Staff Reports

Helping teachers, students dig deeper

September 16, 2014

Trainers help SCSD1 shift paradigm of teaching SHERIDAN — In high school, students often see equations like 2x/5=14. Most can figure out the answer because a teacher has shown them how, but they may not know why they are solving problems that way. “They’re doing the procedure for a concept they don’t understand; it’s a Read More

Reward offered in county attorney arson case increased to $15,000

SHERIDAN — The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for setting fire to the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office has been increased to $15,000. The original reward offered was $10,000. On June 4 at approximately 4:30 a.m., Sheridan Fire-Rescue and the Sheridan Police Department responded to a Read More

‘Wyoming Voices’ to be held Saturday at the Big Red Barn in Ucross

UCROSS — The public is invited to “Wyoming Voices: Reflections on the Natural World and Our Place In It” at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Big Red Barn in Ucross. Wyoming Voices features readings, stories, presentations and reflections from Wyoming writers, artists, students and scientists. This year, the presenters will explore ideas of “wilderness” and Read More

Larsens celebrate 60 years of marriage

SHERIDAN — Donald and Joanne Larsen will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday. Donald Larsen and Joanne Skaar were married on Sept. 18, 1954, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sheridan. Joanne Larsen was employed by Sheridan College in the dental hygiene program and her husband was employed by Wortham Machinery. They are both retired and Read More

Sheridan College to celebrate Constitution Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will celebrate Constitution Day on Wednesday, the 227th anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Constitution. English faculty member David Golden will present a complete reading of the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the remaining amendments. The reading will begin at 1 p.m. inside the Thorne-Rider Campus Center on Wednesday. The Read More

New Faces Sept. 16, 2014

Laila-Sue Camila Abel Laila-Sue Camila Abel was born Sept. 5, 2014, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Donna Abel and Rodolfo Fuentes, both of Sheridan. Her sibling is brother Noe. Her grandparents are Dana and Keith Bartlett of Lodge Grass, Montana, and Rodolfo Fuentes and Maria Read More

Wednesday Events Sept. 16, 2014

• 1 p.m. Constitution Reading, Sheridan College, Thorne-Rider Campus Center, 3059 Coffeen Ave. • 3 p.m. Koltiska Pumpkin Patch opens, 120 Cat Creek Rd. • 4-6 p.m. Artist Reception, Sheridan County Fulmer Library, 335 W. Alger St.

Local Briefs Sept. 16, 2014

Artist Reception Wednesday at the Library SHERIDAN—The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an artist reception for Charlotte Mehmke on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. on the mezzanine. Mehmke’s work is currently displayed in an exhibit titled “Women’s History: Founding Mothers” on the library’s mezzanine. Mehmke has sewn and hand stitched several women’s dresses representing Read More

SPD continuing Deer Management Plan for 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department, in conjunction with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, will continue implementation of the city’s Deer Management Plan for the 2014 hunting season. All parties interested in bow hunting in the designated, undeveloped zones within the city limits must first register with the Sheridan Police Department beginning immediately. Registration Read More

Sheridan College rodeo season gets underway in Riverton

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College rodeo team kicked off the season with a competition in Riverton over the weekend. The women’s team finished in second place behind Northeastern Junior College, and the men’s team placed fifth. On the women’s team, freshman Tioni Erickson won the long round in goat tying with a 9.0 second run. Read More

Pumpkin patch opens Wednesday

September 15, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Koltiska pumpkin patch will open for the season Wednesday. This year is the 10th anniversary of the pumpkin patch and each purchaser will get a raffle ticket and be entered to win one of 10 prizes. The cost to pick a pumpkin is $6 and includes a wagon ride and refreshments. The Read More

Sportsmen’s Association hosting free sight-in days this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sportmen’s Association is having free sight-in days this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. the rifle ranges will be free and open to the public. Range officers will be available and targets will be provided. All you need to bring is your firearm and ammunition. Read More

