Category Archives: Local News

City OKs land exchange for multi-sport complex

City OKs land exchange for multi-sport complex

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council members gave local recreation a big boost into the future by approving a land exchange and infrastructure agreement Monday night. The agreements allow the Doubleday Sports Complex to move closer to reality. In 2011, Neltje donated 14 acres of land to the Sheridan Baseball Academy to develop a baseball/softball complex… Continue Reading

SCSD2 tops state in ACT scores

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 can add yet another accolade to its already jam-packed trophy case. Mitch Craft, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction at SCSD2, announced Monday that the district once again led Wyoming in ACT scores. SCSD2 combined for a composite score of 22.2 out of a possible 36. “As a… Continue Reading

Parent liaison program boasts success in its 1st year

SHERIDAN — In its first year, the Parent Liaison Program hit the ground running, according to a report provided to Sheridan County School District 2 board members Monday. In the report, which was presented by members of the Compass Center for Families, staff touted some impressive statistics for the 2015-16 school year. “By every measurement,… Continue Reading

Clearmont discusses projects, closure of landfill in October

CLEARMONT—Clearmont Town Council heard reports on Monday from EnTech engineer Dave Engels regarding the street and water main project and the landfill. The street and water main construction project is getting close to completion. Paving took place last week and the water line construction went very well. There were no problems with testing the line.… Continue Reading

Thursday fundraiser to benefit Joey’s Foundation

SHERIDAN — A fundraiser set for 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Coffeen Liquors and Lounge will benefit Joey’s Foundation. The event will include an introduction to the foundation’s mission and programs. It will also include a raffle for door prizes, silent auction items, food, live music and fun. For additional information, call 672-2292. Coffeen Liquors and… Continue Reading

Early bird registration for Rhino Run through Friday

SHERIDAN — This year’s Rhino Run hosted by the college’s nursing department will take place at Sheridan College at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 27. Early registration for the event will take place through Saturday at a charge of $10 per person. Registration after that date will cost $12 per person. The registration will include a trophy… Continue Reading

Reports—August 16, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 50 block North Main Street, 9:26 a.m. • RMA assist, 2500 block North Main Street, 1:59 p.m. • RMA assist, 800 block Beaver Street, 4:10 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN… Continue Reading

2016 Fair Results

2016 Fair Results

BEEF CATTLE SHOW RESULTS SHOWMANSHIP Champion Senior Beef Showman – Kayce Pearce Reserve Champion Senior Beef Showman – Haley Timm Champion Intermediate Beef Showman – Braden West Reserve Champion Intermediate Beef Showman – Olivia Chase Champion Junior Beef Showman – Jhett West Reserve Champion Junior Beef Showman – Josephine Ankney MARKET BEEF Grand Champion Market… Continue Reading

County, mayoral candidates raise most money among local races

County, mayoral candidates raise most money among local races

SHERIDAN — The candidates seeking seats on the Sheridan County Commission and as Sheridan mayor have raised the most money leading up to Tuesday’s primary election. Those local races are also the only ones in which individuals will be eliminated in the primary. Several races for the Wyoming Legislature will also be whittled down Tuesday.… Continue Reading

10 rabies cases recorded in Sheridan County this year

SHERIDAN — Dr. Karl Musgrave, state public health veterinarian with WDH, said there have been more than 10 confirmed cases of rabies out of almost 50 animals tested so far in Sheridan County this year. The confirmed positive cases were skunks and cows. Rabies prevention strategies, including animal vaccinations, can help residents avoid a deadly… Continue Reading

76 golfers turn out for Holy Name tournament

76 golfers turn out for Holy Name tournament

SHERIDAN— Earlier this month, the community gathered for the 11th annual Holy Name Golf Tournament, which serves as a back-to-school fundraiser for Holy Name Catholic School. Nineteen teams and 76 players participated in the tournament at Kendrick Golf Course. The top team with a low gross score of 55 included Ken and Pete Schulte and… Continue Reading

Unplug event to feature campout at Kendrick

SHERIDAN — The next Unplug event of the summer will feature an overnight campout in Kendrick Park on Friday. The event will include bluegrass music, s’mores and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments, flashlights, binoculars and camping gear for the bluegrass jam, flashlight tag and moon gazing. Breakfast will be provided for those… Continue Reading

