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Dog and Cat Shelter hosts rabies clinic

May 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Dog and Cat Shelter will host their annual week-long rabies clinic next week. June 3-7 at Kendrick Park all members of the community are invited to bring their dogs on a leash to the band shell for affordable shots and licensing. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily, rabies shots will be Read More

Landon’s workshop focuses on cultivating conifers

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a free workshop on Saturday. “Conifers are Cool!” will be led by Keith Kershaw at 10 a.m. All members of the community are invited to attend, but space is limited and pre-registration is requested. Portions of the class may be held outside so attendees are encouraged to Read More

First Light wins grant to assist needy families

SHERIDAN — First Light Children’s Center has been awarded a $143,000 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Preschool grant by the Wyoming Department of Education. Eligible preschools must provide a high quality program as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and provide preschool for local underserved children. First Light is again Read More

Local students to attend UW Summer High School Institute

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming will host its 29th annual Summer High School Institute June 8-28, and several local students have been invited to attend. The students were selected from 75 schools in 50 districts to join 85 sophomores from across the state in the program. UW faculty members will conduct problem-centered classes ranging Read More

Next Jentel Presents to be held Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host its next “Jentel Presents” on Tuesday. From 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center six artists will be featured at the free monthly event. Mi-Sook Hur is a metalsmith from Greenville, North Carolina, and she will be collaborating with Lisa Beth Robinson, a bookmaker from Read More

500 hard miles

Nate Watson walks up a line of students as they cheer him forward Tuesday at Sagebrush Elementary School. Watson has cerebral palsy, which causes the muscles in his legs to tighten and inhibits his ability to walk. Watson began walking in the mileage club when he was a kindergartener in Linda Gifford’s classroom. Watson, now Read More

Local lodge gets recognized

May 27, 2014

SHERIDAN — A lodge in the Bighorn Mountains has been recognized by one of the world’s largest travel websites. The Wyoming High Country Lodge was given a Certificate of Excellence from for achieving consistently high customer reviews. Wyoming High Country Lodge is located on the western side of the Bighorn Mountains near Lovell.  The Read More

Sheridan County SNAP use remains stable

SHERIDAN — Last month, 859 households representing 1,719 people in Sheridan County received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, formerly known as Food Stamps. Regional Manager in the Department of Family Services Jacqueline Herb said those benefits totaled more than $211,000, and the amount of people receiving food stamps across the state has remained relatively stable Read More

Helferich, Arzy set to marry Aug. 16

SHERIDAN — Isaiah Ray Helferich of Mountain Lake, Minn., and Kalli Rae Arzy of Sheridan are engaged to be married August 16, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Sheridan. Helferich is a home-school graduate and is the owner of Quad Bro’s Construction. He is the son of Kevin and Marie Helferich of Mountain Lake, Minn. Read More

Hoffman Days Aug. 1-2

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Foundation will host Hoffman Days on August 1-2 to celebrate Bruce Hoffman’s 50 years with the Northern Wyoming Community College District and his service as the first General’s basketball head coach. The foundation is seeking former players to invite to the celebration. If you have contact information for any of Read More

Story Historical Society hosting program Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Story Historical Society will host a program Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The topic will be “Early History of the Story School,” presented by Jean Lunbeck and Dollie Reno. The free meeting is open to all members of the community, and cookies and coffee will be served. The program will be held at Read More

Story Wide Yard Sale to be held Sunday

SHERIDAN — The annual Story Wide Yard Sale will be held Sunday, and the Story Woman’s Club will be serving breakfast and lunch for shoppers. Breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. and run until it’s sold out. Biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls and beverages will be sold. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to Read More

Congratulations graduates

Fort Mackenzie graduation an emotional journey for students, parents, teachers By Alisa Brantz The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — From their first step as a baby to the first time they don their cap and gown, the road to a child’s graduation is a long and often emotional journey for not just students, but also their Read More

