Local News

Urgent Care at SMH opens doors

November 1, 2013

SHERIDAN — The new Urgent Care at Sheridan Memorial Hospital opened its doors Thursday to offer the community an affordable, same-day health care option for urgent but not necessarily life-threatening medical conditions. “Urgent care clinics are springing up all over the United States,” Physician Assistant and Coordinator for Urgent Care at Sheridan Memorial Hospital Kelly Read More

Sage grouse conservation plan open for public review

By Hannah Wiest The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Eight working groups around the state of Wyoming dedicated to sage grouse conservation and habitat management have been asked to update their sage grouse conservation plans to incorporate new policies and information made available since the plans were completed more than five years ago. Comments on the Read More

Former probation officer pleads not guilty to felony sexual assault

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man who previously worked at the Probation and Parole Office in Sheridan pleaded not guilty to felony second degree sexual assault before Judge William Edelman Thursday morning in 4th Judicial District Court. Charging documents allege Chris Yager engaged in a five-month romantic relationship with a woman he had previously supervised as Read More

Turkey Trot Pub Crawl to help the hungy set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — You can help feed the hungry in Sheridan at the Turkey Trot pub crawl on Saturday. The Black Tooth Brewing Company, The Pony Grill & Bar and The Mint Bar are teaming up to host the event. Participants must bring a minimum of three cans of food and meet at brewery at 6 Read More

‘Nonprofit Tuesday’ at brewery to benefit Miss Wyoming

SHERIDAN — The Black Tooth Brewing Company will host their next “Nonprofit Tuesday” event Tuesday. Proceeds from this week’s event will benefit the Miss Wyoming Scholarship Foundation. One dollar of every beer purchased from 5:30-7:30 p.m. will be donated to the Miss Wyoming scholarship fund. The event will also offer a 50/50 raffle and a Read More

A lifelong learner honored

SHERIDAN — This year’s annual Friends of the Library Auction, the Sheridan County Library’s largest fundraiser, will be held in honor of longtime library employee and local historian Helen Graham. Graham passed away in July at the age of 94. Her contributions to the library and to the preservation of local history are wide-ranging and Read More

‘War Voices’ presentation scheduled for senior center

SHERIDAN — On Thursday Val Burgess will present “War Voices: Are You Listening?” at the Sheridan Senior Center. This is a free presentation open to the public in honor of Veterans Day. The program will share stories from prisoners of war starting at 1 p.m. In addition, the senior center will pay tribute to the Read More

CVC to host Action Forum 2.0 Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Center for a Vital Community at The Sheridan College will host Action Forum 2.0 on Thursday. This meeting will provide an update and call to action on the initiatives from Thrive vs. Survive, a community conversation on poverty. Study circles on poverty were held over the course of five weeks with 140 Read More

Pet-O-Ween raises nearly $1,000 for local shelter

SHERIDAN — The Dog and Cat Shelter hosted their annual Pet-o-Ween pet costume contest on Saturday at Kendrick Park. The event raised just under $1,000 this year. First, second and third place winners were selected in three categories: funniest costume, scariest costume and most creative costume. Several people competed in every category but the top Read More

Ruby’s art show at library

SHERIDAN — Local artist Steve Ruby will be at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Tuesday for an artist’s reception. The reception will take place in The Inner Circle from 5-7 p.m. The event kicks off Ruby’s first pubic display of his art which will last from Sunday through Nov. 30th at the library. Read More

Coffee shop to close, reopen as nonprofit

October 31, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Living Room Coffee Shop off of Brundage Street is closing after its Halloween party tonight to allow for restructuring of the business. Owner Maureen “Mo” Hickey made the announcement Monday that today will be the Living Room’s last day — for a while. While the establishment has been slowly gaining momentum since Read More

Mustaches will abound this ‘Movember’

SHERIDAN — Friday marks the kickoff of a month of men’s health awareness in Sheridan. Mustaches, both real and prosthetic, will be the official indicator of the cause. For the second year, health organizations in Sheridan have put together a month of celebratory events focused on enhancing men’s awareness, wellness and preventative care. “The mustache Read More

