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Retirement reception honoring Urbatchka Dec. 30

December 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — D.A. Davidson and Co. will host a retirement reception honoring Christine Urbatchka on Dec. 30. Urbatchka will be retiring after 14 years with the company. From 2-4 p.m. the public is welcome to join in wishing her a happy retirement. The reception will be held at 2 N. Main St., Suite 102.

Main Street Tavern to host Mick Johnson New Year’s Eve

SHERIDAN — Mick Johnson will perform at the Main Street Tavern inside the Best Western Sheridan Center for a free New Year’s Eve party. The event will run from 9 p.m. Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. Jan. 1, 2014, and will include a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Local residents may reserve a room at Read More

More than 2 sides to every story

BANNER — Out on a windswept hill north of Banner on Saturday, a group of nearly 50 people stood where 80 soldiers and dozens of American Indians had fallen 147 years earlier, almost to the hour, in the Fetterman massacre of 1866. There they heard the oral narrative of the fight, stripped of the myths Read More

Warehouse 201 hosting ball drop, ‘Great Gatsby Gala 2014’ New Year’s Eve

SHERIDAN — Warehouse 201 and Luminous Brewhouse are sponsoring a free outdoor New Year’s Eve celebration. The celebration is set to commence at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31 on Grinnell Street between Warehouse 201 and Sheridan Seed Co. Complimentary cookies, hot chocolate and music will be offered to all ages. At 10 p.m. there will Read More

Local students discuss cyberbullying with state representative

December 20, 2013

SHERIDAN — In a pre-dawn breakfast meeting Friday, Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, met with representatives from a local council who wanted to address an issue of concern to their constituents — even though most of those constituents aren’t old enough to vote yet. Six members of Sheridan High School Student Council sat down over eggs Read More

Jared Rogerson at the Holiday Inn New Years Eve

SHERIDAN — The Holiday Inn will host Jared Rogerson for “New Year’s Eve Rockin’ Country,” a benefit event. The evening of dancing will run from 9 p.m. Dec. 31 to 1:30 a.m. Jan. 1, 2014. Tickets for the dance are $55 for a couple or $30 for an individual. A room package including dinner, the Read More

Sheridan College to present three leaders of personal development in Feb.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will present three internationally renowned leaders in the field of personal development to the Sheridan community beginning in February. Their insights will be shared in study groups, lectures and workshops with each speaker. The study groups and lectures are free and the workshops will be offered for a nominal fee. Registration Read More

‘Any person… can affect change’

SHERIDAN — The National Society of The Colonial Dames in the state of Wyoming is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. The society focuses on the preservation of historic manuscripts, properties and relics, the education of citizens about early American history and works to inspire a love and respect for the country. The society also collectively owns Read More

‘Night Out’ brings unlikely shoppers downtown

SHERIDAN — With five shopping days until Christmas, holiday gift selection is getting down to the wire. Last night, Sheridan businesses participated in (Wise) Men’s Night Out in an attempt to ease the atmosphere for last-minute male shoppers. The men’s shopping night is an annual event sponsored by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, and Read More

Wyoming Community College Commission raises tuition

SHERIDAN — At their Dec. 13 meeting in Rock Springs, the Wyoming Community College Commission voted to increase tuition for all seven of Wyoming’s community colleges. The rate increase is $4 per credit hour, or about 5 percent for in-state tuition, according to Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for Northern Wyoming Community College District Cheryl Read More

Sheridan College approves four new programs of study

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to approve four new degree and certificate programs at its regular board meeting last night. The new programs are an associate’s degree in athletic training, an addictions practitioner certificate, a human services certificate and an associate’s degree in human services. Although the Read More

WYO Theater nets large donation for capital campaign

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater Capital Campaign recently announced a pledge of $500,000 from Forrest Mars. “Mr. Mars’ pledge is the largest gift from an individual,” campaign co-chair Richard Davis said. “His support of the capital campaign, together with other major foundation pledges, was critical to our being able to begin the project last fall.” Read More

Taking home some Chamber Bucks

The third weekly winner of the Christmas Stroll Button raffle was announced this week. Susan Ottema of Sheridan was presented with $100 in Chamber Bucks by Chamber Chief Executive Officer Dixie Johnson. The final drawing will be held Monday.

