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Summit Award winner: Lachlan Brennan

February 21, 2015

Academics for All and the Summit Award are pleased to announce this week’s honoree, Sheridan High School senior Lachlan Brennan.  Brennan is a unique combination of interests and pursuits with a dedicated focus on excellence as the capstone, his academic resume is flawless but this is only a glimpse into what makes this week’s selection Read More

Are student athletes under pressure? Sheridan athletes discuss how they manage stress

February 20, 2015

By Samantha Burton Sheridan High School SHERIDAN — A regular school day for Sheridan High School sophomore Peyton Bomar, triple and long jump school record holder and active three-sport athlete, includes a full day of classes followed by two hours of either volleyball or track practice and a few hours of schoolwork before heading to Read More

Backcountry horsemen to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at ERA Carroll Realty. No details on the meeting’s program were immediately available. The realty office is located at 306 N. Main St.

Artist reception set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The two- and three-dimensional art by David Jones will be on display at the Sagebrush Community Art Center through Friday. An artist reception for the show, titled “Scale, Metaphor and Visual Props: Works Addressing Place” will be held Thursday from 5-7 p.m. The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth Read More

VOA presenting preview screening of ‘Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me’

SHERIDAN — Volunteers of America will present an advance screening of the award-winning documentary, “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” on Thursday. The film will be begin at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The documentary is a powerful portrait of the life and musical legacy of the great American musical icon known for hits including Read More

Stars of Tomorrow to perform tonight

SHERIDAN — Youth will compete in the finals for the local Stars of Tomorrow contest Friday beginning at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The competition is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and is open to children in kindergarten through high school. The contest is split into four divisions. The top three finishers will receive Read More

Senate OKs budget amendment on science standards

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Senate approved a third reading amendment to the budget bill Thursday, but similarly to a footnote added in the 2014 legislative session, the amendment addresses the review and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards rather than the budget itself. The amendment to Senate File 1 on general government appropriations, authored by Read More

Cunningham gets deferred sentence on drug charge

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was given a deferred sentence and probation for possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court. Austin Cunningham, 18, was approached by police in July when his Honda Civic was found sideways in the road on West Fifth Street where it had run out Read More

Coal companies seek help from residents on federal rule changes

SHERIDAN — Coal companies are turning to local residents for help in another battle with federal rules and regulations. Officials from Cloud Peak Energy, a Gillette-based mining company operating three surface mines in the Powder River Basin, are asking for a 60-day extension of the public comment period for a rule change proposed by the Read More

DAR to host Washington’s Birthday Tea and Award Ceremony

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a Washington’s Birthday Tea and Award Ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church on Sunday at 2 p.m. Sheridan Junior High School history teacher Renel Ellis will receive the Chapter Award for Outstanding Teacher of American History, while her former student, Katharine Read More

Tennis association to host fundraiser Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Tennis Association will host a family game and casino night fundraiser Saturday from 7-10 p.m. upstairs at the Elks Lodge. The event will include games ranging from Texas Hold ‘Em to musical chairs. The proceeds from a portion of the winnings will support the fundraising campaign to enclose two tennis Read More

International Guitar Night coming to the WYO

SHERIDAN — International Guitar Night will come to the WYO Theater on Wednesday beginning at 7:30 p.m. For the 2015 North American tour, IGN founder Brian Gore will be joined by classical innovator and fellow Californian Andrew York, Brazilian jazz master Diego Figueiredo and contemporary Iranian-Canadian steel string prodigy Maneli Jamal. Tickets for the event Read More

Jackalope Jump postponed until March

SHERIDAN — The 2015 Jackalope Jump originally scheduled for Saturday at Lake DeSmet has been postponed due to ice conditions at the lake. The event is now scheduled for March 28 at a location to be determined. The Sheridan Press will publish additional information on the event as it is made available.

