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Leaving it all on the race track: Local race car drivers talk camaraderie, love for the sport

July 3, 2015

SHERIDAN — For experienced drivers like Byran Bettcher, racing isn’t only about winning. “It’s all about camaraderie I guess,” Bettcher said. “It’s fun all together and it’s a good way to get back together with your friends from other towns and other parts of the country.” Bettcher has been racing for more than 17 years Read More

Wyoming Theater Festival — Meet the troupe Part 4

BY CASSIDY BELUS CASSIDY@THESHERIDANPRESS.COM SHERIDAN — The brainchild of DannyLee Hodnett, the Wyoming Theater Festival ignites this summer for its first venture. Collaborating with the Sheridan College theater department, WTF will bring four new plays to Sheridan featuring a number of local and out-of-state artists. While artists arrived in Sheridan Sunday for two weeks of Read More

Defense attorney: Settlement not an admission of guilt

By Travis Pearson SHERIDAN — Sheridan County may have settled a lawsuit Monday with a woman who in 2010 was injured while incarcerated at the Sheridan County Detention Center, but the $20,000 plus costs and attorney fees should not be seen as an admission of guilt, according to the defense attorney. In fact, Richard Read More

Dept. of Education to host STEM conference in Sheridan in August

SHERIDAN — The second annual Roadmap to STEM conference will be hosted by the Department of Education in Sheridan this August. Providing educational tools and opportunities to local businesses, industry leaders and educators, the conference aims to build stronger connections and communication between these groups. “We’re just really trying to spread the word on STEM Read More

Dry spell has increased fire danger in Bighorn National Forest

SHERIDAN — While droves of local residents will take to the mountains for camping and recreation this Fourth of July weekend, local U.S. Forest Service representatives are asking people to keep the wise words of Smokey Bear in the back of their minds. A dry spell spanning back from late June is increasing the potential Read More

Wyo. Dept. of Health releases revised income guidelines for WIC program

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Health has announced revised income guidelines effective July 1 for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program. WIC is a nutrition program that offers free nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy food and other services to Wyoming WIC families who qualify. The program is designed Read More

SC students build shelter at trailhead of Sheridan pathways

SHERIDAN — In a collaborative effort between Sheridan College’s construction technology program and the college’s Outdoor Adventure Club, students recently built a shelter structure to serve as a trailhead on the Sheridan pathways, across from the front lawn of the college campus. The 8-by-12-foot structure features maps of the pathways and Sheridan College’s disc golf Read More

SC students place in top 10 at SkillsUSA national championship

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan College students placed in the top 10 at the recent SkillsUSA national championships in Louisville, Kentucky. The SkillsUSA Championships took place June 24-25, as part of the SkillsUSA 51st annual National Leadership and Skills Conference, a showcase of career and technical education students. Erik Bale of Casper took fourth place in Read More

WGFD to host free photography workshop

SHERIDAN — Have you ever wondered how some people take those great photos of wildlife and scenery? If so, join Jessica Grant of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for a free photography workshop. The workshop will be Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. at the Sheridan Regional Game and Fish Office at 700 Valley View Drive. Read More

‘Navigating Medicare for the Young Senior Adult’ presentation set for Tuesday

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Are you turning 65 this year? Have you already celebrated this milestone birthday? If you can answer “yes” to either question, you may benefit from a presentation at the Senior Center on Tuesday.  The topic is “Navigating Medicare for the Young Senior Adult.” The purpose of the Read More

Our turn to prepare for future generations

For seniors, we know about the wheelchairs and the walkers and all that but what about other services? Where do you turn to? You turn to the Senior Center for help. All you have to do is ask for it. There is no other organization in Sheridan like the Senior Center. It’s like having a Read More

Living as a traveling teacher

By Jessie Hetzler Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Harold Johnson has lived anything but a dull life. Following high school, Johnson pursued a nursing degree but his college education was a series of stops and re-starts. Some years after having a series of starts and stops with college, friends of Johnson’s parents returned from Japan Read More

Agendas July 4, 2015

Dayton Town Council 7:30 p.m. Monday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Recite Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Approve minutes of the June 17 secondary Council meeting • Reports — Utility clerk/building permits, fire/rescue department, law enforcement, employees, engineering, planning committee, joint powers board and Council Read More

