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Keep your family safe from food-borne bacteria this holiday season

November 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in six Americans — 48 million total — will get sick from food-borne bacteria this year. Thanksgiving dinner is the centerpiece of the holiday, and safe food handling in the kitchen is a crucial part of a successful celebration. The Wyoming Poison Read More

Green House Living documentary premieres at WYO Theater

SHERIDAN — Residents and workers of Green House Living gathered with their friends and family Friday night at the WYO Theater to see the world premiere of “Homes on the Range,” the documentary account of the planning and building of Green House Living homes for elders in Sheridan. The theme of “home” prevailed as guests Read More

Donations for Season’s Readings program are now being collected

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press is once again collecting slightly-used children’s books for their annual Season’s Readings program. The holiday program is designed to deliver books into the hands and homes of children who may not receive a book at Christmas. Books can be donated at both Sheridan McDonald’s locations, Sheridan College, Sheridan County Fulmer Read More

‘Outsider Art’ exhibit to be held during Christmas Stroll

SHERIDAN — During the Christmas Stroll in downtown Sheridan, members of the community are invited to stop by the old Hallmark store for the “Outsider Art” exhibit. From 2-7 p.m. on Friday the work of Cindy Mohseni, Liz Howell and Heather Burgess Plank will be on display. For more information, call 752-4752 or email lizhowell345@gmail.com. Read More

Brinton Museum annual holiday show open Sunday

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum’s 24th annual Holiday Show will open Sunday. “Variety of Visions” will exhibit a diverse gathering of very fine work by 13 local, regional and nationally known artists. Mediums will include painting, sculpture, original prints and photography. The show will run Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Read More

Wellness Council seeks submissions for film festival

SHERIDAN — The Wellness Council of Sheridan County is requesting film submissions for an upcoming film festival to be held on Jan. 23-24, 2015. The Council is partnering with the Wyo Film Office to sponsor a regional film festival during the 2015 Woolsey Wellness and Film Festival. Films need to be filmed in Wyoming or Read More

Tuesday events Nov. 24, 2014

• 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Forum, Council Chambers, Sheridan City Hall, 55 Grinnell St.

Local Events Nov. 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee will continue its Legislative Forum Tuesday in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The annual forum allows for more than 30 Sheridan County organizations and individuals to present updates and issues before our county’s six representatives in the Wyoming State Legislature. All sessions are Read More

Diabetes: Are you at risk ? Wyoming diabetes rate nearly doubled in 12 years

November 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — According to the Wyoming Department of Health, in little more than a decade the adult diabetes rate has almost doubled in Wyoming — rising from 4.5 percent in 2001 to 8.6 percent in 2013 — leading to new efforts to help limit the disease. WDH is teaming up with WYhealth, a group that Read More

City Hall renovation to be completed by Dec. 1

SHERIDAN — Doing business at City Hall should be smoother, quicker and more convenient come December after a customer service counter is installed on the first floor to offer a one-stop-shop for approximately 90 percent of City Hall services. Public Works Director Nic Bateson told City Council about the proposed renovations Nov. 17, and crews Read More

Game and Fish seeks information about mule deer poaching

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the illegal taking of a mule deer buck in eastern Johnson County. The mule deer was killed along the Schoonover Road about one mile west of the Powder River on Wednesday. Buffalo Game Warden Jim Seeman investigated the site of the poaching incident Read More

Chamber of Commerce wants you to ‘Get Caught Shopping’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is asking Sheridan residents to “Get Caught Shopping.” Christmas elves will be prowling downtown during the three Saturdays before Christmas, looking for people who stayed local to do their shopping, Chamber Director of Marketing and Communications Ryan Koltiska said. Get Caught Shopping is an extension of the Read More

