Category Archives: Local News

Community flea market set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College Booster Club will host a community flea market Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sheridan College Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. Booths will be available for rent to display items for sale or goods may be donated for the Booster Club’s fundraising effort. For more information, to rent a… Continue Reading

Andi’s to host Art for Art’s Sake event

SHERIDAN — Andi’s Coffee House will host an inaugural art festival for aspiring and established artists on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Booth rentals are $20 for an indoor table, which will be provided or $10 for an outdoor table that the renter provides. To register, email or stop by the shop.… Continue Reading

Reports — Aug. 3, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 100 block North Scott Street, 11:15 a.m. • Natural gas leak, 600 block Harrison Street, 12:22 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 2100 block Sugarland Drive, 4:39 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 100 block North Jefferson Street, 4:42 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • No calls reported.… Continue Reading

12,000 registered to vote for primaries

12,000 registered to vote for primaries

SHERIDAN — More than 12,000 people have registered to vote for the primarily election, according to Sheridan County election officials. Following Monday’s deadline to register prior to the primarily election, a total of 12,016 people have registered to vote in Sheridan County. Sheridan County Election Supervisor Brenda Kekich said that that number has increased, especially… Continue Reading

Council makes small revisions during brief meeting

SHERIDAN — Members of the Sheridan City Council joked that they may have broken a record for shortest meeting Monday night. In a brief 12-minute meeting, council members breezed through only a handful of consent agenda items and issued a citywide proclamation. Among the actions on the consent agenda was a revision of the new growth… Continue Reading

Liggett, Ramsey wed June 25 in Sheridan

Liggett, Ramsey wed June 25 in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Patrick Karl Ramsey and Kaylyn Jean Liggett wed June 25, 2016 in Sheridan. Ramsey, originally of Texas, graduated from Northland Christian High School and the University of Wyoming. He is currently employed as process engineer at Cody Laboratories. He is the son of Jim and Karla Ramsey of Cypress, Texas. Liggett, originally of… Continue Reading

‘Suds n’ Spurs’ Brewfest tickets available

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Suds n’ Spurs” Brewfest will take place Aug. 27 from 3-8 p.m. at Whitney Commons. The event includes beer sampling, live music and food vendors. All are welcome to attend, but tickets for sampling beers are only for those ages 21 or older. Tickets are $30… Continue Reading

Chamber Luncheon set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon will take place Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. The event will include a buffet lunch, followed by a brief business meeting and featured program. The lunch buffet costs $15 per person, and all are welcome to attend. No reservations… Continue Reading

Reports — August 2, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • No calls reported GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • No reports available at press time ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • No reports available at press time SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Monday • No admissions reported • Dismissals— Ashley A Sands-Ingram, Sheridan, Eleanor Ro Sands-Ingram, Sheridan   SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the… Continue Reading

Kids learn responsibility, life skills through livestock

Kids learn responsibility, life skills through livestock

SHERIDAN — Farmers and ranchers know how it gets done. Taking care of animals often means early mornings, late nights, weird smells and bruises. Children participating in the Sheridan County Fair have learned those lessons, as well, as they’ve prepared for this year’s competitions. For the Koltiskas, preparing for the fair is a family project.… Continue Reading

2016 Sheridan County Fair Schedule

Monday • 8 a.m.—dog show check-in, Exhibit Hall • 9 a.m.—dog show, Exhibit Hall followed by agility in lawn north of Exhibit Hall Tuesday • 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.—4-H static exhibit interviews and FFA exhibit judging • 3 p.m.—club booth decorating Wednesday • 10 a.m.—Cat show, Exhibit Hall • 3 p.m. —begin arrival of… Continue Reading

Free preschool looking for qualifying families

SHERIDAN — If you think you can’t afford preschool for your child, you might be wrong. The Absaroka Head Start programs in Sheridan and Buffalo are currently looking for qualifying families to take advantage of their free preschool and educational programs for this coming year. Absaroka Head Start is an organization based in Worland that… Continue Reading

Marriages and Divorces — June 2016

Marriage licenses issued and recorded by the Sheridan County clerk’s office in June: • Terry James Waugh, 40, Arvada and Tammy Sue Mills, 43, Arvada, June 1 • Michael Thomas Saffel, 61, Fort Collins, Colorado and Joyce Colleen Shorthill, 55, Fort Collins, Colorado, June 2 • Michelle Lynn Wilson, 47, Sheridan and Wendy Jean Kradolfer,… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Fair livestock sale set for Aug. 8

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fair livestock sale will take place in the sale arena at 6 p.m. on August 8. For the complete schedule of events, see There is no cost to attend. For more information, call Sheridan 4-H educatior Liz Shaffer at 674-2980 or contact the fairgrounds office at 672-2079. The Sheridan… Continue Reading

Candidate forum set for Aug. 9

SHERIDAN — A two-day candidate forum for the Aug. 16 Wyoming primary election will take place on Aug. 9 from 7-9 p.m. at Sheridan Wesleyan Church. The event is an opportunity for the different candidates that are on the Sheridan County ballots to share their views with the public. An exact schedule for the different… Continue Reading

Reports — August 1, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Odor investigation, 1100 block North Timberline Drive, 9:33 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1800 block Fort Road, 10:57 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1300 block Avoca Place, 4:23 p.m. • Structure fire, 50 block Timm Place, 8:52 p.m. Saturday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1300 block Stonegate Drive, 9:55 p.m.… Continue Reading

Wyoming Senior Olympics: Never stop competing

Wyoming Senior Olympics: Never stop competing

SHERIDAN — Wyoming has hosted the Senior Olympics since 1986 and joined the National Senior Games Association in 1987 with the games getting larger every year. The 2016 Summer Senior Olympics will be held in Sheridan Aug. 3-6. There will be 356 participants over the age of 50 competing in more than 100 events throughout… Continue Reading

Look for the evidence

With easy access to information comes easy access to misinformation. How does anyone figure out what is fact versus hype? We live in a world where pseudoscience inundates our lives in the form of catchy memes from the latest guru suggesting the latest and greatest way to stay healthy. We hear that coffee will keep… Continue Reading

Agendas—July 29, 2016

City of Sheridan Regular Council Meeting 7 p.m. Monday • Call to order • Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag • Invocation to be given by Scott Lee, Bethesda Worship • Roll call of members • Approval agenda A. Public hearing 1. Transfer retail liquor license Rails LLC a. The owners of Rails LLC have asked… Continue Reading

Is government too big? HD30 candidates weigh in

SHERIDAN — Candidates on both sides of the aisle have talked about the size of government and whether it is too big or can do more. The three candidates seeking office in House District 30, which covers primarily the central portion of the county outside Sheridan’s city limits, recently discussed with The Press their beliefs… Continue Reading

HD29 candidates discuss upcoming session, future

SHERIDAN — Two Republicans and one Democrat will be on the ballot for House District 29 in the primary election Aug. 16. HD29 covers most of the city of Sheridan. Incumbent Rep. Mark Kinner, R-Sheridan, will face Republican Steven Cain in the primary while Democrat Sandra Kingsley will move forward unopposed to the general election… Continue Reading

Candidates weigh in on county’s comprehensive plan

Candidates weigh in on county’s comprehensive plan

SHERIDAN — If your community isn’t growing, it’s shrinking. That’s a philosophy that most politicians and economist hold dear to their hearts, and local Sheridan County Commission candidates are no exception. The Sheridan Press asked Republican candidates Mike Nickel and Tom Ringley and Democratic candidate Vicki Taylor their views on issues presented in the Sheridan… Continue Reading

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