Local News

Private deterrent to drug problem

August 8, 2013

SHERIDAN — There’s a new pack of dogs in town itching to get in the game of local drug prevention. Dale Holder and his son, Sean, have set up shop in Big Horn and brought with them a pack of trained drug detection dogs to work under the LLC of Black Tooth K-9 Solutions. The Read More

Timeframe for Capital Facilities Tax likely to increase

August 7, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s commissioners approved a joint resolution Tuesday to approve a proposition to continue the Capital Facilities Tax when the current initiative expires. The last renewal of the tax was in 2009, when voters agreed to put away 1 percent of every purchase for county infrastructure improvements. Instead of having a definitive stop date, Read More

County to allow truck rental business on Fort Rd.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s County Commissioners have overturned a decision by the county’s public works office to enable J2 Inc. to operate a U-Haul truck rental business along Fort Road in the Downer Addition. The board held a zoning appeal hearing during their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, where they unanimously agreed the truck rental business could Read More

AARP driver safety class Aug. 13-14

SHERIDAN — An AARP two-day driver safety class will be offered Aug. 13-14 from 1-4 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. This is a classroom refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and older to help them retain their driving competencies by understanding the effects of aging and how to compensate Read More

‘Art and Polo Day’ Aug. 18 in Big Horn

SHERIDAN —Sheridan Artist’s Guild, Et al, and the Big Horn Equestrian Center are holding an “Art and Polo Day” Aug 18 at the Big Horn Equestrian Center. Polo matches will be played at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. After the games, a party will start at the clubhouse at 5 p.m. Artists will have booths Read More

Contests set for farmers market

SHERIDAN — In celebration of National Farmers Market Week, the Sheridan Farmers Market this week will host several contests: homemade pies, watermelon eating and rooster crowing. There will also be music from the “Shot in the Foot” band, great food and children’s activities. The market is Thursday from 5-7 p.m. on Grinnell Plaza.

Fire at the Holiday Inn parking lot

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to a reported equipment fire at the parking lot of the Holiday Inn at approximately 7:45 a.m. this morning. Crews arrived to find equipment used to seal asphalt driveways heavily involved in fire. A kettle used to heat the sealing material and a sweeper were destroyed in the fire. A pickup Read More

Sheridan commissioners set zoning precedent

August 6, 2013

Sheridan’s county commissioners held a special hearing during their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday to clarify a regulation regarding what businesses are permissible under the county’s zoning regulations. The board ruled in favor of the applicant, who was previously denied permission by the public works office to run a U-Haul business on Fort Road. The decision Read More

City takes over ownership of Linden Hill

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan is hoping to avoid a few bumps and bruises on Linden Hill this winter by moving a fence at the bottom of the popular sledding spot. “We had some concerns and issues because of the fence that was put up,” city Parks Division Manager Chuck Carbert said during Monday’s Read More

Congressional, mayoral representatives tour NE Wyo.

SHERIDAN — Two dozen national and more than 40 state congressional and mayoral representatives arrived in Sheridan Sunday for a five-day fact finding mission in northeast Wyoming. “We’re hoping that people back in Washington will take a look at the coal and the energy Wyoming has,” Dayton Mayor Bob Wood said about the purpose of Read More

Taking gold at the Senior Olympics

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Jacky Jones recently took home several gold medals from the Wyoming Senior Olympics held in Casper July 10 -13. Jones competed in billiards and table tennis and has competed in pickleball in previous games. This was her sixth Olympics games. She and her husband moved to Sheridan in 2004 and they Read More

Committee moves forward with legal notice changes

SHERIDAN — Wyoming state legislators are embracing the Internet as an official means of public communication in an effort to promote transparency and save money. The Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee, which includes Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, has carved out two bills for submission during next year’s legislative session that reduce Read More

Beyond the daily grind

SHERIDAN — After hours of toiling as the sun beat down, wind blew sparks onto their skin and metal twisted to their will, teams in the Sheridan College Welding Rodeo were rewarded for their efforts. Each of the team’s pieces were auctioned off, raking in more than $3,400 in bids. In addition, the second place Read More

