Category Archives: Local News

Agendas Feb. 28, 2015

Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Tuesday Second floor boardroom Sheridan County Courthouse addition 224 S. Main St. • Call to Order and Pledge • Consent Agenda: A. Minutes from special session, Feb. 12, 2015; B. Minutes from staff meeting, Feb. 17, 2015; C. Minutes from regular session, Feb. 17, 2015; D. Minutes from staff meeting,… Continue Reading

College’s Plus 50 program focuses on lifetime learners

College’s Plus 50 program focuses on lifetime learners

SHERIDAN — It is getting easier for non-traditional students, especially those over age 50, to return to school as Sheridan College is now in its third year of implementing the Plus 50 program. The program stemmed from a $15,000 grant received from the American Association of Community Colleges. The purpose of the grant was to… Continue Reading

WYO Rodeo tickets now on sale

WYO Rodeo tickets now on sale

SHERIDAN — When Bruce Andrews got to the WYO Theater at 4:30 a.m. this morning, the frigid Sheridan temperatures had yet to rise above zero. But the early morning wake up and battling the cold temperatures was worth it — he was the first of 22,000 people expected to buy tickets this year for the… Continue Reading

Legislature OKs bill allowing BOE to consider Next Generation Science Standards

SHERIDAN — Multiple education bills saw significant movement in the Wyoming State Legislature Thursday, resolving controversial language in a science standards bill, advancing a comprehensive school safety program and creating a substitute bill on education accountability. A Joint Conference Committee convened Thursday regarding the Next Generation Science Standards-2 bill, House Bill 23, and agreed on… Continue Reading

FAB Woman of the Year nominations now being accepted

SHERIDAN — Nominations are now open for the 2015 Woman of the Year award. The annual designation is made as a part of the FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference, which is scheduled for April 17 at Sheridan College. Tickets for the conference are $40 per person, while tickets for the banquet dinner only are… Continue Reading

Akcita Win meeting to be held Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The March meeting of Akcita Win will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Big Horn Smokehouse. Future service projects and the Secret Sister program will be discussed. In addition, Rhonda Weber of the Advocacy and Resource Center will give a presentation. This event is free and open to the public. For… Continue Reading

Motions for mistrial made in day three of Mraz trial

SHERIDAN — The third day of the Miranda Mraz fraud trial ended Wednesday with two motions for a mistrial after an inappropriate line of questioning on the part of the defense. Defense attorney John Robinson, in cross examining Stormy Redman, the manager of the Firewater Grill during Miranda Mraz’s employment, asked about her being fired… Continue Reading

Going Green: Several recycling drop-off locations to remain

Going Green: Several recycling drop-off locations to remain

SHERIDAN — County residents may look at the city’s upcoming recycling program with a bit more envy than eco-friendliness at the moment, but landfill administrators stress those living outside city limits will still see plenty of opportunities to go green as the project commences this summer. Sheridan County does not plan to offer trash or… Continue Reading

FAB tickets on sale for April 17 conference

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference, which is scheduled for April 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Sheridan College. Tickets for the conference are $40 per person, while tickets for the banquet dinner only are $30. Combination tickets for the conference and dinner… Continue Reading

SMH construction plans move forward

SHERIDAN — Several Sheridan Memorial Hospital building projects are another step closer to completion after the board of trustees approved schematic designs for a medical office building and the construction document phase for the intensive care unit. The schematic design for the medical offices will cost the hospital up to $167,000 while the intensive care… Continue Reading

Senate panel recommends big changes to contentious gun bill

SHERIDAN — A bill that would have repealed the current restrictions of most gun-free zones recognized throughout the state of Wyoming now calls for more local control of concealed weapons after the Senate Education Committee significantly amended House Bill 114 on Wednesday. Under current state law, gun-free zones are established in schools, college campuses and… Continue Reading

Science lecture to focus on tools for landscape management

SHERIDAN — The next installment of the spring 2015 lecture series at the Sheridan College Science Museum will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative Co-director Charlie Bettigole will present “Satellites and weeds: Open-source tools for landscape management.” The talk will focus on mapping and analytical tools that Bettigole’s research group… Continue Reading

Trinity Lutheran Church to host quilting bee

SHERIDAN — The Service Group ladies of Trinity Lutheran Church will host a quilting bee Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. No experience is necessary to attend and the event is open to all ages. Children planning to attend should plan to be with parents or grandparents in attendance. Those planning… Continue Reading

Auditions planned for Civic Theater Guild production

SHERIDAN — Director Pat Tomsovic will be holding open auditions for “Laughter-Always the Best Medicine,” a selection of seven one-act plays to be performed April 23-26 and April 30-May 3 at the Carriage House Theater. Auditions will be Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. and Monday at 7 p.m. Those who wish to audition will be… Continue Reading

Holy Name School announces honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Holy Name School officials recently released the names of those students who earned a spot on the school’s honor rolls. Students on the B Honor Roll earned a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and had no grade lower than a C. Students on the A Honor Roll had a minimum 3.75 GPA… Continue Reading

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday at Sagebrush art center

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center, on the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and… Continue Reading

I-90 is open; conditions are slick with snowfall

I-90 is open; conditions are slick with snowfall

UPDATE: (9:23 a.m. Feb. 26) SHERIDAN — As of 8:50 a.m. Thursday, all of I-90 was re-opened. Conditions were listed as slick with snowfall between the Montana state line and Buffalo. UPDATE: (5:55 p.m. Feb. 25) SHERIDAN — Wyoming Department of Transportation officials have re-opened I-90 from the Montana state line to Sheridan. A status… Continue Reading

Standards require new curriculum, expenses

Standards require new curriculum, expenses

SHERIDAN — Following the state Board of Education’s adaptation of the Wyoming Content and Performance Standards — new standards in math and English language arts originally presented as the Common Core State Standards — in 2012, Wyoming school districts began the process of updating and aligning their curriculum. Standards are statements of expectation; they define… Continue Reading

Mercantile meant to ‘spruce up’ Ranchester

RANCHESTER — Ranchester leadership has worked for years toward attracting businesses and shoppers to its downtown as part of a long-term revitalization program. If all goes according to plan, Main Street Mercantile will bring both. “It’s on the east end of town, so it acts as an entryway project,” Mayor Peter Clark said. “We’re hoping… Continue Reading

Sheely promoted to digital content editor; Pearson joins Sheridan Press news team

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press recently promoted government reporter Hannah Sheely to digital content editor. Sheely has worked for the newspaper reporting primarily on local government for two years. Her new position will include management and updating of the Press’ website,, as well as the website that pairs with the news organization’s three annual… Continue Reading

Testimony begins in felony fraud trial

SHERIDAN — Testimony in the Miranda Mraz trial being held in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday focused on employees of the Firewater Grill, amid issues with jury members and witnesses. Before the jury was brought into the courtroom, the judge was informed that a jury member had spoken to the bailiff Monday after court had… Continue Reading

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