Local News

Country singer works his way through tragedy, back to stage

June 16, 2014

SHERIDAN — It was shortly after his daughter Julia Grace passed away that Aaron Watson hung his guitar up for what could have been the last time. “After I lost her I was so heartbroken the last thing I wanted to do was get on stage and sing songs for folks who just wanted to Read More

New exhibit in Ucross opening Saturday

SHERIDAN — A new exhibit at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is opening Saturday and a public reception will be held. “John Catterall: Wyoming Dialogues” will feature work spanning over 30 years of the local artist’s career. The reception is free and open to everyone from 3-5 p.m. For more information contact the foundation at Read More

Local artist Morel’s work on display at library

SHERIDAN — Local artist Mark Morel’s artwork is currently on display in the mezzanine area of Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and his show features the art of friends Marv Roussan and Mara Schasteen. A public artists’ reception will be held Thursday for Morel and friends from 5-7 p.m. All members of the community are Read More

Big Horn Woman’s Club to hold meeting Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will hold a meeting on Friday. Meeting at the BHWC clubhouse at 9:15 a.m. the day will begin with a tour of the Wallick Gardens followed by a picnic at the home of Ann Custis at 11:30 a.m. The meeting is free and open to anyone who is Read More

Wyoming Wilderness Association to host hike Sat.

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 hike Saturday. A difficult and intense hike, WWA staff member Jared Oakleaf will lead a 10-mile Read More

Tongue River Middle School announces spring honor roll

From staff reports SHERIDAN — Tongue River Middle School officials have announced the spring 2014 honor roll recipients. 8th grade Superintendent’s Honor Roll Emily Brown, Mary Miller, Cydney Mullaney, Nikki Perfetti, Claire Reed and Dehlaney Schulthess. 7th grade Superintendent’s Honor Roll Mackenzie Aksamit, Jaren Fritz, Holly Hutchinson, Macey McArthur and Morgan Warren. 6th grade Superintendent’s Read More

Cowgirls kick off rodeo season

Kade Koltiska competes in break away roping during the Sheridan Cowgirls Association Rodeo on Thursday evening at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Koltiska will be going to the National Junior High School Rodeo in Des Moines, Iowa, later this month.

Famous James brother made camp in Big Horn

June 13, 2014

By Christina Schmidt The Sheridan Press BIG HORN — In 1880, William Jackson arrived in the Big Horn area from Iowa with his family. Jackson settled his family in a tent on the Goelet Gallatin Ranch until an unexpected vacancy in a cabin came open nearby. According to Ann Helvey, in the book “Big Horn Read More

Preliminary hearing held in vehicular homicide

By Tracee Davis The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — A woman accused of killing a bicyclist and injuring another May 31 appeared in Sheridan County Circuit Court Friday for her initial appearance, and it was determined her case would be bound over to Sheridan’s 4th Judicial District Court. Hannah M. Terry, 34, has remained incarcerated in Read More

Paul Brookhouse charged in death of James Lee Drake, 62

SHERIDAN — Paul Brookhouse, 57, has been arrested on one charge of second degree murder for killing James Drake on Thursday. A $100,000 cash bond was set in Sheridan County Circuit Court on Friday afternoon. Sheridan County Sheriff Dave Hofmeier said this morning that deputies and emergency medical services were dispatched to 24 Dee Drive Read More

Brinton Museum to host lecture, book signing Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum will host a lecture and book signing with two guests on Thursday. Dr. Paul A. Johnsgard, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Foundation Professor Emeritus of the School of Biological Sciences, and well-known ornithologist Dr. Jacqueline L. Canterbury will present at 7 p.m. in the Reception Gallery. The event is free and open Read More

‘Wyoming Wednesday’ to focus on buffalo

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Tourism will host the next event in a series of events called “Wyoming Wednesdays.” Informative and interpretive programs about Sheridan are being offered at 10 a.m. most Wednesdays in June and July at the Wyoming Welcome Center. On Wednesday John Woodward, director of the Sheridan County Museum, will speak Read More

