Category Archives: Local News

Job cuts scheduled for school districts

SHERIDAN — The effects of Wyoming’s struggling economy have made their way into Sheridan County schools. On Wednesday, Superintendent Marty Kobza at Sheridan County School District 1 and Charles Auzqui at Sheridan County School District 3 announced that they planned to cut both certified and classified employees this fiscal year. Kobza said there will be… Continue Reading

Cruz-loving Wyomingites consider supporting Trump

By Laura Hancock Casper Star-Tribune CASPER — With Ted Cruz, Wyoming Republicans’ presidential favorite, out of the race for the White House, members of the state’s majority political party will have to decide how — or whether — they will vote for the highest office in the land. Presidential hopeful Donald Trump thus far hasn’t… Continue Reading

Autopsy results released for fire, college deaths

SHERIDAN — The results of autopsies for two individuals who died in unrelated incidents earlier this week were released by the Sheridan County Coroner’s Office Wednesday. Rondo Biggs, a full-time student, was discovered unresponsive by Sheridan College housing officials at approximately 3 p.m. Monday. An autopsy performed Wednesday showed no physical findings. Officials will know more… Continue Reading

Dayton Town Council discusses budget, street repairs

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council members continued discussing the town’s preliminary budget numbers for the next fiscal year on Monday. The budget for fiscal year 2017 is still in preliminary stages, but Town Clerk Linda Lofgren said it looks like the budget will remain about the same as 2016, approximately $750,000. The council has kept… Continue Reading

Ed Green Rifle Frolic Black Powder Shoot set for May 14

SHERIDAN — The ninth annual Ed Green Rifle Frolic Black Powder Shoot will take place May 13-15. The family event will include an egg hunt; marshmallow gun shoot; hawk and knife activity; pasture golf; hog roast; and potluck dinner. The cost to attend is $20 per person/family, for the whole weekend. Dogs must be leashed… Continue Reading

Methodist Men to host parking lot sale

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Methodist Men will hold a semi-annual parking lot sale May 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot at 215 W. Works St. A lot of personal treasures, toys, kitchen wares, furniture and outdoor wares will be available. If you would like to donate items for the sale,… Continue Reading

Tween program to focus on ‘mechanical hands’

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 “mechanical hands.” For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St. Continue Reading

40-year class reunion set for July 22-23

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School class of 1976 will host its 40-year reunion July 22-23. The weekend will include an ice-breaker/no host cocktail event, a golf scramble and a catered buffet. The cost of the buffet is $36 and organizers are asking those planning to attend to RSVP by May 15. You can RSVP… Continue Reading

Food, supply drive to benefit Cat Rescue

SHERIDAN — Girl Scout Troop 1266 will earn its bronze award by hosting a pet food and supply drive for the Second Chance Cat Rescue at Sheridan Motors from 9 a.m. to noon May 14. The nonprofit organization is in need of dry cat food, moist cat food, cat litter, cat brushes, toys and treats,… Continue Reading

Dougherty: Retiring curriculum director will be missed

Dougherty: Retiring curriculum director will be missed

SHERIDAN — For the past 16 years, Sheridan students and teachers have quietly benefited from the brains of Tom Sachse, assistant superintendent for curriculum at Sheridan County School District 2. The brains. Sachse would undoubtedly have a better word for it: intellect, sagacity, mental faculty. We’ll leave that for him to mull over. Sachse, who… Continue Reading

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

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