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Sheridan teen sentenced to prison

SHERIDAN — A 4th Judicial District Court judge Thursday sentenced a Sheridan teenager to prison on one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Leo Van Buskirk initially appeared on two drug counts: possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance. Van Buskirk originally pleaded… Continue Reading

NWCCD board talks Gillette tech programs

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees got a chance to discuss the state of Gillette College Thursday.  Prior to its meeting at the Gillette Community College campus, the board talked extensively about the future for programs at Gillette College during a master plan work session.  With jobs in the energy sector… Continue Reading

Library seeks help with new strategic plan

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Library System started the process to develop a new strategic plan and is seeking assistance from the community. Library staff ask for volunteers from the community, including business leaders, educators, students or others with a vested interest in the library for help developing the plan. Those willing to help… Continue Reading

New Faces — January 20, 2017

Jordy Booker Welch Jordy Booker Welch was born Jan. 13, 2017, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces. He was welcomed by parents Alex and Kameron Welch of Sheridan. His grandparents are Noah and Heidi Wasden of Rexburg, Idaho, and Richard and Vikki Welch of Sheridan.   Remington James Huff Remington James… Continue Reading

Reports — January 20, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • No calls reported.   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 reports is taken from the SPD website.… Continue Reading

Spending your outdoor dollars with intention

If you’re anything like me, in an attempt to overlook your unintentionally discarded resolutions, you have been occupying time on the recent frigid evenings by dreaming up schemes for the warmer days to come. And what fun is it planning future adventures if you’re not also making a list of necessary new gear? Most likely,… Continue Reading

School officials sound off against ‘pay-to-play’

School officials sound off against ‘pay-to-play’

SHERIDAN — Cost-saving measures being considered by legislature could have a major impact on school activities. In the white paper released by the Joint Education Committee prior to the 2017 session, legislators examined funding reductions for activities and implementation of activities fees for participants as potential cost-saving strategies. Reduction in funding for student activities by half… Continue Reading

SPD promotes Gerleman from corporal to sergeant

SPD promotes Gerleman from corporal to sergeant

SHERIDAN — Roger Miller conducted his first promotion for the Sheridan Police Department as mayor of Sheridan during a Jan. 18 early afternoon ceremony for Shuan Gerleman. Gerleman moved from corporal to sergeant after seven years serving the city of Sheridan and looks forward to the opportunity of taking on more of a leadership position… Continue Reading

SAWSJPB elects officials, presents audits

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board met Wednesday for its first 2017 meeting.  The board elected Commissioner Tom Ringley, Mayor Roger Miller, Jesus Rios and Commissioner Bob Rolston as chairman, vice-chairman, secretary and treasurer, respectively.  Tracey Jelly of Cloud Peak Accounting presented the audit for fiscal year ending June 30, 2016,… Continue Reading

Holmes, Schaub wed on New Year’s Eve

Holmes, Schaub wed on New Year’s Eve

SHERIDAN — Michele Arney Holmes, formerly of Sheridan, married Ronald Dale Schaub on Dec. 31, 2016, at the Bill Daniels Chapel on the Volunteers of America campus. Holmes, the daughter of KR and Anita Schamber and Rex O. Arney of Sheridan, is employed by the Washington Hotel and Restaurant Association.  Schaub, the son of Robert and Gail Schaub of… Continue Reading

Cloud Peak Energy donates to Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center recently announced that Cloud Peak Energy donated $15,000 to the center’s Help at Home program. The Senior Center’s Help at Home program is a licensed home health care service that provides housekeeping, personal care and meal preparation to older Sheridan residents in their homes.  The donation will help offset… Continue Reading

Reports — Jan. 19, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Activated fire alarm, 800 block Broadway Street, 6:18 a.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • Medical, North 30th Street, Billings, 8:15 a.m. • Trauma, North Jefferson Street, 8:50 a.m. • Trauma, Beckton Road, 8:54 a.m. • Medical, Big Horn Avenue, 9:47… Continue Reading

Locals share Antarctic experience

Locals share Antarctic experience

SHERIDAN — Temperatures as low as 126 degrees below zero, 60-hour work weeks and no option to leave before the six-month contract ends – who would agree to these terms of living? Lenny and Rhoda Bonneau did each time they traveled to work at a research station in Antarctica. Lenny and Rhoda Bonneau have traveled… Continue Reading

College music department ready for spring season

College music department ready for spring season

SHERIDAN — Some of the most talented musical performers in the region will make appearances at Sheridan College during the spring semester.  The Sheridan College music department has a jam-packed performance schedule this year, featuring music for every taste.  “There is a lot of diversity in our concerts,” said Dr. Erin Hanke, director of the… Continue Reading

SCSD1 to heighten security

SCSD1 to heighten security

BIG HORN — Sheridan County School District 1 officials will look to heighten security at several of their schools. At the Tuesday SCSD1 Board of Trustees meeting, district business manager Jeremy Smith announced the district will begin its safety and security upgrades project. The project will utilize a mix of major maintenance funding and safety/security… Continue Reading

State graduation rates increase, Sheridan County districts among the top in the state

SHERIDAN — High school graduation rates in Wyoming increased slightly for the fourth consecutive year, according to information released by the Wyoming Department of Education on Tuesday.  Students achieved an on-time graduation rate of 80 percent in 2015-16, the highest since 2009-10 when it reached 80.4 percent. Thirteen Wyoming school districts posted graduation rates of 90… Continue Reading

Man shows remorse for sexual abuse

SHERIDAN — Fourth Judicial District Court sentenced a man to up to 18 years in prison for one count of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree. During a change of plea in November, Robert Neuman pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a minor. In exchange for the guilty plea,… Continue Reading

Court issues split sentence for sex offense

SHERIDAN — Fourth Judicial District Court issued a split sentence for a man charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the second and third degrees. According to court documents, Nicky Hopkins engaged in consensual sexual acts with two underage boys, one 14 years old and the other 15 years old at… Continue Reading

Meth dealer awaits spot in inpatient treatment behind bars

SHERIDAN — Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan kept a local drug dealer behind bars until a treatment facility will accept her for inpatient treatment. During a change of plea hearing in November, Sara Trueblood pleaded guilty to conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine with Terry Hoff. Sheridan County Deputy Attorney Darci Phillips reminded the court of… Continue Reading

Clearmont discusses Canal Street water main project

Clearmont discusses Canal Street water main project

CLEARMONT — Clearmont Town Council held a public hearing at its meeting Monday to review and comment on a proposed water main replacement project, in accordance with State Loan and Investment Board requirements. The project entails replacing the 35-year-old 8-inch and 10-inch ductile water main on Canal Street. The close proximity of the water main… Continue Reading

Contact during the legislative session

The Wyoming Legislature convened for 2017 on Jan. 10 and will adjourn for the year on or about March 3.  Let’s keep in touch during the legislative session.  By Constitution the Legislature meets only 40 days in odd numbered years, 20 days in even numbered years.  That means when “in session” the pace is fast.… Continue Reading

Student News — Jan. 18, 2017

BHSU announces Fall 2016 Dean’s List SHERIDAN — The office of academic affairs at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota, recently released the Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester. A total of 742 students maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours. The following local students… Continue Reading

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