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Wine Fest tickets now available

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association 2017 Wild West Wine Fest tickets are on sale at www.downtownsheridan.org.  The event offers tastings of more than 100 wines and beers along with heavy hors d’oeuvres all evening. The Wild West Wine Fest takes place March 3 at the Elks Lodge, located at 45 W. Brundage St. in… Continue Reading

Reports — Dec. 20, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Activated fire alarm, 1500 block Sugarland Drive, 2:44 p.m. • Motor vehicle accident, Fifth Street and Highland Avenue, 3:16 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • No reports available at press time.   SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Monday • No admissions or… Continue Reading

Birders celebrate IBA designation

Birders celebrate IBA designation

BIG HORN — The keenest of eyes braved frigid temperatures Saturday in the name of birding. Big Horn Audubon Society president Jackie Canterbury and Wyoming Community Naturalist Zach Hutchinson with Audubon Rockies led the tiny brigade of birders around the Brinton loop in search of the area’s best birds. Hutchinson and Canterbury’s passion for birds… Continue Reading

Administrators take steps to better Wyoming Girls’ School

SHERIDAN — Over the last 18 months, the Wyoming Girls’ School increased its efforts to align with the reformed stance of correctional facilities by addressing not only the behaviors its students exhibit but also the underlying causes of those behaviors.  The Wyoming Girls’ School is a therapeutic and educational facility for the treatment of court-ordered girls… Continue Reading

Sheridan hosts indoor archery tournament

Sheridan hosts indoor archery tournament

SHERIDAN — Rocky Mountain Discount Sports hosted its first Wyoming Open archery tournament Saturday. Though the weather deterred some, the event brought in more than 20 contenders to shoot in one of the area’s only archery competitions. “Rocky Mountain Discount Sports has never had an indoor tournament,” said one of the tournament’s creators, Dave Thompson.… Continue Reading

The second day of nonprofits: CHAPS

The second day of nonprofits: CHAPS

SHERIDAN — In a city with a history of rodeo, wrangling and ranching, it only makes sense to help people through horses. That’s the mindset at Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip Equine Assisted Therapy. Executive Director Kristen Marcus said CHAPS serves a wide range of clients from those with multiple sclerosis and spinal cord… Continue Reading

Arbor Day poster contest open; submissions due in March

SHERIDAN — Wyoming State Forestry Division and Wyoming Project Learning Tree have teamed up again this year to hold the annual Wyoming State Arbor Day poster contest. This year, Wyoming will celebrate its 129th 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

Hospital implements new alarm technology

SHERIDAN — Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, and Hospira, a Pfizer company and leading provider of infusion technologies, recently announced that Sheridan Memorial Hospital is the first hospital to integrate Cerner’s CareAware Event Management secondary alerting solution with Hospira infusion system Alarm Forwarding technology.  CareAware Event Management is designed to route alerts… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host bluegrass, burgers Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a bluegrass jam session Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. During the jam, $2 burgers will also be available. This month’s jam will feature a Christmas party and dance. All musicians and vocalists are invited to take a chair on stage. Each musician takes turns choosing and leading the… Continue Reading

Reports — Dec. 19, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Activated fire alarm, 1400 block West Fifth Street, 4:53 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1400 block East Brundage Lane, 2:39 p.m. Saturday • Activated fire alarm, 400 block East Brundage Street, 7:06 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 400 block East Brundage Street, 8:03 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 500 block… Continue Reading

TRVJPB thanked Sheeley Thursday

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board said goodbye to TRVJPB secretary Joey Sheeley at its meeting Thursday. Her term on the Dayton Town Council and the TRVJPB expires Dec. 31. TRVJPB chairman Mayor Peter Clark presented a plaque to Sheeley, inscribed with “Got Gas?”, to which Sheeley responded, “I love it, that’s… Continue Reading

12 Days of Nonprofits —Sheridan Angels

12 Days of Nonprofits —Sheridan Angels

SHERIDAN — The philanthropic hearts of those living in Sheridan complement the countless nonprofits that reside both outside and within city limits. Though no cause is greater than the next and it would be difficult to highlight each charity, The Press hopes to shine some light on the little guys by featuring one local nonprofit… Continue Reading

