Local News

Crazy Woman Trading Company closing after 16 years

April 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — Longtime Sheridan businesswoman Linda Fauth knows that despite her exciting plans for the future, April 30 is going to be rough. After all, that’s the day she and her husband Willis are set to close Crazy Woman Trading Company — a 16-year staple of Sheridan’s downtown and an enterprise she describes as one Read More

Clearmont student gets scholarship

SHERIDAN — Tyrell Perry, formerly a member of the Clear Creek FFA Chapter in Clearmont, was awarded a $1,250 Encana Oil & Gas scholarship in partnership with the Wyoming FFA Foundation. Perry will use the scholarship to continue his graduate studies in soil sciences while obtaining his reclamation and restoration ecology graduate certification. Scholarships were Read More

Healthy Kids, Safe Kids Day at YMCA

SHERIDAN — The YMCA and the Wellness Council of Sheridan County present Healthy Kids Day and Safe Kids Day at the Sheridan YMCA April 27. Events start with a pancake breakfast from 8-9 a.m. that is open to the public. From 10-11 a.m. two events are planned, based on childrens’ ages. A YMCA Play Land Read More

SC student’s work named ‘Best of Show’

Art student Ivy Harbour has had one of her works named Best of Show in the recent Annual Student Art Exhibition at Sheridan College. The piece, “Unconventional Still Life”, is an oil painting by Harbour. “My favorite part of making this piece was creating my own interpretation of a familiar image,” said Harbour. “I enjoy Read More

Buffalo speaker to give talk at Historical Society meeting

SHERIDAN — Dollie Iberlin from Buffalo will present a program to the Sheridan County Historical Society on April 29 at 7 p.m. at the Downtown Sheridan Association’s Community Room. Iberlin will talk about the Volga Germans from Russia who immigrated to the Clear Creek Valley in Johnson and Sheridan Counties to grow sugar beets. Iberlin’s Read More

Polka Club meeting Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will have their monthly dance Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Sheridan Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St. This month’s dance music will be provided by the Wyoming Drifters. The public is invited to attend.

SC hosting ‘Down to Earth’ lecture

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery Science Lecture Series will present “Down to Earth — Exploring the link between healthy soil and healthy humans through gardening.” Ashley Roberts, biologist and gardener, will talk about how the relationship between healthy soil and healthy plants extends far beyond monitoring soil nutrients and encouraging high crop Read More

For children’s sake: Child Development Center honored at breakfast

SHERIDAN — A packed house was on hand at the Best Western Sheridan Center early this morning to see representatives from the Child Development Center Region II receive the 2013 Champion for Children Award at the Court Appointed Special Advocate Light of Hope Breakfast. “It’s wonderful to have recognition for all our staff provides for Read More

Pinterest inspired craft workshop May 4

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Center for Workforce and Community Education offers its next Pinterest-inspired craft workshop — “Renew and Recycle.” Attendees can learn about ideas to create items from things that are no longer used or wanted. This is your chance to make something old new again.The workshop is May 4 from 9-11 a.m. at Read More

Dayton council sets budget work study date

April 18, 2013

DAYTON – Dayton Town Council set a work study date to discuss the 2013-2014 budget at its regular meeting Wednesday. The council will meet at 7 p.m. April 30 at Town Hall to examine preliminary figures and determine project priorities for the upcoming budget year. Members of the public are invited to attend. Council members Read More

Local task force hears from economic development expert

SHERIDAN — Questions about how best to market Sheridan to the national business community were front and center at Wednesday’s meeting of the Sheridan County Economic Development Taskforce. Representatives from several public and private entities were on hand for a presentation by a nationally recognized economic development expert concerning how community leaders might best grow Read More

Inventors conference Sat.