Local Briefs Oct. 31, 2013

Bob Milne at WYO Theater Sunday   SHERIDAN — Bob Milne will give a ragtime and boogie-woogie piano performance at the WYO Theater Sunday at 2 p.m. Milne is considered to be one of the best ragtime/boogie-woogie pianists in the world. He was filmed and documented for future generations in 2004 during three days of Read More

Grant allows students to enjoy fresh produce at TRE

RANCHESTER — Tongue River Elementary School received a $12,500 fresh fruits and vegetables grant from the USDA National Lunch Program for the 2013-2014 school year. The money will be used to provide fresh fruit and vegetables for 250 students at TRE who are participating in the program. Wyoming schools with a significant free and reduced Read More

Leadership Sheridan taking applications

SHERIDAN — Leadership Sheridan County is accepting applications for the 2014 class. LSC is an annual program designed to inspire a new generation to assume leadership roles in our community. It is an intensive program including an initial retreat, seven regular full-day monthly modules and an optional trip to Cheyenne, each focusing on a different Read More

‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday at Sagebrush Community Art Center

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program will host “Jentel Presents” on Tuesday. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the artists at the residency. Presenters will include a fiction writer, an oil painter, a filmmaker, a creative non-fiction writer, a printmaker and an artist book maker. It is Read More

Advocacy and Resource Center starts training class

SHERIDAN — The Advocacy and Resource Center Crisis Line is starting a new training class for volunteers on Monday. Crisis line volunteers must complete 40 hours of training and other volunteer positions with lesser training requirements are also available. ARC goal is to help victims realize their right to information, protection, input and restitution. More Read More

Sheridan Open Studios Fall Show Nov. 8

SHERIDAN — The 11th annual Sheridan Open Studios Fall Show and Sale will take place Nov. 8-10. This weekend event is a collaboration of 14 artists in six locations to provide access to a unique range of art by opening their doors to the community. Participating artists this year are Dean States, Connie Robinson, Diane Read More

A bump in the night?

SHERIDAN — You know you closed that cupboard door last night — and the night before that, and the one before that. But somehow, it’s open every morning. You feel cold when you pass through the doorway into the study. You swear you saw something…over there…and the dog keeps barking at the empty staircase. You Read More

New products, laws provoke change in drug education

October 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention of Sheridan County met Monday and discussed two new frontiers of drug prevention. Neither drug is new — in fact, quite the opposite, but nicotine and marijuana have both recently been assigned new public presentations that makes abuse education more challenging. Nicotine delivery via technology is taking Read More

Program collects 55 lbs of drugs

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department reports 55 pounds of prescription drugs were surrendered at their drug take-back station over the weekend. Police set up a location on Coffeen Avenue to encourage citizens to drop off their unused and unneeded medications. The drugs taken into custody are responsibly disposed, and the possibility of the medications being Read More

3 businesses cited for furnishing alcohol to minors

SHERIDAN — Alcohol servers from three different Sheridan businesses were cited for furnishing alcohol to a minor during a routine compliance check organized by the Sheridan Police Department Tuesday night. Employees at Pizza Hut, the Eagles Club and Star Liquor sold alcohol to an underage decoy, and the transition was witnessed by an out-of-uniform police Read More

Local Briefs Oct. 30, 2013

Woman’s Club Christmas Bazaar Saturday   BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will host a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday at their clubhouse, 314 S. Second St., Big Horn. Handmade art, crafts, jewely, decorations and other gifts will be available for purchase from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The women will be serving coffee and Read More

Fall Festival at fairgrounds Nov. 14

SHERIDAN — Fort Mackenzie High School The Wright Place is hosting their annual Fall Festival on Nov. 14 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall. A sloppy joe dinner will be served for $5 a plate starting at 5:30 p.m. A silent auction, live auction and bake sale will also be part of the festival. Read More

Free admission for those in costume at The Brinton Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum will offer free admission Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for anyone wearing a costume. The museum is currently displaying a “6X6” exhibit of over 400 miniatures from 139 different artists. Thursday will be the last day of the exhibit and the last day the museum is open until Read More

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