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Saturday Events Nov. 28, 2014

November 28, 2014

Events for Nov. 29, 2014 • 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Invitational Basketball Tournament, Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome, Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave., $7 adults, $5 seniors, $3 Sheridan College students with Activity Card or high school age and under

Local Briefs Nov. 28, 2014

Cancer support group starting Monday SHERIDAN — A new cancer support group, “A Shared Journey,” will meet weekly beginning Monday. The group is a general cancer support group, and all are welcome no matter their diagnosis. The group will meet weekly at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sheridan Senior Center. For more information, contact Read More

Giving thanks

November 26, 2014

SHERIDAN — Before Thanksgiving, The Sheridan Press took to the streets to ask people what they were grateful for, with a catch: they couldn’t mention something that they were thankful for last year. Many residents said home and family, but some found new thankful thoughts. Americans take time during in November to remember what they Read More

Too many toys? Time to rethink Christmas giving

SHERIDAN — The more the merrier? Not always. In ages past, blacksmiths who stuffed too many items into their fire to be forged would ruin their products when they lost track of what they were doing. “Too many irons in the fire” now refers to trying to tackle too many tasks at once, resulting in a Read More

Alternative schools: Unique learning environments

SHERIDAN — Each of the school districts in Sheridan County, and most throughout the nation, have begun to focus on individualized student learning, realizing that education is not cookie-cutter for all. Beyond the traditional learning labels of personality issues or mental capacity, it is now commonly accepted that any number of things could affect the Read More

Akcita Win to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will host a December meeting on Tuesday at the Holiday Inn. The event is open to the public and will feature games and dinner. The meeting will commence at 6 p.m. in the Chaparral Room, to the right of the restaurant. For more information, email The Holiday Inn is located Read More

Bernie Bornong to speak at Sheridan College on Dec. 3

SHERIDAN — The next installment of the Museum of Discovery Science Lecture Series will feature “Landscape Scale Changes in Subalpine Forests – Fire and Beetles.” The presentation will be held Dec. 3 in the Mohn’s Science Center at Sheridan College at 7 p.m. Bernie Bornong of the United States Forest Service and the Bighorn National Read More

Sheridan recognized by magazine as best place to live like an old west cowboy

SHERIDAN — Sheridan has been recognized once again in True West Magazine’s 13th annual “Best of the West” contest as the recipient of the Reader’s Choice Award for the best place to live like an old west cowboy. The contest will be featured in the January 2015 issue as well as the 2015 edition of Read More

Kendrick Mansion to hold annual holiday open house Dec. 5-7

SHERIDAN — The Trail End State Historic Site, also known as the Kendrick Mansion, will host its annual Holiday Open House Dec. 5-7. A local holiday tradition for over 30 years, the open house features fun, festivity and figgy pudding. All three days, the mansion opens for self-guided tours from 1-7 p.m. Special musical guests Read More

Thursday Events Nov. 26, 2014

Events for November 27, 2014 • All day, Happy Thanksgiving! • 8 a.m. Turkey Trot, Tongue River Valley Community Center, 1100 U.S. Highway 14, Dayton, entry fee is two canned food items • 10 a.m. Turkey Trot, Kendrick Park, entry fee is two canned food items and $5

Local Briefs Nov. 26, 2014

‘Outsider Art’ Friday at Hallmark building SHERIDAN — During the Christmas Stroll in downtown Sheridan, members of the community are invited to stop by the old Hallmark store to view the “Outsider Art” exhibit. From 2-7 p.m. on Friday the work of Cindy Mohseni, Liz Howell and Heather Burgess Plank will be on display. For Read More

‘Homes on the Range: The New Pioneers’ to air back-to-back on Wyoming PBS tonight

November 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — Due to an overwhelming response during the premiere screening of “Homes on the Range: The New Pioneer” at the WYO Theater in Sheridan on Friday, Wyoming PBS will be offering a back-to-back broadcast of the program tonight. The first broadcast will air at 8 p.m. and will be immediately followed with an encore broadcast at 9:30 p.m. Read More

