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Meet the candidates: 5 vie for seats on NWCCD board

October 29, 2014

SHERIDAN — Over the next week, thousands of Sheridan County voters will cast their ballots in the 2014 general election for both statewide and local campaigns. In an attempt to aid voters in making a choice, The Sheridan Press sent brief questionnaires to each of the candidates running in opposed races. The following are the Read More

Haunted road trips

SHERIDAN — After the pumpkins have been carved and the candy collected, Halloween has come and gone and you’re still looking for some more spirited fun for the remainder of your weekend, consider taking a haunted road trip. With the old, rich history of the region — from battlefields in Montana to ghost towns in Read More

Wyoming School District Coalition presents case for inflation adjustments for Wyoming schools to JEC

From staff reports SHERIDAN — The Wyoming School District Coalition for an External Cost Adjustment presented to the Wyoming State Legislature’s Joint Education Committee last week in an effort to reinstate inflation adjustments for Wyoming’s schools. Sen. Chris Rothfuss, D-Laramie, made a motion in support of inflation adjustments, and the JEC voted 10-3 in favor Read More

Wight bound over to district court

 SHERIDAN — After a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Sheridan County Circuit Court to determine probable cause, a woman accused of helping her boyfriend beat and kidnap his ex-wife has been bound over to 4th Judicial District Court. Nicole Wight is accused of helping her boyfriend Aaron Arnold beat and kidnap his ex-wife in August. The Read More

Clearmont Town Council gets first look at report from Sterling Codifiers

CLEARMONT — A town with more than 120 years of history is bound to amass regulations that become outdated or obsolete over time. For example, it is now common to see women in bars after 9 p.m., so a law prohibiting that practice is moot, even laughable. Circus managers no longer make regular requests to Read More

College to host screening of documentary

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a screening of “Valley Uprising: Yosemite’s Rock Climbing Revolution” Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. The feature-length documentary tells the untold story of the American counterculture of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For the past 50 years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and Read More

BHHS, SC partner for art show

SHERIDAN — The Fine Arts Department at Sheridan College will present the art exhibit “Public vs. Private” throughout November. The exhibit is a collaboration between the Big Horn High School art program and the SC Foundation 2-D class. The show will run from Nov. 4 through Dec. 9 at the Martinsen Gallery in the SC Read More

Sheridan College Outdoor Club to host annual fall community gear swap

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Outdoor Adventure Club will host a community gear swap Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sheridan College Edward A. Whitney Center Atrium. The event provides individuals an opportunity to clean out their garages and gear closets of stuff they no longer use, or that their children Read More

Bighorn Pediatric Dentistry offering candy buy-back

SHERIDAN — Bighorn Pediatric Dentistry will buy back unopened, loose candy on Monday. Kids can bring in their leftover Halloween candy and sell it for $1 per pound for a maximum of 5 pounds. The candy will then be sent to Operation Gratitude, an organization that makes individual holiday packages for troops overseas in war Read More

Friends of the Library to present 32nd annual auction

SHERIDAN — The Friends of the Library will celebrate the 32nd year of fundraising for the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Nov. 8. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include a silent and live auction, wine, hors d’oeuvres and music. Admission to the event is by membership in the Friends of the Read More

Thursday Events Oct. 29, 2014

Events for October 30, 2014 • 6 p.m., Halloween at Sugarland Ridge, Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge, 1551 Sugarland Drive • 7 p.m., Erik Molvar’s sage grouse presentation, The Brinton Museum, 239 Brinton Road

Local Briefs Oct. 29, 2014

Sugarland Ridge to host Halloween festivities SHERIDAN — Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge will host games and treats for children ages 0-12 on Thursday. From 6-7:30 p.m., the senior living facility welcomes children to wear costumes and visit. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Theresa Hamilton at 674-5575. Emeritus Read More

