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WYDOT to start clearing 14A next week

April 8, 2014

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Beginning next week Wyoming Department of Transportation crews will start the process of re-opening the 22-mile stretch of scenic mountain road from Burgess Junction to Lovell. This stretch of highway is seasonally closed in November and typically re-opens around Memorial Day. According to WYDOT spokesperson Ronda Holwell, the process to re-open this stretch Read More

Bowhunters of Wyoming choose to complete project in Dayton with group funding

DAYTON — The Bowhunters of Wyoming have chosen to complete a project in Dayton with some of the group’s funding this year. The BOW raised $13,500 off of a raffle they held for a commissioner’s tag. At the BOW’s 2014 meeting in Laramie late last month, the group approved several projects for completion, including the Read More

‘A Piece of My Heart’ to play at the WYO April 16

SHERIDAN — This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and as part of a weeklong series of events commemorating the occasion Infinite Variety Productions of New York will present a performance of “A Piece of My Heart,” a play recounting the true story of six women who served in the war, in Read More

Landon’s to host two free workshops Sat.

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is hosting two free workshops on Saturday. At 10 a.m. “Adventures with Herbs: Culinary, Medicinal and Beyond” will be presented and at 1 p.m. “What’s New, What’s Hot with Annuals” will be the topic of the workshop. Space is limited so pre-registration is recommended. Call 672-8340 or stop by Read More

Cloud Peak recognized for local contributions

SHERIDAN — Cloud Peak Energy, which operates Spring Creek Coal Mine, was recently honored at the American Technical Education Association’s 51st annual conference in St. Paul, Minn. The company was awarded the Silver Star of Excellence award for its contributions to the technical programs at Sheridan College and Gillette College of the Northern Wyoming Community Read More

Solar class next week

SHERIDAN — A five day “Introductory Solar Hot Water System Design and Installation Training” will be offered free of charge next week. Commencing Monday at 8 a.m. a variety of classes will be offered at Sheridan College through April 18 at 7 p.m. The training is sponsored by the Montana Department of Public Health and Read More

Windows XP makes its exit; area businesses help with transition

SHERIDAN — Today marks the beginning of the end for a widely used computer operating system, as support from Microsoft for Windows XP will be discontinued. Users in Sheridan can turn to local technical support experts regarding how to best adjust home or business computer usage to maintain security and efficacy of their personal computers. Read More

City Council appoints Jesus Rios to fill open seat

April 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council voted Monday to appoint Jesus Rios to fill the vacant seat on council left when Levi Dominguez resigned in January. Rios was selected by a majority vote of three out of five total votes. Councilman Alex Lee recused himself from the candidate presentations and the vote. Rios is Read More

Birds and Bees of the Bighorns

By Hannah Wiest The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Let me tell you about the birds, and the bees, and the flowers and the trees — ahem, the real ones, not the ones of Dean Martin fame. While we’re at it, let’s talk about butterflies, beetles and bats, too. These little critters, called pollinators, go unnoticed Read More

Jobless claims at lowest rate in 6 years

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s unemployment for February 2014 was 5.7 percent. Statewide, the unemployment rate of 4.2 percent was at its lowest point since the end of 2008. Of Sheridan County’s 16,523-person workforce, 940 claimed unemployment benefits last month. Compared to last year, the county has seen the largest decline in unemployment, which was 7.1 Read More

Sheridan College to offer new class with a bit of a bite

SHERIDAN — Registration opens today for Sheridan College fall semester classes and while most full-time college students will seek to check prerequisite courses of their must-study list, others may find themselves enrolling in something with a little more bite. Sheridan College instructor Rebecca Buhl will be offering a new course this semester titled “Vampires: Myth Read More

Sheridan College to host Eye-to-Eye program Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host learning disabilities leader David Flink for a presentation on the Eye-to-Eye program on Thursday. Eye-to-Eye is a national mentoring program with five chapters throughout Wyoming which pairs kids with learning disabilities with similarily struggling college students as mentors. Founders of the program are exploring Sheridan as a future chapter Read More

