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Volunteers undertake Habitat project

June 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — On June 5, a team of eight AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps young adults began a five-week project with the Habitat for Humanity Eastern Bighorns chapter based in Sheridan. According to a press release, the team will undertake several individual projects including framing, painting and roofing. By working with low-income families to build Read More

Wyoming All-Stars win Academic Challenge

SHERIDAN — Paced by consistent play from the entire group, Team Wyoming led from start to finish as it won the third annual Montana-Wyoming All-Star Academic Challenge at Sheridan College Thursday. The team outscored Montana by an average of eight points per round, steadily building its lead to secure a final score of 133-93. “Montana Read More

Sheridan woman a trailblazer for Burlington Northern

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Merry Potter retired from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad in 2009 after 33 years of work as one of just a handful of female locomotive engineers in the industry. Potter’s career began out of necessity, rather than a lifelong love of trains. As a young married couple, she and her husband Read More

Local officials attend WAM conference

SHERIDAN — Mayors, council members and staff from Wyoming’s 99 incorporated towns and cities gathered last week in Riverton for the annual Wyoming Association of Municipalities convention. Attending from Sheridan County were Dayton Mayor Bob Wood and Councilman Bob Alley, and Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey, City Clerk Scott Badley and Treasurer Jennifer Reed. The annual Read More

Sheridan Press to implement metered paywall on website

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press will implement a new metered paywall Monday on its website, thesheridanpress.com. Prior to the newspaper’s website redesign in March, The Press had what is known as a “hard” paywall, meaning everything was behind the curtain. Local content, with the exception of obituaries and classifieds, were accessible only with a subscription. Read More

NEWY honored for collaborative efforts

SHERIDAN — The Northeast Wyoming Municipal Leadership group comprised of leaders from 15 regional communities ranging from Douglas to Gillette to Sheridan, was recognized for its collaborative leadership efforts at the Wyoming Association of Municipalities convention held in Riverton late last week. “NEWY was recognized by folks in WAM this last convention as being pretty Read More

Mixed reaction on coal export environmental impact study

SHERIDAN — Residents of Wyoming and Montana expressed mixed reactions to this week’s announcement that the United States Army Corps of Engineers would not pursue a generalized environmental impact study on the exportation of coal to Asia. In a statement before a congressional subcommittee, acting chief of the Army Corps’ regulatory program Jennifer Moyer told Read More

Land Trust hires marketing, outreach position

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust has hired Claire Hobbs of Asheville, N.C., to handle the organization’s marketing, education, communication, education efforts, events and outreach work. SCLT successfully raised a matching grant from the Homer A. & Mildred S. Scott Foundation, to fund the position for two years. “SCLT has known for a number Read More

SC students head to national SkillsUSA event

SHERIDAN — Following a successful showing at the Wyoming SkillsUSA competition that included bringing home the Outstanding Chapter award, four gold-medal winning Sheridan College students are preparing for the national SkillsUSA Championship competition in Kansas City, Mo., June 24-28. “This is an honor for our students, and I am confident they will once again represent Read More

Engineering across the globe, coming home to Big Horn

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a weeklong series of articles on the local and regional energy sector titled “Big Bang: The boom and bust energy industry.” SHERIDAN — Though he has traveled all over the world for his work, petroleum engineer Mark Heid’s roots are firmly planted in Sheridan County. Heid’s start in Read More

Health Center, Public Health open house set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Public Health and the Sheridan Health Center will be hosting a combined open house Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. to recognize the relocation of the health center to the same building as Public Health.| The ribbon cutting ceremony that begins the event will be led by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. Read More

City hosts property tour for area realtors

SHERIDAN — About 45 local realtors got a firsthand look at city efforts to enhance public infrastructure Thursday during a guided bus tour through Sheridan. The event was organized and guided by Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson in conjunction with Mayor Dave Kinskey. The realtor contingent — a group that represented several local agencies Read More

SLIB OKs grant for northwest infrastructure

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board approved nearly $19 million in Business Ready Community grants and loans at its meeting Thursday in Cheyenne. The city of Sheridan requested a $1 million Community Readiness Grant for the Sheridan Northwest Infrastructure project. The request was approved by SLIB in full. “We’re extremely fortunate to Read More

