Category Archives: Local News

Conversations in History to focus on Bighorns

SHERIDAN — The next round of Conversations in History will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Sheridan Senior Center. The presentation will focus on the Bighorn Mountains and is presented by Helen Laumann and the Sheridan County Historical Society. The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St. Continue Reading

4-H to host community dance

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County 4-H organization will host a community dance from 7-10 p.m. Friday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a can of food to donate to local food banks. Admission to the dance is free. The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are located at 1753… Continue Reading

Reports — Mar. 6, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Activated fire alarm, 1800 block Fort Road, 2:27 p.m. Saturday • Controlled burn, 200 block South Custer Street, 6:21 p.m. Sunday • No calls reported.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Friday • Carbon monoxide alarm, Cessna Drive, 5:48 p.m. Saturday • Report of structure fire, 200 block South Custer Street, 6:19… Continue Reading

Lady Rams win 2A state title

Lady Rams win 2A state title

CASPER — “It’s a great day to be a Ram,” Big Horn basketball coach Michael McGuire said Saturday as his team celebrated its win. Saturday, the Lady Rams edged out Wyoming Indian High School in a thrilling 50-49 contest to take the 2A girls crown. This is the team’s first state title since 2009. The Lady… Continue Reading

Academics look to improve CNA dementia training

Academics look to improve CNA dementia training

SHERIDAN — The process to become a certified nursing instructor can be fast-paced and rigorous. Certified nursing assistant students have to memorize 22 different skills and take a written test before they can be certified.  Despite the skills CNAs are required to learn, Sheridan College instructor Amy Wyatt said there needs to more of a… Continue Reading

Uber makes debut in cowboy state

SHERIDAN ­— The ridesharing business Uber moved into Wyoming borders Friday night starting at 5 p.m. after Governor Matt Mead signed ridesharing legislation into law at 2 p.m., according to a press release.  The press release said Uber will be available anywhere in the state, but maintained communication with potential driver-partners in Casper, Cheyenne, Jackson,… Continue Reading

Local Briefs – March 4, 2017

Pot O’ Gold campaign encourages local shopping SHERIDAN — Local organizations are encouraging area residents to shop local with the Pot O’ Gold campaign. From March 1-18, shop at any participating downtown Sheridan store and fill out a golden ticket for a chance to win the Pot O’ Gold. The Pot O’ Gold includes goodies… Continue Reading

Agendas – March 4, 2017

Sheridan County Conservation District Board of Supervisors Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 4 p.m. Upstairs conference room, Cottonwood Building, 1949 Sugarland Drive •Approval of Agenda •Contracts/Requests •Cloud Peak Accounting Estimate •Big Goose Creek Septic Contract •Minutes from February 7, 2017 •Financial     •Monthly Budget Report •Voucher/Check Approval •Preliminary Budget Projections •On-Line Banking Issues •Old Business… Continue Reading

China-Ready workshop set for March 10

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Travel and Tourism will co-host a China-Ready workshop with the Wyoming Office of Tourism on March 10 at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The workshop will begin at 8 a.m. The Chinese inbound tourism market continues to grow and Wyoming is seeing this trend firsthand. The workshop will help attendees learn about… Continue Reading

SC to host jazz performance

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a jazz performance March 9 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts. The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave. Continue Reading

Romanjenko named this week’s Summit Award winner

Romanjenko named  this week’s Summit Award winner

Academics for All is proud to honor Sheridan High School senior, Benjamin Romanjenko, as a Summit Award winner. He is the son of Mike and Angela Romanjenko and brother to Chris, Regina and Elizabeth. His high school transcript lists several Advanced Placement courses and a 3.769 GPA. Romanjenko has enrolled in several AP classes including… Continue Reading

Annual Home and Garden Show begins March 10

SHERIDAN — The annual Big Horn Home Builders Association Home and Garden Show will begin March 10 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. The show will include more than 60 exhibitors and vendors, special activities and drawings. Admission to the show is free. For additional information, email info@bhhba.org. The Holiday Inn Convention Center is located… Continue Reading

