Category Archives: Local News

Shaffer prepares kids for future through 4-H

Shaffer prepares kids for future through 4-H

SHERIDAN — If you’re going to lead the Sheridan County 4-H, you better to be ready for work. As anyone involved in agriculture can tell you, it isn’t an easy job. Luckily, Liz Shaffer is up for the task. The 24-year-old moved to Sheridan more than two years ago to work as the University of… Continue Reading

Hinkhouse go-to guy for tech, design at SCSD1

Hinkhouse go-to guy for tech, design at SCSD1

RANCHESTER — Tongue River Elementary School second-grade teacher and IT director Jesse HInkhouse came to Ranchester from Correctionville, Iowa. He got his degree in education  and while going to school, he worked as the assistant director for housing at Sheridan College. “Jesse started in a leadership role really early on,” TRE principal Deb Hofmeier said. “He… Continue Reading

Putting a value on trees

Putting a value on trees

SHERIDAN — How do you put a value on trees? You can measure parts of the tree — its height and girth, the number of square feet of shade it provides and maybe the amount of fruit it produces. Those measurements can all be quantified, despite their variability. But how do you quantify the other… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to present ‘Out of Bounds,’ a story on bullying

SHERIDAN — As technology advances, creating opportunities and growth, it also creates problems. In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with the Department of Education released the first federal uniform definition of bullying. Basically, the elements of bullying include unwanted aggressive behavior; observed or perceived power imbalance; and repetition of behaviors or… Continue Reading

Agendas — Oct. 8, 2016

Sheridan Board of Adjustments 7 p.m. Thursday Sheridan City Hall   • Call to order • Roll call • Proof of notice of meeting • Review, correction and approval of minutes of Sept. 8 meeting • Old business • New business A. Consideration of PL-16-40; a request to allow a preexisting apartment building in an… Continue Reading

AARP Chapter 676 to meet at Heritage Towers for potluck

SHERIDAN — AARP Chapter 676 will meet in the Heritage Towers Dining Room on Oct. 14 at 5:30 p.m. for a potluck dinner. The program will include emerging trends in health care and chronic disease management. There is ample parking. Attendees are encouraged to look for signage to the dining room. For more information, contact… Continue Reading

The Link, Partners in Pink run/walk Oct. 15

SHERIDAN — The eighth annual The Link, Partners in Pink 10K run, 5K run and 1.5K walk will take place Oct. 15 from 9-11 a.m. at Whitney Commons. Participants must meet at Whitney Commons for registration at 9 a.m. with the run and walk starting at 10 a.m. The fee to register is $45 and… Continue Reading

‘Out of Bounds’ to show at WYO Thursday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Out of Bounds” on Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. What happens when you can’t protect your own kid from cruelty of her friends? Alison is a single mother who spends a whole school year trying to fight her daughter’s bullies while being haunted by memories of her own… Continue Reading

Bunker makes waves in community

Bunker makes waves in community

SHERIDAN — Whether you know him or not — Adam Bunker’s face is likely one you recognize. The 28-year-old has seemingly endless energy to give back to the Sheridan area community. While he’s only lived in Sheridan about eight years, he’s all in. “I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and at the age of… Continue Reading

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

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