Local News

Minor injuries reported in plane crash Thursday

June 7, 2013

SHERIDAN — An airplane crash at the Sheridan County Airport resulted in no serious injuries Thursday evening. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Chief Terry Lenhart said that while several agencies responded to the 7:30 p.m. call, the plane’s pilot was able to walk away from the scene without assistance. Lenhart added that while the aircraft sustained damage, the Read More

Changes in the works for Third Thursday, Farmers Market

SHERIDAN — Despite changes in organizational management, the planners behind Sheridan’s Third Thursday Festival say they’re ready to kick off another successful season June 20. “We’ve got a lot of interest (from the public),” said Third Thursday coordinator Beth Holsinger. “It looks like it’s going to be a really good year.” In contrast to past Read More

Monster truck show at fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — Lucas Oil Stabilizer, Son of the Beast, Stealth Iron Man and Chalk Board Chuck are set to compete in the Mega Monster Truck Tour Saturday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds at 7:30 p.m. “This summer has been rockin’ with these monster trucks on the 2013 tour, they have rolled over and torn up Read More

Sheridan Artists’ Guild hosting Summer Show and Sale

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et al is hosting the SAGE Summer Show and Sale featuring works by 15 SAGE members. A reception will take place June 13 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the SAGE Exhibit Gallery. The public is invited and refreshments will be served. The show will be on display through July 26 and Read More

Schutte book signing June 15

SHERIDAN – Wyoming native and historical author Karen Schutte will give a book signing at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery on June 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Schutte’s novel “Seed of the Volga” is the second book in a trilogy that began with “The Ticket.” Schutte lives in Fort Collins, Colo.

Local artist wins award

SHERIDAN – A painting by local artist Sonja R. Caywood has won second place in the Cheyenne Depot Museum’s third annual Railway Art Show and Sale. The painting, titled “Retirement,” is on display through July 28 at the Depot Museum in Cheyenne.

Driver safety class June 11-12

SHERIDAN — An AARP two-day driver safety class will be offered June 11-12 from 1-4 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. This is a classroom refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and over. The class will be taught by Rich Macht. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for Read More

Driver lost consciousness moments before Starbucks crash

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