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Dayton Town Council discusses Community Plan, street lighting

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council members discussed the rough draft of the Dayton Community Plan at their meeting Wednesday. Councilor Joey Sheeley suggested some minor formatting corrections in order to maintain consistency in the document, while Councilor Laurie Walters-Clark requested assistance from Councilor Craig Reichert and Councilor Eric Lofgren with corrections in the fire and… Continue Reading

Holy Name student wins Peace Poster contest

SHERIDAN — The annual Lions International Peace Poster contest sponsored by the Sheridan Sundowners Lions Club was won by Layne Sweeney, a sixth-grade student at Holy Name Catholic School. Sweeney’s poster was chosen among more than 450,000 entries submitted worldwide. The contest was to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere. “When… Continue Reading

USDA applications available for conservation stewardship program

SHERIDAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will accept and process applications for enrollment in the Conservation Stewardship Program, the nation’s largest conservation program.  NRCS has made several updates to the program to help producers better evaluate their conservation options and the benefits to their operations and natural resources. New methods… Continue Reading

SHS announces first-semester blue honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 officials recently released the list of students named to the Blue Honor Roll for the first-semester. These students are enrolled in at least five classes and have earned a 3.0-3.9 GPA with no grades lower than a C. The following students were named to the Blue Honor Roll.… Continue Reading

Reports — Nov. 18, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Motor vehicle accident, West Brundage Lane and Aero Loop, 6:12 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 600 block Riverside Drive, 3:42 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • No reports available at press time.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday • No reports available at press time.   SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL… Continue Reading

Nine inches of snowfall results in minor vehicle accidents

Nine inches of snowfall results in minor vehicle accidents

SHERIDAN – Sheridan County Sheriff’s Department, along with Sheridan Police and Wyoming Highway Patrol, tended to accidents and “numerous slide offs” this morning due to consistent snowfall. City of Sheridan Operations Superintendent Mathers Heuck estimated about nine inches had accumulated by noon since the snow began Wednesday night. The nine inches of snow translated into… Continue Reading

MCL model working well at BHMS

BIG HORN — The Mass Customized Learning model at Big Horn Middle School is going smoothly, according to teachers and administrators.  At Tuesday night’s Sheridan County School District 1 board meeting, BHMS teachers presented their progress on the MCL model to the board of trustees.  The MCL model is a complete overhaul of the traditional… Continue Reading

Municipal court focuses on communication

SHERIDAN – The court systems in Sheridan do whatever they can to accommodate those who need assistance during a hearing. “We definitely make every effort to accommodate everybody, whether they have a disability or they can’t speak English. Whatever the case may be, we make every effort to do so until the judge determines we… Continue Reading

Library receives $24,000 gift for Children’s Library

SHERIDAN — Sublette County Public Library is donating six detailed book bins to the Fulmer Children’s Library. The donation was announced at the Sheridan County Public Library Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday night. Each book bin costs about $4,000 to make, making it a $24,000 gift. Sheridan County Public Library Director Cameron Duff said a… Continue Reading

Sheridan County interactive map featured during GIS Day

Sheridan County interactive map featured during GIS Day

SHERIDAN – Sheridan County celebrated Geography Awareness Week Wednesday by hosting a GIS, or Geographical Information Systems, Day at Sheridan Chamber of Commerce. GIS Coordinator Richard Immell collaborated with others from the forest service and County Planner Mark Reid to help teach the public about this resource. “I feel like it was a success for… Continue Reading

Stevenson, Mines wed

Stevenson, Mines wed

SHERIDAN — Ashley Stevenson and Aaron Mines wed in Big Horn at The Brinton Museum on July 30, 2016. Stevenson, originally of Sheridan, attended the University of Wyoming for her bachelor’s degree in communication and Black Hills State University where she received a master of science degree. She is currently employed as an English teacher… Continue Reading

SCSD3 announces first-semester honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 3 officials recently released the list of students named to the Honor Roll and Board of Trustee’s Honor Roll for the first-semester. The following students were named to the Honor Roll. Honor Roll (3.0-3.49) Seventh grade — Shelden Malli Eighth grade — Kerri Malli, Charlynn Mercer Ninth grade —… Continue Reading

International Survivors of Suicide day at Fulmer Library

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host the international Survivors of Suicide Day gathering Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sheridan Fulmer Public Library in the Inner Circle. The gathering is for those who have experienced a loss due to suicide in an informal and low-pressure… Continue Reading

Dayton Art Loop and Bazaar set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Dayton Art Loop and Bazaar will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will showcase artistic talent in the Tongue River Valley. Activities will include a tour of the studios of local artists and a bazaar. The map of artist’s studios is available at the Community Center… Continue Reading

Jazz at the Mars to perform Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Jazz at the Mars will perform Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. The event will take place in the Mars Theater at Sheridan College. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door. Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.   Continue Reading

Reports — Nov. 17, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 700 block Emerson Street, 5:42 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1500 block Sugarland Drive, 9:50 p.m. • RMA assist, 1900 block West Loucks Street, 10:53 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • No reports available at press time.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • No reports… Continue Reading

‘Double-Time’ on the river

‘Double-Time’ on the river

With my summer guiding season behind me, I’m spending every day at my fly tying vice trying to chip away at the 1,000 dozen flies I’m supposed to tie for various guides and fisherman by next spring. It’s getting tedious, and I’m already starting to wish I was back working on the River. Then, I… Continue Reading

Is there anything to do in Sheridan on Sundays?

Is there anything to do in Sheridan on Sundays?

I have been asked this question as many times as I asked it myself when I first moved to Sheridan!  Sheridan certainly does not lack in weekly events and activities but Sundays can often seem quiet—especially for visitors.  This observation led the Whitney Center for the Arts to open the Edward A. Whitney Gallery to… Continue Reading

Maintaining the authenticity of the Kleiber Cabin

Maintaining the authenticity of the Kleiber Cabin

DAYTON — The Kleiber Cabin is considered an integral part of Dayton’s history. The roof has been leaking around the skylight and the chimney for many years. In order to protect the building and the artifacts displayed inside, the town of Dayton has decided to have the roof and skylight replaced. Sonja Caywood, who has… Continue Reading

Homegrown: Parent learns to let go

Homegrown: Parent learns to let go

Editor’s note: This is part five of a portrait series highlighting ordinary families in the community. Earlier this year, Sheridan Press photographer 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 face?… Continue Reading

Old TRE to be used for educational purpose

BIG HORN — Sheridan County School District 1 officials chose to use the old Tongue River Elementary for educational purposes.  At Tuesday’s meeting, the SCSD1 board of trustees voted unanimously to maintain the building to facilitate academic and athletic programs for the next two years.  The decision arrived primarily out of the three meetings held… Continue Reading

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