Category Archives: Local News

Climate change leads to research hurdles in Yellowstone

Climate change leads to research hurdles in Yellowstone

SHERIDAN — While the abnormally warm winters seen in recent years may be welcomed by Wyoming residents, the warmer temperatures have had a negative effect on archaeological work in the state, including at Yellowstone National Park. Before his current position leading the cultural and natural resources program at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Dr. Staffan… Continue Reading

Hospital approves master plan project

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees approved a motion to go forward with developing a new master plan during its meeting Wednesday night.  The last master plan was completed in 2007, and Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty said they’ve followed it very closely. He said they’ve chosen CTA Architects Engineers for the project,… Continue Reading

Local Court Briefs — Feb. 3, 2017

Lilly changes plea in cocaine, marijuana cases SHERIDAN — Fourth Judicial District Court accepted three changes of plea for a man facing three drug charges — misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance-marijuana, possession of a controlled substance — cocaine and conspiracy to possess or deliver a controlled substance — cocaine. In a change of plea… Continue Reading

New Faces — Feb. 3, 2017

Kalanee Norris Saner Kalanee Norris Saner was born Jan. 17, 2017, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce. She was welcomed by parents Cliff and Kaelee Saner of Sheridan. Her sibling is brother Cortland. Her grandparents are Julie Norris of Casper, Kurk Aegerter of Laramie and Dianna and Arnie Brokling of Pinedale.… Continue Reading

Lecture to focus on the ‘Peopling of the Americas’

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host Bjarne Kristiansen for a faculty lecture entitled “The Peopling of the Americas: Who got here first?” on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. There is much conjecture on who first settled the Americas. Join Kristiansen for an examination of the archaeological record to determine which hypothesis makes the most sense… Continue Reading

Pint Night to benefit Project Schoolhouse

SHERIDAN — A pint night at the Black Tooth Brewing Company will take place Tuesday from 5-8 p.m.  During that time, $1 for each pint sold will be donated to Project Schoolhouse, which hopes to send several local community members to Nicaragua to help at a school. Project Schoolhouse is an international nonprofit that focuses… Continue Reading

Chamber to celebrate business community at monthly luncheon

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will recognize leaders in the local business community at its monthly luncheon Wednesday. The lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center and will include awards for the Spirit of Sheridan, Strength of Sheridan and Businessperson of the Year, among others. The cost… Continue Reading

Reports — Feb. 3, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1900 block West Loucks Street, 5:38 a.m. • RMA assist, 3300 block Strahan Parkway, 7:53 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday • Medical, North Jefferson Street, 4:06 a.m. • Medical, West Loucks Street, 6:07 a.m. • Trauma,… Continue Reading

Officials note concern about impacts on economy

Officials note concern about impacts on economy

SHERIDAN — Several school officials have voiced concerns with how House Bill 236 — among other bills before the Wyoming Legislature — might impact the state’s economy.  At a public forum Monday night in Cheyenne, in which officials and members of the public from across the state discussed the legislation that seeks to rework funding for… Continue Reading

Heavy snowfall means in-town skiing at South Park

Heavy snowfall means in-town skiing at South Park

SHERIDAN — The Black Mountain Nordic Club and city of Sheridan have made it possible to spend the free time you find yourself with cross-country skiing in town. Since about the first of the year, the club has voluntarily groomed cross-country ski trails at South Park, club President Curt Schwamb said. “South Park’s protected, it’s… Continue Reading

Justice office misses out on $32,000 grant

Justice office misses out on $32,000 grant

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Juvenile Justice Joint Powers Board will seek to fill a $32,000 gap in its budget after the opportunity to apply for a federal grant passed because of a standstill between two officials. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention awarded Volunteers of America Northern Rockies $380,000 to distribute statewide for the… Continue Reading

Jentel Presents to take place at library

Jentel Presents to take place at library

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program will present this month’s residents in Jentel Presents on Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle.  This month’s presenters include oil painter Jennifer Moses of Boston; mixed media artist John W. Wood of Oakland, California; novelist Alicia Upano of Honolulu; poet Karen Auvinen of… Continue Reading

Library to host Wally Wales movie night

SHERIDAN — On Feb. 9 at 6 p.m., Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host a program in the Inner Circle about former Sheridan resident and silent film star Wally Wales. Floyd Taliaferro Alderson was born in Sheridan in 1895 and grew up on a ranch in Birney, Montana. During the 1920s, he moved to… Continue Reading

SC to host presentation on adaptation in the prairie

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a presentation entitled “Survival and Adaptation in the Shortgrass Prairie: The Mid-Continental Steppe Ecosystem” with Matt Craig on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in the SC Science Museum/Mohns Center. The event is free and open to the public. Craig is a biology faculty member at Gillette College. Weather patterns in the… Continue Reading

UW announces President’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming lists 21 students from Sheridan County on the 2016 fall semester President’s Honor Roll. The President’s Honor Roll consists of regularly enrolled undergraduates who earned a 4.0 GPA for the semester. To be eligible, students must have been enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours taken for letter… Continue Reading

Reports — Feb. 2, 2017

Reports — Feb. 2, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, Sioux Street, 10:31 a.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • Medical, Red Fox Drive, 8:50 a.m. • Carbon monoxide alarm, 3500 Big Horn Avenue, 10:56 p.m.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • No reports available at press time.   SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Wednesday • No admissions… Continue Reading

Racing to finish construction by show opening

Racing to finish construction by show opening

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Artists Guild Et al will host its seventh annual National Juried Art Show, with a reception and awards event at the Sagebrush Community Art Center’s new space at 21 W. Brundage St. from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, but the organization is still working on getting settled into the new space. “We still… Continue Reading

Highlighting the career of Floyd Alderson

Highlighting the career of Floyd Alderson

For one night only, exclusive to the Inner Circle at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, see local resident Floyd Alderson star as Wally Wales in “Galloping On” and “The Lone Rider.” A special screening of the two films will highlight the movie career of local cowboy and film star, Floyd Alderson. “Galloping On” is… Continue Reading

City of Sheridan declares Feb. 1 snow alert

City of Sheridan declares Feb. 1 snow alert

SHERIDAN – As outlined in our Snow and Ice Control Plan, and authorized by Sheridan City Code 12-25, the city is declaring a snow alert and will commence curb to curb snow removal in the purple zone and part of the blue zone pickup routes tonight and the rest of the blue zone and the orange zone tomorrow night.… Continue Reading

Jackknifed semitrucks cause traffic jam north of Sheridan

Jackknifed semitrucks cause traffic jam north of Sheridan

SHERIDAN – Two semitrucks jackknifed on Interstate 90 westbound continue to cause major slowdowns north of Sheridan. “What we have is a jackknifed semi and one that tried to get around (the other semi) at mile post 17 in the westbound lane going toward Montana, right near the port of entry,” Wyoming Department of Transportation… Continue Reading

School officials seek local control in budget cuts

School officials seek local control in budget cuts

SHERIDAN — While several bills in the Wyoming Legislature propose detailed cuts for school districts, officials within those districts said they would like more control over where cuts should be made.  At a public meeting Monday in Cheyenne, Wyoming House representatives and school administrators discussed cuts and the funding shortage the state faces. Legislators fielded comments concerning House… Continue Reading

Job cuts lead to climbing foreclosure rates

SHERIDAN — No homeowner wants to hear the word foreclosure. But with a struggling economy, many Wyoming homeowners also struggle to pay their mortgage or pay it on time. Wyoming Housing Network communications specialist Danielle Gaither said that since the first of the year there’s been a total of 134 homes in the foreclosure process… Continue Reading

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