Category Archives: Local News

BOCC: Record retrieval project contract accepted

BOCC: Record retrieval project contract accepted

SHERIDAN —  The county attorney’s office acceptance of the original contract for an electronic record project invalidated the Sheridan County Board of Commissioners Tuesday vote to table signing a revised contract. The $257,300 contract with Christi Rolston of Denver, to digitally scan and archive approximately 900,000 pages of juvenile and probate records was signed at… Continue Reading

Liggett, Eldridge engaged to wed

Liggett, Eldridge engaged to wed

SHERIDAN — Kelby Liggett and Olivia Eldridge, both of Sheridan, are engaged to wed Jan. 28, 2017. Liggett, a Sheridan native, currently works for Three T Trucking. He is the son of Layne and Mary Kay Liggett of Sheridan. Eldridge, whose hometown is Laurel, Montana, works at Plaza Gallery and Frame. She is the daughter… Continue Reading

Growth Alliance to host conference Dec. 16 in Buffalo

SHERIDAN — The North East Growth Alliance will meet Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Buffalo. The NEW Growth Alliance Advanced Carbon Products Conference will explore and examine advanced carbon products and how facilitating their development, growth and manufacture can help transform and diversify Wyoming’s economy. Speakers for the event include Gov.… Continue Reading

Number of school holiday concerts set for Dec. 13

SHERIDAN — ‘Tis the season for children’s holiday performances. Here is a list of concerts planned for Dec. 13 at local schools. • Woodland Park Elementary, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. • Meadowlark Elementary, 6 p.m. at the Sheridan Junior High School auditorium • Tongue River High School band, time not immediately available • Tongue… Continue Reading

Bank of the West organizes charity drive

SHERIDAN — The Bank of the West will gather coats, gloves and hats to benefit the Sheridan Foster Parent Exchange through Dec. 30.  Items may be dropped off at the Bank of the West, located at 2 N. Main St.  Items welcome in the drop-offs include gently used winter wear like coats, hats and gloves. Continue Reading

Miss Merry Christmas Pageant set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Miss Merry Christmas Pageant for girls ages birth to 15 years will take place Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.  The entry fee is $35 and entry forms are available through Teri Mahaffy at The Little Miss Wyoming Scholarship Pageant sponsors the event.  The Holiday Inn is… Continue Reading

Reports — Dec. 7, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • No calls reported.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • Medical, 400 block Big Goose Road, 4:05 p.m.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • No reports available at press time   SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Tuesday • No admissions or dismissals reported.   SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the police reports is… Continue Reading

Gingerbread FYI

In the 17th century, the making of gingerbread was considered to be such an art form in Germany that the city of Nuremberg created a guild for the bakers of lebkuchen (a type of gingerbread). Master bakers came from all over Europe to learn this specialty, and guild members were the only people legally permitted… Continue Reading

Are you using credit cards responsibly?

“Dear Jill, I would like to know your thoughts on using credit responsibly. I know there are some financial experts out there who say you should never use a credit card — ever. Now, I think there are good and logical reasons to use credit cards: Rewards, cash bonuses, special perks or incentives, extra insurance… Continue Reading

HOMEGROWN: Recovering after devastating loss

HOMEGROWN: Recovering after devastating loss

Editor’s note: This is part seven 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

New Crow leadership brings change, optimism

New Crow leadership brings change, optimism

CROW AGENCY, Mont. — The Crow tribe’s newly-elected administration, including Chairman Alvin Not Afraid Jr., delivered inaugural addresses to an electric crowd Monday afternoon. During the event, the four officials spoke of change from past leadership and the jarring road ahead. “I stand before you today as your newly elect servant,” Not Afraid said in… Continue Reading

Legislative forum kicks off Wednesday

Legislative forum kicks off Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative forum on Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in the county commissioners board room at the Sheridan County Courthouse. The event will include two days of 15-minute and 30-minute presentations from more than 30 local businesses, organizations and… Continue Reading

