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Summer tourist season already picking up

May 23, 2014

SHERIDAN — Many Wyomingites are destined to travel this weekend. It’s a graduation weekend across the state and the Memorial Day holiday has afforded many people some extra time off. This weekend also ushers in the official beginning of the summer travel season. Sheridan Travel and Tourism Executive Director Shawn Buckley said local tourist traffic Read More

Two systems complicate reporting process

SHERIDAN — Within the next 48 hours, each of Sheridan County’s high schools will hold their 2013-2014 commencement ceremonies, graduating roughly 200 young adults. However, earlier this week the Wyoming Department of Education announced the graduation rates for the 2012-2013 school year, begging the question, what took so long? It would be easy to assume Read More

Partnership allows students to learn from pheasants

SHERIDAN — A new partnership between the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and a local chapter of the nonprofit group Pheasants Forever is allowing more than a dozen classrooms in Sheridan County to bring a little bit of Wyoming’s wildlife indoors. For several years, Darrell Meineke, manager of the Sheridan Bird Farm, has traveled to Read More

Local students’ recognized for work

SHERIDAN — Peter Schultz of Sheridan was awarded a Doctor of Dental Science from the Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska, recently. Ethan Augustus Hall of Sheridan was named the recipient of the Sheridan High School Never Flinch Scholarship. The son of Dale and Kristi Hall of Sheridan, he plans to attend the Read More

Local music instructor wins award

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College music instructor Dr. Christian Erickson recently won the 2014 ARTCORE New Music Competition. The winning composition, “Danzas de los Matachines,” is a quartet for strings and will be the centerpiece of a recital by Christine Dunbar, principal cellist with the Wyoming Symphony. The premiere is scheduled for April 19, 2015, at Read More

Enzi now accepting Senate Page applications

SHERIDAN — U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is now accepting applications from high school juniors to be a Senate Page for the fall session in Washington, D.C. There are a total of 30 page positions in the Senate and Enzi is sponsoring a Wyoming student to serve in one of them. The deadline for applications Read More

Last day of school Friday

SHERIDAN — Friday is the last day of school for Sheridan County School District 2 and the district has announced early dismissal times for this day. • Kindergarten will release at 12:05 p.m. • Elementary schools will release at 1:15 p.m. • Ft. Mackenzie High School and middle schools will release at 1:55 p.m. • Read More

135 years of Western hospitality

WOLF — Way back when, a man named Sudsy loaded blocks of ice into his Model A Ford and bounced his way around Eatons’ Ranch west of Sheridan. He delivered those blocks of ice daily to refrigerators sitting on porches of guest cabins at the ranch. A very handy man, Sudsy also had an ice Read More

ACHS class of 2014 — small town, big connections

SHERIDAN — Two of the 10 students graduating from Arvada-Clearmont High School on Sunday have grown up in the Sheridan County School District 3 system their entire lives. Together since kindergarten, they have been joined by others at varying stages throughout the 12 years that followed, including adding a foreign exchange student just earlier this Read More

Webster seeks 2-year term to honor promise to Ward 3

SHERIDAN — City Councilman Robert Webster recently filed for re-election, but put his name down for the two-year unexpired term rather than another four-year term. The term is just two-years because it finishes out the term of Levi Dominguez, who resigned his seat several months ago. “When I looked at it, the term that Levi Read More

City public works department plans to do more

SHERIDAN — Following the cautiously optimistic trend set in much of the city’s proposed fiscal year 2014-2015 budget, Public Works Director Nic Bateson presented a general fund budget request that was just over $400,000 higher than last year’s in a council work session Thursday. The public works department accounts for approximately 28 percent of the Read More

New business to offer Segway tours

SHERIDAN — An upstart business in Sheridan plans to utilize the city’s walking paths to conduct tours on small electric personal transporters. Out West Segway Tours has occupied the building on Main Street that used to house the Davis Gallery. A Segway Personal Transporter is a platform on two wheels upon which a person balances while Read More

3-on-3 Hoop Jam registration set to end May 31

SHERIDAN — Registration for one of Sheridan’s most popular street basketball tournaments will end May 31. Whitney Plaza in downtown Sheridan will be converted into approximately 18 courts to allow for an expected 800 participants of all ages from throughout the region. Each team gets a minimum of four games apiece. Hoop Jam is a Read More

