Food for Thought film series continues with ‘In Organic We Trust’ showing June 27

June 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — Downtown Sheridan Association, Sheridan Farmers Market and the Sheridan College agriculture department continue their “Food for Thought,” a film series about food and its connection and importance to our community’s health. “In Organic We Trust” explores whether organic is really better, or just a marketing scam. The film shows farmers, organic certifiers, scientists Read More

‘Willy Wonka Kids’ Production starts Friday

SHERIDAN — The YMCA Theater Camp will present 30 campers ages 9-14 in a production of “Willy Wonka Kids.” This stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s story “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” follows candy manufacturer Willy Wonka and his quest to find an heir. The musical follows Wonka as he stages a contest for a tour Read More

Big Horn Middle School Honor Rolls

SHERIDAN — Big Horn Middle School has announced its fourth-quarter honor rolls. A honor rolls: Eighth grade Makenna Balkenbush, Colton Bates, Finn Bede, Eliza Beisher, Olivia Boley, Madison Booth, Barak Broad, Abigail Buckingham, Madeline Craig, Ethyn Etchechoury, Tristen Geist, Zachary Granger, Wylan Lee, Lydia Mayer, Nolan McCafferty, Robert Michaud, Anna Miech, William Nicholson, Kiara Paninos, Read More

Girl Scouts planning Hawaiian-themed camp

SHERIDAN — The Girl Scouts’ Camp Tatoka is going Hawaiian from July 14-17. Camp Tatoka is for Junior Girl Scouts and will take place at Thorne-Rider Youth Camp in Story. The week will consist of Hawaiian-themed workshops including archery, drama, crafts, scrapbooking, games, cooking and much more. There will be also be hiking, swimming and Read More

Second Chance adoption event ongoing through Sat.

SHERIDAN — Adopt a feline friend from Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue during the “9 Lives for $9” adoption event taking place through Sunday. This is your chance to adopt a cat for a discounted fee of $9. View the adoptable cats and kittens rescued by Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue online at Through Read More

Train Hits Car at 5th Street Crossing

SHERIDAN — A 27-year-old Sheridan man drove his car into the side of a moving train just before 6:30 a.m. Monday morning at the railroad crossing at Fifth Street. Police Sgt. Tom Ringley told The Sheridan Press that the driver was transported to Sheridan Memorial Hospital as a result of the accident. He has been Read More

Six from Sheridan County taking part in National Junior High finals

June 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — Saige Pollard will compete next week at the national level in a sport that she has taken part in since she has been able to walk. Pollard, who is going into ninth grade at Big Horn High School, will join five other Sheridan County youths at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Gallup, Read More

Sheridan: A place to play a lot

In 2004 my husband Bob and I started our grand adventure and it was called retirement. Our daughter told us about a small friendly town in northern Wyoming that promised to be just what we were looking for. With the beautiful mountains and plenty of cool clean air it sounded like heaven to two people Read More

A family history with deep roots

By Kirsten Arnold Wyoming Room – Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library SHERIDAN — In an age where families splinter and many family farms and ranches are sold to third parties, Ken Kerns talks about his history and how their family held tight to their heritage. His family tree has roots that run deep through the Read More

Volunteers undertake Habitat project

SHERIDAN — On June 5, a team of eight AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps young adults began a five-week project with the Habitat for Humanity Eastern Bighorns chapter based in Sheridan. According to a press release, the team will undertake several individual projects including framing, painting and roofing. By working with low-income families to build Read More

Wyoming All-Stars win Academic Challenge

SHERIDAN — Paced by consistent play from the entire group, Team Wyoming led from start to finish as it won the third annual Montana-Wyoming All-Star Academic Challenge at Sheridan College Thursday. The team outscored Montana by an average of eight points per round, steadily building its lead to secure a final score of 133-93. “Montana Read More

Sheridan woman a trailblazer for Burlington Northern

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Merry Potter retired from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad in 2009 after 33 years of work as one of just a handful of female locomotive engineers in the industry. Potter’s career began out of necessity, rather than a lifelong love of trains. As a young married couple, she and her husband Read More

