Category Archives: Local News

Paint & Pinot for Paws to be held May 13

SHERIDAN — The Paint Post will offer “Paint & Pinot for Paws” at 6 p.m. May 13. The evening of step-by-step painting instruction will allow participants to take home a cute rendition of six furry friends — not to mention the memories of a fun evening with friends, music and a little wine. A portion… Continue Reading

Presentation on pollinators set for May 6

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Conservation District will host a presentation titled, “Local Heroes: Your Hardworking Pollinators” at 6 p.m. May 6 in the Inner Circle at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. The presentation will feature guest speaker Dr. Dorothy Tuthill, associate director of the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute and education coordinator for the… Continue Reading

DC protests, Baltimore riots affect SHS trip

DC protests, Baltimore riots affect SHS trip

SHERIDAN — It’s an interesting time to be in Baltimore, as riots and protests against the police flair up over the death of Freddie Gray. It’s an interesting time to be in Washington, D.C., as thousands of protestors gathered at the U.S. Supreme Court this weekend while the justices heard arguments on the constitutionality of… Continue Reading

SCSD1 holds special meeting to discuss budget

RANCHESTER — Members of the Sheridan County School District 1 administration and the district school board held a special meeting Monday morning to discuss the 2015-16 school year budget, determine which additional needs could be funded and approve the sale of land owned by the district. Following the approval of the external cost adjustment by… Continue Reading

Sheridan Speedway prepares for May 8 opening

Sheridan Speedway prepares for May 8 opening

SHERIDAN — The ground was still damp and muddy from the downpour that hit the hills east of Sheridan less than an hour before, but more than a dozen people gathered near the southern bend of Sheridan Speedway’s track. It wasn’t race day. It was 4:30 p.m. on a Thursday afternoon, with one driver taking… Continue Reading

Sheridan meeting new recommended fluoride level

SHERIDAN — Federal health officials Monday changed the standard for fluoride in drinking water, cutting the maximum recommended amount nearly in half and revising the guideline for the first time since 1962. The Department of Health and Human Services lowered its fluoride recommendation to 0.7 milligrams per liter of water, a level that replaces the… Continue Reading

Commissioners OK plat for Cloud Peak Ranch

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Planning Commission approved a preliminary plat for Cloud Peak Ranch to subdivide 4.66 acres for future development east of Mydland Road and just west of the patio home section of the Sheridan Links planned unit development. Commissioners OK’d an application to divide the land into three lots ranging in size from… Continue Reading

Landon’s holds open house this weekend

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host its Spring Open House Friday through Sunday. The weekend will include treasure hunts, refreshments and sales. Landon’s is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. There will also be a farmers market with fresh, local produce from 9-11 a.m. Saturday. Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located… Continue Reading

Sagebrush juried photo show to be held May 4-28

SHERIDAN — Sagebrush Community Art Center will host its first Juried Photography Show, featuring work by many local photographers, from May 4-28 at the Sagebrush Fine Art Gallery. The juror for the show was renowned local photographer Adam Jahiel. A total of 38 photos by 30 local and regional photographers display a variety of subjects… Continue Reading

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ event set for May 5

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ event set for May 5

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

SC faculty honored at national conference

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College diesel technology instructor John Sikkenga was honored as one of five finalists for the Outstanding Technical Teacher of the Year award at the American Technical Education Association’s 52nd annual national conference in Indiana. Sikkenga has taught at SC for 25 years. “It’s not every day students get the opportunity to learn… Continue Reading

Holy Name releases third quarter honor roll

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School utilizes an accelerated grade system where an A is 93 percent or higher, a B is 85 percent, a C is 77 percent, a D is 65 percent and an F is 57 percent. In the third quarter, 97 percent of the student body received a place on the… Continue Reading

Agenda NWCCD trustees work session

Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of trustees work session 8:30 a.m. Thursday Whitney boardroom 132 Sheridan College 3059 Coffeen Ave. Meeting commences Executive session Personnel matter (per State Statute 16-4-405 (a) (ii) ) Real estate matter (per State Statute 16-4-405 (a) (vii) ) BOCHES update Budget update State and federal legislative issues Facilities update… Continue Reading

Working to keep kids healthy

Working to keep kids healthy

Two-year-old Evangeline Karns eats a strawberry at a food art exercise during the Healthy and Safe Kids event Saturday at the YMCA. The Wellness Council of Sheridan County partnered with the YMCA to provide a fun event to promote healthy habits and activity. Justin Sheely | The Sheridan Press Continue Reading

Rogers ‘OK’ after Mount Everest avalanche

Rogers ‘OK’ after Mount Everest avalanche

SHERIDAN — Information from the International Mountain Guides website suggests that Sheridan climber Darren Rogers is doing well after an earthquake caused an avalanche on Mount Everest Saturday. Although the website does not mention Rogers specifically, an update Saturday said all IMG members and sherpas are safe. Many of the climbers were at Camps 1… Continue Reading

Sage grouse group meeting Tuesday in Buffalo

Sage grouse group meeting Tuesday in Buffalo

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s Sage Grouse Implementation Team mapping subcommittee will meet Tuesday in Buffalo to discuss proposed revisions to the bird’s core area boundaries. The state contains eight Local Working Groups where private landowners, business interests, interested citizens and organizations meet up to talk about, prepare and implement conservation practices to protect sage grouse throughout… Continue Reading

Fashion with Impact event to be held Friday

SHERIDAN — Bought Beautifully, a locally based online vendor that promotes purchases that have a positive impact around the world, has teamed up with local merchants Over the Moon, Paisley and Pearls, Evermore, Journey’s, Twin M, Matilda Jane and Twisted Hearts to host Fashion with Impact. This ladies night out and fashion show fundraiser for… Continue Reading

SkillsUSA Championship sees local winners

SHERIDAN — Three seniors from Sheridan High School recently placed in the Wyoming SkillsUSA Championships competition held in Casper April 13-15. The conference was a showcase of career and technical education students with more than 600 students from around the state competing in a variety of hands-on trade, technical and leadership fields. Cammry Lapka took… Continue Reading

Chamber looking for trainers for Oct. convention

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee is planning an “IGNITE Your Business” convention this fall. The convention will include a full day of trainings that will focus on topics proposed by Chamber members in a member survey held earlier this year. It is scheduled for October 22 at… Continue Reading

Story Historical Society to meet on May 3

SHERIDAN — The Story Historical Society will host a program May 3 featuring a presentation by Steve Smith on the Leitner family, which came to Wyoming Territory in 1883 and settled near Kearney. The program is free and open to the public. Coffee and cookies will be served. The presentation will be held at 1:30… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Museum to open May 1

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will open its doors for the season on May 1. There are several new exhibits this year exploring different people, places and industries that contributed to the growth and prosperity of Sheridan County. The museum will be open from 1-5 p.m. daily before expanded summer hours begin in June. Continue Reading

Mraz sentenced to three years probation for felony forgery

SHERIDAN — Judge John Fenn sentenced a Sheridan woman to three years of supervised probation for felony forgery and misdemeanor theft at a hearing in 4th Judicial District Court Friday afternoon. Miranda Mraz, 26, received a suspended jail sentence of between 18 and 30 months for seven counts of felony forgery, as Fenn opted instead… Continue Reading

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