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Winter nightmare — Crash closed interstate for several hours

January 9, 2015

SHERIDAN — One serious injury and several minor injuries were reported in a pileup on Interstate 90 Thursday that closed the highway for several hours. Wyoming Department of Transportation spokeswoman Ronda Holwell said the interstate closed between Sheridan and Buffalo at approximately 11:30 a.m. Thursday due to zero visibility and multiple accidents near mile post Read More

Exhibit Hall work underway

SHERIDAN — Upgrades on the Exhibit Hall at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds are well under way with all the demolition work complete and a projected finish date of March 5. Bill Goodman of TSP, Inc., gave a report to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Association at its meeting Thursday. Goodman is providing construction oversight for the Read More

December precipitation above normal

SHERIDAN — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the first water supply outlook of 2015 on Thursday. So far, the report indicates Wyoming’s precipitation for December was nearly 140 percent of average. According to the report, precipitation numbers varied between 200 percent of normal over the Big Horn River Basin to near 85 percent Read More

Homeowners — Have you checked for radon?

SHERIDAN — While airwaves and doctors offices are flooded with smoking cessation campaigns, another easy choice that can be made to decrease chances of developing lung cancer oftentimes goes overlooked. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most important thing you can do to lower your lung cancer risk is to quit Read More

Home ruled unsuitable for minors after drugs, paraphernalia found

SHERIDAN — The case of a Sheridan man accused of endangering children by having drugs and paraphernalia in their living space was bound over to 4th Judicial District Court Thursday by Sheridan County Circuit Court Judge Shelley Cundiff. Kyle Nelson was arrested for possession of methamphetamines, paraphernalia and child endangerment Nov. 25 after a search Read More

Celebrate ‘reading season’ with Book Bingo

SHERIDAN — Shorter days and cold temperatures often mean more time curled up with a good book. To celebrate this “reading season,” the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and branch libraries are hosting a winter reading program through February. The program, book bingo, will be set up much like regular bingo. There are three different Read More

Library to host Downton Abbey tea party

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host the second annual Downton Abbey tea party in celebration of the beginning of season five of the popular PBS Masterpiece Theater series. The celebration will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. in The Wyoming Room of the library. Organizers encourage attendees to wear period clothing from Read More

Backcountry film fest open only to adults

SHERIDAN — The 10th annual Backcountry Film Festival planned for Saturday will no longer be an all-ages event. Due to the nature of the venue, law enforcement officials have negated organizers’ original understanding that a private function could be held at the No Name Bar for all ages. The screening will still be held at Read More

I-90 northbound now open

January 8, 2015

UPDATE: (7:15) SHERIDAN – Interstate 90 between Sheridan and Buffalo is now open in both directions. Wyoming Department of Transportation spokeswoman Ronda Holwell advised travelers to use caution and be aware that road conditions are still slick in spots. UPDATE: (6:15 p.m.) SHERIDAN — Interstate 90 northbound has reopened. The southbound lanes are expected to Read More

Backcountry Film Festival to be held Saturday at No Name Bar

SHERIDAN — The wind is blowing and the snow is falling; going outside for a bit of adventure may be the last thing you want to do. But a film festival coming to Sheridan Saturday, will allow you to experience some of the most thrilling activities winter in the mountains has to offer from the Read More

JE SUIS CHARLIE: ‘I Am Charlie’ goes viral after Paris news attack

From The Associated Press Protesters in some U.S. cities — repeating the viral online slogan “Je Suis Charlie” or “I Am Charlie”— demonstrated against the deadly terror attack on a Paris newspaper office, joining thousands around the world who took to the streets to rally against the killings. At a gathering in Place de la Read More

County to watch funding, liquor license, 911 fee bills in 2015 Legislature

SHERIDAN — The 63rd Wyoming Legislature will convene at noon on Tuesday for its 2015 general session. As always, local governments will keep an eye on bills as they proceed through the Legislature that could have an impact on local residents or government operations. “There always ends up being a few things we’d like to Read More

