Local News

In a quiet transition, WWA gets new leader

December 20, 2013

SHERIDAN — Though their debut and departure is marked on a calendar day, seasons seem to prefer to morph modestly, easing into and out of each other’s weather patterns each year with little regard to what day they are actually supposed to arrive. In much the same way, the Wyoming Wilderness Association quietly transitioned this Read More

Winners in lighting contest receive Dayton Dollars

SHERIDAN — The winners of the 2013 Dayton Christmas house lighting contest were announced recently. Winners were awarded Dayton Dollars which can be spent at Dayton businesses. First place prize of $50 was awarded to Mr. and Mrs. Donston at 10 Black Mountain Drive. Second place prize of $25 was awarded to Mr. and Mrs. Read More

Fight at Rails bar lands man in hospital

December 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police responded to the Rails bar at approximately 1 a.m. Thursday when an altercation between two males resulted in one person receiving a laceration that required medical treatment. Sheridan Police Department  Sgt. Travis Koltiska said investigators have identified a person of interest to be interviewed, though he has not yet been Read More

Natural gas board works on details of establishment

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board had hoped to meet with representatives from Montana-Dakota Utilities at its meeting Wednesday to discuss potential options for partnering to bring natural gas to Dayton and Ranchester, but an MDU representative called Wednesday to say no one was available from the Montana offices to make the meeting. Read More

County museum looking for full-time director

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum is once again seeking a full-time director. The position was initially filled in late October, but the hired candidate, Ben Hruska, backed out of the job after approximately three weeks. Collection Manager Kirsten Arnold said the hunt for a permanent director will begin in the spring, and in the Read More

Rec board approves 2-year weed and mosquito contract with city

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District met briefly for their regular meeting Wednesday, approving a new two-year weed and mosquito agreement with the city of Sheridan. The contract was approved at Monday’s Sheridan City Council meeting. After discussion at last month’s SRD board meeting about facilitating better communication between the SRD, city and county in working Read More

Reasoner always around to lend a helping hand

SHERIDAN — A Notable Neighbor is someone who is engaged in the community that typically does not otherwise receive public recognition. Today The Sheridan Press would like to introduce you to LW John Reasoner.   Where are you from? If you’re not a Sheridan native, how long have you lived here? I was born and Read More

Screening of ‘Downton Abbey’ Fri

SHERIDAN — Wyoming PBS and The WYO Theater will present a special preview screening of “Downton Abbey” season four, episode one Friday. This special screening is free and open to the public. Participants may also bring a camera to take their pictures in front of a Highelere Castle scene. The show will commence at 7 Read More

147th anniversary tour of the Fetterman Fight Sat.

SHERIDAN — Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site will recognize the 147th anniversary of the Fetterman Fight with a tour of the battlefield and other activities Saturday. Starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Fort Phil Kearny Interpretive Center, the event will include a tour of the battlefield, the Thunder Lake Singers, a Native drum presentation, Read More

Museum hopes to rally support around trolley restoration

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum Board is hoping to rally community support to restore and preserve the antique trolley displayed outside the museum. The artifact is the last remaining trolley in the state, and is falling victim to corrosion related to age and exposure to the elements. The electric-powered Trolley #115 Read More

Ranchester approves annexation for new development

December 18, 2013

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council approved on first reading the annexation of lot 2 of the Spirit Ridge subdivision at its meeting Tuesday. The 37.5-acre property is located west of Ranchester adjacent to Tongue River Middle School and surrounding land for a proposed elementary school. The approval of the annexation followed a public hearing in Read More

Flood plain regulations finalized by county

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt new rules and regulations for flood plain management in Sheridan County at its meeting Tuesday. The rules were originally considered Nov. 5 and rejected by a 3-2 vote pending revisions to perceived problem areas. The revised rules stipulate that new development and substantial improvements Read More

