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County believes second MOU needed to clarify annexations

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County commissioners met with County Attorney Matt Redle on Thursday to discuss progress on the issue of annexation of county roads by the city, which is one of several topics of concern the county requested to address with the city earlier this year. The topic was first broached at a City Council work… Continue Reading

College makes changes to retirement plans

SHERIDAN — During a second reading of revisions to the Sheridan College retirement policy Thursday night, members of the public and the board expressed concerns about the negative impact the proposed changes would have on some senior members of the faculty. The retirement policy currently in place allows for employees hired after July 1, 2007,… Continue Reading

Pie and Plant Event this Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan VA Medical Center volunteer greenhouse will host their annual Pie and Plant Event on Tuesday at 8 a.m. Flowers and starter vegetables grown by volunteers will be sold, lunch and pie will be served and all funds raised are used for various activities and items for patients. Lunch will be served… Continue Reading

Downtown flowers to go up this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association, the Sheridan College Horticulture program and volunteers will repot more than 700 petunias into 155 decorative pots for hanging baskets downtown on Sunday. “Flowers Up Day” will commence at 7 a.m. at the greenhouses on the SC campus. The flowers have been grown from seed by the horticulture program.… Continue Reading

Dougherty nabs National Merit scholarship

SHERIDAN — The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced this year’s National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners. The designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 finalists. Gretchen Dougherty of Sheridan was one of four Wyoming students named a National Merit $2,500 scholarship recipient. Continue Reading

‘Ladies Night’ set for Tuesday at Landon’s Greenhouse

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is hosting an encore “Ladies Night” on Tuesday. Commencing at 5:30 p.m. attendees will have the opportunity to create containers and Janelle Gray will offer a demonstration on how best to choose the perfect plants for your containers as well as planting instructions. Pots can be brought from home… Continue Reading

Local office fears further funding cuts

SHERIDAN — Agencies from Sheridan’s city and county governments are scrutinizing the existing local juvenile justice services. While the State of Wyoming does not have a court system specifically for juveniles, crimes committed by minors are addressed differently by municipalities across the state. The Sheridan County Justice Office, which is controlled by a joint powers… Continue Reading

Clearmont’s new mayor wants more

CLEARMONT — The town of Clearmont voted in a new mayor in its elections in early May. A new Town Council member and a returning council member were also voted in for new, four-year terms. Chris Schock, who was born and raised in Sheridan and has lived in Clearmont for four years, will begin his… Continue Reading

SCSD1 moves forward with 5-year facilities plan

BIG HORN — The Sheridan County School District 1 Board of Trustees met Tuesday and discussed a number of financial documents and policies concerning the upcoming school year. District business manager Jeremy Smith reviewed the district’s five-year facilities plan. The plan reflected all major maintenance and capital construction, anticipated expenditures and balances. In 2014, $95,000 was… Continue Reading

SCSD3 recognizes top staff

By Alisa Brantz The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Honors were presented and farewells were ushered in at the Sheridan County School District 3 Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday night. Trustee Barbara Carlock was issued a Certificate of Appreciation from the Wyoming School Board Association in honor of her years of service as a board member.… Continue Reading

Application deadline for businesses Wed.

SHERIDAN — Retailers around the state will start selling lottery tickets in about three months and Sheridan businesses interested in becoming vendors can submit an application beginning Wednesday for consideration as a retailer. Wyoming Lottery CEO Jon Clontz was the featured speaker at this week’s Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, and he provided… Continue Reading

SAWS customers to see 2.25 percent rate increase

SHERIDAN — Due to the cost of booster station upgrades and the need to set aside more money for depreciation and reserves, water rates for Sheridan Area Water Supply customers are proposed to increase 2.25 percent this year as opposed to the normal 2 percent annual increase. The bump in water rates was recommended by Fletcher… Continue Reading

‘Unplugged’ scheduled for next week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host “Unplugged” next week. The week of free events is designed to get community members and their families to unplug from screens and get outside to have fun together. The first event “Arts Outside” will be held Monday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. This drawing class for… Continue Reading

Historical Society to host meeting Sunday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will host a meeting Sunday at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. Mike Kuzara will present “Wyoming’s Bloodiest 4th of July,” a discussion on the Bates Battle. The event will begin with a potluck lunch at 1 p.m. and the program will follow. For more information call… Continue Reading

Workshops at Spear-O-Wigwam scheduled for late June

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest Plain Air Celebration of Wildflowers will be held on new dates with a new price and cash prizes for artists will now be offered. The workshops will be held at Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain campus June 25-28 and local artists are now invited to register for participation. The four-day cost —… Continue Reading

Local organization wins award

SHERIDAN — The Society for Human Resource Management has awarded the Big Horn Mountain Chapter the EXCEL Platinum Award for 2013. The award is part of the SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence and recognizes chapter’s accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that promote the human resources profession at the local level. SHRM was founded in 1948… Continue Reading

Local high schools to perform concerts all week

SHERIDAN — A variety of local musical performances will be offered throughout the week. On Sunday, the Sheridan High School Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert in the Sue Henry Auditorium at SHS. Commencing at 4 p.m., the concert will feature Sam Sanders on Violin Concerto No. 23 by Viott, Isaac Gray performing the second… Continue Reading

Get moving

Get moving

SHERIDAN — As part of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, the Wyoming Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and the Wyoming Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sport has been hosting “Let’s Move Wyoming” this month, encouraging parents and teachers to help children explore a wide variety of physical activities. They hope… Continue Reading

Big Horn, Tongue River schools to offer more activities, sports

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 is growing and next year, their offerings for extra curricular activities will be as well. The district’s board of trustees voted unanimously Tuesday night in favor of offering more sports and activities after months of planning, weeks of discussions and surveys with parents and students, a recommendation from… Continue Reading

Rising costs, mental health topics of discussion

SHERIDAN — While attendees of a public listening session Tuesday praised Sheridan Memorial Hospital for its comprehensive facility and staff, concerns about the rising cost of health care and the need for additional mental health services were also discussed. Tuesday’s was the first of three public listening sessions at the Best Western Sheridan Center that… Continue Reading

USFS seeking ideas for visitor center in Bighorns

SHERIDAN — The Burgess Junction Visitor Center located 49 miles west of Sheridan near the junction of U.S. Highways 14 and 14A has a chance at new life after being closed by the U.S. Forest Service in September 2012. Bighorn National Forest staff are seeking individuals or firms that are interested in providing alternative uses for… Continue Reading

Pat Mischke to retire at end of year

SHERIDAN — Tongue River High School family and consumer science teacher Pat Mischke will retire at the end of this school year. Mischke, who has been a part of Sheridan County School District 1 since 1996, was recently named the district’s Teacher of the Year. In addition to her classroom offerings she has been the… Continue Reading

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