School officials discuss pressing matters at forum

SHERIDAN — As Sheridan County’s state legislators gathered for the 2014 Legislative Forum Monday, administrators from local educational bodies came forward to discuss the issues most pressing to them. Representatives from each of the three local school districts, the college and NSI Academy spoke on topics ranging from funding to assessments and everything in between. Read More

Welcome Center on track to see more visitors in 2014 than ever before

SHERIDAN — Sheridan can attribute a substantial amount of local tourism traffic to the Welcome Center located east of I-90, Executive Director of Sheridan Travel and Tourism Shawn Buckley told legislators at the Legislative Forum Monday. As such, representatives of Sheridan Travel and Tourism believe a substantial renovation of the facility would help boost the numbers Read More

Tips on how to ease the burden of traveling with pets

SHERIDAN — With Thanksgiving around the corner, many people are making out-of-town plans for the holidays. Although some pets do better with a pet sitter or at a boarding facility, others are included in their family’s travel plans. If you choose to bring your four-legged companion along on your holiday adventures, consider these travel safety Read More

Family displaced after truck crashes into house

SHERIDAN — A truck crashed into a house Monday night, displacing the family that lived inside. Capt. Greg Luhman of Sheridan Fire-Rescue confirmed that the accident occurred at about 6:45 p.m. on West Burkitt Street. “The driver of the truck had an issue and lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the porch of Read More

2015 enrollment open at CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy

SHERIDAN — CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy 2015 enrollment is now open. Equine therapy can help a variety of individuals including those with PTSD, muscular dystrophy, ADD, multiple sclerosis, visual impairment, down syndrome, autism, mental and emotional issues and more. Applications for the upcoming season can be seen online at For more information, see the Read More

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Cancer support group to meet Dec. 1

SHERIDAN — A new cancer support group, “A Shared Journey,” will meet every Monday beginning Dec. 1. The group is a general cancer support group, and all are welcome no matter their diagnosis. The group will meet weekly at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sheridan Senior Center. For more information, contact Stella Montano at Read More

Sheridan Memorial Hospital to hold Affordable Care Act presentations in Dec.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital staff will hold additional public presentations in December to assist individuals interested in signing up for health insurance through the marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. The presentations will be held Dec. 2, 3, 16 and 17. Each Tuesday will offer two presentations from 11 a.m. to noon and 6-7 Read More

Christmas Stroll set for Friday

SHERIDAN — As always, the annual Christmas Stroll event is set for the Friday after Thanksgiving in downtown Sheridan. More than 100 Sheridan area businesses are participating in the stroll and giving out prizes leading up to Christmas. This year’s event, with the theme “Sugar Plum Stroll,” will feature free trolley rides, free mini train Read More

‘No Turning Back’ at WYO Friday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present a screening of “No Turning Back,” the latest ski and snowboard film from Warren Miller Entertainment, on Friday at 8:15 p.m. The film captures more of what WME has been documenting over the past 65 years — the cutting edge of winter sports, from early alpine racing to Read More

Brinton Holiday Show opens Sunday

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum’s 24th annual Holiday Show will open Sunday. “Variety of Visions” will exhibit a diverse gathering of fine work by 13 local, regional and nationally known artists. Mediums will include painting, sculpture, original prints and photography. The show will run Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays, Read More

Cultural classroom lessons: Tongue River Elementary students participate in Native American Culture week

November 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — In honor of November being Native American Heritage Month, students at Tongue River Elementary School are taking part in Native American Culture week with a variety of activities that commenced Wednesday and will conclude with a public performance by the Wyola Culture Club at the school tomorrow. As part of the event, local Read More

Keep your family safe from food-borne bacteria this holiday season

SHERIDAN — According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in six Americans — 48 million total — will get sick from food-borne bacteria this year. Thanksgiving dinner is the centerpiece of the holiday, and safe food handling in the kitchen is a crucial part of a successful celebration. The Wyoming Poison Read More

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