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TRE celebrates grand opening

TRE celebrates grand opening

RANCHESTER — Officials, parents and students celebrated the opening of the new Tongue River Elementary School on Friday evening and today will open the 2016-2017 school year in the building. The grand opening celebration included a proclamation from Taner Norton, a representative from the state’s School Facilities Commission. He read a declaration from Gov. Matt… Continue Reading

Drawing comparisons between Mongolia and the Bighorns

Drawing comparisons between Mongolia and the Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Comparisons between Mongolia and Sheridan, Wyoming, are not often made, but two research students from the east Asian country have been doing just that. Gantuya Jargalsaihan and Munkhaul Tsogtsaikhan have been in the area for just over one week and will stay through this week, conducting research and studying range management. Range management… Continue Reading

Man arrested after fleeing scene of accident

SHERIDAN — A 28-year-old Sheridan man was arrested Saturday after leaving the scene of a vehicle accident with injuries Saturday morning. Justin Demple was heading north on Main Street when he turned left onto Fifth Street in front of two individuals on one motorcycle. The motorcycle struck the SUV Demple was driving, throwing the two… Continue Reading

Bighorn National Forest steering committee to meet Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Bighorn National Forest managers and members of the Forest Plan Steering Committee will meet on Wednesday for the annual forest plan monitoring and evaluation field trip. Participants will meet at the Porcupine Ranger Station at 10 a.m. before proceeding to different locations in the Medicine Wheel Ranger District. Discussion topics and locations include… Continue Reading

Barn in Big Horn to host craft show

BIG HORN — The Barn in Big Horn will play host to a craft show and market Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show and market will include vintage inspired crafts, repurposed furniture, cupcakes and more. For additional information, contact Terri Walton at 674-6023. The Barn in Big Horn is located at 228… Continue Reading

Horseshoeing competition begins Saturday in Big Horn

SHERIDAN — The first day of the World Championship Blacksmiths Horseshoeing Contest will take place Saturday at the Big Horn Equestrian Center. The contest will continue through Sunday and Monday as part of Don King Days. The event is open to the public to watch expert farriers at work. For additional information, call Cecile Pattison… Continue Reading

Annual hang glider fly-in jumps off Friday

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The annual hang glider fly-in will take place over the Labor Day weekend in the Bighorn Mountains. Those not jumping can watch and photograph hang-gliders as they soar over the area. They take off at the Sand Turn turnout off U.S. Highway 14 West just outside of Dayton. For additional information, contact… Continue Reading

Agendas—August 29, 2016

Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission 5:30 p.m. Thursday Commissioners’ board room Sheridan County Courthouse   • Call to order and pledge • Roll call • Approval of agenda • Approval of minutes  Aug. 11, 2016 • Matters from the public not on the agenda • New business A. CU-16-005: Story Community Church expansion conditional… Continue Reading

Reports—August 29, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 2000 block Hickory Avenue, 6:47 a.m. • PD animal assist, 700 block South Main Street, 2:18 p.m. • RMA assist, 1500 block Mydland Road, 11:20 p.m. Saturday • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 8:51 a.m. • RMA, North Main Street and Fifth Street, 10:01 a.m.… Continue Reading

Natural gas board to apply faor SLIB grant

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board is applying again for a State Loan and Investment Board grant and loan. The board, in conjunction with Western Water Consultants and Engineering, is putting together all of the required financial reports, project reports, letters of recommendation and resolutions required for the application. The board discussed… Continue Reading

SMH moving into downtown office space

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will expand into downtown office space in the coming weeks. Hospital leadership has been looking for ways to free up additional space at the primary facility on West Fifth Street, even considering a basement expansion. But, after considering a number of options, SMH officials have opted to lease the space… Continue Reading

