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Natural gas board denied SLIB funding, encouraged to reapply

June 27, 2014

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board met Thursday to discuss its next steps after receiving word last week that it did not receive the $6.5 million grant/loan it had requested from the State Loan and Investment Board to design and build a natural gas pipeline to Dayton, Ranchester and areas in between. Read More

SC now offering athletic training major

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College continues to expand and now students enrolling for the Fall 2014 semester can choose a new degree that not only offers an associate degree in a popular field but will also prepare them for a fast track master’s degree program through one of two nearby universities. After a year and a Read More

Hospital CEO: Only way to be excellent is to raise our game

SHERIDAN — A known sports enthusiast, Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty brought some baseball analogies into the hospital board meeting Thursday to describe how he wants to see the hospital become better through a new system called TeamSTEPPS that seeks to improve patient safety and organizational quality through enhanced communication and teamwork skills. “For Read More

County to apply dust suppressant to Red Grade Road next week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Works Department is scheduled to apply dust suppressant on Red Grade Road from the Springs to Sand Coule next week. County staff asks travelers to keep in mind this schedule is subject to change depending on the weather. They also ask that drivers use caution on Red Grade Road Read More

Big Horn Middle School announces fourth-quarter honor rolls

BIG HORN — Big Horn Middle School has announced their fourth-quarter honor roll recipients. 8th grade “Principal” honor roll Amanda Anderson, Mallarie Apodaca, Kathryn Arneson, Sydney Atkinson, Cheyna Bradshaw, Kristen Carlson, Baylee Clemens, Delani Cunningham, Emma Enloe, Brayton Fox, Koen Gore, Caroline Haile, Miranda Johansson, Emily Kelly, Lilly Kelly, Emily Kidneigh, Kayla Lee, Jillian Mayer, Nathaniel Read More

Self defense class to be offered Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center’s “…When I’m sixty-four” Life Planning Lecture Series will continue with the next offering Tuesday. “Self defense for the older woman” will be offered from 5:30-7 p.m. and Francine Russell of Empower Wyoming will teach important skills to stay safe. The class is free and open to all members of Read More

Concert in the Park to feature Smokehouse Band

SHERIDAN — The first Concert in the Park of 2014 will be held Tuesday. From 7:30-9 p.m. in the Kendrick Park Band Shell the Smokehouse Band will perform. The band from Minnesota plays a variety of music including country, rock and roll and swing. The concert is free and open to all members of the community. Read More

Donaldson retires after 20 years in service

SHERIDAN — Air Force Master Sgt. James J. Donaldson has retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving honorably for 20 years. Donaldson was last serving as a Noncommissioned Officer in charge of passenger operations with 60th Aerial Port Squadron at Travis Air Force Base in California. He is the brother of Michael W. Donaldson Read More

Dog & Cat Shelter hosting NFL raffle

SHERIDAN — The Dog and Cat Shelter of Sheridan is hosting an “Ultimate NFL Package” raffle. Tickets are available now at the shelter, through any board member and at all Third Thursday Street Festivals. The prize package includes two regular season tickets to a Denver Broncos game, a $250 gift card for travel and Denver Read More

Landon’s to host workshop Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to a workshop Saturday at the store located at 505 College Meadow Drive. Commencing at 10 a.m. Landon’s will present “There are fairies all around us,” a class on building fairy gardens. Jessica Bohnsack will help you design and plant your own miniature garden using smaller Read More

UPDATE: Additional details released in accidental shooting

SHERIDAN — Authorities have said the 11-year-old male victim in Thursday’s accidental shooting was struck in the head by a bullet from a .22-caliber rifle when another child tried to either hand the weapon to the victim or put it back in the ATV in which they were traveling. Sgt. Mike Gale with the Sheridan Read More

Family creates tool to help solo entrepreneurs

June 26, 2014

SHERIDAN — A local entrepreneur has teamed up with his son-in-law to design a tool for professionals employed in multi-level marketing retail operations. Former Sheridan real estate agent and current owner of the Bramble Motel Andy Lewallen is a co-founder of www.hotlistmlm.com. Lewallen collaborated with his son-in-law, Jamie Diamond, to develop the concept of a Read More

