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Outdoor concert, street party planned for Monday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Inn will host Band of Outlaws and the  Texas Jamm Band, featuring members of George Straight’s Ace in the Hole band, on Monday from 7-9 p.m. The event will take place on the front lawn of the Sheridan Inn with a part of Broadway Street blocked off for the festivities. Tickets… Continue Reading

‘All American’ Crazy Days sign-ups end Friday

SHERIDAN — Sign-ups for the Downtown Sheridan Association’s “All American” Crazy Days will end Friday. All Sheridan retailers are encouraged to participate in Crazy Days. Sign-ups include a $50 fee that purchases advertising in The Sheridan Press, Sheridan Media and Big Horn Mountain Radio. Participants are encouraged to dress up crazy and decorate sidewalk signs… Continue Reading

Downtown Sheridan Association annual meeting set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association will hold its annual meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, in the community room. The meeting will introduce new board members, elect new officers, recap the past year’s activities and discuss future projects. All are welcome to attend the meeting. For more information, see or call… Continue Reading

RIT student named to Dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Rochester Institute of Technology recently released the list of students named to the dean’s list. To be named to the list, students must have a semester GPA of at least 3.4 and complete at least 12 credit hours. Hannah Engelhardt of Dayton was named to the dean’s list. Continue Reading

Reports — July 20, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 9:28 a.m. • Gas spill, 1200 block West Fifth Street, 11:04 a.m. • Assist Goose Valley Fire Department, grass fire, Interstate 90 and Gulch Road, 7:57 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • Trauma, Walker Prairie, 10:22 a.m. • Grass fire, Gulch Road, 7:44… Continue Reading

Crews respond to multiple fires in Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Firefighting crews are responding to two fires in the Bighorn Mountains, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The Buck Mountain Fire is about one-quarter acre in size and is located in the Powder River Ranger District. USFS officials said four smokejumpers are on that fire currently and are expected to stay out… Continue Reading

City to expand South Park with purchase

City to expand South Park with purchase

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council moved to purchase a 2-acre parcel of land adjacent to South Park at its meeting Monday night. The city will buy the plot on West Brundage Lane for $100,000. It was originally marketed at $150,000. City officials stressed Monday that the purchase comes from funds specifically set aside to… Continue Reading

Wyoming 4-H’ers target bee decline

SHERIDAN — Wyoming 4-H’ers targeted the decline in bee population in a plan formed on a trip to Washington, D.C., recently. On a visit east, Wyoming 4-H’ers applied their heads, hands, hearts and health to solve declining bee numbers in their home state. The group of 12 from five Wyoming counties won $500 at the… Continue Reading

Special Olympics torch run set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan law enforcement agencies will carry the “Flame of Hope” in their leg of the Wyoming Law Enforcement Torch Run on Thursday to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Wyoming athletes. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and travel through town ending at Whitney Commons… Continue Reading

Reports—July 19, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Assist Goose Valley Fire Department, grass fire, PK Lane and Beckton Road, 9:41 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • Medical, 5600 block Big Horn Avenue, 4:30 a.m. • Medical, Metz Road, 3:33 p.m. • Grass fire, PK Lane, 9:15 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • No reports available at press… Continue Reading

Want to recall an elected official? You can’t.

SHERIDAN— A Sundance legislator, spurred by voter discontent of town officials in his district, wants to give voters a way to recall any elected official in Wyoming. But before he can move forward, he needs to take a step back. Rep. Tyler Lindholm, a Republican representing Crook and Weston counties, is pushing to repeal a… Continue Reading

Annual duck race short and sweet this year

Annual duck race  short and sweet this year

SHERIDAN— A dry early summer meant a shortened Kiwanis Duck Race Friday at Kendrick Park. “We need walking ducks this year,” joked Chuck Simon, who has helped run the annual duck race for more years than he can count. Simon said he remembered past years when the water was so high it would knock him… Continue Reading

Reports — July 18, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Elevator rescue, 50 block North Main Street, 10:17 p.m. Friday • No calls reported Saturday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 700 block Long Drive, 1:45 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 2:56 p.m. Sunday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1700 block North Heights Drive, 8:50 a.m. •… Continue Reading

Students graduate from UW

   SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming officials recently announced the spring semester graduates from Sheridan County. The following students received degrees from UW: Banner — Kaitlynne R. Heyer, Alexandria Renae Jelly Big Horn — Kelli A. Conraads, Lauren Foster Johnson, Timothy Victor Mendoza, Rolf A. Schuster Dayton — Nathan Christopher Benzel Ranchester — Kirbie N.… Continue Reading

City to host Kendrick Park public workshop

SHERIDAN — Public workshops will be held July 19-21 in the Kendrick Park amphitheater. Workshop topics include park elements/locations, design character, overall design alternatives, parking and circulation. On July 19 from 5-7 p.m. a public meeting to review site analysis and conceptual alternative diagrams will take place. For day two, a public meeting to review… Continue Reading

Global Leadership Summit signups open for August event

SHERIDAN — The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day leadership event with speakers such as Melinda Gates, Alan Mulally, the CEO of Ford Motor Company, and Horst Schulz, the CEO of Ritz-Carlton Group, and will be streamed live in Sheridan at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church on Aug. 11-12. “The Global Leadership Summit is an amazing… Continue Reading

Third Thursday returns

SHERIDAN — Third Thursday Street Festival will take place from 5-9 p.m. on Main Street and Grinnell Plaza this week. The event is free and open to the public and will include food vendors, non-food vendors and live music. For more information or to register as a vendor, contact Downtown Sheridan Association at 672-8881 or… Continue Reading

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