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Weekly wages up despite losing 147 jobs

November 11, 2013

SHERIDAN — Recent statistics released by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Section indicate employment in the state is up 0.2 percent and and the average weekly wage increased by $7 compared to the same quarter last year. Despite growth in overall employment, which is currently faster than the five-year average, the Read More

Birding at the Brinton set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and the Big Horn Audubon will present “Birding at the Brinton” on Saturday. This free morning of bird watching will run from 9-11 a.m at 239 Brinton Road, Big Horn. All ages and abilities are welcome to join. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars if they have them. Read More

SHS announces first-quarter ‘A’ honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has announced its first-quarter honor rolls:   12th-grade “A” honor roll Trace Addlesperger, Luke Adsit, Lauren Alden, Owen Bensel, Alyssa Bergey, Hailey Blaney, Morgan Brenneman, Cassandra Burch, Anna-Marie Calkins, Sharlene Charlson, Ethan Chartier, Shayla Christensen, Maggie Clarendon, Madeline Clift, Micah Cornell, Collin Cundy, Drew Dafoe, Gretchen Dougherty, Kameron Eckard, Madison Read More

Collage workshop with Neltje Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center is hosting a one-day collage workshop with local artist Neltje on Saturday. Participants should bring anything that can be glued to a piece of paper and will cover an area approximately 20-inches-by-15-inches. Supports and glues will be provided. The workshop will take place at the Downtown Sheridan Association Read More

Local Briefs Nov. 11, 2013

From staff reports     Dr. Walker to present grazing management research tomorrow   SHERIDAN — Dr. John Walker, professor and resident director of research at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo, Texas will be discussing grazing management research on Tuesday at Sheridan College. The lecture is free and open Read More

Collecting memories of service

SHERIDAN — When she was a little girl, she would sit on her daddy’s lap and he would tell her about the war to end all wars. “He said there would be no more wars after that. Of course, you can’t count them now…” Her voice fades to a whisper. Her gaze drops, but it Read More

Local Briefs Nov. 9, 2013

November 8, 2013

Parent Partnership to meet Monday   SHERIDAN — The Parent Partnership (formerly the Parent Advisory) will meet Monday at 6 p.m. Topics of discussion will include common core standards and the digital legacy. The meeting will be held at the Sheridan High School library, 1056 Long Drive. The meeting is open to the public and Read More

Representatives from 6 groups meet to counteract poverty

SHERIDAN — Representatives from six community action groups met at the Sheridan YMCA Thursday night to touch base and share their stories of progress in regard to enhancing community resources to counteract poverty. Each group originated out of an initiative of the Sheridan College Center for a Vital Community. The CVC originally held a series Read More

County P&Z approves quarry to be used for WYDOT projects

By Hannah Wiest The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a new quarry, with six conditions, to be located approximately two miles south of Dayton at its meeting Thursday. The 227-acre quarry will be used for three upcoming projects on Interstate 90. Several area residents were present at Read More

10-year veteran of Camp POSTCARD recognized

  SHERIDAN — John King, a veteran of the Sheridan Police Department, was honored last night at a reception hosted by Volunteers of America Northern Rockies. The reception was held to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the P.O.S.T.C.A.R.D. program, which stands for Peace Officers Striving to Create and Reinforce Dreams. King was recognized for his Read More

Raising Readers director resigns

SHERIDAN — After serving Raising Readers in Wyoming for more than a decade, the board of directors recently announced that Jolene Olson will resign as executive director of the nonprofit organization. “Being a part of Raising Readers was challenging, but also an extremely rewarding and fun experience,” Olson said. “The people of Wyoming are so Read More

SPD finds small amount of meth during traffic stop

SHERIDAN — Sheridan police removed some drugs from the streets Wednesday night when a routine traffic stop turned into a small methamphetamine bust. Michael Jack, 41, of Sheridan, was stopped on Coffeen Avenue because a patrol officer noticed a headlight on Jack’s vehicle was out. “During the stop, the officer noticed some cues and clues Read More

Local social worker honored

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers recognized Sheridan resident Billie Chapman with its Emerging Leader Award at its annual meeting in September. Chapman is an employee at the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She was nominated by NASW Wyoming board president Deb Stevens. “Upon assuming the social work role Read More