Kids costume contest brings families downtown: Prizes given in three age groups

October 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jaycees and the Downtown Sheridan Association hosted their annual kids’ costume contest and trick-or-treating parade in downtown Sheridan on Saturday. Organizer Brianna Straub said it was another successful day of Halloween fun. Approximately 75 costumed kids and parents attended the event which began with costume contests broken into three age groups. Read More

Landowner requests 88 acres annexed into city

SHERIDAN — A local landowner has requested that approximately 88 acres located east of I-90 and south of the EMIT manufacturing campus on Heartland Drive be annexed into city limits. The annexed land will be used for future development of heavy commercial and light industrial businesses in the area. The Sheridan Planning Commission voted Monday to recommend Read More

Local organizations to host Halloween festivities

SHERIDAN — A number of local organizations will host Halloween activities this Friday. The following is a list of activities open to the public. • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Halloween costume contest, Northeast Wyoming Pediatric Associates, individuals age 21 and younger are invited to stop by the office in costume to be entered into Read More

Lunbeck to present at Story Historical Society

STORY — The November meeting of the Story Historical Society will be held Sunday from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Story Woman’s Club. Jean Lunbeck will present a program on the limestone quarry. Refreshments will be served following the presentation, which is free and open to the public. The Story Woman’s Club is located at 28 Read More

Spinfest to benefit Sheridan Health Center

SHERIDAN — An indoor cycling event set for Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will benefit the Sheridan Health Center. Time slots cost $30 per person and those interested in participating may register online at or in person at the gym. Time slots vary in length and intensity. The event will feature Read More

Wednesday Events Oct. 28, 2014

Events for Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • 6 p.m., Live from The Met: Mozart’s “Le Nozze Di Figaro,” WYO Theater, 42 N. Main St., $18 for adults, $9 for students • 6:30 p.m., Willy Wonka movie night, Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, 335 W. Alger St.

Local Briefs Oct. 28, 2014

Chamber invites businesses to sign up for stroll SHERIDAN — With Thanksgiving just more than a month away, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the annual Christmas Stroll, set for Nov. 28 from 4-8 p.m. The chamber has invited all local businesses to participate in the event. The cost to participate Read More

Crews respond to rubbish fire over weekend

SHERIDAN — A call to a fire behind Kmart this weekend turned out to be just a rubbish fire, Sheridan Fire-Rescue officials said. “It was just wood rubbish,” SFR Capt. Robert Dobbs said. “There was no damage to any structures.” A call was made to Sheridan Fire-Rescue at 11:39 a.m. Sunday to report a fire Read More

Molvar to discuss ways to protect sage grouse population

October 27, 2014

BIG HORN — For Wildlife Biologist Erik Molvar, protecting Wyoming’s greater sage grouse population can be looked at like car maintenance. “It’s like you have a car in need of an oil change. You can either change the oil and save the engine or wait until the engine blows up and have an even greater expense,” Read More

White to lead dream analysis workshop

SHERIDAN — Have you ever been curious about your dreams? Counselor Kelly White will lead a dream analysis workshop Nov. 1 and Nov. 15 in a small interactive setting. The cost to attend is $50 per person and pre-registration is requested. The workshops will be held at 23 N. Scott St. suite 21A. For more Read More

Sugarland Ridge to host Halloween festivities

SHERIDAN — Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge will host games and treats for children ages 0-12 on Thursday. From 6-7:30 p.m., the senior living facility welcomes children to wear costumes and visit. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Theresa Hamilton at 674-5575. Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge is located at Read More

Pub crawl to benefit The Food Group

SHERIDAN — A Turkey Trot Pub Crawl will benefit The Food Group on Saturday. Attendees are asked to bring three canned food items to receive one drink token for the Mint Bar, the Pony Grille and Bar and the Blacktooth Brewing Company. The pub crawl will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Blacktooth Brewing Company. Read More

WYO Theater to host ‘Live from The Met’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Mozart’s ‘Le Nozze Di Figaro’” on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The performance is an installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts Read More

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