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City Hall renovation to be completed by Dec. 1

November 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — Doing business at City Hall should be smoother, quicker and more convenient come December after a customer service counter is installed on the first floor to offer a one-stop-shop for approximately 90 percent of City Hall services. Public Works Director Nic Bateson told City Council about the proposed renovations Nov. 17, and crews Read More

Berger elected Majority Floor Leader

November 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — The members of the Wyoming House of Representatives and the Wyoming Senate have finalized their leadership and committee assignments following party caucuses last weekend. Members of leadership will be sworn in during opening ceremonies on the first day of the session, slated to begin at noon on Jan. 13, according to a media Read More

Dayton Town Council prepares for seat vacancy

November 20, 2014

DAYTON — In more than 20 years, Dayton has not had a vacancy on its town council. That changed in the recent election, and on Wednesday council members voted on a process for filling the seat that will be empty come January. The ordinance will require two more readings to be finalized before the new Read More

Ranchester mayor, council members get pay increase

November 19, 2014

RANCHESTER — Members of Ranchester Town Council voted Tuesday to increase the mayor’s salary and the salary paid to Council members. The mayor’s salary was increased to $2,000 per month or $24,000 per year, the maximum allowed by Wyoming state statute. The salary for Council members was increased from $60 per meeting to $85 per Read More

Clearmont moves forward on water well study

CLEARMONT — Clearmont has cleared one of three hurdles in its pursuit of a water study that will determine if new water wells can be drilled in town to provide better water for residents. Mayor Chris Schock attended a Wyoming Water Development Commission meeting Nov. 6 in Casper to present the need for the study Read More

Commissioners intend to make Holloway Avenue a county road, improve it

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners intends to establish a portion of Holloway Avenue in Downer Addition as a county road in order to obtain state funding to improve the roadway. Commissioners approved a notice of intent to establish a portion of the road as a county road at their meeting Tuesday. The public can Read More

Planning for the future; City readies for continued growth, expansion in upcoming years

SHERIDAN — With Sheridan’s population expected to grow by more than 2,100 people in the next 16 years, city planners are working now to be ready for that growth. Over the last year the city has partnered with Orion Planning Group, a local planning firm, to prepare a land use plan and future land use map. Read More

How does a city design paradise?

November 18, 2014

City considers conceptual plans for large community park SHERIDAN — Conceptual plans for a proposed park on West Fifth Street have been released and were presented to City Council during a work session Monday. The park is proposed to include approximately 10 acres of multi-purpose sporting fields and more than 20 acres of open space Read More

Three cities team up to promote NE Wyo. to national businesses

SHERIDAN — The cities of Sheridan, Buffalo and Gillette have teamed up to pursue a Wyoming Business Council planning grant that will enable the three cities to launch a national marketing initiative to promote northeastern Wyoming as a desirable location for business relocation and expansion. Members of City Council voted Monday to approve a resolution Read More

City waiting on approval for hydropower loan application

SHERIDAN — If a loan application is approved, the city of Sheridan will be able to produce hydropower on one of its raw water mains in the future and sell the power back to Montana-Dakota Utilities. City Council on Monday approved a resolution authorizing submittal of a loan application to the State Loan and Investment Read More

Fostering a new kind of family : Vicki Nyback opens her door to veterans in need

November 15, 2014

SHERIDAN — Commercial door hinges are supposed to last a long time — under normal wear and tear. The wear and tear on Vicki Nyback’s home is definitely not normal, and that’s OK with her. “We’ve lived in this house over 30 years, and my husband uses commercial hinges on our front door,” Nyback said. “He said Read More

Progress made on fairgrounds water system

November 14, 2014

SHERIDAN — Before the arctic blast that rolled in this week, crews with EnTech Engineering made rapid progress on water system upgrades at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Engineer Dave Engels gave members of the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Association a report on progress at their meeting Thursday. He said all the 4-inch pipes for the main pipeline Read More

Water line warranty available to SAWS customers soon

November 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Area Water Supply customers will have the option within the year to purchase a little peace of mind when it comes to their water lines. The SAWS Joint Powers Board voted Wednesday to allow Utility Service Partners, doing business as Service Line Warranties of America, to contact SAWS customers about a service line Read More

