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Landon’s to host workshop Saturday

June 27, 2014

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to a workshop Saturday at the store located at 505 College Meadow Drive. Commencing at 10 a.m. Landon’s will present “There are fairies all around us,” a class on building fairy gardens. Jessica Bohnsack will help you design and plant your own miniature garden using smaller Read More

UPDATE: Additional details released in accidental shooting

SHERIDAN — Authorities have said the 11-year-old male victim in Thursday’s accidental shooting was struck in the head by a bullet from a .22-caliber rifle when another child tried to either hand the weapon to the victim or put it back in the ATV in which they were traveling. Sgt. Mike Gale with the Sheridan Read More

Family creates tool to help solo entrepreneurs

June 26, 2014

SHERIDAN — A local entrepreneur has teamed up with his son-in-law to design a tool for professionals employed in multi-level marketing retail operations. Former Sheridan real estate agent and current owner of the Bramble Motel Andy Lewallen is a co-founder of Lewallen collaborated with his son-in-law, Jamie Diamond, to develop the concept of a Read More

Townof Clearmont to join Chamber of Commerce in hopes of increasing tourism

CLEARMONT — The town of Clearmont has decided to join the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce in hopes that doing so will help increase tourism in the town. Mayor Chris Schock said when he took office he noticed that Ranchester and Dayton were part of the Chamber of Commerce but Clearmont wasn’t. “I just thought Read More

Black Tooth Brewing Co. to feature pub painters

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Watercolor Society will present their next “Pub Painting,” an Artists in Motion event. On Friday from 4:30-8 p.m. the artists of the society will paint and sell their works inside Black Tooth Brewing Company. There is no cost to attend. The artists society offers classes to educate people on the art Read More

Bozeman Trail Museum to host archeology for kids

BIG HORN — The Bozeman Trail Museum in Big Horn will host an archeology for kids program on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. A barbecue will begin at noon, followed by music from Mike Kuzara, president of the Big Horn City Historical Society. The event will also include tours of the Bozeman Trail Museum, Read More

Shake off summer dust at Big Horn Y

BIG HORN — Looking to shake off some of the dust of summer? Check out the family friendly outdoor party set for Saturday. The event will feature live music by country singer Tris Munsick. Food and drinks will also be available. There is no admission charge. Call Jarod or Bonnie at 672-2447 for more information. Read More

Story School topic of Woman’s Club meeting

STORY — The Story Woman’s Club meeting this month will include a program on the early history of the Story School. Dollie Reno and Jean Lunbeck will make the presentation. Coffee and cookies will be served and the event is free and open to the public. It is set to begin at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Read More

New 4-H educator to begin Monday

SHERIDAN — Elizabeth “Liz” Shaffer will begin as the University of Wyoming Extension 4-H educator in Sheridan County on Monday. Shaffer has a bachelor’s in microbiology from the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. She is a 10-year 4-H alumna from Sublette County and served two summers as an intern in her Read More

Culinary Institute offers diners, staff chance to experiment

SHERIDAN — Did you know there is a restaurant in town where you can bring your own bottles of wine or beer? Or that there is a local eatery where the low-price menu is constantly changing to feature one-of-a-kind selections like cherry saffron infused rice or chocolate beet cake? If you’ve been searching for a Read More

Name released in Spring Creek Mine accident

June 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the man who died at the Spring Creek Mine north of Sheridan on Monday. Stewart Orcutt, 58, of Sheridan died in a single haul truck incident on Monday at approximately 7 p.m. Mine Safety and Health Administration spokeswoman Amy Louviere said Tuesday that Read More

Gas leak closes portion of downtown Tues.

