Category Archives: Local News

One fatality confirmed in US 14 West accident

DAYTON — Wyoming Department of Transportation officials confirmed one fatality in an accident that occured near mile marker 71 on U.S. 14 West Thursday afternoon. The highway was closed to allow officials to deal with the accident, which involved a semi-truck carrying a bentonite powder. The truck crashed into the wall in the area. Crews… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Justices, students hold court

Supreme Court Justices, students hold court

SHERIDAN — Dressed in their Sunday best and seated quietly and attentively, 400 area high school students observed a session of the Wyoming Supreme Court held Wednesday morning at Sheridan High School. The five justices traveled to Sheridan for a series of events put together by the Sheridan County Bar Association, starting with a public… Continue Reading

Natural gas board nears engineer selection

DAYTON — Representatives of the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board and WWC Engineering recently met and drafted a plan to select an engineering firm for a natural gas pipeline to serve Dayton, Ranchester and surrounding county residents, board Chairman Peter Clark said Wednesday. The document outlines procedures and deadlines for soliciting proposals from firms… Continue Reading

SC president to lead national education association

SHERIDAN — The board of the American Technical Education Association selected Dr. Paul Young, president of Sheridan College and sitting ATEA vice president, to serve as the organization’s new president through 2017 in Indianapolis on Friday. Young has served on the board of the ATEA since 2007 and credits the organization with providing the national-level… Continue Reading

Business of wellness not always easy

Business of wellness not always easy

SHERIDAN — The air is thick and balmy warmed by the heat lamps placed between modern art depicting Gautama Buddha. The soothing sounds of southeast Asian music becomes white noise to the students as they become lost in themselves. In front of the room, instructor and co-owner of Downtown Yoga and Fitness Laura Koltiska provides… Continue Reading

e2e to feature alternative agriculture startup

SHERIDAN — e2e Wyoming, an educational networking program designed to improve the climate for the start-up and growth of entrepreneurial companies, will feature Bright Agrotech CEO and inventor Dr. Nate Storey in a presentation to be held Wednesday. Storey will share his story of launching an alternative agriculture startup. Bright Agrotech is an agriculture technology… Continue Reading

4-H Mini Showcase Showdown a success

4-H Mini Showcase Showdown a success

SHERIDAN — Sheridan 4-H members gathered on Saturday to compete in Sheridan County 4-H’s first annual Mini Showcase Showdown. The event consisted of a robotics competition, food cook-off and presentation competition. The robotics contest consisted of two sections that tested construction and real-world usage of a robot. The theme for the first section of the… Continue Reading

Rowland on Dean’s List at Stephen F. Austin University

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Trenton Rowland made the Dean’s List for the fall 2014 semester in the James I. Perkins College of Education at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. The designation is reserved for students who make at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester, which comprises approximately 15 percent of the… Continue Reading

SHS officials announce principal’s honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School officials recently released the school’s third-quarter honor rolls. To be eligible for the Principal’s Honor Roll, a student must be enrolled in at least five classes at Sheridan High School and earn all As. Ninth grade Daniel Alsup, Hunter Andersen, Kathryn Arneson, Taylor Bowie, Christopher Brown, Kirby Coe-Kirkham, Olivia Conrad,… Continue Reading

Commissioners OK funds for Crooked Street

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County will reconstruct 700 feet of Crooked Street in between North Piney Road and Fish Hatchery Road in Story after the Board of County Commissioners approved nearly $147,000 for the project. The Commission breezed through Tuesday’s meeting in only 13 minutes, but County Engineer Ken Muller took time to explain the rebuilding… Continue Reading

Alternative school study brings bigger picture into focus

SHERIDAN — A steering committee comprised of representatives from each Sheridan County school district as well as Johnson County School District 1 and the Northern Wyoming Community College District was formed in November 2014, funded by the Whitney Benefits Foundation, to discuss a possible collaborative alternative high school project in Sheridan County. Discussions have since… Continue Reading

Clearmont moves forward with water study

CLEARMONT — Clearmont received three proposals from companies looking to complete the town’s Level II water study. Mayor Chris Schock said the Town Council studied the proposals and ordered them one through three, from favorite to least, and forwarded that information to the Wyoming Water Commission. Schock will head to Cheyenne May 5-6 to listen… Continue Reading

