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Mock trial of Joe McCarthy

September 11, 2013

SHERIDAN — In 1954, Wyoming Sen. Lester Hunt committed suicide in his Senate office in Washington, D.C. A recent book by Rodger McDaniel of Cheyenne, “Dying for Joe McCarthy’s Sins: The Suicide of Wyoming Senator Lester Hunt,” explores the circumstances surrounding Hunt’s death, specifically the role that Sen. Joe McCarthy (R. Wis) played in the Read More

Statewide ACT scores on the rise

ACT scores for Wyoming high school juniors increased statewide in 2013 with all three Sheridan school districts scoring in the top 10 districts. The statewide average for ACT scores this year was 19.7, an increase above last year’s average of 19.4. The state’s highest average score was in Washakie District 2 at 22.4. Sheridan County Read More

Austin Holdings files lawsuit

SHERIDAN — A natural gas company operating in Sheridan County is the defendant in a class action lawsuit alleging the company is not paying out a fair share of mineral royalties to Sheridan County residents. Austin Holdings, LLC, filed the lawsuit on behalf of itself and other present and past royalty owners against the Fidelity Read More

Liz Cheney hosts meet and greet

SHERIDAN — U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney urged Sheridan residents at a meet and greet Tuesday night to live by the Code of the West when considering the present state of politics in America. Particularly; she called on the 10th rule of the Code of the West — know where to draw the line — Read More

Remembering 9/11

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s emergency responders gathered around the flag pole at the Sheridan Fire-Rescue building this morning to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. The ceremony was timed, down to the minute, to correlate with the collapse of the South Tower of the World Trade Center. Read More

Sheridan Inn to get another breath of life

September 9, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Inn may be on one of the last of its nine lives, but a Tulsa-based man with Sheridan roots is hoping to once again breath new life into the historic structure. Bob Townsend and his wife, Dana, are currently under contract to purchase the Sheridan Inn and the pair hope to Read More

Family of Dan Scott makes $25,000 donation

September 10, 2013

RANCHESTER — The Tongue River Valley Community Center received a $25,000 donation monday from the family of Dan Scott. Scott died in a helicopter accident in April and his family made the donation in memory of him. Scott was an initial supporter of the TRVCC and contributed to its startup by purchasing and donating the Read More

Watercolor Wyoming award winners

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — The awards ceremony for the 28th annual Watercolor Wyoming National Exhibition, hosted by the Wyoming Watercolor Society, was held Aug. 29 at the SAGE Exhibit Gallery at Sheridan College Main Street. The exhibition award winners were: Best of Wyoming — Helen Lytle Campbell of Sheridan — “My Favorite Jug” Read More

24 students recognized after AP exams

SHERIDAN — Twenty-four Sheridan High School students have earned College Board’s Advanced Placement Scholar Awards for their achievement on AP exams. Students qualifying for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3.0 or higher on five or more of Read More

Teachers recognized

SHERIDAN — Mick Wiest and Linda Bilyeu were recognized at last night’s business meeting of Sheridan County School District 2 as the certified and classified staff member of the year, respectively. Wiest teaches English and drama at Fort Mackenzie High School and received his award from Terry Burgess, SCSD2 assistant superintendent. “Our language arts scores Read More

Art exhibit at Martinsen Gallery

SHERIDAN — The annual Sheridan College employee art exhibit is on display at the Martinsen Gallery in Sheridan College’s Whitney Building. The opening reception will be Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. There will be a raffle to win a $100 gift certificate to Wyoming Rib and Chop House. You must be present to win. This reception Read More

Gov. Mead tours area tech businesses

SHERIDAN — For decades, Wyoming’s economy has stood on the three pillars of energy, tourism and agriculture. But as the state grows, Gov. Matt Mead and other state officials believe it needs to add a fourth pillar: technology. Mead visited Sheridan Monday to see firsthand how the city has grown its technology and light manufacturing sectors Read More

