Category Archives: Local News

UnEqual Pay Day Bake Sale set for April 12

SHERIDAN — April 12 is UnEqual Pay Day, according to the American Association of University Women. UnEqual Pay Day symbolizes the day when women’s pay finally “catches up” to men’s pay from the previous year. Join the Sheridan Branch of AAUW at an UnEqual Pay Day Bake Sale to mark the occasion. This sale will… Continue Reading

Yoga-Thon for Earth Month set for April 16

SHERIDAN — A yoga marathon will take place April 16 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Ginger Salon. The event will include six sunshine-inspired yoga sessions led by Kula Space, as well as stress-relieving hand massages and chair massages by Ginger Salon staff. In addition, the event will feature live music and earth-friendly beauty product… Continue Reading

Library to host casual evening of music

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an evening of music April 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. The event will recall the circling of the campfire in the Inner Circle. Musician Rex Rideout will provide the music and entertainment, including classic cowboy and pioneer music. The event is free and open to the… Continue Reading

The Brinton to host Henry Real Bird

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum’s Meet the Artist program will continue this spring with featured guest, former Montana Poet Laureate (2009-2011) Henry “Hank” Real Bird of the Crow Nation. Real Bird will read selections of his poetry and speak with visitors about his writing and life on April 17 from 2-4 p.m. in the… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to gather April 15

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will gather April 15 at 10 a.m. at the clubhouse. The meeting will feature the annual spring brunch and a program about spring planting from Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery. The meeting is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Joyce Coates at 389-2804. The… Continue Reading

Corpse found in Little Goose Creek

SHERIDAN— A 40-year-old male was found dead in Little Goose Creek near Emerson Park on Thursday morning. County coroners said the body of Joseph Lee Green, of Sheridan, has been scheduled for an autopsy but officials expect no foul play. Lt. Tom Ringley of the Sheridan Police Department said officers on scene Thursday morning found… Continue Reading

Could dual language immersion be the future in our schools?

SHERIDAN — “Today’s kindergarten class will graduate in 2029. What will that year look like?” Brian Deurloo said addressing parents and teachers Tuesday night. Deurloo is a Sheridan native, Casper resident and one of the leaders of a collaboration between parents, teachers and legislators called the Dual Language Immersion Parent Organization, The group is aiming… Continue Reading

Two face heroin charges after three-year investigation

SHERIDAN — Two people arrested in connection with a drug distribution network in Sheridan will make their first appearances in Sheridan County Circuit Court Thursday at 2 p.m. Joshua Repsis, 24, and Natalie Webb, 24, have both been charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin and with child endangerment. Repsis was also charged with… Continue Reading

Conversations in History to explore life of Edward Gillette

SHERIDAN — The next offering of the Conversations in History series will take place April 13 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. Helen Laumann will present the life and times of Edward Gillette, a railroad surveyor who helped to lay out the railroad across northern Wyoming. The program is sponsored by the Sheridan… Continue Reading

Library to offer Facebook class

SHERIDAN — The library will host a beginning Facebook class April 14 from 10-11 a.m. The class will explore the popular website and app, which allows individuals to post news and pictures for “friends” to see. The class is free, but the library asks those planning to participate to reserve a spot. For additional information… Continue Reading

AARP meeting to include potluck, program

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the AARP will meet April 15 at the Sheridan Senior Center at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will include a potluck dinner and program. All members of the community are welcome. Those who wish to take part in the potluck are asked to bring a dish to share and their… Continue Reading

Vintage, craft, art market set for April 16

SHERIDAN — The “Beyond the Picket Fence” market will take place April 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall and pavilion. The market will feature arts and crafts booths, junk, repurposed furniture, home and garden décor, vintage and retro finds. There is no admission charge to attend the… Continue Reading

SC Theater Department to perform ‘Cinderella’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Theater Department will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical “Cinderella” on April 14-16. The legendary musical originally debuted in 1957 as a television special starring Julie Andrews and was seen by more than 107 million viewers. Since then, the musical has been presented both on stage and on television several times,… Continue Reading

Money stolen from Holy Name Catholic School

SHERIDAN — Someone broke into Holy Name Catholic School, likely over the Easter Sunday weekend, and stole “an undetermined amount of money,” according to the Sheridan Police Department. SPD officers received a call on April 4 at 10 a.m. notifying them of the break-in. The building was accessed through a window and money was taken… Continue Reading

Preparing our youth: New early childhood coordinator will work to boost kindergarten readiness

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will hire a new early childhood coordinator to work with area child care providers, parents and Sheridan County School District 2 to help improve kindergarten readiness. SCSD2 Director of Elementary Education Scott Stults announced the new position Monday night at the SCSD2 April board meeting. Whitney Benefits has pledged $80,000 to… Continue Reading

7 nominated for FAB Woman of the Year

SHERIDAN — Seven women have been nominated for the 2016 FAB Woman of the Year award. The FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference will return to Sheridan April 29 and will take place at the Sheridan College Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. This year’s Woman of the Year will be announced at the conference’s banquet… Continue Reading

Spring cleaning could cost more in the future

Spring cleaning could cost more in the future

SHERIDAN — Yet another casualty of tough economic times, Sheridan County will no longer sponsor free landfill days for Sheridan County residents. The announcement came from Chairman Bob Rolston during the Sheridan County Board of County Commissioners meeting Tuesday. Rolston said due to budgetary concerns, it’s not likely the county will be able to sponsor… Continue Reading

Bighorn National Forest seeking comment on change to forest plan

SHERIDAN — Officials with the Bighorn National Forest are seeking comments on changes to the 2005 Revised Land and Resource Management Plan. The change, which affects Chapter 4: Monitoring and Evaluation, is required by the 2012 National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule. The rule requires all national forests to update monitoring plans by May… Continue Reading

4-H Foundation awards scholarship to local student

SHERIDAN — More than $33,000 in new scholarships has been awarded to Wyoming 4-H’ers by the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation. Tyra Relaford of Sheridan County received an Ella E. Schloredt first-year award of $1,750 and a Whitmire Leadership award of $500. In total, 4-H youths attending the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming community college… Continue Reading

Chamber luncheon set for April 13

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly luncheon April 13 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… Continue Reading

Science lecture to explore amphibians

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery will host the next installment of a science lecture series April 13 at 7 p.m. Herpetologist and researcher Victoria Zero will give the presentation, “Ecosystem engineers and eDNA: For the frogs, leave it to beaver.” The lecture will explore three native amphibians that are common, but for… Continue Reading

Vandals destroy bathroom in Dayton

Vandals destroy bathroom in Dayton

SHERIDAN — Vandals destroyed the bathroom at Big Horn View Park in Dayton over the weekend, according to town officials. Johann Nield, director of public works for the town of Dayton, said the bathroom was likely vandalized Saturday evening. Among the damages to the bathroom included a smashed toilet, sink, paper holders and the counter.… Continue Reading

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