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

January 16, 2015

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

Barnes sentenced to 6-10 years in embezzlement case

SHERIDAN — Judge William Edelman of 4th Judicial District Court heard testimony from investigators, victims and character witnesses Thursday before sentencing Ronald Barnes for felony fraud and larceny. Barnes, 55, had been charged with five counts of felony fraud and two counts of felony larceny in a case in which he embezzled more than $1 Read More

SCSD3 selects new board member

CLEARMONT — The Sheridan County School District 3 Board of Trustees selected a new member Wednesday night during the regular meeting of the board. A vacant seat was left on the board after trustee Dave Mills resigned in December, two years into his four-year elected term. Mills unexpectedly moved out of the district. The board Read More

Helping Wyoming businesses grow:Local business incubator offers support to new, existing Sheridan businesses

SHERIDAN — John Dick wants Sheridan to grow — and that begins one business at a time. Dick, the director of the Wyoming Technology Business Center in the Sheridan area, has taken the reins as the head of Sheridan’s business incubator. The WTBC’s mission is to work with early-stage, high-growth and technology-based businesses throughout the Read More

Senior Center to host ‘Social Media 101’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a computer class, Social Media 101, on Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. Development Associate Brittany Hoblit will walk attendees through the Internet’s social media maze — Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Twitter, Skype and other websites. The program is free and open to the public. The Sheridan Senior Center is Read More

Cancer survivors group to meet Monday at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — A cancer survivors support group, “A Shared Journey,” has been formed. It meets Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. inside the Sheridan Senior Center. Survivors of cancer, regardless of diagnosis, and those currently undergoing treatment, are welcome to attend. For more information, call Renee Parker at the Welch Cancer Center, 674-6022

COPE program to be held on Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Judy Olson will offer a nine-week program sponsored by Kane Funeral Home beginning Tuesday. Olson is the director of COPE — Counseling in Overcoming Painful Emotions. COPE is an aftercare program designed to help individuals deal with overcoming the loss of a loved one and gain support from others in the community experiencing Read More

Barnes gets 6-10 years in prison, up to 10 years probation for embezzling $1M

January 15, 2015

SHERIDAN — Ronald Barnes, former senior vice president and chief financial officer of Summit Gas Resources, was sentenced Thursday for embezzling more than $1 million in royalties from the company between 2004 and 2012. Barnes had been charged with five felony counts of obtaining property under false pretenses, or fraud, and two counts of felony Read More

Gov. Matt Mead: I will wage fight for Wyoming coal

CHEYENNE (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead is pledging to keep fighting “with bulldog determination” for the future of Wyoming coal. Mead told Wyoming legislators in his state of the state address Wednesday that he has never seen an onslaught against a single industry like what he described as the Barack Obama administration’s anti-coal agenda. Mead, Read More

Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce honor local leaders, businesses

SHERIDAN — Three “Outstanding Young Sheridanites” were honored during the Jaycees inaugural awards ceremony Wednesday afternoon during the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Modeled after the United States Junior Chamber’s “Ten Outstanding Young Americans” program, the local Jaycees partnered with the Chamber to honor young professionals in the Read More

SAWS board approves contract for booster station upgrades

By Hannah Sheely The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Before the snow flies next fall, upgrades to booster stations that provide water to outlying Sheridan Area Water Supply customers should be complete — finally. The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board voted Wednesday to approve a $100,000 contract with DOWL-HKM for Project 3 on the Read More

Martinsen Gallery to host ‘Composite Practices’

SHERIDAN — The Martinsen Gallery at Sheridan College will present “Composite Practices” an art exhibit by mixed media, watercolor and oil artist Laura Ahola-Young and fiber artist Naomi S. Adams. The show will run from Jan. 20 to Feb. 24 and the gallery will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Read More

Free estate planning seminar planned for next week

SHERIDAN — A free estate planning seminar is scheduled for next week in Sheridan and Buffalo. “How to Protect Your Estate, Assets and Life Savings from the Costs of Probate and Long-term Care” will be held Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Firewater Grill at the Trails End Motel. The event will be offered again Read More

Next ‘Birding at the Brinton’ event set for this weekend

SHERIDAN — Join guest instructor Peter Lecholat for “Birding at The Brinton” on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners. This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and Bighorn Audubon. The museum is located at Read More

Pianist Josh Wright to perform in Sheridan Jan. 23

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Arts Council in collaboration with the First Baptist Church will present a concert by pianist Josh Wright on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Wright performed his debut recitals at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center in 2014. His self-titled album topped the Billboard Classical Traditional chart just three weeks after its Read More

A big payoff: City, county begin to see payments from gambling revenue

January 14, 2015

SHERIDAN — City and county officials are saying “Whoa!” after receiving payments due to local governments from an off-track betting parlor permitted to open in Sheridan just over a year ago. In October, the city and county each received $30,085 for a total distribution of $60,171. That amount represented 1 percent of total wagers on Read More

2 Wisconsin men cited for poaching in Sheridan County

SHERIDAN — Two Wisconsin men in Wyoming on a hunting trip were cited on poaching charges after using hunting licenses transfered to them by the property owners on whose land they were hunting. Bob Schneeberger and James Kafka have each been charged with knowingly taking an antlered, big-horned animal or trophy game with licenses illegally Read More

SPD: New software should resolve dispatching issues

SHERIDAN  — While members of the Goose Valley Volunteer Fire Department have expressed frustration with dispatchers for not following protocols, Sheridan Police Chief Rich Adriaens said many of those complaints may be moot in a couple of months. Adriaens, along with other city and county representatives, attended the volunteer department’s board meeting Tuesday to attempt Read More

Concert park preps for big crowds, adds more seating

SHERIDAN — Big acts draw big crowds, and the Trails End Concert Park is preparing for both this summer. Trails End Concert Park General Manager Robert Greene announced Monday that Sheridan’s largest music park would be expanding its seating for this year’s Big Horn Country USA music festival. The concert venue is removing the north Read More

2 Sheridan men appointed to Wyo. advisory committee

SHERIDAN — The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights recently announced 15 appointments to the Wyoming State Advisory Committee, and two Sheridan residents were among them: Dr. Robert Byrd and Jason Vela — who is serving his second term. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan agency charged with studying and advising the Read More

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