Category Archives: Local News

Victor Juhasz exhibit to be featured at The Brinton Museum

Victor Juhasz exhibit to be featured at The Brinton Museum

SHERIDAN — Victor Juhasz has never been one to limit himself. The seasoned artist has done everything from political cartoons, caricatures, children’s paintings and gritty portraits. Now local residents have an opportunity to see the diversity of Juhasz’s works up close. The renowned illustrator’s paintings, drawings and books are being featured at The Brinton Museum… Continue Reading

Wyoming Supreme Court upholds ruling in favor of local rancher

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Supreme Court recently upheld a 4th Judicial District Court decision that awarded a Sheridan County landowner more than $1.1 million in damages in a case against Pennaco Energy, Inc. In February 2015, a jury in 4th Judicial District Court awarded Arvada-area rancher Brett Sorenson  $1,055,982.62 for damages and $332,662.97 for attorney… Continue Reading

Learn your risk level on Diabetes Association Alert Day

SHERIDAN — Tuesday is American Diabetes Association Alert Day and area health officials want residents of Sheridan County to know their risk for diabetes and preventive steps they can take to reduce the chances of developing the disease. In the U.S. alone, diabetes affects nearly 29 million people and another 86 million Americans have prediabetes,… Continue Reading

2 students named National Merit Scholarship Finalists

SHERIDAN — Chase Aplin and Molly Murphy have been named National Merit Scholarship Finalists. Chase Aplin is the son of Maureen (Meehan) Aplin and Tom Aplin of Laguna Niguel, California, and Molly Murphy is daughter of Kate (Meehan) Murphy and Mark Murphy of Cherry Hills Village, Colorado. The students are the grandchildren of Patrick and… Continue Reading

Casper College announces 2015 fall Dean’s List

SHERIDAN — Casper College officials recently released the names of students who made the Dean’s Honor Roll at Casper College for the 2015 fall semester. To qualify for the award, a student must have a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better. The recognition is for part-time degree seeking students (those taking six to… Continue Reading

Perkins Foundation awards VOA $8,000 grant

SHERIDAN — Volunteers of America was recently awarded a one-year grant of $8,000 by the B.F. and Rose H. Perkins Foundation to provide students the opportunity to attend Camp POSTCARD in 2016. Camp POSTCARD (Peace Officers Striving To Create and Reinforce Dreams) is a value-based program targeted at fifth- and sixth-grade youth through direct involvement… Continue Reading

Dunlap wins Pot O’ Gold prize

Dunlap wins Pot O’ Gold prize

SHERIDAN — On Friday, Spencer Kraft, committee chair of the Historic District Promotions Committee drew the winning ticket for the Pot O’ Gold shop local campaign. Pat Dunlap of Sheridan, won the basket filled with 37 prizes donated by participating local businesses. The value of the Pot O’ Gold is estimated to be more than… Continue Reading

Campbell named this week’s Summit Award Winner

The Academics for All committee is pleased to announce that Katherine Campbell, daughter of Kelli and Bill Campbell, is this week’s Summit Award winner. As a Sheridan High School senior, Campbell holds a cumulative GPA of 4.0 and has received academic letters her freshman, sophomore and junior years. She enjoys diversity in her coursework and… Continue Reading

Agendas — March 19, 2016

Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board 7 p.m. Thursday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Approval of minutes of Feb. 23 meeting • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Old business • New business A. Pay bills B. WWC project status update • Public communique • Adjourn Juvenile Justice Joint Powers Board 5:30… Continue Reading

Pheasants Forever to host annual banquet March 26

SHERIDAN — Pheasants Forever will host its annual banquet and auction March 26 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The 19th annual fundraising event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will benefit the Sheridan and Johnson counties chapter of Pheasants Forever. Tickets to attend are $75 each or $100 per couple, which includes membership… Continue Reading

Mayor Heath won’t seek re-election in 2016

Mayor Heath won’t seek re-election in 2016

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Mayor John Heath announced on Friday that he would not seek re-election in 2016. Heath said after several years in public service, it is time to pass the baton. “I truly enjoy being a part of this community,” Heath told The Sheridan Press. “I’m still going to be involved in this community,… Continue Reading

Luminous Brewhouse moving into new space

Luminous Brewhouse moving into new space

SHERIDAN — Luminous Brewhouse owners and brewers will be making big moves in the first half of 2016 — even if the physical move is only three blocks north. The company’s leadership announced this week that the brewery will be moving to 504 Broadway St., expanding brewing operations and creating a tap room dedicated to… Continue Reading

Officials monitor conditions, potential for fire bans

SHERIDAN — A dangerous fire season is always in the back of the minds of local firefighting crews, and the potential for blazes across the Bighorns and Sheridan County this summer could be high. After an unusually dry winter, fire officials are keeping fire restrictions on their radars as the snow fades away. Bill Biastock,… Continue Reading

Local organizations host Easter activities

SHERIDAN — A number of local organizations will host Easter activities next weekend to celebrate the holiday. The following is a list of those events: Friday, March 25 • 2:30-3 p.m., Westview Easter egg hunt for ages 1-9, 1990 W. Loucks St. Saturday, March 26 • 9:30-10 a.m., Tongue River Valley Community Center Easter egg… Continue Reading

Sagebrush Community Art Center to host print exhibit

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will present the “Invitational Print Exhibition,” an exhibition comprised of nine local and out-of-state printmaking artists curated by Brittney Denham Whisonant. The exhibit opened Tuesday and will be on display through April 12. The exhibit is comprised of 30 works by Meagan Moore, Saegan Moran, Marty Azevedo, Keith… Continue Reading

SRD board talks budget, changes to employee handbook

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District board of directors met Wednesday as it makes the transition from the winter months to the spring and summer seasons and the new fiscal year. With the new fiscal year come some updates to the SRD employee handbook. Yonkee and Toner, LLP’s Christopher Sherwood met with SRD board members… Continue Reading

Photographer honored by National Council for Marketing and Public Relations

Photographer honored by National Council for Marketing and Public Relations

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District recently announced that photographer Dennis Jacobs has been honored by the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations. Jacobs’ photograph of a Sheridan College ecology course in the field was awarded the gold medal for “Original photography — unmanipulated.” “We are absolutely thrilled and honored by this… Continue Reading

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