Category Archives: Local News

The Brinton to host Small Works Show

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will presents its fourth annual Small Works Show this September, featuring more than 300 works of art by 152 artists from 26 states across the U.S. The exhibit is an all-media invitational that includes affordable, exceptional paintings, sculptures and mixed media pieces in a wide variety of themes. The… Continue Reading

Community walk, run set for Sept. 10

SHERIDAN — A 5K community walk and run will take place Sept. 10 at 8 a.m. The event will begin in Whitney Commons Park and will benefit Team Michael Hart. To register, email or registration will begin at 8 a.m. on race day. The cost to participate is $20 per person and children 12… Continue Reading

Weight release seminar sign-ups run through Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sign-ups for a weight release seminar will be open through Thursday. The seminar will take place every Tuesday from 5:15-6:15 p.m. between Sept. 13 and Nov. 1 at the Sheridan Senior Center. Attendees will learn effective strategies for weight release, how to empower your relationship with food, improve nutrition knowledge and identify food… Continue Reading

TSA screening to return to Sheridan in Oct.

SHERIDAN — Members of the Critical Air Service Team said they expect to have Transportation Security Administration screening back at the Sheridan airport in early October. Currently, those utilizing the commercial flights between Sheridan and Denver are shuttled to the check-in terminals and must go through security screenings once they reach Denver. Having TSA screenings… Continue Reading

Soldier Creek Medical reorganization continues at SMH

SHERIDAN — The reorganization of Soldier Creek Medical will continue through Sheridan Memorial Hospital, according to hospital officials. At Wednesday’s board of trustees meeting, hospital CEO Mike McCafferty said that during the reorganization process, they want to let people know that there are other choices available to them. The phone number provided on the door of… Continue Reading

City officials: West Nile Virus activity found in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — City of Sheridan officials said Wednesday that while it is a low risk indicator, a positive result for West Nile Virus appeared in recent testing of mosquitos. According to a press release, city staff have been conducting mosquito surveillance throughout the summer in and around the city of Sheridan. Crews have set mosquito… Continue Reading

Cheeneys celebrate 55 years of marriage

Cheeneys celebrate 55 years of marriage

SHERIDAN — Dick and Carol Cheeney of Sheridan will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary Saturday. The Cheeneys were married Sept. 3, 1961, at the First Presbyterian Church in Sheridan. Dick Cheeney worked for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for 32 years and retired in 1995. The Cheeneys have two children: Brent (Betty) Cheeney of… Continue Reading

USFS to host workshop on preservation of recreation residences

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest and the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office will host a free two-day workshop on historic preservation of recreation residences. On Sept. 8, participants will learn how to preserve the historic character of recreation residences and how to determine eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. This… Continue Reading

Gospel quartet to perform in Clearmont

CLEARMONT — The Gospel quartet Men on the Mountain will perform a free concert in Clearmont on Sept. 8 at the Clearmont Community Church. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature southern Gospel, hymns of the faith, contemporary praise and worship, Christian comedy and down-to-Earth testimonies of the faithfulness of God. The… Continue Reading

Library to host presentation on Bicycle Corps.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host a presentation on the 25th Bicycle Corps on Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mike Higgins of Powell will lead the program about this unique event in Western history. He will share photos, stories, maps and other items. The program is free and open to the public.… Continue Reading

Reports—September 1, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Trauma, Pinedale Avenue, Story, 2:11 a.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • No reports available at press time. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Sunday • Admissions — Lucia H. Luna, Sheridan; Naya Luna, Sheridan • No dismissals reported. Monday • Admissions —… Continue Reading

Red Grade Trails a sensory adventure

Red Grade Trails a  sensory adventure

Is there anything more fun than that “Aha” moment of discovering something new and wonderful? My first walk along Red Grade Trail was just such a gift. I am a transplant from the hinterlands. St. Louis, to be exact. My idea of going for a walk with friends or my dog was tromping along a… Continue Reading

InstaGators to perform at Rock the Vote

InstaGators to perform at Rock the Vote

SHERIDAN — Elections are serious business. They determine the future of our country and the direction in which our society will head. But, that doesn’t mean elections can’t include some fun. That’s why The Sheridan Press hopes to bring a little fun to the 2016 election season with live music, yard games, food and drink… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Law enforcement in contact with suspect

UPDATE: Law enforcement in contact with suspect

UPDATE (3:15 p.m.): SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department released a statement at approximately 3:15 p.m., saying that officers have made contact with the suspect and negotiations are ongoing. The press release described the situation as “dynamic” and noted that these “things can take time.” The scene remains secure and the SPD will notify area… Continue Reading

SC sees growth in first-time enrollment

SHERIDAN — Last week, Sheridan College kicked off another academic year by setting a record for the number of first-year students enrolled. “Last academic year, we served over 4,700 students district-wide,” said Dr. Leah Barrett, vice president for student affairs. “That includes all students taking classes for credit. We are very proud of that number, but we… Continue Reading

SC English teacher, writer reflects on her sabbatical

SC English teacher, writer reflects on her sabbatical

SHERIDAN — Stephen King writes. Ernest Hemingway wrote with a bottle of scotch next to his pen and paper. Kurt Vonnegut did sets of pushups and sit ups before he took to the typewriter. The process of taking a blank piece of paper and turning it into literary art differs from person to person. Keri De… Continue Reading

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The next round of the Jentel Artist Residency Program’s monthly “Jentel Presents”  will take place Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. This month’s presenters include non-fiction writer Jacqueline Bussie, of Fargo, North Dakota; sculptor Natalie Abrams, of Charlotte, North Carolina; book artist Robert Rowe, of Peoria, Illinios; painter Cynthia Camlin,… Continue Reading

‘Eat Your Water’ presentation set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Dr. Erin Nitschke will present as part of the Senior Center’s “When I’m 64…or more” presentation Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The presentation is free to the community and will focus on ways to stay hydrated. All ages are welcome to attend the event. Refreshments will be provided. No registration necessary. For more information,… Continue Reading

Akcita Win to gather Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The September meeting for Akcita Win will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Country Kitchen. The organization’s special speakers will be Cindy Baker and Amanda Reichenbach from a Place of Wholeness. The group will also have instillation of new officers. The public is welcome but reservations are required by calling Karen Kjerstad… Continue Reading

Reports—August 31, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1000 block South Thurmond Street, 4:32 a.m. • RMA assist, 1800 block Big Horn Avenue, 4:28 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 2300 block Shirley Cove, 5:13 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 6:01 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • No calls reported. ROCKY… Continue Reading

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