Category Archives: Local News

SIGNS OF SUMMER: U.S. 14A in Bighorns set to reopen Monday

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Wyoming Department of Transportation officials said Friday that U.S. 14A is scheduled to open for summer at noon, Monday. Maintenance crews from WYDOT have been working to open the seasonal road. According to a WYDOT news release, Burgess Junction crews have broken through and met up with crews from Lovell.  Crews from… Continue Reading

Column: Measures of devotion

Next week, The Sheridan Press will launch a series of features highlighting local veterans who have beared the burden of our country’s cause. We’ve been blessed to have individuals volunteer to sacrifice their lives, their time and their well-being for us in our nation’s armed forces. It is a debt that can never be fully… Continue Reading

Agendas may 16, 2015

Dayton Town Council 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Recite Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda — additions and deletions • Approve minutes of the May 4 regular Council meeting • Old business update • Announcements/correspondence • Hear from the director of the Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail… Continue Reading

‘Tween’ programs continue at Fulmer Public Library

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through May. Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on clay sculpting. “Tween Challenge Takeover” is geared toward kids in fifth through seventh grades. The program includes activities and experiments that draw from the fields of science, technology, engineering,… Continue Reading

Students spend day helping neighbors

Students spend day helping neighbors

SHERIDAN — A group of more than 40 junior high and high school homeschool students and their parents gathered together in late April for a volunteer day to commemorate National Volunteer Month. The students assisted five different people around the community with a variety of chores that needed to be done including yard work, window… Continue Reading

NWCCD honors Master Distance Educator of the Year

SHERIDAN — Nikki Smiley, health and human performance instructor for the Northern Wyoming Community College District, has been selected as the 2015 NWCCD Master Distance Educator of the Year, college officials announced recently. Smiley will be recognized at the 13th annual WyDEC Distance Education Conference awards banquet on Tuesday at Eastern Wyoming Community College’s branch… Continue Reading

Ranchester infrastructure: Ready for growth

Ranchester infrastructure: Ready for growth

RANCHESTER — Just one trip through Ranchester on U.S. Highway 14 and you’re bound to notice the construction: A mercantile across the street from the Information Center, a new school on the west end of town and more than one subdivision. Most of these sites right now are just fencing or disturbed earth, some still… Continue Reading

Nonprofit archery program promotes clean lifestyle

Nonprofit archery program promotes clean lifestyle

SHERIDAN— Archery takes knowledge, precision, discipline, strength and concentration. But with enough practice, it can be done by anyone and that’s why Eric Nations loves it. This weekend, a group of volunteers will be hosting an archery competition called the 3-D Tournament, allowing both young and experienced archers to compete in friendly, family-oriented events. There… Continue Reading

SHS, BHHS earn spots on U.S. News top schools list

SHERIDAN — Throughout the 48 school districts in Wyoming there are 84 high schools, and according to the 2015 U.S. News Best High Schools ranking, Sheridan High School is the third best of all of them. Each year, U.S. News and World Report reviews the more than 29,000 public high schools in America to determine… Continue Reading

‘Birding at The Brinton’ to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — Join instructor Jackie Canterbury for “Birding at The Brinton” on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners. With spring arriving, Canterbury said the birding should be exciting. This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by The Brinton Museum, Science… Continue Reading

FBI to bring in cyberprotection experts on Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Forward Sheridan and the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce have organized a training session on cyberprotection for local businesses. The Federal Bureau of Investigation will bring in three experts to speak about their strategies for cyberprotection from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Powder Horn Clubhouse. Forward Sheridan and the Chamber… Continue Reading

Ribbon cutting for Ed’s Natural Healthcare Center

Ribbon cutting for Ed’s Natural Healthcare Center

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Ed’s Natural Healthcare Center on Coffeen Avenue on May 11. Pictured, from left, are Chamber Ambassadors Bob De Fries, Theresa Hamilton and Scott Barten; Ed’s Natural Healthcare employee Robin Wiltse and owner Ed Gifford; Ambassadors Jason Wille, Brandy Campbell and Heather Vanderhoef. Continue Reading

Seven students chosen for High School Institute

SHERIDAN — Eighty-four high school sophomores from throughout the state will have an opportunity for intellectual and personal growth at the 30th annual Summer High School Institute to be held June 7-27 at the University of Wyoming. Seven students from Sheridan High School were chosen to attend the institute: Andrew Boint, Gabriel Briggs, Hannah Deutscher,… Continue Reading

CAST continues search for air service provider

CAST continues search for air service provider

SHERIDAN— The possibility of an air service in Sheridan by summer is doubtful, Critical Air Service Task Force Chairman Bruce Garber told attendees of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon Wednesday. In March, CAST members went to SkyWest’s headquarters in St. Georges, Utah, to present their case to SkyWest executives. The group expected… Continue Reading

Despite increase in budget SCSD3 makes cuts

SHERIDAN — Although the preliminary budget for the 2015-16 school year in Sheridan County School District 3 is looking to have $200,000 more in funding than last year, the district is still looking to make budget cuts. With an external cost adjustment in place, and a projected enrollment of 85 students for next year, the… Continue Reading

SAWS board receives proposed budget

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board acknowledged receipt of a $2 million draft budget at the meeting Wednesday evening. The board will discuss and potentially approve the budget at its June 10 meeting, but SAWS Project Manager Dan Coughlin said the motion Wednesday was necessary because the proposed budget must be… Continue Reading

Campgrounds to open this weekend

  BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Four campgrounds will open this weekend to officially kick off the summer season in the Bighorn Mountains. The Leigh Creek, Middle Fork, South Fork and Tie Hack campgrounds in the southern end of the forest will be ready to receive campers beginning Friday. Campers are reminded to bring their own drinking… Continue Reading

Annual VA pie and plant sale to be held Tuesday

Annual VA pie and plant sale to be held Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The annual Veterans Affairs Volunteer Pie and Plant Sale will be held Tuesday at the VA Medical Center. The plant sale will open at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in the greenhouse. Lots of vegetables, flowers and hanging baskets — all planted and cared for by VA volunteers Tom Aksamit, Ernie Rotellini and Sam Rotellini… Continue Reading

VA2K Walk and Roll to support homeless veterans

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System will host a VA2K Walk and Roll on Wednesday at the Sheridan VAMC to encourage healthy activity while supporting homeless Veterans with donated food. The VA2K Walk and Roll is free and open to veterans, members of the public and VA employees. The Sheridan VA2K will… Continue Reading

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