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Holiday spirit revealed at Christmas Stroll: Town gathers for an evening of festivities

November 29, 2014

SHERIDAN — With South Main Street blocked off and music coming from nearly every door, the town of Sheridan strolled. This year marked the 19th annual Christmas Stroll, when local businesses participate in an evening of festivities, food and local Black Friday shopping. Patrons wore the latest Stroll button and meandered in and out of Read More

Local Briefs Nov. 29, 2014

Arvada Elementary concert Tuesday SHERIDAN — The Arvada Elementary School Christmas Concert will be held Tuesday. The concert is free and open to the public. The performance will commence at the Powder River Community Center in Arvada at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Elisa Olson at 758-4411, ext. 107. The Powder River Community Center Read More

Agendas Nov. 29, 2014

Board of County Commissioners staff meeting 8:45 a.m. Monday Second floor, Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse addition 224 S. Main Street • Call to order • Voucher review • Staff and elected reports • Adjourn Board of County Commissioners meeting 9 a.m. Tuesday Second floor boardroom #220 Sheridan County Courthouse addition 224 S. Main St. Read More

Senior Center Happenings Nov. 29, 2014

• Healthy U! health fair focuses on Emergency Preparedness. Pick up tips and information for being prepared for an emergency.  The GoSafe medical alert system will be demonstrated. There will be a drawing for a $100 Car Care package donated by Fremont Toyota of Sheridan. The fair is Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Read More

Column: The spirit of holiday spirit

Rindy West is the Development Director at the Sheridan Senior Center. Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community.  It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age. We sure appreciate all of the warm wishes during the Holidays and say thank you Read More

Retire? Rewire! Creating exciting possibilities for the future

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center Been there? Done that? Have you really?  Do you really know the new possibilities available to you? Whether you’re recently retired or have been retired for years, if you’re feeling stuck, take the hint that you may be ready to redirect your life. Richard Leider and Alan Webber, co-authors Read More

Bighorn National Forest lecture to address fire and insect risk

SHERIDAN — Bighorn National Forest Resources Staff Officer Bernie Bornong will present a public lecture Wednesday about how the two major agents of change on subalpine forests — fire and bark beetles — could affect the Bighorn National Forest. “Landscape Scale Changes in Subalpine Forests — Fire and Beetles” will focus on how the forests Read More

Festival of Trees to be held Dec. 8

SHERIDAN — The 22nd annual Festival of Trees will be held Dec. 8 at the Whitney Academic Center Atrium at Sheridan College. The event will include cocktails and a live and silent auction. Silent auction items have been donated by community members and businesses, and the live auction will include various trips and a wide Read More

Jentel Presents to feature presentations, readings by resident artists and writers

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will present this month’s artists and writers at “Jentel Presents” on Tuesday. From 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center a variety of artists and writers will present about their craft and their time at the residency program located in Ucross. The free event is open Read More

Mountain Marketplace Bazaar to feature handmade and ‘use it again’ items

SHERIDAN — More than 20 vendors will have various handmade and “use it again” items for sale at the Mountain Marketplace Bazaar to be held Dec. 6. The bazaar will offer an opportunity to purchase unique Christmas gifts and other treasures. The bazaar will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Trails Read More

Beautiful day for a Turkey Trot

November 28, 2014

Could Sheridan be a possible host for FBI data security site?

SHERIDAN — Forward Sheridan would like to make a move to protect sensitive data within the city. Jay Stender, executive director of Forward Sheridan, told legislators Tuesday at the Chamber of Commerce Legislative Forum that he would like to court the InfraGard program used by the FBI for data security. InfraGard is a program that Read More

Improving education on the reservation: The First People’s Center for Education trains teachers to educate Native American students

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County is known throughout the state and regionally for its strong educational systems, so it comes as no surprise that the community houses an educational nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the level of education for Native students. The First People’s Center for Education officially formed in 2004 with the mission to improve Read More

Future of Burgess Junction Visitor Center still unknown

SHERIDAN — Plans continue to evolve for use of the Burgess Junction Visitor Center located approximately 50 miles west of Sheridan near the junction of U.S. Highways 14 and 14A. In April, Bighorn National Forest staff began seeking individuals or firms who would be interested in providing alternative uses for the facility that was closed Read More

Santa at the Kalif Shrine Temple Dec. 6

SHERIDAN — Santa will be at the Kalif Shrine Temple on Dec. 6. From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. he will give out Christmas stockings to all children. The Kalif Shrine will serve free hot dogs, chips and pop. For more information, contact Warren Pearson at 752-0394. The temple is located at 145 W. Loucks Read More

Edward A. Whitney Center wins ‘Outstanding Project’ award

SHERIDAN — Learning by Design magazine recently selected Sheridan College’s Edward A. Whitney Academic Center as an “Outstanding Project” in its 2014 Awards of Excellence publication. Learning by Design, “the premier source for education design innovation and excellence,” featured the Sheridan College building in the New Construction/Addition category in its fall 2014 publication. “The expansion and Read More

Legacy Pregnancy Center annual Christmas concert Dec. 5

SHERIDAN — The Legacy Pregnancy Center will present its annual Christmas concert, “Blessings,” Dec. 5. The concert will feature local artists at the WYO Theater beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. For more information, call 673-4757. The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

International Association of Electrical Inspectors continued education to be held Dec. 6

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Chapter of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors will host a continuing education course in Sheridan on Dec. 6. The topic of the course will be one and two family residencies, code panels and NEC updates, and will earn attendees eight hours of credits. The class will be held at the Read More

Saturday Events Nov. 28, 2014

Events for Nov. 29, 2014 • 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Invitational Basketball Tournament, Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome, Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave., $7 adults, $5 seniors, $3 Sheridan College students with Activity Card or high school age and under

Local Briefs Nov. 28, 2014

Cancer support group starting Monday SHERIDAN — A new cancer support group, “A Shared Journey,” will meet weekly beginning Monday. 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 Read More

Giving thanks

November 26, 2014

SHERIDAN — Before Thanksgiving, The Sheridan Press took to the streets to ask people what they were grateful for, with a catch: they couldn’t mention something that they were thankful for last year. Many residents said home and family, but some found new thankful thoughts. Americans take time during in November to remember what they Read More

Too many toys? Time to rethink Christmas giving

SHERIDAN — The more the merrier? Not always. In ages past, blacksmiths who stuffed too many items into their fire to be forged would ruin their products when they lost track of what they were doing. “Too many irons in the fire” now refers to trying to tackle too many tasks at once, resulting in a Read More

Alternative schools: Unique learning environments

SHERIDAN — Each of the school districts in Sheridan County, and most throughout the nation, have begun to focus on individualized student learning, realizing that education is not cookie-cutter for all. Beyond the traditional learning labels of personality issues or mental capacity, it is now commonly accepted that any number of things could affect the Read More

Akcita Win to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will host a December meeting on Tuesday at the Holiday Inn. The event is open to the public and will feature games and dinner. The meeting will commence at 6 p.m. in the Chaparral Room, to the right of the restaurant. For more information, email The Holiday Inn is located Read More

Bernie Bornong to speak at Sheridan College on Dec. 3

SHERIDAN — The next installment of the Museum of Discovery Science Lecture Series will feature “Landscape Scale Changes in Subalpine Forests – Fire and Beetles.” The presentation will be held Dec. 3 in the Mohn’s Science Center at Sheridan College at 7 p.m. Bernie Bornong of the United States Forest Service and the Bighorn National Read More

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