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Registration for Farmers Market open

May 14, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market has announced its schedule for the 2014 season and vendors are invited to register to participate at this time. The first market will be held July 10 and the season will end with a fall festival on Oct. 4. The markets are open from 5-7 p.m. on Thursdays throughout Read More

3-D bow shoot to be held this weekend

SHERIDAN — The first Wildcat Archery and Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association 3-D Bow Shoot will be held this weekend. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon a variety of targets will be available with payouts both days. Adults and youth are encouraged to visit anytime during these hours Read More

Bighorn Native Plant Society to hold outing Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Native Plant Society will begin its 15th year with an outing to Amsden Creek on Saturday. Anyone interested in attending the trip to the Elk Winter Range north of Dayton is welcome to do so. It is recommended attendees bring hiking boots, a walking stick, appropriate clothing, a camera, binoculars, water Read More

Historic tour of Eaton’s Ranch offered Saturday

SHERIDAN — A historic tour of Eaton’s Ranch will be offered Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Local historian and author of “Wranglin’ Notes” Tom Ringley will share stories about the historical buildings, dudes and adventures through the years. The tour will conclude with snacks and refreshments in the ranch’s community hall. Hiking shoes and Read More

Leather craft show

Colorado resident Jesse Smith, left, makes a hole in the layers of leather for tracing reference as student Lisa Eshbaugh of Bozeman, Montana, watches intently in a chaps-making workshop Tuesday during the Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show at the Holiday Inn.

‘Cowtown Hoedown’ to be held Fri., Sat.

May 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — A “Cowtown Hoedown” will be held at the YMCA on Friday and Saturday. Friday night’s dance will run from 7:30-10 p.m. and costs $12. Saturday will commence at 10 a.m. and offer a variety of events throughout the day concluding at 10 p.m. Individual sessions on Saturday cost $8 and Saturday evening only Read More

Pullen to host book signing Saturday

SHERIDAN — Artist and children’s book illustrator Zachary Pullen of Casper will host a book signing in the gift shop of The Brinton Museum on Saturday. The event coincides with the museum’s ninth annual Illustrator Exhibit currently on display. The book signing will run from 2-4 p.m. and is free to all members of the Read More

Big Horn Woman’s Club to host meeting Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will host a meeting Friday at the Big Horn Smokehouse and Saloon. The free social event is open to the public and food may be ordered off the menu. The meeting will commence at 11:30 a.m. For more information call Kathy Hosford at 674-7656. The Smokehouse is located Read More

CHAPS to host training May 17, 24

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses, and Adults in PartnerShip Equine Assisted Therapy will host volunteer orientation and training for the second and third trimesters. Two Saturday sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 17 and 24. The training will be held at the CHAPS headquarters at 501 Highway 14 East. For more Read More

Rhino Chase Kids Run to be held Saturday at SC

SHERIDAN — The first Rhino Chase Kids Run will be held Saturday at Sheridan College. The event is a fundraiser for the SC nursing students, Sheridan’s Food Bank and The Food Group. Four races will be held for a variety of children’s age groups at 2 p.m. beginning at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome parking Read More

State unemployment stats not telling the whole story

SHERIDAN — Each month, economists with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services generate unemployment statistics for each county in the state. While Wyoming’s unemployment is substantially lower than the national average today, a more critical look at the driving forces of the state’s economy suggests Sheridan County’s economic outlook might be artificially inflated. While the Read More

Area schools receive grants for fresh fruits and vegetables

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Education announced this week that 146 elementary schools, including several in Sheridan County, have been selected to receive the U.S. Department of Agriculture Fresh Fruit and Vegetable grants for the 2014-2015 school year. According to a media release from the DOE, the goals of the program include encouraging healthier Read More

Flood potential remains moderate to high

SHERIDAN — Flood potential in the central and southern Bighorn Mountains remains moderate to high, according to the latest release from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The latest report indicates that most of the snowpack below the 8,500 foot elevation mark has melted, but higher elevations continue to have above average — 140 to Read More

