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InstaGators to perform at Rock the Vote

InstaGators to perform at Rock the Vote

SHERIDAN — Elections are serious business. They determine the future of our country and the direction in which our society will head. But, that doesn’t mean elections can’t include some fun. That’s why The Sheridan Press hopes to bring a little fun to the 2016 election season with live music, yard games, food and drink… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Law enforcement in contact with suspect

UPDATE: Law enforcement in contact with suspect

UPDATE (3:15 p.m.): SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department released a statement at approximately 3:15 p.m., saying that officers have made contact with the suspect and negotiations are ongoing. The press release described the situation as “dynamic” and noted that these “things can take time.” The scene remains secure and the SPD will notify area… Continue Reading

SC sees growth in first-time enrollment

SHERIDAN — Last week, Sheridan College kicked off another academic year by setting a record for the number of first-year students enrolled. “Last academic year, we served over 4,700 students district-wide,” said Dr. Leah Barrett, vice president for student affairs. “That includes all students taking classes for credit. We are very proud of that number, but we… Continue Reading

SC English teacher, writer reflects on her sabbatical

SC English teacher, writer reflects on her sabbatical

SHERIDAN — Stephen King writes. Ernest Hemingway wrote with a bottle of scotch next to his pen and paper. Kurt Vonnegut did sets of pushups and sit ups before he took to the typewriter. The process of taking a blank piece of paper and turning it into literary art differs from person to person. Keri De… Continue Reading

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The next round of the Jentel Artist Residency Program’s monthly “Jentel Presents”  will take place Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. This month’s presenters include non-fiction writer Jacqueline Bussie, of Fargo, North Dakota; sculptor Natalie Abrams, of Charlotte, North Carolina; book artist Robert Rowe, of Peoria, Illinios; painter Cynthia Camlin,… Continue Reading

‘Eat Your Water’ presentation set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Dr. Erin Nitschke will present as part of the Senior Center’s “When I’m 64…or more” presentation Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The presentation is free to the community and will focus on ways to stay hydrated. All ages are welcome to attend the event. Refreshments will be provided. No registration necessary. For more information,… Continue Reading

Akcita Win to gather Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The September meeting for Akcita Win will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Country Kitchen. The organization’s special speakers will be Cindy Baker and Amanda Reichenbach from a Place of Wholeness. The group will also have instillation of new officers. The public is welcome but reservations are required by calling Karen Kjerstad… Continue Reading

Reports—August 31, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1000 block South Thurmond Street, 4:32 a.m. • RMA assist, 1800 block Big Horn Avenue, 4:28 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 2300 block Shirley Cove, 5:13 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 6:01 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • No calls reported. ROCKY… Continue Reading

Trained volunteers to continue work on Red Grade Trails

Trained volunteers to continue  work on Red Grade Trails

SHERIDAN — Trained volunteers will continue work on the Red Grade Trails system this fall, building an additional 1-mile of non-motorized trail. Last fall, the Sheridan Community Land Trust opened the trail system that will eventually include miles of cycling and hiking opportunities off Red Grade Road. The first portion of trail constructed was approximately… Continue Reading

Brennan reflects on internship in Enzi’s office

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Lachlan Brennan recently left Washington, D.C., with a unique perspective on the nation’s government after serving a summer internship with U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming. According to a press release from Enzi’s office, Brennan said he applied to be an intern because of his interest in the nation’s political affairs and… Continue Reading

Filing closed for school boards, conservation district

SHERIDAN — The filing period for those seeking seats on local school boards and the Sheridan County Conservation District closed Monday. Just as races in the Wyoming primaries saw a number of challengers and new faces, so will the contests for local school boards. The following individuals have filed for local seats as of Tuesday… Continue Reading

Registration for Wolf Creek Wrangle open

SHERIDAN — Registration for the Wolf Creek Wrangle, an annual fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns, is now open. The event set for Sept. 17 will include a half-marathon, 10K, 5K and kids race. The cost to participate varies based on the race, but all registration may be completed at Day-of… Continue Reading

Meet, greet rodeo athletes at ERA fan fest

SHERIDAN — Rodeo fans will have the opportunity to meet and greet rodeo athletes Friday at Grinnell Plaza from 4-8 p.m. The Cowboy State Elite Rodeo Fan Fest will allow fans to mingle with the world’s top rodeo athletes with activities including roping dummies, a mechanical bull, food, drinks and music by local country artist Justin… Continue Reading

Don King Days set for Sunday, Monday

BIG HORN — The annual Don King Days celebration will take place Sunday and Monday at the Big Horn Equestrian Center. The two fun days of “Old West” rodeo events will feature match bronc riding, steer roping, end-of-season polo and live music. The Big Horn Equestrian Center provides open space and a no-fence setting in… Continue Reading

Reports—August 30, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Grass fire, Fish Hatchery Road, 11:52 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 900 block Sibley Circle, 1:29 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 200 block South Main Street, 5:55 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • Medical, Pierce Road, 1:42 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN… Continue Reading

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

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