Category Archives: Local News

FAB tickets on sale for April 17 conference

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference, which is scheduled for April 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Sheridan College. Tickets for the conference are $40 per person, while tickets for the banquet dinner only are $30. Combination tickets for the conference and dinner… Continue Reading

SMH construction plans move forward

SHERIDAN — Several Sheridan Memorial Hospital building projects are another step closer to completion after the board of trustees approved schematic designs for a medical office building and the construction document phase for the intensive care unit. The schematic design for the medical offices will cost the hospital up to $167,000 while the intensive care… Continue Reading

Senate panel recommends big changes to contentious gun bill

SHERIDAN — A bill that would have repealed the current restrictions of most gun-free zones recognized throughout the state of Wyoming now calls for more local control of concealed weapons after the Senate Education Committee significantly amended House Bill 114 on Wednesday. Under current state law, gun-free zones are established in schools, college campuses and… Continue Reading

Science lecture to focus on tools for landscape management

SHERIDAN — The next installment of the spring 2015 lecture series at the Sheridan College Science Museum will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative Co-director Charlie Bettigole will present “Satellites and weeds: Open-source tools for landscape management.” The talk will focus on mapping and analytical tools that Bettigole’s research group… Continue Reading

Trinity Lutheran Church to host quilting bee

SHERIDAN — The Service Group ladies of Trinity Lutheran Church will host a quilting bee Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. No experience is necessary to attend and the event is open to all ages. Children planning to attend should plan to be with parents or grandparents in attendance. Those planning… Continue Reading

Auditions planned for Civic Theater Guild production

SHERIDAN — Director Pat Tomsovic will be holding open auditions for “Laughter-Always the Best Medicine,” a selection of seven one-act plays to be performed April 23-26 and April 30-May 3 at the Carriage House Theater. Auditions will be Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. and Monday at 7 p.m. Those who wish to audition will be… Continue Reading

Holy Name School announces honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Holy Name School officials recently released the names of those students who earned a spot on the school’s honor rolls. Students on the B Honor Roll earned a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and had no grade lower than a C. Students on the A Honor Roll had a minimum 3.75 GPA… Continue Reading

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday at Sagebrush art center

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center, on the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and… Continue Reading

I-90 is open; conditions are slick with snowfall

I-90 is open; conditions are slick with snowfall

UPDATE: (9:23 a.m. Feb. 26) SHERIDAN — As of 8:50 a.m. Thursday, all of I-90 was re-opened. Conditions were listed as slick with snowfall between the Montana state line and Buffalo. UPDATE: (5:55 p.m. Feb. 25) SHERIDAN — Wyoming Department of Transportation officials have re-opened I-90 from the Montana state line to Sheridan. A status… Continue Reading

Standards require new curriculum, expenses

Standards require new curriculum, expenses

SHERIDAN — Following the state Board of Education’s adaptation of the Wyoming Content and Performance Standards — new standards in math and English language arts originally presented as the Common Core State Standards — in 2012, Wyoming school districts began the process of updating and aligning their curriculum. Standards are statements of expectation; they define… Continue Reading

Mercantile meant to ‘spruce up’ Ranchester

RANCHESTER — Ranchester leadership has worked for years toward attracting businesses and shoppers to its downtown as part of a long-term revitalization program. If all goes according to plan, Main Street Mercantile will bring both. “It’s on the east end of town, so it acts as an entryway project,” Mayor Peter Clark said. “We’re hoping… Continue Reading

Sheely promoted to digital content editor; Pearson joins Sheridan Press news team

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press recently promoted government reporter Hannah Sheely to digital content editor. Sheely has worked for the newspaper reporting primarily on local government for two years. Her new position will include management and updating of the Press’ website, thesheridanpress.com, as well as the website that pairs with the news organization’s three annual… Continue Reading

Testimony begins in felony fraud trial

SHERIDAN — Testimony in the Miranda Mraz trial being held in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday focused on employees of the Firewater Grill, amid issues with jury members and witnesses. Before the jury was brought into the courtroom, the judge was informed that a jury member had spoken to the bailiff Monday after court had… Continue Reading

K-Life to host dodgeball event Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan K-Life will host a day of dodgeball fun for all ages Saturday at the Sheridan High School gym. The event will run from 2-9 p.m. It is open to anyone age 8 or older. The cost is $15 per person, with the chance to purchase extra lives for $5. Dodgeball teams should… Continue Reading

Tongue River Child’s Place benefit set for Saturday

RANCHESTER — The Tongue River Child’s Place annual benefit dinner and dance will be held Saturday at the Ranchester Town Hall. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The event will include a beef dinner, silent auction, live music by The Craft Brothers, raffle baskets and kids activities. Alcohol will also be served at the event.… Continue Reading

Artist reception planned for SC employee art exhibit

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College annual employee art exhibit will open Tuesday in the Martinsen Gallery at the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. The show features photography, painting, quilting, ceramics, metalwork, fashion and folk art. Awards will be given for people’s choice and best in show. An opening reception will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m.… Continue Reading

BHHS announces school honor roll

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School officials recently announced the school’s second-quarter honor rolls. Those students on the school honor roll received at least a 3.0 grade point average and had no grade lower than a C. The following students were named to the honor rolls. School Honor Roll 12th grade Zachary Blaney, Kayla Crouse,… Continue Reading

Sheridan woman on trial for felony forgery

Sheridan woman on trial for felony forgery

SHERIDAN — Miranda Mraz’s felony forgery trial got underway Monday in 4th Judicial District Court. The jury is comprised of eight women and five men. Mraz was arrested in June on charges of felony forgery and theft stemming from accusations that she allegedly altered customer credit card receipts at the Firewater Grill on Main Street… Continue Reading

SCSD2 offers online registration for 2015-16 school year

SCSD2 offers online registration for 2015-16 school year

SHERIDAN — While the use of technology in the classroom continues to expand, parents will also begin experiencing the benefits of living in a digital world. Sheridan County School District 2 will offer online student registration for the coming school year. Previously, high school course selection and some minor forms like demographic changes have already… Continue Reading

Rep. Patton remains hospitalized in Cheyenne

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, remains hospitalized Tuesday due to a setback in his recovery from a blocked artery and heart procedure. Doctors diagnosed the 84-year-old with a lung ailment late last week, delaying his anticipated discharge from the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. “They’re describing it as a general malady called acute respiratory distress… Continue Reading

WGFD to host public meeting on water project Monday

CLEARMONT — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host a public informational meeting to discuss work associated with lower Clear Creek and the Kendrick bypass channel Monday at 7 p.m. in Clearmont. Fisheries biologist Bill Bradshaw and aquatic habitat biologist Travis Cundy will be present to discuss recent fisheries work in the area. “We… Continue Reading

Sheridan Ice groundbreaking March 4

SHERIDAN — The nonprofit Sheridan On Skates officials are inviting the public to the construction ground breaking for the new Whitney Rink at the M & M’s Center ice arena. A brief ceremony will take place at noon March 4 at the current rink. There will be a short program sharing project details and thanking… Continue Reading

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