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Sheridan County unemployment at 4.4 percent

December 26, 2013

SHERIDAN — Unemployment in Sheridan County during the month of November was 4.4 percent, according to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Section. The figure is 0.7 percent below last year’s rate at this time. Sheridan County has a labor force of 16,287, and of those, 710 are drawing unemployment benefits. That Read More

Several students graduate from Chadron State College

SHERIDAN — Several local students graduated from Chadron State College during their Dec. 13 commencement. The following graduates are all of Sheridan: Jennifer Kiehl, Summa Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science in education; Kevin Charlson, Master of education; Marvin Kehrwald, Magna Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science in education; Erika Jorgensen, Summa Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science Read More

Senior Center hosts ‘New Year’s Eve at Noon’ Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a “New Year’s Eve at Noon” celebration on Tuesday. The free party is open to all and will begin at 11 a.m. Party hats and dancing to live music by Canary Joe will be provided with a New Year’s countdown at noon. For those who can stay, Read More

Former Sheridan resident retiring from Campbell County Economic Development Agency

SHERIDAN — D.G. Reardon, President of the Campbell County Economic Development Agency, announced recently that Philippe Chino, executive director of CCEDC will retire in January after serving as director since 2009. Prior to moving to Gillette, Chino worked as the executive director of Forward Sheridan. Chino has worked in the economic development profession for 25 Read More

Firewater Grill hosting two holiday events this week

SHERIDAN — Firewater Grill inside Trails End Motel will host two holiday events this week. Tomorrow the restaurant will host an “Ugly Sweater Party” wherein any guest dressed up throughout the day will receive a 10 percent discount. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Tuesday, they will offer a New Read More

Holiday trash: Turning Christmas waste into next year’s cheer

SHERIDAN — The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that waste disposal increases more than 25 percent in the United States during the holidays, creating an extra 5 billion pounds of waste in the landfills. The city of Sheridan Solid Waste Division collects refuse from residential and commercial customers of the city and reports that Sheridan customers Read More

Police Arrest Man in Connection With Rails Knife Fight (Updated)

December 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police have arrested a man in connection with a fight at the Rails Bar at approximately 1 a.m. Dec. 19  where one man sustained knife wounds to his face and neck. Anthony Deflavis, 29, was taken into police custody Monday. According to a press release from the Sheridan Police Department, Deflavis Read More

‘Shop with a Cop’ helps children form positive bonds with law enforcement

By Alisa Brantz The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — It was 7 a.m. Saturday morning when the first bus full of excited Sheridan children unloaded at the local Kmart to kick off the eighth annual Shop with a Cop. Shop with a Cop takes local children shopping for gifts for their parents. Each child is escorted Read More

Sheridan man assumes command of Guard Company

SHERIDAN — Capt. Daniel Marshall of Sheridan assumed command of the Wyoming Army National Guard 920th Forward Support Company this month at the company headquarters in Worland. This company provides maintenance support and logistic support such as food, ammunition, water and basic supplies to combat artillery units. Marshall previously served as logistics officer with the Read More

Caring for 4-legged family members

SHERIDAN — When it comes to working the week of Christmas, there are the usual suspects: medical professionals, emergency responders and a skeleton crew of some essential retailers. One unsung industry that booms during a holiday week is that of animal caretakers. While pets are often unquestionably members of Sheridan families, the realities of the Read More

What will your holiday festivities entail?

SHERIDAN — Not all Christmas gifts come wrapped in boxes tied with ribbon. Not all families are bound by blood line. And not all holidays are spent cozied up by the fire at home. Sometimes, customers become family and the gift given is a calm voice during a frantic 911 call when an emergency shatters Read More

First United Methodist Church celebrates 125 years

December 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — Today marks the 125th anniversary of the First United Methodist Church, the oldest church in Sheridan. On August 30, 1888, Methodist circuit riding preacher R.L. Rader arrived in Sheridan and he found it to be “a village without a church or minister.” He preached twice on Sunday, Aug. 31 in the little frame Read More

Retirement reception honoring Urbatchka Dec. 30

SHERIDAN — D.A. Davidson and Co. will host a retirement reception honoring Christine Urbatchka on Dec. 30. Urbatchka will be retiring after 14 years with the company. From 2-4 p.m. the public is welcome to join in wishing her a happy retirement. The reception will be held at 2 N. Main St., Suite 102.

