News

Despite online raucous, just two protest circus

May 31, 2013

SHERIDAN — As a steady rain fell over the county fairgrounds Thursday evening, a pair of concerned Sheridan residents stood ankle deep in mud distributing fliers to hurried crowds as they rushed for cover from the elements. While most had descended on the area to attend the final local performance of the Carson and Barnes Read More

Evening coffee house opening delayed

SHERIDAN — In addition to altering an unknowable number of Memorial Day plans by sending people scurrying indoors, Monday’s hail storm damaged the roof of the Living Room Coffee House and forced managers to delay its opening until June 14. The late-night coffee shop and entertainment venue at 151 1/2 Brundage St. had initially been Read More

Press hires summer intern

SHERIDAN — Lucy LaRosa started work Tuesday as The Sheridan Press summer intern. LaRosa is the daughter of Christopher and Laura LaRosa. LaRosa graduated from Sheridan High School over the Memorial Day weekend and will work part-time with the Press through early August, when she’ll head to Florida to continue her education. During her high Read More

Sen. Enzi seeking interns for fall session

SHERIDAN — Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging college students and graduates to apply for an internship in his Washington, D.C., office this fall. The fall internship runs from Aug. 26 to Dec. 20. Priority is given to students and graduates from Wyoming, or those studying in Wyoming, who have achieved at least a sophomore Read More

Museum hosting book signing, free weekend

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Museum is having a museum appreciation weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission to the Sheridan County Museum will be free those days. On Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, local author and historian Cynde Georgen will be at the museum signing copies of her new Read More

Facebook Angels pay it forward

SHERIDAN — She came to Sheridan with $11 in her pocket and two lawn chairs packed in the back of her beat up Land Rover with four bald tires. She came with four boys, ages 1 to 9, and a baby girl on the way. The lawn chairs were a gift, and she kept them Read More

Perkins scholarship fundraiser June 9

SHERIDAN — The sixth annual Matt Perkins Memorial Scholarship fundraiser will be June 9. This family-friendly event will feature music by the award winning band Gary Small & the Coyote Bros. Raffle tickets for a chance to win a $500 Warehouse Market gift certificate will be sold for $10 each. There will be other raffle Read More

Chamber expands trolley services for summer

May 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce announced this week that the Sheridan Trolley’s summer season is officially underway. In a media release issued Wednesday, Chamber officials said use of the trolley will be expanded this year as the result of ongoing evaluations of community transportation needs. In addition to customized year-round charter trips Read More

Arraignment for Sheridan man’s sexual abuse charges delayed

SHERIDAN — The formal arraignment of a Sheridan man accused of molesting a 10-year-old special needs girl was postponed Wednesday after his attorney asked the presiding judge for a competency evaluation by the Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston. Attorney Ryan Healy told 4th Judicial District Court Judge John Fenn he had doubts about the mental Read More

SMH facing $6 million in lost revenue

SHERIDAN — As fiscal year 2013 comes to a close and the budgeting process for 2014 enters final preparations, Sheridan Memorial Hospital board members discussed finances at length during their meeting Wednesday. The hospital is facing nearly $6 million of lost revenue due to bad debt and charity care, Chief Financial Officer Ed Johlman said. Read More

WWA leading 18 summer treks

SHERIDAN — As a child, he was a curious lad who asked too many questions — a self-described pain in the neck. Time and again, annoyed adults gave him the same advice: Take a hike. He heard the phrase so often, he figured it must be a good idea and started hitting the trail around Read More

Habitat for Humanity holding ‘Women Build’ project June 8

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns will have a “Women Build” on June 8 starting at 8:30 a.m. Women Build is Habitat’s volunteer program for women who want to learn construction skills and help build homes and communities. Basic construction and painting will be done on the Rosales home at 1754 Poplar Read More

Bales Ellis graduates from Iowa college

SHERIDAN — Steven Bales Ellis, 22, of Parker, Colo., graduated from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, on May 26. Ellis received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in mathematics. He was also awarded a paid engineering internship with John Deere. Bales is the son of Virginia Bales Ellis of Parker, Colo., a Read More

Backcountry Horsemen cleanup session Sat.

