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Veteran, longtime resident, reflects on adventurous life

Veteran, longtime resident, reflects on adventurous life

SHERIDAN — Francis “Stoney” Stone held a white envelope in his shaking hands. It was filled with black and white photos — dozens of them — depicting everything from a young boy with no shoes standing in front of a modest home to a 20-year-old man posing for pictures with other soldiers in full Army… Continue Reading

Submissions for juried photography show due June 15

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center has issued a call for submissions for the second annual juried photography show. The show is open to all artists residing in the U.S., but works cannot exceed 3-foot-by-3-foot. The works to be exhibited will be chosen by Adam Jahiel, a world-renowned photographer who lives in Sheridan County.… Continue Reading

First summer Wyoming Wednesday set for June 8

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday, an informative and educational presentation about Wyoming, its history, culture and current lifestyle will begin June 8. The program starts at 10 a.m. every Wednesday in June and July. It will be held at the Wyoming Welcome Center. The program is free and open to the public. Presentations will include: June 8… Continue Reading

Raising Readers receives grant

SHERIDAN — The John P. Ellbogen Foundation recently awarded $10,000 to Raising Readers in Wyoming to purchase books for distribution across the state of Wyoming. Raising Readers in Wyoming encourages parents to read to their children by providing new books as part of their well child health care visits. Participating medical providers “prescribe” books for… Continue Reading

Local students graduate from BHSU

SHERIDAN — Black Hills State University candidates for graduation were awarded master, bachelor and associate degrees during the University’s 171st commencement ceremony earlier this month. Local graduates are listed below by hometown or current residence. Degrees are indicated by the following: MBA, master of business administration; MED, master of education; MS, master of science; BA, bachelor… Continue Reading

Bagel shop wins customer satisfaction awards

Bagel shop wins customer satisfaction awards

SHERIDAN — LaDonna and Jeff Daniels, proud owners of Bagels & Beyond, are now also the proud owners of a bright green plaque from TripAdvisor that reads, “Top rated American cuisine.” The shop, loved by locals and out-of-towners alike, earned the recognition from the travel website for its positive online customer reviews. The bagel shop… Continue Reading

Habitat for Humanity organizing Women Build event for June 11

SHERIDAN — Women in the Sheridan community are invited to volunteer during Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build, which is being held in partnership with Thrivent Financial to help address the need for affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns is one of more than 300 Habitat organizations nationwide hosting Women Build projects as… Continue Reading

Summer recreation kicks off in the Bighorns

SHERIDAN — It’s time to officially kick off the summer outdoor recreation season in the Bighorn National Forest. Ranger Creek Recreation Area and Shell Creek, Hettinger, Leigh Creek, Middle Fork, South Fork and Tie Hack campgrounds officially opened on May 19. Beginning May 26, the North Tongue, Owen Creek, Pine Island and Prune Creek campgrounds… Continue Reading

Tickets on sale for Buffalo Indian Relay Races set for June

SHERIDAN — The Professional Indian Horse Racing Association will kick off the season with an event at Buffalo Days in Buffalo on June 11-12 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The season will culminate with the All Nations Indian Relay Race Championships in Billings, Montana, Sept. 22-25. Indian Relay Races offer colorful and exciting action for… Continue Reading

Walter, Mary Jane Legerski celebrate 65th anniversary

SHERIDAN — Walter and Mary Jane Legerski will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Thursday. The couple wed June 2, 1951, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Monarch. They were one of the last couples to be married in the church. Walter Legerski is a retired route salesman for Superior Laundry. He enjoyed visiting with everyone… Continue Reading

Openings available for Science Kids classes

SHERIDAN — Several summer Science Kids classes still have room for additional students. Classes with room are: • Young naturalists, ages 6-8, July 6-7 • Art of birding, ages 9-11, June 13-16 • Bug out, ages 9-11, July 11-14 • Sheridan Community Land Trust young explorers, ages 9-11, Aug. 1-3 To register, or for additional… Continue Reading

Wyoming joins other states in criminal justice reform

Wyoming joins other states in criminal justice reform

SHERIDAN — Criminal justice reform is gaining traction in statehouses across the country and Wyoming is no exception. That’s according to a new report by the Vera Institute of Justice, a national nonprofit research center that advocates for reforms like better access to legal aid and improved family visitation for people in prison. The report,… Continue Reading

Sheridan resident launches free coding classes

SHERIDAN — We live in a world ruled by technology. Everyday, people habitually check Facebook profiles, play games on their cellphones and use other apps  But, for the most part, people have no idea how these programs work. One local resident wants to change that. Sheridan resident Alex Moran has set up a free program that… Continue Reading

Montano earns master’s degree

SHERIDAN — Heidi Montano of Sheridan recently earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California. Her concentration was in clinical mental health. She was also named a member of the Phi Alpha honor society. Her parents are Mario and Maria D. Montano of Sheridan. Continue Reading

Dowling earns nursing degree

SHERIDAN — Michelle Dowling recently received her doctorate of nursing at the University of Wyoming. Dowling was also awarded the Alpha Phi Chapter of Sigma Theta Fau award for exemplary rural practice of nursing. She is the daughter of Michael and Beverly Dowling of Cheyenne and the granddaughter of Mary (Jim) Dowling of Sheridan and… Continue Reading

Local student graduates from Wyoming Connections Academy

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Sommer Haulman recently graduated from the Wyoming Connections Academy, a statewide virtual school. A ceremony May 22 honored 31 graduating seniors — the largest class in the school’s seven year history — at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody. Of the 31 graduates, 68 percent plan to attend a… Continue Reading

Meet, greet congressional candidates Tuesday

SHERIDAN — A meet and greet is scheduled for the Republican candidates for Wyoming’s lone U.S. House seat on Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Inn. The Republican Women of Sheridan County and the Sheridan County Republican Party are organizing the event. Those planning to attend will have the opportunity to hear candidates share… Continue Reading

Mark Gordon to attend next Chamber lunch

SHERIDAN — The monthly luncheon of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce on June 8 will feature Wyoming Treasurer Mark Gordon. The event will take place at the Best Western Sheridan Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will include a buffet lunch, a brief business meeting and the featured program. Gordon will give… Continue Reading



SHERIDAN — Over the Memorial Day weekend, all five local high schools celebrated the class of 2016 with graduation ceremonies. Hundreds of students will move out of high school and into the next adventure. The collective Sheridan County class earned more than $7 million in scholarship funding and will attend schools across the country. Here… Continue Reading

Valedictorians weigh in on graduation, what is to come

SHERIDAN — As the 2015-2016 school year ended, The Sheridan Press asked the local valedictorians to weigh in on high school and what is to come. Here are their answers. BIG HORN — Kaylin McKinley What was the best part of high school? Growing up in the Big Horn environment. Having such personal relationships with all… Continue Reading

FIB teaches kids to save, spend wisely

FIB teaches kids to save, spend wisely

SHERIDAN — First Interstate Bank has routinely participated in Teach Children to Save Day, a nationally-recognized event that celebrates financial literacy by encouraging bankers from across the country to show their commitment to community by teaching students the value of saving. First Interstate Bank employees have been participating in the program for 15 years. On… Continue Reading

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