Category Archives: Local News

2 fires in the Bighorns now contained

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The Duncan Fire, located about 3.5 miles south of the Dead Swede Campground in the Bighorn National Forest, is 100 percent contained, U.S. Forest Service officials said Thursday. The lightning-caused fire burned less than one-half acre of timber and was reported Aug. 8. Helicopter bucket drops helped firefighters on the ground attain… Continue Reading

New Faces

Brinnley Sue O’Neill Brinnley Sue O’Neill was born Aug. 6, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Ryan and Ariane O’Neill of Sheridan. Her grandparents are John and Greta Wicht of Sheridan; Carl and Tracy Bong of Kalama, Washington; and Joseph and Rebecca O’Neill of Jacksonville… Continue Reading

Sheridan Farmers Market, Third Thursday set for Aug. 18

SHERIDAN — The weekly farmers market continues every Thursday through Sept. 29 from 5-7 p.m. on Grinnell Plaza with a grand finale Fall Festival planned for Oct. 8 at Sheridan College. The weekly event will include fresh produce, arts and crafts, live music and more than 30 vendors each week. The monthly Third Thursday Street… Continue Reading

Doll show at Senior Center set for Thurs.

SHERIDAN — Carolyn Wertman will bring her collection of dolls to show at the Sheridan Senior Center on Thursday from 1-3 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a collectible doll they own to share with other enthusiasts. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Jane Perkins at the Senior Center at 672-2240. Continue Reading

Reports—August 12, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 700 block Long Drive, 3:01 a.m. • RMA assist, East Fifth Street and North Main Street, 8:04 a.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • Medical, 600 block Centennial Lane, 5:52 a.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Thursday •… Continue Reading

Mayoral candidates attempt to separate from pack

Mayoral candidates attempt to separate from pack

SHERIDAN — In a wide open race to become Sheridan’s mayor, with no incumbent in sight, the five candidates seeking the office tried to separate themselves from the pack during the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce candidate forum Wednesday night. Each candidate recited his resume, highlighting experiences he thought made him qualified for the job.… Continue Reading

BOCC candidates talk growth, taxes at forum

SHERIDAN — Other than a few jabs from challengers, Sheridan County Commission candidates were mostly civil during their debates at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce candidate forum Wednesday night at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church auditorium. Candidates seeking the two seats are Republican incumbents Mike Nickel and Tom Ringley, Republican challenger Dennis Fox and Democrat Vicki Taylor. Less… Continue Reading

Council candidates mostly on same page regarding issues

Council candidates mostly on same page regarding issues

SHERIDAN — There weren’t many disagreements between Sheridan City Council candidates Wednesday night during the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce candidate forum at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church. Four individuals — incumbents Thayer Shafer, Kristin Kelly and Shelleen Smith and challenger Rich Bridger — are running to fill three seats on the council. All four candidates… Continue Reading

Buck Brannaman to speak at Spear-O Sunday

Buck Brannaman to speak at Spear-O Sunday

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Horseman Buck Brannaman will speak at the Spear–O Mountain Campus about the evolution of soft horsemanship and the long rope from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday. The lecture and presentation is free and open to the public. According to the Spear–O Mountain website, Brannaman will speak about the history of soft horsemanship and… Continue Reading

Peterson, Pruitt wed July 9

Peterson, Pruitt wed July 9

SHERIDAN — Ron Peterson and Jen Pruitt wed July 9, 2016, at theSouth Park Nature Reserve. Peterson, originally of Sheridan, attended college at Enterprise Community College in Enterprise, Alabama. He is currently employed with the city of Sheridan. He is the son of Ron and Carolyn Peterson of Enterprise, Alabama, and Sydney and Ed Ryan… Continue Reading

Students named to the spring dean’s list

SHERIDAN — South Dakota School of Mines and Technology officials in Rapid City, South Dakota, have released the list of students named to the spring dean’s list. To be named to the list, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The following… Continue Reading

Concerts in the Park end Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Concerts in the Park series last performance for the summer will be Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Kendrick Park. These monthly events were made possible with the sponsorship of the John and Dorthy Duncan Trust, First Interstate Bank, Sheridan Recreation District and contributions through the Sheridan Arts Council. Performances for the… Continue Reading

Reports—August 11, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, Wagon Box Road, 12:11 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 400 block Delphi Street, 1:30 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • Medical, 100 Wild Cat Road, 10:44 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Wednesday • No admissions or… Continue Reading

All SHS fall sports to start practice Monday

All SHS fall sports to start practice Monday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School football team started practice Monday, but the rest of the SHS fall sports teams will officially open the season next week. Cross country, volleyball, girls swimming, tennis and golf will all begin practicing Monday at SHS. Cross country will practice at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, along with 6… Continue Reading

This week at the WCA…

This column will discuss upcoming events happening at the new Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College. In addition to gallery exhibitions, concert listings and reviews, lectures and dance and theater productions, you will be able to learn more about the arts faculty at the college. More information on the WCA can always be… Continue Reading

Library to host fall book discussions

Library to host fall book discussions

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Library System will offer its annual fall book discussion series beginning in August. The program at Sheridan Fulmer Library, “Immigration: On Becoming an American,” will feature books about the immigrant experience. The discussion group meets at noon in the Fulmer Library Inner Circle and the program is free and… Continue Reading

Incumbents call Fox proposal unethical, illegal

SHERIDAN — As the primary election draws closer, one candidate has argued that the system in which Sheridan County voters vote for Republican candidates is flawed. Republican Sheridan County Commission candidate Dennis Fox has actively protested against the county board having five commissioners, saying that there are too many individuals on the board for its… Continue Reading

US House candidates talk energy policies, gun control

US House candidates talk energy policies, gun control

SHERIDAN — Candidates seeking election to Wyoming’s lone seat in the U.S. House took the stage Tuesday as part of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce candidate forum to discuss a wide range of issues including federal overreach and gun control. Each candidate was given two minutes for an introduction, which most used to give… Continue Reading

Crews respond to lightning-caused fire in Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Firefighting crews responded to a lightning-caused fire Tuesday in the Bighorn Mountains, about 3.5 miles south of Dead Swede Campground. The Duncan Fire is estimated at about .17 acres in size and is burning in timber. A total of eight people are working to contain the fire. A helicopter dropped water from… Continue Reading

Recipients of the WYO Theater Lotus Award selected

SHERIDAN — Kim Love and Lynn and Pete Simpson were recently selected as the recipients of the WYO Theater’s Lotus award. The Lotus award is presented to individuals who inspire passion for the creative arts in Sheridan by demonstrating outstanding support and selfless dedication to the goals of the WYO Theater. The three recipients were… Continue Reading

WY Outside Challenge available on app, online

SHERIDAN — WY Outside has released an online submission form and mobile app for the 2016 WY Outside Challenge. The hands-on, outdoor program provides participants with an opportunity to complete a wide variety of outdoor activities throughout 2016, then document and submit accomplishments on a scorecard with photos. The new online submission form and mobile… Continue Reading

Straley, Castle wed June 10 in the Bighorn Mountains

Straley, Castle wed June 10 in the Bighorn Mountains

SHERIDAN — Jordan Straley and Tenille Castle wed June 10, 2016, in the Bighorn Mountains. Straley, originally of Flushing, Michigan, graduated with a bachelor’s in criminal justice from Ferris State University. He is currently employed at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. He is the son of Floyd and Sherry Straley of Flushing, Michigan. Castle, originally… Continue Reading

Reports—August 10, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Smoke detector problem, 1500 block Spaulding Street, 12:48 a.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Tuesday • No admissions or dismissals reported. SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the police reports is taken from… Continue Reading

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