Water from fair association ­­to be reallocated

September 13, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fair Association voted to accept 14 shares of reallocated water from Whitney Benefits at its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. The water is a donation and will be used around the fairgrounds. “That’s enough water for us to use for two years,” Board Chairman Steve Eliason said. “For Whitney Benefits to Read More

Amercian Legion Wyoming wins high marks in Houston

September 12, 2013

SHERIDAN — The American Legion’s Wyoming Department won high marks at the recent annual National Convention of The American Legion held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, Aug. 23-29. A number of Wyoming legionnaires and members of the Women’s Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion attended. At the Aug. 28 Read More

Wolf Creek Wrangle scheduled for Sept. 21

SHERIDAN — The annual Wolf Creek Wrangle, a run/hike event benefiting Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns, will be Sept. 21 at Eatons’ Ranch in Wolf. Join in a half marathon for $55, a 10K run/hike for $40 or the kids run at no charge. Prizes will be given to the top three male Read More

VOA hosting 6th annual barn dance

SHERIDAN — Volunteers of America Northern Rockies will hold its sixth annual fundraising Bandana Barn Dance Sept. 21 from 5:30-10 p.m. The event is $100 per ticket, which includes dinner, open bar, entertainment and dancing. Bring some money for games and to spend at the auction. The dance will be at the Winfield Ranch, 554 Read More

Daughters of the Nile holding ride

SHERIDAN — Sahida Temple No. 86 Daughters of the Nile is holding a Ride for the Kids poker run and Oktoberfest Sept. 21. Registration is at the Kalif Shrine Center from 11 a.m. to noon. The blessing of the vehicles will be at 11:45 a.m. followed by run. All the motorized vehicles are welcome. The Read More

Random acts of kindness

Yesterday’s anniversary of the September 11 attacks was marked throughout the country with various ceremonies and salutes…and by students at Sagebrush Elementary with random acts of kindness. The focus for students yesterday was spreading kindness, acceptance, and friendship throughout their school and community. The school promoted this kindness movement through group and individual activities. “It Read More

67 WyoLink sites now in service across Wyoming

SHERIDAN — The Public Safety Communications Commission for the State of Wyoming met in Sheridan Wednesday — a fitting day for a group dedicated to fostering communication between local, county, state and federal health and safety departments. With the memory of 9/11 at the forefront of many minds, particularly for the Commission the lack of Read More

Lake DeSmet cleanup

Over the course of the next two Saturdays, local volunteers will descend on Lake DeSmet to help clear trash and debris … above and below water. Aquatic Scuba Adventures of Sheridan is partnering with the Ocean Conservancy to participate in the International Coastal Cleanup. The program takes place every fall throughout the world, involving thousands Read More

Stories of the second story

SHERIDAN — One of Sheridan’s big selling points is its small-town feel, but that doesn’t mean urban living isn’t an option. The real estate above Main Street provides an unmatchable living situation for tenants who want to keep pace with hometown happenings. In days gone by, it was common to find shopkeepers and their families Read More

The Rock church holds concert

September 11, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Rock Church recently moved to a new location at 1100 Big Horn Ave., the former home of Bethesda Worship Center. This move comes as The Rock celebrates its 10th anniversary and welcomes Rob Jost as the new co-pastor. Jost and his wife Lynette recently moved to Sheridan from Utah. To celebrate these Read More

Polka Club meeting 1 p.m. Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will meet 1 p.m. Sunday at the Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St. The Dakota Duo will play a variety of dance music. There is a $5 cover charge. The public is welcome.