Summer tourist season already picking up

May 23, 2014

SHERIDAN — Many Wyomingites are destined to travel this weekend. It’s a graduation weekend across the state and the Memorial Day holiday has afforded many people some extra time off. This weekend also ushers in the official beginning of the summer travel season. Sheridan Travel and Tourism Executive Director Shawn Buckley said local tourist traffic Read More

Two systems complicate reporting process

SHERIDAN — Within the next 48 hours, each of Sheridan County’s high schools will hold their 2013-2014 commencement ceremonies, graduating roughly 200 young adults. However, earlier this week the Wyoming Department of Education announced the graduation rates for the 2012-2013 school year, begging the question, what took so long? It would be easy to assume Read More

Partnership allows students to learn from pheasants

SHERIDAN — A new partnership between the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and a local chapter of the nonprofit group Pheasants Forever is allowing more than a dozen classrooms in Sheridan County to bring a little bit of Wyoming’s wildlife indoors. For several years, Darrell Meineke, manager of the Sheridan Bird Farm, has traveled to Read More

Local students’ recognized for work

SHERIDAN — Peter Schultz of Sheridan was awarded a Doctor of Dental Science from the Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska, recently. Ethan Augustus Hall of Sheridan was named the recipient of the Sheridan High School Never Flinch Scholarship. The son of Dale and Kristi Hall of Sheridan, he plans to attend the Read More

Local music instructor wins award

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College music instructor Dr. Christian Erickson recently won the 2014 ARTCORE New Music Competition. The winning composition, “Danzas de los Matachines,” is a quartet for strings and will be the centerpiece of a recital by Christine Dunbar, principal cellist with the Wyoming Symphony. The premiere is scheduled for April 19, 2015, at Read More

Enzi now accepting Senate Page applications

SHERIDAN — U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is now accepting applications from high school juniors to be a Senate Page for the fall session in Washington, D.C. There are a total of 30 page positions in the Senate and Enzi is sponsoring a Wyoming student to serve in one of them. The deadline for applications Read More

Last day of school Friday

SHERIDAN — Friday is the last day of school for Sheridan County School District 2 and the district has announced early dismissal times for this day. • Kindergarten will release at 12:05 p.m. • Elementary schools will release at 1:15 p.m. • Ft. Mackenzie High School and middle schools will release at 1:55 p.m. • Read More

135 years of Western hospitality

WOLF — Way back when, a man named Sudsy loaded blocks of ice into his Model A Ford and bounced his way around Eatons’ Ranch west of Sheridan. He delivered those blocks of ice daily to refrigerators sitting on porches of guest cabins at the ranch. A very handy man, Sudsy also had an ice Read More

ACHS class of 2014 — small town, big connections

SHERIDAN — Two of the 10 students graduating from Arvada-Clearmont High School on Sunday have grown up in the Sheridan County School District 3 system their entire lives. Together since kindergarten, they have been joined by others at varying stages throughout the 12 years that followed, including adding a foreign exchange student just earlier this Read More

Webster seeks 2-year term to honor promise to Ward 3

SHERIDAN — City Councilman Robert Webster recently filed for re-election, but put his name down for the two-year unexpired term rather than another four-year term. The term is just two-years because it finishes out the term of Levi Dominguez, who resigned his seat several months ago. “When I looked at it, the term that Levi Read More

City public works department plans to do more

SHERIDAN — Following the cautiously optimistic trend set in much of the city’s proposed fiscal year 2014-2015 budget, Public Works Director Nic Bateson presented a general fund budget request that was just over $400,000 higher than last year’s in a council work session Thursday. The public works department accounts for approximately 28 percent of the Read More

New business to offer Segway tours

SHERIDAN — An upstart business in Sheridan plans to utilize the city’s walking paths to conduct tours on small electric personal transporters. Out West Segway Tours has occupied the building on Main Street that used to house the Davis Gallery. A Segway Personal Transporter is a platform on two wheels upon which a person balances while Read More

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