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County OKs lights for Big Horn football field

June 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — Big Horn High School football teams will now be able to play night games after the Board of County Commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday to approve a conditional use permit to install stadium lighting on the school’s football field. Head football coach Mike McGuire said safety and fostering greater support were the key reasons Read More

Preservation tour, workshop in Ucross

SHERIDAN — The Alliance for Historic Wyoming will host a preservation workshop and tour at Ucross Foundation on Saturday. “Unbarred” will offer glimpses into preservation efforts in Wyoming from teepee rings and fire pits to homes and barns along Piney Creek. The workshop will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Read More

Hoop Jam this weekend

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Rehab Sports Medicine will host their annual “Hoop Jam” Saturday and Sunday in Whitney Plaza. Registration for the 3-on-3 street basketball tournament is now closed for players, but spectators are welcome to attend. A fundraising registration barbecue will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. in front of the Sheridan County School District Read More

Geology class to leave after six weeks in the Sheridan area

SHERIDAN — A group of students and educators visiting Sheridan College are packing up to leave after nearly a month of studying geology in the Bighorn Mountains and utilizing classrooms and residence halls at the college. Twelve Northern Illinois University students, one graduate-level teaching assistant and two faculty members arrived in Sheridan on May 19 Read More

Homeschoolers convention Sat.

SHERIDAN — The annual Homeschoolers of Wyoming Convention will be held Saturday. The meeting is for those wanting more information about home-based education for children or those who are considering homeschooling. The event is open to all from noon to 9 p.m. The convention will be held at the Bethesda Worship Center. Registration is $35 Read More

Library to host class on bike maintenance

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an educational class on bike maintenance Saturday. Beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Inner Circle, Jordan LeDuc and David Carter, owners of Sheridan Bicycle Company, will give a presentation on how to correctly fix, adjust, tinker with and maintain various parts of your bicycle. The Read More

Dayton to repair town hall, hire help to digitize records

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council made an adjustment to the town’s budget for fiscal year 2014-2015 at its meeting Monday. A $10,000 allotment was added to pay for refacing the east and west side of Town Hall with new siding since the old siding is falling into disrepair, Town Clerk Linda Lofgren said. Another $10,000 Read More

Ranchester to reduce speed limit on Highway 14

RANCHESTER — It’s time to hit the brakes. As Sheridan County School District 1 moves toward construction of a new elementary school west of Ranchester, it has been determined by Ranchester Town Council that the speed limits on U.S. Highway 14 need to be reduced for greater safety in the area. The highway was recently Read More

No injuries reported in early morning blaze

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to a structure fire at the Sheridan County Attorney’s office located at 148 S. Brooks St. around 4:30 a.m. today. Assisted by Goose Valley Fire Department, the crews were able to contain the fire with no injuries sustained. The office building appears to have been vacant at the time of Read More

Crews respond to fire at County Attorney’s office

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to a structure fire at the Sheridan County Attorney’s office located at 148 S. Brooks St. around 4:30 a.m. today. Assisted by Goose Valley Fire Department, the crews were able to contain the fire with no injuries sustained. The office building appears to have been vacant at the time of Read More

City approves grant submission for Vacutech expansion

June 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council voted Monday to support the submission of a $3 million grant proposal to the Wyoming Business Council that would enable the expansion of Vacutech in the High Tech Business Park. The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority will submit the request for a Business Committed grant, which is used to get Read More

City fire contract talks continue

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council and a representative of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local No. 276 union continued contract negotiations Monday at the regular council meeting. At the last negotiation held May 19, the city made a counter proposal that consisted of a new contract that condensed the original 18-page contract into Read More

$20,000 bond set for driver in fatal bicycle crash

By Tracee Davis The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — The woman who drove a vehicle into two bicyclists on Coffeen Avenue near Sheridan College on Saturday has been assigned a $20,000 cash bond in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Hannah M. Terry, 34, faces two felony charges in connection with the accident that killed 65-year-old Sheridan resident Read More