Townof Clearmont to join Chamber of Commerce in hopes of increasing tourism

CLEARMONT — The town of Clearmont has decided to join the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce in hopes that doing so will help increase tourism in the town. Mayor Chris Schock said when he took office he noticed that Ranchester and Dayton were part of the Chamber of Commerce but Clearmont wasn’t. “I just thought Read More

Black Tooth Brewing Co. to feature pub painters

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Watercolor Society will present their next “Pub Painting,” an Artists in Motion event. On Friday from 4:30-8 p.m. the artists of the society will paint and sell their works inside Black Tooth Brewing Company. There is no cost to attend. The artists society offers classes to educate people on the art Read More

Bozeman Trail Museum to host archeology for kids

BIG HORN — The Bozeman Trail Museum in Big Horn will host an archeology for kids program on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. A barbecue will begin at noon, followed by music from Mike Kuzara, president of the Big Horn City Historical Society. The event will also include tours of the Bozeman Trail Museum, Read More

Shake off summer dust at Big Horn Y

BIG HORN — Looking to shake off some of the dust of summer? Check out the family friendly outdoor party set for Saturday. The event will feature live music by country singer Tris Munsick. Food and drinks will also be available. There is no admission charge. Call Jarod or Bonnie at 672-2447 for more information. Read More

Story School topic of Woman’s Club meeting

STORY — The Story Woman’s Club meeting this month will include a program on the early history of the Story School. Dollie Reno and Jean Lunbeck will make the presentation. Coffee and cookies will be served and the event is free and open to the public. It is set to begin at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Read More

New 4-H educator to begin Monday

SHERIDAN — Elizabeth “Liz” Shaffer will begin as the University of Wyoming Extension 4-H educator in Sheridan County on Monday. Shaffer has a bachelor’s in microbiology from the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. She is a 10-year 4-H alumna from Sublette County and served two summers as an intern in her Read More

Culinary Institute offers diners, staff chance to experiment

SHERIDAN — Did you know there is a restaurant in town where you can bring your own bottles of wine or beer? Or that there is a local eatery where the low-price menu is constantly changing to feature one-of-a-kind selections like cherry saffron infused rice or chocolate beet cake? If you’ve been searching for a Read More

Name released in Spring Creek Mine accident

June 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the man who died at the Spring Creek Mine north of Sheridan on Monday. Stewart Orcutt, 58, of Sheridan died in a single haul truck incident on Monday at approximately 7 p.m. Mine Safety and Health Administration spokeswoman Amy Louviere said Tuesday that Read More

Gas leak closes portion of downtown Tues.

SHERIDAN — A natural gas leak caused a two-block radius near the intersection of Gould and West Burkitt streets to be evacuated Tuesday evening. The incident occurred while crews from Montana-Dakota Utilities were doing routine maintenance on the line. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Capt. Greg Luhman said buildings in the immediate area of the leak were emptied Read More

Wyoming unemployment better than average

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s falling unemployment percentages coupled with a larger than average workforce participation rate shows that the state’s economy is significantly healthier than the national average. While each figure can serve as an independent indication of overall economic vitality, the two together compensate for any potential misperceptions related to job availability. Sheridan County’s latest Read More

Foundation planning summer festival

SHERIDAN — It is a sunny summer day in Sheridan and you and your family are looking for an outdoor escape. Though the last place you may think to visit is a ski resort, the Antelope Butte Foundation is hoping to change that. Thanks to recent legislation from U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-WY, and Sen. Read More

Salvaged items junk sale to be held Sat. at the Fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — A salvaged and re-purposed items junk sale, “Behind the Picket Fence,” will be held Saturday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Artist and handcrafters will show and sell their works in the pavillion from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call Terri Walton at 674-6023. The fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria Read More

Wyoming experts looking at all coal export options

By Tracee Davis The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Economic Development Task Force hosted the Director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority Loyd Drain at an extended meeting Tuesday. Along with a brief overview of various ongoing energy projects around the state, the panel extensively discussed the future of coal and how it impacts the state’s Read More

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