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New Faces Aug. 5, 2015

Liam Scott Schmidt Liam Scott Schmidt was born July 6, 2015, at St. Vincent hospital in Billings, Montana. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. He was welcomed by parents Devin and Katie Schmidt and brother Connor, all of Billings. His grandparents are Mark and Dottie Gillett and Rick and Joyce Schmidt, all of Sheridan. Vaida… Continue Reading

Reichert works with rescued elephants in Thailand

Reichert works with rescued elephants in Thailand

DAYTON — This summer, Kassidy Reichert of Dayton spent two weeks in Thailand learning about the Thai culture and volunteering with rescued elephants. Traveling with the Boston-based group Loop Abroad, Reichert was part of a small team that volunteered directly with the animals at an elephant sanctuary. The group spent one week at the Elephant… Continue Reading

Taste of Sheridan to be held Sunday at Thorne-Rider Park

SHERIDAN — The North Main Association will present “Taste of Sheridan” on Sunday at Thorne-Rider Park. From 3-7 p.m., local restaurants and caterers will serve “taste-sized” portions of their offerings. Participating food vendors will include Blackstone Grill, El Tapitio Dos, Frackleton’s, Tunnel Inn, Wyoming Cattle and Creek Company, Pony Grill and Bar, Holiday Inn, Wahoo… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Rodeo set for this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Rodeo is returning to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The rodeo will feature competitors from Sheridan, Campbell and Johnson counties in a variety of events. Performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are available at the gate… Continue Reading

Reports Aug. 5, 2015

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Structure fire, behind 431 Coffeen Avenue, 4:58 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, Colorado and Sumner streets, 11:31 a.m. • RMA assist, 1100 block Avoca Court, 11:45 a.m. • RMA assist, 1200 block Timberline Drive North, 9:33 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • Medical, 2300 block West Fifth Street, 5:25 p.m.… Continue Reading

VA aims to bring doctors into homes

SHERIDAN — At-home doctor’s appointments may no longer be a thing of the past for U.S. veterans. The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center is expanding their medical reach through the use of technology — taking advantage of items like tablets, cameras, screens and mannequins that are so technologically advanced that a doctor 2,000 miles away… Continue Reading

Council awards bid for water project to Sheridan company

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council awarded bids totaling nearly $350,000 for two large water projects as part of the consent agenda at Monday evening’s meeting. The Council chose Sheridan company LJS Concrete and Excavation for the West Fifth Street waterlines project. LJS submitted the low bid of $105,000, besting three other companies. The project… Continue Reading

Home used for storage catches fire

SHERIDAN — A home used for storage caught fire and was damaged early Tuesday morning off Custer Street in Sheridan. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Capt. Greg Luhman said a call came in at 4:55 a.m. reporting sparks, flames and smoke at a home behind Annie Greenthumb’s Flowers and Gifts, which is located on Coffeen Avenue. No one… Continue Reading

Construction of new locker room facilities on track

SHERIDAN — A gaping hole in the side of Sheridan High School marks the site of Sheridan County District 2’s recent construction project. The $4-5 million dollar addition and remodel is on schedule and still within budget, Activities Director Don Julian said. Fundraising efforts for the project were lead by Julian. The project began June… Continue Reading

Farmers market set for Thursday on Grinnell Plaza

SHERIDAN — The weekly Sheridan Farmers Market will return Thursday with fresh produce, live music and arts and crafts provided by local growers and artisans. From 5-7 p.m. on Grinnell Plaza, children’s events and activities, demonstrations and nonprofit organization booths will also be present. For more information or to sign up as a vendor, call… Continue Reading

Sheep Creek Fire continues to grow; no containment

Sheep Creek Fire continues to grow; no containment

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The Sheep Creek Fire near Dayton continues to grow exponentially. U.S. Forest Service officials said Tuesday morning the fire has exceeded 1,000 acres in size. There is no containment on the wildfire that began Sunday afternoon. The wind storm that swept though Sheridan last night, though, did not hit the areas impacted… Continue Reading

