Local News

Driver lost consciousness moments before Starbucks crash

June 7, 2013

SHERIDAN — The driver who crashed into Starbucks at 2208 Coffeen Avenue early Thursday morning has been released from Sheridan Memorial Hospital following treatment for minor abrasions. A Sheridan police spokesman told The Sheridan Press that 60-year-old Jerome Hunter said he had been gargling prescription mouthwash when he began to lose consciousness and lost control Read More

Rec. board to try again for community center

June 6, 2013

RANCHESTER — The Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District Board met Wednesday night in Ranchester discussing new ways to pursue a Big Horn Community Center. Meeting at the SCSD1 central office building with one person from the public in attendance, they launched right into a discussion about how to proceed with the Big Horn Read More

Road project in Bighorns kicks off with public input

DAYTON — Reconstruction on 11 miles of U.S. Highway 14 south of Burgess Junction will improve safety and accessibility on a route that has exceeded the average statewide crash rate seven out of 10 years between 1997 and 2006, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation. “The highway south of Burgess Junction has not been Read More

Railroad crossings at First, Fifth streets to close for additional repairs

SHERIDAN — Repairs to the railroad crossings at First and Fifth streets will force a day-long closure of each intersection over the next several days. The First Street crossing will close tomorrow — between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. — so Wyoming Department of Transportation crews can complete a project they began in April. The Read More

Extension Center field day June 15

SHERIDAN – Sheridan Research and Extension Center is presenting a field day on June 15 with both producer and homeowner sessions. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Wyarno site, 663 Wyarno Road, seven miles east of the Sheridan Information Center on West Fifth Street. From 9-11 a.m. tours of field trials will be given. Read More

Sheridan Angels garage sale Friday, Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Angels charitable service group will have a fundraising garage sale Friday and Saturday. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at Highland Avenue and 10th Street. This is also an event to collect school supplies to fill more than 400 backpacks for needy families. Bring any Read More

Food Bank picnic this weekend

SHERIDAN — The People Assistance Food Bank will have a picnic on Main Street in front of JC Penney and Accents of Wyoming on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will be serving cheeseburgers, hot dogs and salad. They will also be selling tickets for two raffle prizes as part of their Read More

Backcountry Horsemen cleanup session Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen will have a cleanup session at Elgin Park, located west of Buffalo, on Saturday. Participants should meet at the trailhead by 9 a.m. Volunteers may arrive on Friday and camp overnight. Most work will be done on foot at the trailhead. Some people will do trail clearing on Read More

McPhillips wins second place in Billings singing competition

SHERIDAN – The premier singing competition in Billings, Vocal-ocity, has announced the first round winners that will advance to the finals. Brian McPhillips from Sheridan was the second place winner in this first round. Vocal-ocity is a competition of Billings and area singers held over five months. The singers must pass an audition and then Read More

Driver crashes into Starbucks store this morning

SHERIDAN — A Toyota Sequoia crashed into Starbucks at 2208 Coffeen Ave. just after 6 a.m. this morning in an accident that sent the driver to the hospital with head lacerations and possibly other injuries. Police spokesman Lt. Chris Dahmke said the driver — a 60-year-old man — was headed northbound on Coffeen when his Read More

Communication, business called out in Story assessment

June 5, 2013

STORY — More than 100 people converged on the Story Women’s Club Tuesday evening to hear the preliminary results of a comprehensive assessment aimed at bettering the Story community. Bernie Spielman, board member of the nonprofit Story Community Fund, said the two-day process of public meetings hosted this week by the Wyoming Rural Development Council Read More

County struggles with elected officials raises, while staff pay flat

SHERIDAN — For the first time ever, Sheridan County will have to ask county employees to contribute to their own Wyoming Retirement accounts, Administrative Director Renee Obermueller said. Couple that with no raises this year for county employees and frustrations have arisen. They were further compounded by the knowledge that elected officials will receive a Read More

