Category Archives: Local News

Library organizing ‘Downton Abbey’ tea party

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Library will host the third annual “Downton Abbey” tea party in celebration of the beginning of the sixth and final season of the popular PBS Masterpiece Theater series. The program will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in The Wyoming Room of Sheridan Fulmer Library. Period dress is encouraged.… Continue Reading

Volunteers sought for free tax program

SHERIDAN — Organizers of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program are seeking volunteers to help with this year’s program. Volunteers will receive training to provide free tax help for low- to moderate-income families that need assistance preparing their tax returns. Tax volunteers will work with the Sheridan Free Tax Program, first to receive training and… Continue Reading

Agendas — Jan 2, 2016

Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission 5:30 p.m. Thursday Commissioners Boardroom Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St. • Call to order and Pledge of Allegiance • Roll call • Approval of agenda • Approval of minutes — Dec. 3, 2015 • Matters from the public (items not on agenda) • New business 1. S-15-002JM: Foosball… Continue Reading

Tough decisions ahead for Wyoming legislators

SHERIDAN — Wyoming state legislators are facing an uphill battle heading into the 2016 budget session, which begins Feb. 8. The Consensus Revenue Estimating Group in October released a report detailing a grim outlook for Wyoming revenue sources — and a local senator believes it’s only going to get worse. “I’m not a ‘doom and… Continue Reading

Taking care of grandkids: Many take comfort in community through new Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program

Taking care of grandkids: Many take comfort in community through new Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program

SHERIDAN — Linda Vallejo is a certified nursing assistant at the Sheridan Senior Center, a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She has raised her own three kids and one granddaughter, after her own daughter and husband died in an accident in the 1990s. And now, as of July, she is legal guardian to two great-grandchildren. Vallejo… Continue Reading

Local teacher to have book of poetry published

SHERIDAN — Longtime Sheridan resident and teacher Jane Wohl will have a poetry collection published by Fithian Press. Wohl teaches English at Sheridan College and creative writing through Goddard College. She won the Willa Award from Women Writing the West for an earlier collection, “Beasts in Snow,” and she has been awarded a Wyoming Literary… Continue Reading

Malin, French wed

Malin, French wed

SHERIDAN — Katherine Claire Malin and Tyler Paul French, of Bozeman, Montana, wed Aug. 15, 2015, at the Born in a Barn Guest Ranch in Sheridan. Malin earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing from Black Hills State University. She is currently employed as a broker agent at Farm Bureau Financial in Bozeman.… Continue Reading

New Faces Jan. 2, 2016

Jayda Lee Schaaf Jayda Lee Schaaf was born Dec. 22, 2015, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 3 pounds, 13 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Anjelica Fajardo and Travis Schaaf of Sheridan. Her siblings are sisters ShayLa Anne Schaaf and Star Labounty and brother Thomas Schwarzbach. Her grandparents are Brad Schaaf of Spokane, Washington;… Continue Reading

ABF adds new board members

  SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation recently announced the selection of two new members to its board of directors — Caryn Moxey of Sheridan and David Fairbanks of Shell. Moxey was added as the newest board member Dec. 30.  She is the owner of PurEnergy Fitness, has a degree in recreation and kinesiology from… Continue Reading

Early morning fire damages SCSD3 bus barn

Early morning fire damages SCSD3 bus barn

  CLEARMONT — An early morning structure fire caused extensive damage to a Sheridan County School District 3 bus barn and its contents Friday. At approximately 4:27 a.m. on Friday, fire crews were dispatched to 1228 Front St. in Clearmont for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival crews found a well-involved fire in… Continue Reading


SHERIDAN — Many of the usual faces filled the pages of The Sheridan Press throughout the year — lawmakers, government officials, nonprofit leaders and school administrators. But our neighbors, friends and colleagues were also highlighted for their service to our communities and their skills in various industries — art, tourism, athletics. Here is the list… Continue Reading

It’s chore time at the Story Fish Hatchery

It’s chore time at the Story Fish Hatchery

STORY — Steve Diekema and his two employees at the Story Fish Hatchery are just wrapping up their busiest time of year. After the fall, when most of their trout spawn, and after incubating and shipping the 3.2 million fertilized eggs produced this season, Diekema and his colleagues are finally able to take a step… Continue Reading

Sheridan woman sentenced for bank fraud, identity theft

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman has been sentenced to 51 months in prison for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. Alecia Rae Bolton was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Cheyenne by Judge Nancy Freudenthal, who also ordered Bolton to pay $86,571 in restitution. Bolton pleaded guilty to the charges in October. “These charges arose… Continue Reading

Akcita Win to gather Tuesday at Ole’s

SHERIDAN — The January meeting of Akcita Win will take place Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Ole’s Pizza and Spaghetti House. Rose Hill, 2015 Poet Laureate of Wyoming, will speak at the meeting. The public is welcome to attend, though reservations are required. For additional information, contact Connie Goodwin at 674-9050. Ole’s Pizza and Spaghetti… Continue Reading

Tween Club to restart next week with board games

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will start up again next week following a break for the holidays. The group gathers each Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. to explore different topics. The topic for Tuesday is board games. Others topics planned for January and February include stop motion animation, free play, Web… Continue Reading

From feral to family: Culture of neglect adds to problem

From feral to family: Culture of neglect adds to problem

SHERIDAN — Ethel was shaking. The sight of another human inside Joan Adsit’s Sheridan office made the small heeler mix fearful and uneasy. She dropped her pointed ears parallel with her dark, vacant eyes and cautiously moved her snout between the cushion of the couch and the small pillow resting on the armrest, as if… Continue Reading

High turnover at jail means a regular flow of new employees

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Detention Center has made headway on its most recent round of hiring, but officials say high turnover among detention officers is a perennial problem. “I’d love to tell you it’s not, but it is,” Sheriff Dave Hofmeier said. The sheriff’s office is currently hiring for one detention officer. Three new… Continue Reading

Dangerous, ‘inappropriate’ items found in recycling

SHERIDAN — Despite a successful start to the city of Sheridan’s recycling program, employees have reported finding unpleasant — and sometimes odd — surprises in residents’ recyclables. Darla Franklin serves as the Sheridan solid waste and recycling program coordinator. Franklin said that residents have dumped inappropriate items in their recycling bins, some of which are… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to show classic Westerns through Jan.

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will show classic Westerns on the big screen each Sunday at 2 p.m. throughout January. Films will include “The Last Picture Show,” “The Cowboys,” “3:10 to Yuma” and “Death Rides a Horse.” Each show will be hosted by a local residents including Craig Johnson, Gene Sturling and others. The film… Continue Reading

A year for the record books

A year for the record books

SHERIDAN — If you follow sports, you already know it has been quite a year for local athletes. State titles have been claimed, longtime coaches retired, adventures were had on mountains many miles away and sanctions were handed down. Here is a brief look back at the top stories in local sports for 2015. Broncs… Continue Reading

Sheridan man facing accessory charges

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man is facing up to 13 years in prison and $13,000 in fines for allegedly loaning his friend a handgun, which his friend allegedly used to hold someone at gunpoint. Devon Baker is charged with accessory before the fact to aggravated assault and accessory after the fact to aggravated assault. An… Continue Reading

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