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Miss Wyoming 2014 Pageant coming to the WYO

May 23, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Miss Wyoming 2014 Pageant is coming to the WYO Theater next weekend. On May 31 from 7-9:30 p.m. “Rockin’ the Runway” will feature music from the ‘80s and a preshow by the Little Sisters. Tickets are $25 for Crown seating, $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Tickets are available Read More

WGFD seeking input on big game herd management

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will hold two public information meetings to review and discuss big game herd management objectives for the North Bighorn mule deer herd, Clearmont, Ucross and Beckton pronghorn antelope herds and the Powder River white-tailed deer herd. The Sheridan area meeting will be held Wednesday at the regional Read More

‘Pub Painting’ May 30

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Watercolor Association will present their next “Pub Painting,” an Artists in Motion event. On May 30 from 6-9 p.m. the artists of the association will paint and sell their works inside the Main Street Tavern located inside the Best Western Sheridan Center. There is no cost to attend but attendees must Read More

Walmart cracks down on shoplifting from store

May 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Walmart store is cracking down on shoplifters. In the past few months, cases brought to court by the megastore have increased dramatically. In January through March of this year, one person was prosecuted and convicted in municipal court for shoplifting from the Coffeen Avenue store. In April, seven people faced individual charges Read More

Dayton Town Council to add restrooms at Scott Bicentennial

DAYTON — In an effort to make Scott Bicentennial Park in Dayton an even better place to play and relax, Dayton Town Council has opened bids for a project to construct an addition to the park’s restrooms. “We’ve been needing something for a long time,” Mayor Bob Wood said. “Sometimes we get so many people at Read More

Gov. Mead sees disconnect between spending, educational achievement

SHERIDAN — Gov. Matt Mead told The Sheridan Press Wednesday that there are two areas in which he did not accomplish as much as he had hoped to in his first term as governor: health care and education. Mead and First Lady Carol Mead visited Sheridan Wednesday to connect with local community leaders, attend a fundraiser Read More

Chadron announces spring honor roll

SHERIDAN — Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska, has announced their spring 2014 honor roll recipients and several local students were recognized. Presidents List – 4.0 GPA • Ashley Daniels, Sheridan • Audra Gorzalka, Sheridan • Tonia Wiley, Sheridan Deans List – 3.5+ GPA • Craig Blackwell, Sheridan • Haley Patterson, Sheridan

Campgrounds open this weekend

SHERIDAN — Multiple campgrounds will open this weekend in the Bighorn Mountains, kicking off the summer season. The Ranger Creek Recreation Area, Leigh Creek, Tie Hack and Shell Creek campgrounds will open tomorrow. The Shell Falls Interpretive Site will begin its season Saturday. Other campgrounds, trailheads and picnic areas will open as weather and conditions Read More

Creative Economy Council holding organizational meeting Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Creative Economy Council for Sheridan and Johnson counties will hold an open organizational meeting on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. The meeting will include discussions and implementations of plans for the council — which will recognize, support and promote a wide variety of creative organizations and individuals that contribute to economic growth in Read More

SC facility earns recognition

SHERIDAN — The Edward A. Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College is being recognized at a national level for its design and ability to further the educational environment of the school. College Planning & Management has chosen the project to be featured as part of the organization’s 2014 Education Design Showcase. “Good designs don’t just Read More

Campout at Kendrick Park tomorrow

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Community Land Trust will host a campout at Kendrick Park tomorrow. The event is the grand finale of a week-long series of events called “Unplug” focused on getting families away from technology and outside together. From 6-8 p.m., a bluegrass jam will be performed featuring Bill Bradshaw and other local musicians in Read More

Hang gliders to take flight in Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Each Memorial Day weekend in Sheridan County for the past 35 years, the American Flag has not been the only thing waving with pride. Saturday morning, once again, daring athletes will take flight for the annual Hang Gliders Fly-In. Hang gliding is a sport critics call deathly dangerous and enthusiasts call natural and Read More

