Local NewsDecember 12, 2013
SHERIDAN — On Saturday, The Sheridan Press will distribute its latest enterprise reporting project, featuring in-depth reporting on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. For several months, the news staff has been researching the ACA and interviewing business owners, organizations and individuals to explore how implementation of this law will play out locally Read More
CHEYENNE (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Health is urging state residents to take common-sense steps to prevent becoming ill with influenza or spreading it to others. Reggie McClinton, surveillance epidemiologist with the health department, said influenza activity has increased across the state in recent weeks, though it is not as high as the same Read More
SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will hold a dance Sunday. From 1-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, the public is welcome to join for live music and polka dancing. Music will be provided by the Wyoming Drifters. The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St.
SHERIDAN — The Historic District Business Committee, a joint effort of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Sheridan Association, will host a “(wise) Men’s Night Out” on Dec. 19. In an attempt to encourage the men of Sheridan to not wait until the last minute to shop, gentlemen are encouraged to begin Read More
SHERIDAN — The Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School orchestra concert will be held Tuesday. The performance will commence at 6:30 p.m. in the Early Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. The Early Building is located at 1301 Avon St. For more information contact the school at 674-9333.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host local best-selling author Craig Johnson on Dec. 21. “Christmas with Craig” will offer a reading from one of his latest works followed by a musical program presented by Mike Kuzara. The event is free and open to all and will run from 10 a.m. to Read More
SHERIDAN — The Mrs. Wyoming Pageant, a state preliminary to the Mrs. America pageant, is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Sheridan. Once selected, Mrs. Sheridan will represent her community in the 2014 Mrs. Wyoming Pageant to be held May 31 in Cheyenne. Here, titleholders will compete to win a prize package valued at Read More
SHERIDAN — Last weekend, Safeway hired someone to take spoiled dairy items to the dump after it was discovered the store’s coolers for liquid dairy had stopped working. However, the person took the dairy items to The Salvation Army instead, potentially putting anyone who received dairy items from The Salvation Army on Saturday, Sunday or Read MoreDecember 11, 2013
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is in the midst of a fundraising campaign to commemorate the center’s 40th anniversary. So far, the Holiday Spirit Campaign has garnered $13,510 of the targeted $40,000. “We did a Holiday Spirit Campaign last year as well,” Senior Center Development Associate Brittany Belmarez explained, adding this year’s increased goal Read More
SHERIDAN — As the 2014 session for the Wyoming Legislature approaches, a statewide coalition that formed following the defeat of Medicaid expansion in the 2013 session has been doing presentations to educate citizens and encourage them to lobby their legislators to pass Medicaid expansion in the upcoming session. The Wyoming Coalition for Medicaid Solutions wants Read More
SHERIDAN — The Big Horn schools will offer multiple Christmas concerts this season. BH Elementary School’s Christmas Program will occur tomorrow at 7 p.m. This performance will be in the elementary gymnasium. The BH Middle and High School Choral Concert will occur on Tuesday at 7 p.m. BH Middle School’s winter band concert will occur Read More
SHERIDAN — Woodland Park Elementary will perform two Christmas concerts on Tuesday. The performances are free and open to the community. The concerts will commence at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Woodland Park School. The school is located at 1010 E. Woodland Park Rd. For more information contact the school at 674-7937.
SHERIDAN — The Wellness Council of Sheridan County and The Food Group are co-sponsoring a presentation by registered dietician Georgia Boley on how children can be both hungry and overweight simultaneously. Members of the community are invited to understand the effects of hunger and obesity on children and identify ways they can help address the Read More
SHERIDAN — The first conservation subdivision to be proposed in Sheridan County is now official after county commissioners signed the conservation subdivision plat for land owned by Mike and Vicky McMeans at a special ceremony Monday. The land totals approximately 80 acres and is located west of Dayton at the gateway to Tongue River Canyon. Read MoreDecember 10, 2013
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Planning Commission approved city staff to move forward with creating an official Land Use Plan for the city of Sheridan at its meeting Monday. City Planning and Development Director Robert Briggs gave a presentation to the planning commission about how the process would work. He said a land use plan draws Read More
SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan is engaged in an arbitration hearing with the International Association of Firefighters Local 276 to negotiate the terms of their contract, a collective bargaining agreement, for a one-year period that began July 1. The arbitration is a result of unproductive negotiations between union representatives and city counselors John Heath Read More
SHERIDAN — Since 2006, the Wyoming Department of Transportation and the city of Sheridan have been discussing the best options for replacing the Lewis Street bridge that crosses Big Goose Creek, as well as tie-in options for surrounding streets in an intersection that has been less than ideal for decades. The two entities held an Read More
SHERIDAN — The YMCA will host their next monthly Soupfest on Friday. This month’s program is “Fiddling Around” with the Munsick Boys. Local performer Dave Munsick and his sons will preview their upcoming performance at the WYO Theater. Homemade soup, bread and cake will be served. Reservations are required by 10 a.m. Thursday and attendance Read More
SHERIDAN — Story Elementary will present their Christmas concert at Story School on Friday. The concert will commence at 6:30 p.m. The performance is free and open to the community. The school is located at 103 Fish Hatchery Road, Story. For more information contact the school at 683-2316.
SHERIDAN — The next annual Relay for Life fundraiser benefitting the American Cancer Society won’t be until June 2014 but the planning season is about to commence. The planning committee is looking for volunteers to meet once a month through June at the Welch Cancer Center. Those interested in helping can attend the next planning Read More
SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming Extension range specialist Mike Smith has received the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wyoming Section Society for Range Management. Smith, a professor in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, received the award during the organization’s meeting in Sheridan last month. Read More
SHERIDAN — Gallery G’s Christmas Art and Caroling Evening will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. This all ages event begins at the gallery where attendees will enjoy art, piano music and wine tasting. Following, a trolley will transport everyone down Historic Main Street for caroling. The work of new artists will be on display and Read More
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host two events on Thursday as part of the Smithsonian Institution’s “Key Ingredients” exhibit on display now through Jan. 14 at the library. From 11 a.m. to noon there will be an edible book contest along with music by the Sheridan High School show choir “Spectrum.” Read More
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Homemakers will celebrate 100 years of service in 2014. One of the original clubs in the state was the Piney Club of Sheridan County. It formed in 1914, along with a club in Laramie County, after the Smith Lever Act created university extension services, which was and remains a supporter of Read MoreDecember 9, 2013
SHERIDAN — Before the U.S. entered into the 20th century, Americans went outside around Christmastime and made a lively sport of bird hunting, tramping through the snow and shooting as many birds as they possibly could. While it was all good fun, about 114 years ago as bird populations declined, someone wised up and said, Read More