Category Archives: Local News

WY Outside Challenge kicks off this spring

SHERIDAN — WY Outside recently kicked off the 2016 WY Outside Challenge. After the success of the inaugural event last year, this hands-on, outdoor program provides participants with an opportunity to complete a wide variety of outdoor activities throughout 2016, then document and submit their accomplishments on a scorecard and with photos. To participate in the… Continue Reading

Community gains new ally in film industry

Community gains new ally in film industry

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan community recently gained a powerful ally in recruiting film crews to utilize the talent and landscapes in the area. Bruce Moriarty has lived in the Sheridan area for approximately 10 years between jobs, but has only spent valuable time in the area over the last year or so. While his name isn’t… Continue Reading

Moriarty brings Hollywood experience to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press recently caught up with Bruce Moriarty Hollywood regular for a cup of coffee — or in Moriarty’s case a cup of green tea — at Java Moon in downtown Sheridan. Here are excerpts from that conversation, edited for length. Q: How and why did you end up in Wyoming? Moriarty: I… Continue Reading

Kearny’s Frontier Regulars recruit new members

STORY – Kearny’s Frontier Regulars, a living history organization and support group for Fort Phil Kearny, is currently seeking new members. To that end, the group organized a demonstration and recruitment event for Saturday. The KFR currently has 25 members, but the group is always looking for new members and anyone who is interested in… Continue Reading

Cautiously optimistic: City officials start budget talks

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan City Council is kicking off another budget process, and though the city faces a smoother ride than the county does, officials are proceeding with caution. Sheridan County is facing a shortfall of $609,000 over the next budget year, according to recent estimates, but the city sits in a slightly better position financially… Continue Reading

Agendas—April 16, 2016

Sheridan City Council Special Meeting 6 p.m. Monday Sheridan City Hall • Call to order • Roll call of members • Fire fighter negotiation • Adjourn   Sheridan City Council Regular Meeting 7 p.m. Monday Sheridan City Hall • Call to order • Pledge of allegiance to the flag • Invocation to be given by… Continue Reading

Tayla Lynn to perform at the WYO

SHERIDAN — Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter, Tayla Lynn, will perform at the WYO Theater on April 23 at 7:30 p.m. She will perform with Grammy-winning guitarist Eric Tingstad. Tickets are available through the WYO Theater box office, or by phone at 672-9084. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and military members or $15… Continue Reading

Big Horn Mountain Polka Club to meet Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will meet Sunday for its monthly dance. The event will take place from 1-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. Music will be performed by the Country Vocal Band. The event is open to the public. The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St. Continue Reading

American Legion Aux. to meet at Fulmer Sunday

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will meet at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. A member recently attended a meeting in Moorcroft and will discuss what occurred there. The meeting is open to the public. The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St. Continue Reading

Belus named as this week’s Summit Award winner

Sheridan High School senior Heather Belus earned recognition as this week’s Summit Award winner. During her freshman year at SHS, Belus set a goal for herself to maintain a 4.0 GPA all four years and to be in the top 10 percent of her class. Her dedication, commitment and hard work have paved the way… Continue Reading

NSI, A-C have strong showings Friday

SHERIDAN — While both Normative Services Inc. and Arvada-Clearmont didn’t do well on the team scoreboard, both schools had a fair share of impressive individual performances at the Kaycee Twilight Invitational track meet on Friday. The NSI boys took fourth at the meet with 67 points. The Lady Wolves finished last at the meet with… Continue Reading

Man gets 5-10 years for brutal attack on wife

SHERIDAN— Aaron Arnold will serve 5-10 years in prison and pay more than $6,000 in fines and restitution for charges stemming from a brutal incident nearly two years ago that left his wife so injured she required surgery. Judge William Edelman said in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday that he decided not to give Arnold… Continue Reading

City council posts $5,000 for women veterans commemoration

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan City Council has agreed to contribute $5,000 for a memorial statue on the Sheridan College campus to commemorate female veterans of the Vietnam War. During the Vietnam War, 265,000 women volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army in divisions such as the Army Medical Specialist Corps and the Air Force. The statue… Continue Reading

