City utilities department plans to find, map, store water more effectively

May 10, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s water, sewer and solid waste departments are planning to produce, find, map and store water better in Fiscal Year 2014. Dan Roberts, utilities manager for the city, said the overall budget for the utilities department is better than it’s been in years past. “We’re meeting our reserve targets and securing our cash Read More

Dayton plans conservative FY14 overall budget

SHERIDAN — Dayton Town Council will conduct its first reading of the Fiscal Year 2014 budget at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday. A work session to discuss preliminary figures for the budget was held April 30. The third and final reading will be held at the June 19 council meeting. Town Clerk Linda Lofgren described Read More

Gearing up for summer classes, lectures

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College has announced the 2013 summer schedule for community outdoor learning classes at Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus. The facility has served as a mountain camp and retreat for thousands of people, most notably, Ernest Hemingway, who in 1928, spent several weeks in seclusion at the camp, writing the first draft of “A Farewell Read More

City plans $12.1 million in capital projects

SHERIDAN — City budget discussions continued Thursday with a noon work session devoted to the public works department, fleet replacement requests and information on upcoming capital improvement projects for Fiscal Year 2014. Public Works Director Nic Bateson introduced department staff and gave an overview of goals for the year. Various public works divisions will present Read More

Gun Club nixes request for high-powered range

SHERIDAN — A proposal for a long-range high-powered rifle range at the Sheridan Gun Club was submitted to the Sheridan County Fair Association at its regular meeting Thursday but was later withdrawn following comments from adjacent landowners and land users. An equestrian club that operates a cross country course — an “eventing” activity that involves Read More

SHS student chosen as Enzi summer page

SHERIDAN — Tyler Julian, a junior at Sheridan High School, has been selected to serve as a Senate Page for Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi in Washington, D.C., from June 10-28. “Tyler is an outstanding student who will no doubt grow as a result of this wonderful opportunity,” said Tyson Emborg, Sheridan High School Advanced Placement Read More

Committee inches ahead on internship program

SHERIDAN — Plans to establish a comprehensive local internship program took another step forward Thursday at the monthly workforce development meeting of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. An attempt to more effectively pair businesses with potential interns, the Chamber subcommittee is working to aggregate existing resources and become a sort of intermediary for both Read More

Brinton to open Ranch House

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum is opening for Ranch House tours Sunday, and in celebration of Mother’s Day, all moms wil be admitted free that day. The Museum will also be unveiling the Parlor Gallery, a new rotating exhibition space in the Ranch House. Brinton’s Nudes, a selection of nudes from the permanent collection, will Read More

Holy Name eighth-grader wins history competition

SHERIDAN — Scott Rogaczewski, an eighth-grader at Holy Name Catholic School, took first place in the Junior Individual Documentary Division at the Wyoming State History Fair competition April 15 in Laramie. Rogaczewski will attend the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day contest in June in Washington, D.C. Rogaczewski’s project is titled “Second Sunrise: the Dawn Read More

Mag. chloride schedule set for next week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Works Road and Bridge Department will continue its magnesium chloride application project Monday through Thursday. The roads scheduled for this week include: Passaic Road (County Road 255), Wildcat Road (CR 84), Badger Creek Road, (CR 122), Beatty Gulch Road (CR 1231), Beatty Spur Road (CR 108), Coutant Creek Road Read More

Legacy hosting event for parents, youth and leaders

SHERIDAN — Legacy Pregnancy Resource Center is hosting events for youth, parents and youth leaders — “Reality: a Vision for Something More.” Eric and Leslie Ludy, bestselling authors of “When God Writes Your Love Story,” will be the presenters of two sessions. May 17’s session from 7-9 p.m. is directed toward youth, although parents and Read More

SC sets stage for graduation

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will hold its 64th Commencement Ceremony tomorrow at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome at 1 p.m. More than 310 students will receive associate degrees or certificates of completion and prepare to enter the workforce or continue their higher education at another college or university. “The achievement of a college diploma or Read More

DSA presenting ‘Food for Thought’

SHERIDAN — Downtown Sheridan Association, Sheridan Farmers Market and the Sheridan College agriculture department are presenting “Food for Thought.” “Food for Thought” is a selection of films about food and its connection and importance to our community’s health. The next film will be shown May 16 at 6 p.m. at the DSA community room, 121 Read More

Local students graduate from Montana State Billings

SHERIDAN — Montana State University Billings held graduation on May 4 at Billings’ Metra Park’s Rimrock Auto Arena. Sheridan County graduates are: Dayton Amy Kay Mitchell, Bachelor of Applied Science (Summa Cum Laude — 4.0 GPA) Jordan O’Donnell, Master of Education, educational technology Sheridan Laura Beth Love — Bachelor of Science, accounting (Cum Laude — Read More

WYO Theater demolition ends, construction begins

SHERIDAN — Demolition of the Perkins building immediately adjacent to the WYO Theater is nearing completion, following six weeks of work. WYO Theater Executive Director Nick Johnson said progress on the demolition phase of the project was delayed somewhat by snowy weather and additional asbestos abatement work. Once materials are removed from the site, steel Read More

Personal, corporate experts talk about fraud prevention tactics

May 9, 2013

SHERIDAN — A pair of personal and corporate security experts told members of the local business community Wednesday that fraud in the Sheridan area is more prevalent than many people realize. Detective Jim Arzy of the Sheridan Police Department and Corporate Security Officer Justin Svec of First Interstate Bank gave their presentation at this month’s Read More

AP classes provide challenge, potential college credit

SHERIDAN — Throughout this week and next, students at Sheridan High School are taking Advanced Placement tests, hoping to gain some college credits and save some time and money in their college career. “AP is kind of a hyper-version of the regular government class,” AP American government teacher Tyson Emborg said. “It goes into more Read More

City talks clerk, IT, One-Cent budgets

SHERIDAN — The information technology department for the city of Sheridan has been working on consolidating Internet servers from three down to one. That change will simplify IT duties and will save the city $67,000 in its Fiscal Year 2014 budget. Couple that with no money budgeted for new equipment or repairs, and the IT Read More

SAWS addresses wetland mitigation efforts

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

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