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Water main behind Mint breaks

November 27, 2013

SHERIDAN — A broken water line behind the Mint Bar put city utility crews to work early Tuesday morning. It took most of the day to fix the leak, which knocked out water service to at least two businesses within a two-block radius south of Grinnell Plaza. Utility Maintenance Superintendent Ken Hirschman said the operator Read More

Lost cash returned via Facebook

By Alisa Brantz The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Picture this. You’re walking down Main Street in Sheridan’s historic district doing some shopping, supporting your local businesses, in search of a new winter coat.­­ As you cross the street you see an envelope on the ground, pick it up. Inside is alot of money. What would Read More

Board will bring natural gas to TR valley

DAYTON — It’s official. The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board — consisting of representatives from Dayton, Ranchester and Sheridan County School District No. 1 — met for the first time as an official governing body Tuesday night after recently receiving approval from the Wyoming Attorney General’s office. The board was formed to oversee the Read More

Thanksgiving weather just right for travel

SHERIDAN — While homebound travelers on the east coast are bracing for a Thanksgiving storm that’s predicted to impede public transit, visitors on their way to Sheridan from the midwest and western regions of the country face more favorable odds. Much of that is because the method of choice in Sheridan County, the surrounding area, Read More

Ranchester Town Hall hosts free fall festival Dec. 7

SHERIDAN — There will be a Fall Festival Dec. 7 at the Ranchester Town Hall. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the multi-purpose room and outdoors, there will be a craft bazaar and free chili lunch. For more information or to reserve free table space contact Kathie Stevens or Teri Laya at 655-2283. The Read More

Kalif Shrine hosts Christmas party Dec. 7

SHERIDAN — The Kalif Shrine will present their annual Christmas party Dec. 7. All kids are welcome to enjoy free hot dogs and chips, soft drinks, gifts and a visit from Santa. The party will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 145 W. Loucks St.

Dog and Cat Shelter hosting fundraiser

SHERIDAN — The Dog and Cat Shelter is once again helping the critter members of your family join in the holiday festivities with a fundraiser selling stockings. The hand-sewn fleece stockings are made by a local seamstress and can feature your pet’s name at the top. The cost is $10 for an unembroidered stocking and Read More

Palace hosts last free Thanksgiving dinner

Turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, relish and casseroles. All of these dishes and more will be available downtown Sheridan at what has become a traditional event in Sheridan. Every year since 1998, the Sheridan Palace restaurant on Main Street has provided a free Thanksgiving dinner to anyone and everyone to wants to attend. Read More

Thanksgiving, Hanukkah overlap in calendar oddity

November 26, 2013

SHERIDAN — For some celebrants, the day will be an “eating event,” a time to combine two beloved holidays and their food traditions into one giant feast. For others, the combination is less about the food and more about aligning the spiritual aspects of both holidays into an overarching prayer of thanksgiving — for food, Read More

Arvada Elementary Christmas concert Dec. 5

SHERIDAN — The Arvada Elementary Christmas concert will be held Dec. 5 at the Powder River Community Center. The concert will kick off at 7 p.m. It will feature student singers from kindergarten through fourth grade. It is free and open to the community. The community center is located at 211 Main St., Arvada.

Pipberry Bazaar Dec 6-7

SHERIDAN — The Homemaker’s Holiday Bazaar is now the Pipberry bazaar and has a new location. The event will be Dec. 6 and 7 at 2727 Coffeen Ave. On Friday from 4-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. crafts, baked goods, candies, holiday decorations, children’s gifts and more will be available. Read More

Salvation Army holding kettle collection contest

SHERIDAN — There is a new spin to the Salvation Army kettle collection this winter. A kettle competition will be held from Thanksgiving until Christmas. Every Saturday in that time frame volunteers from participating business will be manning 7 different kettles throughout town attempting to raise the most money for the Salvation Army. Some of Read More

Akcita Win to host Christmas party Dec. 3

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will host their Christmas party on Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. The program will include Big Horn Choir singers and new member initiation. The public is welcome to attend the free meeting and food can be ordered off the menu. It will take place at the Country Kitchen located at 2617 Read More

Model train show

Ezekiel Peel, 8, reacts as he explores the scale model town during the Sheridan Model Railroad Association train show Saturday in the old Taylor School building.