SHERIDAN — A natural gas leak caused a two-block radius near the intersection of Gould and West Burkitt streets to be evacuated Tuesday evening. The incident occurred while crews from Montana-Dakota Utilities were doing routine maintenance on the line. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Capt. Greg Luhman said buildings in the immediate area of the leak were emptied Read More

Wyoming unemployment better than average

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s falling unemployment percentages coupled with a larger than average workforce participation rate shows that the state’s economy is significantly healthier than the national average. While each figure can serve as an independent indication of overall economic vitality, the two together compensate for any potential misperceptions related to job availability. Sheridan County’s latest Read More

Foundation planning summer festival

SHERIDAN — It is a sunny summer day in Sheridan and you and your family are looking for an outdoor escape. Though the last place you may think to visit is a ski resort, the Antelope Butte Foundation is hoping to change that. Thanks to recent legislation from U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-WY, and Sen. Read More

Salvaged items junk sale to be held Sat. at the Fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — A salvaged and re-purposed items junk sale, “Behind the Picket Fence,” will be held Saturday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Artist and handcrafters will show and sell their works in the pavillion from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call Terri Walton at 674-6023. The fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria Read More

Wyoming experts looking at all coal export options

By Tracee Davis The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Economic Development Task Force hosted the Director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority Loyd Drain at an extended meeting Tuesday. Along with a brief overview of various ongoing energy projects around the state, the panel extensively discussed the future of coal and how it impacts the state’s Read More

SHS announces second semester honor roll

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has announced the second semester honor roll recipients.   12th grade “B” honor roll Lauren Alden, Landon Anderson, Katelyn Bailey, Alyssa Bergey, Kendra Bond, Rebecca Bridger, Payton Brilz, Jamisen Campbell, Wyatt Campbell, Dane Chambers, Ethan Chartier, Maggie Clarendon, Savonnah Clark-Gardiner, Devin Conley, Micah Cornell, Elizabeth Cote, Read More

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ to be held Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program will host their next monthly “Jentel Presents” on Tuesday. From 5:30-7 p.m. all members of the community are invited to this free event and refreshments will be served. This month’s presenting artists will include a writer, an installation artist, two mixed media artist, a novelist and a photographer. The Read More

Chamber coffee gathering to be offered tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Business Retention and Expansion Committee will present a Chamber coffee tomorrow. The free gathering is open to all members of the community at 8 a.m. at the Wagon Box Inn in Story. For more information call the chamber at 672-2485. The Inn is located at 103 N. Read More

Poker run, concert set for this Saturday

SHERIDAN — A poker run and concert will be held Saturday benefitting the People Assistance Food Bank in Sheridan. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. cars and motorcycles are welcome to participate in a poker run. The cost for entry is $25 and the run will begin at the food bank. The ride will end Read More

Friends, family gather to honor senator

KAYCEE — Just days after the death of 68-year-old Wyoming Sen. John Schiffer, R-Kaycee, on Thursday, family, friends, neighbors and colleagues gathered in the largest indoor space Kaycee had to offer to honor a man known for his hard work, integrity and ever-ready words of encouragement. The gymnasium at Kaycee High School was filled to Read More

Name released in Spring Creek Mine fatality

June 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the man who died at the Spring Creek Mine north of Sheridan on Monday. Stewart Orcutt, 58, of Sheridan died in a single haul truck incident on Monday at approximately 7 p.m. Cloud Peak Energy announced the incident Tuesday morning. Mine Safety and Health Administration Read More

Court upholds no contact order for local attorney

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s 4th Judicial District Court has determined a local Sheridan attorney stalked and harassed one of his neighbors. The court upheld a no contact order issued in Sheridan County Circuit Court last summer after reviewing a case involving Timothy and Carole Tarver and his complaint against their neighbors, Robert and Beverly Bernard, who Read More

Spring Creek Mine reports death of Sheridan resident

SHERIDAN — Cloud Peak Energy announced this morning there was a fatality at its Spring Creek Mine, which is located approximately 35 miles north of Sheridan. A press release from CPE indicates a single haul truck incident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. yesterday. Big Horn County Coroner Terry Bullis indicated the person was from Sheridan. Read More

GOP seeks those interested in filling Senate seat

SHERIDAN — Following the death of Sen. John Schiffer, R-Kaycee, Thursday morning, the chairmen of the Sheridan and Johnson county Republican Parties have begun the process of filling Schiffer’s open seat in the Wyoming Senate, according to a media release. In accordance with state law, the chairmen have called a meeting of the precinct committeemen and Read More

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