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Public records are for everyone

Public records are for everyone

SHERIDAN — Every public entity in the city of Sheridan and Sheridan County allows access to public documents, but some remain easier to access than others, depending on the department and extent of information requested. City of Sheridan The city of Sheridan designated a computer in the City Hall downstairs lobby specifically for public records… Continue Reading

State faces challenges in retaining UW teaching grads

State faces challenges in retaining UW teaching grads

SHERIDAN — Megan Garnhart bleeds brown and gold. When the Coffeen Elementary School teacher made her way from Meeker, Colorado, to the University of Wyoming to earn her degree in education, she instantly fell in love with all that Laramie had to offer — the culture, the town and the university. After student teaching at… Continue Reading

Community lends hand to local cemetery

 SHERIDAN ­—Maintaining the cemetery is more than a one-woman job. While Sheridan Municipal Cemetery coordinator Patty Jo Coates said she stays busy most days, and sometimes doesn’t even get a lunch break, it takes more than just her efforts to keep up with the cemetery maintenance. Coates said she does about 50-75 percent of the… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host classical pianist with Wyoming ties

SHERIDAN — On Thursday, the WYO Theater will host a classical pianist with Wyoming ties.  Andre Bohren will perform, beginning at 7:30 p.m. He has played guitar, bass, keyboards and percussion in various musical settings, but he is best-known for founding and holding down the drum seat for Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, a New… Continue Reading

TRVJPB holds public hearing for USDA loan application

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board held a public hearing at its meeting Thursday to hear comments regarding its decision to move forward in applying for a $4 million loan through the Community Facilities Direct Loan Program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. Dayton Town Councilor Laurie Walters-Clark applauded the… Continue Reading

Agendas — Feb. 25, 2016

Bighorn Forest Roadless Collaborative 10 a.m. Wednesday Bear Lodge Resort • Welcome (informational) A. Welcome attendees B. Provide background and context of the Collaborative A C. Attendees sign in • Meeting logistics (decisional) A. Facilitator reviews his role B. Review, amend, and approve ground rules C. Review, amend and approve decision-making protocol D. Review, amend,… Continue Reading

Senior Center happenings

• Be informed!  Hear how proposed changes to Medicare coverage can affect you and your wallet especially for those still working and not yet enrolled. Community meeting at the Senior Center, 211 Smith Street, Tuesday evening, Feb. 28, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Hear AARP’s position on proposed changes. • Are you caring for a loved… Continue Reading

Column: Doing something … for a change

Column: Doing something … for a change

 SHERIDAN — Nancy Moses is doing something different…for a change. And in one week after making change, Moses was feeling better. “I was getting up every morning with severe back pain,” said Moses. “But I figured that’s just how it is when you’re 85. I don’t exercise enough; I sit too much.” Moses started walking.… Continue Reading

Column: Marching into better nutrition

March is recognized as National Nutrition Month by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics ( As such, the organization focuses on educational and informational efforts to spread the word about making healthy and informed food choices, as well as healthy eating habits to support optimal well-being. While the Academy’s primary mission and focus is on… Continue Reading

WYO to host classical pianist

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host classical pianist Andre Bohren on March 2 at 7:30 p.m. Bohren was born in New Orleans, but grew up traveling across the country with his family, following his pianist father Spencer Bohren’s tour schedule. When Bohren was 12, the family finally settled in Wyoming, and it was there… Continue Reading

Etchechoury named Summit Award winner

SHERIDAN — The Academics for All Committee recognized Ethyn Etchechoury as this week’s Summit Award winner. Etchechoury is a senior at Sheridan High School and currently boasts a GPA of 3.958. Etchechoury attended Big Horn High School for his ninth- and tenth-grade education before transferring to SHS for his final two years. Etchechoury attributes much… Continue Reading

SHS students to perform ‘Bye, Bye Birdie’

