Category Archives: Local News

Interim director named for Sheridan VA Health Care System

SHERIDAN — The Department of Veterans Affairs Rocky Mountain Network recently announced that Dr. Kathy Berger will serve a dual role as the director of the VA Montana Health Care System and also as the interim director of the Sheridan VA. Berger will replace Warren Hill, who has served as the interim Sheridan director since… Continue Reading

Fundraiser to benefit new sports complex

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Softball Association and the Doubleday Sports Complex committee will host a fundraiser Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Eagles at Fifth and Main streets. Check-in for the poker tournament will begin at 9 a.m. and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the planned Doubleday Sports Complex on the… Continue Reading

McManus comedy coming to the WYO

SHERIDAN — Tim Behrens comes from an acting family. So, he’s no stranger to the stage. He’ll also stand on familiar ground when he performs at the WYO Theater Saturday. Behrens has been at the WYO Theater a number of times performing Patrick McManus’ comedy. His first show on the WYO stage occurred in 1995.… Continue Reading

We the People team to rehearse Monday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has qualified for the We the People state championship on Feb. 6 in Laramie following the district competition held in Casper.  To prepare for the state competition, the Sheridan team has invited interested community members to mark their calendar and watch the state dress rehearsal from 5-8 p.m. Monday at… Continue Reading

Reports – Jan. 24, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Odor investigation, 1800 block Fort Road, 2:04 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • No reports available at press time.   SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Monday • No admissions reported. • Dismissals — Lacie J Sills, Sheridan, Melissa R Dwinell, Sheridan, Zane… Continue Reading

Legislators propose education budget bill

SHERIDAN —  A long-awaited education reform bill will make its way to the Senate floor in coming days. Sen. Charles Scott, R-Casper; Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton; Sen. Hank Coe, R-Cody; and Sen. Drew Perkins, R-Casper, sponsored Senate File 114, which was filed Friday. The bill proposes several changes to the funding model, including increasing class sizes from 17… Continue Reading

Women marched in Denver — I did too

Women marched in Denver — I did too

DENVER — President Trump has united millions, just probably not in the way he’d prefer. Saturday, people around the world joined together to send a message to not just his administration, but to citizens of the world, that going backward isn’t an option. According to the Women’s March website, 673 marches were planned worldwide. I… Continue Reading

City work on construction projects continues

SHERIDAN — The majority of Sheridan remains free from construction thanks to the city completing projects last year. The city substantially completed the Leopard Street waterline, Loucks Street reconstruction phase I, Fifth Street waterline replacement and officially adopted the Sheridan Land Use Plan, but not without dollars spent. Leopard Street Waterline Project The Leopard Street… Continue Reading

Press earns 25 awards at annual WPA meeting

SHERIDAN — Staff members at The Sheridan Press earned 25 awards at the annual Wyoming Press Association winter convention. The awards spanned editorial, photography and advertising categories. “This is a great reflection of the hard work put in by every person at The Press,” managing editor Kristen Czaban said. “That includes everyone from the journalists… Continue Reading

Sheridan member of National Guard earns promotion

Sheridan member of National Guard earns promotion

SHERIDAN — David Black, of Sheridan, was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 5 during a ceremony at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center on Dec. 22. Black’s father, Wally, pinned on his rank insignia during the ceremony. It was symbolic as his father pinned his first officer rank at Camp Guernsey in 1998. CW5 is the… Continue Reading

Wyoming marks ‘AGvocacy’ this week with series of events

SHERIDAN — Future agriculture producers will face multiple challenges: producing more food and fiber to feed a growing population, a declining rural labor force, adopting more efficient and sustainable production methods and a public that has little to no idea about how food gets from the farm to the fork. Those concerns led the Wyoming… Continue Reading

US Marshal warns of phone scam

SHERIDAN — It has come to the attention of the United States Marshals Service for the District of Wyoming that an individual identifying himself as Jim Morgan is attempting a phone scam for monetary gain by presenting himself as a Deputy United States Marshal. In the telephone conversation, this individual is notifying his potential victims… Continue Reading

