NewsMarch 23, 2013
Yes, the rumors are true. The Russian olive is on the state’s designated noxious weed list. Russian olives are displacing cottonwood and willow stands within riparian areas. Russian olive-dominated riparian areas are often much less diverse in terms of habitat structure and plant community composition. For control information and cost share, contact your local Weed Read More
When doing a little spring cleaning take a little longer to clean the kitchen. Better yet, start in the kitchen. According to a study by the University of Arizona, the kitchen is the most germ-infested spot in the house.
This week’s Summit Award winner is Bradley Peterson. Peterson is a competitive student whether it be in the classroom or on the tennis court. He is the son of David and Sharlyn Peterson.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Locked in a tower lingering above a fantastical floating city, past electrical barricades and steel doors, is a curious young brunette woman in a long blue dress that’s just a few shades darker than her big, expressive eyes. Her name is Elizabeth, and with an enterprising blend of art and technology, Read More
SHERIDAN — The Big Horn history bowl team got over the hump earlier this month. Brody Bard, Ben Warder and Andrew Schuster, three juniors at Big Horn High School, won the Montana State History Bowl regional title March 9. One year after finishing second at the event, they finished first making them eligible to compete Read More
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A major weekend storm could give new meaning to March Madness for the thousands of fans in Kansas City for the men’s college basketball tournament, blanketing northern areas of the nation’s heartland in up to a foot of snow and bringing downpours and possibly, tornadoes, to parts of the South. Read More
SHERIDAN — A group of Sheridan residents looking to aggregate area social services took another step toward finalizing a unified vision Friday. In a conference call with administrators from a Denver-based social services center, members of a recently formed committee asked questions ranging from very practical to more abstract about the ins and outs of Read More
SHERIDAN — About 60 people gathered at the newly re-branded Brinton Museum Friday evening to hear plans for a forthcoming three-story museum on the campus of the Big Horn institution. “I want this to be a community museum,” said director and chief curator Ken Schuster. “That’s very important: to make this institution a viable, powerful Read More
Editor’s Note: This is the second half of a two-part series regarding the planned Big Horn Community Center. An article in Friday’s Sheridan Press focused on the process by which the land was acquired and the public was made aware of the project. RANCHESTER — While some residents have expressed concern about the procedures taking Read MoreMarch 22, 2013
Editor’s note: This is the first half of a two-part series regarding the planned Big Horn Community Center. An article in Saturday’s edition of The Press will focus on funding for the center and its operations. RANCHESTER — Several Tongue River Valley residents are voicing concerns over the proposed Big Horn Community Center to be Read More
SHERIDAN — Dow Street will be closed between Alger and Val Vista streets from 8 a.m. Saturday through March 31 for installation of new water mains in Mill Park and Dow Street, said Dave Engels, Entech engineer. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to use signed detour routes and be mindful around the construction site. The Read More
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Board of Trustees received an update last night at their regular board meeting from the Denver investment bank George K. Baum & Company about upcoming efforts to poll the Sheridan community on support for a temporary tax increase to finance renovations of the school’s technical center. The center was built Read More
RANCHESTER — Walter Gray, a former football coach at Tongue River High School, was recently awarded with the Career Achievement Award for Football Coaching by the Wyoming Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Board of Trustees was informed last night at their regular business meeting that former Wyoming Gov. Jim Geringer has been scheduled as the 2013 graduation speaker at the college’s May 11 commencement exercise.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot lawmakers are due to vote Friday on a raft of new measures they hope will qualify the country for a bailout package and help it avoid financial ruin next week. But key European leaders gave no indication it would be enough. Cyprus needs to find a way to raise the Read More
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A uranium company wants to use molasses to clean up an abandoned mine west of Denver, hoping bacteria inside the mine will eat up the molasses and dissolved uranium, creating solid uranium particles that can be recovered.
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado requirement that local law enforcement report suspected illegal immigrants to federal authorities moved closer Friday to coming off the books. The Democratic House gave preliminary approval to repealing the 2006 law.
DECATUR, Texas (AP) — A former Colorado inmate and white supremacist at the center of a two-state mystery is dead after a high-speed chase and shootout with Texas deputies. Now investigators are trying to piece together whether he killed the chief of Colorado prisons and a pizza delivery man, and where he was headed when Read More
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two employees of a Tulsa megachurch accused of waiting for two weeks before reporting the rape of a 13-year-old girl on ministry property last summer have pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge.
SHERIDAN — Big Horn Middle School third-quarter honor rolls. Eighth-grade “A” honor rollChristopher Alzheimer, Makenna Balkenbush, Coltons Bates, Eliza Beisher, Olivia Boley, Barak Broad, Abigail Buckingham, Rocky Donaldson, Zachary Granger, Wylan Lee, Lydia Mayer, Nolan McCafferty, Robert Michaud, William Nicholson, Kiara Paninos, Andrew Quinn, Brendan Redinger, Jessica Tracy, Tanner Warder, Andrew White, Colton Williams.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Garden Club will meet Monday from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Scott Hininger will be the special guest.
SHERIDAN — Barnabas Shrestha, a pastor and missionary from Kathmandu, Nepal, will be the guest speaker at Big Horn Church in Big Horn on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s annual ethics lecture will be April 17 at 7 p.m. at the CTEL presentation hall. This year’s lecture is titled “Historical and Current American Indian Policies: an Ethical Framework for the Future.”
CINCINNATI (AP) — Famed groundhog Punxsutawney Phil might want to go back into hibernation. Authorities in still-frigid Ohio have issued an “indictment” of the furry rodent, who predicted an early spring when he didn’t see his shadow after emerging from his western Pennsylvania lair on Feb. 2.March 21, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite growing awareness of hate crimes, the share of those crimes reported to police has fallen in recent years as more victims of violent attacks express doubt that police can or will help. Nearly 2 of 3 hate crimes go unreported to police, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics reported Thursday. Read More