Category Archives: Local News

Dearcorn leads on, off the field as a young mentor for athletes

Dearcorn leads on, off the field as a young mentor for athletes

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School’s head football coach, Don Julian, isn’t one to shy away from recognizing his coaching staff. Julian compiled a group of guys he met through various football resources. Each coach is similar in that he fits into a group of traits that makes up the historically successful Sheridan football program. Yet,… Continue Reading

Leading in an adopted hometown

Leading in an adopted hometown

SHERIDAN — Robert Briggs never had a hometown growing up. The city of Sheridan director of planning and development was an Air Force brat, moving almost every 2-3 years. But when he took a job at the city of Sheridan 12 years ago, he knew he had finally found a home. After traveling with his… Continue Reading

Problem-solving with new businesses

Problem-solving with new businesses

SHERIDAN — Famous businessman Steve Jobs said “You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backward, so you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” That is a statement that speaks volumes in John Dick’s life. The director of the Wyoming Technology Business Center in… Continue Reading

Gast bringing skiing back to Sheridan

Gast bringing skiing back to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — There are few things Andrew Gast loves more than hitting the slopes. And through his efforts, the executive director of the Antelope Butte Foundation is helping others in Sheridan to take their turn shredding down the mountain. Gast’s love affair with the slopes began at 10 years old when he went on a… Continue Reading

Swanson helps victims of violence with positive attitude

Swanson helps victims of violence with positive attitude

SHERIDAN — Originally from Racine, Wisconsin, Yvonne Swanson currently works as a volunteer coordinator and victim advocate for the Advocacy and Resource Center in Sheridan. She originally wanted to go into law enforcement and be a cop. Instead, she’s serving victims as an advocate. Before she completed her degree in criminal justice, Swanson married an… Continue Reading

20 Under Forty making waves in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Earlier this fall, The Sheridan Press asked area residents if they knew any rockstars in the Sheridan area that could use a little recognition and the outpouring of support was inspiring. The Sheridan Press received dozens of suggestions of young professionals making a difference in our community. The median age in Sheridan County… Continue Reading

WYO project receives funding

WYO project receives funding

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater, Sheridan College and city of Sheridan announced Thursday that the State Loan and Investment Board awarded $1.5 million to the WYO Performing Arts and Education Center. The funds are part of a grant request by the city to the Wyoming Business Council Business Ready Communities Grant and Loan Program, and… Continue Reading

Commission candidates talk taxes

SHERIDAN — While candidates for two open seats on the Sheridan County Commission have all sounded opinions over the course of the 2016 election season, one issue they largely agree on is that the Capital Facilities Tax should continue. The tax is voted on by Sheridan County residents and all of the revenues raised by… Continue Reading

SMH awards bid for new medical offices

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital board of trustees on Thursday approved a bid for $13.51 million to O’Dell Construction for the construction of a new medical office building. Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty presented the board with recommendations Thursday that included the bid award. In addition, McCafferty recommended the selection of First Interstate Bank to… Continue Reading

Reid, Lassle wed Aug. 6

Reid, Lassle wed Aug. 6

SHERIDAN — Macey Isabella Reid and Alex Michael Lassle, both of Sheridan, wed in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico, on Aug. 6, 2016. Reid, originally of Sheridan, attended Sheridan College and the University of Wyoming, where she received a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. She is the daughter of Mark and Kimberly Reid of Sheridan. Lassle, originally… Continue Reading

New Faces

Marcell Jay Shaun Covers Up Marcell Jay Shaun Covers Up was born Oct. 2, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces. He was welcomed by parent Shelby Covers Up of Lodge Grass, Montana. His sibling is Marty. His grandparents are TeAlta Oldisear of Lodge Grass, Montana, and Maria Gutierrez of Hardin,… Continue Reading

Last day of Koltiska pumpkin patch Oct. 9

SHERIDAN — The last day to visit The Koltiska Pumpkin Patch will be Sunday. Attendees can visit the pumpkin patch on Friday from 3-6 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. The event is open to the public and pumpkins are $7 a piece or by size. Refreshments will be available and… Continue Reading

Reports—Oct. 7, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 1:33 a.m. • Medical assist, 400 block Gladstone Street, 3:33 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Thursday • Admissions — Janelle M. Schlecht, Sheridan; Blaine Schlecht,… Continue Reading

FEDERAL RESERVE: Industry losses starting to stabilize

FEDERAL RESERVE: Industry losses starting to stabilize

SHERIDAN — While Sheridan County hasn’t been immune to the economic struggles of the rest of Wyoming and other energy-dependent states, it has weathered the economic downturn better than other communities. Alison Felix, vice president of the Denver branch of the Federal Reserve of Kansas City, Missouri, delivered that message to more than 100 people… Continue Reading

Berry, Ma wed in August

Berry, Ma wed in August

SHERIDAN — David James Berry and Erin Elizabeth Ma wed Aug. 6, 2016, at the Rochelle Gateway Center in Laramie. Berry, originally of Big Horn, completed a bachelor’s in microbiology at the University of Wyoming where he now works in the veterinary laboratory. He is the son of John and Janet Berry of Big Horn.… Continue Reading

Bettman and Halpin to perform at WYO Theater

SHERIDAN — Bettman and Halpin will perform a combination of high-energy and upbeat bluegrass inspired compositions at the WYO Theater on Sunday at 4 p.m. The concert will consist of beautiful ballads with soaring vocals and heartfelt lyrics. Bettman and Halpin have become as known for their storytelling and playful banter as for their hooky… Continue Reading

Chamber to host candidate forum

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate forum on Oct. 11-12 from 7-8 p.m. at Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School. Candidates for U.S. Congress, Sheridan City Council, Sheridan mayor, Sheridan County Commission and the Wyoming Legislature will participate Oct. 11. Candidates for school boards will participate Oct. 12.… 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 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 reservations… Continue Reading

Reports — Oct. 6, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Goose Valley Fire Department assist, 200 block East Ridge Road, 8:57 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1800 block Fort Road, 10:38 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1600 block North Heights Drive, 11:32 a.m. • RMA assist, 2200 block Papago Drive, 5:43 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • Unreported controlled… Continue Reading

Fall proves change is a good thing

Fall proves change is a good thing

During the past few weeks, we have been reminded that the season is changing with the mild weather and changing colors. Sometimes fall is a luxury in Wyoming as we often jump right into winter. Fall in Wyoming is my favorite time of year; outdoor opportunities are available to everyone. The cooler weather allows us… Continue Reading

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