A different day every day: Teacher enjoys challenges of instructing autistic children

April 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — Joannie Thelen has been a teacher in the autism program for Sheridan County School District 2 for 15 years. However, every morning when she arrives to work at Woodland Park Elementary, she knows the day will be anything but routine and unlike any other day she has had in her many years of Read More

County commissioners reject proposed rezone of land near Ranchester

April 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — Five parcels of land near Ranchester proposed to be rezoned from urban residential to agricultural as part of the county’s comprehensive plan will keep their current zoning as requested by a majority of affected property owners. Four of five Sheridan County Commissioners voted Tuesday to reject the proposed rezone, which would have impacted Read More

Local farmers now eligible for disaster assistance

SHERIDAN — The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture declared Sheridan and other Wyoming counties eligible for disaster assistance in the form of government loans earlier this week. Farmers and ranchers may qualify for the emergency loans based on financial losses incurred as the result of drought conditions that began April 2. Farm loan specialist Becky Gerlach Read More

Wyo. snowpack up to 91 percent

SHERIDAN — Mountain snowpack and associated snow water equivalents across Wyoming increased to 91 percent of average as of April 16, according to figures released this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Snow water equivalents at peak runoff elevations — areas between 8,000 and 9,500 feet above sea level — were highest across Read More

Sprucing up N. Main: Public gives input on project

SHERIDAN — More trees and flowers, wider sidewalks and a few places to sit and watch the world go by were the main requests at an open house held Tuesday to discuss enhancements to North Main from Fort Road to the old port of entry. Representatives from the North Main Association, the City of Sheridan Read More

Sheridan High School Principal’s and A honor rolls

Editor’s note the Sheridan High School B honor rolls will be printeed in an upcoming edition of The Sheridan Press. SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School third-quarter honor rolls. Principal’s honor roll Danielle Ackels, Sarah Alley, Sierra Atwell, Alexandra Bammel, Kathryn Beardslee, Laurel Bede, Heather Belus, Sierra Bosley, Drew Bradley-Estes, Cheyenne Buyert, Aaron Campbell, Katherine Campbell, Read More

Cash Mob at Landon’s Greenhouse

SHERIDAN — The Historic District Business Committee, a joint venture of the Downtown Sheridan Association and the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, announced this week it will host its eighth Cash Mob at Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery Thursday. The program begins at 5:15 p.m. at 505 College Meadows Drive. Cash Mobs encourage large groups to Read More

Controlling the pet population

SHERIDAN — Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue is hosting a free spay and neuter clinic for dogs and cats Sunday and Monday at Sheridan County Fairgrounds. “This program is for people who truly cannot afford to spay or neuter their pets,” said rescue director Elaine Kristiansen. “It is for those who are struggling financially. If Read More

Free birding program for kids at Brinton

SHERIDAN — Science Kids is offering a free birding program on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. Instructor Dr. Jackie Canterbury from Sheridan College will help kids learn about birding. This will be held outside at the The Brinton Museum, so dress appropriately for the weather. The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Read More

AARP meeting, dinner Friday

SHERIDAN — The AARP Chapter 676 will hold its monthly meeting and carry-in dinner at 5:30 Friday at the Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith Street. The program will be presented by Kirsten Arnold, oral historian at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Wyoming Room. Arnold will present her Sheridan oral history project. Please bring your Read More

Clifford the Big Red Dog coming to Fulmer April 24

SHERIDAN — Wyoming PBS is celebrating the Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, with the help of Clifford the Big Red Dog. Clifford will be at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle on April 24 at 10 a.m. Wyoming PBS Read More

A new launch for the Sheridan Press website

April 16, 2013

SHERIDAN — Our website has been in the ditch, as the saying goes. Under repair. We messed up, we know it and we are in the process of remedy. Today, we launch again – a new website, what we call, version 2.0. This is an apology for all the hassles, a timeline of events, Read More

Development proposal nixed

SHERIDAN — At the April 1 City Council meeting a controversial development on the corner of Brundage Lane and Big Horn Avenue was tabled for later consideration. Since that meeting, the developer of Skyview West, a proposed 76-unit apartment complex consisting of one-, two- and three-story units, has withdrawn the conceptual plan that would have Read More

