Category Archives: Local News

Chamber to host coffee in Ucross

UCROSS — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host a community-focused roundtable discussion over breakfast coffee April 27 from 8-9 a.m. The event will take place at the Ucross Foundation. It is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485. The Ucross Foundation is… Continue Reading

SC students participate in juried art show

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Student Juried Exhibition will be on display in the Sagebrush Community Art Center’s front gallery through May 12. Sponsors of the show include the city of Sheridan and the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding by the Wyoming Legislature and National Endowment for the Arts. The Sagebrush Community Art Center is… Continue Reading

Wyoming health officials: Flu season not over ‘til it’s over

SHERIDAN— Public health officials in Wyoming said that although they hope the worst of the flu season has passed, new cases continue to crop up. And after three flu-related deaths were announced earlier this month nearby in Montana’s Yellowstone County, local officials are urging people to continue using commonsense health precautions. Kim Deti, spokeswoman for… Continue Reading

Meeting to focus on WY, MT water

SHERIDAN — Chris Brown from the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office will give a presentation and update on the Montana vs. Wyoming U.S. Supreme Court lawsuit concerning water rights and administration in the Tongue River drainage next week. Brown and Division II Superintendent David Schroeder will also be available to answer questions relating to regulation due to the… Continue Reading

Local college, high school students earn wins at SkillsUSA competition

Local college, high school students earn wins at SkillsUSA competition

SHERIDAN — With eight first-place finishes and 14 total awards, the Sheridan College SkillsUSA team dominated at the state championship, held last week in Casper. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce that aims to prepare America’s high performance workers and provides quality education experiences… Continue Reading

Pruning workshop to take place Saturday at UW Extension

SHERIDAN — A fruit tree pruning workshop will take place Saturday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Sheridan Research and Extension Center. The workshop will include information on how to increase fruit size, improve fruit quality, manage tree size, help manage diseases and how to make harvesting a little easier. UW Extension horticulture… Continue Reading

City organizing Coffee With a Cop

SHERIDAN — Members of the Sheridan Police Department are planning “Coffee With a Cop” for April 25 at Starbucks. Community members are invited to join police officers and neighbors for coffee and conversation. The goal is to keep breaking down barriers between officers and the citizens they serve. Individuals will have the opportunity to ask… Continue Reading

WWA’s Miniature Art Show, auction set for Friday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association invites members of the public to its upcoming 2016 Miniature Art and Music Silent Auction: Celebrating our Wild Earth, which will be open for viewing and bidding through Friday at Davis Gallery. This year marks the 10th annual celebration with miniature artworks donated by local artists, and local musicians have… Continue Reading

Monday’s Dining for a Cause to benefit YMCA

SHERIDAN — The next “Dining for a Cause” event will take place Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-10 p.m. During those times, 100 percent of Frackelton’s sales and gratuities will be donated to the Sheridan County YMCA. Reservations are encouraged. For additional information or to make reservations, call 675-6055. Frackelton’s is located… Continue Reading

WY Outside Challenge kicks off this spring

SHERIDAN — WY Outside recently kicked off the 2016 WY Outside Challenge. After the success of the inaugural event last year, this hands-on, outdoor program provides participants with an opportunity to complete a wide variety of outdoor activities throughout 2016, then document and submit their accomplishments on a scorecard and with photos. To participate in the… Continue Reading

Community gains new ally in film industry

Community gains new ally in film industry

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan community recently gained a powerful ally in recruiting film crews to utilize the talent and landscapes in the area. Bruce Moriarty has lived in the Sheridan area for approximately 10 years between jobs, but has only spent valuable time in the area over the last year or so. While his name isn’t… Continue Reading

Moriarty brings Hollywood experience to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press recently caught up with Bruce Moriarty Hollywood regular for a cup of coffee — or in Moriarty’s case a cup of green tea — at Java Moon in downtown Sheridan. Here are excerpts from that conversation, edited for length. Q: How and why did you end up in Wyoming? Moriarty: I… Continue Reading

Kearny’s Frontier Regulars recruit new members

STORY – Kearny’s Frontier Regulars, a living history organization and support group for Fort Phil Kearny, is currently seeking new members. To that end, the group organized a demonstration and recruitment event for Saturday. The KFR currently has 25 members, but the group is always looking for new members and anyone who is interested in… Continue Reading

Cautiously optimistic: City officials start budget talks

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan City Council is kicking off another budget process, and though the city faces a smoother ride than the county does, officials are proceeding with caution. Sheridan County is facing a shortfall of $609,000 over the next budget year, according to recent estimates, but the city sits in a slightly better position financially… Continue Reading

Agendas—April 16, 2016

Sheridan City Council Special Meeting 6 p.m. Monday Sheridan City Hall • Call to order • Roll call of members • Fire fighter negotiation • Adjourn   Sheridan City Council Regular Meeting 7 p.m. Monday Sheridan City Hall • Call to order • Pledge of allegiance to the flag • Invocation to be given by… Continue Reading

Tayla Lynn to perform at the WYO

SHERIDAN — Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter, Tayla Lynn, will perform at the WYO Theater on April 23 at 7:30 p.m. She will perform with Grammy-winning guitarist Eric Tingstad. Tickets are available through the WYO Theater box office, wyotheater.com or by phone at 672-9084. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and military members or $15… Continue Reading

Big Horn Mountain Polka Club to meet Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will meet Sunday for its monthly dance. The event will take place from 1-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. Music will be performed by the Country Vocal Band. The event is open to the public. The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St. Continue Reading

American Legion Aux. to meet at Fulmer Sunday

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will meet at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. A member recently attended a meeting in Moorcroft and will discuss what occurred there. The meeting is open to the public. The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St. Continue Reading

Belus named as this week’s Summit Award winner

Sheridan High School senior Heather Belus earned recognition as this week’s Summit Award winner. During her freshman year at SHS, Belus set a goal for herself to maintain a 4.0 GPA all four years and to be in the top 10 percent of her class. Her dedication, commitment and hard work have paved the way… Continue Reading

NSI, A-C have strong showings Friday

SHERIDAN — While both Normative Services Inc. and Arvada-Clearmont didn’t do well on the team scoreboard, both schools had a fair share of impressive individual performances at the Kaycee Twilight Invitational track meet on Friday. The NSI boys took fourth at the meet with 67 points. The Lady Wolves finished last at the meet with… Continue Reading

Man gets 5-10 years for brutal attack on wife

SHERIDAN— Aaron Arnold will serve 5-10 years in prison and pay more than $6,000 in fines and restitution for charges stemming from a brutal incident nearly two years ago that left his wife so injured she required surgery. Judge William Edelman said in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday that he decided not to give Arnold… Continue Reading

City council posts $5,000 for women veterans commemoration

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan City Council has agreed to contribute $5,000 for a memorial statue on the Sheridan College campus to commemorate female veterans of the Vietnam War. During the Vietnam War, 265,000 women volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army in divisions such as the Army Medical Specialist Corps and the Air Force. The statue… Continue Reading

Wyoming Sportsmen banquet set for April 23

SHERIDAN — The annual banquet for the Sheridan Chapter of the Wyoming Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife will take place April 23 from 5-9 p.m. The event will include a social hour, dinner, games and auctions. The cost to attend is $60 per person, which includes an annual membership to the organization. Tickets can be… Continue Reading

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