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Lifeguarding: Not just a day in the sun

June 28, 2013

SHERIDAN — Being a lifeguard may look easy, but if you ask Tyler Kaufmann it’s no day at the beach. Kaufmann is one of 28 lifeguards at the Kendrick Pool and he has done the job for the last three years. He says it is not quite as carefree as it looks. “People think it Read More

June 27, 2013 reports

June 27, 2013

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 300 block Smith Street, 12:15 a.m. • Odor investigation, 1300 block Lewis Street, 11:40 a.m. • Gas leak, 2600 block North Main Street, 7:09 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • Medical, 300 block Smith Street, 12:12 a.m. • Polo standby, Bar 13 Road, Big Horn, 9:30 a.m. Read More

Six from Sheridan County taking part in National Junior High finals

June 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — Saige Pollard will compete next week at the national level in a sport that she has taken part in since she has been able to walk. Pollard, who is going into ninth grade at Big Horn High School, will join five other Sheridan County youths at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Gallup, Read More

Sheridan Press to implement metered paywall on website

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press will implement a new metered paywall Monday on its website, Prior to the newspaper’s website redesign in March, The Press had what is known as a “hard” paywall, meaning everything was behind the curtain. Local content, with the exception of obituaries and classifieds, were accessible only with a subscription. Read More

Local libraries offering plenty of activities for young people

June 14, 2013

SHERIDAN — School may be out, but its not time to put away the books just yet. The Sheridan County Public Library System has numerous activities planned for young people this summer designed to expose them to the joys of a good book. “Studies show that a child can lose two grade levels over the Read More

Summer string concert Fri.

June 13, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 2 summer string program will conclude on Friday with a concert. The students will perform at 12:15 p.m. at Sheridan High School. This concert is free and open to the public.

A memorable RV trip west

June 8, 2013

In April 2010, my son, Jamie, and daughter-in-law, Rita, invited me to go on a trip in an RV to California. Jamie, a pilot, flew me from Sheridan to Salt Lake City where Rita met the two of us with an RV ready to go. We were gone for two weeks to see the Pacific Read More

SHS student second woman in seven years to get welding certification as a junior

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan High School student is showing that when it comes to welding, it’s not just a man’s world. Bailey Burr, who will be a senior at SHS next year, was certified as a level 1 welder in May, becoming only the second woman who was a junior to do that in the last seven Read More

Furniture worth a second look

June 7, 2013

I am a devoted second-hand furniture shopper. I’ve always enjoyed picking up some piece with potential, bringing it home and making it sing with beautiful paint, stain and fabric. I’ve had some pieces for more than 30 years, reluctantly passing them on when I’ve upgraded to more expensive furniture. Recently I completed a table that Read More

Faith, work and the not yet known

I confess I want to know how it all is going to turn out. What will be the outcome, what will be the result, what will life be like, what difference will my choices ultimately make and specifically what will God do in and through my children and grandchildren? These, of course, are things I Read More

Neatness, promptness key for teens finding, keeping job

May 31, 2013

SHERIDAN — It’s summer time and the livin’ is easy. However, for teens, summer time can mean having to enter the workforce. With schools closing their doors for three months, youths are brushing up their interview skills, polishing up their resumes and searching for a job that can give them some extra spending cash. “Its Read More

Bob Dole must be some kind of prophet. Not 72 hours after Fox News aired the former Republican leader’s suggestion that the GOP put out a “closed for repairs” sign, Michele Bachmann announced that she’s going out of business. Just like that, the Republican conglomerate got an unexpected chance to shutter one of the balkiest Read More

05-29-13 Reports

May 29, 2013

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Activated fire alarm, 50 block South Connor Street, 5:42 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • Medical, 1400 block Easy Street, 8:52 a.m. • Medical, 50 block Red Fox Drive, 11:50 a.m. • Medical, 1500 block Sugarland Drive, 1 p.m. • Trauma, 500 block Avoca Court, 2:24 p.m. • Medical, 1800 block Read More

