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District OKs contracts for roof, locker room projects

April 9, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve two action items and heard one informational item that will bring in outside help for the Sheridan High School locker room renovation and the Early Building roof replacement projects. All three items were presented by Julie Carroll, SCSD2 Read More

No injuries in Dayton blaze Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County emergency responders were called to a structure fire in Dayton on Tuesday afternoon. Later that night, the blaze reignited and firefighters returned to the scene to again battle the blaze. Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to the initial call that the building was fully engulfed in flames at 2:24 p.m. Several other agencies Read More

Food bank looking to expand its reach

SHERIDAN — The People’s Assistance Food Bank on North Main Street is hoping to come up with funds to purchase the land and building the charity business has used as a base of operations for the past eight years. While the food bank has been using an old gas station as a hub for distributing Read More

Food Group to host Tacofest Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Food Group will host a Tacofest event on Saturday. From 5:30-8 p.m. family fun will come in the form of a Taco John’s dinner, a concert by the Teka Brock Band and games for the kids. The event will be held in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Atrium at Sheridan College. Read More

Stars of Tomorrow winner to compete at district

SHERIDAN — Lachlan Brennan of Sheridan will move on to the Rocky Mountain District competition for Stars of Tomorrow. Brennan won the Division 1 competition held March 229 in Riverton with his piano solo “Moonlight Sonata.” The Rocky Mountain District of Kiwanis International Stars of Tomorrow will be held in Loveland, Colo., on April 16. Read More

Sheridan Jaycees to host open house Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jaycees will host an open house on Tuesday. From 5-8 p.m. in the Sibley Room at the Holiday Inn all members of the community are invited to learn more about what the Jaycees do. Appetizers and drinks will be provided at this free event and door prizes and giveaways will also Read More

Senior Center to host bluegrass open mic Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a Bluegrass Open Mic night including a full dinner on Tuesday. Dinner will be served from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and music will be played from 7-9 p.m. Reservations are appreciated and highly recommended for all attending, including musicians. The cost for dinner is $12.50 for attendees under age Read More

Ottemas to celebrate 60th anniversary

SHERIDAN — Vernon and Mary Schwartz Ottema of Sheridan are celebrating 60 years of marriage today. The couple was married April 9, 1954, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mandon, N.D. They have made their home in Wyoming for 42 years of their married life. They have three children, Sandra Ottema, Mark (Sue) Ottema and Read More

SAGE announces new director

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Artists’ Guild Et Al has announced the hiring of a new part-time director. Laura Lehan joins SAGE with a background of organizational management and administrative expertise. Lehan has previously participated in a photography show at the Sagebrush Community Art Center and says it was here that she learned how supportive and Read More

Girl Scouts welcome home local troop

April 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Girl Scouts of Troop 1334 got a gracious surprise at their meeting Monday night as a recipient of their goodwill stopped by for a visit. Jesse Workman of Sheridan recently returned home from his second Army deployment to Afghanistan. While overseas, the girls of 1334 sent him care packages throughout both deployments Read More

City continues work to establish electric utility

SHERIDAN — Following a request from an attorney representing Montana-Dakota Utilities to table an ordinance that will create a city electric utility to allow more time for discussion, City Council voted 5-0 to approve the ordinance on second reading with the understanding that it may have to be tabled on third reading depending on progress Read More

Jesus Rios appointed to City Council

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council voted Monday to appoint Jesus Rios to fill the vacant seat on Council left when Levi Dominguez resigned in January. Rios was selected by a majority vote of three out of five total votes. Councilman Alex Lee recused himself from the candidate presentations and the vote. Rios is Read More

Mayor delivers budget message to City Council

SHERIDAN — Mayor Dave Kinskey delivered his budget message to City Council Monday with a hint of optimism while still urging financial restraint. The budget will include pay raises for city employees whose salaries are not at market rate based on a recently completed pay scale study. Kinskey said data indicate that Sheridan is ranked Read More

