Local News

People can follow Yellowstone plowing progress

April 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.

MOPS bazaar April 20

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.

SHS orchestras performing combined concert

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.

Little Big Horn professor to give presentation at archaeological society dinner

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.

Washington farm boy turns firefighter

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 More

Local woman makes quilts for children with medical issues

March 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

Group applies for bar and grill license to open in former Oliver’s location

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

Association elects Young as president-elect

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

HHS secretary: Wyo. Medicare recipients saved $9.5M on prescription drugs since 2010

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 More

BH students nab big scholarships

March 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 College student named Century Scholar

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

USFS plans prescribed burns in Bighorn Mtns

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.

Group praises decision to study coal rail impact

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

Tongue River Middle School honor rolls

DAYTON — The following are the Tongue River Middle School third-quarter honor rolls. Eighth-gradesuperintendent’s honor roll

Sale of water rights in DeSmet remain on hold

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 More

Supreme Court case regarding fire union contract sets precedence

March 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

Easter holiday closures

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.

TR bridge work delays minimal

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

Enforcement timeline for weapons ban in local court unclear

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

Current events discussion at Sheridan Senior Center

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

Eagles breakfast April 7

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.

‘Guilio Cesare’ to be broadcast at the WYO

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.

String quartet performing April 26

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 More

SCSD 1 superintendent named in civil lawsuit

March 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-based UW professor earns 2013 Young Scientist Award

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