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City OKs board appointments Monday

January 20, 2015

Several board appointments were made in approval of the consent agenda Monday at City Council. These were: • Councilwoman Shelleen Smith to the SAWS Board for a term retroactive to Jan. 1, 2015, ending Jan. 1, 2018 • Smith to the Downtown Development Authority Board for a term ending July 1, 2016 • Councilman Alex Read More

Mayor: City has one foot in Old West, one in technology

SHERIDAN — Mayor John Heath gave his first State of the City address at City Council on Monday, calling on city staff and officials to foster economic development for the city, a high quality of life for its residents and professionalism and financial discipline in city government. The address came after a special musical performance Read More

Legislature taking close look at education

SHERIDAN — The 63rd Wyoming Legislature convened one week ago and among the numerous bills brought forth by various legislators and committees were nine education bills addressing issues including funding, standards, facilities and who will oversee education in the state moving forward. Here’s a rundown of those bills. Distance Education Task Force Sponsored by the Joint Read More

Homeless count set for Jan. 28

SHERIDAN — Local organizations are coming together to better understand the homeless in Sheridan. This year’s Point in Time Count will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 28  alongside the Sheridan Agency Fair at the Sheridan YMCA. A minibus will shuttle to and from Kmart at the top of every hour Read More

Meet the Wild West Wreckers Thurs. at the YMCA

SHERIDAN — Are you ready to roll? The Wild West Wreckers — Sheridan’s first women’s roller derby team — will host a meet and greet Thursday at 7 p.m. in the YMCA Whitney room. The event will allow individuals to learn more about roller derby, enjoy snacks and meet the team. Organizers said roller derby Read More

Free-throw competition to be held at Holy Name

SHERIDAN — The Knights of Columbus will host a free-throw championship Sunday for boys and girls ages 10-14. Registration and warm-ups for the event will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the competition will begin at 11:45 a.m. The free competition will be held at Holy Name Catholic School. For additional information, contact Terry Winnop at Read More

Senior Center to host ‘Jane Party’ on Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host the annual “Jane Party” on Sunday beginning at 2:30 p.m. No matter how old you are, whether you’re a man or woman or how you spell it — Jane, Jayne, Janie, etc. — you’re invited to this celebration. Organizers have asked those planning to attend to sign Read More

Press earns 11 awards at state convention

January 19, 2015

CHEYENNE — The Sheridan Press staff earned 11 awards at the Wyoming Press Association convention held over the weekend in Cheyenne. The awards covered advertising, design, editorial content and the company’s Destination Sheridan magazines. In editorial content categories, Sheridan Press education and features reporter Alisa Brantz earned a first-place award in specialty or beat reporting Read More

Wellness festival organizers seek to keep you motivated

SHERIDAN — Remember that New Year’s resolution you made 19 days ago? That one about living a more heart-healthy lifestyle for your kids, eating better or taking more time to recharge emotionally? While the temptations to ease up — or even give up — may be setting in about now, don’t. When the couch looks Read More

‘We the People’ team to practice for state competition Wed.

SHERIDAN — The 2015 “We the People” team from Sheridan High School has qualified for the state competition this year. The group won state in 2014 and went on to compete at the national level. This year’s state competition is set for Jan. 26 in Laramie. In order to prepare, the team will conduct a Read More

‘The Wild Bunch’ scheduled for Classic Western Film Series

SHERIDAN — The next installment of the Classic Western Film Series at the WYO Theater will feature “The Wild Bunch.” The series is hosted by the WYO Theater at 2 p.m. each Sunday in January. A local host will offer commentary on the movie. Free popcorn will be available, as well as entries for prize Read More

Senior Center to host yoga

SHERIDAN — A gentle yoga balance class will be offered Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. Cindy Baker will lead the class set to begin and end with mindful meditation and is designed to increase strength, balance, flexibility and to help people be more conscious of how they breathe. Standing or sitting Read More

Tickets now available for Civic Theatre Guild play

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild will present “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” several times over the next couple weeks at the Carriage House Theater. The show will be performed this Friday through Sunday, Jan. 29-Jan. 31 and Feb. 6-8. Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday Read More

