Local News

Meador named 2013 Senior Poet Laureate

September 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — Retired teacher Renee Meador of Big Horn has been named the 2013 Wyoming Senior Poet Laureate for her poem “Companion.” Meador grew up in Sheridan and taught mathematics at Sheridan High School and Sheridan Junior High School. She retired in 2009. Amy Kitchener’s Angels Without Wings Foundation, a nonprofit literary society in Monterey, Read More

City takes vehicles to HAILUSA for repairs

SHERIDAN — HAILUSA, which is operating a paintless dent repair service out of the parking lot of the former Little Big Man Family Restaurant on Coffeen Avenue, had people drive by Friday when technicians were working on Sheridan Police Department squad cars and yell at them. “People are driving by yelling, ‘Taxpayers money!’ or something. Read More

Flood insurance rate maps meetin Oct. 1

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County and the city of Sheridan are hosting a public informational meeting to discuss the upcoming Flood Insurance Rate Maps. The meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. These maps, along with the Flood Insurance Study, are used by Sheridan County and the incorporated Read More

Women’s Foundation to host antelope hunt

SHERIDAN — The first Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt, hosted by the Wyoming Women’s Foundation and the Wyoming Community Foundation to promote hunting and recreational activities by women, will be Oct. 3-6. This is a weekend of friendly competition, fundraising and social activities, with an emphasis on safety, hunting ethics and social interaction. Money raised at Read More

Business workshop Tuesday, Wednesday

September 20, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a two-day workshop presented by Wyoming Entrepreneur. “Profit Mastery” will teach you how to better understand financial management, accounting principles and cash flow management and how to safely grow your business. The workshop will be led by Bruce Morse, director of the University of Wyoming Read More

Changing perceptions — statewide anti-drunken driving campaign

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is launching the second phase of a statewide campaign to change attitudes about drunk driving. The campaign, which started with billboards, has now expanded to 30-second radio and TV ads as well as half-page print ads in publications around the state, and focuses on the “Wyoming Eight,” a group Read More

Historic District Business Committee struggling with participation levels

SHERIDAN — The Historic District Business Committee is struggling to recruit business owners for participation. The committee, formerly called the Retail Committee, has seen dwindling attendance at its meetings for several months. “This committee is a great strategic partnership between the (Downtown Sheridan Association) and the chamber,” said Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce CEO Dixie Read More

Weaving workshop set for Sept. 27-28

SHERIDAN — Ann Arndt will lead a weaving workshop Sept. 27-28 at Sagebrush Community Art Center. The workshop will be Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon and Sept. 28 from 1-4 p.m. Participants should bring three or four special papers to cut up and weave, such as magazine pages, calendar pictures, photographs or printed Read More

SHS Homecoming celebration Sept. 26

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School invites the community to a homecoming celebration Sept. 26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Grinnell Plaza. The SHS band and cheerleaders will be there and the burning of the Bronc head will take place. Food vendors will be present. This celebration is open to everyone at no charge. For more information Read More

Backcountry Horsemen to host roadside cleanup

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen will hold a roadside cleanup session Tuesday at 4 p.m. Meet at the parking lot to the Buffalo Run recreation area on Highway 14 east of Sheridan. A potluck will follow. Bring your own lawn chairs. For more information contact Dwight French at 674-8239.

The Big Read

September 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — Internationally recognized death penalty opponent Sister Helen Prejean will give a presentation in the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 to kick off Sheridan’s Big Read program. Big Read events are sponsored throughout the country by the National Endowment for the Arts and encourage members Read More

SRD board hears Kendrick Pool update

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District board heard an update from the Kendrick Pool steering committee at their regular meeting Wednesday. Rec. District Director and steering committee member Richard Wright said that they met last week amid the recent Capital Facilities Tax discussion. The SRD board had applied for a place for the Kendrick Pool Read More

The Koltiska Pumpkin Patch hosts hundreds of smiles each year

September 20, 2013

SHERIDAN – The Koltiska Pumpkin Patch east of Sheridan opened Thursday in what has become a favorite fall tradition for many Sheridan residents. Gary and Vicki Koltiska have raised pumpkins on their farm for close to 20 years, but only in the past nine years have they operated as a pick-your-own operation. Their pumpkin farming Read More

