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SAWS addresses wetland mitigation efforts

May 9, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board discussed the best way to finalize mitigation efforts on the Twin Lakes Wetlands projects it is working on with the Bighorn National Forest at its meeting Wednesday. The board authorized signing an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is responsible for investigating, Read More

Birding at the Brinton Museum May 18

SHERIDAN — Come to The Brinton Museum for a morning of bird watching May 18 from 8-10 a.m. This is open to everyone at no charge. Attendees are asked to bring their own binoculars if they do not have them. The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. For more information Read More

Six graduate from SCOPE program

SHERIDAN — Six participants in the Sheridan/Johnson County Opportunity Project for Education program graduated May 3 in a ceremony at the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The SCOPE program is a community partnership between Sheridan College, the Department of Workforce Services and other local community foundations and businesses. It offers a 13-week program designed to Read More

Sheridan hospital to upgrade staff payroll system by fall

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees approved spending $470,873 to purchase a new payroll system at its regular meeting Wednesday. Kronos will integrate an employee time clock system, a payroll system that issues paychecks and a human resources system for employee records. “Kronos is the hospital industry leader for payroll systems,” Chief Read More

Leather Trade Show May 17-19

SHERIDAN — The annual Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show will be May 17-19 at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, 1809 Sugarland Dr. The show includes everything for your leather working needs: information, lace, leather, machinery, saddlery, silver, tools and topical. Show hours are May 17-18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and May 19 from 9 Read More

‘College for Kids’ registration set for Wednesday at YMCA gym

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College, in partnership with Sheridan County School District 2, is offering “College for Kids.” Children who will be going into grades three through 12 are invited to Sheridan College to experience classes that are designed especially for them. Classes will be offered in science, social studies, sports and the arts. This year Read More

Ranchester passes chicken ordinance, discusses Internet communications tower

SHERIDAN — Chickens are now allowed in Ranchester. According to Mayor Allan Moore, members of Ranchester Town Council unanimously passed a chicken ordinance on final reading at their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. The permit for chickens will cost $25, and the chickens must be penned and kept in a clean, responsible manner. The council also Read More

Home school discussion Fri.

SHERIDAN — For those who are considering home schooling, have questions about how the process works and if it may be right for their family, there will be a home-school discussion panel Friday from 6-7 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church, 1660 Big Horn Ave. The panel will consist of veteran and current home-school families Read More

Snickers Cup largest in three-state region

SHERIDAN — Soccer moms have been sacrificing their Mother’s Day weekend to the Snickers Cup for nine years now. The annual Mother’s Day weekend youth soccer tournament invades Sheridan this weekend, with an estimated 1,950 players congregating at the Big Horn Equestrian Center for two days of competition. “They like the equestrian center, and they really like Read More

County denies permit for BH community center

May 8, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners denied a conditional use permit for a proposed community center and tennis facility to be located four miles north of Big Horn near the “Y” intersection of Highways 87 and 335 at its regular meeting Tuesday. The decision followed nearly two hours of public comment and deliberation by Read More

Man arrested after high-speed chase

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was arrested Tuesday following a high-speed pursuit through the city and county. David Simmons, 24, was apprehended at gunpoint after he rear-ended a patrol car during a failed attempt to elude deputies of the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Mark Conrad said Simmons is well known among Read More

One-Cent recipients make case for FY14 funding

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council hosted the first of two work sessions Tuesday dedicated to hearing updates from the recipients of Optional One-Cent Sales Tax funds. In total, eight groups presented information regarding their respective organization’s recent accomplishments and goals for the upcoming year. If ultimately approved, more than 20 groups will receive $3,285,744 Read More

Sheridan student honored by Minnesota college

SHERIDAN — Tony Taylor of Sheridan was recognized during the annual student awards ceremony April 25 at the University of Minnesota — Crookston. Taylor was presented with a Student Ambassador Award and Presidents Volunteer Service Award. Taylor is a senior majoring in business management.

