Sheridan County

After five days, the child abuse trial for Sheridan County residents Michael Tibbets and Donna Gifford came to a close Friday in District Court in Sheridan. After the jury spent two and a half hours in deliberations, they came back with a guilty verdict for both parents on all three charges.

U.S. Senator John Barrasso, a Republican from Wyoming, was in Sheridan today.

Witness testimony in the child abuse trial going on this week in Sheridan District Court continues to be disturbing. A case worker, teachers and a foster parent of two of the three children involved have painted a picture of Donna Gifford and Michael Tibbets as hoarders who were raising their children in a filthy trailer home piled with dirty laundry, rotten food and animal waste, and making them fend for themselves.

Fly Sheridan’s offer of one-way fares as low as $79 for a limited time, on a limited number of flights between the airport in Sheridan and the Denver hub, ends today.

With Powerball breaking records for the largest lottery jackpot in history, Shelley Polansky from the Better Business Bureau is warning consumers that scammers will be taking advantage of the situation to trick people into thinking they are winners.

Sheridan has two new businesses – a catering company and a real estate agency.

A favorite part of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce lunches is the 30-second spots, because business leaders have just that much time to make an announcement or a pitch for a fundraiser or event. The fun part is they get dinged, if they go over the limit.

Bald eagles and rough-legged hawks have arrived to winter in the area, so the Birding at the Brinton program is back.

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