Category Archives: News

Agendas — Dec. 12, 2015

Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Monday Second floor Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Staff/elected reports • Discuss southeast water and sewer district • Adjourn Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Tuesday Second floor Commissioners’ Boardroom Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St. • Call to order and… Continue Reading

Center Stage: The trip to south central Iowa

Since Dad had an older car, he rode to Iowa with his good friend Voy “Hopper” Cox. Hopper had just purchased a new Chevrolet car. The year was 1935. Dad’s grandmother had passed away and he was going to the funeral in Kellerton, Iowa. When they were approaching the Missouri River, they had to cross… Continue Reading

Inspired U, Healthy U!

Inspired U, Healthy U!

SHERIDAN — What comes to mind when you hear “healthy”? Do you think diet? Bland tasting foods? Exercise? Weight loss? Pain? Denial? When you hear the word “healthy,” do you think of sleep, breathing techniques, effective communication, decision making, enrichment, enhancement? The Sheridan Senior Center, in partnership with the Wyoming Center on Aging, is launching… Continue Reading

Hoopes named Summit Award winner

This week’s Summit Award winner is Caleb Hoopes. Hoopes is involved in various activities in and out of the classroom. Hoopes’ interests include science-related classes, baseball, hiking and fly fishing. Hoopes is the son of Kendal and Lenore Hoopes. Hoopes, a Sheridan High School senior, maintains a cumulative GPA of 4.00. He received academic letters… Continue Reading

Munsick family preps for annual holiday concert

SHERIDAN — In what has become a local holiday tradition, the Munsick family will perform at the WYO Theater Dec. 18. “A Munsick Family Christmas” will begin at 7 p.m. The show will include performances from Dave Munsick and his sons Tris, Ian and Sam. The new Munsick Boys album release will also be available… Continue Reading

Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site adjusts to winter hours

STORY — Beginning last Wednesday, the Fort Phil Kearny Interpretive Center adjusted its hours. The center will now be open Wednesdays and Saturdays only from noon to 4 p.m., through Dec. 19. Fort Phil Kearny staff will be onsite to open the interpretive center and provide permission slips for pheasant hunters. The site will close… Continue Reading

Gordon to focus on self-esteem for upcoming lectures

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on self-esteem for the next Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat of the seminar on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S.… Continue Reading

(wise) Men’s Night Out set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — (wise) Men’s Night Out will give men in the Sheridan community a chance to do some last-minute shopping next week. The event is coordinated by the Historic District Promotions Committee and will take place Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Area businesses will offer Men’s Night Out specials. In addition, those shopping Thursday night can… Continue Reading

Local schools participate in Hour of Code

Local schools participate in Hour of Code

SHERIDAN — Thursday afternoon, students at five Sheridan public schools gathered in clusters around Chromebooks to learn and practice coding. The event was part of a weeklong dive into computer programming, in conjunction with Hour of Code — an international nonprofit aimed at boosting young students’ interest and knowledge in computer science. Henry A. Coffeen,… Continue Reading

More pro rodeo coming to Sheridan in 2016

SHERIDAN — Elite Rodeo Athletes: League of Rodeo Champions will stop in Sheridan over the 2016 Labor Day weekend on its first-ever nationwide tour. Eight cities make up the inaugural Elite Rodeo Athletes schedule, and the action will be nationally televised on FOX Sports 1 & 2 as part of a multi-million dollar deal. Sheridan… Continue Reading

New federal education law praised by state officials

SHERIDAN — Wyoming education officials welcomed a new federal accountability law, signed by President Barack Obama on Thursday morning. The new law — the Every Student Succeeds Act — will replace No Child Left Behind and allow for more state and local control. The praise appeared unanimous. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, who served on the… Continue Reading

WYO Rodeo brings home award, knowledge from NFR

SHERIDAN — They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Sheridan WYO Rodeo officials decided to ignore this slogan, instead returning home from the National Finals Rodeo this week with hardware and also knowledge they hope to apply to the 2016 event. WYO board member Jeff Wells said representatives went to the NFR kickoff… Continue Reading

