Senior Center recognized for veterans’ tribute wall

August 16, 2013

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

Enzi: Everyone should be subject to ‘Obamacare’

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi denies ownership of last week’s ruling by the Office of Personnel Management that provides tax-free subsidies for members of Congress and their staffers to buy health coverage via exchanges when the Affordable Care Act, dubbed “Obamacare,” goes into effect next year. Enzi came under fire earlier this week from Liz Read More

Couple turns setback into new company

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan home improvement stores started carrying a product this week that was invented by a local resident. Ken Huckeba is the inventor of MelkeN WeatherGuard, a fascia-like sealant used around garage doors, side jams and headers, which is now on shelves at Bloedorn Lumber and Knecht Home Center. Huckeba is a 30-year Read More

Press welcomes graphic designer to staff

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press welcomed Sheridan County native Doug Sanders to its editorial staff Monday. Sanders, a Story resident, graduated from Sheridan High School, earned an associates degree from Northwest College in Powell in drafting and design and a bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State College in New York in print media and graphic design. Read More

[Photo Gallery] ‘Longmire’ fans, cast and author converge in Buffalo

August 18, 2013

The Second Annual Longmire Days in Buffalo drew thousands to meet and greet the cast of the popular A&E Television series based on the Craig Johnson mystery novels.The novels and show follow the exploits of Sheriff Walt Longmire, who, with his deputies, solve crimes around fictional Absaroka County. Background and Related Links ‘Longmire’ Television show Read More

Stadick named to dean’s list

August 16, 2013

SHERIDAN — Seth Stadick of Sheridan was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. To be selected, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Stadick is a graduate of Sheridan High School and is the son of Steve and Read More

Intervention workshop set for Sept. 9-10

SHERIDAN — A suicide intervention workshop will be offered Sept. 9-10 in Sheridan. The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is designed to provide guidance and resources for those working with at-risk people. The workshop will cover such topics as how to identify an at-risk person, how to discuss suicide with an at-risk person and identifying Read More

Crime of the week — Aug. 16, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sometime between July 17- 23, 2013, suspect(s) driving a pickup stole a large amount of dyed diesel fuel and hydraulic oil from a front end loader located on Beatty Gulch Road, northeast of Sheridan. The suspect(s) also stole a number of work lights off the loader. If you have any information concerning the Read More

SC tech instructor: Not just a man’s field

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Machine Tool Technology program is welcoming a new instructor for the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. Sara Spann, a Wyoming native, is the first instructor hired as a result of the Jobs, Education, Technology program created by Whitney Benefits and also the school’s first female machine tool technology instructor. Read More

Supporters of bond issue continue final push

August 15, 2013

SHERIDAN — “I’ll do anything it takes between now and next Tuesday,” Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young said in one of his last public addresses before the Sheridan College bond issue is put to a public vote. Young promised to appear at workplaces and arrange tours of the existing technical facility over the weekend Read More

SAWS moves closer to securing alternative power source

SHERIDAN — Members of the Sheridan Area Water Supply joint powers board metaphorically sat a little taller at their meeting Wednesday as they discussed a solution to an ongoing problem that could potentially save money and make water service better. After more than six months of discussion between the SAWS board and the Wyoming Department Read More

High flyers

SHERIDAN — Over Labor Day weekend, hang gliders from across the nation will come to the Bighorn Mountains for a fly-in. The gliders will take off at the Sand Turn turnout off Highway 14. Come watch and photograph the gliders as they soar over the valley. For more information contact Johann Nield at 751-1138 or

Democrats to host Montana Sen. Tester for Aug. 27 fundraiser

SHERIDAN — A fundraiser for the Wyoming State Democratic Party slated for Aug. 27 at The Black Tooth Brewering Company will feature Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont. “We visited with the Wyoming Democrats and concluded it would be great to have Montana’s senator speak since Wyoming doesn’t have a Democratic senator of our own,” noted Hollis Read More

Getting (Park) fit

Grace Carlson, front, holds a side plank with her mother, Elizabeth.

Former Sheridan resident pleads guilty to fraud

August 14, 2013

SHERIDAN — A former Sheridan woman pleaded guilty in Sheridan County’s 4th Judicial District Court May 28 to a felony charge of making a fraudulent claim for food stamps. The admittance of guilt was part of a plea bargain to get prosecutors to drop four other felony charges related to defrauding both the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Read More

County approves mill levies, note valuation down

SHERIDAN — As Sheridan County moves into its 2013-2014 fiscal year, the Board of County Commissioners has approved mill levies — or the assessed property tax rate used by local governments to raise revenue — to be used by the county and its incorporated towns and cities, college, school districts and various fire and weed Read More

CHAPS holding benefit polo cup Aug. 25

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip will hold their Morton Buildings Benefit Polo Cup Aug. 25. This is your chance to bid on a whimsical selection of paintings by the CHAPS therapy horses. Proceeds from the sale of paintings will help pay for the horses’ veterinary, farrier and feed needs. CHAPS participants will Read More

BLM seeking comments on draft resource management plan

SHERIDAN — The Bureau of Land Management Buffalo Field Office will hold a public meeting in Sheridan on Monday. This meeting is an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the draft resource management plan and supporting environmental impact statement. The area covered by the plan includes BLM lands in Campbell, Johnson and Read More

Planning Commission OKs another large annexation

August 13, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Planning Commission voted Monday to recommend approval of a second Wrench Ranch annexation north of town. Sheridan City Council will consider the annexation request at its meeting Monday. The annexation would add approximately 264 acres to city property north of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, west of the Sheridan Hi-Tech Read More

2013 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale Report

August 14, 2013

Weight, Name, Price, Buyer   Grand Champion Market Steer 1380 Wyatt Ankney $5.00 Wyo Group Construction Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer 1342 Braden West $4.00 Spring Creek Coal Champion Weight Division I 1223 Elana Ostler $3.00 Napa Auto Parts Champion Weight Division II 1258 Brayton Ankney $4.25 Zowada Recycling & Steel Champion Weight Division III Read More

Bond issue supporters push to finish line

August 13, 2013

SHERIDAN — With one week until the special election for the 16-year, $15.85 million general issue bond to support expansion and renovation of Sheridan Colleges’ technical education center, supporters of the bond are in crunch time. They have been spotted at farmers markets, putting up yard signs and hammering home their arguments at a variety Read More

SCSD2 approves VOA contract

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 2 board voted 5-1 to approve a contract with the nonprofit Volunteers of America Northern Rockies at their regular meeting last night. Through the A.C.E. program (Accountability, Change in Education) the VOA provides a monitoring and reentry program for students who are suspended or expelled from the school Read More

Aiming to be the ‘Best of the Road’

August 14, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan has garnered its fair share of nicknames and accolades from passersby, and next month, there’s a possibility it could be pegged with another honored title for tourism. Sheridan is one of eight Wyoming towns nominated to receive Rand McNally’s 2013 Best of the Road designation. Specifically, Sheridan is in the running to Read More

Warehouse 201 named judge’s choice at ‘Taste’

August 13, 2013

SHERIDAN — Organizers said while final numbers are still being figured, the Taste of Sheridan held Sunday at Thorne-Rider Stadium likely brought in at least $19,000. The North Main Association, which puts together the event each year, puts that money toward furthering the vision for the neighborhood. Organizers said the event was well attended, with Read More

RENEW’s shoot out this weekend in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming will hold their ninth annual shoot out Saturday. The five-person team trap shoot competition will be at the Sheridan County Sportsman Gun Club. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with practice at 9 a.m. and the event starting at 10 a.m. The top shooter will be awarded $1,000. Read More