Alisa Brantz

Sheridan County Fair kicks off Thursday

July 29, 2014

SHERIDAN — From visitors to participants, from livestock to families, there is something for everyone at the Sheridan County Fair, which officially opens Thursday morning at the fairgrounds. Anyone residing in Sheridan County along with three counties from Montana can be a participant in the annual event, whether showing a photograph or a prize swine. Read More

Senior Center encourages active living with bike rental program

July 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — There is something special about riding a bicycle that goes beyond the old adage of never forgetting how and includes never losing the desire to hop on and go for a ride. Bicycling has been said to be one of the easiest forms of exercise, one that people of a variety of fitness Read More

SCSD1: Lack of inflation adjustment from Legislature hurting school districts

July 25, 2014

RANCHESTER — Sheridan County School District 1 has joined forces with six other Wyoming school districts to form a coalition leading the charge to convince the state Legislature to resume an inflation adjustment to the school funding program. Calling themselves the Wyoming School District Coalition for an External Cost Adjustment, the group says K-12 schools statewide Read More

Kiwanis book giveaway lasts through Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Wednesday is your last chance to get a free book as the 24th annual series of Kiwanis sponsored book giveaways at Sheridan County libraries comes to an end. Since 1991 over 9,000 books have gone home with children from all walks of life thanks to a program that started under the federal “Reading Read More

Sheridan grad earns gig as world traveler

SHERIDAN — As the family gathers around the table for dinner in the close-quartered kitchen, the smells of incense and fish permeate the air. Though the three girls sitting together all refer to the elders as “mom and dad” it is obvious this is no traditional family. Here in the small rural town of Erlin, Read More

FCCLA takes top prizes at national contest

July 24, 2014

DAYTON — It is a good time to be in FCCLA at Tongue River High School as the group recently returned home from the national competition with pride behind them and good news ahead. The Family Career and Community Leaders of America are a group of students from the family and consumer sciences studies who, Read More

College to expand offerings in human services program

July 23, 2014

SHERIDAN — As part of an initiative to expand concurrent college enrollment for area high school students, the Northern Wyoming Community College District received a one-year grant from the Wyoming Department of Education to benefit Sheridan College’s online offerings in the human services program. Four courses — counseling ethics, counseling skills, case management and drugs Read More

SCSD1 class sizes expected to increase slightly

July 18, 2014

RANCHESTER — Class sizes at Sheridan County School District 1 will go up for the 2014-2015 school year as the district struggles with state funding allocations. Though the overall budget is slightly up from last year, enrollment also continues to rise. For four years the district has not received the accumulative external cost adjustment from Read More

SCSD3 officials say budget cuts won’t hurt education efforts

SHERIDAN — After months of planning to absorb a nearly $250,000 cut to general appropriations — just under 6 percent of the total budget — Sheridan County School District 3 passed a 2014-2015 fiscal year budget Wednesday night. Superintendent Charles Auzqui said the cuts will not have a negative impact on the district’s educational goals. Read More

NWCCD assigns official names for new buildings on campus

July 17, 2014

SHERIDAN — It was a game of names at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees as buildings were named in honor of benefactors and leaders were assigned to projects. But first, the meeting began by making quick work of the 2014-2015 budget. No public comments were made during Read More

Complicated illness makes for difficult diagnosis, treatment

SHERIDAN — There are still a lot of unknowns when it comes to the evaluation and treatment of Lyme disease. Just as was the case when doctors and scientists first discovered and attempted to treat diseases such as AIDS and cancer, the growing epidemic of Lyme disease is wrought with missing information especially in terms Read More

Longmire Days countdown

July 16, 2014

SHERIDAN — The third annual Longmire Days will commence Friday in Buffalo and just as the hit TV Show “Longmire” continues to grow in popularity on A&E, this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever before. “Longmire” is a crime drama television series based on the mystery novels written by local author Read More