Cap. tax talks kick off

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council approved a resolution inviting Ranchester, Dayton, Clearmont and the Sheridan County commissioners to begin the process of proposing projects to be funded by the Capital Facilities Tax at its regular meeting Monday. Once projects are approved, the city, county and area towns will set funding needs for each project to Read More

Beef producers won’t face new regulations due to brucellosis

SHERIDAN — Despite mounting concerns that area elk may have contracted brucellosis — an abortion-inducing disease that can easily be transferred to cattle — the Wyoming Livestock Board’s state veterinarian isn’t ready to expand regulations for beef producers. At a meeting Monday hosted by Moxey Schreiber Veterinary Hospital and held at Sheridan College, a team Read More

Foundation bolsters local health care services

SHERIDAN — Without it, cancer, cardiac, kidney and emergency care would be less comprehensive services offered at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Without it, the hospital would be smaller and health care in Sheridan would look a lot different. But with it, Sheridan Memorial Hospital is something the community can be proud of. With the Foundation — Read More

City approves pathway, striping bids

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council voted Monday to extend Sheridan’s pathway system and improve city streets by installing longer lasting striping. The Sheridan College pathway extension project will run from Coffeen Avenue at the Sheridan College north entrance to Brundage Lane across from South Park, passing through the land behind Starbucks and running along Read More

NAMI meeting Thursday at Methodist Church

SHERIDAN — The local National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold a special organizational meeting Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 215 W. Works St. The group has met over the past several months and is in the process of becoming an official affiliate of the state NAMI organization. Wyoming NAMI Executive Director Read More

Genealogy Society meeting Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Genealogy Society will meet Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle. A short business meeting will be held first. At 10 a.m. Kevin Sessions from Kane Funeral Home will talk about funeral home records and how to find cremation records. At 11 a.m. Scott Read More

CHAPS hosting ‘A day at the Derby’ at Black Tooth Brewery­

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses, and Adults in PartnerShip is holding “A Day at the Derby” benefit in The Black Tooth Brewing Company Timberline Room May 4. This annual benefit for CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy will be held on Kentucky Derby day from 1-5 p.m. Wager on thoroughbred horse racing, join in raffles and games of Read More

Center for a Vital Community presenting ‘Bridges out of Poverty’

SHERIDAN — The Center for a Vital Community and the YMCA will present another “Bridges Out of Poverty” training on April 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA. Dr. Regina Lewis will present strategies for communities and professionals to help inspire innovative solutions for those looking to counter poverty and Read More

Local runner at Boston Marathon recounts tragedy

Editor’s note: The Associated Press contributed to this report. SHERIDAN — In addition to strength and conditioning training, many long-distance runners will tell you that mental toughness is key to completing a race. No amount of training could have prepared runners like Sheridan’s Del Acker for what happened Monday. Two bombs blew up seconds apart Read More

SF 104, repeal efforts spark debate among local politicians

April 15, 2013

SHERIDAN — Local members of the Republican Party have expressed split reactions to the party’s State Central Committee endorsement of a referendum to repeal Senate File 104. The law enacted by the state Legislature restructured the Department of Education and significantly reduced the duties of the superintendent of public instruction. It was signed by Gov. Read More

Fire lecture April 30 at CTEL

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Natural Resource Lecture Series presents “Fire Ecology, Management and Land Recovery” April 30 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Sheridan College CTEL presentation hall. The event will feature four presentations: • “History of Fire in the Northern Great Plains” by Ph.D. student Morgan Russell, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, Miles City, Read More

Big Horn Woman’s Club meeting Friday

SHERIDAN — The next meeting of the Big Horn Woman’s Club will be Friday at the Big Horn Woman’s Club, 314 S. Second St., in Big Horn.The meeting will start with a spring brunch at 10 a.m. Following brunch, biologist Darrell Meineke will lead a tour of the Wyoming Game and Fish Game Bird Farm Read More