Category Archives: Local News

Senate OKs budget amendment on science standards

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Senate approved a third reading amendment to the budget bill Thursday, but similarly to a footnote added in the 2014 legislative session, the amendment addresses the review and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards rather than the budget itself. The amendment to Senate File 1 on general government appropriations, authored by… Continue Reading

Coal companies seek help from residents on federal rule changes

SHERIDAN — Coal companies are turning to local residents for help in another battle with federal rules and regulations. Officials from Cloud Peak Energy, a Gillette-based mining company operating three surface mines in the Powder River Basin, are asking for a 60-day extension of the public comment period for a rule change proposed by the… Continue Reading

DAR to host Washington’s Birthday Tea and Award Ceremony

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a Washington’s Birthday Tea and Award Ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church on Sunday at 2 p.m. Sheridan Junior High School history teacher Renel Ellis will receive the Chapter Award for Outstanding Teacher of American History, while her former student, Katharine… Continue Reading

Tennis association to host fundraiser Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Tennis Association will host a family game and casino night fundraiser Saturday from 7-10 p.m. upstairs at the Elks Lodge. The event will include games ranging from Texas Hold ‘Em to musical chairs. The proceeds from a portion of the winnings will support the fundraising campaign to enclose two tennis… Continue Reading

International Guitar Night coming to the WYO

SHERIDAN — International Guitar Night will come to the WYO Theater on Wednesday beginning at 7:30 p.m. For the 2015 North American tour, IGN founder Brian Gore will be joined by classical innovator and fellow Californian Andrew York, Brazilian jazz master Diego Figueiredo and contemporary Iranian-Canadian steel string prodigy Maneli Jamal. Tickets for the event… Continue Reading

Jackalope Jump postponed until March

SHERIDAN — The 2015 Jackalope Jump originally scheduled for Saturday at Lake DeSmet has been postponed due to ice conditions at the lake. The event is now scheduled for March 28 at a location to be determined. The Sheridan Press will publish additional information on the event as it is made available. Continue Reading

Walters-Clark to fill vacant Dayton Town Council seat

DAYTON — Dayton resident Laurie Walters-Clark will fill the vacant seat on Dayton Town Council. Mayor Norm Anderson and Councilors Joey Sheeley, Craig Reichert and Eric Lofgren cast their votes on four candidates at Wednesday’s meeting after conducting an interview with candidate Clifford Reed. The other three candidates were interviewed for the position on Feb.… Continue Reading

Fundraising campaign for arts center begins: NWCCD seeks $4 million to cover cost of equipment, technology, furnishings

Fundraising campaign for arts center begins: NWCCD seeks $4 million to cover cost of equipment, technology, furnishings

SHERIDAN — Officials of the Northern Wyoming Community College District officially launched a capital construction campaign Thursday morning seeking to fund the remaining $4 million needed to complete the $20 million Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College. The center will feature recital and performance space, including a 422-seat concert hall and new teaching… Continue Reading

Big Horn assistant principal earns award

SHERIDAN — Richard Welch, assistant principal for Big Horn Middle School and High School, has been named the 2015 Wyoming Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals’ Assistant Principal of the Year. Welch has been in the education industry for 25 years and spent each of them in Sheridan County School District 1. SCSD1 Special… Continue Reading

Woodley pleads guilty to being middle man in meth ring

SHERIDAN — Admitting to being part of a methamphetamine ring, Austin Dean Allen Woodley pleaded guilty to two felonies in conjunction with a written plea deal that encompassed four different charges. Woodley, 22, told Judge John Fenn in 4th Judicial District Court Wednesday that he was a middle man between convicted drug dealer Brian Carpenter,… Continue Reading

Sheridan Rec. District board OKs raises for 4 employees

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District board had little on its agenda Wednesday, but the highlight of the meeting was the approval of raises for district employees. At the request of district Executive Director Richard Wright, Chairman Don Julian sat down with the district’s Business Manager Rich Bridger to work potential raises into the budget… Continue Reading

Patton expected to be released from Cheyenne hospital today

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, is expected to be released from a Cheyenne hospital today after being treated for a heart attack on Tuesday. Patton had a blocked artery and medical staff inserted a stent after he reported not feeling well and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Patton’s son, Jack, said his… Continue Reading

Sixth annual Ice Show set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Ice’s sixth annual Ice Show will be held Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at the Sheridan Ice Rink. The event is free and open to the public. The event will feature the Sheridan Ice figure skaters performing their competition program. The figure skaters include Gennah Deutscher, Catherine Winnop, Elizabeth Winnop, Maggie Pierce, Jessica… Continue Reading

York Rite Bodies hosting chili feed Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan York Rite Bodies will host a chili feed fundraiser Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Kalif Shrine Center. The event will feature several kinds of chili and cinnamon rolls. The cost is $10 for adults or $5 for children between 7-12 years old. Children 6 years old or younger are free.… Continue Reading

Fundraiser to benefit SHS project

SHERIDAN — The next Dining for a Cause will benefit the Sheridan High School locker room and sports medicine facility project. On Monday, 100 percent of sales from Frackelton’s will be donated to the project. The new facility at the high school would add 9,000 square feet of locker room space, create an area for… Continue Reading

City OKs $1.5 million in expenditures

City OKs $1.5 million in expenditures

SHERIDAN — City Council approved more than $1.5 million in expenditures at its meeting Tuesday that will lead to citywide curbside recycling, paved roads, striped streets, new vehicles and possibly a new ambulance for Rocky Mountain Ambulance and a new emergency services radio system for the police department if grants are obtained. The following is… Continue Reading

Patton admitted to ICU in Cheyenne

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, was taken to a Cheyenne hospital by ambulance Tuesday morning when he reported not feeling well. Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, confirmed that Patton had a blocked artery and medical staff at the hospital put a stent in Tuesday. Patton remained in the intensive care unit in Cheyenne this… Continue Reading

Grant funds now available for new air service provider

SHERIDAN — Airport officials and community residents seeking to bring more reliable air service to the region are one step closer. After receiving word in October that Sheridan County Airport was approved to receive a $500,000 Small Community Air Service Development Program grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, county commissioners voted to sign the… Continue Reading

NE Regional Science Fair results announced

SHERIDAN — The Northeast Regional Junior Science Fair was held Feb. 11 at Sheridan College. There were 137 projects done by sixth- through eighth-graders from Sheridan Junior High School, Big Horn, Tongue  River, Holy Name, Newcastle and Upton. The students were divided into 17 different scientific categories and more than 50 local judges from all… Continue Reading

Cowboy HOF party set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — Officials from the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame will host an awards ceremony and dance Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Officials will recognize the new Region 5 inductees: Nate Champion and Jorn Forbes, both of Kaycee, and Raymond Hutson, Jack Sipe and Ben Reynolds, all of Sheridan.… Continue Reading

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