Eatons’ annual horse drive planned for Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Eatons’ Ranch wranglers will drive more than 200 horses from winter pastures to Eatons’ Ranch this Sunday. They’ll travel from the Wyarno area, starting at 7-7:30 a.m. and when they reach Sheridan, will head up Fifth Street, past the Visitor’s Center, past the Sheridan Inn, past Sheridan Memorial Hospital and out to Read More

Museum Appreciation Weekend set for May 31-June 1

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society will host its annual Museum Appreciation Weekend next weekend. From May 31 through June 1 the museum will be open for free to all members of the community. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily guests are invited to explore the museum with free refreshments on May 31 Read More

Press seeking nominations for ‘20 Under 40’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press would like to recognize 20 individuals in Sheridan County between the ages of 18 and 40 who are positively influencing our community. Nominations for “20 under 40” are due by the end of the day June 1. Nomination forms can be received by emailing, at The Press located at Read More

Miss Wyoming 2014 Pageant coming to the WYO

SHERIDAN — The Miss Wyoming 2014 Pageant is coming to the WYO Theater next weekend. On May 31 from 7-9:30 p.m. “Rockin’ the Runway” will feature music from the ‘80s and a preshow by the Little Sisters. Tickets are $25 for Crown seating, $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Tickets are available Read More

WGFD seeking input on big game herd management

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will hold two public information meetings to review and discuss big game herd management objectives for the North Bighorn mule deer herd, Clearmont, Ucross and Beckton pronghorn antelope herds and the Powder River white-tailed deer herd. The Sheridan area meeting will be held Wednesday at the regional Read More

‘Pub Painting’ May 30

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Watercolor Association will present their next “Pub Painting,” an Artists in Motion event. On May 30 from 6-9 p.m. the artists of the association will paint and sell their works inside the Main Street Tavern located inside the Best Western Sheridan Center. There is no cost to attend but attendees must Read More

Walmart cracks down on shoplifting from store

May 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Walmart store is cracking down on shoplifters. In the past few months, cases brought to court by the megastore have increased dramatically. In January through March of this year, one person was prosecuted and convicted in municipal court for shoplifting from the Coffeen Avenue store. In April, seven people faced individual charges Read More

Dayton Town Council to add restrooms at Scott Bicentennial

DAYTON — In an effort to make Scott Bicentennial Park in Dayton an even better place to play and relax, Dayton Town Council has opened bids for a project to construct an addition to the park’s restrooms. “We’ve been needing something for a long time,” Mayor Bob Wood said. “Sometimes we get so many people at Read More

Gov. Mead sees disconnect between spending, educational achievement

SHERIDAN — Gov. Matt Mead told The Sheridan Press Wednesday that there are two areas in which he did not accomplish as much as he had hoped to in his first term as governor: health care and education. Mead and First Lady Carol Mead visited Sheridan Wednesday to connect with local community leaders, attend a fundraiser Read More

Chadron announces spring honor roll

SHERIDAN — Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska, has announced their spring 2014 honor roll recipients and several local students were recognized. Presidents List – 4.0 GPA • Ashley Daniels, Sheridan • Audra Gorzalka, Sheridan • Tonia Wiley, Sheridan Deans List – 3.5+ GPA • Craig Blackwell, Sheridan • Haley Patterson, Sheridan

Campgrounds open this weekend

SHERIDAN — Multiple campgrounds will open this weekend in the Bighorn Mountains, kicking off the summer season. The Ranger Creek Recreation Area, Leigh Creek, Tie Hack and Shell Creek campgrounds will open tomorrow. The Shell Falls Interpretive Site will begin its season Saturday. Other campgrounds, trailheads and picnic areas will open as weather and conditions Read More

Creative Economy Council holding organizational meeting Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Creative Economy Council for Sheridan and Johnson counties will hold an open organizational meeting on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. The meeting will include discussions and implementations of plans for the council — which will recognize, support and promote a wide variety of creative organizations and individuals that contribute to economic growth in Read More

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