Author Archives: Justin Sheely

Learning to teach through partnerships

Sheridan College education student Abby Fauber gives instructions to students during a Sheridan College elementary education classroom session at the Broadway Center in Sheridan. Sheridan College elementary education students have the opportunity to teach their own curriculum and experience a classroom before earning an associate degree. Typically, an education student would not be exposed to… Continue Reading

Thirsty cowboy out of luck

Thirsty cowboy out of luck

Ice hangs from a sculpture Thursday in Whitney Commons Park. In the summertime the sculpture is a working fountain that pours water from the cowboy’s hat. Frigid temperatures and an icicle gave the impression that the thirsty cowboy was out of luck. Continue Reading

A date with Father Christmas

A date with Father Christmas

Three-year-old Cora Davis talks to Father Christmas during the Holiday Open House Saturday at the Trail End State Historic Site. Tours were offered of the holiday-decorated Kendrick Mansion over the weekend. The event featured live holiday music by local performers and a visit by Father Christmas. Continue Reading

Turkey day fun run

Turkey day  fun run

Eight-year-old Avery Christopherson, dressed as a turkey, runs ahead of the pack for children to chase during the annual Turkey Trot Thursday morning at Kendrick Park. More than 150 participants registered to run. Adult participants ran four laps around the park loop for a total of 2.8 miles. Micah Sweeney finished in first place, followed… Continue Reading

Crews thinning trees affected by pine beetle

Crews thinning trees affected by pine beetle

SHERIDAN — There were large snowflakes falling on the mountain Tuesday morning, but that wasn’t the only thing landing on the forest floor. Chainsaws roared as tall Ponderosa Pines fell with a resounding snap. At first glance it looked like the men were cutting down green and healthy trees. But a closer inspection of a… Continue Reading

Walking the line of the Red Grade Trail

Walking the line of the Red Grade Trail

Sheridan Community Land Trust executive director Colin Betzler leads the tour of the new Red Grade trail system Thursday afternoon by the upper parking lot off Red Grade Road. The Sheridan Community Land Trust and Wildwood Trails is wrapping up work on the first phase of the trail system. There is approximately 1.8 miles of… Continue Reading

Out of Darkness

Out of Darkness

Fabian Wyatt, left, and husband Mike Wyatt embrace their daughter Veronica Mumm with granddaughter Danica Mumm, 4, looking on after drawing on the “Nobody Rides Alone” community art canvas during the Out of Darkness Walk Saturday at Whitney Commons Park. Veronica Mumm attempted to take her own life at age 17. While undergoing treatment, she… Continue Reading

Cast of characters show up for International Literacy Day

Cast of characters show up for International Literacy Day

Third-grader Kaylee Chase sits on the gym floor dressed in her costume for a book reading event in celebration of International Literacy Day Tuesday at Highland Park Elementary School. Students came to class dressed as their favorite story book characters before assembling in the gymnasium for a reading of the book “Jake the Happy Trash… Continue Reading

Preparing for the pig show

Preparing for the pig show

Ten-year-old Lily Krumm wipes off her pig in preparation for the pig show during the Sheridan County Fair Wednesday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. This is Krumm’s first year showing her animals at the fair. The swine show is Thursday night at 5:30 at the fairgrounds. Continue Reading

Outstanding Teen talent

Outstanding Teen talent

Miss Wyoming’s Outstanding Teen 2015 Olivia Boley performs her talent during the Miss Wyoming’s Outstanding Teen send off party Tuesday at the Powder Horn Club House. The event was to raise funds to help support Boley’s preparation expenses as she goes to Orlando, Florida, for the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant July 21. Fundraising efforts… Continue Reading

Exploring a piece of paradise in the Bighorns

Exploring a piece of paradise in the Bighorns

Eight-year-old Thane Orchard walks to the other side of the pond during the Joey’s Foundation four-day summer mentoring camp Thursday morning at Bear Lodge in the Bighorn Mountains. The nonprofit has been using fly fishing, fly rod building and fly tying as a catalyst for mentoring youth in the area for the last eight years. Continue Reading

Staying cool at Kendrick pool

Staying cool at Kendrick pool

Eleven-year-old Mathew Ketner blasts out of the waterslide on Tuesday at Kendrick Pool. The pools opened this week and are open from 1-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 1-7 p.m. on the weekends. The pool will be open until the last day on Aug. 29. Continue Reading

Need for speed

Need for speed

A driver zooms past fans on the track Friday night at Sheridan Speedway. The race track reopened for the first time in 10 years after a change in ownership and major renovations. Continue Reading

Winding up

Winding up

Athletics’ Timmy LeRoy pitches the ball during the Webb Wright mini league baseball game against the Rockies Wednesday afternoon at Oatts Fields on E. 6th Street. The Webb Wright program has been active in Sheridan for more than 50 years. Justin Sheely | The Sheridan Press. Continue Reading

Prepping the pitch for the Snickers Cup

Prepping the pitch for the Snickers Cup

Normative Services, Inc. student Hunter Housley, left, tightens the string as Joe Tenny stands by with the striper to mark a soccer field Thursday morning for the Snickers Cup at the Big Horn Equestrian Center. Volunteers from the Sheridan County Soccer Association and NSI marked out 23 soccer fields. An estimated 128 teams with more… Continue Reading

Working to keep kids healthy

Working to keep kids healthy

Two-year-old Evangeline Karns eats a strawberry at a food art exercise during the Healthy and Safe Kids event Saturday at the YMCA. The Wellness Council of Sheridan County partnered with the YMCA to provide a fun event to promote healthy habits and activity. Justin Sheely | The Sheridan Press Continue Reading

Pruning for good

Pruning for good

Chris Hilgert, master gardener and horticulture specialist with the University of Wyoming Extension, points to a branch on a young apple tree during the fruit tree pruning demonstration Tuesday afternoon at the Sheridan Research and Extension Center on Wyarno Road. Hilgert demonstrated tree pruning techniques and answered questions during a workshop open to the Sheridan… Continue Reading

‘You be the Judge’

‘You be the Judge’

Community members and students bearing the robes of Wyoming Supreme Court justices enter the room to hear an appeals case during the “You be the Judge” program Tuesday evening at Sheridan College. From left, Chancey Crevier, Jerry Budenske, Brittany Liptak and Denise Stone. The justices from the Wyoming Supreme Court are holding a series of… Continue Reading

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