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Wyoming Community College Commission raises tuition

December 20, 2013

SHERIDAN — At their Dec. 13 meeting in Rock Springs, the Wyoming Community College Commission voted to increase tuition for all seven of Wyoming’s community colleges. The rate increase is $4 per credit hour, or about 5 percent for in-state tuition, according to Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for Northern Wyoming Community College District Cheryl Read More

Sheridan College approves four new programs of study

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to approve four new degree and certificate programs at its regular board meeting last night. The new programs are an associate’s degree in athletic training, an addictions practitioner certificate, a human services certificate and an associate’s degree in human services. Although the Read More

WYO Theater nets large donation for capital campaign

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater Capital Campaign recently announced a pledge of $500,000 from Forrest Mars. “Mr. Mars’ pledge is the largest gift from an individual,” campaign co-chair Richard Davis said. “His support of the capital campaign, together with other major foundation pledges, was critical to our being able to begin the project last fall.” Read More

Taking home some Chamber Bucks

The third weekly winner of the Christmas Stroll Button raffle was announced this week. Susan Ottema of Sheridan was presented with $100 in Chamber Bucks by Chamber Chief Executive Officer Dixie Johnson. The final drawing will be held Monday.

Tuba Christmas set for this Saturday at the Holiday Inn

SHERIDAN — The 14th annual Tuba Christmas will be held Saturday. All tuba, baritone and euphonium players are invited to join the band. There is a $10 registration fee, books of specially arranged Christmas carols will be available for purchase and the profits go directly to the Harvey Phillips Foundation to help promote Tuba Christmas Read More

Volunteer with Foster Parent Exchange recognized

SHERIDAN — A Notable Neighbor is someone who is engaged in the community that typically does not otherwise receive public recognition. Today The Sheridan Press would like to introduce you to Carla Rose Trier. Where are you from? If you’re not a Sheridan native, how long have you lived here and what brought you here? Read More

In a quiet transition, WWA gets new leader

SHERIDAN — Though their debut and departure is marked on a calendar day, seasons seem to prefer to morph modestly, easing into and out of each other’s weather patterns each year with little regard to what day they are actually supposed to arrive. In much the same way, the Wyoming Wilderness Association quietly transitioned this Read More

Winners in lighting contest receive Dayton Dollars

SHERIDAN — The winners of the 2013 Dayton Christmas house lighting contest were announced recently. Winners were awarded Dayton Dollars which can be spent at Dayton businesses. First place prize of $50 was awarded to Mr. and Mrs. Donston at 10 Black Mountain Drive. Second place prize of $25 was awarded to Mr. and Mrs. Read More

Fight at Rails bar lands man in hospital

December 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police responded to the Rails bar at approximately 1 a.m. Thursday when an altercation between two males resulted in one person receiving a laceration that required medical treatment. Sheridan Police Department  Sgt. Travis Koltiska said investigators have identified a person of interest to be interviewed, though he has not yet been Read More

Natural gas board works on details of establishment

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board had hoped to meet with representatives from Montana-Dakota Utilities at its meeting Wednesday to discuss potential options for partnering to bring natural gas to Dayton and Ranchester, but an MDU representative called Wednesday to say no one was available from the Montana offices to make the meeting. Read More

County museum looking for full-time director

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum is once again seeking a full-time director. The position was initially filled in late October, but the hired candidate, Ben Hruska, backed out of the job after approximately three weeks. Collection Manager Kirsten Arnold said the hunt for a permanent director will begin in the spring, and in the Read More

Rec board approves 2-year weed and mosquito contract with city

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District met briefly for their regular meeting Wednesday, approving a new two-year weed and mosquito agreement with the city of Sheridan. The contract was approved at Monday’s Sheridan City Council meeting. After discussion at last month’s SRD board meeting about facilitating better communication between the SRD, city and county in working Read More