People Assistance Food Bank holding picnic

SHERIDAN — The People Assistance Food Bank will have a picnic in front of Warehouse Market on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will be serving sloppy joes, hotdogs and salad. They will also be selling tickets for two raffle prizes as part of their 2013 fundraising activities. The prizes are Read More

SCSD 2 moves forward with Story construction plans

SHERIDAN — Story Elementary School will be allowed to renovate and expand this summer without going through the process of obtaining a conditional use permit following a decision by the Board of County Commissioners to overturn a zoning permit denial Tuesday. The commissioners were presented evidence about the case during their regularly scheduled meeting. County Read More

SHS Big Band Bash May 15

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School jazz band and Spectrum will present their third annual Big Band Bash on May 15. The concert will feature the groups performing a variety of jazz and swing tunes. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets will only be sold at the door. The admission Read More

‘What in the World?’ at library

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming International Studies field work program will present “What in the World?” at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle at 5:15 p.m. May 22. “What in the World?” highlights the fieldwork that three University of Wyoming Master of Arts students from the Global and Area Studies Program did Read More

Cooley presenting book at Fulmer Public Library

SHERIDAN — Roberta Cooley, born and raised in Sheridan, has written a children’s book titled “Ride Like I was 10.” The book is about a summer childhood adventure and the special bond between a young girl and a horse. It is also about a young girl dreaming of winning trophies and of a woman dreaming Read More

Sheridan PD applauds SHS students’ prom behavior, says no issues arose over weekend

SHERIDAN — Following this year’s prom weekend at Sheridan High School, the Sheridan Police Department issued a written statement thanking students, teachers and officers for their assistance throughout the weekend’s series of events “The Sheridan community can be proud of the exemplary behavior of the students during this exciting time of year,” the statement read. Read More

Celebrate Recovery group hosting ‘Home Run’ showing

SHERIDAN — Addictions support group Celebrate Recovery is set to host the showing of feature film “Home Run” at the Centennial Theatre starting Friday. Celebrate Recovery training coach Christine Keoke said the film was chosen for its message of second chances in the telling of one man’s struggle to find peace in spite of his Read More

Nonprofit awarded $10,000 grant for ‘Cora’s Legacy’

SHERIDAN — A local nonprofit dedicated to preserving the stories of World War II veterans and prisoners of war has received a $10,000 grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation. The nonprofit, Wars Voices, is operated by Val and Jerry Burgess of Sheridan. It received the grant through the McMurry Library Donor Advised Endowment Fund for Read More

VOA breaks ground on senior housing project

May 7, 2013

SHERIDAN — Volunteers of America Northern Rockies hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for their newest program, Penrose Place on Monday. Penrose Place is a planned 15-unit Housing and Urban Development subsidized apartment complex for low-income seniors more than 62 years old who meet income requirements. Penrose Place is located on the corner of Sixth and Skeels Read More

City allocates economic development funding

SHERIDAN — Economic development took center stage Monday as Sheridan City Council approved funding requests from North East Wyoming Municipal Leaders, known as NEWY, and the Sheridan Economic Development Task Force. NEWY is comprised of municipal leaders from 15 communities in northeast Wyoming ranging from Douglas to Gillette to Dayton. It coordinates tours of mineral Read More

City approves liquor licenses

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council unanimously approved a new liquor license and a liquor license transfer at its regular meeting Monday. The new liquor license was granted to Luminous Brewhouse, LLC, for a micro brewery located within Warehouse 201, a new restaurant situated at 201 Broadway Street. Warehouse 201 will house three businesses: an eatery Read More

SC students present research to congressional delegation

SHERIDAN — Three Sheridan College students recently presented their undergraduate research to Wyoming’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., at “Posters on the Hill.” Duane McMurtry, Joe Graves and Deo Lachman have been researching the venom of the eastern cottonmouth snake. They are looking at the various aspects of a venom protein and its potential for Read More