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Barrasso congratulates Highland Park on Blue Ribbon designation

October 16, 2014

SHERIDAN — A collective “wow” was gasped by 373 elementary students as Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, responded “$176,000” to the question from a student of “How much do you make?” “A lot of people in this room now want to become a U.S. senator,” he said with a laugh. Barrasso visited Highland Park Elementary School Read More

Patton: Still work to do in state Legislature

SHERIDAN — Current state representative for House District 29 Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, highlighted in his introduction at Wednesday’s candidate forum both the health of the state and the need for change. The forum was hosted by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. Patton said he would like to serve a fourth term in the Legislature Read More

Recreation board may pursue contract for ambulance service to staff football games

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District Board held its October meeting yesterday, and it turned into a lengthy one as strong discussions developed over several varying topics. Safety was a major concern for board members as Richard Wright mentioned the lack of ambulances available at Little Guy Football games. Wright, the executive director of the Read More

SC selected as Tree Campus USA finalist

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College has been selected as a finalist in the Tree Campus USA – Celebrate Arbor Day Event Contest. In May, volunteers from Sheridan College, the community and the Wyoming State Forestry Division planted 32 trees on the college campus to celebrate Arbor Day in part of the campus’ first Arbor Day celebration. Read More

Free legal advice clinic set for Oct. 23

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Bar Association along with Sheridan College will hold a free legal advice clinic on Oct. 23. From 6-9 p.m. at Founders Hall, lawyers will be present to answer legal questions for free. To schedule an appointment, call the Wyoming Center for Legal Aid at 307-777-8383.

Local AARP chapter to kick off monthly meetings

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan local AARP Chapter 676 will kick off its monthly meetings at the Sheridan Senior Center Friday at 5:30 p.m. Those interested in attending are asked to bring a covered dish to share and your own place settings. The event is open to the public. Dan Lick of the People Assistance Food Read More

Fear focus of upcoming lectures

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on fear for the next Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat of the seminar on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S. Read More

Friday Events Oct. 16, 2014

Events for Friday, October 17, 2014 • 1:30 p.m. Big Horn Woman’s Club meeting, 314 S. Second St., Big Horn • 5:30 p.m. Sheridan local Chapter AARP, Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St.

Local Briefs Oct. 16, 2014

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday BIG HORN — The October meeting of the Big Horn Woman’s Club will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the clubhouse, located at 314 S. Second St. “Death at our Doorstep: The Fort Phil Kearny Saga” will be presented by Don Fisk. The meeting is free and open Read More

Maverick Rd. closed Tuesday till further notice

SHERIDAN — County Road 1213, also known as Maverick Road, will be closed to through-traffic beginning Tuesday for bridge replacement work. The road will be closed at the Little Goose Creek crossing until further notice. For more information about the road closure, call Wyoming Department of Transportation Resident Engineer Jerry Buckley at 674-2326.

County hopefuls address natural gas project, growth

October 15, 2014

Dayton mayor and council SHERIDAN — Questions at Tuesday’s candidate forum directed toward candidates for Dayton Town Council and Dayton mayor centered on the area’s need for natural gas and economic development, indicating key concerns for town residents. Who was there: Town Council candidates Jeremy Smith and Eric Lofgren. Mayor candidates Norm Anderson and Bob Read More

School board candidates tackle Common Core, open meetings

SHERIDAN — Candidates for local school districts and the Northern Wyoming Community College District tackled issues from budgets to the implementation of Common Core standards Tuesday night at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce candidate forums. Here’s a rundown of the questions asked of each group of candidates. Sheridan County School District 1 Who was Read More

Cemetery tours to offer glimpse into past

SHERIDAN — There are more people in the City of Sheridan Municipal Cemetery than there are in the city itself. With 20,000 backstories ranging from World War I veterans to town founders, there is not only local but also regional, national and even world history to experience just by taking a walk through the plots. Read More

Hearings set in kidnapping case, June murder

By Kelli Heitstuman-Tomko The Sheridan Press Man charged with murder awaiting competency hearing SHERIDAN — A man arrested for second degree murder will appear in Sheridan County Circuit Court Oct. 20 for a competency hearing. Paul Brookhouse was arrested for the June 12 murder of James Lee Drake. The competency hearing will be the first Read More

City Council candidates discuss fluoride, chief of staff

SHERIDAN — Questions asked of candidates for Sheridan City Council on Tuesday reflected issues that have been discussed at length by constituents in recent months. Each of the candidates was asked to address their opinions on fluoride and whether there is a need for a chief of staff position at city hall. Incumbent Bob Webster Read More

NWS recognizes Leiter couple for service

SHERIDAN — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has named Jack Chase of Leiter the recipient of the agency’s Edward H. Stoll Award for 50 years of outstanding service in the Cooperative Weather Observer Program. The award is named for Edward Stoll, who served as a cooperative observer for 76 years and was the first Read More

Dayton club invites area residents to chili cook-off, dance

DAYTON — The Dayton Benefit Club will host a chili cook-off and dance Saturday from 4-9 p.m. This event is open to the public and will be at the Dayton Community Hall, 410 Bridge St. Guests may enter red or green chili at $10 per crock pot. There will be chili, cinnamon rolls, carrots, celery Read More

Senior Center to host bluegrass night

SHERIDAN — Need to jam? The Sheridan Senior Center will host a bluegrass music night Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and will be held at the center, located at 211 Smith St. For more information, call Bill Bradshaw at 751-1852.

Sheridan YMCA to offer healthy back class

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan YMCA will offer a free “Healthy Back Class” designed by medical professionals to help individuals strengthen their backs. The program is a three-week class, and the class is limited to 15 participants. Those who attend will gradually learn a sequence of 15 simple but effective exercises that can be done daily. Read More

Local Events Oct. 15, 2014

Events for Thursday, October 16, 2014 • 5-7 p.m. Spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the Legacy Pregnancy Center, The Knights Hall, 301 E. Brundage St., $8 for adults, $5 for kids, $20 for families • 5-7 p.m. Sagebrush Community Art Center ceramics reception, 201 E. Fifth St. • 5:30 p.m. Craig Johnson book signing, Sheridan Stationery, Read More

Local Briefs Oct. 15, 2014

Ceramics exhibition reception set for Thursday SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host “Ceramics Invitational,” an exhibition featuring works in clay by well-known ceramic artists and college art instructors from around the state. The opening reception will be held Thursday from 5-7 p.m. The reception is open to the public and refreshments will Read More

Spooky night at Fort Phil Kearny

October 14, 2014

Police make modifications to deer management program

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department has modified and re-opened several archery zones in its deer management program to allow for better management of increasing deer populations within city limits. The city’s deer management program allows citizens to archery hunt deer on approved and primarily undeveloped public and private lands within the city. It is Read More

Third poaching: WGFD seeking information on bull moose killed

SHERIDAN — A third incidence of poaching in the Sheridan region has been reported. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the poaching of two young bull moose on the Bighorn National Forest west of Buffalo. The moose were discovered in the French Creek Swamps area on Oct. 11 by a hunter Read More

SCSD1 professional staff salary schedule policy gets review

SHERIDAN — An ongoing and often contentious review of the professional staff salary schedule policy for Sheridan County School District 1 may reach a final, and seemingly amicable, conclusion next week due to a work session held by the board of trustees yesterday. District policy GCBA has been a hot topic of discussion for the Read More

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