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Gas leak closes portion of downtown Tues.

June 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — A natural gas leak caused a two-block radius near the intersection of Gould and West Burkitt streets to be evacuated Tuesday evening. The incident occurred while crews from Montana-Dakota Utilities were doing routine maintenance on the line. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Capt. Greg Luhman said buildings in the immediate area of the leak were emptied Read More

Wyoming unemployment better than average

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s falling unemployment percentages coupled with a larger than average workforce participation rate shows that the state’s economy is significantly healthier than the national average. While each figure can serve as an independent indication of overall economic vitality, the two together compensate for any potential misperceptions related to job availability. Sheridan County’s latest Read More

Foundation planning summer festival

SHERIDAN — It is a sunny summer day in Sheridan and you and your family are looking for an outdoor escape. Though the last place you may think to visit is a ski resort, the Antelope Butte Foundation is hoping to change that. Thanks to recent legislation from U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-WY, and Sen. Read More

Salvaged items junk sale to be held Sat. at the Fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — A salvaged and re-purposed items junk sale, “Behind the Picket Fence,” will be held Saturday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Artist and handcrafters will show and sell their works in the pavillion from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call Terri Walton at 674-6023. The fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria Read More

Wyoming experts looking at all coal export options

By Tracee Davis The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Economic Development Task Force hosted the Director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority Loyd Drain at an extended meeting Tuesday. Along with a brief overview of various ongoing energy projects around the state, the panel extensively discussed the future of coal and how it impacts the state’s Read More

SHS announces second semester honor roll

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has announced the second semester honor roll recipients.   12th grade “B” honor roll Lauren Alden, Landon Anderson, Katelyn Bailey, Alyssa Bergey, Kendra Bond, Rebecca Bridger, Payton Brilz, Jamisen Campbell, Wyatt Campbell, Dane Chambers, Ethan Chartier, Maggie Clarendon, Savonnah Clark-Gardiner, Devin Conley, Micah Cornell, Elizabeth Cote, Read More

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ to be held Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program will host their next monthly “Jentel Presents” on Tuesday. From 5:30-7 p.m. all members of the community are invited to this free event and refreshments will be served. This month’s presenting artists will include a writer, an installation artist, two mixed media artist, a novelist and a photographer. The Read More

Chamber coffee gathering to be offered tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Business Retention and Expansion Committee will present a Chamber coffee tomorrow. The free gathering is open to all members of the community at 8 a.m. at the Wagon Box Inn in Story. For more information call the chamber at 672-2485. The Inn is located at 103 N. Read More

Poker run, concert set for this Saturday

SHERIDAN — A poker run and concert will be held Saturday benefitting the People Assistance Food Bank in Sheridan. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. cars and motorcycles are welcome to participate in a poker run. The cost for entry is $25 and the run will begin at the food bank. The ride will end Read More

Friends, family gather to honor senator

KAYCEE — Just days after the death of 68-year-old Wyoming Sen. John Schiffer, R-Kaycee, on Thursday, family, friends, neighbors and colleagues gathered in the largest indoor space Kaycee had to offer to honor a man known for his hard work, integrity and ever-ready words of encouragement. The gymnasium at Kaycee High School was filled to Read More

Name released in Spring Creek Mine fatality

June 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the man who died at the Spring Creek Mine north of Sheridan on Monday. Stewart Orcutt, 58, of Sheridan died in a single haul truck incident on Monday at approximately 7 p.m. Cloud Peak Energy announced the incident Tuesday morning. Mine Safety and Health Administration Read More

Court upholds no contact order for local attorney

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s 4th Judicial District Court has determined a local Sheridan attorney stalked and harassed one of his neighbors. The court upheld a no contact order issued in Sheridan County Circuit Court last summer after reviewing a case involving Timothy and Carole Tarver and his complaint against their neighbors, Robert and Beverly Bernard, who Read More

Spring Creek Mine reports death of Sheridan resident

SHERIDAN — Cloud Peak Energy announced this morning there was a fatality at its Spring Creek Mine, which is located approximately 35 miles north of Sheridan. A press release from CPE indicates a single haul truck incident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. yesterday. Big Horn County Coroner Terry Bullis indicated the person was from Sheridan. Read More

