Category Archives: Local News

Wyoming joins other states in criminal justice reform

Wyoming joins other states in criminal justice reform

SHERIDAN — Criminal justice reform is gaining traction in statehouses across the country and Wyoming is no exception. That’s according to a new report by the Vera Institute of Justice, a national nonprofit research center that advocates for reforms like better access to legal aid and improved family visitation for people in prison. The report,… Continue Reading

Sheridan resident launches free coding classes

SHERIDAN — We live in a world ruled by technology. Everyday, people habitually check Facebook profiles, play games on their cellphones and use other apps  But, for the most part, people have no idea how these programs work. One local resident wants to change that. Sheridan resident Alex Moran has set up a free program that… Continue Reading

Montano earns master’s degree

SHERIDAN — Heidi Montano of Sheridan recently earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California. Her concentration was in clinical mental health. She was also named a member of the Phi Alpha honor society. Her parents are Mario and Maria D. Montano of Sheridan. Continue Reading

Dowling earns nursing degree

SHERIDAN — Michelle Dowling recently received her doctorate of nursing at the University of Wyoming. Dowling was also awarded the Alpha Phi Chapter of Sigma Theta Fau award for exemplary rural practice of nursing. She is the daughter of Michael and Beverly Dowling of Cheyenne and the granddaughter of Mary (Jim) Dowling of Sheridan and… Continue Reading

Local student graduates from Wyoming Connections Academy

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Sommer Haulman recently graduated from the Wyoming Connections Academy, a statewide virtual school. A ceremony May 22 honored 31 graduating seniors — the largest class in the school’s seven year history — at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody. Of the 31 graduates, 68 percent plan to attend a… Continue Reading

Meet, greet congressional candidates Tuesday

SHERIDAN — A meet and greet is scheduled for the Republican candidates for Wyoming’s lone U.S. House seat on Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Inn. The Republican Women of Sheridan County and the Sheridan County Republican Party are organizing the event. Those planning to attend will have the opportunity to hear candidates share… Continue Reading

Mark Gordon to attend next Chamber lunch

SHERIDAN — The monthly luncheon of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce on June 8 will feature Wyoming Treasurer Mark Gordon. The event will take place at the Best Western Sheridan Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will include a buffet lunch, a brief business meeting and the featured program. Gordon will give… Continue Reading



SHERIDAN — Over the Memorial Day weekend, all five local high schools celebrated the class of 2016 with graduation ceremonies. Hundreds of students will move out of high school and into the next adventure. The collective Sheridan County class earned more than $7 million in scholarship funding and will attend schools across the country. Here… Continue Reading

Valedictorians weigh in on graduation, what is to come

SHERIDAN — As the 2015-2016 school year ended, The Sheridan Press asked the local valedictorians to weigh in on high school and what is to come. Here are their answers. BIG HORN — Kaylin McKinley What was the best part of high school? Growing up in the Big Horn environment. Having such personal relationships with all… Continue Reading

FIB teaches kids to save, spend wisely

FIB teaches kids to save, spend wisely

SHERIDAN — First Interstate Bank has routinely participated in Teach Children to Save Day, a nationally-recognized event that celebrates financial literacy by encouraging bankers from across the country to show their commitment to community by teaching students the value of saving. First Interstate Bank employees have been participating in the program for 15 years. On… Continue Reading

Busy year in local political races

SHERIDAN — The 2016 election season is shaping up to be a busy one in Sheridan County as nearly every race has multiple candidates. Filing for the 2016 primary officially ended Friday. The following is the list of Sheridan County candidates seeking seats in local government and the Wyoming Legislature. Nonpartisan races Sheridan mayor Robert… Continue Reading

Fashion with Impact to benefit Bought Beautifully

SHERIDAN — Bought Beautifully is organizing a fashion show fundraising event for Friday from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Barn in Big Horn. Fashion with Impact will provide attendees a way to use their purchasing power to positively impact the world. The event will include fresh, trendy and high fashion looks, using pieces from both local… Continue Reading

Free fishing day set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — In conjunction with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s “Free Fishing Day” set for Saturday, daily use fees will be waived at all Wyoming state parks, historic sites and recreation areas that provide angling. State parks, historic sites and trails locations offering free entrance are Boysen, Buffalo Bill, Edness K. Wilkins, Fort Phil… Continue Reading

Gentle yoga class set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The next Gentle Yoga Balance class is set for Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Senior Center with Cindy Baker from A Place of Wholeness Yoga Studio. The class is designed to increase strength, balance, flexibility and to help people be more conscious of how they breathe. It will also incorporate mindful meditation… Continue Reading

Children’s festival set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Greenwings outdoor children’s festival will take place Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sheridan County Sportsman’s Association. The free event for children and young adults ages 6-17 will include duck calling, gun safety, target shooting, archery, fly casting and first aid activities with prizes available. Lunch will be provided… Continue Reading

Jentel Presents set for June 7

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” on June 7 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The program is free and open to all members of the community. Light refreshments will be available at the event. Presenters will include critical writer Andrew Glasgow, of Asheville, North Carolina;… Continue Reading

Preservation efforts to be recognized

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office is accepting nominations for the Preserve Wyoming Awards, which recognize individuals and entities that have demonstrated a commitment to historic preservation in Wyoming. The deadline for nominations is Friday. Any Wyoming citizen, organization, certified local government, business or community may be a Preserve Wyoming nominee. Nominees should… Continue Reading

Museum kicks off summer with open house

Museum kicks off summer with open house

The Sheridan County Museum is having an open house Saturday and Sunday to kick off the summer season as it moves into full summer hours. It is an opportunity to explore the museum and see the updated exhibits at no cost. Special events for Saturday include a Tidbit Saturday program called Victory Gardens, from 10… Continue Reading

Sheridan College to host Mars viewing event May 30

SHERIDAN— On the evening of May 30, the planet Mars will make its closest approach to Earth in more than a decade. To celebrate, Sheridan College will host a viewing and observing session at the Mohns Center Observatory beginning at 9 p.m. and running until midnight. The session will be proctored by Sheridan College instructor Thomas… Continue Reading

Agendas — May 28, 2016

Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission Regular Meeting 5:30 p.m. Thursday Commissioners’ Board Room, 2nd Floor Sheridan County Courthouse • Call to order and pledge • Roll call • Approval of agenda • Approval of minutes • Matters from the public • New business • CU-16-003: The Brinton Education Center CUP. Owner: THC, LLC. This is… Continue Reading

Story yard sale set for June 5

STORY — A community-wide yard sale in Story is set for June 5. Come check out the sales all over Story to stock up on goods you’ve been looking for all year. Throughout the day, the Story Woman’s Club will also serve breakfast and lunch. Continue Reading

Last days of school upcoming

SHERIDAN — Summer is in the air and that means the last days of school are just around the corner. The following is a list of the last day of school for students in Sheridan County. • Sheridan County School District 1 (Ranchester/Big Horn) — June 2. • Sheridan County School District 2 (Sheridan) —… Continue Reading

Liquor Dealers Association to host golf event

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Liquor Dealers Association’s annual scholarship fundraising golf scramble will take place June 5 at the Kendrick Municipal Golf Course. Choose your own four-person team to compete. The $85 sign-up fee includes 18 holes, shared cart, lunch following the event, pin prizes, door prizes and pro shop prizes for the winners.… Continue Reading

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