Local News

Group praises decision to study coal rail impact

March 29, 2013

SHERIDAN — Members of the Northern Plains Resource Council have joined together to praise a recent decision by the Surface Transportation Board to study the environmental impacts of the proposed Tongue River Railroad in southeastern Montana.According to a media release, select members of the conservation and agricultural organization have worked for about 30 years to Read More

Tongue River Middle School honor rolls

DAYTON — The following are the Tongue River Middle School third-quarter honor rolls. Eighth-gradesuperintendent’s honor roll

Sale of water rights in DeSmet remain on hold

SHERIDAN — A small body of water noted by a Catholic missionary in his chronicles in 1840 has become a hotly contested and complicated lake over its lifetime. Located about 10 miles north of Buffalo, Lake DeSmet has had ranchers, irrigators, boaters, fishers, miners, industrial development dreamers and several boards of commissioners vying for its Read More

Supreme Court case regarding fire union contract sets precedence

March 28, 2013

SHERIDAN — Four Sheridan firefighters will soon receive back paychecks to compensate for “step increase” pay raises denied by the city of Sheridan due to budget shortfalls in September 2010. On March 20, the Wyoming State Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Sheridan firefighters union, International Association of Fire Fighters Local No. 276, reversing Read More

Easter holiday closures

SHERIDAN — The following government offices will operate limited hours during the Easter holiday weekend: • Sheridan County Courthouse will close at 1 p.m. Friday in observance of Good Friday.

TR bridge work delays minimal

DAYTON — Motorists can expect delays and single lane traffic while crossing the Tongue River bridge east of Dayton on U.S. Highway 14. There will also be a 12-foot width restriction. The Wyoming Department of Transportation announced that S&S Builders of Gillette began the bridge rehabilitation project Monday and hopes to finish before the Fourth Read More

Enforcement timeline for weapons ban in local court unclear

SHERIDAN — Following a legislative session in which lawmakers gave Wyoming judges the right to ban deadly weapons from their courtrooms, Sheridan’s Circuit Court Judge Shelley Cundiff of the Fourth Judicial District became one of the first in the state to pass down such an order. While concealed carry had previously been banned from Wyoming Read More

Current events discussion at Sheridan Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a current events discussion April 12 at 10:15 a.m. at the Senior Center.The topics will include Wyoming legislative activities on education and the country of Italy. This open forum discussion is for anyone interested in local, national and world issues. It is meant to be a non-political, Read More

Eagles breakfast April 7

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles 4169 will host a breakfast April 7 from 8-10 a.m. at 1760 Commercial Lane.The menu consists of biscuits and gravy, eggs, chicken fried steak, fruit, juice, milk and coffee.The cost is $7 per plate. Everyone is welcome.

‘Guilio Cesare’ to be broadcast at the WYO

SHERIDAN — The final performance in the 2012-2013 live from the Metropolitan Opera series will be broadcast at the WYO Theater on April 27. George Frideric Handel’s most popular opera, “Guilio Cesare,” will be transmitted live from the Met in high definition.

String quartet performing April 26

SHERIDAN — The Carpe Diem String Quartet, one of the most unique chamber ensembles on the concert stage today, will perform at the WYO Theater on April 26 at 7:30 p.m. The group’s passions have inspired and led them down the musical paths of gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock and jazz, but the quartet is Read More

SCSD 1 superintendent named in civil lawsuit

March 27, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 Superintendent Marty Kobza is listed as a defendant in a civil lawsuit alleging that school district administrators in Hot Springs County failed to protect a 6-year-old girl from being sexually assaulted, The Sheridan Press learned last week. During the time period in which the incidents were said to Read More

Sheridan-based UW professor earns 2013 Young Scientist Award

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming professor of horticulture Sadanand Dhekney has been given the 2013 Young Scientist Award from the Society for In Vitro Biology. Dhekney, who teaches and conducts research at the UW Sheridan Research and Extension Center, is currently studying the possibility of expanding grape production in Wyoming, determining varieties and rootstocks that Read More

Local students National Merit finalists

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students Haydn Jones, Hailey Ligocki and Paul Stadick, Big Horn High School student Christian Klepperich and Tongue River High School student Donovan Powers have advanced to finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program.To become a finalist, a semifinalist must have an outstanding high school academic record, be recommended by Read More

Local churches holding Easter services

SHERIDAN — The following is a list of Easter week services at local churches. • Bethesda Worship Center: Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Sheridan Junior High Auditorium

Sheridan County Museum hosting ‘Tidbit Saturday’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will hold its last “Tidbit Saturday” of the spring April 20 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sheridan County Museum, 850 Sibley Circle. Tidbit Saturdays focus on the role of the museum in helping preserve Wyoming and Sheridan’s history.Kids will have a chance to explore the preservation of Read More

Final museum ‘Behind the Scenes’ April 20

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will hold its final “Behind the Scenes at the Museum” on April 20.Learn how the museum tells a story, explore the importance of signage, and discover the difference between the information about an object versus how it is interpreted.Come to the museum any time from 10 a.m. to 4 Read More

Tickets available for the third annual Keystone Awards

SHERIDAN — The third annual Keystone Awards will be April 25. This year’s event will honor Ky Dixon, Neltje and Homer Scott Jr. for their lifetime achievements of service to communities in Sheridan County. An honoree reception will be from 5:30-7 p.m. at Red Velvet Bakery/Twisted Hearts, 35 N. Main St. Hors d’oeuvres, desserts and Read More

SC students take top honors at Skills USA welding contest

SHERIDAN — Three students from Sheridan College’s welding program took top honors at the recent Skills USA Welding Fabrication State Championship Contest held at the Gillette College Technical Education Center March 22. Each year students from across the state gather to compete for the chance to represent Wyoming at the Skills USA National Championships.Students Travis Read More

WY prepares for ‘Welcome Home’ events for veterans

SHERIDAN — It took a phone call in the middle of the night 20 years after the war to make him realize that he — and the 543,000 other American troops on the ground in Vietnam — had done a good thing serving their country. They did not do a thing worth being spat at, Read More

CHAPS Outstanding Volunteer of 2012 named

March 26, 2013

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip held their ninth annual Volunteer Appreciation Party at the Red Velvet Bakery on Thursday. All volunteers were recognized for their considerable contributions to the program, including recent Outstanding Volunteer of the Month for February, John Olson.

Planning OKs high-density project

HERIDAN — Following a public hearing that turned contentious on more than one occasion, the Sheridan Planning Commission voted Monday to recommend the city council approve a high-density housing development project at Big Horn Avenue and Brundage Lane.The preliminary conceptual plan and report will now go to the city council for approval by resolution. If Read More

SMH welcomes 1st patient flown in for cath lab services

SHERIDAN — Larry Shuttlesworth didn’t have plans to come to Sheridan last Thursday, but he’s certainly glad he ended up here. He was flown to Sheridan Memorial Hospital from Riverton and treated in the cardiac catheterization lab for a heart condition. Larry and his wife, Sharon, live on a farm in Missouri Valley — an Read More

AARP driver safety class April 9 and 10

SHERIDAN — An AARP two-day driver safety class will be offered April 9-10 from 1-4 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St.The class will be taught by Rich Macht. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. This is a classroom refresher course designed for drivers age 50 and over. The Read More

Banff Film Festival at WYO April 23

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wilderness Association and the WYO Theater will host Sheridan’s fourth annual showing of the Banff Mountain Film Festival on April 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The Banff Mountain Film Festival, a program of The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, is the largest and one of the most prestigious mountain Read More