Walters-Clark to fill vacant Dayton Town Council seat

February 19, 2015

DAYTON — Dayton resident Laurie Walters-Clark will fill the vacant seat on Dayton Town Council. Mayor Norm Anderson and Councilors Joey Sheeley, Craig Reichert and Eric Lofgren cast their votes on four candidates at Wednesday’s meeting after conducting an interview with candidate Clifford Reed. The other three candidates were interviewed for the position on Feb. Read More

Fundraising campaign for arts center begins: NWCCD seeks $4 million to cover cost of equipment, technology, furnishings

SHERIDAN — Officials of the Northern Wyoming Community College District officially launched a capital construction campaign Thursday morning seeking to fund the remaining $4 million needed to complete the $20 million Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College. The center will feature recital and performance space, including a 422-seat concert hall and new teaching Read More

UW professors and students travel the state, discuss science initiative

SHERIDAN —  University of Wyoming professors and students, who have begun traveling the state to discuss UW’s Science Initiative, are scheduled to be in Sheridan on Friday. Botany Professor Dave Williams and chemistry Professor Dean Roddick, along with student Jacob Yelton, who has family roots in Sheridan County, are scheduled to meet with the public Read More

Big Horn assistant principal earns award

SHERIDAN — Richard Welch, assistant principal for Big Horn Middle School and High School, has been named the 2015 Wyoming Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals’ Assistant Principal of the Year. Welch has been in the education industry for 25 years and spent each of them in Sheridan County School District 1. SCSD1 Special Read More

Woodley pleads guilty to being middle man in meth ring

SHERIDAN — Admitting to being part of a methamphetamine ring, Austin Dean Allen Woodley pleaded guilty to two felonies in conjunction with a written plea deal that encompassed four different charges. Woodley, 22, told Judge John Fenn in 4th Judicial District Court Wednesday that he was a middle man between convicted drug dealer Brian Carpenter, Read More

Sheridan Rec. District board OKs raises for 4 employees

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District board had little on its agenda Wednesday, but the highlight of the meeting was the approval of raises for district employees. At the request of district Executive Director Richard Wright, Chairman Don Julian sat down with the district’s Business Manager Rich Bridger to work potential raises into the budget Read More

Special use permit approved for new meat processing business in Ranchester

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council approved a special use permit that will allow a resident to open up a meat processing business at 122 N. Main St. Mayor Peter Clark said Kodi Vetsch applied for the permit before purchasing the building. He will now begin the process of buying the property, remodeling and moving his Read More

Patton expected to be released from Cheyenne hospital today

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, is expected to be released from a Cheyenne hospital today after being treated for a heart attack on Tuesday. Patton had a blocked artery and medical staff inserted a stent after he reported not feeling well and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Patton’s son, Jack, said his Read More

Sixth annual Ice Show set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Ice’s sixth annual Ice Show will be held Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at the Sheridan Ice Rink. The event is free and open to the public. The event will feature the Sheridan Ice figure skaters performing their competition program. The figure skaters include Gennah Deutscher, Catherine Winnop, Elizabeth Winnop, Maggie Pierce, Jessica Read More

York Rite Bodies hosting chili feed Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan York Rite Bodies will host a chili feed fundraiser Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Kalif Shrine Center. The event will feature several kinds of chili and cinnamon rolls. The cost is $10 for adults or $5 for children between 7-12 years old. Children 6 years old or younger are free. Read More

Fundraiser to benefit SHS project

SHERIDAN — The next Dining for a Cause will benefit the Sheridan High School locker room and sports medicine facility project. On Monday, 100 percent of sales from Frackelton’s will be donated to the project. The new facility at the high school would add 9,000 square feet of locker room space, create an area for Read More

WWA accepting applications for Young Ambassadors for Wilderness program

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association is launching its second year of the Young Ambassadors for Wilderness program. The WWA is currently accepting applications from youth between 12-18 years of age. With a curriculum geared toward young adults who are interested in becoming the next generation of wilderness leaders, in this program students will learn Read More

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