Category Archives: Local News

Crews battle new fire in Bighorns

Crews battle new fire in Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Firefighting crews responded to a lightning-caused fire Tuesday in the Bighorn Mountains, about 3.5 miles south of Dead Swede Campground. The Duncan Fire is estimated at about 0.168 acres in size and is burning in timber. A total of eight people are working to contain the fire. A helicopter dropped water from… Continue Reading

Residents concerned about potential housing development

SHERIDAN — A new residential development is moving forward in Sheridan, and that has some local residents concerned. At Monday night’s city of Sheridan Planning Commission meeting, the board discussed and approved a request to replat approximately 6.84 acres into 21 lots and three outlots. The plan applies to an area located on the northeast… Continue Reading

3rd BOCC candidate releases military records

SHERIDAN — Republican Sheridan County Commission candidate Dennis Fox released his military records to The Sheridan Press on Monday. According to his DD214, documentation from the military that outlines how and where individuals served and whether they were honorably discharged, Fox served approximately 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and was retired honorably as a major.… Continue Reading

Organizers: SMH Cancer Shootout a success

Organizers: SMH Cancer Shootout a success

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Cancer Shootout trapshooting that took place Aug. 3 was a success, according to a press release from SMH. “This year’s event was very successful with 40 participants,” Renea Parker, the Welch Cancer Center Office Coordinator, said in the press release. “On behalf of the participants and our sponsors, I’m… Continue Reading

Speakers announced for Reagan Day Dinner

 SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Republican Party and HALO for Freedom Warrior Foundation will host this year’s annual Sheridan County GOP Reagan Day Dinner. The event is also known as “In Honor of Our Heroes” and will be held Sept. 3 at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. The Reagan Day Dinner is the annual fundraiser for… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Rodeo Days set for Aug. 12-14

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will offer discounted admission in honor of the Sheridan County Rodeo Aug. 12-14. Attendees will receive $1 off regular admission to the museum during those days. For more information, call the museum at 675-1150. The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle. Continue Reading

Buck Brannaman to lecture at Spear-O

SHERDIAN — Spear–O Mountain Campus will host Buck Brannaman when he gives a lecture on the history of soft horsemanship on Aug. 14 from 1-3 p.m. The lecture will include the beginnings, practioners and the role that soft horsemanship has played in Brannaman’s life. He will also talk about different roping techniques that have historically… Continue Reading

Reports—August 9, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1400 block Thomas Drive, 12:19 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 12:24 p.m. • RMA assist, 1400 block North Main Street, 12:50 p.m. • Gas leak, 600 block Harrison Street, 6:24 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • Hay bale fire, off Skyline Drive,… Continue Reading

Judge sets $150,000 cash bond for man accused of murder

Judge sets $150,000 cash bond for man accused of murder

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Circuit Court Judge Shelley Cundiff set a $150,000 cash bond on Monday for Christopher Fisher, the 41-year-old Sheridan man charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Martha Bailey. Fisher appeared in court Monday afternoon via video conference. The judge read him the charge and possible penalties. In response,… Continue Reading

Pig wrestlers take to the mud at the fair

Pig wrestlers take to the mud at the fair

SHERIDAN — A number of teams took to a muddy pen Saturday during the Sheridan County Fair to compete in pig wrestling. While most ended up muddier than their four-legged foes, the following teams topped the efforts in each category. The Sheridan County Fair will wrap up Monday evening with the market livestock sale at… Continue Reading

Chamber to host forums Tuesday, Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host two candidate forums this week, giving Sheridan County voters an opportunity to hear from those seeking elected office this year. The forums typically give candidates in attendance an opportunity to give an introduction before they are asked questions submitted to a moderator by attendees. The… Continue Reading

BOCC candidates discuss qualifications for office

SHERIDAN — Being a commissioner is a tough job. So what have this year’s candidates for spots on the Sheridan County Commission done to make them qualified for the position? Dennis Fox, a Republican who will challenge two incumbents in the primary race, said what makes him qualified is that he is a military veteran with… Continue Reading

