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Warning system test included in Severe Weather Awareness Week

April 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — The National Weather Service has proclaimed this week Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wyoming. As part of awareness week, a test tornado warning will be issued at 10:30 a.m. on Friday for the entire state of Wyoming. Businesses, schools and local, state and federal government agencies should use this as a drill of Read More

Story Elementary to host taco dinner

SHERIDAN — Story Elementary will host a taco dinner and fiesta night on Friday. The evening will run from 5-7 p.m. with a special performance by the students at 5:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Volunteer Spanish teachers Lynn and Isaac Valdez have been teaching the children Spanish and the students will show their language skills Read More

‘Thankful Thursday’ to benefit Relay for Life this week

SHERIDAN — Warehouse 201 will host their next “Thankful Thursday” event on Thursday. The fundraising event will benefit the Sheridan Relay for Life as each of this year’s relay teams will have game booths. Admission is free and all members of the community are invited. Tickets for $25 will be available with all proceeds directly Read More

New owners to bring Dubois success to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The former Sheridan Palace restaurant on Main Street has new owners and is undergoing total transformation. New owners Sevrine and Robert Murdoch have plans to renovate the space and open as the Cowboy Cafe in mid-May. The Murdochs have owned and operated a Cowboy Cafe in Dubois with success for more than 20 Read More

30-year-old golden eagle from Sheridan second oldest in US

April 18, 2014

SHERIDAN — A golden eagle from the Sheridan area has entered the record books as the second oldest golden eagle found in North America with an identifying leg band. The eagle was found on March 19 on Soldier Creek Road by a local resident who saw the dead bird and alerted Wyoming Game and Fish Read More

Museum appoints new director

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society has appointed a new director for the Sheridan County Museum. John Woodward is leaving his position at the Dawson County Museum in Lexington, Neb., to join the Sheridan team at the end of this month. Interim Director Sarah Ligocki said Woodward was chosen because he has strong experience Read More

‘Keys to the Stone’ to honor local students

SHERIDAN — The Keystone Awards are coming to the WYO Theater Thursday and the “Keys to the Stone” student awardees have been announced. The Keystone Awards is an annual event benefitting the Sheridan Senior Center that celebrates and honors individuals with a lifetime achievement of service to the community. This years award winners, Scott and Read More

Councilors balance public, private interests

SHERIDAN — Eyebrows have raised around town as people question how the mayor and city councilors will balance the public’s interests with their own private interests following recent announcements of new business ventures. These new ventures and the employment of some councilors in data and energy-related industries, coupled with the city’s efforts to bring data centers Read More

The Powder Horn hires new executive chef

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn has hired a new executive chef. While it’s a new venture for the Clubhouse, to Kayla Zezas, it’s a homecoming. Zezas, 24, grew up on a ranch 20 miles outside of Buffalo and attended the Wyoming Culinary Institute in Sheridan. After graduation, she moved to Alaska and worked at a Read More

Third class on canning set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension will host the third workshop in a three-part series highlighting tools and techniques for freezing, dehydrating, fermentation, water-bath canning and pressure canning. The final class will be offered Thursday on pressure canning from 5:30-8 p.m. The classes cost $10 each or $25 for all three. Scholarships are available Read More

Earth Day to be celebrated April 26

SHERIDAN — Earth Day will be celebrated on April 26 in Sheridan at the Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming campus and the adjacent south park. A festival will be held including live music, kids entertainment, a tree planting and dedication, educational materials, food and free things including chances to win prizes every 15 minutes. Read More

Library to host next grant proposal class Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host the next in a series of three classes for individuals and organizations who are seeking grants or wish to learn the basics of writing a grant proposal. The second course will be held Wednesday at noon on “Proposal Writing Basics” and will be offered in Read More

