Each year, The Sheridan Press and media outlets everywhere reflect on the top stories of the last 12 months. Most of the time, they are crime stories, scandals or disasters.
As we enter into the new year, Sheridan Press staff decided to be optimistic and focus on the headlines we hope we can write in 2014.
Here they are:
• Antelope Butte meets fundraising goal; ski area set to reopen next season
• Amtrak to commence train service through Sheridan on new Western Passage line connecting Seattle and Denver
• Gas prices fall in Sheridan County to be in line with surrounding areas
• City of Sheridan announces plan to build indoor rodeo stadium as winter PBR events line-up to move to small Western town
• Sheridan College announces transition to full four-year university campus system
• BNSF announces plans for Fifth Street bypass
• Sheridan housing, rent deflate to average levels
• Economist: Sheridan working-class paychecks on the rise
• Sheriff: Nonviolent offenders released on probation
• People Assistance Food Bank closes: Lick said customers disappear as poverty reaches historic low
• Chief Adriaens announces eradication of meth in Sheridan
• Dog and Cat Shelter celebrates 100% adoption rate
• City, county and school employees receive much-needed raise
• Downtown vibrant, jobless rate drops after Main street storefronts are filled
• Work to begin on natural gas pipeline to Ranchester, Dayton
• City council recognizes petition, discusses water fluoridation
• Sheridan Inn sees wildly successful first year with new owners
• Kinskey, firefighters raise toast, celebrating value of other
• Readers delighted (always) at Press coverage of sports
• New coal mine opening; hiring to begin March 1
• Wyoming Cowboys go 9-2; win Mtn. West.