Wyoming Sportsmen banquet set for April 23

SHERIDAN — The annual banquet for the Sheridan Chapter of the Wyoming Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife will take place April 23 from 5-9 p.m. The event will include a social hour, dinner, games and auctions. The cost to attend is $60 per person, which includes an annual membership to the organization. Tickets can be… Continue Reading

Boots, CHAPS, cowboy hats fundraiser set for April 23

SHERIDAN — The Boots, CHAPS and Cowboy Hats fundraiser will include an evening of food, fun and dancing April 23 from 4:30-10 p.m. The event will take place at the Sheridan College AgriPark and will benefit Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip Equine Assisted Therapy. Tickets to attend cost $30 per person, $50 per couple… Continue Reading

The Two Tracks, Craft Brothers to perform April 22

SHERIDAN — The Two Tracks and the Craft Brothers will share the WYO Theater stage April 22 to celebrate the release of The Two Tracks’ debut album. The Two Tracks is comprised of Julie Szewc, David Huebner, Fred Serna and Russell Smith. The Craft Brothers have entertained audiences for more than 20 years. Tickets to… Continue Reading

City, SAWSJPB consolidation raises concerns

City, SAWSJPB consolidation raises concerns

SHERIDAN — While concerns have been expressed that some county residents will lose representation in how and at what rate they are charged for treated water, the city of Sheridan and Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board continue to discuss the consolidation of the water systems. In January, the city and SAWSJPB received the… Continue Reading

Senior Center unveils new look for transit service

Senior Center unveils new look for transit service

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Senior Center bus service is getting a facelift. What was once the “Sheridan Mini-Bus” will now be “Goose Creek Transit.” And the old buses, mostly white, will now be wrapped in a colorful blue and green logo. The changes are part of a broader effort to expand the transit services the Sheridan… Continue Reading

Enrollment numbers expected to drop in SCSD3

SHERIDAN — Enrollment numbers are expected to drop in one of the smallest school districts in the state. At the Sheridan County School District 3 board of trustees meeting Wednesday night, board members and administration conducted extensive discussions on the future enrollment figures for the district. Superintendent Charles Auzqui informed board members that preliminary numbers… Continue Reading

Sheridan County high on cost of living index

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County is considered to be one of the more expensive counties to live in, according to state economists. Recently released statistics from the Department of Administration and Information, Economic Analysis Division indicates Sheridan County had the seventh highest cost of living index of Wyoming’s 23 counties in fourth quarter of 2015. It… Continue Reading

Local poets have worked published in book

SHERIDAN — Aaron E. Holst, Renee Meador, Abbie Johnson Taylor and A. Rose Hill, of Sheridan County, have poems in the 2016 WyoPoets book, “Labyrinth: Poems from Wyoming and Beyond.” The book will be released at the Riverton Library at the conclusion of the WyoPoets reading on April 22. Holst is a charter member of… Continue Reading

SC to host jazz performance

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a jazz performance April 21 featuring the Sheridan College Jazz Ensemble, the SC jazz faculty and the SC Jazztet. Admission to the concert is free and will take place at the Thorne-Rider Campus Center. For additional information, contact Dr. Eric Richards, director of bands and jazz studies, at 674-6446,… Continue Reading

SKYWARN training set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — A SKYWARN spotter training will take place Saturday at the Masonic Lodge in Sheridan. The training allows local residents to become a volunteer storm spotter and learn how to identify and report severe weather to the local National Weather Service office. The training will take place from 1-3 p.m. and is free and… Continue Reading

Light of Hope breakfast to honor Champion for Children

SHERIDAN — Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns will host the Light of Hope breakfast at 7:30 a.m. April 22 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. The organization will honor this year’s Champion for Children, Sheridan Junior High School principal Mitch Craft. Wyoming Supreme Court Justice E. James Burke is scheduled to attend the… Continue Reading

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