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BOCC approves resolution to support air service

February 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution at its staff meeting Monday that will potentially start the process of enhancing commercial air service in Sheridan County. Resolution #14-02-005 states that the commissioners approve of the Critical Air Service Team filing an application to receive funds from the state to subsidize air service Read More

Investigator: Story fire cause likely electrical

SHERIDAN — An investigator with the Wyoming State Fire Marshal’s Office has determined the fire at the Chuckwagon gas station and convenience store early Thursday morning in Story was likely electrical. Investigator Richard Embry said the decision must be reviewed and finalized by an electrical engineer. Embry said the blaze was called in by a Read More

Sheridan College trustees to consider next steps in capital construction plans

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Board of Trustees will look over conceptual plans for the next phase in the college’s master plan at its meeting Feb. 27. The master plan, adopted in 2010, includes several phases, outlining renovations and new construction to address shortages and outdated facilities. “While we are making significant progress on our Read More

Feeling lost in the shuffle? Track legislative actions online

SHERIDAN — Gov. Matt Mead has delivered his State of the State address, and the 2014 session of the Wyoming Legislature is off to a running start. (Listen to the State of the State here: legisweb.state.wy.us/lsoweb/session/Audio.aspx). Ninety legislators — including six who represent Sheridan County — have begun a 20-day marathon where more than 150 Read More

Propane costs jump more than 55 percent in January

SHERIDAN — A shortage of propane in some regions of the country has caused a spike in prices for local customers. Sheridan-based propane distributors say this area won’t be affected by a lack of supply, but the fact remains that consumers will have to suck up the costs of a higher energy bill. Sheridan Farmers’ Read More

Eagles to host Valentine’s Day dinner and dance Friday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles #4169 will host a Valentine’s Day dinner and dance Friday. Dinner will include steak, shrimp, twice baked potatoes, salad and dessert and costs $12 a plate. Dinner will be served from 6-8 p.m. and live music will be offered from 7-10 p.m. All members of the public are Read More

Project562 raising money for Native American image

SHERIDAN — Tongue River High School alumna Bethany Yellowtail, a fashion designer, stylist and motivational speaker from the Crow and Northern Cheyenne Tribe, has partnered with acclaimed photographer Matika Wilbur to assist in fundraising efforts for Project562. Project562 is an initiative by Wilbur to change the way Americans see Native America by photographing citizens of Read More

Monthly ‘Birding at the Brinton’ set for Saturday at 9 a.m.

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and the Big Horn Audubon will present the next monthly “Birding at the Brinton” on Saturday. This free morning of bird watching will run from 9-11 a.m at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome to join. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars if they have Read More

Sheridan College announces honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College has announced their fall 2013 semester honor roll recipients.   President’s Honor Roll To be eligible for the President’s Honor Roll students must maintain full-time enrollment of 12 or more credit hours with letter grades of A or S and a grade-point average of 4.0 for all classes. Credits counted in Read More

Make-a-wish renovates life for girl with one-in-a- million disease

February 7, 2014

By Alisa Brantz The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Sitting in a multi-colored, masterfully designed room with a bright-eyed, beautiful 13-year-old girl, surrounded by posters, pictures and even a life-size cardboard cut-out of the band One Direction, it’s hard to believe the amount of pain and struggle this teen has experienced in the past 25 months. Read More

Granum graduates from basic military training

SHERIDAN — Air Force Airman Lacey K. Granum graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included military discipline training and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four Read More

Schultz named to Creighton dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., has announced their fall 2013 dean’s list honor roll students. Full-time students who rank in top 10 percent of their class and earn a 3.5 grade-point average or better are eligible for the honor. Peter Schultz of Sheridan, a fourth-year student in the School of Dentistry, has been Read More

Next ‘Brown Bag Lunch Seminar’ Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Main Street campus Center for Workforce and Community Education will present the next topic in the series of “Brown Bag Lunch Seminars” on Wednesday. Lynn Gordon of the Family and Personal Counseling Center will present topics on Wednesdays through the end of February including depression, fear, family and codependency and Read More

Oltion named to Cornell dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., has announced its 2013 fall semester honor roll recipients. Keely Oltion of Sheridan has been placed on the dean’s list of the College of Arts and Sciences for Excellence in Scholarship. For more information call Linda Glaser at 607-255-8942.

