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Ranchester approves liquor licenses renewals; application for grant

February 6, 2014

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council approved three liquor license renewals at its meeting Tuesday. There were no comments or objections regarding the renewals, Town Clerk Teri Laya said. Licenses for Ranchester Liquor, the Silver Spur Bar and Lounge and Buckhorn Liquor were renewed through March 6, 2015. The council also voted to approve conversion of Read More

Sub-zero temps close, delay schools

SHERIDAN — Freezing temperatures have caused delays and cancellations of some schools and day cares in Sheridan County. Sheridan County School Districts #1 and 2 are on two-hour delays, while district #3 is delayed only one hour. Holy Name Catholic School in Sheridan is on a two-hour delay. Sheridan’s Head Start program is also on Read More

Rope kings

February 5, 2014

Dan Morales walks on a set of ropes in the hot room in the basement of King Ropes on Tuesday. The hot room maintains a temperature of 130 degrees Fahrenheit to allow the ropes to stretch and flatten. In the summer time, longer ropes are taken to a field outside Sheridan to stretch under the Read More

County forwards claims to insurance company

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County commissioners acknowledged receipt of two claims brought by individual residents at their meeting Tuesday. They denied both claims and said they would be submitted to the county’s insurance company for review. Commission Chairman Terry Cram said acknowledging receipt and issuing a denial is standard procedure. “A simple claim of some kind Read More

Trustees heading to DC to discuss student loans

SHERIDAN — Several members of the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees met yesterday at Sheridan College to receive a briefing on possible changes on the federal level to the Higher Education Act Reauthorization. The act affects students who receive Pell Grants or Direct Student Loans from the federal government. Dr. Susan Bigelow, Read More

County OKs variance for development

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioners approved a lot size variance Tuesday that will allow a 40-acre parcel near Clearmont to be used for residential purposes even though it is zoned agricultural and would typically need to be 80 acres in size. The County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the variance by a vote Read More

Dayton voices support for broadband network

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council unanimously approved a resolution at its meeting Monday to support Gov. Matt Mead’s Unified Network phases 1 and 2 proposal. All cities and towns in northeast Wyoming were asked to vote on the resolution by the Northeast Wyoming Municipal Leaders Group. Dayton Mayor Bob Wood said the concept of building Read More

Economist: Growth continuing in business, government sectors

SHERIDAN — A nationally renowned economist appeared at the WYO Theater on Tuesday night and presented his interpretation of current market trends along with an educated guess of what lies ahead for investors. Chief Investment Strategist for D.A. Davidson & Company Fred Dickson presented his 2014 forecast in conjunction with a recap of the last Read More

Sheridan High School announces ‘B’ honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has announced their first semester honor roll recipients.   12th grade “B” honor roll Lane Barten, Jacob Belus, Alyssa Bergey, Kendra Bond, Rebecca Bridger, Payton Brilz, Cassandra Burch, Bailey Burr, Jamisen Campbell, Wyatt Campbell, Dane Chambers, Ethan Chartier, Madeline Clift, Devin Conley, Elizabeth Cote, Timothy Cowan, Drew Dafoe, Cody Delk, Read More

Alzheimer’s Assoc. hosting rally Feb. 15

SHERIDAN — The national Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a rally for its Wyoming volunteers and the general public on Feb. 15. The event will take place at the Historic Plains Hotel at Central Avenue and Lincolnway in Cheyenne. Participants will be treated to a complimentary breakfast, lunch, give-aways and door prizes. There will also be Read More

Spink to present work throughout Feb.

SHERIDAN — Local artist Brent Spink will present his art throughout February at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library beginning with an artist’s reception on Saturday. The reception will be in The Inner Circle from 1-3 p.m. Spink is originally from Missoula, Mont., and his primary medium is oil paintings. He currently lives and works just Read More

Bowie named Mrs. Sheridan County

SHERIDAN — Mrs. Kimberly Bowie has been selected to represent Sheridan County in the 2014 Mrs. Wyoming pageant. She will compete in the 38th annual event this summer at Central Auditorium in Cheyenne. The winner will advance to compete in the Mrs. America pageant and is the only nationally televised beauty competition to recognize America’s Read More