Driver caught after stealing wallet from Port of Entry

SHERIDAN — On Thursday, a driver at the Sheridan Port of Entry was buying permits and was being assisted by a port officer when his wallet was stolen. Perry Wayne Nitz of Wynndel, British Columbia, was later arrested for the crime. According to Wyoming Highway Patrol, the driver set his billfold down on the counter Read More

WWA to host hike this Saturday

SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of 15 outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984 the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a hike Saturday. A moderate climb, the “Northern Red Desert Yoga Hike” will hike to the Read More

‘Cool Rides in a Cow Town’ set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — New and old cars, trucks and motorcycles will be on display Saturday at “Cool Rides in a Cow Town.” From 1-9 p.m. all members of the community are invited to the free event in the parking lot of Rails Brews and Cues. Food vendors will be on site and a DJ will perform Read More

Senior Center to present Spring Follies this week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center’s SheridanAires will present their 2014 Spring Follies, “World War II Radio Broadcast,” on Thursday and Friday. Featuring special guest Steve Baskin, the Thursday show will commence at 1:30 p.m. and the Friday performance will be held at 7:15 p.m. with a dinner preceeding the performance at 6 p.m. Both Read More

Ucross Foundation hosting Open Studios event Sat.

SHERIDAN — Ucross Foundation is hosting its first-ever Open Studios event on Saturday. From 3-6 p.m. all members of the public will be able to meet Ucross artists-in-residence in their private studios including Vesna Jovanovic of Chicago; Gordon McConnell of Billings, Montana; Anthony Wallace of Boston, Massachusetts; and Catherine Chung, Laini Nemett and Stephen O’Connor, Read More

Farmers market continues expansion with new events

SHERIDAN — Spring and summer bring back many things long lost in the winter months. Sunshine, green grass, open water and clear pathways draw people outside and encourage many to once again be more mindful of their health. As plants wake up from their winter slumbers, gardeners from hobbyist to professional levels are getting their Read More

Undisclosed amount of narcotics stolen from Hospital Pharmacy

June 2, 2014

SHERIDAN — Investigators have determined that burglars stole an undisclosed amount of narcotics during an overnight break-in at Hospital Pharmacy on Main Street either late Thursday night or early Friday morning. It is believed the suspects broke the window in order to exit the building. Sheridan Police Sgt. Travis Koltiska said police found evidence that Read More

Patton announces bid for re-election

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, announced last week that he filed for re-election to continue representing House District 29 in the Wyoming Legislature. Patton served in the Wyoming House and Senate in the 1960s and 1970s and has been a representative for House District 29 since 2009. In total, Patton has served six years Read More

SEEDA ‘brushes up’ study goals

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Economic and Educational Development Authority is within weeks of having five newly defined industry targets for economic development efforts. At its meeting last week, the joint powers board reviewed a draft of a final Target Industry Profiles and Career and Technical Education Training Recommendations study. SEEDA enlisted the help of the Center Read More

UPDATED: Charges filed in bicyclist death

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was killed Saturday when he was struck by a vehicle on Coffeen Avenue while riding his bicycle approximately one half mile south of Sheridan College. Larry Hurst, 65, died at the scene, while his wife, Sara Hurst, was life-flighted to St. Vincent Hospital in Billings. A spokesperson at St. Vincent’s Read More

Best Western Skybridge getting a facelift

SHERIDAN — The Best Western Sheridan Center has hired Skylight Solutions out of Dallas, Texas, to replace the acrylic panes in the skylight bridge that crosses Main Street between Second and Third streets. The replacement project, described as an insurance job by company representatives, will begin Tuesday. It is expected to last seven to 10 Read More

North Main area to get makeover

SHERIDAN — The North Main Street area is set to receive a face-lift after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that Sheridan will receive a $400,000 EPA Brownfields grant to assess, clean up and redevelop properties on North Main. Sheridan will use the EPA Brownfields funds to assess hazardous waste and petroleum contamination at Read More

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