Local News

Entertaining ‘Rivals’

November 15, 2013

Figg, played by Wesley Walter, left, polishes a boot as he delivers news to Captain Jack Absolute, played by Stefan Cook, during Wednesday’s dress rehearsal of “The Rivals” at the WYO Theater. The Sheridan College Theater Department’s No Frills Theater Production will show at the WYO Theater tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday Read More

SC hosting ‘Pack the Dome’ event Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College students will give out more than 400 free T-shirts as part of the annual “Pack the Dome” event, in support of the men’s and women’s basketball teams Saturday. Both Generals teams are set to face Northeastern Junior College from Colo. at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. The women (4-2) play at Read More

Hininger recognized with Excellence in Extension Award

SHERIDAN — Scott Hininger, a 26-year educator in Sheridan County, has received what the University of Wyoming Extension calls its highest honor, the Excellence in Extension Award. The award is given to those who demonstrate a high level of professional performance and leadership within their program area and community. The extension administrator received the award Read More

Gift bazaar at Holiday Inn Nov. 22-23

SHERIDAN — The Holiday Inn will host a Holiday Gift Bazaar on Nov. 22 and 23. A wide variety of unique gifts including art, collectables, baked goods, clothing and more will be available from 3-7 p.m. There will also be face painting and animal balloon booths for kids. Hours will 3-7 p.m. on Friday and Read More

Christmas Stroll buttons now available

SHERIDAN — Information on the annual Christmas Stroll is now available, as are the buttons. The regionally acclaimed kickoff to the Christmas season in historic downtown Sheridan, will take place Nov. 29 from 4-8 p.m. Main Street will offer horse-drawn wagon and trolley rides, live entertainment, a lighting contest, refreshments, a visit from Santa Claus, Read More

Crime of the Week — Nov. 15

SHERIDAN — On Nov. 10, around 1:45 a.m., the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office deputies located an unattended campfire near milepost 1 on Red Grade Road. Deputies extinguished the fire without further incident. If you have any information concerning the person(s) responsible for this crime or other crimes, please call the anonymous Crime Stoppers Hot Line Read More

Natural gas conversion will cost $500 to $1,500

November 14, 2013

DAYTON — Additional information gathered after a recent story about a workshop held by the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board — which is seeking to bring natural gas to Dayton, Ranchester and area schools — indicates that the cost to convert from propane to natural gas will be $500 to $1,500 per household. The Read More

VA Spokesperson Van Mark speaks to Sheridan Chamber of Commerce

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center was the featured speaker at Wednesday’s luncheon hosted by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. VA Public Affairs Spokesperson Jackie Van Mark provided a brief overview of the facility’s history and current operations to a crowd of Sheridan professionals. “We are the primary mental health referral center Read More

SCTA holds open house for new indoor structure

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Tennis Association held a public open house Wednesday to hear feedback on their newest indoor tennis facility proposal. The tennis association, a nonprofit, has long searched for a location to build an indoor facility, one that gives the public a space to play tennis in the winter months. Their newest Read More

Natural gas board begins route discussions

SHERIDAN — A natural gas consultant told the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board at a workshop Wednesday that bringing natural gas to Ranchester, Dayton and areas in between is plausible, especially given the board’s unique position as a municipal board rather than a privately owned business. “This one is completely do-able. I didn’t see Read More

SAWS returns two taps, adjusts water bills for leaks

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board voted to return two taps to its system and to make adjustments to bills that filed for adjustments under the SAWS Leak Policy at its meeting Wednesday. The first request to return a tap was made by the Carroll Parcel Division, which had two SAWS Read More

The Powder Horn to host home tour Nov. 23

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn Golf Community will host a Holiday Home Tour on Nov. 23. Ten to 15 homes will be featured for viewing from 2-6 p.m. with raffles in each home. All proceeds will benefit the Dog and Cat Shelter. Early tickets are available at Little Willow Traders, 166 N Main St., and Read More

Woodland Park Elementary to host Fall Bazaar Nov. 23

SHERIDAN — Woodland Park Elementary school will host a Fall Bazaar on Nov. 23. Homemade crafts and other vendors will be in the gymnasium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the WPES Parent Teacher Oranization. To sign up as a participant or for more information contact Shelta Rambur at 752-2330. The school Read More

Studio tour through Dayton this Saturday

SHERIDAN — Gina’s Beauty Bar in Dayton will sponsor The Dayton Art Loop, a studio tour through town, on Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. four locations will open to the public for fine art viewing, gifts and beverages. Participating locations are as follows: Gina’s Beauty Bar will be hosting Iris Sorensen’s native arts Read More

Hirsig: High insurance costs not new in Wyo.

