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Legerski’s to host open house Friday

SHERIDAN — Legerski’s Sausage Company will host a customer appreciation open house Friday. Free sausage sliders will be served and prizes will be given away every hour. The open house will run from 3-7 p.m. and all members of the community are invited. The store is located at 1617 N. Main St. For more information call… Continue Reading

Amateur Radio Week at the VA Saturday

SHERIDAN — A public demonstration of emergency communications will be held Saturday as part of Amateur Radio Week. Cloud Peak Radio and Electronics Group will show amateur radio at the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center from 1-3 p.m. The public is invited to attend the free display of ham radio’s new capabilities and learn how… Continue Reading

Belly up to the griddle

Belly up to the griddle

Lonnie Wright keeps an eye on the pancakes cooking for guests at the Big Horn Fire Department’s annual breakfast. The volunteers welcomed members of the community to the fundraiser, where they raffled off several items and gave tours of the department. Continue Reading

Fatality at Spring Creek Mine

SHERIDAN — Cloud Peak Energy announced this morning there was a fatality at its Spring Creek Mine, which is located approximately 35 miles north of Sheridan. A press release from CPE indicates a single haul truck incident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. yesterday. Big Horn County Coroner Terry Bullis indicated the person was from Sheridan.… Continue Reading

County asks congressional delegation to help

By Tracee Davis The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s commissioners are continuing to take action to address problems associated with sketchy air service at the county airports in Sheridan and Buffalo. Last week, the group sent a letter to Wyoming’s congressional representatives outlining the ongoing problems created by new federal regulations. Small airlines around… Continue Reading

Roads close between Buffalo, Gillette

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Transportation temporarily closed Interstate 90 between Buffalo and Gillette both east and westbound lanes last night. The road was closed around 9:40 p.m. due to flash flooding at mile post 91 near Dead Horse Creek following a heavy rain storm that produced 8-10 inches of hail in the area,… Continue Reading

Dayton to hold community garage sale Sat.

SHERIDAN — Residents of Dayton will hold a community garage sale Saturday. Each garage sale owner will determine their participation and start and end times. A map of all participating locations will be available at the intersection of Main Street and Second Avenue. For more information contact Joey Sheeley at 655-9386. Continue Reading

SHS announces spring Principal’s Honor Roll

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has announced their 2014 Spring Honor Roll recipients.   Principal’s Honor Roll – 4.0 GPA Davis Alden, Sarah Alley, Lyndsee Anderson, Sierra Atwell, MaKenna Balkenbush, Heather Belus, Owen Bensel, Heather Bergey, Peyton Bomar, Clara Bouley, Rebecca Bouley, Lachlan Brennan, Katelynn Brooks, Titus Brown, Brittney Buckler, Cheyenne… Continue Reading

St. Clair earns specialist designation

SHERIDAN — Northern Wyoming Community College District Center for Workplace and Community Education Director Karen St. Clair has received her Certified Aging in Place Specialist designation from the National Association of Home Builders. St. Clair attended training and passed certifying tests to receive the designation. Aging in place is a concept of living in your own… Continue Reading

Library to host folk music concert Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Fulmer Public Library will host a folk music concert on Thursday. Traveling musicians Jackie Davidson and Gary Brandt will present “Singing the Good Old Songs Again” in the Inner Circle. The concert is free and open to everyone. The performance will commence at 7 p.m. and is appropriate for all age… Continue Reading

Family hike to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host “Cloud Peak Wilderness, Views and 30th Anniversary Family Hike” on Saturday. Co-hosted by the Bighorn National Forest… Continue Reading

Trucks to start hauling logs off Red Grade Road

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Commission Office has announced that beginning on Wednesday trucks will be hauling logs off of County Road 26 also known as Red Grade Road. Trucking operations will be ongoing for several weeks from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Individuals using Red Grade Road on weekdays should use… Continue Reading

Junior docents explore history at Trail End

SHERIDAN — Museums are usually “hands-off” places. Because they often house very old or very rare items, they tend to be places where visitors use their sense of sight, rather than sense of touch. Consequently, it can be challenging to engage young visitors. However, an annual summer program at Trail End State Historic Site allows… Continue Reading

Chippendales coming to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Break out your dollar bills! The Eagles #186 will present the Chippendales show June 28 at 8 p.m. The “one night only” girls night out will feature a seven-man show. Tickets are on sale now at the Eagles #186, located at 850 N. Main St. Continue Reading

‘Honey Do Day’ scheduled for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the American Association of Retired People will work in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns to hold a “Honey Do Day” on June 26. Eligible seniors in need of services will be selected from applicants from “A Brush with Kindness,” a part of Habitat for Humanity,… Continue Reading

‘Wacky Science’ program this week

SHERIDAN — Join Sarah Mentock of Science kids June 26 and July 30 for “Wacky Science.” Children ages 10-16 are invited to learn cool scientific principles using everyday materials. Following the science activities, participants will have a pizza party. Both events are free. The event will begin at 11 a.m. in the Inner Circle at… Continue Reading

Scientists, artists to collaborate for Saturday University

SHERIDAN — Four of the University of Wyoming’s top scientists will pair with four accomplished UW artists this month to produce original works that will be presented in a public program June 28. The collaboration, “The Ucross-Pollination Experiment,” is sponsored by Saturday University, UW’s program that connects popular professors with lifelong learners in free one-day… Continue Reading

High school students experience nursing profession

High school students experience nursing profession

SHERIDAN — In less than one day, 48 high school students participating in two week-long camps dedicated to exploring the nursing profession had their media-induced stereotypes of nurses shattered. Goodbye to the most evil nurse of all time: Nurse Ratched in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Goodbye to sexy nurses, both competent and evil,… Continue Reading

Mars gifts $4 million to SC for new agriculture center

Mars gifts $4 million to SC for new agriculture center

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College officials announced Friday a $4 million gift, the largest gift from an individual in the history of Sheridan College, from Jacomien and Forrest E. Mars Jr. of Big Horn for the creation of a new Mars Agriculture Center. The new center will be a 13,000-15,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, and will… Continue Reading

Music fest brings crowd, campers

Music fest brings crowd, campers

SHERIDAN — This weekend is an economic event for Sheridan’s North Main Street. Thousands of out-of-towners are visiting for the Big Horn Country USA music festival at the Trails End Concert Park. While some have chosen traditional guest lodging in one of Sheridan’s hotels or motels, a few hundred will stay at a three-day camp… Continue Reading

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