Youth

Kid-friendly adventure

July 11, 2014

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

Movies in the park

July 4, 2014

DAYTON — While watching a movie is almost always a great time, the routine is the same. You buy your ticket, buy your popcorn and take a seat in a darkened theater with dozens of people you likely don’t know. However, the Movies in the Park series offered by the Tongue River Valley Community Center Read More

Diligent, hard work, learning of early values pays off later on

June 27, 2014

SHERIDAN — The entrepreneurial spirit of Sheridan is evident across many industries from home-cooked restaurants to technology businesses and every start-up in between. Downtown revitalization committees are working tirelessly to attract new business people and specialists to the area and the “buy local” movement is felt strong in this homegrown community. When looking to the Read More

Junior docents explore history at Trail End

June 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — Museums are usually “hands-off” places. Because they often house very old or very rare items, they tend to be places where visitors use their sense of sight, rather than sense of touch. Consequently, it can be challenging to engage young visitors. However, an annual summer program at Trail End State Historic Site allows Read More

Swim lessons offered for a variety of age groups, skill levels at the YMCA

June 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — The noise level at the Scott Pool in Sheridan County’s YMCA can be deafening on summer afternoons. Happy children laughing and chatting with each other, young adults yelling out instructions and the occasional whistle of the lifeguard mix in echoes in the cement room. Next door at the Y Pool, a much quieter Read More

School year over? Still plenty of chances to learn

June 6, 2014

RANCHESTER — Although the last day of the academic school year has passed, for many area students, learning opportunities will continue throughout the summer. Both Sheridan County School District 1 and 2 schools are offering a variety of programs and activities designed to keep kids learning through the summer, without the pressure of homework, tests Read More

School is out for summer; teens flock to local haunts for employment

May 16, 2014

By Alisa Brantz The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — The reality of the modern day is that for most students, summer vacation is not actually a vacation at all. While some kids are planning road trips or trips to the pool, others are planning for the summer in a much different way — job hunting. Summer Read More

Henderson has love of literature, books

March 21, 2014

Strong English and communication skills distinguish this week’s Summit Award winner, Grace Henderson. Employers in today’s economy are clamoring for college graduates who possess exceptional speaking, writing and listening skills and Henderson is a step ahead of many of her peers. During her junior and senior years she has worked on the Sheridan High School Read More

BH students take top honors at History Bowl and Bee

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School students took top honors at Wyoming’s first History Bee and Bowl, held March 15 at BHHS. The national history bee and bowl, sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, started in 2010. BHHS students have participated in the Montana History Bee and Bowl the past few years, and most recently, Read More

Toddler tumbling: Classes focus on basics

February 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — After the success of its youth tumbling program, the Sheridan Recreation District has introduced a new class for even younger tumblers—Toddler Tumbling. Sheridan Recreation District Director Richard Wright said that the district’s tumbling program was offered last year for the first time and attracted a lot of interest and great participation. However, the Read More

Sheridan Speech and Debate Team takes third place

January 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Speech and Debate Team took third place at a competition last weekend in Cheyenne. The tournament was the second of the year and individual winners included Dylan Lindly, who took a second-place award as well as a first-place award with his duo partner Judy Chen. In addition, duos Isaac Read More

Hands off Drugs program a real commitment

December 20, 2013

SHERIDAN — More than 200 Sheridan Junior High students gathered in a school hallway on Tuesday to make a visual display of their commitment to abstain from all harmful and illegal chemical substances. The Hands Off Drugs Program at the school is in its 13th year. The program encourages students to sign a pledge showing Read More

Tooth Fairy tab nears $4

August 30, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Days of finding a quarter under your pillow are long gone. The Tooth Fairy no longer leaves loose change. Kids this year are getting an average of $3.70 per lost tooth, a 23 percent jump over last year’s rate of $3. And that’s a 42 percent spike from the $2.60 per Read More

