Category Archives: Local News

Veterans bare bodies, souls, memories

Veterans bare bodies, souls, memories

SHERIDAN — His worst-case scenario was not the grenades that rained on his convoy on Haifa Street in Baghdad, one of the deadliest streets in the world in 2004. It was not the shrapnel in his neck or puking up everything he ate because he had an undiagnosed traumatic brain injury after the attack. It… Continue Reading

PRBRC announces winners of video contest

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council announced the winners of its 2016 National Ag Day Video Contest. The first place video was awarded to, “Healthy Planet, Happy Horses” produced by Ft. Mackenzie High School students DD Gariffa, Victoria Kaupp, Bailey O’Leary, Cheyanne Oryall, Tanner Widstrand and Tyler Wilkerson. They were awarded a $250… Continue Reading

SCSD1 dual, concurrent enrollment growing

SHERIDAN — The number of students earning college credits while in high school continues to grow.  Sheridan County School District 1 board members met with officials at Sheridan College Wednesday evening to collaborate and discuss issues between the two districts.  Most of the conversation at the meeting revolved around dual and concurrent enrollment at the… Continue Reading

Local Court Briefs – Nov. 11, 201

Trial date set for sexual abuse case SHERIDAN — Wayne Reno pleaded not guilty Thursday to one count of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree. According to court documents, the mother of a 5-year-old girl reported that her daughter disclosed information of sexual misconduct by Reno. The sexual abuse accusations by the… Continue Reading

Recount confirms Walters-Clark as Dayton councilor

DAYTON — The vote recount for Dayton Town Council Thursday afternoon resulted in the same outcome as the day of elections — Laurie Walters-Clark over Dennis J. Wagner by one vote. The recount was allowed under state statute, which states if the votes cast for the losing candidate receiving the greatest number of votes is… Continue Reading

Enrollment open for insurance marketplace

SHERIDAN — Open Enrollment for the 2017 Health Insurance Marketplace will run through Jan. 31. Sheridan Memorial Hospital will offer free individual assistance in determining qualifications or enrolling for health insurance. For more information regarding what kind of information to bring to an appointment, or to schedule an appointment, call 672-1010. Appointments will be conducted… Continue Reading

Oklahoma hunters pay for illegal hunting in Gillette

SHERIDAN — Four hunters were recently found guilty of illegal hunting practices during an episode of “Crosshairs”, a hunting show hosted by Kris and Clay Hair on the Hunt Channel. Gillette game warden Dustin Kirsch presented the case at the tail-end of the two-day Wyoming Game and Fish Commission meeting held at the Best Western… Continue Reading

New Faces

Aria Lorena Colderon Aria Lorena Calderon was born Nov. 3, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Faith and Luis Calderon of Sheridan. Her sibling is brother Grayson. Her grandparents are Jeri and Mark Bagley of Sheridan.   Ava Eileen Fearon Ava Eileen Fearon was born… Continue Reading

Sagebrush Art Center to host Retrospective show, reception

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host a reception for its annual Retrospective Show on Nov. 17 from 5-7 p.m. The show honors artists with long, productive careers in the Sheridan area. The artists featured this year will be Nancie Furnish, Claire Leon and Connie Robinson. Furnish is a second-generation glass artist. She… Continue Reading

‘The Future of Water’ lecture at Sheridan College

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery will host a lecture on the future of water on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Bruce Kania, CEO of Floating Island International, will present on the future of water. His talk will describe the causes of nutrient pollution of… Continue Reading

Reports — Nov. 11, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1500 block Coffeen Avenue, 11:21 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday • No reports available at press time.   SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Thursday • No admissions or dismissals reported.   SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the police… Continue Reading

Senior Center salutes veterans with Wall of Honor

Senior Center salutes veterans with Wall of Honor

SHERIDAN — Walking into the lobby of the Sheridan Senior Center is like taking a walk down memory lane. The walls are lined with the photos and stories of local veterans from all branches of the armed forces as part of the center’s Wall of Honor — a salute to those who have served. Senior… Continue Reading

Annual swim meet gives back, honors veterans

Annual swim meet gives back, honors veterans

SHERIDAN — Josilyn Yahnel had red and blue ink scribbled across her back Saturday at the Sheridan Junior High School pool. They were names, military service men and women that were a part of the Gillette swimmer’s life. It was a common theme at the Salute to Veterans meet hosted by the Sheridan Swim Team.… Continue Reading

Hanson uses Naval experience in the classroom, field

Hanson uses Naval experience in the classroom, field

DAYTON — Practice for the Tongue River High School football team resembles boot camp — fast-paced, loud and intense.  Blowing the whistle while shouting instructions with his booming voice is defensive coordinator and line coach Steve Hanson, a Navy veteran. Today he’s a teacher and a coach at Tongue River High School, but his experiences… Continue Reading

Looking for ways to honor veterans? Here are some ideas

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, World War I fighting ceased. The war, which had raged on throughout Europe for a little more than four years, claimed the lives of more than nine million combatants and seven million civilians. The Allies squared off against the Central Powers… Continue Reading

Veterans Day facts, figures

Veterans Day, once known as Armistice Day, was first celebrated on Nov. 11, 1919, the anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1928, the United States Congress passed a resolution for Armistice Day to be an annual observation, and by 1938, the day became a national holiday. Differing from Memorial Day in May,… Continue Reading

Voter turnouts reflect important election

Voter turnouts reflect important election

SHERIDAN — Long lines at polling precincts Tuesday led to an increase in ballots cast compared to the 2012 election. Sheridan County Clerk and Recorder Eda Schunk Thompson was excited about the turnout and said it had “exceeded everything” she expected on Election Day. “It was exciting to see the interest,” Schunk Thompson said. A… Continue Reading

Local organizations to celebrate Veterans Day

Local organizations to celebrate Veterans Day

SHERIDAN — On Friday, a number of local organizations will host events to mark Veterans Day. The following is a list of some local events. • The Sheridan Senior Center will have a Veterans Wall of Honor on display in the lobby through Sunday. The display of portraits originated in 2006 and has 183 veterans… Continue Reading

November night skies include supermoon, meteor showers

SHERIDAN — November’s night skies will be anything but basic. This month is filled with celestial events to turn the star-speckled scene into an even more spectacular sight, and Sheridan is the perfect place to find a dark nook to stargaze. One of the most prominent events coming up this month is the supermoon, which… Continue Reading

Incumbents dominate school board elections

SHERIDAN — Most incumbents for local school boards earned victories in the election Tuesday night.  Sheridan County School District 2  The Sheridan County School District 2 board will retain three of its incumbents for additional terms.  Molly Steel remains on the board after receiving 5,709 votes Tuesday, which was the highest of all candidates. Behind… Continue Reading

Sex offender detained until sentencing

SHERIDAN — Robert Neuman was taken into custody following a change of plea on one count of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree.  According to court documents, prepubescent girls were staying at Neuman’s residence. Neuman had previously given back rubs to one of them, but on May 21, 2016, engaged in sexual… Continue Reading

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