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Kobza named Superintendent of the Year nominee

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 Superintendent Marty Kobza has been named the northeast region nominee for 2016 Wyoming Superintendent of the Year by the Northeast Superintendents of Wyoming. The Wyoming Association of School Administrators has issued the award since 1989, with the recipient representing Wyoming at the annual American Association of School Administrators… Continue Reading

Kendrick Park boardwalk removed

Kendrick Park boardwalk removed

Lisa Fenner walks her dogs down what used to be the Kendrick Park boardwalk Tuesday morning. City parks manager Chuck Carbert said the city’s Parks division removed the decaying boardwalk in late February because of liability concerns and maintenance expense. The exact age of the boardwalk is unknown, but references note the boardwalk in archived… Continue Reading

Fairgrounds wraps up water project

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fairgrounds water project recently reached substantial completion, EnTech Engineering, Inc. project manager Dave Engels informed the fairgrounds association Thursday. “That means the system is in, all the tests have passed and water is available for use,” he said. The new system allows for year-round use with increased pressure. Engineers must… Continue Reading

BOE seeks assessment task force members

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Board of Education has been statutorily charged with assembling a statewide assessment task force to study options for future statewide assessments and to make a recommendation to the state board and legislative committees. Interested members from the education community are asked to fill out an expression of interest form to… Continue Reading

Chamber welcomes winery to Sheridan

Chamber welcomes winery to Sheridan

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Table Mountain Vineyards to Sheridan with a ribbon cutting. Pictured, from left, are Chamber ambassadors Theresa Hamilton, Scott Barten, Yvonne Swanson and Nanci Herdt, Table Mountain Vineyards co-owner Patrick Zimmerer, ambassador Blake Spiegelberg, co-owner Lorie Zimmerer, ambassadors Debi Isakson, Kitt Laidlaw, Neel Dhodapkar and Meredith Sopko. Courtesy… Continue Reading

Fishing pier at Kleenburn to be dedicated Thursday

SHERIDAN — Officials from Sheridan County, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and representatives from Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming will dedicate a new fishing pier at 2 p.m. Thursday. The pier is a handicapped-accessible pier at the Kleenburn Recreation Area. The dedication ceremony is free and open to the public. For additional information,… Continue Reading

NE Wyo. Sage-Grouse Working Group to accept input

SHERIDAN — The Northeast Wyoming Sage-Grouse Local Working Group will consider recommendations for updating the Wyoming Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan’s core area and connectivity area maps on Monday. The group’s recommendations will be passed along to the Sage-Grouse Implementation Team that will then make recommendations to Gov. Matt Mead. Anyone proposing a change to a core… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. The annual “Guest Sunday” meeting will include a carry-in lunch. Members are encouraged to bring family and friends, as well as food to share, for an afternoon of good food and visiting. Tom Ringley will… Continue Reading

Polka Club to hold monthly dance on Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will meet at the Elks Lodge for its monthly dance from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. All members of the public are invited to come and enjoy dancing to music by Rapid Creek. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, call Jean Arzy at 672-3623 The… Continue Reading

Snowpack average despite warm temps

Snowpack average despite warm temps

SHERIDAN — Warm temperatures and abundant sunshine continue to dent snowpack in the Bighorn Mountains, but winter precipitation leaves Sheridan County in an enviable position compared to the rest of Wyoming. “Our snowpack numbers across the whole entire state are below average, in the 90- to 95-percent range,” Science and Operations Officer Brett McDonald said… Continue Reading

Legislators give recap at Chamber Luncheon Wed.

Legislators give recap at Chamber Luncheon Wed.

SHERIDAN — Fresh off of this year’s session, local Wyoming legislators shared mixed results with Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce members at their monthly luncheon Wednesday. House majority leader Rosie Berger, representing House District 51 in Big Horn, touted a successful session for the Wyoming House of Representatives. Of the 575 bills drafted, 410 were… Continue Reading

No educational stones left unturned in Legislature

SHERIDAN — The 2015 Legislative General Session is over and throughout the 37 days of work, 24 education bills were heard with varying degrees of success in the end. From review of state standards to K-12 and community college funding to Hathaway Scholarship policies, safety in school activities and athletics and more, no educational stone… Continue Reading

SAWS board approves infrastructure contracts

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board approved several projects Wednesday evening designed to upgrade area water infrastructure. The board first awarded a $786,136 contract to Westin Mechanical, LLC, of Sheridan for booster station pump and electrical work. These stations increase pressure and pump water to outlying areas in the water system,… Continue Reading

More than 21,000 Wyo. residents have ACA coverage

SHERIDAN — In Wyoming, 21,092 consumers selected or were automatically re-enrolled in health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace as of Feb. 22, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Of the consumers with a Marketplace plan selection, 91 percent qualified for an average tax… Continue Reading

UW Extension to host hydropower talks

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension Office will host a presentation and conversation highlighting the “Wyoming Small Hydropower Handbook” on Monday and Tuesday. A formal presentation will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at the Sheridan College/UW Watt Agricultural Building in room 132. The facility is located at 3401 Coffeen Ave. A luncheon roundtable… Continue Reading

Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussions continue

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series began in January at Sheridan County libraries and will continue this month. The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer the series “Nature, Animals, People and Their Interactions,” which will be moderated by Katie Curtiss. The Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will… Continue Reading

Students set for Spring Break

SHERIDAN — Students from Sheridan County schools are preparing for Spring Break. Sheridan County School District 1 (Dayton/Tongue River) students and staff will be on Spring Break March 16-19. Sheridan County School District 2 (Sheridan) students will have Spring Break from March 23-27. Sheridan County School District 3 (Arvada-Clearmont) will be on break from March… Continue Reading

G&F seeks info on 3 elk poached near Parkman

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information leading to the apprehension of those responsible for the illegal killing of three elk in Sheridan County. The elk were killed on private ranches northwest of Parkman. It appears the elk were shot from the road. Two of the three elk were mature bulls.… Continue Reading

Forward Sheridan evaluating rail bypass

Forward Sheridan evaluating rail bypass

SHERIDAN — Although years away, at the earliest, Forward Sheridan continues to evaluate the possibility of the railroad someday bypassing the city, representatives told the Board of County Commissioners at a special meeting Tuesday. A location north of Sheridan at a former mine site in Acme could present the perfect opportunity for such a project,… Continue Reading

Buckley charged with DUI, hit and run

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man who is charged with damaging four vehicles at a car dealership before being stopped by the police pleaded not guilty to drunk driving and a hit and run Thursday in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Sam Buckley, 57, allegedly crashed into cars at Fremont Toyota at approximately 2:30 p.m. March 4… Continue Reading

Sheridan air service to end March 31

Sheridan air service to end March 31

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,… Continue Reading

ABF hires directors, amps up efforts to open ski area

SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation has added two positions to help advance the re-opening of the Antelope Butte Ski and Recreation Area. Effective immediately, Jamie Schectman will serve as the executive director and Andrew Gast will be the development director in charge of leading fundraising efforts. Schectman is the CEO and co-founder of Mountain… Continue Reading

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