Local News

Congressional delegation holding ‘office hours’

June 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — Field Representative for U.S. Sens. Michael Enzi and John Barrasso and U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis are scheduled to hold “office hours” in Sheridan on Tuesday. DeAnna Kay, Denise Ebzery and Matt Jones will be on-site to discuss issues or views with area residents from 10-11 a.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA. Any questions Read More

Next ParkFit class at Kendrick Park

SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014. Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks. The next session will be “Walking with Nature” with Don Jacobson Wednesday at Kendrick Park. A full Read More

‘Annie Jr.’ set for June 18-21 production

SHERIDAN — The Leapin’ Lizards! Tandem productions will perform “Annie Jr.” June 18-21. In its 20th summer of musical theater, local youth ages 8-15 will perform at the WYO Theater at 7:30 p.m. daily. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $9 for students. Tickets are available now at the box office located Read More

‘Flavor of the Week’ free class each Thursday

SHERIDAN — In celebration of their fourth anniversary, the Kula Space is hosting “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m. Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome. The next class will be Read More

Born in a Barn Art Camp returning June 20-22

SHERIDAN — The Born in a Barn Art Camp will return to Sheridan June 20-22. Three artists will offer three different projects and attendees can partake in one, two or all three. Shelley Kinnison will teach how to turn an old dictionary into a decorative set of hanging wings. Lisa Stackel will teach how to Read More

Compromise reached with DEQ on booster station power

June 12, 2014

SHERIDAN — After nearly two years of negotiations with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to find a compromise on required forms of alternative power at 14 booster stations that provide water to outlying Sheridan Area Water Supply customers in the county, the SAWS joint powers board discussed Wednesday that the permit to construct was finally Read More

Judge denies motion to dismiss

SHERIDAN — A former Sheridan probation and parole officer pleaded guilty in Sheridan’s 4th Judicial District Court Wednesday to a felony charge of third degree sexual assault. Chris Yager entered the plea as part of an agreement after the court denied a motion to have the charge dismissed. The agreement stipulates that prosecutors will recommend Read More

Local realtor wins performance award

SHERIDAN — A local realtor has earned a performance award after meeting criteria established by national standards. Century 21 Sales Associate Roger St. Clair was given the company’s President’s Producer’s Award. The PPA is an acknowledgment that St. Clair actually won two other awards within the same calendar year. The Centurion Producer Award honors employees Read More

American Legion Ladies Aux. to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Ladies Auxillary will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Country Kitchen. The meeting is free and open to everyone. Food may be ordered off the menu but is not required to participate. This will be the last meeting until the fall. The County Kitchen is located at 2617 N. Read More

Landon’s to host Father’s Day barbecue

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a free Father’s Day barbecue Sunday. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. hot dogs, brats, chips and drinks will be served and special Father’s Day sales will be offered. A prize drawing will also be held. The event is free and open to everyone. For more information Read More

3-on-3 basketball tournament to be held June 28

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Valley Community Center will present their annual Battle Under the Big Horns 3-on-3 basketball tournament on June 28. The deadline for teams to register is 5 p.m. Tuesday. The cost to participate is $100 per team and includes T-shirts and a minimum of three games played. Registration can be done Read More

Fishing day

Fourteen-year-old Jarrod Roberts, left, and friend Hayden Burgess, 13, cast at Sam Mavrakis Pond off Eighth Street on Wednesday afternoon. The pond is a popular spot for Sheridan residents, young and old, to fish.

Oral arguments for Bear Cloud set for tomorrow

June 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today regarding Wyatt Bear Cloud’s appeal of the sentence assigned in Sheridan’s 4th Judicial District Court earlier this year. Bear Cloud, along with two other teenagers, participated in the home invasion killing of Sheridan businessman Robert Ernst. Bear Cloud pleaded guilty to first degree murder Read More

Conviction overturned in 2012 robbery

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Supreme Court on Tuesday announced its decision to overturn the conviction of Miranda Mraz, who was found guilty by a jury in 2012 of stealing from the Sheridan Eagles Club. The members of the Supreme Court concluded that the evidence was insufficient to support a guilty verdict and while Mraz had Read More

WYDOT in preservation, not improvement, mind-set

By Hannah Wiest The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Facing federal funding shortfalls, including an unsustainable federal highway trust fund, the Wyoming Department of Transportation discussed with representatives from the city, county and state this week the idea that it will continue to transition from a transportation improvement program to a pavement preservation program. “What’s driving that Read More

Pattons donate Kleiber collection to The Brinton Museum

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, and his wife Virginia have been collecting original pieces of art by local artist Hans Kleiber for more than four decades and recently it was announced that they will donate their entire collection to The Brinton Museum. The Brinton is currently in the middle of a construction project to Read More

BHME to host Father’s Day breakfast

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles #4169 will host a Father’s Day breakfast on Sunday. From 8-10 a.m. biscuits and gravy, breakfast burritos, fruit juice, coffee and milk will be served for $7 a plate, but fathers eat free. For more information contact 672-2036. The BHME is located at 1760 Industrial Drive.

Local students nominated to sing

SHERIDAN — Five students from Arvada-Clearmont Schools were nominated to sing in the Wyoming American Choral Directors Association All-State Children’s Honor Choir. The choir performed June 7 at Rock Springs High School with the Sweetwater BOCHES Children’s Honor Choir. A total of 132 children in grades 4-8 were chosen by directors throughout Wyoming to participate. Read More

Sheridan College to host girls basketball camp

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a girls basketball camp next week at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. From June 16-19 Lady Generals head coach Frank McCarthy will teach skill development, shooting and fundamental instruction basketball from 9 a.m. to noon daily. Registration is $100 per person and includes an SC basketball and a T-shirt. Read More

Brannaman to host clinic Friday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan native Buck Brannaman, author of “The Faraway Horses” and inspiration for the book and movie “The Horse Whisperer,” will host a clinic Friday through Monday. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the Hot Springs County Fairgrounds, Brannaman will do colt in the morning and horsemanship in the afternoon. Participation is free Read More

American Legion Girls State currently in Powell

SHERIDAN — The 72nd American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming Girls State is currently in session at Northwest College in Powell and 10 Sheridan County girls are participating. Established in 1941, the annual program is designed as a practical experience in self-government based on the Wyoming state government. The participants were selected based on their achievements within Read More

Annie Jr.

Micall Hoopes scrubs the floor of the orphanage during a rehearsal for “Annie Jr.” on Tuesday at the WYO Theater. This will be the third Annie Jr. performance in Tandem production’s 20-year history in Sheridan. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. June 18-21 at the WYO Theater.

Agriculture supply chain plans to build on E. Brundage Lane

June 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — A new store is on its way to being added to the entryway corridor along Brundage Lane after the Sheridan Planning Commission voted 5-0 Monday to recommend approval of some alterations to the building that didn’t meet city code. Sheridan City Council will consider the building changes at a meeting later this summer. Tractor Read More

Residents surveyed on land use plans

SHERIDAN — Work on the Sheridan Land Use Plan continues, and now is the time for the public to give input on what they would like to see — and not see — in Sheridan as the city progresses into the future. A survey was recently sent to 210 residents to make an initial determination Read More

Library to dedicate new diorama Saturday at 4 p.m.

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Room and the Sheridan Fulmer Public Library will host a public dedication ceremony for their new diorama on Saturday at 4 p.m. The diorama is the 20th from artist Tom Warnke and includes a mural by artist Connie Robinson. The diorama depicts the scene of General George Crook’s camp 138 years ago Read More

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