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SC students win honors at Rangeland Cup

November 15, 2013

SHERIDAN — Four Sheridan College agriculture students merited honors in the annual Rangeland Cup, part of the Wyoming Society for Range Management activities, Tuesday at Sheridan College. Sophomore student Julia Collins, 20, of Crowheart, and teammate Karyn Rieger, a 19-year-old freshman from Worland, won the competition with their presentation, “Removal of Russian Olive on Rangelands: Read More

Food banks prep for busier than usual holiday season

SHERIDAN — With less than two weeks until Thanksgiving, shopping carts are exiting grocery stores, wheezing beneath the weight of Thanksgiving dinner goodies. Turkeys, yams, stuffing, cranberries, marshmallows, rolls, pies and gravy. With that veritable horn of plenty rolling before a person, it can be easy to overlook the carts that are more like rolling Read More

Big Horn on top after nearly 10 years

LARAMIE — It took eight minutes for the Big Horn Rams to get their hands on the football, but when they did, they were off and running their first state title in almost a decade. Haughty defense and a monster day Friday from junior Christian Mayer lifted the Rams to a 47-22 win over the Read More

Trade your bulbs, save money this season

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Home Depot is participating in a national campaign to encourage homeowners to celebrate the holiday season with more eco-savvy lights. The store is collecting old strands of Christmas lights in exchange for a discount on newer decorative lights that use LEDs. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that decorative Christmas lights around Read More

Fair Board continues maintenance projects

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fair Association approved a plan to resurface the exhibit hall parking lot by laying rotomill and installing concrete curb and gutter and drainage structures at its meeting Thursday. This should alleviate what is a nearly chronic mud problem in the area, Fairgrounds Director Jamie Ringley said. “It’s wonderful news for Read More

Locals heading to jail in order to raise money for muscular dystrophy

SHERIDAN — The annual Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Lock-Up event will be held Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The event features the “incarceration” of various community members who must raise $1,600 for MDA to get out of jail. “It’s an event we’ve been having for so many Read More

Sternberg resigns as UW president

LARAMIE (AP) — Bob Sternberg resigned as president of the University of Wyoming on Thursday, ending his tenure that lasted just over four months after taking over as president of the state’s only four-year university. In a telephone interview with The Associated Press, Sternberg said he decided to resign because he didn’t feel he had Read More

Conversion to natural gas to cost $500-1,500 per home

DAYTON — Additional information gathered after a recent story about a workshop held by the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board — which is seeking to bring natural gas to Dayton, Ranchester and area schools — indicates that the cost to convert from propane to natural gas will be $500 to $1,500 per household. The Read More

‘Merry and Bright’ bazaar set for Nov. 23 at St. Peter’s

SHERIDAN — St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is hosting a “Merry and Bright” bazaar on Nov. 23. A variety of items including antiques, country kitchen, ornaments and baked goods will be available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A silent auction and a kid’s booth will also be included. The Red Door thrift store will be Read More

Entertaining ‘Rivals’

Figg, played by Wesley Walter, left, polishes a boot as he delivers news to Captain Jack Absolute, played by Stefan Cook, during Wednesday’s dress rehearsal of “The Rivals” at the WYO Theater. The Sheridan College Theater Department’s No Frills Theater Production will show at the WYO Theater tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday Read More

SC hosting ‘Pack the Dome’ event Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College students will give out more than 400 free T-shirts as part of the annual “Pack the Dome” event, in support of the men’s and women’s basketball teams Saturday. Both Generals teams are set to face Northeastern Junior College from Colo. at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. The women (4-2) play at Read More

Hininger recognized with Excellence in Extension Award

SHERIDAN — Scott Hininger, a 26-year educator in Sheridan County, has received what the University of Wyoming Extension calls its highest honor, the Excellence in Extension Award. The award is given to those who demonstrate a high level of professional performance and leadership within their program area and community. The extension administrator received the award Read More

Gift bazaar at Holiday Inn Nov. 22-23

SHERIDAN — The Holiday Inn will host a Holiday Gift Bazaar on Nov. 22 and 23. A wide variety of unique gifts including art, collectables, baked goods, clothing and more will be available from 3-7 p.m. There will also be face painting and animal balloon booths for kids. Hours will 3-7 p.m. on Friday and Read More

