Category Archives: Local News

2 students named National Merit Scholarship Finalists

SHERIDAN — Chase Aplin and Molly Murphy have been named National Merit Scholarship Finalists. Chase Aplin is the son of Maureen (Meehan) Aplin and Tom Aplin of Laguna Niguel, California, and Molly Murphy is daughter of Kate (Meehan) Murphy and Mark Murphy of Cherry Hills Village, Colorado. The students are the grandchildren of Patrick and… Continue Reading

Casper College announces 2015 fall Dean’s List

SHERIDAN — Casper College officials recently released the names of students who made the Dean’s Honor Roll at Casper College for the 2015 fall semester. To qualify for the award, a student must have a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better. The recognition is for part-time degree seeking students (those taking six to… Continue Reading

Perkins Foundation awards VOA $8,000 grant

SHERIDAN — Volunteers of America was recently awarded a one-year grant of $8,000 by the B.F. and Rose H. Perkins Foundation to provide students the opportunity to attend Camp POSTCARD in 2016. Camp POSTCARD (Peace Officers Striving To Create and Reinforce Dreams) is a value-based program targeted at fifth- and sixth-grade youth through direct involvement… Continue Reading

Dunlap wins Pot O’ Gold prize

Dunlap wins Pot O’ Gold prize

SHERIDAN — On Friday, Spencer Kraft, committee chair of the Historic District Promotions Committee drew the winning ticket for the Pot O’ Gold shop local campaign. Pat Dunlap of Sheridan, won the basket filled with 37 prizes donated by participating local businesses. The value of the Pot O’ Gold is estimated to be more than… Continue Reading

Campbell named this week’s Summit Award Winner

The Academics for All committee is pleased to announce that Katherine Campbell, daughter of Kelli and Bill Campbell, is this week’s Summit Award winner. As a Sheridan High School senior, Campbell holds a cumulative GPA of 4.0 and has received academic letters her freshman, sophomore and junior years. She enjoys diversity in her coursework and… Continue Reading

Agendas — March 19, 2016

Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board 7 p.m. Thursday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Approval of minutes of Feb. 23 meeting • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Old business • New business A. Pay bills B. WWC project status update • Public communique • Adjourn Juvenile Justice Joint Powers Board 5:30… Continue Reading

Pheasants Forever to host annual banquet March 26

SHERIDAN — Pheasants Forever will host its annual banquet and auction March 26 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The 19th annual fundraising event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will benefit the Sheridan and Johnson counties chapter of Pheasants Forever. Tickets to attend are $75 each or $100 per couple, which includes membership… Continue Reading

Mayor Heath won’t seek re-election in 2016

Mayor Heath won’t seek re-election in 2016

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Mayor John Heath announced on Friday that he would not seek re-election in 2016. Heath said after several years in public service, it is time to pass the baton. “I truly enjoy being a part of this community,” Heath told The Sheridan Press. “I’m still going to be involved in this community,… Continue Reading

Luminous Brewhouse moving into new space

Luminous Brewhouse moving into new space

SHERIDAN — Luminous Brewhouse owners and brewers will be making big moves in the first half of 2016 — even if the physical move is only three blocks north. The company’s leadership announced this week that the brewery will be moving to 504 Broadway St., expanding brewing operations and creating a tap room dedicated to… Continue Reading

Officials monitor conditions, potential for fire bans

SHERIDAN — A dangerous fire season is always in the back of the minds of local firefighting crews, and the potential for blazes across the Bighorns and Sheridan County this summer could be high. After an unusually dry winter, fire officials are keeping fire restrictions on their radars as the snow fades away. Bill Biastock,… Continue Reading

Local organizations host Easter activities

SHERIDAN — A number of local organizations will host Easter activities next weekend to celebrate the holiday. The following is a list of those events: Friday, March 25 • 2:30-3 p.m., Westview Easter egg hunt for ages 1-9, 1990 W. Loucks St. Saturday, March 26 • 9:30-10 a.m., Tongue River Valley Community Center Easter egg… Continue Reading

Sagebrush Community Art Center to host print exhibit

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will present the “Invitational Print Exhibition,” an exhibition comprised of nine local and out-of-state printmaking artists curated by Brittney Denham Whisonant. The exhibit opened Tuesday and will be on display through April 12. The exhibit is comprised of 30 works by Meagan Moore, Saegan Moran, Marty Azevedo, Keith… Continue Reading

SRD board talks budget, changes to employee handbook

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District board of directors met Wednesday as it makes the transition from the winter months to the spring and summer seasons and the new fiscal year. With the new fiscal year come some updates to the SRD employee handbook. Yonkee and Toner, LLP’s Christopher Sherwood met with SRD board members… Continue Reading

Photographer honored by National Council for Marketing and Public Relations

Photographer honored by National Council for Marketing and Public Relations

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District recently announced that photographer Dennis Jacobs has been honored by the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations. Jacobs’ photograph of a Sheridan College ecology course in the field was awarded the gold medal for “Original photography — unmanipulated.” “We are absolutely thrilled and honored by this… Continue Reading

Magestro named Summit Award Winner

Academics for All proudly honors Alyssa Magestro, the daughter of Amber and Red McHoes, with the Summit Award. Magestro maintains a 3.97 GPA while taking a difficult schedule that includes challenging college prep courses, such as Advanced Placement calculus, AP chemistry, AP French and AP statistics. Magestro was recognized for her academic success by being… Continue Reading

Polka Club to gather Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will have its monthly dance at the Elks Lodge on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Music will be provided by the Mountain Rose Band. The event is open to the public. For additional information, contact Jean Arzy at 672-3623. The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage… Continue Reading

Kendrick Municipal Golf Course to open Monday, weather permitting

SHERIDAN — Kendrick Municipal Golf Course will open Monday if the weather allows. Officials said they’ve spent the winter preparing the course for the upcoming season. Preseason discounts on season passes are available at Sheridan City Hall through March 31. For additional information such as current rates, tournament schedules and upcoming events, see kendrickgolf.com. Kendrick… Continue Reading

Free fly-tying class to be offered

SHERIDAN — The Little Bighorn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will present a free fly-tying class at Fly Shop of the Bighorns on March 26. From 1-3 p.m., tie flies with some of the area’s experts. If you’re skilled in the craft, bring your own patterns and equipment to show and share with other attendees. If… Continue Reading

After Hours, Brown Bag lectures to focus on self-care

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on self-care for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat presentation on Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Wednesday. Both lectures will be held at… Continue Reading

Snowmobiles cause damage in the Bighorns

Snowmobiles cause damage in the Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Warming weather conditions have led to early snowmelt in some parts of the Bighorn National Forest. Those conditions mean recreationists have to be especially careful not to damage roads, trails and vegetation. According to a press release from the U.S. Forest Service, patrollers have documented snowmobile tracks in areas that can take years… Continue Reading

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