Main Street Tavern to host Mick Johnson New Year’s Eve

SHERIDAN — Mick Johnson will perform at the Main Street Tavern inside the Best Western Sheridan Center for a free New Year’s Eve party. The event will run from 9 p.m. Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. Jan. 1, 2014, and will include a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Local residents may reserve a room at Read More

Warehouse 201 hosting ball drop, ‘Great Gatsby Gala 2014’ New Year’s Eve

SHERIDAN — Warehouse 201 and Luminous Brewhouse are sponsoring a free outdoor New Year’s Eve celebration. The celebration is set to commence at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31 on Grinnell Street between Warehouse 201 and Sheridan Seed Co. Complimentary cookies, hot chocolate and music will be offered to all ages. At 10 p.m. there will Read More

More than 2 sides to every story

BANNER — Out on a windswept hill north of Banner on Saturday, a group of nearly 50 people stood where 80 soldiers and dozens of American Indians had fallen 147 years earlier, almost to the hour, in the Fetterman massacre of 1866. There they heard the oral narrative of the fight, stripped of the myths Read More

Local students discuss cyberbullying with state representative

December 20, 2013

SHERIDAN — In a pre-dawn breakfast meeting Friday, Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, met with representatives from a local council who wanted to address an issue of concern to their constituents — even though most of those constituents aren’t old enough to vote yet. Six members of Sheridan High School Student Council sat down over eggs Read More

Jared Rogerson at the Holiday Inn New Years Eve

SHERIDAN — The Holiday Inn will host Jared Rogerson for “New Year’s Eve Rockin’ Country,” a benefit event. The evening of dancing will run from 9 p.m. Dec. 31 to 1:30 a.m. Jan. 1, 2014. Tickets for the dance are $55 for a couple or $30 for an individual. A room package including dinner, the Read More

Sheridan College to present three leaders of personal development in Feb.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will present three internationally renowned leaders in the field of personal development to the Sheridan community beginning in February. Their insights will be shared in study groups, lectures and workshops with each speaker. The study groups and lectures are free and the workshops will be offered for a nominal fee. Registration Read More

‘Any person… can affect change’

SHERIDAN — The National Society of The Colonial Dames in the state of Wyoming is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. The society focuses on the preservation of historic manuscripts, properties and relics, the education of citizens about early American history and works to inspire a love and respect for the country. The society also collectively owns Read More

‘Night Out’ brings unlikely shoppers downtown

SHERIDAN — With five shopping days until Christmas, holiday gift selection is getting down to the wire. Last night, Sheridan businesses participated in (Wise) Men’s Night Out in an attempt to ease the atmosphere for last-minute male shoppers. The men’s shopping night is an annual event sponsored by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, and Read More

Wyoming Community College Commission raises tuition

SHERIDAN — At their Dec. 13 meeting in Rock Springs, the Wyoming Community College Commission voted to increase tuition for all seven of Wyoming’s community colleges. The rate increase is $4 per credit hour, or about 5 percent for in-state tuition, according to Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for Northern Wyoming Community College District Cheryl Read More

Sheridan College approves four new programs of study

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to approve four new degree and certificate programs at its regular board meeting last night. The new programs are an associate’s degree in athletic training, an addictions practitioner certificate, a human services certificate and an associate’s degree in human services. Although the Read More

WYO Theater nets large donation for capital campaign

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater Capital Campaign recently announced a pledge of $500,000 from Forrest Mars. “Mr. Mars’ pledge is the largest gift from an individual,” campaign co-chair Richard Davis said. “His support of the capital campaign, together with other major foundation pledges, was critical to our being able to begin the project last fall.” Read More

Taking home some Chamber Bucks

The third weekly winner of the Christmas Stroll Button raffle was announced this week. Susan Ottema of Sheridan was presented with $100 in Chamber Bucks by Chamber Chief Executive Officer Dixie Johnson. The final drawing will be held Monday.

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