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Bill to increase funding for 911 services awaits governor’s signature

February 27, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan emergency dispatch budget could get a boost in 2016 thanks to the work of the Wyoming Legislature. House Bill 44, a 1.5 percent tax on prepaid cellphones and phone cards designed to help fund 911 services, passed the House and Senate and headed to the governor’s desk this week. “We are Read More

Wyoming LifeFlight base in Sheridan set to open April 2015

SHERIDAN — Air Methods Corporation announced this week that a new Wyoming LifeFlight base in Sheridan is set to open in April 2015. The helicopter air ambulance base will be located at Sheridan Memorial Hospital to help reduce the time it takes to transport a patient to a tertiary care facility. “We are very excited Read More

Tim Tebow to present ‘I’m Third’ K-Life award to local youth

SHERIDAN — On April 15, Tim Tebow will present a local youth with the K-Life “I’m Third” award at the K-Life Youth Rally. The award winner will be recognized during the rally and meet Tebow during the presentation. “The idea behind the award is to recognize a Sheridan youth who exhibits an active faith that Read More

FAB Woman of the Year nominations now being accepted

SHERIDAN — Nominations are now open for the 2015 Woman of the Year award. The annual designation is made as a part of the FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference, which is scheduled for April 17 at Sheridan College. Tickets for the conference are $40 per person, while tickets for the banquet dinner only are Read More

Akcita Win meeting to be held Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The March meeting of Akcita Win will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Big Horn Smokehouse. Future service projects and the Secret Sister program will be discussed. In addition, Rhonda Weber of the Advocacy and Resource Center will give a presentation. This event is free and open to the public. For Read More

Motions for mistrial made in day three of Mraz trial

February 26, 2015

SHERIDAN — The third day of the Miranda Mraz fraud trial ended Wednesday with two motions for a mistrial after an inappropriate line of questioning on the part of the defense. Defense attorney John Robinson, in cross examining Stormy Redman, the manager of the Firewater Grill during Miranda Mraz’s employment, asked about her being fired Read More

Going Green: Several recycling drop-off locations to remain

SHERIDAN — County residents may look at the city’s upcoming recycling program with a bit more envy than eco-friendliness at the moment, but landfill administrators stress those living outside city limits will still see plenty of opportunities to go green as the project commences this summer. Sheridan County does not plan to offer trash or Read More

FAB tickets on sale for April 17 conference

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference, which is scheduled for April 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Sheridan College. Tickets for the conference are $40 per person, while tickets for the banquet dinner only are $30. Combination tickets for the conference and dinner Read More

SMH construction plans move forward

SHERIDAN — Several Sheridan Memorial Hospital building projects are another step closer to completion after the board of trustees approved schematic designs for a medical office building and the construction document phase for the intensive care unit. The schematic design for the medical offices will cost the hospital up to $167,000 while the intensive care Read More

Senate panel recommends big changes to contentious gun bill

SHERIDAN — A bill that would have repealed the current restrictions of most gun-free zones recognized throughout the state of Wyoming now calls for more local control of concealed weapons after the Senate Education Committee significantly amended House Bill 114 on Wednesday. Under current state law, gun-free zones are established in schools, college campuses and Read More

Science lecture to focus on tools for landscape management

SHERIDAN — The next installment of the spring 2015 lecture series at the Sheridan College Science Museum will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative Co-director Charlie Bettigole will present “Satellites and weeds: Open-source tools for landscape management.” The talk will focus on mapping and analytical tools that Bettigole’s research group Read More

Trinity Lutheran Church to host quilting bee

SHERIDAN — The Service Group ladies of Trinity Lutheran Church will host a quilting bee Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. No experience is necessary to attend and the event is open to all ages. Children planning to attend should plan to be with parents or grandparents in attendance. Those planning Read More

