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Police: $50 bill not fake

August 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press has learned one of the suspected fake dollar bills reported to the Sheridan Police Department has been identified as legitimate currency. The $50 bill was turned in to the department Monday night by a suspicious citizen. SPD Detective Jerry Rassmussen identified the note as the real deal. Police are still Read More

Riparian regulations fail in County Commission

August 20, 2013

SHERIDAN — By a vote of 4 to 1, Sheridan County Commissioners rejected proposed amendments to zoning regulations regarding riparian buffer zones at their regular meeting Tuesday. Commissioners Mike Nickel, Steve Maier, Bob Rolston and Tom Ringley voted against the proposed regulations, stating as reasons the private property owners who expressed concern about the regulations, Read More

BLM holds open house

SHERIDAN — The Buffalo Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management held an open house Monday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library to discuss revisions to its Resource Management Plan. The plan was last revised in 1985, and current revisions have been underway since 2008. “It’s been a long time, and there’s new Read More

County updates hazard plan

SHERIDAN — The age-old adage to “always be prepared” is aged for a reason: it has always been smart to be ready for whatever life may bring. That is why representatives from Sheridan County and its cities and towns have begun the process of updating the countywide Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, which is used “to identify Read More

Caves reopen

SHERIDAN — Four caves in the Bighorn National Forest are now open after being closed since 2010 to prevent the spread of a fungus that is deadly to bats. In order to enter caves and abandoned mines, cavers must register with the U.S. Forest Service, decontaminate after exiting the cave and follow seasonal closures. The Read More

Three counterfeit bills found

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department has intercepted three counterfeit bills in the last week. According to a press release from the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, one $20 bill and one $10 bill were passed to local businesses Aug. 15 and 16. A third bill in a $50 denomination was reported Monday night. Sheridan Read More

Jin Kim wins scholarship

SHERIDAN — The National FFA Organization has awarded a $1,000 Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough scholarship to Jin Kim of the Sheridan John B. Kendrick FFA chapter. The scholarship is sponsored by Fremont Motors Sheridan, Inc. as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Kim plans to pursue a degree at Butler University in Indianapolis, Read More

Poker run

SHERIDAN — The Iron Brotherhood Motorcycle Club presents their second annual poker run to benefit the Sheridan Senior Center meal program. The poker run will be Aug. 31. Registration is from 9:30-10 a.m. at Little Goose Liquors. The run will begin at 10 a.m. The route will start at Little Goose Liquors and go to Read More

Don King Days Sept. 1-2

BIG HORN — The 25th annual Don King Days will be held Sept. 1-2 at the Big Horn Equestrian Center. The family-oriented celebration honors renowned Sheridan saddle maker Don King. Don King Days will be two days of events such as championship steer roping, old style bronc riding, polo and wild cow milking. Events are Sept. Read More

Sheridan College bond issue defeated

SHERIDAN — Voters said “no” to the $15.85 million Sheridan College bond issue that would have paid to renovate and expand the school’s tech center. With absentee and all precincts reporting, the unofficial tally shows 2,525 voted in favor of the bond and 2,892 voted against — a margin of just 367 votes. The bond Read More

K-Life to host free concert

SHERIDAN — K-Life is launching their fall events for sixth- through 12th-graders with a free concert Aug. 24 from 7-9 p.m. at the YMCA. The concert will feature Lamp and David Dunn, and there will also be food and games. Parents are encouraged to come to K-Life at 444 W. Alger St. during the concert Read More

SC hosts local teens for science class

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus was recently the host for a weeklong field-based environmental science class titled “Examining Global Problems Through a Local Lens.” The class, in its second year, was held July 21-26. One Campbell County, five Johnson County, and eight Sheridan County students from six district high schools attended the course. Read More

City Council OKs large annexation, tables rezone to further compromise

August 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council tabled a rezone request for approximately 2.28 acres north of the Mydland Road and Dome Drive intersection to allow the developer and concerned residents in the adjacent Traditions neighborhood more time to work out a compromise on key aspects of the proposed design. The Cloud Peak Ranch 16 Read More

