Author Archives: Staff Reporters

Stephen Woody

Stephen Woody

Stephen Woody first began visiting Sheridan and the Bighorns in 1976. Over time, with children along for the ride and now with grandchildren, he’s visited mountain lakes and streams, city parks and most often, golf courses. There are three in Sheridan, all unique and worth a visit. He also enjoys historic downtown Sheridan as a… Continue Reading

Phil Ashley

Phil Ashley

Phil Ashley joined The Sheridan Press in January, 2012. He is a native of Walhalla, SC and has lived in Sheridan for just over 3 years. He has worked at multiple departments in newspapers since 2002. He is a USAF veteran with 21 years of service with tours in SW Asia in support of both… Continue Reading

Kristen Czaban

Kristen Czaban

Kristen Czaban has been with The Sheridan Press since June 2008 and has covered the entire gamut of beats including government, crime, business and the outdoors. Before heading west, she graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s in journalism. Email Kristen at: Continue Reading

Justin Sheely

Justin Sheely

Justin Sheely came to Sheridan from his hometown of Billings, Montana in 2008 and later joined The Sheridan Press in 2012 as a full time photojournalist. He is involved with his local church and supports a photography club in Sheridan. Email Justin at: Continue Reading

Alisa Brantz

Alisa Brantz

Education and features reporter Alisa Brantz has been with The Sheridan Press since the fall of 2013. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in education from Montana State University and serves as the head coach and president of Sheridan¹s Wild West Wreckers women’s roller derby team. Email Alisa at: Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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. Continue Reading

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.… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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. Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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. Continue Reading

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. Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Troopers Opening Day to feature “5K Home Run”

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… Continue Reading

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

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… Continue Reading

More support opportunities set up for Broncs coach Weston Johnson

SHERIDAN — The list of auction items for an SHS football coach battling cancer has grown significantly. An online auction will begin Monday to benefit Weston Johnson. Johnson is undergoing treatments for metastatic melanoma. Johnson was diagnosed earlier this year, and support has been overflowing since groups like Wyoming Athletics, the SHS Booster Club, and the Sheridan and Big… Continue Reading

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