Category Archives: Local News

Sheridan teen faces charges for home invasion

SHERIDAN — Quinton Rosalez, 18, of Sheridan is facing criminal charges after walking into a house that was not his and beating one of the residents. According to court documents, Rosalez walked into a home belonging to Mark and Sabrina Elledge and claimed the house was his. When Mark Elledge said the house was not… Continue Reading

Project could improve waterways, economy

SHERIDAN — You asked, the city listened. For more than a decade, residents repeatedly told Sheridan staff they would like better connectivity throughout the city’s waterways. Thursday evening, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will provide an update on a potential creek restoration project that could accomplish just that. The Corps of Engineers came to… Continue Reading

Man charged for threatening others with knife

SHERIDAN — On Tuesday, Sheridan County Circuit Court Judge Shelley Cundiff maintained a $10,000 cash only bond for a Sheridan man accused of threatening two individuals with a knife. Riley Prill, 24, faces two counts of aggravated assault and battery — both felonies that carry up to 10 years in prison, a $10,000 fine or… Continue Reading

Sheridan hosts several top grantmakers

SHERIDAN — While area residents know Sheridan has nonprofits and foundations aplenty, a meeting of nonprofit representatives from around the state at the Historic Sheridan Inn Tuesday reinforced that belief. The event, “Local Matters: Philanthropy is … Right Next Door” featured speakers from around the region who spoke about the latest trends in philanthropy. CEO… Continue Reading

State seeks safer ambulance rides for children

State seeks safer ambulance rides for children

SHERIDAN — A new Wyoming Department of Health program is aiming to ensure Wyoming children who must be transported in ambulances are as safe as possible during these critical rides. The Wyoming Responders Safe Transport Initiative is led by the WDH Office of Emergency Services. “The goal of WYRESTRAIN is to ensure that no child… Continue Reading

Wyo. ranked 45th in nation for Pap tests for women

SHERIDAN — Many forms of cancer are preventable with certain precautionary steps, even some beyond not smoking and the more common practices used to stay healthy. Regular screening and a key vaccination series can help prevent most cases of cervical cancer, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. According to the Centers for Disease Control… Continue Reading

SPA to present ‘From the Titanic to Western Cowboys’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Photographers Association will present “From the Titanic to Western Cowboys,” a presentation by renowned local photographer Adam Jahiel, during its monthly event at 7 p.m. May 6 at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. Jahiel will share his story of becoming a photographer who travels the world, his experience photographing the Titanic… Continue Reading

Science lecture to examine willow dieback

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery Science Lecture Series will present a lecture on “Willow Dieback and the Condition of Willow Communities on the Bighorn National Forest” as part of its spring 2015 lecture series. U.S Forest Service Forest Hydrologist Chris Williams will present the lecture at 7 p.m. May 6 in the… Continue Reading

Paint & Pinot for Paws to be held May 13

SHERIDAN — The Paint Post will offer “Paint & Pinot for Paws” at 6 p.m. May 13. The evening of step-by-step painting instruction will allow participants to take home a cute rendition of six furry friends — not to mention the memories of a fun evening with friends, music and a little wine. A portion… Continue Reading

Presentation on pollinators set for May 6

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Conservation District will host a presentation titled, “Local Heroes: Your Hardworking Pollinators” at 6 p.m. May 6 in the Inner Circle at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. The presentation will feature guest speaker Dr. Dorothy Tuthill, associate director of the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute and education coordinator for the… Continue Reading

DC protests, Baltimore riots affect SHS trip

DC protests, Baltimore riots affect SHS trip

SHERIDAN — It’s an interesting time to be in Baltimore, as riots and protests against the police flair up over the death of Freddie Gray. It’s an interesting time to be in Washington, D.C., as thousands of protestors gathered at the U.S. Supreme Court this weekend while the justices heard arguments on the constitutionality of… Continue Reading

SCSD1 holds special meeting to discuss budget

RANCHESTER — Members of the Sheridan County School District 1 administration and the district school board held a special meeting Monday morning to discuss the 2015-16 school year budget, determine which additional needs could be funded and approve the sale of land owned by the district. Following the approval of the external cost adjustment by… Continue Reading

Sheridan Speedway prepares for May 8 opening

Sheridan Speedway prepares for May 8 opening

SHERIDAN — The ground was still damp and muddy from the downpour that hit the hills east of Sheridan less than an hour before, but more than a dozen people gathered near the southern bend of Sheridan Speedway’s track. It wasn’t race day. It was 4:30 p.m. on a Thursday afternoon, with one driver taking… Continue Reading

Sheridan meeting new recommended fluoride level

SHERIDAN — Federal health officials Monday changed the standard for fluoride in drinking water, cutting the maximum recommended amount nearly in half and revising the guideline for the first time since 1962. The Department of Health and Human Services lowered its fluoride recommendation to 0.7 milligrams per liter of water, a level that replaces the… Continue Reading

Commissioners OK plat for Cloud Peak Ranch

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Planning Commission approved a preliminary plat for Cloud Peak Ranch to subdivide 4.66 acres for future development east of Mydland Road and just west of the patio home section of the Sheridan Links planned unit development. Commissioners OK’d an application to divide the land into three lots ranging in size from… Continue Reading

Landon’s holds open house this weekend

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host its Spring Open House Friday through Sunday. The weekend will include treasure hunts, refreshments and sales. Landon’s is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. There will also be a farmers market with fresh, local produce from 9-11 a.m. Saturday. Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located… Continue Reading

Sagebrush juried photo show to be held May 4-28

SHERIDAN — Sagebrush Community Art Center will host its first Juried Photography Show, featuring work by many local photographers, from May 4-28 at the Sagebrush Fine Art Gallery. The juror for the show was renowned local photographer Adam Jahiel. A total of 38 photos by 30 local and regional photographers display a variety of subjects… Continue Reading

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ event set for May 5

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ event set for May 5

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

SC faculty honored at national conference

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College diesel technology instructor John Sikkenga was honored as one of five finalists for the Outstanding Technical Teacher of the Year award at the American Technical Education Association’s 52nd annual national conference in Indiana. Sikkenga has taught at SC for 25 years. “It’s not every day students get the opportunity to learn… Continue Reading

Holy Name releases third quarter honor roll

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School utilizes an accelerated grade system where an A is 93 percent or higher, a B is 85 percent, a C is 77 percent, a D is 65 percent and an F is 57 percent. In the third quarter, 97 percent of the student body received a place on the… Continue Reading

Agenda NWCCD trustees work session

Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of trustees work session 8:30 a.m. Thursday Whitney boardroom 132 Sheridan College 3059 Coffeen Ave. Meeting commences Executive session Personnel matter (per State Statute 16-4-405 (a) (ii) ) Real estate matter (per State Statute 16-4-405 (a) (vii) ) BOCHES update Budget update State and federal legislative issues Facilities update… Continue Reading

Working to keep kids healthy

Working to keep kids healthy

Two-year-old Evangeline Karns eats a strawberry at a food art exercise during the Healthy and Safe Kids event Saturday at the YMCA. The Wellness Council of Sheridan County partnered with the YMCA to provide a fun event to promote healthy habits and activity. Justin Sheely | The Sheridan Press Continue Reading

Rogers ‘OK’ after Mount Everest avalanche

Rogers ‘OK’ after Mount Everest avalanche

SHERIDAN — Information from the International Mountain Guides website suggests that Sheridan climber Darren Rogers is doing well after an earthquake caused an avalanche on Mount Everest Saturday. Although the website does not mention Rogers specifically, an update Saturday said all IMG members and sherpas are safe. Many of the climbers were at Camps 1… Continue Reading

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