WDE clarifies rules regarding epinephrine pens in schools

SHERIDAN — Though some local school districts have reported that new legislation requires all Wyoming schools to carry Stock Epinephrine Auto-Injectors — commonly called EpiPens after one brand of the auto-injector on the market — Wyoming Department of Education officials say that is a misconception of the bill. Clarification of the new guidelines for use Read More

Officials release name of woman killed in Friday crash

SHERIDAN — Local law enforcement said Monday morning that witnesses reported the woman who died Friday in a collision with a train in Sheridan County had pulled in front of the train. Kevin Sessions with the Sheridan County Coroner’s office confirmed that Michelle Clemens, 33, of Sheridan was killed when her car was hit by Read More

Changes to Medicaid waiver program cause challenges for those in need of services

January 17, 2015

SHERIDAN — Like a one-size-fits-all hat that droops over the ears of one person while looking more like a baby beanie on the head of another, the redesign of the Medicaid waiver program that provides funds for the care of people with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries has turned out to not quite “fit” Read More

BNSF train collides with vehicle: Accident took place at a crossing north of Acme

SHERIDAN — A representative from the Tongue River Fire Protection District in Ranchester confirmed that the department responded Friday night to a collision of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train and a vehicle. The collision occurred on a railroad crossing just off of Highway 345 between Acme and Ranchester around 5:30 p.m. Rocky Mountain Ambulance Read More

SC 23rd fastest growing community college in nation

SHERIDAN — For the third time in five years, Sheridan College has been included in the “Community College Week” special report identifying the fastest growing community colleges in the nation. Sheridan College was ranked No. 23 in the 2014 report. The report placed SC in a category of similar-sized institutions, enrolling 2,500 to 4,999 students. Read More

Downtown business switching hands: Longtime Trophy Case owners sell business, ready to retire

January 16, 2015

SHERIDAN — For years, Dianne and Wade Freiboth have dedicated their lives to making achievements and milestones special for local residents. But the Freiboths will soon be celebrating a milestone of their own: stepping out of ownership at the Trophy Case and into retirement. The Freiboths recently sold their long-time business in order to spend Read More

Wyo. state 4-H funding totals $242,091 for 2014

SHERIDAN — Financial support from the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation to county 4-H programs and their youths in fiscal year 2014 totaled $242,091. According to the director of the foundation, Steve Mack, county 4-H programs and the state foundation are nonprofit organizations that work together to provide experiences to help youths ages 8 to 18 Read More

Agendas Jan. 17, 2015

Sheridan County School District 1 board meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Big Horn High School, Room 211 333 U.S. Highway 335 • Call meeting to order • Executive session 1. Legal • Pledge of Allegiance • Reading of Mission Statement • Roll Call • Approval of agenda • Presentations/recognitions 1. Teacher of the month 2. Apple Read More

Library to host computer classes

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is offering a little help to local residents navigating computers. The classes will be held Thursdays at 10 a.m. and attendees can use their own laptops or use one belonging to the library. Class topics are as follows: Jan. 22 — Beginning Windows 7 and basics in Read More

Republican Women seeking scholarship applications

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County organization is now seeking applicants for its college scholarship program. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a registered female Republican in Sheridan County who is planning to attend a junior college, college, university or vocational trade school. Those interested in applying can find additional information at Read More

2015 Woolsey Wellness and Film Festival to begin Friday

SHERIDAN — The 2015 Woolsey Wellness and Film Festival is set to kick off Friday. A keynote address by P90X fitness program creator and celebrity trainer Tony Horton will be Friday at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan Junior High School Early Auditorium. Tickets for the keynote address are $20 in advance or $24 at the Read More

BNSF train collides with vehicle at crossing north of Acme

SHERIDAN — A representative from the Tongue River Fire Protection District in Ranchester has confirmed that the department responded Friday evening to a collision of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train and a vehicle. The collision occurred on a railroad crossing just off of Highway 345 between Acme and Ranchester around 5:30 p.m. Rocky Mountain Ambulance Read More

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