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Teen arrested on drug charges

February 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — A 16-year-old male was arrested just after midnight Sunday after he was found to be in possession of marijuana and methamphetamine. Sheridan Police Sgt. Travis Koltiska said the juvenile was stopped after he made an illegal left hand turn. The juvenile’s name was not released by SPD. The police incident report indicates the Read More

City OKs grant sponsorship without pitching in funding

SHERIDAN — After a special session of Sheridan City Council Monday, the Sheridan Senior Center now has two opportunities to receive state funding to build a new Day Break facility to provide greater care for senior citizens. By a vote of 4-0, the Council approved a resolution to sponsor a grant application for $500,000 for Read More

Average weekly pay for Sheridanites drops by $1

SHERIDAN — The weekly wage in Sheridan County averaged $720 for the second quarter of 2013 according to recently released statistics from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Section. The figure is $1 lower than the same quarter of 2012. Sheridan County is one of six Wyoming counties that saw a decline Read More

Winners from Friday’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ contest move on to Riverton show

SHERIDAN — The annual Kiwanis “Stars of Tomorrow” competition was held Friday night at the WYO Theater, featuring nearly 30 local youth. First- and second-place winners will compete in the show in Riverton later in March. The results of Friday’s show are listed below.   Division I (kindergarten through second grade): First place: Bae-John Heyneman, Read More

WYO to present live opera Saturday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Borodin’s ‘Prince Igor’” on Saturday at 10 a.m. The performance is part of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts to reinvigorate opera Read More

VA hosting annual Creative Arts Competition Mon.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Veterans Administration Healthcare System is hosting their annual Creative Arts Competition Monday through Wednesday. Annually throughout the country, veterans are given the opportunity to compete in creative arts competitions at their local VA. The 2014 Sheridan VAMC Creative Arts Competition exhibit displays will open for public viewing on March 5. The exhibit Read More

Morin named to Duke’s dean list

SHERIDAN — Duke University has announced their fall 2013 honor roll recipients. To qualify for the distinction, students must rank in the top one-third of their college. One local student was among the 2,383 who achieved the honor. Dana Morin of Sheridan was named to the dean’s list for her studies in biology.

Landon’s to host free workshops Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host two free public workshops on Saturday. Beginning at 10 a.m. Wayne Gray will present “Stop and smell the roses” an informative and fast-paced session that will cover the different types of roses, rose planting and care and rose pests and diseases and how to control them. The Read More

Refinishing furniture workshop tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Center for Workforce and Community Education will host two workshops entitled “Yes! I am going to paint that.” Anyone interested in refinishing or re-purposing an old piece of furniture is invited to attend these group sessions. The first session will be held tomorrow from 6-8 p.m. Different refinishing techniques will be discussed Read More

NxLevel class starts March 5

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District Center for Workforce and Community Education will host a NxLevel business development class starting March 5. The training is offered in a three-hour class from 6-9 p.m., held once a week for 10 weeks. The class is designed for people who are interested in starting a business Read More

Discussions on ‘The traits of strong towns’ Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Center for a Vital Community and the North Main Association will co-host discussions on “The traits of strong towns” with Chuck Marohn. A choice of two sessions will be offered on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. or Thursday from 8-9 a.m. Attendees will discuss current developmental patterns and typical Read More

High school driver’s education class starts Monday

SHERIDAN — A driver’s education class for high school students will commence Monday. The five-day, 15-hour course will run from Monday through Friday, 4-7 p.m. daily, and is part of the 30 hours required by state law for a youth to obtain a driver’s license by age 16. In order to attend students must have Read More

Missing snowmobilers cold, hungry but OK

February 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — In a vivid reminder of how quickly weather can change in the mountains, five experienced snowmobilers from North Dakota were stranded for nearly 50 hours in a whiteout in Horse Creek Mesa on the south side of Hunt Mountain near U.S. Highway 14A over the weekend. More than 100 people assisted with the Read More

