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Dayton supports local Benefit Club

March 4, 2015

DAYTON — The Dayton Town Council pledged $5,000 in Optional One-Cent Sales Tax money to the local Benefit Club to help assist with repair costs for a sagging roof. Dayton Benefit Club President Teri Luskin approached the Council Monday evening to request funding so the organization could match grant opportunities. The organization is eligible to Read More

WWA soliciting donations of mini art, music for annual auction

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association is soliciting donations from artists for its ninth annual Miniature Art and Music Auction: Celebrating our Wild Earth, to be exhibited and juried April 13-24 at Davis Gallery. The WWA is asking local and regional artists and musicians to contribute miniature works of art (no larger than 6-by-8 inches) Read More

Landon’s to offer three free workshops Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will present three free workshops on Saturday. Beginning at 10 a.m., Phil Gilmore will discuss composting made easy. At 11 a.m., a representative from the city of Sheridan will talk about the city’s recycling program. Then at 1 p.m., a workshop about planning and planting a kitchen herb garden Read More

Ceramics workshop to be held at Sheridan College Friday

SHERIDAN — Elaine Olafson Henry, internationally celebrated ceramic artist and Sheridan resident, will lead a ceramic workshop and present a slideshow at Sheridan College on Friday. The presentation will start at 9 a.m. inside the Thorne-Rider Campus Center, room 008, and the workshop will be 1-4 p.m. in the Griffith Memorial Building, room 013. Both Read More

Wuerker artist reception to be held at Sagebrush Community Art Center Friday

SHERIDAN — An artist reception for Buffalo artist Aaron Wuerker will be held on Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. Wuerker’s show, “Aaron Wuerker: Recent Landscapes,” will be on display through March 31 in the center’s Invitational Gallery. Wuerker earned a bachelor’s in fine arts from Kansas City Art Institute in Read More

Next ‘Nonprofit Tuesday’ to benefit Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The next Nonprofit Tuesday at the Black Tooth Brewing Company will support the Sheridan Senior Center and the 2015 Keystone Awards. On Tuesday, the brewery will donate $1 from every pint sold. In addition, the 4-6 p.m. celebration will feature live music from Terry Garrison and the sale of raffle tickets for packages Read More

Sheridan Community Land Trust to host open house

  SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host its annual community open house Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. below the nonprofit’s offices on Main Street. The open house will showcase the work of the nonprofit. The public is invited to enjoy food, drinks and a chance to win prizes such as a fly fishing Read More

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Sunlight highlights a canyon wall after a fresh batch of snowfall Tuesday afternoon at Tongue River Canyon near Dayton.

It’s still winter

March 3, 2015

Mint Bar owner Monte Buckmaster plows the street along the sidewalk by his business Tuesday morning on Main Street. Sheridan received a fresh batch of snow that began Monday night. Temperatures are not forecasted to reach above freezing until Thursday. Justin Sheely | The Sheridan Press

Local businesses make pitch for retail liquor license

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council listened to presentations from seven businesses looking to procure the city’s lone available retail liquor license at a regular meeting Monday evening. The Council did not make a final decision, instead listening to the pitches with short question-and-answer sessions at the end of each. “I think it’s Council’s feeling, Read More

Mraz found guilty of seven counts of felony forgery

March 2, 2015

SHERIDAN — A jury in 4th Judicial District Court on Monday found a Sheridan woman guilty of seven counts of felony forgery and one count of misdemeanor theft. The decision was reached after approximately 4.5 hours of deliberation following a seven-day trial. Defendant Miranda Mraz, 25, had been accused of altering receipts at the Firewater Read More

SCSD2 Gollings to go to Whitney

March 3, 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 is about to be $3,237,500 richer after a purchase agreement between the district and Whitney Benefits for the sale of 10 original paintings by Elling William Gollings was approved by the school board Monday night. Negotiations between the district and the foundation began after SCSD2 expressed interest in Read More