Reduce the most preventable cause of death

SHERIDAN — Last year, 163 Wyomingites committed suicide. That statistic puts the state at number one in the nation, and while rates are rising, Sheridan’s community prevention specialists are fighting what they consider to be the most preventable cause of death. Community Prevention Specialist Thom Gabrukiewicz said Wyoming has been near the top of the list Read More

Shooters start fire

SHERIDAN — Recreational shooters started a grass fire Sunday afternoon at the Buffalo Run recreation area approximately 10 miles out of Sheridan on Highway 14 East toward Ucross. Goose Valley Fire Department Chief Bob Williams said it took his crews approximately four hours to extinguish the blaze. The fire, which ultimately grew to encompass 65 Read More

Don Meyer to present leadership workshop

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is again hosting coach Don Meyer, NCAA Hall of Fame basketball coach and ESPY award winner. Meyer will present a workshop on “Servant Leadership — the Only Leadership that Lasts.” The workshop will be Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Timberline Room at The Read More

Swinging Fore scholarships

SHERIDAN — The Swinging Fore Scholarships Golf Tournament will be Aug. 30 starting at 1 p.m. at The Powder Horn Golf Course. The tournament is in support of the Miss Wyoming Scholarship Foundation. The entry fee is $120 per person and includes a catered barbecue dinner, use of a golf cart and 18 holes of Read More

Worth the wait

BUFFALO — The town of Buffalo had hints of a red carpet Hollywood event this weekend, as Longmire Days attracted the cast of the hit television series, “Longmire,” along with the author of the popular books and hundreds of fans of both. Author Craig Johnson, a resident of Ucross, used the Sheridan and Johnson County Read More

Back to school

August 16, 2013

BIG HORN — It used to be a fairly straightforward process. A globe got placed on the desk. An American flag was hung in a corner. Posters and charts were taped to walls. Chairs and desks were arranged and chalkboards were filled with rules and messages. However, decorating a classroom for the start of school Read More

Enzi: Everyone should be subject to ‘Obamacare’

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi denies ownership of last week’s ruling by the Office of Personnel Management that provides tax-free subsidies for members of Congress and their staffers to buy health coverage via exchanges when the Affordable Care Act, dubbed “Obamacare,” goes into effect next year. Enzi came under fire earlier this week from Liz Read More

Couple turns setback into new company

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan home improvement stores started carrying a product this week that was invented by a local resident. Ken Huckeba is the inventor of MelkeN WeatherGuard, a fascia-like sealant used around garage doors, side jams and headers, which is now on shelves at Bloedorn Lumber and Knecht Home Center. Huckeba is a 30-year Read More

Press welcomes graphic designer to staff

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press welcomed Sheridan County native Doug Sanders to its editorial staff Monday. Sanders, a Story resident, graduated from Sheridan High School, earned an associates degree from Northwest College in Powell in drafting and design and a bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State College in New York in print media and graphic design. Read More

[Photo Gallery] ‘Longmire’ fans, cast and author converge in Buffalo

August 18, 2013

The Second Annual Longmire Days in Buffalo drew thousands to meet and greet the cast of the popular A&E Television series based on the Craig Johnson mystery novels.The novels and show follow the exploits of Sheriff Walt Longmire, who, with his deputies, solve crimes around fictional Absaroka County. Background and Related Links ‘Longmire’ Television show Read More

Stadick named to dean’s list

August 16, 2013

SHERIDAN — Seth Stadick of Sheridan was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. To be selected, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Stadick is a graduate of Sheridan High School and is the son of Steve and Read More

Intervention workshop set for Sept. 9-10

SHERIDAN — A suicide intervention workshop will be offered Sept. 9-10 in Sheridan. The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is designed to provide guidance and resources for those working with at-risk people. The workshop will cover such topics as how to identify an at-risk person, how to discuss suicide with an at-risk person and identifying Read More