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New dealers already filling gap left by meth bust

July 26, 2013

SHERIDAN — A local man who was among more than 30 individuals arrested last summer in connection with a large-scale methamphetamine distribution network was sentenced Thursday to five to seven years in prison. Dale Lee appeared in 4th Judicial District Court this week where he became the latest in a string of convicted dealers to Read More

Vision for ‘shelf-permit ready’ projects

SHERIDAN — At a meeting Thursday, members of the Sheridan Economic Development Task Force discussed virtual building plans as a means to shape a vision for Sheridan’s business parks. Jay Stender, executive director of Forward Sheridan, plans to meet with graphic design artists today to begin laying out a hypothetical structure to help potential businesses Read More

Campbell County asking for help locating woman last seen in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance locating a missing woman who was last seen in Sheridan on June 15. Shannon McClure was dropped off at the Sheridan Walmart by her husband at around 3 a.m. that morning, saying she was headed to visit her sister. The following Monday, her husband learned Read More

Press welcomes new business, public safety reporter

SHERIDAN — Today marks a changing of the guards in the editorial department at The Sheridan Press. Business and public safety reporter Paolo Cisneros leaves The Press today to return to Chicago after spending nearly one year covering two of the newspaper’s most active and interesting beats. Cisneros joined the newspaper staff in August 2012. Read More

Kindergarten screening begins Monday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 kindergarten screening appointments for the 2013-2014 school year are now available. Appointments may be made by calling the district administration office at 674-7405, ext. 5105, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29 through Aug. 9. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 15, 2013, Read More

WWA offering hike in Devil Canyon

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association is offering a hike in the Devil Canyon roadless area of the Bighorn National Forest on Aug. 10. The Devil Canyon roadless area has 34,000 acres of undeveloped and primitive land in a landscape unique to the west slope of the Bighorn Mountains. Jack Smith, life-long trekker and environmental Read More

Pastor Schult celebrates 35th anniversary of ordination

SHERIDAN — Valley Lutheran Church celebrated the 35th anniversary of the ordination of Pastor Gary Schult earlier this month. Schult graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He then attended Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minn., and graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wis. He was ordained July Read More

Locals nominated for Women of Influence Award

SHERIDAN — Several women from Sheridan County have been nominated for the Wyoming Business Report’s Women of Influence Award. The awards are broken into several categories: hospitality, energy, nonprofit, government, manufacturing, business and business services, lifetime achievement, education, banking and finance and health care. A total of 61 women were nominated within the 10 categories. Read More

SCSO seeking information on illegal dumping case

SHERIDAN — Wednesday morning the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an illegal dumping of hazardous waste at the Welch Recreational Area, located approximately 10 miles north of Sheridan. An unknown person or persons dumped a large amount of a petroleum based substance on the roadway leading to the Welch Recreational Area. The Read More

City moving closer to water fluoridation

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan began conventional upgrades to its two water treatment plants earlier this month. The overall purpose of the upgrades is to address new Environmental Protection Agency regulations, Utilities Manager Dan Roberts said. The city will make other minor improvements at the same time, including the addition of necessary equipment to Read More

DSA begins collecting signatures in support of DDA

July 25, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association is moving forward with the initiative to form a Downtown Development Authority “We’re in the process of collecting signatures of property owners,” said Joanne Garnett, board member and owner of Orion Planning Group. “We started a few weeks ago and we need to get 25 percent of owners in Read More

PRECorp seeks to raise electricity rates

SHERIDAN —Officials at Powder River Energy Corporation are seeking a 3.9 percent system-wide increase in electricity rates that they say is necessary in order to remain in good standing with important financial backers. For their part, residential customers stand to see a 7.6 percent rate increase if the changes are ultimately approved. At a meeting Read More

Unemployment rates steady in Wyoming

SHERIDAN — Monthly unemployment in Wyoming remained unchanged at 4.6 percent in June, according to data released this week by the Research and Planning Section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. That figure represents an estimated 14,086 people across the state. While government and business leaders across Wyoming have touted the need for statewide Read More

IML elects new board leadership

SHERIDAN — Officials at Inter-Mountain Labs announced this week that industry veteran Kevin Chartier has been elected the new president of the Sheridan-based company. As a 21-year employee of Inter-Mountain Labs, Chartier brings 12 years of experience as vice president to his new role. He succeeds Duane Madsen who founded the company in 1979 and Read More

Wyo. Wed. to feature storyteller

SHERIDAN — The final Wyoming Wednesday program will be July 31 at 10 a.m. Joe LaForge, a Native American story teller, will interpret legends and give insight on the life, beliefs and folkways of the people who lived in this area before us. The program will be at the Wyoming Welcome Center, 1517 E. Fifth Read More

N. Main Association to host ‘Taste of Sheridan’

SHERIDAN — The “Taste of Sheridan” festival will be Aug. 11 from 3-7 p.m. at Thorne-Rider Park. Dozens of restaurants and other food vendors will be on hand with taste samples of the food they offer. Beer, wine and soda will be available and there will be culinary presentations and activities for children. Music will Read More

Walking 3,800 miles across America

SHERIDAN — On Wednesday evening, Stacie Eichinger walked into Sheridan, 1,300 miles into her 3,800-mile journey across the country. Eichinger set out on foot from Ocean Shores, Wash., on May 8 in an attempt to walk to Savannah, Ga., in order to raise money for Beads of Courage, a nonprofit organization that provides arts programs Read More

‘Jentel Presents’ set for Aug. 6

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program will present their current residents at a reception Aug. 6 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Sagebrush Community Art Center. “Jentel Presents” will feature visual presentations and readings by the artists and writers. This month’s presenters are videographer Heidi Kumao from Ann Arbor, Mich., mixed media artist Magnolia Laurie from Baltimore, Read More

Sheridan companies attend state ExporTech

July 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan companies were among five Wyoming firms to graduate from a recent workshop aimed at increasing their capacity for international exports. Representatives from EMIT Technologies and Tom Balding Bits and Spurs traveled to Casper last month to participate in Wyoming ExporTech, a customized workshop that enabled them to create a plan to Read More

Dayton Days set to bring fun for entire family

DAYTON — Big city folk who turn up their noses at small town life have never been to an event like Dayton Days. It may not be a big name concert with a dazzling light show or a water park with the latest, greatest water slide thrills, but it is fun. It is fun with Read More

Expanding cultural understanding

SHERIDAN — Up With People will perform in Sheridan Aug. 16 and 17 and is looking for host families for cast members. Approximately 100 cast members and staff will arrive in Sheridan Aug. 12 and stay through Aug. 19. During the week, the group will participate in various community service projects and present two theatrical Read More

Senior Center group hosting garage sale

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center’s Family Caregiver Support Group is hosting a garage sale July 26. Proceeds will benefit the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraiser to be held in September. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Senior Center’s parking lot at 211 Smith St. Donations are welcome. Read More

Two local students named to Western Wyoming College dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs has released its spring 2013 dean’s honor roll for full-time students. This honor is accorded to students with a GPA between 3.25 and 3.99. Local students named to the honor roll are Andrew Jones and Jessica Miech, both of Sheridan.

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