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Cancer support group to meet Dec. 1

November 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — A new cancer support group, “A Shared Journey,” will meet every Monday beginning Dec. 1. The group is a general cancer support group, and all are welcome no matter their diagnosis. The group will meet weekly at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sheridan Senior Center. For more information, contact Stella Montano at Read More

Sheridan Memorial Hospital to hold Affordable Care Act presentations in Dec.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital staff will hold additional public presentations in December to assist individuals interested in signing up for health insurance through the marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. The presentations will be held Dec. 2, 3, 16 and 17. Each Tuesday will offer two presentations from 11 a.m. to noon and 6-7 Read More

Christmas Stroll set for Friday

SHERIDAN — As always, the annual Christmas Stroll event is set for the Friday after Thanksgiving in downtown Sheridan. More than 100 Sheridan area businesses are participating in the stroll and giving out prizes leading up to Christmas. This year’s event, with the theme “Sugar Plum Stroll,” will feature free trolley rides, free mini train Read More

‘No Turning Back’ at WYO Friday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present a screening of “No Turning Back,” the latest ski and snowboard film from Warren Miller Entertainment, on Friday at 8:15 p.m. The film captures more of what WME has been documenting over the past 65 years — the cutting edge of winter sports, from early alpine racing to Read More

Brinton Holiday Show opens Sunday

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum’s 24th annual Holiday Show will open Sunday. “Variety of Visions” will exhibit a diverse gathering of fine work by 13 local, regional and nationally known artists. Mediums will include painting, sculpture, original prints and photography. The show will run Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays, Read More

Cultural classroom lessons: Tongue River Elementary students participate in Native American Culture week

November 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — In honor of November being Native American Heritage Month, students at Tongue River Elementary School are taking part in Native American Culture week with a variety of activities that commenced Wednesday and will conclude with a public performance by the Wyola Culture Club at the school tomorrow. As part of the event, local Read More

Keep your family safe from food-borne bacteria this holiday season

SHERIDAN — According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in six Americans — 48 million total — will get sick from food-borne bacteria this year. Thanksgiving dinner is the centerpiece of the holiday, and safe food handling in the kitchen is a crucial part of a successful celebration. The Wyoming Poison Read More

Green House Living documentary premieres at WYO Theater

SHERIDAN — Residents and workers of Green House Living gathered with their friends and family Friday night at the WYO Theater to see the world premiere of “Homes on the Range,” the documentary account of the planning and building of Green House Living homes for elders in Sheridan. The theme of “home” prevailed as guests Read More

Donations for Season’s Readings program are now being collected

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press is once again collecting slightly-used children’s books for their annual Season’s Readings program. The holiday program is designed to deliver books into the hands and homes of children who may not receive a book at Christmas. Books can be donated at both Sheridan McDonald’s locations, Sheridan College, Sheridan County Fulmer Read More

‘Outsider Art’ exhibit to be held during Christmas Stroll

SHERIDAN — During the Christmas Stroll in downtown Sheridan, members of the community are invited to stop by the old Hallmark store for the “Outsider Art” exhibit. From 2-7 p.m. on Friday the work of Cindy Mohseni, Liz Howell and Heather Burgess Plank will be on display. For more information, call 752-4752 or email Read More

Brinton Museum annual holiday show open Sunday

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum’s 24th annual Holiday Show will open Sunday. “Variety of Visions” will exhibit a diverse gathering of very fine work by 13 local, regional and nationally known artists. Mediums will include painting, sculpture, original prints and photography. The show will run Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Read More

Wellness Council seeks submissions for film festival

SHERIDAN — The Wellness Council of Sheridan County is requesting film submissions for an upcoming film festival to be held on Jan. 23-24, 2015. The Council is partnering with the Wyo Film Office to sponsor a regional film festival during the 2015 Woolsey Wellness and Film Festival. Films need to be filmed in Wyoming or Read More

Tuesday events Nov. 24, 2014

• 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Forum, Council Chambers, Sheridan City Hall, 55 Grinnell St.

