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City Council votes to approve rezone on Val Vista Street

October 8, 2013

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council voted to approve a rezone on Val Vista Street, to reject all bids on the Northwest Water Loop Grading Project and to approve a revision to the city’s flood plain regulations in order to maintain eligibility in the National Flood Insurance program at their meeting Monday. The rezone Read More

Trees damaged? UW Extension provides pruning tips

SHERIDAN — Last week’s storm left many residents without power, wrecked travel plans, caused events to be canceled, businesses to close and also heavily damaged hundreds of trees and shrubs. Though most of the power is back on and the snow is mostly gone, many homeowners are wondering how to handle their damaged trees and Read More

Officials discuss Cap Tax renewal

SHERIDAN — Officials from the city, county and town of Dayton gathered at the Sheridan City Council meeting Monday to launch a series of presentations about the Capital Facilities Tax, an optional one-cent sales tax used for specific infrastructure projects around the county. Presentations about the tax and how it will be used will be Read More

Corrections

In Monday’s edition of The Sheridan Press a story regarding a house fire that occurred Friday night on Stonegate Drive indicated firefighters had left the scene and returned when insulation reignited. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Marshal Brian Songer clarified that crews from SFR remained at the home to monitor the building while Goose Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Rocky Mountain Ambulance Read More

local briefs

Casual Conversations set for Wednesday SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is hosting “Casual Conversations in History,” conversations about history in the Sheridan area led by Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society. The schedule is: Wednesday — Sheridan and Sheridan County in 1910 Nov. 13 — Custer Battlefield Highway These discussions are free Read More

AARP driver safety class Sat.

SHERIDAN — A one-day AARP driver safety class will be offered Saturday at the Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. This is a classroom refresher course for drivers age 50 and over to help them retain their driving competencies by understanding the effects of aging and how to compensate for them. Rich Macht will be Read More

‘Growlers 4 Growlers’ Friday

SHERIDAN — The Dog and Cat Shelter is having a “Growlers4Growlers” fundraising event Friday from noon to 11 p.m. at The Black Tooth Brewing Company. During this event, 50 percent of all proceeds from growler fills will be donated to the Dog and Cat Shelter. Food will be offered from 4-7 p.m. and there will Read More

State tennis day 1: Ritterbusch and Fenn cruise, Berry in semis, too

SHERIDAN — Things went as planned for players defending state titles at the first day of 4A state tennis Monday in Gillette. No. 1 singles players Reed Ritterbusch and Julia Fenn set themselves into semifinals matches Tuesday. Head coach Bob Faurot said Ritterbusch was able to work on some strokes and serves, helping him get Read More

Whitney Academic Center open house set for Fri.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host an open house Friday for the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. The open house will run from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visitors can take a self-guided tour of the new facility and partake of food and drink specials at the Big Horn Café. The recently completed building features Read More

Storm cleanup continues

October 7, 2013

SHERIDAN — It was a weekend of fire and ice for Sheridan’s emergency responders. Residents at the base of the Bighorn Mountains are still working to recover from an early fall storm that weighed down trees and knocked out power to thousands of structures in Sheridan County. At one point, Montana-Dakota Utilities estimated approximately 3,000 Read More

House fire Friday night due to faulty chimney

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s emergency responders attended to a house fire Friday night at 1480 Stonegate Drive, which is owned by Bill and Katherine Getter. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Marshal Brian Songer said the initial knockdown of the attic fire took about an hour and a half, but crews were called back to the scene later that night Read More

Local Briefs

SC classes for those 50 and older   SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Center for Workforce and Community Education and the American Association of Community Colleges are presenting a series of classes for people age 50 and over. The class schedule is: • Tuesday — managing the generational difference (for employers) • Nov. 12 — conflict Read More

UW to host ‘e2e’ presentation Oct. 22

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Technology Business Center will hold its next “e2e” presentation Oct. 22 from 5:30-7 p.m. at The Black Tooth Brewing Company. The presenter will be Don Collins, CEO of Western Research Institute in Laramie, who has 25 years experience in engineering and management of research, design and construction of new Read More

Sheridan Fire-Rescue holding open house Sat.

