Category Archives: Local News

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

Sheridan College brings home the gold from Skills USA Nationals

Sheridan College brings home  the gold from Skills USA Nationals

SHERIDAN — Eleven students from the technical education program at Sheridan College participated in the Skills USA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, June 18-24. All 11 ranked in the top 25 in their chosen skill. Teammates Kevin Barger and Michael McMahon brought home the gold in the additive manufacturing technology category. “We… Continue Reading

Next round of Jentel Presents planned for July 5

Next round of Jentel Presents planned for July 5

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency program will feature June’s residents in an event open to the public on Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. Presenters will include printmaker and artist Martin Azevedo, of Turlock, California; painter Sandra Dal Poggetto, of Helena, Montana; essayist Abby Rabinowitz, of Brooklyn, New York; multidisciplinary… Continue Reading

Sheridan girls participate in Wyoming Girls State

SHERIDAN — Incoming Sheridan High School seniors Clara Bouley, Tailor Getting and Olivia Boley attended the 74th Wyoming Girls State on the Northwest College campus in Powell from June 11-14. During their time at the event, Bouley was elected as Antelope City engineer; Geeting was elected as Bison City mayor and floor leader; and Boley… Continue Reading

Ranchester to host July 4 activities

SHERIDAN — A Fourth of July celebration will take place from 2-10 p.m. at Connor Battlefield in Ranchester. The event will include live music by Gary Small and the Coyote Brothers, food and drinks, a wife-carrying competition and a bounce castle with fireworks to follow at 9 p.m. For more information call Ranchester Town Hall… Continue Reading

Gieselman, Martin wed June 25 in Montana

Gieselman, Martin wed June 25 in Montana

 SHERIDAN — Garrett Gieselman and Cassidy Martin wed June 25, 2016, in Roundup, Montana. Garret Gieselman is the son of Corrie and Kimberly Lanners of Sheridan and Mark Gieselman of Maricopa, Arizona. Cassidy Martin is the daughter of William and Michelle Martin of Roundup, Montana. Continue Reading

Reports — June 29, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 2100 block Bruce Mountain Drive, 9:48 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • Trauma, 500 block Avoca Avenue, 12:06 a.m. • Medical, 1000 block Big Goose Road, 9:10 a.m. • Medical, 1800 block Big Horn Avenue, 11:18 a.m. •… Continue Reading

Weekend plans? Find the best camping spot in the Bighorns

Weekend plans?  Find the best camping  spot in the Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Independence Day is right around the corner. Finding the best campsite in the Bighorn Mountains can be taxing considering the plethora of options available. Wildlife watching is prevalent in the afternoon and early evening, and the wildflower colors are peaking. According to Susie Douglas, public affairs specialist with the Bighorn National Forest, there… Continue Reading

County mirrors state trends in aging, racial diversity

SHERIDAN — Wyoming is aging and growing more racially diverse, and Sheridan County is no exception, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. By 2015, the portion of Sheridan County that is 65 years old or older made up 19.1 percent of the county’s population, compared to the state’s 14.5 percent and the… Continue Reading

Students attend UW Summer High School Institute

SHERIDAN — They attended school during the summer; they were without their cellphones; and they were away from home for three weeks. For most juniors in high school, this would be a nightmare. But incoming Sheridan High School juniors Garrett Perkins and Jillian Destefano and Big Horn junior Caroline Haile called it a life-changing experience.… Continue Reading

Fire danger high heading into holiday weekend

SHERIDAN — Bighorn National Forest fire managers have advised everyone to be alert to fire hazards as fire danger in the Bighorns was recently upgraded to very high. When the fire danger is very high, fires will start easily from most causes and small fuels, such as grasses and needles, will ignite readily. During very… Continue Reading

Berry, Ma to wed in August in Laramie

Berry, Ma to wed in August in Laramie

SHERIDAN — David James Berry and Erin Elizabeth Ma will wed Aug. 6, 2016, in Laramie. Berry, originally of Big Horn, graduated from Sheridan High School in 2009. He completed a bachelor’s in microbiology at the University of Wyoming in 2014, where he also works as a microbiology technician at the veterinary laboratory. He is… Continue Reading

Antique Roadshow at Senior Center set for June 30

SHERIDAN — The Senior Center will host “Antique Show and Tell” on Thursday from 1:30-4 p.m. The preview items will begin at 12:30 p.m. with general viewing at 1 p.m. Individuals are limited to one item per person to show. There is no charge to participate or to attend. For more information contact Jane Perkins… Continue Reading

Volleyball tournament set for July 4

SHERIDAN — The next community volleyball tournament will be July 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Whitney Commons Park. The outdoor event will feature teams of coed doubles and youth triples from 12-18 years old at $20 per person in the coed doubles and $15 per person in the youth triples. T-shirts will… Continue Reading

Citizen science takes root in the Bighorns

Citizen science takes root in the Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Students at Fort Mackenzie High School will use citizen science in a class project this fall, and they need your help. Citizen science gathers crowd-sourced data, or data that is voluntarily generated by interested individuals, for use by expert and amateur scientists alike. It’s been a growing trend in science education at various… Continue Reading

Local earns recognition for service to transit service

From staff reports SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Dorothy “Dodie” Simon was recognized by the Wyoming Public Transit Association as Dispatcher of the Year at the WyTrans 28th annual conference held in Sheridan June 15-17. Simon was nominated by her supervisor, Steve Ainslie, director of Goose Creek Transit. Ainslie noted Simon’s knowledge of her clients and her mentorship… Continue Reading

95 percent of SMH staff get flu shot

SHERIDAN — A record 95 percent of the Sheridan Memorial Hospital staff, students, volunteers and contractors received influenza vaccine during the flu season this past fall and winter. Those who were unable to receive the vaccine, wore masks to help prevent the spread of flu in the hospital and affiliated clinics. The high participation rate was… Continue Reading

Mechams celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Mechams celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

 SHERIDAN — Stephen Grant and Romona Catherine Mecham of Sheridan recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple wed June 30, 1956, in Nenze, Nebraska. Stephen Grant worked as a construction mechanic until 1972 when he started Steve’s Truck Service and worked until his retirement in 1992. His wife taught school for four years before… Continue Reading

Rangers and Spurs to perform Fri., Sat.

   SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a reunion concert of the Rapid Creek Rangers and Spurs of the Moment on Friday and Saturday from 7:30-9 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $18 and are available at the WYO Theater box office or by calling 672-9084. The WYO Theater is located at 42 N Main… Continue Reading

SCSD2 announces A Honor Roll for second semester

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 officials recently released the list of students named to the A Honor Roll for the second semester. To be named to the list, students must have been enrolled in at least five classes and have earned a 3.5-3.99 GPA with no grades lower than a C. The following… Continue Reading

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