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SCSD2 to submit plan for Ft. Mackenzie restructuring

June 17, 2014

SHERIDAN — Fort Mackenzie High School missed the Adequate Yearly Progress target for graduation rates for the sixth consecutive year and as a result they are now labeled a “School in Improvement” under the requirements of No Child Left Behind. As such, the school is now required to submit a restructuring plan for consideration to Read More

City adopts two year budget for first time

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan, for the first time, adopted a two-year budget Monday, signaling hope for economic recovery by planning for slight increases in the general fund budget compared to the current fiscal year. For FY2015, which begins July 1, the city budgetted for $11.2 million in general fund revenues, compared to the Read More

SCSD2 renews contract with ACE program

SHERIDAN — Since the fall of 2007 the Volunteers of America Northern Rockies have partnered with Sheridan County School District 2 to provide services to suspended students via the ACE program. Accountability Change in Education houses students instead of participating in out-of-school suspensions and VOA Division Director Todd Richins said this ensures a safe situation Read More

Edwards to celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

SHERIDAN — Mickey and Irene Edwards will celebrate 70 years of marriage next week. The couple was married June 26, 1944, in Kansas. The couple are both retired. They have two children, Ernest (Glenda) Edwards of Sheridan and the late Janice (Rich) O’Brien of Arizona. They have six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A celebration will Read More

Drive, Chip, Putt qualifier Sun.

SHERIDAN — A local qualifier for the 2015 Drive, Chip, Putt National Championship will be held Sunday at the Powder Horn Golf Course. Preceeding next year’s Masters Golf Tournament, the nationals will be held at Augusta National Golf Club. The qualifier is free with the top three finishers in eight categories advancing to sub-regionals in Read More

Summer lecture scheduled at Spear-O Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Northwest Community College District will host a series of summer lectures at their Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus. The first lecture will be held Sunday from 1-3 p.m. Randy Stout will discuss “The Solitude Trail Experience.” Attendees are encouraged to come early, bring a lunch to enjoy at a creekside picnic table and take a Read More

Next ‘Birding at The Brinton’ to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN —  The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and the Big Horn Audubon will present the next monthly “Birding at The Brinton” on Saturday with a special guest. Regular instructor Dr. Jackie Canterbury will be joined by renowned ornithologist and author Dr. Paul A. Johnsgard for the event. This free morning of bird watching will run Read More

New mine could create more than 200 jobs

SHERIDAN — Last month, the Kentucky-based Ramaco, LLC, announced plans to open a coal mine between Sheridan and Ranchester. The endeavor represents an economic opportunity for the local economy, but also a pioneer effort to bring Appalachian mining techniques to Wyoming. Initial mining plans for the proposed Brook Mine, which will be located in an Read More

Country singer works his way through tragedy, back to stage

June 16, 2014

SHERIDAN — It was shortly after his daughter Julia Grace passed away that Aaron Watson hung his guitar up for what could have been the last time. “After I lost her I was so heartbroken the last thing I wanted to do was get on stage and sing songs for folks who just wanted to Read More

New exhibit in Ucross opening Saturday

SHERIDAN — A new exhibit at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is opening Saturday and a public reception will be held. “John Catterall: Wyoming Dialogues” will feature work spanning over 30 years of the local artist’s career. The reception is free and open to everyone from 3-5 p.m. For more information contact the foundation at Read More

Local artist Morel’s work on display at library

SHERIDAN — Local artist Mark Morel’s artwork is currently on display in the mezzanine area of Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and his show features the art of friends Marv Roussan and Mara Schasteen. A public artists’ reception will be held Thursday for Morel and friends from 5-7 p.m. All members of the community are Read More

Big Horn Woman’s Club to hold meeting Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will hold a meeting on Friday. Meeting at the BHWC clubhouse at 9:15 a.m. the day will begin with a tour of the Wallick Gardens followed by a picnic at the home of Ann Custis at 11:30 a.m. The meeting is free and open to anyone who is Read More

Wyoming Wilderness Association to host hike Sat.

SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a hike Saturday. A difficult and intense hike, WWA staff member Jared Oakleaf will lead a 10-mile Read More

Tongue River Middle School announces spring honor roll

From staff reports SHERIDAN — Tongue River Middle School officials have announced the spring 2014 honor roll recipients. 8th grade Superintendent’s Honor Roll Emily Brown, Mary Miller, Cydney Mullaney, Nikki Perfetti, Claire Reed and Dehlaney Schulthess. 7th grade Superintendent’s Honor Roll Mackenzie Aksamit, Jaren Fritz, Holly Hutchinson, Macey McArthur and Morgan Warren. 6th grade Superintendent’s Read More

Cowgirls kick off rodeo season

Kade Koltiska competes in break away roping during the Sheridan Cowgirls Association Rodeo on Thursday evening at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Koltiska will be going to the National Junior High School Rodeo in Des Moines, Iowa, later this month.

Famous James brother made camp in Big Horn

June 13, 2014

By Christina Schmidt The Sheridan Press BIG HORN — In 1880, William Jackson arrived in the Big Horn area from Iowa with his family. Jackson settled his family in a tent on the Goelet Gallatin Ranch until an unexpected vacancy in a cabin came open nearby. According to Ann Helvey, in the book “Big Horn Read More

Preliminary hearing held in vehicular homicide

By Tracee Davis The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — A woman accused of killing a bicyclist and injuring another May 31 appeared in Sheridan County Circuit Court Friday for her initial appearance, and it was determined her case would be bound over to Sheridan’s 4th Judicial District Court. Hannah M. Terry, 34, has remained incarcerated in Read More

Paul Brookhouse charged in death of James Lee Drake, 62

SHERIDAN — Paul Brookhouse, 57, has been arrested on one charge of second degree murder for killing James Drake on Thursday. A $100,000 cash bond was set in Sheridan County Circuit Court on Friday afternoon. Sheridan County Sheriff Dave Hofmeier said this morning that deputies and emergency medical services were dispatched to 24 Dee Drive Read More

Brinton Museum to host lecture, book signing Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum will host a lecture and book signing with two guests on Thursday. Dr. Paul A. Johnsgard, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Foundation Professor Emeritus of the School of Biological Sciences, and well-known ornithologist Dr. Jacqueline L. Canterbury will present at 7 p.m. in the Reception Gallery. The event is free and open Read More

‘Wyoming Wednesday’ to focus on buffalo

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Tourism will host the next event in a series of events called “Wyoming Wednesdays.” Informative and interpretive programs about Sheridan are being offered at 10 a.m. most Wednesdays in June and July at the Wyoming Welcome Center. On Wednesday John Woodward, director of the Sheridan County Museum, will speak Read More

‘Relay for Life’ to begin Friday night

SHERIDAN — The American Cancer Society’s signature event will again come to Sheridan Friday. “Relay for Life” will commence at 6 p.m. at Kendrick Park and all members of the community are invited to come support participating teams and individuals, celebrate cancer survivors, honor those who lost their battles and raise money for the fight Read More

UW announces spring Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming has announced their spring 2014 President’s Honor Roll. In order to be eligible for the honor, undergraduates must earn a 4.0 grade-point-average while enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. The following local students were named to the list: Lucas Daniel Carr and Sarah Elizabeth Maze, both of Read More

Swim lessons offered for a variety of age groups, skill levels at the YMCA

SHERIDAN — The noise level at the Scott Pool in Sheridan County’s YMCA can be deafening on summer afternoons. Happy children laughing and chatting with each other, young adults yelling out instructions and the occasional whistle of the lifeguard mix in echoes in the cement room. Next door at the Y Pool, a much quieter Read More

New study indicates less than half Wyoming of nurses hold bachelor’s degree

SHERIDAN — Employers in Wyoming have significant influence on whether nurses in the state aspire to return to school for advanced degrees. A new study from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services also indicates that approximately 45.2 percent of nurses currently practicing in the state have less than a bachelor’s degree. While employer groups and Read More

Local man fined $700 after resisting arrest

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was fined $700 in Sheridan’s municipal court this week for public intoxication and resisting arrest after police had to use force to complete the arrest. A report from the Sheridan Police Department also indicated an officer was injured while apprehending 28-year-old Michael Fulciniti. Fulciniti was located on the 400 block Read More

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