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New fund asks those of modest income to give what they can

May 1, 2015

SHERIDAN — Between the building projects and the work of nonprofits, the culture of philanthropy has lifted Sheridan’s quality of life. While Sheridan is fortunate to be blessed with many people with high net worth willing to give part of their earnings to better the community, those who are more fortunate are not the only Read More

Project asks locals to tell their stories

SHERIDAN — Over a cup of coffee, gray head nodding and finger wagging, the stories go something like this: “When I was a young whippersnapper, I … walked to school uphill both ways … knew the meaning of work … spent a dime for a movie … knew how to treat a lady.” “When I Read More

Bike maintenance class to be held at the library on May 9

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an educational class on bike maintenance in the Inner Circle from 4-5 p.m. May 9. Jordan LeDuc and David Carter, owners of Sheridan Bicycle Company, will give a presentation on how to correctly fix, adjust, tinker with and maintain various parts of your bike. The Read More

School Facilities Department wins national award for innovation

SHERIDAN — The state’s School Facilities Department has won the AssetWorld Achievement Award for innovative use of facilities management technologies. Bestowed by AssetWorks, developer of the SFD’s AiM Facilities Management Software, the award recognizes “the highest degree of efficiency, productivity and service delivery” in utilizing the AiM system. Those responsible for overseeing AiM at SFD Read More

Sheridan College announces Service Learning awards

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Service Learning committee recognized the contributions of students, faculty and community partners at its third annual Service-Learning Celebration earlier this month in Big Horn. Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns was named the SC Outstanding Community Partner in Service Learning for its efforts to build affordable housing with construction technology Read More

Six-year-old writes, sells books to help cancer center

SHERIDAN — Chances are you have stumbled on a little kid’s lemonade stand or two as you walk or drive along on a warm day in Sheridan. Maybe you have even stopped to support the young businessperson and quench your thirst. On a good day, the kid boss of the drink shop may bring home Read More

Woman’s tattoo business born out of adversity

SHERIDAN — Paige Pozos is a tattoo artist. She owns a small business on Main Street, just off of the bustling center of downtown Sheridan. Her cosmetic tattoo business, Forever Flawless, is booming. Perhaps no one is more thankful for what she has than Pozos. She’s been through the gauntlet — shaking off the chains Read More

Three Poles Rec. Area to host work weekend

SHERIDAN — With trails, jumps and a location close to Sheridan, the Three Poles Recreation Area has a lot to offer local off-roading enthusiasts. But, as the area becomes more popular, it also requires more maintenance. Ensuring plenty of summer fun and a bright future is why the Public Land Users Committee will host work Read More

Sheridan Press seeks input to honor local moms

SHERIDAN — Do you have the best mom in Sheridan County? Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and The Sheridan Press is seeking to honor a few special mamas. Please send a short paragraph on what makes your mom special, along with a photo of the two of you together to alisa@thesheridanpress.com. A few special moms Read More

Perkins Foundation announces support for VOA Camp POSTCARD

SHERIDAN — The B.H. & Rose Perkins Foundation of Sheridan has announced that it recently gave a $10,000 donation in order to support scholarships for Sheridan County youth to attend the Volunteers of America Camp POSTCARD. “We’re extremely grateful to the Perkins Foundation for recognizing the positive outcomes from camp and providing such generous support,” Read More

‘Tween’ event to focus on chemistry Tues., Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through May. Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on chemistry. “Tween Challenge Takeover” is geared toward kids in fifth through seventh grades. The program includes activities and experiments that draw from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, Read More

Junior high band to give concert Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School band will give a concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Early Auditorium at Sheridan Junior High School. The concert is free and open to the public. The Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St.

