Local News

Senior watercolors on display

May 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — An exhibit of watercolor paintings by 13 seniors is on display at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Included are paintings by Louise Knievel, Jack Burke, Gerald VanLitsenborgh, Helen Graham, Maxine Gifford, H. Marlene Stratton, Joane Feagins, Mary Ann Frazer, Debbie Richardson, Vickie Koltiska, Gail Eisele Brown, Dave Siebert and Gail Sidletsky. Sidletsky Read More

People Assistance holding food drive this weekend

May 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — The People Assistance Food Bank will hold their annual Memorial Day food drive Friday through Monday. This is their largest food drive of the year and the goal is to restock their shelves after the winter months. Food will be collected from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Warehouse Market, Safeway, Kmart, Walmart Read More

Tracking travel in the Bighorns

SHERIDAN – The Bighorn National Forest is a significant part of life for Sheridan County residents who delight in viewing wildflowers, hiking the backcountry and fishing a mountain stream. As Memorial Day weekend approaches, people will head into the mountains to kick off favorite summer activities. While in the forest – starting this weekend and Read More

Story to receive community assessment

SHERIDAN — The advisory board of the Story Community Fund announced Wednesday that Story will be the recipient of a community assessment by the Wyoming Rural Development Council early next month. Following two days of public meetings with Story residents and stakeholders, the Council will provide the nonprofit Story Community Fund with an in-depth report Read More

Families find comfort in caretaking

SHERIDAN — On Wednesday evening, a group of volunteers gathered at Sheridan Municipal Cemetery for the annual spring clean-up of the small area where infants and children are buried. Volunteers mow, trim, rake leaves, clean debris, plant flowers and tidy up items such as toys and stuffed animals that have been placed at various gravesites. Read More

Ucross won’t host July 4th fireworks

May 22, 2013

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation announced this week that it will not be putting on an Independence Day fireworks event this summer. According to the press release, last July the foundation had made all the preparations for the fireworks, but was forced to cancel them two days beforehand, due to the severe fire dangers in Read More

SPD chief leads statewide anti-drunken driving campaign

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead announced Monday that the Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving has launched a statewide campaign to reduce fatalities and injuries related to drunken driving in the state. According to Sheridan Police Chief Rich Adriaens, who is co-chair of the Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving, Wyoming has made progress on DUI Read More

SEEDA gets update on economic study

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority met Tuesday to discuss an ongoing study aimed at spurring economic development by bridging the gap between Sheridan’s educational institutions and its workforce. SEEDA’s career and technical education study is slated to be funded by a combination of $25,000 in SEEDA funds, about $16,000 in matching Read More

Airport to construct eight new hangars

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Airport will be able to construct eight new aircraft hangars and a self-fueling station for AvGas after the Board of County Commissioners approved the issue of revenue bonds in the principal amount of $2,630,000 at its regular meeting Tuesday. Funds from the bonds will also be used to pay off 2005 Read More

Ranchester approves 16-acre annexation, water rate increases

RANCHESTER — The town of Ranchester is on its way to becoming approximately 16 acres larger. Members of Ranchester Town Council unanimously approved a petition to annex land belonging to Barney Bros. Land and Livestock into town limits at their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. The annexation — Ordinance #253 — was approved on first reading. Read More

Schultz graduates with honors

SHERIDAN — Christopher Schultz received a Doctor of Dental Surgery with high distinction from the University of Nebraska Medical Center on May 3 in Lincoln, Neb. Schultz also received the Dean’s Award for Academic Achievement and an award from the American Association of Orthodontists. On May 2 he was inducted into the honorary dental fraternity Read More

SC to hold flea market

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will hold their third annual community flea market at the SC Golden Dome on June 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is a fundraiser for the Sheridan College Booster Club. There will be books, games, musical instruments, clothing, crafts, antiques, quilts, edible treats and much more. Booth space Read More

Guardians of the Range holding two events

SHERIDAN — Guardians of the Range will hold two events June 1. The “Wonderful Wyoming Historic Ranch Tour” will start at noon at the Double Rafter Ranch, 521 Pass Creek Road in Parkman. Ranches to be toured are the Double Rafter Ranch, Sawyer Fight location, Padlock Ranch and Eaton’s Ranch. This tour is open to Read More

