Category Archives: News

Senior Center Happenings

• What’s involved with planning your estate on your own? Learn the pitfalls in doing so at a free community presentation with Sheridan attorney, Tim Tarver, on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 5:30 p.m. on the Sheridan Senior Center’s dining room stage. The Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St. and this presentation is open… Continue Reading

Candidates moving on to the general election talk issues

SHERIDAN — A number of candidates seeking public office or re-election will move on to the primary unopposed. Those candidates were sent questionnaires for response leading up to the primary election, which is set for Aug. 16. Here are their responses, edited for length. Additional questionnaires will publish in The Sheridan Press next week. •… Continue Reading

What to do for August

Inside: Make pesto! Use all your fragrant basil to make pesto. Put out some new colorful place mats for the table. Wash windows inside and out; inspect windows for damage, re-caulk and paint if necessary. Don’t let the fresh corn go to waste. There is plenty now but the season winds down soon. Slice kernels… Continue Reading

Officials urge residents to support lodging tax

Officials urge residents to support lodging tax

SHERIDAN — To Sheridan Mayor John Heath, it’s quite simple — Sheridan Travel and Tourism opens the world to Sheridan. And because of that, he is a firm believer that Sheridan’s lodging tax initiative must be passed once again. The Sheridan lodging tax, which imposes a 4-percent tax on anyone who stays at a lodging establishment… Continue Reading

Mayoral candidates discuss growth, city administrator

SHERIDAN — While five individuals have asked Sheridan voters to elect them mayor, only two candidates will move forward to the general election. The remaining three will be eliminated in the Aug. 16 primary election. As the city continues to grow and catchphrases like “economic development” and “responsible growth” continue to roll off the tongues… Continue Reading

Primary election voting already underway

SHERIDAN — While primary election day remains a couple of weeks away, absentee voting has already begun in Wyoming. Absentee voting can be done by mail or in person at the Sheridan County Elections Office located inside the Sheridan County Courthouse. Absentee voting will continue through Aug. 15, the day before the primary election. Voter… Continue Reading

Basics of writing your own will workshop set for Aug. 2

SHERIDAN — The free presentation on how to write your own will is set to take place Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. Sheridan attorney Tim Tarver will host the presentation through a partnership with the center’s “When I’m 64…or more” life planning lectures series. Refreshments will be provided. For… Continue Reading

Window leaks likely caused by improper installation

Window leaks likely caused by improper installation

 Our semi-contemporary house has cathedral ceilings on most of the roof. The original roof was replaced in 2005. It was a clean re-roofing job. The decking was found to be in good condition, except for some loose nails. Owens Corning 50-year architectural shingles were selected, with added attic ridge vents. Ice and water shield was… Continue Reading

Holy Name golf tournament set for Aug. 6

SHERIDAN — The 2016 Holy Name Catholic School golf tournament will take place Aug. 6 with an 8 a.m. shotgun start at Kendrick Golf Course. Events include door prizes and hole prizes worth more than $20,000 will be available. The entry fee is $100, which includes two Mulligans and one poker hand, lunch and a… Continue Reading

Woman pilot Bobbie Whisler

Woman pilot Bobbie Whisler

SHERIDAN — She was the only woman in the pilots training program but Bobbie Whisler didn’t give that a second thought. She was going to learn to fly. “I thought it would be a wonderful thing to do,” Whisler said. “Those were the days where you would land in a corn field based on a… Continue Reading

Soldier Creek Medical Center undergoes reorganization

SHERIDAN — Soldier Creek Medical Center practice is undergoing reorganization, according to Sheridan Memorial Hospital officials. The internal medicine clinic, headed by Dr. Hugh K. Batty, closed its doors at 1262 W. Fifth St. on July 5 and will temporarily operate out of SMH. A letter was sent to patients on July 12 stating that… Continue Reading

A day late and a dollar short

Most everyone has felt like a day late and a dollar short from time to time. The first time that I felt that way was when I dirtied my diaper and Mom paddled me. Another time was when we boys broke into the community hall after the carnival and shot out several of the lightbulbs… Continue Reading

Is it raining? Candidates debate use of savings fund

SHERIDAN — As the doom and gloom news for Wyoming’s budget outlook continues, politicians will again consider whether the state should utilize its rainy day fund, which sits at $1.8 billion. Incumbent Rep. Mike Madden, R-Buffalo, said the purpose of the rainy day fund is to bridge the gaps when there are funding shortfalls in… Continue Reading

The New Vaudevillians performances to continue Wed.

SHERIDAN — Heading into its eighth season, the New Vaudevillians variety show will continue Wednesday from 7:30-9 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The family friendly show’s line-up includes comedy, magic, singing and dancing. Tickets are $12 and children younger than 5 get in for free. Tickets will be available at the WYO Theater box office,… Continue Reading

Dayton to conduct survey on town’s future

Dayton to conduct survey on town’s future

DAYTON — The Dayton Planning Committee is asking all town citizens as well as adjacent property owners to participate in a survey regarding the town’s future. The committee began work on updating the community development plan in October 2015. The Dayton Community Development Plan will be a blueprint for the future development of the town… Continue Reading

New Faces

Elleny Ruth Babbitt Elleny Ruth Babbitt was born July 24, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Getty and Julie Babbitt of Sheridan. Her siblings are sisters Genevieve, Gracie and Delilah. Her grandparents are Casey and Gail Babbitt of Torrington and Mark and Sharon Chapman of… Continue Reading

SHS class of 1966 reunion set for Aug. 5-6

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School class of 1966 will host a 50-year reunion on Aug. 5-6. Marcus and Dianna York will host class members at their cabin on Red Grade Road on Friday. Saturday events include a golf social at Hidden Bridge at 11 a.m. and a dinner and social at Hugh and Mercedes… Continue Reading

VA mental health summit sign-ups end Aug. 4

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veteran Affairs Medical Center  will host a community mental health summit on Aug. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sheridan College. The fourth annual community mental health summit’s goal is to build partnerships in recovery, share information about key programs and strengthen connections between systems to better serve veterans… Continue Reading

‘All American’ Crazy Days Aug. 4-6

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association’s “All American” Crazy Days will begin Thursday and go until Saturday. Sheridan retailers will have sales on their seasonal stock and overstock items, including in-store specials and sidewalk sales. For more information and to sign up call the Downtown Sheridan Association at 672-8881. Continue Reading

Reports — July 29, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1900 block Val Vista Street, 12:29 a.m. • Odor investigation, 1500 block Mydland Road, 6:55 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 3200 block Coffeen Avenue, 9:58 a.m. • Grass fire, 2000 block Holloway Avenue, 5:35 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • Grass fire, 2000 block Holloway Ave.,… Continue Reading

DSA celebrates success, plans for future

SHERIDAN — Downtown Sheridan is in as good of shape as ever, according to Downtown Sheridan Association board members. DSA board members and stakeholders celebrated their success and planed for the future at their annual meeting Wednesday morning. “I can’t express enough gratitude to the board of directors and the Downtown Sheridan Association and our… Continue Reading

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