‘e2e’ Aug. 21 to feature Casper native Jerad Stack

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Technology Business Center is hosting it’s next “e2e” educational networking program Aug. 21 in Sheridan. Jerad Stack will tell the entrepreneurial success story of Firehole Technologies, a Wyoming-built business that recently sold to a Fortune 350 company. Previous to the company’s acquisition by Autodesk in March, Stack was the CEO of Firehole Read More

Museum, Senior Center celebrate county’s 125th anniversary

SHERIDAN — Join the Sheridan Senior Center and the Sheridan County Museum for “Casual Conversations of Memories Past” in recognition of Sheridan County’s 125th birthday this year. Come to the Sheridan County Museum, 850 Sibley Circle, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. for a program presenting some memories from the past. You will also be given Read More

Council approves purchase of Linden Hill

August 5, 2013

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan is hoping to avoid a few bumps and bruises this winter by taking ownership of Linden Hill and moving back a fence at the popular sledding spot. The Sheridan City Council approved the city’s taking over of the property in exchange for $15,000 to be paid to the Child Read More

Shade Brigade helps keep seniors cool

SHERIDAN — The dog days of summer have hit Sheridan, and some local senior citizens will have an extra set of eyes on them this year when temperatures peak. A national initiative, dubbed “The Shade Brigade,” has hit Sheridan thanks to staffers at Sheridan’s Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge. Brigade operations include visiting the homes of Read More

Don Meyer to present leadership workshop

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is again hosting coach Don Meyer, NCAA Hall of Fame basketball coach and ESPY award winner. Meyer will present a workshop on “Servant Leadership — the Only Leadership that Lasts.” The workshop will be Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Timberline Room at Read More

‘Trails and Wanderings’ at Sagebrush Art Center

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center is hosting “Trails and Wanderings,” a show featuring paintings by Dianne Wyatt and sculptures by Jerry Smiley. Wyatt was recently awarded “Best in Show” at the SAGE National Juried Show. An artists reception and talk is scheduled for Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center, Read More

Dunning named Merit Finalist at Miss Teen of Wyoming

SHERIDAN — Aleya Dunning of Sheridan received the Merit Finalist award at the Miss Teen of Wyoming Pageant held July 19-21 at the Parkway Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Casper. Thirty-seven young women, ages 13-18, from across Wyoming participated in the event at which Shaylee Hixon of Burlington was named Miss Teen of Wyoming. Read More

Catch that pig!

SHERIDAN — Women dominated the action-packed night of pig wrestling Saturday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Donning colorful tie-dyed shirts, sparkly head bands and covered in mud, the Blon Away Babes had the best time of the night, getting their pig in the barrel in a speedy 11.17 seconds. The team was comprised of Chancey Read More

Saving nature with nature

August 2, 2013

SHERIDAN — Birds, bugs and fish. The interaction of this trio of local animals is the focus of a new research study playing out in the Sheridan area. The study focuses on sage grouse, mosquitoes and fathead minnows. The sage grouse, which has been a species of concern for state and federal wildlife managers for Read More

Legislative committee to talk publication of legal ads

SHERIDAN — On Monday and Tuesday, Sheridan will host a public meeting for an interim committee of the Wyoming Legislature. Members of the public are invited to attend and submit written information to members of the committee on topics of concern. The Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee addresses issues related to rules Read More

Man named in Walmart lawsuit says he left store before incident

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press has learned one of the defendants named in the wrongful death lawsuit against Sheridan’s Walmart did not work at the store at the time of the incident in question. Frederick Lollar filed the suit in Laramie County’s 1st Judicial District Court June 18 alleging a cantaloupe contaminated with the bacteria Read More

County Planning Commission OKs riparian rule changes

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission voted four to one to recommend approval of proposed riparian regulations to the Board of County Commissioners at its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. The recommendation for approval came with several wording changes in the proposed amendments to Sheridan County’s zoning code to address concerns voiced at Read More