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Fairgrounds gearing up for summer

April 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — Staff will turn on the water at the fairgrounds today in a classic sign that summer — and its myriad rodeos, fairs and other events — is coming. The Sheridan County Fair Association is also gearing up for another busy season. At its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, the fair board heard from a Read More

SC dental hygiene instructor promoted to director

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College dental hygiene instructor Janine Sasse-Englert will take over the duties of Dental Hygiene Director at the college this fall. Sasse-Englert has worked in the dental hygiene industry in Wyoming since 1985 following her education at Weber State University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has been an employee at the Read More

‘The Last Supper’ dramatization set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — Trinity Lutheran Church will present a dramatization of Leonardo daVinci’s painting “The Last Supper” on Thursday. The public is invited to attend this free event. Commencing at 7 p.m., the program was written by Pastor Ernest Emurian of Cherrydale United Methodist Church in Arlington, Va., and will be performed by Pastor Phil Wold Read More

Jackson to present ‘Fishing for Taimen in Mongolia’

SHERIDAN — The Little Bighorn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will present a slide presentation and discussion by Blake Jackson on “Fishing for Taimen in Mongolia” on Thursday. The event will commence at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan City Center. Jackson is the head guide for Crazy Rainbow Outfitters in Casper and has been Read More

Polka club to host dance this Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a dance on Sunday. From 1-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, music will be provided by Kickin Mustangs. The dance is open to the public. The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St.

Caywood wins juried art show

SHERIDAN — Dayton resident Sonja Caywood earned a first place award for her oil painting “Saturday Brunch” at the Rocky Mountain Regional Juried Exhibition for 2014 held in Red Lodge, Mont., April 5. After her early years near Ekalaka, Mont., Caywood and her family moved to the Crow Reservation and ranched near Lodge Grass. Growing Read More

SC student earns national agriculture award

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 students from Walla Walla Community College in Washington and Iowa’s Ellsworth Community College, among Read More

BOA approves two variances for property owners

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan Board of Adjustments approved two variance requests at its meeting Thursday. The first request was made by Drew Redinger for property he owns at 2727 Coffeen Ave. He requested a variance from the 25-foot front yard setback required in B-1 business districts adjacent to residential districts in order to Read More

Maverick Road to close Mon., Tues.

SHERIDAN — County Road 1213 — also known as Maverick Road — will be closed for a Sheridan Area Water Supply waterline relocation project Monday and Tuesday. The road will be closed at the bridge over Little Goose Creek beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday until Tuesday evening. Questions about the road closure or the waterline Read More

State awards grant to pursue growth in creative economy

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board approved a planning grant request from the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority on Thursday morning. SEEDA Board Member and Vice President of External Affairs and Economic Development at Sheridan College Susan Bigelow said the $50,000 from the Wyoming Business Council’s Business Ready Community program will provide Read More

Construction efforts on schedule at college

SHERIDAN — Construction efforts are marching forward at Sheridan College with a variety of enhancements on track to open before the start of the fall 2014 semester. Current projects underway include the renovation and expansion of the Thorne-Rider Campus Center, changes to the facade of the Griffith Memorial Building and the construction of the new Read More

School district holds illegal executive session, again

SHERIDAN — In the midst of a lawsuit between The Sheridan Press and Sheridan County School District 2 asserting that the district violated the Wyoming Open Meetings Act, it appears the board has done it again by discussing an agreement with the Sheridan Economic and Educational Authority behind closed doors. Wyoming law demands that deliberations Read More

SCSD2 hubris serves no one

Sheridan County School District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty reassured The Press in February that the district’s administration and staff always have and always will return media phone calls seeking information. Yet, The Sheridan Press received notice from the district’s attorney that — per district policy that has been in place for years, but never enforced Read More

SEEDA Gets $50K Planning Grant

April 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board approved a planning grant request from the Sheridan Economic and Education Development Authority Thursday morning. SEEDA Board Member and Vice President of External Affairs and Economic Development at Sheridan College Susan Bigelow said the $50,000 from the Wyoming Business Council’s Business Ready Community program will provide Read More

Ruleman to present science lecture Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Cal Ruleman will present “Pliocene to Pleistocene Structural and Geomorphic Evolution of the San Luis Basin and Taos Plateau, Northern Rio Grande Rift” on Wednesday as part of the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery Science Lecture Series. Ruleman will discuss one of his current research efforts, which seeks to unravel the recent geomorphic Read More

Registration for boys basketball camp now open

SHERIDAN — Registration is now open for a boys basketball day camp which will be offered at Sheridan College June 9-12. Generals Coach Steve Smiley will teach skill development, shooting and scoring to boys from kindergarten through 10th grade. The camp will run from 8 a.m. to noon daily at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. Read More

AARP to host meeting tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the American Association of Retired People will host a meeting tomorrow. The evening will begin with a potluck at 5:30 p.m. All members of the community are invited to the free event and all who attend are asked to bring a dish to share and their own place settings. Read More

Wild and Scenic Film Festival Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council will present the third annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Wednesday. Commencing at 7 p.m. at Centennial Theatre, seven short and full feature films will address topics including water, energy challenges and change from the Pacific and South America to the United States and Wyoming. The Read More

Local governments look back, discuss goals at Chamber lunch

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon Wednesday at the Holiday Inn featured updates on local governments by representatives from Clearmont, Dayton, Ranchester, Sheridan and Sheridan County. Each representative brought unique jokes and concerns to their presentations, but the overarching theme was maintenance of infrastructure and hopes for growth as the economy Read More

City, county schedule dates to hash out issues

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan and Sheridan County have scheduled three dates on which to meet and discuss a variety of concerns — some new and some that have been ongoing for years — in order to work out kinks encountered in shared areas of governance. The first meeting between members of City Council, Read More

SC partners with the Padlock Ranch for a three-day sustainability forum in May

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College is teaming up with the Padlock Ranch in Ranchester to host a three-day Ranch Sustainability Forum May 12 -14. The event will feature appearances from superstars of the agricultural industry and seminars on livestock handling, range monitoring and enhancing productivity responsibly. Sheridan College Director of Agriculture and Instructor of Natural Resource Read More

SAWS approves Powderhorn Ranch variance for two taps on one large lot

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board voted Wednesday to allow a resident of Powderhorn Ranch to keep two water taps serving two separate lots he owns even if he dissolves the lot line between the two properties to make one large lot. This decision is a variance to Rule 15 of Read More

Nationwide trend makes slow trek to Sheridan area

SHERIDAN — While day cares full of mindless toys and entertainment are being widely replaced with curriculum-focused early education centers across the nation, early learning is still hard to find in Sheridan County. There is a growing belief worldwide that a child has the need for education the moment they are born and, as a Read More

Unmanned truck hits side of apartment building

April 9, 2014

SHERIDAN — An unmanned pickup truck rolled down a hill Tuesday morning and struck an apartment building. No one was injured during the event, though the vehicle sustained significant damage to its front bumper and undercarriage. Sheridan police responded to the incident at approximately 10 a.m. Sgt. Tom Henry said the unoccupied vehicle rolled approximately Read More

Dayton Town Council welcomes cabinetry shop

DAYTON — Main Street in Dayton should feature one more business if all goes as planned for a Ranchester resident who hopes to open a custom cabinetry shop. Brad Wieser has an option to purchase a piece of land across from the Branding Iron Cafe that is zoned B-1 Business, but he wanted to make Read More

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