Category Archives: Local News

City approves grant submission for Vacutech expansion

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council voted Monday to support the submission of a $3 million grant proposal to the Wyoming Business Council that would enable the expansion of Vacutech in the High Tech Business Park. The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority will submit the request for a Business Committed grant, which is used to get… Continue Reading

City fire contract talks continue

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council and a representative of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local No. 276 union continued contract negotiations Monday at the regular council meeting. At the last negotiation held May 19, the city made a counter proposal that consisted of a new contract that condensed the original 18-page contract into… Continue Reading

$20,000 bond set for driver in fatal bicycle crash

By Tracee Davis The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — The woman who drove a vehicle into two bicyclists on Coffeen Avenue near Sheridan College on Saturday has been assigned a $20,000 cash bond in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Hannah M. Terry, 34, faces two felony charges in connection with the accident that killed 65-year-old Sheridan resident… Continue Reading

WWA to host hike this Saturday

SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of 15 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 hike Saturday. A moderate climb, the “Northern Red Desert Yoga Hike” will hike to the… Continue Reading

Senior Center to present Spring Follies this week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center’s SheridanAires will present their 2014 Spring Follies, “World War II Radio Broadcast,” on Thursday and Friday. Featuring special guest Steve Baskin, the Thursday show will commence at 1:30 p.m. and the Friday performance will be held at 7:15 p.m. with a dinner preceeding the performance at 6 p.m. Both… Continue Reading

Ucross Foundation hosting Open Studios event Sat.

SHERIDAN — Ucross Foundation is hosting its first-ever Open Studios event on Saturday. From 3-6 p.m. all members of the public will be able to meet Ucross artists-in-residence in their private studios including Vesna Jovanovic of Chicago; Gordon McConnell of Billings, Montana; Anthony Wallace of Boston, Massachusetts; and Catherine Chung, Laini Nemett and Stephen O’Connor,… Continue Reading

Farmers market continues expansion with new events

Farmers market continues expansion with new events

SHERIDAN — Spring and summer bring back many things long lost in the winter months. Sunshine, green grass, open water and clear pathways draw people outside and encourage many to once again be more mindful of their health. As plants wake up from their winter slumbers, gardeners from hobbyist to professional levels are getting their… Continue Reading

Undisclosed amount of narcotics stolen from Hospital Pharmacy

SHERIDAN — Investigators have determined that burglars stole an undisclosed amount of narcotics during an overnight break-in at Hospital Pharmacy on Main Street either late Thursday night or early Friday morning. It is believed the suspects broke the window in order to exit the building. Sheridan Police Sgt. Travis Koltiska said police found evidence that… Continue Reading

Patton announces bid for re-election

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, announced last week that he filed for re-election to continue representing House District 29 in the Wyoming Legislature. Patton served in the Wyoming House and Senate in the 1960s and 1970s and has been a representative for House District 29 since 2009. In total, Patton has served six years… Continue Reading

SEEDA ‘brushes up’ study goals

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Economic and Educational Development Authority is within weeks of having five newly defined industry targets for economic development efforts. At its meeting last week, the joint powers board reviewed a draft of a final Target Industry Profiles and Career and Technical Education Training Recommendations study. SEEDA enlisted the help of the Center… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Charges filed in bicyclist death

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was killed Saturday when he was struck by a vehicle on Coffeen Avenue while riding his bicycle approximately one half mile south of Sheridan College. Larry Hurst, 65, died at the scene, while his wife, Sara Hurst, was life-flighted to St. Vincent Hospital in Billings. A spokesperson at St. Vincent’s… Continue Reading

Best Western Skybridge getting a facelift

SHERIDAN — The Best Western Sheridan Center has hired Skylight Solutions out of Dallas, Texas, to replace the acrylic panes in the skylight bridge that crosses Main Street between Second and Third streets. The replacement project, described as an insurance job by company representatives, will begin Tuesday. It is expected to last seven to 10… Continue Reading

North Main area to get makeover

SHERIDAN — The North Main Street area is set to receive a face-lift after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that Sheridan will receive a $400,000 EPA Brownfields grant to assess, clean up and redevelop properties on North Main. Sheridan will use the EPA Brownfields funds to assess hazardous waste and petroleum contamination at… Continue Reading

National Forest hosting open house tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest Tongue River District will host an open house tomorrow. All members of the community are invited to the free event from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Forest Service Work Center. Specialists in a variety of areas including recreation, wildlife, fisheries and more will be on hand to answer questions and… Continue Reading

Sheridan Senior Center lecture series continues tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center’s “…When I’m Sixty-Four” Life Planning Lecture Series will continue with “Community Resources — Sheridan’s a Fine Place to Grow Old!” tomorrow. All ages of community members are invited to this free event from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Senior Center. Carmen Rideout and the Senior Center team will host the… Continue Reading

Summer reading program punch cards now available

SHERIDAN — Punch cards for the summer reading program are available as of today at the Sheridan Fulmer Public Library’s Circulation Desk. Sheridan area teens and adults are invited to participate in “Spark a Reaction,” the 2014 science-themed reading program. For each book checked out, the reader will receive one punch on their card. When… Continue Reading

Department of Education requesting public comments

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Education is requesting public comments regarding a request for a one-year waiver from a specific regulatory provision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The provision prohibits Wyoming from approving schools identified for improvement, corrective action or restructuring to be providers of supplemental educational services. Local educational agencies identified… Continue Reading

BHMS students place service over self for the day

BHMS students place  service over self for the day

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County is well known to have a community-minded spirit as nonprofit organizations, fundraisers and opportunities to support each other abound. Whether time is spent founding a new NPO, sitting on the Board of Directors of an existing nonprofit or simply volunteering an hour or a dollar, adults in the community often give… Continue Reading

Attempted abducter still at-large

SHERIDAN — The Powell Police Department reported Thursday that a man attempted to abduct two 12-year-old girls Wednesday near Northwest College. The girls reported the man attempted to pull one of the girls into his pickup truck, but they got away by kicking and biting him. The suspect is between 50 and 70 years old,… Continue Reading

A look at the history of midwifery in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The history of midwifery in Wyoming is one that got a significant start in the court systems of Sheridan County. Today, Pat Schwaiger is a Montana-based licensed midwife and registered nurse who attends home births around the immediate region. But 20 years ago, she was sued by the State of Wyoming for practicing… Continue Reading

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