Category Archives: Local News

Monarch/Underground Miners picnic set for July 31

SHERIDAN — The Monarch/Underground Coal Miners picnic will take place July 31 at 10 a.m. at Pine Island Campgrounds in the Bighorn Mountains. The event is for the descendants of Monarch Coal Mine workers and the community to celebrate the role miners played in Wyoming’s history. For more information call Nancy Herdt at 737-2388. Continue Reading

A sport steeped in tradition

A sport steeped in tradition

SHERIDAN — At just 12 years old, Catcher Hisbadhorse is undoubtedly one of the youngest Indian relay jockeys in the field. But often the Northern Cheyenne athlete gets up before sunrise to practice one of his family’s oldest routines: riding horses. Hisbadhorse wakes up early so he can train with the animals before the day… Continue Reading

NWCCD approves $83 million budget

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees approved what district President Dr. Paul Young called a “difficult” budget for the first year of the 2017-18 biennium. Board members unanimously solidified a $83,481,662 budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Highlights of the budget include a tuition increase of $6 per credit, of… Continue Reading

Kiwanis: ‘Everyone wants pancakes’

Kiwanis: ‘Everyone wants pancakes’

SHERIDAN — Friday is arguably the busiest day of Rodeo Week with activities to take participants from a pancake breakfast at 6 a.m. to the street dance that ends at 2 a.m. Saturday. To keep attendees going, they’re going to need breakfast. Bright and early at 6 a.m. Kiwanis Club members and volunteers from Girls… Continue Reading

Four appear in district court on drug charges

SHERIDAN — Four individuals appeared in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday for arraignments and sentencing. Bobbi Creech, born in 1997, pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver pot. The charge came about after an accidental 911 call from Creech’s residence. When officers arrived, they smelled marijuana, according to court… Continue Reading

Locals help collect aid for refugees, orphans

Locals help collect aid for refugees, orphans

SHERIDAN — Volunteers in Sheridan have been helping Vision Beyond Borders to fill shipping containers full of humanitarian aid, from school supplies for new schools to basic hygiene supplies for refugees in Iraq, Syria and Romania. In addition to providing humanitarian aid, VBB is also working to rescue child soldiers in Burma and rescue sex… Continue Reading

Concerts in the Park continue Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Concerts in the Park series will return to Sheridan every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 16 at Kendrick Park. These monthly events are made possible with the sponsorship of the John and Dorthy Duncan Trust, First Interstate Bank, Sheridan Recreation District and contributions through the Sheridan Arts Council. Performances for the… Continue Reading

Mega Monster Truck Show set for July 23

SHERIDAN — The Monster Truck Show will take place at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on July 23. The monster truck lineup includes Terminator, Cyclops, Double Trouble and the Trouble Maker, plus Tuff Trucks and more. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for kids 3-12 years old and available to purchase online at… Continue Reading

Free yoga offered on July 22

SHERIDAN — A Place of Wholeness Yoga Studio recently welcomed yoga teacher Amanda Reichenbach. She will be teaching beginning yoga, Yoga for Lunch and Vinyasa Flow. For a full list of Amanda’s schedule of classes see Reichenbach will teach a free yoga session July 22 from 9-10:30 a.m. To register email Amanda at… Continue Reading

New faces — July 16, 2016

Aaliyah Ann Orlandi Aaliyah Ann Orlandi was born July 7, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Jazmyne Orlandi and Tyson Gilmore of Sheridan. Her grandparents are April and Mathew Graham of Sheridan; Rick Orlandi of Sheridan; Amanda Hall of Clearmont; and Charles Gilmore of Sheridan. Continue Reading

Volunteers make the rodeo reality

Volunteers make the rodeo reality

SHERIDAN — The WYO Rodeo runs solely on volunteers with very few workers paid to be involved with the weeklong festivities. Volunteerism is the very foundation of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo and without people donating their time and services, the rodeo wouldn’t happen. “The WYO Rodeo runs solely on volunteers. Everyone across the line is… Continue Reading

