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Local businesses gear up for busy season

Local businesses gear up for busy season

SHERIDAN — A day off is a pipe dream for Pamela Kritner. The local artist and owner of Wynot Design located in downtown Sheridan has been a perpetual machine of production the past couple weeks. She’s been working long hours filling orders, attending regional craft shows and stocking her inventory. It will cost Kritner hours… Continue Reading

SHS Rodeo Association organizing NFR party

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Rodeo Association is organizing its annual National Finals Fantasy Rodeo Party. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. The party will include hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, bucket raffles, a live auction for the NFR teams and live music from the Terry Waugh… Continue Reading

Homelessness among Sheridan youth mirrors statewide trends

SHERIDAN— On Monday, Gov. Matt Mead declared November Wyoming Children and Youth Homelessness Awareness Month, the latest in recent efforts to respond to a 40 percent spike in homelessness among Wyoming students between the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years. The increase vastly outpaced national increases during the same time period, and, in Sheridan County, the… Continue Reading

SHS announces first-quarter B honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School officials recently announced the first-quarter B Honor Rolls. Students on the list are enrolled in at least five classes and have earned a 2.7 to a 3.49 GPA with no grades lower than a C. Ninth grade Joshuea Ahrens, Wyatt Ankney, Faith Atwell, Aeden Baldo, Rae Bassett, Kain Bennage, Tristan… Continue Reading

Martinsen Gallery at SC to host Wright show

SHERIDAN — The Martinsen Gallery at Sheridan College will host the Wright Choice Art Show in December. The show will open with a reception Dec. 1 from 4-6 p.m. and will run through Dec. 22. The reception and show are free and open to the public. The Martinsen Galley is open from 8 a.m. to… Continue Reading

2-year-old dies in crash north of Sheridan

SHERIDAN — A single vehicle rollover crash Tuesday on Interstate 90 north of Sheridan resulted in the death of a 2-year-old child. Ja’ Kodda R. Wegner, of Sheridan, died from injuries sustained in the accident, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Alyssa Wegner, a 23-year-old Sheridan resident, was driving eastbound at 12:05 a.m. when she overcorrected… Continue Reading

Nonprofits brace for holidays

Nonprofits brace for holidays

SHERIDAN — While some people are beginning to fill out their Christmas wish lists, many in Sheridan County don’t have that option. Whether it’s due to financial hardship or a change in living situation, having a quality Christmas may be unattainable for some. And that’s where area nonprofits come in. Trying to help Sheridan residents… Continue Reading

APPROVED: SCSD2 resolutions advance at state conference

SHERIDAN— The Wyoming School Boards Association approved two resolutions from Sheridan County School District 2 last week at its annual conference in Casper. District officials accepted an award for school board member achievement and promoted the district’s use of professional learning communities to adapt to more rigorous statewide standards. The two resolutions District 2 submitted… Continue Reading

Wyoming State Forestry Division to burn slash piles

BUFFALO — When conditions are right, the Wyoming State Forestry Division will safely burn slash piles this fall, winter and spring that were created during timber harvesting and fuels mitigation project activities over the last few years. Foresters will burn areas of Johnson County in the Bighorn Mountains, including state land parcels in the Billy… Continue Reading

SHS announces first-quarter A Honor Rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School officials recently released the first-quarter A Honor Rolls. Students on the lists were enrolled in at least five classes and earned a 3.5 to 3.99 GPA with no grades lower than a C. Ninth grade Bailey Aksamit, Zainab Al-Dhalimi, Beknazar Alikulov, Garett Avery, Hunter  Benedict, Mya Bitanga, Madelynne Blackwell, Emery… Continue Reading

Rotary names Students of the Month

Rotary names Students of the Month

SHERIDAN — The Rotary Club recently selected Sara Von Krosigk as the Sheridan High School Student of the Month for November. Von Krosigk is the daughter of Greg and Kristi. She is taking studio art, AP calculus, computer graphics, accounting, physics and English 1010. In addition to her busy class schedule, Von Krosigk works part-time… Continue Reading

