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Martinsen Gallery to host ‘Composite Practices’

January 15, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Martinsen Gallery at Sheridan College will present “Composite Practices” an art exhibit by mixed media, watercolor and oil artist Laura Ahola-Young and fiber artist Naomi S. Adams. The show will run from Jan. 20 to Feb. 24 and the gallery will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Read More

Free estate planning seminar planned for next week

SHERIDAN — A free estate planning seminar is scheduled for next week in Sheridan and Buffalo. “How to Protect Your Estate, Assets and Life Savings from the Costs of Probate and Long-term Care” will be held Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Firewater Grill at the Trails End Motel. The event will be offered again Read More

Next ‘Birding at the Brinton’ event set for this weekend

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 Bighorn Audubon. The museum is located at Read More

Pianist Josh Wright to perform in Sheridan Jan. 23

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Arts Council in collaboration with the First Baptist Church will present a concert by pianist Josh Wright on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Wright performed his debut recitals at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center in 2014. His self-titled album topped the Billboard Classical Traditional chart just three weeks after its Read More

A big payoff: City, county begin to see payments from gambling revenue

January 14, 2015

SHERIDAN — City and county officials are saying “Whoa!” after receiving payments due to local governments from an off-track betting parlor permitted to open in Sheridan just over a year ago. In October, the city and county each received $30,085 for a total distribution of $60,171. That amount represented 1 percent of total wagers on Read More

2 Wisconsin men cited for poaching in Sheridan County

SHERIDAN — Two Wisconsin men in Wyoming on a hunting trip were cited on poaching charges after using hunting licenses transfered to them by the property owners on whose land they were hunting. Bob Schneeberger and James Kafka have each been charged with knowingly taking an antlered, big-horned animal or trophy game with licenses illegally Read More

SPD: New software should resolve dispatching issues

SHERIDAN  — While members of the Goose Valley Volunteer Fire Department have expressed frustration with dispatchers for not following protocols, Sheridan Police Chief Rich Adriaens said many of those complaints may be moot in a couple of months. Adriaens, along with other city and county representatives, attended the volunteer department’s board meeting Tuesday to attempt Read More

Concert park preps for big crowds, adds more seating

SHERIDAN — Big acts draw big crowds, and the Trails End Concert Park is preparing for both this summer. Trails End Concert Park General Manager Robert Greene announced Monday that Sheridan’s largest music park would be expanding its seating for this year’s Big Horn Country USA music festival. The concert venue is removing the north Read More

2 Sheridan men appointed to Wyo. advisory committee

SHERIDAN — The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights recently announced 15 appointments to the Wyoming State Advisory Committee, and two Sheridan residents were among them: Dr. Robert Byrd and Jason Vela — who is serving his second term. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan agency charged with studying and advising the Read More

Local students named to MSU honor roll

SHERIDAN — Several local students were recently named to the 2014 fall semester honor roll at Montana State University. There are two MSU honor roll lists — the President’s and Dean’s lists. Students must complete 12 credit hours to qualify for either list. Students with 4.0 grade point averages are named to the President’s Honor Read More

Big Horn Mountain Polka Club to meet Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a dance Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. The monthly dance will feature music by Up the Creek. The cost to attend is $5 per person and the event is open to the public. For additional information, contact Jean Arzy at 672-3623. The Read More

Sheridan to host All-State Music Conference

SHERIDAN — Sheridan will play host to Wyoming’s 68th annual All-State Music Conference beginning Sunday. More than 400 select student musicians, 250 musical educators and 30 exhibitors from throughout the state will participate in the event. As part of the conference, students will perform at two public concerts. The opening night concert will be held Read More

Too cold to play outside

January 13, 2015

Legislative glance: Local delegates presenting bills at 2015 session

SHERIDAN — It’s time for Sheridan County legislators to hit the ground running as the 63rd Wyoming Legislature convened today at noon. The joint session of the House of Representatives and the Senate will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday for Gov. Matt Mead’s State of the State address. The address will be available on live Read More

Whitney Benefits shows interest in SCSD2 Gollings paintings

SHERIDAN — If the Sheridan County School District 2 board of trustees does decide to sell the 10 original William Gollings paintings in its possession, officials may have found the ideal buyer. During the regular meeting of the SCSD2 board Monday night, Whitney Benefits Board President Tom Kinnison and half of the total Whitney Benefits Read More

SCSD2 requesting proposals for alternative school study

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 will begin requesting proposals for a planning study for alternative schools in the county after the Wyoming School Facilities Department guaranteed $50,000 will be available for the study. Recently, superintendents of each of the local school districts, as well as Johnson County and representatives from Sheridan College, have Read More

Sheridan man pleads not guilty to battery charge

SHERIDAN — A man pleaded not guilty Monday in Sheridan County Circuit Court of deliberately injuring a woman he knew was pregnant. Dustin Drew Morris addressed the court from jail via closed circuit television after being arrested on a warrant stemming from an incident involving his estranged wife. An affidavit of probable cause stated that Read More

Classic Western Film Series at WYO Theater to feature ‘Monte Walsh’

SHERIDAN — The next installment of the Classic Western Film Series at the WYO Theater will feature “Monte Walsh.” The series is hosted by the WYO Theater each Sunday at 2 p.m. in January. Local host Justin Beasley will offer commentary on the movie. Free popcorn will be available, as well as entries for prize Read More

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. Club member Laura Ratcliff will present on beginning sign language. The group will learn some basics of American Sign Language. The meeting is free and open to all women. The Big Horn Woman’s Club Read More

Trout Unlimited to host annual fundraiser Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Little Big Horn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host its annual fundraiser Saturday from 6-9 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The group will discuss open board positions, 2015 projects, the Adopt-A-Trout program and local, state and national Trout Unlimited efforts. Dinner will feature London broil and blackened salmon. The event Read More

Agenda Jan. 13, 2015

Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees meeting 5 p.m. Thursday Room 10, Sheridan College in Johnson County 63 North Burritt Ave., Buffalo • Call to order and roll call • Agenda additions and deletions • Consent agenda 1. Minutes from Dec. 11, 2014, meeting 2. Financial reports from Dec. 2014 • President’s report • Read More

How healthy is Sheridan’s downtown economy?

Local officials, business owners share mixed feelings about empty storefronts on Main St. By Mike Dunn The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — A “For Rent” sign can tell many stories. It can mark the beginning of an opportunity, and the end of an era. It can mark the financial success of a person preparing to retire, Read More

Ready to recycle? Get ready for curbside this summer

January 12, 2015

SHERIDAN — Excuses may be running out. A 2012 public opinion survey found that some of the main reasons city residents didn’t recycle were because it was inconvenient, they didn’t like sorting their recycled goods and there was no pick-up service. However, if City Council approves a resolution it is slated to consider on Feb. Read More

Man facing felony charges for forging checks

SHERIDAN — A local man faces nine felony charges of fraud after allegedly writing checks against the account of the previous tenant of his apartment. According to an affidavit of probable cause, Kevin Barker found a checkbook belonging to the man who had previously lived at the home where Barker now lives. The affidavit states Read More

Trout Unlimited seeking board members, volunteers

SHERIDAN — This July, it will have been 56 years since 16 fishermen gathered in a home on the banks of the Au Sable River near Grayling, Michigan, united by their love of trout fishing and their growing discontent with the state’s practice of stocking its waters with catchable-sized hatchery fish. Today, Trout Unlimited is Read More

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