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Memorial Day weekend closures

May 24, 2013

From staff reports SHERIDAN — Several schools and government offices will closed in observance of Memorial Day weekend. • All schools in Sheridan County School District 1 will be closed Monday. School will be in session Friday, and the last day of school will be June 4. • All schools in Sheridan County School District Read More

Field of Honor flag display coming to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County will host its first “Field of Honor” flag display Aug. 9-11. The program began on the first anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks as a way to depict the immensity of the loss suffered through the posting of 3,000 flags — one for each person killed that day. The concept has Read More

A-C grads built unique bond growing up

SHERIDAN — The Arvada-Clearmont class of 2013 is not the biggest, but it certainly is not lacking in achievement. Seven seniors from A-C are leaving the halls of high school behind, but the educational experience is not over for the graduates. The entire class is headed to post-secondary education. “I think for the most part, Read More

Armed with knowledge: Fight the silent killer

May is Hypertension Awareness Month. Did you know the American Heart Association reports one in three Americans over the age of 20 has hypertension, also known as high blood pressure? By the time we reach our 50s the odds are 50/50 that we will have high blood pressure. There is no other condition as prevalent Read More

From the military to county magistrate

SHERIDAN — Many students work during the summer or part-time jobs during the school year but few can match the experiences of Duane Buchholz. In 1943, the Buchholz family came to Sheridan where his father worked for Peter Kiewit. “I did the usual things as a youngster,” Buchholz said. “(I) had a paper route, worked Read More

Circus to perform at fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — Elephants, clowns and trapeze artists are coming to Sheridan to entertain audiences under the big top. The Carson and Barnes Circus will perform two shows in Sheridan May 30 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. “I know that it is a full-blown circus,” said Michelle Edwards, president of the Sheridan Jaycees club. “They will Read More

Microsoft touts Xbox One at unveiling

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft thinks it has the one. The company unveiled the Xbox One, an entertainment console that wants to be the one system households will need for games, television, movies, sports and other entertainment. It will go on sale later this year, for an undisclosed price. For the past two years, Microsoft’s Read More

Students safe after armed man reported at school

THORNTON, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say all the students at a Denver-area high school are safe after a report that a man with a rifle was seen outside the building. Thornton Police spokesman Matt Barnes said Friday the search of Thornton High School is nearly complete and no gunman has been found. No injuries were Read More

Black Tooth Brewing Company canning beers

SHERIDAN — Thanks to the recent installation of a canning line in the back of the popular brewery, fans of The Black Tooth Brewing Company will have another means by which to enjoy Sheridan’s native beer come June. Following a lengthy planning process that entailed both logistical and regulatory hurdles, workers at the Broadway facility Read More

Residents get look at N. Main interchange project

SHERIDAN — Area residents got a big picture look at the proposed redesign of the North Sheridan Interchange at a public meeting Thursday at the Best Western Sheridan Center. It was the third public input session held by the city and the North Main Association and overall reaction was positive, said John Heyneman, contractor and Read More

Press to host women’s conference this fall

SHERIDAN — This September, The Sheridan Press will launch the first-ever fall edition of Destination Sheridan. The magazine will feature information on fall and winter recreation in the area as well as must-see attractions for tourists. As with each Destination Sheridan magazine, though, the fall edition will have a theme. This year’s will center around Read More

‘March Against Monsanto’ Saturday

SHERIDAN — March Against Monsanto has announced that on Saturday, tens of thousands of activists around the world will “March Against Monsanto.” Currently, marches are planned on six continents, in 36 countries and more than 250 cities. In the U.S., events are slated to occur simultaneously in 48 states and Sheridan will host one of Read More

Honoring Old Glory — Flag etiquette tips

SHERIDAN — Hundreds of American flags will be displayed throughout Sheridan County this Memorial Day weekend. While it is a great showing of patriotism and appreciation for veterans, there are proper and improper ways to display your flag. Perhaps the best-known points of etiquette note that the flag is not to be displayed upside down, Read More