Sheridan announces third-quarter honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has announced their third-quarter honor roll recipients.   12th grade “B” honor roll Lauren Alden, Landon Anderson, Jacob Belus, Kendra Bond, Morgan Brenneman, Rebecca Bridger, Dane Chambers, Savonnah Clark-Gardiner, Devin Conley, Timothy Cowan, Ryver Dearcorn, Hunter Doyle, Belen Espada-Vioque, Tristin Evans, Ty Fauber, Shane Flippin, Michael Garriffa, Jonathan Garro, Kathryn Read More

10 local students head to national competitions

SHERIDAN — Fourteen students from Big Horn High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter competed with 800 peers at the FBLA State Competition in March and thanks to several top finishes, 10 of them are now headed to nationals. The FBLA organization has been focused on bringing business and education together since the first Read More

City staff clarifies comments about Fluoride implementation

SHERIDAN — Nine months into upgrades to the Sheridan and Big Goose Water Treatment plants — which include equipment that will add fluoride to the region’s water supply — many residents are wondering when water fluoridation will begin, especially since the addition of fluoride equipment could occur earlier than originally planned. At the March 12 Read More

SC leaves downtown, Chamber to move in

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District has decided not to renew the lease on 171 N. Main St., the space currently occupied by the Sheridan College Main Street Campus. “When we first made the move, in order to have a presence downtown this was our only presence,” Vice President for Administration Cheryl Heath Read More

Man sentenced to 2-10 years for December fight at Rails Bar

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was sentenced Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court for aggravated assault in connection with a fight at the Rails Bar in December where he pulled out a knife and severely injured another man in the face and neck. Judge William Edelman sentenced Anthony DeFlavis to serve between two and 10 Read More

Neltje, Heckman to receive honorary degrees

By Alisa Brantz The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will honor two members of the community at their graduation ceremony on May 10 by bestowing them with honorary degrees in their first ever ceremony of this kind at the school. The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees voted Thursday to accept the Read More

Sheridan College updates master plan, anticipates continued growth of the school

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College has a new master plan based on a comprehensive program analysis by Knapp Architecture Design and Development out of Boulder, Colo. The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees voted last night to accept a master plan update after a presentation by NWCCD President Dr. Paul Young and John Knapp Read More

Backcountry horsemen monthly meeting Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday. All members of the community are invited to attend at 7 p.m. at the ERA Carroll Realty office. The 2014 State Rendezvous plans will be continued and refreshments will be served. For more information contact Dwight French at 674-8239. The realty office Read More

‘Light of Hope’ breakfast to honor Reta Onstott

SHERIDAN — The Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns’ will host the 6th annual “Light of Hope” breakfast on April 25. Doors open at 7 a.m. and the program will run from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The breakfast is a fundraising and awareness awards ceremony benefitting CASA’s advocacy program for Read More

Pinewood Derby tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Cub Scouts of the Elakawee District, which includes Sheridan and Johnson County, will host a Pinewood Derby tomorrow. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the showroom of Hammer Chevrolet all members of the community are invited to come watch the kids race cars they’ve made out of a block of wood. Read More

SHS announces ‘A’ honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has announced their third quarter honor roll recipients.   12th grade “A” honor roll Luke Adsit, Lane Barten, Hailey Blaney, Cassandra Burch, Bailey Burr, Anna-Marie Calkins, Sharlene Charlson, Ethan Chartier, Maggie Clarendon, Madeline Clift, Grady Craft, Collin Cundy, Kameron Eckard, Madison Farr, Logan Garstad, Nicholas Gill, Caleb Green, Ethan Hall, Read More

Stubborn athletes take to the court

Big Horn student Miles Novak, left, secures the ball from Tongue River’s Tyler Kane during the student versus student Donkey Basketball game Thursday. The Big Horn students earned a victory in the final game against the Tongue River students.

Local FFA chapters perform well at annual competition in Cheyenne

April 17, 2014

SHERIDAN — The 2014 Wyoming State FFA Convention was held last week in Cheyenne and Laramie. One of the largest youth conferences in Wyoming, more than 1,200 FFA members from across the state were in attendance. Three local chapters competed and each achieved high rankings in a variety of events. The John B. Kendrick chapter Read More