Forbes to perform at Whitney Center for the Arts

SHERIDAN — Mike Forbes will perform with Eric Jenkins in a recital Friday at the Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Forbes, who currently lives near Madison, Wisconsin, will perform on the tuba, while Jenkins will play the piano. Forbes has two solo albums. He began… Continue Reading

Reports — Jan. 23, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Electrical fire, 1500 block Highland Avenue, 8:56 a.m. Saturday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 400 block Carlin Street, 6:36 p.m. Sunday • No calls reported.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Friday • Structure fire, 1523 Highland Ave., 8:53 a.m. Saturday-Sunday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Friday-Sunday • No… Continue Reading

Local agendas – Jan. 21, 2017

Sheridan County Commission Meetings and Appointments • Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 9 a.m. BOCC Staff meeting with selected department heads • Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 BOCC – WCCA Legislative Conference (Cheyenne) • Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 BOCC – WCCA Legislative Conference (Cheyenne) • Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 BOCC WCCA Legislative Conference (Cheyenne)   Sheridan County School District #3… Continue Reading

Library to host ‘Sketch Jam’

SHERIDAN — Cammry Lapka, a local freelance animation and comics artist, will lead a new program for young artists of all kinds in Sheridan called “Sketch Jam.” The program will allow aspiring artists, from cartoonists to fine artists, to come together and create. The program will offer a supportive environment to allow meetings between artists… Continue Reading

Pageant organizers seek Mrs. Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Sheree Cooke, executive state director for the Mrs. Wyoming Pageant, is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Sheridan. Once selected, the woman will advance to represent her community in the 2017 Mrs. Wyoming Pageant to be held on May 6 in Cheyenne. Local titleholders will compete to win a prize package valued… Continue Reading

Ullr Ball to benefit Antelope Butte

Ullr Ball to benefit Antelope Butte

SHERIDAN — The second annual Ullr Ball is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27. The event benefits the Antelope Butte Foundation and will be held at the Holiday Inn — Sheridan Convention Center on Sugarland Drive.  All proceeds of the event will help fund the initiatives of the foundation, including the project to… Continue Reading

Dueling Pianos featured at Saturday fundraiser

SHERIDAN — You name it, they play it. That’s the basic premise behind a night of entertainment with the Dueling Duo, a lively musical act to be featured at Sheridan Rotary’s fundraiser Jan. 27. Organizers suggest coming to the event with cash — requests accompanied by $5, $10 or $20 bills have a better chance… Continue Reading

Robinson named Summit Award winner

Robinson named Summit Award winner

From Academics for All   Academics for All congratulates Xiomara Robinson for being selected as this week’s Summit Award winner. Robinson, a senior at Sheridan High School, has maintained a 3.867 GPA throughout her high school career while taking a challenging course load. Her transcript includes five Advanced Placement courses as well as English 1010,… Continue Reading

Sheridan County reports first positive Zika virus case

Sheridan County reports first positive Zika virus case

SHERIDAN – A Sheridan County man tested positive for the Zika virus on Jan. 11 after traveling to the Caribbean earlier this month.  “(The patient) got it on a cruise in the Caribbean and got bitten by mosquitos,” said Dr. John Finley with the South Sheridan Medical Center Urgent Care Clinic. “When they got back… Continue Reading

Roadless asks for public input on recommendation draft, boundaries

Roadless asks for public input on recommendation draft, boundaries

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Forest Roadless Collaborative held its second of four public meetings Thursday to present the recommendations for reconciling the Roadless Area Conservation Rule of 2001 with the 2005 Bighorn National Forest Plan. Co-Chair Larry Durante said the collaborative, made up of 18 members who represent an array of interests such as motorized… Continue Reading

Bronson case dropped in Sheridan, moves to federal courts

SHERIDAN — Scott Bronson, the suspect involved in the Broadway Street standoff that started Aug. 31, 2016, faces federal court on two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm after his Sheridan County charges were dismissed Oct. 7. In 4th Judicial District Court in Sheridan, Bronson faced prosecution on four counts: aggravated assault and battery,… Continue Reading

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