Artist reception for Mehmke set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an artist reception for Charlotte Mehmke on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. on the library mezzanine. Mehmke’s work is currently displayed in an exhibit titled “Women’s History: Founding Mothers” on the library’s mezzanine. Mehmke has sewn and hand stitched several women’s dresses representing various periods of Read More

Midnight Special to perform at Autumn Fest Friday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is having an Autumn Fest dinner Friday. At 6:30 p.m. in the Dayton Community Hall, there will be chicken, potato salad, beet salad, rolls and apple pie served. There will also be music from Midnight Special starting at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $7 per person and there will be Read More

Reports — Sept. 15, 2014

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Activated fire alarm, 1400 block West Fifth Street, 2:56 a.m. • Vehicle fire, 600 block Marion Street, 4:23 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 400 block North Jefferson Avenue, 4:36 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 200 block Linden Avenue, 4:58 p.m. • Vehicle accident, Loucks and Highland, 6:33 p.m. • Activated Read More

Local sports briefs — Sept. 15, 2014

SC volleyball tops Garden City, Barton SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team beat Garden City Saturday in the Northeastern Junior College Tournament. They won all three sets with scores of 25-23, 25-8 and 25-18. Paige Jernigan led the team with 11 kills, two assisted blocks and one solo block. The Lady Generals then beat Read More

SJHS teams earn four wins

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School football teams came away with four big victories over the weekend. The eighth grade teams traveled to Gillette and came home with two wins. The blue team beat Sage Valley, 22-8. The Broncs were led defensively by Beknazar Alikulov and Ethan Willey. Alikulov racked up eight tackles and Read More

Inn owners hope to open restaurant this fall, rent rooms in April

September 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Inn owner Bob Townsend gave a quick update to the Sheridan Rotary Club Friday, indicating he and his business partners hope to complete several portions of the reopening process in coming months. Townsend said he, his wife and two other couples — one local, one not — have formed a limited liability Read More

Sunday and Monday Events Sept. 13, 2014

September 12, 2014

Sunday • 1 p.m. Indian Relay Championships, Sheridan County Fairgrounds • 1-3 p.m. Spear-o-wigwam lecture Monday • No events scheduled.

Joey’s Fall Fly II fundraiser to be held Sept. 19, 20

SHERIDAN — The Joey’s Fall Fly II fundraiser is set for Sept. 19 and 20. On Friday, come meet the teams and listen to The Craft Brothers at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the gate. Starting at 6 p.m. there will be live music and hors d’oeuvres as Read More

Farmers market moved east on Grinnell Street to make room for Third Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market will be moved farther up Grinnell Street this Thursday, in front of The Sheridan Press, to make room for the Third Thursday Street Festival. From 5-7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. This week’s Read More

Agendas Sept. 13, 2014

Sheridan City Council 6 p.m. Monday Work session Sheridan City Hall • Feasibility of Goose Creek Restoration Project Presentation & Discussion (Section 1135 Army Corp of Engineers Ecosystem Restoration Project) 7 p.m. Monday Sheridan City Hall • Call to Order • Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag • Invocation to be given by Nick Angeloff, Read More

Varying levels of protection available for lands

SHERIDAN — While a wilderness designation, which offers the most protection, is often desirable for pristine areas, groups dedicated to conservation also see the value in other protective designations such as National Scenic Areas and Roadless Areas. These designations provide substantial protection for landscapes but allow some recreational activities that are not allowed in wilderness Read More

Local Sports Briefs Sept. 13, 2014

Swim team falls to Laramie SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School swim fell to Laramie Friday, 82-102. Coach Brent Moore said despite the loss, the girls still swam great. “It was a close meet between us and Laramie, we just couldn’t overcome their team size and depth,” Moore said.  Brielle Smiley qualified in the diving Read More

All Nations Indian Relay Races kick off tonight

SHERIDAN —  More than 30 elite teams representing 15 Indian nations from across North America will compete for more than $50,000 in prizes at the All Nations Indian Relay Championships tonight through Sunday. Teams from across the northwestern plains compete with each other  throughout the summer months to earn their place at the championships. Indian Read More