‘Chasing Shadows’ to be shown at WYO Friday

SHERIDAN — The latest ski and snowboard film from Warren Miller Entertainment, “Chasing Shadows,” will be shown at the WYO Theater Friday at 8:15 p.m. The film captures more of what WME has been documenting over the last 66 years — the cutting edge of winter sports. That includes early alpine racing to the birth… Continue Reading

David Rojo: father, husband, mentor extraordinaire

David Rojo: father, husband, mentor extraordinaire

SHERIDAN— Each fall at Holy Name Catholic Church when it became time for seventh-graders to choose an adult as their confirmation sponsor, David Rojo was in high demand. “The competition was stiff,” said the Rev. Jim Heiser, pastor at Holy Name Catholic Church. “Who would get Mr. Rojo?” Heiser thinks Rojo said yes to whichever… Continue Reading

SCSO changes hours, fingerprinting policies

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office recently changed its hours to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The SCSO also revised fingerprinting policies. The agency will only fingerprint those as required by Wyoming statutes or federal law, including concealed carry permits, ATF applications and sex offender registry. SCSO will fingerprint for these… Continue Reading

37th annual Turkey Trot set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The 37th annual Turkey Trot will take place Thursday, beginning at the Kendrick Park Band Shell. Local community members interested in preserving the tradition are organizing this year’s event to benefit families pursuing adoption. The Turkey Trot will include a 2.8-mile race and a 1-mile kids race. The entry fee is $5 and… Continue Reading

SHS officials announce Principal’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Officials at Sheridan High School recently announced the students named to the first-quarter Principal’s Honor Roll. The Principal’s Honor Roll includes students who earned all A’s and are enrolled in at least five classes at SHS. Ninth grade Lucy Barten, Megan Beld, Sarah Bicocchi, Nolan Billings, Elizabeth Braley, Marissa Brenneman, Jonathan Briggs, Logan… Continue Reading

TRVCC to host annual turkey trot

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Community Center is organizing its annual 5K Turkey Run/Walk for Thanksgiving Day. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the TRVCC in Dayton. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the event will begin at 8 a.m. The cost to participate is two canned goods per person. For… Continue Reading

SC Nursing Club organizing coat drive

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Nursing Club is organizing a children’s coat drive for the holiday season. The group is collecting blankets, gloves, hats, jackets and other cold-weather gear. The coat drive begins today and will run through Dec. 11. Items can be dropped off at Sheridan Memorial Hospital, the Sheridan College Whitney Academic Center… Continue Reading

Ranchester preparing for growth by looking to history

RANCHESTER — To grow into the future, Ranchester plans to look to the past. The town of Ranchester was established by the Lincoln Land Company pre-1900 as a railroad terminal, but Mayor Peter Clark said very few features remain from that bygone era. That’s about to change. Ranchester intends to display an out-of-service caboose at… Continue Reading



     SHERIDAN — Earlier this month, The Sheridan Press asked readers to send in their recipes for the best Thanksgiving meal dishes they have to offer.      We asked for recipes ranging from turkey and stuffing to cranberries and pie. The following recipes are the fruit of those submissions. Cranberry salsa with tree… Continue Reading

Randel, Joy wed in Sheridan

Randel, Joy wed in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Jeri R. Randel and Gary E. Joy, both of Sheridan, were wed Oct. 18, 2015, at First Presbyterian Church. Randel is the daughter of Theodore and Mary Jo Heit. She is currently retired. Joy is the son of William and Evalyn Joy. He is also retired. Continue Reading

Fort Phil Kearny to host annual Kids’ Pheasant Hunt

SHERIDAN — Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site will host the fourth annual Kids’ Pheasant Hunt on Nov. 28-29. The event is an opportunity for families and friends wanting to hunt with young people ages 17 and younger to harvest pheasants, practice safe hunting skills and enjoy the Piney Creek landscape at the historic fort… Continue Reading

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