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‘Relay for Life’ to begin Friday night

June 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — The American Cancer Society’s signature event will again come to Sheridan Friday. “Relay for Life” will commence at 6 p.m. at Kendrick Park and all members of the community are invited to come support participating teams and individuals, celebrate cancer survivors, honor those who lost their battles and raise money for the fight Read More

UW announces spring Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming has announced their spring 2014 President’s Honor Roll. In order to be eligible for the honor, undergraduates must earn a 4.0 grade-point-average while enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. The following local students were named to the list: Lucas Daniel Carr and Sarah Elizabeth Maze, both of Read More

Swim lessons offered for a variety of age groups, skill levels at the YMCA

SHERIDAN — The noise level at the Scott Pool in Sheridan County’s YMCA can be deafening on summer afternoons. Happy children laughing and chatting with each other, young adults yelling out instructions and the occasional whistle of the lifeguard mix in echoes in the cement room. Next door at the Y Pool, a much quieter Read More

New study indicates less than half Wyoming of nurses hold bachelor’s degree

SHERIDAN — Employers in Wyoming have significant influence on whether nurses in the state aspire to return to school for advanced degrees. A new study from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services also indicates that approximately 45.2 percent of nurses currently practicing in the state have less than a bachelor’s degree. While employer groups and Read More

Local man fined $700 after resisting arrest

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was fined $700 in Sheridan’s municipal court this week for public intoxication and resisting arrest after police had to use force to complete the arrest. A report from the Sheridan Police Department also indicated an officer was injured while apprehending 28-year-old Michael Fulciniti. Fulciniti was located on the 400 block Read More

Nichols: No stranger to country scene

SHERIDAN — Joe Nichols may not be singing about Sheridan in his song “Wal-Mart Parking Lot” in which he tells of the “Wal-Mart social club” of small towns saying “all summer long the nights are hot, hanging out here in the parking lot” but he could have been. An Arkansas-born singer, Nichols describes himself as Read More

UPDATED: Murder victim identified as James Lee Drake

SHERIDAN — Paul Brookhouse, 57, has been arrested on one charge of second degree murder for killing James Drake on Thursday. A $100,000 cash bond was set in Sheridan County Circuit Court on Friday afternoon. Sheridan County Sheriff Dave Hofmeier said this morning that deputies and emergency medical services were dispatched to 24 Dee Drive Read More

Growing list of bicyclists clash with automobiles

GILLETTE (AP) — On a warm Sunday afternoon in early April, Nathan McLeland decided to take his light, fiber-carbon bicycle out for a ride along the winding roads of Gillette. The 38-year-old pedaled east on Southern Drive toward a loop he likes to ride and powered up the hill. As he began his descent down Read More

Sex offender alleges misconduct before Supreme Court

SHERIDAN — A convicted sex offender from Sheridan petitioned the Wyoming Supreme Court on Thursday, alleging prosecutorial misconduct during his sentencing and also that his assigned sentence was vague regarding the credit for time already served. Andrew W. Deeds was sentenced to five consecutive terms of 12 to 18 years of imprisonment, or a total Read More

Many favorites set to return for Third Thursday festivals

SHERIDAN — Summer in Sheridan brings back many annual events, from rodeo to concerts in the park, and next week will kick off another beloved tradition with the return of the Third Thursday Street Festival. On the third week of each month from June through September, commercial and food vendors, live music, nonprofit booths, entertainment Read More

Congressional delegation holding ‘office hours’

SHERIDAN — Field Representative for U.S. Sens. Michael Enzi and John Barrasso and U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis are scheduled to hold “office hours” in Sheridan on Tuesday. DeAnna Kay, Denise Ebzery and Matt Jones will be on-site to discuss issues or views with area residents from 10-11 a.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA. Any questions Read More

Next ParkFit class at Kendrick Park

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 “Walking with Nature” with Don Jacobson Wednesday at Kendrick Park. A full Read More

