Local News

Jentel Presents set for July 2

June 26, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will present this month’s artists and writers in residence offering visual presentations and readings of their work. Jentel Presents will be July 2 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Sagebrush Community Art Center on the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets. This month’s presenters include printmaker Kim Ambriz from Chicago, Read More

SEEDA to pursue property certification process

June 25, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority plans to ask the Sheridan City Council for funds to complete a business-ready certification process of its property at the High Tech Business Park. If approved, the project could cost around $28,000 and would be funded by one-cent contingency funds. At their meeting Tuesday, SEEDA representatives Read More

Elks lodge provides solution to transportation problem

By Lucy LaRosa The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — You know that mountain bike that you were really excited about when you first bought it — those big dreams you had to hit the local trails every weekend. Is that bike is now collecting dust and spiderwebs in your garage? Or the bikes your kids, who’ve Read More

No quorum at Planning Commission meeting Monday

June 24, 2013

SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Planning Commission did not make quorum at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday. Four out of seven planning commission members were unable to attend the meeting due to unforeseen circumstances and illness, according to Planning and Development Director Robert Briggs. Once it was determined that there were not enough commissioners to conduct business, Read More

Councilwoman to change plea

June 25, 2013

SHERIDAN — Nearly two months after she pleaded not guilty to charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, Sheridan city councilwoman Shelleen Smith is scheduled to change that plea at a hearing July 11. Smith declined comment on the newly scheduled hearing. Her attorney, Ryan Healy also declined to comment on the matter, citing Read More

Rec. district to start mosquito spraying starts today

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District Weed and Mosquito Department will be starting their summer mosquito spraying today. This will include all areas within the city of Sheridan. Spraying will be will be north of Loucks Street and west of Main Street on Mondays. Tuesday sprayings will be south of Loucks Street and west of Read More

Wildflower painting weekend June 29-30

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association and Sheridan Artists Guild Et al have partnered to host a wildflower painting weekend in the Rock Creek recommended wilderness area of the Bighorn National Forest. Joan Hoffmann, an oil and watercolor artist from Vermont and Colorado and Kathryn Turner, a Jackson Hole native and plein air painter, will Read More

‘Starving Artists Sale’ June 29

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will have a “Starving Artists Sale” June 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local artists will have their works available for viewing and purchase. Their creations include drawings, paintings, sketches, pottery, glass, jewelry, woodwork, photography, prints, cards and more. The sale will be at Sagebrush Community Art Read More

Student news

Roberts graduates with honors from University of Colorado SHERIDAN — Lauren Michelle Roberts has graduated with honors from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in art history with a certificate in digital media and was a dean’s list honoree. Roberts is a 2008 graduate of Big Horn Read More

Planning kickoff focuses on ‘people story’

June 24, 2013

BURGESS JUNCTION — Remember the time your family loaded up the station wagon and drove into the Bighorn Mountains, only to realize after arriving at your favorite campground that just one sleeping bag had been loaded? Mom and sister slept under blankets in the car while dad and brother shared that one bag beneath a Read More

Changes in state funding may alter SCSD1 benefits

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 teachers and administrators are facing changes to their benefits package this year as the result of alterations in state funding. At a meeting last week, the district’s board of trustees approved a new salary and benefits package for Superintendent Marty Kobza in addition to changes to the teachers’ Read More

Sheridan Press implementing paywall tonight

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press will implement a new metered paywall Monday at 6 p.m. on its website, thesheridanpress.com. Prior to the newspaper’s website redesign in March, The Press had what is known as a “hard” paywall, meaning everything was behind the curtain. Local content, with the exception of obituaries and classifieds, were accessible only Read More

Food for Thought film series continues with ‘In Organic We Trust’ showing June 27

SHERIDAN — Downtown Sheridan Association, Sheridan Farmers Market and the Sheridan College agriculture department continue their “Food for Thought,” a film series about food and its connection and importance to our community’s health. “In Organic We Trust” explores whether organic is really better, or just a marketing scam. The film shows farmers, organic certifiers, scientists Read More

