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MDU: 3000 without power

October 4, 2013

SHERIDAN — Approximately 3,000 people in the town of Sheridan have been affected by power outages as of Friday afternoon, and Montana-Dakota Utilities crews were out in full force working on down power lines. The majority of outages are being caused by tree branches breaking under the weight of heavy snow. Spokesman for MDU Tony Read More

Fire crews respond to house fire

October 5, 2013

SHERIDAN — Fire crews responded to a house fire Friday at approximately 8:35 p.m. No injuries were reported in the blaze. According to a press release from Sheridan Fire-Rescue the city department responded to the reported structure fire at 1480 Stonegate Drive. Firefighters arrived to find fire coming from the eaves and roof on the Read More

No Power

October 4, 2013

Joyce Inchauspe takes a sip of coffee with her breakfast Friday morning at the Midtown Café on Main Street. Inchauspe came to the Midtown after losing power at her downtown apartment on Main Street.

Public hearing held to discuss new rules and regulations on flood plain management

SHERIDAN — As rains fell outside, turning into a wet, heavy snow that downed tree limbs and knocked out power around town, the Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing Thursday to discuss new rules and regulations governing flood plain management. Adopting the new rules, as well as new Flood Insurance Rate Read More

Public square rosary crusade to take place Oct. 12

SHERIDAN — A public square rosary crusade to pray for the United States will take place at noon Oct. 12 by the Sheridan County Courthouse, on the corner of Main and Burkitt streets. There will be similar rallies occurring throughout the nation on the same day.

United Methodist Women to hold annual luncheon

SHERIDAN — The United Methodist Women will hold their annual fall salad luncheon Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost of the luncheon is $7 and the public is invited. The luncheon will be at the First United Methodist Church at 215 W. Works St. The entrance is on the Tschirgi Street Read More

CROP walk Sun. to raise funds for world hunger projects

SHERIDAN — The annual Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty walk will be Sunday. To participate in the CROP walk, meet at the First Christian Church gazebo at 102 S. Connor St. at 2 p.m. The group will walk through Sheridan to raise money for world hunger projects through Church World Service. The route will go Read More

Two artists on display at the Sagebrush Art Center

SHERIDAN — Sagebrush Community Art Center will host “East Meets West in Wyoming,” an exhibit of paintings by Sonja Caywood and Jamie Barron. The show features a common theme in two artistic styles. Barron was born in North Dakota and currently resides in New York City, where she earned her Masters of Fine Art. Caywood Read More

New faces

Rylan Mathew Heiling Rylan Mathew Heiling was born Sept. 23, 2013, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. He was welcomed by his parents Cheralynn and Dave Heiling of Ranchester and siblings Kyler, Gabe, Taylor, Alexys and Jacob. His grandparents are Tom and Mary Heiling of Tioga, N.D., and Cheryl and Don Read More

Local Briefs

Flu clinics being offered next week   SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Public Health is offering community flu clinics. The clinics are: • Monday from 3-6 p.m. at Sheridan Junior High School gym • Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. at Sheridan Senior Center • Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. at Sheridan High School gym The cost Read More

Snow day

SHERIDAN — A storm that swept through Sheridan Thursday night and into Friday morning knocked out power to many sections of the town. As of 8 a.m., Sheridan College and Sheridan Memorial Hospital were among establishments without power. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Capt. Gary Harnish said his crews were out a majority of the night responding to Read More

FAB conference canceled

October 3, 2013

UPDATE (9:11 a.m.) — Due to the winter storm that hit Wyoming and power outages that remain in effect, The Sheridan Press has canceled the FAB Women’s Conference. Stay tuned for updates on rescheduling, refunds, etc. Thank you for all of your support!   SHERIDAN — While area residents are hunkering down for the forecasted Read More

Focus of hospital board on improving quality of care

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees focused much of its meeting Wednesday on how to continually improve the quality of patient care at the hospital. “This is the foundation of our success. Our reputation is only as good as the last patient we treated,” hospital CEO Mike McCafferty said. In his administration Read More

Dog and Cat Shelter raising dog adoption fees

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Dog and Cat Shelter is raising dog adoption fees. This is the first time the rates have been raised in nine years, and the shelter’s charges are still well below state and national averages. Dogs older than f4 months and 20 pounds will now be $75, and puppies under 4 months will Read More

CHAPS zombie run fundraiser Saturday

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip will have a fundraising “Zombie Walk/Run for Your Life” Saturday. The event will start on Grinnell Plaza and follow a route through downtown Sheridan along which participants must dodge zombie obstacles. The route finishes back at Grinnell Plaza. Awards will be given for the zombie securing the Read More

Fulmer Public Library hosting ‘Eat your words’ Oct. 7

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host “Eat Your Words” Oct. 7 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Inner Circle at the library. This event ties in with the “Key Ingredients: America by Food” exhibit that will be displayed on the mezzanine starting in November. From 6-6:45 p.m. there will be an edible book Read More

WYO Theater kicking off educational series Oct. 10

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater kicks off their 2013-2014 Children’s and Educational Series Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. with “Tomas and the Library Lady.” Based on the book by Pat Mora, “Tomas and the Library Lady” is the true story of Tomas Rivera. As a young boy, his encounter with the local librarian opened up Read More

Land trust hosting annual Biketober fest Oct. 12

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Community Land Trust will host it’s third annaul Biketober Fest Oct. 12. There are three routes to run, bike or walk. A 5K route follows the perimeter of the Hidden Bridge Golf Club course. It is a mix of gravel paths and grass and is suitable for running, biking or walking. The Read More

Sheridan Memorial Hospital to host breast cancer awareness walk

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will have its fifth annual “The Link — Partners in Pink” run/walk for breast cancer awareness Oct. 19. The 10K run, 5K run/walk and 1.5 mile walk will feature chip timing for all participants. The event begins at 10 a.m. at Whitney Commons. Pets are not allowed at the event. Read More

Powder Puff football at Sheridan High School

Sophomore Robbi Ryan runs as her flag is taken during the Wednesday night Powder Puff football game at Sheridan High School.

STREET TALK: Government shutdown

October 2, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press hit the streets Tuesday to find out how Sheridan residents feel about the government shutdown that began early that morning due to the failure of Congress to pass a budget. Here’s what was said.   Innocent people “I think it’s going to affect a lot of innocent people that are Read More

Snowstorm expected to hit tomorrow

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s crisp fall weather is predicted to be interrupted Thursday by a winter storm that could deliver 6 to 12 inches of snow in town. Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Billings Kurt Hooley said the winter storm watch will likely start tomorrow morning and last through Friday afternoon, and Sheridan and Read More

Tight spots — SPD practices vehicle maneuvers

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department made use of the empty space on an old runway at the Sheridan County Airport Monday morning to conduct emergency vehicle operation training. While the scenario looked like a combination between a drag race and a driver’s education course, the exercise promoted vital skills to Sheridan’s law enforcement officers. Read More

WGFD asking hunters for help testing for brucellosis

SHERIDAN — As hunt areas around the region open this month, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Sheridan Regional Office is asking hunters who harvest elk in the Bighorn Mountains to help with brucellosis surveillance. Blood samples should be collected immediately after harvest and submitted to a regional WGFD office, a hunter check station or Read More

Ranchester Town Council approves hiring surveyor

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council had just enough members to make quorum, with the mayor and two councilors, at its regular meeting Tuesday. In new business, the council approved a request by Town Engineer Chris Johnson to hire a surveyor to survey two parcels of land that the town would like to annex at a Read More

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