Local News

Ranchester zones part of development to allow for economic growth

January 23, 2014

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council passed on third and final reading an ordinance to annex 37.5 acres owned by Stonemill Construction into town limits at its meeting Tuesday. The land is adjacent to Tongue River Middle School in Ranchester. The annexation is comprised of Lot 2 of the Spirit Ridge subdivision, which developer Drew Redinger Read More

Man who engaged police in standoff makes a deal

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man who incited an armed standoff with police has accepted a plea agreement that will keep him out of prison. Sean O’Leary has agreed to five years of supervised probation in exchange for pleading guilty to one felony count of aggravated assault and battery. O’Leary was also originally charged with an Read More

Fear the topic of discussion at next ‘Brown Bag’ seminar

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Main Street campus Center for Workforce and Community Education will present the next topic in the series of “Brown Bag Lunch Seminars” on Wednesday. Lynn Gordon of Family and Personal Counseling Center will present topics on Wednesdays through the end of February including depression, fear, family and codependency and how Read More

Wyoming Cares dance, auction to be held Feb. 1

SHERIDAN — The 24th annual Wyoming Cares Dance and Auction will be held Feb. 1. The event will kick off at 7 p.m. at Bear Lodge located at 5600 US Highway 14A, Dayton in the Bighorn Mountains. Music will be provided by Satellite and all funds raised will stay in Wyoming. A snowmads poker ride Read More

SC one of fastest growing community colleges in nation

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College was recently ranked eighth in a 2013 “Community College Week” special report identifying the 25 fastest growing community colleges. The report placed SC in a category of similar-sized institutions enrolling 2,500 to 4,999 students and compared the change in enrollment from the fall of 2011 to the fall of 2012. The Read More

Soar up and away at Science Saturday Feb. 1

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids will host February’s Science Saturday on Feb. 1. Science Saturday offers free admission to the museum for the entire community. This month the focus is “Make your own hot air balloon” from 10 a.m. to noon in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium. Read More

Banner resident wants nearly $23,000 from county

January 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — Banner resident Shirley Weidt, who owns approximately 40 acres of land on U.S. Highway 14 east of Sheridan, presented county commissioners with a bill for $22,988 during their regular meeting Tuesday during time for public comments on matters not on the agenda. Weidt said the bill was to pay for damages caused when Read More

Q&A: Wellness Festival

What: Wellness Festival featuring keynote speaker Jones Loflin on Friday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and 25 free public wellness sessions on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Sheridan College, Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Who: Sponsored by the Wellness Council of Sheridan County and many local businesses and foundations How: Saturday’s events and exhibits Read More

‘Grand Derangement’ coming to the WYO Friday

SHERIDAN — Grand Derangement, a musical group out of Nova Scotia, will be performing at the WYO Theater on Friday at 7 p.m. The group delivers an eclectic program drawing musical inspiration from French chansonniers, folk, Celtic, rock and Broadway. For more information on the group see www.grandderangement.com. Tickets are $18 for adults, $9 for Read More

Senior Center arranging trip to DC, New York

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is arranging an all-adult trip to Washington, D.C., and New York City this June. The cost is $2,807 per person and includes double occupancy accommodations, round trip airfare from Billings, ground transportation, entrances to attractions at both cities, breakfast, dinner, a tour guide and a Broadway show in New Read More

Story Library to close for a few days

SHERIDAN — The Story branch of the Sheridan County Library System will be closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. The closure is in order to facilitate repainting of the interior of the building. The library will reopen Jan. 30.

