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Return to the ‘Rose Parade’: Robbins will work on Queen’s float for second year

December 18, 2014

SHERIDAN — After millions of flowers have been assembled in more than 80,000 hours of labor by about 935 volunteer designers, the 126th annual Rose Parade will take to the pavement on New Year’s Day in California. In the midst of the stringently organized chaos will once again be a Sheridanite as Linda Robbins, owner Read More

Commissioners vote no, Wild Horse Road to remain private

SHERIDAN — County Commissioners split their vote 2-3 on Tuesday when trying to decide if a private road southeast of Arvada should be established as a county road. The road will remain a private road maintained by residents. The road begins at milepost 2.5 of County Road 38, Wild Horse Road, and continues south along Read More

Dayton Town Council ready to fill vacant seat in Jan.

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council is now set to fill an open council seat in January after passing on third reading an ordinance that lays out the process to fill vacancies. The Council voted unanimously Wednesday to pass the ordinance, Mayor Bob Wood said. Once the new Council is sworn in come January, it will Read More

Recreation District looks to 2015 in last meeting of the year

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District board got together Wednesday for their final meeting of 2014, and they continued discussions on items that have filled up the agenda over the past several months. Mike McCafferty joined Wednesday’s meeting to share some information described in an agreement between Sheridan Baseball Academy and the Sheridan Recreation District Read More

Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ release

SHERIDAN — Those eagerly awaiting the release of “The Interview,” starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, will be disappointed. Sony has cancelled the release of the movie in the face of threats from a hacker group that said it would launch 9/11-like attacks against any theater showing the movie, according to news reports. The company Read More

Christmas bird count Tues.

STORY — The Story-Big Horn Christmas Bird Count will be held Tuesday. Teams of volunteers will travel by foot or vehicle for an eight-hour period from dawn to late afternoon identifying and counting birds. Volunteers are needed and the event is open to all expertise levels. For additional information, contact Jean Daly at 674-9728.

Abbie Taylor Johnson to sign books Monday

SHERIDAN — A book signing for “That’s Life” by Abbie Taylor Johnson is set for Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery. The book is a collection of poems that celebrates the normal and the ordinary. For additional information, contact the bookstore at 674-8080. Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery is Read More

Chamber accepting nominations for annual business awards

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking nominations for the organization’s annual business awards. Categories include business person of the year, business of the year, Spirit of Sheridan and Strength of Sheridan. Each nominee must be a Chamber member or employee of a Chamber member. To submit a nomination, send the Read More

Friday’s Events Dec. 18, 2014

• 1:30 p.m., Big Horn Woman’s Club meeting, Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse, 314 S. Second St., Big Horn • 6:30 p.m., Easter Seals Christmas program, Bethesda Worship Center, old Woodland Park School building, 5135 Coffeen Ave. • 7 p.m., holiday open house, Story Branch Library, 20 N. Piney Road, Story

Local Briefs Dec. 18, 2014

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet Friday beginning at 1:30 p.m. The December meeting will include a Christmas party and cookie exchange. Those planning to attend are asked to bring one or two dozen cookies to share and a food donation for local food Read More

Correction Dec. 18, 2014

In Tuesday’s edition of The Sheridan Press, the story “Sheridan On Skates counts on community support,” wrongly stated the organization’s web address. The address for more information or to make a contribution is sheridanonskates.org. The Press regrets this error.

Third reading passed for council, mayor pay increase

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council passed on third and final reading Tuesday an ordinance to increase the salary of the mayor and council members. The mayor’s salary will be increased to $2,000 per month or $24,000 per year, the maximum allowed by Wyoming state statute for mayors of incorporated towns. Mayors of first-class cities like Sheridan Read More

Sharing in the warmth of the season

December 17, 2014

Wyoming Dept. of Education releases new report, ‘Growth and Achievement’

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Education has announced a new report available to the public. The new report, called Growth and Achievement, was developed by the Assessment and Data teams at the WDE. It employs data visualization techniques to present information graphically. “These reports are very useful for districts, schools and teacher teams to Read More

Clearmont water study approved: Council works to improve water for the town

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Water Development Commission approved a Level II water study last week for the town of Clearmont that will seek to provide increased and improved water for the town. Mayor Chris Schock told Council members about the approval in his report at Monday’s Clearmont Town Council meeting. The study, funded by the WWDC, Read More

SCSD1 accepts bid for construction of new TR Elem., finally

RANCHESTER — The long, tedious process of getting a contract in place for the construction of the new Tongue River Elementary School is one step closer to completion after the Sheridan County School District 1 board of trustees approved a bid Tuesday. The school was to begin development this summer, and the project was scheduled Read More

SCSD1 cross-country sees first year success

RANCHESTER — Midway through the first academic year of Sheridan County School District 1 offering additional in-house athletics, the new teams are experiencing varying degrees of successes and struggles. At the district’s board meeting Tuesday night, athletic directors, coaches and students spoke regarding cross-country (which is now complete), indoor track (which is now kicking off) Read More

G&F: Fish pop. up in Clear Creek

SHERIDAN — The Chamber of Commerce’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee listened during their monthly meeting as Wyoming Game and Fish fish biologist Bill Bradshaw talked about a successful project on Clear Creek Tuesday at the Holiday Inn. The presentation concerned a bypass channel built in 2010 with the hope it would help restore native Read More

Annual Fetterman Battlefield tour set for Sunday

BANNER —  A tour will be held in remembrance of the 148th anniversary of the Fetterman Fight on Sunday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site. The tour will be guided, in costume, by Bob Wilson of Kearny’s Frontier Regulars and will include an introduction at the Fort Phil Kearny Read More

Holy Name to host holiday concert

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic Church will host an evening of prayerful songs in preparation for the Christmas season Saturday from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Holy Name Catholic School alumna Morgan Parker will perform at the event. The evening is free and open to the public, but donations will be appreciated to support Parker as she travels Read More

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet Friday beginning at 1:30 p.m. The December meeting will include a Christmas party and cookie exchange. Those planning to attend are asked to bring one or two dozen cookies to share and a food donation for local food banks. The meeting is open to the Read More

Suzor, Cebula to present ‘After the Fox’ Monday

SHERIDAN — Poet, author and publisher Sarah Suzor and writer, publisher and poet Travis Cebula will be releasing their latest book, “After the Fox,” on Monday at the Sheridan Inn. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. the event will include readings by both authors and a book signing. Books will be for sale at the event. Suzor Read More

Thursday Events Dec. 17, 2014

• 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., elementary school concerts, Woodland Park Elementary School, 1010 East Woodland Park Road • 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., elementary school concerts, Meadowlark Elementary School, 1410 DeSmet Avenue • 5-8 p.m., (wise) Men’s Night Out, Sheridan area retailers • 5 p.m., veterans town hall meeting, auditorium, Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Read More

Local Briefs Dec. 17, 2014

Easter Seals program Friday SHERIDAN — The Easter Seals will hold a Christmas program Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Bethesda Worship Center. A reception will follow the program that will include caroling and instrumental performances. For additional information, contact Brandy at 672-2816 or Rob at 751-3466. The Bethesda Worship Center is located at the Read More

Snow Route Alert in effect tonight, city asks residents to remove cars from select roadways

December 16, 2014

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan will continue its snow route alert tonight and be removing snow from several streets in town. City Engineer Lane Thompson has asked that all vehicles be removed from the listed roadways by 10 p.m. Tuesday so that crews can complete the work. Broadway/Scott Street from E. Fifth to Burkitt Read More

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