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Stars of Tomorrow winners announced

February 23, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Stars of Tomorrow competition was held Friday night at the WYO Theater. The competition was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and was open to children in kindergarten through high school. The top three finishers received a trophy and certificate. The overall winner will also receive a scholarship toward attending college and the Read More

Sheridan-WYO-Rodeo tickets go on sale Friday at WYO Theater box office

SHERIDAN — Tickets for the 2015 Sheridan-WYO-Rodeo will go on sale at 7 a.m. Friday through the WYO Theater box office. Performance dates for this year’s rodeo, a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo, will be July 8-11. Internet ticket sales, in addition to purchases made by phone will begin at 12:01 p.m. Friday. Purchases may Read More

Free suicide prevention training set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition will offer free training Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. The QPR training will teach individuals to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. Refreshments will be provided. Space for the training is limited, therefore organizers Read More

Registration open for ‘Sound of Healing’ retreat

SHERIDAN — Registration is now open for the April 10-12 “The Sound of Healing” women’s retreat featuring yoga and music for transformation. The all-inclusive weekend retreat includes shared accommodations at The Ranch at Ucross, five meals, a guided hike and classes appropriate for all levels of yoga and music experiences. Classes will include healing with Read More

SC seeking candidates for massages

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College massage therapy program students are celebrating random acts of kindness by offering chair massages to the employees of Sheridan businesses. The program is seeking nominations for businesses that deserve some TLC for the service that they provide for our community. Nominations including the name of the business, its contact information (phone Read More

ONE MORE NIGHT UNDER THE STARS

February 21, 2015

“The sunsets in Sheridan are beautiful. There are times when we play, and we stop and just go ‘look at that.’ You just don’t get to see that anywhere else.” — Zane Garstad SHERIDAN — Bittersweet. That’s the word being tossed around by the Sheridan Hawks hockey team as they head into the final home Read More

Sheridan High School teens spend two weeks at the Wyoming Legislature

SHERIDAN — Earning two weeks away from school may have been one reason they pursued an internship at the Wyoming Legislature, but listening to Sheridan High School senior Anne Lynam and junior Ana Giljum talk about the experience makes it obvious their reasons were much deeper. They went because they care about how government is Read More

Mental health professionals: Youth anxiety issues on the rise, cause unclear

SHERIDAN — Area mental health professionals agree that students are being treated for anxiety related issues more frequently than ever before, but there may be a variety of factors contributing to that rise. “I don’t have any statistics, but I think if you were to bring together our mental health therapists all of them would Read More

Local organization to host suicide prevention training Thursday

SHERIDAN — So far this year, there have been three times as many calls for suicidal subjects than there was at the same time last year. Wendy Bruso said that fact isn’t one the community should ignore. “Sometimes in death, and especially with youth, there can be a cluster effect,” Bruso said. “It’s important for Read More

Agendas Feb. 21, 2015

Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Monday Second floor commission library, #26 Sheridan County Courthouse addition 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Reports from staff and elected officials • Presentation by Kim Fuka, 150th anniversary of the Connor Battle • Adjourn Sheridan County School District 2 Board of trustees meeting/teachers’ roundtable 5:30 p.m. Read More

Backcountry horsemen to meet Tuesday

February 20, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at ERA Carroll Realty. No details on the meeting’s program were immediately available. The realty office is located at 306 N. Main St.