Razor sharp readers

April 30, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA is melding fun, fitness and reading into one program through a longstanding partnership with Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School. Another year of Razor Readers is underway and the third-grade students at Coffeen are reading their way to new scooters, just in time for summer. Sandy Sare, YMCA of the Read More

Mead says he will push for local gov. funding

SHERIDAN — When Gov. Matt Mead came to Sheridan Wednesday morning, he vowed to continue the push for more local government funding. For the county and municipal governments, this pivotal funding helps maintain services residents have come to expect. In 2014, the Wyoming Legislature approved a biennium budget that included $175 million for local entities. Read More

Bright Agrotech founder talks business at e2e

SHERIDAN — An idea can revolutionize an industry, and Nate Storey’s startup is proof of that. In the first of several University of Wyoming Technology and Business Center’s e2e presentations this year, Storey, the founder and CEO of Bright Agrotech, shared his story of his startup’s success with Sheridan residents Wednesday. The e2e presentations are Read More

SHS student rises in Presidential Scholars Program

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School graduating senior Lachlan Brennan has been named one of 565 semifinalists in the 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The semifinalists were selected from more than 4,300 candidates based on superior achievements, leadership qualities, personal character and involvement in community and school activities. Final selection of the scholars will be made Read More

‘Baltimore or Bust’ benefit to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — The American Legion 7th Cavalry Drum & Bugle Corps has been asked to attend the American Legion National Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, in August to support two Wyoming American Legion members selected to serve in national positions. Jake Jacobs was selected to be national vice commander at the national convention, and Charlie Keith Read More

Enter Christmas Stroll button design contest now

SHERIDAN — This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Sheridan Christmas Stroll, which will be themed, “Rock ‘n’ Stroll.” The Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking children to participate in a contest to design the stroll button. Each year, Sheridan County students in first through sixth grade are invited to participate in the button Read More

Birdwatching excursion to be held May 8

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center and Science Kids are pairing up to offer a birdwatching excursion at 9 a.m. May 8 at the Trail End State Historic Site. A Science Kids representative will lead participants on a birdwatching adventure to experience the “Western Fly Away.” Participants will meet at the Senior Center, 211 Smith Read More

Grief support class to start May 5

SHERIDAN — Judy Olson, director of “Counseling in Overcoming Painful Emotions,” will be starting a nine-week program sponsored by Kane Funeral Home next week. COPE is an aftercare program designed to help people deal with the loss of a loved one and gain support from others in the community who are experiencing the same type Read More

Mead talks economics at Governor’s Breakfast

April 29, 2015

SHERIDAN — Gov. Matt Mead said he hopes to tackle employee recruitment and retention in Wyoming with a program called “Wyoming Grown,” which would reach out to former state residents and offer jobs. The idea was one of several Mead addressed Wednesday morning during a nearly hour-long presentation to attendees at the Sheridan County Chamber Read More

Sheridan teen faces charges for home invasion

SHERIDAN — Quinton Rosalez, 18, of Sheridan is facing criminal charges after walking into a house that was not his and beating one of the residents. According to court documents, Rosalez walked into a home belonging to Mark and Sabrina Elledge and claimed the house was his. When Mark Elledge said the house was not Read More

Project could improve waterways, economy

SHERIDAN — You asked, the city listened. For more than a decade, residents repeatedly told Sheridan staff they would like better connectivity throughout the city’s waterways. Thursday evening, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will provide an update on a potential creek restoration project that could accomplish just that. The Corps of Engineers came to Read More

Man charged for threatening others with knife

SHERIDAN — On Tuesday, Sheridan County Circuit Court Judge Shelley Cundiff maintained a $10,000 cash only bond for a Sheridan man accused of threatening two individuals with a knife. Riley Prill, 24, faces two counts of aggravated assault and battery — both felonies that carry up to 10 years in prison, a $10,000 fine or Read More

Sheridan hosts several top grantmakers

SHERIDAN — While area residents know Sheridan has nonprofits and foundations aplenty, a meeting of nonprofit representatives from around the state at the Historic Sheridan Inn Tuesday reinforced that belief. The event, “Local Matters: Philanthropy is … Right Next Door” featured speakers from around the region who spoke about the latest trends in philanthropy. CEO Read More

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