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Survey finds biggest challenges for businesses

SHERIDAN — Finding and retaining dependable employees was listed as the greatest challenge among area businesses, according a recent Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce membership survey. The survey received more than 140 responses from a variety of businesses in Sheridan County. Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dixie Johnson attributes a portion of the… Continue Reading

SCSD1: Clerical error caused incorrect graduation rate

RANCHESTER — Officials at Sheridan County School District 1 have issued a correction to the 2013-14 school year graduation rate reported by the state for Tongue River High School, stating that there was a clerical error causing their rate to appear much lower than what they believe it to be. “It was reported in the… Continue Reading

BHE to withdraw from National School Lunch Program

RANCHESTER — Students at Big Horn Elementary School will follow in the footsteps of their older peers in Sheridan County School District 1 for the 2015-16 school year as they withdraw from the National School Lunch Program. With their withdrawal, only Tongue River Elementary School will remain in the program, but district business manager Jeremy… Continue Reading

Dayton plans to place stick trailer at Scott Park

DAYTON — The Dayton Town Council decided at its meeting Wednesday evening to place a trailer at Scott Bicentennial Park for residents to drop off tree branches. However, the town will send out letters first outlining the rules and expectations that go along with the service. Dayton has used the program before. Mayor Norm Anderson… Continue Reading

Rec district shifts discussion back to Kendrick Pool

SHERIDAN — The agenda for yesterday’s Sheridan Recreation District board meeting looked pretty simple: A parks update, preparations for baseball season, a budget schedule for the upcoming fiscal year. They were standard topics for this time of year. But a brief preview of the budget schedule quickly shifted to the ever-constant discussion of Kendrick Pool.… Continue Reading

SC students earn National Science Foundation honor

SC students earn National Science Foundation honor

SHERIDAN— A team of four Sheridan College students has been selected by an expert panel of judges as one of 10 finalists for the Community College Innovation Challenge through the National Science Foundation. The students — Hannah Shafer of Rapid City, South Dakota, Ceirra Carlson of Greybull, and Hannah Jernigan and Paige Jernigan both of… Continue Reading

YMCA to host Healthy and Safe Kids Day April 25

SHERIDAN — The Wellness Council of Sheridan County and the Sheridan County YMCA are partnering to offer families in the community a free and fun-filled event for Healthy and Safe Kids Day from 8-11:30 a.m. April 25. The day starts with a free pancake breakfast from 8:30-9:30 a.m. With full bellies, kids will be able… Continue Reading

Eat breakfast with the governor April 29

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will present the Governor’s Breakfast at the Historic Sheridan Inn on April 29. Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead will be making a presentation followed by a brief question and answer session. The event includes a breakfast buffet by the Open Range restaurant. Doors open at 6:45 a.m. with… Continue Reading

County announces library board vacancy

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Board has a board member opening effective July 1. The board of trustees is the governing body for the Sheridan County Library system with libraries in Clearmont, Story, Ranchester and Sheridan. It is composed of five members who are appointed by Sheridan County commissioners. Terms are three… Continue Reading

County announces vacancy on P&Z commission

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County commissioners are seeking an individual to serve on the Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission, effective July 1. Members of the Planning and Zoning Commission actively participate in the planning of the county and its welfare; learn all facets of the regulations governing such functions; interact with a wide variety of… Continue Reading

TRE students break ground on new school

TRE students break ground on new school

RANCHESTER — Wielding golden shovels bigger than them, select lucky students from the current Tongue River Elementary School broke ground on the construction project Tuesday afternoon to build their new school. The current students of TRE were bussed to the new site to attend the ceremony, and a few were chosen by lottery drawing to… Continue Reading

Students propose random drug testing at SCSD1

RANCHESTER — Two sophomores at Tongue River High School say that drug use is on the rise in their school and they want to do something about it. Taylor Holliday and Kylee Knobloch have put together a proposal for the Sheridan County School District 1 board of trustees to consider adopting a random drug testing… Continue Reading

Sustainability forum to focus on people, planet, profit

Sustainability forum to focus on people, planet, profit

SHERIDAN — The backbone of Sheridan’s economy has always been agriculture, and local rancher Wayne Fahsholtz believes ranch sustainability will lead to a bright future. This year’s Ranch Sustainability Forum will be held at Sheridan College on May 18-20. Ranch sustainability covers lots of areas, but Fahsholtz, the forum’s organizer, narrows it down to three… Continue Reading

