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Programmers Guild research may help high school, college students

March 5, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Programmers Guild has received funding to help them conduct research into the use of technology in remedial math education and create Web apps to encourage higher success rates among high school and college students who must take remedial courses. The Sheridan Programmers Guild received a $5,000 Phase 0 Wyoming Small Business Read More

Municipal court Febuary

From staff reports   Violators under 18 and sentences under $100 and five days in jail are not reported. (Year in parentheses is defendant’s birth year.) Feb. 3 • Ryan P. Perry, (1987), Sheridan, contempt of court — indirect, $100 • Michelle C. Beardman, (1989), Buffalo, failure to maintain liability insurance, $220 • Sienna E. Read More

Trail End Guilds to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Trail End Guilds will meet Tuesday. The meeting will commence at 7 p.m. at the Trail End State Historic Site. TEG sponsors at least one major event each year, the Holiday Open House during the first weekend of December. Membership dues start at $5 a year and meetings are typically held monthly Read More

Richards to take part in Alternative Spring Break

SHERIDAN — April Richards of Sheridan is one of more than 120 students from Cornell College in Iowa taking part in the college’s 10th annual Alternative Spring Break. During the 10 day break, Richards will travel to Jacksonville, Tenn., on a service trip. Student groups will travel to 10 different locations and learn about topics Read More

Next Plus 50 Encore class to be held Tuesday at Main Street campus

SHERIDAN — The next Plus 50 Encore Class in the “Managing the Generational Difference” series will be held Tuesday. This series of free classes is offered to members of the community age 50 and older at the Sheridan College Main Street campus. The topic of this month’s class is writing attention-grabbing resumes. The class will Read More

Crews respond to airport for potential crash; plane lands without incident

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Great Lakes Airlines called in an emergency situation to Sheridan County Airport yesterday around 2 p.m. An inbound flight carrying 18 passengers reported that their flaps were not working and requested coverage while landing in case something went wrong. The flaps of the airplane are part of the control Read More

Barron’s names Dewald top advisor in Wyo.

March 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — Edward Jones financial advisor Doug Dewald of Sheridan has been named the No. 1 financial advisor in Wyoming by Barron’s magazine in its 2014 rankings of “top financial advisors, state-by-state.” The top 1,200 financial advisors are recognized throughout the U.S. “The Barron’s ranking is a widely respected list of the nation’s pre-eminent financial Read More

City: Tough winter calls for new snow blower

SHERIDAN — Within a couple weeks, snow removal around the city will be able to move approximately three times faster when city streets crews begin to use a new loader mounted snow blower approved for purchase by Sheridan City Council at its meeting Monday. By a vote of 5-0, the Council approved the public works Read More

Tongue River High School to present ‘Tangled’ tonight

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River High School theater department will present “A Dinner Theater Event: Tangled” tonight. “Tangled,” the Disney story staring Rapunzel, will be adapted and performed by TRHS students in the school auditorium. The play will be presented for free to the entire community at 7 p.m. Prior to the performance a fundraiser Read More

Sheridan College to host ‘Alhazen’s Carnival’ this spring

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College art department has curated an exhibit featuring artwork in digital media and video that will be displayed throughout the spring semester. “Alhazen’s Carnival” will feature the work of seven artists displayed on both four-screen video monitors in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center on a rolling loop. The display is Read More

Wear blue Friday for colon cancer awareness

SHERIDAN — March is colon cancer awareness month and Friday is National Wear Blue day. The Wyoming Cancer Resource Services office reminds everyone to wear blue for yourself, family and survivors of colon cancer. Colon cancer is a preventable, treatable and beatable disease which almost 250 Wyoming men and women are diagnosed with every year. Read More

Archaeological Society to meet Thurs. at the Holiday Inn

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet Thursday in the Le Gourmet Room of Holiday Inn. All members of the community are invited to this free event. At 6 p.m. attendees may order dinner off the menu, but no purchase is required to attend. Following dinner at approximately 7:15 Read More

A different grind

Dave Gundersen, left, watches as Mark Constable of England shows him a billet that the group will be making. A billet is a stack of metals — in this particular workshop, a stack of non-iron metals that are used in decorations and jewelry. Constable was one of the main demonstrators during the weekend forge-in.

