Category Archives: Local News

American Legion Auxiliary to meet Tues.

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Representatives from the Girls State program will present on their experiences at the event. The meeting is open to the public and refreshments will be served. The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library… Continue Reading

Ladies Fly Fishing class set for Sunday

SHERIDAN — Rod, Reels and Heels will host a Ladies Fly Fishing class on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Topics covered will include entomology, knots, gear for you and gear for your rod. The cost of the class is $50 and will include lunch, goodie bags and wine. Those who couldn’t attend the… Continue Reading

Church organizing fall parking lot sale for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The First Methodist Church Fall Parking Lot Sale will take place Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. The event will include thousands of items for sale from toys to kitchen tools to yard work items. A breakfast of cinnamon rolls and coffee will be available for purchase in the… Continue Reading

Thrivent Financial workshop to host John Busaker

SHERIDAN — Thrivent Financial will host a workshop led by John Busaker, author of “Do less, be more: The life-changing power of focus” on Thursday from 3-5 p.m. followed by a networking event from 5-7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. The interactive session will inspire participants with three core principles of being fully engaged and… Continue Reading

Reports — Sept. 19, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Accident clean up, West Fifth Street and Florence Avenue, 7:29 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1900 block South Sheridan Avenue, 11:54 a.m. • RMA assist, 1000 block Long Drive, 12:09 p.m. • RMA assist, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 1:10 p.m. • RMA assist, 2100 block Sugarland Drive, 4:29 p.m.… Continue Reading

Best seats in the house

Best seats in the house

SHERIDAN — As Sheridan College staff prepares for the first big show in the Whitney Center for the Arts, The Sheridan Press asked the center’s executive director to talk about herself and the new facility that will host the Colorado Symphony in early October. Here’s what she had to say: Question: You started out as… Continue Reading

Out of the Darkness community walk set for Sept. 24

SHERIDAN — The sixth annual Out of the Darkness community walk will take place Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Whitney Commons Park. The walk is to support those who have been affected by suicide; raise awareness of depression and other mental illnesses; and suicide. Funds raised will support suicide prevention research… Continue Reading

Sheridan College rodeo set for Sept. 23-25

Sheridan College rodeo set for Sept. 23-25

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s rodeo team will host a rodeo over the weekend of Sept. 23-25. Returning this year are several important veterans about whom head coach Marc Gilkerson is very excited: Tayte Clark, who finished seventh in the nation in saddle bronc riding; Sam Thurston, who finished third overall in the Central Rocky Mountain… Continue Reading

Welcoming autumn jar by jar in your home

With summer behind us and fall not quite here, this time of year calls to us to set aside a few good things for the harsh months ahead. Of course you could purchase an item or two from those who have done this work for you at the farmers market, and I hope you do.… Continue Reading

Reduced funding challenging senior services

Reduced funding challenging senior services

SHERIDAN — A recent article in the Casper Star-Tribune reported how Senior Centers across the state are being negatively impacted by the state budget cuts. Following is an interview with Carmen Rideout, executive director of the Sheridan Senior Center, on how state budget cuts are affecting the center here in our county. Q: How have… Continue Reading

Agendas—Sept. 16, 2016

Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board Regular Meeting 5 p.m. Thursday Sheridan County Commissioners Meeting Room • Call to order • Consent agenda A. Minutes of the Aug. 10 regular meeting B. Treasurer’s report 1. Bills as of Sept. 16 2. Account status 3. Investment accounts 4. Budget vs Actual • Review and approval… Continue Reading

Flood Marketing expands locations, business

Flood Marketing expands locations, business

SHERIDAN — Technology can show a person the world; it has also helped open the world to a local business. Flood Marketing has expanded to several markets over recently and they’ve done so by taking a unique approach to growing the business. Flood Marketing began in 2010 as a social media-based marketing company but has… Continue Reading

Walk on Sept. 24 to fight suicide

With Wyoming’s high suicide rate and recent cuts in state-funded suicide prevention, community support for the Wyoming Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is more critical now than ever. AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide. In 2010, the Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition… Continue Reading

City to host meet, greet of city administrator candidates

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan will host a meet and greet of candidates seeking the city administrator position on Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan College Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium. Candidates will be available to meet area residents and discuss the role of the city administrator. At a meeting earlier this… Continue Reading

Sheridan High School student reflects on LEDA Scholar experience

Sheridan High School student reflects on LEDA Scholar experience

SHERIDAN — Soon, high school seniors will begin to fill out applications to seek entrance into colleges and other post-secondary institutions. In that process, John Lenzi is shooting for the stars. His choices include some of the top schools in the country: Rice University, Brown University, Stanford and Swarthmore College. Considering he was recognized as one… Continue Reading

Finalists for city administrator selected

SHERIDAN — City of Sheridan officials have selected the final two candidates for the city administrator position. Mark Collins and Anthony Tolstedt were announced as the finalists for the position Thursday morning. Collins has served as the associate vice president for administration and local government relations at the University of Wyoming since July of 2007. Prior… Continue Reading

Micah Wyatt to perform at Small Stage Concert Series

SHERIDAN — The Carriage House Theater will host the next concert in the Small Stage Concert Series Sunday. At 7:30 p.m., Micah Wyatt will perform. Wyatt, a seasoned performer, is a former Sheridan resident now living in California. He uses a mix of acoustic instruments, instrument effects, looping technology and beatbox skills to make a single… Continue Reading

Arch Coal accepting Teacher Achievement Award nominees

SHERIDAN — Arch Coal is now accepting applications for the 2017 Teacher Achievement Award, which recognizes 10 nominees as exemplary teachers who challenge their students and raise the bar on academic achievement across the state of Wyoming. Each teacher will receive a $3,500 personal cash award, as well as widespread recognition. Teacher nominations may be… Continue Reading

Ranchester gauges interest for paving project

Ranchester gauges interest for paving project

RANCHESTER — Mayor Peter Clark and town engineer Chris Johnson held a meeting Tuesday for the property owners on Mobile Drive, Mobile Circle and H Street in an effort to move forward with a paving project in Ranchester. The meeting was held to communicate the known issues, to learn about unknown issues and to determine… Continue Reading

YMCA to offer free programs to the community

SHERIDAN —  The Sheridan County YMCA will offer three free classes to adults in the Sheridan community. A personal fitness class will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour during a 12-week period. Times for the class will be 9 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Livestrong will be available for a 12-week… Continue Reading

Sheridan College to host Lake DeSmet lecture

SHERIDAN —  Sheridan College will host Travis Neebling when he gives a presentation on the Reservoir Research Program and evaluation of Lake DeSmet fisheries on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. The lecture will focus on native and non-native sport fish populations in Wyoming’s lakes and reservoirs, new gear and techniques. Neebling will also evaluate fish… Continue Reading

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