SPD continues alcohol compliance checks

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Police continued alcohol compliance checks Wednesday night and caught two establishments in the act of selling alcohol to a minor. Employees at the Holiday Inn and Los Agaves restaurant were cited when they served alcohol to a decoy. Last week, three other local establishments were also charged with the same offense. Police Read More

Sheridan Seed Company hosts a special kind of ‘hide and seek’

SHERIDAN — The warehouse of Sheridan Seed Company was the scene for a special game of “hide and seek” among the pallets last week. Except rather than excited children playing the game, there were adults and their canine companions. The hide and seek game they participated in is actually a national scent training program for Read More

Finding friends at the Dog and Cat Shelter

Jenaya Keo waves a handmade cat toy in front of a resident cat at the Dog and Cat Shelter on Thursday. Tongue River Valley Community Center students made dog treats and cat toys during their service learning project and gave them to the shelter. The children were given a tour of the shelter and played Read More

SHS announces Principal Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has announced its first-quarter honor rolls: “Principal” honor roll — 4.0 GPA Danielle Ackels, Sarah Alley, Lyndsee Anderson, Sierra Atwell, Melissa Barber, Kathryn Beardslee, Heather Belus, Heather Bergey, Clara Bouley, Lachlan Brennan, Brittney Buckler, Luke Burrell, Cheyenne Buyert, Aaron Campbell, Katherine Campbell. Sarah Campbell, Zachary Campbell, Lillian Cannon, Shania Channel, Read More

‘Give with Impact’ set for Nov. 16

SHERIDAN — The “Give with Impact” holiday market will take place Nov. 16 at the Shall We Dance Ballroom. This gift market will feature products made by artists from around the world. The market will be open from 2-6 p.m. at 20 S. Tschirgi St. For more information contact Emily Betzler at 752-8139.

Cowboy comedian to perform at Eagles

SHERIDAN — Cowboy comedian Kip Attaway will perform at the Big Horn Mountain Eagles #4169 on Nov. 15. An Indian taco dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m. for $6. Attaway’s performance will follow from 7:30-10 p.m. for $10. The Eagles club is located at 1760 Commercial Lane. For more information call 674-9010.

‘Magic’ food drive Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sports Alley will host a “Magic: the Gathering – Commander Food Drive” tomorrow. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church, 1660 Big Horn Ave. The event is open to everyone and free with donation of three cans of food. Raffle prizes will be given away throughout the Read More

Nov. 8, 2013 reports

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Structure fire, 400 block East Fifth Street, 1:18 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 300 block West Burkitt Street, 2:04 a.m. • Chimney fire, 20 block Timm Place, 5:48 a.m.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday • Fire standby, 400 block East Fifth Street, 1:17 a.m. • Medical, 300 block West Burkitt Read More

SC to present ‘The Rivals’ Nov. 14-16

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Theater Department will present the No Frills Theater Company in “The Rivals” Nov. 14-16. Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s restoration comedy about Captain Jack Absolute has been thrilling audiences since 1775. This performance is directed by Doug Sheehan and will take place at the WYO Theater, 42 N. Main St. Performances on Read More

Wy. delegation gives away pay earned during shutdown

November 7, 2013

SHERIDAN — All three of Wyoming’s Congressional representatives have pledged to give away the portion of their salaries paid to them for the period of time the government was partially shut down in early October. Congressional pay during the funding disagreement was protected by the 27th Amendment of the Constitution, but Wyoming’s two Senators and Read More

Crews respond to report of two structure fires this morning

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s firefighters responded to two fires early this morning. While both incidents caused some damage, no injuries were reported. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Firefighter II Robert Dobbs said the first call came in at 1:18 a.m. When crews from SFR and Goose Valley Fire Department arrived with backup from Rocky Mountain Ambulance and the Sheridan Read More

Few details available in Decker Road crash

SHERIDAN — The Montana Highway Patrol responded to a traffic accident near the Spring Creek Coal Mine at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. The crash involved a car and a semi truck. A communications supervisor with the MHP said the incident occurred near mile marker eight on Highway 314, also called Decker Road. The aftermath of the Read More

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