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Shooters start fire

August 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — Recreational shooters started a grass fire Sunday afternoon at the Buffalo Run recreation area approximately 10 miles out of Sheridan on Highway 14 East toward Ucross. Goose Valley Fire Department Chief Bob Williams said it took his crews approximately four hours to extinguish the blaze. The fire, which ultimately grew to encompass 65 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 Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Timberline Room at The Read More

Swinging Fore scholarships

SHERIDAN — The Swinging Fore Scholarships Golf Tournament will be Aug. 30 starting at 1 p.m. at The Powder Horn Golf Course. The tournament is in support of the Miss Wyoming Scholarship Foundation. The entry fee is $120 per person and includes a catered barbecue dinner, use of a golf cart and 18 holes of Read More

Worth the wait

BUFFALO — The town of Buffalo had hints of a red carpet Hollywood event this weekend, as Longmire Days attracted the cast of the hit television series, “Longmire,” along with the author of the popular books and hundreds of fans of both. Author Craig Johnson, a resident of Ucross, used the Sheridan and Johnson County Read More

Back to school

August 16, 2013

BIG HORN — It used to be a fairly straightforward process. A globe got placed on the desk. An American flag was hung in a corner. Posters and charts were taped to walls. Chairs and desks were arranged and chalkboards were filled with rules and messages. However, decorating a classroom for the start of school Read More

While time in the community is short, impact long lasting

SHERIDAN — Though the Up With People visit to Sheridan ends tonight with a second and final performance of their show, the group’s impact on Sheridan will be felt for a long time. During the past week, the 100 cast members divided up projects for local charitable organizations. Collectively, the group donated hundreds of volunteer Read More

Seniors find connections with family, community

Excerpt from www.ncoa.org   LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Relationships with friends and family outweigh financial concerns among older Americans seeking fulfillment in their senior years, according to the second annual United States of Aging Survey. When asked what is most important to maintaining a high quality of life in their senior years, staying connected to friends Read More

One can make a difference

Recently I circulated ad flyers that said “You are 1 person, but YOU can MAKE A DIFFERENCE” for an upcoming garage sale fundraiser to benefit our Alzheimer’s Memory Walk this September. It was no surprise to me to get the tremendous support we got from people donating items for the sale, making purchases at the Read More

Senior Center recognized for veterans’ tribute wall

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 wyomingwings@wyoming.com.

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