Local Events Nov. 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee will continue its Legislative Forum Tuesday in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The annual forum allows for more than 30 Sheridan County organizations and individuals to present updates and issues before our county’s six representatives in the Wyoming State Legislature. All sessions are Read More

Diabetes: Are you at risk ? Wyoming diabetes rate nearly doubled in 12 years

November 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — According to the Wyoming Department of Health, in little more than a decade the adult diabetes rate has almost doubled in Wyoming — rising from 4.5 percent in 2001 to 8.6 percent in 2013 — leading to new efforts to help limit the disease. WDH is teaming up with WYhealth, a group that Read More

City Hall renovation to be completed by Dec. 1

SHERIDAN — Doing business at City Hall should be smoother, quicker and more convenient come December after a customer service counter is installed on the first floor to offer a one-stop-shop for approximately 90 percent of City Hall services. Public Works Director Nic Bateson told City Council about the proposed renovations Nov. 17, and crews Read More

Game and Fish seeks information about mule deer poaching

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the illegal taking of a mule deer buck in eastern Johnson County. The mule deer was killed along the Schoonover Road about one mile west of the Powder River on Wednesday. Buffalo Game Warden Jim Seeman investigated the site of the poaching incident Read More

Chamber of Commerce wants you to ‘Get Caught Shopping’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is asking Sheridan residents to “Get Caught Shopping.” Christmas elves will be prowling downtown during the three Saturdays before Christmas, looking for people who stayed local to do their shopping, Chamber Director of Marketing and Communications Ryan Koltiska said. Get Caught Shopping is an extension of the Read More

Sunday & Monday Events Nov. 22, 2014

Events for Sunday, November 23 and Monday, November 24, 2014 Sunday • 1 p.m., Big Horn Historical Society meeting, Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse, 314 S. Third St., Big Horn • 7:30 p.m., “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” Carriage House Theater, Trail End State Historic Site, 419 Delphi Ave., $15 adults, $12 students, seniors and Read More

Local Briefs Nov. 22, 2014

Local Trout Unlimited chapter seeks fishing, outdoor enthusiasts SHERIDAN — The Little Bighorn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a public meeting Monday to reach out to local fishing and outdoor enthusiasts. Anyone interested in fishing, stream restoration and water quality issues, or anyone curious about Trout Unlimited’s work in the area, is invited to Read More

Agenda Nov. 22, 2014

Juvenile Justice Joint Powers Board meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday 41 W. Whitney St. • Meeting called to order • Approval of the agenda • Approval of the October 28 minutes • Approval of the vouchers for payment • Financial report • Juvenile Justice Joint Powers Board staff reports 1. Juvenile Probation report 2. Truancy Probation Read More

Senior Center Happenings Nov. 22, 2014

November 21, 2014

• Special guests Ace Young, Santa and Mrs. Claus join the Senior Center’s SheridanAires for a special Christmas Program “Sweater Weather” on Dec. 4 at 1:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 211 Smith St. No advance call-in for the Thursday 1:30 p.m. matinee is necessary.   This performance is free and open to the community Read More

Bolstering mobility – a new connection

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — New technology is now available in Sheridan to allow elders living independently at home to stay connected to a personal medical alert system but increase their ability to move at a wider range from home. The new Lifeline GoSafe Medical Alert system, the next generation in personal Read More

Keeping in voice: a lifetime love of music

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Her soprano voice blends with the choir like spices to a good sauce.  It is a gift she found she loved as a child and crafted over the years through training. “I’ve sung all my life,” said Arlene Herrboldt. Herrboldt, who turns 87 in December, keeps her Read More

Summit Award Winner: Tom Fenn

This week’s Summit Award winner is Tom Fenn. Fenn is a leader in and out of the classroom. His interests include science-related classes, football, skiing and weight lifting. Fenn is the son of John and Armella Fenn. Fenn, a Sheridan High School senior, maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.905. He received academic letters his freshman, Read More

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