Local News

Sawyer promoted to major

May 19, 2014

SHERIDAN — Randy Sawyer of Sheridan was promoted to major in the Wyoming Army National Guard on May 4. Sawyer is the chaplain assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Second Battalion, 300 Field Artillery, 115th Fires Brigade, based in Sheridan. He has been a member of the WANG for 14 years.

Fat cat?

May 16, 2014

SHERIDAN — Cat and dog owners in Sheridan might be surprised to learn their beloved pets are packing a few extra pounds. A survey released earlier this year by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention reveals more than half of pets are overweight, but owners tend to not recognize the problem. A local team of Read More

Could you pass the test to become a US citizen?

By Alisa Brantz The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Jorge Raymundo Pelayo, a 26-year-old born in Jalisco, Mexico, has been living in Sheridan since he was 12 years old. When Pelayo moved to Sheridan he attended Central Middle School and his dad worked for the Las Margaritas chain, which is now Los Agaves. “Back then I Read More

One-Cent recipients to see slight increase in funding

By Hannah Wiest The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — This week featured two City Council work sessions to discuss the proposed city budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. One session dedicated to recipients of Optional One-Cent Sales Tax revenues included good news about an increase in funding to be received in fourth-quarter distributions. The second session, held Friday, Read More

Fewer students heading to campus for class

SHERIDAN — More and more students are foregoing face-to-face classes on campus for online learning opportunities, Director of Distance and Distributive Learning Stoney Gaddy said Thursday at the Northern Wyoming Community College District board meeting. Some revealing statistics were discussed and showed national trends support the efforts and investments of Gaddy and his department at Read More

Press, rodeo board partner on official magazine

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press has been tapped to be the publishing agency of the Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo program. This year’s inside scoops and rundown of rodeo week will now be released under the identity of the Press’s existing publication, Destination Sheridan magazine and be officially endorsed by the event. Destination is published three times per year, Read More

Pot in Story? Leadership group says no

SHERIDAN — It was a packed County Commission board room Thursday for a public hearing on a conditional use permit for a new business venture in Story. Several residents spoke in favor of the business because it would make the area a “happier” place. A few spoke against it because they didn’t want a “gateway Read More

College makes changes to retirement plans

SHERIDAN — During a second reading of revisions to the Sheridan College retirement policy Thursday night, members of the public and the board expressed concerns about the negative impact the proposed changes would have on some senior members of the faculty. The retirement policy currently in place allows for employees hired after July 1, 2007, Read More

County believes second MOU needed to clarify annexations

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County commissioners met with County Attorney Matt Redle on Thursday to discuss progress on the issue of annexation of county roads by the city, which is one of several topics of concern the county requested to address with the city earlier this year. The topic was first broached at a City Council work Read More

Pie and Plant Event this Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan VA Medical Center volunteer greenhouse will host their annual Pie and Plant Event on Tuesday at 8 a.m. Flowers and starter vegetables grown by volunteers will be sold, lunch and pie will be served and all funds raised are used for various activities and items for patients. Lunch will be served Read More

Downtown flowers to go up this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association, the Sheridan College Horticulture program and volunteers will repot more than 700 petunias into 155 decorative pots for hanging baskets downtown on Sunday. “Flowers Up Day” will commence at 7 a.m. at the greenhouses on the SC campus. The flowers have been grown from seed by the horticulture program. Read More

Big Horn Mountain Polka Club to host dance

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a dance on Sunday. From 1-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, music will be provided by The Drifters. The dance is open to the public and moms get in free this month. The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St.

Dougherty nabs National Merit scholarship

SHERIDAN — The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced this year’s National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners. The designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 finalists. Gretchen Dougherty of Sheridan was one of four Wyoming students named a National Merit $2,500 scholarship recipient.

‘Ladies Night’ set for Tuesday at Landon’s Greenhouse

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is hosting an encore “Ladies Night” on Tuesday. Commencing at 5:30 p.m. attendees will have the opportunity to create containers and Janelle Gray will offer a demonstration on how best to choose the perfect plants for your containers as well as planting instructions. Pots can be brought from home Read More

Local office fears further funding cuts

May 15, 2014

SHERIDAN — Agencies from Sheridan’s city and county governments are scrutinizing the existing local juvenile justice services. While the State of Wyoming does not have a court system specifically for juveniles, crimes committed by minors are addressed differently by municipalities across the state. The Sheridan County Justice Office, which is controlled by a joint powers Read More

Clearmont’s new mayor wants more

CLEARMONT — The town of Clearmont voted in a new mayor in its elections in early May. A new Town Council member and a returning council member were also voted in for new, four-year terms. Chris Schock, who was born and raised in Sheridan and has lived in Clearmont for four years, will begin his Read More

SCSD1 moves forward with 5-year facilities plan

BIG HORN — The Sheridan County School District 1 Board of Trustees met Tuesday and discussed a number of financial documents and policies concerning the upcoming school year. District business manager Jeremy Smith reviewed the district’s five-year facilities plan. The plan reflected all major maintenance and capital construction, anticipated expenditures and balances. In 2014, $95,000 was Read More

SCSD3 recognizes top staff

By Alisa Brantz The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Honors were presented and farewells were ushered in at the Sheridan County School District 3 Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday night. Trustee Barbara Carlock was issued a Certificate of Appreciation from the Wyoming School Board Association in honor of her years of service as a board member. Read More

Application deadline for businesses Wed.

SHERIDAN — Retailers around the state will start selling lottery tickets in about three months and Sheridan businesses interested in becoming vendors can submit an application beginning Wednesday for consideration as a retailer. Wyoming Lottery CEO Jon Clontz was the featured speaker at this week’s Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, and he provided Read More

SAWS customers to see 2.25 percent rate increase

SHERIDAN — Due to the cost of booster station upgrades and the need to set aside more money for depreciation and reserves, water rates for Sheridan Area Water Supply customers are proposed to increase 2.25 percent this year as opposed to the normal 2 percent annual increase. The bump in water rates was recommended by Fletcher Read More

‘Unplugged’ scheduled for next week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host “Unplugged” next week. The week of free events is designed to get community members and their families to unplug from screens and get outside to have fun together. The first event “Arts Outside” will be held Monday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. This drawing class for Read More

Historical Society to host meeting Sunday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will host a meeting Sunday at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. Mike Kuzara will present “Wyoming’s Bloodiest 4th of July,” a discussion on the Bates Battle. The event will begin with a potluck lunch at 1 p.m. and the program will follow. For more information call Read More

Local organization wins award

SHERIDAN — The Society for Human Resource Management has awarded the Big Horn Mountain Chapter the EXCEL Platinum Award for 2013. The award is part of the SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence and recognizes chapter’s accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that promote the human resources profession at the local level. SHRM was founded in 1948 Read More

Workshops at Spear-O-Wigwam scheduled for late June

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest Plain Air Celebration of Wildflowers will be held on new dates with a new price and cash prizes for artists will now be offered. The workshops will be held at Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain campus June 25-28 and local artists are now invited to register for participation. The four-day cost — Read More

Local high schools to perform concerts all week

SHERIDAN — A variety of local musical performances will be offered throughout the week. On Sunday, the Sheridan High School Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert in the Sue Henry Auditorium at SHS. Commencing at 4 p.m., the concert will feature Sam Sanders on Violin Concerto No. 23 by Viott, Isaac Gray performing the second Read More

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