Hannah Wiest

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

Planning Commission denies variance for shop already built

September 5, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission voted to recommend denial to county commissioners of a setback variance request for a shop building constructed 8 feet from the front property line instead of the required 25 feet on a parcel located on Fish Hatchery Road in Story. The vote for denial was not made Read More

Noble Entertainment obtains liquor license

SHERIDAN — City Council on Tuesday approved the transfer of a liquor license from Warehouse 201, LLC, to Noble Entertainment Group, LLC, which listed the premise address on the license application as 237 N. Main St., Suite 30, also known as the Old Press Building. The license was used in the operation of the Warehouse Read More

Ranchester amends agreement with judge to ‘as needed’ basis

September 4, 2014

RANCHESTER — When Ranchester had a police officer, Municipal Judge Stuart Healy would come to town to judge traffic offenses, ordinance violations and other cases once per month. Now that the town is without a law enforcement officer, the case load has dropped and Ranchester Town Council made the decision Tuesday to alter its contract with Read More

County OKs retail operations for local farms

September 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — While it won’t likely make Sheridan the bread basket of the world, a change in county zoning regulations will support the local foods movement by allowing agricultural processing and on-farm retail sales of local produce, products made from that produce like jams and bread, and accessory items like books. Sheridan County commissioners approved a Read More

Police, parks, animal shelter to see increase in 1-Cent funding

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council approved at its meeting Tuesday a resolution supporting the One-Cent Optional Sales Tax and listing proposed allocations should the tax be approved by voters in November. The allocations would be effective for a four-year period beginning in October 2015 and would total an estimated $3.6 million per year. The estimated Read More

City adds green space; Land purchased to expand Washington Park

SHERIDAN — In an age when green space is at a premium around the nation and many parks are becoming parking lots, members of Sheridan City Council were glad to approve at their meeting Tuesday a land purchase that will expand one of Sheridan’s primary parks. After reconvening into regular session following a closed session Read More

Fairgrounds to get water system upgrades

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are slated for a little TLC in the coming year following votes of approval from the Board of County Commissioners Tuesday on a few improvement projects. Commissioners voted to award a bid to Wilson Brothers Construction out of Cowley for an upgrade to the water system at the fairgrounds. The Read More

Three write-in candidates accept nominations

September 2, 2014

SHERIDAN — Three Sheridan County residents have accepted write-in nominations from the primary election in August and will have their names on the ballot for the general election in November, County Elections Supervisor Brenda Kekich said. Ranchester residents Gayle Ogle and Jesse Hinkhouse accepted their write-in nominations for a two-year unexpired term on Ranchester Town Council Read More

Clean Water Sheridan won’t sue city, but continues efforts to stop fluoride

August 30, 2014

SHERIDAN — Members of Clean Water Sheridan, a group seeking to stop the addition of hydrofluorosilicic acid to Sheridan’s water supply, has decided at this time to halt plans to sue the city over the matter. Organizers have said they will continue the group’s grassroots effort to demonstrate public disapproval of water fluoridation to city officials. Read More

Tongue River Valley board to resubmit for SLIB funding by mid-September

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board decided at its regular meeting Thursday it will likely submit a second application for a grant and a loan to the State Loan and Investment Board by mid-September in its continued pursuit to bring natural gas to Dayton and Ranchester. The SLIB application will request a $2.5 Read More

Wildlife group gathers to share information, ideas

August 29, 2014

SHERIDAN — More than 180 members of the Wildlife Society gathered in Sheridan this week to discuss wildlife research and management and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Wyoming Chapter and the 60th anniversary of the Central Mountains and Plains Section of the society. The Wildlife Society is an international organization committed to enabling humans Read More

Sheridan Memorial Hospital continues work to reduce supply expenditures

August 28, 2014

By Hannah Sheely The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Every little bit counts, even in large organizations like Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Chief Human Resources Officer Len Gross told the board of trustees Wednesday that the hospital has reduced expenditures on supplies in the last couple years by having a team of department heads evaluate supply expenditures to Read More