Local News

SCSPC meeting Thursday

June 5, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition’s next “Access to Care” meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday. The regular coalition meeting will follow, starting at noon. Both meetings will be at the First Christian Church, 102 S. Connor St. More information on SCSPC can be found at www.sheridansuicideprevention.com.

City approves annexation on northwest side

June 4, 2013

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council unanimously approved the annexation of 57.48 acres into city limits at their regularly scheduled meeting Monday. The land is located at the intersection of West Fifth Street and Mydland Road, west of the fairgrounds. The land is comprised of the old Sheridan Country Club clubhouse and golf course. Read More

Holy Name hands out scholarships to SHS seniors

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic Church recently awarded nine Graduating Senior Scholarships to students who are members of the parish. The graduating seniors must have offered ongoing, active service to the Holy Name Catholic Community, have a strong faith and have been active in their school and community. The scholarships are in the amount of Read More

‘Tidbit Tuesday’ summer program starts June 11

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will begin its “Tidbit Tuesday” summer program on June 11. Tidbit Tuesdays provide children and their families with opportunities to explore history together. The sessions will include a read-aloud story followed by a fun project on the museum’s porch. Tidbit Tuesdays are recommended for children ages 5-10. An adult, Read More

Public works department to continue magnesium chloride application

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Works Road and Bridge Department will continue its annual magnesium chloride application project this week. The roads scheduled for this week include: Soldier Creek Road (County Road 74), Beckton Road (CR 89), Big Goose Canyon Road (CR 53), Pass Creek Road (CR 144), Wolf Creek Road (CR 67), River Read More

June 4, 2013, Student News

Kara Springer SHERIDAN — Kara Springer, a 2006 graduate of Sheridan High School, graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy on May 11. She received the Eli Lilly Achievement Award, awarded to a graduating senior in recognition of leadership, participation in pharmacy activities and contributions to the school Read More

Bear Lodge hosting trauma conference this weekend

SHERIDAN — The 10th annual Northern Bighorn Mountains Trauma Conference will be Friday through Sunday at Bear Lodge Resort in the Bighorn Mountains. The conference fee is $110 which includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday and a picnic Saturday evening. Lodging can be booked at Bear Lodge Resort, Arrowhead Lodge or Elk View Inn. Pre-conference Read More

Bighorn Native Plant Society planning hike on Penrose trail

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Native Plant Society is planning a field trip to hike the Penrose Park Trail in Story on Sunday. Participants should meet at the Penrose trailhead at the end of Penrose Lane in Story at 9 a.m. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring a sack lunch and water. There should be a Read More

Morris Music hosting CD debut

SHERIDAN — Morris Music will debut the new CD “God’s Amazing Grace” by local artist Michael Cooper on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. Refreshments will be served and Cooper will be present to sign CDs and visit with attendees. Morris Music is located at 144 S. Main St.

SMH, VA recognized for military support

SHERIDAN — A trio of area employers were honored Monday for supporting their employees that serve as reserve component members of the U.S. armed services. Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty, Big Horn Health Network Director Lynn Custis and nursing manager of the Mountain View Living Center Lance Vaughn were honored with Patriot Awards by Read More

City Council approves Sheridan Links on first reading

June 3, 2013

Members of Sheridan City Council unanimously approved the annexation of 57.48 acres into city limits at their regularly scheduled meeting Monday. The land is located at the intersection of West Fifth Street and Mydland Road, west of the fairgrounds. The land is comprised of the old country club building and golf course. It is proposed Read More

Local churches give day of community service

SHERIDAN — Approximately 450 people from four local churches skipped church Sunday — but it was for a good cause. They wanted to get outside the church walls and put their faith into action around the Sheridan community. Part of a national movement known as Faith in Action Sunday, the morning was an opportunity for Read More