Four youth complete the Cutt Slam certification in one week

SHERIDAN — Four youth and two instructors with Joey’s Fly Fishing Foundation recently completed a whirlwind trip around Wyoming to earn Cutt Slam certification. “Normally people try to acquire this over periods of time,” explained Sheila Blackburn, executive director of Joey’s Fly Fishing Foundation. “This group found it fun to try to get it done Read More

Cheerleaders ready to rock

August 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — With more than 50 young girls signed up, and a new coach on board, the Little Guy Football cheerleaders are ready for the first games of the season. The cheerleading program has been offered through the Sheridan Recreation District since the 1980s and is open to girls in first through sixth grades. The Read More

While time in the community is short, impact long lasting

August 16, 2013

SHERIDAN — Though the Up With People visit to Sheridan ends tonight with a second and final performance of their show, the group’s impact on Sheridan will be felt for a long time. During the past week, the 100 cast members divided up projects for local charitable organizations. Collectively, the group donated hundreds of volunteer Read More

2013 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale Report

August 14, 2013

Weight, Name, Price, Buyer   Grand Champion Market Steer 1380 Wyatt Ankney $5.00 Wyo Group Construction Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer 1342 Braden West $4.00 Spring Creek Coal Champion Weight Division I 1223 Elana Ostler $3.00 Napa Auto Parts Champion Weight Division II 1258 Brayton Ankney $4.25 Zowada Recycling & Steel Champion Weight Division III Read More

2 SHS students tour Europe

August 9, 2013

Sheridan High School student Brittney Buckler stands in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Buckler traveled to Europe this past June as part of the Wyoming Ambassadors of Music program. SHS student Jacob Belus was also a member of the trip, but no photo was available by press time.  

BH students trek to Europe

Five Big Horn High School students were part of the 2013 Wyoming Ambassadors band and choir group this past June. The group consisted of approximately 230 other Wyoming students that toured seven countries in Western Europe including the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Austria, Italy and Germany. Pictured in front of Buckingham Palace, from left, Read More

N. Colorado professor performs cello on Longs Peak

August 2, 2013

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Hikers are usually rewarded for a trip to the summit of Longs Peak with views that stretch for miles, tired legs and the accomplishment of climbing the tallest mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park at 14,259 feet. But Gal Faganel, who is in his third year as an assistant professor of Read More

Gardeners turn rocky beginning to plentiful harvests

RANCHESTER — Midway through our local growing season, on July 24, the Tongue River Elementary school garden in Ranchester was overflowing with flowers and produce. It was also overflowing with young gardeners. Fifty-three of them to be exact. They were watering, weeding, harvesting cucumbers and cabbage, tying up tomatoes and spraying organic pesticides to prevent Read More

Teen aims for around-world, solo flight record

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A 19-year-old Australian who describes flying as “magical” aims to become the youngest person to go solo around the world and could break a world record set just a month ago by a 21-year-old Californian. Ryan Campbell left Wollongong, Australia, on June 30 and wants to finish his trip by Sept. Read More

Local youth make Legos move

July 26, 2013

SHERIDAN — Ten children spent most of this week at Tongue River Valley Community Center playing with Legos. However, rather than building a fire truck, skyscraper or train, the kids were creating lions that roar, monkeys that drum and alligators that snap their jaws. Using grant money from the University of Wyoming NASA Space Grant Read More

Release sought for 8 protesters detained at border

PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer is seeking the release of eight protesters who were detained by U.S. authorities at a southern Arizona border crossing when they tried to re-enter the country from Mexico. The eight young people, who were born in Mexico but were brought to America illegally when they were children, tried to re-enter Read More

Michelle Obama highlights kids, gun violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second term as first lady finds Michelle Obama using her spotlight to draw attention to another issue involving the welfare of children: young people and gun violence. A meeting with high school students from a rough neighborhood in her hometown of Chicago led Mrs. Obama to start putting a new spin Read More

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