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Plan ahead to prevent holiday mishaps

Plan ahead to prevent holiday mishaps

SHERIDAN — In 2015, drunken driving-related crashes resulted in 10,265 deaths in America. That averages one death every 51 minutes, all according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s website. Thirty-seven percent of those crashes resulted in sober driver deaths. Sheridan’s women and men in uniform emphasize safety and prevention with upcoming holiday celebrations. Drive sober… Continue Reading

SCSD1 officials oppose conference realignment proposal

SCSD1 officials oppose conference realignment  proposal

RANCHESTER — Tongue River High School may be heading west, and that bothers school officials.  TRHS principal Mark Fritz received an email from the Wyoming High School Activities Association earlier this month outlining preliminary conference realignment that places the Tongue River Eagles track, basketball and volleyball teams in the 2A Northwest Conference for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020… Continue Reading

5th day of nonprofits: Second Chance Cat Rescue

5th day of nonprofits:  Second Chance Cat Rescue

SHERIDAN — Second Chance Cat Rescue gives homeless cats hope at finding a loving home. The no-kill shelter takes all types of cats, from healthy kittens to senior cats and even cats with disabilities. Second Chance Director of Programs Rachel Kristiansen said the shelter is to supplement others like the Dog and Cat Shelter by… Continue Reading

Local students earn top UW scholarship

SHERIDAN — Ninety-seven outstanding high school seniors from across Wyoming have been selected to receive the 2017 Trustees’ Scholars Award, the University of Wyoming’s top academic scholarship. The premier scholarship for Wyoming resident high school seniors covers actual credit hours taken as well as room and board costs for eight semesters at UW, starting with… Continue Reading

Reports — Dec. 22, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1600 block North Gould Street, 11:21 a.m. • RMA assist, 1800 block Big Horn Avenue, 2:27 p.m. • RMA assist, 1900 block West Loucks Street 6:16 p.m. • Structure fire/controlled burn, 10 block Moore Lane, 8:55 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • No calls reported.… Continue Reading

Not just for young adults anymore

Young adult literature isn’t just for teenagers anymore. With the popularity of books like J.K. Rowling’s series about Harry Potter, Stephenie Meyers’ “Twilight,” Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games” and John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars,” young adult fiction is becoming mainstream, and even adults are picking up these titles to see what all the… Continue Reading

Annual Christmas bird count steeped in tradition

Annual Christmas bird count steeped in tradition

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Audubon Society will conduct its annual bird survey and bird feeder count, one in Sheridan Dec. 22 and one in Big Horn-Story Dec. 29. The Christmas bird counts are open to anyone interested, you don’t need to be an expert birder in order to participate. Lots of eyes, people to… Continue Reading

Strangulation case bound over to district court

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Circuit Court Judge Shelley Cundiff bound over an assault case to 4th Judicial District Court for further investigation during a hearing Monday. Sean Newton attended his preliminary hearing to determine probable cause for an alleged assault stemming from a Dec. 1 incident with his ex-girlfriend that occurred in the parking lot… Continue Reading

Clearmont discusses landfill contract

CLEARMONT — Clearmont Town Council accepted a contract from Entech Engineering for the landfill closure project at its meeting Monday. Mayor Chris Schock, town clerk and treasurer Janet Riesland and town clerk and treasurer Krysti Dycus met with Entech and the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality regarding a contract with Entech to cap the landfill.… Continue Reading

SCSD1 plans for better performance

RANCHESTER — While Sheridan County School District 1 students received high test scores, administrators say their schools can do better.  Tuesday, principals from SCSD1 provided strategic updates to the board of trustees. Mark Fritz, principal at Tongue River High School, said his building will focus on its culture and student vocabulary.  This decision is partially… Continue Reading

Local Court Briefs — Dec. 21, 2016

Editor’s note: The print publication reflected incorrect information for Michael Sanchez. In an earlier version of this article, it read he pleaded guilty to one count of strangulation. Sanchez in fact pleaded no contest to an amended charge of misdemeanor domestic battery. The Sheridan Press regrets this error.    Man pleads no contest to domestic battery SHERIDAN… Continue Reading