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students will perform the Tony award winning musical comedy, “Bye Bye Birdie” for the school’s spring musical March 2-5. The bright and bubbly Broadway play takes you back to the ‘60s when rock n’ roll teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie is drafted into the Army. Before he heads overseas, his managers… Continue Reading

Local companies recognized for community contributions

SHERIDAN — Each year, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce takes time to recognize outstanding businesses and business leaders in the community. On the front page of the Feb. 9, 2017, edition of The Sheridan Press, the winners in each category of business awards for 2017 were recognized. Over the next six weeks, the other… Continue Reading

Budget woes could impact economic growth

Budget woes could impact economic growth

SHERIDAN — From Frontier grounding planes in the 1980s to inconsistent air service from Great Lakes Airlines, Sheridan County Airport has fought an uphill battle to provide commercial air service. Now, just as the airport has started to regain community trust, officials hold their breath to see what effect the current legislative session will have… Continue Reading

Governor signs 32 bills

Governor signs 32 bills

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Governor Matt Mead signed 32 bills on Feb. 17, with several relating to law enforcement and safety updates. Most bills refreshed language in statutes to reflect current information or regulations.   Jail placement coordination Mead signed in the Senate’s jail placement coordination bill, allowing county jails to contract with any other state… Continue Reading

Despite budget cuts, NWCCD plans for growth

Despite budget cuts, NWCCD plans for growth

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District may have to find a way to do more with less.  At its Thursday meeting, NWCCD board members and college officials discussed a potential surge in graduation rates in the near future and what challenges may arise as a result. Data provided by NWCCD suggests that enrollment… Continue Reading

Sheridan Hospital partners with Surgical Center

SHERIDAN — A business and real estate purchasing agreement between Sheridan Memorial Hospital and Sheridan Surgical Center, LLC will allow orthopedic patients the ability to have outpatient surgeries performed at the medical center. Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty said that the hospital is buying the real estate for $3,175,000 and the business entity for $1,600,000, both… Continue Reading

New Faces — Feb. 24, 2017

Eugene Fairbanks Cherry Eugene Fairbanks Cherry was born Feb. 14, 2017, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. He was welcomed by parents Douglas and Hilary Cherry of Sheridan. His siblings are sisters Collette and Hattie and brothers Gilligan, Keeler, Griffin and Duke. His grandparents are the late Stan and Cristy Cherry;… Continue Reading

Jenkins to present on ‘Tea, Trade and Tyranny’

SHERIDAN — Mark Jenkins, National Geographic writer and University of Wyoming writer-in-residence, will give a presentation in Sheridan on Wednesday a 7 p.m. The lecture, titled “Tea, Trade and Tyranny: Tibet and China Over Time,” will take place in the Sheridan College Whitney Concert Hall. Tibet and China have had a complex relationship for 1,500… Continue Reading

Back country horsemen to meet

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at ERA Carroll Realty.   At the meeting, dates will be set for the upcoming year for trail and cleanup projects. For further information, see ERA Carroll Realty is located at 306 N. Main St.  Continue Reading

Reports — Feb. 24, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 10:18 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 2300 block Aspen Grove Drive, 3:28 a.m. • RMA assist, 1100 block Delphi Avenue, 7:46 p.m. • RMA assist, 1900 block West Loucks Street, 8:57 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • No calls reported.  … Continue Reading

Senator faces criticism at Chamber coffee

Senator faces criticism at Chamber coffee

SHERIDAN — Protestors lined Big Horn’s single downtown street and contributed hissing and other dialogue to the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce coffee at the Big Horn Smokehouse, where U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, visited on Wednesday during Congress’ first week-long recess. Real Resistance protesters took to the streets early Wednesday morning, voicing concerns on… Continue Reading

SCSD1 officials argue against Senate’s cuts

SCSD1 officials argue against Senate’s cuts

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 officials said that the Senate has been less than responsive to the district’s best interests during the 2017 Legislative Session.  SCSD1 board chair Gary Reynolds and SCSD1 Superintendent Marty Kobza said that while the House has worked alongside school districts across the state in response to the state’s… Continue Reading

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