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Showing a little color

September 30, 2013

By Hannah Wiest The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — It’s the season for knit hats and fuzzy sweaters, hot cocoa and football games, and landscapes painted orange, gold and red in a dazzling display of color before winter snows fall. According to U.S. Forest Service researchers, that dazzling display can be broken down into the science Read More

Bernie Bernwall holding book signing

SHERIDAN — Sheridan author Bernie Bernwall will be having a book signing for his book “Mi Vida Loca.” The odds against Bernwall were stacked high. He was molested at age four and spent time in fosters homes, boys’ homes, juvenile hall and even a juvenile prison. By the time he was 15, psychologists determined he Read More

Republican women of Sheridan County to hold luncheon Oct. 7

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County will hold a luncheon meeting Oct. 7 at 11:30 a.m. at Frackelton’s. The speaker will be Erin Mercer, a lawyer from Buffalo, who is a former legislator from Campbell County. She will discuss the Common Core Education system which Wyoming has adopted. The cost of lunch is Read More

Local briefs Sept. 30, 2013

“Dead Man Walking” book discussion   SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Public Library System has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to host “The Big Read.” As part of The Big Read, “Dead Man Walking” author Sister Helen Prejean will give a presentation Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Inner Circle at Read More

Endurance athlete to give talk at TRVCC Oct. 7

DAYTON — Tongue River Valley Community Center is hosting an evening with endurance athlete Jennifer Pharr Davis. Davis was the 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. She has trekked more than 12,000 miles on six continents and holds the endurance record for the Appalachian Trail, having completed the 2,181-mile trail in 46 days at Read More

COMBAT color fun run Oct. 6

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College Veterans Club will host a COMBAT Color Fun Run at Sheridan College Oct. 6 starting at 1 p.m. COMBAT color is an untimed three-mile fun run or a 1.25-mile walk combined with a game of color tag. “Our first COMBAT Color run in May was such a hit, and we raised Read More

Jentel Artist Residence Program reception

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program will present this month’s residents at a reception Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. This month’s presenters are novelist Claudia Kuehl of Manchester, Conn., photographer and drawer Mary Stewart of Tallahassee, Fla., oil/mural painter Travis Ivey of Laramie, textile artist Nicole Markoff, San Francisco, Calif., painter/printmaker Gretchen Durst Jacobs of Dayton, Read More

WYO Theater hosts Met Opera broadcasts

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host seven live and three re-broadcast productions from the Metropolitan Opera as part of the Met’s effort to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public. The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition is a series of opera performances transmitted live in HD to venues around the world. Read More

First United Methodist Church accepting donations

SHERIDAN — First United Methodist Church is accepting donations of items for flood cleanup buckets to benefit the victims of the recent Colorado floods. FUMC is working with the United Methodist Committee of Relief to collect items to be taken to the distribution depot in Salt Lake City, Utah. People there will fill each bucket Read More

Dayton man dies in motorcycle accident in the Bighorns

DAYTON — A Dayton man was killed Sunday in a motorcycle accident near mile marker 77 on Highway 14. The Sheridan County Coroner’s Office has identified the man as 49-year-old David Plymell. Capt. Carl Clements of the Wyoming Highway Patrol said Plymell took a wide corner traveling westbound up the mountain. His motorcycle crossed the Read More

Optional one-cent cap tax up for renewal Nov. 5

September 27, 2013

SHERIDAN — The specific purpose capital facilities tax, an optional one-cent sales tax, is up for renewal in a special election to be held Nov. 5. The capital facilities tax is approved by voters for use on specific infrastructure projects in Sheridan, Dayton, Ranchester, Clearmont and Sheridan County. One hundred percent of revenues raised by Read More

Largest green ash tree located in Sheridan County

A green ash tree in Sheridan County has been designated as the largest tree of its species in Wyoming. The tree is located on property owned by Dave Clarendon about 15 miles east of Sheridan. Clarendon took basic measurements of the tree and submitted the nomination to the state forestry department, which sent out a Read More

