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Senior Center continues work for aging population

April 17, 2014

DAYTON — In her presentation to Dayton Town Council Wednesday, Senior Center Executive Director Carmen Rideout noted that approximately 42 percent of the population of Sheridan County is age 50 or older. “That’s high for Wyoming, and Wyoming is high in the country,” Rideout said. According to 2010 statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, 38 Read More

Traffic, location cited as concerns for Big Horn center

SHERIDAN — Concerns about traffic and the location of a proposed Big Horn community center were addressed at the Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District public meeting last night. Approximately 20 people attended the meeting. Some community members said they were worried that the center would be located on a busy highway at the Read More

Spiegelberg announces his retirement

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan banker has announced he will retire this month after dedicating a 28-year career to financial services. Wells Fargo Business Banking Manager and Market President Anthony Spiegelberg’s official retirement date is May 1, though his time in the office has already been significantly cut back. Spiegelberg moved to Sheridan in 1998 after Read More

Easter egg hunt and locations

Friday • 2:30-3:15 p.m. Westview Easter Egg Hunt, ages 1-9, Westview Health Care Center, 1990 W. Loucks St.   Saturday • 10-10:15 a.m. Sheridan Recreation District Easter Egg Hunt Eggs-Travaganza, ages 0-3 Redle Field, ages 4-5 Barney Park, ages 6-8 playground area by sand volleyball court, Thorne-Rider Park, 14th Street. Rain location: Sheridan High School. Read More

SHS announces ‘Principal’ honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has announced their third quarter honor roll recipients.   “Principal” honor roll — 4.0 Davis Alden, Sarah Alley, Lyndsee Anderson, Sierra Atwell, MaKenna Balkenbush, Heather Belus, Owen Bensel, Heather Bergey, Madison Bland, Peyton Bomar, Clara Bouley, Rebecca Bouley, Lachlan Brennan, Titus Brown, Brittney Buckler, Cheyenne Buyert, Aaron Campbell, Katherine Campbell, Read More

Banff tour coming to WYO Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to the WYO Theater Tuesday. Hosted by Wyoming Wilderness Association and the theater, the films are part of a 40 country international tour that commences immediately following the festival. The show will commence at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for Read More

Two local students win 4-H scholarships

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State 4-H Foundation has announced the recipients of $62,000 in scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year and two local students were among the recipients. Students from the University of Wyoming and Wyoming community colleges will receive monetary support toward continuing their education with approximately $30,000 being awarded to first-time winners this Read More

Scotty’s Skate Castle; Three generations of family entertainment, history

April 16, 2014

By Alisa Brantz The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — The overhead lights turn down, the music turns up and dozens of kids and families go round and round the rink at Scotty’s Skate Castle as they have been doing for more than 30 years. Since 1982 the Sidletsky family has been serving Sheridan as owners of Read More

Educated Guess oil well success still unclear

SHERIDAN — A horizontal oil well drilled approximately nine miles outside of Sheridan on Highway 14 toward Ucross has produced a cumulative 1,468 barrels of oil between October and February. According to production records available on the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission website, the well’s most productive days of operation were its first two. Read More

USFS solicits interest in Burgess visitor center

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

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