Archive - Jun 13, 2012 - News

Neighbor Helps Contain Fire On North Heights

A photo released by Sheridan Fire-Rescue shows evidence of the tall flames that climbed a garage on North Heights Avenue Tuesday afternoon. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but is believed to be spontaneous.

Sheridan firemen were called to North Heights Avenue Tuesday afternoon to extinguish a residential fire. Dustin Shaw, an observant neighbor, saw the flames and notified the homeowner of the situation.

Deadline To Register For Kids' Bluegrass Camp Friday

Friday is the deadline to sign up for this year's Big Horn Mountain Bluegrass Camp for Kids.

The camp will be held at the Johnson County Fairgrounds July 4th through the 6th.

Search Continues For Escaped Inmate

James Friesen escaped from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp Monday. Though there have been confirmed sightings, he is not yet captured.

A prisoner, James Friesen, was last seen leaving the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp in Newcastle Monday morning and has not yet been located, though there have been confirmed sightings.

Last Call for Vendors

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Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey whips up some cotton candy at the Third Thursday Street Festival in Downtown Sheridan.

With the first Third Thursday Street Festival in Downtown Sheridan just over a week away, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce has issued a “last call” for vendors looking for a spot at the festival.

Food Pantry Open to Help Story and Banner Residents

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Food Pantry Open to Help Story and Banner Residents

A food pantry has opened in Story to help the residents of Story and Banner that may be going through difficult times in the struggling economy. Story Fire Department President Jerry Prescott.

Sheridan's Electric Rates Projected to Remain Stable

Several areas in Wyoming are slated to see increases in their electric rates for the sixth year in a row, but luckily, Sheridan's rates are projected to remain stable.

Familiar Venue, New Organizer For Jo Co Fair Park Dance

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Although the venue remains the same for this year's Johnson County Fair and Rodeo Park Dance, the organizer for this year's dance has been changed, a decision made by the Johnson County Fair Board.

Concert Raises Money for Food Group of Sheridan

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A good crowd was on hand for last weekend's David Allen Coe concert in Sheridan. (Photo Courtesy of Julie Chadwick)

The Trails End Concert Park in Sheridan kicked off their summer concert series with David Allen Coe and local band Honeybadger this past Friday night. The show raised approximately $1,300 for the Food Group of Sheridan, who helps feed children on the weekends during the school year.

SPD Focuses on Coffeen/Sugarland Intersection Safety

The intersection of Coffeen Avenue and Sugarland Drive is one of the most dangerous in town. (Photo by Tracee Davis)

The Sheridan Police Department is emphasizing safety at the Coffeen/Sugarland Drive intersection. The most common accident at this location is someone being rear-ended at the stoplight.

JCSD1 Board Approves Employment Requests

At their meeting Monday night, the Johnson County School District 1 Board of Trustees approved employment requests for the upcoming school year.