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Regional fires cause haze; county to enact fire ban

July 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — After a particularly hazy morning in Sheridan Monday, officials at the National Weather Service Office in Billings said northern Wyoming and southern Montana could be in store for several more weeks of smoky conditions. “The bottom line is we’ve hit that time of year,” impact meteorologist Dan Borsum said. “All the fires across Read More

SFR participates in ongoing training

  SHERIDAN — Sheridan firefighters conducted training exercises Sunday with the use of a mobile fire training trailer. A scenario was established requiring the kind of roof ventilation procedures commonly employed during structure fires involving residential and light commercial buildings. Firefighters used ladders to access the roof and later cut ventilation holes with chain saws. Read More

College touts role as economic driver

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College can be a catalyst for economic development in Sheridan County, Northern Wyoming Community College District President Paul Young told City Council members at a work session Monday. The work session — the first of three to be held over the next three weeks — was requested by City Council to further Read More

Wyo-Rodeo tickets sales up for 2013 event

SHERIDAN — The community of Sheridan once again made the Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo a fun, successful event that can only continue to improve, Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo President Zane Garstad said Monday. Final numbers for the 2013 rodeo are in, and Garstad said everyone involved with the Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo is pleased. “This event is owned by the community. They embrace it, Read More

Elks donate to local schools, library

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Elks Lodge #520 donated copies of America’s founding documents to the four Sheridan County libraries, the Sheridan County public high schools and Normative Services, Inc. The donated “Heritage Corner” kits consist of reproductions of documents including the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, Monroe Doctrine, Gettysburg Address and the Read More

Johnson reception at library Aug. 1

SHERIDAN — Local artist Eilene Roadifer Johnson will display a collection of her artwork titled “Drawings and Paintings: 50 Years in Wyoming” at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. An artist’s reception will be held at the library on Aug. 1 from 5-7 p.m. The artwork collection will be on display on the mezzanine throughout August.

Dog attack results in injuries

SHERIDAN — Three bystanders broke up a bloody dog attack Monday morning that left a dog and at least two people injured in the 800 block of Olympus Drive. Sheridan Police Lt. Chris Dahmke said a woman was walking her yellow Labrador at 6:17 a.m. when two dogs, a pit bull and a mastiff, charged Read More

Fort Phil Kearny to present living history demonstrations

SHERIDAN — Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site will present living history demonstrations, lectures and games at the site Aug. 2-3. Headlining the event is expert military bugler Craig Fischer who will demonstrate the purpose and technique of the bugle for the frontier military. At 6 p.m. Aug. 2, a lecture and demonstration by Robert Read More

Dog attack ends in multiple injuries

July 22, 2013

SHERIDAN — Three bystanders broke up a bloody dog attack Monday morning that left a dog and at least two people injured in the 800 block of Olympus Drive. Sheridan Police Lt. Chris Dahmke said a woman was walking her yellow Labrador at 6:17 a.m. when two dogs, a Pit Bull and a Mastiff, charged Read More

Construction ahead of schedule for VAMC project

SHERIDAN — Patients in substance abuse and post traumatic stress disorder residential treatment programs at the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center will soon have a more home-like atmosphere in which to recover. Building #87 is a 40-bed facility that will replace the outdated building currently in use. Construction on the 24,000-square-foot space began in October Read More

Sheridan County Fair set for Aug. 1-5

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fair is coming to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds on Aug. 1-5. Silent auctions, animal shows, pig wrestling, a tractor pull, horse events, dog agility and a barn dance are part of the activities that will be offered. There will be music by the Teka Brock Band on Aug. 1 at Read More

DSA annual meeting set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Downtown Sheridan Association is having its annual meeting Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. in the DSA community room, 121 S. Main St. New board members and officers will be elected and DSA’s goals, objectives and current activities will be discussed. DSA will also be recruiting volunteers to join committees. The four main committees include Read More

Big West Arts Festival Aug. 3-4

SHERIDAN — The eighth annual Big West Arts Festival will be held at Sheridan College on Aug. 3-4. There will be displays of visual and performing arts. Artist booths are open Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Music will be performed throughout both days, Read More