County votes to begin salary for part-time coroner

By Hannah Wiest The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Sheridan County commissioners voted Monday in a public staff meeting to begin offering a salary to the county coroner. Commissioners also voted on salaries for elected officials, which were frozen at current levels for the next four years. “The commissioners had a meeting with all the elected Read More

Wheeler: SHS staff my legacy

SHERIDAN — After 14 years at the helm, Sheridan High School Principal Dirlene Wheeler’s last day will be June 30 as she moves on to the next phase of her life — retirement. Wheeler began her career in education spending 18 years teaching in Nebraska after graduating from Chadron State College. After nearly two decades Read More

SHS choir to present concert tomorrow

May 12, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School choirs will present a concert tomorrow. The mixed choir, the Treblemakers, Spectrum, the honor choir and select senior soloists will all perform in “Touch the Sky,” featuring a song from the Disney/Pixar film “Brave” and a mix of music ranging from Styx to Pentatonix. The concert is free and open to Read More

Sheridan Manor hosting open house tomorrow

SHERIDAN — This week is National Nursing Home Week and Sheridan Manor will host an open house celebration tomorrow. From 6:30-8 p.m. food, live music and prizes will be offered. The event is free and open to all. The Manor is located at 1851 Big Horn Ave.

SHS to present ‘Big Band Bash’ Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School band and choir department will present the fourth annual “Big Band Bash” on Wednesday at the Kalif Shrine. The SHS jazz band will play big band and popular music for dancing and listening. SHS show choir “Spectrum” will also be singing solos and jazz tunes. The event is a Read More

AARP to host meeting Friday

SHERIDAN — The American Association of Retired People Sheridan Chapter #676 will host a meeting Friday. Matt Davis will present a program on how Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns proposed to work in partnership with the local AARP chapter through Habitat’s new housing repair program. The evening will begin with a potluck at Read More

‘Dinner with Friends’ at the WYO Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Twisted Stair Theatre Company will present seven performances of “Dinner with Friends” at the WYO Theater. This week’s performances will be offered Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. daily and Sunday at 2 p.m. Additional performances will be offered May 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. daily. The play stars Myles Stillman, Mariah Holzer, Read More

Sheridan College Foundation to present final workshop series

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Foundation will present the final sessions in the “Insight: The Sheridan College Lecture and Workshop Series” with study groups, a lecture and workshop this week. Free study groups will meet this week to discuss Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s book “Flow: The Psychology of the Optimal Experience.” Csikszentmihalyi will then present “Finding Read More

SPD conducts public outreach surveys to gauge performance

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department has begun sending out surveys via the U.S. Postal Service in an attempt to gather information about how to improve its service to the community. The written format questionnaire is being sent to citizens at random after they have contact with officers. SPD Sgt. Travis Koltiska said citizens served Read More

Neighborly deeds noted with Good Samaritan Awards

SHERIDAN — The Good Samaritan Awards were held Saturday night at the Holiday Inn, as The Salvation Army honored eight individuals and couples from the Sheridan community who have dedicated their time to selflessly serving others without concern for recognition. Those honored were Jerry and Judy Prescott, Dick Warren, Jim Schlenker, Karl and Donna Hunt, Read More

Remembering fish tales with photos

SHERIDAN — He’d sat on a dock by Alcova Lake near Casper for six hours, casting, cranking and casting again. Then, in the heat of that summer day, Joey Puettman felt a jiggle, then a tug, then a pull. Could it be? He gripped his fishing pole tighter and turned the crank. “I sat on Read More

More than 400 degrees, certificates awarded in 65th ceremony

SHERIDAN — Nothing quite symbolizes the hope, excitement and new opportunities of spring as graduates crossing the stage to accept their degrees and begin the next phase of their lives. On Saturday, students were presented with the more than 450 degrees and certificates they earned this year at Sheridan College. In addition, nearly 20 University Read More

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