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I-80 closes again due to crash

April 20, 2015

LARAMIE (AP) — Trucks and cars piled into one another in dense fog on Interstate 80 in southeast Wyoming, resulting in a fiery chain-reaction crash that killed one person and injured 16 others Monday. The crash in a rural area 18 miles west of Laramie occurred four days after several pileups during a blinding snowstorm Read More

Sold out FAB Conference filled with fun

SHERIDAN — Approximately 100 women gathered at Sheridan College Friday for an afternoon of personal and professional development at the third annual FAB Women’s Conference. The conference, primarily sponsored by The Sheridan Press and Sheridan College, underwent renovations this year, moving from the fall to the spring and revamping the structure of offerings. The facelift Read More

HD29 replacement to be chosen today

SHERIDAN — Republicans selected three candidates Saturday morning for consideration to fill the House District 29 vacancy left by the April 5 passing of Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan. HD 29 precinct committeemen and women picked Mark Kinner, Ryan Mulholland and Patrick Geary through a vote, leaving the fourth applicant, Ky Dixon, off the list. The Read More

Local FFA members do well at state convention

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan’s John B. Kendrick FFA Chapter who attended the Wyoming State FFA Convention in Cheyenne April 8-11 returned home with many high achievements. “This is one of the most successful conventions we have had during my 22-year tenure here,” chapter advisor Nick Siddle said. Chaney Peterson was the champion prepared public Read More

Local Foods Expo to be held Friday, Saturday

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension Office, Sheridan Farmers Market, Sheridan College, Center for a Vital Community and many local producers and volunteers will host the fourth annual Sheridan Local Foods Expo on Friday and Saturday. The Expo is geared toward supporting and demonstrating the health and economic benefits of local foods through educational Read More

Puett to be honored at Light of Hope Breakfast Friday

SHERIDAN — Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns will host its seventh annual Light of Hope Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The event will honor longtime Department of Family Services employee Barb Puett as the “Champion for Children.” The keynote speaker will be Jay McGinnis, executive director of Read More

‘Riders in the Sky’ concert at WYO Theater Saturday

SHERIDAN — Enjoy a fun, family friendly and “thoroughly cowboy” show with Riders in the Sky on Saturday. For more than 30 years, the foursome that comprises Riders in the Sky has kept the Western music genre alive, adding their own wacky humor and wit to each show. The concert will take place at 7:30 Read More

Three move forward for HD 29 vacancy

April 18, 2015

SHERIDAN — Republicans selected three candidates for consideration to fill the House District 29 vacancy left by the April 5 passing of Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan. HD 29 precinct committeemen and women picked Mark Kinner, Ryan Mulholland and Patrick Geary through a vote at a meeting Saturday morning, leaving the fourth applicant, Ky Dixon, off Read More

­­­Four applicants apply for HD 29 vacancy

SHERIDAN — Four applicants applied for appointment to the House District 29 seat left vacant by the passing of Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, April 5. Sheridan residents Ky Dixon, Mark Kinner, Patrick Geary and Ryan Mulholland threw their hats into the ring by the noon deadline on Friday. In their letters, the candidates each expressed Read More

Kirven named FAB Woman of the Year

SHERIDAN — Approximately 100 community members gathered at Sheridan College Friday night to honor the nominees and winner of the 2015 FAB Woman of the Year award. After an energizing afternoon at the sold out third annual FAB Women’s Conference, keynote speaker Karen McNenny opened the WOY celebration with an entertaining and motivating presentation on Read More

Agendas April 18, 2015

Regular Session Staff Meeting Sheridan County Courthouse Addition 224 South Main Street, Sheridan, WY Second Floor Commission Library, #216 Monday, April 20, 2015 9:00 a.m. Agenda: 1. Call to Order. 2. Reports from Staff/Elected Officials. 3. Adjourn. Special Session Sheridan County Courthouse Addition 224 South Main Street, Sheridan, WY Second Floor Commission Board Room, #220 Read More

Lessons from one lifetime

By Barb Blue Mary Magdeline Legerski is a redheaded Bohemian who grew in Monarch and is cute as heck.  Our friendship began four months ago when Mary started coming to Day Break. Mary is a delight to visit with. She is fortunate to have a close-knit family that cares for her as she ages. Family Read More

Planning for the future with long-term care

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Do you have a plan in place should you need long-term care? Many people believe they have their affairs in order when they have a will in place.  But this is not enough. Life is not always an off/on switch. What are your plans should you be Read More

