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City, county still don’t agree on road annexation process

August 6, 2014

SHERIDAN — County Commissioners have agreed the memorandum of understanding with the city regarding the annexation of county roads was not in the county’s best interests and have asked for continued discussion on the matter. County Attorney Matt Redle presented the five-page resolution to the commissioners Tuesday. It summed up the history of the disagreement on Read More

Dayton purchases land to improve park parking

DAYTON — Members of Dayton Town Council voted Monday to purchase two lots near the entrance of Scott Bicentennial Park in order to provide additional parking for the park. The vote came after the council reconvened following a closed session to discuss the real estate purchase. Mayor Bob Wood said town officials have been working Read More

Turnout high for candidate forums

SHERIDAN — Candidates seeking statewide or legislative seats in the 2014 election hit upon nearly every popular talking point in Wyoming politics during the candidate forum held Tuesday at Sheridan College. The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee organized the event, which had a much higher turnout than past years’ forums. The increased Read More

Holsinger named executive director of DSA

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association announced this week that Beth Holsinger has accepted the position of executive director. According to a press release from the DSA, Holsinger is an experienced and detail oriented business professional with an impressive record of success in sales, management, public relations, business development, event coordination, budgeting and quality assurance. Read More

Knutson to direct Concert in the Park

SHERIDAN — The next Concert in the Park will be held Tuesday and will feature the Sheridan Concert Band. From 7:30-9 p.m. in the Kendrick Park Bandshell, the concert will be directed by Diane Knutson. The concert is free and open to all members of the community. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or Read More

Library featuring two exhibits throughout August

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is featuring two art exhibits throughout the month of August. In the Inner Circle, local artist Daniel Granger will have his first public exhibit. Granger experiments in several mediums, including ink, fountain pen, pencil drawings, acrylic paint and wax. An artist reception for Granger will be held Read More

SC students attend leadership training

SHERIDAN — Seven students from the Northern Wyoming Community College District took part in the six-day Association of College Unions International I-LEAD 2014 institute at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois, last week. Six students from Gillette College and one from Sheridan College represented the NWCCD at the conference, which revolves around communication, intercultural proficiency Read More

Clean Water Sheridan asks City Council to delay fluoridation

August 5, 2014

SHERIDAN — Following Monday’s City Council meeting, Marty DaBell with Clean Water Sheridan pleaded with the council to enact a moratorium on the addition of fluoride to the city’s water supply until a more informed decision can be made. “There’s been nothing brought to the table on the anti-fluoridation. You haven’t brought that up, and so Read More

200 miles through the Rocky Mountains

SHERIDAN — As she runs along the mountain road at 1 a.m. there is no other light than her headlamp and the twinkle of a clear night sky at 7,500 feet. Her jog will only last 3.5 miles but at a seven-degree incline it will feel like much more. The runner is grateful that she Read More

Researchers discover bluebirds philandering in Bighorns

Big Horn — Sex. Deception. Infidelities. Fathers raising youngsters that they think are their own, but actually are the offspring of another. While this might sound like the typical plot of almost any soap opera, it is actually a glimpse of the findings that bird biologists Scott and Bonnie Johnson have discovered in their years Read More

More than 20 candidates to participate in forums today, Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce two-day candidate forum will kick off tonight at 7 p.m. at Sheridan College in the Whitney Presentation Hall. Tonight’s forum will feature candidates for statewide offices. The chamber released the list of candidates who have said they will attend the event. Participants for Tuesday include U.S. Senate Read More

Commission challenger wants to represent those seeking lower taxes

August 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — Four candidates have stepped to the line in the race for Board of County Commissioners. Only three will win, and the decision will be made in the primary Aug. 19, making voter turnout critical in an election that typically sees low participation. Ranchester resident Dennis Fox said he is challenging incumbent commissioners Terry Cram, Read More

Seeking homemade suds?

SHERIDAN — There is a certain amount of satisfaction that comes from creating something unique with your own two hands and the art of homebrewing beer has given an increasing number of crafters a way to share their talents in recent years. A growing national trend, homebrew supply stores can now be found in cities Read More

Bland takes top prizes in sheep categories at fair

SHERIDAN — It was pretty obvious who ran away with all of the prizes Saturday at the Sheridan County Fair Sheep Show. Gabriel Bland, 11, won champion in Junior, Market Sheep Showmanship, first in the Market Blackface category, and champion in Whiteface Market lamb. He also took second in class 2 of the blackface market. Read More

Taste of Sheridan set for Sunday

SHERIDAN — The North Main Association will once again host Taste of Sheridan on Sunday. Organizers encourage attendees to come try foods from 10 different vendors at Thorne-Rider Park between 3-7 p.m. Ten tickets may be purchased at the entrance for $20. There will also be a beer and wine garden, kids games and live Read More

Student news, Aug. 4, 2014

• Jamie Jo Craft of Sheridan graduated with her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota.   • Sheridan resident Devin G. Escamilla graduated from the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy on July 17. Escamilla graduated from Sheridan High School in 2011 and was hired by the Sheridan Police Department. Escamilla also Read More

Local National Guard members recognized for service

SHERIDAN — Five members of the Wyoming Army National Guard’s Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery, based in Sheridan, received the Wyoming Army National Guard Service Award with tenure device. On July 20, Sgt. 1st Class Michael Dickerson of Dayton received the 25-year service device. Sgt. Joshua Mason of Sheridan, Sgt. Steven Read More

WWA to host Cloud Peak talk, hike

SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a workshop and campout in the Cloud Peak Wilderness. On Friday, hikers will gather and camp at Read More

Foundation formed to manage Coffeen history

August 1, 2014

SHERIDAN — When you hear the names Whitney, Kendrick or Eaton, you likely make immediate connections to a person, a place, a legacy, an historical reference or a combination of all those things. When you hear Coffeen do you think of a street, or the family behind the name? A recently formed foundation called CHIEF Read More

Senior Center holding garage sale Aug. 8-9

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Senior Center is having a garage sale Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9. They are currently accepting donations for it. On Friday the garage sale will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday the garage sale will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you’d like to donate, Read More

3 Town Council members vie for Dayton mayor

DAYTON — Three candidates, all current members of Dayton Town Council, have stepped into the race to fill the big, soon-to-be-vacant shoes of Mayor Bob Wood, who is retiring his position after 25 years at the helm. That quarter-century has included large undertakings like paving most of the streets in town, creating a fire and Read More

Popular downtown water playground includes ‘green’ benefits

SHERIDAN — Walking through Whitney Commons on a sunny summer day in Sheridan you are likely to hear squeals of joy and surprise coming from the splash park. The popularity of this free local playground with a soaking spin is no secret as families gather every warm afternoon for a cooling dash through the many Read More

My first car

My first car was a 1931 Model A Ford pickup. I was working at the Colloid Bentonite Plant and needed transportation to the work place. I paid $100 to the M and M Service Station for the Model A pickup.  The year was 1947, the first year a driver’s license was required to operate a Read More

Senior companions provide kind, compassionate friendships

SHERIDAN — You can almost see the smile on her face through the telephone lines. Sheridan resident Joan Jensen admits she can’t say enough good things about her Senior Companion Margie Pierce. “I couldn’t do without her,” Jensen said. “She’s one of a kind.” One activity on Pierce’s schedule is to watch re-runs of the Read More

NSI Academy fall festival to feature Craft brothers

SHERIDAN— The NSI Academy will present its fall fest Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9. On Friday there will be a pig spit barbecue and live music by The Craft Brothers starting at 6 p.m. On Saturday at 9 a.m., there will be a 5k Color Run that you can register for online. There Read More

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