Sheridan region hunting licenses holding steady

SHERIDAN — Good news, hunters. In spite of depressed numbers of hunting licenses in other areas of Wyoming — and more so in surrounding states like Montana and Colorado — the Sheridan region is holding its own, especially in regards to elk, antelope and white-tailed deer. While Type 1, any antelope licenses were originally reduced Read More

Nonprofits awarded grants

September 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Community Foundation of Sheridan-Johnson Counties has awarded a combined $28,500 to five different nonprofit groups in the area. Sheridan County’s beneficiaries were the Dog and Cat Shelter and Children, Horses and Adults in Partnership. According to a media release from the WYCF, the $10,000 awarded to the Dog and Cat Shelter Read More

College to receive $2.75M federal grant

SHERIDAN — At their regularly scheduled board meeting Wednesday night, the Northern Wyoming Community College Board of Trustees heard from district President Dr. Paul Young that the district will receive a $2.75 million grant from the federal government. “The biggest news is the word we received from Washington, D.C. today,” Young told the board. “We Read More

Local Briefs

Wolf Creek Wrangle scheduled for Saturday   SHERIDAN — The annual Wolf Creek Wrangle, a run/hike event benefiting Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns, will be Saturday at Eatons’ Ranch in Wolf. Join in a half marathon for $55, a 10K run/hike for $40 or the kids run at no charge. Prizes will be Read More

Ranchester OKs prelim plan for subdivision

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council approved a preliminary plat for the Stonebrook Five subdivision, with one change requested, at its regular meeting Tuesday. The subdivision will consist of nine lots and will complete development along Brook Street in the Stonebrook Meadows Subdivision, town Engineer Chris Johnson said. It totals approximately two acres and is part of Read More

Murphy to hold book signing Sept. 27

SHERIDAN — Author Warren Murphy, a 36-year Wyoming resident, will give a book signing for “On Sacred Ground: A Religious and Spiritual History of Wyoming” Sept. 27 at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery. He will also read sections from the book that relate to Sheridan and Buffalo. This book was the winner of the 2011-2012 Read More

Dayton OKs a minor subdivision

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council kept it short and simple at its regular meeting Wednesday. The Council approved a minor subdivision that was recommended for approval by the Dayton Planning Committee Aug. 28 and read a proclamation for Constitution Week. The minor subdivision was a parcel of land belonging to Tim Garrett that stretches from Read More

Lind recognized as AP Scholar

Editor’s note: Due to incorrect information from Sheridan High School, one student was left off the list of AP Scholar Award recipients that ran in the Sept. 10 edition of The Sheridan Press.   SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School student Denim Lind has earned a College Board’s Advanced Placement Scholar Award for her achievement on Read More

Sheridan to host Wyo. Association of Churches

SHERIDAN — Sheridan is the host community for the 2013 annual meeting of the Wyoming Association of Churches. The gathering Sept. 27-28 will focus on faith for an action response to poverty. “As people of faith, we have an obligation to speak out about injustice and to serve others less fortunate than we are,” said Read More

SC students seek ‘Hope for Homeless’

SHERIDAN — Several Sheridan College students participated in the Hope for the Homeless event at the college Sept. 17-19. As part of the event, students volunteered to spend three days and two nights in cardboard “houses” on campus, only leaving their houses for classes. The event, meant to raise awareness about homelessness, was sponsored by Read More

Historic information at the click of a button

September 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — A walk through Sheridan’s historic district has been known to stir the curiosity of locals and tourists alike, and the Downtown Sheridan Association is making it easier than ever to satiate inquiring minds. The DSA has assigned Quick Response codes to historic buildings that enable anyone with a smartphone to instantly access historical Read More

Off-track betting coming to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Place your bets, Sheridan. County Commissioners approved two companies to operate two separate off-track betting sites in Sheridan at their regular meeting Tuesday. Dynasty Development Management, LLC, operator of Wyoming Downs pari-mutuel horse racing facility in Evanston, will install historical pari-mutuel event terminals and terminals for wagering on live simulcast horse races at Read More