Category Archives: News

Reports — Nov. 9, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Chimney fire, 1400 block North Main Street, 7:13 a.m. • Garbage can fire, 2200 block West Fifth Street, 8:55 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 600 block North Main Street, 12:41 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE • No reports available at press… Continue Reading

The downside of reusable bags

I see a lot of people who have made the change from paper or plastic to reusable grocery bags and I applaud the decision. There is however a small problem. According to the Journal of Marketing a recent study found that while consumers who bring their own bags to the grocery store tend to purchase… Continue Reading

Coupon tips: Readers question the fine print again

Using coupons should be simple and straightforward: Read the text on the coupon to see on which product or products the coupon is valid. Then, purchase that product … right? Not so fast. Whether due to an error on the manufacturer’s part or to a “creative” interpretation by a shopper, the wording on some manufacturer… Continue Reading

Senior Center opens Day Break facility

Senior Center opens Day Break facility

SHERIDAN — The opening of the Sheridan Senior Center’s new Day Break facility is the start to the next level of senior caregiving here in Sheridan, according to the nonprofit’s staff. The facility held its ribbon cutting ceremony and open house Monday afternoon, inviting patrons in for games, a buffet of food and company. The… Continue Reading

UW president discusses student recruitment with SCSD2

UW president discusses student recruitment with SCSD2

SHERIDAN — Fall tends to be the time of year that high school students begin filling out their college applications. Some will stay close to home, but others will make their way across the country to attend school. But if you ask teachers and staff at Sheridan County School District 2, not enough students are… Continue Reading

Council encourages citizens to place educated votes

SHERIDAN — With a short, routine meeting, the Sheridan City Council utilized the opportunity to encourage the packed room to head to the polls and vote. “I would just take this opportunity to remind people the importance of voting and voting well,” Council President Shelleen Smith said. “Contemplate your decisions. This year it’s very critical… Continue Reading

SCSD2 principals share academic plans

SHERIDAN — Though Sheridan County School District 2 traditionally has high-performing schools, there is always room for improvement.  At Monday night’s SCSD2 Board of Trustees meeting, principals from all six elementary schools shared their plans with the board on how they can improve academic success. Sagebrush Elementary School principal Brett Dahl said his goal for… Continue Reading

Kraft earns designation through Jewelers of America

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Jeweler Spencer Kraft, co-owner of Kraft’s Fine Jewlery, was awarded the Jewelers of America certified senior management professional designation — the second and highest level of the Jewelers of America Professional Management Certification program. “Being a Jewelers of America Certified Senior Management Professional is an important designation; it shows you can buy… Continue Reading

Kinskey, Laursen receive 2016 Guy Haggard award

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Sen. David Kinskey and Rep. Dan Laursen shared the 2016 Wyoming Weed & Pest Council Guy Haggard Award for outstanding support of the WWPC during the 2015 legislative session. The Guy Haggard Award was initiated by the Wyoming Weed & Pest Council in 2007 in honor of Guy Haggard, a longtime loyal… Continue Reading

Friends of the Library auction set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — The annual Friends of the Library auction will take place Saturday from 5:30-8 p.m. at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Tickets for the event are $50 per person. The cost includes food, drinks, music and the opportunity to bid on an array of items. Proceeds from the auction go to support local libraries.… Continue Reading

Holiday Express Bazaar set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The First United Methodist Church will host a Holiday Express Bazaar on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The bazaar will include local crafters selling their handmade products. The event is free and open to the public. The First United Church is located at 215 W. Works St.  Continue Reading

Reports — Nov. 8, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1400 block Dana Avenue, 11:15 a.m. • RMA assist, 50 block West 13th Street, 11:43 a.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • No reports available.   SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Monday • No admissions or dismissals reported.  … Continue Reading

WYNG changes mission, deactivates companies

WYNG changes mission, deactivates companies

SHERIDAN — Two companies of the 960th Brigade Support Battalion were deactivated Saturday, signifying an end of a mission. The Wyoming Army National Guard held a ceremony for both Alpha and Bravo companies, retiring each unit’s pennants. “This will just be a short ceremony,” said Lt. Col. Kent Porter, “but it’s important for the troops… Continue Reading

Homegrown: Single mother finds unexpected joy

Homegrown: Single mother finds unexpected joy

Editor’s note: This is part four of a portrait series highlighting ordinary families in the community. Earlier this year, Sheridan Press photojournalist Justin Sheely started a project to highlight families in Sheridan County. He asked local families several questions: How has having children for the first time changed their lives? What are the challenges they… Continue Reading

SCSD2 announces strawberry recall impacts

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 officials announced Friday that they were notified by the state epidemiologist Thursday that the district may have received a shipment of frozen strawberries from Sysco Foods that were possibly affected by Hepatitis A.  The notification is part of a nationwide recall. SCSD2 immediately checked its lot numbers and… Continue Reading

NWCCD expands veteran services department

NWCCD expands veteran services department

SHERIDAN — Rain, snow or shine, Tyler Jensen used to jump into his car every Wednesday and make the hour-and-a-half drive to Gillette College. When the veteran services advisor got there, there would be several students waiting for him — most of them had to adjust their schedules to briefly meet with Jensen on the… Continue Reading

Hospital ICU open house set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation will host an Intensive Care Unit open house on Thursday from 4-6 p.m. The event is for the public to see the new ICU which provides critical care for patients. The new facility is used to closely monitor, assess and intervene in patient care and recovery. New patient… Continue Reading

Thrift Shop to host annual Christmas sale

SHERIDAN — The Holy Name Thrift Shop’s annual Christmas sale will take place on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus building. The sale will include handmade products from local crafters. The event is free and open to the public. The Knights of Columbus is located at 201 E. Brundage… Continue Reading

CHAPS Poker Run set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The CHAPS Pony Poker Run will take place Saturday from 12-6 p.m. at Thorne-Rider Park. The five-mile fun run/walk poker run is timed. Cards will be collected at each mile and participants are encouraged to watch out for the trivia. The cost to enter is $30 for early registration and $35 to register… Continue Reading

Check out ‘Behind the Picket Fence’ Saturday

SHERIDAN — “Behind the Picket Fence,” a Holiday vintage, art and craft sale will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. The event will include more than 50 vendors. Lunch will be available. For more information, call Terri Walton at 674-6023. Sheridan County Fairgrounds is located at 1753… Continue Reading

Get ‘Uncorked’ with Lisa Carrel

SHERIDAN — Lisa Carrel will host “Uncorked” on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The event will include an evening of music, fun and step-by-step guidance in painting your own acrylic masterpiece on canvas. Each workshop is $35 per person and includes all of the art supplies needed. Attendees are welcome… Continue Reading

Reports — Nov. 7, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Odor investigation, 1400 block North Heights Drive, 8:54 a.m. • Smoke investigation, 400 block South Sheridan Avenue, 8:34 p.m. Saturday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 600 block Big Horn Avenue, 7:42 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 8:29 p.m. Sunday • Motor vehicle accident, West Fort Street… Continue Reading

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