A-C grads built unique bond growing up

May 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Arvada-Clearmont class of 2013 is not the biggest, but it certainly is not lacking in achievement. Seven seniors from A-C are leaving the halls of high school behind, but the educational experience is not over for the graduates. The entire class is headed to post-secondary education. “I think for the most part, Read More

‘Unplug’ events designed to get youth outside

May 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — It’s time to get outside. With springtime in full swing, the Sheridan Community Land Trust and The Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation are sponsoring “Unplug,” a series of events designed to get young people and families away from electronic devices and enjoy the great outdoors. “We live in an amazing part of Read More

Work for a healthier Wyoming

May 16, 2013

Wyoming is no stranger to substance abuse issues. Whether it is alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs, the associated costs to the public are astonishing. The annual economic burden of alcohol abuse alone to Wyoming residents is more than $850 million. That’s the finding of a sweeping study prepared for the Wyoming Department of Health by Read More

Local exchange students work to end stereotypes

May 10, 2013

SHERIDAN — A group of young people is showing local students that the world is not as big a place as it may seem. “I think the world is so small that young people should know each other,” said Donna Shelley, local coordinator for the exchange student program, Center for Cultural Interchange. “They are not Read More

Painting by Big Horn student wins statewide award

May 3, 2013

SHERIDAN — Alex Eisele turned some simple objects on her dresser into a trip to Washington, D.C. Eisele, a senior at Big Horn High School, recently won the Congressional Award at the Wyoming High School Art Symposium with her painting “Dresser Top.” She describes the painting as a highly detailed piece of items on the Read More

As seen on a television infomercial

May 1, 2013

Dear Jill, Your column is the first thing I read in the morning. I love couponing and your answers are so informative. I have a question for you about the ads on TV that sell an item for $20. I can buy it locally for that price, too, but if I “order now” they will Read More

Combat Color run/walk May 5

April 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — Runners and walkers are encouraged to join the “Combat Color” run and walk, to be held May 5 starting at 11 a.m. This untimed fun run is hosted by the Sheridan College Veterans Club and is for the benefit of the Wounded Warrior Project. The 3-mile fun run or 1.25-mile walk is combined Read More

April 22, 2013 Reports

April 22, 2013

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Dumpster fire, 600 block Emerson Street, 7:25 p.m. Saturday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 700 block Long Drive, 12:37 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1000 block Long Drive, 3:34 p.m. Sunday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Friday • Trauma, 400 block Blue Sky Court, 1:29 a.m. • Medical, 1700 Read More

County celebrating 125th anniversary

SHERIDAN — Join in celebrating Sheridan County’s 125th anniversary. The original Sheridan County Board of County Commissioners meeting was held on April 23, 1888. Come to the BOCC’s special commemorative session on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. on the second floor of the Sheridan County Courthouse addition. The commissioners will hold a brief meeting giving a Read More

Bighorn National Forest employee honored by USFS

April 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — Susan Douglas of the Bighorn National Forest was one of three National Forest employees who received the Regional Forester’s Special Recognition award for their efforts to honor the 75th anniversary of the Blackwater Fire. The 1937 wildfire caused 15 deaths and is recognized with a firefighter memorial and trail located 38 miles west Read More

Quick and easy vegetable soup

April 10, 2013

Meatball and vegetable soup with pasta is colorful and easy to prepare. Serve it with a red-tip lettuce salad and cornbread (from a mix) on the side. Pineapple chunks make a good dessert. Shopping list: 50 percent lower-sodium beef broth, canned cannellini beans, canned diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, packaged frozen cooked meatballs, Read More

Seniors sound off on their couponing experiences

Last week we discussed some shoppers’ feelings of entitlement to coupon discounts, and the topic of senior citizen discounts deserves a follow-up. I recently devoted a column to this topic, featuring readers’ questions on whether or not an establishment has to offer discounts to seniors and whether stores and restaurants have the right to change Read More