Category Archives: Local News

SHS announces third-quarter A honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School officials recently announced the third-quarter honor roll. Students on the A Honor Roll completed at least five classes and earned a 3.5-3.99 GPA with no grades lower than a C. The following students were named to the A Honor Roll. Freshmen Zainab Al-Dhalimi, Beknazar Alikulov, Lucy Barten, Rae Bassett, Megan Beld, Hunter Benedict, Madelynne Blackwell, Emery Bree, William… Continue Reading

Fire union rejects city contract proposal

SHERIDAN — The firefighters union rejected the city’s most recent contract proposal during negotiations Monday night, citing concerns that the deal would prematurely lock firefighters out of future pay raises. City officials countered that the offer includes immediate pay increases department employees would not otherwise receive. The two-year contract the city pushed for includes a… Continue Reading

Ranchester Mercantile ready for tenants

Ranchester Mercantile ready for tenants

RANCHESTER —  It took two years from grant approval to completion. January 2014 marked Ranchester’s approval for a Community Readiness Grant for $977,500, of which the town had to match 15 percent. The funding collected to build the mercantile totaled $1.15 million. The construction was completed in January 2016. According to Mayor Peter Clark, Ranchester’s… Continue Reading

SCSD2 after-school program continues to grow

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2’s after-school program has seen increased participation over the past few years, according to district officials. The program, which includes extra-curricular learning opportunities for students after the school day has ended, has increased from 144 regular attendees last year to 250 this school year. Regular attendees, according to after-school… Continue Reading

Smiley, Stevens to wed in July in Sheridan

Smiley, Stevens to wed in July in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Garrett Michael Stevens and Kayla Richelle Smiley will wed July 23 at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church. Stevens, originally from Casper, graduated from Kelly Walsh High School in 2009 and received an Associate Degree in welding technology from Casper College in 2014. He is currently employed at Fab Tech in Casper. He is the… Continue Reading

Black Hills State choir to perform at Trinity Lutheran Church

SHERIDAN — The Black Hills State University Concert Choir will perform at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sheridan at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. The group will perform a varied program that will include choral music such as traditional Shaker songs, Russian liturgical music and American Spirituals. The group will also perform selections for the popular and jazz… Continue Reading

Blood draws planned for Dayton, Ranchester

RANCHESTER — A community blood draw will take place in Ranchester April 27 from 6:30-9:30 a.m. at Ranchester Town Hall. A second blood draw will take place April 28 from 6:30-9:30 a.m. at Dayton Town Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. Unless you are a diabetic, please remember to fast for 12 hours prior to… Continue Reading

Chamber to host coffee in Ucross

UCROSS — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host a community-focused roundtable discussion over breakfast coffee April 27 from 8-9 a.m. The event will take place at the Ucross Foundation. It is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485. The Ucross Foundation is… Continue Reading

SC students participate in juried art show

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Student Juried Exhibition will be on display in the Sagebrush Community Art Center’s front gallery through May 12. Sponsors of the show include the city of Sheridan and the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding by the Wyoming Legislature and National Endowment for the Arts. The Sagebrush Community Art Center is… Continue Reading

Wyoming health officials: Flu season not over ‘til it’s over

SHERIDAN— Public health officials in Wyoming said that although they hope the worst of the flu season has passed, new cases continue to crop up. And after three flu-related deaths were announced earlier this month nearby in Montana’s Yellowstone County, local officials are urging people to continue using commonsense health precautions. Kim Deti, spokeswoman for… Continue Reading

Meeting to focus on WY, MT water

SHERIDAN — Chris Brown from the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office will give a presentation and update on the Montana vs. Wyoming U.S. Supreme Court lawsuit concerning water rights and administration in the Tongue River drainage next week. Brown and Division II Superintendent David Schroeder will also be available to answer questions relating to regulation due to the… Continue Reading

Local college, high school students earn wins at SkillsUSA competition

Local college, high school students earn wins at SkillsUSA competition

SHERIDAN — With eight first-place finishes and 14 total awards, the Sheridan College SkillsUSA team dominated at the state championship, held last week in Casper. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce that aims to prepare America’s high performance workers and provides quality education experiences… Continue Reading

Pruning workshop to take place Saturday at UW Extension

SHERIDAN — A fruit tree pruning workshop will take place Saturday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Sheridan Research and Extension Center. The workshop will include information on how to increase fruit size, improve fruit quality, manage tree size, help manage diseases and how to make harvesting a little easier. UW Extension horticulture… Continue Reading

City organizing Coffee With a Cop

SHERIDAN — Members of the Sheridan Police Department are planning “Coffee With a Cop” for April 25 at Starbucks. Community members are invited to join police officers and neighbors for coffee and conversation. The goal is to keep breaking down barriers between officers and the citizens they serve. Individuals will have the opportunity to ask… Continue Reading

WWA’s Miniature Art Show, auction set for Friday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association invites members of the public to its upcoming 2016 Miniature Art and Music Silent Auction: Celebrating our Wild Earth, which will be open for viewing and bidding through Friday at Davis Gallery. This year marks the 10th annual celebration with miniature artworks donated by local artists, and local musicians have… Continue Reading

Monday’s Dining for a Cause to benefit YMCA

SHERIDAN — The next “Dining for a Cause” event will take place Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-10 p.m. During those times, 100 percent of Frackelton’s sales and gratuities will be donated to the Sheridan County YMCA. Reservations are encouraged. For additional information or to make reservations, call 675-6055. Frackelton’s is located… Continue Reading

WY Outside Challenge kicks off this spring

SHERIDAN — WY Outside recently kicked off the 2016 WY Outside Challenge. After the success of the inaugural event last year, this hands-on, outdoor program provides participants with an opportunity to complete a wide variety of outdoor activities throughout 2016, then document and submit their accomplishments on a scorecard and with photos. To participate in the… Continue Reading

Community gains new ally in film industry

Community gains new ally in film industry

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan community recently gained a powerful ally in recruiting film crews to utilize the talent and landscapes in the area. Bruce Moriarty has lived in the Sheridan area for approximately 10 years between jobs, but has only spent valuable time in the area over the last year or so. While his name isn’t… Continue Reading

Moriarty brings Hollywood experience to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press recently caught up with Bruce Moriarty Hollywood regular for a cup of coffee — or in Moriarty’s case a cup of green tea — at Java Moon in downtown Sheridan. Here are excerpts from that conversation, edited for length. Q: How and why did you end up in Wyoming? Moriarty: I… Continue Reading

Kearny’s Frontier Regulars recruit new members

STORY – Kearny’s Frontier Regulars, a living history organization and support group for Fort Phil Kearny, is currently seeking new members. To that end, the group organized a demonstration and recruitment event for Saturday. The KFR currently has 25 members, but the group is always looking for new members and anyone who is interested in… Continue Reading

Cautiously optimistic: City officials start budget talks

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan City Council is kicking off another budget process, and though the city faces a smoother ride than the county does, officials are proceeding with caution. Sheridan County is facing a shortfall of $609,000 over the next budget year, according to recent estimates, but the city sits in a slightly better position financially… Continue Reading

Agendas—April 16, 2016

Sheridan City Council Special Meeting 6 p.m. Monday Sheridan City Hall • Call to order • Roll call of members • Fire fighter negotiation • Adjourn   Sheridan City Council Regular Meeting 7 p.m. Monday Sheridan City Hall • Call to order • Pledge of allegiance to the flag • Invocation to be given by… Continue Reading

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