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Starting a new chapter: Longtime police captain, Scott Chandler, retires from force

December 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — The story starts something like a Louis L’Amour novel — an Iowa boy goes west and becomes a cowboy and then a lawman. And while this story is not written on the pages of any book, it’s about to get a new chapter. Reserved and soft-spoken, Capt. Scott Chandler chooses his words carefully Read More

Ridley’s Family Market buying Sheridan Safeway, three other Wyoming stores

SHERIDAN — The Safeway store in Sheridan has been sold to Ridley’s Family Market, a grocer with 24 stores located acrossUtah, Idaho, Nevada and Wyoming. Mark Ridley, owner of Ridley’s Family Markets, made the announcement about the sale on Friday. The regional grocer will also purchase two Safeway stores in Casper and an Albertson’s in Read More

Sheridan to host multiple All-State competitions

SHERIDAN — In the midst of another impressive year of regional and state level competition participation, Sheridan County School District 2 is gearing up to host hundreds of visiting students over the next two or more years as it won bids to be the host district for multiple upcoming events. To date, SHS has had Read More

Tickets still available to see Tim Tebow April 15

SHERIDAN — With a late afternoon announcement on Thursday that Tim Tebow was coming to town in April, nearly 500 tickets to see the former Denver Broncos quarterback were sold in Sheridan on Friday. Fans eager to see Tebow need not fret about missing out on their chance — but they should hurry to get Read More

Sunday and Monday Events Dec. 20. 2014

Sunday • 1-5 p.m., Big Horn Mountain Polka Club Christmas dance, Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St., $5 Monday • 6:30 p.m., book signing and reading with Sarah Suzor and Travis Cebula, the Sheridan Inn, 856 Broadway St.

Polka dance tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a Christmas dance on Sunday. From 1-5 p.m. all members of the community are invited to dance to the music of Mountain Rose at the Elks Lodge. An entry fee of $5 will be charged. Club members are asked to bring a snack, and some Read More

Agenda Dec. 20, 2014

Board of County Commissioners staff meeting 9 a.m. Monday Second floor commission library #216 Sheridan County Courthouse addition 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Staff and elected reports • Adjourn

Special holiday hours at libraries

December 19, 2014

SHERIDAN — The public library system of Sheridan County has announced special holiday hours. All county libraries will be closed on Dec. 24-25 in observance of Christmas and again on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, 2015, in honor of the New Year’s holiday. For more information call Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library at 674-8585.

Dog and Cat Shelter to benefit from ‘Dining for a Cause’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter will be the beneficiary of the next “Dining for a Cause” on Dec. 29 at Frackelton’s. Dine at Frackelton’s for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or for dinner from 4-9 p.m. and 100 percent of the gross sales will be donated to the shelter. During Read More

Tickets still available to see Tim Tebow April 15

SHERIDAN — With a late afternoon announcement on Thursday that Tim Tebow was coming to town in April, nearly 500 tickets to see the former Denver Broncos quarterback were sold in Sheridan on Friday. Fans eager to see Tebow need not fret about missing out on their chance — but they should hurry to get Read More

Ridley’s Family Market buying Sheridan Safeway, three other Wyoming stores

SHERIDAN — The Safeway store in Sheridan has been sold to Ridley’s Family Market, a grocer with 24 stores located across Utah, Idaho, Nevada and Wyoming. Mark Ridley, owner of Ridley’s Family Markets, made the announcement about the sale on Friday. The regional grocer will also purchase two Safeway stores in Casper and an Albertson’s Read More

Polka club to host dance

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a Christmas dance on Sunday. From 1-5 p.m. all members of the community are invited to dance to the music of Mountain Rose at the Elks Lodge. An entry fee of $5 will be charged. Club members are asked to bring a snack, and some Read More

Dayton light winners announced

DAYTON — The winners of the 2014 Town of Dayton Christmas Lighting Contest have been announced. • First place, $50 prize: Ron and Margo Iames, 430 W. Third St. • Second place, $25 prize: Mike and Dorothy Price, 506 Main St. • Third place, $15 prize: Johann and Susie Nield, 17 Kleiber Drive • Honorable Read More

