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Local woman relives Christmases past through song

December 16, 2013

SHERIDAN — On Friday, area resident Vanessa Buyok was fulfilling a duty asked of her by a friend: attend the Christmas event at Gallery G, ride the trolley and sing a few Christmas carols to help lead event participants into the holiday spirit and add another voice to the chorus. But as the trolley moved Read More

gelded bay quarter horse found south of Sheridan

December 13, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a gelded bay quarter horse found south of Sheridan near Highway 87 on Thursday. Attempts to determine the owner of the horse have been unsuccessful. If you have any information regarding the potential owner of this horse or someone who is missing a horse, Read More

Crime of the Week: Dec. 13

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Police Department officers arrested Brooke Bass, 37, of Ranchester for felony larceny Thursday. Bass was arrested for stealing a coveted family brooch from an elderly woman in Sheridan she had been employed by and taking care of as a certified nursing assistant. The brooch was valued at between $20,000-30,000 at last estimate. Read More

Don’t be gullible, Green Dot money scam hits Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a Sheridan citizen was the victim of a money scam that involved a Green Dot money card this week. The incident has caused the agency to issue a public warning that scammers are on the prowl, and are targeting people in Sheridan. According to a press release Read More

Sheridan man deployed to Afghanistan as chaplain

SHERIDAN — Jeremiah Cates, a Sheridan father of two young boys, is in need of some Play-Doh, coloring books and crayons. However, these items are not for his own children, but children in Afghanistan that he will be working with when he deploys there at the end of the month. Cates is a military chaplain Read More

Court orders evaluations through one local business

SHERIDAN — People in Sheridan County who make the mistake of driving under the influence of alcohol are sent to only one independent counselor to be evaluated for addiction and, if applicable, have a treatment plan identified. While the process initially looks like an insider network between the court and the business, the policy is Read More

Press to publish project on the ACA

SHERIDAN — On Saturday, The Sheridan Press will distribute its latest enterprise reporting project, featuring in-depth reporting on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. For several months, the news staff has been researching the ACA and interviewing business owners, organizations and individuals to explore how implementation of this law will play out locally Read More

4-H seeking livestock superintendents to work with kids

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County 4-H is looking for livestock superintendents to join its Livestock Committee and help 4-H and Future Farmers of America youth with raising and showing animals for the county fair. Jerrica Lind, 4-H and youth development educator for the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Office, told the Sheridan County Fair Association about Read More

Board of Adjustments OKs variance

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan Board of Adjustments met briefly Thursday to discuss a variance request for property located at 403 S. Main St. The variance was approved unanimously. The property consists of two apartment buildings on the southeast corner of Main Street and Perkins Street. Contractors are making the buildings more stable, board Read More

Sagebrush Elementary School to present 2 concerts

SHERIDAN — Sagebrush Elementary School will present two concerts Thursday. A Christmas concert will commence at 9 a.m. and the orchestra will perform at 1 p.m. Both performances are free and open to the community. The school is located at 1685 Hillpond Dr. For more information call the school at 672-9059.

Wyo. Wilderness Assoc. to present solstice celebration

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association will present “A Winter Solstice Celebration” on Dec. 21. Celebrating wilderness and a new season at WWA, live music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be offered from 5-9 p.m. The celebration will take place at The Black Tooth Brewing Company, 312 Broadway St. The event is free, Read More

Shop With A Cop set Dec. 21

SHERIDAN — The People Assistance Food Bank’s annual Shop with a Cop program will be Dec. 21 at Kmart. From 7-11 a.m. children will be escorted through the store by police officers to select a free item to give to their parents for Christmas. Parents can drop their children off or a bus can pick Read More

‘Music in Our Schools’ Christmas concert set for Thurs.

SHERIDAN — “Music in Our Schools” the Arvada Christmas concert will be held Thursday. The performance will commence at 6 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of Arvada Elementary. The concert is free and open to the public. The school is located at 211 Main St., Arvada. For more information contact the school at 736-2219.

