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Project asks locals to tell their stories

May 1, 2015

SHERIDAN — Over a cup of coffee, gray head nodding and finger wagging, the stories go something like this: “When I was a young whippersnapper, I … walked to school uphill both ways … knew the meaning of work … spent a dime for a movie … knew how to treat a lady.” “When I Read More

Reports April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 100 block York Circle, 3:02 a.m. RMA assist, 1900 block Skeels Street, 3:18 p.m. Saturday Motor Vehicle Accident, 700 block West Fifth Street, 5:04 p.m. Sunday RMA assist, 1500 block Mydland Road, 11:34 a.m. RMA assist, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 3:31 p.m. Activated fire alarm, 1300 block Read More

Column: The value of our trees

April 24, 2015

There are more than 60 million trees in the United States that line public streets. The trees have a value of more than $30 billion and a potential value of $80 billion if properly cared for. In Wyoming, inventories conducted on approximately 108,000 public trees had a value of more than $115 million and this Read More

Rep. John Patton dies at 84, leaves legacy of service

April 6, 2015

UPDATE: (11:59 a.m.) SHERIDAN — Family members of Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, have confirmed that he died Sunday at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Patton was 84. His oldest son Bill Patton said this morning that he died at 3:33 p.m. Sunday at the hospital from pulmonary failure. Patton had a heart attack in Cheyenne on Feb. Read More

‘Babes with Bullets’ teach firearms

March 20, 2015

SHERIDAN — When Leah Engler first stepped to the line with her .22-caliber Smith and Wesson handgun, she froze. It was a classic deer-in-the-headlights moment — her hands shaking, her mind blank. Two and a half days later, Engler was weeping — with tears of victory. She had just finished Babes with Bullets, a traveling Read More

Sheridan air service to end March 31

March 10, 2015

SHERIDAN — Great Lakes Airlines cited “reasons beyond our control” in a letter announcing it would terminate air service at Sheridan County Airport on March 31. Airport Manager John Stopka received the notice of termination on Monday. Stopka said the termination of air service by Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., which operates as Great Lakes Airlines, Read More

Reports March 9, 2015

March 9, 2015

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday Activated alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 10:41 a.m. Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 700 block East Loucks Street, 10:27 p.m. Saturday No calls to report. Sunday No calls to report. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Friday Medical, 100 block River Bend Court, 4:52 a.m. Medical, 200 block South Mandel Avenue, 7:53 a.m. Medical, 2300 block Read More

Lost and found: Dog makes trek from Ohio

March 5, 2015

SHERIDAN — When a dog named Sarge walked into a post office in Lakemore, Ohio, the workers just had a feeling he was trying to mail himself home. The 2-year-old Mountain Shepherd was too large to stick a stamp on and mail, so they did the next best thing: they called Laura Lawson with Summit Read More

Sheridan High School teens spend two weeks at the Wyoming Legislature

February 21, 2015

SHERIDAN — Earning two weeks away from school may have been one reason they pursued an internship at the Wyoming Legislature, but listening to Sheridan High School senior Anne Lynam and junior Ana Giljum talk about the experience makes it obvious their reasons were much deeper. They went because they care about how government is Read More

Walters-Clark to fill vacant Dayton Town Council seat

February 19, 2015

DAYTON — Dayton resident Laurie Walters-Clark will fill the vacant seat on Dayton Town Council. Mayor Norm Anderson and Councilors Joey Sheeley, Craig Reichert and Eric Lofgren cast their votes on four candidates at Wednesday’s meeting after conducting an interview with candidate Clifford Reed. The other three candidates were interviewed for the position on Feb. Read More

City OKs $1.5 million in expenditures

February 18, 2015

SHERIDAN — City Council approved more than $1.5 million in expenditures at its meeting Tuesday that will lead to citywide curbside recycling, paved roads, striped streets, new vehicles and possibly a new ambulance for Rocky Mountain Ambulance and a new emergency services radio system for the police department if grants are obtained. The following is Read More

Grant funds now available for new air service provider

SHERIDAN — Airport officials and community residents seeking to bring more reliable air service to the region are one step closer. After receiving word in October that Sheridan County Airport was approved to receive a $500,000 Small Community Air Service Development Program grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, county commissioners voted to sign the Read More

