Category Archives: Local News

Two book-signing events offered this week

SHERIDAN — Two book-signing events will be offered at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery this week. On Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., J.D. March will be signing his newest novel, “Dance with the Devil.” On Saturday, from 1-3 p.m., Rob Neighbors, Sheridan native and former Hollywood screen playwright, will be signing his first novel,… Continue Reading

Racing teams heading to bed

SHERIDAN — Beds Along the Big Horns is returning to Rodeo Week and registrations for the race are now open. The 2015 Beds Along The Big Horns will be held Friday at 9 a.m. The annual bed races down Historic Main Street consist of five-person teams from who run with their decorated beds for the… Continue Reading

Student news July 6, 2015

Local-Area Student Honored at SkillsUSA SHERIDAN —Students from technical education programs in high schools and colleges competed for the nation’s highest awards at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. Erik Bale from Sheridan and a student at Sheridan College was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in Cabinetmaking. Sheridan student graduates from Fort Hays State… Continue Reading

Ultimate Frisbee coming to Whitney Weds.

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with ultimate frisbee at Whitney Park. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you attend… Continue Reading

Rodeo Week to ‘Kick-Off’ Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan WYO Rodeo Week officially kicks off tomorrow with the Boot Kick-Off and and after events. Join the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Board for the official start of Rodeo Week with an afternoon filled with food, competition and fun for the whole family. Commencing at 4… Continue Reading

Wyoming Theater Festival — Meet the troupe Part 4

BY CASSIDY BELUS CASSIDY@THESHERIDANPRESS.COM SHERIDAN — The brainchild of DannyLee Hodnett, the Wyoming Theater Festival ignites this summer for its first venture. Collaborating with the Sheridan College theater department, WTF will bring four new plays to Sheridan featuring a number of local and out-of-state artists. While artists arrived in Sheridan Sunday for two weeks of… Continue Reading

UW announces spring 2015 Provost’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming lists 17 students from Sheridan County on the 2015 spring semester Provost’s Honor Roll. The Provost’s Honor Roll consists of undergraduates who have completed at least six but fewer than 12 hours with a minimum 3.5 grade point average for the semester. Local students on the list include Amanda… Continue Reading

Dept. of Education to host STEM conference in Sheridan in August

SHERIDAN — The second annual Roadmap to STEM conference will be hosted by the Department of Education in Sheridan this August. Providing educational tools and opportunities to local businesses, industry leaders and educators, the conference aims to build stronger connections and communication between these groups. “We’re just really trying to spread the word on STEM… Continue Reading

SC students build shelter at trailhead of Sheridan pathways

SC students build shelter  at trailhead of Sheridan pathways

SHERIDAN — In a collaborative effort between Sheridan College’s construction technology program and the college’s Outdoor Adventure Club, students recently built a shelter structure to serve as a trailhead on the Sheridan pathways, across from the front lawn of the college campus. The 8-by-12-foot structure features maps of the pathways and Sheridan College’s disc golf… Continue Reading

SC students place in top 10 at SkillsUSA national championship

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan College students placed in the top 10 at the recent SkillsUSA national championships in Louisville, Kentucky. The SkillsUSA Championships took place June 24-25, as part of the SkillsUSA 51st annual National Leadership and Skills Conference, a showcase of career and technical education students. Erik Bale of Casper took fourth place in… Continue Reading

Ask a scientist at Sheridan Research and Extension Center July 14

SHERIDAN — Northern Wyoming residents can have ask-a-scientist sessions when researchers present their work at the Sheridan Research and Extension Center field day July 14. The center is part of the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station housed within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m., introductions… Continue Reading

Defense attorney: Settlement not an admission of guilt

By Travis Pearson travis@thesheridanpress.com SHERIDAN — Sheridan County may have settled a lawsuit Monday with a woman who in 2010 was injured while incarcerated at the Sheridan County Detention Center, but the $20,000 plus costs and attorney fees should not be seen as an admission of guilt, according to the defense attorney. In fact, Richard… Continue Reading

Agendas July 4, 2015

Dayton Town Council 7:30 p.m. Monday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Recite Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Approve minutes of the June 17 secondary Council meeting • Reports — Utility clerk/building permits, fire/rescue department, law enforcement, employees, engineering, planning committee, joint powers board and Council… Continue Reading

WGFD to host free photography workshop

SHERIDAN — Have you ever wondered how some people take those great photos of wildlife and scenery? If so, join Jessica Grant of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for a free photography workshop. The workshop will be Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. at the Sheridan Regional Game and Fish Office at 700 Valley View Drive.… Continue Reading

County considers changes to notification procedures

SHERIDAN — The county may be changing how people are notified when their neighbors’ land is rezoned for a use other than it was originally intended. These changes would come as a result of talks at the Thursday Planning and Zoning Commission meetings, where commissioners agreed the notification process was too bogged down with unnecessary… Continue Reading

Supreme Court censures local attorney

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Supreme Court today issued a public censure to Sheridan lawyer Nicholas T. Haderlie. Haderlie had a single-vehicle accident while driving under the influence of alcohol, resulting in substantial damage to a fence. He left the scene of the accident and returned to his house. When law enforcement personnel arrived at his… Continue Reading

A seller’s market

A seller’s market

SHERIDAN —  If you are looking to sell your house, there is no time like the present. Currently, Sheridan’s real estate market is at its strongest since before the housing market crash of 2008. Real estate prices have increased with the number of buyers over the past year and trends are continuing to look positive… Continue Reading

Wyoming Theater Festival — Meet the troupe part 3

SHERIDAN — The brainchild of DannyLee Hodnett, the Wyoming Theater Festival ignites this summer for its first venture. Collaborating with the Sheridan College theater department, WTF will bring four new plays to Sheridan featuring a number of local and out-of-state artists. While artists arrived in Sheridan Sunday for two weeks of rehearsal and set building,… Continue Reading

Woman accepts deferral in forgery case

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman pleaded guilty to one count of felony forgery for changing customers’ bills in 2014 at the Wyoming Rib and Chop House. She received a deferred prosecution in favor of probation. Kayla McDougall, 25, accepted the plea deal Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. In exchange for her guilty plea on… Continue Reading

Chamber invites rodeo attendees to ride the trolly

SHERIDAN — Black Tooth Brewing Company, Pony Grill and Bar, the Suds n’ Spurs Brewfest and the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce are inviting rodeo attendees to avoid the parking frenzy and take a free ride on the trolley shuttle. For more information or assistance, contact the Sheridan Trolley office at 672-2485 or 751-3641. Trolley… Continue Reading

Senior Center Lecture Series to focus on navigating Medicare

SHERIDAN — The Senior Center Lecture Series will return with “Navigating Medicare” on Tuesday. As part of the Sheridan Senior Center’s “When I’m 64 or More” life planning series offered the first Tuesday of each month, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center dining room, Laurie Ross from Prudential Insurance will present. The event… Continue Reading

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