Small businesses contribute big in Sheridan

Small businesses contribute big in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Each year, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce takes time to recognize outstanding businesses and business leaders in the community. On the front page of the Feb. 9, 2017, edition of The Sheridan Press, the winners in each category of business awards for 2017 were recognized. Over the next few weeks, the other… Continue Reading

Mayor, administrator adjusting to positions

Mayor, administrator adjusting to positions

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan’s newly added city administrator position costs taxpayers more than $150,000 per year and some are wondering whether the city is seeing a return on its investment. The establishment of the position received a mixed response from the community that included a failed petition to put the creation of a… Continue Reading

Bodine moves from student, to trustee, commissioner

Bodine moves from student, to trustee, commissioner

SHERIDAN — In the 1980s, longtime Sheridan resident Charlene Bodine decided she wanted to achieve one of her dreams. She wanted to earn her Baccalaureate degree, and she didn’t want to leave town to complete it. Her first step was to visit with advisors from Sheridan College. “Most of my coursework was done at Sheridan… Continue Reading

Brookhouse pleads not guilty by reason of mental illness

SHERIDAN — Judge John Fenn entered the not guilty by reason of mental impairment or deficiency plea of Paul Brookhouse during a district court hearing Thursday. Brookhouse, who for health reasons could not leave the Wyoming State Hospital, appeared by video conference. Fenn established Brookhouse as “quite competent and responsive,” and proceeded with the hearing.… Continue Reading

Local Court Briefs — Mar. 3, 2017

Former preschool owner pleads not guilty to accessory after the fact SHERIDAN — A previous resident of Sheridan and former owner of Fox’s Fun House Childcare Center in Sheridan pleaded not guilty to accessory after the fact at her arraignment in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. On Jan. 18, 2017, U.S. Marshals arrested Jeremy McElvin,… Continue Reading

New Faces — Mar. 3, 2017

Odin Michael Leslie Coleman Odin Michael Leslie Coleman was born Feb. 18, 2017, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.  He weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces. His was welcomed by parents Chase Coleman and Stephanie Rounds of Sheridan. His grandparents are Les Rounds and Jackie Rounds of Maxwell, Iowa.   Aliylah Raelynn Garcia Aliylah Raelynn Garcia was born… Continue Reading

Marriages and Divorces — March 3, 2017

Marriage licenses issued and recorded by the Sheridan County clerk’s office in January 2017: • Kristina Delray Spreadborough, 27, Sheridan and Christopher Lee Hiatt, 39, Sheridan, Jan. 3 • Olivia Mae Eldridge, 18, Sheridan and Kelby Layne Liggett, 21, Sheridan, Jan. 4 • Benjamin Jay Johnson Jr, 31, Sheridan and Alexandra Gabrielle Hullinger, 27, Sheridan,… Continue Reading

Reports — March 3, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 700 block Bender Lane, 5:18 a.m. • RMA assist, 100 block West Brundage Street, 2:32 p.m. • RMA assist, 1600 block Steffen Court, 9:25 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday • Medical, Bender Lane, 5:15 a.m. •… Continue Reading

Tourists from across US key, but Chinese a boon for industry

Tourists from across US key, but Chinese a boon for industry

SHERIDAN — China will be one of Wyoming’s biggest customers the next several years, and travel and tourism organizations say that local businesses could benefit from the country’s customers.  On March 10, Sheridan Travel and Tourism and the Wyoming Office of Tourism will host a China-Ready workshop for local businesses and residents.  The workshop responds to… Continue Reading

SPD seeks grant for body cameras

SPD seeks grant for body cameras

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department moved one step closer to adding body cameras to its list of equipment after submitting an application for the Department of Justice Body Worn Camera Grant on Feb. 16. “The goal is to have one camera per officer that responds to calls,” Lt. Tom Ringley said. Senate File 32… Continue Reading

Woman receives deferred prosecution for endangering child

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman charged with one count of endangering children received deferred prosecution with three years minimum supervised probation during her sentencing in 4th Judicial District Court Wednesday. During her arraignment, Kasey Kaercher pleaded guilty to one count of endangering children after a 15-year-old turned her in for possessing and using methamphetamine with… Continue Reading

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