Local officials attend WAM conference

SHERIDAN — Mayors, council members and staff from Wyoming’s 99 incorporated towns and cities gathered last week in Riverton for the annual Wyoming Association of Municipalities convention. Attending from Sheridan County were Dayton Mayor Bob Wood and Councilman Bob Alley, and Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey, City Clerk Scott Badley and Treasurer Jennifer Reed. The annual Read More

Sheridan Press to implement metered paywall on website

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press will implement a new metered paywall Monday on its website, Prior to the newspaper’s website redesign in March, The Press had what is known as a “hard” paywall, meaning everything was behind the curtain. Local content, with the exception of obituaries and classifieds, were accessible only with a subscription. Read More

NEWY honored for collaborative efforts

SHERIDAN — The Northeast Wyoming Municipal Leadership group comprised of leaders from 15 regional communities ranging from Douglas to Gillette to Sheridan, was recognized for its collaborative leadership efforts at the Wyoming Association of Municipalities convention held in Riverton late last week. “NEWY was recognized by folks in WAM this last convention as being pretty Read More

Mixed reaction on coal export environmental impact study

SHERIDAN — Residents of Wyoming and Montana expressed mixed reactions to this week’s announcement that the United States Army Corps of Engineers would not pursue a generalized environmental impact study on the exportation of coal to Asia. In a statement before a congressional subcommittee, acting chief of the Army Corps’ regulatory program Jennifer Moyer told Read More

Land Trust hires marketing, outreach position

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust has hired Claire Hobbs of Asheville, N.C., to handle the organization’s marketing, education, communication, education efforts, events and outreach work. SCLT successfully raised a matching grant from the Homer A. & Mildred S. Scott Foundation, to fund the position for two years. “SCLT has known for a number Read More

SC students head to national SkillsUSA event

SHERIDAN — Following a successful showing at the Wyoming SkillsUSA competition that included bringing home the Outstanding Chapter award, four gold-medal winning Sheridan College students are preparing for the national SkillsUSA Championship competition in Kansas City, Mo., June 24-28. “This is an honor for our students, and I am confident they will once again represent Read More

Engineering across the globe, coming home to Big Horn

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a weeklong series of articles on the local and regional energy sector titled “Big Bang: The boom and bust energy industry.” SHERIDAN — Though he has traveled all over the world for his work, petroleum engineer Mark Heid’s roots are firmly planted in Sheridan County. Heid’s start in Read More

Health Center, Public Health open house set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Public Health and the Sheridan Health Center will be hosting a combined open house Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. to recognize the relocation of the health center to the same building as Public Health.| The ribbon cutting ceremony that begins the event will be led by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. Read More

City hosts property tour for area realtors

SHERIDAN — About 45 local realtors got a firsthand look at city efforts to enhance public infrastructure Thursday during a guided bus tour through Sheridan. The event was organized and guided by Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson in conjunction with Mayor Dave Kinskey. The realtor contingent — a group that represented several local agencies Read More

SLIB OKs grant for northwest infrastructure

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board approved nearly $19 million in Business Ready Community grants and loans at its meeting Thursday in Cheyenne. The city of Sheridan requested a $1 million Community Readiness Grant for the Sheridan Northwest Infrastructure project. The request was approved by SLIB in full. “We’re extremely fortunate to Read More

Mead visit to Canada paying dividends for energy sector

June 20, 2013

SHERIDAN — Gov. Matt Mead’s ongoing visit to Canada to speak with business and energy leaders has proved worthwhile, a Governor’s Office spokesman recently told The Sheridan Press. With Canada firmly entrenched as Wyoming’s largest international trade partner, the trip is part of the governor’s recently released statewide energy strategy; specifically its goal of strengthening Read More

SC sees jump in summer enrollment

SHERIDAN — Officials at Sheridan College announced this week that the institution has seen a nearly 20 percent increase in summer enrollment. A total of 370 students are enrolled in at least one course during the current summer semester compared to about 300 last summer. “We’re facing a critical national and local need to help Read More

Sector ties Wyoming with Pacific coast

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a weeklong series of articles on the local and regional energy sector entitled “Big Bang: The boom and bust energy industry.” SHERIDAN — It’s a long way from Sheridan to the Pacific coast, but geographic distance doesn’t diminish the city’s stake in a battle currently playing out on Read More