Status conference set for April 17

SHERIDAN — A status conference is set for April 17 with 4th Judicial District Court Judge William Edelman to discuss The Sheridan Press case against Sheridan County School District 2. The lawsuit, brought by The Sheridan Press, asks that the court declare that any executive session in which a proposed multi-purpose recreational facility was discussed Read More

City Council OKs liquor license transfer, accepts bids

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council approved several items on its consent agenda Monday. Public hearings for five of the items were held prior to approval of the consent agenda. These included: • a retail liquor license transfer from Star Video Library LLC, doing business as Star Liquor to Star Liquor LLC, doing business as Star Read More

Local man treated after huffing in Walmart

SHERIDAN — Substance abuse was a common thread between two of the more high profile situations addressed by Sheridan police over the weekend. One instance involved a man inhaling canned air, while the other was an intoxicated driver that damaged four vehicles. Just after noon Saturday, police were called by management at Sheridan’s Walmart on Read More

WYDOT to start clearing 14A next week

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Beginning next week Wyoming Department of Transportation crews will start the process of re-opening the 22-mile stretch of scenic mountain road from Burgess Junction to Lovell. This stretch of highway is seasonally closed in November and typically re-opens around Memorial Day. According to WYDOT spokesperson Ronda Holwell, the process to re-open this stretch Read More

Bowhunters of Wyoming choose to complete project in Dayton with group funding

DAYTON — The Bowhunters of Wyoming have chosen to complete a project in Dayton with some of the group’s funding this year. The BOW raised $13,500 off of a raffle they held for a commissioner’s tag. At the BOW’s 2014 meeting in Laramie late last month, the group approved several projects for completion, including the Read More

‘A Piece of My Heart’ to play at the WYO April 16

SHERIDAN — This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and as part of a weeklong series of events commemorating the occasion Infinite Variety Productions of New York will present a performance of “A Piece of My Heart,” a play recounting the true story of six women who served in the war, in Read More

Landon’s to host two free workshops Sat.

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is hosting two free workshops on Saturday. At 10 a.m. “Adventures with Herbs: Culinary, Medicinal and Beyond” will be presented and at 1 p.m. “What’s New, What’s Hot with Annuals” will be the topic of the workshop. Space is limited so pre-registration is recommended. Call 672-8340 or stop by Read More

Cloud Peak recognized for local contributions

SHERIDAN — Cloud Peak Energy, which operates Spring Creek Coal Mine, was recently honored at the American Technical Education Association’s 51st annual conference in St. Paul, Minn. The company was awarded the Silver Star of Excellence award for its contributions to the technical programs at Sheridan College and Gillette College of the Northern Wyoming Community Read More

Solar class next week

SHERIDAN — A five day “Introductory Solar Hot Water System Design and Installation Training” will be offered free of charge next week. Commencing Monday at 8 a.m. a variety of classes will be offered at Sheridan College through April 18 at 7 p.m. The training is sponsored by the Montana Department of Public Health and Read More

Windows XP makes its exit; area businesses help with transition

SHERIDAN — Today marks the beginning of the end for a widely used computer operating system, as support from Microsoft for Windows XP will be discontinued. Users in Sheridan can turn to local technical support experts regarding how to best adjust home or business computer usage to maintain security and efficacy of their personal computers. Read More

City Council appoints Jesus Rios to fill open seat

April 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council voted Monday to appoint Jesus Rios to fill the vacant seat on council left when Levi Dominguez resigned in January. Rios was selected by a majority vote of three out of five total votes. Councilman Alex Lee recused himself from the candidate presentations and the vote. Rios is Read More

Birds and Bees of the Bighorns

By Hannah Wiest The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Let me tell you about the birds, and the bees, and the flowers and the trees — ahem, the real ones, not the ones of Dean Martin fame. While we’re at it, let’s talk about butterflies, beetles and bats, too. These little critters, called pollinators, go unnoticed Read More

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