Tuba Christmas set for this Saturday at the Holiday Inn

SHERIDAN — The 14th annual Tuba Christmas will be held Saturday. All tuba, baritone and euphonium players are invited to join the band. There is a $10 registration fee, books of specially arranged Christmas carols will be available for purchase and the profits go directly to the Harvey Phillips Foundation to help promote Tuba Christmas Read More

Volunteer with Foster Parent Exchange recognized

SHERIDAN — A Notable Neighbor is someone who is engaged in the community that typically does not otherwise receive public recognition. Today The Sheridan Press would like to introduce you to Carla Rose Trier. Where are you from? If you’re not a Sheridan native, how long have you lived here and what brought you here? Read More

In a quiet transition, WWA gets new leader

SHERIDAN — Though their debut and departure is marked on a calendar day, seasons seem to prefer to morph modestly, easing into and out of each other’s weather patterns each year with little regard to what day they are actually supposed to arrive. In much the same way, the Wyoming Wilderness Association quietly transitioned this Read More

Winners in lighting contest receive Dayton Dollars

SHERIDAN — The winners of the 2013 Dayton Christmas house lighting contest were announced recently. Winners were awarded Dayton Dollars which can be spent at Dayton businesses. First place prize of $50 was awarded to Mr. and Mrs. Donston at 10 Black Mountain Drive. Second place prize of $25 was awarded to Mr. and Mrs. Read More

Fight at Rails bar lands man in hospital

December 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police responded to the Rails bar at approximately 1 a.m. Thursday when an altercation between two males resulted in one person receiving a laceration that required medical treatment. Sheridan Police Department  Sgt. Travis Koltiska said investigators have identified a person of interest to be interviewed, though he has not yet been Read More

Natural gas board works on details of establishment

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board had hoped to meet with representatives from Montana-Dakota Utilities at its meeting Wednesday to discuss potential options for partnering to bring natural gas to Dayton and Ranchester, but an MDU representative called Wednesday to say no one was available from the Montana offices to make the meeting. Read More

County museum looking for full-time director

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum is once again seeking a full-time director. The position was initially filled in late October, but the hired candidate, Ben Hruska, backed out of the job after approximately three weeks. Collection Manager Kirsten Arnold said the hunt for a permanent director will begin in the spring, and in the Read More

Rec board approves 2-year weed and mosquito contract with city

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District met briefly for their regular meeting Wednesday, approving a new two-year weed and mosquito agreement with the city of Sheridan. The contract was approved at Monday’s Sheridan City Council meeting. After discussion at last month’s SRD board meeting about facilitating better communication between the SRD, city and county in working Read More

Reasoner always around to lend a helping hand

SHERIDAN — A Notable Neighbor is someone who is engaged in the community that typically does not otherwise receive public recognition. Today The Sheridan Press would like to introduce you to LW John Reasoner.   Where are you from? If you’re not a Sheridan native, how long have you lived here? I was born and Read More

Screening of ‘Downton Abbey’ Fri

SHERIDAN — Wyoming PBS and The WYO Theater will present a special preview screening of “Downton Abbey” season four, episode one Friday. This special screening is free and open to the public. Participants may also bring a camera to take their pictures in front of a Highelere Castle scene. The show will commence at 7 Read More

147th anniversary tour of the Fetterman Fight Sat.

SHERIDAN — Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site will recognize the 147th anniversary of the Fetterman Fight with a tour of the battlefield and other activities Saturday. Starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Fort Phil Kearny Interpretive Center, the event will include a tour of the battlefield, the Thunder Lake Singers, a Native drum presentation, Read More

Museum hopes to rally support around trolley restoration

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum Board is hoping to rally community support to restore and preserve the antique trolley displayed outside the museum. The artifact is the last remaining trolley in the state, and is falling victim to corrosion related to age and exposure to the elements. The electric-powered Trolley #115 Read More

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