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Pat Wolfe dedicates lights for Christmas Trees of Love

Pat Wolfe dedicates lights for Christmas Trees of Love

SHERIDAN — Each year, the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Auxiliary organizes the Christmas Trees of Love open house. Each year, Pat Wolfe dedicates lights to loved ones. Wolfe volunteers at the Kozy Korner Gift Shop, and she worked at the hospital for 37 years before retiring. She said she always looks at the “Book of Love” in… Continue Reading

HNCS announces first-semester honor roll

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School officials recently released the list of students named to the A and B Honor Roll for the first semester. To be named to the A Honor Roll a student must have a 3.75 GPA or better and have no grade lower than a B. The following students were named… Continue Reading

Explore history of Clean Air Act at SC Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery will host a lecture on “Clean Air — Then and Now: The Role of Catalysts and Computers” on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The lecture will take a retrospective look at the reasons for the enactment of the 1970… Continue Reading

Sheridan woman gets probation for possession, child endangerment

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman avoided more jail time Tuesday with 8-10 years of supervised probation for two counts — possession with intent to deliver oxymorphone, methamphetamine and marijuana and child endangerment. Joshua Repsis, the father of Webb’s 4-year-old daughter, was found guilty of conspiracy to deliver, possession with intent to deliver and child endangering. For… Continue Reading

Reports — Dec. 01, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1900 block North Main Street, 12:35 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • No reports available at press time.   SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Wednesday • No admissions or dismissals reported   SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the… Continue Reading

Game and Fish proposes changes to black bear hunting regulations

Game and Fish proposes changes to black bear hunting regulations

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission is looking for feedback on proposed changes to black bear hunting season guidelines for 2017. Wyoming Game and Fish large carnivore biologist Dan Bjornlie explained the proposed changes at a public meeting Wednesday night. For the first time, returning hunters may register the same bait sites they’ve… Continue Reading

For the adventurer on your list

For the adventurer on your list

Often times, shopping for the outdoorsy person on your holiday gift list is a quagmire. Many of them are minimalists by nature so they aren’t forthcoming about things on their “wish list.” Additionally, outdoor gear can be expensive, and every serious recreationalist has their favorite brands and equipment nuances. How do you go about buying… Continue Reading

Craft Brothers strike a chord in Sheridan

Craft Brothers strike a chord in Sheridan

SHERIDAN  —The Craft Brothers have been playing music separately since they were young kids, and as a band for more than 20 years. They started in a wacky show that incorporated theater and comedy and evolved into a band with a definite sound and harmony. The band is made up of the three Craft brothers,… Continue Reading

The big empty

Christmas is a time for giving with a free heart.  Christmas can also be a time when presents are given out of obligation and guilt, or taken in an attempt to fill an internal emptiness.  The more we try to fill ourselves, the more hollow we can feel.  That’s because the good things that come… Continue Reading

Program helps youth live life beyond drugs

Program helps youth live life beyond drugs

SHERIDAN — Melinda Abbott has 35 kids. Five of them live with her and she claims them as biologically hers. The other 30 are young adults ages 14-24 involved in Independent Living through Volunteers of America Northern Rockies in Sheridan. Abbott, a product of the foster and out-of-home care systems, now serves as the service… Continue Reading

Rooted in Wyoming works toward nonprofit status

SHERIDAN — The process of receiving nonprofit status can be painstakingly slow — it takes days of filling out paperwork and months of waiting to hear back from the Internal Revenue Service. This can be tough for organizations trying to provide services to a community.  One local organization will receive help during that transition period. … Continue Reading

WYDOT closes 14A for season

WYDOT closes 14A for season

SHERIDAN — Crews from the Wyoming Department of Transportation closed U.S. 14A west of Burgess Junction for the winter at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The closure was originally scheduled for Thursday, but due to the inclement weather crews decided to close the route early. WYDOT seasonally closes the 22-mile stretch of scenic mountain road in the… Continue Reading

Rec. task force rep discusses opportunities in Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Wyoming is taking steps to improve outdoor recreation opportunities, business and infrastructure. Gov. Matt Mead led the initiative for an Outdoor Recreation Task Force that was then put together by Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources Director Darin Westby. Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources Public Information Officer Gary Schoene said… Continue Reading

Artists to show off work at ‘Jentel Presents’

SHERIDAN — Jentel will present its current artists in residence at the Sagebrush Community Art Center on Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. The artists will give presentations about the art on which they are working at Jentel. The event is free and open to the public. Presenters for November include mixed media artist Mary Bergs of… Continue Reading

Sheridan College choir to perform concert

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College choir will perform a concert “Community Sing” on Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts concert hall. The concert will feature an arrangement of songs from the holiday favorite “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and other holiday classics arranged and edited by Christian Erickson of Sheridan… Continue Reading

‘We the People’ dress rehearsal set for Dec. 6

SHERIDAN — The 2016 “We the People” team from Sheridan High School and Arvada-Clearmont High School will prepare for an upcoming competition with a dress rehearsal on Dec. 6 from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. The team will practice answers to any questions thrown their way about the U.S. and Wyoming… Continue Reading

Local elected president of Wyoming Nurses Assoc.

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Nurses Association recently elected a new president, Sheridan resident Delphina “Dee” Gilson, BSN, RN. Gilson began her term as president on Sept. 23 and will continue to serve as president of the Wyoming Nurses Association until October 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of… Continue Reading

Reports — Nov. 30, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Activated fire alarm, 300 block College Meadows Drive, 10:32 a.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • No reports available at press time   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • Medical, Ford Road, 10:30 a.m. • Medical, West Loucks Street, 1:34 p.m. • Medical, West Fifth Street, 1:58 p.m. • Medical, West… Continue Reading

Lasagna for the holidays

Lasagna is one of those anytime foods that lends itself well to a potluck, a party or an evening at home. It is also the type of dish that lends itself to tweaking, as in make it the way you like it. Winter Vegetable Lasagna Sauce: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 3 minced… Continue Reading

HOMEGROWN: Family bonds tight, diverse

HOMEGROWN: Family bonds tight, diverse

Editor’s note: This is part six of a portrait series highlighting ordinary families in the community. Earlier this year, Sheridan Press photojournalist Justin Sheely asked 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 or those… Continue Reading

Planning Commission moves forward with Land Use Plan approval

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan Planning Commission unanimously approved two plans for city development — Wrench Ranch Properties Third Development, Phase One and the Sheridan Land Use Plan to be approved by Sheridan’s City Council during its Dec. 19 meeting. With just enough members present for a quorum and Orion Planning and Design consultant… Continue Reading

SC discusses emergency situations, systems and procedures

SHERIDAN — It has become a despairing familiarity to see news reports of mass shootings and attacks on campuses across the nation. It’s a situation with innumerable variables that no institution wants to find itself in, but nevertheless must prepare for. Sheridan College is no exception. Northern Wyoming Community College District Chief of Police Jason… Continue Reading

SMH to host Christmas Trees of Love open house Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Auxiliary of Sheridan Memorial Hospital will host the Christmas Trees of Love open house on Sunday from 4-5 p.m. The trees will be lit at 5 pm. Refreshments will be served. The trees provide residents the opportunity to dedicate a light in honor or memory of a friend or family member. White… Continue Reading

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