Local court briefs — domestics, theft

Man pleads not guilty to punching a woman in the face SHERIDAN — A Banner man accused of punching a female in the face pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault and battery on Thursday morning. Stephen Snyder, 37, entered his plea in 4th Judicial District Court. If convicted, Snyder could go to prison for up to… Continue Reading

Library to host Star Wars party Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is organizing a party to celebrate the release of the new Star Wars movie. The event will take place at in the Inner Circle at the library beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The party will include Yoda soda, wookie cookies, sith sticks and other refreshments. A movie… Continue Reading

Tween Club to meet Tuesday for New Year’s party

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will gather for a New Year’s party Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. This is the last Tween Club meeting for the year, but the weekly gatherings will return after the first of the year. Topics for January include board games, stop motion animation, free play and… Continue Reading

Business After Hours to be held at Mountain View Veterinary Hospital

SHERIDAN — This month’s Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” will take place Wednesday at Mountain View Veterinary Hospital. The social and networking event is free, courtesy of the host business, and open to all. For additional information, call the Chamber at 672-2485. Mountain View Veterinary Hospital is located at 2026 Sheridan Ave. Continue Reading

SHS students to perform winter concert

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School band will perform its winter concert Wednesday at 7 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the SHS auditorium. For additional information, call Debbie Hanson at 672-2495, ext. 1. SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive. Continue Reading

Faass pleads not guilty

SHERIDAN — The man authorities say shot a Sheridan man on Highway 335 in October pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder Thursday morning in 4th Judicial District Court. Todd Faass, 49, of Big Horn, faces 20 years to life in prison for allegedly shooting teenager Tyler Lindberg as both drove their vehicles north toward Big… Continue Reading

SCSD3 talks small district needs with local legislators

CLEARMONT — Sheridan County School District 3 hosted local legislators for dinner Wednesday night to discuss district needs and education funding in the upcoming legislative session. Rep. Mark Jennings, R-Sheridan; Rep. Mark Kinner, R-Sheridan; Rep. Michael Madden, R-Buffalo; and Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan, attended. Superintendent Charles Auzqui said community members also attended. Legislators explained the… Continue Reading

Wednesday’s high temperature ties record at 69 degrees

SHERIDAN — Sheridan area residents wandering downtown without coats or even in short sleeves is not a sight commonly seen in early December. But, Sheridan’s weather Wednesday tied records in terms of warm temperatures. According to the National Weather Service out of Billings, the high reached 69 degrees, tying the previous record set in 1957. In… Continue Reading

Construction on ICU building nearly one month ahead of schedule

SHERIDAN — Progress on the new intensive care unit at Sheridan Memorial Hospital is going well, according to hospital CEO Mike McCafferty. At Wednesday’s SMH board of trustees meeting, McCafferty reported that construction on the ICU building is nearly one month ahead of schedule. This is partially due to the mild winter in Sheridan, which… Continue Reading

College loses NJCAA appeal, discovers 2nd infraction

College loses NJCAA appeal, discovers 2nd infraction

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Athletic Department received notice from the National Junior College Athletic Association on Wednesday that the decision barring the men’s basketball team from postseason play for the current season will stand. School officials also discovered another infraction from a player on this year’s team, after doing an eligibility audit required by… Continue Reading

We The People team advances to state contest

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan High School teams competed in a We The People state qualifier on Monday. More than 400 students representing 20 teams from around the state competed for six spots at the state contest. SHS had 49 students compete on two teams. The SHS teams took the top two spots at the district… Continue Reading

Bethesda Worship Center to host live nativity Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Bethesda Worship Center will host a live nativity scene in front of the church on Saturday. A walk-through tour will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. and a drive-through tour will be offered from 5-8 p.m. The nativity event is free and open to all. Those planning to attend are also… Continue Reading

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