Category Archives: Local News

SC faculty honored at national conference

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College diesel technology instructor John Sikkenga was honored as one of five finalists for the Outstanding Technical Teacher of the Year award at the American Technical Education Association’s 52nd annual national conference in Indiana. Sikkenga has taught at SC for 25 years. “It’s not every day students get the opportunity to learn… Continue Reading

Holy Name releases third quarter honor roll

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School utilizes an accelerated grade system where an A is 93 percent or higher, a B is 85 percent, a C is 77 percent, a D is 65 percent and an F is 57 percent. In the third quarter, 97 percent of the student body received a place on the… Continue Reading

Agenda NWCCD trustees work session

Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of trustees work session 8:30 a.m. Thursday Whitney boardroom 132 Sheridan College 3059 Coffeen Ave. Meeting commences Executive session Personnel matter (per State Statute 16-4-405 (a) (ii) ) Real estate matter (per State Statute 16-4-405 (a) (vii) ) BOCHES update Budget update State and federal legislative issues Facilities update… Continue Reading

Working to keep kids healthy

Working to keep kids healthy

Two-year-old Evangeline Karns eats a strawberry at a food art exercise during the Healthy and Safe Kids event Saturday at the YMCA. The Wellness Council of Sheridan County partnered with the YMCA to provide a fun event to promote healthy habits and activity. Justin Sheely | The Sheridan Press Continue Reading

Rogers ‘OK’ after Mount Everest avalanche

Rogers ‘OK’ after Mount Everest avalanche

SHERIDAN — Information from the International Mountain Guides website suggests that Sheridan climber Darren Rogers is doing well after an earthquake caused an avalanche on Mount Everest Saturday. Although the website does not mention Rogers specifically, an update Saturday said all IMG members and sherpas are safe. Many of the climbers were at Camps 1… Continue Reading

Sage grouse group meeting Tuesday in Buffalo

Sage grouse group meeting Tuesday in Buffalo

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s Sage Grouse Implementation Team mapping subcommittee will meet Tuesday in Buffalo to discuss proposed revisions to the bird’s core area boundaries. The state contains eight Local Working Groups where private landowners, business interests, interested citizens and organizations meet up to talk about, prepare and implement conservation practices to protect sage grouse throughout… Continue Reading

Fashion with Impact event to be held Friday

SHERIDAN — Bought Beautifully, a locally based online vendor that promotes purchases that have a positive impact around the world, has teamed up with local merchants Over the Moon, Paisley and Pearls, Evermore, Journey’s, Twin M, Matilda Jane and Twisted Hearts to host Fashion with Impact. This ladies night out and fashion show fundraiser for… Continue Reading

SkillsUSA Championship sees local winners

SHERIDAN — Three seniors from Sheridan High School recently placed in the Wyoming SkillsUSA Championships competition held in Casper April 13-15. The conference was a showcase of career and technical education students with more than 600 students from around the state competing in a variety of hands-on trade, technical and leadership fields. Cammry Lapka took… Continue Reading

Chamber looking for trainers for Oct. convention

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee is planning an “IGNITE Your Business” convention this fall. The convention will include a full day of trainings that will focus on topics proposed by Chamber members in a member survey held earlier this year. It is scheduled for October 22 at… Continue Reading

Story Historical Society to meet on May 3

SHERIDAN — The Story Historical Society will host a program May 3 featuring a presentation by Steve Smith on the Leitner family, which came to Wyoming Territory in 1883 and settled near Kearney. The program is free and open to the public. Coffee and cookies will be served. The presentation will be held at 1:30… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Museum to open May 1

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will open its doors for the season on May 1. There are several new exhibits this year exploring different people, places and industries that contributed to the growth and prosperity of Sheridan County. The museum will be open from 1-5 p.m. daily before expanded summer hours begin in June. Continue Reading

