Category Archives: Local News

SHS students raise $1,900 for Welch Cancer Center

 SHERIDAN —The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees held its monthly meeting Wednesday and welcomed guests from Sheridan High School who helped raise $1,900 for the Welch Cancer Center. River Heide and Taylor Cameron, members of the high school’s Future Business Leaders of America, worked with the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation to raise money for… Continue Reading

Sheridan College to present band concert at SHS

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Music Department will present its first band concert of the season on Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan High School auditorium. The program, “Vibrant, Varied, and Very Prolific,” opens with the Wind Ensemble and concludes with the Jazz Ensemble. The concert is free and open to the public. “I… Continue Reading

Hackman named Psychologist of the Year

SHERIDAN — Sheridan psychologist Dr. Hollis Hackman was recently selected as the Psychologist of the Year by the members of the Wyoming Psychological Association. According to a media release from the WPA, this award is presented to the psychologist who has made a truly distinguished contribution to the advancement of psychology in one or more… Continue Reading

Jazz performance set for Nov. 4

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Thorne-Rider Campus Center will play host to a jazz music performance Nov. 4. From 6-8 p.m., the jazz jam will feature all levels of student and community musicians. The event is free and open to the public. Pizza, coffee, ice cream and other refreshments will be available. For more information, call… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host ‘Live from The Met’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present Live from The Met: Bizet’s “Carmen” on Saturday at 11 a.m. The performance is one installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts to reinvigorate opera… Continue Reading

Local Events Oct. 30, 2014

• 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., costume contest, Northeast Wyoming Pediatric Associates, 916 Jackson Ave. • 4-8 p.m. Halloween at McDonald’s, 2146 Coffeen Ave. and 2590 N. Main St. • 4 p.m. Halloween treats and specials, Trails End Motel, 2125 N. Main St. • 5-7 p.m., Trunk-or-treat, Tongue River Elementary School, 124 Dayton St., Ranchester… Continue Reading

Rebroadcasts of candidate forums available today

SHERIDAN — Rebroadcasts of the two-part candidate forum held Oct. 14-15 are now available. Videos of the forum may be found on Charter Cable channel 190, on ACT’s website and on the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce website, Voters will take to the polls Nov. 4 for the 2014 general election. Contested races… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Oct. 30, 2014

Pub crawl to benefit The Food Group SHERIDAN — A Turkey Trot Pub Crawl will benefit The Food Group on Saturday. Attendees are asked to bring three canned food items to receive one drink token for The Mint Bar, the Pony Grille and Bar and the Blacktooth Brewing Company. The pub crawl will begin at… Continue Reading

Air service, housing availability, broadband still challenges for manufacturing industry

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Mayor John Heath and Sheridan College President Paul Young held a roundtable discussion and luncheon with local manufacturers Tuesday at Sheridan College to discuss issues that might have a negative impact on the manufacturing industry in Sheridan. Drawing from concerns mentioned by manufacturers at a similar discussion in April, the group talked… Continue Reading

Meet the candidates: 5 vie for seats on NWCCD board

SHERIDAN — Over the next week, thousands of Sheridan County voters will cast their ballots in the 2014 general election for both statewide and local campaigns. In an attempt to aid voters in making a choice, The Sheridan Press sent brief questionnaires to each of the candidates running in opposed races. The following are the… Continue Reading

Haunted road trips

Haunted road trips

SHERIDAN — After the pumpkins have been carved and the candy collected, Halloween has come and gone and you’re still looking for some more spirited fun for the remainder of your weekend, consider taking a haunted road trip. With the old, rich history of the region — from battlefields in Montana to ghost towns in… Continue Reading

Wight bound over to district court

 SHERIDAN — After a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Sheridan County Circuit Court to determine probable cause, a woman accused of helping her boyfriend beat and kidnap his ex-wife has been bound over to 4th Judicial District Court. Nicole Wight is accused of helping her boyfriend Aaron Arnold beat and kidnap his ex-wife in August. The… Continue Reading

Wyoming School District Coalition presents case for inflation adjustments for Wyoming schools to JEC

From staff reports SHERIDAN — The Wyoming School District Coalition for an External Cost Adjustment presented to the Wyoming State Legislature’s Joint Education Committee last week in an effort to reinstate inflation adjustments for Wyoming’s schools. Sen. Chris Rothfuss, D-Laramie, made a motion in support of inflation adjustments, and the JEC voted 10-3 in favor… Continue Reading

College to host screening of documentary

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a screening of “Valley Uprising: Yosemite’s Rock Climbing Revolution” Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. The feature-length documentary tells the untold story of the American counterculture of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For the past 50 years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and… Continue Reading

BHHS, SC partner for art show

SHERIDAN — The Fine Arts Department at Sheridan College will present the art exhibit “Public vs. Private” throughout November. The exhibit is a collaboration between the Big Horn High School art program and the SC Foundation 2-D class. The show will run from Nov. 4 through Dec. 9 at the Martinsen Gallery in the SC… Continue Reading

Bighorn Pediatric Dentistry offering candy buy-back

SHERIDAN — Bighorn Pediatric Dentistry will buy back unopened, loose candy on Monday. Kids can bring in their leftover Halloween candy and sell it for $1 per pound for a maximum of 5 pounds. The candy will then be sent to Operation Gratitude, an organization that makes individual holiday packages for troops overseas in war… Continue Reading

Friends of the Library to present 32nd annual auction

SHERIDAN — The Friends of the Library will celebrate the 32nd year of fundraising for the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Nov. 8. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include a silent and live auction, wine, hors d’oeuvres and music. Admission to the event is by membership in the Friends of the… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Oct. 29, 2014

Sugarland Ridge to host Halloween festivities SHERIDAN — Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge will host games and treats for children ages 0-12 on Thursday. From 6-7:30 p.m., the senior living facility welcomes children to wear costumes and visit. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Theresa Hamilton at 674-5575. Emeritus… Continue Reading

Kids costume contest brings families downtown: Prizes given in three age groups

Kids costume contest brings families downtown: Prizes given in three age groups

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jaycees and the Downtown Sheridan Association hosted their annual kids’ costume contest and trick-or-treating parade in downtown Sheridan on Saturday. Organizer Brianna Straub said it was another successful day of Halloween fun. Approximately 75 costumed kids and parents attended the event which began with costume contests broken into three age groups.… Continue Reading

Landowner requests 88 acres annexed into city

SHERIDAN — A local landowner has requested that approximately 88 acres located east of I-90 and south of the EMIT manufacturing campus on Heartland Drive be annexed into city limits. The annexed land will be used for future development of heavy commercial and light industrial businesses in the area. The Sheridan Planning Commission voted Monday to recommend… Continue Reading

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