Category Archives: Local News

Man threatens suicide, poisons himself with Drano

SHERIDAN — While the standoff on Broadway Street is ongoing, Sheridan Police Department officers continue to respond to other emergencies and calls around the city. In the early morning hours Saturday, at 12:16 a.m., dispatch received a call from a teenage male who reported that his older brother was distraught and in possession of knives.… Continue Reading

Annual Flying Cowboys event set for Sept. 9-11

SHERIDAN — The annual Flying Cowboys fly-in will take place Sept. 9-11 in Sheridan. The fly-in features more than 200 remote controlled planes and pilots from five states. See all types — from small electric powered flyers to those with 10-foot wingspans powered by gasoline engines. The event will take place at the Sheridan County… Continue Reading

Things to do for September

Inside: Dust ceilings, walls, baseboards, and woodwork. This is especially important now, because dust that collects during summer is often laden with allergy-inducing pollen. A vacuum cleaner’s brush attachment is a good tool to use for this job. Clean ceilings first, then work your way down. Have the chimney cleaned for fire-lit nights to come.… Continue Reading

Parents face ongoing child care challenges

Parents face ongoing child care challenges

SHERIDAN — Child care can be difficult to find. Parents want to find the right fit for their kids at an affordable price and in a situation that meets the needs of the family. Combining all of those factors can make it seem like finding a needle in a haystack. Add wait lists and schedules… Continue Reading

For the love of birds

For the love of birds

SHERIDAN — At least one Saturday of each month, Chuck Bailey is in the field with binoculars in hand. Bailey looks for birds, an interest he has engaged in for more than 50 years. “I’ve always liked birds since I was a boy,” said Bailey. “I find their diversity, habits and behaviors very intriguing.” Bailey… Continue Reading

Agendas—September 3, 2016

City of Sheridan Work Session—6 p.m. Tuesday Regular Council Meeting—7 p.m. Tuesday • Call to order • Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag • Invocation • Roll call of members • Approval agenda • Approval consent agenda A. Minutes of regular council meeting Aug. 15 B. Claims C. Acceptance of drainage design criteria D. Downtown… Continue Reading

WYO, Trident Theatre to host horror film festival

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater and Trident Theatre Company will host a classic horror film series this fall at the WYO Theater. The first film — “Psycho” will be presented Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. Gene Sturlin and Aaron Odom will provide opening commentary on the film. The event will also feature a contest for… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host poets, pickers

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a Cowboy Poets and Pickers event Friday from 6-7:30 p.m. Deb and Bill Sustrich and Ed and Christa Grywusiewicz will host the event. Reservations are appreciated by Wednesday and can be made by calling the Senior Center. The cost is a suggested donation of $4. For more… Continue Reading

Chronic wound care

I n most cases a simple wound can be treated at home and heal properly on its own. But when is a wound considered serious? Which wounds should be seen by a wound care specialist and at what point? Wounds treated by a wound care clinician include complex surgical wounds, diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers… Continue Reading

19-year-old of Arvada dies in car accident

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Highway Patrol investigated a fatal crash on Friday that resulted in the death of 19-year-old Zachary Gibbs from Arvada. The exact date and time the crash occurred is still under investigation. It is believed the crash occurred sometime between the late evening hours on Thursday and the early morning hours Friday.… Continue Reading

Crews respond to fires in Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Six Bighorn National Forest firefighters hiked into an area about 1 mile north of Freeze Out Point in response to a reported wildfire. The Smith Creek Fire in the Tongue Ranger District was reported Thursday. The lightning-caused fire burned just under one-half acre of timber. Firefighters expected to have the fire contained Friday. Fire… Continue Reading

What does Labor Day celebrate?

