Category Archives: Local News

Council hopes to intervene in MDU proposed rate hike

Council hopes to intervene in MDU proposed rate hike

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan pays a large amount each year in utility bills. If a proposed rate hike from Montana-Dakota Utilities gets approved by the Public Service Commission, the city could spend even more alongside all MDU customers in the Sheridan area. Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson told the Sheridan City Council… Continue Reading

SCSD2 principals outline plans for higher test scores

SCSD2 principals outline plans for higher test scores

SHERIDAN — While some Sheridan County School District 2 schools fielded the top test scores in the state during the 2015-16 school year, the district’s secondary school principals are aiming for higher marks this year. Principals at Sheridan High School, Sheridan Junior High School and The Wright Place/ Ft. Mackenzie High School informed the school… Continue Reading

SEEDA tables SAGE’s funding request

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority voted down a Sheridan Artists’ Guild Et al request for funding — for the time being. At a special meeting held Monday, SEEDA elected to table a request from SAGE for funds that would have gone toward construction of the nonprofit’s building in downtown Sheridan. The… Continue Reading

Wreaths across America available for purchase

SHERIDAN — Cadets from Sheridan are selling wreaths to place on veterans’ graves for Wreaths Across America. The goal is to cover Sheridan, Story and Big Horn with 1,619 wreaths. Wreaths across America is a program that remembers the fallen, honors those that serve and their families and teach children the value of freedom. The… Continue Reading

UW College of Education gives grants to local educators

SHERIDAN — Seven University of Wyoming College of Education graduates are the recipients of the Lola B. Newcomb Beginning Teacher Support Grant. Recipients of the 2016 Newcomb Grant recipients are Jennifer Bennett, Bryce Mittelstadt, Ashley Radosevich, Laura Timm, Claire Wetzel and Rachel Howerton and Haley King. Howerton teaches elementary school art in Sheridan County School… Continue Reading

Science Saturday set for Oct. 8

SHERIDAN — “Science Kids – Kids Chemistry!” will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in the Mohns Science Center at Sheridan College. The program is part of Science Saturdays and is free to the public. The event — which will be in rooms 122, 134 and 144 —will explore chemistry for kids. The Sheridan… Continue Reading

Reports—Oct. 4, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1100 block Emerson Street, 8:16 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 100 block South Brooks Street, 8:43 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1400 block West Fifth Street, 3:28 p.m. • Carbon monoxide alarm, 1500 block Parker Avenue, 4:36 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • No calls reported.… Continue Reading

McCarthy says 2016-17 season will be his last

McCarthy says 2016-17 season will be his last

SHERIDAN — Frank McCarthy has spent the last 38 years of his life coaching women’s basketball, and 15 of those have come at Sheridan College. So as McCarthy enters his 16th season with the Lady Generals, he’s decided to make it his last. “After talking it over with my family, we have decided this is… Continue Reading

Quality turnout at early-childhood symposium last week

Quality turnout at early-childhood symposium last week

SHERIDAN — A child’s personality is partially influenced by the community in which they live. So what can a community do to help children thrive? That was the question individuals interested in childhood development discussed at a symposium called “Building Communities Where Children and Families Thrive” held at Sheridan College. The event was hosted by… Continue Reading

Arborists, foresters gather at SC for tree school

Arborists, foresters gather at SC for tree school

SHERIDAN — More than 200 arborists, foresters and tree enthusiasts gathered at Sheridan College on Thursday to study the college’s Arboretum as part of the seventh annual Northern Rockies Tree School. The Arboretum has been developed by SC grounds supervisor Zack Houck, Featuring international tree assessor Jeremy Barrell of the United Kingdom as the conference’s featured speaker,… Continue Reading

Library to host Indie Author Day Saturday

SHERIDAN — Are you interested in self-publishing? Do you want to see works that other writers in the community have completed? Stop by the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate Indie Author Day and speak with authors who have taken the leap into self-publishing. The event… Continue Reading

Pink Pint Night at Blacktooth Brewing Tuesday

SHERIDAN — October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the Black Tooth Brewing Company will host Pink Pint Night on Tuesday from 5-10 p.m. For every pint purchased, $1 will be donated to The Link, Partners in Pink. The Black Tooth Brewing Company is located at 312 Broadway St. Continue Reading

‘Met Opera Live’ season begins Sat.

