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WWA soliciting donations of mini art, music for annual auction

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association is soliciting donations from artists for its ninth annual Miniature Art and Music Auction: Celebrating our Wild Earth, to be exhibited and juried April 13-24 at Davis Gallery. The WWA is asking local and regional artists and musicians to contribute miniature works of art (no larger than 6-by-8 inches)… Continue Reading

Landon’s to offer three free workshops Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will present three free workshops on Saturday. Beginning at 10 a.m., Phil Gilmore will discuss composting made easy. At 11 a.m., a representative from the city of Sheridan will talk about the city’s recycling program. Then at 1 p.m., a workshop about planning and planting a kitchen herb garden… Continue Reading

Ceramics workshop to be held at Sheridan College Friday

SHERIDAN — Elaine Olafson Henry, internationally celebrated ceramic artist and Sheridan resident, will lead a ceramic workshop and present a slideshow at Sheridan College on Friday. The presentation will start at 9 a.m. inside the Thorne-Rider Campus Center, room 008, and the workshop will be 1-4 p.m. in the Griffith Memorial Building, room 013. Both… Continue Reading

Next ‘Nonprofit Tuesday’ to benefit Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The next Nonprofit Tuesday at the Black Tooth Brewing Company will support the Sheridan Senior Center and the 2015 Keystone Awards. On Tuesday, the brewery will donate $1 from every pint sold. In addition, the 4-6 p.m. celebration will feature live music from Terry Garrison and the sale of raffle tickets for packages… Continue Reading

Sheridan Community Land Trust to host open house

  SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host its annual community open house Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. below the nonprofit’s offices on Main Street. The open house will showcase the work of the nonprofit. The public is invited to enjoy food, drinks and a chance to win prizes such as a fly fishing… Continue Reading

It’s still winter

It’s still winter

Mint Bar owner Monte Buckmaster plows the street along the sidewalk by his business Tuesday morning on Main Street. Sheridan received a fresh batch of snow that began Monday night. Temperatures are not forecasted to reach above freezing until Thursday. Justin Sheely | The Sheridan Press Continue Reading

Local businesses make pitch for retail liquor license

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council listened to presentations from seven businesses looking to procure the city’s lone available retail liquor license at a regular meeting Monday evening. The Council did not make a final decision, instead listening to the pitches with short question-and-answer sessions at the end of each. “I think it’s Council’s feeling,… Continue Reading

Mraz found guilty of seven counts of felony forgery

SHERIDAN — A jury in 4th Judicial District Court on Monday found a Sheridan woman guilty of seven counts of felony forgery and one count of misdemeanor theft. The decision was reached after approximately 4.5 hours of deliberation following a seven-day trial. Defendant Miranda Mraz, 25, had been accused of altering receipts at the Firewater… Continue Reading

SCSD2 Gollings to go to Whitney

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 is about to be $3,237,500 richer after a purchase agreement between the district and Whitney Benefits for the sale of 10 original paintings by Elling William Gollings was approved by the school board Monday night. Negotiations between the district and the foundation began after SCSD2 expressed interest in… Continue Reading

SCSD2 examines safety, wellness policies

SHERIDAN — The overall wellbeing of staff and students at Sheridan County School District 2 was a consistent theme during Monday night’s meeting of the school board. One parent expressed safety concerns, the board approved changes to district policies including staff maternity leave and academically high performing students were recognized. During the public comments portion… Continue Reading

City Council, firefighter negotiations move forward Monday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council and representatives with the IAFF Local 276 union negotiated a contract for 2015-16 with only a few points of contention during the meeting Monday night. Of the 17 articles in the city’s latest offer to the firefighters, Union President George Neeson contested four, and several of the points only… Continue Reading

4th man cited in connection with poaching case

SHERIDAN — A fourth man has been cited in a poaching case that may revive a battle over traditional tribal hunting rights. Darren Singer, 21, has been charged as an accessory before the fact in the deaths of three elk at Eskimo Creek in the Bighorn National Forest in January 2014. Colton Herrera, Clayvin Herrera… Continue Reading

Black Tooth Brewing Company expands to serve regional market

SHERIDAN — The Black Tooth Brewing Company, after four years of operation, will expand this year to market its product more regionally. During the last year, co-founders Tim Barnes and Travis Zeilstra have been working with investors and contractors to expand the brewery facility from 5,400 square feet to 13,000 square feet. The expansion will… Continue Reading

SJHS, SHS officials announce additions to honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 recently released the names of students named to their honor rolls. The schools have since sent additional information regarding students inadvertently excluded from the list sent to the media. For Sheridan Junior High School, sixth-graders Oliver Barton, Laina Bleu Chavez and Brittney Charlson should have been listed on… Continue Reading

UW announces fall 2014 Provost’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming recently released the names of students who earned a spot on the fall 2014 semester Provost’s Honor Roll. The Provost’s Honor Roll consists of undergraduates who have completed at least six but fewer than 12 hours with a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the semester. Local students… Continue Reading

Science Saturday to explore tiny things

SHERIDAN — This weekend’s edition of Science Saturday will focus on “Mysteries of Invisible Life.” The event, sponsored by the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids, will run from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Sheridan College Science Center. Attendees will have the chance to explore minute and miniscule living organisms… Continue Reading

Habitat, AmeriCorps to host volunteer day

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns will team up with AmeriCorps NCCC to host a community day of volunteering Saturday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The groups welcome individuals willing to volunteer to help work on projects including painting and caulking for a new Habitat for Humanity home. Attendees are welcome to help as… Continue Reading

SCSD2 Gollings to go to Whitney

SHERIDAN – Sheridan County School District 2 is about to be $3,237,500 richer after a purchase agreement between the district and Whitney Benefits for the sale of 10 original paintings by Elling William Gollings was approved by the school board Monday night. Negotiations between the district and Whitney began after SCSD2 expressed interest in selling… Continue Reading

Mraz forgery trial requires weekend testimony

SHERIDAN — Rife with continuing sequestration issues, the Miranda Mraz felony forgery trial stretched into the weekend, resulting in a full day of proceedings Saturday in 4th Judicial District Court before both the state and the defense rested their cases. Issues with sequestration were addressed after a deputy’s report ordered by Judge John Fenn revealed… Continue Reading

Exploring the caves of Vietnam

Exploring the caves of Vietnam

SHERIDAN — Even now, five years later, Mark Jenkins still struggles to describe the magnitude and utter blackness of his journey into the bowels of the Earth. “I can’t even explain how dark it is. We’re used to thinking of darkness, but you can still kind of get around, right?” he said. “The darkness in… Continue Reading

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