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Registration open for Aug. 21-22 ASIST class

August 15, 2014

SHERIDAN — Registration is now open for the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) class to be held Aug. 21-22, from 8:15 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Northern Wyoming Mental Health offices, 1701 W. Fifth St. The two-day ASIST class is designed to supplement a caregiver’s abilities to assist an at risk person. This Read More

College’s indoor arena nears completion

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College is nearing completion of the SC Arena and Large Animal Science Facility, located on the north end of Sheridan, within the Wrench Ranch. “Our students and our rodeo athletes are very excited to have a large indoor space to learn and practice,” Director of Agriculture Keith Klement said. “Historically, we have Read More

SCSD1 opts for homegrown school lunches

RANCHESTER — Sheridan County School District 1 administrators have ditched the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s school lunch program in favor of a more homegrown variety — at least at its middle and high schools. The federal program places strict nutritional restrictions on what the schools can serve under the program, including the number of calories Read More

Buffalo resident challenging Madden in House District 40 primary

SHERIDAN — A sense of dismay with recent legislative actions and a growing interest in seeking change through political office has led Buffalo artist and business owner Jenny Wuerker to step into the race for House District 40 against Rep. Mike Madden, R-Buffalo. Wuerker said she is not running on an agenda — she has Read More

Board: Community usage of fairgrounds up

SHERIDAN — Members of the Sheridan County Fair Association marveled at their meeting Thursday at just how busy the fairgrounds have been this season, hosting the usual events like the Sheridan WYO Rodeo and County Fair but also seeing an increase in usage from community groups and private events like weddings. “It’s all gone very well. It’s Read More

Weber pleads not guilty in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday

SHERIDAN — Robert Kelly Webster, 34, pleaded not guilty in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday to one count of felony burglary. The Sheridan County Attorney’s Office filed the charge earlier this summer in connection to the burglary of prescription medications from Hospital Pharmacy West in 2013. According to the Sheridan Police Department, information received throughout Read More

Crews respond to structure fire Thursday

SHERIDAN — Firefighters responded to a fire at Heidi’s Mobile Home Park Thursday afternoon. The fire destroyed one mobile home, but no injuries were reported. Sheridan Fire-Rescue and the Goose Valley Fire Department responded to the fire with a total of approximately 15 firefighters just after 3 p.m. GVFD Chief Bob Williams said the structure Read More

Sheridan College offering high school equivalency exams

SHERIDAN — Opportunities continue to expand for community members looking to complete their high school equivalency. The state of Wyoming now offers three tests: GED, HiSET and soon the TASC exam. The Northern Wyoming Community College District, which includes Sheridan College, Gillette College and outreach centers in Johnson County, now offers two tests, the GED Read More

Final ‘Flavor of the Week’ to feature yoga

SHERIDAN — In celebration of its fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “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. This week’s class will be Read More

Farmers market to feature dunk tank next week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market will be moved farther up Grinnell Street this Thursday, in front of The Sheridan Press, to celebrate the Third Thursday Street Festival. From 5 until 7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. In addition, Read More

Planning a community’s future

August 14, 2014

SHERIDAN — With an estimate that places the population of Sheridan over the 20,000 mark by the year 2030, a group of Sheridan residents huddled over maps Wednesday night at the Best Western Sheridan Center and drew squares, circles and dotted lines to indicate how they would like to see the city accommodate that growth. The Read More

Wyo Drifters to perform at Polka Club Sunday

SHERIDAN— The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will meet at the Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St., Sunday at 1 p.m. The Wyo Drifters will be playing polka, waltzes, two steps and round dances. The event is open to the public and costs $5 For questions call Jean Arzy at 672-3623.

Free hike set for Devil’s Canyon Roadless Area

SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a free hike in Devil’s Canyon Roadless Area. On Saturday, retired Department of Environmental Quality ecologist Jack Read More

Superheroes to converge on Kendrick Park

SHERIDAN— Easter Seals, Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming and Eagle Ridge will present “Superheroes in the Park” Friday at Kendrick Park. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. attendees are encouraged to come in a superhero costume, either a known superhero or one of their own design, and enjoy games and a free lunch. There Read More

City Council candidates talk priorities

August 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — Three candidates are vying for one two-year seat on City Council in the upcoming election, two positing that the council needs “fresh blood” and one saying his 20 years of experience on the Council will offer continuity to city governance during a time of change. Current Councilman Robert Webster filed for the two-year seat Read More

Nearly 1,000 cast ballots in primary

SHERIDAN — Absentee voting in Sheridan County has been underway for more than a month and Sheridan County Elections Supervisor Brenda Kekich says the turnout has been keeping her office buzzing. Of the approximately 15,000 registered voters in Sheridan County, nearly 1,000 have cast ballots so far in the 2014 primary election. With three days Read More

Three running unopposed for council seat after Heath appointed mayor

SHERIDAN — After the appointment of John Heath to the position of mayor, three remaining candidates were able to run uncontested for four-year seats on City Council. These candidates include Jesus Rios, Council President Alex Lee and current Planning Commissioner Kelly Gooch. Since Gooch is a new face on council, here is a brief introduction. Gooch moved Read More

Student news Aug. 13, 2014

• Lt. Col. Gregory S. Phipps has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He earned a master’s degree in strategic studies. The college is the Army’s senior educational institution. He has served in the military for 26 years. Phipps is the son of Linda J. Briley of Cheyenne Read More

Arts Council to bring classical music series to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Arts Council, in collaboration with the First Baptist Church of Sheridan, is beginning a three-concert classical music series to bring exceptional young musicians to Sheridan. The first two concerts will feature musicians in their 20s who have won national and international music competitions and have performed in New York’s prestigious Carnegie Read More

Next Concert in the Park to feature Zac Hacker Band of Nashville

SHERIDAN — The next and final Concert in the Park will be held Tuesday and will feature the Zac Hacker Band from Nashville, Tennessee. The concert will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Kendrick Park Bandshell. The concert is free and open to all members of the community. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn Read More

Conference on rural living to be held in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Backyard poultry, horse health and boarding, beekeeping, growing small fruits and alternative energy are among topics at a Sept. 3-4 conference in Sheridan that will celebrate rural living. Cole Ehmke, an organizer, said the conference will feature two nationally recognized experts in their fields: Ken Meter, president of the Crossroads Resource Center in Read More

‘Tidbit Tuesday’ set for next week

SHERIDAN — The next and final offering for the summer of the “Tidbit Tuesday” educational program at the Sheridan County Museum will be held on Tuesday. The program gives children and their families an opportunity to explore history together from 10 a.m. to noon every other Tuesday throughout the summer. The events are free and Read More

CHAPS volunteer training this Sat.

SHERIDAN — CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy is having its third trimester volunteer training Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Designed originally to serve children and adults with special needs with therapeutic riding, the CHAPS program has expanded. The nonprofit organization now offers equine assisted activities and equine facilitated learning for veterans from the Sheridan Read More

Candidates filing for school boards, conservation district

SHERIDAN — While filing for positions on boards for local school districts, the Northern Wyoming Community College District and the Sheridan County Conservation District remain open through Aug. 25, several candidates have already thrown their names in the hat. For Sheridan County School District 1, two four-year terms will be on the ballot. So far, Read More

PBS candidate debates to be rebroadcast

RIVERTON — Candidates running for contested offices of governor, treasurer, secretary of state, superintendent of public instruction, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have or will face off in a series of live debates this week on Wyoming PBS. In addition to the live broadcasts, the debates will be simulcast on Wyoming Read More

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