Category Archives: Local News

SHS artwork to be displayed at library

SHERIDAN — The 48th annual Wyoming Art Symposium concluded at the Casper Events Center April 23, showcasing 4,518 pieces of artwork from around the state. The students of Sheridan High School submitted 79 pieces of artwork to represent their school. Sixty-seven other schools in Wyoming also participated this year. The SHS student artwork included ceramics,… Continue Reading

SHS student delegate to medical congress

SHERIDAN  — Ryan Vrieswyk, a student at Sheridan High School, will serve as a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Massachusetts, on June 25-27. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of the event is… Continue Reading

Conversations in History to explore local highways

SHERIDAN — The next edition of Conversations in History will take place May 11 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. Local historian Helen Laumann will present “Trails to Highways: the Highway Department in Sheridan County.” Laumann will talk about the development of our transportation routes, from the earliest game and Indian trails to… Continue Reading

Craig Johnson to sign newest book May 14

SHERIDAN — Craig Johnson will sign copies of his newest book, novella “The Highwayman,” on May 14 at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. The book is part of Johnson’s “Longmire” series. In the novella, when Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an… Continue Reading

Holy Name School Mayfest set for May 14

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School will host its annual Mayfest benefit fundraiser on May 14 from 6-10 p.m. at the Elks Lodge ballroom. This year’s theme is “It Was 1980 Something.” Attire from the 1980s is encouraged. The event will include live music from Side Track, a live auction, appetizers and cash bar. Tickets… Continue Reading

Cole Kayser recognized as Summit Award winner

Academics for All proudly honors Cole Kayser, the son of Mark and Sharon Kayser, with this week’s Summit Award. Kayser maintains a stellar 4.0 GPA while taking a difficult schedule that includes challenging college prep courses, such as Advanced Placement calculus, AP psychology and AP government. Kayser was recognized for his academic success by being… Continue Reading

RECYCLING — IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL: City program experiences short-term loss amid long-term gain

RECYCLING — IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL: City program experiences  short-term loss amid long-term gain

SHERIDAN — Depressed oil prices are dragging down the city’s recycling revenue, but waste officials say the program’s long-term savings will offset the loss. “It’s a marathon,” said Dan Roberts, the city utilities manager. “It’s not an instant gratification.” Historically, Sheridan has received an average of $95 per ton for recycled material that it sells.… Continue Reading

SCSD2 teachers highest paid in County

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 classroom teachers remain the highest paid in the county. Recent salary postings from all local districts indicate that on average, teachers for grades kindergarten through 12 at SCSD2 made an average of $59,542.85 during the 2015-16 school year. This is only slightly less than last year’s findings when… Continue Reading

Man gets jail time for fourth DUI in 10 years

SHERIDAN — Thomas Redenbaugh, 68, will serve 2-5 years in prison for a felony DUI charge. Redenbaugh was cited on Aug. 14, 2015, for driving drunk with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.21 percent, or more than twice the legal limit. This was his fourth DUI arrest in 10 years, with more before that. Redenbaugh… Continue Reading

Agendas—May 7, 2016

City of Sheridan Board of Adjustment Regular Meeting 7 p.m. Thursday City Council Chambers, 3rd floor City Hall • Call to order • Roll call • Proof of notice meeting • Review, correction, approval of minutes of April 14, 2016 meeting • Consider of PL-16-15: 345 W Heald St.; a request for a variance from… Continue Reading

Vietnam Women’s Memorial unveiled

Vietnam Women’s Memorial unveiled

SHERIDAN — Thursday, in a dedication ceremony in the Veterans Plaza on the Sheridan College campus, the only available Vietnam Women’s Memorial scale model that is not in a museum or private collection was unveiled. The first dedication of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial was in 1993 on the Mall in Washington, D.C., thanks to the… Continue Reading

Defendant declared fit to proceed in 2014 murder case

SHERIDAN— Paul Brookhouse, who is facing a second degree murder charge for the 2014 shooting death of another man, has been declared competent to stand trial by the Wyoming State Hospital, where he is staying. An arraignment will be scheduled soon. The case relates to the killing of James Drake on June 12, 2014. According… Continue Reading

Good Samaritans to be honored at Saturday banquet

Good Samaritans to be honored at Saturday banquet

SHERIDAN — The Good Samaritan banquet will take place Saturday at the Holiday Inn, recognizing the people of the Sheridan community that quietly and selflessly serve others. The Salvation Army collects nominations and its board selects deserving individuals or couples for the recognition. Those being recognized this year include Steve Woody, Bob DeFries, Dave Engels,… Continue Reading

Sheridan woman wins Wyoming Jefferson Award

Sheridan woman wins Wyoming Jefferson Award

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Angels founder Kelley Olson will represent Wyoming at the 2016 Jefferson Awards in Washington, D.C., in June. Olson was selected from among 26 nominees. Of those nominees, four were recognized with the Jefferson Award Medallion. Of those four, Olson was chosen to head east for the big event. “I feel completely humbled… Continue Reading

Brinton to host lecture on ‘The Mythical West’

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will host novelist Robert J. Randisi, a legendary American author who writes in the detective and Western genres, on May 13 at 7 p.m. Randisi is the creator and author of the long-running Western series “The Gunsmith” and has authored more than 650 published books. In his lecture “The Mythical… Continue Reading

Brinton organizing ‘Meet the Artist’ event

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will host authors Christine Matthews and Robert Randisi for a “Meet the Artist” event on May 15 at 2 p.m. Matthews is most recognized for her mystery novels and also writes in the Western genre. The “Gil & Claire Hunt” mystery trilogy, co-written with Robert Randisi, received positive reviews… Continue Reading

Kendrick golf course to host ladies golf clinic

SHERIDAN — The Kendrick Municipal Golf Course will host a ladies golf clinic May 14 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The clinic will include mini sessions of instruction for all aspects of your golf game and for all levels of skill, from beginners to advanced. Want to know more about the golf swing? What should… Continue Reading

Job cuts scheduled for school districts

SHERIDAN — The effects of Wyoming’s struggling economy have made their way into Sheridan County schools. On Wednesday, Superintendent Marty Kobza at Sheridan County School District 1 and Charles Auzqui at Sheridan County School District 3 announced that they planned to cut both certified and classified employees this fiscal year. Kobza said there will be… Continue Reading

Cruz-loving Wyomingites consider supporting Trump

By Laura Hancock Casper Star-Tribune CASPER — With Ted Cruz, Wyoming Republicans’ presidential favorite, out of the race for the White House, members of the state’s majority political party will have to decide how — or whether — they will vote for the highest office in the land. Presidential hopeful Donald Trump thus far hasn’t… Continue Reading

Autopsy results released for fire, college deaths

SHERIDAN — The results of autopsies for two individuals who died in unrelated incidents earlier this week were released by the Sheridan County Coroner’s Office Wednesday. Rondo Biggs, a full-time student, was discovered unresponsive by Sheridan College housing officials at approximately 3 p.m. Monday. An autopsy performed Wednesday showed no physical findings. Officials will know more… Continue Reading

Dayton Town Council discusses budget, street repairs

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council members continued discussing the town’s preliminary budget numbers for the next fiscal year on Monday. The budget for fiscal year 2017 is still in preliminary stages, but Town Clerk Linda Lofgren said it looks like the budget will remain about the same as 2016, approximately $750,000. The council has kept… Continue Reading

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