Hannah Sheely

Medicine donations: Program distributes prescriptions to low-income residents

September 26, 2014

SHERIDAN — Since launching in 2008, the Wyoming Medication Donation Program has helped low-income residents around the state fill more than 86,000 prescriptions — worth approximately $5.6 million — for medications they would not otherwise be able to afford. Medications are dispensed at no cost to qualified patients and come from donations of unused, unexpired Read More

Water rights: City, SAWS apply for funding for more supplies

September 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — It is estimated that Sheridan will need an additional water supply within 25 years, which is why the city of Sheridan and the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board are working together now to prepare for the purchase of water when opportunities arise. City Council held a special session Wednesday to consider Read More

Natural gas board moves forward with funding application

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board that is seeking to bring natural gas to Dayton, Ranchester and areas in between passed a resolution Wednesday approving a loan application to the State Loan and Investment Board that could fund more than half the project cost. The board is applying for a grant and Read More

Dayton moving forward with additional parking

September 24, 2014

DAYTON — Two lots located near Scott Bicentennial Park recently purchased by the town of Dayton are on their way to becoming additional parking, and possibly additional green space. The Dayton Town Council held a work session Tuesday to discuss how best to use the property. At the session, Mayor Bob Wood gave a report Read More

Work needed on county attorney’s office after arson starts today

September 23, 2014

SHERIDAN — County commissioners signed an agreement Monday with O’Dell Construction to renovate the Sheridan County attorney’s office located at 148 S. Brooks St. The building was severely damaged in an early morning fire June 4. Work was set to begin today after a preconstruction meeting. County Administrative Director Renee Obermueller said the house has been Read More

Fall Fly fishers enjoy autumn day on the water

September 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — A breeze laced with autumn chill rustles leaves blushing yellow along the banks of Piney Creek south of Sheridan. Dots of red foliage flash through the leaves like beacons catching one’s attention again, and again. Rays of sunlight refract in the ripples of the creek, scattering across the cool water like glitter spilled on Read More

Expo offers tips, resources to deal with aspects of aging

September 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — They call it Rodeo Week Phenomenon, and it has nothing to do with seeing an exorbitant amount of cowboy hats in a few days time. “We have a little phenomenon we call the Rodeo Week Phenomenon, or at the holidays, when the adult children come back to town to visit their parents and Read More

Ranchester lease to Visionary Communications could improve Internet access

September 18, 2014

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council voted Tuesday to lease town property located at the town’s water tank to Visionary Communications in order for the company to install a tower that will potentially increase access to wireless Internet in the area. Visionary uses microwave radios to provide wireless broadband Internet access. The property will be leased for Read More

Little public input provided at West 5th Street open house

SHERIDAN — Plans to reconstruct West Fifth Street continue to move ahead with an expected start date in 2016. The section slated for the update will start just west of the Mydland Road intersection and end where the pavement ends on West Fifth Street, city Project Manager Joe Schoen said. City, county and Wyoming Department of Read More

Joey’s Fall Fly II fundraiser set for this weekend

September 17, 2014

SHERIDAN — About six years ago, Ashley Thompson saw a man teaching a few kids how to cast a fly fishing rod at Kendrick Park. Fascinated, she walked up to the group and asked if she could try. “He let me do a few, and it turned out I was a really good fisherman,” Thompson Read More

Story man must tear down shop after county denies variance

SHERIDAN — County Commissioners voted Tuesday to deny a variance request from a man in Story who built a shop 8 feet from his front property line instead of the required 25 feet. With the variance denied, applicant Randy Bochmann will have to tear the shop down and relocate it. Commissioner Bob Rolston voted to allow Read More

Clearmont OKs 1st reading of ordinance allowing chickens, rabbits in town limits

CLEARMONT — Despite nearly 25 residents showing up to speak at the last Clearmont Town Council meeting about a proposal to allow chickens and rabbits in town limits, no comments were made at Monday’s Council meeting when the ordinance was passed on first reading. At the meeting in August, some residents spoke in support and Read More

