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Wyoming Arts Council now accepting creative writing fellowship applications

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting applications for three creative writing fellowships. The deadline for applications is Aug. 22. To submit an application, see www.wyomingartscoucil.submittable.com/submit. Recipients will receive a $3,000 fellowship and a travel stipend to read their work at one of the statewide literary conferences. A complete list of eligibility requirements… Continue Reading

Correction From Sheridan Police Department

SHERIDAN — According to the Sheridan Police Department, an individual was wrongly arrested on July 15 for illegal possession of a firearm. SPD officials said on July 15, David Kuzara was arrested for possessing a firearm at the rodeo parade. Officers observed Kuzara wearing a holstered handgun while watching the parade. Officers were further aware… Continue Reading

Reports—July 22, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 600 block North Main Street, 3:36 a.m. • RMA assist, 1000 block Coffeen Avenue, 8:44 a.m. • RMA assist, 700 block South Main Street, 9:10 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 300 block West College Avenue, 3:27 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 2100 block Pheasant Draw Road, 9:16… Continue Reading

Arden Fire tops 350 acres in Bighorns

Arden Fire tops 350 acres in Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The Arden Fire burning in the Bighorn Mountains had grown to 350 acres in size as of Wednesday evening, according to officials from the U.S. Forest Service. The fire was detected Tuesday and is located about 35 miles east of Greybull near Shell Reservoir and Lake Adelaide. As of Wednesday evening, the… Continue Reading

SRD sees $200,000 decrease in budget

SHERIDAN — As expected, the Sheridan Recreation District will head into the 2016-17 fiscal year in the same position as most establishments across the state: on a much tighter budget. The SRD board of directors approved the $1 million 2016-17 budget Wednesday night. The budget came up about $200,000 less than the previous year. Despite… Continue Reading

SCSD1 cuts 7 jobs to deal with reduced budget

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 shouldered the same half-million-dollar cut this year that Sheridan County School District 2 did, although its total budget is just less than a third of the larger district’s. And to deal with that cut, SCSD1 eliminated seven full-time positions — four teachers and three staff. None of the… Continue Reading

Ranchester Town Council hears project reports Tuesday

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council heard from several individuals with projects in the works Tuesday evening at its regular meeting. Michael Yalowizer requested a special permit to operate a part-time meat processing business on lot number two of his property, which is located off Highway 14 behind the Buckhorn Travel Plaza. Yalowizer wants to process game… Continue Reading

Students awarded UW Plummer scholarship

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming recently released the names of five students who won the Plummer Interdisciplinary Achievement scholarships. Two students are from Sheridan County: Jackie Carbert of Sheridan and Anthony Mort of Big Horn. Scholarship amounts range from $500-$2,500 that students can apply to their academic expenses. Continue Reading

Concerts in the Park continue Tuesday at Kendrick Park

SHERIDAN — The Concerts in the Park series will return to Sheridan every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 16 at Kendrick Park. These monthly events are made possible with the sponsorship of the John and Dorthy Duncan Trust, First Interstate Bank, Sheridan Recreation District and contributions through the Sheridan Arts Council. Performances for the… Continue Reading

Reports — July 21, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rekindled grass fire, Interstate 90 and Gulch Road, 8:37 a.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Wednesday • No admissions reported. • Dismissals — Chelsey L. Keegan, Sheridan; Katie Josephine Keegan, Sheridan; Emma… Continue Reading

Antelope Butte hosts third summer festival

Antelope Butte hosts third summer festival

SHERIDAN — The hallmark of the Antelope Butte Recreation Area’s summer season, the Antelope Butte Summer Festival, will enter its third year July 22-24. It’s an event that Antelope Butte Foundation Executive Director Andrew Gast said is for all ages and recreational enthusiasts. Music performances by 10 different bands will be the highlight of the three-day… Continue Reading

Neighbor discord leads to lengthy county rezone hearing

SHERIDAN — A family feud-fueled zoning request dominated Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting, lasting roughly 55 minutes and resulting in an uncommon 3-2 vote by the board, which often votes unanimously. A local family, the Roadifers, successfully petitioned the board to rezone a 10-acre portion of a 303-acre parcel of land approximately 10 miles… Continue Reading

Residents reach out to law enforcement

Residents reach out to law enforcement

SHERIDAN — Sometimes all it takes is a joke or a dance-off to break the ice and remind us that we’re all human. At least that’s JJ Harrison’s theory. On Saturday night, the clown from the Sheridan WYO Rodeo took the opportunity and the platform in front of thousands of people to recognize first responders… Continue Reading

Outdoor concert, street party planned for Monday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Inn will host Band of Outlaws and the  Texas Jamm Band, featuring members of George Straight’s Ace in the Hole band, on Monday from 7-9 p.m. The event will take place on the front lawn of the Sheridan Inn with a part of Broadway Street blocked off for the festivities. Tickets… Continue Reading

‘All American’ Crazy Days sign-ups end Friday

SHERIDAN — Sign-ups for the Downtown Sheridan Association’s “All American” Crazy Days will end Friday. All Sheridan retailers are encouraged to participate in Crazy Days. Sign-ups include a $50 fee that purchases advertising in The Sheridan Press, Sheridan Media and Big Horn Mountain Radio. Participants are encouraged to dress up crazy and decorate sidewalk signs… Continue Reading

Downtown Sheridan Association annual meeting set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association will hold its annual meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, in the community room. The meeting will introduce new board members, elect new officers, recap the past year’s activities and discuss future projects. All are welcome to attend the meeting. For more information, see www.downtownsheridan.org or call… Continue Reading

RIT student named to Dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Rochester Institute of Technology recently released the list of students named to the dean’s list. To be named to the list, students must have a semester GPA of at least 3.4 and complete at least 12 credit hours. Hannah Engelhardt of Dayton was named to the dean’s list. Continue Reading

Reports — July 20, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 9:28 a.m. • Gas spill, 1200 block West Fifth Street, 11:04 a.m. • Assist Goose Valley Fire Department, grass fire, Interstate 90 and Gulch Road, 7:57 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • Trauma, Walker Prairie, 10:22 a.m. • Grass fire, Gulch Road, 7:44… Continue Reading

Crews respond to multiple fires in Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Firefighting crews are responding to two fires in the Bighorn Mountains, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The Buck Mountain Fire is about one-quarter acre in size and is located in the Powder River Ranger District. USFS officials said four smokejumpers are on that fire currently and are expected to stay out… Continue Reading

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