Category Archives: News

Maverick Road to close Mon., Tues.

SHERIDAN — County Road 1213 — also known as Maverick Road — will be closed for a Sheridan Area Water Supply waterline relocation project Monday and Tuesday. The road will be closed at the bridge over Little Goose Creek beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday until Tuesday evening. Questions about the road closure or the waterline… Continue Reading

State awards grant to pursue growth in creative economy

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board approved a planning grant request from the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority on Thursday morning. SEEDA Board Member and Vice President of External Affairs and Economic Development at Sheridan College Susan Bigelow said the $50,000 from the Wyoming Business Council’s Business Ready Community program will provide… Continue Reading

Construction efforts on schedule at college

SHERIDAN — Construction efforts are marching forward at Sheridan College with a variety of enhancements on track to open before the start of the fall 2014 semester. Current projects underway include the renovation and expansion of the Thorne-Rider Campus Center, changes to the facade of the Griffith Memorial Building and the construction of the new… Continue Reading

School district holds illegal executive session, again

School district holds illegal executive session, again

SHERIDAN — In the midst of a lawsuit between The Sheridan Press and Sheridan County School District 2 asserting that the district violated the Wyoming Open Meetings Act, it appears the board has done it again by discussing an agreement with the Sheridan Economic and Educational Authority behind closed doors. Wyoming law demands that deliberations… Continue Reading

SCSD2 hubris serves no one

Sheridan County School District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty reassured The Press in February that the district’s administration and staff always have and always will return media phone calls seeking information. Yet, The Sheridan Press received notice from the district’s attorney that — per district policy that has been in place for years, but never enforced… Continue Reading

SEEDA Gets $50K Planning Grant

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board approved a planning grant request from the Sheridan Economic and Education Development Authority Thursday morning. SEEDA Board Member and Vice President of External Affairs and Economic Development at Sheridan College Susan Bigelow said the $50,000 from the Wyoming Business Council’s Business Ready Community program will provide… Continue Reading

Ruleman to present science lecture Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Cal Ruleman will present “Pliocene to Pleistocene Structural and Geomorphic Evolution of the San Luis Basin and Taos Plateau, Northern Rio Grande Rift” on Wednesday as part of the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery Science Lecture Series. Ruleman will discuss one of his current research efforts, which seeks to unravel the recent geomorphic… Continue Reading

Registration for boys basketball camp now open

SHERIDAN — Registration is now open for a boys basketball day camp which will be offered at Sheridan College June 9-12. Generals Coach Steve Smiley will teach skill development, shooting and scoring to boys from kindergarten through 10th grade. The camp will run from 8 a.m. to noon daily at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome.… Continue Reading

AARP to host meeting tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the American Association of Retired People will host a meeting tomorrow. The evening will begin with a potluck at 5:30 p.m. All members of the community are invited to the free event and all who attend are asked to bring a dish to share and their own place settings.… Continue Reading

Wild and Scenic Film Festival Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council will present the third annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Wednesday. Commencing at 7 p.m. at Centennial Theatre, seven short and full feature films will address topics including water, energy challenges and change from the Pacific and South America to the United States and Wyoming. The… Continue Reading

Local governments look back, discuss goals at Chamber lunch

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon Wednesday at the Holiday Inn featured updates on local governments by representatives from Clearmont, Dayton, Ranchester, Sheridan and Sheridan County. Each representative brought unique jokes and concerns to their presentations, but the overarching theme was maintenance of infrastructure and hopes for growth as the economy… Continue Reading

City, county schedule dates to hash out issues

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan and Sheridan County have scheduled three dates on which to meet and discuss a variety of concerns — some new and some that have been ongoing for years — in order to work out kinks encountered in shared areas of governance. The first meeting between members of City Council,… Continue Reading

SC partners with the Padlock Ranch for a three-day sustainability forum in May

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College is teaming up with the Padlock Ranch in Ranchester to host a three-day Ranch Sustainability Forum May 12 -14. The event will feature appearances from superstars of the agricultural industry and seminars on livestock handling, range monitoring and enhancing productivity responsibly. Sheridan College Director of Agriculture and Instructor of Natural Resource… Continue Reading

Nationwide trend makes slow trek to Sheridan area

SHERIDAN — While day cares full of mindless toys and entertainment are being widely replaced with curriculum-focused early education centers across the nation, early learning is still hard to find in Sheridan County. There is a growing belief worldwide that a child has the need for education the moment they are born and, as a… Continue Reading

Unmanned truck hits side of apartment building

Unmanned truck hits side of apartment building

SHERIDAN — An unmanned pickup truck rolled down a hill Tuesday morning and struck an apartment building. No one was injured during the event, though the vehicle sustained significant damage to its front bumper and undercarriage. Sheridan police responded to the incident at approximately 10 a.m. Sgt. Tom Henry said the unoccupied vehicle rolled approximately… Continue Reading

Dayton Town Council welcomes cabinetry shop

DAYTON — Main Street in Dayton should feature one more business if all goes as planned for a Ranchester resident who hopes to open a custom cabinetry shop. Brad Wieser has an option to purchase a piece of land across from the Branding Iron Cafe that is zoned B-1 Business, but he wanted to make… Continue Reading

District OKs contracts for roof, locker room projects

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve two action items and heard one informational item that will bring in outside help for the Sheridan High School locker room renovation and the Early Building roof replacement projects. All three items were presented by Julie Carroll, SCSD2… Continue Reading

No injuries in Dayton blaze Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County emergency responders were called to a structure fire in Dayton on Tuesday afternoon. Later that night, the blaze reignited and firefighters returned to the scene to again battle the blaze. Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to the initial call that the building was fully engulfed in flames at 2:24 p.m. Several other agencies… Continue Reading

Food bank looking to expand its reach

SHERIDAN — The People’s Assistance Food Bank on North Main Street is hoping to come up with funds to purchase the land and building the charity business has used as a base of operations for the past eight years. While the food bank has been using an old gas station as a hub for distributing… Continue Reading

Food Group to host Tacofest Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Food Group will host a Tacofest event on Saturday. From 5:30-8 p.m. family fun will come in the form of a Taco John’s dinner, a concert by the Teka Brock Band and games for the kids. The event will be held in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Atrium at Sheridan College.… Continue Reading

Stars of Tomorrow winner to compete at district

SHERIDAN — Lachlan Brennan of Sheridan will move on to the Rocky Mountain District competition for Stars of Tomorrow. Brennan won the Division 1 competition held March 229 in Riverton with his piano solo “Moonlight Sonata.” The Rocky Mountain District of Kiwanis International Stars of Tomorrow will be held in Loveland, Colo., on April 16.… Continue Reading

Sheridan Jaycees to host open house Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jaycees will host an open house on Tuesday. From 5-8 p.m. in the Sibley Room at the Holiday Inn all members of the community are invited to learn more about what the Jaycees do. Appetizers and drinks will be provided at this free event and door prizes and giveaways will also… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host bluegrass open mic Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a Bluegrass Open Mic night including a full dinner on Tuesday. Dinner will be served from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and music will be played from 7-9 p.m. Reservations are appreciated and highly recommended for all attending, including musicians. The cost for dinner is $12.50 for attendees under age… Continue Reading

Ottemas to celebrate 60th anniversary

SHERIDAN — Vernon and Mary Schwartz Ottema of Sheridan are celebrating 60 years of marriage today. The couple was married April 9, 1954, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mandon, N.D. They have made their home in Wyoming for 42 years of their married life. They have three children, Sandra Ottema, Mark (Sue) Ottema and… Continue Reading

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