Council tables liquor license request for 201 Broadway

September 16, 2014

SHERIDAN — City Council tabled a request Monday from Lou’s, LLC, to purchase a retail liquor license currently owned by the city and proposed to be used at 201 Broadway St. for a new restaurant seeking to open by November. Since the city is the selling agent in the transaction, and not just approving a Read More

City, Army Corps moving forward with Goose Creek riverwalk project

SHERIDAN — The concrete chutes channeling Little Goose Creek between Dow and First streets are on their way to getting a facelift in coming years. The Sheridan City Council Monday approved an agreement between the city and the Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a feasibility study for an ecosystem restoration project in the area. Read More

Old, modern mix in unique skiing culture

September 15, 2014

SHERIDAN — At first glance, the hunt may look much like one in Wyoming: a group of men up before dawn standing high on a ridge, peering down the snowy slopes below and looking for signs of elk. But then, when an elk is spotted, this group of hunters starts hollering, and within seconds it becomes Read More

Wilderness art exhibit on display

September 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — While standing in a gallery that contained two of her paintings — part of only 25 works chosen from 71 entries in a national juried art show — Big Horn artist Jenny Williams wasn’t shy to admit that painting was less important to her than the wilderness depicted in her artwork. To prove Read More

Local groups celebrate anniversary of Wilderness legislation

SHERIDAN — Just a few weeks ago, Wyoming Wilderness Association Executive Director Carolyn Schroth was speaking with a woman from France who had moved to Wyoming in great part for its beauty. A vivacious, cosmopolitan woman, she told Schroth what made her come: “We don’t have these wide open spaces, and we don’t have these Read More

Fair association OKs overage costs for water project

September 12, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fairgrounds Association voted Thursday to approve payment of up to $66,000 in overage costs for a water system replacement project to be completed at the fairgrounds this winter. The overage amount was approximately $13,000 more than originally anticipated, but the board decided the project was crucial enough to justify spending more Read More

SAWS explores purchase of Park Reservoir water shares

SHERIDAN — Members of the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board discussed at length Wednesday the possibility of the city of Sheridan and the SAWS board submitting a joint application for funds that would be used to purchase shares of stored water in Park Reservoir. No action was taken on the matter, but a Read More

Gosar asks voters to ‘walk on’ to campaign

September 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — Pete Gosar, the Democratic candidate for governor in the coming November election, rallied a crowd at a meet and greet event Wednesday in Sheridan, asking supporters to “walk on” to his campaign by talking about the issues that matter to Wyoming citizens regardless of political party. Gosar is using “Walk On” as a Read More

What about my garden?

September 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — The predicted snow and freezing temperatures no doubt have gardeners around the region trying to decide the best course of action to protect their veggies and other crops that they’ve babied along all summer. UW Extension Agent Scott Hininger said measures to protect gardens come down to personal preference, but he did recommend Read More

Is Sheridan in for a repeat performance? Area could get several inches of snow

SHERIDAN — The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch and hazardous weather outlook for Sheridan County and the Bighorn Mountains from Wednesday evening into Thursday afternoon. Nighttime lows will dip below freezing through Friday night and an estimated 3-6 inches of wet, heavy snow may accumulate in the region. Meteorologist Brian Tesar, Read More

Dayton officials launch development of properties near Scott Park

September 9, 2014

DAYTON — Members of Dayton Town Council approved two expenditures Monday that will launch development of property near Scott Bicentennial Park on Broadway Avenue that was recently purchased by the town to provide more parking and, potentially, more green space. The property consists of two lots near the entrance of the park that are occupied Read More

Crews respond to three fires near Port of Entry

September 8, 2014

RANCHESTER — Three fire departments responded to three separate wildland grass fires that burned approximately 41 acres near the Port of Entry on Interstate 90 Sunday. Crews worked approximately four hours to knock the fires down. The cause of the fires is still under investigation. Tongue River Fire Chief Donnie Dobrenz said the call came Read More

Memories preserved: Clearmont Historical Group working toward museum opening

September 6, 2014

CLEARMONT — Before Clearmont became a town in September 1892, there was the town of Huson, complete with cemetery, post office and newspaper. Huson ceased to exist in November 1892 just six months after its post office was established because the owners of the Burlington and Missouri Railroad didn’t like a bend in the rail Read More