Category Archives: News

Vacutech announces investment; mulls expansion plans

SHERIDAN — Vacutech announced earlier this week an investment in the company by Vopne Capital and the hiring of a new chief operating officer, two moves that owners say signify expansion of the Sheridan-based business. Vacutech manufactures central vacuum systems used in car washes and industrial markets. Vacutech CEO John Tucker did not disclose the… Continue Reading

Big Horn, SC students collaborate for art exhibit

SHERIDAN — Two years ago Jason Lanka was brought on board as art faculty at Sheridan College with a dual mission to not only build a sculpture program, but also do outreach in grade schools throughout the district. The outreach is an effort to both promote the programs available at the college and offer support… Continue Reading

Natural gas board fears backward slide

DAYTON — Representatives from Montana-Dakota Utilities presented a new project overview for bringing natural gas to Dayton and Ranchester at the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board meeting Wednesday, but board Chairman Peter Clark said it didn’t look too promising. The board will have its consultant, Pinedale Natural Gas owner Steven Shute, review the project… Continue Reading

Center plans year of saving for expansion projects

SHERIDAN — Fifteen patrons of the Sheridan Senior Center crowded into a small conference room Wednesday to find out what the center is planning over the next two years. Carmen Rideout, executive director of the Sheridan Senior Center, outlined the purpose and future of the center, which includes renovations and a new building for an… Continue Reading

Brundage Lane speed limit to drop Monday

SHERIDAN — Drivers in Sheridan are going to have to take their feet off their gas pedals when driving Brundage Lane. Starting Monday, the speed limit on Brundage Lane from the interstate to Big Horn Avenue will be 30 mph rather than the 40 mph people are accustomed to. “We’ve been doing speed studies and… Continue Reading

Hospital to give cash for candy

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will give cash for candy Monday from 3-6 p.m. All of the candy collected will be given to Operation Gratitude, which sends care packages to troops stationed overseas. The hospital will give $1 for every pound of candy. Those wishing to trade candy for cash should bring their candy to… Continue Reading

Buddy Poppy drive set for Nov. 7-8

SHERIDAN — The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary #1560 will distribute Buddy Poppies Nov. 7 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Nov. 8 at Warehouse Market, Kmart and Walmart from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Buddy Poppies are artificial flowers which have symbolized the blood shed by service members since the VFW registered… Continue Reading

Wyoming Arts Council to meet in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Members of the Wyoming Arts Council board will meet in Sheridan on Nov. 6-7 at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. Beginning at 1 p.m. on Nov. 6, the board will adjudicate Governor’s Arts Awards nominations, hear reports, plan for upcoming events and conduct business. The board invites individuals and organizational representatives to attend… Continue Reading

BHHS band to present unique concert Wednesday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn High School band will present a fall concert Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the high school’s auditorium. This year’s concert differs from previous concerts performed by the school band. The Music Technology Ensemble will show the 1931 classic “Dracula,” while performing the film soundtrack live. The BHHS band has… Continue Reading

Egg to release: Kids help raise pheasants

Egg to release: Kids help raise pheasants

 Kids learn connection to wildlife through program ACME — Local pheasant hunters trekking into the fields this weekend for the opening of pheasant season can tip their hats to students at nearly 20 area schools for their help in hatching hundreds of the 28,000 birds to be released this season around the state. This year… Continue Reading

SHS takes part in national Red Ribbon Week

SHERIDAN — A group of Sheridan High School students calling themselves W.A.T.Ch — led by a member of the faculty they just call “Mama” — are wrapping up another successful Red Ribbon Week tomorrow. We Are the Change is comprised of students who have taken a pledge to be drug and alcohol free, and in… Continue Reading

SHS students raise $1,900 for Welch Cancer Center

 SHERIDAN —The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees held its monthly meeting Wednesday and welcomed guests from Sheridan High School who helped raise $1,900 for the Welch Cancer Center. River Heide and Taylor Cameron, members of the high school’s Future Business Leaders of America, worked with the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation to raise money for… Continue Reading

