Local NewsApril 1, 2013
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The National Park Service is providing a way for people to follow the progress of plows clearing Yellowstone National Park roads of snow. Updated information will be posted to the park website every Tuesday through Friday morning at http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/plowing.htm.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Evening Mothers of Pre-Schoolers will host their second annual spring bazaar April 20. Local crafters and entrepreneurs will showcase a wide variety of goods and services.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School symphony and baroque orchestras will present a combined concert Wednesday evening. The baroque orchestra will perform the first movement of Symphony No. 1 by Beethoven and Psalm and Fugue by Allan Hovhaness.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Le Gourmet room of the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Dinner may be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program.
SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue firefighter and EMT Paul Juergens is a Washington native who first came to Sheridan in 1989 to attend Sheridan College. He earned two associate degrees, in animal science and ag technology, before returning to Washington for five years. However, he worked a summer job for the Sheridan County Fire Department in Read MoreMarch 30, 2013
For the past few years, young patients at the Shriner’s Orthopaedic Hospital for Children in Salt Lake City have received handmade quilts from Sheridan resident Fronia Roberson. The quilts are transported or mailed to the hospital by local members of the Sheridan Kalif Shrine and are meant to provide some comfort and security to children Read More
SHERIDAN — Phoenix Restaurant Group has applied for a new bar and grill license in order to open up a new restaurant in the former Oliver’s Bar and Grill location at 55 North Main Street in Sheridan. The application was submitted in November 2012 and went before City Council December 17, 2012, where it received Read More
SHERIDAN — Dr. Paul Young, President of Northern Wyoming Community College District, has been appointed president-elect of the American Technical Education Association (ATEA) Young will serve from July 1, 2013 -2015 as president-plect and then assume the presidency in 2015 to 2017.ATEA is the premier association for the postsecondary technical educator with emphasis on professional Read More
SHERIDAN — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced last week that Medicare recipients in Wyoming have saved about $9.5 million on prescription drugs since the passage of Affordable Care Act in 2010. According to a media release from agency, savings were accumulated mostly by the closure of a gap in coverage commonly refereed Read MoreMarch 29, 2013
BIG HORN — Two Big Horn Rams are taking full-ride scholarships beyond athletics. Big Horn High School seniors Lucas Wollenman and Matthew Wigglesworth have been named as two of the 2013-14 recipients of the STARR Charitable Foundation Scholarship.
SHERIDAN — Sheridan College student and Gillette native Trapper Rieniets has been chosen as a 2013 New Century Scholar by the All-USA Community College Academic Team. The New Century Scholars program and All-USA Community College Academic Team, which is presented by USA TODAY and Phi Theta Kappa and sponsored by Follett Higher Education Group, share Read More
SHERIDAN — Firefighters will begin conducting prescribed burns in the Bighorn National Forest as early as Monday, weather permitting. Burns will continue through late spring, according to a press release from the USFS. Area residents should be aware that smoke may be visible from surrounding communities.
SHERIDAN — Members of the Northern Plains Resource Council have joined together to praise a recent decision by the Surface Transportation Board to study the environmental impacts of the proposed Tongue River Railroad in southeastern Montana.According to a media release, select members of the conservation and agricultural organization have worked for about 30 years to Read More
DAYTON — The following are the Tongue River Middle School third-quarter honor rolls. Eighth-gradesuperintendent’s honor roll
SHERIDAN — A small body of water noted by a Catholic missionary in his chronicles in 1840 has become a hotly contested and complicated lake over its lifetime. Located about 10 miles north of Buffalo, Lake DeSmet has had ranchers, irrigators, boaters, fishers, miners, industrial development dreamers and several boards of commissioners vying for its Read MoreMarch 28, 2013
SHERIDAN — Four Sheridan firefighters will soon receive back paychecks to compensate for “step increase” pay raises denied by the city of Sheridan due to budget shortfalls in September 2010. On March 20, the Wyoming State Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Sheridan firefighters union, International Association of Fire Fighters Local No. 276, reversing Read More
SHERIDAN — The following government offices will operate limited hours during the Easter holiday weekend: • Sheridan County Courthouse will close at 1 p.m. Friday in observance of Good Friday.
DAYTON — Motorists can expect delays and single lane traffic while crossing the Tongue River bridge east of Dayton on U.S. Highway 14. There will also be a 12-foot width restriction. The Wyoming Department of Transportation announced that S&S Builders of Gillette began the bridge rehabilitation project Monday and hopes to finish before the Fourth Read More
SHERIDAN — Following a legislative session in which lawmakers gave Wyoming judges the right to ban deadly weapons from their courtrooms, Sheridan’s Circuit Court Judge Shelley Cundiff of the Fourth Judicial District became one of the first in the state to pass down such an order. While concealed carry had previously been banned from Wyoming Read More
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a current events discussion April 12 at 10:15 a.m. at the Senior Center.The topics will include Wyoming legislative activities on education and the country of Italy. This open forum discussion is for anyone interested in local, national and world issues. It is meant to be a non-political, Read More
SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles 4169 will host a breakfast April 7 from 8-10 a.m. at 1760 Commercial Lane.The menu consists of biscuits and gravy, eggs, chicken fried steak, fruit, juice, milk and coffee.The cost is $7 per plate. Everyone is welcome.
SHERIDAN — The final performance in the 2012-2013 live from the Metropolitan Opera series will be broadcast at the WYO Theater on April 27. George Frideric Handel’s most popular opera, “Guilio Cesare,” will be transmitted live from the Met in high definition.
SHERIDAN — The Carpe Diem String Quartet, one of the most unique chamber ensembles on the concert stage today, will perform at the WYO Theater on April 26 at 7:30 p.m. The group’s passions have inspired and led them down the musical paths of gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock and jazz, but the quartet is Read MoreMarch 27, 2013
SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 Superintendent Marty Kobza is listed as a defendant in a civil lawsuit alleging that school district administrators in Hot Springs County failed to protect a 6-year-old girl from being sexually assaulted, The Sheridan Press learned last week. During the time period in which the incidents were said to Read More
SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming professor of horticulture Sadanand Dhekney has been given the 2013 Young Scientist Award from the Society for In Vitro Biology. Dhekney, who teaches and conducts research at the UW Sheridan Research and Extension Center, is currently studying the possibility of expanding grape production in Wyoming, determining varieties and rootstocks that Read More