Category Archives: Local News

Johnson County War dispute at center of mock trial case

SHERIDAN – The cattlemen’s invasion of northern Wyoming — known as the Johnson County War of 1892 — is at the center of a modern-day academic dispute in the Wyoming High School Mock Trial case prepared for the 2016 competition on Nov. 19. State of Wyoming vs. Frances(is) Warren is posted on, providing student… Continue Reading

YMCA to offer free healthy backs class

SHERIDAN — Back pain plagues many people, from simple muscle pangs and posture-related soreness to more serious discomfort from injury. The YMCA Healthy Back program was designed by medical professionals to help individuals strengthen their backs. The Sheridan County YMCA will offer the three-week class this fall. “The Healthy Back Class is preventative in nature,… Continue Reading

Auditions planned for community choir

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Symphony Orchestra is preparing a performance of Handel’s Messiah this December that will involve the full orchestra and a community choir. The performance will include Part I of the work — the Christmas portion — and conclude with the famous Hallelujah Chorus from Part II. Members of the community are… Continue Reading

LOOKING AHEAD: Final draft of land use plan presented

LOOKING AHEAD: Final draft of land use plan presented

SHERIDAN — What is Sheridan going to look like in 10 years? What about 20, or even 50 years? On Tuesday, City Planning and Development Director Robert Briggs and Orion Planning & Design partner Joanne Garnett, presented a plan to answer those questions. They released the final draft review for the Sheridan Land Use Plan. The… Continue Reading

Bronson faces 16.5 years in prison following standoff

SHERIDAN — Scott Bronson, the 32-year-old man who barricaded himself in a home for more than 62 hours last week, will face more than 16 years in prison for incidents that led to the standoff. Sheridan County Deputy and Prosecuting Attorney Dianna Bennett filed the charges in court Thursday. Bronson has been charged with aggravated… Continue Reading

SFR ceremony to include statue unveiling Sunday

SHERIDAN — “Despite the cold early morning rain, a fire broke out Wednesday at the Northern Lumber Co., 820 North Main St. Two city fire trucks and a pickup truck, as well as two fire trucks from the county, responded to the blaze which kept city firemen busy for almost 14 hours.” That’s the report… Continue Reading

Dayton approves changes for Planning Committee terms

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council members discussed a proposal to stagger the terms of the town’s Planning Committee during the Aug. 18 town council meeting. According to Mayor Norm Anderson, the current Town of Dayton Planning Committee Operating Policy was poorly planned and worded when it was written and signed in October 2015. The policy… Continue Reading

Library to host shred fest

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Library System, AARP Wyoming and Secure Shred Wyoming will host a free shredding event and informational session on Tuesday and Wednesday. The informational session will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and will focus on protecting your devices from viruses, hacking and other threats. AARP Wyoming Associate State Director Tim… Continue Reading

Joey’s Fall Fly to host kickoff party Sept. 16

SHERIDAN — Joey’s Foundation will host its Fall Fly kickoff party Sept. 16 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The event is a preclude to the nonprofit’s annual fly fishing foundation set for that weekend. The evening will include live music, a silent auction, food, beverages and more. Tickets to… Continue Reading

Last Third Thursday of the season next week

SHERIDAN — The last Third Thursday of the 2016 season will take place next week in downtown Sheridan. The Thursday event will feature a variety of food, drink and craft vendors alongside booths for nonprofits and other organizations. Live music will also be featured. The event will take place from 5-9 p.m. In conjunction with… Continue Reading

Seniors gather for lunch each week

SHERIDAN — A group of local seniors is inviting older area residents to join the group for dinner each week. The group meets each Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at various restaurants in the area for hiliarity, joking, laughter and fun. The following is the group’s dining schedule: Sept. 14 — Las Delicias Sept. 21 —… Continue Reading

New Faces

Oliver Michael Bradberry Oliver Michael Bradberry was born Sept. 3, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 3 pounds, 9 ounces. He was welcomed by parents April Korp and Joshua Bradberry of Sheridan. His grandparents are Jeff and Renae Korp of Dayton and Sandy and Mike Smith of Sheridan. Ayden James Granum Ayden James Granum… Continue Reading

Volunteers to begin repairs on Antelope Butte lodge

SHERIDAN — The nonprofit working to reopen the Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area announced plans Friday to begin work on the lodge. A press release from the Antelope Butte Foundation, noted that the U.S. Forest Service has approved phase one of lodge repairs. The work will focus on addressing water issues that have presented themselves… Continue Reading

Reports—Sept. 9, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 700 block South Main Street, 10:46 a.m. • RMA assist, 1500 block West Fifth Street, 12:34 p.m. • RMA assist, 2000 block Coffeen Avenue, 5:21 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN… Continue Reading

Ranchester officials discuss mercantile, railway quiet zone

Ranchester officials discuss mercantile, railway quiet zone

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council heard a request from Ranchester’s deputy clerk Kathie Stevens and clerk Barbara Brackeen-Kepley at its meeting Tuesday. Stevens, Kepley and other Ranchester community members are working to put together a crafters’ co-op, and are interested in renting one of the spaces in the mercantile for two weekends between Thanksgiving and… Continue Reading

70-year-old man injured in accident

SHERIDAN — A 70-year-old man was severely injured Wednesday when he walked into traffic and was struck by a vehicle traveling north on Main Street. Sheridan Police Department Lt. Tom Ringley said the accident was reported at approximately 12:34 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Main Street. Officers arrived on scene to find an… Continue Reading

EDUCATION: Local schools meet, exceed state standards

SHERIDAN — The number of Wyoming schools meeting or exceeding state academic expectations increased in the last year and local schools helped move that dial. Five of Sheridan County School District 2’s elementary schools earned “exceeding expectations” ratings. Story Elementary School’s rating is under review, primarily due to its size. “When there are say three… Continue Reading

City, MDU forge hydro-turbine power agreement

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan’s partnership with a local power company has the potential to generate thousands of dollars in revenues for the city. At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Sheridan City Council unanimously approved a power purchase agreement and small generator interconnection agreement with Montana-Dakota Utilities Company. The agreement will allow the city to… Continue Reading

ABF to host workdays to clear ski trails

ABF to host workdays to clear ski trails

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Officials with the Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area have scheduled two volunteer workdays this month: Sept. 10 and Sept. 24. The purpose of these days, called “Beaver Days,” is to remove the debris and dangerous trees from the ski trails, roads and chairlift paths. Volunteers are invited to participate any time between… Continue Reading

4-H receives NRA grant for programs

SHERIDAN — The NRA Foundation awarded the Sheridan County 4-H program a grant totaling $9,390 to fund new equipment for the shooting sports program in Sheridan County. “We are very excited about the new equipment and the opportunities for the youth of Sheridan County that it brings,” Sheridan County 4-H and Youth Development Coordinator Liz… Continue Reading

Davis, Kilpatrick wed in August

Davis, Kilpatrick wed in August

SHERIDAN — Jana Davis and Kenneth Kilpatrick wed Aug. 13, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Davis and Kilpatrick both live in Sheridan. Davis is the daughter of Kandi and Gene Davis. She is currently employed as a designer at Mossholders Design Center. Kilpatrick is the son of Dr. Richard and Ann Kilpatrick. He is currently… Continue Reading

Fraud Watch program set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — A Fraud Watch program will take place Tuesday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. The AARP will discuss smartphone safety. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a light dinner, followed by the program at 5:30 p.m. All ages are welcome and the event and meal are free and open to… Continue Reading

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