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Spear-O to host lecture Saturday

July 14, 2014

SHERIDAN —  The Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus is having their second summer lecture Saturday from 1-3 p.m. The lecture will focus on edible plants of the Bighorn Mountains, presented by Bob Krumm, and Kent and Mark Andersen. You do not have to sign up to attend, but please come early and bring a lunch. For more Read More

Summer Festival scheduled for Saturday at Antelope Butte

SHERIDAN— The first annual Antelope Butte Summer Festival will be held at Antelope Butte in the Bighorn Mountains on Saturday. The festival will feature 5K, 10K, 25K and 50K trail runs, a duathalon run and bike, and short, medium, and bench mountain bike races. There will also be food, live music and camping. Log onto Read More

Elaine Henry to present talk at The Brinton

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum in Big Horn will have a guest speaker on Saturday to accompany their “Flora and Fauna” fine arts exhibit. Guest curator and former president of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Elaine O. Henry will give a gallery talk at 3 p.m. The Brinton Museum is located Read More

Children, families set to attend youth garden activity

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will hold their next Youth Garden activity Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon. Children and their families are invited to check on the garden and learn how to care for the plants that are growing. Participants should wear sunblock, bring garden gloves, and plan on getting a little dirty. Space is Read More

Bed race champs want three-peat

July 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — They’ve won two bed races in a row in two different borrowed beds, and they’re already talking about going for a three-peat. The question is, will Kane Cattle Co. build their own bed for the 2015 Beds Along the Bighorns race, or will they find another trusty berth to pilfer and propel down Main Read More

School is home away from home

SHERIDAN — Just short of two weeks on the new job, Sheridan High School Principal Brent Leibach is no rookie to education. Formerly the principal at Highland Park Elementary School, Leibach took over the flagship of Sheridan County School District 2 on July 1 after 14-year leader Dirlene Wheeler retired. Prior to his work at Read More

Shakespeare in the Park Friday

SHERIDAN — The Montana Shakespeare in the Park company will make their annual visit to Sheridan on Friday. On July 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. the players will present “As You Like It” at Kendrick Park. Directed by Kevin Asselin and set in 1917 Montana, the play will be free and open to all members of Read More

Kids summer art camp to be held July 21-24

SHERIDAN­— The Sagebrush Community Art Center is hosting a kids summer art camp for ages 8-12 from July 21-24 from 1-5 p.m. each day. There will be an acrylic painting class, jewelry making, ceramic painting, watercolor painting, and a picture frame making class. Registration is due by July 16, and each class costs $35. For Read More

Kula Space to host free weekly classes

SHERIDAN — In celebration of their fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m. Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome. This week’s class will be Read More

Kid-friendly adventure

SHERIDAN — Keeping kids active throughout the summer as the air conditioning and task-free days lure them to the couch can be a challenge, but there are several spots throughout Sheridan County where bringing a youngster along for a day of hiking or fishing is not as challenging as others. Whether it be the long Read More

Barrel racer leads public, rodeo lives

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Department of Transportation District 4 Public Relations Specialist Ronda Holwell is no stranger to media. After all, she gives near daily press releases and radio updates on road conditions and incidents throughout Sheridan County. However, like Superman — whose logo serves as the brand on her horses — Holwell has been living Read More

Sheridan man to challenge Enzi this fall

SHERIDAN — One of Sheridan’s own has tossed his hat in the ring to run against Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, for his U.S. Senate seat in the election this fall. Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Bryan Miller attended Holy Name Catholic School in junior high and graduated from Sheridan High School. He spent his childhood Read More

Friday night rodeo more than sold-out crowd could ask for

SHERIDAN — If Friday night’s performances at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo were any indication of how the weekend is going to go, the capacity crowd is sure to be in for a wild night of rodeo tonight. Wednesday and Thursday nights go-rounds were nothing to complain about, but Friday’s show was as much as the Read More

Strategy focuses on the exchange

SHERIDAN — Much has been said about the tradition and history behind the Indian Relay Races seen at the annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo but when you get down to the heart of the event, it is a sport rich with skill, strategy and practice. There are four players on a relay team: the rider, the Read More

Bluegrass open mic this Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a Bluegrass open mic night on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

ASIST class to be held July 17-18

SHERIDAN— Registration is now open for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) class to be held on Thursday and Friday, July 17 and 18, from 8:15 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Wyoming Simulation Center, 245 Broadway St. The two-day ASIST class is designed to supplement a caregiver’s abilities to assist an at risk person. Read More

C.J. Box book signing this weekend

SHERIDAN— Wyoming mystery writer, C.J. Box, will be holding a book signing Saturday at Sheridan Stationery, 206 North Main St., at 11 a.m. Box’s new book “Shots Fired” goes on sale July 15 and is a collection of ten short stories. For questions, please call Robby Smith at 674-8080.

Farmers Market to be held in front of Press building

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market will be moved farther up Grinnell Street this Thursday, in front of The Sheridan Press, to celebrate the Third Thursday Street Festival. From 5-7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. Attendance is free for Read More

John Heath chosen as new mayor

July 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — John Heath, former City Council president, was appointed as the new mayor of Sheridan in a special meeting held at noon today. He will finish out former Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey’s unexpired term through 2016. Kinskey resigned his position as mayor at the meeting after being appointed Monday to fill the Senate District 22 Read More

SAWS discusses increase in water rates

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Area Water Supply customers will see a 2.25 percent increase in water rates beginning with their September water bill for water used in August. The rate increase for approximately 1,800 SAWS customers was approved by the SAWS joint powers board at its meeting Wednesday. Minimum monthly base rates will increase $1 to $2.52, Read More

Coffeen School design encourages collaboration, ‘homey’ feel for students

SHERIDAN — If you take a drive down South Sheridan Avenue you will now see a school with bright green lawns and a large playground area rather than just a shell of a construction site. Construction on the new Coffeen Elementary School is running a month ahead of schedule and still under budget. Sheridan County Read More

Absentee voting for primary election to end Aug. 18

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioners passed a resolution in a special meeting Wednesday to open up absentee voting for the primary election to be held Aug. 19. Absentee ballots will be accepted today through Aug. 18, Elections Supervisor Brenda Kekich said. The resolution adopted Wednesday established the County Courthouse, located at 224 S. Main St., Read More

Free TIPS training July 22

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department, the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming and the Wyoming Department of Health will present a free TIPS Training on July 22. From 8-10:30 a.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. beverage service training for concessions will be offered at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. “Training for Intervention Procedures” is an internationally Read More

ParkFit 2014 to be held Wednesdays

SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014. Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks. The next session will be “Fun and functional circuits” by PurEnergy Wednesday at Sheltered Acres. A full Read More

‘Wyoming Wednesdays’ to focus on fish hatchery

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Tourism will host the next event in a series of events called “Wyoming Wednesdays.” Informative and interpretive programs about Sheridan are being offered at 10 a.m. most Wednesdays throughout July at the Wyoming Welcome Center. At this week’s event representatives from the Wyoming Fish Hatchery in Story will give Read More

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