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Man files wrongful death suit against Sheridan Walmart

July 26, 2013

SHERIDAN — A man filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sheridan’s Walmart after his wife died as a result of what he says was a bacterial contamination of a cantaloupe purchased at the supercenter. The plaintiff, Frederick M. Lollar, was appointed the wrongful death representative for his wife, Jacqueline, this spring, and the lawsuit was Read More

CCC marks 80th anniversary

SHERIDAN — This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Started in 1933, the program was part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal and was created to provide jobs to unemployed young men, whose options were limited during the years of the Great Depression, and to use the talents of those young Read More

Story to host meeting on riparian setbacks

STORY — The community of Story will hold a public meeting to discuss Sheridan County’s proposed amendments to zoning regulations regarding management of riparian areas prior to official public hearings to be held in August. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Story Woman’s Club. County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger Read More

Transit initiative visiting with respective organizations

SHERIDAN — Advocates of improved public transportation in Sheridan County are set to spend August discussing preliminary transit plans with their respective professional organizations before they reconvene in September and begin working toward implementation. “We have the right people at the table so far, and we’re looking forward to getting more people involved,” said Carmen Read More

Goose Creek Cup to benefit restoration efforts

SHERIDAN — While polo, stream restoration and a nonprofit dedicated to downtown preservation and prosperity may seem like an odd match at first, Bonnie Gregory, project manager for the Downtown Sheridan Association, doesn’t think it is at all. “It’s all part of our heritage,” Gregory said. Polo has been here a long time. Downtown Sheridan Read More

Local youth make Legos move

SHERIDAN — Ten children spent most of this week at Tongue River Valley Community Center playing with Legos. However, rather than building a fire truck, skyscraper or train, the kids were creating lions that roar, monkeys that drum and alligators that snap their jaws. Using grant money from the University of Wyoming NASA Space Grant Read More

Release sought for 8 protesters detained at border

PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer is seeking the release of eight protesters who were detained by U.S. authorities at a southern Arizona border crossing when they tried to re-enter the country from Mexico. The eight young people, who were born in Mexico but were brought to America illegally when they were children, tried to re-enter Read More

Michelle Obama highlights kids, gun violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second term as first lady finds Michelle Obama using her spotlight to draw attention to another issue involving the welfare of children: young people and gun violence. A meeting with high school students from a rough neighborhood in her hometown of Chicago led Mrs. Obama to start putting a new spin Read More

Summer — a great time for friends

SHERIDAN — Summer is a terrific time for gardeners to show off their gardens whether vegetable, flower or a combination of both.   With cooperative weather — and possibly shade trees — an outdoor party is a lovely way to mix, mingle and enjoy pleasant weather without the worry of wear and tear (and spilled Read More

An open, inviting porch

I have always wanted a porch. A place to drink lemonade with friends and family, a place to watch the grandkids run through the sprinkler, and a place to enjoy the outdoors and work a crossword puzzle. There are many beautiful porches around Sheridan, but I remain confused about one thing, why would a person Read More

New dealers already filling gap left by meth bust

SHERIDAN — A local man who was among more than 30 individuals arrested last summer in connection with a large-scale methamphetamine distribution network was sentenced Thursday to five to seven years in prison. Dale Lee appeared in 4th Judicial District Court this week where he became the latest in a string of convicted dealers to Read More

Vision for ‘shelf-permit ready’ projects

SHERIDAN — At a meeting Thursday, members of the Sheridan Economic Development Task Force discussed virtual building plans as a means to shape a vision for Sheridan’s business parks. Jay Stender, executive director of Forward Sheridan, plans to meet with graphic design artists today to begin laying out a hypothetical structure to help potential businesses Read More

Campbell County asking for help locating woman last seen in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance locating a missing woman who was last seen in Sheridan on June 15. Shannon McClure was dropped off at the Sheridan Walmart by her husband at around 3 a.m. that morning, saying she was headed to visit her sister. The following Monday, her husband learned Read More

Press welcomes new business, public safety reporter

SHERIDAN — Today marks a changing of the guards in the editorial department at The Sheridan Press. Business and public safety reporter Paolo Cisneros leaves The Press today to return to Chicago after spending nearly one year covering two of the newspaper’s most active and interesting beats. Cisneros joined the newspaper staff in August 2012. Read More

Kindergarten screening begins Monday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 kindergarten screening appointments for the 2013-2014 school year are now available. Appointments may be made by calling the district administration office at 674-7405, ext. 5105, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29 through Aug. 9. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 15, 2013, Read More

WWA offering hike in Devil Canyon

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association is offering a hike in the Devil Canyon roadless area of the Bighorn National Forest on Aug. 10. The Devil Canyon roadless area has 34,000 acres of undeveloped and primitive land in a landscape unique to the west slope of the Bighorn Mountains. Jack Smith, life-long trekker and environmental Read More

Pastor Schult celebrates 35th anniversary of ordination

SHERIDAN — Valley Lutheran Church celebrated the 35th anniversary of the ordination of Pastor Gary Schult earlier this month. Schult graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He then attended Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minn., and graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wis. He was ordained July Read More

Locals nominated for Women of Influence Award

SHERIDAN — Several women from Sheridan County have been nominated for the Wyoming Business Report’s Women of Influence Award. The awards are broken into several categories: hospitality, energy, nonprofit, government, manufacturing, business and business services, lifetime achievement, education, banking and finance and health care. A total of 61 women were nominated within the 10 categories. Read More

SCSO seeking information on illegal dumping case

SHERIDAN — Wednesday morning the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an illegal dumping of hazardous waste at the Welch Recreational Area, located approximately 10 miles north of Sheridan. An unknown person or persons dumped a large amount of a petroleum based substance on the roadway leading to the Welch Recreational Area. The Read More

City moving closer to water fluoridation

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan began conventional upgrades to its two water treatment plants earlier this month. The overall purpose of the upgrades is to address new Environmental Protection Agency regulations, Utilities Manager Dan Roberts said. The city will make other minor improvements at the same time, including the addition of necessary equipment to Read More

DSA begins collecting signatures in support of DDA

July 25, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association is moving forward with the initiative to form a Downtown Development Authority “We’re in the process of collecting signatures of property owners,” said Joanne Garnett, board member and owner of Orion Planning Group. “We started a few weeks ago and we need to get 25 percent of owners in Read More

PRECorp seeks to raise electricity rates

SHERIDAN —Officials at Powder River Energy Corporation are seeking a 3.9 percent system-wide increase in electricity rates that they say is necessary in order to remain in good standing with important financial backers. For their part, residential customers stand to see a 7.6 percent rate increase if the changes are ultimately approved. At a meeting Read More

Unemployment rates steady in Wyoming

SHERIDAN — Monthly unemployment in Wyoming remained unchanged at 4.6 percent in June, according to data released this week by the Research and Planning Section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. That figure represents an estimated 14,086 people across the state. While government and business leaders across Wyoming have touted the need for statewide Read More

IML elects new board leadership

SHERIDAN — Officials at Inter-Mountain Labs announced this week that industry veteran Kevin Chartier has been elected the new president of the Sheridan-based company. As a 21-year employee of Inter-Mountain Labs, Chartier brings 12 years of experience as vice president to his new role. He succeeds Duane Madsen who founded the company in 1979 and Read More

Wyo. Wed. to feature storyteller

SHERIDAN — The final Wyoming Wednesday program will be July 31 at 10 a.m. Joe LaForge, a Native American story teller, will interpret legends and give insight on the life, beliefs and folkways of the people who lived in this area before us. The program will be at the Wyoming Welcome Center, 1517 E. Fifth Read More

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