Local man arrested for felony theft of rental car

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Michael Merrill was arrested Feb. 24 for felony theft after taking a car from Avis/Budget Rental with the intention of not returning it. The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office was contacted Feb. 20 by Dawn Helling to report that a gray Toyota Camry that had been rented Feb. 10 by Merrill had Read More

SCSD2 examines safety, wellness policies

SHERIDAN — The overall wellbeing of staff and students at Sheridan County School District 2 was a consistent theme during Monday night’s meeting of the school board. One parent expressed safety concerns, the board approved changes to district policies including staff maternity leave and academically high performing students were recognized. During the public comments portion Read More

City Council, firefighter negotiations move forward Monday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council and representatives with the IAFF Local 276 union negotiated a contract for 2015-16 with only a few points of contention during the meeting Monday night. Of the 17 articles in the city’s latest offer to the firefighters, Union President George Neeson contested four, and several of the points only Read More

4th man cited in connection with poaching case

SHERIDAN — A fourth man has been cited in a poaching case that may revive a battle over traditional tribal hunting rights. Darren Singer, 21, has been charged as an accessory before the fact in the deaths of three elk at Eskimo Creek in the Bighorn National Forest in January 2014. Colton Herrera, Clayvin Herrera Read More

Black Tooth Brewing Company expands to serve regional market

SHERIDAN — The Black Tooth Brewing Company, after four years of operation, will expand this year to market its product more regionally. During the last year, co-founders Tim Barnes and Travis Zeilstra have been working with investors and contractors to expand the brewery facility from 5,400 square feet to 13,000 square feet. The expansion will Read More

SJHS, SHS officials announce additions to honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 recently released the names of students named to their honor rolls. The schools have since sent additional information regarding students inadvertently excluded from the list sent to the media. For Sheridan Junior High School, sixth-graders Oliver Barton, Laina Bleu Chavez and Brittney Charlson should have been listed on Read More

Local students named to University of Montana fall 2014 dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Maura Bradshaw of Sheridan and Rachel Reed of Dayton were recently named to the University of Montana’s fall semester 2014 dean’s list. A total of 2,183 students earned the distinction. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must be undergraduate students, earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher and receive Read More

UW announces fall 2014 Provost’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming recently released the names of students who earned a spot on the fall 2014 semester Provost’s Honor Roll. The Provost’s Honor Roll consists of undergraduates who have completed at least six but fewer than 12 hours with a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the semester. Local students Read More

Science Saturday to explore tiny things

SHERIDAN — This weekend’s edition of Science Saturday will focus on “Mysteries of Invisible Life.” The event, sponsored by the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids, will run from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Sheridan College Science Center. Attendees will have the chance to explore minute and miniscule living organisms Read More

Habitat, AmeriCorps to host volunteer day

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns will team up with AmeriCorps NCCC to host a community day of volunteering Saturday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The groups welcome individuals willing to volunteer to help work on projects including painting and caulking for a new Habitat for Humanity home. Attendees are welcome to help as Read More

Stone circles topic of Archaeological Society meeting presentation

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, in the Le Gourmet room. Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program. Following dinner, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Jason Weston Read More

SCSD2 Gollings to go to Whitney

March 2, 2015

SHERIDAN – Sheridan County School District 2 is about to be $3,237,500 richer after a purchase agreement between the district and Whitney Benefits for the sale of 10 original paintings by Elling William Gollings was approved by the school board Monday night. Negotiations between the district and Whitney began after SCSD2 expressed interest in selling Read More

Mraz forgery trial requires weekend testimony

SHERIDAN — Rife with continuing sequestration issues, the Miranda Mraz felony forgery trial stretched into the weekend, resulting in a full day of proceedings Saturday in 4th Judicial District Court before both the state and the defense rested their cases. Issues with sequestration were addressed after a deputy’s report ordered by Judge John Fenn revealed Read More

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