Category Archives: Local News

Council awards bid for water project to Sheridan company

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council awarded bids totaling nearly $350,000 for two large water projects as part of the consent agenda at Monday evening’s meeting. The Council chose Sheridan company LJS Concrete and Excavation for the West Fifth Street waterlines project. LJS submitted the low bid of $105,000, besting three other companies. The project… Continue Reading

Home used for storage catches fire

SHERIDAN — A home used for storage caught fire and was damaged early Tuesday morning off Custer Street in Sheridan. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Capt. Greg Luhman said a call came in at 4:55 a.m. reporting sparks, flames and smoke at a home behind Annie Greenthumb’s Flowers and Gifts, which is located on Coffeen Avenue. No one… Continue Reading

Construction of new locker room facilities on track

SHERIDAN — A gaping hole in the side of Sheridan High School marks the site of Sheridan County District 2’s recent construction project. The $4-5 million dollar addition and remodel is on schedule and still within budget, Activities Director Don Julian said. Fundraising efforts for the project were lead by Julian. The project began June… Continue Reading

Farmers market set for Thursday on Grinnell Plaza

SHERIDAN — The weekly Sheridan Farmers Market will return Thursday with fresh produce, live music and arts and crafts provided by local growers and artisans. From 5-7 p.m. on Grinnell Plaza, children’s events and activities, demonstrations and nonprofit organization booths will also be present. For more information or to sign up as a vendor, call… Continue Reading

Sheep Creek Fire continues to grow; no containment

Sheep Creek Fire continues to grow; no containment

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The Sheep Creek Fire near Dayton continues to grow exponentially. U.S. Forest Service officials said Tuesday morning the fire has exceeded 1,000 acres in size. There is no containment on the wildfire that began Sunday afternoon. The wind storm that swept though Sheridan last night, though, did not hit the areas impacted… Continue Reading

Sheep Creek Fire grows to 1,000 acres

Sheep Creek Fire grows to 1,000 acres

UPDATE: 7 a.m. BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — As of approximately 10 p.m. Monday, the Sheep Creek Fire located in Tongue River Canyon had grown to 1,000 acres. While winds affected the area Monday night, no update on the fire’s size had been released as of 7 a.m. Tuesday. A Type 3 overhead team will take over… Continue Reading

Measures of Devotion: Veteran copes with effects of war

SHERIDAN — The notebook he flips through is worn, with a bending navy cover. Each page that’s skimmed through is indented with ink and phrases collected or created, but he eventually finds the one he wants, reciting, “The damndest thing about war is the metamorphosis one goes through and one never completely heals because of… Continue Reading

Foreclosures down, housing market improving

SHERIDAN — Sheridan foreclosures decreased nearly 50 percent in 2015 compared to the same period in 2014, indicating an improved economy and housing market, industry experts say. Numbers compiled by The Sheridan Press show 28 completed foreclosures from January to July 2014. The first seven months of 2015 resulted in only 15 completed foreclosures. Lynette… Continue Reading

Fire doubles overnight; 0 percent contained

Fire doubles overnight; 0 percent contained

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The Sheep Creek Fire continues to burn on state land in northern Sheridan County. The fire, which started approximately one mile up the Tongue River Canyon Trail has grown to an estimated 30 acres as of 10:30 a.m. today. Bighorn National Forest spokesperson Bernie Bornong said the fire is zero percent contained. The fire was… Continue Reading

Tidbit Tues. tomorrow at SCM

SHERIDAN — Join Tidbit the Mouse and Curator of Education Sarah Ligocki for another Tidbit Tuesday at Sheridan County Museum on Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m. This week’s program will explore the role of horses in Sheridan County history. All Tidbit Tuesday programs are geared toward children ages 4-10 but older children are welcome to attend.… Continue Reading

Senior lecture continues tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Senior Center Lecture Series will return Tuesday with “The Story Behind the Pictures — Your Family’s History is Important.” As part of the Sheridan Senior Center’s “When I’m 64 or More” life planning series offered the first Tuesday of each month, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center dining room, Judy… Continue Reading

Softball coming to ParkFit Weds.

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with softball and the Sixth Street Ballfields. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you attend… Continue Reading

Crews battling fire in Tongue River Canyon

Crews battling fire in Tongue River Canyon

UPDATE: 7 p.m. BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The Sheep Creek Fire in Tongue River Canyon was detected Sunday at approximately 4 p.m. According to the U.S. Forest Service, the fire was initially reported as 1/2 acre at initial size-up by the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department. The fire started along the Tongue River Canyon Trail approximately one… Continue Reading

Crazy Days brings shoppers to downtown businesses

SHERIDAN — Shoppers still have a chance at landing deals this weekend as businesses in downtown Sheridan put out sale prices for Crazy Days. “Crazy Days has always been good, we look forward to it and we’re glad when it’s done,” said Stephen Kuzara, owner of Streetwear Clothing & Baby Too. Many business owners set… Continue Reading

Reynolds appointed to SCSD1 school board at Friday meeting

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 held a special meeting Friday morning to appoint a new board member to fill the Dayton Trustee vacancy. At the last board meeting trustee Johann Nield resigned. Requirements to fill the position included that the new member be from Dayton. After more than an hour of discussion, the… Continue Reading

Agendas — Aug. 1, 2015

Dayton Town Council 7:30 p.m. Monday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Recite Pledge of Allegiance • Call to order • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Approve minutes of the July 15 secondary Council meeting • Reports — Utility clerk/building permits, fire/rescue department, law enforcement, engineering, employees, planning committee, council,… Continue Reading

Saturday U returns to Sheridan Aug. 8

SHERIDAN — A summer session of Saturday U, the University of Wyoming’s popular free one-day college education program, will come to Sheridan Aug. 8. The day begins with coffee and pastries at 8:30 a.m. at Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus located approximately 28 miles from Sheridan in the Bighorn Mountains on the northeast edge of Park Reservoir.… Continue Reading

5th annual National Juried Show coming to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host the 5th annual Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et al National Juried Show this August at the historic train depot in Sheridan. The show will be on display Wednesday through Aug. 31, with a reception and awards ceremony on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. The reception is free and… Continue Reading

Phil Starke to present Plein Air painting workshop

SHERIDAN — In conjunction with the fifth annual Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et al National Juried Art Exhibition, the Sagebrush Art Center will host a “Plein Air” workshop by Arizona artist and juror, Phil Starke. The workshop will take place in various locations in Sheridan County Monday through Friday. The workshop is designed to help each artist… Continue Reading

County: Few options to make companies pay

SHERIDAN — County officials say they have little means of getting oil and gas companies in Sheridan County to pay the more than $3.4 million owed to local government bodies. There are two main options for county officials who seek to recover the money they’re owed from oil companies: they can put a lien on… Continue Reading

Man gets 3-6 years for fourth DUI

SHERIDAN — A habitual drunk driver was sentenced Thursday to three to six years in prison for a fourth driving under the influence conviction in the last 10 years. Ricky McInturff, 48, of Casper, previously pleaded guilty and accepted a plea agreement in 4th Judicial District Court. However, as part of the agreement, the state… Continue Reading

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