Entry fees may increase at Little Bighorn Battlefield

SHERIDAN — Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is proposing a change in its current entrance fees. Beginning in 2015, Little Bighorn Battlefield, one of 131 National Park units that currently charges entrance fees, is authorized to change its fee rates to align with the new National Park Service rate schedule. Little Bighorn Battlefield proposes to Read More

Cancer survivors start support group

SHERIDAN — A cancer survivors support group, “A Shared Journey,” has been formed. It meets Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. inside the Sheridan Senior Center. Survivors of cancer, regardless of diagnosis, and those currently undergoing treatment, are welcome to attend. For more information, call Renee Parker at the Welch Cancer Center, 674-6022

Student News: Ritterbusch named to Dean’s List

SHERIDAN — Augustana College announced this week that Reed Ritterbusch of Sheridan has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2014-2015 academic year. The Dean’s List recognizes full-time students who have a minimum of 12 credit hours with grade-point averages at 3.5 or above. Augustana College is located in Sioux Read More

Rolling out the hay

January 7, 2015

SCSD2 elementary schools take top five in ‘Best Elementary Schools in America’ rankings

SHERIDAN — Of the 130 elementary schools in Wyoming, the top five best are all housed in Sheridan County School District 2, according to the latest “Best Public Elementary Schools in America” publication. Founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students as, the company now known as Niche provides reviews and insight from everyday Read More

Fluoride now in your water: Sheridan city staff add controversial supplement on Monday

SHERIDAN — City of Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson has confirmed that fluoride is now being added to the water supply for city and Sheridan Area Water Supply customers. The addition of fluoride, originally scheduled to begin Thursday, began on Monday at both the Big Goose and Sheridan water treatment plants. Liquid fluorosilicic acid Read More

Ringley takes reins as chair of county commission

SHERIDAN — With the first meeting of the year for the Sheridan County Commission comes a new chairman of the board. On Tuesday, former Chairman Terry Cram called the meeting to order, asked for a recital of the Pledge of Allegiance and then handed over the gavel to the newly elected chairman for 2015, Commissioner Read More

Crews work to clear snow slide on Red Grade

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County road and bridge crews helped clear the way for recreationists on Red Grade Road today after snow slid across and covered a portion of the winter trail commonly used by snowmobilers. Public Works Director Rod Liesinger said Tuesday that Rob Schwartz, who grooms the portion of Red Grade Road from the Read More

Ranchester new mayor sworn in Tuesday

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council had a previous councilman sitting in the mayor’s seat and two new faces on Tuesday after the “changing of the guard” brought about by the November election. Peter Clark is now the mayor of Ranchester. He spent much of the meeting establishing his goals for the Council and for the Read More

Registration fees for large trailers increased Jan. 1

SHERIDAN — Hauling larger and longer trailers will now cost many Wyoming residents more. As of Jan. 1, travel trailers and campers may be charged additional fees during registration based on the length and the weight of a trailer. Some of the largest trailers can have up to $45 of increased registration costs. This fee Read More

Next installment of Classic Western Film Series to feature ‘Quigley Down Under’

SHERIDAN — The next installment of the Classic Western Film Series at the WYO Theater will feature “Quigley Down Under.” The series is hosted by the WYO Theater each Sunday in January. Sheridan Press publisher Steve Woody will offer commentary on the movie. Free popcorn will be available, as well as entries for prize drawings. Read More

SC students help build Habitat homes

SHERIDAN — Students in Sheridan College’s construction technology program have learned and practiced the art of carpentry and homebuilding for 10 years now. This year’s group of students spent the fall semester building a home on Poplar Trail with Habitat for Humanity. The students will resume work when the spring semester begins Jan. 21. “This Read More

Film Office accepting submissions for Short Film Contest

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Film Office is currently seeking submissions for the Wyoming Short Film Contest. Film makers can submit their videos online at by April 2. A $25,000 grand prize will be awarded to the winning entry with a storyline that takes place in Wyoming, features Wyoming or presents the state as a Read More

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