Bike MS Wyoming ride set for Saturday, Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Bike MS Wyoming ride will take place on Saturday and Sunday. The two-day ride will start and finish on the Sheridan College campus. The 150-mile course will take participants through communities including Sheridan, Ucross, Buffalo, Story, Banner, Dayton and Ranchester. To learn more about volunteering, teams and sponsorship opportunities, contact Heather Roe… Continue Reading

Average Joes to host Pinewood Derby

SHERIDAN — The Average Joes Pinewood Derby will host a fundraiser for Cub Scout Pack 385 on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bloedorn Lumber. The registration fee includes a racer meal deal at the Pit Stop Café the day of the race. Race rules and entry class information is available on the… Continue Reading

Locals to compete in county rodeo

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Rodeo will take place this weekend at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. There will be four performances, Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. The event will feature competitors from Sheridan, Campbell and Johnson counties. The cost is $5 for adults and… Continue Reading

Locals participate in Rotary Youth Exchange

Locals participate in Rotary Youth Exchange

SHERIDAN — This summer, Paden Koltiska, an 18-year-old senior from Sheridan High School spent a month in Spain with the Short Term Youth Exchange offered through the Sheridan Rotary Club. When his month was completed in Spain, he returned to Sheridan along with his host family brother, Carlos Aldea from Madrid, as the two have… Continue Reading

MSU announces spring graduates

SHERIDAN — Montana State University officials have released the list of spring semester graduates from Sheridan County. The following students received degrees from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Big Horn — Nelson Alzheimer Cody — Anna Ller and Jared Ller Gillette — Alexis Jones and Keleigh Russell Sheridan — Taylor Spiegelberg and Adrianne Swan Continue Reading

Arnoux graduates from MSUB with master’s

SHERIDAN — Danielle Arnoux of Big Horn recently graduated with a master’s degree in public administration from Montana State University — Billings in Billings, Montana. She has relocated to Sheridan with her child, Dane, and her significant other, Paul. They look forward to residing in the area. Continue Reading

67-year-old man dies in car accident

SHERIDAN — A fatal crash north of Sheridan on Aug. 1 resulted in the death of 67-year-old Rathdrum, Idaho, resident Marvin Updike. An estimated time of the crash was at 6 a.m. near mile post four on Interstate 90 approximately 19 miles north of Sheridan. According to Wyoming Highway Patrol, Updike was driving a 2009… Continue Reading

Sutherland dies in crash Aug. 3

RANCHESTER — A fatal crash south of Ranchester on Aug. 3 resulted in the death of 40-year-old Sheridan resident Daniel Sutherland. The crash occurred at 10 p.m. near mile post 14.5 on Wyoming State Highway 345 approximately three miles south of Ranchester. Sutherland was driving a 2012 Dodge Ram pickup truck while traveling north on… Continue Reading

Reports — August 8, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 2:55 p.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 500 block East Burkitt Street, 6:30 p.m. Saturday • No calls reported. Sunday • No calls reported.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Friday • Activated fire alarm, Lane Lane, 5:36 p.m. Saturday • Vehicle accident, mile marker… Continue Reading

Library to host fall book discussions

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Library System will offer its annual fall book discussion series beginning in August. The program at Sheridan Fulmer Library, “Immigration: On Becoming an American”, will feature books about the immigrant experience. The discussion group meets at noon in the Fulmer Library Inner Circle and the program is free and… Continue Reading

Best of the West festival set for Aug. 12

SHERIDAN — The fourth annual Best of the West barbecue festival, which is a KCBS sanctioned barbecue competition, will be held Friday, Aug. 12, from 6-10 p.m. at Whitney Plaza. The event will include competition for chicken, pork, pork ribs, beef brisket and people’s choice competition for wings. Featured entries come from all over the… Continue Reading

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