Press to host Rock the Vote event Sept. 17

SHERIDAN — In the last presidential election, just 25 percent of the voting age population in Wyoming cast ballots. Only 50 percent of the voting age population in Wyoming was even registered to vote. The Sheridan Press hopes to move the dial on both of those statistics by hosting a Rock the Vote event Sept.… Continue Reading

Agendas — Aug. 27, 2016

Sheridan County Commission Staff meeting 9 a.m. Monday Second floor Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse   • Call to order • Staff/elected reports • Adjourn Sheridan Memorial Hospital 4 p.m. Wednesday Conference Rooms A&B Sheridan Memorial Hospital 1401 W. Fifth St.   • Call to order • Welcome, public comments, introductions • Approval of August… Continue Reading

Center Stage: The wonders of water

Water is the largest component of the body and makes up 50 to 70 percent of our total body weight. Water is also a primary component of many important physiological functions that take place inside the human body each day. Our bodies rely on the presence of water for processes such as regulating body temperature,… Continue Reading

75 years singing for God

75 years singing for God

SHERIDAN — “My 11th birthday was December 8, 1941. The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, Sunday. I didn’t get to have my birthday party as we were all listening to the radio. It upset me greatly,” said Leonard Hurst. “In those days, I would get a card from my parents and kids that… Continue Reading

Reagan Day Dinner set for Sept. 3

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Republican Party and HALO for Freedom Warrior Foundation will host this year’s Reagan Day Dinner, entitled “In Honor of Our Heroes,” on Sept. 3 at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. The Reagan Day Dinner is the annual fundraiser for the Sheridan County Republican Party. This year’s event will also help to… Continue Reading

Big Horn Heritage Days set for Sept. 4

BIG HORN — The annual Big Horn Heritage Days celebration will be held Sunday, Sept. 4, in downtown Big Horn. This year’s event will include live music from Chancey Williams and The Younger Brothers Band along with Tris and Sam Munsick. Live music will be performed between 4-11 p.m. There is no cover charge to attend. For… Continue Reading

Challenger to Trump hopes to make Wyo. ballot

CASPER — An establishment Republican challenger to Donald Trump is making a hurried effort to stand as an independent presidential candidate on Wyoming’s general election ballot in November. Supporters of Evan McMullin are hoping to gather the 3,302 signatures required by the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Monday deadline. McMullin, a former CIA operative and chief policy… Continue Reading

WGFD to temporarily close Solder Creek HMA

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will temporarily close access to Soldier Creek Hunter Management Area west of Sheridan to facilitate herbicide treatment for cheatgrass. Starting Friday, Soldier Creek HMA will be closed to all human presence while herbicide is applied in an effort to treat cheatgrass and other noxious weeds becoming established on… Continue Reading

Local cadet completes basic training

RANCHESTER — Cadet LeeAnna Mitchell, daughter of Brian and Kati Mitchell and Lela Lewis, recently completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy. Mitchell entered West Point on June 27 and has completed six weeks of CBT, one of the most challenging events a cadet will encounter over the course of the four-year program… Continue Reading

New Faces

Dylan Everett Wade Soper Dylan Everett Wade Soper was born Aug. 23, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces. He was welcomed by parents Nysha and Justin Soper of Ranchester. His siblings are brothers Kaiden and Jullian. His grandparents are Susie and Leroy Westika of Sheridan, Patricia Soper of Sheridan and… Continue Reading

WYDOT to host groundbreaking for N. Main interchange

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Transportation will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the North Sheridan Interchange on Monday at 2 p.m. The public is welcome to the ceremony that will kick off the project. Several elected officials, including Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, will speak at the event. The groundbreaking will take place at the… Continue Reading

DAC celebrates 1,000th flight in Sheridan

DAC celebrates 1,000th flight in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — For a few months in 2015, local officials weren’t sure when or if they would accomplish the task of bringing commercial air service back to Sheridan and Johnson counties. In March of that year, Great Lakes Airlines had ceased its service. Many travelers in the region were fed up with unreliable service and… Continue Reading

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