Category Archives: Local News

Woman dies in motorcycle accident

SHERIDAN — A fatal crash north of Sheridan on Thursday has resulted in the death of 63-year-old Sheridan resident Cynthia Spillman. The crash occurred at 9:30 p.m. near mile post 18 on Wyoming State Highway 345 approximately 8 miles north of Sheridan. Cynthia Spillman was a passenger on a 2006 Honda Motorcycle being operated by… Continue Reading

Fire officials to closely monitor firework shows

SHERIDAN — Despite the dry weather in Sheridan and the surrounding areas, officials are hoping local fireworks shows go off without a hitch — or blaze — this year. Independence Day celebrations will take place at the Big Horn Equestrian Center and at Connor Battlefield State Park in Ranchester. Both firework shows will begin at… Continue Reading

WAM expresses concerns for municipal budgets

SHERIDAN — Staff members of the Wyoming Association of Municipalities attended the recent Joint Appropriations Committee meetings in Cheyenne to hear directly about the state’s budget concerns. “Gov. Mead began the two-day JAC meetings by outlining his cutbacks to state agencies beyond what the state Legislature approved in their budget session last winter,” Deputy Director… Continue Reading

Local health organizations brace for cuts

SHERIDAN — Despite large cuts to the state budget, public health services in Sheridan are doing everything they can to keep programs running. Last week, Gov. Matt Mead announced an additional reduction of $248 million in the general fund budget. While departments such as the University of Wyoming, the Department of Corrections, the Department of… Continue Reading

Local bikers to rally against violence

Local bikers to rally against violence

SHERIDAN — It’s not your average biker rally. On Saturday, locals will don their helmets and biker gear and cruise over to the Advocacy and Resource Center on their Harley Davidsons, Hondas and other motorcycles to spend a day supporting victims of violent crime. The image stands in stark contrast to the stereotypical biker gang,… Continue Reading

Two arraignments held in 4th Judicial District Court

SHERIDAN — Two men were arraigned in 4th Judicial District Court on Thursday on separate charges. Bryan Madia pleaded not guilty to bringing pot into the Sheridan County Detention Center, a felony punishable by up to three years in prison, up to $3,000 in fines or both. According to court documents, Madia had a small… Continue Reading

Williams, Arzy-Harrington to wed

Williams, Arzy-Harrington to wed

SHERIDAN — Jeffrey James Williams Jr. and Monica Lorraine Arzy–Harrington, both currently of Sheridan, will wed Aug. 13, 2016, at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. Williams, originally of East Troy, Wisconsin, is a graduate of East High School. He is currently employed at Wyoming Roofing. He is the son of Jeffrey Alan Williams Sr.… Continue Reading

Student graduates from Marquette University

SHERIDAN — Kelsie Sundberg, a 2007 graduate from Sheridan High School, recently graduated magna cum laude with a Master of Science degree from Marquette University in the physician assistant program. She will work as a physician assistant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she and her husband reside. She is the daughter of Jim and Connie Inchauspe… Continue Reading

Fort Phil Kearny to host dinner and tour

SHERIDAN — Fort Phil Kearny will host a battlefield tour and dinner on July 8-9 to focus on lesser-known battles of Red Cloud’s War as part of the Bozeman Trail Days celebration. The events will feature battlefield expert and author Shannon Smith and former Fort Phil Kearny curator and superintendent Sonny Reisch. A dinner and… Continue Reading

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

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