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City to get another place to play

January 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — In its most recent Parks and Recreation Master Plan, the city of Sheridan recommended developing larger, regional parks within the city rather than small, seldom used “pocket parks.” A recent donation of land on West Fifth Street will help fulfill that goal. Sheridan Heights Ranch has donated 32 acres of land to the Read More

Coffeen students recognized for Blue Ribbon

SHERIDAN — Sen. John Barrasso made a brief visit to Sheridan yesterday to congratulate and visit with the students of Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School. The school was awarded the national 2013 Blue Ribbon School award. “We tell them if you work hard, good things happen,” school principal Nikki Trahan said about the impact the Read More

Business groups seek to revive Cash Mobs

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Historic District Business Committee is looking for ways to bring new life to Sheridan’s locally owned businesses. In addition to efforts to rework the Cash Mob initiative, the small group of business owners brainstormed ways to entice a younger crowd of customers to shop Main Street. The Cash Mob initiative, sponsored primarily Read More

Walmart employee prosecuted for theft

SHERIDAN — A former Walmart employee appeared in Sheridan’s 4th Judicial District Court Thursday morning to be arraigned for a charge of felony theft. Michele Milner, 23, pleaded not guilty to stealing more than $1,000 worth of gift cards while working as a cashier. According to an affidavit of probable cause submitted to the court, Read More

Students, staff jazz up lunch at Sheridan College

SHERIDAN — Beginning Jan. 30, students and faculty in the Sheridan College music program are giving Sheridan area residents the opportunity to enjoy a free concert every Thursday at lunch in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. The concerts are put on by students in the jazz improvisation class and they are joined by faculty Read More

‘Stars’ auditions next week

SHERIDAN — The Kiwanis will host “Stars of Tomorrow” auditions on Tuesday and Thursday. This youth talent show is open to children in three categories: elementary, junior high and high school. First-, second- and third-place winners in each category will receive a trophy and a certificate. There will also be an overall winner award who Read More

Senior Center to host dance Jan. 31

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host the Wyoming Drifters and Friends for a dance on Jan. 31. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. everyone is invited to this free dance. The Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St. For more information call them at 672-2240.

UW Extension to offer hands-on training

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension will offer hands-on exercises to help practice risk management and strategies for managing market risk as part of a master marketer workshop in Sheridan. On Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Wyatt Regional Agriculture Building at Sheridan College, five categories of instruction will be presented including Read More

Anthem to be played each morning at SC

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College began a new tradition on Monday of playing the national anthem through the speakers on the college grounds daily Monday through Friday at 7:30 a.m. during the academic year. The practice is an effort to honor the growing population of veterans currently taking classes. The college also dedicated a new entrance Read More

Want gas? Board explores interest in pipeline

January 23, 2014

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board, which is seeking to bring natural gas service to Dayton, Ranchester and areas in between, has begun to conduct an economic analysis and an assessment of public su­­pport for its project. On Friday, the board mailed out 2,000 surveys to residents in the Tongue River Valley Read More

Ranchester zones part of development to allow for economic growth

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council passed on third and final reading an ordinance to annex 37.5 acres owned by Stonemill Construction into town limits at its meeting Tuesday. The land is adjacent to Tongue River Middle School in Ranchester. The annexation is comprised of Lot 2 of the Spirit Ridge subdivision, which developer Drew Redinger Read More

Man who engaged police in standoff makes a deal

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man who incited an armed standoff with police has accepted a plea agreement that will keep him out of prison. Sean O’Leary has agreed to five years of supervised probation in exchange for pleading guilty to one felony count of aggravated assault and battery. O’Leary was also originally charged with an Read More

Fear the topic of discussion at next ‘Brown Bag’ seminar

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Main Street campus Center for Workforce and Community Education will present the next topic in the series of “Brown Bag Lunch Seminars” on Wednesday. Lynn Gordon of Family and Personal Counseling Center will present topics on Wednesdays through the end of February including depression, fear, family and codependency and how Read More