4th day of nonprofits: Joey’s Foundation

4th day of nonprofits: Joey’s Foundation

SHERIDAN — Fly fishing and mentorship come together to help Sheridan’s youth with Joey’s Foundation. Though fly fishing may be the activity, founder and program director Joey Puettman said it’s not actually the focus of the foundation. “It’s not about fly fishing at all,” Puettman said. “It’s about the mentorship that goes on.” Joey’s Foundation… Continue Reading

SAWS shares waterline repair cost with city

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board approved a proposal to share the cost of replacing a portion of a leaking waterline under Little Goose Creek with the city of Sheridan. City of Sheridan Utilities Manager Dan Roberts said during a meeting Tuesday that though they planned to replace the line in… Continue Reading

Dayton announces holiday lighting contest winners

DAYTON — Officials from the town of Dayton recently announced the winners of the 2016 Christmas lighting contest. They are: • First place — Amber Gaona, 214 W. Second Ave., $50 • Second place — Mr. and Mrs. Chris Bernard, 19 Black Mountain Drive, $25 • Third place — Mr. and Mrs. Travis Harnish, 24… Continue Reading

Bacon and hash brown egg bake 

Bacon and hash brown egg bake 

INGREDIENTS 1 pound bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 1 (8-ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 3/4 cup 1 percent milk 12 eggs 1 (32-ounce) package frozen hash-browned potatoes, thawed 2 cups shredded Swiss, cheddar, Monterey… Continue Reading

Satisfying soup

Occasionally those who cook like to cook for themselves. I have personal favorites that not all of the rest of the family enjoy. It can be frustrating, but on occasion I simply have to indulge in something I like, and let everyone else take the back seat. This soup is one of those situations. I… Continue Reading

Why coupon misuse matters

I’ve tackled the topic of coupon misuse in my column before, and it always seems to generate heated discussion on both the consumer side and the industry side. Here are some recent emails from my inbox: Dear Jill, I’ve read your column and blog off and on and have to say I’m not thrilled with… Continue Reading

JEC nixes bills to alter class sizes, funding model

JEC nixes bills to alter class sizes, funding model

SHERIDAN — Two bills that could have drastically changed how schools received funding will not move forward. Monday, the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Education Committee voted against introducing bills to the Legislature that would have increased class sizes and changed funding models for Wyoming school districts.  “After discussion, it was very clear that there was no… Continue Reading

City Council settles on MDU rate increase

City Council settles on MDU rate increase

SHERIDAN — After an executive session at the tail end of a two-hour year-end Sheridan City Council meeting, Mayor John Heath and his council approved Montana-Dakota Utilities to proceed with a rate adjustment to the Public Service Commission. Public Works Director Nic Bateson, Finance and Administrative Director Jim Harmon and city attorney Greg VonKrosigk also… Continue Reading

3rd day of nonprofits: Advocacy & Resource Center

3rd day of nonprofits: Advocacy & Resource Center

SHERIDAN — The Advocacy and Resource Center serves both male and female victims of violent crimes by offering a safe, private place to get answers and to better understand the justice system and victims’ rights. Victim witness coordinator Rhonda Weber said there’s a common misunderstanding regarding the processes involved when a violent crime occurs. It’s… Continue Reading

Wayne, Roanne Schatz celebrate 50th anniversary

Wayne, Roanne Schatz celebrate 50th anniversary

SHERIDAN — Wayne Ardale Schatz and Roanne (Longwith) Schatz recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple wed Dec. 16, 1966, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Wayne Schatz retired in 2008 after working in Sheridan County School District 2 as a keyboarding instructor, district technology coordinator, business department instructor and technology teacher.  Roanne Schatz worked at… Continue Reading

Wine Fest tickets now available

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association 2017 Wild West Wine Fest tickets are on sale at  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

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