Category Archives: Local News

Bill moves to House for long acting contraceptive coverage

Bill moves to House for long acting contraceptive coverage

SHERIDAN — A bill has been introduced in the Wyoming House that would add long acting reversible contraception information and services to birth control already covered by the department of health. Senate File 150 would create an account to fund the provision of long acting reversible contraceptives for eligible women, defined as, “women who would… Continue Reading

Attorney: No charges to be filed in home intrusion death

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle said in a press release Tuesday morning that the death of Terry Twomey was a legally justifiable homicide based on information provided to the attorney’s office by the Sheridan Police Department and the Sheridan County Coroner’s Office. This means the man who shot and killed Twomey will not… Continue Reading

SHRM luncheon to focus on certification

SHERIDAN — The next luncheon of the Society of Human Resource Management will take place Feb. 28 at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.  RSVPs are requested by Friday at 10 a.m. The program will feature Heather Doke, state council certification director. She will discuss why individuals should consider SHRM certification. This program has been pre-authorized for SHRM credits. … Continue Reading

Special Olympics ‘Jackalope Jump’ set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — The annual Special Olympics Jackalope Jump will take place Saturday at the Goose Valley Fire Department parking lot. Registration for the event will begin at 11 a.m. with the jump starting at noon. The event will help raise funds for local Special Olympics programs. To register, see or call Carrie Pilcher, Special… Continue Reading

Ringley to present at BHCHS

BIG HORN — Tom Ringley will give a presentation Sunday at the Big Horn City Historical Society meeting. A carry-in potluck lunch will begin at 1 p.m. with the program to follow. Ringley will give a presentation on his book titled “Wranglin’ Notes — A Chronicle of Eaton’s Ranch 1879-2010.” He will tell the history… Continue Reading

St. Peter’s to host Mardi Gras celebration

SHERIDAN — St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will host a Mardi Gras celebration on Sunday at the church. Special bluegrass music will be featured throughout the service by the Craft Brothers & Friends. There will be both performance pieces and songs sung as a congregation.  Those planning to attend are also invited to celebrate after the… Continue Reading

Reports — Feb. 21, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Carbon monoxide investigation, 1800 block Sugarland Drive, 9:56 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, Kyle Drive, 10:52 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • Medical, Woodworth Street, 8:17 a.m. • Medical, West Fifth Street, 8:55 a.m. • Trauma, Willow Street, 9:52… Continue Reading

Dog tag of WWII vet found, returned to daughter

Dog tag of WWII vet found, returned to daughter

SHERIDAN — As a 12-year-old girl, Glenna Conley received little gifts from Italy, where the Army stationed her father, Clark Twiss, during World War II. Conley recalled pink alabaster bowls unique to Italy and bracelets sent over the Atlantic Ocean.  This year, for her 85th birthday, she again received a gift from her father, but… Continue Reading

County predicts low flood potential for spring season

County predicts low flood potential for spring season

SHERIDAN — While the western and southern parts of Wyoming have a higher potential for flooding, Sheridan County officials remain diligent on staying ahead of potential washouts. According to the Wyoming Spring Snowmelt Flood Potential Outlook for February 2017, Sheridan has less than 20 percent flood potential. There are small areas of moderate, 40-60 percent,… Continue Reading

Training grounds: Early bird gets the worm

“Nothing worth having was ever achieved without effort.” —Theodore Roosevelt When Kristen first approached me about training in the early mornings, we knew it would take some practice. Getting up at 5 a.m. requires better planning and an earlier bedtime and not just forcing yourself out of bed with less sleep. After 6 weeks she… Continue Reading

Local music students named All-Northwest

Local music students named All-Northwest

SHERIDAN — Music students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming have received top honors by being selected to participate in one of the 2017 National Association for Music Education All-Northwest performing groups.  The students listed below joined more than 1,000 other outstanding high school student musicians in the gala event. NAfME All-Northwest high school… Continue Reading

Weitz takes spot on statewide task force

SHERIDAN — The president of the Antelope Butte Foundation, Mark Weitz, will join Gov. Matt Mead’s Outdoor Recreation Task Force, effective immediately.  A vacancy on the task force was created with the recent departure of the foundation’s executive director, Andrew Gast, who moved with his family to Oregon. Three of the five task force meetings… Continue Reading

