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Group continues gathering support for aquatics project

August 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — A group of local residents calling themselves Citizens for Community Recreation continued their outreach efforts Wednesday by meeting with the Sheridan County Commission to discuss a new indoor aquatics facility and potential funding for it. The group, which includes board members and leadership from the YMCA, Sheridan Recreation District and area foundations, has Read More

Commissioners tout accomplishments, challenger talks change

SHERIDAN — Four candidates running for three positions on Sheridan County Commission participated in Wednesday’s candidate forum, which was again well-attended by area residents. The positions on County Commission will be decided in the primary election Aug. 19. Included in the forum were:  Commissioner Steve Maier: Maier said he has been responsive to the people of Read More

City Council candidates talk fluoridation, chief of staff

SHERIDAN — There are four positions open on City Council. Three candidates will run uncontested for the three four-year terms after Mayor John Heath dropped out of the running when he was appointed mayor. Candidates include Council President Alex Lee, Councilman Jesus Rios and City Planning Commissioner Kelly Gooch. The fourth position is a two-year unexpired Read More

Internet, Tongue River focus of Town Council forum

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River watershed project and faster Internet highlighted the portion of Wednesday’s candidate forum that included candidates for Dayton Town Council. All five candidates for the two open seats attended the event — Chris Smith, Craig Reichert, Clifford Reed, Jeremy Smith and Eric Lofgren. While some candidates admitted their lack of know-how Read More

Kinnison donates pet-saving kits to emergency departments

SHERIDAN — What would be the first thing you grabbed if your house was on fire? For a lot of people, it would be their pets. Thanks to Tom Kinnison, first responders in the Sheridan area now have the means to help rescue your pet, and keep them alive in case of smoke inhalation. Kinnison Read More

Dayton mayoral candidates say One-Cent Sales Tax essential to town

SHERIDAN — Three current Dayton Town Councilmen are running for the position of mayor of Dayton. Two were able to attend Wednesday’s candidate forum at Sheridan College, which was hosted by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee.   Candidates include: Bob Alley: Alley has served on council for 12 years and lived Read More

Locals investing in historic downtown building improvements

SHERIDAN — A group of investors who either live in Sheridan or have strong local ties have pooled their funding to restore the old Montgomery Wards store located at 104 N. Main St. that was originally built in 1936. Greg Von Krosigk, a local attorney, said his and three other families joined forces to tackle Read More

Candidates for treasurer discuss customer service

SHERIDAN — The two candidates for Sheridan County treasurer each emphasized a desire for improved customer service in that office during the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce hosted candidate forum Wednesday night. Incumbent Pete Carroll and challenger Scott Hininger both discussed the need for staff to be cross-trained in order to most effectively serve the Read More

Jogging, fitness focus of next week’s ParkFit

SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014. Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks. The next session will be jogging and fitness by Steve Gage at Kendrick Park. A full schedule Read More

Folster to present on music therapy

SHERIDAN — Local musician and music therapist Michele Folster will give a free public presentation on music therapy. Folster will be at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Aug. 16 from 10-11:30 a.m. The presentation will include an explanation of what music therapy is, its history and who it can help. The library is Read More

Trail End Guilds to present ‘Wireless’ Aug. 15-16

SHERIDAN— The Trail End Guilds will present “Wireless: Live Readers Theater from the Golden Age of Radio” next week. Actors will perform five skits, including “The Bickersons” and “Jack Armstrong, All American Boy.” All proceeds will benefit the Kendrick Mansion and the Trail End Guilds. Performances are Aug. 15-16 at 7 p.m. daily and Aug. Read More

Clearmont moving forward with water study application, capital plan

August 6, 2014

CLEARMONT — Clearmont Town Council has applied for a Wyoming Water Development Commission study to improve the taste and quality of the town’s water. The council held a special meeting Monday to approve submittal of the application to the water commission. Mayor Chris Schock said if Clearmont is accepted for a WWDC level two study, Read More

