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SCSD1 class sizes expected to increase slightly

RANCHESTER — Class sizes at Sheridan County School District 1 will go up for the 2014-2015 school year as the district struggles with state funding allocations. Though the overall budget is slightly up from last year, enrollment also continues to rise. For four years the district has not received the accumulative external cost adjustment from… Continue Reading

Adriaens named city’s chief of staff

Adriaens named city’s chief of staff

SHERIDAN — City Human Resources Director Heather Doke has confirmed that Police Chief Rich Adriaens has been appointed by Mayor John Heath as interim chief of staff for the city. As such, Adriaens will act as chief operating officer to facilitate day-to-day operations of staff. According to a memo sent by Heath to city employees earlier… Continue Reading

SCSD3 officials say budget cuts won’t hurt education efforts

SHERIDAN — After months of planning to absorb a nearly $250,000 cut to general appropriations — just under 6 percent of the total budget — Sheridan County School District 3 passed a 2014-2015 fiscal year budget Wednesday night. Superintendent Charles Auzqui said the cuts will not have a negative impact on the district’s educational goals.… Continue Reading

Officials consider changes to treatment of mentally ill at SMH

SHERIDAN — In the last couple years, the amount of severely mentally ill patients admitted to Sheridan Memorial Hospital has doubled, straining a facility that lacks the space and staffing to provide the best possible care for such patients. As a result, hospital staff, County Attorney Matt Redle, county staff and commissioners, and representatives from Northern… Continue Reading

Dayton OKs resolution for one-cent tax

DAYTON — The Optional One-Cent Sales Tax will go before voters this November for a decision on whether to continue the tax for another four years. If the tax is passed, Dayton Town Council has determined it will continue its one-cent funding as it has in the past, Mayor Bob Wood said. The council passed… Continue Reading

Student news July 18, 2014

• Madeline Rice Kobold of Sheridan has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. NSCS is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first- and second-year students. Membership is by invitation only, and based on grade point average and class standing. • Rachel Reed of Dayton has made the University of Montana’s Dean’s… Continue Reading

County seeks designs for new logo

SHERIDAN —  Sheridan County is launching a countywide contest to design a new logo that represents the county in a unique and identifying way. Submissions will be accepted through Thursday, Aug. 7. The County Commission will select up to 10 semi-finalists to be presented to the public for voting. Finalists will each receive $50 in… Continue Reading

Dayton Days set for July 25-26

DAYTON — The 38th annual Dayton Days will be held  July 25-26, in Dayton. Friday’s events include the Cow Pie Classic golf tournament and the pet parade, a movie and talent show in the park. Saturday’s events include a pancake breakfast, mile race and a parade at 10 a.m. To register for the parade, fill… Continue Reading

NWCCD assigns official names for new buildings on campus

SHERIDAN — It was a game of names at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees as buildings were named in honor of benefactors and leaders were assigned to projects. But first, the meeting began by making quick work of the 2014-2015 budget. No public comments were made during… Continue Reading

SCSD2 plans to install cameras on school buses

SHERIDAN — In order to comply with a statute of the Wyoming Legislature passed this year, Sheridan County School District 2 voted Wednesday to request bids to install two exterior cameras on each bus in the district’s fleet, for a total of 36 cameras. The law was passed as the result of an 11-year-old girl in… Continue Reading

Rocky Mountain Power gifts $3K to local nonprofit

SHERIDAN — Rocky Mountain Power recently gifted $3,000 to the First People’s Center for Education to support the organization’s programs on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The First People’s Center for Education is a nonprofit organization based in Sheridan that works to support and improve teacher effectiveness in Native communities. The organization partners with schools… Continue Reading

Yoga highlight of ParkFit Wednesday

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 yoga by Kula Space Wednesday at Marshall Park. A full schedule of… Continue Reading

Learn about historic mining towns at ‘Wyoming Wednesdays’

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Tourism will host the next event in a series of events called “Wyoming Wednesdays.” Informative and interpretive programs about Sheridan are being offered at 10 a.m. most Wednesdays throughout July at the Wyoming Welcome Center. At this week’s event, John Woodward, director of the Sheridan County Museum, will share… Continue Reading

Kinskey sworn in as state senator

Kinskey sworn in as state senator

SHERIDAN — Former Mayor Dave Kinskey of Sheridan was sworn in as a member of the 62nd Wyoming Legislature on Tuesday in the Senate Chambers of the Wyoming Capitol in Cheyenne. Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice James Burke administered the oath of office and Sen. Tony Ross, R-Cheyenne, president of the Wyoming Senate presided over… Continue Reading

San Benito Monastery to shut its doors

From staff reports   DAYTON — The Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration have announced plans to close San Benito Monastery in Dayton. “St. Benedict’s Rule says, ‘No one is to pursue what she judges better for herself, but rather what benefits another.’ (RB 72:7). This was a difficult decision and not one we took lightly,”… Continue Reading

Longmire Days countdown

Longmire Days countdown

SHERIDAN — The third annual Longmire Days will commence Friday in Buffalo and just as the hit TV Show “Longmire” continues to grow in popularity on A&E, this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever before. “Longmire” is a crime drama television series based on the mystery novels written by local author… Continue Reading

Ranchester OKs use of concrete in new subdivision

RANCHESTER — After discussing gravel depths and long-term viability and maintenance of concrete and asphalt, Ranchester Town Council voted Tuesday to allow developer Drew Redinger to use concrete in the development of roads in his new Stoneridge Subdivision near the site for the new elementary school west of Ranchester. The council hesitated because roads previously made… Continue Reading

Weekly event to feature Sheridan Concert Band

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, band members from all around Sheridan will perform a concert. Any members of the community who would like to perform as part of the band are asked to… Continue Reading

Museum ready for next ‘Tidbit Tuesday’

SHERIDAN — The next offering of the “Tidbit Tuesday” educational program at the Sheridan County Museum will be held next week. The program gives children and their families an opportunity to explore history together from 10 a.m. to noon every other Tuesday throughout the summer. The events are free and open to all, but space… Continue Reading

Arrests over rodeo week up, but nonviolent

Arrests over rodeo week up, but nonviolent

SHERIDAN — As the dust settled from the Sheridan WYO Rodeo action last week, spectators poured onto Main Street for the annual street dance held Friday and Saturday nights. In the middle of it all, the annual butt dart competition was played for prizes. The object of the game is to put a quarter in… Continue Reading

County budgets ‘modest’ raises for employees in FY2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioners held a public hearing Monday for the county’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. The budget was approved today by commissioners at their regular meeting. One resident, Scott Hininger, spoke to express his appreciation to the commissioners for their support of the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service for Sheridan County. Hininger… Continue Reading

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