Local News

Dunning named Merit Finalist at Miss Teen of Wyoming

August 5, 2013

SHERIDAN — Aleya Dunning of Sheridan received the Merit Finalist award at the Miss Teen of Wyoming Pageant held July 19-21 at the Parkway Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Casper. Thirty-seven young women, ages 13-18, from across Wyoming participated in the event at which Shaylee Hixon of Burlington was named Miss Teen of Wyoming. Read More

Catch that pig!

SHERIDAN — Women dominated the action-packed night of pig wrestling Saturday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Donning colorful tie-dyed shirts, sparkly head bands and covered in mud, the Blon Away Babes had the best time of the night, getting their pig in the barrel in a speedy 11.17 seconds. The team was comprised of Chancey Read More

Saving nature with nature

August 2, 2013

SHERIDAN — Birds, bugs and fish. The interaction of this trio of local animals is the focus of a new research study playing out in the Sheridan area. The study focuses on sage grouse, mosquitoes and fathead minnows. The sage grouse, which has been a species of concern for state and federal wildlife managers for Read More

Legislative committee to talk publication of legal ads

SHERIDAN — On Monday and Tuesday, Sheridan will host a public meeting for an interim committee of the Wyoming Legislature. Members of the public are invited to attend and submit written information to members of the committee on topics of concern. The Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee addresses issues related to rules Read More

Man named in Walmart lawsuit says he left store before incident

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press has learned one of the defendants named in the wrongful death lawsuit against Sheridan’s Walmart did not work at the store at the time of the incident in question. Frederick Lollar filed the suit in Laramie County’s 1st Judicial District Court June 18 alleging a cantaloupe contaminated with the bacteria Read More

County Planning Commission OKs riparian rule changes

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission voted four to one to recommend approval of proposed riparian regulations to the Board of County Commissioners at its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. The recommendation for approval came with several wording changes in the proposed amendments to Sheridan County’s zoning code to address concerns voiced at Read More

Crazy Days — Sidewalk sales mean heavy foot traffic

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s historic district boasts an array of racks and tables on the sidewalks this weekend in commemoration of Crazy Days. While this weekend’s summer outdoor sales coincide with the Sheridan County Fair and the Big West Arts Festival, Crazy Days is an independent, long standing Sheridan tradition. Robbie Smith has owned Sheridan Stationery, Read More

WYO Theater begins public phase of fundraising campaign

SHERIDAN — Under the leadership of Ron Kensey, CEO of Kennon Products, the WYO Theater Capital Campaign has begun the public portion of the nonprofit’s fundraising efforts. Currently, 35 community members have been recruited as campaigners and have begun making contact with more than 1,500 potential donors to the project. The campaign is focused on Read More

Women find camaraderie while casting for recovery

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan area women traveled to Dubois this past weekend to participate in a special fishing trip for breast cancer patients and survivors. Mary Jane Edwards of Banner and Lori Hink of Sheridan were selected from 60 statewide applicants to join in a weekend of fishing and camaraderie at the third annual Casting Read More

Fulmer Library hosting ‘Read Ingredients’ discussion series

SHERIDAN — Starting in August, Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host “Read Ingredients,” a reading and discussion series about food and foodways. This series has been developed in conjunction with the Wyoming Humanities Council’s 2013 tour of “Key Ingredients: America by Food,” a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute. This exhibit is scheduled to Read More

Blue Ribbon Cook-off set for Aug. 15

SHERIDAN — The fifth annual Blue Ribbon Cook-off will take place at the Aug. 15 Third Thursday Street Festival. The entry fee is $80 and includes booth space, preparation table, two 16-ounce USDA prime rib-eye steaks, a hand washing station within 12 feet of your booth and a container for presentation to the judges. You Read More

SAGE hosting 28th annual watercolor exhibition

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Artists Guild, Et al, is hosting the 28th annual Watercolor Wyoming National Exhibition presented by the Wyoming Watercolor Society. This exhibition features 46 original paintings created by 37 artists from 18 states. John Salminen, award-winning watercolor painter known for his realistic urban landscapes, will be the juror and judge for the show Read More