County commissioners deny permit for Big Horn Community Center

SHERIDAN — The proposed Big Horn Community Center to be located about four miles north of Big Horn has been denied again, and again, by county officials whose votes are as split on the matter as comments for and against the center from area residents. The fourth denial for the center in a little over a Read More

City, county still don’t agree on road annexation process

SHERIDAN — County Commissioners have agreed the memorandum of understanding with the city regarding the annexation of county roads was not in the county’s best interests and have asked for continued discussion on the matter. County Attorney Matt Redle presented the five-page resolution to the commissioners Tuesday. It summed up the history of the disagreement on Read More

Dayton purchases land to improve park parking

DAYTON — Members of Dayton Town Council voted Monday to purchase two lots near the entrance of Scott Bicentennial Park in order to provide additional parking for the park. The vote came after the council reconvened following a closed session to discuss the real estate purchase. Mayor Bob Wood said town officials have been working Read More

Turnout high for candidate forums

SHERIDAN — Candidates seeking statewide or legislative seats in the 2014 election hit upon nearly every popular talking point in Wyoming politics during the candidate forum held Tuesday at Sheridan College. The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee organized the event, which had a much higher turnout than past years’ forums. The increased Read More

Holsinger named executive director of DSA

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association announced this week that Beth Holsinger has accepted the position of executive director. According to a press release from the DSA, Holsinger is an experienced and detail oriented business professional with an impressive record of success in sales, management, public relations, business development, event coordination, budgeting and quality assurance. Read More

Knutson to direct Concert in the Park

SHERIDAN — The next Concert in the Park will be held Tuesday and will feature the Sheridan Concert Band. From 7:30-9 p.m. in the Kendrick Park Bandshell, the concert will be directed by Diane Knutson. The concert is free and open to all members of the community. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or Read More

Library featuring two exhibits throughout August

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is featuring two art exhibits throughout the month of August. In the Inner Circle, local artist Daniel Granger will have his first public exhibit. Granger experiments in several mediums, including ink, fountain pen, pencil drawings, acrylic paint and wax. An artist reception for Granger will be held Read More

SC students attend leadership training

SHERIDAN — Seven students from the Northern Wyoming Community College District took part in the six-day Association of College Unions International I-LEAD 2014 institute at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois, last week. Six students from Gillette College and one from Sheridan College represented the NWCCD at the conference, which revolves around communication, intercultural proficiency Read More

Clean Water Sheridan asks City Council to delay fluoridation

August 5, 2014

SHERIDAN — Following Monday’s City Council meeting, Marty DaBell with Clean Water Sheridan pleaded with the council to enact a moratorium on the addition of fluoride to the city’s water supply until a more informed decision can be made. “There’s been nothing brought to the table on the anti-fluoridation. You haven’t brought that up, and so Read More

200 miles through the Rocky Mountains

SHERIDAN — As she runs along the mountain road at 1 a.m. there is no other light than her headlamp and the twinkle of a clear night sky at 7,500 feet. Her jog will only last 3.5 miles but at a seven-degree incline it will feel like much more. The runner is grateful that she Read More

Researchers discover bluebirds philandering in Bighorns

Big Horn — Sex. Deception. Infidelities. Fathers raising youngsters that they think are their own, but actually are the offspring of another. While this might sound like the typical plot of almost any soap opera, it is actually a glimpse of the findings that bird biologists Scott and Bonnie Johnson have discovered in their years Read More

More than 20 candidates to participate in forums today, Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce two-day candidate forum will kick off tonight at 7 p.m. at Sheridan College in the Whitney Presentation Hall. Tonight’s forum will feature candidates for statewide offices. The chamber released the list of candidates who have said they will attend the event. Participants for Tuesday include U.S. Senate Read More

Commission challenger wants to represent those seeking lower taxes

August 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — Four candidates have stepped to the line in the race for Board of County Commissioners. Only three will win, and the decision will be made in the primary Aug. 19, making voter turnout critical in an election that typically sees low participation. Ranchester resident Dennis Fox said he is challenging incumbent commissioners Terry Cram, Read More