Local News

Holy Name Catholic School celebrates 100 years

September 2, 2014

SHERIDAN — As Sheridan County celebrates the openings of new schools and the beginning of new initiatives, one local school has reached a landmark many years in the making. Holy Name Catholic School is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. The official dedication of the school occurred on Sept. 5, 1914. Over the past century the school Read More

Three write-in candidates accept nominations

SHERIDAN — Three Sheridan County residents have accepted write-in nominations from the primary election in August and will have their names on the ballot for the general election in November, County Elections Supervisor Brenda Kekich said. Ranchester residents Gayle Ogle and Jesse Hinkhouse accepted their write-in nominations for a two-year unexpired term on Ranchester Town Council Read More

Dept. of Education to hold public hearing Sept. 9

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Education will hold a public comment hearing in Sheridan on Sept. 9. As required by statue, the WDE is seeking public comment on proposed changes and additions to the content standards in areas such as English, language arts and mathematics. There have also been additions for new standards in Read More

Story Historical Society to host business program Sunday

STORY — The Story Historical Society Program will be at the Story Woman’s Club at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Jerry Johns is scheduled to speak about old Story businesses such as the mink and fox farms. Cookies and coffee will be served. Story Woman’s Club is located at 28 N. Piney Road.

‘Sludge Trudge’ 5K run set for Saturday at fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fairgrounds will be the host for “Sludge Trudge,” a 5k muddy obstacle run on Saturday. Competitive waves start at 9 a.m. with non-competitive waves running from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The kids race is at 1:30 p.m. and a harvest festival dinner will begin at 7 p.m. If you Read More

Crews extinguish house fire on Welton Lane

September 1, 2014

SHERIDAN – At just after 3 a.m. Monday fire crews responded to a structure fire at 16 Welton Lane. When crews from the Goose Valley Fire Department and Sheridan Fire-Rescue arrived on scene they found the house completely involved in fire. Firefighters had the blaze extinguished within 30 minutes. Crews remained on scene for several Read More

A journey around the world in 30 musical instruments

August 30, 2014

SHERIDAN — Music is universal. Wherever your travels may take you, you are likely to encounter unique instruments, interesting sounds and maybe even a dance you’ve never seen before; but regardless of variation, you will surely hear music. If your schedule or finances won’t allow for a world tour, a musical tour will come to Read More

Clean Water Sheridan won’t sue city, but continues efforts to stop fluoride

SHERIDAN — Members of Clean Water Sheridan, a group seeking to stop the addition of hydrofluorosilicic acid to Sheridan’s water supply, has decided at this time to halt plans to sue the city over the matter. Organizers have said they will continue the group’s grassroots effort to demonstrate public disapproval of water fluoridation to city officials. Read More

Tongue River Valley board to resubmit for SLIB funding by mid-September

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board decided at its regular meeting Thursday it will likely submit a second application for a grant and a loan to the State Loan and Investment Board by mid-September in its continued pursuit to bring natural gas to Dayton and Ranchester. The SLIB application will request a $2.5 Read More

Museum receives grant for Tie Flume diorama repairs

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society and Sheridan County Museum recently announced that repairs to the Museum’s Tie Flume diorama will be moving forward this fall. The organizations received an award of $750 from the Wyoming State Historical Society that will help make the project possible. The SCHS was selected as the first-place recipient Read More

WWA to host picnic at top of Bonneville Pass

August 29, 2014

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 picnic on the top of Bonneville Pass overlooking the DuNoir Recommended Wilderness area. On Saturday, hikers Read More

Schutte to sign copies of third book Friday

SHERIDAN— Wyoming Historical Author Karen Schutte will have a book signing at the Sheridan Stationery Book Store on Friday from 3-5 p.m. Schutte is releasing her third book, “Flesh on the Bone,” this fall and it is now available. For more information call Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery at 674-8080 or visit the store at Read More

5-Year-Old Birthday Party set for Sept. 6

SHERIDAN— All 5-year-olds in the community are invited to the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s Annual 5-Year-Old Birthday Party on Sept. 6 at the hospital. The birthday party will be held on the back cafeteria patio area at the hospital from 10-11 a.m. All children born in 2009 are invited to attend with their parents. Other Read More

Kids are ready…was your wallet?

