Category Archives: Local News

City OKs board appointments Monday

Several board appointments were made in approval of the consent agenda Monday at City Council. These were: • Councilwoman Shelleen Smith to the SAWS Board for a term retroactive to Jan. 1, 2015, ending Jan. 1, 2018 • Smith to the Downtown Development Authority Board for a term ending July 1, 2016 • Councilman Alex… Continue Reading

Legislature taking close look at education

SHERIDAN — The 63rd Wyoming Legislature convened one week ago and among the numerous bills brought forth by various legislators and committees were nine education bills addressing issues including funding, standards, facilities and who will oversee education in the state moving forward. Here’s a rundown of those bills. Distance Education Task Force Sponsored by the Joint… Continue Reading

Meet the Wild West Wreckers Thurs. at the YMCA

SHERIDAN — Are you ready to roll? The Wild West Wreckers — Sheridan’s first women’s roller derby team — will host a meet and greet Thursday at 7 p.m. in the YMCA Whitney room. The event will allow individuals to learn more about roller derby, enjoy snacks and meet the team. Organizers said roller derby… Continue Reading

Homeless count set for Jan. 28

SHERIDAN — Local organizations are coming together to better understand the homeless in Sheridan. This year’s Point in Time Count will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 28  alongside the Sheridan Agency Fair at the Sheridan YMCA. A minibus will shuttle to and from Kmart at the top of every hour… Continue Reading

Free-throw competition to be held at Holy Name

SHERIDAN — The Knights of Columbus will host a free-throw championship Sunday for boys and girls ages 10-14. Registration and warm-ups for the event will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the competition will begin at 11:45 a.m. The free competition will be held at Holy Name Catholic School. For additional information, contact Terry Winnop at… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host ‘Jane Party’ on Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host the annual “Jane Party” on Sunday beginning at 2:30 p.m. No matter how old you are, whether you’re a man or woman or how you spell it — Jane, Jayne, Janie, etc. — you’re invited to this celebration. Organizers have asked those planning to attend to sign… Continue Reading

Press earns 11 awards at state convention

CHEYENNE — The Sheridan Press staff earned 11 awards at the Wyoming Press Association convention held over the weekend in Cheyenne. The awards covered advertising, design, editorial content and the company’s Destination Sheridan magazines. In editorial content categories, Sheridan Press education and features reporter Alisa Brantz earned a first-place award in specialty or beat reporting… Continue Reading

Wellness festival organizers seek to keep you motivated

SHERIDAN — Remember that New Year’s resolution you made 19 days ago? That one about living a more heart-healthy lifestyle for your kids, eating better or taking more time to recharge emotionally? While the temptations to ease up — or even give up — may be setting in about now, don’t. When the couch looks… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host yoga

SHERIDAN — A gentle yoga balance class will be offered Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. Cindy Baker will lead the class set to begin and end with mindful meditation and is designed to increase strength, balance, flexibility and to help people be more conscious of how they breathe. Standing or sitting… Continue Reading

Tickets now available for Civic Theatre Guild play

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild will present “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” several times over the next couple weeks at the Carriage House Theater. The show will be performed this Friday through Sunday, Jan. 29-Jan. 31 and Feb. 6-8. Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday… Continue Reading

WDE clarifies rules regarding epinephrine pens in schools

SHERIDAN — Though some local school districts have reported that new legislation requires all Wyoming schools to carry Stock Epinephrine Auto-Injectors — commonly called EpiPens after one brand of the auto-injector on the market — Wyoming Department of Education officials say that is a misconception of the bill. Clarification of the new guidelines for use… Continue Reading

Officials release name of woman killed in Friday crash

Officials release name of woman killed in Friday crash

SHERIDAN — Local law enforcement said Monday morning that witnesses reported the woman who died Friday in a collision with a train in Sheridan County had pulled in front of the train. Kevin Sessions with the Sheridan County Coroner’s office confirmed that Michelle Clemens, 33, of Sheridan was killed when her car was hit by… Continue Reading

SC 23rd fastest growing community college in nation

SHERIDAN — For the third time in five years, Sheridan College has been included in the “Community College Week” special report identifying the fastest growing community colleges in the nation. Sheridan College was ranked No. 23 in the 2014 report. The report placed SC in a category of similar-sized institutions, enrolling 2,500 to 4,999 students.… Continue Reading

Wyo. state 4-H funding totals $242,091 for 2014

SHERIDAN — Financial support from the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation to county 4-H programs and their youths in fiscal year 2014 totaled $242,091. According to the director of the foundation, Steve Mack, county 4-H programs and the state foundation are nonprofit organizations that work together to provide experiences to help youths ages 8 to 18… Continue Reading

Agendas Jan. 17, 2015

Sheridan County School District 1 board meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Big Horn High School, Room 211 333 U.S. Highway 335 • Call meeting to order • Executive session 1. Legal • Pledge of Allegiance • Reading of Mission Statement • Roll Call • Approval of agenda • Presentations/recognitions 1. Teacher of the month 2. Apple… Continue Reading

Library to host computer classes

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is offering a little help to local residents navigating computers. The classes will be held Thursdays at 10 a.m. and attendees can use their own laptops or use one belonging to the library. Class topics are as follows: Jan. 22 — Beginning Windows 7 and basics in… Continue Reading

Republican Women seeking scholarship applications

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County organization is now seeking applicants for its college scholarship program. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a registered female Republican in Sheridan County who is planning to attend a junior college, college, university or vocational trade school. Those interested in applying can find additional information at… Continue Reading

BNSF train collides with vehicle at crossing north of Acme

SHERIDAN — A representative from the Tongue River Fire Protection District in Ranchester has confirmed that the department responded Friday evening to a collision of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train and a vehicle. The collision occurred on a railroad crossing just off of Highway 345 between Acme and Ranchester around 5:30 p.m. Rocky Mountain Ambulance… Continue Reading

Barnes sentenced to 6-10 years in embezzlement case

Barnes sentenced to 6-10 years in embezzlement case

SHERIDAN — Judge William Edelman of 4th Judicial District Court heard testimony from investigators, victims and character witnesses Thursday before sentencing Ronald Barnes for felony fraud and larceny. Barnes, 55, had been charged with five counts of felony fraud and two counts of felony larceny in a case in which he embezzled more than $1… Continue Reading

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