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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

Planning Commission approves 2 subdivisions

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Planning Commission voted to recommend approval to City Council for two minor subdivisions at its meeting Monday. The Cloud Peak Ranch 18th filing minor subdivision will allow System Land, LLC, to subdivide 10.9 acres of land immediately west of the Sheridan Links planned unit development on Mydland Road into one 8.01-acre lot… Continue Reading

Rec. District OKs increase in budget, talks fees

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District met Monday night to approve their budget for the 2015 fiscal year. While last year’s budget was $52,000 less than 2013, this year’s budget made a significant jump. The district approved a budget of $1.21 million for the 2015 fiscal year, a $65,000 increase from last year. The major… Continue Reading

2015 rodeo royalty named

SHERIDAN — Saturday night before the final performance of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo, the 2015 WYO Rodeo Royalty were announced. The young ladies were judged in three categories: horsemanship, personality and appearance. Horsemanship made up 50 percent of the points and the personality and appearance made up the other 50 percent. For the girls to… Continue Reading

Ziegler elected to APA Council of Representatives

SHERIDAN — Dr. Barbara Ziegler, a local psychologist, was elected to the American Psychological Association (APA) Council of Representatives as the representative for the Wyoming Psychological Association. The Council of Representatives is the legislative body of APA and has full power and authority over the affairs and funds of the association. Council is comprised of… Continue Reading

Sheridan lawyer reinstated to practice law

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Supreme Court recently reinstated Sheridan lawyer Clay B. Jenkins to the practice of law. Jenkins was suspended for a period of one year beginning May 10, 2013.  The suspension resulted from alcohol-related problems. During his suspension, Jenkins underwent intensive and successful treatment and recovery.  Bar Counsel Mark Gifford stipulated to Jenkins’… Continue Reading

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