Staff Reporters

Stephen Woody

March 4, 2013

Stephen Woody, Publisher   Email Steve at: Steve@thesheridanpress.com

Phil Ashley

February 1, 2013

Phil Ashley is the Marketing Director at The Sheridan Press   Contact Phil by email: phil@thesheridanpress.com

Kristen Czaban

March 4, 2013

Kristen Czaban joined The Sheridan Press staff in 2008 and covered beats including local government, cops and courts and the energy industry. In 2012, she was promoted and now serves as the managing editor for The Press. Czaban has a journalism degree from Northwestern University.   Email Kristen at: Kristen@thesheridanpress.com

Justin Sheely

Justin Sheely moved from Billings, Mont., to Sheridan five years ago and has been actively involved in the community since. Sheely started as a staff photographer and videographer at the beginning of 2013 for The Sheridan Press.   Email Justin at: Justin@thesheridanpress.com

Hannah Wiest

Hannah Wiest is the government and outdoors reporter for The Sheridan Press. She has lived in Colorado and Montana but loves her sunny home state of Wyoming best. She joined The Press staff in February 2013.   Email Hannah at: Hannah@thesheridanpress.com

Christina Schmidt

Christina Schmidt has worked at The Sheridan Press since August 2012. She covers a variety of feature stories as well as stories related to local schools.   Email Christina at: Christina@thesheridanpress.com

Susan Woody

Susan Woody is the home and garden and food editor of The Sheridan Press. Email Susan at: Susan@thesheridanpress.com

Mark Blumenshine

March 1, 2013

Mark Blumenshine   Email Mark: Mark@thesheridanpress.com

SC may seek special election on additional tax revenue as early as Aug.

April 5, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College President Paul Young announced today that he may ask the school’s board of trustees to consider a special election as early as August to fund the renovation and expansion of the current Technical Education Center on the college’s main campus. Young said it has been 36 years since the college asked Read More

First People’s Center hires of development director

SHERIDAN — The First People’s Center for Education announced this week that Rod Trahan has been hired as the organization’s first development director. “I am excited to apply my business experience to helping this organization increase its impact and expand its potential throughout the United States and Canada,” Trahan said in a media release. “No Read More

2013 stroll button design contest open

SHERIDAN — It may only be April, but the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce announced this week that the organization’s Christmas Stroll Committee has launched its annual competition for this year’s Christmas Stroll button design. The group has already distributed the entry forms to each elementary school in Sheridan County.

Genesis Oil proposes crude-oil rail-loading facility near Douglas

CASPER (AP) — Genesis Oil is seeking permission to build a facility near Douglas so that oil can be shipped by train. A company representative told Converse County commissioners Wednesday that the company has applied to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality for permission to build a potential crude-oil rail-loading facility near Douglas.

3 face June trial in Wyoming wind farm fraud case

CHEYENNE (AP) — Three defendants are set to stand trial in June on federal charges that they defrauded investors of more than $4 million by promoting non-existent wind farms projects in Wyoming and South Dakota. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl of Casper has set aside three weeks for a trial starting June 3. The U.S. Read More

Will the GOP block background checks

Is Congress on the verge of turning away from the lessons of the slaughter in Newtown even as Connecticut enacts sweeping laws to curb gun violence? Is the gun lobby hellbent on aligning our country with such great friends of liberty as Iran, North Korea and Syria by opposing efforts to condition international gun sales Read More

Ranchers, BLM settle suit over Wyo. wild horses

CHEYENNE (AP) — A legal settlement between ranchers and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management would reduce wild horse numbers by about half on more than 4,300 square miles of sagebrush country in the Red Desert of southwest Wyoming. Under the agreement, the BLM would allow no more than 1,050 wild horses in four herd Read More

Riparian area invaders

Scott Hininger recently warned of Russian olive trees becoming weeds. They are a designated weed in Wyoming. Perhaps because they are a tree most of us don’t think of them as weeds, but from what I am noticing they are slowly taking over riparian areas around Sheridan, particularly south of town.

Wyo. police dog lauded by national officers group

LARAMIE (AP) — The driver’s door to the white Albany County Sheriff’s Office SUV is marked “Luger,” and when it opens, out bounds the passenger. The 3-year-old German Shepherd from Czechoslovakia is black, tan and sturdy.He is 85 pounds of fur and friendliness. He’s tethered by a thick black leash to his handler, roommate and Read More

Survey: Mountain pine beetle declines in Wyo.

CHEYENNE (AP) — An aerial survey shows that the mountain pine beetle epidemic declined across Wyoming’s forests last year except for the Black Hills area in the northeast part of the state. The U.S. Forest Service and Wyoming State Forestry Division announced the results of the survey this week.

April 5, 2013 reports

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUEThursday• Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 200 block East Works Street, 4:26 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCEThursday• Trauma, 50 block Bull Dogger, Parkman, 6:23 a.m.• Medical, 1800 block Fort Road, 6:56 a.m.

Taste

April 3, 2013

   

Lindell third at Hal Sutton Intercollegiate

SHERIDAN — Continuing a successful spring, Sheridan High School grad Cameron Lindell placed third at the Hal Sutton Intercollegiate golf tournament in late March. Lindell’s 77-72—149 (+5) helped Tyler Junior College to a second place finish in the March 25-26 tournament held in Bossier City, Louis. Carrying momentum from a tournament win at the NJCAA District 2 Preview Read More

Troopers Opening Day to feature “5K Home Run”

April 2, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers play thier first game of 2013 at home, and there will be a 5K run prior to the opener. The Troopers open in a doubleheader with Cody, beginning at 1 p.m. April 27. A $25 race entry fee will benefit the Sheridan Post 7 Baseball Boosters. First, second and third place Read More

Billings company brings snowmobile event to benefit search and rescue Sat.

SHERIDAN — A Billings-based company will hold a fundraiser for Sheridan Search and Rescue this weekend, with an event unique to Sheridan. A Snowmobile Spectacular will be held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds, featuring high-flying snowmobile stunts for all ages. X-Games competitor Willie Elam will headline the show, along with five other Montana-based riders. Gates Read More

Sheridan College Booster Club golf tournament set for May 17

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s annual booster club spring golf tournament has been set for May 17 at the Powder Horn. A four-person scramble, the event costs $125 per golfer, with that fee getting participants 18 holes of golf, and various other benefits. Golfers receive a gift bag, dinner at the awards ceremony, and a 2013-14 season Read More

Schuelke wins bull riding; SC men 4th at CSU rodeo

April 1, 2013

SHERIDAN — After a week off, the Sheridan College rodeo team got back into the arena over the weekend in Fort Collins, Colo. Strong bull riding performances from Sheridan cowboys paced the men’s team to a fourth place finish at the Skyline Stampede rodeo at Colorado State University. Taygen Schuelke won his second bull riding Read More