Category Archives: Local News

Sheridan College student dies on campus

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan College student was found dead in his dorm room Monday afternoon. Officials do not suspect foul play. Rondo Biggs, a full-time student, was discovered unresponsive by housing officials at approximately 3 p.m. Monday. An autopsy performed Wednesday showed no physical findings. Officials will know more in two to three weeks when toxicology results… Continue Reading

Victim of early morning fire identified

SHERIDAN — Joshua Davis, 28, died in an early morning house fire on West Loucks Street on Tuesday. Davis was receiving treatment at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Sheridan and had family members in Billings, Montana, according to the Sheridan County Coroner’s office. An autopsy performed Wednesday showed smoke inhalation caused Davis’ death. Fire crews were… Continue Reading

County approves quarry permits, awards scholarships

SHERIDAN — A slew of quarry permits were approved at the Sheridan County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning. Six different quarries were approved by the commissioners, most of which without extensive discussion with the exception of the J.C. Ranch quarry located near Big Horn. Local resident, Paul Del Rossi, presented his concerns regarding dust… Continue Reading

Christmas Stroll button design entries due by June 3

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Stroll Committee has announced the 2016 Christmas Stroll theme, “Storybook Stroll.” The theme “storybook” elicits feelings of whimsy, fairy tales, our favorite children’s books and classic Christmas stories. Organizers hope the theme will encourage a lot of creativity. With the new theme in mind, the Stroll Committee… Continue Reading

SC to host band concert, ice cream social

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a bands concert and ice cream social May 10 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the outdoor amphitheater on campus. Music will be performed by the Sheridan College Wind Ensemble, Sheridan College Jazz Ensemble and Sheridan College Jazztet. The concert and old-fashioned ice cream social are free and open to the… Continue Reading

Range Writers to host Cody author

SHERIDAN — Cody author Barbara Graham will present at the Sheridan Range Writers meeting May 14 at 1 p.m. The presentation will take place at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library in the Fulmer Room. Graham writes mysteries with directions for a quilt interspersed in each of her books. Other writers and quilters are encouraged… Continue Reading

Frontier Regulars to meet Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Frontier Regulars, a living history organization, will conduct a public introduction, training and new recruitment program Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site. Persons interested in learning more about the organization, which participates in Indian and Civil War demonstrations, are encouraged to attend. During the… Continue Reading

SHS jazz band dance set for May 11

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School jazz band will celebrate its sixth annual big band bash May 11 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Kalif Shrine Center. The cost to attend is $10 for adults and $5 for students. The cost includes one dessert and one beverage. Tickets will only be available at the door. The… Continue Reading

Autopsy scheduled for SC student

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan College student was found dead in his dorm room Monday afternoon. Officials do not suspect foul play. Rondo Biggs, a full-time student, was discovered unresponsive by housing officials at approximately 3 p.m. Monday. Campus Police officers responded to the scene. In a statement from the college, officials declined to speculate on… Continue Reading

City, fire reach tentative deal

SHERIDAN— City and fire union officials have reached a tentative deal for a one-year contract that includes an immediate pay increase and salary freeze through June 30, 2017, when the new contract ends. The two sides hope to finalize the agreement by May 16. In a brief meeting Monday evening, six city officials and two… Continue Reading

BHMS to implement new teaching style

BIG HORN — It’s never easy teaching a classroom full of kids. Some students may excel in science, but struggle with English. Social studies might be another student’s forte, but he may struggle with multiplication and division. It’s a scenario not lost on science teacher Tina Melin or math teacher Lee Zimmer. The longtime educators… Continue Reading

County nixes SAWS, city water consolidation

SHERIDAN — While Sheridan County commissioners voted last week to nix plans to consolidate the city of Sheridan and Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board water systems, one commissioner said he hopes the move doesn’t worry current SAWSJPB customers. “I just hope everybody realizes we weren’t looking at changing anything because there is something wrong… Continue Reading

