Author Archives: Staff Reports

Huge comeback sends Troopers to ‘ship

Huge comeback sends Troopers to ‘ship

SHERIDAN — The bags were three-quarters of the way packed for the Sheridan Troopers Friday afternoon. Maybe even 80- or 90-percent packed. But they weren’t 100-percent packed. In a must-win, do-or-die matchup with the Gillette Roughriders, Sheridan dug itself a huge hole, only to come back and win 10-9 in 10 innings. “We have lost… Continue Reading

Wyoming Senior Olympics: Never stop competing

Wyoming Senior Olympics: Never stop competing

SHERIDAN — Wyoming has hosted the Senior Olympics since 1986 and joined the National Senior Games Association in 1987 with the games getting larger every year. The 2016 Summer Senior Olympics will be held in Sheridan Aug. 3-6. There will be 356 participants over the age of 50 competing in more than 100 events throughout… Continue Reading

Is government too big? HD30 candidates weigh in

SHERIDAN — Candidates on both sides of the aisle have talked about the size of government and whether it is too big or can do more. The three candidates seeking office in House District 30, which covers primarily the central portion of the county outside Sheridan’s city limits, recently discussed with The Press their beliefs… Continue Reading

Agendas—July 29, 2016

City of Sheridan Regular Council Meeting 7 p.m. Monday • Call to order • Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag • Invocation to be given by Scott Lee, Bethesda Worship • Roll call of members • Approval agenda A. Public hearing 1. Transfer retail liquor license Rails LLC a. The owners of Rails LLC have asked… Continue Reading

HD29 candidates discuss upcoming session, future

SHERIDAN — Two Republicans and one Democrat will be on the ballot for House District 29 in the primary election Aug. 16. HD29 covers most of the city of Sheridan. Incumbent Rep. Mark Kinner, R-Sheridan, will face Republican Steven Cain in the primary while Democrat Sandra Kingsley will move forward unopposed to the general election… Continue Reading

Senior Center Happenings

• What’s involved with planning your estate on your own? Learn the pitfalls in doing so at a free community presentation with Sheridan attorney, Tim Tarver, on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 5:30 p.m. on the Sheridan Senior Center’s dining room stage. The Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St. and this presentation is open… Continue Reading

Candidates moving on to the general election talk issues

SHERIDAN — A number of candidates seeking public office or re-election will move on to the primary unopposed. Those candidates were sent questionnaires for response leading up to the primary election, which is set for Aug. 16. Here are their responses, edited for length. Additional questionnaires will publish in The Sheridan Press next week. •… Continue Reading

Mayoral candidates discuss growth, city administrator

SHERIDAN — While five individuals have asked Sheridan voters to elect them mayor, only two candidates will move forward to the general election. The remaining three will be eliminated in the Aug. 16 primary election. As the city continues to grow and catchphrases like “economic development” and “responsible growth” continue to roll off the tongues… Continue Reading

Primary election voting already underway

SHERIDAN — While primary election day remains a couple of weeks away, absentee voting has already begun in Wyoming. Absentee voting can be done by mail or in person at the Sheridan County Elections Office located inside the Sheridan County Courthouse. Absentee voting will continue through Aug. 15, the day before the primary election. Voter… Continue Reading

Basics of writing your own will workshop set for Aug. 2

SHERIDAN — The free presentation on how to write your own will is set to take place Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. Sheridan attorney Tim Tarver will host the presentation through a partnership with the center’s “When I’m 64…or more” life planning lectures series. Refreshments will be provided. For… Continue Reading

Holy Name golf tournament set for Aug. 6

SHERIDAN — The 2016 Holy Name Catholic School golf tournament will take place Aug. 6 with an 8 a.m. shotgun start at Kendrick Golf Course. Events include door prizes and hole prizes worth more than $20,000 will be available. The entry fee is $100, which includes two Mulligans and one poker hand, lunch and a… Continue Reading

