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Police: Smith was stalling; city employee passenger in car

July 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — Police records recently obtained by The Sheridan Press have shed more light on the April 26 drunk driving arrest of Sheridan City Councilor Shelleen Smith. Arresting officers claimed Smith attempted to delay taking a field sobriety test after being pulled over at 12:30 a.m. near the intersection of Absaraka Street and Big Horn Read More

Dominguez: Should not ignore Smith’s DUI

SHERIDAN — It has been nearly three months since the April 26 drunk driving arrest of Sheridan City Councilor Shelleen Smith. There have been no official calls for Smith to resign her seat on Council, but this week, following her guilty plea July 11, the release of police records regarding the incident and a Council meeting Read More

Absentee voting ongoing in special election for SC bond issue

SHERIDAN — The special election for the Sheridan College bond issue is fast approaching. In one month, on Aug. 20, polling sites around the county will be open for all registered voters to cast their ballot for or against the $15.85 million, 16-year general obligation bond that will support expansion of the college’s technical education Read More

Garden tour to offer a variety of styles, ideas

SHERIDAN — For all the green thumbs out there, this weekend holds the opportunity to check out local gardens, swap tips and learn from others experiences. Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will be offering their first annual garden tour Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those interested in participating can pick up maps either today Read More

Blood drive Monday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department’s Rescue 911 Heroes will hold a blood drive Monday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The bloodmobile will be at the police department at 45 W. 12th St. Appointments are strongly recommended, although walk-ins are welcome. To schedule your blood donation appointment, see (sponsor code: rescue), or call Read More

July 19, 2013, New faces

Landon David Ott Landon David Ott was born July 9, 2013, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces. He was welcomed by his parents Chad and Shallon Ott of Sheridan and brother Masyn. His grandparents are David and Sue Ott of Newhall, Calif., Doug and Kimberly Meier of Big Horn and Bill Read More

Alan Jackson concert expected to draw crowd

SHERIDAN — One of country music’s biggest stars is coming to the King of Cowboy towns Sunday night. Alan Jackson, known for such number one hits as “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Don’t Rock the Jukebox” and “Country Boy” will play the Trails End Concert Park Sunday night. He has won two Grammy Awards, sold 60 Read More

CHAPS receives $38K grant

SHERIDAN — The Roger I. and Ruth B. Macfarlane Foundation in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., has awarded CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy a $38,000 grant for scholarships for low-income participants, veterans programming, at-risk youth programming and a pilot program for caregivers of terminally ill loved ones (a partnership with the Sheridan Senior Center). “We are incredibly Read More

Local band wins competition

SHERIDAN — Gary Small and the Coyote’ Bros won the Wyoming Blues and Jazz Society’s Third Annual Blues Challenge competition held July 14 in Casper. Bands from across the state competed to be Wyoming’s representative at the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge, to be held in Memphis, Tenn., in January. The foursome — consisting of Read More

Tuition-free virtual school to present Monday

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school, will host a free information session for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to education. The information session is Monday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Sheridan Convention Center, 1809 Sugarland Drive. This session will provide families with an Read More

Field of Honor set for Aug. 9-11 at college

SHERIDAN — The first Sheridan County Field of Honor flag display will be on the front lawn of Sheridan College from Aug. 9-11. The Healing Field and Field of Honor flag display programs began on the first anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks as a way to depict the loss the nation suffered. Read More

Nontraditional path leads woman to nontraditional job

July 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — Amanda Craig, 28, never thought she would find herself working with metal, sparks and flame. In fact, she never imagined that she would be working with equipment larger than herself. But as the only female student in the 2013 graduating welding technology class at Sheridan College, that is exactly where she wanted to Read More

Updating infrastructure in changing city an ongoing challenge

SHERIDAN — From inside his home on East Fifth Street, Sheridan resident Rich McCormick gets a daily first-hand look at semi-trucks and other large tankers as they barrel into town from the Interstate 90 exit just east of his front door. This year’s rodeo traffic now behind him, McCormick said commercial vehicle use on East Read More

SCSD1 approves $20.9 million budget

RANCHESTER — The Sheridan County School District 1 Board of Trustees approved a $20.9 million budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year at its regularly scheduled meeting last night. “It has been basically flat for the last couple years,” SCSD 1 Business Manager Jeremy Smith said. “The one thing that concerns us long-term is the decline Read More

Dayton budget steady

DAYTON — Dayton will hold steady with its fiscal year 2013-2014 budget, which was approved by Dayton Town Council at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday. Budgeted revenue and expenses are just over $600,000, with expenses projected slightly higher than revenues. “We hope we meet that; we may have to pull from reserves this year, but Read More

SCSD1 Rec. Board passes budget

RANCHESTER — The Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District board at their regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday night approved a budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Jeremy Smith, business manager for SCSD 1, presented the budget to the board. In it, the recreation district expects to have $81,800 in expenditures and $82,720 in revenue. A Read More

Story gardens tour Aug. 3

SHERIDAN — The Story Woman’s Club is hosting a “Story Home and Garden Sampler” tour Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A booklet can be purchased which gives addresses of the Story homes and gardens on the tour, descriptions and histories of the properties, and a map. The booklets are $10 and are Read More

Ligocki at Wyo. Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Sarah Ligocki from the Sheridan County Museum will be the guest speaker at the Wyoming Wednesday program July 24. Ligocki will share information about the historic mining towns north of Sheridan, including what life was like for the miners and how important this energy source was to this area and the country. Wyoming Read More

Class of ‘49 reunion Aug. 17-18

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School class of 1949 will have its 64th reunion Aug. 17-18. The reunion activities will begin Aug. 17 at 9 a.m. with a continental breakfast at the Masonic Temple, hosted by Al Badgett. That evening, a social hour and banquet will be held in the Sibley Room at the Holiday Read More

Ranchester TC talks economic development

July 17, 2013

RANCHESTER — Economic growth was the talk of the Ranchester Town Council Tuesday night. The Council officially endorsed the Sheridan College bond issue that will be up for vote Aug. 20. The motion to support the $15.85 million bond issue was unanimously approved following a presentation by Northern Wyoming Community College District President Dr. Paul Read More

SRD approves FY14 budget

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District will operate with a smaller budget in fiscal year 2014 due in part to a younger staff and a likely dip in their mill levy checks. The board met Tuesday night to hold their annual budget hearing and work through their regular monthly agenda. Business Manager Richard Bridger said Read More

Take-home pay for county employees dwindling

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners gave its final stamp of approval to Sheridan County’s fiscal year 2013-2014 budget at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. The budget was cut by 1.3 percent — approximately $200,000 — from last year’s budget. Expenditures are budgeted at approximately $15.7 million and revenues are projected at about $14 Read More

Paying tribute to a longtime teacher, mentor

Bill Avery, 90, conducts the band during Concerts in the Park Tuesday evening at Kendrick Park. The performance was a tribute to Avery, a former Sheridan High School band director, who taught from 1950-1985.

Senior Center optimistic fundraising goal will be met be campaign’s end

SHERIDAN — As the final month of its annual Operation Independence campaign draws closer by the day, Sheridan Senior Center representatives say they’re likely on track to reach their fundraising goal of $20,000. “We’re so thankful for the community’s support,” Senior Center Development Director Rindy West said. “People are so generous in Sheridan County.” As Read More

DSA Goose Creek Cup July 28

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association, Skey Johnston family and Flying H Polo Club have set the date for the Goose Creek high goal polo cup. The event is a fundraiser for DSA’s commitment to Goose Creek restoration and revitalization efforts. Experience some of the world’s highest rated polo horses and players as well as Read More

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