Category Archives: Local News

Sikkenga nominated for teaching award

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College technical instructor John Sikkenga has been nominated for the Outstanding Technical Teacher of the Year award from the American Technical Education Association. Sikkenga has guided Sheridan College’s Diesel Technology program for 25 years. He worked in the industry for 17 years before joining the college. “John has been able to build… Continue Reading

New era for Sheridan on Skates

New era for Sheridan on Skates

SHERIDAN — With the final hockey game of the season and the annual figure skating show wrapped up, the last season of outdoor ice skating in Sheridan is coming to a close. Ushering in a new era, Sheridan on Skates board members hosted an “ice breaking” ceremony Wednesday, officially kicking off the development phase of… Continue Reading

Man found guilty of interference

SHERIDAN — A man was found guilty of interfering with a peace officer after a day-long trial Wednesday in Sheridan County Circuit Court. The charge is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail, a $1,000 fine or both. Roy Mathis was arrested July 4 after a traffic stop for an illegal turn… Continue Reading

SCLT gets funds for trail, waterway projects

SCLT gets funds for trail, waterway projects

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust recently secured three grants for projects meant to improve waterway and trail systems in the county. Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources provided more than $150,000 for the beginning phases of the Red Grade Trails System, a parking area and the Tongue River Water Trail Assessment. “Of course,… Continue Reading

Lost and found: Dog makes trek from Ohio

Lost and found: Dog makes trek from Ohio

SHERIDAN — When a dog named Sarge walked into a post office in Lakemore, Ohio, the workers just had a feeling he was trying to mail himself home. The 2-year-old Mountain Shepherd was too large to stick a stamp on and mail, so they did the next best thing: they called Laura Lawson with Summit… Continue Reading

Sullivan appointed to UW Board of Trustees

SHERIDAN — Five new appointees to the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees have been approved by the Wyoming Senate, including Michelle Sullivan of Sheridan. A consultant to numerous organizations, Sullivan founded the Center for Inspired Learning Environments, which has a mission to bridge emerging research in the learning sciences with the design of student-centered… Continue Reading

Spring forward for Daylight Saving Time Sunday

SHERIDAN — Daylight Saving Time kicks in this weekend — the annual reminder that spring is just around the corner. At 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, clocks will “spring forward” one hour. The number of daylight hours will increase as we head into spring. Daylight Saving Time was first used by Germany in World… Continue Reading

TRHS to perform ‘Frozen’ on Tuesday, Wednesday

DAYTON — Tongue River High School students will perform an adaptation of the popular movie “Frozen” on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. An optional dinner will also be served Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The cost for dinner is $10 per person or $35 per family. The meal will be served by cast members of the… Continue Reading

Chamber luncheon to feature recap of 63rd legislative session

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon set for Wednesday will feature a recap of the 63rd legislative session that is wrapping up in Cheyenne this week. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Local legislators will share issues and accomplishments that arose during the legislative session… Continue Reading

County approves roads agreement with city

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County commissioners approved two agreements Tuesday that pave the way for the city to annex a section of Holloway Avenue following road improvements scheduled for 2016. Commissioners first accepted a memorandum of understanding with the city. The MOU, which the City Council passed at its Feb. 17 meeting, provides “a detailed… Continue Reading

Rec. district to pay off mortgage on empty land

RANCHESTER — When the Sheridan County commissioners voted 2-3 against a conditional use permit for the Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District’s plans for a Big Horn community center back in August, it left the District with an empty plot of land and an insurance check for $698,000 and not much else. The next… Continue Reading

Education bill receives another amendment

SHERIDAN — Senate File 8 on state education accountability and assessment continues to evolve as another amendment has been added to the substitute bill that replaced the original last Thursday. The substitute bill includes significant language changes including: striking the addition of a fourth year of mandatory math in high school; removing requirements for the… Continue Reading

Ranchester issues final plat for subdivision

RANCHESTER — The Ranchester Town Council approved a final plat with conditions attached for Stonebrook Meadows 5 subdivision at its meeting Tuesday evening. The final plat allows for installing infrastructure like utilities and roads, but developer Drew Redinger must complete several additional steps before he can start selling any of the subdivision’s nine lots, Mayor… Continue Reading

Dayton supports local Benefit Club

DAYTON — The Dayton Town Council pledged $5,000 in Optional One-Cent Sales Tax money to the local Benefit Club to help assist with repair costs for a sagging roof. Dayton Benefit Club President Teri Luskin approached the Council Monday evening to request funding so the organization could match grant opportunities. The organization is eligible to… Continue Reading

WWA soliciting donations of mini art, music for annual auction

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association is soliciting donations from artists for its ninth annual Miniature Art and Music Auction: Celebrating our Wild Earth, to be exhibited and juried April 13-24 at Davis Gallery. The WWA is asking local and regional artists and musicians to contribute miniature works of art (no larger than 6-by-8 inches)… Continue Reading

Landon’s to offer three free workshops Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will present three free workshops on Saturday. Beginning at 10 a.m., Phil Gilmore will discuss composting made easy. At 11 a.m., a representative from the city of Sheridan will talk about the city’s recycling program. Then at 1 p.m., a workshop about planning and planting a kitchen herb garden… Continue Reading

Ceramics workshop to be held at Sheridan College Friday

SHERIDAN — Elaine Olafson Henry, internationally celebrated ceramic artist and Sheridan resident, will lead a ceramic workshop and present a slideshow at Sheridan College on Friday. The presentation will start at 9 a.m. inside the Thorne-Rider Campus Center, room 008, and the workshop will be 1-4 p.m. in the Griffith Memorial Building, room 013. Both… Continue Reading

Next ‘Nonprofit Tuesday’ to benefit Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The next Nonprofit Tuesday at the Black Tooth Brewing Company will support the Sheridan Senior Center and the 2015 Keystone Awards. On Tuesday, the brewery will donate $1 from every pint sold. In addition, the 4-6 p.m. celebration will feature live music from Terry Garrison and the sale of raffle tickets for packages… Continue Reading

Sheridan Community Land Trust to host open house

  SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host its annual community open house Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. below the nonprofit’s offices on Main Street. The open house will showcase the work of the nonprofit. The public is invited to enjoy food, drinks and a chance to win prizes such as a fly fishing… Continue Reading

It’s still winter

It’s still winter

Mint Bar owner Monte Buckmaster plows the street along the sidewalk by his business Tuesday morning on Main Street. Sheridan received a fresh batch of snow that began Monday night. Temperatures are not forecasted to reach above freezing until Thursday. Justin Sheely | The Sheridan Press Continue Reading

Local businesses make pitch for retail liquor license

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council listened to presentations from seven businesses looking to procure the city’s lone available retail liquor license at a regular meeting Monday evening. The Council did not make a final decision, instead listening to the pitches with short question-and-answer sessions at the end of each. “I think it’s Council’s feeling,… Continue Reading

Mraz found guilty of seven counts of felony forgery

SHERIDAN — A jury in 4th Judicial District Court on Monday found a Sheridan woman guilty of seven counts of felony forgery and one count of misdemeanor theft. The decision was reached after approximately 4.5 hours of deliberation following a seven-day trial. Defendant Miranda Mraz, 25, had been accused of altering receipts at the Firewater… Continue Reading

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