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Self-neglect and our right to choose

The guiding value for the Department of Family Services/Adult Protective Services is “that for every action taken there must be a balance of the duty to protect the safety of the vulnerable adult and the adult’s right to self determination.” This is the same value that all adult protective service agencies attest to and to… Continue Reading

Enjoy a national monument for free

SHERIDAN — A trip to a monument can do a lot for perking up your attitude. Mark your calendars — there are free days in 2014 to national parks and monuments throughout the United States and in Wyoming. Each year the National Park Service waives entrance fees to national parks and monuments on designated days.… Continue Reading

Police to citizens: Be careful what you tweet

SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing. The “TweetSmart” campaign began in late July by a coalition of nine agencies, including the Washington state patrol and the Seattle police, and aims to raise… Continue Reading

Dayton candidates talk about growth

DAYTON — In an unprecedented race for a small town, five Dayton residents are in the running to fill two open seats on Dayton Town Council in the upcoming election. That field will be narrowed to four candidates for the general election following the primary election Tuesday. There have been times in past elections that… Continue Reading

Ancient bones found in Wyoming cave

CHEYENNE (AP) — North American lions, cheetahs and short-faced bears: Those are just a few fearsome critters from 25,000 years ago paleontologists already might have found in their first excavation of a bizarre northern Wyoming cave in 30 years. Good fossils also come in small packages: Exquisite rodent bones best examined by microscope, or even… Continue Reading

Courts waiting on Brookhouse psych evaluation

SHERIDAN — A court hearing for Paul Brookhouse remains unscheduled pending the completion of a psychological evaluation ordered through Sheridan County Circuit Court July 15. The evaluation was ordered to be completed through the Wyoming State Hospital for Brookhouse, who has been accused of killing James Lee Drake in June. Brookhouse, 57, was arrested on… Continue Reading

Cloud Peak Outdoors Center proposing new use for visitor center

SHERIDAN — At least one of the parties interested in revitalizing the former Burgess Junction visitor center has made proposed plans for the facility public. Sheridan resident Andrew Gast said his organization Cloud Peak Outdoors Center has been working with the U.S. Forest Service on a proposal that would reopen the facility as the company’s… Continue Reading

Annual Story Days celebration set for Aug. 22-24

STORY — The annual Story Days will be held Aug. 22-24 and this year’s theme is “Pastimes in the Pines.” There will be live music both Friday and Saturday night, run/walk/bike races, cook-offs, parade, vendors, plus many other events. To register for the cook-off call Debbie Woody at 763-7199. To register for the run/walk/bike race… Continue Reading

ParkFit to feature fitness from the YMCA

SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014. Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks. The next session will be fitness by the YMCA at Washington Park. A full schedule of ParkFit… Continue Reading

Registration open for Aug. 21-22 ASIST class

SHERIDAN — Registration is now open for the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) class to be held Aug. 21-22, from 8:15 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Northern Wyoming Mental Health offices, 1701 W. Fifth St. The two-day ASIST class is designed to supplement a caregiver’s abilities to assist an at risk person. This… Continue Reading

College’s indoor arena nears completion

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College is nearing completion of the SC Arena and Large Animal Science Facility, located on the north end of Sheridan, within the Wrench Ranch. “Our students and our rodeo athletes are very excited to have a large indoor space to learn and practice,” Director of Agriculture Keith Klement said. “Historically, we have… Continue Reading

SCSD1 opts for homegrown school lunches

SCSD1 opts for homegrown school lunches

RANCHESTER — Sheridan County School District 1 administrators have ditched the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s school lunch program in favor of a more homegrown variety — at least at its middle and high schools. The federal program places strict nutritional restrictions on what the schools can serve under the program, including the number of calories… Continue Reading

Board: Community usage of fairgrounds up

SHERIDAN — Members of the Sheridan County Fair Association marveled at their meeting Thursday at just how busy the fairgrounds have been this season, hosting the usual events like the Sheridan WYO Rodeo and County Fair but also seeing an increase in usage from community groups and private events like weddings. “It’s all gone very well. It’s… Continue Reading

Weber pleads not guilty in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday

SHERIDAN — Robert Kelly Webster, 34, pleaded not guilty in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday to one count of felony burglary. The Sheridan County Attorney’s Office filed the charge earlier this summer in connection to the burglary of prescription medications from Hospital Pharmacy West in 2013. According to the Sheridan Police Department, information received throughout… Continue Reading

Crews respond to structure fire Thursday

SHERIDAN — Firefighters responded to a fire at Heidi’s Mobile Home Park Thursday afternoon. The fire destroyed one mobile home, but no injuries were reported. Sheridan Fire-Rescue and the Goose Valley Fire Department responded to the fire with a total of approximately 15 firefighters just after 3 p.m. GVFD Chief Bob Williams said the structure… Continue Reading

Sheridan College offering high school equivalency exams

SHERIDAN — Opportunities continue to expand for community members looking to complete their high school equivalency. The state of Wyoming now offers three tests: GED, HiSET and soon the TASC exam. The Northern Wyoming Community College District, which includes Sheridan College, Gillette College and outreach centers in Johnson County, now offers two tests, the GED… Continue Reading

Final ‘Flavor of the Week’ to feature yoga

SHERIDAN — In celebration of its fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m. Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome. This week’s class will be… Continue Reading

Farmers market to feature dunk tank next week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market will be moved farther up Grinnell Street this Thursday, in front of The Sheridan Press, to celebrate the Third Thursday Street Festival. From 5 until 7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. In addition,… Continue Reading

Planning a community’s future

Planning a community’s future

SHERIDAN — With an estimate that places the population of Sheridan over the 20,000 mark by the year 2030, a group of Sheridan residents huddled over maps Wednesday night at the Best Western Sheridan Center and drew squares, circles and dotted lines to indicate how they would like to see the city accommodate that growth. The… Continue Reading

Wyo Drifters to perform at Polka Club Sunday

SHERIDAN— The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will meet at the Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St., Sunday at 1 p.m. The Wyo Drifters will be playing polka, waltzes, two steps and round dances. The event is open to the public and costs $5 For questions call Jean Arzy at 672-3623. Continue Reading

Free hike set for Devil’s Canyon Roadless Area

SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a free hike in Devil’s Canyon Roadless Area. On Saturday, retired Department of Environmental Quality ecologist Jack… Continue Reading

Superheroes to converge on Kendrick Park

SHERIDAN— Easter Seals, Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming and Eagle Ridge will present “Superheroes in the Park” Friday at Kendrick Park. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. attendees are encouraged to come in a superhero costume, either a known superhero or one of their own design, and enjoy games and a free lunch. There… Continue Reading

City Council candidates talk priorities

SHERIDAN — Three candidates are vying for one two-year seat on City Council in the upcoming election, two positing that the council needs “fresh blood” and one saying his 20 years of experience on the Council will offer continuity to city governance during a time of change. Current Councilman Robert Webster filed for the two-year seat… Continue Reading

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