SHERIDAN — National Trails Day is Saturday, and the Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen will observe the day with a cleanup session at the Elgin Park trailhead located west of Buffalo. Participants should meet at the trailhead by 9 a.m. Volunteers may arrive on Friday and camp overnight. Most work will be done on foot at Read More

Unneeded items for sale by Sheridan County next week

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County will have a garage sale June 7 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Equipment and furniture no longer needed by the County will be for sale. Items for sale include office furniture, kitchen appliances, computers, doors, shelving, tables, a Christmas tree, historic courthouse lights and more. The sale will be at Read More

Story Womans Club preparing breakfast Sunday

SHERIDAN — On Sunday the Story Womans Club members will be preparing breakfast at the Story Womans Club. They will serve “Waldorf A’ Story Famoose” biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls and apple turnovers starting at 7:30 a.m. until it’s all gone. The proceeds will go to support the Story Womans Club facility.

Ashear performing benefit

SHERIDAN — Aaron Ashear will perform a solo guitar concert to aid the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. The event will be held at the Carriage House Theater on Friday at 8 p.m. Ashear is a Sheridan native, who currently performs with the Teka Brock Band and Gary Small and the Coyote Bros. According Read More

Four local churches joining together for ‘Faith in Action’

SHERIDAN — Four local churches have canceled their regular Sunday services to join together for “Faith in Action.” On Sunday, Sheridan Wesleyan, Grace Anglican, Bethesda Worship Center and Cornerstone Community Church will practice purposeful acts of kindness throughout Sheridan. Volunteers from these churches will join together for a prayer and worship time at Kendrick Park Read More

Old newspaper prompts meeting of military members

SHERIDAN — In 1945, Frank Shaffer watched the now famous raising of the American flag on the island of Iwo Jima. He also walked the streets of Hiroshima after an atomic bomb decimated the city. Last week, he recounted those experiences and others to recent Sheridan High School graduates Cody Wills and Luke Ostrowski, who Read More

First hearing for Ranchester FY14 budget Tuesday

May 29, 2013

SHERIDAN — Ranchester Town Council has drafted its preliminary budget for fiscal year 2014 and will conduct its first reading at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. Town Clerk Teri Laya said, no major cuts were made and the budget looks solid. “The town of Ranchester is doing the right things with public funds,” Laya said. Read More

Man faces up to 190 years in prison on 15 charges

SHERIDAN — An area man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of sexual abuse of a minor and 14 counts of sexual exploitation of a child in 4th Judicial District Court. If convicted on all charges, Bryan Jones, 30, faces up to 190 years in prison and $150,000 in fines. Following an investigation into Read More

Annual Park2Park event on Sheridan pathways June 8

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Parks Division staff, in conjunction with the Sheridan Recreation District and the Wellness Council of Sheridan County, will hold its annual Park2Park run/bike/stroll event on the Sheridan pathways on June 8. Join your neighbors for a morning of fun, exercise and fresh air and enjoy Sheridan’s pathways and parks. The event starts Read More

May 29, 2013 student news

Harrelson graduates from Belmont SHERIDAN — Jessica Harrelson of Sheridan qualified for the spring 2013 dean’s list at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. Eligibility for the dean’s list requires an average GPA of 3.5 with no grade below a C. Harrelson is majoring in songwriting with a minor in music business. She will work as an Read More

Story historical presentation June 2

SHERIDAN — The Story Historical Society will offer a presentation June 2 at 1:30 p.m. at the Story Woman’s Club. A program on the people and property of Campbell’s Corner will be presented by Sue Wilcox. Cookies and coffee will be served. The Story Woman’s Club is located at 28 North Piney Road in Story.

Jentel Presents reception Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program will present this month’s residents at a reception Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. This month features painter Jennifer Combe from Bonner, Mont., spray paint stencil maker Hector Del Campo from Avon, Ind., found materials artist Kristen Cochran from Dallas, Texas, collage artist Nancy Bowen from Brooklyn, N.Y., fiction writer Caleb Read More