Local News

A gift of rodeo, a community’s history

January 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo board has invested more than $468,000 worth of improvements toward the Sheridan County Fairgrounds since 2005. The contributions were celebrated this morning by an official action of the Sheridan County Commissioners to acknowledge the hard work of the board and accept the gift on behalf of the community. In less than Read More

Local legislator hopes to end abuse of property tax exemption in 2014 session

January 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — As the Wyoming Legislature prepares for its 2014 session, the docket of bills to be discussed continues to grow. Currently, there are 106 bills proposed for consideration The Sheridan Press caught up with Rep. Mike Madden, R-Buffalo, at last week’s legislative forum to discuss the bills that emerged from the interim Joint Revenue Read More

‘Brown Bag Lunch Seminars’ this Wed

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Main Street campus Center for Workforce and Community Education will present a series of “Brown Bag Lunch Seminars” on Wednesdays through the end of February. Lynn Gordon of Family and Personal Counseling Center will present topics including depression, fear, family and codependency and how to take control of these issues. Read More

Museum to host ‘Tidbit Saturday’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host “Tidbit Saturday” this weekend. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday children ages 5 to 10 are invited to attend with their parent of guardian for a variety of activities. No reservations are required and there is no charge to attend. Tidbit, the SCM Mouse, can be Read More

DSA wants to know what you want out of downtown

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association is conducting a feasibility study for an entrepreneurial center in Sheridan’s historic downtown. An entrepreneurial center is a start-up business center with office, retail or other complimentary spaces for rent to new or expanding businesses. As part of the study, DSA is asking members of the community to complete Read More

How the Sheridan Press staff fared at the WPA’s

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press won several awards at the 2014 Wyoming Press Association annual winter conference. “Everyone on staff works so hard all year to produce an informational, top-notch newspaper for the Sheridan County community,” Press managing editor Kristen Czaban said. “While awards don’t mean everything, it is nice to be recognized for the Read More

Dicing up winter

Matt Davis uses a chain saw to cut away sections of ice from Big Goose Creek on Saturday morning at Kendrick Park. Davis and friends will build a sauna next to the creek where they plan to take a dip.

The Sweeney dozen

January 17, 2014

SHERIDAN – Evenings at the Sweeney house begin in much the same way as other Sheridan homes. Kids get out of school, parents shuffle kids to and from after-school activities and eventually, dinner is started. However, at the Sweeney home, when dinner is served, 12 people sit down to share food and tell about their Read More

Old West still alive in Germany

SHERIDAN — As she walked down main street, she saw a stockade of old forts and a wooden bank, jail, courthouse and saloon. Inside the saloon there was a dance floor. And on the dance floor, people danced. Some wore a flannel shirt or maybe a cowboy hat and boots. Some wore fur pelts. One Read More

Sheriff’s Department needs help identifying suspect

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office is hoping to get help identifying a woman caught on video carrying out an act of property destruction in the side parking lot of the Sheridan County Court house. The incident in question occurred during the daylight hours of Jan. 10. The subject appears to be a young Read More

Students travel to Laramie for All-State Music

SHERIDAN — A large contingent of Sheridan County students leaves for Laramie tomorrow to participate in the All-State Music conference. The annual event features only the top music students in the state who have auditioned for the coveted spots. Over the course of three days, the students work with invited guest conductors on designated musical Read More

3 students named to Deans List

SHERIDAN — Belmont University in Tennessee recently announced the dean’s list recipients for the fall 2013 semester. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours, a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and no grade below a C. Jessica Harrelson of Sheridan and Ian Munsick of Dayton were named to the list.

Promotional poster contest announced

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Equestrian Center and Sagebrush Art Center are co-hosting an art contest to create an image for the promotional poster of the 2014 summer season at the equestrian center. Professional and amateur artists of all disciplines are welcome to submit work. The deadline for entries is Jan. 31. For more information Read More

Community blood drive challenge

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School is challenging Gillette High School in a community blood drive. Members of the community are asked to donate blood Jan. 28 at the Best Western Sheridan Center. From 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the ballroom, United Blood Services will be conducting the community blood drive. Appointments are strongly recommended Read More

‘Behind the scenes’ at the museum Jan. 25

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will present “Behind the Scenes Saturday” on Jan. 25. This free event is open to all with no reservations required. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a behind-the-scenes view at the museum’s operations. The public is invited to come and see what goes Read More

SCSO seeks public help with suspect ID

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office is hoping to get help identifying a woman caught on video carrying out an act of property destruction in the side parking lot of the Sheridan County court house. The incident in question occurred during the daylight hours of Jan. 10. The subject appears to be a young Read More

Legislative Forums round two

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s delegation of six state legislators gathered again Thursday at City Hall for the second day of this year’s Legislative Forum, a time for local residents to express needs and concerns and give updates on program progress over the last year. The legislators heard from a variety of individuals and organizations at what Read More

‘The Best Project’ to start Jan. 24

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Art Center is working on its newest presentation, an installation by five artists entitled “The Best Project.” The collaboration will run from Jan. 24 through Feb. 28 but the public is invited to view the work in progress on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. There will also be an opening reception on Read More

Senior Center to host a ‘Jane Party’ Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a “Jane Party” on Sunday. Starting at 2:30 p.m. refreshments will be offered to anyone named a form of the name “Jane.” It can be your first, middle or last name and can be spelled differently. Reservations are not required. For more information call the senior center Read More

Sheridan college to present workshop series

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Foundation will present “Insight: The Sheridan College Lecture & Workshop Series.” Created to inspire innovative thought, action and potential in everyone’s lives, three internationally renowned leaders in the field of personal development will be coming to Sheridan. The first presenter in the insight series will be Chuck Dymer who has Read More

Black Hills State announces dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Black Hills State University has announced their fall 2013 dean’s list recipients. To be eligible students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or above while taking at least 12 credit hours. Local students named to the list were Misty Ballek of Clearmont, Cole Gustafson of Banner, Meghan Johnson of Dayton and Read More

Ernst killer Sen eligible for parole in 35 years

January 16, 2014

SHERIDAN — A man sentenced to life in prison for the first-degree murder of Sheridan businessman Robert Ernst in 2009 will now be eligible for parole after 35 years. Dharminder Vir Sen was convicted of three felonies in association with the killing, and will serve one sentence consecutive and another concurrent with the murder conviction. Wyoming’s Read More

Bed and breakfast under fire

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan neighborhood dispute made it to the state’s Supreme Court this week. A local attorney is suing the owner of Sheridan’s only bed and breakfast. The Residence Hill Bed and Breakfast, located on Thurmond Street in Sheridan, opened in 2011 after the city’s board of adjustments issued a special exemption for Rob Read More

SCSD2 hosting informational meeting on financial aid

SHERIDAN — All Sheridan County parents and high school students are invited to a Financial Aid Night on Thursday, Jan. 23, to learn about financing the cost of post-secondary education. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Sheridan High School auditorium. The event, hosted annually by Sheridan County School District 2 but Read More

Minnesota man survives avalanche in Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — A Minnesota man visiting the Bighorns on a snowmobiling outing is thanking his lucky stars after surviving an avalanche Wednesday on the west side of Sheridan County. The man had been out with a group of three other riders when the slide occurred, burying him. Another group of riders, including Bear Lodge Read More

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