Author Archives: Justin Sheely

Homegrown: Stepping up

Homegrown: Stepping up

Editor’s note: This is part eight of a portrait series highlighting ordinary families in the community. Earlier this year, Sheridan Press photojournalist Justin Sheely asked local families several questions regarding how having children changed their lives. SHERIDAN — At a glance they resemble something from the movie “Three Men and a Baby.” Pat Tarver — a… Continue Reading

HOMEGROWN: Recovering after devastating loss

HOMEGROWN: Recovering after devastating loss

Editor’s note: This is part seven of a portrait series highlighting ordinary families in the community. Earlier this year, Sheridan Press photojournalist Justin Sheely asked local families several questions: How has having children for the first time changed their lives? What are the challenges they face? What advice would they offer to new parents or those… Continue Reading

HOMEGROWN: Family bonds tight, diverse

HOMEGROWN: Family bonds tight, diverse

Editor’s note: This is part six of a portrait series highlighting ordinary families in the community. Earlier this year, Sheridan Press photojournalist Justin Sheely asked local families several questions: How has having children for the first time changed their lives? What are the challenges they face? What advice would they offer to new parents or those… Continue Reading

Gas line Fire at Sheridan Memorial Hospital

Gas line Fire at Sheridan Memorial Hospital

SHERIDAN – Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to a report of a ruptured gas line in the construction area east of Sheridan Memorial Hospital on the corner of W. Fifth St. and Highland Ave. Wednesday at approximately 4:30 p.m. SFR Captain Gary Harnish said that they discovered that a gas line had been struck by construction equipment. Everyone… Continue Reading

Homegrown: Parent learns to let go

Homegrown: Parent learns to let go

Editor’s note: This is part five of a portrait series highlighting ordinary families in the community. Earlier this year, Sheridan Press photographer Justin Sheely started a project to highlight families in Sheridan County. He asked local families several questions: How has having children for the first time changed their lives? What are the challenges they face?… Continue Reading

Homegrown: Single mother finds unexpected joy

Homegrown: Single mother finds unexpected joy

Editor’s note: This is part four of a portrait series highlighting ordinary families in the community. Earlier this year, Sheridan Press photojournalist Justin Sheely started a project to highlight families in Sheridan County. He asked local families several questions: How has having children for the first time changed their lives? What are the challenges they… Continue Reading

Homegrown: Living a country life

Homegrown: Living a country life

Editor’s note: This is part three of a portrait series highlighting families in the community. Earlier this year, Sheridan Press photographer Justin Sheely started the project, asking local families several questions: How has having children for the first time changed their lives? What are the challenges they face? What advice would they offer to new parents… Continue Reading

Homegrown: Road to recovery

Homegrown: Road to recovery

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a portrait series highlighting ordinary families in the community. To recommend a family to be highlighted for this project, please email justin@thesheridanpress.com. SHERIDAN — Earlier this year, Sheridan Press photographer Justin Sheely started a project to highlight families in Sheridan County. He asked local families several questions:… Continue Reading

HOMEGROWN: A shift in parent’s dreams

HOMEGROWN: A shift in parent’s dreams

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a portrait series highlighting ordinary families in the community. To recommend a family to be highlighted for this project, please email justin@thesheridanpress.com. SHERIDAN — Earlier this year, Sheridan Press photographer Justin Sheely started a project to highlight families in Sheridan County. He asked local families several questions: How has having… Continue Reading

Learning to teach through partnerships

Sheridan College education student Abby Fauber gives instructions to students during a Sheridan College elementary education classroom session at the Broadway Center in Sheridan. Sheridan College elementary education students have the opportunity to teach their own curriculum and experience a classroom before earning an associate degree. Typically, an education student would not be exposed to… Continue Reading

Thirsty cowboy out of luck

Thirsty cowboy out of luck

Ice hangs from a sculpture Thursday in Whitney Commons Park. In the summertime the sculpture is a working fountain that pours water from the cowboy’s hat. Frigid temperatures and an icicle gave the impression that the thirsty cowboy was out of luck. Continue Reading

A date with Father Christmas

A date with Father Christmas

Three-year-old Cora Davis talks to Father Christmas during the Holiday Open House Saturday at the Trail End State Historic Site. Tours were offered of the holiday-decorated Kendrick Mansion over the weekend. The event featured live holiday music by local performers and a visit by Father Christmas. Continue Reading

Turkey day fun run

Turkey day  fun run

Eight-year-old Avery Christopherson, dressed as a turkey, runs ahead of the pack for children to chase during the annual Turkey Trot Thursday morning at Kendrick Park. More than 150 participants registered to run. Adult participants ran four laps around the park loop for a total of 2.8 miles. Micah Sweeney finished in first place, followed… Continue Reading

Crews thinning trees affected by pine beetle

Crews thinning trees affected by pine beetle

SHERIDAN — There were large snowflakes falling on the mountain Tuesday morning, but that wasn’t the only thing landing on the forest floor. Chainsaws roared as tall Ponderosa Pines fell with a resounding snap. At first glance it looked like the men were cutting down green and healthy trees. But a closer inspection of a… Continue Reading

Walking the line of the Red Grade Trail

Walking the line of the Red Grade Trail

Sheridan Community Land Trust executive director Colin Betzler leads the tour of the new Red Grade trail system Thursday afternoon by the upper parking lot off Red Grade Road. The Sheridan Community Land Trust and Wildwood Trails is wrapping up work on the first phase of the trail system. There is approximately 1.8 miles of… Continue Reading

Out of Darkness

Out of Darkness

Fabian Wyatt, left, and husband Mike Wyatt embrace their daughter Veronica Mumm with granddaughter Danica Mumm, 4, looking on after drawing on the “Nobody Rides Alone” community art canvas during the Out of Darkness Walk Saturday at Whitney Commons Park. Veronica Mumm attempted to take her own life at age 17. While undergoing treatment, she… Continue Reading

Cast of characters show up for International Literacy Day

Cast of characters show up for International Literacy Day

Third-grader Kaylee Chase sits on the gym floor dressed in her costume for a book reading event in celebration of International Literacy Day Tuesday at Highland Park Elementary School. Students came to class dressed as their favorite story book characters before assembling in the gymnasium for a reading of the book “Jake the Happy Trash… Continue Reading

Preparing for the pig show

Preparing for the pig show

Ten-year-old Lily Krumm wipes off her pig in preparation for the pig show during the Sheridan County Fair Wednesday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. This is Krumm’s first year showing her animals at the fair. The swine show is Thursday night at 5:30 at the fairgrounds. Continue Reading

Outstanding Teen talent

Outstanding Teen talent

Miss Wyoming’s Outstanding Teen 2015 Olivia Boley performs her talent during the Miss Wyoming’s Outstanding Teen send off party Tuesday at the Powder Horn Club House. The event was to raise funds to help support Boley’s preparation expenses as she goes to Orlando, Florida, for the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant July 21. Fundraising efforts… Continue Reading

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