Mead visit to Canada paying dividends for energy sector

June 20, 2013

SHERIDAN — Gov. Matt Mead’s ongoing visit to Canada to speak with business and energy leaders has proved worthwhile, a Governor’s Office spokesman recently told The Sheridan Press. With Canada firmly entrenched as Wyoming’s largest international trade partner, the trip is part of the governor’s recently released statewide energy strategy; specifically its goal of strengthening Read More

SC sees jump in summer enrollment

SHERIDAN — Officials at Sheridan College announced this week that the institution has seen a nearly 20 percent increase in summer enrollment. A total of 370 students are enrolled in at least one course during the current summer semester compared to about 300 last summer. “We’re facing a critical national and local need to help Read More

Sector ties Wyoming with Pacific coast

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a weeklong series of articles on the local and regional energy sector entitled “Big Bang: The boom and bust energy industry.” SHERIDAN — It’s a long way from Sheridan to the Pacific coast, but geographic distance doesn’t diminish the city’s stake in a battle currently playing out on Read More

Dayton council approves plat

SHERIDAN — Dayton Town Council approved the final plat of the H Bar C Subdivision located on Main Street in Dayton at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday. Council members also voted on the percentage of capital facilities tax funds Dayton will receive and considered the third and final reading of the Dayton budget for fiscal Read More

NWCCD Trustees discuss community engagement

SHERIDAN — The academic year now behind them, the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees devoted much of their meeting Wednesday evening to discussing ongoing efforts aimed at providing a higher quality experience for instructors and students. SC President Dr. Paul Young told the board that administrators have recently undertaken community engagement efforts Read More

Relay for Life begins Friday

SHERIDAN — The annual Relay for Life of Sheridan will begin tomorrow. The event, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society will take place at Kendrick Park, beginning Friday evening and lasting through the night until 7 a.m. Saturday with individuals walking laps through the park all night. The national event marks 23 years this Read More

Sheridan High School Honor Rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students named to the second semester “B” honor rolls are: 12th-grade Mario Alvarez, Troy Anthony, James Argeris, Abigail Bacon, Baylee Baker, Kevin Bakkehaug, Hailey Baxter, Sydney Bork, Kaden Brewer, Collin Carey, Casey Carlton, Austin Cooley, Shayley Cooper, Jackson Craft, Wyatt Davis, Ryan Deitchler, Kameron Duncan, Gunnar Edeen, Megan Eisenhauer, Collin Read More

Bighorns discussion to highlight Wyoming Wed. June 26

SHERIDAN — The next Wyoming Wednesday program will be June 26 at 10 a.m. Cheri Jones will talk about the U.S. Forest Service, focusing on the Bighorn Mountains. Wyoming Wednesdays are held at the Wyoming Welcome Center, 1517 E. Fifth St., each Wednesday in June and July, except for July 3. They are free and Read More

Dog and Cat Shelter Golf Tourney June 28

SHERIDAN — The Dog and Cat Shelter is having its 10th annual golf tournament June 28. This four-person scramble will be at the Powder Horn golf course with a tee time of 1 p.m. There is a limit of 36 teams. To register your team contact Todd Bleidner at the Powder Horn at 673-4800 or Read More

Local woman celebrates surviving cancer

SHERIDAN — The annual Relay for Life fundraiser of the American Cancer Society not only raises money to fund cancer research, but it is an event to celebrate those who are survivors or are currently fighting cancer. One amazing local survivor is Dana Clark, who at the age of 31, was diagnosed with stage three Read More

Fire investigation suggests electrical failure

SHERIDAN — A house fire at 1076 Adam Street Thursday has been ruled accidental by Sheridan Fire-Rescue. While firefighters have determined that the blaze originated in the living room of the single story trailer home, the exact cause of the fire is still unknown. During an investigation into the incident Thursday afternoon, however, crews discovered Read More

Sheridan Recreation District plans Thorne-Rider tennis court repairs

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District plans to resurface the tennis courts at Thorne-Rider Park this summer. The project carries a cost of approximately $23,000, according to the low-bid from Evergreen Tennis out of Colorado. Rec. district director Richard Wright said Wednesday at the SRD regular board meeting that he has spoken with the Sheridan Read More