Category Archives: Local News

Holiday Inn to host Be My Valentine Pageant

SHERIDAN — For those thinking of trying their shot in the world of pageants, the Be My Valentine Pageant is set for Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The pageant is open to girls from birth to 17 years of age and boys from birth to 12 years old. The pageant will include four categories:… Continue Reading

UW grants Trustees Scholars’ Award to local students

SHERIDAN — Seventy-two Wyoming high school seniors, including five Sheridan County students, have been selected to receive the 2016 Trustees’ Scholars Award, the University of Wyoming’s top academic scholarship. Big Horn High School student Kaylin McKinley and Sheridan High School students Zach Campbell, Anastasia Giljum, Caleb Hoopes and Cole Kayser received the scholarship. The premier… Continue Reading

Entries accepted for Arbor Day poster contest

SHERIDAN — Wyoming State Forestry Division and Wyoming Project Learning Tree are teaming up again this year to hold the annual Wyoming State Arbor Day poster contest. This year Wyoming will celebrate its 128th Arbor Day. The contest is open to all Wyoming fourth- and fifth-grade students, including home-schooled, private and public.  Students are invited… Continue Reading

Local band participates in Memphis blues competition

SHERIDAN — The kinds of blues music performed across the country vary as much by region as by taste, much like barbecue fare in Texas differs from that found in Kansas City. You have Memphis blues — the style associated with Beale Street and musicians like Frank Stokes and Sleepy John Estes. Then there is Chicago… Continue Reading

Home brewing bill on tap in state legislature

SHERIDAN — If a bill before the Wyoming Legislature passes, homebrewers would be able to tap into brew fests. Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan, is the primary sponsor of Senate File 62, which, if it passes, would allow homebrewers to bring their beers to some brew fests throughout Wyoming. The legislation would not affect the Suds… Continue Reading

Agendas — Feb. 6, 2016

Dayton Town Council 7 p.m. Monday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order and recite Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Approve minutes of the Jan. 19 work study meeting • Approve minutes of the Jan. 20 secondary council meeting • Reports — utility clerk/building permits, fire department, law enforcement,… Continue Reading

Mediate, Priddy to wed in June

Mediate, Priddy  to wed in June

SHERIDAN — Phillip Mediate and Sammy Priddy of Missoula, Montana, are engaged to wed June 4, 2016, at The Seven Mile Meadow in Alberton, Montana. Mediate, originally from Sheridan, earned degrees from Montana State University-Billings and University of Montana in Missoula. He is currently employed with MedStar Critical Care Flight. He is the son of… Continue Reading

Lectures to focus on relationships

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on relationships for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The presentations set for Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on families and codependency. The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat presentation on Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. Attendees… Continue Reading

Child’s place ‘Cupid’s Shuffle’ set for Feb. 13

RANCHESTER — The Tongue River Child’s Place “Cupid’s Shuffle” fundraiser will take place Feb. 13, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Ranchester Town Hall. The evening will include entertainment from the Craft Brothers and a catered dinner to begin at 6:30 p.m. The event will also include a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, raffle baskets, free children’s… Continue Reading

SHS students head to D.C., Cheyenne for internships

SHERIDAN — Three Sheridan High School students will complete internships over the next few weeks and months with the Wyoming State Legislature and the U.S. Senate. The Sheridan Press caught up with them recently to hear their take on the programs. Gabriel Briggs Briggs, a junior at SHS, is currently in Washington, D.C., serving as… Continue Reading

Sheridan man sentenced for stealing firearms

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was handed a prison sentence in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. Andrew Smith, 23, received a prison sentence of three to six years for burglary and forgery charges. In December, Smith pleaded guilty to the two charges as a part of an agreement with prosecutors to drop a second burglary… Continue Reading

Man pleads not guilty to wrongful taking of property

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man accused of stealing a trailer appeared in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday and pleaded not guilty to wrongful taking or disposal of property. If convicted, Donald Brunner faces up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine of $10,000 or both. According to an affidavit of probable cause, on May 10, 2015,… Continue Reading

Bar J Wranglers to perform at WYO Feb. 13

SHERIDAN — The Bar J Wranglers will perform at the WYO Theater Feb. 13 and Feb. 14. The world-famous singing cowboys from Jackson are popular with fans of all ages. The Feb. 13 show will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the Feb. 14 show at 2 p.m. Tickets to attend are $25 for adults, $22… Continue Reading

Stars of Tomorrow finals to take place Feb. 12

SHERIDAN — The finals for the Stars of Tomorrow competition will take place Feb. 12 from 7-9 p.m at the WYO Theater. The youth talent competition sponsored by the Kiwanis Club is open to boys and girls in four divisions: kindergarten through second grades, third through fifth grades, junior high school students and high school… Continue Reading

Tween Club to meet at library Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will meet Tuesday. The group gathers each Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. to explore different topics. The topic for this week is free play. Others topics planned for February include photography and a movie. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The library is located… Continue Reading

Counties push for new funding formula to balance rich, poor

SHERIDAN — An economist-turned-legislator is attempting to play Robin Hood with the state’s local government money, stealing from the rich to give to the poor. Well, it’s not exactly stealing. And unlike in the folk tale, many of the would-be wealthy victims actually support the proposal. But the parallel is there. Rep. Mike Madden, R-Buffalo,… Continue Reading

Developer urges Ranchester to reduce fees for new construction

Developer urges Ranchester to reduce fees for new construction

RANCHESTER — While Ranchester Town Council members passed on first reading changes to some of the town’s fees for new developments, one developer had hoped for steeper cuts to the costs. Chris Bernard of Ace Builders recently asked the town council to remove wording in Ranchester’s codes that stipulates additional fees for developers who plan… Continue Reading

SMH prepares to release updated strategic plan

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital officials are preparing to release their plans for the future. Laura Lehan of PeAk Consulting said Wednesday that the hospital’s updated strategic plan will be out within the next four weeks, but hinted that the hospital will stress safety and patient care. Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty has emphasized that hospital… Continue Reading

Lawsuit alleges failed dam played role in June 3 flooding

SHERIDAN — A lawsuit filed late last year alleges some of the flooding in June 2015 could have been prevented and was caused by an illegally constructed pond dam that failed during storms. The suit, filed in 4th Judicial District Court, alleges that members of the Bessette Family Trust are liable for flooding that severely… Continue Reading

UW College of Law announced Dean’s List for fall

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming recently released the list of College of Law students on the Dean’s Honor Roll for the 2015 fall semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s Honor Roll, second- and third-year students must maintain at least a 3.4 GPA and first-year students a 3.25 or better. In addition, students must… Continue Reading

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