SHS music students take musical tour across Europe

BY KAYLIN MCKINLEY The Sheridan press SHERIDAN — Ten of Sheridan High School’s music students stamped their passports this June for a 15-day musical tour across Europe. Students participating were Carson Holwell, Morgan Parker, Sarah Campbell, Katie Campbell, Paige Wolski, Heather Belus, Sarah Alley, Delainy Szmyd, Garrett Szmyd and Hannah Wiley. These students were nominated Read More

UW announces spring 2015 Provost’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming lists 17 students from Sheridan County on the 2015 spring semester Provost’s Honor Roll. The Provost’s Honor Roll consists of undergraduates who have completed at least six but fewer than 12 hours with a minimum 3.5 grade point average for the semester. Local students on the list include Amanda Read More

Sheridan Sundowner Lions to host Lion Ryan Express Ride

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Sundowner Lions will host the 2015 Lion Ryan Express Ride. Starting at 6 a.m. at Whitney Commons the 20-mile bicycle ride will go to Big Horn and back and the 50-mile ride will go to Story and back. Registration is $25 per person. Raffle tickets will be sold for $5 each. Read More

Ask a scientist at Sheridan Research and Extension Center July 14

SHERIDAN — Northern Wyoming residents can have ask-a-scientist sessions when researchers present their work at the Sheridan Research and Extension Center field day July 14. The center is part of the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station housed within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m., introductions Read More

County considers changes to notification procedures

SHERIDAN — The county may be changing how people are notified when their neighbors’ land is rezoned for a use other than it was originally intended. These changes would come as a result of talks at the Thursday Planning and Zoning Commission meetings, where commissioners agreed the notification process was too bogged down with unnecessary Read More

A seller’s market

SHERIDAN —  If you are looking to sell your house, there is no time like the present. Currently, Sheridan’s real estate market is at its strongest since before the housing market crash of 2008. Real estate prices have increased with the number of buyers over the past year and trends are continuing to look positive Read More

Wyoming Theater Festival — Meet the troupe part 3

SHERIDAN — The brainchild of DannyLee Hodnett, the Wyoming Theater Festival ignites this summer for its first venture. Collaborating with the Sheridan College theater department, WTF will bring four new plays to Sheridan featuring a number of local and out-of-state artists. While artists arrived in Sheridan Sunday for two weeks of rehearsal and set building, Read More

Woman accepts deferral in forgery case

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman pleaded guilty to one count of felony forgery for changing customers’ bills in 2014 at the Wyoming Rib and Chop House. She received a deferred prosecution in favor of probation. Kayla McDougall, 25, accepted the plea deal Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. In exchange for her guilty plea on Read More

Chamber invites rodeo attendees to ride the trolly

SHERIDAN — Black Tooth Brewing Company, Pony Grill and Bar, the Suds n’ Spurs Brewfest and the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce are inviting rodeo attendees to avoid the parking frenzy and take a free ride on the trolley shuttle. For more information or assistance, contact the Sheridan Trolley office at 672-2485 or 751-3641. Trolley Read More

Supreme Court censures local attorney

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Supreme Court today issued a public censure to Sheridan lawyer Nicholas T. Haderlie. Haderlie had a single-vehicle accident while driving under the influence of alcohol, resulting in substantial damage to a fence. He left the scene of the accident and returned to his house. When law enforcement personnel arrived at his Read More

Senior Center Lecture Series to focus on navigating Medicare

SHERIDAN — The Senior Center Lecture Series will return with “Navigating Medicare” on Tuesday. As part of the Sheridan Senior Center’s “When I’m 64 or More” life planning series offered the first Tuesday of each month, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center dining room, Laurie Ross from Prudential Insurance will present. The event Read More

Civic Theatre Guild to hold auditions for ‘Standing By’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild will hold auditions for an upcoming play on Monday and Tuesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. The auditions will be held in room 137 at the Sheridan College Broadway Center. The play — “Standing By” — is a romantic comedy about two people who meet on an airplane en Read More

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