Brig. Gen. Kathy Wright to open FAB Conference Oct. 4

September 9, 2013

SHERIDAN — The list of keynote and breakout session speakers is nearly complete for the FAB (For. About. By) Women’s Conference being organized by The Sheridan Press and set for Oct. 4-5 at Sheridan College. Brig. Gen. Kathy Wright, the first female general in the Wyoming National Guard, will open the conference as Friday’s luncheon speaker. Read More

High performance government

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County was one of four municipalities in Wyoming to receive a “high-performance” mark in an analysis of more than 6,300 city and county governments across the nation. A high-performance government is a city or county that ranks in the top 10 percent of all municipalities studied in the analysis. This year a Read More

Mountian lion shot in city limits

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Police shot a mountain lion in city limits Friday evening. Dispatcher Cindy Baker said the lion was treed and then killed in the 600 block east alleyway between South Main Street and Gladstone Street. Police Lt. Chris Dahmke said dispatchers received reports of a mountain lion in another area of town earlier Read More

Police looking for Hospital Pharmacy burglary suspects

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Police are searching for suspects who broke into Sheridan’s Hospital Pharmacy West and stole thousands of dollars of narcotic medication the night of Aug. 29. Police Lt. Chris Dahmke said the burglary was discovered when pharmacy employees came to work the morning of Aug. 30 to find the drugs had been stolen. Read More

Enrollment at Sheridan College up 5 percent

September 6, 2013

SHERIDAN — There are more students on the Sheridan College campus again this fall, as compared to the same time last year. Enrollment headcount for SC increased from 1,353 last year to 1,425 this fall, a 5 percent increase. When fall classes began on Aug. 27, returning students noticed quite a few changes. In addition Read More

County P&Z Commission talks about public uses

SHERIDAN — Members of the Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission approved a lot size variance and quarry permit renewal at their regular meeting Thursday. Commissioners also began discussion on whether zoning regulations should be altered to allow some public uses in specified zones. At this point, all public uses such as schools, fire districts, Read More

Lummis: Women a key demographic

SHERIDAN — Fifty-two percent of voters in America are women, which means women are electing offices, and women — especially young, single, working women — need to be reached by the Republican Party to achieve favorable results in upcoming elections, U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis told a crowd of more than 40 who gathered Thursday at Read More

Dance at the Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is hosting a dance Sept. 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Live music will be provided by The Wyoming Drifters and others. There is no cover charge and the public is invited. For more information call Jane Perkins at 672-2240.

Lawsuit against Sheridan Walmart refiled in federal court

SHERIDAN — A lawsuit against the Sheridan Walmart shopping center was withdrawn last month, but was refiled Thursday in federal court. Attorney Nicholas Murdoch, who is representing the plaintiff, Frederick M. Lollar and other members of his family, said the withdrawal and refiling of the suit was a move geared toward controlling expenses. The complaint Read More

Trolley making free rounds

SHERIDAN — On Saturday, the Sheridan Trolley will provide complimentary trolley shuttle service between the airport open house and fly-in, the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce Brewfest at Whitney Plaza and sponsoring hotels. The trolley routes and times are: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Continuous trips between the Sheridan County Airport, the Holiday Inn front Read More

Dayton Town Council OKs address changes

September 5, 2013

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council approved two separate street addressing changes at its meeting Tuesday. Gina Donnor, owner of Gina’s Beauty Bar on Main Street, spoke to the council about having her own address separate from Crazy Woman Saloon. At one time, the property containing the two businesses was one big piece of property, Town Read More

Ranchester Town Council gets project updates

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council met for its regular meeting Tuesday and discussed progress on a few projects around town. The chip seal project on the northern side of Ranchester is expected to be completed this week, Town Clerk Teri Laya said. The streets to be chip sealed included Railway, Carl, Betty, H, Gillette, Weare, Read More

Cycling accident ruled suicide

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Coroner’s office has released the name of the man killed on Decker Road Sunday morning as Robert Smart, 77, of Sheridan. According to a press release provided by the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Smart was riding a bicycle near mile marker four on Wyoming Highway 338, and for an unknown reason, Read More






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