GOP seeks those interested in filling Senate seat

SHERIDAN — Following the death of Sen. John Schiffer, R-Kaycee, Thursday morning, the chairmen of the Sheridan and Johnson county Republican Parties have begun the process of filling Schiffer’s open seat in the Wyoming Senate, according to a media release. In accordance with state law, the chairmen have called a meeting of the precinct committeemen and Read More

City OKs distribution of consensus funding, discusses projects to be funded

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council approved a resolution Monday outlining the distribution of countywide consensus funding to the local governmental entities, a resolution each incorporated town and the county must also approve. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey said the distribution isn’t strictly based on population, as the county’s governments tried to put a little more Read More

Restaurant industry proves challenging

SHERIDAN — Sheridan is a community that presents a tough market for restaurants. Over the past few years, multiple restaurants have opened and subsequently gone out of business for various reasons. The National Restaurant association estimates that nationwide, roughly 60 percent of restaurants fail within the first three years of operation, and that number jumps Read More

Local rodeo good place to hone, test skills

SHERIDAN — In Sheridan, rodeo is king; and as rodeo pros nationwide prepare for the events of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo another group of competitors are already saddled up and ready to go Thursday nights at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. The Sheridan Cowgirls Association offers events for girls and women of all ages as well Read More

SHS announces second semester honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has announced their second semester honor roll recipients.   12th grade “A” honor roll Luke Adsit, Lane Barten, Jacob Belus, Hailey Blaney, Cassandra Burch, Anna-Marie Calkins, Sharlene Charlson, Madeline Clift, Timothy Cowan, Grady Craft, Collin Cundy, Madison Farr, Logan Garstad, Nicholas Gill, Meradith Hamilton, Daniel Harvey, Zaffary Hein, Grace Henderson, Read More

Try a segway at open house set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — Out West Segway Tours is a new business venture downtown Sheridan and they will be hosting an open house Thursday. From 5-7 p.m. the community is invited to enjoy drinks, appetizers and Segway demonstrations. A drawing for a free tour for two will also be held. The store is located at 117 N. Read More

Legerski’s to host open house Friday

SHERIDAN — Legerski’s Sausage Company will host a customer appreciation open house Friday. Free sausage sliders will be served and prizes will be given away every hour. The open house will run from 3-7 p.m. and all members of the community are invited. The store is located at 1617 N. Main St. For more information call Read More

Amateur Radio Week at the VA Saturday

SHERIDAN — A public demonstration of emergency communications will be held Saturday as part of Amateur Radio Week. Cloud Peak Radio and Electronics Group will show amateur radio at the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center from 1-3 p.m. The public is invited to attend the free display of ham radio’s new capabilities and learn how Read More

Belly up to the griddle

Lonnie Wright keeps an eye on the pancakes cooking for guests at the Big Horn Fire Department’s annual breakfast. The volunteers welcomed members of the community to the fundraiser, where they raffled off several items and gave tours of the department.

Fatality at Spring Creek Mine

SHERIDAN — Cloud Peak Energy announced this morning there was a fatality at its Spring Creek Mine, which is located approximately 35 miles north of Sheridan. A press release from CPE indicates a single haul truck incident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. yesterday. Big Horn County Coroner Terry Bullis indicated the person was from Sheridan. Read More

County asks congressional delegation to help

June 23, 2014

By Tracee Davis The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s commissioners are continuing to take action to address problems associated with sketchy air service at the county airports in Sheridan and Buffalo. Last week, the group sent a letter to Wyoming’s congressional representatives outlining the ongoing problems created by new federal regulations. Small airlines around Read More

Roads close between Buffalo, Gillette

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Transportation temporarily closed Interstate 90 between Buffalo and Gillette both east and westbound lanes last night. The road was closed around 9:40 p.m. due to flash flooding at mile post 91 near Dead Horse Creek following a heavy rain storm that produced 8-10 inches of hail in the area, Read More

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