Sunday & Monday Events Nov. 22, 2014

Events for Sunday, November 23 and Monday, November 24, 2014 Sunday • 1 p.m., Big Horn Historical Society meeting, Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse, 314 S. Third St., Big Horn • 7:30 p.m., “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” Carriage House Theater, Trail End State Historic Site, 419 Delphi Ave., $15 adults, $12 students, seniors and Read More

Local Briefs Nov. 22, 2014

Local Trout Unlimited chapter seeks fishing, outdoor enthusiasts SHERIDAN — The Little Bighorn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a public meeting Monday to reach out to local fishing and outdoor enthusiasts. Anyone interested in fishing, stream restoration and water quality issues, or anyone curious about Trout Unlimited’s work in the area, is invited to Read More

Agenda Nov. 22, 2014

Juvenile Justice Joint Powers Board meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday 41 W. Whitney St. • Meeting called to order • Approval of the agenda • Approval of the October 28 minutes • Approval of the vouchers for payment • Financial report • Juvenile Justice Joint Powers Board staff reports 1. Juvenile Probation report 2. Truancy Probation Read More

Senior Center Happenings Nov. 22, 2014

November 21, 2014

• Special guests Ace Young, Santa and Mrs. Claus join the Senior Center’s SheridanAires for a special Christmas Program “Sweater Weather” on Dec. 4 at 1:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 211 Smith St. No advance call-in for the Thursday 1:30 p.m. matinee is necessary.   This performance is free and open to the community Read More

Bolstering mobility – a new connection

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — New technology is now available in Sheridan to allow elders living independently at home to stay connected to a personal medical alert system but increase their ability to move at a wider range from home. The new Lifeline GoSafe Medical Alert system, the next generation in personal Read More

Keeping in voice: a lifetime love of music

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Her soprano voice blends with the choir like spices to a good sauce.  It is a gift she found she loved as a child and crafted over the years through training. “I’ve sung all my life,” said Arlene Herrboldt. Herrboldt, who turns 87 in December, keeps her Read More

Summit Award Winner: Tom Fenn

This week’s Summit Award winner is Tom Fenn. Fenn is a leader in and out of the classroom. His interests include science-related classes, football, skiing and weight lifting. Fenn is the son of John and Armella Fenn. Fenn, a Sheridan High School senior, maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.905. He received academic letters his freshman, Read More

Tips for making your families holiday travel a little bit easier

SHERIDAN — It is hard to believe, but the holidays are upon us. If you are lucky, you will be traveling for Thanksgiving or Christmas to be with friends or family, or simply taking a family vacation and exploring a new place. However, the ‘travel’ part of a vacation is usually a stress-filled endeavor and Read More

Turkey Trot to be held at Kendrick Park this Thanksgiving

SHERIDAN — The 36th annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday. The race will begin at the Kendrick Park bandshell with same-day registration beginning at 9 a.m. The event includes a 2.8 mile race and 1-mile kids race. The fee to participate is $5 per person and two canned goods or Read More

Kids’ pheasant hunt to be held at Fort Phil Kearny Historic Site

STORY — Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site will host the fourth annual Kids’ Pheasant Hunt on Nov. 29-30. The event is an opportunity for families and friends wanting to hunt with young people ages 17 and younger to harvest pheasants, practice safe hunting skills and enjoy the Piney Creek landscape at the historic fort Read More

Community invited to attend Annual Christmas Stroll event

SHERIDAN — As always, the annual Christmas Stroll event is set for the Friday after Thanksgiving in downtown Sheridan. More than 100 Sheridan area businesses are participating in the stroll, giving out prizes leading up to Christmas. This year’s event, with the theme “Sugar Plum Stroll,” will feature free trolley rides, free mini train rides, Read More

Got skates? Sheridan Ice does

NWCCD extends president’s contract for another year, salary increased

SHERIDAN — Enrollment and degree completion numbers are at record highs for Sheridan College since Dr. Paul Young took over as president in June 2010, and now his salary will reflect that fact. During the Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees meeting in Gillette Thursday Young’s contract was extended another year and his Read More

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