Christmas Stroll buttons now available

SHERIDAN — Information on the annual Christmas Stroll is now available, as are the buttons. The regionally acclaimed kickoff to the Christmas season in historic downtown Sheridan, will take place Nov. 29 from 4-8 p.m. Main Street will offer horse-drawn wagon and trolley rides, live entertainment, a lighting contest, refreshments, a visit from Santa Claus, Read More

Crime of the Week — Nov. 15

SHERIDAN — On Nov. 10, around 1:45 a.m., the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office deputies located an unattended campfire near milepost 1 on Red Grade Road. Deputies extinguished the fire without further incident. If you have any information concerning the person(s) responsible for this crime or other crimes, please call the anonymous Crime Stoppers Hot Line Read More

Natural gas conversion will cost $500 to $1,500

November 14, 2013

DAYTON — Additional information gathered after a recent story about a workshop held by the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board — which is seeking to bring natural gas to Dayton, Ranchester and area schools — indicates that the cost to convert from propane to natural gas will be $500 to $1,500 per household. The Read More

VA Spokesperson Van Mark speaks to Sheridan Chamber of Commerce

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center was the featured speaker at Wednesday’s luncheon hosted by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. VA Public Affairs Spokesperson Jackie Van Mark provided a brief overview of the facility’s history and current operations to a crowd of Sheridan professionals. “We are the primary mental health referral center Read More

SCTA holds open house for new indoor structure

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Tennis Association held a public open house Wednesday to hear feedback on their newest indoor tennis facility proposal. The tennis association, a nonprofit, has long searched for a location to build an indoor facility, one that gives the public a space to play tennis in the winter months. Their newest Read More

Natural gas board begins route discussions

SHERIDAN — A natural gas consultant told the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board at a workshop Wednesday that bringing natural gas to Ranchester, Dayton and areas in between is plausible, especially given the board’s unique position as a municipal board rather than a privately owned business. “This one is completely do-able. I didn’t see Read More

SAWS returns two taps, adjusts water bills for leaks

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board voted to return two taps to its system and to make adjustments to bills that filed for adjustments under the SAWS Leak Policy at its meeting Wednesday. The first request to return a tap was made by the Carroll Parcel Division, which had two SAWS Read More

The Powder Horn to host home tour Nov. 23

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn Golf Community will host a Holiday Home Tour on Nov. 23. Ten to 15 homes will be featured for viewing from 2-6 p.m. with raffles in each home. All proceeds will benefit the Dog and Cat Shelter. Early tickets are available at Little Willow Traders, 166 N Main St., and Read More

Woodland Park Elementary to host Fall Bazaar Nov. 23

SHERIDAN — Woodland Park Elementary school will host a Fall Bazaar on Nov. 23. Homemade crafts and other vendors will be in the gymnasium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the WPES Parent Teacher Oranization. To sign up as a participant or for more information contact Shelta Rambur at 752-2330. The school Read More

Studio tour through Dayton this Saturday

SHERIDAN — Gina’s Beauty Bar in Dayton will sponsor The Dayton Art Loop, a studio tour through town, on Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. four locations will open to the public for fine art viewing, gifts and beverages. Participating locations are as follows: Gina’s Beauty Bar will be hosting Iris Sorensen’s native arts Read More

Hirsig: High insurance costs not new in Wyo.

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Insurance Commissioner Tom Hirsig made a guest appearance at Sheridan City Hall Thursday morning to give an overview of the Affordable Care Act. Hirsig’s presentation explained basic regulations slated to go into effect in the coming months and how to operate the new national health care marketplace. Hirsig began by explaining the Read More

Prayer at city meetings a non-issue

November 13, 2013

By Hannah Wiest The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — A recent discussion held Nov. 6 in the U.S. Supreme Court centered on whether or not public prayers should be allowed before town board meetings and could impact local meetings depending on how the case is decided in early summer 2014. The case involves two women — Read More

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