Category Archives: Local News

Reports — Nov. 7, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Odor investigation, 1400 block North Heights Drive, 8:54 a.m. • Smoke investigation, 400 block South Sheridan Avenue, 8:34 p.m. Saturday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 600 block Big Horn Avenue, 7:42 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 8:29 p.m. Sunday • Motor vehicle accident, West Fort Street… Continue Reading

Lion Dogs guard new home at college

Lion Dogs guard new home at college

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College has a new set of guard dogs — lion dogs to be more accurate. The two lion dog statues that once welcomed visitors at the entrance of Kendrick Park were moved Friday morning and will now greet students, faculty and guests of Sheridan College. City Public Works Operations Superintendent Mathers Heuck… Continue Reading

Help the city stay leaf-free and clean this autumn

SHERIDAN – Residents of Sheridan can dispose of fall leaves at the landfill and eight additional locations around town until Nov. 23, dependent upon weather. Two men in a rear-loader hopper truck come around Tuesday through Friday to help pick up curbside bags as well as clear out drop-off sites. “They see bags and pick… Continue Reading

Court Briefs — Nov. 5, 2016

Arrest warrant issued after man misses arraignment SHERIDAN — A bench warrant for the arrest of Samuel Snell was issued Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court after he failed to appear for his arraignment hearing. Snell allegedly stole five solar panels totaling $5,628.75, a felony theft. According to court documents, on Aug. 16 law enforcement was… Continue Reading

Agendas — Nov. 05, 2016

City of Sheridan Regular Council Meeting 7 p.m. Monday City Hall • Call to order • Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag • Invocation to be given by Kirby Oaks, Sheridan Wesleyan Church • Roll call of members • Approval agenda • Consent agenda • Minutes of regular council meeting 10/17/2016 • Minutes of special… Continue Reading

Sheridan VA to host Veterans Day events

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center will present a Veterans Day program that features guest speaker Lt. Col. (retired) Marc Miller of the United States Air Force as he presents “Quilts of Valor” and a VCS Veterans recognition ceremony on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The program will conclude with a meet and… Continue Reading

SHS drama performances set for Nov. 11-13

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School fall drama production will be “Arsenic and Old Lace.” The play revolves around members of the Brewster family, who are descended from the Mayflower, but now include insane homicidal maniacs. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police… Continue Reading

New Faces – Nov. 4, 2016

Ruth Mae Kawulok Ruth Mae Kawulok was born Sept. 25, 2016, at HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Eric Kawulok and Jessica Araas Kawulok of Fountain Hills, Arizona. Her grandparents are John and Carol Araas and Bob and Debbie Kawulok, all of… Continue Reading


House District 29 Rep. Mark Kinner, R-Sheridan Total raised: $12,349.44 Carried over from primary: $7,824.44 In-state individual contributions: $875 Out-of-state individual contributions: $250 PAC contributions: $3,400 Biggest contributor(s): FEA PAC, Cloud Peak Energy Employee PAC, Wyoming Public Employees Association (each at $500)  Sandra Kingsley – Democrat Total raised: $650.60 Carried over from primary: $20.60 In-state… Continue Reading

Sheridan woman falls prey to phone scam

Sheridan woman falls prey to phone scam

SHERIDAN — Evelyn Lien is your above average Sheridan resident. She moved here from the Silicon Valley in California where she spent several years working her way up to engineer in the metallography industry. Lien is smart, witty and boasts nearly 80 years of life experience, yet she was a victim of an over-the-phone scam.… Continue Reading

Commission rejects aviation lighting, passes sanitation use permit

SHERIDAN — A proposal to change aviation lighting on a communication tower in Story failed to gain approval from the Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission Thursday night. Currently, the 500-foot tower is painted red and white for daytime visibility with six flashing red lights for nighttime visibility. The proposed modifications include changing the daytime… Continue Reading

Turkey Trot Pub Crawl set for Saturday

Turkey Trot Pub Crawl set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — If you’re looking for some fun and for a way to help those less fortunate than you, the fourth annual Turkey Trot Pub Crawl is set for Saturday beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bring a minimum of three of the following food items — peanut butter, tuna or granola bars — per person and… Continue Reading

Senior Center, VA plan ‘Caring for the Caregiver’ conference

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Sheridan Senior Center will host a “Caring for the Caregiver” conference on Nov. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s downtown office. The conference will provide information on caregiving and special sessions on dementia and brain injuries. The event will feature speaker… Continue Reading

Casual Conversations in History set for Wed.

SHERIDAN — Casual Conversations in History hosted by Helen Laumann will take place Nov. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Sheridan Senior Center. The popular program will explore different parts of Sheridan County’s past in a fun and casual environment. The topic for November’s program is “Historic Dude Ranches of Sheridan County.” The… Continue Reading

Hot Club of San Francisco set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present Hot Club of San Francisco on Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. The Hot Club of San Francisco presents Cinema Vivant, an evening of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing. Imagine yourself in the idyllic French countryside in the 1930s. Sometime before dark, a gypsy caravan sets… Continue Reading

Reports — Nov. 4, 2016

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

Painting without a plan

Painting without a plan

EDITOR’S NOTE:  This class was cancelled after this story went to print.    SHERIDAN — As an artist, his “Hallelujah!” moment came when he least expected it. Len Gross was attending a five-day workshop in Jackson, Wyoming. He had been trained in art and knew all about value, composition and how to visualize his end… Continue Reading

Looking back at the weather

Looking back at the weather

The changing of the seasons always brings a fresh sense of excitement along with the revealing nuances that Mother Nature provides. Fall is a time filled with transition: kids return to school, the days shorten and pumpkin-filled beers and coffee cups overflow in cafes and bars alike. The change is noticeable everywhere. Fall is the… Continue Reading

Meth cases frequent in court, decrease on patrol

SHERIDAN — Drug cases involving methamphetamine frequently fill court room time in Sheridan County, but overall law enforcement in the area is seeing a decrease in frequency on the patrol side. “In the last 15 years there has been a decrease in cases on the patrol side,” Lt. Allen Thompson of the Sheridan County Sheriff’s… Continue Reading

CVC to host workshop on dementia friendly community

CVC to host workshop on dementia friendly community

SHERIDAN — The Center for a Vital Community at Sheridan College and Sheridan Senior Center will host a meeting and short work session for the five initiatives that came out of Creating a Dementia Friendly Community Study Circles last fall.   The workshop will be held Wednesday from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Sheridan Senior Center… Continue Reading

Dog and Cat Shelter to remain closed through weekend

Dog and Cat Shelter to remain closed through weekend

SHERIDAN — Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter will remain closed through Sunday for the nonprofit’s flooring replacement.  Members of the public that seek to pick up their impounded animal can still do so by calling 674-7694. However, during the closure, the shelter will not be able to accept surrendered animals,… Continue Reading

Ranchester officials hear project reports

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council heard project reports on the water tank painting project, sewer lagoon and projects at Rotary Park and Connor Battlefield State Park at its meeting Tuesday. According to engineer Chris Johnson, the water tank has been primed and the first coat of paint has been applied. The hue was adjusted for… Continue Reading

Holy Name students explore the world of science

Holy Name students explore the world of science

SHERIDAN — This week, without leaving their classrooms, third- and fourth-graders from Holy Name Catholic School virtually traveled the globe to study Earth’s polar ice sheets. They watched as scientists work to characterize yearly changes in thickness of sea ice, glaciers and ice sheets in the Arctic and Antarctic. Students learned that Antarctica is home… Continue Reading

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