Inn owners taking the time to get it right; Staff readies menu items in anticipation of restaurant opening

November 12, 2014

SHERIDAN — A perfect prime rib roast — medium-rare all the way through, seasoned but not salty, given time to rest after cooking so it is smooth and juicy — takes low heat, lots of time and conscientious testing. In much the same way, the owners of the historic Sheridan Inn and the Open Range Read More

Planning Commission moves First Street realignment issue on to City Council

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Planning Commission voted Monday to recommend approval of a right-of-way realignment on East First Street to allow for future development in the area. City Council will consider the request at its meeting Monday. Developer Drew Redinger, owner of Stonemill Construction, purchased land at the top of the hill east of Sheridan Read More

Election odds: Dayton must fill Council seat after Tuesday election

November 8, 2014

DAYTON — It was a situation akin to a sports reporter’s travel schedule that follows the wins and losses of a team — if San Antonio sweeps Sacramento, if Sheridan beats Natrona. Prior to the general election Tuesday, Dayton officials could not predict whether Dayton would have a full town council or not come January. Read More

Who is out? Who is in? A quick look at council seats

SHERIDAN — Local governing bodies will see some shifts and turnover come January following the results of the general election Tuesday. Several new members will join city and town councils, and Dayton will have a vacancy to fill, meaning three of its four councilors will potentially be new. All the changes may feel as complicated Read More

State volleyball captures cheers, tears of competition

November 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — Both Sheridan High School and Big Horn High School volleyball teams entered the state tournament in Casper at top seed. Both had big wins in their first games of the tourney — the Lady Broncs taking down the Green River Wolves in three sets, and the Lady Rams pounding the Wind River Cougars in Read More

County P&Z recommends approval of event space in Big Horn

SHERIDAN — Big Horn may get an events center with indoor and outdoor activity space for weddings, meetings and more if county commissioners approve a conditional use permit Dec. 2. The proposed .42-acre site consists of an empty lot and an old wooden structure that are located south of the post office and Big Horn Read More

Dayton Town Council to vote on cell tower Nov. 19

November 6, 2014

DAYTON — Members of Dayton Town Council will vote Nov. 19 on whether or not to allow Verizon to install a cell tower on town property near the community center. The tower is expected to improve cellphone reception in Dayton and surrounding areas. Six residents attended a public hearing regarding the cell tower on Oct. Read More

Ranchester sewer line replacement bid approved

RANCHESTER — Before work can begin on the new Main Street Mercantile in Ranchester, the town must replace the sewer line beneath the proposed site for the business center. Members of Ranchester Town Council voted Tuesday to award a bid for the sewer replacement project to Intermountain Construction and Materials of Sheridan for $54,809.22. The second Read More

Anderson edges out Alley in Dayton mayor race

November 5, 2014

DAYTON — After 25 years of leadership in Dayton, Mayor Bob Wood will hand over the reigns to newly elected mayor Norm Anderson. Former Councilmen Anderson and Bob Alley both pursued the position of mayor. Anderson won the election with 212 votes. Alley received 134 votes. There were 13 write-in votes. Anderson has served 14 Read More

Jennings wins HD30 seat over write-in

SHERIDAN — During the campaign for the general election, several state and local officials shared anecdotal evidence, based on their recollections, that a write-in candidate has never been elected to state office since at least 1998 and some say even as far back as 1954. That trend still stands. Candidate Mark Jennings won the election Read More

County signs on to help fund UW-run business incubator: Change in managing organization to free up Forward Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Sheridan will become the third city in Wyoming to house a branch of the Wyoming Technology Business Center, a business development program launched by the University of Wyoming in 2006 to help entrepreneurs grow their business start-ups. Sheridan County Commissioners voted Tuesday to sign an agreement with UW that will allow the Wyoming Read More

Patton hangs on to House District 29 seat

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, will now enter his fourth term as a representative in the state Legislature and said he looks forward to continuing to serve Sheridan County and the state with the well-respected Sheridan and Johnson counties delegation. Patton won the House District 29 seat with 2,012 votes. He beat write-in challenger Read More

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