Category Archives: Local News

Improving education on the reservation: The First People’s Center for Education trains teachers to educate Native American students

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County is known throughout the state and regionally for its strong educational systems, so it comes as no surprise that the community houses an educational nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the level of education for Native students. The First People’s Center for Education officially formed in 2004 with the mission to improve… Continue Reading

Future of Burgess Junction Visitor Center still unknown

SHERIDAN — Plans continue to evolve for use of the Burgess Junction Visitor Center located approximately 50 miles west of Sheridan near the junction of U.S. Highways 14 and 14A. In April, Bighorn National Forest staff began seeking individuals or firms who would be interested in providing alternative uses for the facility that was closed… Continue Reading

Santa at the Kalif Shrine Temple Dec. 6

SHERIDAN — Santa will be at the Kalif Shrine Temple on Dec. 6. From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. he will give out Christmas stockings to all children. The Kalif Shrine will serve free hot dogs, chips and pop. For more information, contact Warren Pearson at 752-0394. The temple is located at 145 W. Loucks… Continue Reading

Edward A. Whitney Center wins ‘Outstanding Project’ award

Edward A. Whitney Center wins ‘Outstanding Project’ award

SHERIDAN — Learning by Design magazine recently selected Sheridan College’s Edward A. Whitney Academic Center as an “Outstanding Project” in its 2014 Awards of Excellence publication. Learning by Design, “the premier source for education design innovation and excellence,” featured the Sheridan College building in the New Construction/Addition category in its fall 2014 publication. “The expansion and… Continue Reading

Legacy Pregnancy Center annual Christmas concert Dec. 5

SHERIDAN — The Legacy Pregnancy Center will present its annual Christmas concert, “Blessings,” Dec. 5. The concert will feature local artists at the WYO Theater beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. For more information, call 673-4757. The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St. Continue Reading

Saturday Events Nov. 28, 2014

Events for Nov. 29, 2014 • 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Invitational Basketball Tournament, Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome, Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave., $7 adults, $5 seniors, $3 Sheridan College students with Activity Card or high school age and under Continue Reading

Local Briefs Nov. 28, 2014

Cancer support group starting Monday SHERIDAN — A new cancer support group, “A Shared Journey,” will meet weekly beginning Monday. The group is a general cancer support group, and all are welcome no matter their diagnosis. The group will meet weekly at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sheridan Senior Center. For more information, contact… Continue Reading

Giving thanks

Giving thanks

SHERIDAN — Before Thanksgiving, The Sheridan Press took to the streets to ask people what they were grateful for, with a catch: they couldn’t mention something that they were thankful for last year. Many residents said home and family, but some found new thankful thoughts. Americans take time during in November to remember what they… Continue Reading

Alternative schools: Unique learning environments

Alternative schools: Unique learning environments

SHERIDAN — Each of the school districts in Sheridan County, and most throughout the nation, have begun to focus on individualized student learning, realizing that education is not cookie-cutter for all. Beyond the traditional learning labels of personality issues or mental capacity, it is now commonly accepted that any number of things could affect the… Continue Reading

Too many toys? Time to rethink Christmas giving

SHERIDAN — The more the merrier? Not always. In ages past, blacksmiths who stuffed too many items into their fire to be forged would ruin their products when they lost track of what they were doing. “Too many irons in the fire” now refers to trying to tackle too many tasks at once, resulting in a… Continue Reading

Akcita Win to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will host a December meeting on Tuesday at the Holiday Inn. The event is open to the public and will feature games and dinner. The meeting will commence at 6 p.m. in the Chaparral Room, to the right of the restaurant. For more information, email The Holiday Inn is located… Continue Reading

Bernie Bornong to speak at Sheridan College on Dec. 3

SHERIDAN — The next installment of the Museum of Discovery Science Lecture Series will feature “Landscape Scale Changes in Subalpine Forests – Fire and Beetles.” The presentation will be held Dec. 3 in the Mohn’s Science Center at Sheridan College at 7 p.m. Bernie Bornong of the United States Forest Service and the Bighorn National… Continue Reading

Kendrick Mansion to hold annual holiday open house Dec. 5-7

SHERIDAN — The Trail End State Historic Site, also known as the Kendrick Mansion, will host its annual Holiday Open House Dec. 5-7. A local holiday tradition for over 30 years, the open house features fun, festivity and figgy pudding. All three days, the mansion opens for self-guided tours from 1-7 p.m. Special musical guests… Continue Reading

Thursday Events Nov. 26, 2014

Events for November 27, 2014 • All day, Happy Thanksgiving! • 8 a.m. Turkey Trot, Tongue River Valley Community Center, 1100 U.S. Highway 14, Dayton, entry fee is two canned food items • 10 a.m. Turkey Trot, Kendrick Park, entry fee is two canned food items and $5 Continue Reading

Local Briefs Nov. 26, 2014

‘Outsider Art’ Friday at Hallmark building SHERIDAN — During the Christmas Stroll in downtown Sheridan, members of the community are invited to stop by the old Hallmark store to view the “Outsider Art” exhibit. From 2-7 p.m. on Friday the work of Cindy Mohseni, Liz Howell and Heather Burgess Plank will be on display. For… Continue Reading

School officials discuss pressing matters at forum

SHERIDAN — As Sheridan County’s state legislators gathered for the 2014 Legislative Forum Monday, administrators from local educational bodies came forward to discuss the issues most pressing to them. Representatives from each of the three local school districts, the college and NSI Academy spoke on topics ranging from funding to assessments and everything in between.… Continue Reading

Welcome Center on track to see more visitors in 2014 than ever before

SHERIDAN — Sheridan can attribute a substantial amount of local tourism traffic to the Welcome Center located east of I-90, Executive Director of Sheridan Travel and Tourism Shawn Buckley told legislators at the Legislative Forum Monday. As such, representatives of Sheridan Travel and Tourism believe a substantial renovation of the facility would help boost the numbers… Continue Reading

Tips on how to ease the burden of traveling with pets

SHERIDAN — With Thanksgiving around the corner, many people are making out-of-town plans for the holidays. Although some pets do better with a pet sitter or at a boarding facility, others are included in their family’s travel plans. If you choose to bring your four-legged companion along on your holiday adventures, consider these travel safety… Continue Reading

Family displaced after truck crashes into house

SHERIDAN — A truck crashed into a house Monday night, displacing the family that lived inside. Capt. Greg Luhman of Sheridan Fire-Rescue confirmed that the accident occurred at about 6:45 p.m. on West Burkitt Street. “The driver of the truck had an issue and lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the porch of… Continue Reading

2015 enrollment open at CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy

SHERIDAN — CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy 2015 enrollment is now open. Equine therapy can help a variety of individuals including those with PTSD, muscular dystrophy, ADD, multiple sclerosis, visual impairment, down syndrome, autism, mental and emotional issues and more. Applications for the upcoming season can be seen online at For more information, see the… Continue Reading

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