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Egg to release: Kids help raise pheasants

October 30, 2014

 Kids learn connection to wildlife through program ACME — Local pheasant hunters trekking into the fields this weekend for the opening of pheasant season can tip their hats to students at nearly 20 area schools for their help in hatching hundreds of the 28,000 birds to be released this season around the state. This year Read More

SHS takes part in national Red Ribbon Week

SHERIDAN — A group of Sheridan High School students calling themselves W.A.T.Ch — led by a member of the faculty they just call “Mama” — are wrapping up another successful Red Ribbon Week tomorrow. We Are the Change is comprised of students who have taken a pledge to be drug and alcohol free, and in Read More

SEEDA discusses First Light Children’s Center, High-Tech Park

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Economic and Educational Authority met Tuesday at Sheridan College, holding discussions on First Light Children’s Center and Sheridan’s High-Tech Park. Due to a lack of a quorum, no official action was taken. First Light Children’s Center quarterly report showed that the center has 70 students and employs 14 people, nine of Read More

SHS students raise $1,900 for Welch Cancer Center

 SHERIDAN —The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees held its monthly meeting Wednesday and welcomed guests from Sheridan High School who helped raise $1,900 for the Welch Cancer Center. River Heide and Taylor Cameron, members of the high school’s Future Business Leaders of America, worked with the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation to raise money for Read More

Sheridan College to present band concert at SHS

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Music Department will present its first band concert of the season on Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan High School auditorium. The program, “Vibrant, Varied, and Very Prolific,” opens with the Wind Ensemble and concludes with the Jazz Ensemble. The concert is free and open to the public. “I Read More

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Nov. 4 at Sagebrush art center

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Nov. 4 from 5:30 -7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center, on the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual Read More

Hackman named Psychologist of the Year

SHERIDAN — Sheridan psychologist Dr. Hollis Hackman was recently selected as the Psychologist of the Year by the members of the Wyoming Psychological Association. According to a media release from the WPA, this award is presented to the psychologist who has made a truly distinguished contribution to the advancement of psychology in one or more Read More

Jazz performance set for Nov. 4

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Thorne-Rider Campus Center will play host to a jazz music performance Nov. 4. From 6-8 p.m., the jazz jam will feature all levels of student and community musicians. The event is free and open to the public. Pizza, coffee, ice cream and other refreshments will be available. For more information, call Read More

WYO Theater to host ‘Live from The Met’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present Live from The Met: Bizet’s “Carmen” on Saturday at 11 a.m. The performance is one installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts to reinvigorate opera Read More

Local Events Oct. 30, 2014

• 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., costume contest, Northeast Wyoming Pediatric Associates, 916 Jackson Ave. • 4-8 p.m. Halloween at McDonald’s, 2146 Coffeen Ave. and 2590 N. Main St. • 4 p.m. Halloween treats and specials, Trails End Motel, 2125 N. Main St. • 5-7 p.m., Trunk-or-treat, Tongue River Elementary School, 124 Dayton St., Ranchester Read More

Local Briefs Oct. 30, 2014

Pub crawl to benefit The Food Group SHERIDAN — A Turkey Trot Pub Crawl will benefit The Food Group on Saturday. Attendees are asked to bring three canned food items to receive one drink token for The Mint Bar, the Pony Grille and Bar and the Blacktooth Brewing Company. The pub crawl will begin at Read More

Rebroadcasts of candidate forums available today

SHERIDAN — Rebroadcasts of the two-part candidate forum held Oct. 14-15 are now available. Videos of the forum may be found on Charter Cable channel 190, on ACT’s website and on the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce website, Voters will take to the polls Nov. 4 for the 2014 general election. Contested races Read More

Air service, housing availability, broadband still challenges for manufacturing industry

October 29, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Mayor John Heath and Sheridan College President Paul Young held a roundtable discussion and luncheon with local manufacturers Tuesday at Sheridan College to discuss issues that might have a negative impact on the manufacturing industry in Sheridan. Drawing from concerns mentioned by manufacturers at a similar discussion in April, the group talked Read More

