Local News

Backcountry horsemen monthly meeting Tuesday

April 18, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday. All members of the community are invited to attend at 7 p.m. at the ERA Carroll Realty office. The 2014 State Rendezvous plans will be continued and refreshments will be served. For more information contact Dwight French at 674-8239. The realty office Read More

‘Light of Hope’ breakfast to honor Reta Onstott

SHERIDAN — The Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns’ will host the 6th annual “Light of Hope” breakfast on April 25. Doors open at 7 a.m. and the program will run from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The breakfast is a fundraising and awareness awards ceremony benefitting CASA’s advocacy program for Read More

Pinewood Derby tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Cub Scouts of the Elakawee District, which includes Sheridan and Johnson County, will host a Pinewood Derby tomorrow. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the showroom of Hammer Chevrolet all members of the community are invited to come watch the kids race cars they’ve made out of a block of wood. Read More

SHS announces ‘A’ honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has announced their third quarter honor roll recipients.   12th grade “A” honor roll Luke Adsit, Lane Barten, Hailey Blaney, Cassandra Burch, Bailey Burr, Anna-Marie Calkins, Sharlene Charlson, Ethan Chartier, Maggie Clarendon, Madeline Clift, Grady Craft, Collin Cundy, Kameron Eckard, Madison Farr, Logan Garstad, Nicholas Gill, Caleb Green, Ethan Hall, Read More

Stubborn athletes take to the court

Big Horn student Miles Novak, left, secures the ball from Tongue River’s Tyler Kane during the student versus student Donkey Basketball game Thursday. The Big Horn students earned a victory in the final game against the Tongue River students.

Local FFA chapters perform well at annual competition in Cheyenne

April 17, 2014

SHERIDAN — The 2014 Wyoming State FFA Convention was held last week in Cheyenne and Laramie. One of the largest youth conferences in Wyoming, more than 1,200 FFA members from across the state were in attendance. Three local chapters competed and each achieved high rankings in a variety of events. The John B. Kendrick chapter Read More

Senior Center continues work for aging population

DAYTON — In her presentation to Dayton Town Council Wednesday, Senior Center Executive Director Carmen Rideout noted that approximately 42 percent of the population of Sheridan County is age 50 or older. “That’s high for Wyoming, and Wyoming is high in the country,” Rideout said. According to 2010 statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, 38 Read More

Traffic, location cited as concerns for Big Horn center

SHERIDAN — Concerns about traffic and the location of a proposed Big Horn community center were addressed at the Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District public meeting last night. Approximately 20 people attended the meeting. Some community members said they were worried that the center would be located on a busy highway at the Read More

Spiegelberg announces his retirement

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan banker has announced he will retire this month after dedicating a 28-year career to financial services. Wells Fargo Business Banking Manager and Market President Anthony Spiegelberg’s official retirement date is May 1, though his time in the office has already been significantly cut back. Spiegelberg moved to Sheridan in 1998 after Read More

Easter egg hunt and locations

Friday • 2:30-3:15 p.m. Westview Easter Egg Hunt, ages 1-9, Westview Health Care Center, 1990 W. Loucks St.   Saturday • 10-10:15 a.m. Sheridan Recreation District Easter Egg Hunt Eggs-Travaganza, ages 0-3 Redle Field, ages 4-5 Barney Park, ages 6-8 playground area by sand volleyball court, Thorne-Rider Park, 14th Street. Rain location: Sheridan High School. Read More

SHS announces ‘Principal’ honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has announced their third quarter honor roll recipients.   “Principal” honor roll — 4.0 Davis Alden, Sarah Alley, Lyndsee Anderson, Sierra Atwell, MaKenna Balkenbush, Heather Belus, Owen Bensel, Heather Bergey, Madison Bland, Peyton Bomar, Clara Bouley, Rebecca Bouley, Lachlan Brennan, Titus Brown, Brittney Buckler, Cheyenne Buyert, Aaron Campbell, Katherine Campbell, Read More

