Category Archives: Local News

Local Court Briefs — Feb. 1, 2017

Dockery receives deferred prosecution for felony theft SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man received a deferred prosecution and court-ordered supervised probation for a charge of felony theft during his sentencing Tuesday. Fourth Judicial District Court accepted a plea agreement for Lane Dockery, who pleaded guilty at his arraignment to one count of felony theft.  According to… Continue Reading

NWCCD announces Part-Time, Vice President’s honor rolls

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District recently announced its fall 2016 semester honor rolls. The Northern Wyoming Community College District includes Sheridan College, Sheridan College in Johnson County and Gillette College. For full-time students to earn a place on the Vice President’s Honor Roll, they must maintain full-time enrollment by completing 12 credit… Continue Reading

CWC announces President’s list

SHERIDAN — Central Wyoming College recently announced its fall 2016 semester President’s list.   All are full-time students (minimum of 12.0 credit hours) and have earned a 4.0 GPA.   Colin Harnish of Sheridan earned a spot on the President’s list along with 27 other students from around the state of Wyoming. Continue Reading

Athletes head to Special Olympics in Jackson

SHERIDAN — On Feb. 7-9, more than 300 Special Olympics Wyoming athletes, coaches and Unified Sports Partners from all over the Cowboy State will arrive in Jackson for this year’s State Winter Games competition. State Winter Games is one of the four main state competition events held during the year. Athletes will compete in alpine… Continue Reading

Ken Lavigne to perform at the WYO

SHERIDAN — Singer Ken Lavigne will perform at the WYO Theater Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.  Joined by a two-piece ensemble, Lavigne takes his audience on a journey, retelling his personal campaign to sing at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops. Told with songs and stories, Lavigne embodies the spirit of the underdog.  Tickets to… Continue Reading

Reports — Feb. 1, 2017

Reports — Feb. 1, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Motor vehicle accident, Interstate 90, mile marker 27, 6:29 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • Motor vehicle accident, mile marker 27 Interstate 90, 6:22 p.m.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • No reports available at press time.   SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Tuesday • No admissions or dismissals reported.   SHERIDAN… Continue Reading

The case against sugar

Just read an interesting article about a new book by the author of the 2010 book “Why We Get Fat” by Gary Taubes. His newest book, entitled “The Case Against Sugar,” should be mandatory reading by anyone concerned not just with their overall health, but the health of our nation as a whole. A lot… Continue Reading

How to navigate ambiguous coupon wording

“Dear Jill, I am writing to complain about wording I saw on a coupon recently for a bag of frozen vegetables. It says $1off any ‘new product’ from this brand. How am I supposed to know which vegetables are new products?” Mary L. It’s often puzzling when brands use terminology on coupons that’s open to… Continue Reading

Public indecency bill: distraction or necessary?

Public indecency bill: distraction or necessary?

SHERIDAN — The LGBT community celebrated a victory last week with the withdrawal of House Bill 0135, the Government Nondiscrimination Act. Now, even with Gov. Matt Mead’s statements last week calling social bills a distraction to budget issues the state is facing, there’s action this legislative session that could impact the LGBT community. Wyoming Equality… Continue Reading

Love in Stitches makes donation to SMH

Love in Stitches makes donation to SMH

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation and hospital nurse managers recently accepted a donation of handmade quilts from a local nonprofit, Love in Stitches. The handmade blankets were specially made for seriously ill and/or traumatized children who have to visit the hospital for a variety of reasons. The pediatric and emergency departments will distribute… Continue Reading

NWCCD announces fall President’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District recently announced its fall 2016 semester honor rolls. The Northern Wyoming Community College District includes Sheridan College, Sheridan College in Johnson County and Gillette College. For full-time students to earn a place on the President’s Honor Roll, they must maintain full-time enrollment by completing 12 or more… Continue Reading

Student News — Jan. 31, 2017

MSU announces fall graduates SHERIDAN — Three local students were among the 733 Montana State University undergraduates who received diplomas during MSU’s 2016 fall commencement ceremony held Dec. 17 in Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Students with two asterisks after their name (**) graduated with highest honors. To graduate with highest honors, undergraduate students must have a minimum… Continue Reading

Reports — Jan.

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

Antelope Butte raises $22,507 with Ullr Ball

Antelope Butte raises $22,507 with Ullr Ball

SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation raised more than $22,000 during its second annual Ullr Ball Friday night. ABF Executive Director and Ski-EO Andrew Gast said about 225 tickets were sold for the ball with only about 65 sold during the event’s presale. The event raised more than twice the amount it did last year.… Continue Reading

Hattervig joins juvenile justice drug court team

Hattervig joins juvenile justice drug court team

SHERIDAN — The juvenile justice drug court team recently welcomed a new member to the staff — Maureen Hattervig. After spending 10 and a half years with Volunteers of America Northern Rockies, Hattervig felt a call to move into a different venue within Sheridan. “I just wanted a different scenery,” Hattervig said. “After working there… Continue Reading

HNCS preps for Catholic Schools Week

HNCS preps for Catholic Schools Week

SHERIDAN — Catholic schools across the nation will celebrate Catholic Schools Week beginning Monday, and several activities are planned for the Sheridan area. During the week, Holy Name Catholic School will honor the foundations of a Catholic way of life: family, parish, school and community. “This celebration gives us a chance to recall why we… Continue Reading

Cancer center receives donation for Breast Boutique

Cancer center receives donation for Breast Boutique

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative presented the Welch Cancer Center with a $15,000 grant to support the new Breast Boutique, which will open at the Welch Cancer Center next month.  “These funds will be a huge help in allowing us to provide our breast surgery patients with services that are very necessary after… Continue Reading

Library to host encore of Antarctica film, presentation

Library to host encore of Antarctica film, presentation

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an encore presentation and film screening Wednesday at 6 p.m. The film, “Antarctica — A year on ice,” will be shown and then Sheridan residents Lenny and Rhoda Bonneau will give a short program. The duo gave a similar presentation last week, but due to… Continue Reading

Archaeological Society to gather Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan/Johnson County Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will have its monthly meeting Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.  Those planning to attend are asked to see the hostess at the restaurant for the meeting location, which is typically the Le Gourmet Room. Dinner will start at 6 p.m. with the speaker… Continue Reading

Pole Creek Challenge set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Powder Pass Nordic Club will host the Pole Creek Challenge on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at the Pole Creek Nordic Area in the Bighorn Mountains. This event is the organization’s annual 5K and 10K classic and skate ski race.  Registration starts at $25 per person, with special family pricing available. Online registration is… Continue Reading

Soup-er Bowl food drive to run through Friday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan AARP Chapter 676 and community partners recently announced the 2017 Soup-er Bowl food drive. This food drive aims to replenish local food banks after the holiday season. Donations of nonperishable food items will be accepted daily between Monday and Friday. Donors may “vote” for the team they think will win Super Bowl 51 in one of… Continue Reading

Eastern Wyoming College announces honor roll

SHERIDAN — Eastern Wyoming College recently announced the honor rolls for the fall 2016 semester. There were 166 students receiving recognition for achieving high scholastic grades. The President’s Honor Roll recognizes students that are full time (12 or more credit hours) and achieve a 4.0 GPA. To qualify for the Dean’s Honor Roll, students must also… Continue Reading

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