City now accepting applications for vacant Council seat

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council has officially opened a vacant Council seat for applications from city residents. The seat was vacated when former Councilman Levi Dominguez resigned to pursue a career with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office. Currently, two people from Ward 3 — Val Burgess and Planning Commissioner Thayer Shafer — have applied for Read More

County attorney, AG consider civil penalties against school district

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle has contacted the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office to see if they would pursue civil penalties against Sheridan County School District 2 for violating both the state’s open meetings law and the open records law. On Feb. 25, The Sheridan Press submitted a request to Sheridan County Attorney Read More

SCSD2 recognizes music educator, merit students

SHERIDAN — At the opening of the Sheridan County School District 2 regular board meeting last night, Sagebrush Elementary music and keyboard teacher Pam Moore was recognized with the 2014 Wyoming Music Education Association’s Northeast District Music Educator award. She received the award from Sagebrush Principal Mike Wood and she thanked him and the district Read More

Local officials learn from other municipal leaders at WAM

SHERIDAN — Late last week, several city officials from Sheridan and Dayton traveled to Cheyenne for the Wyoming Association of Municipalities Winter Workshop and opportunities to meet with legislators. Councilman Alex Lee said highlights from his time at WAM included “cracker barrel” discussions with leaders from similarly-sized cities about issues they have faced and overcome. Read More

Economic task force discusses branding efforts

March 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Economic Development Task Force has zeroed in on the question of how to generate a marketing message to recruit businesses. At their monthly meeting Friday at the Forward Sheridan offices, the topic of branding took center stage. There are several local entities within Sheridan that play a role in economic development and Read More

Local legislators gather for meal to catch up

CHEYENNE — The rising sun peeks through the blinds while forks and knives clink and clank against plates full of eggs, bacon and waffles. Just a few blocks south of the Capitol building in Cheyenne, the Egg & I restaurant on Carey Avenue serves as a weekly oasis where Sheridan’s legislative delegation can take a Read More

One more step for natural gas funding bill

SHERIDAN — Five readings down, one to go. House Bill 47, which will allow municipalities to receive state funding to build natural gas pipelines, is on the calendar to be heard on third reading today in the Senate of the Wyoming Legislature. It passed second reading on Friday. If the bill passes third reading, it Read More

Sheridan College to host artist Steve Johnson Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College art department will host visiting artist Steve Johnson this Wednesday through Friday. Johnson is an assistant professor of drawing at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. On Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in room 153 of the Whitney Building he will provide a presentation of his work and his creative Read More

Easter seals to present ‘A Wild Night at the Grammys’

SHERIDAN — The Easter Seals Players will present “A Wild Night at the Grammys” on Friday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The event is free and open to the public. According to the Easter Seals website, attendees should “be prepared to laugh, sing along and applaud wildly as emcees, Dan Read More

Parent Partnership to meet next Monday

SHERIDAN — The Parent Partnership will meet next Monday at Sheridan High School. On March 10 at 6 p.m. topics will include teacher appreciation in May, expanding the adoption of technology, the Graduation Task Force Executive Summary and an overview of “where we’ve been, where we are and where we are going,” at SHS. The Read More

Kane hosting program on painful emotions

SHERIDAN — Judy Olson, director of Counseling in Overcoming Painful Emotions, will start a nine-week program sponsored by Kane Funeral Home. COPE is an aftercare program designed to help deal with overcoming the loss of a loved one and gain support from others in the community experiencing the same type of grief. Free classes will Read More

Carroll College announces 2013 dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Carroll College in Helena, Mont., has announced their fall 2013 dean’s list recipients. To be included on the dean’s list, a student must receive a 3.5 grade-point average or better for the semester and take at least 12 credits. The following local students have received the honor: Katie Mischke and Dawson Osborn, both Read More

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