Sheridan College to present band concert at SHS

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Music Department will present its first band concert of the season on Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan High School auditorium. The program, “Vibrant, Varied, and Very Prolific,” opens with the Wind Ensemble and concludes with the Jazz Ensemble. The concert is free and open to the public. “I… Continue Reading

Hackman named Psychologist of the Year

SHERIDAN — Sheridan psychologist Dr. Hollis Hackman was recently selected as the Psychologist of the Year by the members of the Wyoming Psychological Association. According to a media release from the WPA, this award is presented to the psychologist who has made a truly distinguished contribution to the advancement of psychology in one or more… Continue Reading

Jazz performance set for Nov. 4

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Thorne-Rider Campus Center will play host to a jazz music performance Nov. 4. From 6-8 p.m., the jazz jam will feature all levels of student and community musicians. The event is free and open to the public. Pizza, coffee, ice cream and other refreshments will be available. For more information, call… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host ‘Live from The Met’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present Live from The Met: Bizet’s “Carmen” on Saturday at 11 a.m. The performance is one installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts to reinvigorate opera… Continue Reading

Local Events Oct. 30, 2014

• 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., costume contest, Northeast Wyoming Pediatric Associates, 916 Jackson Ave. • 4-8 p.m. Halloween at McDonald’s, 2146 Coffeen Ave. and 2590 N. Main St. • 4 p.m. Halloween treats and specials, Trails End Motel, 2125 N. Main St. • 5-7 p.m., Trunk-or-treat, Tongue River Elementary School, 124 Dayton St., Ranchester… Continue Reading

Rebroadcasts of candidate forums available today

SHERIDAN — Rebroadcasts of the two-part candidate forum held Oct. 14-15 are now available. Videos of the forum may be found on Charter Cable channel 190, on ACT’s website www.actaccess.tv and on the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce website, sheridanwyomingchamber.org. Voters will take to the polls Nov. 4 for the 2014 general election. Contested races… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Oct. 30, 2014

Pub crawl to benefit The Food Group SHERIDAN — A Turkey Trot Pub Crawl will benefit The Food Group on Saturday. Attendees are asked to bring three canned food items to receive one drink token for The Mint Bar, the Pony Grille and Bar and the Blacktooth Brewing Company. The pub crawl will begin at… Continue Reading

Air service, housing availability, broadband still challenges for manufacturing industry

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Mayor John Heath and Sheridan College President Paul Young held a roundtable discussion and luncheon with local manufacturers Tuesday at Sheridan College to discuss issues that might have a negative impact on the manufacturing industry in Sheridan. Drawing from concerns mentioned by manufacturers at a similar discussion in April, the group talked… Continue Reading

Meet the candidates: 5 vie for seats on NWCCD board

SHERIDAN — Over the next week, thousands of Sheridan County voters will cast their ballots in the 2014 general election for both statewide and local campaigns. In an attempt to aid voters in making a choice, The Sheridan Press sent brief questionnaires to each of the candidates running in opposed races. The following are the… Continue Reading

Haunted road trips

Haunted road trips

SHERIDAN — After the pumpkins have been carved and the candy collected, Halloween has come and gone and you’re still looking for some more spirited fun for the remainder of your weekend, consider taking a haunted road trip. With the old, rich history of the region — from battlefields in Montana to ghost towns in… Continue Reading

Wyoming School District Coalition presents case for inflation adjustments for Wyoming schools to JEC

From staff reports SHERIDAN — The Wyoming School District Coalition for an External Cost Adjustment presented to the Wyoming State Legislature’s Joint Education Committee last week in an effort to reinstate inflation adjustments for Wyoming’s schools. Sen. Chris Rothfuss, D-Laramie, made a motion in support of inflation adjustments, and the JEC voted 10-3 in favor… Continue Reading

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