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County denies lot size variance in Story

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners voted 0-5 on a request for a lot size variance on property occupied by the Wagon Box Inn in Story. The 0-5 vote means the request for a variance was denied. The same variance request was recommended for denial by the County Planning and Zoning Commission on May… Continue Reading

SDSD1 budgets $45K to cover new programs

SHERIDAN —New programs are coming to Sheridan County School District 1 as of the 2014-2015 school year and though $45,000 is budgeted to cover them, the district said most of that money was already being spent on activities and the overall district budget will not see an increase. At the SCSD1 May board meeting the… Continue Reading

Construction on new elementary school in Ranchester to begin

RANCHESTER — Construction on the new elementary school in Ranchester can now officially begin after Sheridan County School District 1 received approval from Ranchester Town Council Tuesday for a special permit that will allow Town Engineer Chris Johnson to issue a building permit for the building. SCSD 1 Business Manager Jeremy Smith said construction will begin… Continue Reading

Highway 14A to open Thursday at noon

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Transportation has announced U.S. Highway 14A between Burgess Junction and Lovell will open Thursday at noon. Holwell said the first travelers on the road this year must still use extra caution. “It’s still winter up there, even though we would like to believe we might have gotten some summer… Continue Reading

Children’s Center wins local award

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Foundation has recently recognized The Children’s Center as the Sheridan College Outstanding Community Partner in Service-Learning. The honor was given because the center allows college students to observe and participate in the center’s operations on a continuous basis and buses their pre-school students to the Sheridan College Lab School every… Continue Reading

VFW to hold Buddy Poppy drive this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary #1560 will hold a Buddy Poppy drive this weekend. Buddy Poppies are artificial flowers which have symbolized the blood shed by service members since the VFW registered the name with the U.S. Patent Office in 1924. The poppy flowers are assembled by disabled, needy or aging veterans… Continue Reading

Local programmers take first in competition

Local programmers take first in competition

SHERIDAN — A team including two computer programmers from Sheridan took first place at a two-state application design competition sponsored by Google over the weekend. Local information technology gurus Anne Gunn, of the Sheridan Programmers Guild, and Mark Thoney of WyoLution, LLC, were part of a four-person team of Wyomingites who traveled to Denver to… Continue Reading

City offers counter proposal; IAFF frustrated

SHERIDAN — City Council offered a counter proposal to the contract changes submitted by the local firefighters union earlier this month. The counter proposal was not acceptable to union representative George Neeson, so he said he would bring another counter proposal to the next council meeting in June. In the meantime, since the city and union… Continue Reading

Crews plan for weekend opening of Highway 14A

Crews plan for weekend opening of Highway 14A

BURGESS JUNCTION — Outside it is 18 degrees, and though it is not currently snowing, the wind gusts grab powder loosened by the crew chipping away at the 12-foot high mounds and create blizzard-like conditions. Inside the cab of the Kodiak Loader Mounted Rotary Snow Blower, it is just another comfortable day of work for operator… Continue Reading

Candidates file for 2014 primary races

SHERIDAN — While filing for local and state offices runs through the end of the month, some candidates got an early jump on the task. Twelve local officials have put their names in for re-election in the primary set for August. Those candidates include County Assessor Paul Fall, County Clerk Eda Schunk Thompson, Clerk of… Continue Reading

Bell graduates University of Jamestown

SHERIDAN — Christien Bell of Sheridan graduated from the University of Jamestown in Jamestown, North Dakota, with a degree in business administration during the school’s commencement ceremony on May 10. Bell was named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester, an honor for students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better… Continue Reading

WYO to host film screening, dance Saturday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a two-part event on Saturday with a film screening and dance. Commencing at 6:30 p.m. a one-hour documentary film will be shown. “The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads” was produced by Jennifer Tennican under the auspices of the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum and explores the long-time community… Continue Reading

Parade, ceremony to honor veterans

SHERIDAN — A Memorial Day parade and ceremony will be held Monday. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Main and Dow streets near Wells Fargo and head south on Main Street to the county courthouse. A ceremony will be held on the courthouse lawn during which 40-50 wreathes will be… Continue Reading

Nonprofits concerned about potential shift in funding

SHERIDAN — City officials are re-thinking the way the Optional One-Cent Sales Tax will be distributed in the future and the possible change in the way the funds are requested and distributed has caused some concerns among groups that depend on the contributions for operational expenses. Most recently, one-cent taxes were distributed to nonprofit organizations… Continue Reading

Complaint filed after dismissal from nursing home

SHERIDAN — A woman who was involuntarily discharged from the Green House Living for Sheridan nursing home has filed a complaint against the facility. Johnson was told on March 31 she would have to leave the Green House because her care provider had indicated they would no longer keep her as a patient due to… Continue Reading

Turn off the gadget, get outside this week

SHERIDAN — While terms like Twitter and Snapchat mean little to older adults and many thirtysomethings didn’t have email until they were in high school, it is not uncommon to see children as young as 10, 6 and 3 playing with an iPad or swiping their fingers across their dad’s smartphone with surprising finesse. Social… Continue Reading

Hang Gliders Fly-in this weekend

SHERIDAN — The annual Hang Gliders Fly-In will be held this weekend. Hang gliders from across the nation gather at Sand Turn turnout off of Highway 14 in the mountains to take flight for opening weekend to hang gliding season. Members of the community are invited to attend all day Saturday through Monday for sights… Continue Reading

Carol Mead to read at story time

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s First Lady Carol Mead will be reading aloud during story time at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Wednesday. All members of the community are invited to the free event. Mead’s portion of story time will be held from 10:40-11 a.m. For more information call Cameron Duff at 674-8585 extension 12. The… Continue Reading

Schedule for Spear-O-Wigwam campus announced

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus has announced summer courses now available for registration. Fly fishing, horse pack trips and rock climbing are a few of the courses now available. About an hour from the main campus, Spear-O-Wigwam is located in the Bighorn Mountains off of Red Grade Road. For more information on classes,… Continue Reading

Sawyer promoted to major

SHERIDAN — Randy Sawyer of Sheridan was promoted to major in the Wyoming Army National Guard on May 4. Sawyer is the chaplain assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Second Battalion, 300 Field Artillery, 115th Fires Brigade, based in Sheridan. He has been a member of the WANG for 14 years. Continue Reading

Nutrition secrets for those over 60

By Georgia Boley Registered Dietitian SHERIDAN — There are  five top tips if you’re 60 years or older: • The number one tip is more protein! Most seniors have a difficult time chewing, digesting, and absorbing protein, and therefore do not get enough. Those over 60 should try to have 2.42 grams of protein for every… Continue Reading

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