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Nature Conservancy adds director of external affairs

May 4, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming announces that Richard Garrett has joined its team as the director of external affairs. By working with elected and other government officials, academia, industry and other organizations, Garrett will be instrumental in advancing the goals of the Conservancy, according to a press release. Garrett has spent the last Read More

SHS choir to host ‘pops’ concert on May 12

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School choir will hold a “pops” concert at 7 p.m. May 12. The concert will feature popular or light, classical tunes. It will be held in the auditorium at Sheridan High School. The concert is free and open to the public. Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Drive.

BLM archaeologist to speak at Archaeological Society

SHERIDAN — Buffalo Bureau of Land Management archaeologist George “Buck” Damone will give a program on archaeological context and the importance of properly recording artifact location when they are found at the next meeting of the Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society on Thursday. Damone will present examples that outline the types of Read More

Audubon keeping busy in Sheridan County

May 1, 2015

SHERIDAN — If you’re out driving in Sheridan County on May 9 and find yourself tailing a driver that has seemingly lost his or her mind — pulling over, starting and stopping unexpectedly, even jumping out of the car and scanning the horizon through binoculars — try to keep calm. While you may see a Read More

Agendas May 2, 2015

Dayton Town Council 7:30 p.m. Monday Dayton Town Hall 608 Broadway St., Dayton • Recite Pledge of Allegiance • Call to order • Approval of agenda 1. Additions 2. Deletions • Approve minutes of the April 15, 2015, regular council meeting • Approve minute of the April 28, 2015, work-study meeting • Reports — utility Read More

Three turn in letters of interest for SCSD2 board: 2 members resign: Perkins wishes board the best; O’Dell fighting cancer

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 2 board of trustees will have two new members soon as trustees Jim Perkins and Erica O’Dell have both resigned. Perkins submitted a letter of resignation on April 20 citing personal reasons and wishing the district his best. O’Dell, who resigned effective April 8, gave a much more Read More

New fund asks those of modest income to give what they can

SHERIDAN — Between the building projects and the work of nonprofits, the culture of philanthropy has lifted Sheridan’s quality of life. While Sheridan is fortunate to be blessed with many people with high net worth willing to give part of their earnings to better the community, those who are more fortunate are not the only Read More

Project asks locals to tell their stories

SHERIDAN — Over a cup of coffee, gray head nodding and finger wagging, the stories go something like this: “When I was a young whippersnapper, I … walked to school uphill both ways … knew the meaning of work … spent a dime for a movie … knew how to treat a lady.” “When I Read More

Bike maintenance class to be held at the library on May 9

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an educational class on bike maintenance in the Inner Circle from 4-5 p.m. May 9. Jordan LeDuc and David Carter, owners of Sheridan Bicycle Company, will give a presentation on how to correctly fix, adjust, tinker with and maintain various parts of your bike. The Read More

School Facilities Department wins national award for innovation

SHERIDAN — The state’s School Facilities Department has won the AssetWorld Achievement Award for innovative use of facilities management technologies. Bestowed by AssetWorks, developer of the SFD’s AiM Facilities Management Software, the award recognizes “the highest degree of efficiency, productivity and service delivery” in utilizing the AiM system. Those responsible for overseeing AiM at SFD Read More

Sheridan College announces Service Learning awards

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Service Learning committee recognized the contributions of students, faculty and community partners at its third annual Service-Learning Celebration earlier this month in Big Horn. Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns was named the SC Outstanding Community Partner in Service Learning for its efforts to build affordable housing with construction technology Read More

Six-year-old writes, sells books to help cancer center

SHERIDAN — Chances are you have stumbled on a little kid’s lemonade stand or two as you walk or drive along on a warm day in Sheridan. Maybe you have even stopped to support the young businessperson and quench your thirst. On a good day, the kid boss of the drink shop may bring home Read More

Woman’s tattoo business born out of adversity

SHERIDAN — Paige Pozos is a tattoo artist. She owns a small business on Main Street, just off of the bustling center of downtown Sheridan. Her cosmetic tattoo business, Forever Flawless, is booming. Perhaps no one is more thankful for what she has than Pozos. She’s been through the gauntlet — shaking off the chains Read More

Three Poles Rec. Area to host work weekend

SHERIDAN — With trails, jumps and a location close to Sheridan, the Three Poles Recreation Area has a lot to offer local off-roading enthusiasts. But, as the area becomes more popular, it also requires more maintenance. Ensuring plenty of summer fun and a bright future is why the Public Land Users Committee will host work Read More

Sheridan Press seeks input to honor local moms

SHERIDAN — Do you have the best mom in Sheridan County? Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and The Sheridan Press is seeking to honor a few special mamas. Please send a short paragraph on what makes your mom special, along with a photo of the two of you together to A few special moms Read More

Perkins Foundation announces support for VOA Camp POSTCARD

SHERIDAN — The B.H. & Rose Perkins Foundation of Sheridan has announced that it recently gave a $10,000 donation in order to support scholarships for Sheridan County youth to attend the Volunteers of America Camp POSTCARD. “We’re extremely grateful to the Perkins Foundation for recognizing the positive outcomes from camp and providing such generous support,” Read More

‘Tween’ event to focus on chemistry Tues., Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through May. Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on chemistry. “Tween Challenge Takeover” is geared toward kids in fifth through seventh grades. The program includes activities and experiments that draw from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, Read More

Junior high band to give concert Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School band will give a concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Early Auditorium at Sheridan Junior High School. The concert is free and open to the public. The Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St.

Razor sharp readers

April 30, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA is melding fun, fitness and reading into one program through a longstanding partnership with Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School. Another year of Razor Readers is underway and the third-grade students at Coffeen are reading their way to new scooters, just in time for summer. Sandy Sare, YMCA of the Read More

Mead says he will push for local gov. funding

SHERIDAN — When Gov. Matt Mead came to Sheridan Wednesday morning, he vowed to continue the push for more local government funding. For the county and municipal governments, this pivotal funding helps maintain services residents have come to expect. In 2014, the Wyoming Legislature approved a biennium budget that included $175 million for local entities. Read More

Bright Agrotech founder talks business at e2e

SHERIDAN — An idea can revolutionize an industry, and Nate Storey’s startup is proof of that. In the first of several University of Wyoming Technology and Business Center’s e2e presentations this year, Storey, the founder and CEO of Bright Agrotech, shared his story of his startup’s success with Sheridan residents Wednesday. The e2e presentations are Read More

SHS student rises in Presidential Scholars Program

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School graduating senior Lachlan Brennan has been named one of 565 semifinalists in the 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The semifinalists were selected from more than 4,300 candidates based on superior achievements, leadership qualities, personal character and involvement in community and school activities. Final selection of the scholars will be made Read More

‘Baltimore or Bust’ benefit to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — The American Legion 7th Cavalry Drum & Bugle Corps has been asked to attend the American Legion National Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, in August to support two Wyoming American Legion members selected to serve in national positions. Jake Jacobs was selected to be national vice commander at the national convention, and Charlie Keith Read More

Enter Christmas Stroll button design contest now

SHERIDAN — This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Sheridan Christmas Stroll, which will be themed, “Rock ‘n’ Stroll.” The Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking children to participate in a contest to design the stroll button. Each year, Sheridan County students in first through sixth grade are invited to participate in the button Read More

Birdwatching excursion to be held May 8

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center and Science Kids are pairing up to offer a birdwatching excursion at 9 a.m. May 8 at the Trail End State Historic Site. A Science Kids representative will lead participants on a birdwatching adventure to experience the “Western Fly Away.” Participants will meet at the Senior Center, 211 Smith Read More

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