City Treasurer Reed resigns from position

SHERIDAN — City Treasurer Jennifer Reed, who has worked for the city for six years, has announced she will be leaving her position at Sheridan City Hall. Reed said that she plans to pursue other opportunities within the community. “The leadership experience I’ve gained is extremely valuable, and I’ve enjoyed working with such a highly supportive Read More

Public works director tops city salaries

February 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan, as required by Wyoming state statute, has published a list of gross monthly salaries for its staff in today’s legals section of The Sheridan Press. Chief administrative officials, department heads and city councilors are listed by name and other full-time personnel are listed by position. Publication of city salaries Read More

City considers eliminating election wards for at-large seats

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council voted Monday to amend an ordinance regarding changes to ward boundaries and then voted to table the ordinance since the amendment was a significant alteration to government operation. Ordinance 2142 was on third reading, so tabling it will allow two more weeks for community input and study of Read More

Sheridan High School announces ‘A’ honor roll

12th grade “A” honor roll Trace Addlesperger, Luke Adsit, Lauren Alden, Lyndsee Anderson, Hailey Blaney, Morgan Brenneman, Anna-Marie Calkins, Shania Channel, Sharlene Charlson, Shayla Christensen, Maggie Clarendon, Micah Cornell, Collin Cundy, Gretchen Dougherty, Kameron Eckard, Madison Farr, Ty Fauber, Laurel Fosnight, Logan Garstad, Kathryn Gilbert, Caleb Green, Ethan Hall, Colin Harnish, Daniel Harvey, Grace Henderson, Read More

Archaeological Society to meet Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet Thursday. Commencing at 6 p.m. in the Le Gourmet Room at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, the meeting is free and open to everyone. Dinner can be order from the menu but is not required to attend. At approximately 7:15 p.m. Forest Service Read More

Free bridal expo Sat.

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Weddings will present a free bridal expo on Saturday. From noon to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, everyone is welcome to “Sheridan Bridal Expo.” One couple will win a flat screen television. For more information see www.wyowedding.com or call 755-6896. To pre-register for the event see www. wyomingbridalexpo.com.

Big Horn students win Wyoming Academic Challenge, scholarships to SC

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School took top honors in the 18th annual Wyoming Academic Challenge at Sheridan College on Jan. 25. The team, coached by Shawn Ivie, took first place overall and top small school honors with team members Ben Warder, Andrew Schuster, Brody Bard and Natalie Greenelsh. Members of the team took home Read More

Ellingrod heading to Poetry Out Loud competition

ARVADA-CLEARMONT — For the fourth year in a row, Arvada-Clearmont senior Sara Ellingrod will participate in the statewide Poetry Out Loud competition. On Jan. 29, nine students in ninth through 12th grades at Sheridan County School District 3 participated in the school’s competition. Those students placed first or second in their classroom competitions held earlier Read More

Habitat for Humanity hosting dedication ceremony this Thursday

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns will host a dedication ceremony Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the dedication of Hilary Herbert’s house at 1233 Woodland Park Drive. “We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of Habitat for Humanity and our Sheridan community in the construction of our new home. Hilary now Read More

Film festival to start this Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Centennial Theatre will host its bi-annual film festival beginning Wednesday. The festival will run each Wednesday with shows at 4:15 and 7:15 p.m. through April 9. The following films will be shown as part of the festival. Feb. 5 — “Dallas Buyers Club” Feb. 12 — “All is Lost” Feb. 19 — “About Read More

Another snowy day

Maintenance man Ron Schaal operates a leaf blower as he scrapes off the sidewalk at the Country Club Estates Tuesday morning. According to the National Weather Service out of Billings, temperatures aren’t expected to rise above zero until Thursday.

Full of hot air

February 3, 2014

Otto Howard, 6, feels the pressure as the balloon fills with hot air during Science Saturday at the Sheridan College Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium. The children made their own balloons using tissue paper and glue. The group later moved outside to reach greater heights in the cold air.

DSA trying to fill empty downtown buildings

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association is making a decisive effort to fill long-standing empty buildings in the historic district. The group’s newest project, a feasibility study aimed at examining the creation of an entrepreneurial center for businesses, represents an initiative where the DSA will do some of the heavy lifting in hopes of making Read More

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