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Wyo. unemployment holds steady

August 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s unemployment rate held steady last month at 4.6 percent. The Research and Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported the seasonally adjusted rate is down 0.9 percent from last year. Overall, the state gained 4,600 jobs over the course of the year. Within Sheridan County, 769 people claimed unemployment Read More

Police: $50 bill not fake

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press has learned one of the suspected fake dollar bills reported to the Sheridan Police Department has been identified as legitimate currency. The $50 bill was turned in to the department Monday night by a suspicious citizen. SPD Detective Jerry Rassmussen identified the note as the real deal. Police are still Read More

Riparian regulations fail in County Commission

August 20, 2013

SHERIDAN — By a vote of 4 to 1, Sheridan County Commissioners rejected proposed amendments to zoning regulations regarding riparian buffer zones at their regular meeting Tuesday. Commissioners Mike Nickel, Steve Maier, Bob Rolston and Tom Ringley voted against the proposed regulations, stating as reasons the private property owners who expressed concern about the regulations, Read More

BLM holds open house

SHERIDAN — The Buffalo Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management held an open house Monday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library to discuss revisions to its Resource Management Plan. The plan was last revised in 1985, and current revisions have been underway since 2008. “It’s been a long time, and there’s new Read More

County updates hazard plan

SHERIDAN — The age-old adage to “always be prepared” is aged for a reason: it has always been smart to be ready for whatever life may bring. That is why representatives from Sheridan County and its cities and towns have begun the process of updating the countywide Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, which is used “to identify Read More

Caves reopen

SHERIDAN — Four caves in the Bighorn National Forest are now open after being closed since 2010 to prevent the spread of a fungus that is deadly to bats. In order to enter caves and abandoned mines, cavers must register with the U.S. Forest Service, decontaminate after exiting the cave and follow seasonal closures. The Read More

City Council tables rezone request

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council tabled a rezone request for approximately 2.28 acres north of the Mydland Road and Dome Drive intersection to allow the developer and concerned residents in the adjacent Traditions neighborhood more time to work out a compromise on key aspects of the proposed design. The Cloud Peak Ranch 16th Read More

Three counterfeit bills found

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department has intercepted three counterfeit bills in the last week. According to a press release from the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, one $20 bill and one $10 bill were passed to local businesses Aug. 15 and 16. A third bill in a $50 denomination was reported Monday night. Sheridan Read More

Jin Kim wins scholarship

SHERIDAN — The National FFA Organization has awarded a $1,000 Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough scholarship to Jin Kim of the Sheridan John B. Kendrick FFA chapter. The scholarship is sponsored by Fremont Motors Sheridan, Inc. as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Kim plans to pursue a degree at Butler University in Indianapolis, Read More

Poker run

SHERIDAN — The Iron Brotherhood Motorcycle Club presents their second annual poker run to benefit the Sheridan Senior Center meal program. The poker run will be Aug. 31. Registration is from 9:30-10 a.m. at Little Goose Liquors. The run will begin at 10 a.m. The route will start at Little Goose Liquors and go to Read More

Don King Days Sept. 1-2

BIG HORN — The 25th annual Don King Days will be held Sept. 1-2 at the Big Horn Equestrian Center. The family-oriented celebration honors renowned Sheridan saddle maker Don King. Don King Days will be two days of events such as championship steer roping, old style bronc riding, polo and wild cow milking. Events are Sept. Read More

Sheridan College bond issue defeated

SHERIDAN — Voters said “no” to the $15.85 million Sheridan College bond issue that would have paid to renovate and expand the school’s tech center. With absentee and all precincts reporting, the unofficial tally shows 2,525 voted in favor of the bond and 2,892 voted against — a margin of just 367 votes. The bond Read More

K-Life to host free concert

SHERIDAN — K-Life is launching their fall events for sixth- through 12th-graders with a free concert Aug. 24 from 7-9 p.m. at the YMCA. The concert will feature Lamp and David Dunn, and there will also be food and games. Parents are encouraged to come to K-Life at 444 W. Alger St. during the concert Read More