Sheep Creek Fire grows to 1,000 acres

Sheep Creek Fire grows to 1,000 acres

UPDATE: 7 a.m. BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — As of approximately 10 p.m. Monday, the Sheep Creek Fire located in Tongue River Canyon had grown to 1,000 acres. While winds affected the area Monday night, no update on the fire’s size had been released as of 7 a.m. Tuesday. A Type 3 overhead team will take over… Continue Reading

Measures of Devotion: Veteran copes with effects of war

SHERIDAN — The notebook he flips through is worn, with a bending navy cover. Each page that’s skimmed through is indented with ink and phrases collected or created, but he eventually finds the one he wants, reciting, “The damndest thing about war is the metamorphosis one goes through and one never completely heals because of… Continue Reading

Foreclosures down, housing market improving

SHERIDAN — Sheridan foreclosures decreased nearly 50 percent in 2015 compared to the same period in 2014, indicating an improved economy and housing market, industry experts say. Numbers compiled by The Sheridan Press show 28 completed foreclosures from January to July 2014. The first seven months of 2015 resulted in only 15 completed foreclosures. Lynette… Continue Reading

Fire doubles overnight; 0 percent contained

Fire doubles overnight; 0 percent contained

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The Sheep Creek Fire continues to burn on state land in northern Sheridan County. The fire, which started approximately one mile up the Tongue River Canyon Trail has grown to an estimated 30 acres as of 10:30 a.m. today. Bighorn National Forest spokesperson Bernie Bornong said the fire is zero percent contained. The fire was… Continue Reading

Tidbit Tues. tomorrow at SCM

SHERIDAN — Join Tidbit the Mouse and Curator of Education Sarah Ligocki for another Tidbit Tuesday at Sheridan County Museum on Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m. This week’s program will explore the role of horses in Sheridan County history. All Tidbit Tuesday programs are geared toward children ages 4-10 but older children are welcome to attend.… Continue Reading

Senior lecture continues tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Senior Center Lecture Series will return Tuesday with “The Story Behind the Pictures — Your Family’s History is Important.” As part of the Sheridan Senior Center’s “When I’m 64 or More” life planning series offered the first Tuesday of each month, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center dining room, Judy… Continue Reading

Softball coming to ParkFit Weds.

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with softball and the Sixth Street Ballfields. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you attend… Continue Reading

Crews battling fire in Tongue River Canyon

Crews battling fire in Tongue River Canyon

UPDATE: 7 p.m. BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The Sheep Creek Fire in Tongue River Canyon was detected Sunday at approximately 4 p.m. According to the U.S. Forest Service, the fire was initially reported as 1/2 acre at initial size-up by the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department. The fire started along the Tongue River Canyon Trail approximately one… Continue Reading

Crazy Days brings shoppers to downtown businesses

SHERIDAN — Shoppers still have a chance at landing deals this weekend as businesses in downtown Sheridan put out sale prices for Crazy Days. “Crazy Days has always been good, we look forward to it and we’re glad when it’s done,” said Stephen Kuzara, owner of Streetwear Clothing & Baby Too. Many business owners set… Continue Reading

Reynolds appointed to SCSD1 school board at Friday meeting

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 held a special meeting Friday morning to appoint a new board member to fill the Dayton Trustee vacancy. At the last board meeting trustee Johann Nield resigned. Requirements to fill the position included that the new member be from Dayton. After more than an hour of discussion, the… Continue Reading

Agendas — Aug. 1, 2015

Dayton Town Council 7:30 p.m. Monday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Recite Pledge of Allegiance • Call to order • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Approve minutes of the July 15 secondary Council meeting • Reports — Utility clerk/building permits, fire/rescue department, law enforcement, engineering, employees, planning committee, council,… Continue Reading

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