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Black Tooth earns several medals this summer

July 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — In anticipation of a busy fall, filled with beer festivals across Wyoming, the co-owners of the Sheridan-based Black Tooth Brewing Company recently announced a slate of awards bestowed on the brewery since the summer began. The company received a total of five medals — three golds and two silvers — at the recent Read More

I-90 closures continue through Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Transportation announced a series of one-hour road closures on Interstate 90. The closures are to allow the contractor, Casper Electric, to place the steel structures for the Overhead Dynamic Message Signs. Tonight, beginning at 10 p.m., there will be an hour-long road closure of the eastbound lanes of I-90 Read More

Advocacy and Resource Center tries new ad campaign

SHERIDAN — The Advocacy and Resource Center has rolled out a locally produced advertising campaign that uses positive images to promote healthy family values. Rhonda Weber, victim advocate at the center, said she noticed a lot of negativity in most advertising that’s pre-made for centers who deal with victims of violence, and she questions its Read More

A musical reunion

Legislature likely watching SC special election results closely

SHERIDAN — At a City Council work session Monday, Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young noted that Sheridan College has been ranked as one of the fastest growing community colleges in the nation by Community College Week magazine for the last few years. The work session focused on Sheridan College “by the numbers” and was Read More

Reagan Day Dinner Aug. 10

SHERIDAN — Political consultant Mary Joe Matalin will be the guest speaker at the Sheridan County Republican Party’s 2013 Reagan Day Dinner on Aug. 10. Matalin will provide an in-depth presentation about the current state of politics in Washington, D.C., and discuss her perspectives as a Republican strategist having served each Republican presidency since former Read More

Ballads of Johnson County War lecture Thursday at Brinton

BIG HORN — On Thursday from 7:30-8:30 p.m., Dr. Ariel Downing will present a lecture on the ballads of the Johnson County War. This is free and open to the public. The lecture will be at The Brinton Museum, 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. For more information see thebrintonmuseum.org or call the museum at Read More

Car thefts already near 2012 numbers

July 29, 2013

SHERIDAN — Vehicle thefts in Sheridan this year have already almost surpassed last year’s total. The Sheridan Police Department reported 18 vehicle thefts between Jan. 1 and June 15. Twenty vehicles were reported stolen throughout the entire 2012 calendar year. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show the months of July and August typically see Read More

Morel works on display at library

SHERIDAN — Wyoming native Mark Morel will display his paintings in the Inner Circle at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library throughout the month of August. Morel was born in Lingle and ranched for many years until he was nearly killed in a car accident. He sees art as a chance for a fresh start. This Read More

County museum to host book signing

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum is hosting a book signing Wednesday. Dr. Michael Amundson, professor of history at Northern Arizona University, will present his new book, “Passage to Wonderland: Rephotographing Joseph Stimson’s Views of the Cody Road to Yellowstone National Park, 1903 and 2008.” Amundson will give a presentation on the book at noon Read More

Annual community blood screenings Aug. 19-23

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will offer its annual community blood draw and screenings Aug. 19-23. The blood draws will be from 6-10 a.m. in the hospital lobby. The appointment phone line opens Thursday. Appointments can be made from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays by calling 672-1196. You can also register online at www.sheridanhospital.org Read More

Henry exhibition at Brinton

BIG HORN — “Guardians of the Secret,” an exhibit of ceramic art by local artist Elaine O. Henry, is currently on display at The Brinton Museum. Henry is the editor/publisher of the international ceramics journals “Ceramics: Art and Perception” and “Ceramics TECHNICAL.” The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 2. Admission to The Brinton Read More

Leaving the worries of the world below

STORY — In 400 BC, Chinese watercolor painters depicted men climbing rocks. In 1492, Antoine de Ville climbed Mont Inaccessible in southern France using techniques developed for sieging castles. In 1893, two ranchers summited Devil’s Tower on the Fourth of July using wooden spikes driven into cracks and connected with rope. And in 2013, city Read More

Man files wrongful death suit against Sheridan Walmart

July 26, 2013

SHERIDAN — A man filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sheridan’s Walmart after his wife died as a result of what he says was a bacterial contamination of a cantaloupe purchased at the supercenter. The plaintiff, Frederick M. Lollar, was appointed the wrongful death representative for his wife, Jacqueline, this spring, and the lawsuit was Read More

CCC marks 80th anniversary

SHERIDAN — This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Started in 1933, the program was part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal and was created to provide jobs to unemployed young men, whose options were limited during the years of the Great Depression, and to use the talents of those young Read More

Story to host meeting on riparian setbacks

STORY — The community of Story will hold a public meeting to discuss Sheridan County’s proposed amendments to zoning regulations regarding management of riparian areas prior to official public hearings to be held in August. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Story Woman’s Club. County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger Read More

Transit initiative visiting with respective organizations

SHERIDAN — Advocates of improved public transportation in Sheridan County are set to spend August discussing preliminary transit plans with their respective professional organizations before they reconvene in September and begin working toward implementation. “We have the right people at the table so far, and we’re looking forward to getting more people involved,” said Carmen Read More

Goose Creek Cup to benefit restoration efforts

SHERIDAN — While polo, stream restoration and a nonprofit dedicated to downtown preservation and prosperity may seem like an odd match at first, Bonnie Gregory, project manager for the Downtown Sheridan Association, doesn’t think it is at all. “It’s all part of our heritage,” Gregory said. Polo has been here a long time. Downtown Sheridan Read More

New dealers already filling gap left by meth bust

SHERIDAN — A local man who was among more than 30 individuals arrested last summer in connection with a large-scale methamphetamine distribution network was sentenced Thursday to five to seven years in prison. Dale Lee appeared in 4th Judicial District Court this week where he became the latest in a string of convicted dealers to Read More

Vision for ‘shelf-permit ready’ projects

SHERIDAN — At a meeting Thursday, members of the Sheridan Economic Development Task Force discussed virtual building plans as a means to shape a vision for Sheridan’s business parks. Jay Stender, executive director of Forward Sheridan, plans to meet with graphic design artists today to begin laying out a hypothetical structure to help potential businesses Read More

Campbell County asking for help locating woman last seen in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance locating a missing woman who was last seen in Sheridan on June 15. Shannon McClure was dropped off at the Sheridan Walmart by her husband at around 3 a.m. that morning, saying she was headed to visit her sister. The following Monday, her husband learned Read More

Press welcomes new business, public safety reporter

SHERIDAN — Today marks a changing of the guards in the editorial department at The Sheridan Press. Business and public safety reporter Paolo Cisneros leaves The Press today to return to Chicago after spending nearly one year covering two of the newspaper’s most active and interesting beats. Cisneros joined the newspaper staff in August 2012. Read More

Kindergarten screening begins Monday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 kindergarten screening appointments for the 2013-2014 school year are now available. Appointments may be made by calling the district administration office at 674-7405, ext. 5105, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29 through Aug. 9. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 15, 2013, Read More

WWA offering hike in Devil Canyon

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association is offering a hike in the Devil Canyon roadless area of the Bighorn National Forest on Aug. 10. The Devil Canyon roadless area has 34,000 acres of undeveloped and primitive land in a landscape unique to the west slope of the Bighorn Mountains. Jack Smith, life-long trekker and environmental Read More

Pastor Schult celebrates 35th anniversary of ordination

SHERIDAN — Valley Lutheran Church celebrated the 35th anniversary of the ordination of Pastor Gary Schult earlier this month. Schult graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He then attended Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minn., and graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wis. He was ordained July Read More