Additional students named to honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Local school officials have noted that additional students were named to schools’ honor rolls recently. In Big Horn, three students earned spots on the high school’s honor rolls. Andrew White was named to the Principal’s Honor Roll; Colton Williams was named to the Principal’s Honor Roll; and Wheaton Williams was named to the School Honor Roll… Continue Reading

WTBC to host mixer for Start-Up Challenge

SHERIDAN — In an effort to improve the entrepreneurial climate in Sheridan, the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Technology Business Center is looking for individuals who are interested in starting a business.  The organization will host an informational mixer for it’s Sheridan Start-Up Challenge beginning at 6 p.m. at the WYO Theater on Wednesday. The event… Continue Reading

McDonald’s to celebrate love for reading Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The McDonald’s on North Main Street has invited the public to celebrate the love for reading on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. Individuals are invited to read under the stars — in your pajamas if you want! The event will include a night of activities and fun.  The McDonald’s is located at 2590 N. Main… Continue Reading

Reports — Feb. 20, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Activated fire alarm, 1400 block O’Dell Court, 1:25 p.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1000 block Laclede Street, 2:44 p.m. • RMA assist, 1900 block Edwards Drive, 6:18 p.m. • RMA assist, 1700 block North Heights Circle, 7:56 p.m. Saturday • RMA assist, 1800 block Big Horn Avenue, 11:45 a.m. •… Continue Reading

Traffic cameras aren’t cameras, they’re detectors

SHERIDAN — Those grey camera-looking contraptions on top of traffic signals in Sheridan may cause panic for the observant driver, but fear not. While the devices are technically cameras, they don’t snap a photo when you squeeze every bit out of that yellow light. “The ones that are there all the time are simply there… Continue Reading

Home-school co-op provides academic flexibility for students

Home-school co-op provides academic flexibility for students

SHERIDAN — At 11 a.m. on Tuesday, nearly 20 students packed into a classroom at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church.  Children, from teenagers to elementary school students, work alongside their parents to learn about ballistics — a class that incorporates physics and other sciences into fun activities.  It looks like your typical classroom, and that’s exactly… Continue Reading

TRVJPB authorizes $1 million SLIB grant application

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board approved a resolution authorizing an application for a $1 million State Loan and Investment Board Federal Mineral Royalties Capital Construction Account Grant at a special meeting Wednesday. TRVJPB Chairman Mayor Peter Clark said the board did not plan on applying for a SLIB grant so quickly… Continue Reading

Agendas — Feb.18, 2017

Sheridan County Commission Staff meeting 8 a.m. Tuesday Second Floor Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse   • Call to order • Staff/elected reports • Red Grade Trail System Update • Historic Preservation Commission update • Adjourn   Sheridan County Commission Regular meeting 9 a.m. Tuesday Second floor Commissioners’ Boardroom Sheridan County Courthouse   • Call… Continue Reading

Kukuchka named this week’s Summit Award winner

SHERIDAN — Lillian “Lilli” Kukuchka has been selected as this week’s Summit Award winner. Kukuchka, daughter of Spencer and Amber Kukuchka, is a senior at Sheridan High School with a cumulative GPA of 3.959.  She loves being a big sister and spending time with her two younger brothers, being outdoors, studying and reading. Her favorite… Continue Reading

SC to host Saturday University Feb. 25

SHERIDAN — Go back to college for a day — minus the tests, stress and homework. Join other attendees for three lectures, delivered by top-notch professors who will enlighten and entertain you as part of Saturday U, the free one-day college education on Feb. 25. Attend one, two or all three Saturday University lectures from… Continue Reading

NWMHC applies for mental health gatekeeper grant

NWMHC applies for mental health gatekeeper grant

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center applied for a state grant this week that could help relieve strenuous Title 25 costs by developing a gatekeeper process to manage cases. NWMHC Director Paul Demple said the goal of the gatekeeper is to track cases at a more local level and divert appropriate ones to… Continue Reading

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