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SRD board hears Kendrick Pool update

September 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District board heard an update from the Kendrick Pool steering committee at their regular meeting Wednesday. Rec. District Director and steering committee member Richard Wright said that they met last week amid the recent Capital Facilities Tax discussion. The SRD board had applied for a place for the Kendrick Pool Read More

The Koltiska Pumpkin Patch hosts hundreds of smiles each year

September 20, 2013

SHERIDAN – The Koltiska Pumpkin Patch east of Sheridan opened Thursday in what has become a favorite fall tradition for many Sheridan residents. Gary and Vicki Koltiska have raised pumpkins on their farm for close to 20 years, but only in the past nine years have they operated as a pick-your-own operation. Their pumpkin farming Read More

Sheridan region hunting licenses holding steady

SHERIDAN — Good news, hunters. In spite of depressed numbers of hunting licenses in other areas of Wyoming — and more so in surrounding states like Montana and Colorado — the Sheridan region is holding its own, especially in regards to elk, antelope and white-tailed deer. While Type 1, any antelope licenses were originally reduced Read More

Nonprofits awarded grants

September 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Community Foundation of Sheridan-Johnson Counties has awarded a combined $28,500 to five different nonprofit groups in the area. Sheridan County’s beneficiaries were the Dog and Cat Shelter and Children, Horses and Adults in Partnership. According to a media release from the WYCF, the $10,000 awarded to the Dog and Cat Shelter Read More

College to receive $2.75M federal grant

SHERIDAN — At their regularly scheduled board meeting Wednesday night, the Northern Wyoming Community College Board of Trustees heard from district President Dr. Paul Young that the district will receive a $2.75 million grant from the federal government. “The biggest news is the word we received from Washington, D.C. today,” Young told the board. “We Read More

Local Briefs

Wolf Creek Wrangle scheduled for Saturday   SHERIDAN — The annual Wolf Creek Wrangle, a run/hike event benefiting Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns, will be Saturday at Eatons’ Ranch in Wolf. Join in a half marathon for $55, a 10K run/hike for $40 or the kids run at no charge. Prizes will be Read More

Ranchester OKs prelim plan for subdivision

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council approved a preliminary plat for the Stonebrook Five subdivision, with one change requested, at its regular meeting Tuesday. The subdivision will consist of nine lots and will complete development along Brook Street in the Stonebrook Meadows Subdivision, town Engineer Chris Johnson said. It totals approximately two acres and is part of Read More

Dayton OKs a minor subdivision

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council kept it short and simple at its regular meeting Wednesday. The Council approved a minor subdivision that was recommended for approval by the Dayton Planning Committee Aug. 28 and read a proclamation for Constitution Week. The minor subdivision was a parcel of land belonging to Tim Garrett that stretches from Read More

Murphy to hold book signing Sept. 27

SHERIDAN — Author Warren Murphy, a 36-year Wyoming resident, will give a book signing for “On Sacred Ground: A Religious and Spiritual History of Wyoming” Sept. 27 at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery. He will also read sections from the book that relate to Sheridan and Buffalo. This book was the winner of the 2011-2012 Read More

Lind recognized as AP Scholar

Editor’s note: Due to incorrect information from Sheridan High School, one student was left off the list of AP Scholar Award recipients that ran in the Sept. 10 edition of The Sheridan Press.   SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School student Denim Lind has earned a College Board’s Advanced Placement Scholar Award for her achievement on Read More

Sheridan to host Wyo. Association of Churches

SHERIDAN — Sheridan is the host community for the 2013 annual meeting of the Wyoming Association of Churches. The gathering Sept. 27-28 will focus on faith for an action response to poverty. “As people of faith, we have an obligation to speak out about injustice and to serve others less fortunate than we are,” said Read More

SC students seek ‘Hope for Homeless’

SHERIDAN — Several Sheridan College students participated in the Hope for the Homeless event at the college Sept. 17-19. As part of the event, students volunteered to spend three days and two nights in cardboard “houses” on campus, only leaving their houses for classes. The event, meant to raise awareness about homelessness, was sponsored by Read More

