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Rhino Chase Kids Run to be held Saturday at SC

May 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — The first Rhino Chase Kids Run will be held Saturday at Sheridan College. The event is a fundraiser for the SC nursing students, Sheridan’s Food Bank and The Food Group. Four races will be held for a variety of children’s age groups at 2 p.m. beginning at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome parking Read More

State unemployment stats not telling the whole story

SHERIDAN — Each month, economists with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services generate unemployment statistics for each county in the state. While Wyoming’s unemployment is substantially lower than the national average today, a more critical look at the driving forces of the state’s economy suggests Sheridan County’s economic outlook might be artificially inflated. While the Read More

Area schools receive grants for fresh fruits and vegetables

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Education announced this week that 146 elementary schools, including several in Sheridan County, have been selected to receive the U.S. Department of Agriculture Fresh Fruit and Vegetable grants for the 2014-2015 school year. According to a media release from the DOE, the goals of the program include encouraging healthier Read More

Flood potential remains moderate to high

SHERIDAN — Flood potential in the central and southern Bighorn Mountains remains moderate to high, according to the latest release from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The latest report indicates that most of the snowpack below the 8,500 foot elevation mark has melted, but higher elevations continue to have above average — 140 to Read More

County votes to begin salary for part-time coroner

By Hannah Wiest The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Sheridan County commissioners voted Monday in a public staff meeting to begin offering a salary to the county coroner. Commissioners also voted on salaries for elected officials, which were frozen at current levels for the next four years. “The commissioners had a meeting with all the elected Read More

Wheeler: SHS staff my legacy

SHERIDAN — After 14 years at the helm, Sheridan High School Principal Dirlene Wheeler’s last day will be June 30 as she moves on to the next phase of her life — retirement. Wheeler began her career in education spending 18 years teaching in Nebraska after graduating from Chadron State College. After nearly two decades Read More

SHS choir to present concert tomorrow

May 12, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School choirs will present a concert tomorrow. The mixed choir, the Treblemakers, Spectrum, the honor choir and select senior soloists will all perform in “Touch the Sky,” featuring a song from the Disney/Pixar film “Brave” and a mix of music ranging from Styx to Pentatonix. The concert is free and open to Read More

Sheridan Manor hosting open house tomorrow

SHERIDAN — This week is National Nursing Home Week and Sheridan Manor will host an open house celebration tomorrow. From 6:30-8 p.m. food, live music and prizes will be offered. The event is free and open to all. The Manor is located at 1851 Big Horn Ave.

SHS to present ‘Big Band Bash’ Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School band and choir department will present the fourth annual “Big Band Bash” on Wednesday at the Kalif Shrine. The SHS jazz band will play big band and popular music for dancing and listening. SHS show choir “Spectrum” will also be singing solos and jazz tunes. The event is a Read More

AARP to host meeting Friday

SHERIDAN — The American Association of Retired People Sheridan Chapter #676 will host a meeting Friday. Matt Davis will present a program on how Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns proposed to work in partnership with the local AARP chapter through Habitat’s new housing repair program. The evening will begin with a potluck at Read More

‘Dinner with Friends’ at the WYO Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Twisted Stair Theatre Company will present seven performances of “Dinner with Friends” at the WYO Theater. This week’s performances will be offered Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. daily and Sunday at 2 p.m. Additional performances will be offered May 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. daily. The play stars Myles Stillman, Mariah Holzer, Read More

Sheridan College Foundation to present final workshop series

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Foundation will present the final sessions in the “Insight: The Sheridan College Lecture and Workshop Series” with study groups, a lecture and workshop this week. Free study groups will meet this week to discuss Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s book “Flow: The Psychology of the Optimal Experience.” Csikszentmihalyi will then present “Finding Read More

SPD conducts public outreach surveys to gauge performance

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department has begun sending out surveys via the U.S. Postal Service in an attempt to gather information about how to improve its service to the community. The written format questionnaire is being sent to citizens at random after they have contact with officers. SPD Sgt. Travis Koltiska said citizens served Read More

