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Ottemas to celebrate 60th anniversary

April 9, 2014

SHERIDAN — Vernon and Mary Schwartz Ottema of Sheridan are celebrating 60 years of marriage today. The couple was married April 9, 1954, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mandon, N.D. They have made their home in Wyoming for 42 years of their married life. They have three children, Sandra Ottema, Mark (Sue) Ottema and Read More

SAGE announces new director

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Artists’ Guild Et Al has announced the hiring of a new part-time director. Laura Lehan joins SAGE with a background of organizational management and administrative expertise. Lehan has previously participated in a photography show at the Sagebrush Community Art Center and says it was here that she learned how supportive and Read More

Girl Scouts welcome home local troop

April 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Girl Scouts of Troop 1334 got a gracious surprise at their meeting Monday night as a recipient of their goodwill stopped by for a visit. Jesse Workman of Sheridan recently returned home from his second Army deployment to Afghanistan. While overseas, the girls of 1334 sent him care packages throughout both deployments Read More

City continues work to establish electric utility

SHERIDAN — Following a request from an attorney representing Montana-Dakota Utilities to table an ordinance that will create a city electric utility to allow more time for discussion, City Council voted 5-0 to approve the ordinance on second reading with the understanding that it may have to be tabled on third reading depending on progress Read More

Jesus Rios appointed to City Council

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council voted Monday to appoint Jesus Rios to fill the vacant seat on Council left when Levi Dominguez resigned in January. Rios was selected by a majority vote of three out of five total votes. Councilman Alex Lee recused himself from the candidate presentations and the vote. Rios is Read More

Mayor delivers budget message to City Council

SHERIDAN — Mayor Dave Kinskey delivered his budget message to City Council Monday with a hint of optimism while still urging financial restraint. The budget will include pay raises for city employees whose salaries are not at market rate based on a recently completed pay scale study. Kinskey said data indicate that Sheridan is ranked Read More

Status conference set for April 17

SHERIDAN — A status conference is set for April 17 with 4th Judicial District Court Judge William Edelman to discuss The Sheridan Press case against Sheridan County School District 2. The lawsuit, brought by The Sheridan Press, asks that the court declare that any executive session in which a proposed multi-purpose recreational facility was discussed Read More

City Council OKs liquor license transfer, accepts bids

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council approved several items on its consent agenda Monday. Public hearings for five of the items were held prior to approval of the consent agenda. These included: • a retail liquor license transfer from Star Video Library LLC, doing business as Star Liquor to Star Liquor LLC, doing business as Star Read More

Local man treated after huffing in Walmart

SHERIDAN — Substance abuse was a common thread between two of the more high profile situations addressed by Sheridan police over the weekend. One instance involved a man inhaling canned air, while the other was an intoxicated driver that damaged four vehicles. Just after noon Saturday, police were called by management at Sheridan’s Walmart on Read More

WYDOT to start clearing 14A next week

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Beginning next week Wyoming Department of Transportation crews will start the process of re-opening the 22-mile stretch of scenic mountain road from Burgess Junction to Lovell. This stretch of highway is seasonally closed in November and typically re-opens around Memorial Day. According to WYDOT spokesperson Ronda Holwell, the process to re-open this stretch Read More

Bowhunters of Wyoming choose to complete project in Dayton with group funding

DAYTON — The Bowhunters of Wyoming have chosen to complete a project in Dayton with some of the group’s funding this year. The BOW raised $13,500 off of a raffle they held for a commissioner’s tag. At the BOW’s 2014 meeting in Laramie late last month, the group approved several projects for completion, including the Read More

‘A Piece of My Heart’ to play at the WYO April 16

SHERIDAN — This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and as part of a weeklong series of events commemorating the occasion Infinite Variety Productions of New York will present a performance of “A Piece of My Heart,” a play recounting the true story of six women who served in the war, in Read More

Landon’s to host two free workshops Sat.

