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Statewide unemployment rate drops to 3.7 percent; Sheridan County at 4 percent

May 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — The statewide unemployment rate for Wyoming fell to 3.7 percent during the month of March, while Sheridan County is slightly above that average at 4 percent. Wyoming’s overall unemployment rate is a full percentage point lower than it was one year ago, and is still well below the nationwide average of 6.3 percent. Read More

Children’s Center wins local award

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Foundation has recently recognized The Children’s Center as the Sheridan College Outstanding Community Partner in Service-Learning. The honor was given because the center allows college students to observe and participate in the center’s operations on a continuous basis and buses their pre-school students to the Sheridan College Lab School every Read More

Registration open for summer programs at Kendrick Mansion

SHERIDAN — Trail End State Historic Site, also known as Kendrick Mansion, will host two summer programs for junior high and high school students and registration is now available. Junior Curator Camp is returning for those in sixth, seventh and eighth grade. The program runs from June 2-6, 8 a.m. to noon daily, and the Read More

VFW to hold Buddy Poppy drive this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary #1560 will hold a Buddy Poppy drive this weekend. Buddy Poppies are artificial flowers which have symbolized the blood shed by service members since the VFW registered the name with the U.S. Patent Office in 1924. The poppy flowers are assembled by disabled, needy or aging veterans Read More

Local programmers take first in competition

SHERIDAN — A team including two computer programmers from Sheridan took first place at a two-state application design competition sponsored by Google over the weekend. Local information technology gurus Anne Gunn, of the Sheridan Programmers Guild, and Mark Thoney of WyoLution, LLC, were part of a four-person team of Wyomingites who traveled to Denver to Read More

City offers counter proposal; IAFF frustrated

May 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — City Council offered a counter proposal to the contract changes submitted by the local firefighters union earlier this month. The counter proposal was not acceptable to union representative George Neeson, so he said he would bring another counter proposal to the next council meeting in June. In the meantime, since the city and union Read More

Crews plan for weekend opening of Highway 14A

BURGESS JUNCTION — Outside it is 18 degrees, and though it is not currently snowing, the wind gusts grab powder loosened by the crew chipping away at the 12-foot high mounds and create blizzard-like conditions. Inside the cab of the Kodiak Loader Mounted Rotary Snow Blower, it is just another comfortable day of work for operator Read More

Candidates file for 2014 primary races

SHERIDAN — While filing for local and state offices runs through the end of the month, some candidates got an early jump on the task. Twelve local officials have put their names in for re-election in the primary set for August. Those candidates include County Assessor Paul Fall, County Clerk Eda Schunk Thompson, Clerk of Read More

Bell graduates University of Jamestown

SHERIDAN — Christien Bell of Sheridan graduated from the University of Jamestown in Jamestown, North Dakota, with a degree in business administration during the school’s commencement ceremony on May 10. Bell was named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester, an honor for students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better Read More

WYO to host film screening, dance Saturday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a two-part event on Saturday with a film screening and dance. Commencing at 6:30 p.m. a one-hour documentary film will be shown. “The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads” was produced by Jennifer Tennican under the auspices of the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum and explores the long-time community Read More

People Assistance holding Memorial Day food drive

SHERIDAN — The People Assistance Food Bank will host a four-day food drive for Memorial Day. Friday through Monday donations and volunteers are needed. For more information or to help call 675-1140 or 674-1509. The food bank is located at 2560 N. Main St.

Parade, ceremony to honor veterans

SHERIDAN — A Memorial Day parade and ceremony will be held Monday. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Main and Dow streets near Wells Fargo and head south on Main Street to the county courthouse. A ceremony will be held on the courthouse lawn during which 40-50 wreathes will be Read More

Nonprofits concerned about potential shift in funding

SHERIDAN — City officials are re-thinking the way the Optional One-Cent Sales Tax will be distributed in the future and the possible change in the way the funds are requested and distributed has caused some concerns among groups that depend on the contributions for operational expenses. Most recently, one-cent taxes were distributed to nonprofit organizations Read More

Complaint filed after dismissal from nursing home

May 19, 2014

SHERIDAN — A woman who was involuntarily discharged from the Green House Living for Sheridan nursing home has filed a complaint against the facility. Johnson was told on March 31 she would have to leave the Green House because her care provider had indicated they would no longer keep her as a patient due to Read More

Turn off the gadget, get outside this week

SHERIDAN — While terms like Twitter and Snapchat mean little to older adults and many thirtysomethings didn’t have email until they were in high school, it is not uncommon to see children as young as 10, 6 and 3 playing with an iPad or swiping their fingers across their dad’s smartphone with surprising finesse. Social Read More

Hang Gliders Fly-in this weekend

SHERIDAN — The annual Hang Gliders Fly-In will be held this weekend. Hang gliders from across the nation gather at Sand Turn turnout off of Highway 14 in the mountains to take flight for opening weekend to hang gliding season. Members of the community are invited to attend all day Saturday through Monday for sights Read More

Carol Mead to read at story time

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s First Lady Carol Mead will be reading aloud during story time at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Wednesday. All members of the community are invited to the free event. Mead’s portion of story time will be held from 10:40-11 a.m. For more information call Cameron Duff at 674-8585 extension 12. The Read More

Schedule for Spear-O-Wigwam campus announced

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus has announced summer courses now available for registration. Fly fishing, horse pack trips and rock climbing are a few of the courses now available. About an hour from the main campus, Spear-O-Wigwam is located in the Bighorn Mountains off of Red Grade Road. For more information on classes, Read More

Sawyer promoted to major

SHERIDAN — Randy Sawyer of Sheridan was promoted to major in the Wyoming Army National Guard on May 4. Sawyer is the chaplain assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Second Battalion, 300 Field Artillery, 115th Fires Brigade, based in Sheridan. He has been a member of the WANG for 14 years.

Fat cat?

May 16, 2014

SHERIDAN — Cat and dog owners in Sheridan might be surprised to learn their beloved pets are packing a few extra pounds. A survey released earlier this year by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention reveals more than half of pets are overweight, but owners tend to not recognize the problem. A local team of Read More

Could you pass the test to become a US citizen?

By Alisa Brantz The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Jorge Raymundo Pelayo, a 26-year-old born in Jalisco, Mexico, has been living in Sheridan since he was 12 years old. When Pelayo moved to Sheridan he attended Central Middle School and his dad worked for the Las Margaritas chain, which is now Los Agaves. “Back then I Read More

Fewer students heading to campus for class

SHERIDAN — More and more students are foregoing face-to-face classes on campus for online learning opportunities, Director of Distance and Distributive Learning Stoney Gaddy said Thursday at the Northern Wyoming Community College District board meeting. Some revealing statistics were discussed and showed national trends support the efforts and investments of Gaddy and his department at Read More

One-Cent recipients to see slight increase in funding

By Hannah Wiest The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — This week featured two City Council work sessions to discuss the proposed city budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. One session dedicated to recipients of Optional One-Cent Sales Tax revenues included good news about an increase in funding to be received in fourth-quarter distributions. The second session, held Friday, Read More

Press, rodeo board partner on official magazine

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press has been tapped to be the publishing agency of the Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo program. This year’s inside scoops and rundown of rodeo week will now be released under the identity of the Press’s existing publication, Destination Sheridan magazine and be officially endorsed by the event. Destination is published three times per year, Read More

Pot in Story? Leadership group says no

SHERIDAN — It was a packed County Commission board room Thursday for a public hearing on a conditional use permit for a new business venture in Story. Several residents spoke in favor of the business because it would make the area a “happier” place. A few spoke against it because they didn’t want a “gateway Read More

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