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Lori J. Cooper to hold signing, discussion

November 12, 2013

SHERIDAN — Novelist Lori. J. Cooper, a Sheridan native, will be in town to discuss her novel and sign autographs on Wednesday and Thursday. Cooper’s novel “Heart of the Bighorns” is the story of a cancer doctor who is stricken by cancer, set in Sheridan. Cooper will appear at Sheridan Stationery Books and Gallery located Read More

Sheridan High School accounces first-quarter ‘B’ honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has announced its first-quarter honor rolls:   12th-grade “B” honor roll Aaron Baker, Lane Barten, Rebecca Bridger, Payton Brilz, Bailey Burr, David Buskirk, Jamisen Campbell, Dane Chambers, Trey Chenoweth, Savonnah Clark-Gardiner, Don Coletta, Devin Conley, Nikki Copenhaver, Timothy Cowan, Kachina Danforth, Ryver Dearcorn, Cody Delk, Miranda DeLuna, Hunter Doyle, Shane Read More

Congressional delegation to hold office hours

SHERIDAN — Local congressional delegation staff of will hold “office hours” on Thursday. DeAnna Kay, Denise Ebzery and Matt Jones, field representatives for Rep. Cynthia Lummis and U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, are available for area residents to visit. Kay, Ebzery and Jones will discuss issues, questions or concerns regarding the federal government Read More

Sheridan High School Jazz Band to perform Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Jazz Band will perform on today. The performance will commence at 7 p.m. in the Sue Henry Auditorium inside SHS which is located at 1056 Long Drive. The band will play a variety of jazz styles including swing, rock and Latin, composed by artists such as Cole Porter, Jerome Read More

Local briefs Nov. 12, 2013

Sheila Flynn to discuss dolphin fossil on Wednesday   SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery science lecture series will host Sheila Flynn on Wednesday. Flynn will discuss the paleopathology in a 10-12 million year old dolphin found on San Clemente Island, Calif. The presentation will take place in the Sheridan College Science Museum Read More

Chamber of Commerce hosting luncheon tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a luncheon tomorrow from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. “5 Experts – 5 Tips – 5 Minutes” will offer attendees information and tips on topics that affect businesses every day. Presenters will be Susan Ponce on “Retirement solutions for the small Read More

Food drive set for Friday, Saturday

SHERIDAN — The People Assistance Food Bank will hold a food drive Friday and Saturday. Representatives will be set up at Albertson’s, Kmart and Warehouse Market taking donations. The Food Wagon will be at Safeway serving lunch including hamburgers, salad and more. The drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Read More

VA remarks on ways to remember

SHERIDAN — Sheridan residents and veterans of all ages filled the auditorium at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Monday for a Veterans Day ceremony to honor the men and women who have defended America’s freedom through military service. Similar events were held around the nation on the 11th hour of the 11th day Read More

Day Break staff works to keep seniors social, active

November 11, 2013

SHERIDAN — For many, the Sheridan Senior Center is a hangout for residents who want to make the most of their retirements. The Day Break program takes that concept to a new level to empower families. Day Break Director, Barbara Blue, said most people don’t know about the program until they find themselves in a Read More

Weekly wages up despite losing 147 jobs

SHERIDAN — Recent statistics released by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Section indicate employment in the state is up 0.2 percent and and the average weekly wage increased by $7 compared to the same quarter last year. Despite growth in overall employment, which is currently faster than the five-year average, the Read More

SHS announces first-quarter ‘A’ honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has announced its first-quarter honor rolls:   12th-grade “A” honor roll Trace Addlesperger, Luke Adsit, Lauren Alden, Owen Bensel, Alyssa Bergey, Hailey Blaney, Morgan Brenneman, Cassandra Burch, Anna-Marie Calkins, Sharlene Charlson, Ethan Chartier, Shayla Christensen, Maggie Clarendon, Madeline Clift, Micah Cornell, Collin Cundy, Drew Dafoe, Gretchen Dougherty, Kameron Eckard, Madison Read More

Birding at the Brinton set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and the Big Horn Audubon will present “Birding at the Brinton” on Saturday. This free morning of bird watching will run from 9-11 a.m at 239 Brinton Road, Big Horn. All ages and abilities are welcome to join. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars if they have them. Read More

