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Planning OKs high-density project

March 26, 2013

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

WYO Theater begins expansion work

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater Board of Directors, along with Sheridan College trustees, have announced the beginning of deconstruction of the building at 32 N. Main Street. Under the direction of Shawn O’Dell of O’Dell Construction, demolition of the interior and portions of the exterior have already begun. During this phase of demolition, the sidewalk Read More

This week’s Easter Egg hunts

March 25, 2013

Westview Easter Egg Hunt• Friday from 2:30-3:15 p.m. at Westview Health Care Center, 1990 W. Loucks St.For ages 1-9. Look for the special prize in each age group. For more information call Yvette Voogd at 672-9789.

First People’s Center to begin capital campaign

SHERIDAN — The effort to construct an institute for improving the education of indigenous populations took another step forward last week when architects publicly unveiled a feasibility study for the ambitious project.Officials at the First People’s Center for Education said the stage is now set to begin a comprehensive capital campaign for the project which Read More

Local students take home slew of prizes at State Science Fair

SHERIDAN — Several Sheridan area students won awards at the Wyoming State Science Fair held in Laramie March 3-5. Awards were given in 17 scientific categories in junior (grades 6-8) and senior (grades 9-12) divisions.

SMH hosting cancer discussion April 3

SHERIDAN — Medical oncologist Dr. Gregory Marino and pharmacist Lekan Ajayi from Welch Cancer Center will present an overview of 2012′s new cancer treatments and what developments there will be for 2013.The presentation will be April 3 from 6-8 p.m. at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in the lower level conference room.

Jentel Presents April 2

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents in “Jentel Presents” from 5:30-7 p.m. April 2 at Sagebrush Community Art Center, located on the corner of Fifth Street and Broadway Street. This month’s presenters are Tamam Kahn, a poet from California; Seth Fischer, an essayist from California; Melissa Randall, an Read More

125 years of courthouse history

SHERIDAN — Installation is expected to finish this week on a new historical project in the lobby of the Sheridan County Courthouse. The exhibit features a 5 foot by 12 foot full-color graphic on the wall at the lobby entrance, with six smaller panels below showing the several locations where county commissioners have conducted business Read More

Group takes steps to clarify vision on ending poverty

March 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — A group of Sheridan residents looking to aggregate area social services took another step toward finalizing a unified vision Friday. In a conference call with administrators from a Denver-based social services center, members of a recently formed committee asked questions ranging from very practical to more abstract about the ins and outs of Read More

The Brinton Museum announces museum plans

SHERIDAN — About 60 people gathered at the newly re-branded Brinton Museum Friday evening to hear plans for a forthcoming three-story museum on the campus of the Big Horn institution. “I want this to be a community museum,” said director and chief curator Ken Schuster. “That’s very important: to make this institution a viable, powerful Read More

Out of the ashes…a mortgage?

Editor’s Note: This is the second half of a two-part series regarding the planned Big Horn Community Center. An article in Friday’s Sheridan Press focused on the process by which the land was acquired and the public was made aware of the project. RANCHESTER — While some residents have expressed concern about the procedures taking Read More

SCSD1, Rec. District defend land purchase

March 22, 2013

Editor’s note: This is the first half of a two-part series regarding the planned Big Horn Community Center. An article in Saturday’s edition of The Press will focus on funding for the center and its operations. RANCHESTER — Several Tongue River Valley residents are voicing concerns over the proposed Big Horn Community Center to be Read More

Dow St. to be closed March 23-31

SHERIDAN — Dow Street will be closed between Alger and Val Vista streets from 8 a.m. Saturday through March 31 for installation of new water mains in Mill Park and Dow Street, said Dave Engels, Entech engineer. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to use signed detour routes and be mindful around the construction site. The Read More

SC to explore county tax increase for tech center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Board of Trustees received an update last night at their regular board meeting from the Denver investment bank George K. Baum & Company about upcoming efforts to poll the Sheridan community on support for a temporary tax increase to finance renovations of the school’s technical center. The center was built Read More

TR coach wins Career Achievement Award

RANCHESTER — Walter Gray, a former football coach at Tongue River High School, was recently awarded with the Career Achievement Award for Football Coaching by the Wyoming Chapter of the National Football Foundation.

Former Gov. Jim Geringer to speak at SC commencement

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Board of Trustees was informed last night at their regular business meeting that former Wyoming Gov. Jim Geringer has been scheduled as the 2013 graduation speaker at the college’s May 11 commencement exercise.

Big Horn Middle School honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Big Horn Middle School third-quarter honor rolls. Eighth-grade “A” honor rollChristopher Alzheimer, Makenna Balkenbush, Coltons Bates, Eliza Beisher, Olivia Boley, Barak Broad, Abigail Buckingham, Rocky Donaldson, Zachary Granger, Wylan Lee, Lydia Mayer, Nolan McCafferty, Robert Michaud, William Nicholson, Kiara Paninos, Andrew Quinn, Brendan Redinger, Jessica Tracy, Tanner Warder, Andrew White, Colton Williams.

Garden club to meet at library Monday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Garden Club will meet Monday from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Scott Hininger will be the special guest.

Nepali pastor to speak at Big Horn church

SHERIDAN — Barnabas Shrestha, a pastor and missionary from Kathmandu, Nepal, will be the guest speaker at Big Horn Church in Big Horn on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Indian policies lecture at SC April 17

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s annual ethics lecture will be April 17 at 7 p.m. at the CTEL presentation hall. This year’s lecture is titled “Historical and Current American Indian Policies: an Ethical Framework for the Future.”

CDC to be honored as ‘Champion of Children’

March 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns announced this week it will host its fifth annual Court Appointed Special Advocates Light of Hope Breakfast on April 19. The event honors those who have worked on behalf of abused and neglected children in Sheridan and Johnson Counties and will take place at 7:30 a.m. Read More

SAWS voids contracts, won’t seek collections

SHERIDAN — Members of the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board decided in executive session Tuesday to offer to void original contracts and not seek collections for three accounts that have not paid a monthly minimum charge since June 1989. The board went into executive session following its regular meeting Tuesday to discuss the Read More