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Kids learn responsibility, life skills through livestock

Kids learn responsibility, life skills through livestock

SHERIDAN — Farmers and ranchers know how it gets done. Taking care of animals often means early mornings, late nights, weird smells and bruises. Children participating in the Sheridan County Fair have learned those lessons, as well, as they’ve prepared for this year’s competitions. For the Koltiskas, preparing for the fair is a family project.… Continue Reading

2016 Sheridan County Fair Schedule

Monday • 8 a.m.—dog show check-in, Exhibit Hall • 9 a.m.—dog show, Exhibit Hall followed by agility in lawn north of Exhibit Hall Tuesday • 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.—4-H static exhibit interviews and FFA exhibit judging • 3 p.m.—club booth decorating Wednesday • 10 a.m.—Cat show, Exhibit Hall • 3 p.m. —begin arrival of… Continue Reading

Free preschool looking for qualifying families

SHERIDAN — If you think you can’t afford preschool for your child, you might be wrong. The Absaroka Head Start programs in Sheridan and Buffalo are currently looking for qualifying families to take advantage of their free preschool and educational programs for this coming year. Absaroka Head Start is an organization based in Worland that… Continue Reading

Marriages and Divorces — June 2016

Marriage licenses issued and recorded by the Sheridan County clerk’s office in June: • Terry James Waugh, 40, Arvada and Tammy Sue Mills, 43, Arvada, June 1 • Michael Thomas Saffel, 61, Fort Collins, Colorado and Joyce Colleen Shorthill, 55, Fort Collins, Colorado, June 2 • Michelle Lynn Wilson, 47, Sheridan and Wendy Jean Kradolfer,… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Fair livestock sale set for Aug. 8

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fair livestock sale will take place in the sale arena at 6 p.m. on August 8. For the complete schedule of events, see There is no cost to attend. For more information, call Sheridan 4-H educatior Liz Shaffer at 674-2980 or contact the fairgrounds office at 672-2079. The Sheridan… Continue Reading

Candidate forum set for Aug. 9

SHERIDAN — A two-day candidate forum for the Aug. 16 Wyoming primary election will take place on Aug. 9 from 7-9 p.m. at Sheridan Wesleyan Church. The event is an opportunity for the different candidates that are on the Sheridan County ballots to share their views with the public. An exact schedule for the different… Continue Reading

Reports — August 1, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Odor investigation, 1100 block North Timberline Drive, 9:33 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1800 block Fort Road, 10:57 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1300 block Avoca Place, 4:23 p.m. • Structure fire, 50 block Timm Place, 8:52 p.m. Saturday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1300 block Stonegate Drive, 9:55 p.m.… Continue Reading

Wyoming Senior Olympics: Never stop competing

Wyoming Senior Olympics: Never stop competing

SHERIDAN — Wyoming has hosted the Senior Olympics since 1986 and joined the National Senior Games Association in 1987 with the games getting larger every year. The 2016 Summer Senior Olympics will be held in Sheridan Aug. 3-6. There will be 356 participants over the age of 50 competing in more than 100 events throughout… Continue Reading

Look for the evidence

With easy access to information comes easy access to misinformation. How does anyone figure out what is fact versus hype? We live in a world where pseudoscience inundates our lives in the form of catchy memes from the latest guru suggesting the latest and greatest way to stay healthy. We hear that coffee will keep… Continue Reading

Agendas—July 29, 2016

City of Sheridan Regular Council Meeting 7 p.m. Monday • Call to order • Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag • Invocation to be given by Scott Lee, Bethesda Worship • Roll call of members • Approval agenda A. Public hearing 1. Transfer retail liquor license Rails LLC a. The owners of Rails LLC have asked… Continue Reading

Is government too big? HD30 candidates weigh in

SHERIDAN — Candidates on both sides of the aisle have talked about the size of government and whether it is too big or can do more. The three candidates seeking office in House District 30, which covers primarily the central portion of the county outside Sheridan’s city limits, recently discussed with The Press their beliefs… Continue Reading

