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Elvis impersonator returns to Sheridan Monday

SHERIDAN — When Ryan Pelton appeared in Sheridan last year, he announced his retirement as an Elvis impersonator so he could pursue a movie career. He ended up with the lead role in the movie “The Identical.” After a year off to film, Pelton will be back on stage at the WYO Theater on Monday… Continue Reading

Good Samaritans to be honored Saturday

Good Samaritans to be honored Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sometimes it’s the little actions behind the scenes that make the biggest impact on a community. That is what Capt. Don Warriner said “The Salvation Army — Sheridan Press Good Samaritan Awards” being held Saturday night at the Holiday Inn seek to recognize. Eight individuals or couples from Sheridan County will be honored,… Continue Reading

DEQ mandates costly for Ranchester

RANCHESTER — The Department of Environmental Quality’s E. coli mitigation efforts on the Tongue River look like they are going to cost the town of Ranchester more than originally expected, Public Works Director Tracy Kepley told the Town Council at its meeting Tuesday. During an April site visit, DEQ representatives informed town staff that Ranchester… Continue Reading

Buckley leaves Travel & Tourism for new job in Casper

SHERIDAN — After just a few years with Sheridan Travel and Tourism, Executive Director Shawn Buckley has accepted a position with the Casper Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Buckley — a Casper native — said Wednesday morning that it will be a unique opportunity to promote a community that helped form him. The Natrona County… Continue Reading

Dayton fills out Planning Committee

DAYTON — The Dayton Town Council Monday evening appointed two new members to its Planning Committee. Gina Donner and Randy Hoiten will fill out the five-member board in time for the Committee’s next meeting, Mayor Norm Anderson said. In other business: The Council passed the third and final reading of an ordinance that details the… Continue Reading

Commissioners OK airport runway project

SHERIDAN — It took three tries, but the Sheridan County Airport will finally rehab its taxilane this summer with a rotomill and overlay project. The Board of County Commissioners approved the approximately $911,000 project at a meeting Tuesday morning. The work entails, essentially, grinding up the existing surface and then laying asphalt over the top… Continue Reading

Big Horn Mountain Medicine earns national recognition

SHERIDAN — The National Committee for Quality Assurance has announced that Big Horn Mountain Medicine, a clinic affiliation of Sheridan Memorial Hospital, has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care… Continue Reading

Antelope Butte Foundation hosts pint night

SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation will host a pint night at Black Tooth Brewing Company at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Instagators will play live music. A portion of all the beer sales that night will be donated to ABF to help with its efforts to re-open the Antelope Butte Ski and Recreation Area on… Continue Reading

Dehydration workshop set for May 14

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Sheridan County Extension will host a series of home food preservation workshops in May. The workshops will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. in the Watt Agricultural Center, room 131 and kitchen, located on the Sheridan College campus at 3401 Coffeen Ave. May 14 will focus on dehydration and fermentation,… Continue Reading

Orchestra concert to be held May 14 at SJHS

SHERIDAN — The elementary and junior high orchestra will perform a concert at 6 p.m. May 14 at the Early Auditorium at Sheridan Junior High School. The concert will feature a variety of musical selections under the direction of Razmick Sarkissian. Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St. Continue Reading

Ellis to receive master’s from Ashland University

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School history teacher Renel Ellis will receive a Master of Arts degree during Ashland University commencement ceremonies Saturday. Ellis majored in American history and government. Ashland University is a mid-sized private university located near Akron, Ohio, that specializes in applied academic programs. Continue Reading

Wendtland, Achord appointed to SCSD2 board

SHERIDAN — Anthony Wendtland and Craig Achord have joined the Sheridan County School District 2 board of trustees after being appointed Monday night. Two vacancies were left after trustees Jim Perkins and Erica O’Dell resigned in April. Four letters of interest were received and Wendtland and Achord were chosen over Sheridan College Dean Ami Erickson… Continue Reading

