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Discussions on ‘The traits of strong towns’ Wed.

February 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Center for a Vital Community and the North Main Association will co-host discussions on “The traits of strong towns” with Chuck Marohn. A choice of two sessions will be offered on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. or Thursday from 8-9 a.m. Attendees will discuss current developmental patterns and typical Read More

High school driver’s education class starts Monday

SHERIDAN — A driver’s education class for high school students will commence Monday. The five-day, 15-hour course will run from Monday through Friday, 4-7 p.m. daily, and is part of the 30 hours required by state law for a youth to obtain a driver’s license by age 16. In order to attend students must have Read More

Missing snowmobilers cold, hungry but OK

February 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — In a vivid reminder of how quickly weather can change in the mountains, five experienced snowmobilers from North Dakota were stranded for nearly 50 hours in a whiteout in Horse Creek Mesa on the south side of Hunt Mountain near U.S. Highway 14A over the weekend. More than 100 people assisted with the Read More

UW announces fall semester graduates

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming has announced their fall semester graduates. The following degrees may be included on this list: BA (Bachelor of Arts); BM (Bachelor of Music); BS (Bachelor of Science); BSCE (Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering); BSDH (Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene); BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing); MA (Master Read More

Thankful Thursday to benefit Foster Parents Exchange

SHERIDAN — Warehouse 201 will host the next Thankful Thursday event on Thursday. From 5:30-8 p.m. Sheridan Foster Parents Exchange will be honored with the fundraiser. Admission is free, a silent and live auction will be held, live music will be played by Terry Garrison and all proceeds will benefit the organization. Tickets will be Read More

‘Pub Painting’ fundraising event Friday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Watercolor Association will present “Pub Painting” an Artists in Motion fundraiser. On Friday at 5 p.m. the artists of the association will paint and sell their works inside the corner pub at Fifth Street and Main Street. There is no cost to attend but attendees must be age 21 or older Read More

Free showing of ‘The Invisible War’ Wed.

SHERIDAN — A free viewing of “The Invisible War,” an Oscar nominated and Sundance Film Festival winning documentary, will be presented Wednesday. The show will commence at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan College Whitney Presentation Hall. A speech and discussion of the film will be led by Tammy Wonder. Everyone is welcome and the film Read More

Broncs earn win at Golden Dome, 58-52

SHERIDAN — The No. 4-ranked Sheridan Broncs basketball team (17-4) defeated No.3-ranked Cheyenne East (16-5) on Saturday. While technically a home game for the boys, a regional wrestling tournament in the Bronc gym caused a rare game in a big venue, the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome at Sheridan College. The Broncs dominated under the dome, Read More

Missing snowmobilers found

February 21, 2014

UPDATE (Feb. 22, 1:17 p.m.) — All five of the snowmobilers who were reported missing early Friday morning have been found and are reportedly healthy. Lt. Mark Conrad of the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office said the five were found in the west fork of Horse Creek Mesa just after 1 p.m. today. He said they Read More

Budget remains focus of short session

SHERIDAN — The budget got put through the wringer, so to speak, in this second week of the 20-day budget session of the Wyoming Legislature in Cheyenne. Several Sheridan County delegates sent email updates on the week’s proceedings to The Sheridan Press and mentioned the detailed tweaking of a budget that seeks to meet immediate Read More

Efforts continue to expand Day Break

February 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — Administrators at the Sheridan Senior Center have initiated expansion efforts to accommodate their growing client base. A formal submission to the Wyoming Business Council will be completed by the end of the week for a Business Ready Community Grant in the amount of $500,000 to help fund growth of the center’s facilities. The Read More

Highland Park raises $200 in relief funds

February 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — Students at Highland Park Elementary School have raised $200 through a penny drive to donate to victims of Typhoon Haiyan which hit the Philippines in November and to Cuidad de Angeles (City of Angels), a charitable organization working to bring clean drinking water to towns in El Salvador. The effort to raise money Read More

