Category Archives: Local News

SCSD2 approves $71 million budget

SHERIDAN — The school board for Sheridan County School District 2 approved its fiscal year 2016 budget Wednesday night, which will increase 3.2 percent from FY2015. The overall budget will be approximately $71 million. Total revenues in SCSD2’s operating budget increased from approximately $46 million to $49 million. Business Manager Roxie Taft doesn’t predict the… Continue Reading

Dayton approves new truck purchase

DAYTON — The Dayton Town Council Wednesday accepted a bid for a new town truck for $22,460. The town approved the purchase of a 2016 Ford F-250 from Greiner Ford Lincoln of Casper. The truck will be used by town employees to drive to the water plant, sewer lagoon and around town to fulfill their… Continue Reading

CHAPS production postponed

SHERIDAN — The “whodunit” production called “Bordello of the Damned” scheduled by CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy for Saturday has been postponed till fall due to conflicting events. The original information provided by the organization also printed in this week’s edition of Scene, The Sheridan Press’ arts and entertainment insert. Please disregard that brief. For more information, contact… Continue Reading

Polka Club to host Sunday dance

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a dance on Sunday at the Elk’s Lodge. From 1-5 p.m., all members of the public are invited to dance to the music of the Rapid Creek Rangers. Tickets are $5 per person. For more information, contact Jean Arzy at 672-3623. The Elk’s Lodge is… Continue Reading

Sagebrush to offer kids summer art camp

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host “Sagebrush Kids Summer Art Camp” Monday through Thursday. Classes will be offered throughout the week at a cost of $35 per person, per course. Classes offered during the camp will include: jewelry making on Monday and Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. This class will be… Continue Reading

Student news July 16, 2016

Emery earns National Merit scholarship SHERIDAN — Raien K. Emery of Sheridan received the National Merit University of Alabama Scholarship award. A college sponsored Merit Scholarship through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, officials from the college selected Emery from among the finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Rahrer graduates from USC-Upstate RANCHESTER — Benjamin… Continue Reading

Canary Joe to perform at Kendrick Park

SHERIDAN — Concerts in the Park will return to Kendrick Park Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a family friendly outdoor concert in the park. This week’s concert will feature local band Canary Joe. The concert is free and open to all. Food concessions will be available. For more… Continue Reading

Crow blessing at Antelope Butte this weekend

SHERIDAN — Members of Crow Nation will offer a mountain blessing at the Antelope Butte Ski and Recreation Area to help kick off the second annual Summer Festival this weekend. The traditional ceremony will include drummers, dancers, a medicine man and other members of the Crow Nation. Antelope Butte Foundation, a nonprofit entity working toward… Continue Reading

City looking for feedback at tonight’s meeting

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan sees the North Main corridor as an area ripe for redevelopment and revitalization, and staffers are looking for residents’ help in identifying vacant or underutilized sites along that corridor. With this goal in mind, the city will discuss and take feedback for the Sheridan Brownfields Assessment Project tonight beginning… Continue Reading

Though rodeo is over, Sheridan still has much to offer

Though rodeo is over, Sheridan still has much to offer

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan WYO Rodeo, the biggest event in Sheridan, has come and gone. But summer is not over — actually it’s just heating up, according to local officials. The next few months, events will keep hotels full and cash registers of local businesses cha-chinging. “Even in the last few years, we’ve seen a significant… Continue Reading

Will Sheridan get local air service back?

SHERIDAN — Airport personnel are working toward getting air service back to Sheridan, but they still expect a few bumps along the runway. During a meeting with county commissioners Tuesday, airport manager John Stopka said there are three things that need to be accomplished before people can book local commercial flights. The first is getting… Continue Reading

SCSD1 talks 2016 budget, future spending

SHERIDAN — With three major changes to consider, Sheridan County School District 1 officials will review the proposed budget for fiscal year 2016 tonight. Due to previous financial issues that required SCSD1 to dip into its reserves, the district has spent the past few years rectifying that situation through staff cuts and a freeze on… Continue Reading

WDH use of online death registration system

SHERIDAN — Increased use of an online registration system for death notices will help smooth the process for loved ones following the passing of a family member, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. Vital Statistic Services, part of WDH, has had an online registration system since 2009. “This system allows funeral homes, hospitals, doctors,… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host pasta night

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will once again host its Third Friday Pasta Night and entertainment on Friday. Each third Friday of the month, from 5-7 p.m. attendees can choose their pasta and toppings, prepared fresh and made to order via a pasta bar and served with salad, garlic bread and beverages for a… Continue Reading

Reay claims third place at Zone Accuracy competition

SHERIDAN — Allison Reay of Sheridan recently claimed third place in the Zone Accuracy competition in the advanced division of the 2015 U.S. Parachute Association Canopy Piloting Nationals at Skydive Paraclete XP held in Raeford, North Carolina. She placed fifth overall competing against both men and women and is the top amateur female swooper in the… Continue Reading

Spear-O lecture to focus on sex life of bluebirds

SHERIDAN — Mark your calendars for the next Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus 2015 Lecture Series presentation; it’s the topic you’ve all been waiting for. Dr. Scott Johnson of Towson University in Maryland will present “Bluebirds of the Bighorn Mountains: Their ‘Secret Sex Life’ and Much More” on Sunday. This presentation is free and open to the… Continue Reading

Officials seek comment on weather tower

SHERIDAN — Officials from the Tongue Ranger District of the Bighorn National Forest are seeking public comments on a proposal to install a weather tower on top of the dam at Park Reservoir. The 12-foot lattice weather tower would be used for communication with the weather station at Sheridan College’s Spear-O-Wigwam campus in the Bighorn… Continue Reading

CAST working with carrier for commercial air service

  SHERIDAN — The Critical Air Service Team announced Tuesday that it has started discussions with a new carrier, Denver Air Connection, to provide commercial air service from Sheridan to Denver. Denver Air Connection was created from Key Lime Air, the largest UPS feeder in the U.S. In addition to its history in freight, the airline also… Continue Reading

Trendy baby names grow in popularity in Sheridan County

SHERIDAN — With naming trends for infants changing, traditional names are starting to drop from their long held places on the most popular list. In the 1940s America’s favorite names were James and Mary, which haven’t been in the top five since 1980 and 1967 respectively. These monikers only showed up twice in Sheridan County… Continue Reading

Bunting, juvenile justice office honored

SHERIDAN — A project designed to keep kids out of trouble through mentoring recently earned the Sheridan Juvenile Justice Office and Deputy County and Prosecuting Attorney Sheryl Bunting selections as new members of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Fellows Network. The Sheridan County team’s capstone project, titled Mentoring Kids at Risk — A Diversion… Continue Reading

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