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Developing downtown

January 21, 2014

By Hannah Wiest The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council unanimously approved on first reading Monday night an ordinance that will create a downtown development authority for Sheridan. It is the hope of the city and organizations like the Downtown Sheridan Association that a DDA will enable greater efforts and funding resources to be Read More

Students caution legislators on cyberbullying issues

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior Councilman Tyler Julian presented to City Council at its meeting Monday about the issue of cyberbullying in an effort to represent the interests of high school students in the issue and how it is addressed. Julian informed Council members of a recent meeting held by Sheridan High School student councilors with Read More

Biz leadership seminar set for Feb. 6 in Gillette

SHERIDAN — “Dave Ramsey’s Business Leadership Seminar” will be offered Feb. 6 at Gillette College. Manufacturing-Works and speaker Chris Hogan will lead the seminar on increasing your potential and impacting your team to take them to the next level. The seminar will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Presentation Hall. The cost Read More

Warehouse 201 celebrates with Sheridan Angels

SHERIDAN — Warehouse 201 will celebrate the service the Sheridan Angels has given on their one year anniversary with a fundraising event on Thursday. The event will run commence at 5:30 p.m. “Thankful Thursday” will include live entertainment and live and silent auctions. Admission is free but a $25 ticket can be purchased at the Read More

WBC offers trade show grant

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Business Council offers a Trade Show Incentive Grant to help cover a portion of companies’ expenses involved with participating in trade shows. The grant reimburses Wyoming companies up to 50 percent of approved expenses to attend a show. These expenses could include event fees, booth fees, transportation and pre-approved event-specific marketing Read More

‘Women’s Fly Tying Night’ on Friday

SHERIDAN — The Fly Shop of the Bighorns will host a “Women’s Fly Tying Night” on Friday. This free class is open to all women and all materials required will be provided. From 6-9 p.m. at the shop different fly tying techniques will be taught in a casual atmosphere. Guests are welcome to responsibly enjoy Read More

Got a grant? Here’s what to do next

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host a series of free classes for individuals and organizations who are seeking grants or wish to learn the basics of writing a grant proposal. The first class will be “You Got the Grant, Now What?” tomorrow. Commencing at noon, the course will teach the best practices Read More

Relay for Life kickoff event Jan. 28

SHERIDAN — The American Cancer Society will host the kickoff event for the 2014 Relay for Life on Jan. 28. From 5-8 p.m. at the Black Tooth Brewing Company information will be available on creating and signing up a team. Food and drink may be purchased with $1 for every pint sold benefitting the ACS. Read More

Big Horn Historical Society to host potluck Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Historical Society will host a potluck and program Sunday. The free meeting is open to all members of the community. The potluck will begin at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. At 1:50 p.m. Mike Kuzara will present Read More

A gift of rodeo, a community’s history

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo board has invested more than $468,000 worth of improvements toward the Sheridan County Fairgrounds since 2005. The contributions were celebrated this morning by an official action of the Sheridan County Commissioners to acknowledge the hard work of the board and accept the gift on behalf of the community. In less than Read More

Local legislator hopes to end abuse of property tax exemption in 2014 session

January 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — As the Wyoming Legislature prepares for its 2014 session, the docket of bills to be discussed continues to grow. Currently, there are 106 bills proposed for consideration The Sheridan Press caught up with Rep. Mike Madden, R-Buffalo, at last week’s legislative forum to discuss the bills that emerged from the interim Joint Revenue Read More

‘Brown Bag Lunch Seminars’ this Wed

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Main Street campus Center for Workforce and Community Education will present a series of “Brown Bag Lunch Seminars” on Wednesdays through the end of February. Lynn Gordon of Family and Personal Counseling Center will present topics including depression, fear, family and codependency and how to take control of these issues. Read More

Museum to host ‘Tidbit Saturday’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host “Tidbit Saturday” this weekend. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday children ages 5 to 10 are invited to attend with their parent of guardian for a variety of activities. No reservations are required and there is no charge to attend. Tidbit, the SCM Mouse, can be Read More

DSA wants to know what you want out of downtown

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association is conducting a feasibility study for an entrepreneurial center in Sheridan’s historic downtown. An entrepreneurial center is a start-up business center with office, retail or other complimentary spaces for rent to new or expanding businesses. As part of the study, DSA is asking members of the community to complete Read More

How the Sheridan Press staff fared at the WPA’s

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press won several awards at the 2014 Wyoming Press Association annual winter conference. “Everyone on staff works so hard all year to produce an informational, top-notch newspaper for the Sheridan County community,” Press managing editor Kristen Czaban said. “While awards don’t mean everything, it is nice to be recognized for the Read More

Dicing up winter

Matt Davis uses a chain saw to cut away sections of ice from Big Goose Creek on Saturday morning at Kendrick Park. Davis and friends will build a sauna next to the creek where they plan to take a dip.

The Sweeney dozen

January 17, 2014

SHERIDAN – Evenings at the Sweeney house begin in much the same way as other Sheridan homes. Kids get out of school, parents shuffle kids to and from after-school activities and eventually, dinner is started. However, at the Sweeney home, when dinner is served, 12 people sit down to share food and tell about their Read More

Old West still alive in Germany

SHERIDAN — As she walked down main street, she saw a stockade of old forts and a wooden bank, jail, courthouse and saloon. Inside the saloon there was a dance floor. And on the dance floor, people danced. Some wore a flannel shirt or maybe a cowboy hat and boots. Some wore fur pelts. One Read More

Students travel to Laramie for All-State Music

SHERIDAN — A large contingent of Sheridan County students leaves for Laramie tomorrow to participate in the All-State Music conference. The annual event features only the top music students in the state who have auditioned for the coveted spots. Over the course of three days, the students work with invited guest conductors on designated musical Read More

Sheriff’s Department needs help identifying suspect

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office is hoping to get help identifying a woman caught on video carrying out an act of property destruction in the side parking lot of the Sheridan County Court house. The incident in question occurred during the daylight hours of Jan. 10. The subject appears to be a young Read More

3 students named to Deans List

SHERIDAN — Belmont University in Tennessee recently announced the dean’s list recipients for the fall 2013 semester. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours, a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and no grade below a C. Jessica Harrelson of Sheridan and Ian Munsick of Dayton were named to the list.

Promotional poster contest announced

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Equestrian Center and Sagebrush Art Center are co-hosting an art contest to create an image for the promotional poster of the 2014 summer season at the equestrian center. Professional and amateur artists of all disciplines are welcome to submit work. The deadline for entries is Jan. 31. For more information Read More

Community blood drive challenge

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School is challenging Gillette High School in a community blood drive. Members of the community are asked to donate blood Jan. 28 at the Best Western Sheridan Center. From 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the ballroom, United Blood Services will be conducting the community blood drive. Appointments are strongly recommended Read More

‘Behind the scenes’ at the museum Jan. 25

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will present “Behind the Scenes Saturday” on Jan. 25. This free event is open to all with no reservations required. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a behind-the-scenes view at the museum’s operations. The public is invited to come and see what goes Read More

SCSO seeks public help with suspect ID

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office is hoping to get help identifying a woman caught on video carrying out an act of property destruction in the side parking lot of the Sheridan County court house. The incident in question occurred during the daylight hours of Jan. 10. The subject appears to be a young Read More

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