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GOP seeks those interested in filling Senate seat

June 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — Following the death of Sen. John Schiffer, R-Kaycee, Thursday morning, the chairmen of the Sheridan and Johnson county Republican Parties have begun the process of filling Schiffer’s open seat in the Wyoming Senate, according to a media release. In accordance with state law, the chairmen have called a meeting of the precinct committeemen and Read More

City OKs distribution of consensus funding, discusses projects to be funded

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council approved a resolution Monday outlining the distribution of countywide consensus funding to the local governmental entities, a resolution each incorporated town and the county must also approve. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey said the distribution isn’t strictly based on population, as the county’s governments tried to put a little more Read More

Restaurant industry proves challenging

SHERIDAN — Sheridan is a community that presents a tough market for restaurants. Over the past few years, multiple restaurants have opened and subsequently gone out of business for various reasons. The National Restaurant association estimates that nationwide, roughly 60 percent of restaurants fail within the first three years of operation, and that number jumps Read More

Local rodeo good place to hone, test skills

SHERIDAN — In Sheridan, rodeo is king; and as rodeo pros nationwide prepare for the events of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo another group of competitors are already saddled up and ready to go Thursday nights at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. The Sheridan Cowgirls Association offers events for girls and women of all ages as well Read More

SHS announces second semester honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has announced their second semester honor roll recipients.   12th grade “A” honor roll Luke Adsit, Lane Barten, Jacob Belus, Hailey Blaney, Cassandra Burch, Anna-Marie Calkins, Sharlene Charlson, Madeline Clift, Timothy Cowan, Grady Craft, Collin Cundy, Madison Farr, Logan Garstad, Nicholas Gill, Meradith Hamilton, Daniel Harvey, Zaffary Hein, Grace Henderson, Read More

Try a segway at open house set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — Out West Segway Tours is a new business venture downtown Sheridan and they will be hosting an open house Thursday. From 5-7 p.m. the community is invited to enjoy drinks, appetizers and Segway demonstrations. A drawing for a free tour for two will also be held. The store is located at 117 N. Read More

Legerski’s to host open house Friday

SHERIDAN — Legerski’s Sausage Company will host a customer appreciation open house Friday. Free sausage sliders will be served and prizes will be given away every hour. The open house will run from 3-7 p.m. and all members of the community are invited. The store is located at 1617 N. Main St. For more information call Read More

Amateur Radio Week at the VA Saturday

SHERIDAN — A public demonstration of emergency communications will be held Saturday as part of Amateur Radio Week. Cloud Peak Radio and Electronics Group will show amateur radio at the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center from 1-3 p.m. The public is invited to attend the free display of ham radio’s new capabilities and learn how Read More

Belly up to the griddle

Lonnie Wright keeps an eye on the pancakes cooking for guests at the Big Horn Fire Department’s annual breakfast. The volunteers welcomed members of the community to the fundraiser, where they raffled off several items and gave tours of the department.

Fatality at Spring Creek Mine

SHERIDAN — Cloud Peak Energy announced this morning there was a fatality at its Spring Creek Mine, which is located approximately 35 miles north of Sheridan. A press release from CPE indicates a single haul truck incident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. yesterday. Big Horn County Coroner Terry Bullis indicated the person was from Sheridan. Read More

County asks congressional delegation to help

June 23, 2014

By Tracee Davis The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s commissioners are continuing to take action to address problems associated with sketchy air service at the county airports in Sheridan and Buffalo. Last week, the group sent a letter to Wyoming’s congressional representatives outlining the ongoing problems created by new federal regulations. Small airlines around Read More

Roads close between Buffalo, Gillette

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Transportation temporarily closed Interstate 90 between Buffalo and Gillette both east and westbound lanes last night. The road was closed around 9:40 p.m. due to flash flooding at mile post 91 near Dead Horse Creek following a heavy rain storm that produced 8-10 inches of hail in the area, Read More

Dayton to hold community garage sale Sat.

SHERIDAN — Residents of Dayton will hold a community garage sale Saturday. Each garage sale owner will determine their participation and start and end times. A map of all participating locations will be available at the intersection of Main Street and Second Avenue. For more information contact Joey Sheeley at 655-9386.

SHS announces spring Principal’s Honor Roll

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has announced their 2014 Spring Honor Roll recipients.   Principal’s Honor Roll – 4.0 GPA Davis Alden, Sarah Alley, Lyndsee Anderson, Sierra Atwell, MaKenna Balkenbush, Heather Belus, Owen Bensel, Heather Bergey, Peyton Bomar, Clara Bouley, Rebecca Bouley, Lachlan Brennan, Katelynn Brooks, Titus Brown, Brittney Buckler, Cheyenne Read More

St. Clair earns specialist designation

SHERIDAN — Northern Wyoming Community College District Center for Workplace and Community Education Director Karen St. Clair has received her Certified Aging in Place Specialist designation from the National Association of Home Builders. St. Clair attended training and passed certifying tests to receive the designation. Aging in place is a concept of living in your own Read More

Library to host folk music concert Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Fulmer Public Library will host a folk music concert on Thursday. Traveling musicians Jackie Davidson and Gary Brandt will present “Singing the Good Old Songs Again” in the Inner Circle. The concert is free and open to everyone. The performance will commence at 7 p.m. and is appropriate for all age Read More

Family hike to be held Saturday

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 “Cloud Peak Wilderness, Views and 30th Anniversary Family Hike” on Saturday. Co-hosted by the Bighorn National Forest Read More

Trucks to start hauling logs off Red Grade Road

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Commission Office has announced that beginning on Wednesday trucks will be hauling logs off of County Road 26 also known as Red Grade Road. Trucking operations will be ongoing for several weeks from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Individuals using Red Grade Road on weekdays should use Read More

Relay heroes

Fynn, the super dog, watches all of the action Friday night at Kendrick Park during the 2014 Relay for Life event.

Junior docents explore history at Trail End

June 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — Museums are usually “hands-off” places. Because they often house very old or very rare items, they tend to be places where visitors use their sense of sight, rather than sense of touch. Consequently, it can be challenging to engage young visitors. However, an annual summer program at Trail End State Historic Site allows Read More

Senior center receives $500,000 grant for new facility

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board approved a $500,000 Business Ready Community Business Committed Grant to enable the Sheridan Senior Center to construct a new Day Break facility. The request was one of 19 the board approved, representing more than $16 million of grant funding awarded. The Day Break program is a Read More

Mars gifts $4 million to create new SC agriculture center

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College officials announced Friday a $4 million gift, the largest gift from an individual in the history of Sheridan College, from Jacomien and Forrest E. Mars Jr. of Big Horn for the creation of a new Mars Agriculture Center. The new center will be a 13,000-15,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, and will Read More

Chippendales coming to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Break out your dollar bills! The Eagles #186 will present the Chippendales show June 28 at 8 p.m. The “one night only” girls night out will feature a seven-man show. Tickets are on sale now at the Eagles #186, located at 850 N. Main St.

‘Honey Do Day’ scheduled for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the American Association of Retired People will work in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns to hold a “Honey Do Day” on June 26. Eligible seniors in need of services will be selected from applicants from “A Brush with Kindness,” a part of Habitat for Humanity, Read More

‘Wacky Science’ program this week

SHERIDAN — Join Sarah Mentock of Science kids June 26 and July 30 for “Wacky Science.” Children ages 10-16 are invited to learn cool scientific principles using everyday materials. Following the science activities, participants will have a pizza party. Both events are free. The event will begin at 11 a.m. in the Inner Circle at Read More

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