County denies lot size variance in Story

May 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners voted 0-5 on a request for a lot size variance on property occupied by the Wagon Box Inn in Story. The 0-5 vote means the request for a variance was denied. The same variance request was recommended for denial by the County Planning and Zoning Commission on May Read More

SDSD1 budgets $45K to cover new programs

SHERIDAN —New programs are coming to Sheridan County School District 1 as of the 2014-2015 school year and though $45,000 is budgeted to cover them, the district said most of that money was already being spent on activities and the overall district budget will not see an increase. At the SCSD1 May board meeting the Read More

Construction on new elementary school in Ranchester to begin

RANCHESTER — Construction on the new elementary school in Ranchester can now officially begin after Sheridan County School District 1 received approval from Ranchester Town Council Tuesday for a special permit that will allow Town Engineer Chris Johnson to issue a building permit for the building. SCSD 1 Business Manager Jeremy Smith said construction will begin Read More

Highway 14A to open Thursday at noon

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Transportation has announced U.S. Highway 14A between Burgess Junction and Lovell will open Thursday at noon. Holwell said the first travelers on the road this year must still use extra caution. “It’s still winter up there, even though we would like to believe we might have gotten some summer Read More

Statewide unemployment rate drops to 3.7 percent; Sheridan County at 4 percent

SHERIDAN — The statewide unemployment rate for Wyoming fell to 3.7 percent during the month of March, while Sheridan County is slightly above that average at 4 percent. Wyoming’s overall unemployment rate is a full percentage point lower than it was one year ago, and is still well below the nationwide average of 6.3 percent. Read More

Children’s Center wins local award

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Foundation has recently recognized The Children’s Center as the Sheridan College Outstanding Community Partner in Service-Learning. The honor was given because the center allows college students to observe and participate in the center’s operations on a continuous basis and buses their pre-school students to the Sheridan College Lab School every Read More

Registration open for summer programs at Kendrick Mansion

SHERIDAN — Trail End State Historic Site, also known as Kendrick Mansion, will host two summer programs for junior high and high school students and registration is now available. Junior Curator Camp is returning for those in sixth, seventh and eighth grade. The program runs from June 2-6, 8 a.m. to noon daily, and the Read More

VFW to hold Buddy Poppy drive this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary #1560 will hold a Buddy Poppy drive this weekend. Buddy Poppies are artificial flowers which have symbolized the blood shed by service members since the VFW registered the name with the U.S. Patent Office in 1924. The poppy flowers are assembled by disabled, needy or aging veterans Read More

Local programmers take first in competition

SHERIDAN — A team including two computer programmers from Sheridan took first place at a two-state application design competition sponsored by Google over the weekend. Local information technology gurus Anne Gunn, of the Sheridan Programmers Guild, and Mark Thoney of WyoLution, LLC, were part of a four-person team of Wyomingites who traveled to Denver to Read More

City offers counter proposal; IAFF frustrated

May 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — City Council offered a counter proposal to the contract changes submitted by the local firefighters union earlier this month. The counter proposal was not acceptable to union representative George Neeson, so he said he would bring another counter proposal to the next council meeting in June. In the meantime, since the city and union Read More

Crews plan for weekend opening of Highway 14A

BURGESS JUNCTION — Outside it is 18 degrees, and though it is not currently snowing, the wind gusts grab powder loosened by the crew chipping away at the 12-foot high mounds and create blizzard-like conditions. Inside the cab of the Kodiak Loader Mounted Rotary Snow Blower, it is just another comfortable day of work for operator Read More

Candidates file for 2014 primary races

SHERIDAN — While filing for local and state offices runs through the end of the month, some candidates got an early jump on the task. Twelve local officials have put their names in for re-election in the primary set for August. Those candidates include County Assessor Paul Fall, County Clerk Eda Schunk Thompson, Clerk of Read More

Bell graduates University of Jamestown

SHERIDAN — Christien Bell of Sheridan graduated from the University of Jamestown in Jamestown, North Dakota, with a degree in business administration during the school’s commencement ceremony on May 10. Bell was named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester, an honor for students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better Read More

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