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Ridley’s Family Market buying Sheridan Safeway, three other Wyoming stores

December 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Safeway store in Sheridan has been sold to Ridley’s Family Market, a grocer with 24 stores located acrossUtah, Idaho, Nevada and Wyoming. Mark Ridley, owner of Ridley’s Family Markets, made the announcement about the sale on Friday. The regional grocer will also purchase two Safeway stores in Casper and an Albertson’s in Read More

Tickets still available to see Tim Tebow April 15

SHERIDAN — With a late afternoon announcement on Thursday that Tim Tebow was coming to town in April, nearly 500 tickets to see the former Denver Broncos quarterback were sold in Sheridan on Friday. Fans eager to see Tebow need not fret about missing out on their chance — but they should hurry to get Read More

Tickets still available to see Tim Tebow April 15

December 19, 2014

SHERIDAN — With a late afternoon announcement on Thursday that Tim Tebow was coming to town in April, nearly 500 tickets to see the former Denver Broncos quarterback were sold in Sheridan on Friday. Fans eager to see Tebow need not fret about missing out on their chance — but they should hurry to get Read More

Ridley’s Family Market buying Sheridan Safeway, three other Wyoming stores

SHERIDAN — The Safeway store in Sheridan has been sold to Ridley’s Family Market, a grocer with 24 stores located across Utah, Idaho, Nevada and Wyoming. Mark Ridley, owner of Ridley’s Family Markets, made the announcement about the sale on Friday. The regional grocer will also purchase two Safeway stores in Casper and an Albertson’s Read More

Water changing hands: SAWS transfers ownership of Commercial Park water system to city

SHERIDAN — A long-standing but largely unfulfilled agreement between the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board and the city of Sheridan became reality Wednesday. At the regular SAWS board meeting, SAWS transferred ownership of the water system in the Sheridan Commercial Park to the city of Sheridan, which annexed the area in 2012. The Read More

Commissioners vote no, Wild Horse Road to remain private

December 18, 2014

SHERIDAN — County Commissioners split their vote 2-3 on Tuesday when trying to decide if a private road southeast of Arvada should be established as a county road. The road will remain a private road maintained by residents. The road begins at milepost 2.5 of County Road 38, Wild Horse Road, and continues south along Read More

Dayton Town Council ready to fill vacant seat in Jan.

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council is now set to fill an open council seat in January after passing on third reading an ordinance that lays out the process to fill vacancies. The Council voted unanimously Wednesday to pass the ordinance, Mayor Bob Wood said. Once the new Council is sworn in come January, it will Read More

Third reading passed for council, mayor pay increase

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council passed on third and final reading Tuesday an ordinance to increase the salary of the mayor and council members. The mayor’s salary will be increased to $2,000 per month or $24,000 per year, the maximum allowed by Wyoming state statute for mayors of incorporated towns. Mayors of first-class cities like Sheridan Read More

Clearmont water study approved: Council works to improve water for the town

December 17, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Water Development Commission approved a Level II water study last week for the town of Clearmont that will seek to provide increased and improved water for the town. Mayor Chris Schock told Council members about the approval in his report at Monday’s Clearmont Town Council meeting. The study, funded by the WWDC, Read More

Sheridan birders are keeping count

December 16, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan may be going to the birds — and that’s a good thing for several groups in town that want to preserve, enhance and enjoy bird populations in the area for centuries to come. Within the last several months, several efforts have placed Sheridan County’s feathered friends center stage in a variety of ways Read More

Water shortage: New project could provide long-term water supply

December 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan and the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board received initial approval Thursday for a project that could provide an efficient, cost-effective way to obtain needed long-term water supplies for the Sheridan area. The approval — which won’t be final until the Wyoming Legislature approves the Omnibus Water Bill Read More

Board approves livestock sale building to be built on fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fairgrounds Association voted Thursday to allow fairgrounds staff to build a shed to house operations for the 4-H/FFA livestock sale held each year during the Sheridan County Fair. Fairgrounds Director Jamie Ringley said a request to have a permanent building in which to administer the sale was mentioned at a Read More