Sheridan lawyer suspended for one year from Wyo. Bar

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Supreme Court Wednesday issued an order suspending Sheridan lawyer Clay B. Jenkins from the practice of law for a period of one year commencing May 10. According to a press release from the Wyoming State Bar, during 2012, one of Jenkins’ clients submitted a complaint to Bar Counsel, which stemmed from Read More

SPD warns area residents of ongoing scams

SHERIDAN — Scam artists continue to contact Sheridan area residents. The Sheridan Police Department released information on two scams that have been attempted on local residents over the last several weeks. One such scam begins with a personal or business check being sent directly to a victim’s financial institution via US mail. The institution deposits Read More

Crime of the week: Aug. 2, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sometime between Nov. 19, 2012, and Nov. 20, 2012, an unknown subject(s) entered the shop of Wyoming Roofing, located at 2175 Skyline Drive, and stole an engine from a vehicle parked in the shop. The engine was an aluminum-head, 327-cubic-inch, 450-horse engine. The engine block was painted metallic purple. The engine had a Read More

Residents voice concerns about proposed riparian regulations

August 1, 2013

STORY — More than 70 people packed Story Woman’s Club Wednesday night for a public meeting to discuss Sheridan County’s proposed amendments to zoning regulations regarding management of riparian areas. Members of the community of Story requested that the meeting be held to discuss their concerns about the proposed regulations with county staff and officials. Read More

City, NMA gather input on N.Main aesthetics

SHERIDAN — Approximately 35 Sheridan citizens came out to the Trails End Motel Wednesday to look over plans and offer input for the Interstate 90 interchange reconstruction project. The Wyoming Department of Transportation has determined the existing interchange that connects North Main Street to I-90 needs to be restructured for safety reasons. The city of Read More

Cooler temperatures unusual for Sheridan summers

SHERIDAN — For the first time since 1997, temperatures in the Sheridan area during the last week of July have remained under 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Joe Lester, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Billings, said Sheridan temperatures have remained under the 90-degree mark since July 25. “This time of year is our hottest Read More

SMH to add 7 new physicians, 1 practitioner

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will add seven new physicians and one nurse practitioner to its ranks by mid-September. The new staff members have already been hired and passed through the credentialing process — a medical staff and hospital board review of their credentials to decide whether to grant the privileges they have requested — Read More

Rec. District leading Rock Creek hike

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District and Wyoming Wilderness Association are leading a youth trip into the Rock Creek recommended wilderness area in the Bighorn National Forest on Wednesday. Three chaperones will lead the hikers to see some great views and learn why this area is being considered for wilderness protection. The outing will include Read More

National Guard reunion Aug. 10

SHERIDAN — The 1st Battalion, 49th Field Artillery of the Wyoming Army National Guard will hold its second reunion and picnic Aug. 10. The 1st Battalion is the predecessor to the current 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery. All former 1st and 3rd Battalion members are invited, with a special invitation to the 300th Armored Field Read More

Big Horn Church to host Bible conference

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Church is hosting a Bible conference the evenings of Aug. 11 through Aug. 16. “Striving to Follow Christ” will be led by Ben MacConnell. This is for the whole family and no pre-registration is necessary. Simply come to the Big Horn Church at 7 p.m. each evening to participate.

Tech consultant says city ready to recruit data centers

July 31, 2013

SHERIDAN — An independent consultant has given Sheridan the green light to start recruiting small data centers to move to the area. The Wyoming Business Council provided financial backing for Joe Sharkey of TMNG Global to spend two days in town and assess the city’s amenities and infrastructure. From there, he was asked to gauge Read More

More urban residents getting involved with county fair

SHERIDAN — When the Sheridan County Fair opens tomorrow, some of the most popular events will include 4-H youth competitions in sheep, swine, horse and beef cattle. However, there will also be some rather unanticipated 4-H competitions featuring robots, Web pages and photography. Traditionally seen as a youth organization, 4-H has primarily focused on children Read More

City begins W. Fifth Street public input process

SHERIDAN — Plans for reconstruction of West Fifth Street have been underway for approximately one year, but the rubber really began to hit the road at a visioning workshop held Monday and Tuesday at Grace Anglican Church on West Fifth Street. Hosted by the city of Sheridan, the workshop allowed nearby residents and business owners Read More