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Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce honor local leaders, businesses

Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce honor local leaders, businesses

SHERIDAN — Three “Outstanding Young Sheridanites” were honored during the Jaycees inaugural awards ceremony Wednesday afternoon during the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Modeled after the United States Junior Chamber’s “Ten Outstanding Young Americans” program, the local Jaycees partnered with the Chamber to honor young professionals in the… Continue Reading

SAWS board approves contract for booster station upgrades

By Hannah Sheely The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Before the snow flies next fall, upgrades to booster stations that provide water to outlying Sheridan Area Water Supply customers should be complete — finally. The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board voted Wednesday to approve a $100,000 contract with DOWL-HKM for Project 3 on the… Continue Reading

Martinsen Gallery to host ‘Composite Practices’

SHERIDAN — The Martinsen Gallery at Sheridan College will present “Composite Practices” an art exhibit by mixed media, watercolor and oil artist Laura Ahola-Young and fiber artist Naomi S. Adams. The show will run from Jan. 20 to Feb. 24 and the gallery will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.… Continue Reading

Free estate planning seminar planned for next week

SHERIDAN — A free estate planning seminar is scheduled for next week in Sheridan and Buffalo. “How to Protect Your Estate, Assets and Life Savings from the Costs of Probate and Long-term Care” will be held Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Firewater Grill at the Trails End Motel. The event will be offered again… Continue Reading

Pianist Josh Wright to perform in Sheridan Jan. 23

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Arts Council in collaboration with the First Baptist Church will present a concert by pianist Josh Wright on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Wright performed his debut recitals at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center in 2014. His self-titled album topped the Billboard Classical Traditional chart just three weeks after its… Continue Reading

2 Wisconsin men cited for poaching in Sheridan County

SHERIDAN — Two Wisconsin men in Wyoming on a hunting trip were cited on poaching charges after using hunting licenses transfered to them by the property owners on whose land they were hunting. Bob Schneeberger and James Kafka have each been charged with knowingly taking an antlered, big-horned animal or trophy game with licenses illegally… Continue Reading

SPD: New software should resolve dispatching issues

SHERIDAN  — While members of the Goose Valley Volunteer Fire Department have expressed frustration with dispatchers for not following protocols, Sheridan Police Chief Rich Adriaens said many of those complaints may be moot in a couple of months. Adriaens, along with other city and county representatives, attended the volunteer department’s board meeting Tuesday to attempt… Continue Reading

Concert park preps for big crowds, adds more seating

SHERIDAN — Big acts draw big crowds, and the Trails End Concert Park is preparing for both this summer. Trails End Concert Park General Manager Robert Greene announced Monday that Sheridan’s largest music park would be expanding its seating for this year’s Big Horn Country USA music festival. The concert venue is removing the north… Continue Reading

2 Sheridan men appointed to Wyo. advisory committee

SHERIDAN — The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights recently announced 15 appointments to the Wyoming State Advisory Committee, and two Sheridan residents were among them: Dr. Robert Byrd and Jason Vela — who is serving his second term. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan agency charged with studying and advising the… Continue Reading

Local students named to MSU honor roll

SHERIDAN — Several local students were recently named to the 2014 fall semester honor roll at Montana State University. There are two MSU honor roll lists — the President’s and Dean’s lists. Students must complete 12 credit hours to qualify for either list. Students with 4.0 grade point averages are named to the President’s Honor… Continue Reading

Big Horn Mountain Polka Club to meet Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a dance Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. The monthly dance will feature music by Up the Creek. The cost to attend is $5 per person and the event is open to the public. For additional information, contact Jean Arzy at 672-3623. The… Continue Reading

Sheridan to host All-State Music Conference

Sheridan to host All-State Music Conference

SHERIDAN — Sheridan will play host to Wyoming’s 68th annual All-State Music Conference beginning Sunday. More than 400 select student musicians, 250 musical educators and 30 exhibitors from throughout the state will participate in the event. As part of the conference, students will perform at two public concerts. The opening night concert will be held… Continue Reading

Whitney Benefits shows interest in SCSD2 Gollings paintings

SHERIDAN — If the Sheridan County School District 2 board of trustees does decide to sell the 10 original William Gollings paintings in its possession, officials may have found the ideal buyer. During the regular meeting of the SCSD2 board Monday night, Whitney Benefits Board President Tom Kinnison and half of the total Whitney Benefits… Continue Reading

SCSD2 requesting proposals for alternative school study

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 will begin requesting proposals for a planning study for alternative schools in the county after the Wyoming School Facilities Department guaranteed $50,000 will be available for the study. Recently, superintendents of each of the local school districts, as well as Johnson County and representatives from Sheridan College, have… Continue Reading

Sheridan man pleads not guilty to battery charge

SHERIDAN — A man pleaded not guilty Monday in Sheridan County Circuit Court of deliberately injuring a woman he knew was pregnant. Dustin Drew Morris addressed the court from jail via closed circuit television after being arrested on a warrant stemming from an incident involving his estranged wife. An affidavit of probable cause stated that… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. Club member Laura Ratcliff will present on beginning sign language. The group will learn some basics of American Sign Language. The meeting is free and open to all women. The Big Horn Woman’s Club… Continue Reading

Trout Unlimited to host annual fundraiser Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Little Big Horn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host its annual fundraiser Saturday from 6-9 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The group will discuss open board positions, 2015 projects, the Adopt-A-Trout program and local, state and national Trout Unlimited efforts. Dinner will feature London broil and blackened salmon. The event… Continue Reading

Agenda Jan. 13, 2015

Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees meeting 5 p.m. Thursday Room 10, Sheridan College in Johnson County 63 North Burritt Ave., Buffalo • Call to order and roll call • Agenda additions and deletions • Consent agenda 1. Minutes from Dec. 11, 2014, meeting 2. Financial reports from Dec. 2014 • President’s report •… Continue Reading

How healthy is Sheridan’s downtown economy?

How healthy is Sheridan’s downtown economy?

Local officials, business owners share mixed feelings about empty storefronts on Main St. By Mike Dunn The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — A “For Rent” sign can tell many stories. It can mark the beginning of an opportunity, and the end of an era. It can mark the financial success of a person preparing to retire,… Continue Reading

Ready to recycle? Get ready for curbside this summer

Ready to recycle? Get ready for curbside this summer

SHERIDAN — Excuses may be running out. A 2012 public opinion survey found that some of the main reasons city residents didn’t recycle were because it was inconvenient, they didn’t like sorting their recycled goods and there was no pick-up service. However, if City Council approves a resolution it is slated to consider on Feb.… Continue Reading

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