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Despite increase in budget SCSD3 makes cuts

SHERIDAN — Although the preliminary budget for the 2015-16 school year in Sheridan County School District 3 is looking to have $200,000 more in funding than last year, the district is still looking to make budget cuts. With an external cost adjustment in place, and a projected enrollment of 85 students for next year, the… Continue Reading

SAWS board receives proposed budget

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board acknowledged receipt of a $2 million draft budget at the meeting Wednesday evening. The board will discuss and potentially approve the budget at its June 10 meeting, but SAWS Project Manager Dan Coughlin said the motion Wednesday was necessary because the proposed budget must be… Continue Reading

Campgrounds to open this weekend

  BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Four campgrounds will open this weekend to officially kick off the summer season in the Bighorn Mountains. The Leigh Creek, Middle Fork, South Fork and Tie Hack campgrounds in the southern end of the forest will be ready to receive campers beginning Friday. Campers are reminded to bring their own drinking… Continue Reading

Annual VA pie and plant sale to be held Tuesday

Annual VA pie and plant sale to be held Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The annual Veterans Affairs Volunteer Pie and Plant Sale will be held Tuesday at the VA Medical Center. The plant sale will open at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in the greenhouse. Lots of vegetables, flowers and hanging baskets — all planted and cared for by VA volunteers Tom Aksamit, Ernie Rotellini and Sam Rotellini… Continue Reading

VA2K Walk and Roll to support homeless veterans

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System will host a VA2K Walk and Roll on Wednesday at the Sheridan VAMC to encourage healthy activity while supporting homeless Veterans with donated food. The VA2K Walk and Roll is free and open to veterans, members of the public and VA employees. The Sheridan VA2K will… Continue Reading

Miller earns Master of Education from Chadron State

SHERIDAN — Tera Miller of Sheridan graduated from Chadron State College with a Master of Education degree on Saturday. Miller has been a first grade teacher at Holy Name Catholic School for 11 years. She also has a bachelor’s in education from Montana State University Billings. “I went to further my education,” Miller said about… Continue Reading

Outstanding UW agriculture students receive honors

SHERIDAN — Several outstanding students affiliated with the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming were recognized by the Wyoming chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta during its awards program on May 2 in Laramie. Gamma Sigma Delta is the international honor society of agriculture. Departments within the college also presented a… Continue Reading

Supreme Court: SCSD2 must turn over meeting minutes

Supreme Court: SCSD2 must turn over meeting minutes

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Supreme Court has ruled that Sheridan County School District 2 must turn over minutes from executive sessions related to discussions concerning a proposed $45 million recreational facility. The decision came on the heels of a more than one-year legal battle between the school district and The Sheridan Press that began in… Continue Reading

Summer air service unlikely

Summer air service unlikely

SHERIDAN— The possibility of an air service in Sheridan by summer is doubtful, Critical Air Service Team Chairman Bruce Garber told members of the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce at their monthly luncheon today. After meeting with representatives of SkyWest Airlines in March, Garber said he was informed earlier this week that the company did not… Continue Reading

SCSD1 OKs raises for staff

SCSD1 OKs raises for staff

BIG HORN — More money and more time off are in store for most staff members in Sheridan County School District 1 after the board of trustees approved salary and benefit packages for the 2015-16 school year Tuesday night. Following the approval of the external cost adjustment by the Wyoming Legislature earlier this year, the… Continue Reading

Golden Rule Grocers to be Sheridan’s first all-organic store

Golden Rule Grocers to be Sheridan’s first all-organic store

SHERIDAN — If it’s unnatural, genetically modified or loaded with sugars and high fructose corn syrup, don’t expect to find it on the shelves of Golden Rule Grocers. On May 21, Golden Rule Grocers will be Sheridan’s newest grocery store and, according to owners, the city’s first and only all-organic store. The store is owned… Continue Reading

Report: few major impacts from Red Grade Trails

SHERIDAN — The Bureau of Land Management recently released an Environmental Assessment for the Red Grade Trails Project, and the report shows significant increases to recreational opportunities with few major impacts. The Sheridan Community Land Trust submitted an application for 6.5 miles of trails on BLM lands off Red Grade Road. The first section of… Continue Reading

SCSD1 board approves new employment policy

BIG HORN — Recently enacted requirements of the Affordable Care Act are affecting the practices of some school districts, including Sheridan County School District 1. The board of trustees for the district approved a new employment policy Tuesday night during a monthly board meeting. Policy GCR, the Hiring of Retired Staff Policy, requires all newly… Continue Reading

Fradet celebrates 100th birthday at her home

Fradet celebrates 100th birthday at her home

Katherine Banich Fradet celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends on Thursday at her home in Sheridan. Fradet was born in Louisville, Colorado, on May 7, 1915, and moved to Sheridan when she was 2 years old. She was married to Leroy Fradet, who owned Columbus Plumbing and Heating in Sheridan until 1996. Her… Continue Reading

Butler wins Don King Memorial Saddlemaker award

SHERIDAN — Don Butler of Sheridan was named the recipient of the Don King Memorial Saddlemaker award from the Academy of Western Artists. The honor was awarded posthumously to Butler’s widow, Kitty, before a full house at the 19th Annual Academy of Western Artists Will Rogers Awards, held in the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton… Continue Reading

Hier graduates from Air Force Basic Training

Hier graduates from Air Force Basic Training

SHERIDAN — Air Force Airman Brian Hier graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas, on April 10. Hier is the son of David Hier and Valinda Jewell of Sheridan. He graduated from Sheridan High School in 2012 and from Sheridan College in 2014. Hier completed an intensive, eight-week… Continue Reading

American Legion to sell poppies to honor vets

SHERIDAN — The American Legion John Donald Garbutt #7 will conduct its Memorial Day poppy drive on Friday and Saturday. The legion will be selling poppies made by veterans at Veterans Affairs hospitals to honor America’s veterans and raise awareness about their struggles. Sales will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday at… Continue Reading

Exchange program seeks host families

SHERIDAN — Council for Educational Travel, USA is seeking host families in the Gillette and Sheridan area to open their homes for international high school exchange students for the 2015-2016 school year. High schools in these communities have indicated their willingness to accept the students. Exchange students from Europe, South America and Asia will be… Continue Reading

Historical Society to host diorama artist Tom Warnke

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Historical Society will host diorama artist Tom Warnke at its meeting on Sunday. Warnke will discuss his various projects, including one depicting the Connor Battlefield that will be dedicated on Aug. 29 in Ranchester, the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Tongue River. Warnke has several dioramas featured around the… Continue Reading

DSA wine, food and music pairing on Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association will host an evening of wine, food and music pairing from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at The Loft, located above the Cattle and Creek Restaurant at 201 Broadway St. The Instagators will provide live music. Wine will be donated by Steve Reed of Northwest Vintage, and food will be donated… Continue Reading

Access disagreement stalls new coal mine

SHERIDAN (AP) — A legal dispute over surface access has threatened to derail a company’s plan to open a new coal mine in northern Wyoming that could employ 600 people. Ramaco Wyoming Coal had hoped to open the proposed Brook Mine a few miles north of Sheridan next year. The company plans to mine up… Continue Reading

City Planning Commission approves final plat, variance

SHERIDAN — Planned growth in the area around the future North Sheridan Interchange took another step forward Monday evening when the city Planning Commission approved a final plat and variance for 17 acres of the Wrench Ranch. The two tracts within Phase Two of the Wrench Ranch Master Plan are zoned as a city Gateway… Continue Reading

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