Category Archives: Local News

City public works department plans to do more

SHERIDAN — Following the cautiously optimistic trend set in much of the city’s proposed fiscal year 2014-2015 budget, Public Works Director Nic Bateson presented a general fund budget request that was just over $400,000 higher than last year’s in a council work session Thursday. The public works department accounts for approximately 28 percent of the… Continue Reading

New business to offer Segway tours

SHERIDAN — An upstart business in Sheridan plans to utilize the city’s walking paths to conduct tours on small electric personal transporters. Out West Segway Tours has occupied the building on Main Street that used to house the Davis Gallery. A Segway Personal Transporter is a platform on two wheels upon which a person balances while… Continue Reading

3-on-3 Hoop Jam registration set to end May 31

SHERIDAN — Registration for one of Sheridan’s most popular street basketball tournaments will end May 31. Whitney Plaza in downtown Sheridan will be converted into approximately 18 courts to allow for an expected 800 participants of all ages from throughout the region. Each team gets a minimum of four games apiece. Hoop Jam is a… Continue Reading

Eatons’ annual horse drive planned for Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Eatons’ Ranch wranglers will drive more than 200 horses from winter pastures to Eatons’ Ranch this Sunday. They’ll travel from the Wyarno area, starting at 7-7:30 a.m. and when they reach Sheridan, will head up Fifth Street, past the Visitor’s Center, past the Sheridan Inn, past Sheridan Memorial Hospital and out to… Continue Reading

Museum Appreciation Weekend set for May 31-June 1

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society will host its annual Museum Appreciation Weekend next weekend. From May 31 through June 1 the museum will be open for free to all members of the community. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily guests are invited to explore the museum with free refreshments on May 31… Continue Reading

Press seeking nominations for ‘20 Under 40’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press would like to recognize 20 individuals in Sheridan County between the ages of 18 and 40 who are positively influencing our community. Nominations for “20 under 40” are due by the end of the day June 1. Nomination forms can be received by emailing people@thesheridanpress.com, at The Press located at… Continue Reading

Miss Wyoming 2014 Pageant coming to the WYO

SHERIDAN — The Miss Wyoming 2014 Pageant is coming to the WYO Theater next weekend. On May 31 from 7-9:30 p.m. “Rockin’ the Runway” will feature music from the ‘80s and a preshow by the Little Sisters. Tickets are $25 for Crown seating, $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Tickets are available… Continue Reading

WGFD seeking input on big game herd management

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will hold two public information meetings to review and discuss big game herd management objectives for the North Bighorn mule deer herd, Clearmont, Ucross and Beckton pronghorn antelope herds and the Powder River white-tailed deer herd. The Sheridan area meeting will be held Wednesday at the regional… Continue Reading

‘Pub Painting’ May 30

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Watercolor Association will present their next “Pub Painting,” an Artists in Motion event. On May 30 from 6-9 p.m. the artists of the association will paint and sell their works inside the Main Street Tavern located inside the Best Western Sheridan Center. There is no cost to attend but attendees must… Continue Reading

Walmart cracks down on shoplifting from store

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Walmart store is cracking down on shoplifters. In the past few months, cases brought to court by the megastore have increased dramatically. In January through March of this year, one person was prosecuted and convicted in municipal court for shoplifting from the Coffeen Avenue store. In April, seven people faced individual charges… Continue Reading

Chadron announces spring honor roll

SHERIDAN — Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska, has announced their spring 2014 honor roll recipients and several local students were recognized. Presidents List – 4.0 GPA • Ashley Daniels, Sheridan • Audra Gorzalka, Sheridan • Tonia Wiley, Sheridan Deans List – 3.5+ GPA • Craig Blackwell, Sheridan • Haley Patterson, Sheridan Continue Reading

Campgrounds open this weekend

SHERIDAN — Multiple campgrounds will open this weekend in the Bighorn Mountains, kicking off the summer season. The Ranger Creek Recreation Area, Leigh Creek, Tie Hack and Shell Creek campgrounds will open tomorrow. The Shell Falls Interpretive Site will begin its season Saturday. Other campgrounds, trailheads and picnic areas will open as weather and conditions… Continue Reading

Creative Economy Council holding organizational meeting Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Creative Economy Council for Sheridan and Johnson counties will hold an open organizational meeting on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. The meeting will include discussions and implementations of plans for the council — which will recognize, support and promote a wide variety of creative organizations and individuals that contribute to economic growth in… Continue Reading

SC facility earns recognition

SHERIDAN — The Edward A. Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College is being recognized at a national level for its design and ability to further the educational environment of the school. College Planning & Management has chosen the project to be featured as part of the organization’s 2014 Education Design Showcase. “Good designs don’t just… Continue Reading

Campout at Kendrick Park tomorrow

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Community Land Trust will host a campout at Kendrick Park tomorrow. The event is the grand finale of a week-long series of events called “Unplug” focused on getting families away from technology and outside together. From 6-8 p.m., a bluegrass jam will be performed featuring Bill Bradshaw and other local musicians in… Continue Reading

Hang gliders to take flight in Bighorns

Hang gliders to take flight in Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Each Memorial Day weekend in Sheridan County for the past 35 years, the American Flag has not been the only thing waving with pride. Saturday morning, once again, daring athletes will take flight for the annual Hang Gliders Fly-In. Hang gliding is a sport critics call deathly dangerous and enthusiasts call natural and… Continue Reading

County denies lot size variance in Story

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners voted 0-5 on a request for a lot size variance on property occupied by the Wagon Box Inn in Story. The 0-5 vote means the request for a variance was denied. The same variance request was recommended for denial by the County Planning and Zoning Commission on May… Continue Reading

SDSD1 budgets $45K to cover new programs

SHERIDAN —New programs are coming to Sheridan County School District 1 as of the 2014-2015 school year and though $45,000 is budgeted to cover them, the district said most of that money was already being spent on activities and the overall district budget will not see an increase. At the SCSD1 May board meeting the… Continue Reading

Construction on new elementary school in Ranchester to begin

RANCHESTER — Construction on the new elementary school in Ranchester can now officially begin after Sheridan County School District 1 received approval from Ranchester Town Council Tuesday for a special permit that will allow Town Engineer Chris Johnson to issue a building permit for the building. SCSD 1 Business Manager Jeremy Smith said construction will begin… Continue Reading

Highway 14A to open Thursday at noon

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Transportation has announced U.S. Highway 14A between Burgess Junction and Lovell will open Thursday at noon. Holwell said the first travelers on the road this year must still use extra caution. “It’s still winter up there, even though we would like to believe we might have gotten some summer… Continue Reading

Children’s Center wins local award

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Foundation has recently recognized The Children’s Center as the Sheridan College Outstanding Community Partner in Service-Learning. The honor was given because the center allows college students to observe and participate in the center’s operations on a continuous basis and buses their pre-school students to the Sheridan College Lab School every… Continue Reading

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  • The Sheridan Press is now seeking nominations for this year's 20 Under 40. Submission deadline is 9/18/15. Submit a nomination.