Tuba Christmas returns tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The 15th annual Tuba Christmas will be held Saturday at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church hall. All tuba, baritone and euphonium players are invited to attend. Registration will open at 9:15 a.m., and there is a $10 per musician registration fee. The registration fee is a donation to the Harvey Phillips Foundation, which helps Read More

Christmas Roll bike ride tomorrow

SHERIDAN — Bicycle riders of the community are invited to the Christmas Roll poker run on Saturday. Decorate your bike with lights for this night ride through town. Participants will meet at Sheridan Bicycle Company at 4:30 p.m. for snacks and beverages before rolling out. The poker run will make stops at the Mint Bar, Read More

New school funded: Wyo. School Facilities Commission OK’s new TR Elementary school funding

SHERIDAN — The State of Wyoming School Facilities Commission approved the funding allocation for the construction of a new Tongue River Elementary School Thursday. After the Sheridan County School District 1 board of trustees voted Tuesday to accept a bid for construction from GH Phipps Construction of Sheridan for $13,883,400, SCSD1 Superintendent Marty Kobza and Read More

Getting ready for kindergarten: Subcommittee focusing on early childhood education, kindergarten readiness

SHERIDAN — While members of the Graduation Counts Committee at Sheridan County School District 2 continue to investigate ways to improve the district’s graduation rates, a subcommittee is turning their sights on a much younger group of students. Headed up by SCSD2 Director of Elementary Education Scott Stults, the Early Childhood Subcommittee believes ensuring a Read More

Water changing hands: SAWS transfers ownership of Commercial Park water system to city

SHERIDAN — A long-standing but largely unfulfilled agreement between the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board and the city of Sheridan became reality Wednesday. At the regular SAWS board meeting, SAWS transferred ownership of the water system in the Sheridan Commercial Park to the city of Sheridan, which annexed the area in 2012. The Read More

Sheridan Angels receive gift from ‘50 States for Good’ program

SHERIDAN — For two years the Sheridan Angels have been helping the community for the small price of just paying it forward. Last month, the state of Wyoming paid it forward to the Sheridan Angels. Kelley Mason, Angels founder and executive director, opened an email informing her that her organization was the recipient of $10,000 Read More

Saturday Events Dec. 19, 2014

• 7-10 a.m., Shop with a Cop, Kmart, 2571 N. Main St. • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Toys for Tots distribution day, Rising Sun Wellness Center, 151 W. Brundage St. • 9 a.m., Birding at The Brinton, The Brinton Museum, 239 Brinton Road, Big Horn • 9:15 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. rehearsal start, Tuba Read More

Local Briefs Dec. 19, 2014

Suzor, Cebula reading and signing Monday   SHERIDAN — Poet, author and publisher Sarah Suzor and writer, publisher and poet Travis Cebula will be releasing their latest book, “After the Fox,” on Monday at the Sheridan Inn. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. the event will include readings by both authors and a book signing. Books will Read More

Correction Dec. 19, 2014

The book signing with Abbie Johnson Taylor at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery reported in Thursday’s edition of The Sheridan Press is not occurring. The Press regrets this error.

Former Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow coming to Sheridan April 15

December 18, 2014

SHERIDAN — Tim Tebow is coming to town. K-Life staff announced today that the former Denver Broncos quarterback and Heisman trophy winner will be featured in a youth rally, a VIP meet and greet and a keynote presentation April 15 at the Sheridan High School gymnasium. Tickets for the event will go on sale Friday Read More

Dog shoots man: Accidental shooting injures man

SHERIDAN — The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has released its findings on the shooting of a man Monday on Murphy Gulch Road. Sheriff Steve Kozisek said Richard L. Fipps, 46, of Sheridan had driven to Murphy Gulch Road with two employees to move a vehicle that had become stuck. Fipps was standing beside his truck Read More

New OSHA regulations bill working through Legislature

SHERIDAN — Since the death of her grandson Brett Collins in a construction incident in 2012, Mary Jane Collins has been a woman on a mission. Twenty-year-old Brett Collins was killed on the job when he was hit with the bucket of an excavator as he worked in a trench. The company he worked for, Read More

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