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C.J. Box to sign latest book

August 22, 2013

SHERIDAN — Wyoming author C.J. Box will have a book signing for his stand-alone novel “The Highway” Aug. 30. The popular mystery author will be at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery from 5-7 p.m.

Cost of justice

SHERIDAN — The economic crunch is fueling tensions between city and county relations over how to best deal with judicial obligations. While both entities have endured cutbacks, questions are bubbling up as to whether the current operating plan is the best solution for these lean times. Some county employees have started to share a sentiment Read More

City considers ongoing use of landfill grinder

SHERIDAN — Last August, the Sheridan landfill began grinding up construction and demolition waste for a pilot program called, “Will it Grind?” After a successful, though different than expected outcome a year later, Solid Waste Manager Charles Martineau told members of City Council at a work session Wednesday that the question is now, “Should it Read More

Law enforcement busts brothers allegedly making meth

August 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — Police have arrested two men in Sheridan on charges of manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine. Brothers Joseph M. Reeson and Jonathan M. Reeson were taken into custody by the Northeast Enforcement Team Monday and charged with unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and delivery of a controlled substance – methamphetamine. The subjects Read More

$1 million grant approved

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council took one more step toward further downtown development with approval of a $1 million grant application to the Wyoming Business Council for a Community Readiness Grant at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. The grant would fund phase 2 of the Downtown Development Plan that was created in 2009, Town Engineer Read More

Board approves purchase of 15 acres

RANCHESTER — At their regular monthly meeting Tuesday night, the Sheridan County School District 1 board approved the purchase of 15 acres of land adjoining the Big Horn campus. The land was purchased for $294,000 and was purchased using money from the state, rather than district funds. “Currently, that is property we have been leasing Read More

County votes against riparian regulations

SHERIDAN — By a vote of four to one, Sheridan County Commissioners rejected proposed amendments to zoning regulations regarding riparian buffer zones at their regular meeting Tuesday. The regulations would have established a 50-foot buffer zone around streams and wetlands in Sheridan County in order to prevent soil erosion, protect fish and wildlife habitat and Read More

Basic pistol classes offered

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association is presenting National Rifle Association basic pistol shooting classes. One class will meet Thursday, Tuesday and Aug. 29 from 6-9 p.m. each evening. Another class will be offered Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $40 for Gun Club members and their families and Read More

Eagles hosting fundraiser Aug. 23-24

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles Aerie #4169 is having a fundraising garage sale Friday and Saturday. This is multiple family garage sale held at the Eagles at 1760 Commercial Ave. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. Additionally, breakfast will be available both days starting at 8 a.m. Read More

Bond issue defeated

SHERIDAN — The $15.85 million general issue bond to support renovation and expansion of the Sheridan College Technical Education Center was defeated by a margin of 367 votes in a special election Tuesday. Of the 5,417 total votes cast, 2,525 were for and 2,892 were against, according to official election results. “It was sort of Read More

Ladies golf tournament Sept. 6-7

SHERIDAN — The “Drive for the Cause” ladies golf tournament events will be Sept. 6-7 at The Powder Horn. The ladies only golf tournament is Sept. 7. Registration for this four-person 18-hole golf scramble will be at 8 a.m. and the tournament will start at 10 a.m. Prizes will be awarded. Registration is $150 per Read More

Brewfest set for Sept. 7 at Whitney Plaza

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now available for the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Brewfest, their major fundraiser of the year. The Brewfest is Sept. 7 from 3-8 p.m. at Whitney Plaza. In addition to a variety of breweries offering samples of their beer, there will be food and music. John Kirlin and the High Plains Read More

‘Paws for a Cause’ Aug. 31

SHERIDAN — Join in a fun run/walk fundraiser for the Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue. “Paws for a Cause” will take place Aug. 31 starting at 8 a.m. at The Powder Horn clubhouse. Participate in a 10K or 5K run, or a 3K or 1K walk in the Powder Horn Golf Community. There will be Read More

‘Cal Capone’ performances

SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Senior Center Players and the WYO Theater will present “The Creepy Corpse of Cal Capone” by D.M. Larson. The play, directed by Erin Butler, is a melodramatic romp set in a secret anti-prohibition nightclub during the Prohibition Era. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. Read More

Wyo. unemployment holds steady

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s unemployment rate held steady last month at 4.6 percent. The Research and Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported the seasonally adjusted rate is down 0.9 percent from last year. Overall, the state gained 4,600 jobs over the course of the year. Within Sheridan County, 769 people claimed unemployment Read More

Police: $50 bill not fake

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press has learned one of the suspected fake dollar bills reported to the Sheridan Police Department has been identified as legitimate currency. The $50 bill was turned in to the department Monday night by a suspicious citizen. SPD Detective Jerry Rassmussen identified the note as the real deal. Police are still Read More

Riparian regulations fail in County Commission

August 20, 2013

SHERIDAN — By a vote of 4 to 1, Sheridan County Commissioners rejected proposed amendments to zoning regulations regarding riparian buffer zones at their regular meeting Tuesday. Commissioners Mike Nickel, Steve Maier, Bob Rolston and Tom Ringley voted against the proposed regulations, stating as reasons the private property owners who expressed concern about the regulations, Read More

BLM holds open house

SHERIDAN — The Buffalo Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management held an open house Monday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library to discuss revisions to its Resource Management Plan. The plan was last revised in 1985, and current revisions have been underway since 2008. “It’s been a long time, and there’s new Read More

County updates hazard plan

SHERIDAN — The age-old adage to “always be prepared” is aged for a reason: it has always been smart to be ready for whatever life may bring. That is why representatives from Sheridan County and its cities and towns have begun the process of updating the countywide Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, which is used “to identify Read More

Caves reopen

SHERIDAN — Four caves in the Bighorn National Forest are now open after being closed since 2010 to prevent the spread of a fungus that is deadly to bats. In order to enter caves and abandoned mines, cavers must register with the U.S. Forest Service, decontaminate after exiting the cave and follow seasonal closures. The Read More

Three counterfeit bills found

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department has intercepted three counterfeit bills in the last week. According to a press release from the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, one $20 bill and one $10 bill were passed to local businesses Aug. 15 and 16. A third bill in a $50 denomination was reported Monday night. Sheridan Read More

Jin Kim wins scholarship

SHERIDAN — The National FFA Organization has awarded a $1,000 Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough scholarship to Jin Kim of the Sheridan John B. Kendrick FFA chapter. The scholarship is sponsored by Fremont Motors Sheridan, Inc. as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Kim plans to pursue a degree at Butler University in Indianapolis, Read More

Poker run

SHERIDAN — The Iron Brotherhood Motorcycle Club presents their second annual poker run to benefit the Sheridan Senior Center meal program. The poker run will be Aug. 31. Registration is from 9:30-10 a.m. at Little Goose Liquors. The run will begin at 10 a.m. The route will start at Little Goose Liquors and go to Read More

Don King Days Sept. 1-2

BIG HORN — The 25th annual Don King Days will be held Sept. 1-2 at the Big Horn Equestrian Center. The family-oriented celebration honors renowned Sheridan saddle maker Don King. Don King Days will be two days of events such as championship steer roping, old style bronc riding, polo and wild cow milking. Events are Sept. Read More

Sheridan College bond issue defeated

SHERIDAN — Voters said “no” to the $15.85 million Sheridan College bond issue that would have paid to renovate and expand the school’s tech center. With absentee and all precincts reporting, the unofficial tally shows 2,525 voted in favor of the bond and 2,892 voted against — a margin of just 367 votes. The bond Read More