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Archaeological Society to meet Thurs. at the Holiday Inn

March 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet Thursday in the Le Gourmet Room of Holiday Inn. All members of the community are invited to this free event. At 6 p.m. attendees may order dinner off the menu, but no purchase is required to attend. Following dinner at approximately 7:15 Read More

A different grind

Dave Gundersen, left, watches as Mark Constable of England shows him a billet that the group will be making. A billet is a stack of metals — in this particular workshop, a stack of non-iron metals that are used in decorations and jewelry. Constable was one of the main demonstrators during the weekend forge-in.

City now accepting applications for vacant Council seat

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council has officially opened a vacant Council seat for applications from city residents. The seat was vacated when former Councilman Levi Dominguez resigned to pursue a career with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office. Currently, two people from Ward 3 — Val Burgess and Planning Commissioner Thayer Shafer — have applied for Read More

County attorney, AG consider civil penalties against school district

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle has contacted the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office to see if they would pursue civil penalties against Sheridan County School District 2 for violating both the state’s open meetings law and the open records law. On Feb. 25, The Sheridan Press submitted a request to Sheridan County Attorney Read More

SCSD2 recognizes music educator, merit students

SHERIDAN — At the opening of the Sheridan County School District 2 regular board meeting last night, Sagebrush Elementary music and keyboard teacher Pam Moore was recognized with the 2014 Wyoming Music Education Association’s Northeast District Music Educator award. She received the award from Sagebrush Principal Mike Wood and she thanked him and the district Read More

Local officials learn from other municipal leaders at WAM

SHERIDAN — Late last week, several city officials from Sheridan and Dayton traveled to Cheyenne for the Wyoming Association of Municipalities Winter Workshop and opportunities to meet with legislators. Councilman Alex Lee said highlights from his time at WAM included “cracker barrel” discussions with leaders from similarly-sized cities about issues they have faced and overcome. Read More

Economic task force discusses branding efforts

March 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Economic Development Task Force has zeroed in on the question of how to generate a marketing message to recruit businesses. At their monthly meeting Friday at the Forward Sheridan offices, the topic of branding took center stage. There are several local entities within Sheridan that play a role in economic development and Read More

Local legislators gather for meal to catch up

CHEYENNE — The rising sun peeks through the blinds while forks and knives clink and clank against plates full of eggs, bacon and waffles. Just a few blocks south of the Capitol building in Cheyenne, the Egg & I restaurant on Carey Avenue serves as a weekly oasis where Sheridan’s legislative delegation can take a Read More

One more step for natural gas funding bill

SHERIDAN — Five readings down, one to go. House Bill 47, which will allow municipalities to receive state funding to build natural gas pipelines, is on the calendar to be heard on third reading today in the Senate of the Wyoming Legislature. It passed second reading on Friday. If the bill passes third reading, it Read More

Sheridan College to host artist Steve Johnson Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College art department will host visiting artist Steve Johnson this Wednesday through Friday. Johnson is an assistant professor of drawing at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. On Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in room 153 of the Whitney Building he will provide a presentation of his work and his creative Read More

Easter seals to present ‘A Wild Night at the Grammys’

SHERIDAN — The Easter Seals Players will present “A Wild Night at the Grammys” on Friday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The event is free and open to the public. According to the Easter Seals website, attendees should “be prepared to laugh, sing along and applaud wildly as emcees, Dan Read More

Parent Partnership to meet next Monday

SHERIDAN — The Parent Partnership will meet next Monday at Sheridan High School. On March 10 at 6 p.m. topics will include teacher appreciation in May, expanding the adoption of technology, the Graduation Task Force Executive Summary and an overview of “where we’ve been, where we are and where we are going,” at SHS. The Read More

Kane hosting program on painful emotions

SHERIDAN — Judy Olson, director of Counseling in Overcoming Painful Emotions, will start a nine-week program sponsored by Kane Funeral Home. COPE is an aftercare program designed to help deal with overcoming the loss of a loved one and gain support from others in the community experiencing the same type of grief. Free classes will Read More

Carroll College announces 2013 dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Carroll College in Helena, Mont., has announced their fall 2013 dean’s list recipients. To be included on the dean’s list, a student must receive a 3.5 grade-point average or better for the semester and take at least 12 credits. The following local students have received the honor: Katie Mischke and Dawson Osborn, both Read More

2A boys wrap up regional tourney action

From staff reports   Tongue River eliminated from tournament play   DAYTON — The Tongue River Eagles were eliminated from state tournament contention Saturday morning as they faced the Pine Bluffs Hornets at the regional tournament in Cheyenne. The boys played well in the beginning, keeping it to a five-point game, until a Hornets star Read More

Water wonders at Science Saturday

Ian Smith, 6, looks at a container of colored water spin around on a stir plate during Science Saturday at the Sheridan College Science Center.

Toddler tumbling: Classes focus on basics

February 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — After the success of its youth tumbling program, the Sheridan Recreation District has introduced a new class for even younger tumblers—Toddler Tumbling. Sheridan Recreation District Director Richard Wright said that the district’s tumbling program was offered last year for the first time and attracted a lot of interest and great participation. However, the Read More

What is Indian enough?

SHERIDAN — To the residents of Montana and Wyoming, Indian culture is not a foreign concept. However, there are nearly 600 federally recognized tribes existing in the United States, each with their own customs, history and traditions and many of which are completely unknown to mainstream culture. Matika Wilbur, a widely-exhibited and collected photographer from Read More

Local business leaders make handshake connections

CHEYENNE — This is an age where business occurs over the phone and networking often means connecting via video conference calls on a broadband network. Sheridan area business leaders would not argue against the many advantages of technology in business. However, there is still something to be said about the bridges that are built over Read More

Learning what matters with a leap into leadership

CHEYENNE — This story could tell you what Food Group Director Jess Riley wore to the Leap into Leadership dinner and reception Thursday in Cheyenne, but it won’t. This story could tell you how much salad and chocolate cake Riley ate, but it won’t. Because when it comes to being a woman in leadership, those Read More

Chandler graduates from basic military school

SHERIDAN — Air Force Airman Matthew S. Chandler has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. A 2005 graduate of Sheridan High School, Chandler is the son of Scott and Frankye Chandler of Sheridan. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Read More

EPA/HUD training to be held Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services with the Low-Income Weatherization Program and the Montana State University Extension Housing Program, is sponsoring an event to be held in Sheridan on Thursday. “EPA/HUD Renovation, Repair and Painting Initial Training” will be held at the Holiday Inn from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read More

Two win awards at NWCCD Trustees Conference Thursday

SHERIDAN — Two people from the Northern Wyoming Community College District received awards at the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees conference in Cheyenne last week. Diego Zepeda and Monica Leonard-Walsh were honored at the 2014 conference Thursday. Zepeda was named the 2013-14 Student of the Year and Leonard-Walsh was named the 2013-14 Classified Employee Read More

Man charged with sexual exploitation of children

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty in 4th Judicial District Court on Thursday to sexual exploitation of children. John Zullig Jr., 41, was arrested by deputies of the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office last month after child pornography was found in his home. According to the affidavit of probable cause filed by Sheridan County Read More

Contractor: Traffic flow won’t be hindered by construction

SHERIDAN — Sheridan can look forward to a new bridge on Lewis Street this fall, as work is underway to not only replace the dilapidated structure, but to use the opportunity to clean up a couple intersections and enhance the parks and pathways system. The Lewis Street bridge project is a joint project of the Read More

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