Historic information at the click of a button

September 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — A walk through Sheridan’s historic district has been known to stir the curiosity of locals and tourists alike, and the Downtown Sheridan Association is making it easier than ever to satiate inquiring minds. The DSA has assigned Quick Response codes to historic buildings that enable anyone with a smartphone to instantly access historical Read More

Off-track betting coming to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Place your bets, Sheridan. County Commissioners approved two companies to operate two separate off-track betting sites in Sheridan at their regular meeting Tuesday. Dynasty Development Management, LLC, operator of Wyoming Downs pari-mutuel horse racing facility in Evanston, will install historical pari-mutuel event terminals and terminals for wagering on live simulcast horse races at Read More

Sheridan College to host Biotech conference

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College is hosting a conference this week aimed at bringing together leaders in biotechnology-related fields to teach and field questions about emerging issues like intellectual property rights, telehealth, genetically modified organisms and other subjects centered on the interface of technology and biology. The third annual Wyoming Biotech Conference sponsored by Forward Sheridan Read More

Pvt. Colton Stuhldreher graduates basic training camp

SHERIDAN — Army Pvt. Colton T. Stuhldreher has graduated from nine-week basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is a 2012 graduate of Byron Nelson High School in Trophy Club, Texas. Stuhldreher is the son of William and Tammi Stuhldreher of Trophy Club, Texas. He is the grandson of Gerald Fossum of Ranchester.

Tipsy Taxi casino night

SHERIDAN — A casino night to benefit Sheridan’s Tipsy Taxi program will be Saturday from 6-10 p.m. Games will include roulette, blackjack and a Texas Hold ‘em tournament. The admission fee is $20 per person, which includes funny money, food and two drink tickets. Additional funny money will be available for purchase and you can Read More

Adoption benefit concert Sept. 26

SHERIDAN — A “Music to Bring Families Together” adoption benefit concert will be held Sept. 26. This event will feature live music by more than 20 local musicians. The concert will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 3179 Big Horn Ave. This is open to the public. There is no admission charge, Read More

Big Horn Historical Society meeting

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Historical Society will have a meeting Sunday. A pot luck lunch will start at the Big Horn Woman’s Club at 1 p.m., followed by a quick tour of the Bozeman Trail Museum. About 2 p.m., the group will meet at the west end of the Sheridan County Museum parking Read More

AARP holds monthly meeting Friday

SHERIDAN — AARP Chapter 676 will hold its monthly meeting and carry-in dinner at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. Wayne Schatz will give a report on the National Retired Teachers Association national meeting in Washington, D.C. He will also talk about his meeting with U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi and Read More

Food wagon on Main St.

SHERIDAN — The People Assistance Food Bank will have their food wagon on Main Street in front of JC Penney and Accents of Wyoming on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, salad and cold drinks. The proceeds will benefit the People Assistance Food Bank.

‘Polish Joke’ auditions coming up

SHERIDAN — Auditions for “Polish Joke” will be held Friday and Saturday in room 137 of the Sheridan College Broadway Center at 245 Broadway St. Auditions start at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Callbacks will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. Scripts can be read in the Sheridan College Griffith Memorial Library and Read More

Storms set stage for cemetery tour

SHERIDAN — Tuesday night’s thunderstorm provided a fitting backdrop for a tour of Sheridan Municipal Cemetery that highlighted the area’s storied past and the need to implement Sheridan’s Cemetery Master Plan by providing an orderly place of rest for the deceased that can be accessed and enjoyed by the living. Approximately 60 people huddled together Read More

Rockin’ and rollin’

September 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan attracts its fair share of tourism for a variety of reasons. Outdoor enthusiasts use it as a gateway to the Bighorn Mountains, artists come for inspiration and respite and city dwellers come for a taste of the wild West. This year, there was a new reason to be in town: to jam Read More

A quick peek at children’s eyesight

SHERIDAN — As part of the statewide Wyoming Lions Early Childhood Vision Project, several area Lions Club chapters have contributed resources to purchase a mobile vision screening machine to conduct free vision screenings on young children. The machine, a Plusoptix S12 mobile vision screener, will allow local volunteers to screen the vision of hundreds of Read More