SC hosts local teens for science class

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus was recently the host for a weeklong field-based environmental science class titled “Examining Global Problems Through a Local Lens.” The class, in its second year, was held July 21-26. One Campbell County, five Johnson County, and eight Sheridan County students from six district high schools attended the course. Read More

City Council OKs large annexation, tables rezone to further compromise

August 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council tabled a rezone request for approximately 2.28 acres north of the Mydland Road and Dome Drive intersection to allow the developer and concerned residents in the adjacent Traditions neighborhood more time to work out a compromise on key aspects of the proposed design. The Cloud Peak Ranch 16 Read More

Reduce the most preventable cause of death

SHERIDAN — Last year, 163 Wyomingites committed suicide. That statistic puts the state at number one in the nation, and while rates are rising, Sheridan’s community prevention specialists are fighting what they consider to be the most preventable cause of death. Community Prevention Specialist Thom Gabrukiewicz said Wyoming has been near the top of the list Read More

Shooters start fire

SHERIDAN — Recreational shooters started a grass fire Sunday afternoon at the Buffalo Run recreation area approximately 10 miles out of Sheridan on Highway 14 East toward Ucross. Goose Valley Fire Department Chief Bob Williams said it took his crews approximately four hours to extinguish the blaze. The fire, which ultimately grew to encompass 65 Read More

Don Meyer to present leadership workshop

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is again hosting coach Don Meyer, NCAA Hall of Fame basketball coach and ESPY award winner. Meyer will present a workshop on “Servant Leadership — the Only Leadership that Lasts.” The workshop will be Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Timberline Room at The Read More

Swinging Fore scholarships

SHERIDAN — The Swinging Fore Scholarships Golf Tournament will be Aug. 30 starting at 1 p.m. at The Powder Horn Golf Course. The tournament is in support of the Miss Wyoming Scholarship Foundation. The entry fee is $120 per person and includes a catered barbecue dinner, use of a golf cart and 18 holes of Read More

Worth the wait

BUFFALO — The town of Buffalo had hints of a red carpet Hollywood event this weekend, as Longmire Days attracted the cast of the hit television series, “Longmire,” along with the author of the popular books and hundreds of fans of both. Author Craig Johnson, a resident of Ucross, used the Sheridan and Johnson County Read More

Back to school

August 16, 2013

BIG HORN — It used to be a fairly straightforward process. A globe got placed on the desk. An American flag was hung in a corner. Posters and charts were taped to walls. Chairs and desks were arranged and chalkboards were filled with rules and messages. However, decorating a classroom for the start of school Read More

While time in the community is short, impact long lasting

SHERIDAN — Though the Up With People visit to Sheridan ends tonight with a second and final performance of their show, the group’s impact on Sheridan will be felt for a long time. During the past week, the 100 cast members divided up projects for local charitable organizations. Collectively, the group donated hundreds of volunteer Read More

Seniors find connections with family, community

Excerpt from www.ncoa.org   LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Relationships with friends and family outweigh financial concerns among older Americans seeking fulfillment in their senior years, according to the second annual United States of Aging Survey. When asked what is most important to maintaining a high quality of life in their senior years, staying connected to friends Read More

One can make a difference

Recently I circulated ad flyers that said “You are 1 person, but YOU can MAKE A DIFFERENCE” for an upcoming garage sale fundraiser to benefit our Alzheimer’s Memory Walk this September. It was no surprise to me to get the tremendous support we got from people donating items for the sale, making purchases at the Read More

Senior Center recognized for veterans’ tribute wall

From Senior Center staff reports   SHERIDAN — Lynn House, chair of the Wyoming State Historical Society awards committee announced that the Sheridan Senior Center received an Honorable Mention by the society in its Education Project Category for the center’s project the “Sheridan Senior Center’s Salute to Veterans.” Each November, the center’s salute to veterans Read More