Mag. chloride application continues

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Works Road and Bridge Department will continue its annual magnesium chloride application project Monday through Thursday. The roads scheduled for these days include: Young’s Creek Road (County Road 1237), Soldier Creek Road (CR 74), Beckton Road (CR 89), Little Goose Canyon Road (CR 77), Wolf Creek Road (CR 67), Read More

Library offering ‘Groundbreaking Reads’ for young readers

SHERIDAN — In anticipation of school being out, Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is offering “Groundbreaking Reads,” a program to promote summer reading for entertainment. Numerous studies show that students can lose as much as two grade levels in skill if they do not read over the summer. On June 1, adults and young adults Read More

Pinterest workshop June 1

SHERIDAN — The last of the Pinterest-inspired craft workshops will be June 1 from 9-11 a.m. This workshop will be about outdoor living and ways to enjoy the outdoors. There will be ideas for barbecues, recipes, outdoor games, decorating and outdoor fun for all ages. This interactive workshop is $25 per person including materials and Read More

Grant writing workshop at library

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host a series of free classes for individuals and organizations seeking grants or wishing to learn the basics of grant proposal writing. The library is a Foundation Center library and is part of a national network of libraries which provide Foundation Center publications for public reference, access Read More

Senior watercolors on display

SHERIDAN — An exhibit of watercolor paintings by 13 seniors is on display at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Included are paintings by Louise Knievel, Jack Burke, Gerald VanLitsenborgh, Helen Graham, Maxine Gifford, H. Marlene Stratton, Joane Feagins, Mary Ann Frazer, Debbie Richardson, Vickie Koltiska, Gail Eisele Brown, Dave Siebert and Gail Sidletsky. Sidletsky Read More

People Assistance holding food drive this weekend

May 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — The People Assistance Food Bank will hold their annual Memorial Day food drive Friday through Monday. This is their largest food drive of the year and the goal is to restock their shelves after the winter months. Food will be collected from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Warehouse Market, Safeway, Kmart, Walmart Read More

Tracking travel in the Bighorns

SHERIDAN – The Bighorn National Forest is a significant part of life for Sheridan County residents who delight in viewing wildflowers, hiking the backcountry and fishing a mountain stream. As Memorial Day weekend approaches, people will head into the mountains to kick off favorite summer activities. While in the forest – starting this weekend and Read More

Story to receive community assessment

SHERIDAN — The advisory board of the Story Community Fund announced Wednesday that Story will be the recipient of a community assessment by the Wyoming Rural Development Council early next month. Following two days of public meetings with Story residents and stakeholders, the Council will provide the nonprofit Story Community Fund with an in-depth report Read More

Families find comfort in caretaking

SHERIDAN — On Wednesday evening, a group of volunteers gathered at Sheridan Municipal Cemetery for the annual spring clean-up of the small area where infants and children are buried. Volunteers mow, trim, rake leaves, clean debris, plant flowers and tidy up items such as toys and stuffed animals that have been placed at various gravesites. Read More

Ucross won’t host July 4th fireworks

May 22, 2013

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation announced this week that it will not be putting on an Independence Day fireworks event this summer. According to the press release, last July the foundation had made all the preparations for the fireworks, but was forced to cancel them two days beforehand, due to the severe fire dangers in Read More

SPD chief leads statewide anti-drunken driving campaign

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead announced Monday that the Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving has launched a statewide campaign to reduce fatalities and injuries related to drunken driving in the state. According to Sheridan Police Chief Rich Adriaens, who is co-chair of the Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving, Wyoming has made progress on DUI Read More

SEEDA gets update on economic study

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority met Tuesday to discuss an ongoing study aimed at spurring economic development by bridging the gap between Sheridan’s educational institutions and its workforce. SEEDA’s career and technical education study is slated to be funded by a combination of $25,000 in SEEDA funds, about $16,000 in matching Read More