HD29 candidates discuss upcoming session, future

SHERIDAN — Two Republicans and one Democrat will be on the ballot for House District 29 in the primary election Aug. 16. HD29 covers most of the city of Sheridan. Incumbent Rep. Mark Kinner, R-Sheridan, will face Republican Steven Cain in the primary while Democrat Sandra Kingsley will move forward unopposed to the general election… Continue Reading

Candidates weigh in on county’s comprehensive plan

Candidates weigh in on county’s comprehensive plan

SHERIDAN — If your community isn’t growing, it’s shrinking. That’s a philosophy that most politicians and economist hold dear to their hearts, and local Sheridan County Commission candidates are no exception. The Sheridan Press asked Republican candidates Mike Nickel and Tom Ringley and Democratic candidate Vicki Taylor their views on issues presented in the Sheridan… Continue Reading

Senior Center Happenings

• What’s involved with planning your estate on your own? Learn the pitfalls in doing so at a free community presentation with Sheridan attorney, Tim Tarver, on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 5:30 p.m. on the Sheridan Senior Center’s dining room stage. The Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St. and this presentation is open… Continue Reading

Candidates moving on to the general election talk issues

SHERIDAN — A number of candidates seeking public office or re-election will move on to the primary unopposed. Those candidates were sent questionnaires for response leading up to the primary election, which is set for Aug. 16. Here are their responses, edited for length. Additional questionnaires will publish in The Sheridan Press next week. •… Continue Reading

What to do for August

Inside: Make pesto! Use all your fragrant basil to make pesto. Put out some new colorful place mats for the table. Wash windows inside and out; inspect windows for damage, re-caulk and paint if necessary. Don’t let the fresh corn go to waste. There is plenty now but the season winds down soon. Slice kernels… Continue Reading

Officials urge residents to support lodging tax

Officials urge residents to support lodging tax

SHERIDAN — To Sheridan Mayor John Heath, it’s quite simple — Sheridan Travel and Tourism opens the world to Sheridan. And because of that, he is a firm believer that Sheridan’s lodging tax initiative must be passed once again. The Sheridan lodging tax, which imposes a 4-percent tax on anyone who stays at a lodging establishment… Continue Reading

Mayoral candidates discuss growth, city administrator

SHERIDAN — While five individuals have asked Sheridan voters to elect them mayor, only two candidates will move forward to the general election. The remaining three will be eliminated in the Aug. 16 primary election. As the city continues to grow and catchphrases like “economic development” and “responsible growth” continue to roll off the tongues… Continue Reading

Primary election voting already underway

SHERIDAN — While primary election day remains a couple of weeks away, absentee voting has already begun in Wyoming. Absentee voting can be done by mail or in person at the Sheridan County Elections Office located inside the Sheridan County Courthouse. Absentee voting will continue through Aug. 15, the day before the primary election. Voter… Continue Reading

Basics of writing your own will workshop set for Aug. 2

SHERIDAN — The free presentation on how to write your own will is set to take place Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. Sheridan attorney Tim Tarver will host the presentation through a partnership with the center’s “When I’m 64…or more” life planning lectures series. Refreshments will be provided. For… Continue Reading

Window leaks likely caused by improper installation

Window leaks likely caused by improper installation

 Our semi-contemporary house has cathedral ceilings on most of the roof. The original roof was replaced in 2005. It was a clean re-roofing job. The decking was found to be in good condition, except for some loose nails. Owens Corning 50-year architectural shingles were selected, with added attic ridge vents. Ice and water shield was… Continue Reading

Holy Name golf tournament set for Aug. 6

SHERIDAN — The 2016 Holy Name Catholic School golf tournament will take place Aug. 6 with an 8 a.m. shotgun start at Kendrick Golf Course. Events include door prizes and hole prizes worth more than $20,000 will be available. The entry fee is $100, which includes two Mulligans and one poker hand, lunch and a… Continue Reading

Woman pilot Bobbie Whisler

Woman pilot Bobbie Whisler

SHERIDAN — She was the only woman in the pilots training program but Bobbie Whisler didn’t give that a second thought. She was going to learn to fly. “I thought it would be a wonderful thing to do,” Whisler said. “Those were the days where you would land in a corn field based on a… Continue Reading

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