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Council approves purchase of Linden Hill

August 5, 2013

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan is hoping to avoid a few bumps and bruises this winter by taking ownership of Linden Hill and moving back a fence at the popular sledding spot. The Sheridan City Council approved the city’s taking over of the property in exchange for $15,000 to be paid to the Child Read More

Shade Brigade helps keep seniors cool

SHERIDAN — The dog days of summer have hit Sheridan, and some local senior citizens will have an extra set of eyes on them this year when temperatures peak. A national initiative, dubbed “The Shade Brigade,” has hit Sheridan thanks to staffers at Sheridan’s Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge. Brigade operations include visiting the homes of Read More

Don Meyer to present leadership workshop

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is again hosting coach Don Meyer, NCAA Hall of Fame basketball coach and ESPY award winner. Meyer will present a workshop on “Servant Leadership — the Only Leadership that Lasts.” The workshop will be Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Timberline Room at Read More

‘Trails and Wanderings’ at Sagebrush Art Center

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center is hosting “Trails and Wanderings,” a show featuring paintings by Dianne Wyatt and sculptures by Jerry Smiley. Wyatt was recently awarded “Best in Show” at the SAGE National Juried Show. An artists reception and talk is scheduled for Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center, Read More

Dunning named Merit Finalist at Miss Teen of Wyoming

SHERIDAN — Aleya Dunning of Sheridan received the Merit Finalist award at the Miss Teen of Wyoming Pageant held July 19-21 at the Parkway Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Casper. Thirty-seven young women, ages 13-18, from across Wyoming participated in the event at which Shaylee Hixon of Burlington was named Miss Teen of Wyoming. Read More

Catch that pig!

SHERIDAN — Women dominated the action-packed night of pig wrestling Saturday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Donning colorful tie-dyed shirts, sparkly head bands and covered in mud, the Blon Away Babes had the best time of the night, getting their pig in the barrel in a speedy 11.17 seconds. The team was comprised of Chancey 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

Living through changes in telephone technology

SHERIDAN — “Telephone technology was so much different when I started as a telephone operator,” Wilma Hahle Deeds said. She worked as an operator for the Mountain Bell telephone service in Sheridan for 19 years and nine months. Deeds grew up during the early years of telephone technology when callers simply picked up the receiver Read More

The school bus

World War II essentially killed dad’s business of moving dirt and building reservoirs. His help was drafted and getting parts was difficult. Consequently dad operated a ranch 13 miles south of town where there was no phone or electricity. However, there was a path to the outhouse and a coal oil lamp to do homework Read More

Saving nature with nature

SHERIDAN — Birds, bugs and fish. The interaction of this trio of local animals is the focus of a new research study playing out in the Sheridan area. The study focuses on sage grouse, mosquitoes and fathead minnows. The sage grouse, which has been a species of concern for state and federal wildlife managers for Read More

Legislative committee to talk publication of legal ads

SHERIDAN — On Monday and Tuesday, Sheridan will host a public meeting for an interim committee of the Wyoming Legislature. Members of the public are invited to attend and submit written information to members of the committee on topics of concern. The Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee addresses issues related to rules Read More

Man named in Walmart lawsuit says he left store before incident

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press has learned one of the defendants named in the wrongful death lawsuit against Sheridan’s Walmart did not work at the store at the time of the incident in question. Frederick Lollar filed the suit in Laramie County’s 1st Judicial District Court June 18 alleging a cantaloupe contaminated with the bacteria Read More

County Planning Commission OKs riparian rule changes

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission voted four to one to recommend approval of proposed riparian regulations to the Board of County Commissioners at its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. The recommendation for approval came with several wording changes in the proposed amendments to Sheridan County’s zoning code to address concerns voiced at Read More

Crazy Days — Sidewalk sales mean heavy foot traffic

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s historic district boasts an array of racks and tables on the sidewalks this weekend in commemoration of Crazy Days. While this weekend’s summer outdoor sales coincide with the Sheridan County Fair and the Big West Arts Festival, Crazy Days is an independent, long standing Sheridan tradition. Robbie Smith has owned Sheridan Stationery, Read More

WYO Theater begins public phase of fundraising campaign

SHERIDAN — Under the leadership of Ron Kensey, CEO of Kennon Products, the WYO Theater Capital Campaign has begun the public portion of the nonprofit’s fundraising efforts. Currently, 35 community members have been recruited as campaigners and have begun making contact with more than 1,500 potential donors to the project. The campaign is focused on Read More

Women find camaraderie while casting for recovery

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan area women traveled to Dubois this past weekend to participate in a special fishing trip for breast cancer patients and survivors. Mary Jane Edwards of Banner and Lori Hink of Sheridan were selected from 60 statewide applicants to join in a weekend of fishing and camaraderie at the third annual Casting Read More

Fulmer Library hosting ‘Read Ingredients’ discussion series

SHERIDAN — Starting in August, Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host “Read Ingredients,” a reading and discussion series about food and foodways. This series has been developed in conjunction with the Wyoming Humanities Council’s 2013 tour of “Key Ingredients: America by Food,” a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute. This exhibit is scheduled to Read More

Blue Ribbon Cook-off set for Aug. 15

SHERIDAN — The fifth annual Blue Ribbon Cook-off will take place at the Aug. 15 Third Thursday Street Festival. The entry fee is $80 and includes booth space, preparation table, two 16-ounce USDA prime rib-eye steaks, a hand washing station within 12 feet of your booth and a container for presentation to the judges. You Read More

SAGE hosting 28th annual watercolor exhibition

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Artists Guild, Et al, is hosting the 28th annual Watercolor Wyoming National Exhibition presented by the Wyoming Watercolor Society. This exhibition features 46 original paintings created by 37 artists from 18 states. John Salminen, award-winning watercolor painter known for his realistic urban landscapes, will be the juror and judge for the show Read More

Sheridan lawyer suspended for one year from Wyo. Bar

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Supreme Court Wednesday issued an order suspending Sheridan lawyer Clay B. Jenkins from the practice of law for a period of one year commencing May 10. According to a press release from the Wyoming State Bar, during 2012, one of Jenkins’ clients submitted a complaint to Bar Counsel, which stemmed from Read More

SPD warns area residents of ongoing scams

SHERIDAN — Scam artists continue to contact Sheridan area residents. The Sheridan Police Department released information on two scams that have been attempted on local residents over the last several weeks. One such scam begins with a personal or business check being sent directly to a victim’s financial institution via US mail. The institution deposits Read More

Crime of the week: Aug. 2, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sometime between Nov. 19, 2012, and Nov. 20, 2012, an unknown subject(s) entered the shop of Wyoming Roofing, located at 2175 Skyline Drive, and stole an engine from a vehicle parked in the shop. The engine was an aluminum-head, 327-cubic-inch, 450-horse engine. The engine block was painted metallic purple. The engine had a Read More

Residents voice concerns about proposed riparian regulations

August 1, 2013

STORY — More than 70 people packed Story Woman’s Club Wednesday night for a public meeting to discuss Sheridan County’s proposed amendments to zoning regulations regarding management of riparian areas. Members of the community of Story requested that the meeting be held to discuss their concerns about the proposed regulations with county staff and officials. Read More