UW summer camp prepares students for careers in health care

SHERIDAN — Eighty-three Wyoming high school students were exposed to a variety of health care career options during the sixth annual Wyoming Area Health Education Center Health Care Careers Summer Camp at the University of Wyoming. Several of those students were from Sheridan County. They were: Katherine Thiel of Banner; Nikki Perfetti of Dayton; Cydney… Continue Reading

‘Birding at The Brinton’ set for Saturday

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum and Bighorn Audubon Society will host Birding at the Brinton on Saturday. Dr. Jackie Canterbury of the Bighorn Audubon Society will lead the monthly bird walk. Organizers of the event say birds are moving, so it will be an interesting event. Attendees are encouraged to meet in the parking… Continue Reading

Tuesday pint night to benefit The Food Group

SHERIDAN — A pint night set for Tuesday at the Black Tooth Brewing Company will benefit The Food Group. Beginning at 5 p.m., $1 for every pint sold will be donated to the nonprofit organization that works to ensure Sheridan County children have meals over the weekend. In addition to the pint night, Peak Powersports… Continue Reading

Reports — August 15, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • No calls reported. Saturday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 300 block Skinner Street, 2:56 p.m. • RMA assist, 1100 block Third Avenue East, 5:17 p.m. Sunday • No calls reported. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Friday – Sunday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Friday – Sunday • No reports available… Continue Reading

AGENDAS — Aug. 13, 2016

Sheridan County Commission  Regular Session Staff Meeting 9 a.m. Monday Sheridan County Courthouse Addition 224 South Main Street Second Floor Commission Library, #216 • Call to Order • Staff/Elected Reports • Matt Jones – Community Skate Park • Daniel Reinke – Stock Trail Issues • Adjourn Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Tuesday Sheridan County Courthouse… Continue Reading

Sheridan County first day of school dates

SHERIDAN — Local students will soon head back to the classroom for the 2016-2017 school year. Here is a list of when each school district will begin classes: • Sheridan County School District 1 — Aug. 29 • Sheridan County School District 2 — Aug. 30 • Sheridan County School District 3 — Aug. 23… Continue Reading

Campaign contributors

SHERIDAN — Candidates running for office filed their first financial disclosures of the election cycle on Tuesday. The Press took a look at those running for statewide office to see who their top donors were for the period between Jan. 1 and Aug. 2. Here are the top donors to each candidate seeking a spot… Continue Reading

Fulmer Library to host Penny Wolin Aug. 18

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an audio-visual presentation by nationally recognized photographer and scholar Penny Wolin in the Inner Circle on Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. The presentation will include a discussion and showing of Wolin’s work from her newly released book “Descendants of Light: American Photographers of Jewish Ancestry.” For… Continue Reading

CHAPS achieves two major milestones in therapeutic horsemanship

CHAPS achieves two major milestones in therapeutic horsemanship

SHERIDAN — Children Horses and Adults in PartnerShip (CHAPS) Equine Assisted Therapy has been awarded premier status with Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International, the governing agency for facilities engaged in equine-assisted activities and therapies. Also CHAP’s equine facilitator and instructor, Christina Pescatore was selected as the PATH Certified Professional of the Year for Region… Continue Reading

Beatrix Potter lecture at Spear-O

SHERIDAN — Spear–O Mountain Campus will host Betsy Bray when he gives a lecture on Beatrix Potter on Aug. 21 from 1-3 p.m. The lecture will explore the diverse aspects of the author’s life, well beyond “The Tale of Peter Rabbit.” Bray, a self described Beatrix Potter enthusiast, will explain Potter’s involvement in sheep farming,… Continue Reading

SCSD2: Graduation efforts paying off

SHERIDAN — Over the past few years, Sheridan County School District 2 officials have been working to launch a full court press meant to help more of their students earn a high school diploma. According to district officials, those efforts are paying off. The Next Level program, along with other graduation-focused efforts, is continuing to… Continue Reading

TR student organizes annual talent show

TR student organizes annual talent show

DAYTON — Sierra McCoy loves to sing. The incoming senior at Tongue River High School has been doing it for most of her life, participating in school productions, musicals and belting the national anthem before Eagle games. But for the past five years, she has been giving others the opportunity to share their talents with… Continue Reading

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