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Sheridan commissioners set zoning precedent

August 6, 2013

Sheridan’s county commissioners held a special hearing during their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday to clarify a regulation regarding what businesses are permissible under the county’s zoning regulations. The board ruled in favor of the applicant, who was previously denied permission by the public works office to run a U-Haul business on Fort Road. The decision Read More

City takes over ownership of Linden Hill

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan is hoping to avoid a few bumps and bruises on Linden Hill this winter by moving a fence at the bottom of the popular sledding spot. “We had some concerns and issues because of the fence that was put up,” city Parks Division Manager Chuck Carbert said during Monday’s Read More

Congressional, mayoral representatives tour NE Wyo.

SHERIDAN — Two dozen national and more than 40 state congressional and mayoral representatives arrived in Sheridan Sunday for a five-day fact finding mission in northeast Wyoming. “We’re hoping that people back in Washington will take a look at the coal and the energy Wyoming has,” Dayton Mayor Bob Wood said about the purpose of Read More

Taking gold at the Senior Olympics

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Jacky Jones recently took home several gold medals from the Wyoming Senior Olympics held in Casper July 10 -13. Jones competed in billiards and table tennis and has competed in pickleball in previous games. This was her sixth Olympics games. She and her husband moved to Sheridan in 2004 and they Read More

Committee moves forward with legal notice changes

SHERIDAN — Wyoming state legislators are embracing the Internet as an official means of public communication in an effort to promote transparency and save money. The Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee, which includes Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, has carved out two bills for submission during next year’s legislative session that reduce Read More

Beyond the daily grind

SHERIDAN — After hours of toiling as the sun beat down, wind blew sparks onto their skin and metal twisted to their will, teams in the Sheridan College Welding Rodeo were rewarded for their efforts. Each of the team’s pieces were auctioned off, raking in more than $3,400 in bids. In addition, the second place Read More

‘e2e’ Aug. 21 to feature Casper native Jerad Stack

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Technology Business Center is hosting it’s next “e2e” educational networking program Aug. 21 in Sheridan. Jerad Stack will tell the entrepreneurial success story of Firehole Technologies, a Wyoming-built business that recently sold to a Fortune 350 company. Previous to the company’s acquisition by Autodesk in March, Stack was the CEO of Firehole Read More

Museum, Senior Center celebrate county’s 125th anniversary

SHERIDAN — Join the Sheridan Senior Center and the Sheridan County Museum for “Casual Conversations of Memories Past” in recognition of Sheridan County’s 125th birthday this year. Come to the Sheridan County Museum, 850 Sibley Circle, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. for a program presenting some memories from the past. You will also be given Read More

Council approves purchase of Linden Hill

August 5, 2013

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan is hoping to avoid a few bumps and bruises this winter by taking ownership of Linden Hill and moving back a fence at the popular sledding spot. The Sheridan City Council approved the city’s taking over of the property in exchange for $15,000 to be paid to the Child 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 Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Timberline Room at Read More

Shade Brigade helps keep seniors cool

SHERIDAN — The dog days of summer have hit Sheridan, and some local senior citizens will have an extra set of eyes on them this year when temperatures peak. A national initiative, dubbed “The Shade Brigade,” has hit Sheridan thanks to staffers at Sheridan’s Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge. Brigade operations include visiting the homes of Read More

‘Trails and Wanderings’ at Sagebrush Art Center

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center is hosting “Trails and Wanderings,” a show featuring paintings by Dianne Wyatt and sculptures by Jerry Smiley. Wyatt was recently awarded “Best in Show” at the SAGE National Juried Show. An artists reception and talk is scheduled for Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center, Read More

Dunning named Merit Finalist at Miss Teen of Wyoming

SHERIDAN — Aleya Dunning of Sheridan received the Merit Finalist award at the Miss Teen of Wyoming Pageant held July 19-21 at the Parkway Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Casper. Thirty-seven young women, ages 13-18, from across Wyoming participated in the event at which Shaylee Hixon of Burlington was named Miss Teen of Wyoming. Read More

Catch that pig!