SCSD1 OKs $2,000 to joint powers board

RANCHESTER — The Sheridan County School District 1 Board of Trustees voted unanimously last night at their regular board meeting to provide $2,000 to the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board. The board was recently created by the town of Ranchester, the town of Dayton and SCSD 1 to facilitate natural gas service to the Read More

Sheridan County Public Health Clinic looking for two new nurses

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Health Clinic is scouting for two new nurses. One county and one state-supported position are expected to be vacated in the coming weeks. “Public Health is unique in that we are run by both the state and the county,” Nurse Manager Lisa Silcox said, indicating the facility operates on Read More

Hospice of the Big Horns holds annual Celebration of Life ceremony

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Hospice of the Big Horns held its annual Celebration of Life ceremony Sunday evening at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Approximately 80 people gathered with hospice staff and volunteers to celebrate the lives of the patients that HBH has served over the last year. The event included music, artwork Read More

Rieders donate to the community they love

SHERIDAN — A Notable Neighbor is someone who is engaged in the community that typically does not otherwise receive public recognition. Today the Sheridan Press would like to introduce you to Daniel E. and Rosemary C. Rieder, today’s Notable Neighbors.   Where are you from? If you’re not a Sheridan native, how long have you Read More

Gift wrapping season

Taler Steir wraps a gift for a customer at the Cottonwood Shop Tuesday on Main Street. Traffic in downtown businesses has been increasing, as many Sheridan shoppers will be doing some last minute spending with only seven days left before Christmas.

City Council hears presentation about proposed tennis facility

December 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council heard a presentation from Lorna Brooks with the Sheridan County Tennis Association at its meeting Monday about the proposed conceptual plans for a covered tennis facility at Thorne-Rider Park. A formal vote of approval was not needed from the council since the conceptual plans were administratively approved by the city’s Read More

Munsick brothers to perform at the WYO this Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Munsick Boys will come together once again from around the country to put on their seventh-annual Christmas concert this Saturday at the WYO Theater. Dave Munsick said his sons and bandmates Ian, Tris and Sam will converge in Sheridan for the annual concert from their homes in Nashville, Tenn., Houston, Texas and Read More

City Council awards water line project to Wilson Bros. Construction

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council voted Monday to award a bid for the Northwest Water Transmission Line Project to Wilson Bros. Construction out of Cowley in the amount of $3,272,815. The entire amount has been funded by a Wyoming Water Development Commission grant. Project Engineer Joe Schoen said the city hopes to begin construction in Read More

Ott named regional president of Wells Fargo banks

SHERIDAN — Joy N. Ott has been name regional president over all Montana and Wyoming Wells Fargo banks. She began her career 34 years ago as a credit analyst and became president of Montana in 2000. She is a graduate of the University of Montana and active in her current community of Billings, Mont. Adding Read More

‘Christmas at the Carriage House’ Thurs., Fri.

SHERIDAN — “Christmas at the Carriage House,” an old-fashioned Christmas celebration featuring stories and songs, will be presented Thursday and Friday. Performances will commence at 7:30 p.m. each day. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students and military. Advanced tickets may be purchased at the WYO Theater box office located inside the Read More

County Museum hosting open house this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host a Holiday Open House this weekend. Open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, all members of the community are invited to this free event. On Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Craig Johnson will read his annual Christmas story and sell signed copies of his book. Other Read More

McGlothlin enjoys volunteering, lending a hand

SHERIDAN — A Notable Neighbor is someone who is engaged in the community with a strong sense of volunteerism that typically does not otherwise receive public recognition. Today the Sheridan Press would like to introduce you to Everett E. McGlothlin, this week’s Notable Neighbor.   Where are you from? If you’re not a Sheridan native, Read More

Crowds gather for Ucross Christmas

Tyler Harnish holds his 2-year-old daughter, Sophia, as they watch the choir performance up in the loft at the Ucross Creative Center during the Christmas Celebration Saturday evening.

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