Dayton mayor recovering after health scare

SHERIDAN — Dayton Mayor Norm Anderson said he is recovering after he was taken to the hospital during a Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn Convention Center. According to a post on The Sheridan Press Facebook page Wednesday evening, Anderson said that while doctors are running more tests, they think… Continue Reading

Native Americans share stories, culture during Rodeo Week event

Native Americans share stories, culture during Rodeo Week event

SHERIDAN — The tradition of storytelling has been a sacred part of the Native American culture since the dawn of time, and Wednesday night, local residents had the opportunity to listen to some of those ancient stories. Sheridan residents were treated to storytelling and were introduced to Native American culture during the Miss Indian Americas… Continue Reading

Design team chosen for WYO Theater expansion project

SHERIDAN — A team spearheaded by Dale Buckingham Architects has been selected to design phase two of the WYO Performing Arts and Education Center. The DBA team was chosen by a selection committee that consisted of representatives from the WYO Theater board, the Downtown Development Authority and the city of Sheridan. In total, five teams submitted proposals for the… Continue Reading

Elected officials speak about status of their communities

SHERIDAN — Despite uncertain times, local elected officials are optimistic about the future of Sheridan County. At Wednesday’s Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, mayors from each town and County Commissioner Bob Rolston gave brief updates on the status of their communities. Rolston said that while the county has experienced tough financial times, he… Continue Reading

Fire west of Sheridan 50 percent contained

SHERIDAN — The Wolf Creek fire, located on the Tongue Ranger District about 12 miles west of Sheridan, is at 50 percent containment, according to officials with the Bighorn National Forest. Water drops from a heavy helicopter aided firefighters on the ground to keep the fire at slightly over one acre in size. Firefighters will… Continue Reading

‘Give Kids the World’ raises $53,000

SHERIDAN — The third annual “Swinging for Smiles” charity golf tournament on June 17-18, hosted by Sheridan’s Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, raised more than $53,000 to benefit Give Kids the World Village, which helps make dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The 18-hole tournament was comprised of 42 two-player teams,… Continue Reading

‘Tour de Wyoming’ bicycle trek starts Sun.

SHERIDAN — Nearly 400 cyclists and volunteers will visit north central Wyoming during the 20th anniversary of the Tour de Wyoming bicycle tour. The six-day event attracts cyclists from across the world. Tour Director Amber Travsky said this year’s route takes the riders up and over the Bighorn Mountains not just once, but twice. “The… Continue Reading

The New Vaudevillians performances begin Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Heading into its eighth season, the New Vaudevillians variety show will begin Wednesday from 7:30-9 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The family friendly show’s line-up includes comedy, magic, singing and dancing. Tickets will be available at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or see For more information call Kathy McNickle… Continue Reading

Wyoming Wednesday to focus on Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday presentations will continue on July 20 at 10 a.m. at the Wyoming Welcome Center. There is no admission fee and the program is open to all ages. James Ozenberger will talk about the historical significance of the Bighorn Mountains. The Wyoming Wednesday series will continue through July 27, exploring aspects about… Continue Reading

Reports — July 14, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 700 block First Avenue West, 4:19 a.m. • RMA Assist, 1400 block East Brundage Lane, 6:45 a.m. • RMA Assist, 1700 block North Mountain View Drive, 8:12 a.m. • Motor vehicle accident, 2200 block Coffeen Avenue, 12:16 p.m. • RMA Assist, 1100 block Park View Court, 12:36… Continue Reading

BREAKING: Dayton mayor rushed to hospital

SHERIDAN — Dayton Mayor Norm Anderson was rushed off to the hospital in the midst of a Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn Convention Center. Anderson, who was slated to address constituents at the monthly luncheon, stuttered, turned his head twice then paused before his address. He then asked to… Continue Reading

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