County rejects proposal due to previous issues with contractor

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioners decided at their meeting Tuesday that cheaper is not always better. When considering bid awards for a rehabilitation project on the terminal parking lot at Sheridan County Airport, commissioners awarded the bid to the second lowest bidder due to problems they said they had with similar work performed by the Read More

Local leaders of The Salvation Army to head south

SHERIDAN — For more than three years, David and Geraldine Leonard have led the operations of Sheridan’s Salvation Army. In mid-June, the couple will transfer to a new community in Pine Bluff, Ark. The Salvation Army’s local services will remain unaffected during the transition and will continue normal operations. In fact, Capt. David Leonard said Read More

Shaping Sheridan history

SHERIDAN — Nathan Doerr, director of the Sheridan County Museum, will be leaving the facility later this month to take a new position with the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne. “I’ve thought over the years that it would take something big to pull me away from here because really this has been my pride for Read More

Ranchester gives 2nd nod to water rates

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council approved on second reading an ordinance that will annex approximately 16 acres into town limits at its meeting Tuesday. The property belongs to Barney Bros. Land and Livestock. It is situated on the southeast corner of town, adjacent to Stonebrook Meadows subdivision. There were no concerns expressed about the annexation Read More

Dayton passes second reading on FY14 budget, awards yard of month

SHERIDAN — The second reading of the fiscal year 2013-2014 budget for the town of Dayton passed with no changes at the Dayton Town Council meeting Monday, town Clerk Linda Lofgren said. General fund income is projected to be $615,550 and expenses are estimated to be $710,250 for maintenance and general operations. Lofgren said expenses Read More

Two local students claim $500 Wyoming Farm Bureau scholarships

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation recently awarded college scholarships to children of Farm Bureau members. Eilish Hanson of Dayton was awarded a $500 scholarship. She will be a freshman at the University of Wyoming this fall studying agricultural communications with a minor in business administration. Hanson has participated in FFA and 4-H and Read More

SC offering birding weekend

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus is offering “Birding Basics: From Your Backyard to the Bighorns” June 14-16. This is a weekend of immersion in bird identification by sight and sound. It will include both classroom and outdoor activities. Learn the basics of bird watching with an emphasis on birds of the Bighorn Mountains Read More

Senior Center players performing ‘Cal Capone’ later this month

SHERIDAN – The Senior Center Players will present “The Creepy Corpse of Cal Capone” by D.M. Larson later this month at the Sheridan Senior Center. The play is a melodramatic romp set in a secret anti-prohibition nightclub during the Prohibition Era. The set design is by Joe Laughton and Erin Butler directs the Senior Center Read More

Reynolds graduates from basic training

SHERIDAN — Air Force Airman Hailey J. Reynolds graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Reynolds completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Reynolds is a 2012 graduate of Sheridan High School. Read More

Hawley to give suicide prevention talk June 14

SHERIDAN — Bill Hawley will present a suicide prevention talk at the American Legion Post 13 Hall, 18 Veterans Lane in Buffalo, on June 14 at 6 p.m. The American Legion Auxiliary will serve dinner. The cost is $12 per person. Reservations are requested. Call 684-7987 to reserve a spot. This event is hosted by Read More

Naturalization ceremony June 14

SHERIDAN — Come join in welcoming new American citizens at the U.S. naturalization ceremony June 14. This ceremony is a swearing in of new citizens and will be followed by a reception. The ceremony will start at 11 a.m. on the second floor of the Sheridan County Courthouse. For more information call Nickie Arney at Read More

SCSPC meeting Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition’s next “Access to Care” meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday. The regular coalition meeting will follow, starting at noon. Both meetings will be at the First Christian Church, 102 S. Connor St. More information on SCSPC can be found at www.sheridansuicideprevention.com.

City approves annexation on northwest side

June 4, 2013

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council unanimously approved the annexation of 57.48 acres into city limits at their regularly scheduled meeting Monday. The land is located at the intersection of West Fifth Street and Mydland Road, west of the fairgrounds. The land is comprised of the old Sheridan Country Club clubhouse and golf course. Read More