Category Archives: Local News

SCSD1 Candidates Weigh in on Old Elementary School

RANCHESTER — The opening of the new Tongue River Elementary was a blessing to the Tongue River Valley. The new building includes new technology, more efficient ways to utilize space and other amenities to enhance education for students. But the old Tongue River Elementary School building is still vacant. School board members met with the… Continue Reading

Local Court Briefs — Oct. 25, 2016

Man accepts plea agreement for felony DUI SHERIDAN – Kristaffer Walthall accepted a plea agreement Monday for driving while under the influence of intoxicants, fourth offense. The 35-year-old man faces a 4-7 year sentence in the Wyoming State Penitentiary. Walthall, previously charged with DUI in June 2008, Aug. 2009 and May 2013, faces his fourth… Continue Reading

Big Horn student recipient of MSU national merit scholarship

SHERIDAN — Twelve National Merit Scholars have enrolled at Montana State University for the fall semester. One of those students is Madison Wilkerson of Big Horn, who is studying marketing. The students, all freshmen from Montana, Alaska, Illinois, South Dakota and Wyoming, had scores that were in the top one percent of all initial entrants in… Continue Reading

Halloween at Sheridan Manor set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Halloween at Sheridan Manor will take place Saturday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The event will include games, hot dog and punch and other treats. Attendees of the event are encouraged to wear costumes. For more information, call Lisa Kramer at Sheridan Manor at 673-2116. Sheridan Manor is located at 1851 Big Horn Ave. Continue Reading

Sheridan Jaycees Halloween parade Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jaycees will take children trick-or-treating to downtown businesses Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to wear a costume and bring a bucket or bag for collecting candy. The event will include a costume contest and prizes for the winner. The event is for children ages 0-10 years old. Children must… Continue Reading

American Legion Children’s Halloween party Saturday

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Children’s Halloween party will take place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion building. Attendees are encouraged to dress in costume. The event will include games, face painting, costume contest, a free hot dog lunch and a lot of prizes. The event is for children ages… Continue Reading

Children’s Halloween at The Brinton

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum will host a children’s Halloween event for the third annual “Things That Go Bump in the Night” Saturday from 2-4 p.m. The free event will guide trick-or-treaters through two galleries to look for clues about four different works of art. After they’ve answered a question or two, the kids will… Continue Reading

Reports — Oct. 25, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Structure fire (Goose Valley assist), 1400 block Weeping Willow Lane, 12:02 p.m. • Motor vehicle accident, 1700 block Coffeen Avenue, 5:29 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • No reports available at press time ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • No reports available at press time SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Monday • No… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Library releases new logo

Sheridan County Library releases new logo

SHERIDAN — The first-ever logo for the Sheridan County Public Library System has been unveiled. After four years in development, Library Director Cameron Duff said this logo integrates distinctiveness for each branch while opening doors for the system as a whole. “What was unique about this process was trying to pull all four locations under… Continue Reading

Microturbine to produce big revenues for Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Sustainable energy is well into the works for Sheridan with the hydropower project inching closer to physical construction. SOAR Hydropower, out of Washington, is in the process of designing the microturbine and delivering drawings and design information to the city of Sheridan’s consultant, HDR, Inc. “Right now, April is the delivery date for… Continue Reading

Wright exhibit reception set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — A free reception for the opening of the William E. “Bill” Wright Exhibit will take place Tuesday from 5-6:30 p.m. The exhibit will hang in the Martinsen Gallery in the Whitney Building at Sheridan College through Nov. 28. The show contains 36 pieces showcasing Wright’s wide range of mediums: conte’ crayon, oil, watercolor,… Continue Reading

Free law clinic planned for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Bar Association will host a Law Night on Wednesday from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center in honor of the National Celebrate Pro Bono Week. Law Night is a free legal advice clinic that will provide the public with brief, one-on-one, initial consultations on any civil (non-criminal) issue such… Continue Reading

Boy Scout Troop 117 organizes Haunted House

SHERIDAN — A haunted house put on by Boy Scout Troop 117 will take place Friday through Sunday from 7-10 p.m. at the Sheridan Iron Works building. The event will include a separate game area for younger kids with surprises and candy included. The cost to attend is $5 for children ages 8 and older… Continue Reading

Morning Mayhem Halloween 6K race set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Morning Mayhem Halloween 6K race, Spooky Sprint 1-mile kids run and 1-mile Halloween walk will take place Saturday from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Prizes will be given for best costume for adults, kids and race winners. On-site registration will start at 8:30 a.m. with the run and walk beginning at 9 a.m. The cost… Continue Reading

Halloween Costume Skate Friday, Saturday

SHERIDAN — Scotty’s Skate Castle will host a Halloween Costume Skate on Friday and Saturday from 7-9 p.m. each night. The event will include roller skating with the theme of zombies and vampires, mummy wrapping and apple bobbing. Attendees are encouraged to dress in costumes. The cost for the event is $5 per person, which… Continue Reading

Sugarland Ridge to host Halloween festivities

SHERIDAN — Halloween at Brookdale Sugarland Ridge will take place Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes to the free party for kids ages 0-12 years old. The event will include games and treats. For more information, call Tammy Yelton-Boone at 674-5575. Brookdale Sugarland Ridge is located at 1551 Sugarland Drive. Continue Reading

Reports — Oct. 24, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 1:40 p.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 400 block East Works Street, 2:31 p.m. • RMA assist, 1400 block South Sheridan Avenue, 3:03 p.m. • RMA assist, North Heights Drive and North Heights Way, 5:02 p.m. Saturday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1600 block… Continue Reading

Mayoral candidates discuss recruitment of youth

Mayoral candidates discuss recruitment of youth

SHERIDAN — In many conversations in Sheridan County that center on economic development, diversity has become a common theme. A diversified economy, diverse revenue generators and a diverse and capable workforce. Another common lament is the outflow of younger workers from the state. Sheridan mayoral candidates — Alex Lee and Roger Miller — hope to… Continue Reading

Council candidates discuss what sets them apart

Council candidates discuss what sets them apart

SHERIDAN — Many tracking the Sheridan City Council race have recognized that the four candidates seeking three seats agree on many issues. So, what sets each of the four candidates apart? Here’s what each of them — Richard Bridger and incumbents Thayer Shafer, Shelleen Smith and Kristin Kelly — had to say. The responses have… Continue Reading

New city administrator makes rounds

New city administrator makes rounds

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s newly-appointed city administrator, Mark Collins, started his welcome tour bright and early Friday morning, meeting with a group of regulars at Java Moon, at around 7:30 a.m. Jovial conversation abounded amongst lighthearted introductions for Collins. A product of the University of Wyoming system for his masters’ degree, and a previous adjunct professor… Continue Reading

The problem with veins

In the past 10-years, stand-alone vein clinics have been popping up all over the country. This actually has more to do with the evolution of treatment modalities and subsequent improved recovery time than an increase in people suffering from venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency is an extremely common condition affecting adults. Approximately 25 percent of the… Continue Reading

Hackman, Biteman discuss LGBT rights

SHERIDAN — In recent years, a push for laws protecting individuals from discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity have taken a prominent role in politics. States have seen legislation proposed on both sides of the issue. Some, like North Carolina’s House Bill 2, limit protections for members of the LGBT community and… Continue Reading

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