beauty through the Downtown Building Permit Incentive Program. During Monday’s city council meeting, the council approved to extend the program, allotting $50,000 for the next two years. In the council’s Oct. 5, 2015, meeting, they… Continue Reading

House passes education funding bill Tuesday

House passes education funding bill Tuesday

SHERIDAN — An omnibus education funding bill passed through the Wyoming House of Representatives Tuesday. The House voted 43-16 in favor of passing House Bill 236. The bill, proposed by the House Education Committee to combat an education budget shortfall, proposes taking funds out of the rainy day fund to help balance the school foundation… Continue Reading

SEEDA to help fund business challenge

SEEDA to help fund business challenge

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board approved $50,000 in funding for an entrepreneurial start-up challenge hosted by the Wyoming Technology Business Center.  The challenge will be open to the community and require contestants to propose business concepts to a panel of judges for a chance to win funding to… Continue Reading

Dayton holds hearing for 2017 liquor licenses

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council held a public hearing Monday to discuss liquor licenses for the Mountain Inn Bar, the Crazy Woman Saloon, the Branding Iron Cafe, the Corner Grocery and Jackson Hole Winery as part of the Gallery on Main. Councilor Clifford Reed shared a story of how he was driven off the road… Continue Reading

County OKs conditional use permit for asphalt plant

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Commission approved a conditional use permit for the operation of an asphalt hot mix plant on the southern end of the Beaver Creek Hills during its regular session board meeting Tuesday.  The proposal from Bert W. Dow Revocable Trust said the operation would provide asphalt for the Wyoming Department of… Continue Reading

New invasive grass species found in Sheridan County

SHERIDAN — District Conservationist Andrew Cassiday of the Natural Resources Conservation Service informed the Sheridan County Conservation District Tuesday of two new invasive grass species in Sheridan County.  Cassiday said the two grasses, medusahead and ventenata, are extremely aggressive and can eliminate native plants, increase wildfire frequency and intensity and reduce livestock forage by up… Continue Reading

SCSD2 board celebrates student, district accolades

SCSD2 board celebrates student, district accolades

SHERIDAN — The accolades keep piling up for Sheridan County School District 2.  Prior to Monday night’s board of trustees meeting, administrators applauded the efforts of students and faculty for earning high marks over the past several months. Here’s a quick run-down of the district’s achievements. National Blue Ribbon school nominees Sheridan Junior High School… Continue Reading

Ladmirault, Iles to wed

Ladmirault, Iles to wed

SHERIDAN — Robert Joseph Ladmirault Jr. and Julie Ann Iles will wed June 24, 2017, in New Orleans. Ladmirault, originally of Sheridan, is a 2011 graduate of the University of Wyoming. He is the son of Robert and Evelyn Ladmirault of Sheridan. Iles, originally of Slidell, Louisiana, is the daughter of Robert and Deanna Iles of Slidell. She… Continue Reading

2 locals named Rising Star of the West finalists

SHERIDAN — Sheridan homeschool junior Kaitlin Shaw and Sheridan High School sophomore Riis Card have been chosen to compete in the KEVN Black Hills FOX’s Rising Star of the West scholarship contest. Shaw will be featured as part of the contest Wednesday on The SIX and on Black Hills FOX News at 9 p.m. Card will be… Continue Reading

UW announces Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming lists 70 students from Sheridan County on the 2016 fall semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls. The honor rolls consist of regularly enrolled undergraduates above freshman standing who earned a 3.4 or better GPA and freshmen who have earned a 3.25 or better GPA. To be eligible,… Continue Reading

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