‘Lunch Line’ showing June 13 at DSA community room

SHERIDAN — “Lunch Line” is the next film in the Downtown Sheridan Association, Sheridan Farmers Market and Sheridan College agriculture department’s “Food for Thought” series. “Lunch Line” takes a new look at the school lunch program by exploring its past, current challenges and opportunities for the future. It illustrates that, while the National School Lunch Read More

ParkFit Wednesdays until Sept. 25

SHERIDAN — If you want help getting fit this summer, come to ParkFit every Wednesday from June 5 through Sept. 25. A different workout will be offered from 12:10-12:50 p.m. every Wednesday at one of Sheridan’s city parks. There is no cost and no need to pre-register — just show up. On Fridays you can Read More

Ohio Northern choir concert June 9

SHERIDAN — The Ohio Northern University National Choir Tour is coming to Sheridan June 9. The concert will be performed by the ONU University Singers, a select 48-voice concert choir directed by Dr. Ben Ayling, director of choral activities at ONU. The concert will be in three segments. The first will be a sacred segment Read More

Sheep dog trial this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Clear Creek sheep dog trial will be Friday through Sunday. The Spurs and Lace 4-H Club will serve breakfast and lunch from their concession stand on Saturday and Sunday. The events will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Read More

Story Yard Sale Day set for Sunday

May 31, 2013

SHERIDAN — Story is a quiet little hamlet most days of the year, but not so on Story Yard Sale Day. Yard salers — ranging from casual browsers to ardent bargainers — flock to the community located about 15 miles south of Sheridan for a day packed with treasure seeking and some serious mingling. “It Read More

Sheridan’s population jumps 1.2 percent

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s population grew by 1.2 percent between July 2011 and July 2012, placing it squarely in the middle of the pack of population changes across Wyoming. New figures from U.S. Census Bureau rank Sheridan 12th out of Wyoming’s 22 largest cities and towns in growth during that period. On the far end of Read More

Dayton group looking to continue tradition of community service

SHERIDAN — A longtime charitable organization in the Tongue River area is looking to expand its membership and continue its long tradition of community service. The Dayton School Benefit Club began in the 1930s as a “ladies club.” Though it has had different names over the years, the club’s mission has always been to “aid Read More

Despite online raucous, just two protest circus

SHERIDAN — As a steady rain fell over the county fairgrounds Thursday evening, a pair of concerned Sheridan residents stood ankle deep in mud distributing fliers to hurried crowds as they rushed for cover from the elements. While most had descended on the area to attend the final local performance of the Carson and Barnes Read More

Evening coffee house opening delayed

SHERIDAN — In addition to altering an unknowable number of Memorial Day plans by sending people scurrying indoors, Monday’s hail storm damaged the roof of the Living Room Coffee House and forced managers to delay its opening until June 14. The late-night coffee shop and entertainment venue at 151 1/2 Brundage St. had initially been Read More

Press hires summer intern

SHERIDAN — Lucy LaRosa started work Tuesday as The Sheridan Press summer intern. LaRosa is the daughter of Christopher and Laura LaRosa. LaRosa graduated from Sheridan High School over the Memorial Day weekend and will work part-time with the Press through early August, when she’ll head to Florida to continue her education. During her high Read More

Sen. Enzi seeking interns for fall session

SHERIDAN — Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging college students and graduates to apply for an internship in his Washington, D.C., office this fall. The fall internship runs from Aug. 26 to Dec. 20. Priority is given to students and graduates from Wyoming, or those studying in Wyoming, who have achieved at least a sophomore Read More

Museum hosting book signing, free weekend

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Museum is having a museum appreciation weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission to the Sheridan County Museum will be free those days. On Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, local author and historian Cynde Georgen will be at the museum signing copies of her new Read More

Facebook Angels pay it forward

SHERIDAN — She came to Sheridan with $11 in her pocket and two lawn chairs packed in the back of her beat up Land Rover with four bald tires. She came with four boys, ages 1 to 9, and a baby girl on the way. The lawn chairs were a gift, and she kept them Read More