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SPD promotes two officers to sergeant

SHERIDAN — Two officers within the Sheridan Police Department were promoted to the rank of sergeant this week. James Hill and Daniel Keller, both corporals with the department before the ceremony, were pinned after completing an evaluation process that entailed a written assessment, oral board review, administrative report and final interview with the chief of… Continue Reading

Dayton opens bids for overlay project

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council opened bids for an overlay paving project at its meeting Monday night. It will award the project in a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Town Hall. One bid for the South Fork Avenue overlay project was received from ICM for $130,054, Mayor Bob Wood said. The bid was… Continue Reading

Sheriff’s office to perform VIN inspections

SHERIDAN — If all moves forward as agreed upon Monday night, all vehicle identification number inspections in Sheridan County will be conducted by the sheriff’s office rather than split between the police department and sheriff deputies. The $10 fee to conduct the VIN inspection will be collected by the sheriff’s office as well. The county… Continue Reading

SCSD2 holds hearing for facilities plan updates

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees held a public hearing Monday regarding the facility plan being submitted to the Wyoming School Facilities Commission. According to the WSFC, the facility plans detail the ways each district intends to remedy the facility needs of educational, administration and transportation buildings within its jurisdiction.… Continue Reading

City Council, IAFF don’t agree on ground rules

SHERIDAN — City Council and a representative of the local firefighters union began negotiations on the contract for Sheridan firefighters at the regular council meeting Monday, but failed to come to any kind of agreement on ground rules or proposals for changes to the contract. Following a Wyoming Supreme Court ruling in December, all contract… Continue Reading

2014 Good Samaritan Awards to be held Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Salvation Army will host the 2014 Good Samaritan Awards on Saturday. Members of the community who exhibit selfless service to others in need will be honored. Trene Deanda Lewis, executive director of the Los Angeles Red Shield Youth and Community Center, will be the featured speaker and dinner and entertainment will be… Continue Reading

City Council discusses appeal, allows for code exception

SHERIDAN — After an hour of discussion, Sheridan City Council voted 4-3 to uphold an appeal from a city resident challenging a Board of Appeals requirement that they install a handrail on a set of stairs leading to their newly constructed porch. This means the residents, Scott and Cheryl Phinney, will not be required to… Continue Reading

Meyer: Outlook for global economy looks positive

SHERIDAN — Retired Vice Chair of the National Intelligence Council and CIA Chair for the Ronald Regan Administration Herb Meyer visited Sheridan College on Monday as part of the Wyoming Business Alliance’s annual Economic Outlook Tour. Meyer gave an optimistic overview of world events that are shaping the global economy. To set the context for… Continue Reading

FAB committee to host film screening Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The FAB (For.About.By) Women’s Conference Committee will host a film screening and discussion on Thursday. Commencing at 6 p.m. at the Carriage House Theater, “Raising Ms. President” will address how to encourage more women to take on leadership roles in the community. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased at the door or… Continue Reading

SCSD2 employees, board members, students recognized

SHERIDAN — There were several people honored at the Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees meeting Monday night. Johann Nield, a representative of the Wyoming School Boards Association, was present to recognize two sets of individuals. First, he formally thanked Chairman Richard Bridger and Trustees Hollis Hackman and Scott Hininger for their liaison… Continue Reading

Trout Unlimited to host Mayfly Spring Event Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Little Bighorn Chapter #615 of Trout Unlimited will host a Mayfly Spring Event on Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. family fishing activities, conservation information, prizes, raffles and more will be offered at Kendrick Park. Some of the stations will include fly tying on the stage, casting demonstrations and lessons in the… Continue Reading

WYO to host next ‘Live from the Met’ series Sat.

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Rossini’s ‘La Cenerentola’” on Saturday at 11 a.m. The performance is the final installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts to… Continue Reading

Bark for life

Bark for life

Ten-year-old Danika Palmer, left, and her brother Hayden Palmer, 12, greet Tanner held by Jenna Hillman, right, during the second annual Sheridan Bark for Life event Saturday at Kendrick Park. Activities included a ceremonial walk, pet costume contest and pet trick contests. The fundraising event benefitted the American Cancer Society. Continue Reading

Senior Sheridan Broncs Hall pre-qualifies for state

SHERIDAN — Senior Ethan Hall has made huge improvements in his throwing, pre-qualifying in discus with a distance of 145 feet, 3 inches and taking eighth this weekend in Casper. This is the first time Hall has pre-qualified for state. “Ethan has great leadership and enthusiasm,” Sheridan High School track coach Art Baures said. “I’m… Continue Reading

Speakers to discuss estate, personal planning Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host “The Conversation — Important Information to share with those you love…” the next presentation in the “When I’m Sixty-Four or more?” series tomorrow. Commencing at 5:30 p.m. guest speakers John Araas and Stella Montano will answer questions like “When do I need a Power of Attorney?” and “How… Continue Reading

Arvada-Clearmont schools to host concert Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Arvada Elementary, Clearmont Elementary, Arvada-Clearmont Junior High and A-C High School will host a spring K-12 concert on Thursday. “100+ years of American Music” will include selections from different genres in America such as campfire songs, ‘70s chart toppers, movie soundtrack music and more. Student artwork from the year will be on… Continue Reading

‘Rake and Run’ set for this Wed.

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — The Easter Seals Wyoming, in partnership with the city of Sheridan Parks and Recreation, is participating in the first annual “Rake and Run” this Wednesday. The group participants and staff will be providing lawn beautification and spring cleanup assistance to 11 families throughout Sheridan who are either low income… Continue Reading

Landon’s hosting annual Ladies Night tomorrow

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is hosting their annual Ladies Night tomorrow. Commencing at 5:30 p.m. attendees will have the opportunity to create containers and Janelle Gray will offer a demonstration on how best to choose the perfect plants for your containers as well as planting instructions. Pots can be brought from home or… Continue Reading

Wyoming Game and Fish hosting open house Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department Sheridan Region is hosting an open house on Wednesday. From 3-5 p.m. at the WGFD office, public input is requested on the proposed 2014 gray wolf hunting seasons, changes to license issuance and hunter safety regulations. Comments on all the proposed regulations can be made at open houses,… Continue Reading

Rocky Mountain Power to use helicopters to inspect power lines

SHERIDAN — County residents might notice some low-flying helicopters this week. Rocky Mountain Power has contracted helicopters to patrol power lines for routine inspection. RMP Spokesperson Margaret Oler said the inspections will occur throughout the week. “They may hover close to the lines and occasionally, people just taking a glance might fear something is wrong,”… Continue Reading

Jobs, wages on the rise in heridan County

SHERIDAN — Jobs and wages are on the rise in Sheridan County. The Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Section released data last week that shows both grew faster than their five-year average in the third quarter of 2013. Weekly wages in Sheridan County went from $701 in the previous year to $707. The… Continue Reading

Sheridan man treks 750 miles, plans more

SHERIDAN — It’s billed as “a group of friends who show up to ride on a given day” — which might be a bit of an understatement. For most people, a friendly group bike ride means tootling around town on cruisers or maybe a fast spin to Big Horn and back or some singletrack in… Continue Reading

Mr. Wiest goes to Washington

Mr. Wiest goes to Washington

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s own Milton “Mick” Wiest, language arts teacher at Fort Mackenzie High School and 2014 Wyoming State Teacher of the Year, returned Friday night from a week of honor and work in Washington, D.C., in which he met several influential educators, legislators and humanitarians, including President Barack Obama. At the surface, the purpose… Continue Reading

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