‘Souper Bowl’ community food drive to start Monday

SHERIDAN — Local AARP volunteers and Wyoming Retired Educators of Sheridan are partnering with local food banks for a “Souper Bowl” community food drive. Starting Monday and running through Jan. 31 there will be two drop-off sites collecting non-perishable food donations. The drop-off sites will have two decorated boxes representing the teams competing in the Read More

Brittany Brettin attends modeling convention

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Brittany Brettin attended the International Modeling and Talent Association convention in Los Angeles, Calif. The five-day convention included competitions in modeling, acting, singing and dancing with national modeling and casting agents. Brettin received call backs and interviews with companies including Stein Entertainment Group, The Kohl Group, The Savage Agency, Weber Casting/Metro Read More

Redle to serve on national commission

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s attorney has been selected to serve on the newly established National Commission on Forensic Science. Matt Redle was chosen from a pool of 300 candidates to fill one of 40 volunteer commissioner positions, and will help establish benchmark standards for practitioners within the field of forensic science across the nation. According Read More

Developing downtown

January 21, 2014

By Hannah Wiest The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council unanimously approved on first reading Monday night an ordinance that will create a downtown development authority for Sheridan. It is the hope of the city and organizations like the Downtown Sheridan Association that a DDA will enable greater efforts and funding resources to be Read More

Students caution legislators on cyberbullying issues

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior Councilman Tyler Julian presented to City Council at its meeting Monday about the issue of cyberbullying in an effort to represent the interests of high school students in the issue and how it is addressed. Julian informed Council members of a recent meeting held by Sheridan High School student councilors with Read More

Biz leadership seminar set for Feb. 6 in Gillette

SHERIDAN — “Dave Ramsey’s Business Leadership Seminar” will be offered Feb. 6 at Gillette College. Manufacturing-Works and speaker Chris Hogan will lead the seminar on increasing your potential and impacting your team to take them to the next level. The seminar will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Presentation Hall. The cost Read More

Warehouse 201 celebrates with Sheridan Angels

SHERIDAN — Warehouse 201 will celebrate the service the Sheridan Angels has given on their one year anniversary with a fundraising event on Thursday. The event will run commence at 5:30 p.m. “Thankful Thursday” will include live entertainment and live and silent auctions. Admission is free but a $25 ticket can be purchased at the Read More

WBC offers trade show grant

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Business Council offers a Trade Show Incentive Grant to help cover a portion of companies’ expenses involved with participating in trade shows. The grant reimburses Wyoming companies up to 50 percent of approved expenses to attend a show. These expenses could include event fees, booth fees, transportation and pre-approved event-specific marketing Read More

‘Women’s Fly Tying Night’ on Friday

SHERIDAN — The Fly Shop of the Bighorns will host a “Women’s Fly Tying Night” on Friday. This free class is open to all women and all materials required will be provided. From 6-9 p.m. at the shop different fly tying techniques will be taught in a casual atmosphere. Guests are welcome to responsibly enjoy Read More

Got a grant? Here’s what to do next

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host a series of free classes for individuals and organizations who are seeking grants or wish to learn the basics of writing a grant proposal. The first class will be “You Got the Grant, Now What?” tomorrow. Commencing at noon, the course will teach the best practices Read More

Relay for Life kickoff event Jan. 28

SHERIDAN — The American Cancer Society will host the kickoff event for the 2014 Relay for Life on Jan. 28. From 5-8 p.m. at the Black Tooth Brewing Company information will be available on creating and signing up a team. Food and drink may be purchased with $1 for every pint sold benefitting the ACS. Read More

Big Horn Historical Society to host potluck Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Historical Society will host a potluck and program Sunday. The free meeting is open to all members of the community. The potluck will begin at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. At 1:50 p.m. Mike Kuzara will present Read More

A gift of rodeo, a community’s history

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo board has invested more than $468,000 worth of improvements toward the Sheridan County Fairgrounds since 2005. The contributions were celebrated this morning by an official action of the Sheridan County Commissioners to acknowledge the hard work of the board and accept the gift on behalf of the community. In less than Read More

Local legislator hopes to end abuse of property tax exemption in 2014 session

January 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — As the Wyoming Legislature prepares for its 2014 session, the docket of bills to be discussed continues to grow. Currently, there are 106 bills proposed for consideration The Sheridan Press caught up with Rep. Mike Madden, R-Buffalo, at last week’s legislative forum to discuss the bills that emerged from the interim Joint Revenue Read More

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