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Insurance Commissioner Tom Hirsig made a guest appearance at Sheridan City Hall Thursday morning to give an overview of the Affordable Care Act. Hirsig’s presentation explained basic regulations slated to go into effect in the coming months and how to operate the new national health care marketplace. Hirsig began by explaining the Read More

Prayer at city meetings a non-issue

November 13, 2013

By Hannah Wiest The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — A recent discussion held Nov. 6 in the U.S. Supreme Court centered on whether or not public prayers should be allowed before town board meetings and could impact local meetings depending on how the case is decided in early summer 2014. The case involves two women — Read More

BOCC reviews flood plain regulations

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners discussed how it would handle revisions to the county’s new rules and regulations governing flood plain management at its staff meeting Tuesday. The meeting was rescheduled from its regular time on Monday due to the Veterans Day holiday. The commissioners rejected the new regulations at their meeting Nov. Read More

Drunk man charged with criminal entry

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was charged with criminal entry after he got so intoxicated that he wandered into a house believing it was his own. A couple called the police shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday when they found Jacob Asmussen asleep in their kitchen. “It’s more common than you think,” explained Sheridan Police Lt. Read More

Sheridan woman: Pleads Not guilty to drug charges

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police arrested a woman Monday afternoon for possessing small amounts of crystal meth, marijuana and prescription pills. Jody Campbell, 44, of Sheridan, also had $3,100 cash with her when she was taken into custody. Sheridan Police Lt. Chris Dahmke said Campbell was the passenger in a vehicle driven by Brian Carpenter, Read More

Sheridan High School presents ‘Twelve Angry Jurors’

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School will present “Twelve Angry Jurors” a drama adapted from the movie “Twelve Angry Men.” Performances will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The play will be directed by SHS alumnus and local theater artist Aaron Odom and presented “in the round” with the Read More

Hospital seeking Christmas card design from kids

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital is seeking a design for their 2013 Christmas card. All third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students are welcome to submit artwork for consideration. Submissions will be judged by a committee and the overall winner’s design will be used on the card and will also receive a $50 cash prize. All entries Read More

Woodland Park hosts Literacy Night

SHERIDAN — Woodland Park will be hosting a Literacy Night for parents and students Nov. 21. Families will participate in literacy activities, eat dinner and enter drawings to win prizes from 5-7 p.m. Woodland Park is located at 1010 E. Woodland Park Road. For more information contact the school at 674-7937.

Smithsonian Museum presents ‘Key Ingredients: America by Food’

SHERIDAN — As part of the “Museum on Main Street” program of the Smithsonian Museum, a traveling exhibit “Key Ingredients: America by Food” is making its way around Wyoming. The exhibit will be on display in the Sheridan Fulmer Public Library Mezzanine from Nov. 21 through Jan. 14, 2014. An opening reception will be held Read More

Event to promote shopping awareness

SHERIDAN — A unofficial group of conscientious consumers is bringing a one-day shopping event to Sheridan to raise awareness about mindful spending and gift giving. “Give With Impact” is a one-day shopping event that will feature merchandise from six suppliers that champion their own respective social causes. Emily Betzler is one of nine local organizers Read More

SC marks day by remembering its beginnings

November 12, 2013

SHERIDAN — A small group of Sheridan College students and faculty gathered under the flagpoles at the Veterans Plaza for a short ceremony in observation of Veterans Day Monday. The ceremony included an address from College President Dr. Paul Young, who retired from the Navy in 2006, a roll call of veteran students currently enrolled Read More