Soldier Creek Medical Center undergoes reorganization

SHERIDAN — Soldier Creek Medical Center practice is undergoing reorganization, according to Sheridan Memorial Hospital officials. The internal medicine clinic, headed by Dr. Hugh K. Batty, closed its doors at 1262 W. Fifth St. on July 5 and will temporarily operate out of SMH. A letter was sent to patients on July 12 stating that… Continue Reading

Is it raining? Candidates debate use of savings fund

SHERIDAN — As the doom and gloom news for Wyoming’s budget outlook continues, politicians will again consider whether the state should utilize its rainy day fund, which sits at $1.8 billion. Incumbent Rep. Mike Madden, R-Buffalo, said the purpose of the rainy day fund is to bridge the gaps when there are funding shortfalls in… Continue Reading

The New Vaudevillians performances to continue Wed.

SHERIDAN — Heading into its eighth season, the New Vaudevillians variety show will continue Wednesday from 7:30-9 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The family friendly show’s line-up includes comedy, magic, singing and dancing. Tickets are $12 and children younger than 5 get in for free. Tickets will be available at the WYO Theater box office,… Continue Reading

New Faces

Elleny Ruth Babbitt Elleny Ruth Babbitt was born July 24, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Getty and Julie Babbitt of Sheridan. Her siblings are sisters Genevieve, Gracie and Delilah. Her grandparents are Casey and Gail Babbitt of Torrington and Mark and Sharon Chapman of… Continue Reading

SHS class of 1966 reunion set for Aug. 5-6

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School class of 1966 will host a 50-year reunion on Aug. 5-6. Marcus and Dianna York will host class members at their cabin on Red Grade Road on Friday. Saturday events include a golf social at Hidden Bridge at 11 a.m. and a dinner and social at Hugh and Mercedes… Continue Reading

VA mental health summit sign-ups end Aug. 4

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veteran Affairs Medical Center  will host a community mental health summit on Aug. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sheridan College. The fourth annual community mental health summit’s goal is to build partnerships in recovery, share information about key programs and strengthen connections between systems to better serve veterans… Continue Reading

‘All American’ Crazy Days Aug. 4-6

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association’s “All American” Crazy Days will begin Thursday and go until Saturday. Sheridan retailers will have sales on their seasonal stock and overstock items, including in-store specials and sidewalk sales. For more information and to sign up call the Downtown Sheridan Association at 672-8881. Continue Reading

Reports — July 29, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1900 block Val Vista Street, 12:29 a.m. • Odor investigation, 1500 block Mydland Road, 6:55 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 3200 block Coffeen Avenue, 9:58 a.m. • Grass fire, 2000 block Holloway Avenue, 5:35 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • Grass fire, 2000 block Holloway Ave.,… Continue Reading

Troopers have 1 more shot to reach state title matchup

Troopers have 1 more shot to reach state title matchup

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers will have one final shot to reach the AA state championship Friday in a rematch with Gillette. The Troopers dropped to the losers’ bracket after an 18-2 loss to reigning state champions Cheyenne Thursday night. Cheyenne went up 11-1 in the third inning as the team’s firepower was just too… Continue Reading

Coe-Kirkham, Wyoming wrap up Junior America’s Cup

SHERIDAN — It was a rough final day for Kirby Coe-Kirkham and Team Wyoming at the Junior America’s Cup as both fell in the standings. Coe-Kirkham, who entered the day tied for 32nd, shot a 9-over-par 81 during Thursday’s final round to finish the tournament in 54th place. He finished with a three-round score of… Continue Reading

Kukuchka scores Powder Horn ace

SHERIDAN — Kenny Kukuchka of Sheridan scored a hole-in-one Wednesday at The Powder Horn. During senior men’s league competition, Kukuchka aced the 145-yard par three eighth hole on the mountain nine. He used a seven wood to card the 1. Witnesses included John Baggett and Rob Connor. “It was fun,” he said afterwards. It was… Continue Reading

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