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December 27, 2013

SHERIDAN — Depending on how you look at it, January 1 is either the start of a new year full of possibilities or the beginning of a stressful few weeks or months of failed attempts at New Year’s resolutions. “I think most people would like to change some aspects of their lives or their habits Read More

New Year’s resolutions 2014

SHERIDAN — As another year is about to be written into the record books with the approach of New Year’s Day on Wednesday, Sheridan residents have joined much of the rest of the nation in a little introspection about whether to tackle and what to tackle for resolutions in 2014. For many, the Year of Read More

Police accepting applications for citizen’s academy

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department is accepting applications for the 2014 Citizen’s Police Academy. The program provides an opportunity for those who do not work in law enforcement to get an overview of police procedures and gain a greater understanding of what it means to serve and protect. SPD Sgt. Travis Koltiska said the Read More

County uses winter to plan, work on gravel roads

SHERIDAN — For Sheridan County, winter provides a small breather between the busy fall and spring seasons — but just a small one. County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger said there is less heavy construction through the winter but that small projects, snow removal, equipment maintenance and plenty of planning keeps county staff busy through the Read More

YMCA to offer LIVESTRONG, personal fitness programs

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA Activity and Support Center will offer two programs starting new sessions in January, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA and Y Personal Fitness. The ASC offers small-group exercise programs specifically designed for those looking for a welcoming and supportive environment separate from the main weight room and cardio center. Trained staff Read More

Local team heads to Holiday Bowl

SHERIDAN — Nearly 20 Sheridan dancers have been invited to provide halftime entertainment at the Dec. 30 Holiday Bowl in San Diego, Calif., in a first-of-its-kind trip for a local dance studio. “It is my first time, so it will be interesting to see how this works,” said Donna Grant, owner and instructor at Studio Read More

Ainslie named new Senior Center transportation director

December 26, 2013

SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Senior Center has a new transportation director. Steve Ainslie started the job at the beginning of the month and is looking forward to helping Sheridan expand its public transportation services. Ainslie brings with him more than a decade of experience working with public transit and he helped establish the bus system Read More

Arrest made Monday in connection with bar fight

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police have arrested a man in connection with a fight at the Rails Bar at approximately 1 a.m. Dec. 19 where one man sustained knife wounds to his face and neck. Anthony Deflavis, 29, was taken into police custody Monday. According to a press release from the Sheridan Police Department, Deflavis Read More

Sheridan County unemployment at 4.4 percent

SHERIDAN — Unemployment in Sheridan County during the month of November was 4.4 percent, according to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Section. The figure is 0.7 percent below last year’s rate at this time. Sheridan County has a labor force of 16,287, and of those, 710 are drawing unemployment benefits. That Read More

Several students graduate from Chadron State College

SHERIDAN — Several local students graduated from Chadron State College during their Dec. 13 commencement. The following graduates are all of Sheridan: Jennifer Kiehl, Summa Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science in education; Kevin Charlson, Master of education; Marvin Kehrwald, Magna Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science in education; Erika Jorgensen, Summa Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science Read More

Senior Center hosts ‘New Year’s Eve at Noon’ Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a “New Year’s Eve at Noon” celebration on Tuesday. The free party is open to all and will begin at 11 a.m. Party hats and dancing to live music by Canary Joe will be provided with a New Year’s countdown at noon. For those who can stay, Read More

Former Sheridan resident retiring from Campbell County Economic Development Agency

SHERIDAN — D.G. Reardon, President of the Campbell County Economic Development Agency, announced recently that Philippe Chino, executive director of CCEDC will retire in January after serving as director since 2009. Prior to moving to Gillette, Chino worked as the executive director of Forward Sheridan. Chino has worked in the economic development profession for 25 Read More

Firewater Grill hosting two holiday events this week

SHERIDAN — Firewater Grill inside Trails End Motel will host two holiday events this week. Tomorrow the restaurant will host an “Ugly Sweater Party” wherein any guest dressed up throughout the day will receive a 10 percent discount. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Tuesday, they will offer a New Read More

