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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

Registration for Farmers Market open

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market has announced its schedule for the 2014 season and vendors are invited to register to participate at this time. The first market will be held July 10 and the season will end with a fall festival on Oct. 4. The markets are open from 5-7 p.m. on Thursdays throughout… Continue Reading

3-D bow shoot to be held this weekend

SHERIDAN — The first Wildcat Archery and Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association 3-D Bow Shoot will be held this weekend. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon a variety of targets will be available with payouts both days. Adults and youth are encouraged to visit anytime during these hours… Continue Reading

Bighorn Native Plant Society to hold outing Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Native Plant Society will begin its 15th year with an outing to Amsden Creek on Saturday. Anyone interested in attending the trip to the Elk Winter Range north of Dayton is welcome to do so. It is recommended attendees bring hiking boots, a walking stick, appropriate clothing, a camera, binoculars, water… Continue Reading

Historic tour of Eaton’s Ranch offered Saturday

SHERIDAN — A historic tour of Eaton’s Ranch will be offered Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Local historian and author of “Wranglin’ Notes” Tom Ringley will share stories about the historical buildings, dudes and adventures through the years. The tour will conclude with snacks and refreshments in the ranch’s community hall. Hiking shoes and… Continue Reading

Leather craft show

Leather craft show

Colorado resident Jesse Smith, left, makes a hole in the layers of leather for tracing reference as student Lisa Eshbaugh of Bozeman, Montana, watches intently in a chaps-making workshop Tuesday during the Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show at the Holiday Inn. Continue Reading

Pullen to host book signing Saturday

SHERIDAN — Artist and children’s book illustrator Zachary Pullen of Casper will host a book signing in the gift shop of The Brinton Museum on Saturday. The event coincides with the museum’s ninth annual Illustrator Exhibit currently on display. The book signing will run from 2-4 p.m. and is free to all members of the… Continue Reading

‘Cowtown Hoedown’ to be held Fri., Sat.

SHERIDAN — A “Cowtown Hoedown” will be held at the YMCA on Friday and Saturday. Friday night’s dance will run from 7:30-10 p.m. and costs $12. Saturday will commence at 10 a.m. and offer a variety of events throughout the day concluding at 10 p.m. Individual sessions on Saturday cost $8 and Saturday evening only… Continue Reading

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