‘Relay for Life’ to begin Friday night

SHERIDAN — The American Cancer Society’s signature event will again come to Sheridan Friday. “Relay for Life” will commence at 6 p.m. at Kendrick Park and all members of the community are invited to come support participating teams and individuals, celebrate cancer survivors, honor those who lost their battles and raise money for the fight Read More

UW announces spring Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming has announced their spring 2014 President’s Honor Roll. In order to be eligible for the honor, undergraduates must earn a 4.0 grade-point-average while enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. The following local students were named to the list: Lucas Daniel Carr and Sarah Elizabeth Maze, both of Read More

Swim lessons offered for a variety of age groups, skill levels at the YMCA

SHERIDAN — The noise level at the Scott Pool in Sheridan County’s YMCA can be deafening on summer afternoons. Happy children laughing and chatting with each other, young adults yelling out instructions and the occasional whistle of the lifeguard mix in echoes in the cement room. Next door at the Y Pool, a much quieter Read More

New study indicates less than half Wyoming of nurses hold bachelor’s degree

SHERIDAN — Employers in Wyoming have significant influence on whether nurses in the state aspire to return to school for advanced degrees. A new study from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services also indicates that approximately 45.2 percent of nurses currently practicing in the state have less than a bachelor’s degree. While employer groups and Read More

Local man fined $700 after resisting arrest

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was fined $700 in Sheridan’s municipal court this week for public intoxication and resisting arrest after police had to use force to complete the arrest. A report from the Sheridan Police Department also indicated an officer was injured while apprehending 28-year-old Michael Fulciniti. Fulciniti was located on the 400 block Read More

Nichols: No stranger to country scene

SHERIDAN — Joe Nichols may not be singing about Sheridan in his song “Wal-Mart Parking Lot” in which he tells of the “Wal-Mart social club” of small towns saying “all summer long the nights are hot, hanging out here in the parking lot” but he could have been. An Arkansas-born singer, Nichols describes himself as Read More

UPDATED: Murder victim identified as James Lee Drake

SHERIDAN — Paul Brookhouse, 57, has been arrested on one charge of second degree murder for killing James Drake on Thursday. A $100,000 cash bond was set in Sheridan County Circuit Court on Friday afternoon. Sheridan County Sheriff Dave Hofmeier said this morning that deputies and emergency medical services were dispatched to 24 Dee Drive Read More

Growing list of bicyclists clash with automobiles

GILLETTE (AP) — On a warm Sunday afternoon in early April, Nathan McLeland decided to take his light, fiber-carbon bicycle out for a ride along the winding roads of Gillette. The 38-year-old pedaled east on Southern Drive toward a loop he likes to ride and powered up the hill. As he began his descent down Read More

Sex offender alleges misconduct before Supreme Court

SHERIDAN — A convicted sex offender from Sheridan petitioned the Wyoming Supreme Court on Thursday, alleging prosecutorial misconduct during his sentencing and also that his assigned sentence was vague regarding the credit for time already served. Andrew W. Deeds was sentenced to five consecutive terms of 12 to 18 years of imprisonment, or a total Read More

Many favorites set to return for Third Thursday festivals

SHERIDAN — Summer in Sheridan brings back many annual events, from rodeo to concerts in the park, and next week will kick off another beloved tradition with the return of the Third Thursday Street Festival. On the third week of each month from June through September, commercial and food vendors, live music, nonprofit booths, entertainment Read More

Congressional delegation holding ‘office hours’

SHERIDAN — Field Representative for U.S. Sens. Michael Enzi and John Barrasso and U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis are scheduled to hold “office hours” in Sheridan on Tuesday. DeAnna Kay, Denise Ebzery and Matt Jones will be on-site to discuss issues or views with area residents from 10-11 a.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA. Any questions Read More

Next ParkFit class at Kendrick Park

SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014. Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks. The next session will be “Walking with Nature” with Don Jacobson Wednesday at Kendrick Park. A full Read More

‘Annie Jr.’ set for June 18-21 production

SHERIDAN — The Leapin’ Lizards! Tandem productions will perform “Annie Jr.” June 18-21. In its 20th summer of musical theater, local youth ages 8-15 will perform at the WYO Theater at 7:30 p.m. daily. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $9 for students. Tickets are available now at the box office located Read More

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