Leslie Stratmoen

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Wyoming Files Suit to Force BLM to Manage Wild Horses

The state of Wyoming has filed suit against the United States Department of the Interior and the United States Bureau of Land Management over the federal government's failure to appropriately manage wild horses in the state. Wyoming announced its intent to sue in August.

Latest Scam Targets AT&T Customers

Ryan Franklin, who is the owner of the Radio Shacks in both Sheridan and Gillette, said there's a cell phone scam circulating through the local area that involves his customers, the users of AT&T.

Salvation Army Still Needs Volunteer Bell Ringers, Gifts

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, now, notable by the Salvation Army bell ringers that greet shoppers at major shopping outlets throughout Sheridan.

Lake DeSmet Falls Under Ice Fishing Provision Rules

Twenty six of Wyoming waters have liberalized ice fishing regulations, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, under the Special Winter Ice Fishing Provision. Among them is Lake DeSmet in Johnson County.

'Longmire' Author's State Tour Ends

Craig Johnson is shown here reading an excerpt from one of his books during a recent stop in Sheridan. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

The One Book Wyoming program sponsored by the Wyoming State Library that featured local author Craig Johnson's “Spirit of Steamboat” novella this year comes to an end this month.

Red Grade Closes Mid-Month, Comments Due on Holloway Proposal

A popular mountain access road will be closed mid-month, comments are due by the end of the month on a proposed street closure and there's an opening on the county fair board. The announcements were made this week during the regular meeting of the Sheridan County Commission.

Sergeant Reminds Drivers to Stop for School Buses

In light of recent state legislation, Sheridan Police Sergeant Travis Koltiska took time on the Public Pulse news talk show to address the law regarding drivers passing school buses.

Police Kill 18 Problem Deer in Sheridan

A total of 18 deer have been killed in Sheridan by local police in the past couple of weeks as part of the department's deer mitigation plan.

Theater Guild Presents Christmas Concert

Spurs of the Moment, from left, are Pat Tomsovic, Tami Davis and Nancy Nickelson. (Photo Submitted)

The carriage house at the historic Kendrick Mansion in Sheridan will be filled with music for the holidays. Leslie Stratmoen has the story.

Tickets Available for Sheridan Tree Festival

Also up for bid during the Festival of Trees event in Sheridan will be gift baskets. (Submitted Photo)

The annual Festival of Trees holiday event that raises money for the local Special Olympics teams is set for Monday night at Sheridan College in Sheridan.

Arrest Forthcoming in Pharmacy Burglary

Sheridan Police Sgt. Travis Koltiska was a guest on this morning's Public Pulse show. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

The Sheridan Police Department is set to make an arrest soon in connection to the burglary of the Hospital Pharmacy on Main Street that happened in May.

Forest Burn May Cause Smoke in Sheridan Area

Smoke may be visible in Sheridan this afternoon and tomorrow, according to the U.S. Forest Service, because firefighters plan to burn slash piles in the Bighorn National Forest about a quarter of a mile northwest of Burgess Junction. Spokeswoman Susan Douglas provided the details.

Kendrick Mansion Hosts Victorian Christmas Event

The tree in the foyer of the Kendrick Mansion is decorate with Victorian pictures. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
The holiday lights adorning the grand staircase at the Kendrick Mansion light the way for visitors. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
Photo by Leslie Stratmoen

A local historic site will feature the sights and sounds of a Victorian Christmas for the closing of the season celebration this month. Leslie Stratmoen has the story.

Commission Oks Big Horn Events Center, Fireworks Permits

The little town of Big Horn that's located south of Sheridan and boasts a population of about 500 people, according to the 2010 census, is positioned to have a commercial events center.

Air Service Team Gives Update to Legislators

Bruce Garber of the Critical Air Service Task Force group that’s trying to secure a reliable air carrier for the Sheridan airport provided an update on the group’s efforts during last week’s public forum with state legislators.

Visiting Artists Will Talk About Their Process During Jentel Presents

The artists, clockwise from bottom left are Jean Koeller, Kathleen McCloud, John Radtke, Barbara Marks, Amelia Whitcomb and Andrew Forsthoefel. (Photo Provided)

The local community will have the opportunity Tuesday night to meet six artists from across the country who are visiting the area as participants of the Jentel artist in residency program.

Commission Meets Tuesday

The Sheridan County Commission meets Tuesday.

Buffalo Bill Historian Headlines Upcoming Program

Jeremy Johnston -- Photo Provided

The relationship between Buffalo Bill and Theodore Roosevelt will be presented by the curator of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody during an upcoming program in Sheridan.

Seats Available for Senior Center Thanksgiving Dinner

About 50 tickets are left for Thursday's Thanksgiving dinner at the Sheridan Senior Center, but must be spoken for by 5 today, either reserved or picked-up.

Crash Closes Road Tuesday Night, But All Clear Today

Weather related crashes closed Interstate 90 near Sheridan Tuesday night for a few hours. Ronda Holwell of the Wyoming Department of Transportation stopped by the Sheridan Media station this morning to give us the report.