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Technology in education: Easter Seals clients benefit from new technology purchase

January 31, 2015

SHERIDAN — A simple question asked a little over a year ago has led to clients at Easter Seals finding new ways to learn, communicate and accomplish goals such as finding a job, losing weight and becoming better readers. While an investigation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities may not typically be seen Read More

So far, 5 applications received for liquor license

January 30, 2015

SHERIDAN — Today is the final day for advertising the availability of a $1,500 retail liquor license currently owned by the city. To date, five entities have applied for the license, and City Council will soon begin the process of reviewing applicants before choosing a buyer. Applications for the license are due by the end Read More

What’s next? Dayton, Ranchester pursue more in-depth planning for natural gas pipeline

January 29, 2015

DAYTON — It wasn’t the $2.5 million grant and $3.5 million loan they were hoping for, but members of the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board expressed confidence Wednesday that the State Loan and Investment Board remains supportive of their efforts to bring natural gas to Dayton and Ranchester. During its regularly scheduled meeting, the Read More

Dayton Town Council prepares to fill vacant seat

January 28, 2015

DAYTON — Members of Dayton Town Council met Tuesday to prepare for upcoming interviews of candidates who have applied to fill an open seat on the Council. Mayor Norm Anderson also used the work study to discuss various dos and don’ts he’d like to see followed by the Council, which will consist of three new Read More

Kinskey sponsors firefighter arbitration bill

January 27, 2015

SHERIDAN — Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan, has sponsored a bill in the Wyoming Legislature that would make arbitration non-binding on governing bodies that must go into hearings with a neutral third-party mediator in order to settle employment contract negotiations with firefighter unions. Kinskey said the bill — Senate File 123 — places final say on Read More

County launches new website

January 26, 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County has a new website that staff and officials hope will provide an accessible and easy to navigate system for anyone needing to do business with the county. “We had not really paid a lot of attention to the site for a lot of years,” County Administrative Director Renee Obermueller said. “With the Read More

From Sheridan to Washington D.C.: Local student tells of her time working as a Senate page

January 24, 2015

SHERIDAN — She got there on a Sunday — Sept. 7, 2014 — and by 4:50 a.m. Sept. 8 it had hit her: this was going to be a very different semester. Back home in Sheridan, Madison Pehringer didn’t get out of bed at 5 in the morning to be at school by 6:15 a.m. Read More

Ferrari of the piano world gets a tune-up

January 23, 2015

SHERIDAN — Imagine a wide open road, shimmering with dew, and an F12berlinetta Ferrari with every “rosso corsa” curve glistening and its V12 engine purring with a soft restraint that almost belies the power beneath the hood. Now imagine easing the gas pedal down, expecting the heart-pounding rev and the 0 to 124 in 8.5 Read More

Survey shows residents OK with more lax development rules

January 22, 2015

SHERIDAN — Recent survey results indicate Sheridan residents think downtown development is important enough that the city should consider revising its rules to make it easier to remodel or replace downtown buildings. The survey was the second sent out this year to gauge public opinion during development of the Sheridan Land Use Plan and a Read More

CASA seeks support in future expansion: Commissioners vote to sponsor nonprofit for grant request

January 21, 2015

SHERIDAN — County Commissioners voted Tuesday to sponsor a grant request for Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns that will help the nonprofit organization in its pursuit to expand. The county will submit an application to the Wyoming Business Council for a $15,000 Community Development Block Grant that will be used to conduct a Read More

Mayor: City has one foot in Old West, one in technology

January 20, 2015

SHERIDAN — Mayor John Heath gave his first State of the City address at City Council on Monday, calling on city staff and officials to foster economic development for the city, a high quality of life for its residents and professionalism and financial discipline in city government. The address came after a special musical performance Read More

Wellness festival organizers seek to keep you motivated

January 19, 2015

SHERIDAN — Remember that New Year’s resolution you made 19 days ago? That one about living a more heart-healthy lifestyle for your kids, eating better or taking more time to recharge emotionally? While the temptations to ease up — or even give up — may be setting in about now, don’t. When the couch looks Read More

Changes to Medicaid waiver program cause challenges for those in need of services