Snow translates to dollars: City talks snow removal, Wrench Ranch development

Snow translates to dollars: City talks snow removal, Wrench Ranch development

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s City Council received staff updates about snow removal and unanimously approved the Wrench Ranch Phase I project Monday. The city’s Operations Superintendent Mathers Heuck presented costs and statistics for the Nov. 17 and Sunday snow removals done around Sheridan. “There are really two operations in snow and ice control,” Heuck said. “We’ve… Continue Reading

Dougherty discusses potential budget cuts

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty said that budget cuts to the district could damage district achievement.  At the SCSD2 board meeting Monday night, Dougherty addressed the many concerns surrounding news of potential cuts to the statewide education budget.  “That whole concept of being thrown in the pot with the rest… Continue Reading

Fire destroys Ulm Road shop

Fire destroys Ulm Road shop

BANNER — The Wyoming State Fire Marshal continues to investigate the destruction by fire of a shop on Ulm Road Monday in Banner. Three fire departments sent engines and spent a total of five hours on scene at 225 Ulm Road before securing the area. Goose Valley Fire Department sent one engine with five firefighters… Continue Reading

‘Cook up science’ Saturday with Science Kids

SHERIDAN — Science Saturday this week will focus on “cooking up science” at the Sheridan College Science Center. From 10 a.m. to noon, children of all ages are welcome to attend the free program that will discuss the science of nutrition, food and digestion. Science Kids and the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery sponsor Science… Continue Reading

Enroll Wyoming to host public, training sessions Friday

SHERIDAN — Enroll Wyoming will conduct two sessions Friday regarding health coverage heading into the new year. From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., a free session will take place for community members seeking to enroll for 2016 health insurance coverage. From 9:30-10:30 a.m., a free training will take place for social services staff. Both sessions… Continue Reading

Holy Name student art on display

SHERIDAN — The 18th annual Holy Name Catholic School art show is currently on display. The show will be available for public viewing at the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library through January. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St. Continue Reading

‘A Bright New Boise’ to continue Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild will continue its production of “A Bright New Boise” on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The show, directed by Dimitra Dugal, centers around the lost souls employed at a Hobby Lobby as they confront an unyielding world through the beige-tinted impossibility of modern idealism. It’s an earnest comedy about the… Continue Reading

Reports — Dec. 6, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Structure fire, Ulm Road, 5:06 p.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 400 block First West Parkway, 7:52 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 9:53 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • Structure fire, Ulm Road, 5:10 p.m.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • Trauma, Avon Street, 1:46… Continue Reading

Many hands help feed more than 1,000 at community dinner

Many hands help feed more than 1,000 at community dinner

SHERIDAN — Lines wound through Sheridan’s Holiday Inn for the 26th annual Community Holiday Dinner Sunday. More than 1,000 community members enjoyed plates loaded with turkey, stuffing, green beans and other sides while chatting with some of the 150 volunteers helping serve the meal. While in the extended line for food, attendees enjoyed music from… Continue Reading

Shortage of nurses means incentives in hiring

SHERIDAN — Happy employees make for happy residents when it comes to senior care. And now, in a time when nurses can be hard to find, keeping employees happy tops the list of priorities for local care facilities. Sharon’s Home Health Care owner, Joey Kanode, said they’re opening a new branch in Buffalo, and though… Continue Reading

Woodland Park Elementary earns national recognition

SHERIDAN — The National Title I Association recently named Woodland Park Elementary School a National Title I Distinguished School by the Wyoming Department of Education. Woodland Park Elementary is one of up to 100 schools throughout the country that is being nationally recognized for exceptional student achievement in 2016. A project of the National Title… Continue Reading

Energy Share Wyoming kicks of 2016-2017 season

SHERIDAN — Raising more than $100,000 and assisting more than 350 families statewide are among goals of Energy Share of Wyoming, which kicked off its 2016-17 season Dec. 1. Numerous Wyoming businesses, organizations and communities sponsor the program that assists individuals with energy-related emergencies when unusual circumstances create financial needs not met through existing assistance… Continue Reading

VA to host community forum Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System will host a community forum Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. in the auditorium located at its the campus in Sheridan. Organizers have invited all veterans and those who care for and advocate for veterans in Sheridan and Johnson counties to the event. Warren Hill, the interim medical… Continue Reading

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