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Powder River Basin could be a major carbon polution area

April 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — An environmental group has labeled the Powder River Basin as one the major potential sources of carbon pollution in the United States. The report, released by the Sierra Club Thursday entitled, “Dirty Fuels, Clean Future,” outlines the group’s national policy recommendations to counteract climate change. The PRB is in the group’s sites because Read More

‘Piece of my Heart’ to premiere at the WYO Wednesday

SHERIDAN — In 1982, a wall was erected in Washington, D.C., bearing the names of the fallen soldiers of the Vietnam War. Diane Carlson Evans attended the dedication of that monument and saw the names of her lost friends, family and patients and for the first time since the war, she started to reflect on Read More

SHS teens nab prestigious scholarship

SHERIDAN — Two local seniors have been accepted into the Daniels Fund Scholarship program after an extensive series of highly competitive applications and interviews. Dylan Lindly and Cody Welborn from Sheridan High School will receive a plethora of advantages including funding for all expenses to attain a four-year undergraduate degree at any nonprofit, accredited college Read More

Donkey Basketball game Thurs. at Tongue River High School

SHERIDAN — A game of Donkey Basketball will be played on Thursday at Tongue River High School. Donkeys will be brought in and fitted with protective footwear to take to the courts with players on their backs for a game of hoops. The teams will consist of TRHS staff and students versus Big Horn High Read More

UW Extension to host class on canning Thursday

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension will host the next class in a series of three classes highlighting tools and techniques for freezing, dehydrating, fermentation, water-bath canning and pressure canning. The second class will be offered Thursday on fermenting vegetables and water-bath canning from 5:30-8 p.m. The classes cost $10 each or $25 for Read More

SJHS School art show Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Fifth Annual Art Extravaganza featuring the art, music and food students of Sheridan Junior High School will commence with an opening reception on Thursday. The show is a collaboration of students and teachers and will be on display at the Sage Art Gallery. The reception is free and open to everyone from Read More

SHS to host combination of music Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Beginning Band, Symphonic Band and percussion solos and duets will perform a concert on Tuesday. Commencing at 7 p.m. at the Sue Henry Auditorium at SHS, the public is invited to this free event. The concert will include music to be played at an upcoming festival in Gillette. Some Read More

SC to host student fine art exhibit Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Fine Arts Department will host the 2014 annual Student Art Exhibit opening Tuesday and closing May 12. An opening reception will be held Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. in the Martinsen Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. The gallery is located in Read More

Barnes faces up to 70 years in prison, pleads not guilty

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty to seven felony charges in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday morning. Former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Summit Gas Resources Ronald Barnes, 53, is accused of taking more than $1 million in royalties that did not rightfully belong to him when he worked in Read More

SLIB awards funding for city construction project

SHERIDAN — Thursday the State Loan and Investment Board comprised of the top five elected officials for the State of Wyoming, approved a loan for the Wyoming Park neighborhood project in Sheridan. The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan will assist with the reconstruction of portions of Burkitt, Custer and Works streets. The project will Read More

Man pleads not guilty on multiple heroin charges

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was arraigned in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday morning for three felony drug charges. Casey Gariffa, 24, pleaded not guilty to intent to deliver, conspiracy to deliver and delivery of a controlled substance — heroin. Gariffa was arrested Feb. 19 after a traffic stop. A police search of the vehicle Read More

Fairgrounds gearing up for summer

SHERIDAN — Staff will turn on the water at the fairgrounds today in a classic sign that summer — and its myriad rodeos, fairs and other events — is coming. The Sheridan County Fair Association is also gearing up for another busy season. At its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, the fair board heard from a Read More

SC dental hygiene instructor promoted to director

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College dental hygiene instructor Janine Sasse-Englert will take over the duties of Dental Hygiene Director at the college this fall. Sasse-Englert has worked in the dental hygiene industry in Wyoming since 1985 following her education at Weber State University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has been an employee at the Read More

‘The Last Supper’ dramatization set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — Trinity Lutheran Church will present a dramatization of Leonardo daVinci’s painting “The Last Supper” on Thursday. The public is invited to attend this free event. Commencing at 7 p.m., the program was written by Pastor Ernest Emurian of Cherrydale United Methodist Church in Arlington, Va., and will be performed by Pastor Phil Wold Read More

Jackson to present ‘Fishing for Taimen in Mongolia’

SHERIDAN — The Little Bighorn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will present a slide presentation and discussion by Blake Jackson on “Fishing for Taimen in Mongolia” on Thursday. The event will commence at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan City Center. Jackson is the head guide for Crazy Rainbow Outfitters in Casper and has been Read More

Polka club to host dance this Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a dance on Sunday. From 1-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, music will be provided by Kickin Mustangs. The dance is open to the public. The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St.

Caywood wins juried art show

SHERIDAN — Dayton resident Sonja Caywood earned a first place award for her oil painting “Saturday Brunch” at the Rocky Mountain Regional Juried Exhibition for 2014 held in Red Lodge, Mont., April 5. After her early years near Ekalaka, Mont., Caywood and her family moved to the Crow Reservation and ranched near Lodge Grass. Growing Read More

SC student earns national agriculture award

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College student Amelia Manuel recently earned first place in the Speakers in Agriculture — Impromptu competition at the National Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization’s conference in St. Cloud, Minn. Manuel, an agriculture business student from Red Lodge, Mont., edged students from Walla Walla Community College in Washington and Iowa’s Ellsworth Community College, among Read More

BOA approves two variances for property owners

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan Board of Adjustments approved two variance requests at its meeting Thursday. The first request was made by Drew Redinger for property he owns at 2727 Coffeen Ave. He requested a variance from the 25-foot front yard setback required in B-1 business districts adjacent to residential districts in order to Read More

Maverick Road to close Mon., Tues.

SHERIDAN — County Road 1213 — also known as Maverick Road — will be closed for a Sheridan Area Water Supply waterline relocation project Monday and Tuesday. The road will be closed at the bridge over Little Goose Creek beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday until Tuesday evening. Questions about the road closure or the waterline Read More

State awards grant to pursue growth in creative economy

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board approved a planning grant request from the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority on Thursday morning. SEEDA Board Member and Vice President of External Affairs and Economic Development at Sheridan College Susan Bigelow said the $50,000 from the Wyoming Business Council’s Business Ready Community program will provide Read More

Construction efforts on schedule at college

SHERIDAN — Construction efforts are marching forward at Sheridan College with a variety of enhancements on track to open before the start of the fall 2014 semester. Current projects underway include the renovation and expansion of the Thorne-Rider Campus Center, changes to the facade of the Griffith Memorial Building and the construction of the new Read More

School district holds illegal executive session, again

SHERIDAN — In the midst of a lawsuit between The Sheridan Press and Sheridan County School District 2 asserting that the district violated the Wyoming Open Meetings Act, it appears the board has done it again by discussing an agreement with the Sheridan Economic and Educational Authority behind closed doors. Wyoming law demands that deliberations Read More

SCSD2 hubris serves no one

Sheridan County School District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty reassured The Press in February that the district’s administration and staff always have and always will return media phone calls seeking information. Yet, The Sheridan Press received notice from the district’s attorney that — per district policy that has been in place for years, but never enforced Read More

SEEDA Gets $50K Planning Grant

April 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board approved a planning grant request from the Sheridan Economic and Education Development Authority Thursday morning. SEEDA Board Member and Vice President of External Affairs and Economic Development at Sheridan College Susan Bigelow said the $50,000 from the Wyoming Business Council’s Business Ready Community program will provide Read More

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