Category Archives: Local News

Officials investigating suspicious fire in Downers Addition

SHERIDAN — Just three weeks after someone set fire to a grassy spot on West 15th Street, officials are investigating another suspicious fire in the area that was set in an abandoned trailer Wednesday night. No arrests have been made in the Downers Addition fire, according to the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office, but deputies are… Continue Reading

SMH: We’re in good financial shape heading into bust

SHERIDAN — While hospitals around the region may be in financial trouble in the coming years due to the economic downturn, Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty said the local facility will likely be in good shape. At the Wednesday SMH board of trustees meeting, McCafferty explained to attendees and board members that due to… Continue Reading

Sheridan attorney suspended for DWUIs

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Supreme Court issued an order suspending Sheridan attorney Clay B. Jenkins from the practice of law for a period of six months. The court further ordered that the suspension be stayed so long as Jenkins complies with probationary terms intended to assure that Jenkins maintains his sobriety. The order of suspension… Continue Reading

St. Peter’s to host patriotic church service July 3

SHERIDAN — St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will host a patriotic Sunday service on July 3 at 10 a.m. All veterans, service people and their families will be recognized for their service to our country during the worship service. A barbecue celebration will follow the service. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is located at 1 S. Tschirgi… Continue Reading

SMH to host golf tourney July 8

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation will host a golf tournament, with proceeds going to the hospital’s new Intensive Care Unit. The event will take place from 12-7 p.m. at the Powder Horn Golf Club. An awards ceremony and dinner will be held after the tournament. For more information, call Meredith Sopko at 673-2418. The… Continue Reading

Wyoming Wednesday to feature Fort Phil Kearny

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday presentations will continue on July 6 at 10 a.m. at the Wyoming Welcome Center. There is no admission fee and the program is open to all ages. Misty Stoll will talk about the historical significance of Fort Phil Kearny. The Wyoming Wednesday series will continue through July 27, exploring aspects about… Continue Reading

Concerts in the Park continue Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Concerts in the Park series will return to Sheridan every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 16 at Kendrick Park. These monthly events are 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

Nonprofit works to enhance child care through staff training

Nonprofit works to enhance child care through staff training

SHERIDAN — Over and over, educators and professionals have stressed that critical brain development takes place in the first three years of life. The more opportunities children are given to learn, the better their foundation for ongoing learning throughout the childhood. A key to that learning, though, lies in local child care providers. A nonprofit… Continue Reading

UPHOLDING FEDERAL GUN BAN: Mixed reaction in Wyoming to loss of gun rights for domestic violence offenders

SHERIDAN — Local crime victim advocates are cheering a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling banning all domestic violence offenders from owning guns. It’s a sticky political issue that pits battery victims against defenders of Second Amendment rights, and the response from Wyoming’s congressional delegation was split between caution and outspoken opposition. At issue in the… Continue Reading

Housing demand at Sheridan College on the rise

Housing demand at Sheridan College on the rise

SHERIDAN — Demand for student housing at Sheridan College continues to increase, according to school officials. Larissa Bonnett, director of campus life and housing at Sheridan College, said that this is the fourth year in a row that housing at the college will open above occupancy going into the Fall 2016 semester. Last year, the… Continue Reading

Sheridan College brings home the gold from Skills USA Nationals

Sheridan College brings home  the gold from Skills USA Nationals

SHERIDAN — Eleven students from the technical education program at Sheridan College participated in the Skills USA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, June 18-24. All 11 ranked in the top 25 in their chosen skill. Teammates Kevin Barger and Michael McMahon brought home the gold in the additive manufacturing technology category. “We… Continue Reading

Next round of Jentel Presents planned for July 5

Next round of Jentel Presents planned for July 5

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency program will feature June’s residents in an event open to the public on Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. Presenters will include printmaker and artist Martin Azevedo, of Turlock, California; painter Sandra Dal Poggetto, of Helena, Montana; essayist Abby Rabinowitz, of Brooklyn, New York; multidisciplinary… Continue Reading

Sheridan girls participate in Wyoming Girls State

SHERIDAN — Incoming Sheridan High School seniors Clara Bouley, Tailor Getting and Olivia Boley attended the 74th Wyoming Girls State on the Northwest College campus in Powell from June 11-14. During their time at the event, Bouley was elected as Antelope City engineer; Geeting was elected as Bison City mayor and floor leader; and Boley… Continue Reading

Ranchester to host July 4 activities

SHERIDAN — A Fourth of July celebration will take place from 2-10 p.m. at Connor Battlefield in Ranchester. The event will include live music by Gary Small and the Coyote Brothers, food and drinks, a wife-carrying competition and a bounce castle with fireworks to follow at 9 p.m. For more information call Ranchester Town Hall… Continue Reading

Gieselman, Martin wed June 25 in Montana

Gieselman, Martin wed June 25 in Montana

 SHERIDAN — Garrett Gieselman and Cassidy Martin wed June 25, 2016, in Roundup, Montana. Garret Gieselman is the son of Corrie and Kimberly Lanners of Sheridan and Mark Gieselman of Maricopa, Arizona. Cassidy Martin is the daughter of William and Michelle Martin of Roundup, Montana. Continue Reading

Reports — June 29, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 2100 block Bruce Mountain Drive, 9:48 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • Trauma, 500 block Avoca Avenue, 12:06 a.m. • Medical, 1000 block Big Goose Road, 9:10 a.m. • Medical, 1800 block Big Horn Avenue, 11:18 a.m. •… Continue Reading

Weekend plans? Find the best camping spot in the Bighorns

Weekend plans?  Find the best camping  spot in the Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Independence Day is right around the corner. Finding the best campsite in the Bighorn Mountains can be taxing considering the plethora of options available. Wildlife watching is prevalent in the afternoon and early evening, and the wildflower colors are peaking. According to Susie Douglas, public affairs specialist with the Bighorn National Forest, there… Continue Reading

County mirrors state trends in aging, racial diversity

SHERIDAN — Wyoming is aging and growing more racially diverse, and Sheridan County is no exception, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. By 2015, the portion of Sheridan County that is 65 years old or older made up 19.1 percent of the county’s population, compared to the state’s 14.5 percent and the… Continue Reading

Students attend UW Summer High School Institute

SHERIDAN — They attended school during the summer; they were without their cellphones; and they were away from home for three weeks. For most juniors in high school, this would be a nightmare. But incoming Sheridan High School juniors Garrett Perkins and Jillian Destefano and Big Horn junior Caroline Haile called it a life-changing experience.… Continue Reading

Fire danger high heading into holiday weekend

SHERIDAN — Bighorn National Forest fire managers have advised everyone to be alert to fire hazards as fire danger in the Bighorns was recently upgraded to very high. When the fire danger is very high, fires will start easily from most causes and small fuels, such as grasses and needles, will ignite readily. During very… Continue Reading

Berry, Ma to wed in August in Laramie

Berry, Ma to wed in August in Laramie

SHERIDAN — David James Berry and Erin Elizabeth Ma will wed Aug. 6, 2016, in Laramie. Berry, originally of Big Horn, graduated from Sheridan High School in 2009. He completed a bachelor’s in microbiology at the University of Wyoming in 2014, where he also works as a microbiology technician at the veterinary laboratory. He is… Continue Reading

Antique Roadshow at Senior Center set for June 30

SHERIDAN — The Senior Center will host “Antique Show and Tell” on Thursday from 1:30-4 p.m. The preview items will begin at 12:30 p.m. with general viewing at 1 p.m. Individuals are limited to one item per person to show. There is no charge to participate or to attend. For more information contact Jane Perkins… Continue Reading

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