SHERIDAN — Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., said Sheridan residents can expect to network and learn from seasoned innovators at his annual inventors conference this weekend at Sheridan College. The yearly event will take place Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the CTEL presentation hall. “As I travel the state, one of the concerns Read More

Hill threatens litigation over SF 104 white paper

SHERIDAN — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill has threatened litigation against state legislators who distributed a white paper explaining the history and reasoning of Senate File 104, a controversial law that restructured the Department of Education by adding an appointed director of education who was given a majority of the duties formerly held Read More

Woodland students take trip to Yellowstone

SHERIDAN — The Woodland Park Elementary fifth-grade class taught by Sara Stevens participated in Expedition Yellowstone on April 5-8. The students experienced a week of learning which included hiking through all types of weather along with Yellowstone Park rangers. They explored and learned about geology, ecology and wildlife habitats. Financial support for the trip was Read More

6th street field renovation postponed; ice cream stand prices up 25 cents

April 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — Prices at Kendrick Ice Cream Stand will go up 25 cents across the board this year, due to simple increases in the cost of doing business. Sheridan Recreation District Business Manager Richard Bridger reported to the board of trustees at their regular meeting Wednesday that a 25 cent increase made sense in terms of keeping Read More

‘Leave No Trace’ program at Fulmer

April 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library continues its Earth Day events with a family program on April 25. Sarah Evans Kirol of the Bighorn National Forest staff will present a “Leave No Trace” awareness workshop. The workshop will present an overview of the topic as well as a series of interactive activities plus Read More

Students named to Sheridan High School B honor rolls

12th-grade B honor roll Mario Alvarez, Troy Anthony, James Argeris, Victoria Arno, Abigail Bacon, Cole Bateman, Shelby Baumgartner, Drake Blasdell, Tori Blea, Sydney Bork, Mason Borsheim, Kayla Bowie, Kaden Brewer, Collin Carey, Casey Carlton, Rose Chavez, Lucy Clement La Rosa, Tracie Cook, Austin Cooley, Tyler Coonis, Jackson Craft, Ryan Deitchler, Kameron Duncan, Justin Franck, Maggie Read More

County commissioners reject proposed rezone of land near Ranchester

April 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — Five parcels of land near Ranchester proposed to be rezoned from urban residential to agricultural as part of the county’s comprehensive plan will keep their current zoning as requested by a majority of affected property owners. Four of five Sheridan County Commissioners voted Tuesday to reject the proposed rezone, which would have impacted Read More

A different day every day: Teacher enjoys challenges of instructing autistic children

April 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — Joannie Thelen has been a teacher in the autism program for Sheridan County School District 2 for 15 years. However, every morning when she arrives to work at Woodland Park Elementary, she knows the day will be anything but routine and unlike any other day she has had in her many years of Read More

Local farmers now eligible for disaster assistance

April 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture declared Sheridan and other Wyoming counties eligible for disaster assistance in the form of government loans earlier this week. Farmers and ranchers may qualify for the emergency loans based on financial losses incurred as the result of drought conditions that began April 2. Farm loan specialist Becky Gerlach Read More

Wyo. snowpack up to 91 percent

SHERIDAN — Mountain snowpack and associated snow water equivalents across Wyoming increased to 91 percent of average as of April 16, according to figures released this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Snow water equivalents at peak runoff elevations — areas between 8,000 and 9,500 feet above sea level — were highest across Read More

Sprucing up N. Main: Public gives input on project

SHERIDAN — More trees and flowers, wider sidewalks and a few places to sit and watch the world go by were the main requests at an open house held Tuesday to discuss enhancements to North Main from Fort Road to the old port of entry. Representatives from the North Main Association, the City of Sheridan Read More

Sheridan High School Principal’s and A honor rolls

Editor’s note the Sheridan High School B honor rolls will be printeed in an upcoming edition of The Sheridan Press. SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School third-quarter honor rolls. Principal’s honor roll Danielle Ackels, Sarah Alley, Sierra Atwell, Alexandra Bammel, Kathryn Beardslee, Laurel Bede, Heather Belus, Sierra Bosley, Drew Bradley-Estes, Cheyenne Buyert, Aaron Campbell, Katherine Campbell, Read More

Cash Mob at Landon’s Greenhouse

SHERIDAN — The Historic District Business Committee, a joint venture of the Downtown Sheridan Association and the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, announced this week it will host its eighth Cash Mob at Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery Thursday. The program begins at 5:15 p.m. at 505 College Meadows Drive. Cash Mobs encourage large groups to Read More

Controlling the pet population

SHERIDAN — Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue is hosting a free spay and neuter clinic for dogs and cats Sunday and Monday at Sheridan County Fairgrounds. “This program is for people who truly cannot afford to spay or neuter their pets,” said rescue director Elaine Kristiansen. “It is for those who are struggling financially. If Read More