Auditions planned for Civic Theater Guild production

SHERIDAN — Director Pat Tomsovic will be holding open auditions for “Laughter-Always the Best Medicine,” a selection of seven one-act plays to be performed April 23-26 and April 30-May 3 at the Carriage House Theater. Auditions will be Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. and Monday at 7 p.m. Those who wish to audition will be Read More

Holy Name School announces honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Holy Name School officials recently released the names of those students who earned a spot on the school’s honor rolls. Students on the B Honor Roll earned a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and had no grade lower than a C. Students on the A Honor Roll had a minimum 3.75 GPA Read More

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday at Sagebrush art center

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center, on the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and Read More

I-90 is open; conditions are slick with snowfall

February 25, 2015

UPDATE: (9:23 a.m. Feb. 26) SHERIDAN — As of 8:50 a.m. Thursday, all of I-90 was re-opened. Conditions were listed as slick with snowfall between the Montana state line and Buffalo. UPDATE: (5:55 p.m. Feb. 25) SHERIDAN — Wyoming Department of Transportation officials have re-opened I-90 from the Montana state line to Sheridan. A status Read More

Standards require new curriculum, expenses

SHERIDAN — Following the state Board of Education’s adaptation of the Wyoming Content and Performance Standards — new standards in math and English language arts originally presented as the Common Core State Standards — in 2012, Wyoming school districts began the process of updating and aligning their curriculum. Standards are statements of expectation; they define Read More

Mercantile meant to ‘spruce up’ Ranchester

RANCHESTER — Ranchester leadership has worked for years toward attracting businesses and shoppers to its downtown as part of a long-term revitalization program. If all goes according to plan, Main Street Mercantile will bring both. “It’s on the east end of town, so it acts as an entryway project,” Mayor Peter Clark said. “We’re hoping Read More

Sheely promoted to digital content editor; Pearson joins Sheridan Press news team

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press recently promoted government reporter Hannah Sheely to digital content editor. Sheely has worked for the newspaper reporting primarily on local government for two years. Her new position will include management and updating of the Press’ website, thesheridanpress.com, as well as the website that pairs with the news organization’s three annual Read More

Testimony begins in felony fraud trial

SHERIDAN — Testimony in the Miranda Mraz trial being held in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday focused on employees of the Firewater Grill, amid issues with jury members and witnesses. Before the jury was brought into the courtroom, the judge was informed that a jury member had spoken to the bailiff Monday after court had Read More

K-Life to host dodgeball event Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan K-Life will host a day of dodgeball fun for all ages Saturday at the Sheridan High School gym. The event will run from 2-9 p.m. It is open to anyone age 8 or older. The cost is $15 per person, with the chance to purchase extra lives for $5. Dodgeball teams should Read More

Tongue River Child’s Place benefit set for Saturday

RANCHESTER — The Tongue River Child’s Place annual benefit dinner and dance will be held Saturday at the Ranchester Town Hall. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The event will include a beef dinner, silent auction, live music by The Craft Brothers, raffle baskets and kids activities. Alcohol will also be served at the event. Read More

Artist reception planned for SC employee art exhibit

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College annual employee art exhibit will open Tuesday in the Martinsen Gallery at the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. The show features photography, painting, quilting, ceramics, metalwork, fashion and folk art. Awards will be given for people’s choice and best in show. An opening reception will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Read More

BHHS announces school honor roll

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School officials recently announced the school’s second-quarter honor rolls. Those students on the school honor roll received at least a 3.0 grade point average and had no grade lower than a C. The following students were named to the honor rolls. School Honor Roll 12th grade Zachary Blaney, Kayla Crouse, Read More

Sheridan woman on trial for felony forgery

February 24, 2015

SHERIDAN — Miranda Mraz’s felony forgery trial got underway Monday in 4th Judicial District Court. The jury is comprised of eight women and five men. Mraz was arrested in June on charges of felony forgery and theft stemming from accusations that she allegedly altered customer credit card receipts at the Firewater Grill on Main Street Read More

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