Collage workshop with Neltje Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center is hosting a one-day collage workshop with local artist Neltje on Saturday. Participants should bring anything that can be glued to a piece of paper and will cover an area approximately 20-inches-by-15-inches. Supports and glues will be provided. The workshop will take place at the Downtown Sheridan Association Read More

Local Briefs Nov. 11, 2013

From staff reports     Dr. Walker to present grazing management research tomorrow   SHERIDAN — Dr. John Walker, professor and resident director of research at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo, Texas will be discussing grazing management research on Tuesday at Sheridan College. The lecture is free and open Read More

Collecting memories of service

SHERIDAN — When she was a little girl, she would sit on her daddy’s lap and he would tell her about the war to end all wars. “He said there would be no more wars after that. Of course, you can’t count them now…” Her voice fades to a whisper. Her gaze drops, but it Read More

Local Briefs Nov. 9, 2013

November 8, 2013

Parent Partnership to meet Monday   SHERIDAN — The Parent Partnership (formerly the Parent Advisory) will meet Monday at 6 p.m. Topics of discussion will include common core standards and the digital legacy. The meeting will be held at the Sheridan High School library, 1056 Long Drive. The meeting is open to the public and Read More

Representatives from 6 groups meet to counteract poverty

SHERIDAN — Representatives from six community action groups met at the Sheridan YMCA Thursday night to touch base and share their stories of progress in regard to enhancing community resources to counteract poverty. Each group originated out of an initiative of the Sheridan College Center for a Vital Community. The CVC originally held a series Read More

County P&Z approves quarry to be used for WYDOT projects

By Hannah Wiest The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a new quarry, with six conditions, to be located approximately two miles south of Dayton at its meeting Thursday. The 227-acre quarry will be used for three upcoming projects on Interstate 90. Several area residents were present at Read More

10-year veteran of Camp POSTCARD recognized

  SHERIDAN — John King, a veteran of the Sheridan Police Department, was honored last night at a reception hosted by Volunteers of America Northern Rockies. The reception was held to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the P.O.S.T.C.A.R.D. program, which stands for Peace Officers Striving to Create and Reinforce Dreams. King was recognized for his Read More

Raising Readers director resigns

SHERIDAN — After serving Raising Readers in Wyoming for more than a decade, the board of directors recently announced that Jolene Olson will resign as executive director of the nonprofit organization. “Being a part of Raising Readers was challenging, but also an extremely rewarding and fun experience,” Olson said. “The people of Wyoming are so Read More

SPD finds small amount of meth during traffic stop

SHERIDAN — Sheridan police removed some drugs from the streets Wednesday night when a routine traffic stop turned into a small methamphetamine bust. Michael Jack, 41, of Sheridan, was stopped on Coffeen Avenue because a patrol officer noticed a headlight on Jack’s vehicle was out. “During the stop, the officer noticed some cues and clues Read More

Local social worker honored

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers recognized Sheridan resident Billie Chapman with its Emerging Leader Award at its annual meeting in September. Chapman is an employee at the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She was nominated by NASW Wyoming board president Deb Stevens. “Upon assuming the social work role Read More

SPD continues alcohol compliance checks

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Police continued alcohol compliance checks Wednesday night and caught two establishments in the act of selling alcohol to a minor. Employees at the Holiday Inn and Los Agaves restaurant were cited when they served alcohol to a decoy. Last week, three other local establishments were also charged with the same offense. Police Read More

Sheridan Seed Company hosts a special kind of ‘hide and seek’

SHERIDAN — The warehouse of Sheridan Seed Company was the scene for a special game of “hide and seek” among the pallets last week. Except rather than excited children playing the game, there were adults and their canine companions. The hide and seek game they participated in is actually a national scent training program for Read More

Finding friends at the Dog and Cat Shelter

Jenaya Keo waves a handmade cat toy in front of a resident cat at the Dog and Cat Shelter on Thursday. Tongue River Valley Community Center students made dog treats and cat toys during their service learning project and gave them to the shelter. The children were given a tour of the shelter and played Read More