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STREET TALK: Government shutdown

October 2, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press hit the streets Tuesday to find out how Sheridan residents feel about the government shutdown that began early that morning due to the failure of Congress to pass a budget. Here’s what was said.   Innocent people “I think it’s going to affect a lot of innocent people that are Read More

Snowstorm expected to hit tomorrow

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s crisp fall weather is predicted to be interrupted Thursday by a winter storm that could deliver 6 to 12 inches of snow in town. Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Billings Kurt Hooley said the winter storm watch will likely start tomorrow morning and last through Friday afternoon, and Sheridan and Read More

Tight spots — SPD practices vehicle maneuvers

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department made use of the empty space on an old runway at the Sheridan County Airport Monday morning to conduct emergency vehicle operation training. While the scenario looked like a combination between a drag race and a driver’s education course, the exercise promoted vital skills to Sheridan’s law enforcement officers. Read More

WGFD asking hunters for help testing for brucellosis

SHERIDAN — As hunt areas around the region open this month, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Sheridan Regional Office is asking hunters who harvest elk in the Bighorn Mountains to help with brucellosis surveillance. Blood samples should be collected immediately after harvest and submitted to a regional WGFD office, a hunter check station or Read More

Ranchester Town Council approves hiring surveyor

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council had just enough members to make quorum, with the mayor and two councilors, at its regular meeting Tuesday. In new business, the council approved a request by Town Engineer Chris Johnson to hire a surveyor to survey two parcels of land that the town would like to annex at a Read More

County awards bids for streambank stabilization projects

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners awarded two bids for streambank stabilization projects along the Tongue River at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. Commissioners also approved a lot size variance and a quarry permit. Commissioners awarded the bid for stabilization along Tongue Canyon Road (County Road 92) to CDS Excavation out of Dayton in Read More

Casual Conversations in History set for Oct. 9

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is hosting “Casual Conversations in History,” conversations about history in the Sheridan area led by Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society. The schedule is: Oct. 9 — Sheridan and Sheridan County in 1910 Nov. 13 — Custer Battlefield Highway These discussions are free and open to the Read More

Local student accepted to UW nursing program

SHERIDAN — Alexa Blare of Sheridan has been accepted into the nursing Aspire program at the University of Wyoming. The Aspire program is designed to encourage, promote and nurture scholarship, leadership and professionalism in future nurses. Blare is a 2012 graduate of Big Horn High School. She is the daughter of Judy Ford of Sheridan Read More

Science Saturday on ‘Matter’s What Matters’

SHERIDAN — “Science Saturday” will be presented by the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. This month’s topic is “Matter’s What Matters.” The behavior of solids, liquids and gases will be explored. This is free and open to all ages. No registration is necessary. Science Saturday will Read More

USFS to present ‘People and the Bighorn Mountains’

SHERIDAN — The U.S. Forest Service will present a program about “People and the Bighorn Mountains.” The program will discuss the relationship of people — past and present — with the mountains as part of a scenic byway project. If you have a story, photo, diary, letter or other records that tell about people in Read More

Republican Women seeking applicants for scholarships

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County are seeking applicants for their college scholarship program. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a registered female Republican in Sheridan County who is planning on attending a junior college, college, university or vocational trade school. If you are interested, contact a RWSC member at least one Read More

Federal workers unsure when they’ll see paychecks

SHERIDAN — As the partial shutdown of the federal government continues into its second day, federal offices and workers in the Sheridan area continue to feel the squeeze. “The long and short of it, personally, is I won’t be paid for this time,” Andrew Cassiday, district conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Read More

Wyoming Association of Churches works to address poverty at annual meeting

October 1, 2013

SHERIDAN—The Wyoming Association of Churches met in Sheridan last week for their annual business meeting and a weekend full of educational workshops. This year’s conference theme for the group was “Faith-Action in Response to Poverty.” While the connection between churches in business and politics is often unacknowledged, the WAC embraces the reality that social change Read More

Local Briefs Oct. 1,2013

Dinosaur and mammal lecture set for Wednesday   SHERIDAN — Sheridan College Museum of Discovery Science Lecture Series will present “New Research on the Age and Correlation of the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation” Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation is one of the most well-studied rock units in the world. It crops Read More

Sheridan County La Leche League

SHERIDAN — For the first time, Sheridan County has an active chapter of La Leche League, the international organization that aims to inform women throughout the world about the health benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby. The new group is led by Dayton resident Erin Standage. Standage, her husband and two children recently Read More

Teacher award nominations now open

SHERIDAN — Arch Coal Foundation has kicked off its annual teacher recognition program, the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards. Award recipients each receive a $3,500 personal cash award. The public nominates teachers and a blue-ribbon panel of past recipients will judge the applications. Nomination forms are available at local schools and libraries and at Taco Read More

Three punk rock groups to perform Fri.

SHERIDAN — Balls-a-Rollin Productions will present three punk rock groups at the Sheridan Eagles Aerie No. 186. Guttermouth, Agent Orange and Pinata Protest will appear in concert Friday from 7-11:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and the concert is open to all ages. Part of the proceeds will go to diabetes research. Get your Read More

Archaeolgical Society to meet Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Le Gourmet Room of the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Dinner can be ordered from the menu if you wish to have a meal. About 7:15 p.m., Sheridan archaeologist Colin Ferriman will give a presentation about the Athabaskan Read More

36th annual Red Grade Grind fun run

SHERIDAN — The 36th annual Red Grade Grind fun run will be Saturday starting at 9 a.m. The run is open to runners and bicyclists of all ages and features a 2,000-foot gain in elevation in three miles. Meet at the last parking lot at the end of the pavement before heading up Red Grade Read More

Photography from Wyoming to Alaska

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Artists Guild, Et al, presents “Photography from Wyoming to Alaska” on display during October. The show features scenic photos by Roger Appell and Justin Sheeley, both of Sheridan. The show is on display at the SAGE Exhibit Gallery in Sheridan College Main Street, 171 N. Main St. An artists reception will be Read More

SC classes set for those 50 and older

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Center for Workforce and Community Education and the American Association of Community Colleges are presenting a series of classes for people age 50 and over. The class schedule is: • Oct. 8 — managing the generational difference (for employers) • Nov. 12 — conflict resolution • Dec. 10 — time management Read More

USFS closed, other federal agencies not impacted yet

SHERIDAN — While the federal government has a smaller presence in Sheridan than other cities, some local agencies will be impacted by the government shutdown that went into effect early this morning. Forest Supervisor Bill  Bass said this morning that 12-15 of his workforce in Sheridan, Greybull, Lovell and Buffalo will continue working under what Read More

Health officials emphasize need for flu shots

September 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — This week marks the official start of flu season, and health officials are emphasizing the importance of vaccination as a means of prevention. “As with any flu season, there’s no way to predict whether its’ going to be a particularly bad one,” said Toby Granger, registered nurse at the Sheridan County Public Health Read More

Coffeen Elementary named a 2013 Blue Ribbon school

SHERIDAN — Henry A. Coffeen Elementary has been named a 2013 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The school is one of 286 schools nationally that received the designation, and one of just three Wyoming schools. The Blue Ribbon School program was created in 1982 by the U.S. Department of Education to Read More

Showing a little color

By Hannah Wiest The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — It’s the season for knit hats and fuzzy sweaters, hot cocoa and football games, and landscapes painted orange, gold and red in a dazzling display of color before winter snows fall. According to U.S. Forest Service researchers, that dazzling display can be broken down into the science Read More