Wyoming Cares dance, auction to be held Feb. 1

SHERIDAN — The 24th annual Wyoming Cares Dance and Auction will be held Feb. 1. The event will kick off at 7 p.m. at Bear Lodge located at 5600 US Highway 14A, Dayton in the Bighorn Mountains. Music will be provided by Satellite and all funds raised will stay in Wyoming. A snowmads poker ride Read More

SC one of fastest growing community colleges in nation

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College was recently ranked eighth in a 2013 “Community College Week” special report identifying the 25 fastest growing community colleges. The report placed SC in a category of similar-sized institutions enrolling 2,500 to 4,999 students and compared the change in enrollment from the fall of 2011 to the fall of 2012. The Read More

Soar up and away at Science Saturday Feb. 1

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids will host February’s Science Saturday on Feb. 1. Science Saturday offers free admission to the museum for the entire community. This month the focus is “Make your own hot air balloon” from 10 a.m. to noon in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium. Read More

Banner resident wants nearly $23,000 from county

January 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — Banner resident Shirley Weidt, who owns approximately 40 acres of land on U.S. Highway 14 east of Sheridan, presented county commissioners with a bill for $22,988 during their regular meeting Tuesday during time for public comments on matters not on the agenda. Weidt said the bill was to pay for damages caused when Read More

Q&A: Wellness Festival

What: Wellness Festival featuring keynote speaker Jones Loflin on Friday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and 25 free public wellness sessions on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Sheridan College, Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Who: Sponsored by the Wellness Council of Sheridan County and many local businesses and foundations How: Saturday’s events and exhibits Read More

‘Grand Derangement’ coming to the WYO Friday

SHERIDAN — Grand Derangement, a musical group out of Nova Scotia, will be performing at the WYO Theater on Friday at 7 p.m. The group delivers an eclectic program drawing musical inspiration from French chansonniers, folk, Celtic, rock and Broadway. For more information on the group see Tickets are $18 for adults, $9 for Read More

Senior Center arranging trip to DC, New York

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is arranging an all-adult trip to Washington, D.C., and New York City this June. The cost is $2,807 per person and includes double occupancy accommodations, round trip airfare from Billings, ground transportation, entrances to attractions at both cities, breakfast, dinner, a tour guide and a Broadway show in New Read More

Story Library to close for a few days

SHERIDAN — The Story branch of the Sheridan County Library System will be closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. The closure is in order to facilitate repainting of the interior of the building. The library will reopen Jan. 30.

‘Souper Bowl’ community food drive to start Monday

SHERIDAN — Local AARP volunteers and Wyoming Retired Educators of Sheridan are partnering with local food banks for a “Souper Bowl” community food drive. Starting Monday and running through Jan. 31 there will be two drop-off sites collecting non-perishable food donations. The drop-off sites will have two decorated boxes representing the teams competing in the Read More

Brittany Brettin attends modeling convention

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Brittany Brettin attended the International Modeling and Talent Association convention in Los Angeles, Calif. The five-day convention included competitions in modeling, acting, singing and dancing with national modeling and casting agents. Brettin received call backs and interviews with companies including Stein Entertainment Group, The Kohl Group, The Savage Agency, Weber Casting/Metro Read More

Redle to serve on national commission

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s attorney has been selected to serve on the newly established National Commission on Forensic Science. Matt Redle was chosen from a pool of 300 candidates to fill one of 40 volunteer commissioner positions, and will help establish benchmark standards for practitioners within the field of forensic science across the nation. According Read More

Developing downtown

January 21, 2014

By Hannah Wiest The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council unanimously approved on first reading Monday night an ordinance that will create a downtown development authority for Sheridan. It is the hope of the city and organizations like the Downtown Sheridan Association that a DDA will enable greater efforts and funding resources to be Read More

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