Academics for All names Jensen as this week’s Summit Award winner

Academics for All is pleased to announce that Dillon Jensen, son of James and Julie Jensen of Sheridan, is this week’s Summit Award winner. He has steadily and quietly maintained a perfect grade point average of 4.0 throughout high school while also meeting time-consuming goals he set for himself outside of school. Jensen has taken Read More

Sheridan County students take advantage of early college offerings

By Madison Pehringer Fort Mackenzie High School SHERIDAN — A growing number of high school students from Sheridan County have been taking advantage of early college offerings through dual enrollment at Sheridan College, creating many opportunities as well as struggles for them. According to Cody Ball, the SC advisor for Sheridan, Johnson and Campbell county Read More

Kirven among 26 recommended to practice law in Wyoming

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Bar has announced that 26 people have been recommended for admission to practice law in Wyoming, including Sheridan resident Stacy Kirven. The 26 were recommended for admission after receiving a passing score on the Uniform Bar Exam and meeting all other requirements for admission. The Wyoming State Bar and the Read More

Santosha Yoga to host spring yoga workshop

SHERIDAN — Santosha Yoga will host a “Yoga for Healthy Aging and Ayurvedic Seasonal Flow” workshop April 24-26 at Santosha Yoga with master yoga teachers Baxter Bell and Melina Meza. Bell will share his personal wisdom of yoga and the scientific evidence that shows how the yogic lifestyle supports healthy aging. He will also offer Read More

Presbyterian women hosting spring rummage, book sale

SHERIDAN — The Presbyterian Women will hold their annual spring ABC (Attic-Basement-Closet) sale at First Presbyterian Church on Friday. Doors will open at 8 a.m., and the sale will run through noon on Friday. The sale will be on again from 8 a.m. to noon on April 25. There will also be a $2 per Read More

Wyoming FFA announces Career Development Event winners

SHERIDAN — The John B. Kendrick FFA chapter in Sheridan was one of more than 11 FFA chapters recognized as champions in their respective Career Development Events as part of the Wyoming FFA Association’s State Convention held April 6-11 in Cheyenne and Laramie. “Career Development Events are designed to combine classroom learning with hands-on practical Read More

SC earns six 1st-place awards at SkillsUSA

April 17, 2015

SHERIDAN — Class had ended, but their work was not done. Most of the 15 members of the welding class voluntarily labored on in the hours after class, hunched over a piece of metal while the white heat from a 6,000 degree welding torch flame illuminated their masks. It’s that type of dedication to their skill Read More

Light of hope: DFS employee to be honored at breakfast

SHERIDAN — The seventh annual Light of Hope event honoring all past and current court appointed special advocates and the 2015 Champion for Children Barb Puett will be held on April 24. This free breakfast hosted by Child Advocacy Services of the Bighorns is an opportunity to experience fellowship with the community, support the agency Read More

ENVISIONING A NEW NORTH MAIN: Interchange, surrounding land use comes into focus

SHERIDAN — Although completion is still several years away, the North Main Interchange and surrounding development came more into focus Monday when representatives presented Phase 2 of the Wrench Ranch Master Plan at the Sheridan Planning Commission meeting. Engineering Project Manager Joe Schoen said the Wyoming Department of Transportation plans to award the project this Read More

CTG presents ‘Laughter — Always the Best Medicine?’

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theater Guild will present its final production of the 2014-2015 season next week. “Laughter — Always the Best Medicine?” is a collection of seven hilarious one-act plays featuring 22 local men and women cast by director Pat Tomsovic. Many are veteran actors, but eight brand new thespians have tossed their hat Read More

Suicide prevention training set for April 23-24

SHERIDAN — The Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming, Wyoming Department of Health and LivingWorks will host an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training program April 23-24 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Sheridan. The ASIST workshop will enhance caregivers’ abilities to assist a person-at-risk to keep them safe-for-now. Upon completing the workshop, participants will be able Read More

Billie Johnson selected as Wyoming Jefferson Award winner

SHERIDAN — The Jefferson Awards Foundation announced that a Sheridan resident is a finalist in the 2015 Wyoming Jefferson Awards. Billie Johnson has been selected as one of this year’s four Wyoming winners. Johnson was nominated for her volunteerism at the Sheridan Salvation Army, the People Assistance Food Bank, Joy Junction Children’s Church, the Sheridan Read More

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