Category Archives: Local News

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

Ptolemy to present at Chamber luncheon

SHERIDAN — Ptolemy Data Systems will present at the next Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The event, set for Wednesday, will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. The event is open to the public. The cost for lunch is $15 per person. For additional information, call the Chamber at 672-2485. The… Continue Reading

Sheridan Stationery to host book signing Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery will host a book signing Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Author Margot Liberty will sign copies of her new book, “Horseback Schoolmarm: Montana, 1953-54.” The book, published by the University of Oklahoma Press, is Liberty’s memoir describing her time as a teacher of a one-room schoolhouse… Continue Reading

July Marriages and divorces

Marriage licenses issued and recorded by the Sheridan County clerk’s office in July: • Itealya Rai Badgett, 26, Sheridan, and Kyle Scott Vilhauer, 27, Sheridan, July 1 • Thea Valeria Hovey, 56, Ranchester, and John Robbert Szymaniak, 45, Ranchester, July 1 • Jacqueline Bernice Coulter, 29, Sheridan, and Jesse Rocco Millechek, 30, Sheridan, July 5… Continue Reading

Reports—Sept. 8, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 700 block Long Drive, 4:11 a.m. • RMA assist, 1000 block Long Drive, 10:39 a.m. • Odor investigation, 200 block Rice Avenue, 10:55 a.m. • RMA assist, 1100 block North Main Street, 12:36 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 5:50 p.m. • Activated fire… Continue Reading

Keeping native cutthroat trout on the landscape

Keeping native cutthroat trout on the landscape

As a Wyoming Game and Fish Department Sheridan Region fisheries biologist, I’ve been asked a lot of questions over the years about trout in the Bighorns. All sorts of questions, but one that comes up fairly often is, “What trout are native to the area?” That question gets a short answer. Only the Yellowstone Cutthroat… Continue Reading

New theater company comes to Sheridan

New theater company comes to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Aaron Odom knows Sheridan’s theater scene. It’s an area of community activity in which he has played a part, literally. Since moving back to the area from Seattle several years ago, Odom has acted in and directed several plays in Sheridan. Now, he’ll tackle a new challenge — getting his theater company, Trident… Continue Reading

Get digital at local libraries

Check out and enjoy library materials in the comfort of your own home! The Sheridan County Public Library System offers several databases that provide patrons with the ability to check out digital books and magazines without leaving their homes. This service is available to anyone holding a Sheridan County library card, including patrons in Clearmont,… Continue Reading

Council, consultant share vision of city administrator position

SHERIDAN — At Tuesday’s Sheridan City Council meeting, council members and attendees spoke via teleconference to John Hodgson, the senior consultant for The Prothman Group, regarding the role of the city’s administrator position. The Prothman Group was hired by the city of Sheridan to lead job search efforts for the position that was approved last year.… Continue Reading

Dirksen, Ball wed in June

Dirksen, Ball wed in June

SHERIDAN — Amanda Jean Dirksen and James Cody Ball were wed July 12, 2016, in Santa Cruz, California, on the white sands of Natural Bridges State Beach. Dirksen is the daughter of Tim and Debbie Dirksen of Kingsley, Iowa. She graduated from Kingsley Pierson High School in 2009 and graduated from Mount Marty College of… Continue Reading

Sheridan Fire-Rescue to host 9/11 ceremony

SHERIDAN — On Sept. 11, at 7:58 a.m. the Sheridan Fire-Rescue Department will host a remembrance service for those who were lost in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the crash site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Sheridan Fire-Rescue officials invite all local law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and the public to… Continue Reading

Lunbecks to present at Story Historical Society

STORY — The Story Historical Society will gather Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Story Woman’s Club. The program, prepared by Jean Lunbeck and presented by George Lunbeck, will cover the history of the Wagon Box Inn and Restaurant. Cookies and coffee will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information,… Continue Reading

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