Rapid Creek Rangers to perform at Carriage House

SHERIDAN — On Friday, the Rapid Creek Rangers will perform a concert at the Carriage House Theater. In the early 1970s, a group of local musicians formed a band called the Rapid Creek Rangers. Some of the group gathered in Sheridan last year to play music and have come back again this year. The members Read More

Science Kids presents ‘Black Diamonds’

SHERIDAN — Science Kids is offering a “Black Diamonds of Sheridan” class Aug. 5-6 for children ages 9-11. Join Science Kids, Sheridan County Museum and Sheridan County Land Trust to follow the Black Diamond Historic Mine Trail and learn about Sheridan County’s early settlements. Instructor Colin Betzler will lead the study of coal and archeology Read More

Notable neighbor: Local doctor enjoys solving diagnostic puzzles

SHERIDAN — Dr. Barry Wohl, a pediatrician at Northeast Wyoming Pediatric Associates, is celebrating his 35th year of practice in Sheridan. He is a native of Pennsylvania and received his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and came to Sheridan in the summer of Read More

Class project turns into 40-minute documentary

July 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — Ever since she was a young child, Sheridan High School senior Nikki Copenhaver has loved horses. However, for a recent journalism class assignment, she decided to create a documentary film that captured other people’s love of horses, rather than her own. “I’ve always been horse crazy,” Copenhaver said. “It always comes down to Read More

Have recent shootings affected screen violence?

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a year ago this week that the sickening sound of gunfire rang out at a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colo. The mass shooting reverberated painfully in Hollywood, and how could it not? It happened at the movies. Five months later, the horrific massacre of Read More

Full-service in a self-service world

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — If you pull into the Sheridan Farmer’s Co-op in Sheridan for gas, don’t be surprised when Harold Ruzila steps to your vehicle and asks what you want. He is Farmer Co-op’s gas attendant. His job is to fuel your vehicle, wash your windshield, check the air pressure Read More

The trouble with ‘me’

Sometimes I don’t like me. I get kind of whiney. Well, OK, I get a lot whiney. Then I want to leave me and go to Mexico. But I know that I would be taking me with me and somehow “me” would find something to whine about in Mexico too. I wonder who this person Read More

Beacon on the hill — Kendrick celebrates 100 years

SHERIDAN — On July 25, 1913, the Trail End State Historic Site was the site of Rosa-Maye Kendrick’s 16th birthday party with local musicians entertaining 40 guests in the ballroom. At the time, it was not a museum, but the most technologically advanced house in Sheridan and quite simply “home” for the John B. Kendrick Read More

Local man to compete on Jeopardy

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Patrick Geary will appear on the nationally televised game show Jeopardy on Monday. Geary, 25, said he grew up watching the nightly game show and has aspired for many years to be a contestant. “I’ve always been a fan of the show, ever since I was a really little kid,” Geary Read More

City, WYDOT to discuss lowering speed limits on Brundage Lane

SHERIDAN — In an effort to curb vehicle accidents at one of the city’s more dangerous intersections, Sheridan Police Chief Rich Adriaens is planning to hold preliminary discussions with officials from the Wyoming Department of Transportation regarding lowering the speed limit on a heavily traveled section of Brundage Lane. At issue is the portion of Read More

Police: Smith was stalling; city employee passenger in car

SHERIDAN — Police records recently obtained by The Sheridan Press have shed more light on the April 26 drunk driving arrest of Sheridan City Councilor Shelleen Smith. Arresting officers claimed Smith attempted to delay taking a field sobriety test after being pulled over at 12:30 a.m. near the intersection of Absaraka Street and Big Horn Read More

Dominguez: Should not ignore Smith’s DUI

SHERIDAN — It has been nearly three months since the April 26 drunk driving arrest of Sheridan City Councilor Shelleen Smith. There have been no official calls for Smith to resign her seat on Council, but this week, following her guilty plea July 11, the release of police records regarding the incident and a Council meeting Read More