Wyoming women’s hunt

SHERIDAN — She grew up with three brothers and “no femininity” around her. She served deer and antelope in myriad ways when she and her husband had an outfitting service on their ranch near Recluse, Wyo. She even guided a few hunts herself when regulars begged her to take them out. She has hunted elk Read More

Story residents gather to talk development

STORY — Approximately 20 Story residents gathered at the Story Woman’s Club Thursday night to prioritize goals for development of the unincorporated area. The goals for the area, which are derived from a community assessment completed by the Wyoming Rural Development Council, are to formulate of a trail system, enhance fire protection, and establish a Read More

Climbing Everest

SHERIDAN –– National Geographic staff writer and University of Wyoming writer-in-residence Mark Jenkins will present “Climbing Everest: The Myths, the Macabre and the Madness” at Sheridan College on Monday. The presentation will focus on his successful ascent of the mountain last year and also on the history of Everest treks, including the first ascent by Read More

Examining the impact of using railroad more in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Economic Development Task Force heard a report from City Planner Robert Briggs regarding a community development block grant study from the Wyoming Business Development Council at their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday.  The study, designed to examine the impact of using the railroad for strategic business development, showed a low probability of modifying Read More

Food bank fundraiser

SHERIDAN — People Assistance Food Bank will have a fundraiser Sunday from 5-8 p.m. in the YMCA parking lot. The YMCA is sponsoring a fun street soccer event for young people and the food bank food wagon will be selling pulled pork and coleslaw.

Friends of NRA fundraiser

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Friends of NRA will hold its annual fundraiser banquet at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Tickets cost $50 per person or $90 per couple. Purchase tickets online at www.fnrawy.org or call Sam Fletcher at 751-5649. The banquet will feature a Western steak dinner, live and silent auctions, Read More

CHAPS zombie run Oct. 5

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip will have a fundraising “Zombie Walk/Run for Your Life” Oct 5. The event will start on Grinnell Plaza and follow a route through downtown Sheridan along which participants must dodge zombie obstacles. The route finishes back at Grinnell Plaza. Awards will be given for the zombie securing Read More

Cooley and Erickson to be married

PARKMAN — James W. Cooley and Kara Erickson, both of Guernsey, will marry Saturday in Parkman. Cooley is the son of Russel J. and Sandra Cooley of Parkman. Erickson is the daughter of Jean Nordahl.

Cooleys Celebrate 55th

PARKMAN — Russel and Sandra Cooley will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary Saturday. Russel J. Cooley and Sandra A. Sweet were married Sept. 28, 1958. Russel Cooley is retired from the U.S. Navy. Sandra Cooley retired after working in restaurants and road construction. The Cooleys have four children: Keith (DeLynn) Cooley, Mindy Cooley, Danny (Cathy) Read More

No injuries in house fire Thursday night

SHERIDAN —Goose Valley Fire Department and Sheridan Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire at approximately 6:15 Thursday night at 85 Sherri View Lane. SFR Fire Chief Terry Lenhart said the incident is still under investigation, but upon initial inspection, it appears as though the blaze was a chimney fire that spread to a portion Read More

Nickerson presents ‘Wyoming, the Railroad State’

SHERIDAN — Greg Nickerson will present “Wyoming, the Railroad State” Thursday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Nickerson will talk about Wyoming’s railroad history. The construction of the Union Pacific in 1868 gave rise to the towns, economy and politics of Wyoming. When the Chicago Burlington and Quincy built across the northern part of Read More

Holy Name hosting carnival and chili supper

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School is having its 78th annual carnival and chili supper Saturday. The carnival will be 3-8 p.m. on Grinnell Plaza and is open to everyone. There will be inflatables, face painting, cake walk and games for the entire family. When you arrive, buy tickets to pay for all the activities Read More

Contingent heads to Fla. to recruit tech industry

September 26, 2013

SHERIDAN — A small contingent from Sheridan is headed to the Data Center World conference in Orlando, Fla., in a first official initiative to market the town as a potential host location for a technical business. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey, Forward Sheridan Executive Director Jay Stender and Sheridan City Counselor Alex Lee will be staffing Read More

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