SHERIDAN — Now that the kids in Sheridan County are back in their classes with pens — or laptops — in hand, a lot of area parents are undoubtedly adding up receipts and feeling the financial squeeze of back-to-school shopping. According to the Accenture (a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company) annual Back-to-School Shopping Read More

Man charged with beating wife released on bond

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man is out on bond after being charged with beating his wife and trying to force her to fly to Arizona. Fred Arnold posted a $10,000 cash bond to have Aaron Andrew Arnold released from the Sheridan County Detention Center. Andrew Arnold has been charged with one count of aggravated assault Read More

TRVCC installs new playground in Ranchester

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Valley Community Center recently secured funding to build an activity park in an open space behind the Ranchester center. TRVCC Executive Director Erin Kilbride said the idea for the activity park has been a dream for quite some time, as the space is perfect for outdoor play. With the funding Read More

Harvest Celebration scheduled for Sept. 6 at the fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council has invited the community to attend the ninth annual Harvest Celebration Sept. 6 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The farmers market will begin at 3 p.m. followed by a home-grown dinner at 5 p.m. which includes a hog roast, beef, lamb, vegetables, salad dishes and Read More

Library to host Four Shillings Short

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host the music duo Four Shillings Short on Thursday in the Inner Circle from 7-8 p.m. The concert, “Around the World in 30 Instruments” features traditional and original music from the Celtic lands, medieval and renaissance Europe, India and the Americas in a fantastic array of instruments Read More

Jentel Presents set for Tuesday at Sagebrush Community Art Center

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will present this month’s residents in “Jentel Presents” Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at Sagebrush Community Art Center. The art center is located on the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets. Presenters include a mixed media sculptor Sarah Tortora, painter JS Bird, poet Marie Carvalho, creative non-fiction writer Steve Read More

People Assistance celebrating 10 years

SHERIDAN — The People Assistance Food Bank is celebrating its 10th birthday on Monday. Join the business at Albertson’s on Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for cake, prizes and giveaways. Albertson’s is located at 1865 Coffeen Ave. For more information call Dan Lick at 672-7950.

Dinner, golf tourney to raise money for SMH

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn Ladies Golf Association and Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation are teaming up for two fundraisers next week. The events benefit Medical Advancements for Sheridan Hospital, or MASH. On Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. at the fairgrounds, there will be live music by Sidetrack, a buffet dinner from Big Horn Mountain Caterers Read More

Stone to perform at farmers market Thursday

SHERIDAN — The next Sheridan Farmers Market will be held Thursday on Grinnell Plaza. From 5-7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. This week’s activities include a biggest zucchini contest, ugliest tomato contest and an Eric Richard Stone acoustic performance. Read More

Wildlife group gathers to share information, ideas

SHERIDAN — More than 180 members of the Wildlife Society gathered in Sheridan this week to discuss wildlife research and management and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Wyoming Chapter and the 60th anniversary of the Central Mountains and Plains Section of the society. The Wildlife Society is an international organization committed to enabling humans Read More

Crews battle blaze at ACE Radiator

August 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — Crews from Sheridan Fire-Rescue and the Goose Valley Fire Department responded to a fire that started at ACE Radiator late Thursday afternoon. SFR Chief Terry Lenhart said one building occupant suffered from minor smoke inhalation, but did not require medical treatment. No other injuries were reported. Lenhart said the fire, which filled the Read More

Sheridan Memorial Hospital continues work to reduce supply expenditures

By Hannah Sheely The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Every little bit counts, even in large organizations like Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Chief Human Resources Officer Len Gross told the board of trustees Wednesday that the hospital has reduced expenditures on supplies in the last couple years by having a team of department heads evaluate supply expenditures to Read More

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