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Finding the finish in a timeless car race

SHERIDAN — Dozens of community members gathered at Hammer Chevrolet Saturday for the annual Pinewood Derby, hosted by the Boy Scouts of America. For the event, each Scout gets a derby kit which includes a block of wood, four nails and four wheels. With that, they must create a race car. The task is no easy… Continue Reading

City OKs electric utility formation

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan has created a municipal electric utility in hopes of providing cheap, redundant power to attract technology and light industrial businesses to Sheridan and increase job growth. The city electric utility was created when Ordinance 2144 passed by a vote of 6-0 on third reading Monday. City Councilwoman Kristin Kelly… Continue Reading

Company looks to connect Billings, Denver on fiberoptic network

Company looks to connect Billings, Denver on fiberoptic network

SHERIDAN — A team of Sheridan entrepreneurs is exploring the possibility of installing an extension of fiberoptic line between Casper and Billings. If it goes forward, the project would increase local recruiting capacity for technical businesses and add resilience to the regional picture of communication infrastructure. Rocky Mountain Fiber, LLC, was incorporated in January and… Continue Reading

Local students perform well in DI competition

SHERIDAN — More than 300 students from Wyoming competed in the Destination Imagination State Tournament earlier this month at Sheridan Junior High School and several local teams achieved top finishes. Students competed in teams of five to seven members, in one of six categories, at the elementary, middle or secondary level and those achieving first… Continue Reading

Rep. Madden to seek another term for HD40

SHERIDAN — Rep. Mike Madden, R-Buffalo, has announced he will seek another term as representative of District 40 in the upcoming election. District 40 includes all of Johnson County and the eastern part of Sheridan County. Madden has served in the Wyoming House of Representatives since 2007. “With the high turnover in the Wyoming House… Continue Reading

Story Elementary to host taco dinner

SHERIDAN — Story Elementary will host a taco dinner and fiesta night on Friday. The evening will run from 5-7 p.m. with a special performance by the students at 5:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Volunteer Spanish teachers Lynn and Isaac Valdez have been teaching the children Spanish and the students will show their language skills… Continue Reading

New owners to bring Dubois success to Sheridan

New owners to bring Dubois success to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The former Sheridan Palace restaurant on Main Street has new owners and is undergoing total transformation. New owners Sevrine and Robert Murdoch have plans to renovate the space and open as the Cowboy Cafe in mid-May. The Murdochs have owned and operated a Cowboy Cafe in Dubois with success for more than 20… Continue Reading

Museum appoints new director

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society has appointed a new director for the Sheridan County Museum. John Woodward is leaving his position at the Dawson County Museum in Lexington, Neb., to join the Sheridan team at the end of this month. Interim Director Sarah Ligocki said Woodward was chosen because he has strong experience… Continue Reading

‘Keys to the Stone’ to honor local students

SHERIDAN — The Keystone Awards are coming to the WYO Theater Thursday and the “Keys to the Stone” student awardees have been announced. The Keystone Awards is an annual event benefitting the Sheridan Senior Center that celebrates and honors individuals with a lifetime achievement of service to the community. This years award winners, Scott and… Continue Reading

Councilors balance public, private interests

SHERIDAN — Eyebrows have raised around town as people question how the mayor and city councilors will balance the public’s interests with their own private interests following recent announcements of new business ventures. These new ventures and the employment of some councilors in data and energy-related industries, coupled with the city’s efforts to bring data centers… Continue Reading

The Powder Horn hires new executive chef

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn has hired a new executive chef. While it’s a new venture for the Clubhouse, to Kayla Zezas, it’s a homecoming. Zezas, 24, grew up on a ranch 20 miles outside of Buffalo and attended the Wyoming Culinary Institute in Sheridan. After graduation, she moved to Alaska and worked at a… Continue Reading

Third class on canning set for Thursday

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

Earth Day to be celebrated April 26

SHERIDAN — Earth Day will be celebrated on April 26 in Sheridan at the Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming campus and the adjacent south park. A festival will be held including live music, kids entertainment, a tree planting and dedication, educational materials, food and free things including chances to win prizes every 15 minutes.… Continue Reading

Sheridan announces third-quarter honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has announced their third-quarter honor roll recipients.   12th grade “B” honor roll Lauren Alden, Landon Anderson, Jacob Belus, Kendra Bond, Morgan Brenneman, Rebecca Bridger, Dane Chambers, Savonnah Clark-Gardiner, Devin Conley, Timothy Cowan, Ryver Dearcorn, Hunter Doyle, Belen Espada-Vioque, Tristin Evans, Ty Fauber, Shane Flippin, Michael Garriffa, Jonathan Garro, Kathryn… Continue Reading

10 local students head to national competitions

SHERIDAN — Fourteen students from Big Horn High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter competed with 800 peers at the FBLA State Competition in March and thanks to several top finishes, 10 of them are now headed to nationals. The FBLA organization has been focused on bringing business and education together since the first… Continue Reading

City staff clarifies comments about Fluoride implementation

SHERIDAN — Nine months into upgrades to the Sheridan and Big Goose Water Treatment plants — which include equipment that will add fluoride to the region’s water supply — many residents are wondering when water fluoridation will begin, especially since the addition of fluoride equipment could occur earlier than originally planned. At the March 12… Continue Reading

SC leaves downtown, Chamber to move in

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District has decided not to renew the lease on 171 N. Main St., the space currently occupied by the Sheridan College Main Street Campus. “When we first made the move, in order to have a presence downtown this was our only presence,” Vice President for Administration Cheryl Heath… Continue Reading

Neltje, Heckman to receive honorary degrees

By Alisa Brantz The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will honor two members of the community at their graduation ceremony on May 10 by bestowing them with honorary degrees in their first ever ceremony of this kind at the school. The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees voted Thursday to accept the… Continue Reading

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