Berger to seek re-election to Wyoming House

BIG HORN — Majority Floor Leader Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, announced Monday that she will seek re-election to represent House District 51 in the Wyoming House of Representatives. Berger said in a press release that her agenda centers around a conservative, low-tax budget that prioritizes Wyoming people and communities. In her announcement, Berger cited… Continue Reading

Wyant accepted to National Society of Collegiate Scholars

SHERIDAN — Kenzi Kae Wyant of Sheridan recently accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first-year and second-year college students. Membership into the academic organization is by invitation only, based on GPA and… Continue Reading

BBBS receives $10,000 grant

SHERIDAN — Big Brothers Big Sisters in Sheridan recently received a $10,000 grant made possible by the Rick and Rebecca Howell Donor Advised Fund, the Sheridan Area Opportunities Fund and the Kim and Mary Kay Love Family Donor Advised Endowment, held by the Wyoming Community Foundation to continue to provide mentoring services to Sheridan area… Continue Reading

Next Science Saturday to focus on hot, cold

SHERIDAN — The next round of Science Saturday scheduled for May 7 will focus on hot and cold. Attendees will have the chance to conduct experiments involving dry ice and liquid nitrogen. Weather permitting, attendees will also be able to observe the sun through a solar telescope. Science Saturdays are free and open to children… Continue Reading

Vendor registration now open for Third Thursdays

SHERIDAN — Vendors can now register for the Third Thursday Street Festivals planned for the summer. The events will take place June 16, July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 15 in downtown Sheridan. The events include music, food, beverages and a variety of vendor booths. The cost for nonprofits to have a booth is $30… Continue Reading

Holy Name announces third-quarter honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School recently announced its third-quarter honor roll. Holy Name Catholic School uses an accelerated grade scale.    B honor roll Fifth grade: Zachary Luedtke, Henri Schaefer, Rater Tomlinson Sixth grade: Silvia Garza, Nathan Ulery Seventh grade: Nicholas Aasby, Samantha Dillon Eighth grade: Seth Deutscher, Kathleen Magera A honor roll Fifth… Continue Reading

Snickers Big Horn Soccer Cup set for this weekend

BIG HORN — The 12th annual Snickers Big Horn Soccer Cup will take place this weekend at the Big Horn Equestrian Center. The event will include 22 soccer fields in action with more than 120 youth teams from Colorado, Montana, South Dakota and Wyoming competing. A youth play area, activities and concessions will also be… Continue Reading

Chamber lunch set for May 11 at Best Western

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly luncheon May 11 at 11:30 a.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The event includes a buffet lunch, followed by a brief business meeting and featured program. The event is open to the public. The cost is $15 for the lunch. For additional information,… Continue Reading

Name of victim in early morning fire released

Name of victim in early morning fire released

SHERIDAN — Joshua Davis, 28, died in an early morning house fire on West Loucks Street on Tuesday. Davis was receiving treatment at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Sheridan and had family members in Billings, Montana, according to the Sheridan County Coroner’s office. Fire crews were dispatched to 941 W. Loucks St., where Davis lived,… Continue Reading

Lawmakers to consider new grocery tax, state property taxes

Lawmakers to consider new grocery tax, state property taxes

SHERIDAN — State lawmakers are preparing to discuss reinstating a grocery tax and temporarily raising property taxes, among other possible solutions to the state’s reliance on the faltering energy industry. The Legislature’s Joint Revenue Interim Committee will meet in Douglas May 11-12. Identifying new funding sources for school facilities is one of the biggest issues… Continue Reading

Seed library opens in Sheridan County

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Seed Library, a joint project between Sheridan County Extension and the Powder River Basin Resource Council, will open Monday. This will be the third seed library to open in the state of Wyoming, with the first located in Laramie and the second in Gillette. The Sheridan County Seed Library is… Continue Reading

Mini yoga workshop set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — A Place of Wholeness will present a mini yoga workshop with Amanda Reichenbach on Saturday. The workshop, “Explore energy lines and pelvic alignment,” will help attendees improve and strengthen their yoga practice. An all-level class will take place from 9-10:30 a.m. for $15 per person. A beginning yoga class will take place from… Continue Reading

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