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Sheely promoted to digital content editor; Pearson joins Sheridan Press news team

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press recently promoted government reporter Hannah Sheely to digital content editor. Sheely has worked for the newspaper reporting primarily on local government for two years. Her new position will include management and updating of the Press’ website,, as well as the website that pairs with the news organization’s three annual… Continue Reading

Testimony begins in felony fraud trial

SHERIDAN — Testimony in the Miranda Mraz trial being held in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday focused on employees of the Firewater Grill, amid issues with jury members and witnesses. Before the jury was brought into the courtroom, the judge was informed that a jury member had spoken to the bailiff Monday after court had… Continue Reading

K-Life to host dodgeball event Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan K-Life will host a day of dodgeball fun for all ages Saturday at the Sheridan High School gym. The event will run from 2-9 p.m. It is open to anyone age 8 or older. The cost is $15 per person, with the chance to purchase extra lives for $5. Dodgeball teams should… Continue Reading

Tongue River Child’s Place benefit set for Saturday

RANCHESTER — The Tongue River Child’s Place annual benefit dinner and dance will be held Saturday at the Ranchester Town Hall. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The event will include a beef dinner, silent auction, live music by The Craft Brothers, raffle baskets and kids activities. Alcohol will also be served at the event.… Continue Reading

Artist reception planned for SC employee art exhibit

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College annual employee art exhibit will open Tuesday in the Martinsen Gallery at the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. The show features photography, painting, quilting, ceramics, metalwork, fashion and folk art. Awards will be given for people’s choice and best in show. An opening reception will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m.… Continue Reading

BHHS announces school honor roll

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School officials recently announced the school’s second-quarter honor rolls. Those students on the school honor roll received at least a 3.0 grade point average and had no grade lower than a C. The following students were named to the honor rolls. School Honor Roll 12th grade Zachary Blaney, Kayla Crouse,… Continue Reading

Sheridan woman on trial for felony forgery

Sheridan woman on trial for felony forgery

SHERIDAN — Miranda Mraz’s felony forgery trial got underway Monday in 4th Judicial District Court. The jury is comprised of eight women and five men. Mraz was arrested in June on charges of felony forgery and theft stemming from accusations that she allegedly altered customer credit card receipts at the Firewater Grill on Main Street… Continue Reading

SCSD2 offers online registration for 2015-16 school year

SCSD2 offers online registration for 2015-16 school year

SHERIDAN — While the use of technology in the classroom continues to expand, parents will also begin experiencing the benefits of living in a digital world. Sheridan County School District 2 will offer online student registration for the coming school year. Previously, high school course selection and some minor forms like demographic changes have already… Continue Reading

Rep. Patton remains hospitalized in Cheyenne

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, remains hospitalized Tuesday due to a setback in his recovery from a blocked artery and heart procedure. Doctors diagnosed the 84-year-old with a lung ailment late last week, delaying his anticipated discharge from the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. “They’re describing it as a general malady called acute respiratory distress… Continue Reading

WGFD to host public meeting on water project Monday

CLEARMONT — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host a public informational meeting to discuss work associated with lower Clear Creek and the Kendrick bypass channel Monday at 7 p.m. in Clearmont. Fisheries biologist Bill Bradshaw and aquatic habitat biologist Travis Cundy will be present to discuss recent fisheries work in the area. “We… Continue Reading

Sheridan Ice groundbreaking March 4

SHERIDAN — The nonprofit Sheridan On Skates officials are inviting the public to the construction ground breaking for the new Whitney Rink at the M & M’s Center ice arena. A brief ceremony will take place at noon March 4 at the current rink. There will be a short program sharing project details and thanking… Continue Reading

Songwriters in the round to feature local artists Saturday

SHERIDAN — Groundloop Records will present Songwriters in the Round Saturday from 7-9 p.m. at the Carriage House Theater. The event will feature Sarah Sample, Julie Szewc and Tris Munsick. Tickets for the event are $12 and are available through the WYO Theater box office, online at or by phone at 672-9084. Tickets will… Continue Reading

SHS students win Academic Challenge

SHS students win Academic Challenge

SHERIDAN — Eastern Wyoming College recently hosted the Wyoming Academic Challenge. Eight Wyoming high schools sent thirteen teams to compete. The two- to five-member teams participated in four rigorous rounds of competition. Questions ranged from current events to mathematics and literature. Schools participating were Big Piney, Cheyenne East, Douglas, Evanston, Lovell, Riverside, Sheridan and Tongue… Continue Reading

Big Horn High School announces Principal’s Honor Roll

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School officials recently announced the school’s second-quarter honor rolls. Those students on the principal’s honor roll earned at least a 3.5 grade point average and had no grade below a B. The following students were named to the Principal’s Honor Roll. 12th grade Garrett Allen, Edward Atter, Lyndon Bare, Rebecca… Continue Reading

2 snowmobilers found after night in the Bighorns

2 snowmobilers found after night in the Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Mark Conrad said this afternoon that the father, son pair of snowmobilers who were reported missing Sunday night were found late Monday morning. Conrad said Corey Gostonczik, 40, and his teenage son, Cole, had left Bear Lodge Resort at approximately 5 p.m. Sunday and Sheridan Area Search… Continue Reading

Crews respond to early morning fire

Crews respond to early morning fire

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to a structure fire early Monday morning. Capt. Greg Luhman said the department was called out at 5:40 a.m. to a house in the 600 block of Canby Street. The house was under construction and vacant. “The center of the home burned and into the walls,” Luhman said. “There’s some… Continue Reading

Crews search for 2 snowmobilers

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Sheridan Area Search and Rescue continued the search for two missing snowmobilers this morning. According to the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office, SASR was called out around 11 p.m. Sunday to search for two guests of Bear Lodge who had not returned. SCSO officials said the father and his teenage son had left… Continue Reading

Students could get more help through Hathaway

SHERIDAN — Future graduates of Wyoming high schools attending the University of Wyoming or any of the state’s seven community colleges under a Hathaway Scholarship could have the ability to work their way up to more free money if House Bill 192 passes through the 2015 legislative session. The Education-Hathaway scholarship program bill, sponsored by… Continue Reading

Stars of Tomorrow winners announced

Stars of Tomorrow winners announced

SHERIDAN — The Stars of Tomorrow competition was held Friday night at the WYO Theater. The competition was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and was open to children in kindergarten through high school. The top three finishers received a trophy and certificate. The overall winner will also receive a scholarship toward attending college and the… Continue Reading

Free suicide prevention training set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition will offer free training Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. The QPR training will teach individuals to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. Refreshments will be provided. Space for the training is limited, therefore organizers… Continue Reading

Registration open for ‘Sound of Healing’ retreat

SHERIDAN — Registration is now open for the April 10-12 “The Sound of Healing” women’s retreat featuring yoga and music for transformation. The all-inclusive weekend retreat includes shared accommodations at The Ranch at Ucross, five meals, a guided hike and classes appropriate for all levels of yoga and music experiences. Classes will include healing with… Continue Reading

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