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Friday’s Events Dec. 18, 2014

December 18, 2014

• 1:30 p.m., Big Horn Woman’s Club meeting, Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse, 314 S. Second St., Big Horn • 6:30 p.m., Easter Seals Christmas program, Bethesda Worship Center, old Woodland Park School building, 5135 Coffeen Ave. • 7 p.m., holiday open house, Story Branch Library, 20 N. Piney Road, Story

Chamber accepting nominations for annual business awards

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking nominations for the organization’s annual business awards. Categories include business person of the year, business of the year, Spirit of Sheridan and Strength of Sheridan. Each nominee must be a Chamber member or employee of a Chamber member. To submit a nomination, send the Read More

Local Briefs Dec. 18, 2014

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet Friday beginning at 1:30 p.m. The December meeting will include a Christmas party and cookie exchange. Those planning to attend are asked to bring one or two dozen cookies to share and a food donation for local food Read More

Correction Dec. 18, 2014

In Tuesday’s edition of The Sheridan Press, the story “Sheridan On Skates counts on community support,” wrongly stated the organization’s web address. The address for more information or to make a contribution is sheridanonskates.org. The Press regrets this error.

Third reading passed for council, mayor pay increase

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council passed on third and final reading Tuesday an ordinance to increase the salary of the mayor and council members. The mayor’s salary will be increased to $2,000 per month or $24,000 per year, the maximum allowed by Wyoming state statute for mayors of incorporated towns. Mayors of first-class cities like Sheridan Read More

Sharing in the warmth of the season

December 17, 2014

Wyoming Dept. of Education releases new report, ‘Growth and Achievement’

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Education has announced a new report available to the public. The new report, called Growth and Achievement, was developed by the Assessment and Data teams at the WDE. It employs data visualization techniques to present information graphically. “These reports are very useful for districts, schools and teacher teams to Read More

Clearmont water study approved: Council works to improve water for the town

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Water Development Commission approved a Level II water study last week for the town of Clearmont that will seek to provide increased and improved water for the town. Mayor Chris Schock told Council members about the approval in his report at Monday’s Clearmont Town Council meeting. The study, funded by the WWDC, Read More

SCSD1 accepts bid for construction of new TR Elem., finally

RANCHESTER — The long, tedious process of getting a contract in place for the construction of the new Tongue River Elementary School is one step closer to completion after the Sheridan County School District 1 board of trustees approved a bid Tuesday. The school was to begin development this summer, and the project was scheduled Read More

SCSD1 cross-country sees first year success

RANCHESTER — Midway through the first academic year of Sheridan County School District 1 offering additional in-house athletics, the new teams are experiencing varying degrees of successes and struggles. At the district’s board meeting Tuesday night, athletic directors, coaches and students spoke regarding cross-country (which is now complete), indoor track (which is now kicking off) Read More

G&F: Fish pop. up in Clear Creek

SHERIDAN — The Chamber of Commerce’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee listened during their monthly meeting as Wyoming Game and Fish fish biologist Bill Bradshaw talked about a successful project on Clear Creek Tuesday at the Holiday Inn. The presentation concerned a bypass channel built in 2010 with the hope it would help restore native Read More

Annual Fetterman Battlefield tour set for Sunday

BANNER —  A tour will be held in remembrance of the 148th anniversary of the Fetterman Fight on Sunday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site. The tour will be guided, in costume, by Bob Wilson of Kearny’s Frontier Regulars and will include an introduction at the Fort Phil Kearny Read More

Holy Name to host holiday concert

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic Church will host an evening of prayerful songs in preparation for the Christmas season Saturday from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Holy Name Catholic School alumna Morgan Parker will perform at the event. The evening is free and open to the public, but donations will be appreciated to support Parker as she travels Read More

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet Friday beginning at 1:30 p.m. The December meeting will include a Christmas party and cookie exchange. Those planning to attend are asked to bring one or two dozen cookies to share and a food donation for local food banks. The meeting is open to the Read More

Suzor, Cebula to present ‘After the Fox’ Monday

SHERIDAN — Poet, author and publisher Sarah Suzor and writer, publisher and poet Travis Cebula will be releasing their latest book, “After the Fox,” on Monday at the Sheridan Inn. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. the event will include readings by both authors and a book signing. Books will be for sale at the event. Suzor Read More

Thursday Events Dec. 17, 2014

• 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., elementary school concerts, Woodland Park Elementary School, 1010 East Woodland Park Road • 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., elementary school concerts, Meadowlark Elementary School, 1410 DeSmet Avenue • 5-8 p.m., (wise) Men’s Night Out, Sheridan area retailers • 5 p.m., veterans town hall meeting, auditorium, Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Read More

Local Briefs Dec. 17, 2014

Easter Seals program Friday SHERIDAN — The Easter Seals will hold a Christmas program Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Bethesda Worship Center. A reception will follow the program that will include caroling and instrumental performances. For additional information, contact Brandy at 672-2816 or Rob at 751-3466. The Bethesda Worship Center is located at the Read More

Snow Route Alert in effect tonight, city asks residents to remove cars from select roadways

December 16, 2014

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan will continue its snow route alert tonight and be removing snow from several streets in town. City Engineer Lane Thompson has asked that all vehicles be removed from the listed roadways by 10 p.m. Tuesday so that crews can complete the work. Broadway/Scott Street from E. Fifth to Burkitt Read More

Sheridan birders are keeping count

SHERIDAN — Sheridan may be going to the birds — and that’s a good thing for several groups in town that want to preserve, enhance and enjoy bird populations in the area for centuries to come. Within the last several months, several efforts have placed Sheridan County’s feathered friends center stage in a variety of ways Read More

Man transported to hospital, gun shot wound

SHERIDAN — Requesting that the trauma unit be waiting at the emergency room, Rocky Mountain Ambulance transported a 45-year-old man to Sheridan Memorial Hospital Monday morning after receiving a call that the man had a gunshot wound. Emergency crews responded to the call just before 11 a.m. to meet a vehicle bringing the man from Read More

Council honors Webster for 20 years of service

SHERIDAN — The regular City Council meeting Monday night at City Hall was the last such meeting for a longtime representative and supporter of the City of Sheridan. Councilor Robert Webster was honored by guests, fellow councilors and mayors current and past for his nearly 20 years of representing Ward 3 on the Council, which Read More

Toys for Tots giveaway Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Toys for Tots giveaway will be held Saturday at 151 W. Brundage St. from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parents must bring their photo ID and their children’s Social Security cards, proof of address and Medicaid cards or a letter from the child’s school stating they receive free or reduced lunches to Read More

Sheridan High School WATCh students donate to breast cancer awareness efforts

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School WATCh (We Are the Change) students donated $215 to the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation for breast cancer awareness programs. The money was raised when the students collected donations during a Pink Link Walk held during the high school’s homecoming football game in October. “These students are so generous and Read More

Brinton to host birding event Sat.

SHERIDAN — Join guest instructor Peter Lecholat for “Birding at The Brinton” on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners. This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and Big Horn Audubon. The museum is located Read More

Cottonwood Kitchen Shop to host cookie contest

SHERIDAN — The Cottonwood Kitchen Shop will host a holiday cookie contest Saturday. Entrants must arrange a plate with your entry of one dozen cookies. Those planning to submit entries must also attach a legible information card to the bottom of the plate that includes the name of the cookie and the contestant’s name, address, Read More

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