Reasoner always around to lend a helping hand

SHERIDAN — A Notable Neighbor is someone who is engaged in the community that typically does not otherwise receive public recognition. Today The Sheridan Press would like to introduce you to LW John Reasoner.   Where are you from? If you’re not a Sheridan native, how long have you lived here? I was born and Read More

Screening of ‘Downton Abbey’ Fri

SHERIDAN — Wyoming PBS and The WYO Theater will present a special preview screening of “Downton Abbey” season four, episode one Friday. This special screening is free and open to the public. Participants may also bring a camera to take their pictures in front of a Highelere Castle scene. The show will commence at 7 Read More

147th anniversary tour of the Fetterman Fight Sat.

SHERIDAN — Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site will recognize the 147th anniversary of the Fetterman Fight with a tour of the battlefield and other activities Saturday. Starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Fort Phil Kearny Interpretive Center, the event will include a tour of the battlefield, the Thunder Lake Singers, a Native drum presentation, Read More

Museum hopes to rally support around trolley restoration

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum Board is hoping to rally community support to restore and preserve the antique trolley displayed outside the museum. The artifact is the last remaining trolley in the state, and is falling victim to corrosion related to age and exposure to the elements. The electric-powered Trolley #115 Read More

Ranchester approves annexation for new development

December 18, 2013

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council approved on first reading the annexation of lot 2 of the Spirit Ridge subdivision at its meeting Tuesday. The 37.5-acre property is located west of Ranchester adjacent to Tongue River Middle School and surrounding land for a proposed elementary school. The approval of the annexation followed a public hearing in Read More

Flood plain regulations finalized by county

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt new rules and regulations for flood plain management in Sheridan County at its meeting Tuesday. The rules were originally considered Nov. 5 and rejected by a 3-2 vote pending revisions to perceived problem areas. The revised rules stipulate that new development and substantial improvements Read More

SCSD1 OKs $2,000 to joint powers board

RANCHESTER — The Sheridan County School District 1 Board of Trustees voted unanimously last night at their regular board meeting to provide $2,000 to the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board. The board was recently created by the town of Ranchester, the town of Dayton and SCSD 1 to facilitate natural gas service to the Read More

Sheridan County Public Health Clinic looking for two new nurses

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Health Clinic is scouting for two new nurses. One county and one state-supported position are expected to be vacated in the coming weeks. “Public Health is unique in that we are run by both the state and the county,” Nurse Manager Lisa Silcox said, indicating the facility operates on Read More

Hospice of the Big Horns holds annual Celebration of Life ceremony

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Hospice of the Big Horns held its annual Celebration of Life ceremony Sunday evening at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Approximately 80 people gathered with hospice staff and volunteers to celebrate the lives of the patients that HBH has served over the last year. The event included music, artwork Read More

Rieders donate to the community they love

SHERIDAN — A Notable Neighbor is someone who is engaged in the community that typically does not otherwise receive public recognition. Today the Sheridan Press would like to introduce you to Daniel E. and Rosemary C. Rieder, today’s Notable Neighbors.   Where are you from? If you’re not a Sheridan native, how long have you Read More

Gift wrapping season

Taler Steir wraps a gift for a customer at the Cottonwood Shop Tuesday on Main Street. Traffic in downtown businesses has been increasing, as many Sheridan shoppers will be doing some last minute spending with only seven days left before Christmas.

City Council hears presentation about proposed tennis facility

December 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council heard a presentation from Lorna Brooks with the Sheridan County Tennis Association at its meeting Monday about the proposed conceptual plans for a covered tennis facility at Thorne-Rider Park. A formal vote of approval was not needed from the council since the conceptual plans were administratively approved by the city’s Read More

Munsick brothers to perform at the WYO this Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Munsick Boys will come together once again from around the country to put on their seventh-annual Christmas concert this Saturday at the WYO Theater. Dave Munsick said his sons and bandmates Ian, Tris and Sam will converge in Sheridan for the annual concert from their homes in Nashville, Tenn., Houston, Texas and Read More

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