SHERIDAN — As part of Fire Prevention Week, Sheridan Fire-Rescue Department is hosting an open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 151 S. Scott St. “Prevent Cooking Fires!” is the theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week. Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires. Activities include fire station tours, Read More

Bateman photo exhibit on display Oct. 15-Nov. 26

SHERIDAN — Misty Bateman will have an exhibit of her photography at the Martinsen Gallery at Sheridan College from Oct. 15 through Nov. 26. “For Love of Photography; from Analog to Instagram and Place in Between” encompasses a wide spectrum of photography. Bateman is a Sheridan native and received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology Read More

Story Woman’s Club turkey dinner

STORY — Without it, there would be a little less sewing and a little less sharing of flower seeds and stories of green thumb success. The Girl Scouts would have to scout out another place to meet, and all those people turning another year older or tying the knot would have to celebrate somewhere else. Read More

MDU: repairs done by Sunday afternoon

October 5, 2013

SHERIDAN — Montana-Dakota Utilities estimates about 900 Sheridan residents were still without power as of 7 a.m. Saturday. MDU Spokesman Tony Spilde said all major circuits are on and energized, but there were about 324 locations crews still needed to visit and repair.  Spilde said all repairs are expected to be complete by Sunday afternoon. Read More

FAB canceled, speakers talk with the Sheridan Press

October 4, 2013

SHERIDAN — While Sheridan’s first FAB Women’s Conference had to be canceled due to weather, three of the women scheduled to speak at the event sat down with The Sheridan Press earlier this week. The conference was to be headlined by cartoonist and U.S. State Department Cultural Envoy Liza Donnelly. Donnelly has been a cartoonist Read More

Senior Center closed Friday because of storm

SHERIDAN — For the first time in more than 15 years, the Sheridan Senior Center had to cancel Meals on Wheels delivery of homecooked meals Friday. While the center has closed its building a couple times due to inclement weather, meal delivery has continued day in and day out, 365 days per year, ever since Read More

Road closures in northeast Wyoming

SHERIDAN — As snows continue to fall, Wyoming Department of Transportation crews are out in full force plowing snow, sanding slick areas and attempting to keep Wyoming highways open or get them re-opened as quickly as possible. “WYDOT is asking motorists to be watchful for our snowplows and slow down when they see the flashing Read More

MDU: 3000 without power

SHERIDAN — Approximately 3,000 people in the town of Sheridan have been affected by power outages as of Friday afternoon, and Montana-Dakota Utilities crews were out in full force working on down power lines. The majority of outages are being caused by tree branches breaking under the weight of heavy snow. Spokesman for MDU Tony Read More

Fire crews respond to house fire

October 5, 2013

SHERIDAN — Fire crews responded to a house fire Friday at approximately 8:35 p.m. No injuries were reported in the blaze. According to a press release from Sheridan Fire-Rescue the city department responded to the reported structure fire at 1480 Stonegate Drive. Firefighters arrived to find fire coming from the eaves and roof on the Read More

No Power

October 4, 2013

Joyce Inchauspe takes a sip of coffee with her breakfast Friday morning at the Midtown Café on Main Street. Inchauspe came to the Midtown after losing power at her downtown apartment on Main Street.

Public hearing held to discuss new rules and regulations on flood plain management

SHERIDAN — As rains fell outside, turning into a wet, heavy snow that downed tree limbs and knocked out power around town, the Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing Thursday to discuss new rules and regulations governing flood plain management. Adopting the new rules, as well as new Flood Insurance Rate Read More

Public square rosary crusade to take place Oct. 12

SHERIDAN — A public square rosary crusade to pray for the United States will take place at noon Oct. 12 by the Sheridan County Courthouse, on the corner of Main and Burkitt streets. There will be similar rallies occurring throughout the nation on the same day.