Artist reception set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The two- and three-dimensional art by David Jones will be on display at the Sagebrush Community Art Center through Friday. An artist reception for the show, titled “Scale, Metaphor and Visual Props: Works Addressing Place” will be held Thursday from 5-7 p.m. The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth Read More

VOA presenting preview screening of ‘Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me’

SHERIDAN — Volunteers of America will present an advance screening of the award-winning documentary, “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” on Thursday. The film will be begin at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The documentary is a powerful portrait of the life and musical legacy of the great American musical icon known for hits including Read More

Stars of Tomorrow to perform tonight

SHERIDAN — Youth will compete in the finals for the local Stars of Tomorrow contest Friday beginning at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The competition is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and is open to children in kindergarten through high school. The contest is split into four divisions. The top three finishers will receive Read More

Senate OKs budget amendment on science standards

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Senate approved a third reading amendment to the budget bill Thursday, but similarly to a footnote added in the 2014 legislative session, the amendment addresses the review and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards rather than the budget itself. The amendment to Senate File 1 on general government appropriations, authored by Read More

Cunningham gets deferred sentence on drug charge

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was given a deferred sentence and probation for possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court. Austin Cunningham, 18, was approached by police in July when his Honda Civic was found sideways in the road on West Fifth Street where it had run out Read More

Coal companies seek help from residents on federal rule changes

SHERIDAN — Coal companies are turning to local residents for help in another battle with federal rules and regulations. Officials from Cloud Peak Energy, a Gillette-based mining company operating three surface mines in the Powder River Basin, are asking for a 60-day extension of the public comment period for a rule change proposed by the Read More

DAR to host Washington’s Birthday Tea and Award Ceremony

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a Washington’s Birthday Tea and Award Ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church on Sunday at 2 p.m. Sheridan Junior High School history teacher Renel Ellis will receive the Chapter Award for Outstanding Teacher of American History, while her former student, Katharine Read More

Tennis association to host fundraiser Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Tennis Association will host a family game and casino night fundraiser Saturday from 7-10 p.m. upstairs at the Elks Lodge. The event will include games ranging from Texas Hold ‘Em to musical chairs. The proceeds from a portion of the winnings will support the fundraising campaign to enclose two tennis Read More

International Guitar Night coming to the WYO

SHERIDAN — International Guitar Night will come to the WYO Theater on Wednesday beginning at 7:30 p.m. For the 2015 North American tour, IGN founder Brian Gore will be joined by classical innovator and fellow Californian Andrew York, Brazilian jazz master Diego Figueiredo and contemporary Iranian-Canadian steel string prodigy Maneli Jamal. Tickets for the event Read More

Jackalope Jump postponed until March

SHERIDAN — The 2015 Jackalope Jump originally scheduled for Saturday at Lake DeSmet has been postponed due to ice conditions at the lake. The event is now scheduled for March 28 at a location to be determined. The Sheridan Press will publish additional information on the event as it is made available.

Walters-Clark to fill vacant Dayton Town Council seat

February 19, 2015

DAYTON — Dayton resident Laurie Walters-Clark will fill the vacant seat on Dayton Town Council. Mayor Norm Anderson and Councilors Joey Sheeley, Craig Reichert and Eric Lofgren cast their votes on four candidates at Wednesday’s meeting after conducting an interview with candidate Clifford Reed. The other three candidates were interviewed for the position on Feb. Read More

Fundraising campaign for arts center begins: NWCCD seeks $4 million to cover cost of equipment, technology, furnishings

SHERIDAN — Officials of the Northern Wyoming Community College District officially launched a capital construction campaign Thursday morning seeking to fund the remaining $4 million needed to complete the $20 million Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College. The center will feature recital and performance space, including a 422-seat concert hall and new teaching Read More

UW professors and students travel the state, discuss science initiative

SHERIDAN —  University of Wyoming professors and students, who have begun traveling the state to discuss UW’s Science Initiative, are scheduled to be in Sheridan on Friday. Botany Professor Dave Williams and chemistry Professor Dean Roddick, along with student Jacob Yelton, who has family roots in Sheridan County, are scheduled to meet with the public Read More

Big Horn assistant principal earns award

SHERIDAN — Richard Welch, assistant principal for Big Horn Middle School and High School, has been named the 2015 Wyoming Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals’ Assistant Principal of the Year. Welch has been in the education industry for 25 years and spent each of them in Sheridan County School District 1. SCSD1 Special Read More

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