UW announces fall semester graduates

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming has announced their fall semester graduates. The following degrees may be included on this list: BA (Bachelor of Arts); BM (Bachelor of Music); BS (Bachelor of Science); BSCE (Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering); BSDH (Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene); BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing); MA (Master Read More

Thankful Thursday to benefit Foster Parents Exchange

SHERIDAN — Warehouse 201 will host the next Thankful Thursday event on Thursday. From 5:30-8 p.m. Sheridan Foster Parents Exchange will be honored with the fundraiser. Admission is free, a silent and live auction will be held, live music will be played by Terry Garrison and all proceeds will benefit the organization. Tickets will be Read More

‘Pub Painting’ fundraising event Friday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Watercolor Association will present “Pub Painting” an Artists in Motion fundraiser. On Friday at 5 p.m. the artists of the association will paint and sell their works inside the corner pub at Fifth Street and Main Street. There is no cost to attend but attendees must be age 21 or older Read More

Free showing of ‘The Invisible War’ Wed.

SHERIDAN — A free viewing of “The Invisible War,” an Oscar nominated and Sundance Film Festival winning documentary, will be presented Wednesday. The show will commence at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan College Whitney Presentation Hall. A speech and discussion of the film will be led by Tammy Wonder. Everyone is welcome and the film Read More

Broncs earn win at Golden Dome, 58-52

SHERIDAN — The No. 4-ranked Sheridan Broncs basketball team (17-4) defeated No.3-ranked Cheyenne East (16-5) on Saturday. While technically a home game for the boys, a regional wrestling tournament in the Bronc gym caused a rare game in a big venue, the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome at Sheridan College. The Broncs dominated under the dome, Read More

Missing snowmobilers found

February 21, 2014

UPDATE (Feb. 22, 1:17 p.m.) — All five of the snowmobilers who were reported missing early Friday morning have been found and are reportedly healthy. Lt. Mark Conrad of the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office said the five were found in the west fork of Horse Creek Mesa just after 1 p.m. today. He said they Read More

Budget remains focus of short session

SHERIDAN — The budget got put through the wringer, so to speak, in this second week of the 20-day budget session of the Wyoming Legislature in Cheyenne. Several Sheridan County delegates sent email updates on the week’s proceedings to The Sheridan Press and mentioned the detailed tweaking of a budget that seeks to meet immediate Read More

Efforts continue to expand Day Break

February 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — Administrators at the Sheridan Senior Center have initiated expansion efforts to accommodate their growing client base. A formal submission to the Wyoming Business Council will be completed by the end of the week for a Business Ready Community Grant in the amount of $500,000 to help fund growth of the center’s facilities. The Read More

Highland Park raises $200 in relief funds

February 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — Students at Highland Park Elementary School have raised $200 through a penny drive to donate to victims of Typhoon Haiyan which hit the Philippines in November and to Cuidad de Angeles (City of Angels), a charitable organization working to bring clean drinking water to towns in El Salvador. The effort to raise money Read More

SMH to host free blood pressure screenings this week

SHERIDAN — In honor of February being heart month, Sheridan Memorial Hospital will host a series of free blood pressure screenings this week, held at locations throughout Sheridan. Though one in three American adults have high blood pressure, most people cannot tell because there are usually no symptoms. Low blood pressure can also lead to Read More

Land Trust open house scheduled for Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host their 2014 annual open house on Thursday. From 5-8 p.m. at the Historic Sheridan Inn, Polish appetizers and music will be offered in honor of the completion of the Black Diamond Historic Byway. Mike Kuzara, a one-man polka band, will perform and attendees will have the Read More

Next ‘Brown Bag’ lunch seminar Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Main Street campus Center for Workforce and Community Education will present the final topic in the series of “Brown Bag” lunch seminars on Wednesday. Lynn Gordon of Family and Personal Counseling Center will present the free seminar which is open to everyone with no reservations required. “Family and codependency: It Read More

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