Mraz sentenced to three years probation for felony forgery

SHERIDAN — Judge John Fenn sentenced a Sheridan woman to three years of supervised probation for felony forgery and misdemeanor theft at a hearing in 4th Judicial District Court Friday afternoon. Miranda Mraz, 26, received a suspended jail sentence of between 18 and 30 months for seven counts of felony forgery, as Fenn opted instead… Continue Reading

DEQ continues monitoring efforts on Tongue River

DEQ continues monitoring efforts on Tongue River

RANCHESTER — E. coli mitigation efforts in the Tongue River led the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to request the town of Ranchester to chlorinate discharge from its wastewater treatment facility following an April 9 site visit. Mayor Peter Clark said preliminary estimates suggest the chlorine will cost the town $3,000 annually. Luckily, the mayor… Continue Reading

Agendas April 25, 2015

Dayton Town Council work session 7 p.m. Tuesday Dayton Town Hall 608 Broadway St. Dayton • Discussion on the 2015-2016 budget for the Town of Dayton Sheridan City Planning Commission 7 p.m. Monday Council Chambers City Hall 55 E. Grinnell Plaza • Call to Order and Roll Call of Members • Approval of Agenda as… Continue Reading

SJHS officials announce third-quarter honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School officials have released the names of students who were named to the third quarter honor roll for each grade. Students on the Gold Honor Roll must receive all As. Students on the Silver Honor Roll must receive all As and Bs. Sixth grade Gold Addy Bolton, Mackenzie Boyles, Fisher… Continue Reading

Mraz sentenced to probation

SHERIDAN — Judge John Fenn sentenced a Sheridan woman to a suspended jail sentence in lieu of supervised probation for felony forgery and misdemeanor theft at a hearing in 4th Judicial District Court Friday afternoon. Miranda Mraz, 26, received a suspended jail sentence of between 18 and 30 months for seven counts of felony forgery,… Continue Reading

Senior Center honors Keystone Award winners

Senior Center honors Keystone Award winners

SHERIDAN — Mary Kraft was brought to tears when she, along with other Keystone Award winners Kim Love and Barbara Walter, received a lengthy standing ovation from adoring crowds packed in the WYO Theater. The fifth annual Keystone Awards held last night celebrated the lifetime achievements of those who have dedicated their life to volunteerism.… Continue Reading

Man to serve 7-14 years for raping unconscious woman

SHERIDAN — Matthew Anderson, 32, was sentenced to seven to 14 years in prison Thursday for raping an unconscious woman and recording it through video on his cellphone. The first degree sexual assault charge carries a minimum of five years in prison and a maximum of 50 years in prison. Anderson had pleaded not guilty… Continue Reading

McGinnis: give your hearts, hope to children

McGinnis: give your hearts, hope to children

SHERIDAN — For most young people, hope is everywhere. But for the children in need of support from the Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns, sometimes hope is hard to find. This was the message of the keynote address provided by Jay McGinnis Friday morning at the annual Light of Hope Breakfast. Court appointed… Continue Reading

Community members act as judges

SHERIDAN — A few dozen attendees donned robes and acted as judges during the second part of the “You Be the Judge” event held Thursday at Sheridan College. The first half of the event was held with justices of the Wyoming Supreme Court. Thursday, 4th Judicial District Court Judge John Fenn, 4th Judicial District Court… Continue Reading

Elementary schools host choir concert Thursday

SHERIDAN — All the elementary schools in Sheridan County School District 2 will combine for a night of singing and fun on Thursday. The concert featuring choirs from each elementary school will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Early Auditorium at Sheridan Junior High School. Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis… Continue Reading

Ucross opens ‘Wyoming Grasslands’ exhibit

Ucross opens ‘Wyoming Grasslands’ exhibit

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation announces an upcoming exhibit called “Wyoming Grasslands” which will feature photographic work from William Sutton and Michael Berman. The show is a collaboration between the artists, the Wyoming Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Draper Natural History Museum. Berman and Sutton spent three… Continue Reading

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