Rock quarries good for local uses, economy

Re: County commission decision   Recent letters in The Sheridan Press indicate that some of our citizens have a problem with the operations of rock quarries and the transporting of such on some of the Sheridan roads. The question is: Do these residents fully understand the demand for all the products that a rock quarry Read More

Safety cautioned when off-roading in Bighorns this season

July 14, 2014

SHERIDAN — It’s July in Sheridan County and tourists and locals alike are in full mountain mode as the allure of the Bighorns draws them outdoors. Whether on a day trip or overnight camping stay, a climb in elevation is sure to bring with it fresh air, wildflowers and maybe even an encounter with wildlife. Read More

School is home away from home

July 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — Just short of two weeks on the new job, Sheridan High School Principal Brent Leibach is no rookie to education. Formerly the principal at Highland Park Elementary School, Leibach took over the flagship of Sheridan County School District 2 on July 1 after 14-year leader Dirlene Wheeler retired. Prior to his work at Read More

Kid-friendly adventure

SHERIDAN — Keeping kids active throughout the summer as the air conditioning and task-free days lure them to the couch can be a challenge, but there are several spots throughout Sheridan County where bringing a youngster along for a day of hiking or fishing is not as challenging as others. Whether it be the long Read More

Barrel racer leads public, rodeo lives

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Department of Transportation District 4 Public Relations Specialist Ronda Holwell is no stranger to media. After all, she gives near daily press releases and radio updates on road conditions and incidents throughout Sheridan County. However, like Superman — whose logo serves as the brand on her horses — Holwell has been living Read More

Strategy focuses on the exchange

SHERIDAN — Much has been said about the tradition and history behind the Indian Relay Races seen at the annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo but when you get down to the heart of the event, it is a sport rich with skill, strategy and practice. There are four players on a relay team: the rider, the Read More

Coffeen School design encourages collaboration, ‘homey’ feel for students

July 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — If you take a drive down South Sheridan Avenue you will now see a school with bright green lawns and a large playground area rather than just a shell of a construction site. Construction on the new Coffeen Elementary School is running a month ahead of schedule and still under budget. Sheridan County Read More

VOA to house youth who break the law during rodeo week

July 9, 2014

SHERIDAN — There is a place in town that is filled with youth, open 24 hours a day and has few to no parents on site that could potentially be very busy this weekend with rowdy rodeo event attendees. Contrary to what you may think, the Milestones Youth Home is no party, and they have Read More

Telling the tales, history, meaning of teepees

July 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — “I’ll only tell you one story today. It’ll take an hour but I’ll only tell you one.” Dr. Lanny Real Bird got a chuckle from the audience at the Historic Sheridan Inn on Monday night as he opened the presentation at the first ever official teepee raising for the Sheridan WYO Rodeo, but Read More

Police, SCSO promoting safety this week

July 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — It’s finally here. After a year of planning and months of anticipation it is time to dust off your dancing boots, lather on the sunscreen and get out and enjoy rodeo week. While you prepare for the fun in the sun, local law enforcement also recommends preparation for your safety. While at the Read More

Rodeo tickets selling fast; grab yours now

July 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — Next week is arguably the biggest week of the year for Sheridan County as the 84th annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo kicks off. Before tourists fill the hotels and rough stock fill the chutes, you may want to make sure you have your tickets to the show before your opportunity to fill the stands Read More

Day Break, college partner to improve services, student learning

July 2, 2014

SHERIDAN — Recently it was announced that the Sheridan Senior Center would be building a new home for their Day Break program, a licensed adult day care where families can bring seniors on weekdays for care and socialization. After a gift of land from Whitney Benefits and a $500,000 grant from the Wyoming State Loan Read More

Koltiska heads to rodeo royalty competition

July 1, 2014

SHERIDAN — Next weekend as many of the residents of Sheridan County are joined by tourists and athletes to attend the main events of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo, one resident will be heading out of town to attend another rodeo. Not to be mistaken for an insult against the local showcase, the absence will be Read More