Mock trial of Joe McCarthy

SHERIDAN — In 1954, Wyoming Sen. Lester Hunt committed suicide in his Senate office in Washington, D.C. A recent book by Rodger McDaniel of Cheyenne, “Dying for Joe McCarthy’s Sins: The Suicide of Wyoming Senator Lester Hunt,” explores the circumstances surrounding Hunt’s death, specifically the role that Sen. Joe McCarthy (R. Wis) played in the Read More

Statewide ACT scores on the rise

ACT scores for Wyoming high school juniors increased statewide in 2013 with all three Sheridan school districts scoring in the top 10 districts. The statewide average for ACT scores this year was 19.7, an increase above last year’s average of 19.4. The state’s highest average score was in Washakie District 2 at 22.4. Sheridan County Read More

Austin Holdings files lawsuit

SHERIDAN — A natural gas company operating in Sheridan County is the defendant in a class action lawsuit alleging the company is not paying out a fair share of mineral royalties to Sheridan County residents. Austin Holdings, LLC, filed the lawsuit on behalf of itself and other present and past royalty owners against the Fidelity Read More

Liz Cheney hosts meet and greet

SHERIDAN — U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney urged Sheridan residents at a meet and greet Tuesday night to live by the Code of the West when considering the present state of politics in America. Particularly; she called on the 10th rule of the Code of the West — know where to draw the line — Read More

Remembering 9/11

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s emergency responders gathered around the flag pole at the Sheridan Fire-Rescue building this morning to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. The ceremony was timed, down to the minute, to correlate with the collapse of the South Tower of the World Trade Center. Read More

Sheridan Inn to get another breath of life

September 9, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Inn may be on one of the last of its nine lives, but a Tulsa-based man with Sheridan roots is hoping to once again breath new life into the historic structure. Bob Townsend and his wife, Dana, are currently under contract to purchase the Sheridan Inn and the pair hope to Read More

Family of Dan Scott makes $25,000 donation

September 10, 2013

RANCHESTER — The Tongue River Valley Community Center received a $25,000 donation monday from the family of Dan Scott. Scott died in a helicopter accident in April and his family made the donation in memory of him. Scott was an initial supporter of the TRVCC and contributed to its startup by purchasing and donating the Read More

Watercolor Wyoming award winners

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — The awards ceremony for the 28th annual Watercolor Wyoming National Exhibition, hosted by the Wyoming Watercolor Society, was held Aug. 29 at the SAGE Exhibit Gallery at Sheridan College Main Street. The exhibition award winners were: Best of Wyoming — Helen Lytle Campbell of Sheridan — “My Favorite Jug” Read More

24 students recognized after AP exams

SHERIDAN — Twenty-four Sheridan High School students have earned College Board’s Advanced Placement Scholar Awards for their achievement on AP exams. Students qualifying for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3.0 or higher on five or more of Read More

Teachers recognized

SHERIDAN — Mick Wiest and Linda Bilyeu were recognized at last night’s business meeting of Sheridan County School District 2 as the certified and classified staff member of the year, respectively. Wiest teaches English and drama at Fort Mackenzie High School and received his award from Terry Burgess, SCSD2 assistant superintendent. “Our language arts scores Read More

Art exhibit at Martinsen Gallery

SHERIDAN — The annual Sheridan College employee art exhibit is on display at the Martinsen Gallery in Sheridan College’s Whitney Building. The opening reception will be Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. There will be a raffle to win a $100 gift certificate to Wyoming Rib and Chop House. You must be present to win. This reception Read More

Gov. Mead tours area tech businesses

SHERIDAN — For decades, Wyoming’s economy has stood on the three pillars of energy, tourism and agriculture. But as the state grows, Gov. Matt Mead and other state officials believe it needs to add a fourth pillar: technology. Mead visited Sheridan Monday to see firsthand how the city has grown its technology and light manufacturing sectors Read More

Brig. Gen. Kathy Wright to open FAB Conference Oct. 4

September 9, 2013

SHERIDAN — The list of keynote and breakout session speakers is nearly complete for the FAB (For. About. By) Women’s Conference being organized by The Sheridan Press and set for Oct. 4-5 at Sheridan College. Brig. Gen. Kathy Wright, the first female general in the Wyoming National Guard, will open the conference as Friday’s luncheon speaker. Read More

High performance government

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County was one of four municipalities in Wyoming to receive a “high-performance” mark in an analysis of more than 6,300 city and county governments across the nation. A high-performance government is a city or county that ranks in the top 10 percent of all municipalities studied in the analysis. This year a Read More