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USFS solicits interest in Burgess visitor center

April 16, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest staff announced Tuesday that they are soliciting interest for a concessions special use permit for the operation and maintenance of the Burgess Junction Visitor Center facility. Due to declining funding sources, the Forest Service has not operated the visitor center since September 2012. According to a press release, the Read More

Efforts to enhance the sustainability and functionality of mountain campus are in motion

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College welding students are currently working in-class to create specialized brackets that will aid in the replacement of old logs on several Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus structures. “For those interested in the art of log home building, this is a dream,” SC construction technology instructor Josh Michelena said. “Our students have the opportunity Read More

Ranchester to chip seal additional streets

RANCHESTER — With half the streets in Ranchester chip sealed last year, members of Ranchester Town Council voted Tuesday to chip seal the remaining streets this year in order to keep roads well-maintained and avoid doing the work piece-meal over several years. Crews will chip seal 34,300 square yards of streets including Aspen Court, Heather Read More

KOA holding two free prize drawings

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan/Big Horn Mountains KOA Campground is now open for the 2014 camping season and two free prize drawings are being held. The first prize will be drawn Fourth of July weekend and will include a 2014 Keystone Passport 238ML recreational vehicle and a Weber Grill package through the KOA Take a Spin-To-Win Read More

Holy Name announces honor roll

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School has announced their third-quarter A and B honor roll recipients. In order to qualify for the A Honor Roll a minimum grade-point-average of 3.75 with no grade lower than a B must be achieved. In order to qualify for the B Honor Roll a minimum Read More

Local student earns first place in competition

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College student Amelia Manuel recently earned first place in the Speakers in Agriculture Impromptu competition at the National Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization’s conference in St. Cloud, Minn. Manuel, an agriculture business student from Red Lodge, Mont., edged out students from Walla Walla Community College in Wash. and Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Read More

Landon’s hosting two free workshops Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is hosting two free workshops on Saturday. At 10 a.m. “Creating Beautiful Water Features” will be presented and at 1 p.m. “Orchid: The Ultimate Houseplant” will be the topic. Space is limited so pre-registration is recommended. Call 672-8340 or stop by the greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Drive to Read More

SHS Model UN takes home six awards from Denver conference

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Model United Nations team received four first-place and two second-place awards at the University of Denver spring conference for high school students this past weekend. Twenty-one SHS students joined with 230 other high school students from the Denver metro area and one team from Cody to work on a Read More

County OKs three items of business for airport

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioners approved three items of business for the Sheridan County Airport on Tuesday including a renewed lease agreement with FedEx Air and a grant request to restripe aprons and taxilanes at the airport. The current Federal Express lease at the airport terminates April 30, but FedEx would like to continue to Read More

Long-term insurance premiums on the rise

April 15, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident and retiree Gene Davis thought he had planned well. In 2004, he purchased a long-term care policy for himself and his wife from Prudential Financial Inc. He diligently paid the premiums for a “cadillac policy” over the last decade totaling more than $47,000. But in the last few years, premium increases Read More

City commission OKs plans for FedEx property

SHERIDAN — If all goes as planned, FedEx will be operating a package sorting and distribution center at the corner of KROE Lane and East Ridge Road east of Sheridan by late summer. On Monday night, the city Planning Commission voted to recommend approval by City Council of a 2.23 acre annexation of county land into Read More

Rec. district pursuing more open process for Big Horn center

BIG HORN — The Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District is taking another stab at establishing a community center in Big Horn, this time with a broader community outreach effort. “We got a lot of feedback (last year) that people would have liked to see us involve and engage the community a little more Read More

Parents get a say in hiring of new BHE principal

By Kristen Czaban The Sheridan Press BIG HORN — Ten parents of Big Horn Elementary School students had a chance in recent weeks to weigh in on who will take over the role of principal for their children. In addition to interviews with administrators and school district staff, Sheridan County School District 1 invited the Read More

State economists peg a 2.9 percent increase across the state

SHERIDAN — State economists recently completed an annual inflation study and pegged this year’s price increases across the state at an average 2.9 percent. For the purposes of the study, Sheridan belongs in the northeast quadrant survey area, along with Buffalo, Gillette, Sundance and Newcastle, where the rate was actually figured to be 2.7 percent Read More

Sheridan College to offer new programs

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will offer three new programs this fall including one degree and two certificates. An associate of art degree in human services, a human services certificate and an addictions practitioner certificate were recently approved by the Wyoming Community College Commission and will be added to the Social Sciences department under the tutelage Read More

Powder River Basin Resource Council to host film festival Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council will host a series of films that will explore issues around water, energy challenges and change from exotic locations in the Pacific and South America to the prairies of the U.S. and Wyoming. The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is set for Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. Read More

City, county to discuss growing list of unsolved issues between the entities

SHERIDAN — Mayor Dave Kinskey, Sheridan City Council and city department heads have submitted a letter to County Commissioners in preparation for the upcoming city/county meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall in which the two governmental bodies will discuss issues of concern. The letter includes a list of successful city/county partnership projects, the city’s Read More

K-LIFE to host dodgeball tournament, fundraiser Saturday

SHERIDAN — K-LIFE Sheridan will host a dodgeball tournament and fundraiser on Saturday. The tournament will run from 2–9 p.m. at Sheridan High School. The cost to participate is $15 per player and includes a T-shirt. Teams will consist of six to eight players in one of four division, Super for Kindergarten through fifth grade, Read More

Big Horn Woman’s Club to host brunch Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will host a brunch and presentation on Friday. The free meeting is open to all members of the community beginning at 10 a.m. at the BHWC Clubhouse. Carmen Rideout, executive director at the Sheridan Senior Center, will present “An overview of the Senior Center.” For more information call Read More

D.A. Davidson to host investment talk Thurs.

SHERIDAN — D.A. Davidson and Co. will host three social security and investment specialists for an informational talk and cocktail reception at The Powder Horn on Thursday. The free event will help attendees learn to maximize social security benefits and prepare for retirement. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served and Read More

‘Swapfest 2014’ to be held Sat.

SHERIDAN — Cloud Peak Radio and Electronics Group will host “Swapfest 2014” on Saturday. Items including radio gear, toys, televisions, phones, cameras and more will be for sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge Building. Food and drinks will be available as will ham radio license exams. Admission and parking are Read More

April 14, 2014

SHERIDAN — A familiar scenario: it’s Friday night and you are trying to decide where to go for dinner. A less familiar solution: head down to the high school for dinner in the cafeteria. Family and Consumer Science students at Tongue River High School are hoping to put that plan on the top of your Read More

$3.17M Illinois St. project set

SHERIDAN — If given a choice between driving Illinois Street and most any other street in town, City Councilman Robert Webster thinks most people would choose any other street. But he hopes that sentiment will change this year as Illinois finally gets an overhaul. “It’s been a long time coming. And if you’ve ever driven that Read More

Century 21 BHJ nabs prestigious award

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan branch of a national real estate company has been awarded the highest recognition within the company. Century 21 BHJ Realty Owner and Broker Bruce Garber accepted the Art Bartlett 2100 Cup Award at the company’s global conference last month in Las Vegas. Garber purchased the 35-year-old business in 2005 and helped Read More

SKYWARN spotter training Saturday

SHERIDAN — The National Weather Service Office in Billings, Mont. is working with Cloud Peak Radio and Electronics Group of Sheridan to host a SKYWARN spotter training session in Sheridan on Saturday. Volunteer severe storm spotters serve as a supplement to Doppler radar information on severe storms and the training will teach participants how to Read More

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