Category Archives: News

Overheated brakes deemed cause of Hatchery Fire

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Fire investigators identified the origin and cause of the Hatchery Fire on Monday. The fire started Friday on the north side of U.S. Highway 16 in the Ten Sleep Canyon and the origin is located along U.S. Highway 16 near mile marker 34. The cause of the fire is human caused due… Continue Reading

DSA recognized by Main Street America program

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association has been chosen as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its coordinating program partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment… Continue Reading

Wesleyan Church to host Mega Sports and Stuff camp

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Wesleyan Church will host a free summer camp for kids age 4 to fifth grade on Aug. 1-4 from 9 a.m. to noon. Elementary kids can choose between flag football, basketball, soccer, cheer leading, drama and art. Preschool and kindergarten students will learn the basic skills needed for these sports. Register… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Fair set for Aug. 1-8

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fair will take place Aug. 1- 8. The event will include family fun focused on livestock competitions featuring animals that were raised and shown by 4-H members, with cooking and crafts competitions for 4-H members and the community. For the complete schedule of events see There is no cost… Continue Reading

Reports — July 26, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 500 block West Fifth, 2:41 a.m. • RMA assist, 400 block Falcon Ridge Court, 7:02 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • Medical, Pierce Lane, 8 a.m. • Standby for Dayton and Ranchester fire districts (which had multiple calls and no units available), 7:55 p.m. • Vehicle… Continue Reading

Collaborative to examine future of roadless areas

Collaborative to examine future of roadless areas

SHERIDAN — In a time in politics when collaboration can be a dirty word, government officials, loggers, cattle ranchers, environmentalists and others will work to come up with a solution to the issue of roadless areas in the Bighorn Mountains. A murky history In the 1970s, the U.S. Forest Service developed an inventory of roadless… Continue Reading

Sheridan College announces spring Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College and Gillette College officials have released the list of students named to the spring honor roll. To be named to the President’s honor roll, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a 4.0 GPA. The following Sheridan County students earned a spot on the… Continue Reading

Medical Marijuana meeting set for Wednesday at library

SHERIDAN — An informational meeting on the voter initiative Peggy A. Kelly Act will take place at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle room on Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The act would allow medical cannabis and hemp production in Wyoming. Wyoming NORML will present and encourages attendees to bring questions. The group has… Continue Reading

Start a business workshop set for Aug. 4

SHERIDAN — A start your own business workshop will take place Aug. 4 at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is geared toward people over the age of 50 and will cover the knowledge needed to start and grow a small business, but all who wish to gain… Continue Reading

Elks to host candidate meet and greet

SHERIDAN — Eagles No. 186 will host a candidate meet and greet Aug. 3 from 6-8 p.m. This is a chance for the public to meet the candidates and ask questions. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Mona Hansen at 751-5626 or The Eagles is located at 850 N. Main St. Continue Reading

Reports—July 25, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • No calls reported. Saturday • Activated fire alarm, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 12:47 p.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1800 block Fort Road, 1:55 p.m. Sunday • Grass fire, mile marker 29, Interstate 90, 11 a.m. • Structure fire, 800 block King Street, 12:57 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1000… Continue Reading

Bucking a trend of indifference

Bucking a trend of indifference

SHERIDAN — Millennials and their youthful counterparts often get a bad rap for not getting involved — or even caring — about politics and civic engagement. The criticism doesn’t always come from their older counterparts, either. “They do a lot of couch politics,” said Deke Dunne, U.S. House candidate Tim Stubson’s campaign manager. “They are active… Continue Reading

Dayton Days to include food, music, fun

SHERIDAN — The 40th annual Dayton Days event is set for July 29-30. The theme for this year is “History Runs through it — Dayton Days 2016.” Events include a barbecue, pet parade for children and movie in the park that will take place Friday beginning at 5 p.m. On Saturday, events will include a… Continue Reading

‘Lion Ryan Express Ride’ set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — A family bike ride will take place from 6-11 a.m. on Saturday for either 20 miles to Big Horn and back or 50 miles to Story and back. The ride will start at Whitney Commons Park. The event is a fundraiser for the Sheridan Sundowners Lions Club to raise funds for eyeglasses for… Continue Reading

Goose Creek Polo Cup set for July 31

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association and The Flying H Polo Club will host the seventh annual Goose Creek High Goal Polo Cup on July 31 from 5-8 p.m. The cost to attend is $10 per carload and gates open at 3 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, but no dogs.… Continue Reading

Ed Barbula: Setting the (Senior) Olympic bar

Ed Barbula: Setting the (Senior) Olympic bar

SHERIDAN — For 30 years, Sheridan resident Ed Barbula has been a presence at the Wyoming Senior Olympics. Covering the length of a 12-foot table, Barbula can display 50 medals he has garnered over the years. “And we think we may be missing some,” said Misty Plott-Barbula, his wife. Barbula has competed in the Wyoming… Continue Reading

Always something happening at the Senior Center

So I’m sitting at the Mars Theater engrossed in the musical talents of the local women’s musical group called the Spurs of the Moment and Rapid Creek Rangers. What’s obvious is the level of talents and dedication they all have to their passion of music. Their stage presences displayed a level of comfort and professionalism… Continue Reading

Dayton officials talk investing, water usage

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council selected a committee to review the town’s investment policy and discussed ways to regulate raw water usage at its meeting on Wednesday. Councilors selected a committee to review the town’s investment policy. According to Mayor Norm Anderson and town clerk Linda Lofgren, it was written in July 1997. The investment… Continue Reading

Arden Fire tops 415 acres in Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The Arden Fire burning in the Bighorn Mountains topped 400 acres Thursday. The fire reached 415 acres and is burning in heavy timber on steep slopes, according to U.S. Forest Service officials. The cause of the fire remains undetermined, and more than 120 firefighters continue to battle the blaze located about 35… Continue Reading

Court Briefs

Man pleads not guilty to two felony sex abuse charges SHERIDAN — A 23-year-old man pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. Nicky Hopkins faces charges of second and third degree sexual abuse of a minor. The incident described in court documents occurred… Continue Reading

New Faces

Lisette Michelle Holder Lisette Michelle Holder was born July 16, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Sean and Anna Holder of Sheridan. Her grandparents are Dale and Susan Holder of Sheridan; Bill Bradshaw and Michelle LaGory of Sheridan; great grandparents Pat Killworth of Sheridan; and… Continue Reading

Trail End to host Summer Night at the Mansion

SHERIDAN — The Trail End State Historic Site will host a summer night at Kendrick Mansion on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn. Badminton and croquet sets will be set up for use. Free admission to the museum will be offered during the event. For… Continue Reading

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