Category Archives: Local News

SHRM meeting to focus on personal finances

SHERIDAN — The Society for Human Resource Management will host a lunch and presentation at Sheridan Memorial Hospital on Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program will focus on “Financial Wellness: Helping Employees Achieve Financial Success” and will be presented by Nick Simque, regional vice president of Primerica Financial Services. The presentation will… Continue Reading

High school choirs to perform concert Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School choir will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high school auditorium. The first choir concert of the year will be composed of mixed choir, Treblemakers, Spectrum and honor choir students taking the stage. The concert is free and open to the public. Sheridan High School is… Continue Reading

Chamber Coffee in Story set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Reception and Expansion Committee will host a community-focused roundtable discussion over coffee on Wednesday at 8 a.m. at the Wagon Box Inn. The discussion is for those who are interested in current issues and happenings in the Story area and Sheridan County. The event is free… Continue Reading

Reports — Oct. 20, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Activated fire alarm, 2100 block Sugarland Drive, 6:44 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • No reports available. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Wednesday • No admissions or dismissals reported SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the police reports is taken from the SPD website.… Continue Reading

Gala production full of laughter, song

Gala production full of laughter, song

SHERIDAN — In 2001, A.J. Longhurst stood on stage to play the role of Max Garber in the play “Lend Me a Tenor.” At the time, he was a senior in high school in Utah. Now, 15 years later, he’ll get to play the role again in the WYO Theater’s gala production. The show has… Continue Reading

An enthusiastic approach

With hair fringing well below my ears and time to kill in Sheridan, I contacted a friend who’s a hairdresser and arranged for a quick cut. Angie had never cut my hair before, and I’d never seen her with such enthusiasm as with those scissors in her hand that day.  My primary thought as I… Continue Reading

Man pleads not guilty to second-degree murder

Man pleads not guilty to second-degree murder

SHERIDAN — Christopher Fisher pleaded not guilty Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court to one charge of second-degree murder in connection with the death of his wife, Martha Bailey. The 42-year-old man faces 20 years to life in prison if convicted, as well as up to a $10,000 fine. At around 6:30 p.m. on Aug.… Continue Reading

Senior Center receives grant for dementia care, education

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan community will be one of 11 national recipients of a grant supporting projects for individuals living with dementia and their caregivers. Through the work of the Sheridan Senior Center and its many partners, the center will receive $1.1 million over three years supporting the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Initiative. Of… Continue Reading

Dayton candidates discuss economic development, growth, priorities

Dayton candidates discuss economic development, growth, priorities

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council candidates and Sheridan County School District 1 Board of Trustee candidates gathered to answer questions in a public forum held at the Tongue River Valley Community Center Monday. The Dayton Town Council candidates answered questions pertaining to economic development, town growth, federal and state funding, enforcing ordinances, town beautification, communication… Continue Reading

Kobza to voice opinion at JAC meeting

RANCHESTER — Marty Kobza, along with other educators throughout the state, aren’t done fighting. The Sheridan County School District 1 superintendent announced at the district’s board of trustees meeting Tuesday night that he and his counterparts from other districts in Wyoming will make their way to the Joint Appropriations Committee meeting on Monday in Casper to meet with legislators concerning… Continue Reading

Court Briefs — Oct. 19, 2016

Trial set for meth case SHERIDAN — Austin Burroughs pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two drug counts — possession of methamphetamine and intent to deliver. According to court documents, Burroughs along with Christopher Buchholz were in contact with an undercover agent of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation about transporting methamphetamine from Billings, Mont. Burroughs gave… Continue Reading

New maps of battlefields to be published

SHERIDAN — A series of virtually unknown maps of the Battle of the Little Bighorn that took place June 25-26, 1876, and the wider Indian Wars have come to light, according to Little Bighorn National Battlefield curator Sharon Small and Sheridan historian Margot Liberty. Liberty said arrangements are being made to have the maps published… Continue Reading

Blanchan and Doubleday writing award applications due Nov. 14

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Arts Council is currently accepting applications for the 2017 Blanchan and Doubleday writing awards. The deadline is Nov. 14. The Frank Nelson Doubleday Award of $1,000 is given for the best poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction or script written by a woman writer. The Neltje Blanchan Memorial Writing Award, $1,000 is given… Continue Reading

Black Tooth event to benefit cat rescue

SHERIDAN — The Black Tooth Brewing Company will host “Pints for Pussycats” to benefit the Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue on Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. For every pint sold, $1 will go to help care for cats and kittens. The event will include food, drawings and a costume contest. The Black Tooth Brewing Company is located… Continue Reading

Unplug event set for Sunday on Red Grade

SHERIDAN — Unplug, a creative outdoor program for families, will host a hands-on experience with the Sheridan Community Land Trust’s tool trailer on Sunday from 1-3 p.m. The program will teach attendees what it takes to keep a beautiful place looking great. For more information, contact the Sheridan Community Land Trust at 673-4702 or… Continue Reading

American Indian Storytellers featured at The Brinton

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum will host an American Indian cultural sharing and storytelling event during the week of Oct. 24-27. Speakers will include Mardell Hogan Plainfeather and Vernon Whiteman of the Crow Nation and Linwood Tall Bull of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe. Mardell Hogan Plainfeather will present an evening session open to the public at… Continue Reading

‘You be the Judge’ set for Oct. 25, 27

SHERIDAN — “You be the Judge” is a free and interactive community outreach program designed to educate Wyoming citizens on the purposes and responsibilities of the Wyoming judicial system. The event will take place on Oct. 25 at the Sheridan County Courthouse, Circuit Court courtroom at 6 p.m. and Oct. 27 at Sheridan College in… Continue Reading

Reports — Oct. 19, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 600 block Lewis Street, 4:23 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • No reports available. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Tuesday • No admissions or dismissals reported. SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the police reports is taken from the SPD website.… Continue Reading

Apple season

With the cooler weather comes more chances to bake, braise and stew. I’m not looking forward to another Wyoming winter, but I do enjoy the chance to bake. Not only for the baked goods but for how it warms up the house and everything is more satisfying with a hot cup of tea. This recipe… Continue Reading

Soap sizes and dollar store shopping

“Dear Jill, I got a 50-cent coupon in the paper recently for a brand of soap. The coupon reads ‘one liquid hand soap premium pump 8 to 10 ounces.’ I went to two different stores to find the best deal. The 10-ounce pumps were on sale for $2 at the grocery store, but I saw… Continue Reading

Collins appointed as new city administrator

Collins appointed as new city administrator

CORRECTION: A misquote of Councilwoman Shelleen Smith that was printed in Tuesday’s edition of The Sheridan Press has been corrected. The online version is accurate. The Sheridan Press regrets this error.  SHERIDAN — After years of deliberation regarding the position, the Sheridan City Council voted unanimously to hire Mark Collins as city administrator. “After a… Continue Reading

Conservation seedlings: Tips, prep and FAQs

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Conservation District is getting geared up to circulate order forms for its 2017 Seedling Tree Program. Though the conservation program is annual and has many return customers, SCCD District Manager Carrie Rogaczewski, and program assistant Theresa Shaw talked about what to consider as well as the preparation and care for… Continue Reading

Districts begin alignment to new science standards

SHERIDAN — The days of memorizing vocabulary out of a science book will soon be gone. On Sept. 24, the Wyoming State Board of Education adopted new science standards for Wyoming schools. School districts will have until the 2020-2021 school year to adjust their science curriculum. A complete overhaul of curriculum is no small task. So… Continue Reading

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