Board brings in PR firm to pitch community center in BH

December 12, 2013

SHERIDAN — The SCSD 1 Recreation District board held a work session Wednesday afternoon in Sheridan to hear recommendations from Pascal Public relations with a plan for pitching a new Big Horn community center. Kelly Pascal gave board members a plan to re-try the failed Big Horn community center, in the same location. “All of Read More

Meteorologist helped facilitate highest skydive

SHERIDAN — A Cheyenne-based meteorologist who helped facilitate the highest successful skydive in history appeared as a guest speaker at Wednesday’s Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon at the Holiday Inn. Don Day addressed an audience of approximately 160 to retell the story of how he helped Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner complete the jump. Day was Read More

Press to publish enterprise project on the ACA

SHERIDAN — On Saturday, The Sheridan Press will distribute its latest enterprise reporting project, featuring in-depth reporting on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. For several months, the news staff has been researching the ACA and interviewing business owners, organizations and individuals to explore how implementation of this law will play out locally Read More

Flu mild in county, but increasing statewide

CHEYENNE (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Health is urging state residents to take common-sense steps to prevent becoming ill with influenza or spreading it to others. Reggie McClinton, surveillance epidemiologist with the health department, said influenza activity has increased across the state in recent weeks, though it is not as high as the same Read More

Big Horn Mountain Polka Club dance Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will hold a dance Sunday. From 1-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, the public is welcome to join for live music and polka dancing. Music will be provided by the Wyoming Drifters. The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St.

(wise) Men’s Night Out set for Dec. 19 downtown

SHERIDAN — The Historic District Business Committee, a joint effort of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Sheridan Association, will host a “(wise) Men’s Night Out” on Dec. 19. In an attempt to encourage the men of Sheridan to not wait until the last minute to shop, gentlemen are encouraged to begin Read More

Henry A. Coffeen orchestra concert scheduled for Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School orchestra concert will be held Tuesday. The performance will commence at 6:30 p.m. in the Early Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. The Early Building is located at 1301 Avon St. For more information contact the school at 674-9333.

Library hosting Craig Johnson on Dec. 21

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host local best-selling author Craig Johnson on Dec. 21. “Christmas with Craig” will offer a reading from one of his latest works followed by a musical program presented by Mike Kuzara. The event is free and open to all and will run from 10 a.m. to Read More

Mrs. Wyoming Pageant seeking applicants in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Mrs. Wyoming Pageant, a state preliminary to the Mrs. America pageant, is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Sheridan. Once selected, Mrs. Sheridan will represent her community in the 2014 Mrs. Wyoming Pageant to be held May 31 in Cheyenne. Here, titleholders will compete to win a prize package valued at Read More

Safeway concerned spoiled dairy may have been distributed

SHERIDAN — Last weekend, Safeway hired someone to take spoiled dairy items to the dump after it was discovered the store’s coolers for liquid dairy had stopped working. However, the person took the dairy items to The Salvation Army instead, potentially putting anyone who received dairy items from The Salvation Army on Saturday, Sunday or Read More

Sheridan Senior Center raising funds for 40th anniversary

December 11, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is in the midst of a fundraising campaign to commemorate the center’s 40th anniversary. So far, the Holiday Spirit Campaign has garnered $13,510 of the targeted $40,000. “We did a Holiday Spirit Campaign last year as well,” Senior Center Development Associate Brittany Belmarez explained, adding this year’s increased goal Read More

Coalition encouraging Legislature to expand Medicaid

SHERIDAN — As the 2014 session for the Wyoming Legislature approaches, a statewide coalition that formed following the defeat of Medicaid expansion in the 2013 session has been doing presentations to educate citizens and encourage them to lobby their legislators to pass Medicaid expansion in the upcoming session. The Wyoming Coalition for Medicaid Solutions wants Read More

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