Category Archives: Local News

Conviction overturned in 2012 robbery

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Supreme Court on Tuesday announced its decision to overturn the conviction of Miranda Mraz, who was found guilty by a jury in 2012 of stealing from the Sheridan Eagles Club. The members of the Supreme Court concluded that the evidence was insufficient to support a guilty verdict and while Mraz had… Continue Reading

WYDOT in preservation, not improvement, mind-set

By Hannah Wiest The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Facing federal funding shortfalls, including an unsustainable federal highway trust fund, the Wyoming Department of Transportation discussed with representatives from the city, county and state this week the idea that it will continue to transition from a transportation improvement program to a pavement preservation program. “What’s driving that… Continue Reading

Pattons donate Kleiber collection to The Brinton Museum

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, and his wife Virginia have been collecting original pieces of art by local artist Hans Kleiber for more than four decades and recently it was announced that they will donate their entire collection to The Brinton Museum. The Brinton is currently in the middle of a construction project to… Continue Reading

BHME to host Father’s Day breakfast

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles #4169 will host a Father’s Day breakfast on Sunday. From 8-10 a.m. biscuits and gravy, breakfast burritos, fruit juice, coffee and milk will be served for $7 a plate, but fathers eat free. For more information contact 672-2036. The BHME is located at 1760 Industrial Drive. Continue Reading

Local students nominated to sing

SHERIDAN — Five students from Arvada-Clearmont Schools were nominated to sing in the Wyoming American Choral Directors Association All-State Children’s Honor Choir. The choir performed June 7 at Rock Springs High School with the Sweetwater BOCHES Children’s Honor Choir. A total of 132 children in grades 4-8 were chosen by directors throughout Wyoming to participate.… Continue Reading

Sheridan College to host girls basketball camp

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a girls basketball camp next week at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. From June 16-19 Lady Generals head coach Frank McCarthy will teach skill development, shooting and fundamental instruction basketball from 9 a.m. to noon daily. Registration is $100 per person and includes an SC basketball and a T-shirt.… Continue Reading

Brannaman to host clinic Friday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan native Buck Brannaman, author of “The Faraway Horses” and inspiration for the book and movie “The Horse Whisperer,” will host a clinic Friday through Monday. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the Hot Springs County Fairgrounds, Brannaman will do colt in the morning and horsemanship in the afternoon. Participation is free… Continue Reading

American Legion Girls State currently in Powell

SHERIDAN — The 72nd American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming Girls State is currently in session at Northwest College in Powell and 10 Sheridan County girls are participating. Established in 1941, the annual program is designed as a practical experience in self-government based on the Wyoming state government. The participants were selected based on their achievements within… Continue Reading

Annie Jr.

Annie Jr.

Micall Hoopes scrubs the floor of the orphanage during a rehearsal for “Annie Jr.” on Tuesday at the WYO Theater. This will be the third Annie Jr. performance in Tandem production’s 20-year history in Sheridan. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. June 18-21 at the WYO Theater. Continue Reading

Agriculture supply chain plans to build on E. Brundage Lane

SHERIDAN — A new store is on its way to being added to the entryway corridor along Brundage Lane after the Sheridan Planning Commission voted 5-0 Monday to recommend approval of some alterations to the building that didn’t meet city code. Sheridan City Council will consider the building changes at a meeting later this summer. Tractor… Continue Reading

Residents surveyed on land use plans

SHERIDAN — Work on the Sheridan Land Use Plan continues, and now is the time for the public to give input on what they would like to see — and not see — in Sheridan as the city progresses into the future. A survey was recently sent to 210 residents to make an initial determination… Continue Reading

Library to dedicate new diorama Saturday at 4 p.m.

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Room and the Sheridan Fulmer Public Library will host a public dedication ceremony for their new diorama on Saturday at 4 p.m. The diorama is the 20th from artist Tom Warnke and includes a mural by artist Connie Robinson. The diorama depicts the scene of General George Crook’s camp 138 years ago… Continue Reading

Black Hills State announces spring dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota, has announced its spring 2014 dean’s list honor roll recipients. In order to be eligible, a student must maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or above while taking at least 12 credit hours. Several local students were named to the list: • Matthew Adair, Sheridan… Continue Reading

Free youth garden activities at Sheridan College Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Agriculture Department will host monthly free youth garden activities in the Sheridan College Community/Youth garden. The first program will be “Plant and Learn,” and will be offered Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Children and their families are invited to plant a youth garden, learn to recognize vegetable plants and… Continue Reading

ParkFit set for Wednesdays

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 first session will be a Zumba class with Sara Kethman tomorrow at the Kendrick Park Band… Continue Reading

Nonprofit providing warmth in cold places

Nonprofit providing warmth in cold places

SHERIDAN — Warmth, comfort and relaxation are feelings commonly associated with a blanket but to a child, it can mean much more. To a little person wrapped in a big quilt there is often a sense of security, like being enveloped in a hug. Many children develop attachments to their belongings, “security blankets” in particular,… Continue Reading

$10,000 offered for arson information

SHERIDAN — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — along with the Sheridan Police Department and Sheridan Fire-Rescue — announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for setting fire to the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office. SFR and SPD responded… Continue Reading

Ucross landscapes inspire resident artists

SHERIDAN — Looking out the window of the Writer’s Cabin watching the Clear Creek roll on, Catherine Chung spotted a bald eagle fly by, landing for a moment in her view. The author of “Forgotten Country” is taking a break from everyday life in New York City to work on her second novel and the… Continue Reading

City, county continue discussions

SHERIDAN — In a process initiated by Sheridan County earlier this spring, the city and county continue to take steps toward resolution of a variety of issues including road annexations, law enforcement, municipal and circuit court responsibilities, funding for the juvenile justice program, vehicle identification number inspections and more. A solution on VIN inspections has been reached with… Continue Reading

‘Wyoming Wednesdays’ to start this week

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Tourism will host a series of events called “Wyoming Wednesdays” beginning this week. Informative and interpretive programs about Sheridan will be offered at 10 a.m. most Wednesdays in June and July at the Wyoming Welcome Center. On Wednesday Joe LaForge, a Native American Storyteller, will interpret legends and give… Continue Reading

Wilderness 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 moderate but long distance hike of the Red Desert Continental Peak hike will… Continue Reading

‘Tidbit Tuesday’ to return for summer

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum has announced the return of “Tidbit Tuesday” educational programs for the summer. The program gives children and their families an opportunity to explore history together from 10 a.m. to noon every other Tuesday in June, July and August. The events are free and open to all but space is… Continue Reading

UW holding Field Day Saturday

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Sheridan Research and Extension Center College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will host a Field Day on Saturday. From 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. a variety of activities and presentations will be included such as tours at Wyarno and UW Watt Agriculture Center, topics of horticulture, forage production and… Continue Reading

‘Hold ‘em for MDA’ poker tournament Sat.

SHERIDAN — First Interstate Bank and ERA Carroll Realty Co. will host “Hold ‘em for MDA” an all skill levels Texas Hold ‘em tournament on Saturday. The event is a fundraiser benefitting the Muscular Dystrophy Association and is limited to 100 participants. There is a $110 buy-in including a $10 knockout pool, 60 percent Payout… Continue Reading

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