Lodge connector trail assessment due in June

SHERIDAN — The U.S. Forest Service expects to release a draft environmental assessment in June for a motorized trail that would connect Bear Lodge, Elk View Inn and Arrowhead Lodge in the Tongue River Ranger District of the Bighorn National Forest. Since the proposed plan was released in August 2014, USFS staff has worked to… Continue Reading

23-year-old charged with felony strangulation

SHERIDAN — Alexander Ascherin, 23, of Sheridan has been charged with felony strangulation of a household member for allegedly choking his ex-girlfriend multiple times Friday. According to court documents, Sheridan Police Department officers responded to a domestic in progress after the victim ran from a home on West Fifth Street to a location on North… Continue Reading

Woman charged with felony interference with a peace officer

SHERIDAN — Teresa Pease, 52, has been charged with felony interference with a peace officer, misdemeanor interference with a peace officer and misdemeanor breach of peace following an incident Thursday on North Main Street. According to court documents, Sheridan Police Department officers were dispatched to the 500 block of North Main Street for a welfare… Continue Reading

Woodley sentenced on burglary, drug charges

SHERIDAN — Austin Woodley, 23, of Sheridan was sentenced in 4th Judicial District Court on Tuesday to four to six years in prison. Woodley had originally been charged with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, aggravated burglary and robbery — all felonies. As part of a plea agreement, the state agreed to amend the charges.… Continue Reading

WYO hosts Banff Mountain Film Festival Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association and the WYO Theater will host the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the WYO Theater. The 2014-2015 tour of outdoor films features remote landscapes and cultures and up-close and personal looks at the mountain world. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is… Continue Reading

Mitchell headed to West Point Summer Leaders seminar

SHERIDAN — LeeAnna Mitchell, a junior at Tongue River High School in Dayton, was selected to be among 1,000 attendees at West Point’s prestigious Summer Leaders Experience in June. More than 5,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLE, which offers outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to experience life at West Point. SLE attendees live in… Continue Reading

SC music student earns trip to Nashville

SC music student earns trip to Nashville

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College music student Miles McKee recently played saxophone at the College Band Directors National Association convention in Nashville, Tennessee. McKee, of Sheridan, was selected to perform with the Small College Intercollegiate Band, which features 80 students from 49 colleges and universities across North America. A 2011 graduate of Sheridan High School, McKee… Continue Reading

Learn how to make soap April 22

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a natural soap making class from 1:30-4:30 p.m. April 22. Participants will make six bars of soap and will paint stained glass while waiting for their soap to process. The event is open to all members of the community. Cost is $40 for those who are over… Continue Reading

Learn pencil, oil painting with artist Arin Waddell

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host an oil painting class with step-by-step instruction by artist Arin Waddell from 6-8 p.m. April 23. POP! (Pencils and Oil Paint) is a stress-free evening full of socializing, music and step-by-step painting instruction on a specific subject matter. The event is BYOB, and participants will walk… Continue Reading

USFS seeks comment on proposed permit for outfitters

SHERIDAN — The Tongue Ranger District of the Bighorn National Forest is seeking public comments for a proposed special use permit to allow Dayton Gulch Outfitters to offer rental camps for recreational visitors. The proposal is for 45 service days within the Tongue Ranger District. Camp locations would be accessible by motorized vehicles using Forest… Continue Reading

Police chief hopes to negotiate RMA contract

SHERIDAN — Officials with the city of Sheridan are working to reduce the subsidy paid to the contract ambulance company that provides services to city residents. Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens, who oversees the contract with Rocky Mountain Ambulance, said he hopes to see several changes in the agreement. “As we’ve gotten into this contract… Continue Reading

North, south interchanges primed for changes

North, south interchanges primed for changes

SHERIDAN — The new North Sheridan Interchange moves closer to heading out to bid each day, and Wrench Ranch representatives approached the Sheridan Planning Commission Monday evening looking to approve its master plan and a preliminary plat request for areas near the site. Sheridan Planning and Development Director Robert Briggs told commissioners Wrench Ranch representatives… Continue Reading

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