Neighborly deeds noted with Good Samaritan Awards

SHERIDAN — The Good Samaritan Awards were held Saturday night at the Holiday Inn, as The Salvation Army honored eight individuals and couples from the Sheridan community who have dedicated their time to selflessly serving others without concern for recognition. Those honored were Jerry and Judy Prescott, Dick Warren, Jim Schlenker, Karl and Donna Hunt, Read More

Remembering fish tales with photos

SHERIDAN — He’d sat on a dock by Alcova Lake near Casper for six hours, casting, cranking and casting again. Then, in the heat of that summer day, Joey Puettman felt a jiggle, then a tug, then a pull. Could it be? He gripped his fishing pole tighter and turned the crank. “I sat on Read More

More than 400 degrees, certificates awarded in 65th ceremony

SHERIDAN — Nothing quite symbolizes the hope, excitement and new opportunities of spring as graduates crossing the stage to accept their degrees and begin the next phase of their lives. On Saturday, students were presented with the more than 450 degrees and certificates they earned this year at Sheridan College. In addition, nearly 20 University Read More

Students to present work Thursday at library

May 9, 2014

SHERIDAN — Three University of Wyoming Department of Global and Area Studies Program students will present results of their fieldwork on Thursday in Sheridan. The free presentation is open to the community and will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Fulmer Public Library. The students will discuss their independent research conducted abroad last summer Read More

Science Kids, HF Bar ranch to host weekend-long birding class

SHERIDAN — The Science Kids and HF Bar Ranch will host a weekend-long birding class May 16-18. The adult class is designed for beginners but birders of all levels are welcome to attend. The classes will be led by Julie Rieder at the Saddlestring School and will include some time in the classroom and a lot Read More

Second annual Western Craftsmen Exhibit on display at Sagebrush Art Center

SHERIDAN — The second annual Western Craftsmen Exhibit is currently on display at the Sagebrush Community Art Center and an artists’ reception will be held Friday. Work including leather-tooling, metal work and photography of cowboys at work has been submitted by artists Tom Balding, Wayne Hape and Adam Jahiel. The free reception is open to Read More

Wellness Council of Sheridan County hires new director

SHERIDAN — The Wellness Council of Sheridan County has announced the hiring of a new director. Paul Graslie assumed the role of executive director on April 28. Outgoing Executive Director Michele Fritz has led the council since July 2012 and will continue to work to be an active part of wellness in the county. The Read More

SC Booster Club golf tournament Friday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Booster Club will host their Spring golf tournament on Friday at the Powder Horn. The deadline to register for this fundraiser outing is Tuesday. The cost is $125 per golfer, which includes 18 holes of golf with a cart and practice balls, a gift bag, a dinner and awards ceremony, Read More

Hands-on learning set for this summer

SHERIDAN — Although the school year will be coming to an end shortly, a local program is offering classes to ensure that Sheridan County children have an opportunity to continue learning through the summer. And have fun doing it. “The reason I started Science Kids was I had lived in Sheridan for 10 years or Read More

Nearly 12,000 sign up on marketplace

SHERIDAN — Numbers recently released from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reveal that 11,970 Wyomingites purchased insurance on the Federal Exchange in compliance with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Enrollment in the social programs Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program in Wyoming between October of last year and March Read More

City to allocate more money to training

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan has started its series of work sessions to discuss the proposed budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. The first session was held Wednesday and focused on the budgets for the mayor, council, clerk, treasurer, Internet technology department and human resources department. The second session was held Friday. In it, representatives from Read More

Teachers helping students explore world around them

SHERIDAN — It’s time for science class for two rooms of fifth-graders at Big Horn Elementary School and the lesson plan calls for bugs. Lots of them. The aquariums are stocked with Madagascar cockroaches, stick bugs, caterpillars and other creepy crawlers of interest and the three meter plot of observation land in the back field Read More

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