The SheridanAires: The magic of music

The SheridanAires: The magic of music

By Lois Bell, Sheridan Senior Center   SHERIDAN —“Music brings you to places that bring you joy.” This is the experience of Jane Perkins who directs the SheridanAires singing group at the Sheridan Senior Center. Perkins has been loving the job for 12 years.  The SheridanAires shine this time of year not only for others but… Continue Reading

Stock a nonalcoholic bar for parties

Stock a nonalcoholic bar for parties

If you are entertaining this season and want to serve a variety of drinks, keep in mind that not everybody drinks alcohol, and more important, not every one should. When making party plans remember alternatives to plain pop or canned juice by giving some thought to these suggestions. Fortunately there are enough flavorful non-alcoholic beverages… Continue Reading

Economic development isn’t what you think

Economic development isn’t what you think

SHERIDAN — Economic development doesn’t mean what you think it means. The concept doesn’t just revolve around quick upticks in jobs and economic activity. Economic development actually focuses on long-term sustained growth that requires a dedicated effort by communities.  At least that’s the message the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce delivered at its monthly luncheon… Continue Reading

Connectivity moves up list of recruitment tools

Connectivity moves up list of recruitment tools

SHERIDAN — Internet connectivity blazes a new trail when it comes to Sheridan’s attractiveness to potential residents and businesses. Sheridan Planning Director Robert Briggs said the targeted industries to bring to Sheridan include technology and data storage, which puts an emphasis on Internet capabilities. He said local providers constantly try to find ways to enhance… Continue Reading

BRACE YOURSELF: After snow, frigid temperatures to move into Sheridan

BRACE YOURSELF: After snow, frigid temperatures to move into Sheridan

SHERIDAN — A winter storm that moved through the area Friday brought snowy roads and dangerous conditions to those who braved the outdoors.  The storm turned Sheridan County into a winter wonderland, bringing several inches of snow to Sheridan County Friday. While the snow may cause problems for drivers, officials said negative temperatures expected over… Continue Reading

American Legion Auxiliary to gather

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will gather Tuesday at the Country Kitchen at 6:30 p.m. The group will host its Christmas get together.  The event is open to all who wish to attend. The Country Kitchen is located at 2617 N. Main St. Continue Reading

Agendas — Dec. 17, 2016

Sheridan County Commission Regular Session Staff Meeting 9 a.m., Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 Sheridan County Courthouse Addition Second Floor Commission Library, 216 • Call to Order • Staff/Elected Reports • Adjourn   Sheridan County Commission Regular Session Board Meeting Agenda 9 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 Sheridan County Courthouse Addition Second Floor Boardroom, 220 •… Continue Reading

Child Development Centers review department designations

Child Development Centers review department  designations

SHERIDAN — Budget cuts challenge every state and federally funded entity, but Child Development Services of Wyoming foresees considerable struggles in 2017 after suffering cuts to its 2016 budget. A June 15, 2016, state decrease of $134,000 put the Region 2 Child Development Center’s operating budget at $1.7 million. “We balanced that budget by not… Continue Reading

LGBT group offers support, aims for equality

LGBT group offers support, aims for equality

SHERIDAN — The suicide of 20-year-old Trevor O’Brien of Gillette last March sparked something in Sheridan resident Kenneth Allen; that spark has ignited action. Allen said that especially in such a conservative state, the LGBT community needs a place to make friends, find support and be accepted, which is why he helped create Sheridan Supports… Continue Reading

Miller blazes trail for mayoral transition

SHERIDAN — As swiftly as John Heath took over the seat of Sheridan mayor, he will swiftly depart, presiding over his last City Council meeting Monday before mayor-elect Roger Miller takes charge. Miller is chomping at the bit to start moving into his new position and has taken measures into his own hands for self-instructed… Continue Reading

HNCS students study Christmas traditions

HNCS students study Christmas traditions

SHERIDAN — On that first Christmas night, even the spiders wanted to see the Christ child, Holy Name Catholic School sixth-grader Zia Brown explained. “There is a legend in the Ukraine of a spider called the Christmas spider. Long ago, spiders were trying to get a good view of the Christ-child. They silked webs all… Continue Reading

SCSD3 outlines educational expectations

CLEARMONT — Sheridan County School District 3 board members approved the district’s education expectations and goals for this school year Wednesday night at its board of trustees meeting. The board and administration expect a proficiency rate increase of one student in grades three through eight on the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students tests in both… Continue Reading

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