Bighorn Native Plant Society planning field trip

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Native Plant Society will have its first field trip of the season Saturday. Bob Giurgevich will lead this trip to explore the spring flowers at the Amsden Creek Winter Range. This area usually has an abundance of early blooms and has several habitats to explore. Those planning to attend should meet Read More

‘Leap into Leadership’ teaches skills for women to win

SHERIDAN — Local women got a crash course in how to run for elected office Tuesday during the “Leap into Leadership” event held at Sheridan Memorial Hospital and hosted by the Wyoming Women’s Foundation and the Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus. Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, kicked off the event by talking about the caucus and Read More

St. Peter’s recognized for architectural significance

May 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — St. Peter’s Episcopal Church has been added to the National Register of Historic Places for its architectural significance. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is located at 1 S. Tschirgi St. The church was designed in the Gothic Revival style in 1911, constructed in 1912 and formally dedicated in 1916. Additions to the building were Read More

City OKs cemetery master plan

SHERIDAN – Members of Sheridan City Council unanimously approved a new master plan for Sheridan Municipal Cemetery at its regular meeting Monday. The plan calls for improved roads, addition of a walking path, repair of broken monuments and updated records, among other enhancements. A committee of city staff, community members and an engineering consultant drafted Read More

Dist. 2 early dismissal times

SHERIDAN — May 31 is the last day of school for Sheridan County School District 2. The following are early dismissal times for that day: • Kindergarten — 12:05 p.m. • Elementary (grades 1-5) — 1:15 p.m. • Ft. Mackenzie/Wright Place — 1:55 p.m. • Sheridan Junior High School — 1:55 p.m. • Sheridan High Read More

No word on Smith’s blood alcohol test

SHERIDAN —Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle declined to comment this week on the availability of blood alcohol test results for Sheridan City Councilwoman Shelleen Smith. Smith was arrested late last month by Sheridan police officers for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. In a conversation with The Sheridan Press Monday, Redle cited state Read More

Early birthday party for Briggs at Senior Center Sat.

SHERIDAN — Mildred Mary McAllister Briggs will turn 100 years old Dec. 22, 2013. An early birthday party will be held Saturday from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. Briggs was born in Moorcroft and was a Sheridan resident most of her life. She currently lives in Bellevue, Idaho, with her Read More

Davis Gallery hosting ‘Brushes and Bubbles’ workshop

SHERIDAN — Davis Gallery will have another “Brushes and Bubbles” workshop on May 30 at 6:30 p.m. Ann Arndt will lead the group in painting a picture of a monarch butterfly on a flower or plant. No previous painting experience is needed to attend Brushes and Bubbles. The cost is $35 which includes canvas, brushes, Read More

VFW holding poppy drive Saturday and Sunday

SHERIDAN — Veterans of Foreign Wars #1560 Ladies Auxiliary will hold their Memorial Day Buddy Poppy Drive on Saturday and Sunday. The Auxiliary will be at Warehouse Market on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon and at Walmart on Sunday from 1-3 p.m. Members will be handing out poppies and collecting donations for disabled veterans Read More

Sheridan man dies when motorcycle hits car in Mont.

May 20, 2013

SHERIDAN (AP) — A Sheridan man died and two other Sheridan residents were injured when a motorcycle collided with a car in southeastern Montana. The Montana Highway Patrol said 66-year-old Dennis Carlin was westbound on Secondary Highway 316 Friday afternoon when he crossed into the oncoming lane at a curve near Kirby, which is north of Read More

Rain doesn’t nudge May precipitation levels above normal

SHERIDAN — Despite a rainy weekend in Sheridan, the area’s total precipitation accumulation remains slightly below average so far in May. According to figures from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Billings, areas within city limits have seen about 77-100ths of an inch of precipitation this month compared to an average of 1.45 inch. Read More

What is babysitting worth?

SHERIDAN — With school ending in a few weeks, the perennial summer question of “who can we get to baby-sit?” enters the minds of parents. Obviously, the choice of who to hire to watch and care for your child is an important one. Although websites and social media have made it possible for baby sitters Read More