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Farmers Market to be held in front of Press building

July 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market will be moved farther up Grinnell Street this Thursday, in front of The Sheridan Press, to celebrate the Third Thursday Street Festival. From 5-7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. Attendance is free for Read More

John Heath chosen as new mayor

July 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — John Heath, former City Council president, was appointed as the new mayor of Sheridan in a special meeting held at noon today. He will finish out former Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey’s unexpired term through 2016. Kinskey resigned his position as mayor at the meeting after being appointed Monday to fill the Senate District 22 Read More

SAWS discusses increase in water rates

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Area Water Supply customers will see a 2.25 percent increase in water rates beginning with their September water bill for water used in August. The rate increase for approximately 1,800 SAWS customers was approved by the SAWS joint powers board at its meeting Wednesday. Minimum monthly base rates will increase $1 to $2.52, Read More

Coffeen School design encourages collaboration, ‘homey’ feel for students

SHERIDAN — If you take a drive down South Sheridan Avenue you will now see a school with bright green lawns and a large playground area rather than just a shell of a construction site. Construction on the new Coffeen Elementary School is running a month ahead of schedule and still under budget. Sheridan County Read More

Absentee voting for primary election to end Aug. 18

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioners passed a resolution in a special meeting Wednesday to open up absentee voting for the primary election to be held Aug. 19. Absentee ballots will be accepted today through Aug. 18, Elections Supervisor Brenda Kekich said. The resolution adopted Wednesday established the County Courthouse, located at 224 S. Main St., Read More

Free TIPS training July 22

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department, the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming and the Wyoming Department of Health will present a free TIPS Training on July 22. From 8-10:30 a.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. beverage service training for concessions will be offered at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. “Training for Intervention Procedures” is an internationally Read More

ParkFit 2014 to be held Wednesdays

SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014. Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks. The next session will be “Fun and functional circuits” by PurEnergy Wednesday at Sheltered Acres. A full Read More

‘Wyoming Wednesdays’ to focus on fish hatchery

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Tourism will host the next event in a series of events called “Wyoming Wednesdays.” Informative and interpretive programs about Sheridan are being offered at 10 a.m. most Wednesdays throughout July at the Wyoming Welcome Center. At this week’s event representatives from the Wyoming Fish Hatchery in Story will give Read More

Student News

• Dr. Elise Lowe graduated from the University of Washington Medical School in May. She is a 2004 graduate of Sheridan High School. She is the daughter of Andy and Marie Lowe of Sheridan. • Alex Lowe graduated from Babson College in Boston, Massachusetts, in May. He is a 2000 graduate of Sheridan High School. Read More

Let’s get WYO’d

Scotty NeSmith of Morristown, Tennessee, dismounts for a score of 71 in the bareback riding event during the first night of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Wednesday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.

Dayton Town Council discusses one-cent optional projects

July 9, 2014

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council discussed a variety of projects it would like to support and complete if the optional one-cent sales tax is renewed in the election this fall at its regular meeting Monday. Dayton Mayor Bob Wood said the roof above the locker room at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton Read More

VOA to house youth who break the law during rodeo week

SHERIDAN — There is a place in town that is filled with youth, open 24 hours a day and has few to no parents on site that could potentially be very busy this weekend with rowdy rodeo event attendees. Contrary to what you may think, the Milestones Youth Home is no party, and they have Read More

Weekly concert brings in Nashville artists

SHERIDAN — The next Concert in the Park will be held Tuesday featuring CJ Simmons from Nashville, Tennessee. From 7:30-9 p.m. in the Kendrick Park Bandshell, Christian and Jessica perform music that falls somewhere between Bon Jovi and Garth Brooks. The concert is free and open to all members of the community. Attendees are encouraged Read More

Tom Balding Bits and Spurs to hold barbecue Saturday

SHERIDAN — Tom Balding Bits and Spurs will host a customer appreciation barbecue Saturday. From noon to 5 p.m. tours of the workshop will be offered along with drawings, free bucking horse decals, refreshments and other give-aways. All members of the community are welcome to this free event. The workshop is located at 655 Riverside Read More

Local youth help Team Wyoming win All-Star Academic Challenge

SHERIDAN — Team Wyoming won the fourth annual Montana-Wyoming All-Star Academic Challenge in June. Held at Montana State University-Billings, the competition consisted of a team of six high school students from each state playing in a variety of formats covering all academic subject areas. Team Wyoming consisted of students from Sheridan County including Andrew Schuster Read More

Chaulk, Schwartz married April 5

SHERIDAN — Wendy Dawn Schwartz and William Chaulk were married April 5, 2014, at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Gillette. Schwartz is a graduate of Sheridan High School and Chadron State College. She is employed by the Campbell County School District. She is the daughter of Martin Schwartz of Buffalo and Donna Fake of Sheridan. Read More

Library to host computer classes

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host three free computer classes this week. The first class will be held Thursday and will focus on email and internet use. On July 17, the focus of the class will be building upon skills learned in the first class. On July 24, the class will answer Read More

The boots are off

SHERIDAN — The boots were flying last night at Kendrick Park as the annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo Boot Kickoff was held, marking the official beginning of rodeo week. The Boot Kickoff began with stick horse barrel racing for kids 8 and under. Four-year-old Adeline Miller, and her stick horse Skipper-Bucker, were getting some practice rounds in Read More

Telling the tales, history, meaning of teepees

July 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — “I’ll only tell you one story today. It’ll take an hour but I’ll only tell you one.” Dr. Lanny Real Bird got a chuckle from the audience at the Historic Sheridan Inn on Monday night as he opened the presentation at the first ever official teepee raising for the Sheridan WYO Rodeo, but Read More

Sheridan City Council to appoint new mayor Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey was appointed Monday to fill the Wyoming Senate seat for Senate District 22 left vacant by the death in June of Sen. John Schiffer, R-Kaycee. Kinskey will finish Schiffer’s unexpired term through 2016. The Sheridan City Council announced a special meeting for noon Thursday at which they will accept Kinskey’s Read More

Council makes short work of rodeo week agenda

SHERIDAN — City Council kept its Sheridan WYO Rodeo week meeting short to give council members more time to enjoy family and festivities. The meeting began at 7 p.m. Monday and adjourned within five minutes. All business was taken care of with approval of the consent agenda. In order to avoid a conflict of interest, Councilman Read More

Girls fitness camp to be held next week

SHERIDAN — A fitness and confidence camp for middle school-aged girls will be held next week. “Rise and Shine” Summer Health Camp for Girls will be hosted by Becky Newton, a physical therapist from Sheridan High School. July 14-18 from 8 a.m. to noon daily the camp will offer a variety of exercise opportunities, education Read More

Rapid Creek Rangers at the WYO Sun.

SHERIDAN — The ‘70s band Rapid Creek Rangers will reunite with local trio Spurs of the Moment to perform an evening of music Sunday at the WYO. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Mars Theater and will feature songs from groups including the Beatles, the Everly Brothers, Pete Seeger, Jackson Browne and Read More

Sheridan Stationery to host ‘Where’s Waldo?’

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Stationery Books and Gallery is hosting a shop local version of “Where’s Waldo?” A free, fun activity for all members of the community, Waldo is hiding in 22 downtown businesses and shoppers can find them all for a prize. Visit Sheridan Stationery to receive instructions and a list of businesses he is Read More

SHS Booster Club to host golf outing Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Booster Club will host a Shootout Sunday at the Powder Horn Golf Club. Beginning at 1 p.m. players will participate in four person teams in a scramble format. At the conclusion of play golfers will enjoy a meal together and hear from Bronc and Lady Bronc coaches and players Read More

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