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Cloud Peak recognized for local contributions

SHERIDAN — Cloud Peak Energy, which operates Spring Creek Coal Mine, was recently honored at the American Technical Education Association’s 51st annual conference in St. Paul, Minn. The company was awarded the Silver Star of Excellence award for its contributions to the technical programs at Sheridan College and Gillette College of the Northern Wyoming Community… Continue Reading

Solar class next week

SHERIDAN — A five day “Introductory Solar Hot Water System Design and Installation Training” will be offered free of charge next week. Commencing Monday at 8 a.m. a variety of classes will be offered at Sheridan College through April 18 at 7 p.m. The training is sponsored by the Montana Department of Public Health and… Continue Reading

City Council appoints Jesus Rios to fill open seat

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council voted Monday to appoint Jesus Rios to fill the vacant seat on council left when Levi Dominguez resigned in January. Rios was selected by a majority vote of three out of five total votes. Councilman Alex Lee recused himself from the candidate presentations and the vote. Rios is… Continue Reading

Birds and Bees of the Bighorns

Birds and Bees of the Bighorns

By Hannah Wiest The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Let me tell you about the birds, and the bees, and the flowers and the trees — ahem, the real ones, not the ones of Dean Martin fame. While we’re at it, let’s talk about butterflies, beetles and bats, too. These little critters, called pollinators, go unnoticed… Continue Reading

Jobless claims at lowest rate in 6 years

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s unemployment for February 2014 was 5.7 percent. Statewide, the unemployment rate of 4.2 percent was at its lowest point since the end of 2008. Of Sheridan County’s 16,523-person workforce, 940 claimed unemployment benefits last month. Compared to last year, the county has seen the largest decline in unemployment, which was 7.1… Continue Reading

Sheridan College to offer new class with a bit of a bite

SHERIDAN — Registration opens today for Sheridan College fall semester classes and while most full-time college students will seek to check prerequisite courses of their must-study list, others may find themselves enrolling in something with a little more bite. Sheridan College instructor Rebecca Buhl will be offering a new course this semester titled “Vampires: Myth… Continue Reading

Sheridan College to host Eye-to-Eye program Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host learning disabilities leader David Flink for a presentation on the Eye-to-Eye program on Thursday. Eye-to-Eye is a national mentoring program with five chapters throughout Wyoming which pairs kids with learning disabilities with similarily struggling college students as mentors. Founders of the program are exploring Sheridan as a future chapter… Continue Reading

Stacy Richardson joins Wyoming MS Society

SHERIDAN — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has announced Stacy Richardson has joined the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter as the new Community Engagement Manager for Wyoming. Richardson wil be responsible for building relationships throughout the state that help increase awareness of MS, access to resources and support of the society’s mission. She is a graduate of the… Continue Reading

Sheridan Inn to host dance Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Historic Sheridan Inn will host a dance on Friday. “The Evening Stage” will feature live music from Dave Munsick, Too Wet to Plow and Spurs of the Moment commencing at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per adult, $18 per couple, $8 per senior, $12 per senior couple, $5 per student and children… Continue Reading

For some Sheridan residents, archery is a year-round sport

For some Sheridan residents, archery is a year-round sport

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s bow hunting season for game is a small blip on the calendar that’s still months away, but for a small faction of Sheridan sportsmen, archery is a year-round calling. For hunters looking to bypass bullets in exchange for the more technical demands of a bow hunt, keeping archery skills polished pays off… Continue Reading

Mayor Kinskey sums up city’s health

SHERIDAN — Preserving Sheridan’s high quality, small town life and diversifying and growing the economy is not an either/or situation, Mayor Dave Kinskey told members of the Rotary Club on Friday in his annual “State of the City” address. “It’s a both/and situation,” Kinskey said. “We can have good jobs and a high quality of… Continue Reading

Destination Imagination State Tournament

SHERIDAN — Students from around Wyoming are gathering today at Sheridan Junior High School to compete in the Destination Imagination State Tournament. Though Sheridan area students have competed in the program since the 1990s, this is the first time the state tournament has been held in Sheridan. There are at least 325 students representing more… Continue Reading

April classes to focus on canning techniques

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension will host a series of three classes throughout April highlighting tools and techniques for freezing, dehydrating, fermentation, water-bath canning and pressure canning. The first class will be offered Thursday on freezing and dehydrating from 5:30-8 p.m. The classes cost $10 each or $25 for all three. Scholarships are… Continue Reading

Story library to host Urbigkit exhibit Tues.

STORY — The Story Library will host Cat Urbigkit’s “Portraits of Pastoralism” art exhibit on Tuesday in conjunction with a presentation from the artist. The 20-image traveling exhibit features black and white photographs of pastoralists around the world. The free presentation will commence at 6:30 p.m. and is open to all members of the community.… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host Laumann Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society for the next “Conversation in History” on Wednesday. This series of casual conversations surrounding specific portions of our Sheridan area history is free and open to the public. The meeting will run from 10-11:15 a.m. in the Senior Center conference… Continue Reading

RENEW to host fundraiser April 12

SHERIDAN — RENEW will host a “Spring Escape 2014” fundraiser on April 12 at Warehouse 201. Commencing at 7 p.m. in The Loft of 201, an all-you-can-eat dinner and desserts will be served, a penny raffle will be offered and give-aways including a trip to Isla Mujeres, Mexico, will be available. Tickets to the event… Continue Reading

Mentoring program helps both students, teachers learn

SHERIDAN — A child, eager to learn but struggling to focus, has been told they have a disorder that will make it difficult for them to succeed in school and maybe even life. Their teacher, though dedicated and trained, can’t seem to get through to the student and the encouraging words of his loving parents… Continue Reading

Court maintains sentence for man convicted in Ernst murder

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Judge John Fenn of 4th Judicial District Court denied a motion to reduce the sentence of Dennis Poitra Jr. on Thursday. Poitra had been convicted of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and aggravated burglary for the role he played in the 2009 death of Sheridan businessman… Continue Reading

County P&Z approves first phase for vet clinic

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission voted 4-0 to recommend approval of a conditional use permit for a proposed equine veterinary clinic north of Big Horn at its meeting Thursday — with a change to approve only phase one of the request. County staff recommended approval of the CUP with seven conditions.… Continue Reading

Second Chance cat rescue seeking board members

SHERIDAN — Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue is seeking applicants to fill three open seats on its board of directors. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest to P.O. Box 7254, Sheridan, WY, 82801 or secondchance@sheridancatrescue.org. Information to include is experience, special skills and what knowledge and expertise you expect to bring to the… Continue Reading

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