Management Council: budget is first

SHERIDAN — The Management Council of the Wyoming Legislature put in place on Friday a process to address the recent decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Senate File 104, a law enacted by the Legislature in 2013 that stripped Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill of most of her duties and placed them with the Read More

Tongue River Assessment to be finalized later this year

RANCHESTER — The Tongue River Watershed Steering Committee met Thursday in Ranchester to discuss ongoing efforts to monitor and improve water quality in the Tongue River. Included in the discussion was a presentation about the Tongue River Assessment started in late fall 2013. The assessment is being completed by a team of retired Natural Resources Read More

BeneTerra working to create environmentally friendly alternatives

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan-based water and land management firm is pioneering technology intended to serve as an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional handling of waste water created as a byproduct of oil and gas production. BeneTerra has modified existing evaporation technology to cater to the unique operational location of an oil or gas well pad. Read More

DFS issues violation for rough handling of kids to Children’s Center Jan. 3

SHERIDAN — The Children’s Center in Sheridan was issued a notice of violation by the Department of Family Services in connection with an incident of mistreatment that occurred at the center last fall. DFS Day Care Licensing Coordinator Rachel Huckfeldt confirmed a notice of violation of a rule prohibiting “rough handling of children including, but Read More

County recommends approval for shop permit Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission approved a conditional use permit for a 30-by-50 foot shop building to be built next to a residence in the Spirit Ridge Subdivision in Ranchester at its meeting Thursday. The structure will be a pole barn with steel siding and a roof. It will be used Read More

‘Conversation in History’ set for this Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society for the next “Conversation in History” on Wednesday. This series of casual conversations surrounding specific portions of our Sheridan area history is free and open to the public. The meeting will run from 10-11:15 a.m. in the Senior Center conference Read More

Fireman’s Ball to feature Teka Brock Band on Feb. 15

SHERIDAN — The seventh annual Fireman’s Ball will be held Feb. 15 at the Historic Sheridan Inn. From 7-11 p.m. entertainment will be provided by the Teka Brock Band, snacks will be served, a silent auction will be offered and a wine ladder and Harley Davidson motorcycle will be raffled off. A cash bar will Read More

Paw Prints sponsors holiday prize package

SHERIDAN — Is your dog your Valentine? Bring a loving picture of you and your dog into Paw Prints Pet Boutique by Feb. 19 and you could win a prize package. The owner of the best picture will be awarded a free self-serve dog wash, a free nail trim, a bag of Valentine’s dog biscuits Read More

Last year Sheridanites threw away over 89 tons of electronics

SHERIDAN – For the first time in several years, electronic waste (e-waste) collected at the Sheridan landfill showed a downward trend in 2013. However, in the years prior to 2013, electronic waste increased yearly at a high rate, from 56.84 tons in 2010, to 76.18 tons in 2011 and 89.08 tons in 2012. The reason Read More

UW 2013 fall honor rolls

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming has announced the 2013 fall semester honor roll recipients. “President’s” honor roll The President’s list consists of regularly enrolled undergraduates who earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester while enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours taken for letter grades and 22 students from Sheridan County Read More

Committee considering multipurpose facility

February 6, 2014

SHERIDAN — At the Whitney Benefits education summit held last week, Sheridan County School District 2 Board Chairman Richard Bridger said the district is investigating the possibility of constructing a large indoor multipurpose facility. “I probably don’t need to tell you this but in Wyoming the winters can be long and cold,” Bridger told the Read More

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