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is hosting two free workshops on Saturday. At 10 a.m. “Adventures with Herbs: Culinary, Medicinal and Beyond” will be presented and at 1 p.m. “What’s New, What’s Hot with Annuals” will be the topic of the workshop. Space is limited so pre-registration is recommended. Call 672-8340 or stop by Read More

Cloud Peak recognized for local contributions

SHERIDAN — Cloud Peak Energy, which operates Spring Creek Coal Mine, was recently honored at the American Technical Education Association’s 51st annual conference in St. Paul, Minn. The company was awarded the Silver Star of Excellence award for its contributions to the technical programs at Sheridan College and Gillette College of the Northern Wyoming Community Read More

Solar class next week

SHERIDAN — A five day “Introductory Solar Hot Water System Design and Installation Training” will be offered free of charge next week. Commencing Monday at 8 a.m. a variety of classes will be offered at Sheridan College through April 18 at 7 p.m. The training is sponsored by the Montana Department of Public Health and Read More

Windows XP makes its exit; area businesses help with transition

SHERIDAN — Today marks the beginning of the end for a widely used computer operating system, as support from Microsoft for Windows XP will be discontinued. Users in Sheridan can turn to local technical support experts regarding how to best adjust home or business computer usage to maintain security and efficacy of their personal computers. Read More

City Council appoints Jesus Rios to fill open seat

April 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council voted Monday to appoint Jesus Rios to fill the vacant seat on council left when Levi Dominguez resigned in January. Rios was selected by a majority vote of three out of five total votes. Councilman Alex Lee recused himself from the candidate presentations and the vote. Rios is Read More

Birds and Bees of the Bighorns

By Hannah Wiest The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Let me tell you about the birds, and the bees, and the flowers and the trees — ahem, the real ones, not the ones of Dean Martin fame. While we’re at it, let’s talk about butterflies, beetles and bats, too. These little critters, called pollinators, go unnoticed Read More

Jobless claims at lowest rate in 6 years

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s unemployment for February 2014 was 5.7 percent. Statewide, the unemployment rate of 4.2 percent was at its lowest point since the end of 2008. Of Sheridan County’s 16,523-person workforce, 940 claimed unemployment benefits last month. Compared to last year, the county has seen the largest decline in unemployment, which was 7.1 Read More

Sheridan College to offer new class with a bit of a bite

SHERIDAN — Registration opens today for Sheridan College fall semester classes and while most full-time college students will seek to check prerequisite courses of their must-study list, others may find themselves enrolling in something with a little more bite. Sheridan College instructor Rebecca Buhl will be offering a new course this semester titled “Vampires: Myth Read More

Sheridan College to host Eye-to-Eye program Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host learning disabilities leader David Flink for a presentation on the Eye-to-Eye program on Thursday. Eye-to-Eye is a national mentoring program with five chapters throughout Wyoming which pairs kids with learning disabilities with similarily struggling college students as mentors. Founders of the program are exploring Sheridan as a future chapter Read More

Stacy Richardson joins Wyoming MS Society

SHERIDAN — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has announced Stacy Richardson has joined the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter as the new Community Engagement Manager for Wyoming. Richardson wil be responsible for building relationships throughout the state that help increase awareness of MS, access to resources and support of the society’s mission. She is a graduate of the Read More

Sheridan Inn to host dance Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Historic Sheridan Inn will host a dance on Friday. “The Evening Stage” will feature live music from Dave Munsick, Too Wet to Plow and Spurs of the Moment commencing at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per adult, $18 per couple, $8 per senior, $12 per senior couple, $5 per student and children Read More

SHS class of ‘59 to host reunion planing meeting

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School class of ‘59 is hosting a planning meeting for the upcoming 55th reunion. Everyone is welcome to attend at the home of Maurita Meehan at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The reunion is set to be held July 18 and 19. For more information call Meehan at 674-7339.

For some Sheridan residents, archery is a year-round sport

April 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s bow hunting season for game is a small blip on the calendar that’s still months away, but for a small faction of Sheridan sportsmen, archery is a year-round calling. For hunters looking to bypass bullets in exchange for the more technical demands of a bow hunt, keeping archery skills polished pays off Read More

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