Kennon Products earns BBB award for ethics

SHERIDAN— Local company Kennon Products was dubbed one of the top businesses in the region by the Better Business Bureau after being awarded with BBB’s 2015 Torch Award for Ethics at a convention in Loveland, Colorado, Tuesday. Kennon received the award for a business with 26-50 employees. Three companies based out of Colorado also received… Continue Reading

‘You be the Judge’

‘You be the Judge’

Community members and students bearing the robes of Wyoming Supreme Court justices enter the room to hear an appeals case during the “You be the Judge” program Tuesday evening at Sheridan College. From left, Chancey Crevier, Jerry Budenske, Brittany Liptak and Denise Stone. The justices from the Wyoming Supreme Court are holding a series of… Continue Reading

Kuehne Foundation gifts $500K to Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The Marna M. Kuehne Foundation has made a $500,000 commitment to the Sheridan Senior Center’s capital campaign, representatives of the center said Tuesday. The Kuehne Foundation gift will help the Senior Center reach its preliminary fundraising goal of $7 million for the “Celebrating Generations and Building Community” capital campaign. The foundation primarily serves… Continue Reading

Utility rates may increase in Ranchester

RANCHESTER — Ranchester residents may see their utility bills increase in the near future, as the Town Council approved the first reading of an ordinance to raise trash collection rates Tuesday evening. Mayor Peter Clark explained the town’s sanitation budget is looking at a projected $7,000 deficit. By state law, enterprise funds — water, sewer… Continue Reading

Sage Grouse core area boundaries to be discussed Tues.

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s Sage Grouse Implementation Team mapping subcommittee will be meeting in Buffalo Tuesday to provide opportunity for the public to comment on proposed revisions to sage-grouse core area boundaries. The meeting is one of several held around the state based on Wyoming’s eight sage-grouse Local Working Group areas. The meeting will be held… Continue Reading

SHS announces ‘B’ Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School officials recently released the school’s third-quarter honor rolls. To be eligible for the B Honor Roll, a student must be enrolled in at least five classes at Sheridan High School and earn a 2.7-3.49 grade point average with no grades lower than a “C.” Ninth grade Ethan Appleby, Korbyn Averett,… Continue Reading

Chaney Peterson named state FFA officer

Chaney Peterson named state FFA officer

SHERIDAN — A new team of students took the reins of the Wyoming FFA Association as the 2015-2016 state FFA officers were elected at the 2015 Wyoming State FFA Convention on April 11. John B. Kendrick FFA member Chaney Peterson joined the team of state FFA officers as Sentinel. “Our state officers are the public… Continue Reading

‘Philanthropy is…right next door’ set for Mon., Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation, The Wyoming Community Foundation and Philanthropy Northwest are hosting an exploration of Wyoming philanthropy themed “Philanthropy is…right next door” on Monday and Tuesday. The opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Monday in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Atrium at Sheridan College. It… Continue Reading

Correction: No free clothing giveaway on Sat.

There will not be a free clothing giveaway by members of American Heritage Girls on Saturday at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church as was published in Monday’s edition of The Sheridan Press. Church leaders have asked that members of the public not come to the church on that day since there will be a wedding… Continue Reading

City pledges funding for indoor aquatic facility

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday evening to commit $4 million over four years to an indoor aquatic facility. Through sources like Optional One-Cent Tax revenues, supplemental funds, grants and other potential state funding, the city plans to provide approximately one-third of the funding for the YMCA’s proposed $12.5 million… Continue Reading

Organizers: Local Foods Expo not just about food

SHERIDAN — The fourth annual Sheridan Local Foods Expo is coming to Sheridan College on Friday and Saturday, and event organizers say the event is about more than just food. “I always say that food and farmers markets and those kinds of things are big grass roots of economic development,” said Bonnie Gregory, event organizer… Continue Reading

SHS officials announce third-quarter ‘A’ Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School officials recently released the school’s third-quarter honor rolls. To be eligible for the A Honor Roll, a student must be enrolled in at least five classes at Sheridan High School and earn a 3.5-3.99 grade point average with no grades lower than a “C.” Ninth grade Kaylee Abernatha, Sidnee Anderson,… Continue Reading

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