SHERIDAN — Women dominated the action-packed night of pig wrestling Saturday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Donning colorful tie-dyed shirts, sparkly head bands and covered in mud, the Blon Away Babes had the best time of the night, getting their pig in the barrel in a speedy 11.17 seconds. The team was comprised of Chancey Read More

N. Colorado professor performs cello on Longs Peak

August 2, 2013

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Hikers are usually rewarded for a trip to the summit of Longs Peak with views that stretch for miles, tired legs and the accomplishment of climbing the tallest mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park at 14,259 feet. But Gal Faganel, who is in his third year as an assistant professor of Read More

Gardeners turn rocky beginning to plentiful harvests

RANCHESTER — Midway through our local growing season, on July 24, the Tongue River Elementary school garden in Ranchester was overflowing with flowers and produce. It was also overflowing with young gardeners. Fifty-three of them to be exact. They were watering, weeding, harvesting cucumbers and cabbage, tying up tomatoes and spraying organic pesticides to prevent Read More

Teen aims for around-world, solo flight record

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A 19-year-old Australian who describes flying as “magical” aims to become the youngest person to go solo around the world and could break a world record set just a month ago by a 21-year-old Californian. Ryan Campbell left Wollongong, Australia, on June 30 and wants to finish his trip by Sept. Read More

Living through changes in telephone technology

SHERIDAN — “Telephone technology was so much different when I started as a telephone operator,” Wilma Hahle Deeds said. She worked as an operator for the Mountain Bell telephone service in Sheridan for 19 years and nine months. Deeds grew up during the early years of telephone technology when callers simply picked up the receiver Read More

The school bus

World War II essentially killed dad’s business of moving dirt and building reservoirs. His help was drafted and getting parts was difficult. Consequently dad operated a ranch 13 miles south of town where there was no phone or electricity. However, there was a path to the outhouse and a coal oil lamp to do homework Read More

Saving nature with nature

SHERIDAN — Birds, bugs and fish. The interaction of this trio of local animals is the focus of a new research study playing out in the Sheridan area. The study focuses on sage grouse, mosquitoes and fathead minnows. The sage grouse, which has been a species of concern for state and federal wildlife managers for Read More

Legislative committee to talk publication of legal ads

SHERIDAN — On Monday and Tuesday, Sheridan will host a public meeting for an interim committee of the Wyoming Legislature. Members of the public are invited to attend and submit written information to members of the committee on topics of concern. The Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee addresses issues related to rules Read More

Man named in Walmart lawsuit says he left store before incident

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press has learned one of the defendants named in the wrongful death lawsuit against Sheridan’s Walmart did not work at the store at the time of the incident in question. Frederick Lollar filed the suit in Laramie County’s 1st Judicial District Court June 18 alleging a cantaloupe contaminated with the bacteria Read More

County Planning Commission OKs riparian rule changes

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission voted four to one to recommend approval of proposed riparian regulations to the Board of County Commissioners at its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. The recommendation for approval came with several wording changes in the proposed amendments to Sheridan County’s zoning code to address concerns voiced at Read More

Crazy Days — Sidewalk sales mean heavy foot traffic

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s historic district boasts an array of racks and tables on the sidewalks this weekend in commemoration of Crazy Days. While this weekend’s summer outdoor sales coincide with the Sheridan County Fair and the Big West Arts Festival, Crazy Days is an independent, long standing Sheridan tradition. Robbie Smith has owned Sheridan Stationery, Read More

WYO Theater begins public phase of fundraising campaign

SHERIDAN — Under the leadership of Ron Kensey, CEO of Kennon Products, the WYO Theater Capital Campaign has begun the public portion of the nonprofit’s fundraising efforts. Currently, 35 community members have been recruited as campaigners and have begun making contact with more than 1,500 potential donors to the project. The campaign is focused on Read More