Category Archives: Local News

Library featuring two exhibits throughout August

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is featuring two art exhibits throughout the month of August. In the Inner Circle, local artist Daniel Granger will have his first public exhibit. Granger experiments in several mediums, including ink, fountain pen, pencil drawings, acrylic paint and wax. An artist reception for Granger will be held… Continue Reading

SC students attend leadership training

SHERIDAN — Seven students from the Northern Wyoming Community College District took part in the six-day Association of College Unions International I-LEAD 2014 institute at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois, last week. Six students from Gillette College and one from Sheridan College represented the NWCCD at the conference, which revolves around communication, intercultural proficiency… Continue Reading

Clean Water Sheridan asks City Council to delay fluoridation

SHERIDAN — Following Monday’s City Council meeting, Marty DaBell with Clean Water Sheridan pleaded with the council to enact a moratorium on the addition of fluoride to the city’s water supply until a more informed decision can be made. “There’s been nothing brought to the table on the anti-fluoridation. You haven’t brought that up, and so… Continue Reading

200 miles through the Rocky Mountains

200 miles through the Rocky Mountains

SHERIDAN — As she runs along the mountain road at 1 a.m. there is no other light than her headlamp and the twinkle of a clear night sky at 7,500 feet. Her jog will only last 3.5 miles but at a seven-degree incline it will feel like much more. The runner is grateful that she… Continue Reading

Researchers discover bluebirds philandering in Bighorns

Researchers discover bluebirds philandering in Bighorns

Big Horn — Sex. Deception. Infidelities. Fathers raising youngsters that they think are their own, but actually are the offspring of another. While this might sound like the typical plot of almost any soap opera, it is actually a glimpse of the findings that bird biologists Scott and Bonnie Johnson have discovered in their years… Continue Reading

More than 20 candidates to participate in forums today, Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce two-day candidate forum will kick off tonight at 7 p.m. at Sheridan College in the Whitney Presentation Hall. Tonight’s forum will feature candidates for statewide offices. The chamber released the list of candidates who have said they will attend the event. Participants for Tuesday include U.S. Senate… Continue Reading

Seeking homemade suds?

SHERIDAN — There is a certain amount of satisfaction that comes from creating something unique with your own two hands and the art of homebrewing beer has given an increasing number of crafters a way to share their talents in recent years. A growing national trend, homebrew supply stores can now be found in cities… Continue Reading

Bland takes top prizes in sheep categories at fair

SHERIDAN — It was pretty obvious who ran away with all of the prizes Saturday at the Sheridan County Fair Sheep Show. Gabriel Bland, 11, won champion in Junior, Market Sheep Showmanship, first in the Market Blackface category, and champion in Whiteface Market lamb. He also took second in class 2 of the blackface market.… Continue Reading

Taste of Sheridan set for Sunday

SHERIDAN — The North Main Association will once again host Taste of Sheridan on Sunday. Organizers encourage attendees to come try foods from 10 different vendors at Thorne-Rider Park between 3-7 p.m. Ten tickets may be purchased at the entrance for $20. There will also be a beer and wine garden, kids games and live… Continue Reading

Local National Guard members recognized for service

SHERIDAN — Five members of the Wyoming Army National Guard’s Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery, based in Sheridan, received the Wyoming Army National Guard Service Award with tenure device. On July 20, Sgt. 1st Class Michael Dickerson of Dayton received the 25-year service device. Sgt. Joshua Mason of Sheridan, Sgt. Steven… Continue Reading

Student news, Aug. 4, 2014

• Jamie Jo Craft of Sheridan graduated with her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota.   • Sheridan resident Devin G. Escamilla graduated from the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy on July 17. Escamilla graduated from Sheridan High School in 2011 and was hired by the Sheridan Police Department. Escamilla also… Continue Reading

WWA to host Cloud Peak talk, hike

SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a workshop and campout in the Cloud Peak Wilderness. On Friday, hikers will gather and camp at… Continue Reading

Foundation formed to manage Coffeen history

Foundation formed to manage Coffeen history

SHERIDAN — When you hear the names Whitney, Kendrick or Eaton, you likely make immediate connections to a person, a place, a legacy, an historical reference or a combination of all those things. When you hear Coffeen do you think of a street, or the family behind the name? A recently formed foundation called CHIEF… Continue Reading

3 Town Council members vie for Dayton mayor

DAYTON — Three candidates, all current members of Dayton Town Council, have stepped into the race to fill the big, soon-to-be-vacant shoes of Mayor Bob Wood, who is retiring his position after 25 years at the helm. That quarter-century has included large undertakings like paving most of the streets in town, creating a fire and… Continue Reading

Senior Center holding garage sale Aug. 8-9

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Senior Center is having a garage sale Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9. They are currently accepting donations for it. On Friday the garage sale will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday the garage sale will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you’d like to donate,… Continue Reading

Wyoming Watercolor Society to host awards ceremony, reception

SHERIDAN— The Wyoming Watercolor Society will have an awards ceremony and artists’ reception Thursday. They are hosting the 29th annual National Watercolor Exhibition again this year at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The reception starts at 5 p.m., and refreshments will be provided. Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St. For… Continue Reading

Kindergarten screening opportunities still available

SHERIDAN — As the educational climate of the United States continually evolves to keep up with a progressively challenging world marketplace, benchmarks in learning are pushed higher and more is expected out of youth at every grade level. Though much focus has been put on the testing systems or minimum standards older children are subjected… Continue Reading

Candidates for Dayton mayor, town council discuss growth

DAYTON — Thursday’s candidate forum in Dayton allowed four council and three mayoral candidates to reveal their reasons for running and their plans for office, but the question and answer session also revealed the concerns of residents who want to keep Dayton’s small town charm while fighting off the sleepy stupor that can settle on… Continue Reading

2014 FAB Women’s Conference tickets on sale Monday

SHERIDAN — Tickets for the second annual FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference will go on sale Monday on The Sheridan Press website. This year’s event will take place Sept. 26-27 at Sheridan College. On the evening of Sept. 26, the FAB Woman of the Year banquet will recognize nominees for this year’s top honor.… Continue Reading

Self-defense presentation for women set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a presentation Tuesday on self-defense for older women beginning at 5:30 p.m. The presentation is offered free to community members of all ages through the Senior Center’s “When I’m 64 or more” Life Planning Lecture series. There is no advance sign-up required. Presenter Francine Russell of Empower… Continue Reading

County museum offering ‘Tidbit Tuesday’ Aug. 5

SHERIDAN — The next offering of the “Tidbit Tuesday” educational program at the Sheridan County Museum will be held on Tuesday. The program gives children and their families an opportunity to explore history together from 10 a.m. to noon every other Tuesday throughout the summer. The events are free and open to all, but space… Continue Reading

Hospital to host blood drive Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will have a blood drive Thursday. There is a critical need for O negative and O positive blood types. The drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in conference room B at Sheridan Memorial Hospital, 1401 W. Fifth St. Appointments are strongly recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.… Continue Reading

Barre Body focus of ‘Flavor of the Week’

SHERIDAN — In celebration of its fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m. Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome. This week’s class will be… Continue Reading

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