Category Archives: Local News

Foreclosures down, housing market improving

SHERIDAN — Sheridan foreclosures decreased nearly 50 percent in 2015 compared to the same period in 2014, indicating an improved economy and housing market, industry experts say. Numbers compiled by The Sheridan Press show 28 completed foreclosures from January to July 2014. The first seven months of 2015 resulted in only 15 completed foreclosures. Lynette… Continue Reading

Fire doubles overnight; 0 percent contained

Fire doubles overnight; 0 percent contained

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The Sheep Creek Fire continues to burn on state land in northern Sheridan County. The fire, which started approximately one mile up the Tongue River Canyon Trail has grown to an estimated 30 acres as of 10:30 a.m. today. Bighorn National Forest spokesperson Bernie Bornong said the fire is zero percent contained. The fire was… Continue Reading

Tidbit Tues. tomorrow at SCM

SHERIDAN — Join Tidbit the Mouse and Curator of Education Sarah Ligocki for another Tidbit Tuesday at Sheridan County Museum on Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m. This week’s program will explore the role of horses in Sheridan County history. All Tidbit Tuesday programs are geared toward children ages 4-10 but older children are welcome to attend.… Continue Reading

Senior lecture continues tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Senior Center Lecture Series will return Tuesday with “The Story Behind the Pictures — Your Family’s History is Important.” As part of the Sheridan Senior Center’s “When I’m 64 or More” life planning series offered the first Tuesday of each month, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center dining room, Judy… Continue Reading

Softball coming to ParkFit Weds.

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with softball and the Sixth Street Ballfields. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you attend… Continue Reading

Crews battling fire in Tongue River Canyon

Crews battling fire in Tongue River Canyon

UPDATE: 7 p.m. BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The Sheep Creek Fire in Tongue River Canyon was detected Sunday at approximately 4 p.m. According to the U.S. Forest Service, the fire was initially reported as 1/2 acre at initial size-up by the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department. The fire started along the Tongue River Canyon Trail approximately one… Continue Reading

Crazy Days brings shoppers to downtown businesses

SHERIDAN — Shoppers still have a chance at landing deals this weekend as businesses in downtown Sheridan put out sale prices for Crazy Days. “Crazy Days has always been good, we look forward to it and we’re glad when it’s done,” said Stephen Kuzara, owner of Streetwear Clothing & Baby Too. Many business owners set… Continue Reading

Reynolds appointed to SCSD1 school board at Friday meeting

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 held a special meeting Friday morning to appoint a new board member to fill the Dayton Trustee vacancy. At the last board meeting trustee Johann Nield resigned. Requirements to fill the position included that the new member be from Dayton. After more than an hour of discussion, the… Continue Reading

Agendas — Aug. 1, 2015

Dayton Town Council 7:30 p.m. Monday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Recite Pledge of Allegiance • Call to order • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Approve minutes of the July 15 secondary Council meeting • Reports — Utility clerk/building permits, fire/rescue department, law enforcement, engineering, employees, planning committee, council,… Continue Reading

Saturday U returns to Sheridan Aug. 8

SHERIDAN — A summer session of Saturday U, the University of Wyoming’s popular free one-day college education program, will come to Sheridan Aug. 8. The day begins with coffee and pastries at 8:30 a.m. at Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus located approximately 28 miles from Sheridan in the Bighorn Mountains on the northeast edge of Park Reservoir.… Continue Reading

5th annual National Juried Show coming to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host the 5th annual Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et al National Juried Show this August at the historic train depot in Sheridan. The show will be on display Wednesday through Aug. 31, with a reception and awards ceremony on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. The reception is free and… Continue Reading

Phil Starke to present Plein Air painting workshop

SHERIDAN — In conjunction with the fifth annual Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et al National Juried Art Exhibition, the Sagebrush Art Center will host a “Plein Air” workshop by Arizona artist and juror, Phil Starke. The workshop will take place in various locations in Sheridan County Monday through Friday. The workshop is designed to help each artist… Continue Reading

County: Few options to make companies pay

SHERIDAN — County officials say they have little means of getting oil and gas companies in Sheridan County to pay the more than $3.4 million owed to local government bodies. There are two main options for county officials who seek to recover the money they’re owed from oil companies: they can put a lien on… Continue Reading

Man gets 3-6 years for fourth DUI

SHERIDAN — A habitual drunk driver was sentenced Thursday to three to six years in prison for a fourth driving under the influence conviction in the last 10 years. Ricky McInturff, 48, of Casper, previously pleaded guilty and accepted a plea agreement in 4th Judicial District Court. However, as part of the agreement, the state… Continue Reading

Woman gets 3-5 years in prison for theft charges

SHERIDAN — A woman who stole and defrauded thousands of dollars from local individuals and businesses will spend at least three to five years behind bars. Melissa Spanyers, 48, of Sheridan, accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced Thursday morning in 4th Judicial District Court. Judge John Fenn also ordered four years of supervised probation… Continue Reading

Relay for Life surpasses fundraising goal by $10,000

SHERIDAN — Although Relay for Life is over for the summer, the event’s impact will be long-lasting. With a goal of $30,000 for it’s June event, participants set a new record in Sheridan, exceeding the goal by an astounding $10,000. Participants raised $40,401.12 to fight cancer. Relay for Life is one of the largest nonprofit… Continue Reading

Sagebrush art center to continue life drawing class

SHERIDAN — Sagebrush Community Art Center has begun hosting life drawing sessions on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. The classes will continue weekly on Wednesdays through Aug. 19. The cost to attend is $10 per person and attendees should bring their own drawing or painting supplies. For more information, call Paulette Kucera at 752-5328 or… Continue Reading

Presbyterian women’s retreat to be held Aug. 14-16

SHERIDAN — “Healthy Heart — Healthy Spirit,” the Presbyterian Women’s Retreat, will be held Aug. 14-16 at Camp Story. The retreat is open to all women of faith and is planned to be an exploration of spiritual and physical health with keynote speaker Dr. Anita Schamber and retired cardiac registered nurse Phyllis O’Connor. The cost… Continue Reading

‘Jentel Presents’ to take place on Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will 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. This month’s presenters include Craig Wilkins, a creative non-fiction writer; Aliza Cohen, an oil painter; Donna Cooper-Hurt, a conceptual photographer; Cheryl… Continue Reading

Museum to host ‘Monday at the Museum’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host another “Monday at the Museum” offering free admission on Monday. As part of the free experience, the Museum will host a brownbag lecture featuring local author, historian and superintendent of Trail End State Historic Site Cynde Georgen at noon. Georgen will present “A Family Vacation in Yellowstone,… Continue Reading

Concerts in the Park to feature Hanson Family Band

SHERIDAN — Concerts in the Park will return to Kendrick Park Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a family friendly outdoor concert in the park. This week’s concert will feature the Hanson Family Band from Eugene, Oregon. Fiddles and guitars, beautiful harmonies, outstanding vocal arrangements and audience participation will… Continue Reading

50 acres, pole barn lost in fire

SHERIDAN — A trash-burning barrel resulted in a 50-acre grassland fire and the loss of a pole shed Wednesday for property owners on Coutant Creek Road. The Goose Valley Fire Department, Sheridan Fire-Rescue, Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office, Rocky Mountain Ambulance and Clearmont Volunteer Fire Department responded to the blaze around 2:15 p.m., according to Goose… Continue Reading

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