Banff tour coming to WYO Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to the WYO Theater Tuesday. Hosted by Wyoming Wilderness Association and the theater, the films are part of a 40 country international tour that commences immediately following the festival. The show will commence at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for Read More

Two local students win 4-H scholarships

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State 4-H Foundation has announced the recipients of $62,000 in scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year and two local students were among the recipients. Students from the University of Wyoming and Wyoming community colleges will receive monetary support toward continuing their education with approximately $30,000 being awarded to first-time winners this Read More

Scotty’s Skate Castle; Three generations of family entertainment, history

April 16, 2014

By Alisa Brantz The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — The overhead lights turn down, the music turns up and dozens of kids and families go round and round the rink at Scotty’s Skate Castle as they have been doing for more than 30 years. Since 1982 the Sidletsky family has been serving Sheridan as owners of Read More

Educated Guess oil well success still unclear

SHERIDAN — A horizontal oil well drilled approximately nine miles outside of Sheridan on Highway 14 toward Ucross has produced a cumulative 1,468 barrels of oil between October and February. According to production records available on the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission website, the well’s most productive days of operation were its first two. Read More

USFS solicits interest in Burgess visitor center

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest staff announced Tuesday that they are soliciting interest for a concessions special use permit for the operation and maintenance of the Burgess Junction Visitor Center facility. Due to declining funding sources, the Forest Service has not operated the visitor center since September 2012. According to a press release, the Read More

Efforts to enhance the sustainability and functionality of mountain campus are in motion

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College welding students are currently working in-class to create specialized brackets that will aid in the replacement of old logs on several Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus structures. “For those interested in the art of log home building, this is a dream,” SC construction technology instructor Josh Michelena said. “Our students have the opportunity Read More

Ranchester to chip seal additional streets

RANCHESTER — With half the streets in Ranchester chip sealed last year, members of Ranchester Town Council voted Tuesday to chip seal the remaining streets this year in order to keep roads well-maintained and avoid doing the work piece-meal over several years. Crews will chip seal 34,300 square yards of streets including Aspen Court, Heather Read More

KOA holding two free prize drawings

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan/Big Horn Mountains KOA Campground is now open for the 2014 camping season and two free prize drawings are being held. The first prize will be drawn Fourth of July weekend and will include a 2014 Keystone Passport 238ML recreational vehicle and a Weber Grill package through the KOA Take a Spin-To-Win Read More

Holy Name announces honor roll

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School has announced their third-quarter A and B honor roll recipients. In order to qualify for the A Honor Roll a minimum grade-point-average of 3.75 with no grade lower than a B must be achieved. In order to qualify for the B Honor Roll a minimum Read More

Local student earns first place in competition

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College student Amelia Manuel recently earned first place in the Speakers in Agriculture Impromptu competition at the National Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization’s conference in St. Cloud, Minn. Manuel, an agriculture business student from Red Lodge, Mont., edged out students from Walla Walla Community College in Wash. and Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Read More

Landon’s hosting two free workshops Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is hosting two free workshops on Saturday. At 10 a.m. “Creating Beautiful Water Features” will be presented and at 1 p.m. “Orchid: The Ultimate Houseplant” will be the topic. Space is limited so pre-registration is recommended. Call 672-8340 or stop by the greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Drive to Read More

SHS Model UN takes home six awards from Denver conference

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Model United Nations team received four first-place and two second-place awards at the University of Denver spring conference for high school students this past weekend. Twenty-one SHS students joined with 230 other high school students from the Denver metro area and one team from Cody to work on a Read More

County OKs three items of business for airport

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioners approved three items of business for the Sheridan County Airport on Tuesday including a renewed lease agreement with FedEx Air and a grant request to restripe aprons and taxilanes at the airport. The current Federal Express lease at the airport terminates April 30, but FedEx would like to continue to Read More

Long-term insurance premiums on the rise

April 15, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident and retiree Gene Davis thought he had planned well. In 2004, he purchased a long-term care policy for himself and his wife from Prudential Financial Inc. He diligently paid the premiums for a “cadillac policy” over the last decade totaling more than $47,000. But in the last few years, premium increases Read More

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