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Crews work to clear snow slide on Red Grade

January 7, 2015

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

County crews help clear snow from Red Grade slide

January 6, 2015

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 parking area Read More

Water fluoridation in effect as of 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 is being added Read More

Dayton Town Council says goodbye to longtime mayor Wood

DAYTON — When it comes right down to it, a town’s allure is found in its people. That sentiment was obvious at a reception held before the Dayton Town Council meeting Monday. Council members and community members alike mingled around Town Hall, swapping stories, laughing and, in a few cases, trying not to tear up. Read More

Webster leaves office; Lee touts need for high-speed Internet

By Mike Dunn The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — From what had been his seat for the past 20 years, outgoing Councilor Robert Webster held a soft grin on his face as he watched Councilors Jesus Rios, Alex Lee, Kelly Gooch and Thayer Shafer recite the oath of office. Monday’s meeting was the last time Webster Read More

Nonprofit offers support for caregivers

SHERIDAN — Sheridan residents caring for family members or friends on an ongoing basis who find they could use a little help in meeting their daily challenges are not alone. The National Family Caregiver Support Program helps adults who are caregivers in a variety of situations including grandparents who find themselves raising their grandchildren, caregivers Read More

Preliminary hearing set in Hospital Pharmacy burglary

SHERIDAN — A preliminary hearing was set Monday for a man accused of the May burglary of the Hospital Pharmacy North. Kyle Logan Fearnow was already in jail on an unrelated warrant when he was charged with the burglary. Police responded May 30 to a call concerning broken glass at the closed pharmacy. They noted Read More

Three make initial appearance on drug arrests

SHERIDAN — Three individuals pulled over for reckless driving and arrested Friday at the Holiday gas station on North Main Street on various drug charges had initial hearings in circuit court Monday. Judy Campbell of Cheyenne pleaded not guilty to possession of marijuana and to interference with a police officer. She did not enter a Read More

Student News: UT Martin names local student to honor roll

SHERIDAN — The achievements of undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee – Martin have been recognized through the recent publication of the fall 2014 Chancellor’s Honor Rolls. Sheridan student Isaac W. Carrel was named to the roll with high honors. To be eligible for the Chancellor’s Honor Roll, a student must take at least Read More

First baby of the New Year born at SMH

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital recently welcomed the first baby to be born in 2015. Axyl Drake Larson was born at 4:35 a.m. Saturday at the hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and is the son of Nicole and Andrew Larson of Sheridan. He has one sister, Trinity. The family received a case of Read More

Local AARP chapter to meet Friday at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Chapter 676 of AARP will host a meeting Friday beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The program will include a potluck, details on the organization’s 2015 community project — the “Soup-er Bowl” food drive — and a legislative update concerning bills of specific interest to Wyoming seniors. All Read More

Wednesday Event Jan. 6, 2015

• 11 a.m., Health insurance enrollment presentation, conference room, Welch Cancer Center, 1585 W. Fifth St.

Sagebrush Community Art Center to host ‘Uncapped’ workshop

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host an “Uncapped” painting class Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. The class is open to individuals of all ages and skills, but attendees 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Attendees will follow along as instructor Shanoa Gardiner leads artists through the process of creating Read More

Residents concerned about increase in energy bills; MDU says rise due to increased usage in colder months

SHERIDAN — Sheridan residents have recently noticed an increase in their energy bills and some have taken to social media to voice their concerns. While the conversation on social media exploded, MDU Resource Group spokesperson Mark Hanson said the company has received only a few complaints. Those who are voicing their concern over the higher Read More

Weather hampers repeater repair

January 5, 2015

SHERIDAN — A repeater used to page volunteer firefighters to fires, medical emergencies and vehicle accidents in Sheridan County that went down more than a week ago has yet to be repaired. The repeater services all volunteer departments in the county including Goose Valley, Clearmont, Ranchester, Dayton, Big Horn and Story. Sheridan Fire-Rescue uses a different Read More

Bring on the snow: More accumulation expected this week

SHERIDAN — So far, it’s been winter as usual, according to staff with the National Weather Service out of Billings, Montana. National Weather Service Observations Program Leader Larry Dooley said snow accumulation in the Sheridan area has been close to normal. The National Weather Service keeps records on snow events and accumulation from trained cooperative Read More

Charges filed in May burglary of downtown Hospital Pharmacy

SHERIDAN — A man involved in the May 30, 2014, burglary of Hospital Pharmacy at 1 S. Main St. has been served an arrest warrant. Today, police served an arrest warrant to Kyle Logan Fearnow, 26, of Sheridan. Fearnow has been incarcerated in the Sheridan County Detention Center since his arrest on Aug. 6, 2014, Read More

SPD traffic stop results in drug-related arrests

SHERIDAN — Patrons and employees of the Holiday gas station on North Main Street were surprised by an arrest at the pumps Friday evening. Three police cars boxed in a vehicle at the outer gas pumps as it pulled over in response to a traffic stop. According to Lt. Tom Ringley of the Sheridan Police Read More

Crop improvement set as topic for ‘Soupfest’

SHERIDAN — Grape geneticist and University of Wyoming instructor Dr. Sadanand Dhekney will speak at the Sheridan County YMCA’s monthly “Soupfest” on Friday. Dhenkey’s talk, entitled “The Development of Improved Plant Varieties: Boon or Bane?” will focus on the process of crop domestication and improvement. He will also speak to the advent of cutting edge Read More

Airman Konetzki graduates basic training

SHERIDAN — Air Force Airman First Class Shawn L. Konetzki recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Konetzki completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic Read More

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