Natural gas board meets with governor

December 12, 2014

SHERIDAN — At times, those working to bring natural gas to the Tongue River Valley have felt like Sisyphus pushing a boulder up a hill, watching it roll down and then pushing it back up again in an eternal cycle of frustration. However, progress has been made, Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board Chairman Peter Read More

Acting police chief to retire: Adriaens to return as full-time chief of police

December 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — Capt. Scott Chandler has announced that he plans to retire from his service with the Sheridan Police Department in January. As a result, interim Chief of Staff Rich Adriaens will end his duties at City Hall and return to full-time service as chief of police. “Now, with Capt. Chandler’s retirement, I believe it is Read More

Capt. Scott Chandler to retire after 25 years with police department

December 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — Capt. Scott Chandler has announced that he plans to retire from his service with the Sheridan Police Department in January. Jan. 2 will be his last day. While that may seem odd, he said it was simply because that was the last day of the pay period. Chandler served with the Sheridan Police Read More

County Conservation District clarifies language in long-range plan

SHERIDAN — Just as road maps must change to match altered routes and conditions, the Sheridan County Conservation District must update its long-range plan to accommodate evolving resource conservation methods and tighter program funding. The district has completed a required five-year update to its plan, received public comment and will now submit it to the Read More

Fluoride — It’s coming! City plans for New Year’s water addition

SHERIDAN — City Utilities Manager Dan Roberts confirmed today that the city will begin to add fluoride to the water supply beginning in January. Crews have finished installing equipment to add fluorosilicic acid at the Sheridan and Big Goose water treatment plants. Fluoride will be added to city and Sheridan Area Water Supply water. “We’re Read More

Remembering a day of infamy: Local residents recall the impacts of Pearl Harbor

December 5, 2014

SHERIDAN — He was working for a dollar a day plus room and board at a grocery store in Sheridan when he heard the news over the radio. She had just come in from feeding cows with her boyfriend on her parent’s ranch north of Gillette when her mother told her. The day was snowy Read More

City officials say storage hasn’t caused soil, vegetation issues

SHERIDAN — Every winter piles of snow rise up like white volcanoes in parks and parking lots around Sheridan, growing wider and taller as the season wears on and more white stuff is scraped off the roads. Already this year — with 13,920 cubic yards of snow cleared from just the downtown and priority one Read More

Dayton Town Council move closer to filling vacant seat

December 4, 2014

DAYTON — Members of Dayton Town Council unanimously approved on second reading Wednesday an ordinance outlining the rules and regulations to fill a vacant council seat. The November general election caused a vacancy on the Council come January, which hasn’t happened in more than 20 years. The ordinance was based on the city of Sheridan’s Read More

Commissioners unanimously approve Big Horn event center

December 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — Downtown Big Horn will feature an events center with indoor and outdoor space for weddings, baby showers, dances and more after THC, LLC, received a conditional use permit from county commissioners Tuesday. THC is owned by Big Horn residents Tom and Holly Harper and their daughter Collette Eliason, who is married to Pete Read More

Ranchester mayor, Council members closer to pay raise

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council approved on second reading an ordinance giving pay raises to the mayor and Council members at its meeting Tuesday. The suggestion to give out raises came from a community resident earlier in November. The first reading was approved Nov. 18. The mayor’s salary will be increased to $2,000 per month Read More

South Park feature to be built over winter months

December 2, 2014

SHERIDAN — Over the winter, a boardwalk will be installed in the wetlands area in South Park to provide an educational and interpretive area for school students and community members. “When the master plan was derived and adopted by City Council in August 2009, this was one of the many ‘natural’ areas the committee felt Read More

Improving our roadways: Nearly $20 million in construction projects completed in 2014

SHERIDAN — The 2014 construction season involved miles and miles of roadway, pathway and pipeline projects for the city of Sheridan that should provide improved transportation and recreation opportunities for residents. Public Works Director Nic Bateson and City Engineer Lane Thompson gave an update on the past year of construction projects completed or in progress Read More

Rios: Current provision for license an overreach in administration

December 1, 2014

SHERIDAN — At its last meeting, City Council approved a resolution outlining criteria that businesses must meet when applying for a new retail liquor license held by the city. The resolution passed with two of three amendments proposed by Councilman Jesus Rios. The amendment that failed to pass sparked a council discussion on how much Read More






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