Holiday trash: Turning Christmas waste into next year’s cheer

SHERIDAN — The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that waste disposal increases more than 25 percent in the United States during the holidays, creating an extra 5 billion pounds of waste in the landfills. The city of Sheridan Solid Waste Division collects refuse from residential and commercial customers of the city and reports that Sheridan customers Read More

Police Arrest Man in Connection With Rails Knife Fight (Updated)

December 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police have arrested a man in connection with a fight at the Rails Bar at approximately 1 a.m. Dec. 19  where one man sustained knife wounds to his face and neck. Anthony Deflavis, 29, was taken into police custody Monday. According to a press release from the Sheridan Police Department, Deflavis Read More

‘Shop with a Cop’ helps children form positive bonds with law enforcement

By Alisa Brantz The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — It was 7 a.m. Saturday morning when the first bus full of excited Sheridan children unloaded at the local Kmart to kick off the eighth annual Shop with a Cop. Shop with a Cop takes local children shopping for gifts for their parents. Each child is escorted Read More

Sheridan man assumes command of Guard Company

SHERIDAN — Capt. Daniel Marshall of Sheridan assumed command of the Wyoming Army National Guard 920th Forward Support Company this month at the company headquarters in Worland. This company provides maintenance support and logistic support such as food, ammunition, water and basic supplies to combat artillery units. Marshall previously served as logistics officer with the Read More

Caring for 4-legged family members

SHERIDAN — When it comes to working the week of Christmas, there are the usual suspects: medical professionals, emergency responders and a skeleton crew of some essential retailers. One unsung industry that booms during a holiday week is that of animal caretakers. While pets are often unquestionably members of Sheridan families, the realities of the Read More

What will your holiday festivities entail?

SHERIDAN — Not all Christmas gifts come wrapped in boxes tied with ribbon. Not all families are bound by blood line. And not all holidays are spent cozied up by the fire at home. Sometimes, customers become family and the gift given is a calm voice during a frantic 911 call when an emergency shatters Read More

First United Methodist Church celebrates 125 years

December 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — Today marks the 125th anniversary of the First United Methodist Church, the oldest church in Sheridan. On August 30, 1888, Methodist circuit riding preacher R.L. Rader arrived in Sheridan and he found it to be “a village without a church or minister.” He preached twice on Sunday, Aug. 31 in the little frame Read More

Retirement reception honoring Urbatchka Dec. 30

SHERIDAN — D.A. Davidson and Co. will host a retirement reception honoring Christine Urbatchka on Dec. 30. Urbatchka will be retiring after 14 years with the company. From 2-4 p.m. the public is welcome to join in wishing her a happy retirement. The reception will be held at 2 N. Main St., Suite 102.

Main Street Tavern to host Mick Johnson New Year’s Eve

SHERIDAN — Mick Johnson will perform at the Main Street Tavern inside the Best Western Sheridan Center for a free New Year’s Eve party. The event will run from 9 p.m. Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. Jan. 1, 2014, and will include a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Local residents may reserve a room at Read More

More than 2 sides to every story

BANNER — Out on a windswept hill north of Banner on Saturday, a group of nearly 50 people stood where 80 soldiers and dozens of American Indians had fallen 147 years earlier, almost to the hour, in the Fetterman massacre of 1866. There they heard the oral narrative of the fight, stripped of the myths Read More

Warehouse 201 hosting ball drop, ‘Great Gatsby Gala 2014’ New Year’s Eve

SHERIDAN — Warehouse 201 and Luminous Brewhouse are sponsoring a free outdoor New Year’s Eve celebration. The celebration is set to commence at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31 on Grinnell Street between Warehouse 201 and Sheridan Seed Co. Complimentary cookies, hot chocolate and music will be offered to all ages. At 10 p.m. there will Read More

Local students discuss cyberbullying with state representative

December 20, 2013

SHERIDAN — In a pre-dawn breakfast meeting Friday, Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, met with representatives from a local council who wanted to address an issue of concern to their constituents — even though most of those constituents aren’t old enough to vote yet. Six members of Sheridan High School Student Council sat down over eggs Read More

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