Stacy Richardson joins Wyoming MS Society

SHERIDAN — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has announced Stacy Richardson has joined the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter as the new Community Engagement Manager for Wyoming. Richardson wil be responsible for building relationships throughout the state that help increase awareness of MS, access to resources and support of the society’s mission. She is a graduate of the Read More

Sheridan Inn to host dance Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Historic Sheridan Inn will host a dance on Friday. “The Evening Stage” will feature live music from Dave Munsick, Too Wet to Plow and Spurs of the Moment commencing at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per adult, $18 per couple, $8 per senior, $12 per senior couple, $5 per student and children Read More

SHS class of ‘59 to host reunion planing meeting

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School class of ‘59 is hosting a planning meeting for the upcoming 55th reunion. Everyone is welcome to attend at the home of Maurita Meehan at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The reunion is set to be held July 18 and 19. For more information call Meehan at 674-7339.

For some Sheridan residents, archery is a year-round sport

April 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s bow hunting season for game is a small blip on the calendar that’s still months away, but for a small faction of Sheridan sportsmen, archery is a year-round calling. For hunters looking to bypass bullets in exchange for the more technical demands of a bow hunt, keeping archery skills polished pays off Read More

Mayor Kinskey sums up city’s health

SHERIDAN — Preserving Sheridan’s high quality, small town life and diversifying and growing the economy is not an either/or situation, Mayor Dave Kinskey told members of the Rotary Club on Friday in his annual “State of the City” address. “It’s a both/and situation,” Kinskey said. “We can have good jobs and a high quality of Read More

With reported cases of STDs on the rise, getting tested has never been so important

SHERIDAN — April is Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month and national, state and local agencies are working with a common goal of encouraging Americans to be informed and get tested. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur in the U.S. each year and of those Read More

Destination Imagination State Tournament

SHERIDAN — Students from around Wyoming are gathering today at Sheridan Junior High School to compete in the Destination Imagination State Tournament. Though Sheridan area students have competed in the program since the 1990s, this is the first time the state tournament has been held in Sheridan. There are at least 325 students representing more Read More

April classes to focus on canning techniques

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension will host a series of three classes throughout April highlighting tools and techniques for freezing, dehydrating, fermentation, water-bath canning and pressure canning. The first class will be offered Thursday on freezing and dehydrating from 5:30-8 p.m. The classes cost $10 each or $25 for all three. Scholarships are Read More

Ranchester teen a third generation Eagle Scout

SHERIDAN — The Central Wyoming Council of the Boy Scouts of America has awarded Kendal Walters of Ranchester the rank of Eagle Scout. Walters received the award at a Court of Honor held on Dec. 28, 2013, in Lewistown, Penn. Eagle Scout is the highest award earned by the young men of the Boy Scouts. Read More

Story library to host Urbigkit exhibit Tues.

STORY — The Story Library will host Cat Urbigkit’s “Portraits of Pastoralism” art exhibit on Tuesday in conjunction with a presentation from the artist. The 20-image traveling exhibit features black and white photographs of pastoralists around the world. The free presentation will commence at 6:30 p.m. and is open to all members of the community. Read More

Senior Center to host Laumann Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society for the next “Conversation in History” on Wednesday. This series of casual conversations surrounding specific portions of our Sheridan area history is free and open to the public. The meeting will run from 10-11:15 a.m. in the Senior Center conference Read More

RENEW to host fundraiser April 12

SHERIDAN — RENEW will host a “Spring Escape 2014” fundraiser on April 12 at Warehouse 201. Commencing at 7 p.m. in The Loft of 201, an all-you-can-eat dinner and desserts will be served, a penny raffle will be offered and give-aways including a trip to Isla Mujeres, Mexico, will be available. Tickets to the event Read More

Mentoring program helps both students, teachers learn

SHERIDAN — A child, eager to learn but struggling to focus, has been told they have a disorder that will make it difficult for them to succeed in school and maybe even life. Their teacher, though dedicated and trained, can’t seem to get through to the student and the encouraging words of his loving parents Read More

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