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2 snowmobilers found after night in the Bighorns

2 snowmobilers found after night in the Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Mark Conrad said this afternoon that the father, son pair of snowmobilers who were reported missing Sunday night were found late Monday morning. Conrad said Corey Gostonczik, 40, and his teenage son, Cole, had left Bear Lodge Resort at approximately 5 p.m. Sunday and Sheridan Area Search… Continue Reading

Crews respond to early morning fire

Crews respond to early morning fire

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to a structure fire early Monday morning. Capt. Greg Luhman said the department was called out at 5:40 a.m. to a house in the 600 block of Canby Street. The house was under construction and vacant. “The center of the home burned and into the walls,” Luhman said. “There’s some… Continue Reading

Crews search for 2 snowmobilers

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Sheridan Area Search and Rescue continued the search for two missing snowmobilers this morning. According to the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office, SASR was called out around 11 p.m. Sunday to search for two guests of Bear Lodge who had not returned. SCSO officials said the father and his teenage son had left… Continue Reading

Students could get more help through Hathaway

SHERIDAN — Future graduates of Wyoming high schools attending the University of Wyoming or any of the state’s seven community colleges under a Hathaway Scholarship could have the ability to work their way up to more free money if House Bill 192 passes through the 2015 legislative session. The Education-Hathaway scholarship program bill, sponsored by… Continue Reading

Stars of Tomorrow winners announced

Stars of Tomorrow winners announced

SHERIDAN — The Stars of Tomorrow competition was held Friday night at the WYO Theater. The competition was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and was open to children in kindergarten through high school. The top three finishers received a trophy and certificate. The overall winner will also receive a scholarship toward attending college and the… Continue Reading

Free suicide prevention training set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition will offer free training Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. The QPR training will teach individuals to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. Refreshments will be provided. Space for the training is limited, therefore organizers… Continue Reading

Registration open for ‘Sound of Healing’ retreat

SHERIDAN — Registration is now open for the April 10-12 “The Sound of Healing” women’s retreat featuring yoga and music for transformation. The all-inclusive weekend retreat includes shared accommodations at The Ranch at Ucross, five meals, a guided hike and classes appropriate for all levels of yoga and music experiences. Classes will include healing with… Continue Reading

SC seeking candidates for massages

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College massage therapy program students are celebrating random acts of kindness by offering chair massages to the employees of Sheridan businesses. The program is seeking nominations for businesses that deserve some TLC for the service that they provide for our community. Nominations including the name of the business, its contact information (phone… Continue Reading



“The sunsets in Sheridan are beautiful. There are times when we play, and we stop and just go ‘look at that.’ You just don’t get to see that anywhere else.” — Zane Garstad SHERIDAN — Bittersweet. That’s the word being tossed around by the Sheridan Hawks hockey team as they head into the final home… Continue Reading

Agendas Feb. 21, 2015

Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Monday Second floor commission library, #26 Sheridan County Courthouse addition 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Reports from staff and elected officials • Presentation by Kim Fuka, 150th anniversary of the Connor Battle • Adjourn Sheridan County School District 2 Board of trustees meeting/teachers’ roundtable 5:30 p.m.… Continue Reading

Backcountry horsemen to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at ERA Carroll Realty. No details on the meeting’s program were immediately available. The realty office is located at 306 N. Main St. Continue Reading

Artist reception set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The two- and three-dimensional art by David Jones will be on display at the Sagebrush Community Art Center through Friday. An artist reception for the show, titled “Scale, Metaphor and Visual Props: Works Addressing Place” will be held Thursday from 5-7 p.m. The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth… Continue Reading

Stars of Tomorrow to perform tonight

Stars of Tomorrow to perform tonight

SHERIDAN — Youth will compete in the finals for the local Stars of Tomorrow contest Friday beginning at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The competition is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and is open to children in kindergarten through high school. The contest is split into four divisions. The top three finishers will receive… Continue Reading

Senate OKs budget amendment on science standards

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Senate approved a third reading amendment to the budget bill Thursday, but similarly to a footnote added in the 2014 legislative session, the amendment addresses the review and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards rather than the budget itself. The amendment to Senate File 1 on general government appropriations, authored by… Continue Reading

Coal companies seek help from residents on federal rule changes

SHERIDAN — Coal companies are turning to local residents for help in another battle with federal rules and regulations. Officials from Cloud Peak Energy, a Gillette-based mining company operating three surface mines in the Powder River Basin, are asking for a 60-day extension of the public comment period for a rule change proposed by the… Continue Reading

DAR to host Washington’s Birthday Tea and Award Ceremony

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a Washington’s Birthday Tea and Award Ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church on Sunday at 2 p.m. Sheridan Junior High School history teacher Renel Ellis will receive the Chapter Award for Outstanding Teacher of American History, while her former student, Katharine… Continue Reading

Tennis association to host fundraiser Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Tennis Association will host a family game and casino night fundraiser Saturday from 7-10 p.m. upstairs at the Elks Lodge. The event will include games ranging from Texas Hold ‘Em to musical chairs. The proceeds from a portion of the winnings will support the fundraising campaign to enclose two tennis… Continue Reading

International Guitar Night coming to the WYO

SHERIDAN — International Guitar Night will come to the WYO Theater on Wednesday beginning at 7:30 p.m. For the 2015 North American tour, IGN founder Brian Gore will be joined by classical innovator and fellow Californian Andrew York, Brazilian jazz master Diego Figueiredo and contemporary Iranian-Canadian steel string prodigy Maneli Jamal. Tickets for the event… Continue Reading

Jackalope Jump postponed until March

SHERIDAN — The 2015 Jackalope Jump originally scheduled for Saturday at Lake DeSmet has been postponed due to ice conditions at the lake. The event is now scheduled for March 28 at a location to be determined. The Sheridan Press will publish additional information on the event as it is made available. Continue Reading

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