Category Archives: News

Lawsuit alleges RENEW let sex abuse happen on its watch

SHERIDAN — A former client of a services agency for people with disabilities was repeatedly sexually molested by a fellow client for months, and staff knew about the abuse but failed to stop it. That’s according to a lawsuit parents of the victim filed against Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming in 2014. The case… Continue Reading

Fort Phil Kearny celebrates 150th anniversary

Fort Phil Kearny celebrates 150th anniversary

STORY — The Sheridan WYO Rodeo is coming up and corresponds with the 150th anniversary of the building of Fort Phil Kearny. Col. Henry B. Carrington, commander of the 18th Infantry, U.S. Army arrived in Powder River country, chose the site to build Fort Phil Kearny and immediately began construction on July 13, 1866. Opening… Continue Reading

Monarch Miners Picnic fundraiser set for June 25

SHERIDAN — Organizers of the Monarch /Underground Coal Miners picnic will host a fundraiser to help with expenses of having the group’s annual picnic. The fundraiser will take place June 25 at the Big Horn Mountain Eagles from 5-7 p.m. The fundraising event will include a potluck, dance, raffle and optional box social. Attendees are… Continue Reading

Story Community Fund races set for June 25

SHERIDAN — The Story Community Fund will host a community run, walk and bike event celebrating the 150-year anniversary of Fort Phil Kearny. The event will take place June 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with check-in at 8 a.m. Events will include a 1-mile fun walk, 5K run/walk, 8K run and a half… Continue Reading

Agendas — June 18, 2016

Clearmont Town Council 6 p.m. Monday Clearmont Town Hall • Call to order • Pledge of Allegiance • Attendance • Visitors A. Ben Jordan, Weston Engineering – test water well level II study report • Approval of minutes A. May 16, 2016 regular meeting B. June 6, 2016 special meeting • Report of treasure and… Continue Reading

Center Stage: Embracing independence

As the development director for the Sheridan Senior Center, I get excited when the time rolls around for our annual Operation Independence Campaign. We are so thankful that your contributions and support help those who utilize the center’s services to find comfort, strength and camaraderie. There are many, many great stories that we hear and… Continue Reading

Sheridan Stationery to host book signings

   SHERIDAN — Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery will host two book signings June 25. Author Michael Amundson will sign copies of his new book of photography “Wyoming Revisited” from 10 a.m. to noon. From 1-3 p.m. Author Gwen Florio will sign copies of her new novel “Disgraced.” The events are free and open to… Continue Reading

McDowells take on 100-mile trail run in the Bighorns

McDowells take on 100-mile trail run in the Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Mary and Paul McDowell will be counting plenty of numbers this weekend at the Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Run: 100 miles to the finish line, 30 aid stations along the way and a goal of finishing under the cutoff time of 34 hours. The numbers they won’t be counting as they… Continue Reading

Contractors selected for North Sheridan interchange

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Transportation Commission selected two contractors Thursday for the North Sheridan Interchange project. Reiman Corp., of Cheyenne, and Lander-based High Country Construction teamed up on a bid for the project and submitted the lowest proposal, at $46.4 million. Engineers estimated the project would cost $49.2 million. High Country Construction will… Continue Reading

Harmon pleads not guilty to drug charges

SHERIDAN — Kholin Harmon, born in 1995, pleaded not guilty to two felony drug charges — possession with intent to deliver LSD and conspiring to deliver LSD. The charges carry a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, up to $10,000 in fines or both. Harmon is out on bond. Continue Reading

Hulford pleads not guilty on drug charges

SHERIDAN — Kenneth Hulford, born in 1996, pleaded not guilty to a felony charge for conspiring to deliver pot on May 6. The state had dropped an earlier charge of possession with intent to deliver pot. Hulford’s bond was reduced to a $5,000 unsecured bond, having previously been reduced to $2,500 cash. The crime is… Continue Reading

Mother pleads guilty to child endangerment

SHERIDAN — Kari Husman pleaded guilty to felony child endangerment Thursday. Husman, 40, said she kept and injected meth at her home where her 3-year-old child lived. She said she had begun using meth three years ago and had since completed substance abuse treatment but relapsed earlier this year. On May 3, Husman went to… Continue Reading

20-year-old pleads not guilty to theft

SHERIDAN — A 20-year-old Sheridan man pleaded not guilty to three felony charges Thursday for allegedly threatening two people with a gun during a confrontation over his missing wallet. On Dec. 15, 2015, Darran Gilmore had been looking for his missing wallet and began suspecting two people who had been at his friend’s home the… Continue Reading

Prison time for man who broke into home, fell asleep

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man will serve 3-5 years in prison and four years of probation for an incident on March 3 in which he allegedly stole a television and game console, jumped out of a third-floor apartment window, broke into a separate home and fell asleep on the bed. Isaiah Proctor, 34, pleaded guilty… Continue Reading

Brucellosis presentation set for July 25

   SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension and the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory will host a meeting on the current status of Brucellosis in Wyoming in the Watt Agricultural Building, room 131, at the Sheridan College campus on July 25 at 6 p.m. An overview of Brucellosis and the vaccines, quarantine and regulation for… Continue Reading

Kearny walk, run and bike races set for June 25

 SHERIDAN — The Fort Phil Kearny race back through history run, walk and bike event celebrating the 150-year anniversary of Fort Phil Kearny will take place June 25. The events will begin at 9 a.m. with a 1-mile fun walk, 5K run/walk, 8K run and a half marathon. Bike events will begin at 11 a.m.… Continue Reading

SCSD3 announces second-semester honor roll

   SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 3 officials recently released the list of students named to the Honor Roll and Board of Trustee’s Honor Roll for the second semester. The following students had a 3.0-3.49 GPA and were named to the Honor Roll. Seventh grade — Kerri Malli, Charlynn Mercer Eighth grade — Colin… Continue Reading

Dayton Town Council says goodbye to Nield

DAYTON — Before the Dayton Town Council meeting Monday night, town officials hosted a reception at the Dayton Town Hall for Johann Nield’s retirement. Attendees presented Nield with a picture of the town of Dayton and a gift certificate to Kendrick Municipal Golf Course. The Dayton Benefit Club provided chocolate goodies, Nield’s favorite, for the… Continue Reading

Wyoming Wednesday set for June 22

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday presentations will continue on June 22 at 10 a.m. at the Wyoming Welcome Center. There is no admission fee and the program is open to all ages. David Fisher, retired dean of agriculture, health and vocational education from Sheridan College, will talk about the history of the Acme power plant. The… Continue Reading

Conrad retires after 20 years with SCSO

Conrad retires after 20 years with SCSO

SHERIDAN — In a time when, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average worker stays at each job for 4.4 years, a long stint in one organization is uncommon. Lt. Mark Conrad has put in 20 years of service at the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office. On Thursday he’ll retire. “When somebody is getting… Continue Reading

NWCCD contributes $127.5 million to local economy

SHERIDAN — Despite cuts to its budget, the Northern Wyoming Community College District continues to be one of the region’s top economic drivers. The NWCCD added $127.5 million to the local economy during the 2013-14 school year, according to data from the college district’s economic impact study. At a Wednesday board meeting, NWCCD’s Vice President… Continue Reading

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