January 17, 2015

SHERIDAN — Like a one-size-fits-all hat that droops over the ears of one person while looking more like a baby beanie on the head of another, the redesign of the Medicaid waiver program that provides funds for the care of people with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries has turned out to not quite “fit” Read More

SAWS board approves contract for booster station upgrades

January 15, 2015

By Hannah Sheely The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Before the snow flies next fall, upgrades to booster stations that provide water to outlying Sheridan Area Water Supply customers should be complete — finally. The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board voted Wednesday to approve a $100,000 contract with DOWL-HKM for Project 3 on the Read More

A big payoff: City, county begin to see payments from gambling revenue

January 14, 2015

SHERIDAN — City and county officials are saying “Whoa!” after receiving payments due to local governments from an off-track betting parlor permitted to open in Sheridan just over a year ago. In October, the city and county each received $30,085 for a total distribution of $60,171. That amount represented 1 percent of total wagers on Read More

Legislative glance: Local delegates presenting bills at 2015 session

January 13, 2015

SHERIDAN — It’s time for Sheridan County legislators to hit the ground running as the 63rd Wyoming Legislature convened today at noon. The joint session of the House of Representatives and the Senate will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday for Gov. Matt Mead’s State of the State address. The address will be available on live Read More

Ready to recycle? Get ready for curbside this summer

January 12, 2015

SHERIDAN — Excuses may be running out. A 2012 public opinion survey found that some of the main reasons city residents didn’t recycle were because it was inconvenient, they didn’t like sorting their recycled goods and there was no pick-up service. However, if City Council approves a resolution it is slated to consider on Feb. Read More

Municipal leaders prep for legislative session

January 10, 2015

SHERIDAN — Icy roads or dry, the 63rd Wyoming Legislature will kick off at noon on Tuesday and several members of local government will be making the trek to Cheyenne throughout the session to make their voices heard on the various bills to be considered. Mayors and staff for Sheridan, Dayton, Ranchester and Clearmont said Read More

Exhibit Hall work underway

January 9, 2015

SHERIDAN — Upgrades on the Exhibit Hall at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds are well under way with all the demolition work complete and a projected finish date of March 5. Bill Goodman of TSP, Inc., gave a report to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Association at its meeting Thursday. Goodman is providing construction oversight for the Read More

County to watch funding, liquor license, 911 fee bills in 2015 Legislature

January 8, 2015

SHERIDAN — The 63rd Wyoming Legislature will convene at noon on Tuesday for its 2015 general session. As always, local governments will keep an eye on bills as they proceed through the Legislature that could have an impact on local residents or government operations. “There always ends up being a few things we’d like to Read More

Fluoride now in your water: Sheridan city staff add controversial supplement on Monday

January 7, 2015

SHERIDAN — City of Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson has confirmed that fluoride is now being added to the water supply for city and Sheridan Area Water Supply customers. The addition of fluoride, originally scheduled to begin Thursday, began on Monday at both the Big Goose and Sheridan water treatment plants. Liquid fluorosilicic acid Read More

Ringley takes reins as chair of county commission

SHERIDAN — With the first meeting of the year for the Sheridan County Commission comes a new chairman of the board. On Tuesday, former Chairman Terry Cram called the meeting to order, asked for a recital of the Pledge of Allegiance and then handed over the gavel to the newly elected chairman for 2015, Commissioner Read More

Ranchester new mayor sworn in Tuesday

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council had a previous councilman sitting in the mayor’s seat and two new faces on Tuesday after the “changing of the guard” brought about by the November election. Peter Clark is now the mayor of Ranchester. He spent much of the meeting establishing his goals for the Council and for the Read More

Water fluoridation in effect as of Monday

January 6, 2015

SHERIDAN — City of Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson has confirmed that fluoride is now being added to the water supply for city and Sheridan Area Water Supply customers. The addition of fluoride, originally scheduled to begin Thursday, began on Monday at both the Big Goose and Sheridan water treatment plants. Liquid fluorosilicic acid is being added Read More

Dayton Town Council says goodbye to longtime mayor Wood

DAYTON — When it comes right down to it, a town’s allure is found in its people. That sentiment was obvious at a reception held before the Dayton Town Council meeting Monday. Council members and community members alike mingled around Town Hall, swapping stories, laughing and, in a few cases, trying not to tear up. Read More

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