Category Archives: Local News

Thousands of county residents lose power in storm Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Thousands of people in Sheridan County were affected by power outages Wednesday night that resulted from a cluster of wind gusts that reached up to 75 mph. Montana-Dakota Utilities Spokesman Mark Hanson said customers in Sheridan, Story, Big Horn, Dayton and Ranchester experienced outages. “We had downed power lines, broken cross arms and… Continue Reading

WYOmericana Caravan Tour to stop in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The WYOmericana Caravan Tour will be stopping in Sheridan on its way along a five-state tour currently underway. The tour featuring Screen Door Porch, The Patti Fiasco and J Shogren Shanghai’d will stop at the WYO Theater Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $9 for students and are available… Continue Reading

Color Splash Fun Dash Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Color Splash Fun Dash will be held Saturday at Kendrick Park. The family-friendly obstacle course is a fundraiser for the Sheridan Wesleyan Church Youth Group. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the event will run from 9-11 a.m. Participation costs $20 per person, $30 per team and children ages 5 and… Continue Reading

Wyoming Writers Conference coming to Sheridan next week

SHERIDAN — The 40th annual Wyoming Writers Conference, Inc is coming to Sheridan next week. June 6-8 at the Holiday Inn a variety of presenters, critique tables, query critiques, workshops, agent pitch sessions and open mic readings will be offered. Author and screenwriter Mark Spragg will provide the keynote speech and other presenters will include… Continue Reading

Storm produces 75 mph wind gusts, more to come

Storm produces 75 mph wind gusts, more to come

SHERIDAN — A storm ripped down the east side of the Bighorn Mountains Wednesday evening producing gusts of wind up to 75 mph and causing widespread destruction around town. On Interstate 90, semi-trailers, trees and an overturned trailer house interrupted traffic flow near Ranchester, the port of entry and Sheridan. In town, several fires were caused… Continue Reading

SEEDA seeks $3.65 million expansion grant

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Educational and Economic Development Authority has agreed to submit a grant application to the Wyoming Business Council in hopes of securing $3.65 million to construct a building to be used by Vacutech for business expansion. If awarded, the Business Committed Grant would provide for the construction of a 45,000-square-foot industrial shell building… Continue Reading

High-speed chase ends in motorcycle wreck on Big Goose

SHERIDAN — A man on a motorcycle led police on a high-speed chase through Sheridan early Saturday morning. Police abandoned the chase when it became too dangerous to continue, but the biker eventually wrecked and was apprehended after receiving medical treatment. Thirty-seven-year-old Stephen Marshall of Sheridan was arrested for eluding an officer, driving under the… Continue Reading

Newest city councilor announces election bid

SHERIDAN — Local businessman Jesus Rios has announced his bid for election to Sheridan City Council this fall. Rios was recently appointed to fulfill the unexpired term of former Councilor Levi Dominguez, which will expire in 2016. However, since this election will be the first  at-large election for the council, Rios does not have to run… Continue Reading

Dog and Cat Shelter hosts rabies clinic

SHERIDAN — The Dog and Cat Shelter will host their annual week-long rabies clinic next week. June 3-7 at Kendrick Park all members of the community are invited to bring their dogs on a leash to the band shell for affordable shots and licensing. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily, rabies shots will be… Continue Reading

Landon’s workshop focuses on cultivating conifers

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a free workshop on Saturday. “Conifers are Cool!” will be led by Keith Kershaw at 10 a.m. All members of the community are invited to attend, but space is limited and pre-registration is requested. Portions of the class may be held outside so attendees are encouraged to… Continue Reading

First Light wins grant to assist needy families

SHERIDAN — First Light Children’s Center has been awarded a $143,000 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Preschool grant by the Wyoming Department of Education. Eligible preschools must provide a high quality program as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and provide preschool for local underserved children. First Light is again… Continue Reading

Next Jentel Presents to be held Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host its next “Jentel Presents” on Tuesday. From 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center six artists will be featured at the free monthly event. Mi-Sook Hur is a metalsmith from Greenville, North Carolina, and she will be collaborating with Lisa Beth Robinson, a bookmaker from… Continue Reading

500 hard miles

500 hard miles

Nate Watson walks up a line of students as they cheer him forward Tuesday at Sagebrush Elementary School. Watson has cerebral palsy, which causes the muscles in his legs to tighten and inhibits his ability to walk. Watson began walking in the mileage club when he was a kindergartener in Linda Gifford’s classroom. Watson, now… Continue Reading

Local lodge gets recognized

SHERIDAN — A lodge in the Bighorn Mountains has been recognized by one of the world’s largest travel websites. The Wyoming High Country Lodge was given a Certificate of Excellence from for achieving consistently high customer reviews. Wyoming High Country Lodge is located on the western side of the Bighorn Mountains near Lovell.  The… Continue Reading

Sheridan County SNAP use remains stable

SHERIDAN — Last month, 859 households representing 1,719 people in Sheridan County received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, formerly known as Food Stamps. Regional Manager in the Department of Family Services Jacqueline Herb said those benefits totaled more than $211,000, and the amount of people receiving food stamps across the state has remained relatively stable… Continue Reading

Helferich, Arzy set to marry Aug. 16

Helferich, Arzy set to marry Aug. 16

SHERIDAN — Isaiah Ray Helferich of Mountain Lake, Minn., and Kalli Rae Arzy of Sheridan are engaged to be married August 16, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Sheridan. Helferich is a home-school graduate and is the owner of Quad Bro’s Construction. He is the son of Kevin and Marie Helferich of Mountain Lake, Minn.… Continue Reading

Hoffman Days Aug. 1-2

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Foundation will host Hoffman Days on August 1-2 to celebrate Bruce Hoffman’s 50 years with the Northern Wyoming Community College District and his service as the first General’s basketball head coach. The foundation is seeking former players to invite to the celebration. If you have contact information for any of… Continue Reading

Story Historical Society hosting program Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Story Historical Society will host a program Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The topic will be “Early History of the Story School,” presented by Jean Lunbeck and Dollie Reno. The free meeting is open to all members of the community, and cookies and coffee will be served. The program will be held at… Continue Reading

Story Wide Yard Sale to be held Sunday

SHERIDAN — The annual Story Wide Yard Sale will be held Sunday, and the Story Woman’s Club will be serving breakfast and lunch for shoppers. Breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. and run until it’s sold out. Biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls and beverages will be sold. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to… Continue Reading

Congratulations graduates

Congratulations graduates

Fort Mackenzie graduation an emotional journey for students, parents, teachers By Alisa Brantz The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — From their first step as a baby to the first time they don their cap and gown, the road to a child’s graduation is a long and often emotional journey for not just students, but also their… Continue Reading

Summer tourist season already picking up

SHERIDAN — Many Wyomingites are destined to travel this weekend. It’s a graduation weekend across the state and the Memorial Day holiday has afforded many people some extra time off. This weekend also ushers in the official beginning of the summer travel season. Sheridan Travel and Tourism Executive Director Shawn Buckley said local tourist traffic… Continue Reading

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