Category Archives: Local News

WYO to host film screening, dance Saturday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a two-part event on Saturday with a film screening and dance. Commencing at 6:30 p.m. a one-hour documentary film will be shown. “The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads” was produced by Jennifer Tennican under the auspices of the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum and explores the long-time community… Continue Reading

Parade, ceremony to honor veterans

SHERIDAN — A Memorial Day parade and ceremony will be held Monday. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Main and Dow streets near Wells Fargo and head south on Main Street to the county courthouse. A ceremony will be held on the courthouse lawn during which 40-50 wreathes will be… Continue Reading

Nonprofits concerned about potential shift in funding

SHERIDAN — City officials are re-thinking the way the Optional One-Cent Sales Tax will be distributed in the future and the possible change in the way the funds are requested and distributed has caused some concerns among groups that depend on the contributions for operational expenses. Most recently, one-cent taxes were distributed to nonprofit organizations… Continue Reading

Complaint filed after dismissal from nursing home

SHERIDAN — A woman who was involuntarily discharged from the Green House Living for Sheridan nursing home has filed a complaint against the facility. Johnson was told on March 31 she would have to leave the Green House because her care provider had indicated they would no longer keep her as a patient due to… Continue Reading

Turn off the gadget, get outside this week

SHERIDAN — While terms like Twitter and Snapchat mean little to older adults and many thirtysomethings didn’t have email until they were in high school, it is not uncommon to see children as young as 10, 6 and 3 playing with an iPad or swiping their fingers across their dad’s smartphone with surprising finesse. Social… Continue Reading

Hang Gliders Fly-in this weekend

SHERIDAN — The annual Hang Gliders Fly-In will be held this weekend. Hang gliders from across the nation gather at Sand Turn turnout off of Highway 14 in the mountains to take flight for opening weekend to hang gliding season. Members of the community are invited to attend all day Saturday through Monday for sights… Continue Reading

Carol Mead to read at story time

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s First Lady Carol Mead will be reading aloud during story time at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Wednesday. All members of the community are invited to the free event. Mead’s portion of story time will be held from 10:40-11 a.m. For more information call Cameron Duff at 674-8585 extension 12. The… Continue Reading

Schedule for Spear-O-Wigwam campus announced

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus has announced summer courses now available for registration. Fly fishing, horse pack trips and rock climbing are a few of the courses now available. About an hour from the main campus, Spear-O-Wigwam is located in the Bighorn Mountains off of Red Grade Road. For more information on classes,… Continue Reading

Sawyer promoted to major

SHERIDAN — Randy Sawyer of Sheridan was promoted to major in the Wyoming Army National Guard on May 4. Sawyer is the chaplain assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Second Battalion, 300 Field Artillery, 115th Fires Brigade, based in Sheridan. He has been a member of the WANG for 14 years. Continue Reading

Fat cat?

Fat cat?

SHERIDAN — Cat and dog owners in Sheridan might be surprised to learn their beloved pets are packing a few extra pounds. A survey released earlier this year by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention reveals more than half of pets are overweight, but owners tend to not recognize the problem. A local team of… Continue Reading

Could you pass the test to become a US citizen?

Could you pass the test to become a US citizen?

By Alisa Brantz The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Jorge Raymundo Pelayo, a 26-year-old born in Jalisco, Mexico, has been living in Sheridan since he was 12 years old. When Pelayo moved to Sheridan he attended Central Middle School and his dad worked for the Las Margaritas chain, which is now Los Agaves. “Back then I… Continue Reading

Fewer students heading to campus for class

SHERIDAN — More and more students are foregoing face-to-face classes on campus for online learning opportunities, Director of Distance and Distributive Learning Stoney Gaddy said Thursday at the Northern Wyoming Community College District board meeting. Some revealing statistics were discussed and showed national trends support the efforts and investments of Gaddy and his department at… Continue Reading

One-Cent recipients to see slight increase in funding

By Hannah Wiest The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — This week featured two City Council work sessions to discuss the proposed city budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. One session dedicated to recipients of Optional One-Cent Sales Tax revenues included good news about an increase in funding to be received in fourth-quarter distributions. The second session, held Friday,… Continue Reading

Press, rodeo board partner on official magazine

Press, rodeo board partner on official magazine

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press has been tapped to be the publishing agency of the Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo program. This year’s inside scoops and rundown of rodeo week will now be released under the identity of the Press’s existing publication, Destination Sheridan magazine and be officially endorsed by the event. Destination is published three times per year,… Continue Reading

Pot in Story? Leadership group says no

SHERIDAN — It was a packed County Commission board room Thursday for a public hearing on a conditional use permit for a new business venture in Story. Several residents spoke in favor of the business because it would make the area a “happier” place. A few spoke against it because they didn’t want a “gateway… Continue Reading

County believes second MOU needed to clarify annexations

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County commissioners met with County Attorney Matt Redle on Thursday to discuss progress on the issue of annexation of county roads by the city, which is one of several topics of concern the county requested to address with the city earlier this year. The topic was first broached at a City Council work… Continue Reading

College makes changes to retirement plans

SHERIDAN — During a second reading of revisions to the Sheridan College retirement policy Thursday night, members of the public and the board expressed concerns about the negative impact the proposed changes would have on some senior members of the faculty. The retirement policy currently in place allows for employees hired after July 1, 2007,… Continue Reading

Pie and Plant Event this Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan VA Medical Center volunteer greenhouse will host their annual Pie and Plant Event on Tuesday at 8 a.m. Flowers and starter vegetables grown by volunteers will be sold, lunch and pie will be served and all funds raised are used for various activities and items for patients. Lunch will be served… Continue Reading

Downtown flowers to go up this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association, the Sheridan College Horticulture program and volunteers will repot more than 700 petunias into 155 decorative pots for hanging baskets downtown on Sunday. “Flowers Up Day” will commence at 7 a.m. at the greenhouses on the SC campus. The flowers have been grown from seed by the horticulture program.… Continue Reading

Dougherty nabs National Merit scholarship

SHERIDAN — The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced this year’s National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners. The designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 finalists. Gretchen Dougherty of Sheridan was one of four Wyoming students named a National Merit $2,500 scholarship recipient. Continue Reading

‘Ladies Night’ set for Tuesday at Landon’s Greenhouse

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is hosting an encore “Ladies Night” on Tuesday. Commencing at 5:30 p.m. attendees will have the opportunity to create containers and Janelle Gray will offer a demonstration on how best to choose the perfect plants for your containers as well as planting instructions. Pots can be brought from home… Continue Reading

Local office fears further funding cuts

SHERIDAN — Agencies from Sheridan’s city and county governments are scrutinizing the existing local juvenile justice services. While the State of Wyoming does not have a court system specifically for juveniles, crimes committed by minors are addressed differently by municipalities across the state. The Sheridan County Justice Office, which is controlled by a joint powers… Continue Reading

Clearmont’s new mayor wants more

CLEARMONT — The town of Clearmont voted in a new mayor in its elections in early May. A new Town Council member and a returning council member were also voted in for new, four-year terms. Chris Schock, who was born and raised in Sheridan and has lived in Clearmont for four years, will begin his… Continue Reading

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