‘Annie Jr.’ set for June 18-21 production

SHERIDAN — The Leapin’ Lizards! Tandem productions will perform “Annie Jr.” June 18-21. In its 20th summer of musical theater, local youth ages 8-15 will perform at the WYO Theater at 7:30 p.m. daily. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $9 for students. Tickets are available now at the box office located Read More

‘Flavor of the Week’ free class each Thursday

SHERIDAN — In celebration of their fourth anniversary, the Kula Space is hosting “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. The next class will be Read More

Born in a Barn Art Camp returning June 20-22

SHERIDAN — The Born in a Barn Art Camp will return to Sheridan June 20-22. Three artists will offer three different projects and attendees can partake in one, two or all three. Shelley Kinnison will teach how to turn an old dictionary into a decorative set of hanging wings. Lisa Stackel will teach how to Read More

Compromise reached with DEQ on booster station power

June 12, 2014

SHERIDAN — After nearly two years of negotiations with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to find a compromise on required forms of alternative power at 14 booster stations that provide water to outlying Sheridan Area Water Supply customers in the county, the SAWS joint powers board discussed Wednesday that the permit to construct was finally Read More

Judge denies motion to dismiss

SHERIDAN — A former Sheridan probation and parole officer pleaded guilty in Sheridan’s 4th Judicial District Court Wednesday to a felony charge of third degree sexual assault. Chris Yager entered the plea as part of an agreement after the court denied a motion to have the charge dismissed. The agreement stipulates that prosecutors will recommend Read More

Local realtor wins performance award

SHERIDAN — A local realtor has earned a performance award after meeting criteria established by national standards. Century 21 Sales Associate Roger St. Clair was given the company’s President’s Producer’s Award. The PPA is an acknowledgment that St. Clair actually won two other awards within the same calendar year. The Centurion Producer Award honors employees Read More

American Legion Ladies Aux. to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Ladies Auxillary will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Country Kitchen. The meeting is free and open to everyone. Food may be ordered off the menu but is not required to participate. This will be the last meeting until the fall. The County Kitchen is located at 2617 N. Read More

Landon’s to host Father’s Day barbecue

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a free Father’s Day barbecue Sunday. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. hot dogs, brats, chips and drinks will be served and special Father’s Day sales will be offered. A prize drawing will also be held. The event is free and open to everyone. For more information Read More

3-on-3 basketball tournament to be held June 28

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Valley Community Center will present their annual Battle Under the Big Horns 3-on-3 basketball tournament on June 28. The deadline for teams to register is 5 p.m. Tuesday. The cost to participate is $100 per team and includes T-shirts and a minimum of three games played. Registration can be done Read More

Fishing day

Fourteen-year-old Jarrod Roberts, left, and friend Hayden Burgess, 13, cast at Sam Mavrakis Pond off Eighth Street on Wednesday afternoon. The pond is a popular spot for Sheridan residents, young and old, to fish.

Oral arguments for Bear Cloud set for tomorrow

June 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today regarding Wyatt Bear Cloud’s appeal of the sentence assigned in Sheridan’s 4th Judicial District Court earlier this year. Bear Cloud, along with two other teenagers, participated in the home invasion killing of Sheridan businessman Robert Ernst. Bear Cloud pleaded guilty to first degree murder Read More

Conviction overturned in 2012 robbery

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Supreme Court on Tuesday announced its decision to overturn the conviction of Miranda Mraz, who was found guilty by a jury in 2012 of stealing from the Sheridan Eagles Club. The members of the Supreme Court concluded that the evidence was insufficient to support a guilty verdict and while Mraz had Read More

WYDOT in preservation, not improvement, mind-set

By Hannah Wiest The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Facing federal funding shortfalls, including an unsustainable federal highway trust fund, the Wyoming Department of Transportation discussed with representatives from the city, county and state this week the idea that it will continue to transition from a transportation improvement program to a pavement preservation program. “What’s driving that Read More

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