Category Archives: Local News

Kinner sworn in as state legislator

Kinner sworn in as state legislator

SHERIDAN — Mark Kinner of Sheridan was sworn in as a member of the 63rd Wyoming Legislature on Monday in the House Chambers of the Wyoming Capitol in Cheyenne. Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice E. James Burke administered the oath of office. Kinner was joined by members of the Wyoming Legislature, legislative staff and family… Continue Reading

Patton named WCCA Legislator of the Year

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming County Commissioners Association recently presented the 2015 WCCA Legislator of the Year awards to the late Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, and the now retired Sen. Jim Anderson, who represented Platte and Converse counties, at its annual spring banquet in Pinedale. Patton was chosen as a recipient due to his long and… Continue Reading

Historic Sheridan Inn opens to first guests in 50 years

Historic Sheridan Inn opens to first guests in 50 years

SHERIDAN — Four-year-old Kamryn Carden was more concerned about playing with toys than being a part of history. The daughter of K.C. and Candice Carden was jumping up and down with excitement in the lobby of the Sheridan Inn after being promised there would be lots of space to play with toys. Meanwhile, K.C. and… Continue Reading

Soap making class at Senior Center on May 27

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a natural soap making class from 1:30-4:30 p.m. May 27. Participants will make six bars of soap and will paint stained glass while waiting for their soap to process. The event is open to all members of the community. Cost is $40 for those who are over… Continue Reading

SC honors history as veterans school at graduation Saturday

SC honors history as veterans school at graduation Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College returned to its roots during the 66th annual commencement ceremony Saturday afternoon as the faculty, graduates and guests in attendance celebrated not only graduates but also veterans for their accomplishments. Approximately 540 degrees and certificates were earned by Sheridan College students during the 2014-15 school year and many of them, along… Continue Reading

County’s new web-mapping site easier to use

SHERIDAN — Finding information like assessed values or other property information used to require a phone call to the Sheridan County clerk or assessor. Not anymore. The county recently took its new interactive mapping website live, and the online geographic information system, or GIS, contains everything from zoning information to hunt areas. “This is a… Continue Reading

Local students raise funds for classmate with cancer

Local students raise funds for classmate with cancer

SHERIDAN — What started out as adults trying to play a practical joke on their neighbors took a more meaningful turn in the hands of their children. In late April, Brayden Brutlag and Becca Oetken, both students at Holy Name Catholic School, went out to play in the ravine behind their home. When they returned,… Continue Reading

Boley named Outstanding Dietitian of the Year

Boley named Outstanding Dietitian of the Year

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics named Georgia Boley as its 2015 Outstanding Dietitian of the Year at its recent annual conference in Laramie. Criteria for the award include a demonstration of outstanding leadership and service to the profession. “Georgia’s leadership as the WAND’s Reimbursement Representative was key in her nomination,” WAND President… Continue Reading

New local Alcoholics Anonymous hotline phone number

SHERIDAN — The Alcoholics Anonymous chapters that meet in Sheridan and Johnson counties have a new hotline phone number for anyone who may suspect he or she has a problem with drinking and is looking for a way to stop. While the local hotline has been in existence for years, the number has changed. The… Continue Reading

BHHS band, choir concert on Tuesday

  BIG HORN — The Big Horn High School band and choir will present a Spring Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the BHHS auditorium. Choir selections will include “Where Go The Boats,” with poetry by Robert Louis Stevenson and music by Mary Lynn Lightfoot, “Fly Away Medley” arranged by Mark Hayes, “Riversong” by Roger… Continue Reading

Wyoming DAR celebrating 100 years

SHERIDAN — You think of the American Revolution as a done deal, it’s over; but really there are people living all around you that have a direct connection to that time period. That is what Daughters of the American Revolution Sheridan chapter registrar Tammy Mansfield says. Take Maribeth Rose, for example. Rose is the descendent… Continue Reading

SIGNS OF SUMMER: U.S. 14A in Bighorns set to reopen Monday

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Wyoming Department of Transportation officials said Friday that U.S. 14A is scheduled to open for summer at noon, Monday. Maintenance crews from WYDOT have been working to open the seasonal road. According to a WYDOT news release, Burgess Junction crews have broken through and met up with crews from Lovell.  Crews from… Continue Reading

Column: Measures of devotion

Next week, The Sheridan Press will launch a series of features highlighting local veterans who have beared the burden of our country’s cause. We’ve been blessed to have individuals volunteer to sacrifice their lives, their time and their well-being for us in our nation’s armed forces. It is a debt that can never be fully… Continue Reading

Agendas may 16, 2015

Dayton Town Council 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Recite Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda — additions and deletions • Approve minutes of the May 4 regular Council meeting • Old business update • Announcements/correspondence • Hear from the director of the Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail… Continue Reading

‘Tween’ programs continue at Fulmer Public Library

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through May. Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on clay sculpting. “Tween Challenge Takeover” is geared toward kids in fifth through seventh grades. The program includes activities and experiments that draw from the fields of science, technology, engineering,… Continue Reading

Students spend day helping neighbors

Students spend day helping neighbors

SHERIDAN — A group of more than 40 junior high and high school homeschool students and their parents gathered together in late April for a volunteer day to commemorate National Volunteer Month. The students assisted five different people around the community with a variety of chores that needed to be done including yard work, window… Continue Reading

NWCCD honors Master Distance Educator of the Year

SHERIDAN — Nikki Smiley, health and human performance instructor for the Northern Wyoming Community College District, has been selected as the 2015 NWCCD Master Distance Educator of the Year, college officials announced recently. Smiley will be recognized at the 13th annual WyDEC Distance Education Conference awards banquet on Tuesday at Eastern Wyoming Community College’s branch… Continue Reading

Ranchester infrastructure: Ready for growth

Ranchester infrastructure: Ready for growth

RANCHESTER — Just one trip through Ranchester on U.S. Highway 14 and you’re bound to notice the construction: A mercantile across the street from the Information Center, a new school on the west end of town and more than one subdivision. Most of these sites right now are just fencing or disturbed earth, some still… Continue Reading

Nonprofit archery program promotes clean lifestyle

Nonprofit archery program promotes clean lifestyle

SHERIDAN— Archery takes knowledge, precision, discipline, strength and concentration. But with enough practice, it can be done by anyone and that’s why Eric Nations loves it. This weekend, a group of volunteers will be hosting an archery competition called the 3-D Tournament, allowing both young and experienced archers to compete in friendly, family-oriented events. There… Continue Reading

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