Contract negotiations continue between city and local firefighters

SHERIDAN — Prior to the start of contract negotiations between City Council and the IAFF Local 276 firefighters union Tuesday, Mayor John Heath asked that the two sides sit together around a table in hopes that such a setting would be more conducive for good discussion. After last year’s negotiations where union representative George Neeson Read More

Locals shine at Special Olympics

February 16, 2015

SHERIDAN — After winning a gold medal in the 100-meter race by half a snowshoe, athlete Chloe Laumann had three words of advice for anyone who has thought about entering a race but lacked the courage: “Just do it.” The 13-year-old competitor from Sheridan — and all the other athletes who recently competed in the Read More

Protecting the flock

February 14, 2015

CLEARMONT — It is a landscape that doesn’t seem to change, its domed, herd-of-camels hills casting long shadows over dusty ground specked with sagebrush, muddy ground specked with sagebrush, snowy ground specked with sagebrush. But it does change. That old International truck sprouting weeds next to the unnamed road leading to the Flying U Ranch Read More

Fairgrounds Association adding 8th member to board

February 13, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fairgrounds Association decided Thursday to add one more member to its board. The board’s bylaws allow it to consist of five to nine members, board Chairman Steve Eliason said. As chairman, he is allowed to propose changes to the number of members to the Board of County Commissioners. No vote Read More

Upgrades at water treatment plant just weeks away from completion

February 12, 2015

SHERIDAN — If one word were used to describe the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board meeting on Wednesday, that word could be progress. The board discussed several projects that have received the go-ahead to begin, that are steps away from getting a green light or that are about to wrap-up after years of Read More

Greater access to great outdoors

February 11, 2015

ACME — Greater access to Sheridan’s great outdoors is available after construction of a new pier at Kleenburn Recreation Area that will allow people with limited mobility to catch a trout…or a large mouth bass…or a yellow perch…or a nice 25-inch tiger muskie…or any other fish in the nearby fishing pond. The handicap-accessible fishing pier Read More

City’s update of Parks and Recreation Master Plan shows residents want more

February 7, 2015

SHERIDAN — After completing a yearlong process to update the city’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan, the general consensus is that people like what Sheridan currently offers but they’d love to have more. The plan, which was originally drafted in 2009, was updated with input from a public survey and outreach initiatives as well as Read More

County to alter its notification requirements

February 6, 2015

SHERIDAN — In its notification of the public and surrounding landowners about applications for zoning or subdivision changes, variances, conditional use permits and quarry permits, Sheridan County has typically exceeded requirements set by state statute. However, the county’s regulations regarding notification are inconsistent, complicated, tedious and costly at times, County Planner Mark Reid said. That Read More

Dayton Town Council begins interviews for vacant council seat

February 4, 2015

SHERIDAN — Council members realized it won’t be easy to pick who will fill the vacant seat on Dayton Town Council following interviews of three out of four applicants for the position on Monday. “Any one of those three candidates would be an excellent fit,” Mayor Norm Anderson said. The candidates were Mick Johnson, Jeremy Read More

Red Grade Trails: County to own rights-of-way for multi-phase project

SHERIDAN — In a show of support for a new system of non-motorized recreation trails being built along Red Grade Road, county commissioners voted Tuesday to take ownership of the right-of-way for trails and trailheads on Bureau of Land Management land in the project. The Red Grade Trails project was spearheaded by the Sheridan Community Read More

City to hire city administrator

February 3, 2015

SHERIDAN — City Council has directed department heads and legal counsel to begin the process of creating a new city administrator position to be funded in the fiscal year 2015-2016 budget. At the regular City Council meeting Monday, councilors voted unanimously to approve a resolution directing department heads and legal counsel to investigate the legal Read More

Firefighter contract negotiations delayed

SHERIDAN — City Council was set to begin negotiations on contracts with the IAFF Local 276 firefighters union on Monday, but both the president and vice president of the union were unable to attend, delaying the negotiations until the next Council meeting. Mayor John Heath said union representatives were in Cheyenne lobbying against a bill Read More

Partnership nabs $1.9M to protect watershed

February 2, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Initiative recently received a large grant and is looking for a little help from key partners — landowners in the Tongue River, Goose Creek and Prairie Dog Creek watersheds — to help spend it. Wish list items could include improving irrigation efficiency (money saved, healthier crops), providing better stream passages Read More

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