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present Wagner’s “Tristan and Isolde” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 10 a.m. Saturday. As part of its efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public, The Metropolitan Opera in New York launched the series of opera performances transmitted… Continue Reading

Area residents to March Against Family Violence this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Advocacy and Resource Center along with community partner Compass Center for Families will host the annual March Against Family Violence on Saturday at 9 a.m. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The message of the march is that family violence is not acceptable. Families are too important to lose to family… Continue Reading

Reports — Oct. 3, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1900 block North Main Street, 11:21 a.m. • Motor vehicle accident, Eighth Street and Adair Avenue, 3:47 p.m. • Gas line break, 1000 block Leopard Street, 7:00 p.m. • Smoke investigation, 1000 Long Drive, 8:29 p.m. • Motor vehicle accident, Coffeen Avenue and Brundage Lane, 9:09 p.m.… Continue Reading

Clemetson, turnovers beat Broncs in Energy Bowl

Clemetson, turnovers beat Broncs in Energy Bowl

SHERIDAN — The Gillette Camels (5-1) ran the ball 47 times for 289 yards, but it was a big pass that all but sealed the deal for the visitors in a 24-21 win over the Sheridan Broncs (5-1) Friday at Homer Scott Field. The Broncs set up a 10-yard touchdown pass to Coy Steel with… Continue Reading

TRVJPB entities agreed to formally unite Thursday

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board discussed formalizing the union of the town of Dayton, town of Ranchester and Sheridan County School District 1 by affirming the unification officially in the form of a memorandum agreement at its meeting Thursday. The purpose of creating an official statement of unification is to show… Continue Reading

Fuhrman selected as ‘Teacher of the Year’

Fuhrman selected as ‘Teacher of the Year’

SHERIDAN — One after another, a dozen sixth- to eighth-grade students from Sheridan Junior High School hugged Ryan Fuhrman in congratulations. On Friday, Fuhrman was selected by the Wyoming Department of Education as its 2017 Teacher of the Year. If he didn’t feel like one of the best teachers in the state before Friday, he certainly… Continue Reading

October: National Dental Hygiene Month

The timing of this article couldn’t be better from this dental hygienist’s point of view. We are just wrapping up September, which in our world is Dental Infection Control Awareness Month (see last year’s health watch column) and we’re about to kick off October, National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM). The American Dental Hygienists’ Association and… Continue Reading

Agendas—Oct. 1, 2016

City of Sheridan Board of Adjustment Regular Meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 City Council Chambers, third floor City Hall • Call to order • Roll call • Proof of notice meeting • Review, correction, approval of minutes of Sept. 8 meeting • Old business • New business A. Consideration of PL-16-40: a request to… Continue Reading

Bisques to stews: What’s the soup?

Bisques to stews: What’s the soup?

SHERIDAN — The names are butternut bisque, tomato dill, shaker chicken noodle, Jean’s white beans and ham, Carolyn’s seafood bisque. Are these soups? With the change of the season and cooler weather, thoughts could turn to the comforting sensation and warmth of soups, whatever they are called. Soups are a great nutrition source especially when… Continue Reading

What a mess we are

It seems that God is not really all that good a creator. If God was the perfect artist, got it right every time, then how do you explain us. At best we are all happy accidents, to use the artist’s term for those unintended mistakes that turn out to be quite satisfying. We’re all still… Continue Reading

Copyright © 2015 The Sheridan Press or Sheridan Newspapers, Inc..