Meet the candidates: 5 vie for seats on NWCCD board

SHERIDAN — Over the next week, thousands of Sheridan County voters will cast their ballots in the 2014 general election for both statewide and local campaigns. In an attempt to aid voters in making a choice, The Sheridan Press sent brief questionnaires to each of the candidates running in opposed races. The following are the Read More

Haunted road trips

SHERIDAN — After the pumpkins have been carved and the candy collected, Halloween has come and gone and you’re still looking for some more spirited fun for the remainder of your weekend, consider taking a haunted road trip. With the old, rich history of the region — from battlefields in Montana to ghost towns in Read More

Wyoming School District Coalition presents case for inflation adjustments for Wyoming schools to JEC

From staff reports SHERIDAN — The Wyoming School District Coalition for an External Cost Adjustment presented to the Wyoming State Legislature’s Joint Education Committee last week in an effort to reinstate inflation adjustments for Wyoming’s schools. Sen. Chris Rothfuss, D-Laramie, made a motion in support of inflation adjustments, and the JEC voted 10-3 in favor Read More

Wight bound over to district court

 SHERIDAN — After a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Sheridan County Circuit Court to determine probable cause, a woman accused of helping her boyfriend beat and kidnap his ex-wife has been bound over to 4th Judicial District Court. Nicole Wight is accused of helping her boyfriend Aaron Arnold beat and kidnap his ex-wife in August. The Read More

Clearmont Town Council gets first look at report from Sterling Codifiers

CLEARMONT — A town with more than 120 years of history is bound to amass regulations that become outdated or obsolete over time. For example, it is now common to see women in bars after 9 p.m., so a law prohibiting that practice is moot, even laughable. Circus managers no longer make regular requests to Read More

College to host screening of documentary

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a screening of “Valley Uprising: Yosemite’s Rock Climbing Revolution” Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. The feature-length documentary tells the untold story of the American counterculture of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For the past 50 years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and Read More

BHHS, SC partner for art show

SHERIDAN — The Fine Arts Department at Sheridan College will present the art exhibit “Public vs. Private” throughout November. The exhibit is a collaboration between the Big Horn High School art program and the SC Foundation 2-D class. The show will run from Nov. 4 through Dec. 9 at the Martinsen Gallery in the SC Read More

Sheridan College Outdoor Club to host annual fall community gear swap

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Outdoor Adventure Club will host a community gear swap Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sheridan College Edward A. Whitney Center Atrium. The event provides individuals an opportunity to clean out their garages and gear closets of stuff they no longer use, or that their children Read More

Bighorn Pediatric Dentistry offering candy buy-back

SHERIDAN — Bighorn Pediatric Dentistry will buy back unopened, loose candy on Monday. Kids can bring in their leftover Halloween candy and sell it for $1 per pound for a maximum of 5 pounds. The candy will then be sent to Operation Gratitude, an organization that makes individual holiday packages for troops overseas in war Read More

Friends of the Library to present 32nd annual auction

SHERIDAN — The Friends of the Library will celebrate the 32nd year of fundraising for the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Nov. 8. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include a silent and live auction, wine, hors d’oeuvres and music. Admission to the event is by membership in the Friends of the Read More

Thursday Events Oct. 29, 2014

Events for October 30, 2014 • 6 p.m., Halloween at Sugarland Ridge, Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge, 1551 Sugarland Drive • 7 p.m., Erik Molvar’s sage grouse presentation, The Brinton Museum, 239 Brinton Road

Local Briefs Oct. 29, 2014

Sugarland Ridge to host Halloween festivities SHERIDAN — Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge will host games and treats for children ages 0-12 on Thursday. From 6-7:30 p.m., the senior living facility welcomes children to wear costumes and visit. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Theresa Hamilton at 674-5575. Emeritus Read More

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