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County votes to support Day Break project

January 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners voted to sponsor the Sheridan Senior Center in its application for a $500,000 grant from the Wyoming Business Council at its meeting Tuesday. If awarded, the grant will be used to build a new “Day Break” center. The Day Break program provides care throughout the day for seniors Read More

Ranchester Town Council approves annexation

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council passed on second reading an ordinance to annex 37.5 acres adjacent to Tongue River Middle School into town limits. The annexation is comprised of lot 2 of the Spirit Ridge subdivision, which developer Drew Redinger has proposed for single and multi-family units, such as duplexes. The development could include more Read More

Sheridan man uses hammer to intimidate mother, solicit money

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was arrested Monday after he forced his mother to write him a check. Mason Finney, 23, is accused of using a hammer to threaten physical violence and break several items in his mother’s home to get her agree to hand over money. Sheridan Police Department Sgt. Travis Koltiska said police Read More

Photos needed for Platte River Photography Show

SHERIDAN — Photography submissions are wanted for the Platte River Photography Show. Amateur and professional photographers from across the region are invited to submit art no later than Monday. The show will be held Jan. 15 through 22 at the Wyoming Pioneer Museum. First place entry will receive $500. For more information or to make Read More

Wyoming ranked one of the highest in country for carbon monoxide poisoning

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s Poison Center, sponsored by the Wyoming Department of Health’s Office of Medical Services, reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ranked Wyoming as one of the states with the highest mortality rate from carbon monoxide. Every year more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning and 20,000 Read More

‘Standing Tall in an Upside Down World’ Jan. 14

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is repeating the prior training “Standing Tall in an Upside Down World” on Jan. 14. The event will run from 8-11 a.m. at the Trails End Motel conference room on North Main Street. The training is said to be a thought-provoking workshop based on the principles of Read More

WYO to present ‘Dances with Wolves’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Dances with Wolves” on Sunday as part of the 2014 Western Film Series. Weekly on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. Westerns will be shown and popcorn will be served. “Dances with Wolves” starring Kevin Costner will be hosted by Butch Jellis and Gene Sturlin. Tickets are $10 for Read More

Local company taps into social media market

SHERIDAN — A group of Sheridan entrepreneurs is pioneering the untapped realm of local social media marketing. Flood Marketing, LLC, consists of a five-member team with strong Sheridan ties and a new initiative to harness Sheridan’s online economy. Operations Executive Josh Law, who turns 26 today, said it was his days in Sheridan High School Read More

Dayton approves weapons ordinance

January 7, 2014

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council unanimously approved on second reading an ordinance that will prohibit the discharge of weapons in town limits. Ten residents attended the meeting, and six or seven spoke against the ordinance, Dayton Mayor Bob Wood said. Some residents took issue with the wording of the ordinance, which has a section noting Read More

City OKs ward boundary alteration

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council approved an ordinance to alter the boundary between Ward 2 and Ward 3 near Sheltered Acres Park at its meeting Monday. The change was made as a technical clean-up due to legislative redistricting following the 2010 census, city Clerk Scott Badley said. “There was a slight discrepancy in the legislative Read More

SCSD2 reports buses unplugged

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police received a report Monday that someone had apparently unplugged several school buses while they were parked at the Sheridan County School District 2 bus barn. According to the police incident report, an individual would have had to climb over a fence into the bus parking area in order to unplug Read More

Franck graduates basic combat training

SHERIDAN — Army Reserve Private Justin A. Franck graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Franck is the former ward of Fred Forni of Sheridan and the son of David Franck of Billings, Mont. He graduated from Sheridan High School in 2013. His nine-week training program included physical fitness, basic combat, military weapons, Read More

Next Plus 50 Encore Class to be held Jan. 14

SHERIDAN — The next Plus 50 Encore Class in the “Managing the Generational Difference” series will be held Jan. 14. This series of free classes is offered to members of the community age 50 and older at the Sheridan College Main Street campus, 171 N. Main St. The topic of this month’s class is basic Read More

Trail End Guilds to meet Jan. 14

SHERIDAN — The Trail End Guilds will meet Jan. 14. The meeting will commence at 7 p.m. at the Trail End State Historic Site. TEG sponsors at least one major event each year, the Holiday Open House during the first weekend of December. Membership dues start at $5 a year and meetings are typically held Read More

Horse drawn buggy

Sara Ogle rides in the back of a buggy Saturday afternoon with her family on Highway 14 near Dayton while her father, Tom Ogle, steers the team. The Ogles prefer to travel via horsepower rather than driving their truck.

Legislative forum to be held Jan. 15-16 at Sheridan City Hall

SHERIDAN — The annual Legislative Forum will be held Jan. 15 and 16 in the City Hall council chambers. The event is an opportunity for businesses, organizations and individuals to bring their issues to a panel of our local state legislators. Legislators expected to be present include Sen. Bruce Burns, Sen. John Schiffer, Rep. Rosie Read More

‘The Long Stange Trip’ showing Monday

SHERIDAN — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sheridan will be showing a six-part video series tracing the origin and evolution of the faith entitled “The Long Strange Trip” starting Monday. This free event is open to the entire community. Screenings will commence at 7 p.m. weekly on Monday evenings and a short discussion will follow Read More

Councilor Levi Dominguez resigns from City Council

January 6, 2014

SHERIDAN – City Councilor Levi Dominguez has resigned from Sheridan City Council. Dominguez accepted a position as a deputy with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and felt he would be unable to fully commit to council duties during his transition and subsequent training. The resignation is effective immediately. “I will be very busy the next Read More

Workshop focuses on starting your own business as 2nd career

SHERIDAN — The Small Business Administration and AARP will sponsor a workshop Thursday that will go over how to start a business. While the 2.5-hour class is open to everyone, the session is targeted toward people over the age of 50 who may be interested in embarking on a second career after retirement. SBA Regional Read More

Senior Center hosts Helen Laumann Wednesday

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 Read More

Chamber says ‘Chamber Bucks’ sales up in 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce announced the 2013 total sales of “Chamber Bucks” gift certificates increased over the previous year. The year-end total well exceeded the goal of $50,000 with total sales equaling $59,287. Approximately 1,400 separate certificates were sold reflecting a 27 percent increase over 2012 sales and 75 percent increase Read More

Henderson uses art to give back to the community

SHERIDAN — A Notable Neighbor is someone who is engaged in the community that typically does not otherwise receive public recognition. Today The Sheridan Press would like to introduce you to Rosana Henderson. Where are you from? If you’re not a Sheridan native, how long have you lived here and what brought you here? I Read More

Braving the chill, knowing the risks

SHERIDAN — For some, snow means cozying up by a fire, under a blanket, with a cup of hot cocoa. For others, the snows of winter are an invitation to hike deep into the mountains and set up camp where the word “quiet” takes on a whole new level of meaning in a land hushed Read More

State money would not be used to give local gov’t raises

January 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s city and county governments recently called on the Legislature to accept Gov. Matt Mead’s request for local government funding in the next biennium, which will be considered in the upcoming legislative budget session to begin Feb. 10. Mead’s $175 million request is $20 million more than was granted to local governments in Read More

Family welcomes new year, new baby

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital has welcomed the first new member of the community for 2014. Wyatt Lee Powell was the first baby of the new year, born at 8:25 a.m. on Jan. 1. The son of Patricia Powell of Sheridan, he arrived weighing 7 pounds 5 ounces and stretching 20.5 inches long. “It was Read More

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