Category Archives: Local News

Fire department, city officials hold first round of contract negotiations Friday

SHERIDAN — In a special meeting held Friday, Sheridan City Council members and representatives from the Sheridan firefighters union began contract negotiations. During the meeting, International Association of Firefighters Local 276 President George Neeson laid out three major contract proposals, the first of which modifies firefighters pay scale. In 2013, Neeson said, the city conducted… Continue Reading

Agendas — Feb. 13, 2016

Dayton Town Council 7 p.m. Wednesday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Approve minutes of the Feb. 8, 2016, Council meeting • Announcements/correspondence.                   • Old business update • New business A. Liquor license… Continue Reading

Hamilton named this week’s Summit Award winner

The Academics for All committee is proud to honor Samantha Hamilton, daughter of Mike and Laura Hamilton, as this week’s Summit Award winner. Hamilton carries a cumulative GPA of 3.94 and received academic letters her freshman, sophomore and junior years. She remarks, “Education is indispensable, and learning gives me great satisfaction.” Having aspirations of becoming… Continue Reading

Entrepreneur training set for March 1-April 19

SHERIDAN — An eight-week “Ice House Entrepreneur” training will begin March 1. The course will take place each Tuesday from 6-8:30 p.m. The course is meant to help individuals embrace the entrepreneurial mindset while gaining real world insight and knowledge to start your own business. The cost of the training is $399, or free for… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host International Guitar Night

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host an evening of contemporary guitar music Tuesday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. International Guitar Night is a touring guitar festival. The performance Tuesday will feature Lulo Reinhardt of Germany, Mike Dawes from the United Kingdom, Andre Krengel from Germany and Brian Gore from California. Tickets to the event cost $22… Continue Reading

Sensational Kids to host Business After Hours

SHERIDAN — Sensational Kids will host the February Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event. The monthly social and networking event is held at different member locations each month. The event is free, courtesy of the host business. For additional information, call the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485. Sensational Kids is… Continue Reading

Supreme Court overturns Collins’ civil case against employer

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Supreme Court this week overturned a district court decision that dismissed a case alleging emotional distress brought by Charley Collins after his son died in a workplace accident. Collins filed a claim for negligent infliction of emotional stress against his employer COP Wyoming, LLC, and his co-employee, Roger Ross. According to… Continue Reading

Northeast Regional Science Fair results announced

SHERIDAN — On Wednesday, approximately 150 students participated in the Northeast Regional Science Fair held at Sheridan College. The students who earned first-, second- or third-place finishes will move on to the State Science Fair in Laramie March 6-8. The following were the winners of the regional fair. Animal science First place — “Busy as… Continue Reading

SC introduces accelerated massage therapy program

SHERIDAN — In June 2016, Sheridan College will begin its inaugural accelerated massage therapy program, a 23-credit certificate aimed primarily toward those already working in the healthcare industry. The program has been streamlined to be adaptable to students’ busy schedules. The accelerated program will run through the summer and fall 2016. Its hybrid classes will… Continue Reading

Sheridan County man pleads not guilty to property destruction

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty to property destruction in 4th Judicial District Court. Appearing before Judge John Edelman Thursday, Loyd Belus has denied allegations that he shot out the windows of a residence near Arvada. He is facing up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine of $10,000 or both if convicted. According… Continue Reading

No contest plea entered in felonious restraint, battery case

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman pleaded no contest to felonious restraint and battery Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Nicole Wight was initially charged with kidnapping, felonious restraint, accessory before the fact to aggravated assault and battery, and accessory before the fact to aggravated burglary. Wight agreed to serve five years of probation in lieu… Continue Reading

Relay for Life kickoff event set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — A kickoff event for the 2016 Relay for Life event will take place Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Black Tooth Brewing Company. This year’s theme is “Toon out cancer.” The kickoff event will include food, drinks and friends. Plus, $1 from every beer purchased will benefit Sheridan Relay for Life. Prizes will… Continue Reading

UW announces Provost’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming recently listed eight students from Sheridan County on the 2015 fall semester Provost’s Honor Roll. The Provost’s Honor Roll consists of undergraduates who have completed at least six but fewer than 12 credit hours with a minimum 3.5 grade point average for the semester. Local students named to the… Continue Reading

EWCC announces honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Eastern Wyoming Community College recently announced the honor rolls for the fall 2015 semester. There were 75 students receiving recognition for achieving high scholastic grades. The President’s Honor Roll recognizes students that are full time and achieve a 4.0 GPA. Sheridan student Rebecca Gilbert earned a spot on the list. Continue Reading

Stock growers seeking summer interns

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Stock Growers Association is looking for a willing, dedicated and enthusiastic intern majoring in agricultural communications or journalism to join its staff for the summer of 2016. The internship would run from May 23 to Aug. 19, and will include travel and additional work hours during convention and special events throughout… Continue Reading

Tween Club to explore photography

SHERIDAN — SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will meet Tuesday. The group gathers each Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. to explore different topics. The topic for this week is photography. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St. Continue Reading

Is Big Horn football heading for 1A?

Is Big Horn football heading for 1A?

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School football may be heading to 1A. At the Wyoming High School Activities Association’s winter board meeting early this week, board members discussed the possibility of realigning classifications for football in 2017. While the final decision won’t be made until April, there is a chance that due to the… Continue Reading

Chamber, Jaycees honor award recipients

Chamber, Jaycees honor award recipients

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce and the Sheridan Jaycees announced the winners of their annual business awards at the Chamber’s luncheon Wednesday at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Dixie Johnson, CEO at the Chamber, said the annual awards provide an opportunity to show appreciation for members’ work. “It’s great for us to… Continue Reading

Beer bill brewing in Wyoming Senate

SHERIDAN — A home brewing bill crafted by Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan, passed for introduction Wednesday. Senate File 62 lessens regulations on home brewers who wish to enter their beers into brew fests. Currently, home brewers may not enter their drinks into festivals that charge a fee. Kinskey compared the rule to entering a pie… Continue Reading

SCSD3 to start demolition of burned bus barn

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 3 is moving ahead with plans to replace a bus barn that burned in a Jan. 1 fire. At a board meeting Wednesday night in Clearmont, trustees awarded the contract to demolish the structure to JB Sales and Construction, Inc. of Buffalo. Seven companies issued bids for the project.… Continue Reading

Antelope Butte Foundation to host Ullr Ball Feb. 18

SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation will host its inaugural Ullr Ball at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Best Western Sheridan Center. All proceeds from the event will help fund the initiatives of the foundation, including the project to purchase and open the Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area in the Bighorn Mountains.    “This… Continue Reading

Internships available through Sen. Enzi’s office

SHERIDAN — U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi is encouraging college students and recent graduates to apply for a summer internship in his Washington, D.C., office. The deadline for summer applications is April 1. The internships, which include hands-on projects, offer an inside experience in the heart of the nation’s government. Interns are able to network, develop… Continue Reading

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