Everest update: Rogers gives recap of avalanche

Everest update: Rogers gives recap of avalanche

SHERIDAN — When Sheridan resident Darren Rogers made plans to climb Mount Everest, he likely knew he was in for an adventure. But as he made his way up the famous peak, Rogers likely didn’t expect the earthquake and avalanches that brought his trek to an end. Rogers had been sending updates to friends, family… Continue Reading

Best town ever? Sheridan vies for Outside Magazine honor

SHERIDAN — Sheridan has been nominated once again for Outside Magazine’s “Best Town Ever” title in 2015. For the second year in a row, Sheridan is competing in a tournament-style bracket with 63 other communities from around the nation in a vote for America’s Best Town. Information on about the contest noted that it… Continue Reading

SHS earns statewide award for scholarship winners

SHS earns statewide award for scholarship winners

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has had the largest number of Hathaway Scholarship winners per capita over the last five years compared to other communities in the state of Wyoming. For this reason and others, the school has been selected as the 2015 ACT College and Career Transition Award Recipient and will be honored on… Continue Reading

Public works directors talk road transfers

SHERIDAN — As Sheridan continues to grow and expand its boundaries, annexation of lands and transfer of road ownership between the city and county have become more common. The City Council and Sheridan County commissioners each previously approved a memorandum of understanding that outlined the process by which to transfer road ownership from the county… Continue Reading

City releases B&B from parking restrictions

SHERIDAN — After years of legal battles and disagreements amongst property owners on Thurmond Street, the Sheridan City Council Monday agreed to release parking restrictions for Residence Hill Bed and Breakfast. The unanimous approval gets rid of the 2012 document, “Parking Restrictions and Covenants,” against 450 S. Thurmond St. and instead requires the bed and… Continue Reading

Koltiska Distillery plans expansion

Koltiska Distillery plans expansion

SHERIDAN— Ask people to describe the taste of Koltiska liqueur and you will likely get myriad responses. Some call it a honey liqueur, others say it resembles more of a cinnamon whiskey. While the recipe will always remain a family secret, the new home of Koltiska Liqueur will allow for even more debate over the… Continue Reading

Big Brothers Big Sisters expands its staff

Big Brothers Big Sisters expands its staff

SHERIDAN — Big Brothers Big Sisters has announced that Jolene Olson has joined the BBBS staff as its new case manager. The addition to the staff was made possible by a contribution from the Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation, which matched funds provided by another local foundation and First Interstate Bank. The expansion… Continue Reading

Richards earns academic award at Cornell College

SHERIDAN — April Richards of Sheridan was one of more than 200 students to receive an academic award from Cornell College on April 23. Richards earned membership in Mortar Board 2015-2016. Mortar Board is a national honor society recognizing college seniors for their exemplary scholarship, leadership and service. Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, is… Continue Reading

SHS jazz band to play for a dance on May 13

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School jazz band will perform for a dance on May 13. The dance will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 13 at the Shrine Auditorium and all varieties of jazz will be played to get people dancing. The event is free and open to the public. The Shrine Auditorium is… Continue Reading

Step-by-step painting class to be held May 14

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host an oil painting class with step-by-step instruction by artist Arin Waddell from 6-8 p.m. May 14. POP! (Pencils and Oil Paint) is an evening full of socializing, music and step-by-step painting instruction on a specific subject matter. The class on May 14 will feature a unique… Continue Reading

Ranchester woman dies in one-vehicle accident Saturday

SHERIDAN — A vehicle crash Saturday night on Interstate 90 resulted in the death of a Ranchester woman. Ashley R. Peterson, 33, sustained fatal injuries after rolling her 2001 Daewoo Nubira south of Sheridan at 8:52 p.m., according to Capt. Carl Clements of the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Peterson drifted off the right side of the… Continue Reading

City resets hiring process for financial director

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan restarted its search for a financial and administrative services director after a candidate withdrew from consideration. “We actually re-advertised the position because the person we were going to move forward with for a background check pulled their application, and it had been so long we wanted to find out… Continue Reading

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