Category Archives: Local News

American Indian Storytellers featured at The Brinton

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum will host an American Indian cultural sharing and storytelling event during the week of Oct. 24-27. Speakers will include Mardell Hogan Plainfeather and Vernon Whiteman of the Crow Nation and Linwood Tall Bull of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe. Mardell Hogan Plainfeather will present an evening session open to the public at… Continue Reading

‘You be the Judge’ set for Oct. 25, 27

SHERIDAN — “You be the Judge” is a free and interactive community outreach program designed to educate Wyoming citizens on the purposes and responsibilities of the Wyoming judicial system. The event will take place on Oct. 25 at the Sheridan County Courthouse, Circuit Court courtroom at 6 p.m. and Oct. 27 at Sheridan College in… Continue Reading

Reports — Oct. 19, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 600 block Lewis Street, 4:23 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • No reports available. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Tuesday • No admissions or dismissals reported. SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the police reports is taken from the SPD website.… Continue Reading

Apple season

With the cooler weather comes more chances to bake, braise and stew. I’m not looking forward to another Wyoming winter, but I do enjoy the chance to bake. Not only for the baked goods but for how it warms up the house and everything is more satisfying with a hot cup of tea. This recipe… Continue Reading

Soap sizes and dollar store shopping

“Dear Jill, I got a 50-cent coupon in the paper recently for a brand of soap. The coupon reads ‘one liquid hand soap premium pump 8 to 10 ounces.’ I went to two different stores to find the best deal. The 10-ounce pumps were on sale for $2 at the grocery store, but I saw… Continue Reading

Collins appointed as new city administrator

Collins appointed as new city administrator

CORRECTION: A misquote of Councilwoman Shelleen Smith that was printed in Tuesday’s edition of The Sheridan Press has been corrected. The online version is accurate. The Sheridan Press regrets this error.  SHERIDAN — After years of deliberation regarding the position, the Sheridan City Council voted unanimously to hire Mark Collins as city administrator. “After a… Continue Reading

Conservation seedlings: Tips, prep and FAQs

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Conservation District is getting geared up to circulate order forms for its 2017 Seedling Tree Program. Though the conservation program is annual and has many return customers, SCCD District Manager Carrie Rogaczewski, and program assistant Theresa Shaw talked about what to consider as well as the preparation and care for… Continue Reading

Districts begin alignment to new science standards

SHERIDAN — The days of memorizing vocabulary out of a science book will soon be gone. On Sept. 24, the Wyoming State Board of Education adopted new science standards for Wyoming schools. School districts will have until the 2020-2021 school year to adjust their science curriculum. A complete overhaul of curriculum is no small task. So… Continue Reading

Week 2 winners announced in Hunting for Bucks

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association announced the winners for Week 1 of the October Hunting for Bucks shop local campaign. Sandi Madia and Luca Sinclair, both signed up at The Cottonwood Shop; Dennis Anderson signed up to win at Evermore; and Venita Lewallen filled out her winning ticket at The Green Boomerang. Each winner… Continue Reading

US Senate page wanted for Spring 2017

SHERIDAN — U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi is encouraging Wyoming high school juniors to apply to be a Senate page for the spring session in Washington, D.C. The deadline for applications is Nov. 2. There are a total of 30 page positions in the U.S. Senate each session. One of those positions is reserved for Enzi… Continue Reading

Sparkle and Shine pageant workshop set for Oct. 22

SHERIDAN — The Sparkle and Shine Pageant Workshop will take place Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at The Barn in Big Horn. The pageant workshop is geared toward girls between the ages of 2-17 along with a parent. Attendees will learn the ins and outs of pageants, build interview skills, learn makeup and hair… Continue Reading

Fulmer Library to host book signing

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host a book signing Saturday. Author Brenda Hodnett will sign copies of her new book “Blemished Beauty” at 3:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St. Continue Reading

‘UNPLUG: Shovels and Spades on Red Grade’ set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Unplug, a creative outdoor program for families, will host a hands-on experience with the Sheridan Community Land Trust’s tool trailer on Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. The program will teach attendees what it takes to keep a beautiful place looking great. For more information, contact the Sheridan Community Land Trust at 673-4702 or katie@sheridanclt.org or… Continue Reading

Reports — Oct. 18, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Structure fire (canceled), Box Cross Road and Spring View Drive, 6:45 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • No reports available. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Monday • No admissions or dismissals reported. SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the police reports is taken from the… Continue Reading

HOMEGROWN: A shift in parent’s dreams

HOMEGROWN: A shift in parent’s dreams

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a portrait series highlighting ordinary families in the community. To recommend a family to be highlighted for this project, please email justin@thesheridanpress.com. SHERIDAN — Earlier this year, Sheridan Press photographer Justin Sheely started a project to highlight families in Sheridan County. He asked local families several questions: How has having… Continue Reading

Full Moon Fort focuses on the human experience of war

Full Moon Fort focuses on the human experience of war

STORY — It’s December 1866. You’re a young soldier in the U.S. Army and it’s your first time to the western frontier. Your boots are at least two sizes too small; your weapon is a mystery to you; you’ve witnessed the daily passing of wagons loaded with mutilated bodies; and now, after hearing gunshots and… Continue Reading

WYO Gala to feature ‘Lend Me a Tenor’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Gala will present “Lend Me a Tenor the Musical” on Saturday, with gala festivities beginning at 5 p.m. In the play, it’s 1934 and Opera virtuoso Tito Merelli is about to revive Otello for the 10-year anniversary of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. When Tito becomes unexpectedly incapacitated, a suitable replacement… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. The program will be presented by the Advocacy and Resource Center. The meeting is free and open to all women. For more information, call Joyce Coates at 389-2804. The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse… Continue Reading

First Interstate Bank to host coat drive

SHERIDAN — First Interstate Bank is participating in a statewide coat drive — “Coats and More”  — that will take place Oct. 17-28. Over the years, First Interstate Bank has collected more than 23,000 coats that have been distributed to community nonprofit partners and schools. Participants are encouraged to donate coats, boots, hats, mittens, blankets… Continue Reading

Reports — Oct. 17, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1900 block Skeels Street, 7:41 a.m. • Unauthorized burn, 600 block Mydland Road, 12:02 p.m. • RMA assist, 1600 block Coffeen Avenue, 1:26 p.m. Saturday • RMA assist, 1200 block South Thurmond Street, 2:42 a.m. • Unauthorized burn, 500 block East Sixth Street, 2:31 p.m. • RMA… Continue Reading

Man killed in home intrusion

Man killed in home intrusion

SHERIDAN – A Sheridan man was killed in what law enforcement officials are calling a home intrusion case early Sunday morning. Sheridan Police Department officials said 39-year-old Terry Tate Twomey was shot and killed after entering a home without permission from its owners. The incident occurred at a home on the corner of Spaulding and… Continue Reading

Sheridan Health Center seeks additional volunteers

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Health Center has started its search for volunteer medical providers, nurses and consumer advisory board members. The center serves low-income Sheridan County residents who don’t have access to health care. Medical care provider and Executive Director Wendy Ongaro said with the influx in patients since last spring and one doctor leaving… Continue Reading

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