SHERIDAN — As the Sheridan area prepares for a long Labor Day weekend full of rodeos, arts and other activities, The Sheridan Press asked individuals walking through the city if they knew the meaning of the holiday. Here are some of the responses: • “It recognizes those people who labor all the time. It was designed… Continue Reading

Life link technology available for your safe being

Life Link of Sheridan County is our local provider for personal emergency response service for individuals living at home. This service allows individuals to call for help by pressing a button when they cannot reach their telephone. This technology allows people to live in their homes regardless of age, infirmities, or illness. And for active… Continue Reading

19-year-old dies in car accident

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Highway Patrol investigated a fatal crash on Friday that resulted in the death of 19-year-old Zachary Gibbs from Arvada. The exact date and time the crash occurred is still under investigation. It is believed the crash occurred sometime between the late evening hours on Thursday and the early morning hours Friday. Patrol was… Continue Reading

Local motocross riders top in state

SHERIDAN — Jory Githens struggled to pick up a gas can almost as big as he was. The 9-year-old held on to the handle with both hands, shuffling toward his neon orange KTM dirt bike as the plastic container bounced against his thigh sending the liquid inside splashing around the can. But Githens could only… Continue Reading

Mayoral candidates talk government transparency

Mayoral candidates talk government transparency

SHERIDAN — Sheridan mayoral candidates Alex Lee and Roger Miller highlighted government transparency as something the city could do better in coming years, though the candidates took different approaches to the concept. Miller said in a recent interview with The Press that he would like to see the city’s website updated more frequently to include… Continue Reading

The Brinton to host Small Works Show

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will presents its fourth annual Small Works Show this September, featuring more than 300 works of art by 152 artists from 26 states across the U.S. The exhibit is an all-media invitational that includes affordable, exceptional paintings, sculptures and mixed media pieces in a wide variety of themes. The… Continue Reading

Community walk, run set for Sept. 10

SHERIDAN — A 5K community walk and run will take place Sept. 10 at 8 a.m. The event will begin in Whitney Commons Park and will benefit Team Michael Hart. To register, email or registration will begin at 8 a.m. on race day. The cost to participate is $20 per person and children 12… Continue Reading

Weight release seminar sign-ups run through Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sign-ups for a weight release seminar will be open through Thursday. The seminar will take place every Tuesday from 5:15-6:15 p.m. between Sept. 13 and Nov. 1 at the Sheridan Senior Center. Attendees will learn effective strategies for weight release, how to empower your relationship with food, improve nutrition knowledge and identify food… Continue Reading

TSA screening to return to Sheridan in Oct.

SHERIDAN — Members of the Critical Air Service Team said they expect to have Transportation Security Administration screening back at the Sheridan airport in early October. Currently, those utilizing the commercial flights between Sheridan and Denver are shuttled to the check-in terminals and must go through security screenings once they reach Denver. Having TSA screenings… Continue Reading

Soldier Creek Medical reorganization continues at SMH

SHERIDAN — The reorganization of Soldier Creek Medical will continue through Sheridan Memorial Hospital, according to hospital officials. At Wednesday’s board of trustees meeting, hospital CEO Mike McCafferty said that during the reorganization process, they want to let people know that there are other choices available to them. The phone number provided on the door of… Continue Reading

City officials: West Nile Virus activity found in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — City of Sheridan officials said Wednesday that while it is a low risk indicator, a positive result for West Nile Virus appeared in recent testing of mosquitos. According to a press release, city staff have been conducting mosquito surveillance throughout the summer in and around the city of Sheridan. Crews have set mosquito… Continue Reading

Cheeneys celebrate 55 years of marriage

Cheeneys celebrate 55 years of marriage

SHERIDAN — Dick and Carol Cheeney of Sheridan will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary Saturday. The Cheeneys were married Sept. 3, 1961, at the First Presbyterian Church in Sheridan. Dick Cheeney worked for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for 32 years and retired in 1995. The Cheeneys have two children: Brent (Betty) Cheeney of… Continue Reading

USFS to host workshop on preservation of recreation residences

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest and the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office will host a free two-day workshop on historic preservation of recreation residences. On Sept. 8, participants will learn how to preserve the historic character of recreation residences and how to determine eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. This… Continue Reading

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