Category Archives: Local News

Christmas Stroll button design winner announced

Christmas Stroll button design winner announced

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce CEO Dixie Johnson announced Tuesday that Sheridan Junior High School sixth-grader Evan Feck won the 2016 Christmas Stroll Button design contest. Feck was awarded $100 in Chamber Bucks and a framed display of the winning art for this year’s theme, “Storybook Stroll.” The buttons are on sale at… Continue Reading

BOCC considers wastewater system standards

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday and passed a notice of intent to amend rules and regulations governing wastewater systems. Sheridan County Engineer Ken Muller said the changes correspond with Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s revised minimum standards. He said based on new technology, areas will become more or less restrictive,… Continue Reading

Nordic Club celebrates success with an open house

SHERIDAN—The Black Mountain Nordic Club will have an open house at The Barn in Big Horn from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, to celebrate the club’s success, and to thank members for their support. The community is welcome to attend to learn about the club and ways to support club activities. Topics that will… Continue Reading

Sheridan man charged with felony strangulation

SHERIDAN — A preliminary hearing for a felony strangulation charge will be held Nov. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in Sheridan County’s 4th Judicial Circuit Court. Earl Edson Butts of Sheridan was taken into custody Oct. 28 for one alleged count of strangulation of a household member. According to court documents, a deputy from the Sheridan… Continue Reading

Conservation District to buy land near Acme Power Plant

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Conservation District will purchase property that includes the former Acme Power Plant in an effort to perform environmental assessments and reclamation.  The acquisition process started Tuesday at SCCD’s monthly meeting, where it signed a license agreement with the current land owner. The acquisition is part of the Tongue River Initiative… Continue Reading

CETUSA seeking host families for foreign exchange students

SHERIDAN — The Council for Educational Travel USA (CETUSA) is seeking volunteer host families across the United States to open doors to their homes, their communities and their hearts for international high school exchange students.  Exchange students from Europe, South America and Asia are being placed in volunteer host families for the 2017 academic year.… Continue Reading

Mattea, Cooley to perform at the WYO Theater

SHERIDAN — Grammy Award winning singer Kathy Mattea and guitarist Bill Cooley will perform Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The duo, welcoming you into The Acoustic Living Room, will share songs and stories near and dear to their hearts such as “18 Wheels,” “A Dozen Roses” and a handful of often… Continue Reading

Story Woman’s Club Christmas Bazaar set for Nov. 5

SHERIDAN — The annual Story Woman’s Club Christmas Bazaar will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include a multitude of local crafters as they display and sell a variety of handmade products perfect for the Christmas gift giving season. The event is free and open to the public. A… Continue Reading

Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend

SHERIDAN — Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday. This means area residents need to turn their clocks back one hour before heading to bed Saturday night. The annual tradition signals the official start of shorter days heading into the winter season. In addition to setting your clocks back, Sheridan Fire-Rescue staff recommend changing… Continue Reading

Story Historical Society to meet Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Story Historical Society will gather Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Story Woman’s Club. Cookies and coffee will be served. The event is free and open to the public. The meeting will feature a presentation on the Trabings Brother history in Wyoming. The Trabing store was the first store in Johnson County.… Continue Reading

Reports — Nov. 2, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 8:04 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • No reports available.   SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Tuesday • No admissions or dismissals reported.   SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the police reports is taken from… Continue Reading

Hearty comfort food

Sometimes it is just having the right thing to eat at the right time that soothes the soul and allows us to slow down and rest our tired minds. And sometimes the right thing to eat is a simple soup or stew that you’ve made a day or two before. This recipe fits the bill… Continue Reading

Product size woes irk price-matching shopper

“Dear Jill, I have noticed something strange at the supercenter store near me. They seem to have different size products than my local supermarkets do. Last week the supermarket had 46.5-ounce laundry detergent on sale for $2.99. I had a $1 coupon and went there, but they were sold out and would not do a… Continue Reading

Homegrown: Living a country life

Homegrown: Living a country life

Editor’s note: This is part three of a portrait series highlighting families in the community. Earlier this year, Sheridan Press photographer Justin Sheely started the project, asking 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… Continue Reading

Wyo. ranks high on NAEP science scores

SHERIDAN — On Friday, the Wyoming Department of Education released the results from the 2015 National Assessment of Education Progress, also referred to as the Nation’s Report Card. The results indicate that Wyoming’s fourth- and eighth-grade students are higher achieving in science than most other states.  Wyoming’s fourth-grade students scored a 161 and eighth-grade students… Continue Reading

PRBRC dinner on Saturday to feature Pete Simpson

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council will host its 44th annual meeting Saturday, featuring Wyoming native, Pete Simpson, as the keynote speaker. Simpson’s talk, titled, “Working Together for Wyoming’s Future,” is aimed at addressing nonrenewable energy problems Wyoming faces, with a goal of generating ideas for fresh solutions. Powder River board member Gillian… Continue Reading

Lindly steps in as juvenile justice administrator

Lindly steps in as juvenile justice administrator

SHERIDAN — A familiar face stepped into the role of juvenile justice administrator recently, and he is eager to continue the collaborative work already being done in Sheridan. Dan Lindly has been a resident of Sheridan for around 25 years and employed at the justice office for 13 years. Before stepping into the role of… Continue Reading

Black Mountain Nordic Club to host open house

SHERIDAN — The Black Mountain Nordic Club will host an open house on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Barn in Big Horn. The event will include lunch and a lecture about the Sibley and Cutler cross-country ski trails, hut expansion and upcoming special events. For more information, contact or 763-6015.… Continue Reading

Senior Center organizes antique show, tell

SHERIDAN — The Senior Center will host “Antique Show and Tell” on Friday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The preview items will begin at 12:30 p.m. with general viewing at 1 p.m. Individuals are limited to one item per person to show. There is no charge to participate or to attend. For more information contact Jane Perkins… Continue Reading

Erth’s Dinosaurs Zoo Live to perform at WYO Theater

SHERIDAN — Erth’s Dinosaurs Zoo Live will perform Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The performance will guide audiences on a breathtaking tour through prehistoric Australia. Where audience members can observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of life-like dinosaurs and other creatures. Tickets for the performance cost $21 for adults, $18.50… Continue Reading

BUSTING STEREOTYPES: Tattoo artist finds solace in tattooing

BUSTING STEREOTYPES: Tattoo artist finds solace in tattooing

SHERIDAN — When you shake hands with Matthew Campbell for the first time, you’ll likely make a quick judgment about him.  At first, you will see a man covered from head to toe with tattoos; artwork covering his face, head and most of his arms. Many people draw conclusions about him that reflect negative stereotypes.… Continue Reading

WYO expansion project to begin in ‘17

WYO expansion project to begin in ‘17

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will soon begin phase two of its expansion, which will bring the Hallmark building up to date as well as provide additional space to the theater. WYO Theater Executive Director Erin Butler said with the addition of the Hallmark building, the theater will be able to expand its backstage and… Continue Reading

Open Studios show and sale this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Open Studios fall show and sale will take place Friday from 4-7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 14th annual show and sale will include 15 artists at several locations. Locations and participating artists for the show and sale are:… Continue Reading

SC to host ‘Kang Ding Love Song’ Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College will host a presentation on “Kang Ding Love Song: An East-West Collaboration for Jazz Orchestra,” on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the arts center concert hall. Dr. Eric Richards, Sheridan College’s director of bands and jazz studies, will discuss the compositional process behind the piece,… Continue Reading

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