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Holy Name students explore the world of science

Holy Name students explore the world of science

SHERIDAN — This week, without leaving their classrooms, third- and fourth-graders from Holy Name Catholic School virtually traveled the globe to study Earth’s polar ice sheets. They watched as scientists work to characterize yearly changes in thickness of sea ice, glaciers and ice sheets in the Arctic and Antarctic. Students learned that Antarctica is home… Continue Reading

Mowry, Hurley wed July 29

Mowry, Hurley wed July 29

SHERIDAN — Abigail Lucille Mowry and Thomas Scott Hurley wed in Red Lodge, Montana, on July 29, 2016. Mowry, originally of Riverton, attended Chadron State College for her bachelor’s of science degree and the University of Nebraska – Kearney where she received a master of science degree. She is currently employed as a fifth-grade teacher… Continue Reading

Chamber Luncheon set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon will take place Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. The event will include a buffet lunch, followed by a brief business meeting and featured program. The lunch buffet costs $15 per person, and all are welcome to attend. No… Continue Reading

Worlds of Music events set for Nov. 10-12

SHERIDAN — The Worlds of Music will present Basque music with Ospa from Nov. 10-12 in Buffalo. The performances will showcase new and old Basque music of Wyoming and the Basque Country. All events will take place in Buffalo and performances will include: • A music and discussion session at the Buffalo Senior Center on… Continue Reading

Reports — Nov. 3, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • No calls reported.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • No reports available.   SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Wednesday • No admissions or dismissals reported   SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the police reports is taken from the SPD website. Wednesday • Removal… Continue Reading

2,189 miles — Sheridan man hikes Appalachian Trail

2,189 miles — Sheridan man hikes Appalachian Trail

SHERIDAN — Steve Stresky took his first step into his 2,189-mile quest accompanied by one thought: I’m gonna do this. He wasn’t driving or flying the miles, there was no first class he could pass the time in comfortably; he was walking. And while hiking the Appalachian Trail for some is about nature, for Stresky… Continue Reading

Enjoy our winter wonderland

The longer I live in Sheridan, the more I think our slogan could be “You’ll come for the summers, and stay for the winters!” That may sound crazy to many of you, but hear me out. We live in a winter wonderland. I spent most of my childhood in the Southeast, where the change of… Continue Reading

TRHS students elect Trump in mock election

TRHS students elect Trump in mock election

DAYTON — Donald J. Trump will be the 45th president of the United States.  Well, that is if students at Tongue River High School decided the future of the country. With the general election in less than a week, many TRHS students will be voting in their first election. Tuesday, students gathered in the commons… Continue Reading

Christmas Stroll button design winner announced

Christmas Stroll button design winner announced

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce CEO Dixie Johnson announced Tuesday that Sheridan Junior High School sixth-grader Evan Feck won the 2016 Christmas Stroll Button design contest. Feck was awarded $100 in Chamber Bucks and a framed display of the winning art for this year’s theme, “Storybook Stroll.” The buttons are on sale at… Continue Reading

BOCC considers wastewater system standards

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday and passed a notice of intent to amend rules and regulations governing wastewater systems. Sheridan County Engineer Ken Muller said the changes correspond with Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s revised minimum standards. He said based on new technology, areas will become more or less restrictive,… Continue Reading

Nordic Club celebrates success with an open house

SHERIDAN—The Black Mountain Nordic Club will have an open house at The Barn in Big Horn from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, to celebrate the club’s success, and to thank members for their support. The community is welcome to attend to learn about the club and ways to support club activities. Topics that will… Continue Reading

Sheridan man charged with felony strangulation

SHERIDAN — A preliminary hearing for a felony strangulation charge will be held Nov. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in Sheridan County’s 4th Judicial Circuit Court. Earl Edson Butts of Sheridan was taken into custody Oct. 28 for one alleged count of strangulation of a household member. According to court documents, a deputy from the Sheridan… Continue Reading

Conservation District to buy land near Acme Power Plant

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Conservation District will purchase property that includes the former Acme Power Plant in an effort to perform environmental assessments and reclamation.  The acquisition process started Tuesday at SCCD’s monthly meeting, where it signed a license agreement with the current land owner. The acquisition is part of the Tongue River Initiative… Continue Reading

CETUSA seeking host families for foreign exchange students

SHERIDAN — The Council for Educational Travel USA (CETUSA) is seeking volunteer host families across the United States to open doors to their homes, their communities and their hearts for international high school exchange students.  Exchange students from Europe, South America and Asia are being placed in volunteer host families for the 2017 academic year.… Continue Reading

Mattea, Cooley to perform at the WYO Theater

SHERIDAN — Grammy Award winning singer Kathy Mattea and guitarist Bill Cooley will perform Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The duo, welcoming you into The Acoustic Living Room, will share songs and stories near and dear to their hearts such as “18 Wheels,” “A Dozen Roses” and a handful of often… Continue Reading

Story Woman’s Club Christmas Bazaar set for Nov. 5

SHERIDAN — The annual Story Woman’s Club Christmas Bazaar will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include a multitude of local crafters as they display and sell a variety of handmade products perfect for the Christmas gift giving season. The event is free and open to the public. A… Continue Reading

Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend

SHERIDAN — Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday. This means area residents need to turn their clocks back one hour before heading to bed Saturday night. The annual tradition signals the official start of shorter days heading into the winter season. In addition to setting your clocks back, Sheridan Fire-Rescue staff recommend changing… Continue Reading

Story Historical Society to meet Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Story Historical Society will gather Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Story Woman’s Club. Cookies and coffee will be served. The event is free and open to the public. The meeting will feature a presentation on the Trabings Brother history in Wyoming. The Trabing store was the first store in Johnson County.… Continue Reading

Reports — Nov. 2, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 8:04 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… Continue Reading

Hearty comfort food

Sometimes it is just having the right thing to eat at the right time that soothes the soul and allows us to slow down and rest our tired minds. And sometimes the right thing to eat is a simple soup or stew that you’ve made a day or two before. This recipe fits the bill… Continue Reading

Product size woes irk price-matching shopper

“Dear Jill, I have noticed something strange at the supercenter store near me. They seem to have different size products than my local supermarkets do. Last week the supermarket had 46.5-ounce laundry detergent on sale for $2.99. I had a $1 coupon and went there, but they were sold out and would not do a… Continue Reading

Homegrown: Living a country life

Homegrown: Living a country life

Editor’s note: This is part three of a portrait series highlighting families in the community. Earlier this year, Sheridan Press photographer Justin Sheely started the project, asking local families several questions: How has having children for the first time changed their lives? What are the challenges they face? What advice would they offer to new parents… Continue Reading

Wyo. ranks high on NAEP science scores

SHERIDAN — On Friday, the Wyoming Department of Education released the results from the 2015 National Assessment of Education Progress, also referred to as the Nation’s Report Card. The results indicate that Wyoming’s fourth- and eighth-grade students are higher achieving in science than most other states.  Wyoming’s fourth-grade students scored a 161 and eighth-grade students… Continue Reading

PRBRC dinner on Saturday to feature Pete Simpson

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council will host its 44th annual meeting Saturday, featuring Wyoming native, Pete Simpson, as the keynote speaker. Simpson’s talk, titled, “Working Together for Wyoming’s Future,” is aimed at addressing nonrenewable energy problems Wyoming faces, with a goal of generating ideas for fresh solutions. Powder River board member Gillian… Continue Reading

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