SMH to host free blood pressure screenings this week

SHERIDAN — In honor of February being heart month, Sheridan Memorial Hospital will host a series of free blood pressure screenings this week, held at locations throughout Sheridan. Though one in three American adults have high blood pressure, most people cannot tell because there are usually no symptoms. Low blood pressure can also lead to Read More

Land Trust open house scheduled for Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host their 2014 annual open house on Thursday. From 5-8 p.m. at the Historic Sheridan Inn, Polish appetizers and music will be offered in honor of the completion of the Black Diamond Historic Byway. Mike Kuzara, a one-man polka band, will perform and attendees will have the Read More

Next ‘Brown Bag’ lunch seminar Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Main Street campus Center for Workforce and Community Education will present the final topic in the series of “Brown Bag” lunch seminars on Wednesday. Lynn Gordon of Family and Personal Counseling Center will present the free seminar which is open to everyone with no reservations required. “Family and codependency: It Read More

SCSD2 misled public about rec facility

SHERIDAN — Emails from Sheridan County School District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty and conversations with Whitney Benefits board members indicate Dougherty misled the community when he said earlier this month that the school district had not pursued a bond issue or asked for foundation funding to support a large multipurpose recreation facility. In an email Read More

Arvada-Clearmont girls face tough loss

SHERIDAN — The Arvada-Clearmont Lady Panthers had a tough loss against Hulett Friday that knocked them out of the running for a third place spot in conference play. The final score was 45-36. “The first quarter, we had a slow start, and they got up on us by six. After that, we couldn’t get over Read More

Fairgrounds director highlights ongoing projects

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fair Association discussed maintenance and improvement projects that continue at the fairgrounds at its meeting Thursday. The board also elected board member Brenda Williams as the new secretary-treasurer for 2014. At the meeting in January, Steve Eliason was nominated to continue as chairman, and Ed Johlman was elected to fill Read More

MDU meets with natural gas board

DAYTON — Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board members continue to make strides toward bringing natural gas to Dayton and Ranchester. Four representatives from Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., including a manager from Bismarck, N.D., and the Director of the Rocky Mountain Region from Billings, Mont., attended Thursday’s meeting to introduce themselves to board members and begin Read More

WYO Theater director resigns, takes job in SD

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater Inc. board of directors announced Thursday that Executive Director Nick Johnson has announced his resignation effective April 4, 2014, to take a new position as executive director of the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City, S.D. Johnson has served as executive director of the WYO Theater since January 2005. “Leaving Read More

5-member board to manage development authority

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s historic district has a new tool to assure its continued development, growth and preservation, thanks to the initiative of the Downtown Sheridan Association and the Sheridan City Council. The Council passed a resolution Tuesday night authorizing the formation of a downtown development authority. DSA Executive Director Stacie Coe said establishing a DDA Read More

Big Horn team takes first at WY. Academic Challenge

BIG HORN — Five high school teams from around the state of Wyoming competed at the Wyoming Academic Challenge, hosted by Eastern Wyoming College on Feb. 15. The three- to five-member teams participated in four rounds of competition and answered questions ranging from current events to mathematics and literature. Schools participating were: Big Horn, Campbell County, Read More

Artist reception set for Tues. SC’s Martinsen Gallery

SHERIDAN — A new art exhibit, “Back to the Drawing Board” by Christie American Horse, will open at the Martinsen Gallery on Tuesday, commencing with an artist’s reception. On Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. the public is invited to the free reception at Sheridan College. American Horse, who was born cross-eyed but overcame the condition, has Read More

BH Historical Society potluck this Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Historical Society will host a potluck and program Sunday. The free meeting is open to all members of the community. The potluck will begin at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. At 1:50 p.m. Helen Laumann will present Read More

Gillette College announces honor roll

SHERIDAN — Gillette College has announced their 2013 fall semester honor roll recipients. Denise Smith of Clearmont was named to the part-time honor roll. To qualify for this distinction, a student must carry 12 or more cumulative credit hours from previous semesters with a grade point average of 3.5 of higher and currently be enrolled Read More

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