Category Archives: Local News

Annual Story Days celebration set for Aug. 22-24

STORY — The annual Story Days will be held Aug. 22-24 and this year’s theme is “Pastimes in the Pines.” There will be live music both Friday and Saturday night, run/walk/bike races, cook-offs, parade, vendors, plus many other events. To register for the cook-off call Debbie Woody at 763-7199. To register for the run/walk/bike race… Continue Reading

ParkFit to feature fitness from the YMCA

SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014. Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks. The next session will be fitness by the YMCA at Washington Park. A full schedule of ParkFit… Continue Reading

Registration open for Aug. 21-22 ASIST class

SHERIDAN — Registration is now open for the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) class to be held Aug. 21-22, from 8:15 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Northern Wyoming Mental Health offices, 1701 W. Fifth St. The two-day ASIST class is designed to supplement a caregiver’s abilities to assist an at risk person. This… Continue Reading

College’s indoor arena nears completion

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College is nearing completion of the SC Arena and Large Animal Science Facility, located on the north end of Sheridan, within the Wrench Ranch. “Our students and our rodeo athletes are very excited to have a large indoor space to learn and practice,” Director of Agriculture Keith Klement said. “Historically, we have… Continue Reading

SCSD1 opts for homegrown school lunches

SCSD1 opts for homegrown school lunches

RANCHESTER — Sheridan County School District 1 administrators have ditched the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s school lunch program in favor of a more homegrown variety — at least at its middle and high schools. The federal program places strict nutritional restrictions on what the schools can serve under the program, including the number of calories… Continue Reading

Board: Community usage of fairgrounds up

SHERIDAN — Members of the Sheridan County Fair Association marveled at their meeting Thursday at just how busy the fairgrounds have been this season, hosting the usual events like the Sheridan WYO Rodeo and County Fair but also seeing an increase in usage from community groups and private events like weddings. “It’s all gone very well. It’s… Continue Reading

Weber pleads not guilty in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday

SHERIDAN — Robert Kelly Webster, 34, pleaded not guilty in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday to one count of felony burglary. The Sheridan County Attorney’s Office filed the charge earlier this summer in connection to the burglary of prescription medications from Hospital Pharmacy West in 2013. According to the Sheridan Police Department, information received throughout… Continue Reading

Crews respond to structure fire Thursday

SHERIDAN — Firefighters responded to a fire at Heidi’s Mobile Home Park Thursday afternoon. The fire destroyed one mobile home, but no injuries were reported. Sheridan Fire-Rescue and the Goose Valley Fire Department responded to the fire with a total of approximately 15 firefighters just after 3 p.m. GVFD Chief Bob Williams said the structure… Continue Reading

Sheridan College offering high school equivalency exams

SHERIDAN — Opportunities continue to expand for community members looking to complete their high school equivalency. The state of Wyoming now offers three tests: GED, HiSET and soon the TASC exam. The Northern Wyoming Community College District, which includes Sheridan College, Gillette College and outreach centers in Johnson County, now offers two tests, the GED… Continue Reading

Final ‘Flavor of the Week’ to feature yoga

SHERIDAN — In celebration of its fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m. Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome. This week’s class will be… Continue Reading

Farmers market to feature dunk tank next week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market will be moved farther up Grinnell Street this Thursday, in front of The Sheridan Press, to celebrate the Third Thursday Street Festival. From 5 until 7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. In addition,… Continue Reading

Planning a community’s future

Planning a community’s future

SHERIDAN — With an estimate that places the population of Sheridan over the 20,000 mark by the year 2030, a group of Sheridan residents huddled over maps Wednesday night at the Best Western Sheridan Center and drew squares, circles and dotted lines to indicate how they would like to see the city accommodate that growth. The… Continue Reading

Wyo Drifters to perform at Polka Club Sunday

SHERIDAN— The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will meet at the Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St., Sunday at 1 p.m. The Wyo Drifters will be playing polka, waltzes, two steps and round dances. The event is open to the public and costs $5 For questions call Jean Arzy at 672-3623. Continue Reading

Free hike set for Devil’s Canyon Roadless Area

SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a free hike in Devil’s Canyon Roadless Area. On Saturday, retired Department of Environmental Quality ecologist Jack… Continue Reading

Superheroes to converge on Kendrick Park

SHERIDAN— Easter Seals, Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming and Eagle Ridge will present “Superheroes in the Park” Friday at Kendrick Park. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. attendees are encouraged to come in a superhero costume, either a known superhero or one of their own design, and enjoy games and a free lunch. There… Continue Reading

City Council candidates talk priorities

SHERIDAN — Three candidates are vying for one two-year seat on City Council in the upcoming election, two positing that the council needs “fresh blood” and one saying his 20 years of experience on the Council will offer continuity to city governance during a time of change. Current Councilman Robert Webster filed for the two-year seat… Continue Reading

Nearly 1,000 cast ballots in primary

SHERIDAN — Absentee voting in Sheridan County has been underway for more than a month and Sheridan County Elections Supervisor Brenda Kekich says the turnout has been keeping her office buzzing. Of the approximately 15,000 registered voters in Sheridan County, nearly 1,000 have cast ballots so far in the 2014 primary election. With three days… Continue Reading

Student news Aug. 13, 2014

• Lt. Col. Gregory S. Phipps has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He earned a master’s degree in strategic studies. The college is the Army’s senior educational institution. He has served in the military for 26 years. Phipps is the son of Linda J. Briley of Cheyenne… Continue Reading

Arts Council to bring classical music series to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Arts Council, in collaboration with the First Baptist Church of Sheridan, is beginning a three-concert classical music series to bring exceptional young musicians to Sheridan. The first two concerts will feature musicians in their 20s who have won national and international music competitions and have performed in New York’s prestigious Carnegie… Continue Reading

Conference on rural living to be held in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Backyard poultry, horse health and boarding, beekeeping, growing small fruits and alternative energy are among topics at a Sept. 3-4 conference in Sheridan that will celebrate rural living. Cole Ehmke, an organizer, said the conference will feature two nationally recognized experts in their fields: Ken Meter, president of the Crossroads Resource Center in… Continue Reading

‘Tidbit Tuesday’ set for next week

SHERIDAN — The next and final offering for the summer of the “Tidbit Tuesday” educational program at the Sheridan County Museum will be held on Tuesday. The program gives children and their families an opportunity to explore history together from 10 a.m. to noon every other Tuesday throughout the summer. The events are free and… Continue Reading

CHAPS volunteer training this Sat.

SHERIDAN — CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy is having its third trimester volunteer training Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Designed originally to serve children and adults with special needs with therapeutic riding, the CHAPS program has expanded. The nonprofit organization now offers equine assisted activities and equine facilitated learning for veterans from the Sheridan… Continue Reading

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