Category Archives: Local News

WYO Theater to host ‘Live from The Met’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present Live from The Met: Bizet’s “Carmen” on Saturday at 11 a.m. The performance is one installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts to reinvigorate opera… Continue Reading

Local Events Oct. 30, 2014

• 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., costume contest, Northeast Wyoming Pediatric Associates, 916 Jackson Ave. • 4-8 p.m. Halloween at McDonald’s, 2146 Coffeen Ave. and 2590 N. Main St. • 4 p.m. Halloween treats and specials, Trails End Motel, 2125 N. Main St. • 5-7 p.m., Trunk-or-treat, Tongue River Elementary School, 124 Dayton St., Ranchester… Continue Reading

Rebroadcasts of candidate forums available today

SHERIDAN — Rebroadcasts of the two-part candidate forum held Oct. 14-15 are now available. Videos of the forum may be found on Charter Cable channel 190, on ACT’s website and on the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce website, Voters will take to the polls Nov. 4 for the 2014 general election. Contested races… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Oct. 30, 2014

Pub crawl to benefit The Food Group SHERIDAN — A Turkey Trot Pub Crawl will benefit The Food Group on Saturday. Attendees are asked to bring three canned food items to receive one drink token for The Mint Bar, the Pony Grille and Bar and the Blacktooth Brewing Company. The pub crawl will begin at… Continue Reading

Air service, housing availability, broadband still challenges for manufacturing industry

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Mayor John Heath and Sheridan College President Paul Young held a roundtable discussion and luncheon with local manufacturers Tuesday at Sheridan College to discuss issues that might have a negative impact on the manufacturing industry in Sheridan. Drawing from concerns mentioned by manufacturers at a similar discussion in April, the group talked… Continue Reading

Meet the candidates: 5 vie for seats on NWCCD board

SHERIDAN — Over the next week, thousands of Sheridan County voters will cast their ballots in the 2014 general election for both statewide and local campaigns. In an attempt to aid voters in making a choice, The Sheridan Press sent brief questionnaires to each of the candidates running in opposed races. The following are the… Continue Reading

Haunted road trips

Haunted road trips

SHERIDAN — After the pumpkins have been carved and the candy collected, Halloween has come and gone and you’re still looking for some more spirited fun for the remainder of your weekend, consider taking a haunted road trip. With the old, rich history of the region — from battlefields in Montana to ghost towns in… Continue Reading

Wight bound over to district court

 SHERIDAN — After a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Sheridan County Circuit Court to determine probable cause, a woman accused of helping her boyfriend beat and kidnap his ex-wife has been bound over to 4th Judicial District Court. Nicole Wight is accused of helping her boyfriend Aaron Arnold beat and kidnap his ex-wife in August. The… Continue Reading

Wyoming School District Coalition presents case for inflation adjustments for Wyoming schools to JEC

From staff reports SHERIDAN — The Wyoming School District Coalition for an External Cost Adjustment presented to the Wyoming State Legislature’s Joint Education Committee last week in an effort to reinstate inflation adjustments for Wyoming’s schools. Sen. Chris Rothfuss, D-Laramie, made a motion in support of inflation adjustments, and the JEC voted 10-3 in favor… Continue Reading

College to host screening of documentary

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a screening of “Valley Uprising: Yosemite’s Rock Climbing Revolution” Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. The feature-length documentary tells the untold story of the American counterculture of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For the past 50 years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and… Continue Reading

BHHS, SC partner for art show

SHERIDAN — The Fine Arts Department at Sheridan College will present the art exhibit “Public vs. Private” throughout November. The exhibit is a collaboration between the Big Horn High School art program and the SC Foundation 2-D class. The show will run from Nov. 4 through Dec. 9 at the Martinsen Gallery in the SC… Continue Reading

Bighorn Pediatric Dentistry offering candy buy-back

SHERIDAN — Bighorn Pediatric Dentistry will buy back unopened, loose candy on Monday. Kids can bring in their leftover Halloween candy and sell it for $1 per pound for a maximum of 5 pounds. The candy will then be sent to Operation Gratitude, an organization that makes individual holiday packages for troops overseas in war… Continue Reading

Friends of the Library to present 32nd annual auction

SHERIDAN — The Friends of the Library will celebrate the 32nd year of fundraising for the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Nov. 8. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include a silent and live auction, wine, hors d’oeuvres and music. Admission to the event is by membership in the Friends of the… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Oct. 29, 2014

Sugarland Ridge to host Halloween festivities SHERIDAN — Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge will host games and treats for children ages 0-12 on Thursday. From 6-7:30 p.m., the senior living facility welcomes children to wear costumes and visit. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Theresa Hamilton at 674-5575. Emeritus… Continue Reading

Kids costume contest brings families downtown: Prizes given in three age groups

Kids costume contest brings families downtown: Prizes given in three age groups

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jaycees and the Downtown Sheridan Association hosted their annual kids’ costume contest and trick-or-treating parade in downtown Sheridan on Saturday. Organizer Brianna Straub said it was another successful day of Halloween fun. Approximately 75 costumed kids and parents attended the event which began with costume contests broken into three age groups.… Continue Reading

Landowner requests 88 acres annexed into city

SHERIDAN — A local landowner has requested that approximately 88 acres located east of I-90 and south of the EMIT manufacturing campus on Heartland Drive be annexed into city limits. The annexed land will be used for future development of heavy commercial and light industrial businesses in the area. The Sheridan Planning Commission voted Monday to recommend… Continue Reading

Local organizations to host Halloween festivities

SHERIDAN — A number of local organizations will host Halloween activities this Friday. The following is a list of activities open to the public. • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Halloween costume contest, Northeast Wyoming Pediatric Associates, individuals age 21 and younger are invited to stop by the office in costume to be entered into… Continue Reading

Lunbeck to present at Story Historical Society

STORY — The November meeting of the Story Historical Society will be held Sunday from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Story Woman’s Club. Jean Lunbeck will present a program on the limestone quarry. Refreshments will be served following the presentation, which is free and open to the public. The Story Woman’s Club is located at 28… Continue Reading

Spinfest to benefit Sheridan Health Center

SHERIDAN — An indoor cycling event set for Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will benefit the Sheridan Health Center. Time slots cost $30 per person and those interested in participating may register online at or in person at the gym. Time slots vary in length and intensity. The event will feature… Continue Reading

Wednesday Events Oct. 28, 2014

Events for Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • 6 p.m., Live from The Met: Mozart’s “Le Nozze Di Figaro,” WYO Theater, 42 N. Main St., $18 for adults, $9 for students • 6:30 p.m., Willy Wonka movie night, Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, 335 W. Alger St. Continue Reading

Local Briefs Oct. 28, 2014

Chamber invites businesses to sign up for stroll SHERIDAN — With Thanksgiving just more than a month away, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the annual Christmas Stroll, set for Nov. 28 from 4-8 p.m. The chamber has invited all local businesses to participate in the event. The cost to participate… Continue Reading

Crews respond to rubbish fire over weekend

SHERIDAN — A call to a fire behind Kmart this weekend turned out to be just a rubbish fire, Sheridan Fire-Rescue officials said. “It was just wood rubbish,” SFR Capt. Robert Dobbs said. “There was no damage to any structures.” A call was made to Sheridan Fire-Rescue at 11:39 a.m. Sunday to report a fire… Continue Reading

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