Stabbing at Rendezvous; man found sleeping on porch after night out

November 25, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Police responded to a stabbing and a criminal entry over the weekend. The two events were among multiple alcohol-related incidents that occurred. Sheridan Police arrested two people Friday evening after someone was stabbed at Rendezvous Liquor. Daniel Lauderdale, 28, was cited for aggravated assault, and Erica Stearns, 35, was charged with unlawful Read More

Abandoned methane wells may present hazards

SHERIDAN — There are approximately 80 orphaned or abandoned coal bed methane wells in Sheridan County that are unplugged and unreclaimed. Most of the sites are just east of Sheridan and are leftover evidence of methane drilling ambitions from years ago. Because the wells were surrendered by the companies that established them, the responsibility to Read More

It’s winter: Brooks is closed

SHERIDAN — There are several tell-tale signs that winter is coming in Sheridan: wood smoke rising from chimneys across town, kids with sleds gathering on Linden Hill and the barricades on Brooks Street. “It’s been one of those Sheridan traditions for so long, that’s how some people know winter is here,” City Engineer Lane Thompson Read More

Friends of the Library hit $1 million

SHERIDAN — The Friends of the Library annual auction held Nov. 16 helped push the group to a milestone in its fundraising efforts: The $1 million mark. “It took 31 years to make that much money, but we did it!” said Friends of the Library Board Member Nancy Elliott. According to Elliott, The Friends of Read More

23rd Community dinner held on Dec. 8

SHERIDAN — The 23rd annual Community Holiday Dinner will be held on Dec. 8 at the Holiday Inn. Everyone is invited to come enjoy Santa, live music, gifts for the children and a hot meal from 4-7 p.m. The free dinner is open to everyone in the community and has seen over 1,000 people attend Read More

Youth Chorales to hold annual concert Dec. 4

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Children’s and Youth Chorales will hold their annual holiday concert Dec. 4. The group featuring 70 third to eighth grade singers will perform at the WYO Theater at 7 p.m. The Chorales will present traditional Christmas music from Carol of the Bells to Reindeer Rock. There will be a special Read More

Methodist Church to host food drive Wed.

SHERIDAN — The First United Methodist Church will host a special Thanksgiving service and food drive on Wednesday. Service will begin at 7 p.m. and attendees are asked to bring a box or can of food which will be donated to the Lunch Together Community Soup Kitchen. The service is open to the entire community. Read More

COPE program to start Dec. 3 at the Holiday Inn

SHERIDAN — Judy Olson, director of Counseling in Overcoming Painful Emotions, will be hosting a nine-week program starting Dec. 3. COPE is a program designed to help attendees deal with overcoming the loss of a loved one and gain support from others in the community experiencing the same type of grief. The bereavement sessions will Read More

Annual Legislative Forum to be held Jan. 15-16

SHERIDAN — The annual Legislative Forum provided by the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee will be held Jan. 15-16, 2014 in Sheridan. The session is a chance to share issues with a full panel of our local representatives to the Wyoming State Legislature. A few 15 and 30 minute presentation slots are still available. If you’re Read More

Boy Scouts boat race

Allen Bergman, 8, picks up his boat to race in the Boy Scouts Rain Gutter Regatta Saturday at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church. Bergman won the first heat of the race with his boat.

New exhibit ‘Key Ingredients: America by Food’ on display at Sheridan library

November 22, 2013

SHERIDAN — In less than a week, Americans will consume more than 45 million turkeys — one sixth of all turkeys sold in the U.S. each year — as part of Thanksgiving feasts around the nation. Those turkeys will be accompanied by mashed potatoes, green beans, pumpkin pie and myriad other dishes as people celebrate Read More

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