‘Willy Wonka Kids’ Production starts Friday

SHERIDAN — The YMCA Theater Camp will present 30 campers ages 9-14 in a production of “Willy Wonka Kids.” This stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s story “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” follows candy manufacturer Willy Wonka and his quest to find an heir. The musical follows Wonka as he stages a contest for a tour Read More

Big Horn Middle School Honor Rolls

SHERIDAN — Big Horn Middle School has announced its fourth-quarter honor rolls. A honor rolls: Eighth grade Makenna Balkenbush, Colton Bates, Finn Bede, Eliza Beisher, Olivia Boley, Madison Booth, Barak Broad, Abigail Buckingham, Madeline Craig, Ethyn Etchechoury, Tristen Geist, Zachary Granger, Wylan Lee, Lydia Mayer, Nolan McCafferty, Robert Michaud, Anna Miech, William Nicholson, Kiara Paninos, Read More

Girl Scouts planning Hawaiian-themed camp

SHERIDAN — The Girl Scouts’ Camp Tatoka is going Hawaiian from July 14-17. Camp Tatoka is for Junior Girl Scouts and will take place at Thorne-Rider Youth Camp in Story. The week will consist of Hawaiian-themed workshops including archery, drama, crafts, scrapbooking, games, cooking and much more. There will be also be hiking, swimming and Read More

Second Chance adoption event ongoing through Sat.

SHERIDAN — Adopt a feline friend from Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue during the “9 Lives for $9” adoption event taking place through Sunday. This is your chance to adopt a cat for a discounted fee of $9. View the adoptable cats and kittens rescued by Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue online at sheridancatrescue.org. Through Read More

Train Hits Car at 5th Street Crossing

SHERIDAN — A 27-year-old Sheridan man drove his car into the side of a moving train just before 6:30 a.m. Monday morning at the railroad crossing at Fifth Street. Police Sgt. Tom Ringley told The Sheridan Press that the driver was transported to Sheridan Memorial Hospital as a result of the accident. He has been Read More

Volunteers undertake Habitat project

June 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — On June 5, a team of eight AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps young adults began a five-week project with the Habitat for Humanity Eastern Bighorns chapter based in Sheridan. According to a press release, the team will undertake several individual projects including framing, painting and roofing. By working with low-income families to build Read More

Wyoming All-Stars win Academic Challenge

SHERIDAN — Paced by consistent play from the entire group, Team Wyoming led from start to finish as it won the third annual Montana-Wyoming All-Star Academic Challenge at Sheridan College Thursday. The team outscored Montana by an average of eight points per round, steadily building its lead to secure a final score of 133-93. “Montana Read More

Sheridan woman a trailblazer for Burlington Northern

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Merry Potter retired from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad in 2009 after 33 years of work as one of just a handful of female locomotive engineers in the industry. Potter’s career began out of necessity, rather than a lifelong love of trains. As a young married couple, she and her husband Read More

Local officials attend WAM conference

SHERIDAN — Mayors, council members and staff from Wyoming’s 99 incorporated towns and cities gathered last week in Riverton for the annual Wyoming Association of Municipalities convention. Attending from Sheridan County were Dayton Mayor Bob Wood and Councilman Bob Alley, and Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey, City Clerk Scott Badley and Treasurer Jennifer Reed. The annual Read More

Sheridan Press to implement metered paywall on website

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press will implement a new metered paywall Monday on its website, thesheridanpress.com. Prior to the newspaper’s website redesign in March, The Press had what is known as a “hard” paywall, meaning everything was behind the curtain. Local content, with the exception of obituaries and classifieds, were accessible only with a subscription. Read More

NEWY honored for collaborative efforts

SHERIDAN — The Northeast Wyoming Municipal Leadership group comprised of leaders from 15 regional communities ranging from Douglas to Gillette to Sheridan, was recognized for its collaborative leadership efforts at the Wyoming Association of Municipalities convention held in Riverton late last week. “NEWY was recognized by folks in WAM this last convention as being pretty Read More

Mixed reaction on coal export environmental impact study

SHERIDAN — Residents of Wyoming and Montana expressed mixed reactions to this week’s announcement that the United States Army Corps of Engineers would not pursue a generalized environmental impact study on the exportation of coal to Asia. In a statement before a congressional subcommittee, acting chief of the Army Corps’ regulatory program Jennifer Moyer told Read More