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Ranchester sewer line replacement bid approved

November 6, 2014

RANCHESTER — Before work can begin on the new Main Street Mercantile in Ranchester, the town must replace the sewer line beneath the proposed site for the business center. Members of Ranchester Town Council voted Tuesday to award a bid for the sewer replacement project to Intermountain Construction and Materials of Sheridan for $54,809.22. The second Read More

Chamber prepares for Legislative forum

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce has started planning the annual Legislative Forum, set for Nov. 24-25. The two-day event provides community members and organizations the opportunity to address local state legislators. Each group or individual is provided with 15- or 30-minute time slots. To present to the legislators, sign up by calling Read More

Home Depot helps make veterans homes more accessible

SHERIDAN — Home Depot’s Celebration of Service, which runs from Sept. 11 to Nov. 11 each year, will include helping to make local veterans’ homes more accessible this year. The Celebration of Service marks two months in which the store brings attention to the plight of veterans in need and steps in to help. The Read More

CEC set to begin two projects in spring

SHERIDAN — The Creative Economic Council for Sheridan and Johnson Counties has chosen two projects to begin in the spring. The CEC is a council of more than a dozen organizations that discusses options for developing a creative economy by utilizing often overlooked talent in many areas of creative thinking and expanding the networking opportunities Read More

TRMS announces first-quarter honor roll

RANCHESTER — Tongue River Middle School staff announced their first-quarter honor roll recipients. Superintendent’s Honor Roll Eighth grade Mackenzie Aksamit, Emily Elliot, Jaren Fritz, Staci Helferich, Holly Hutchinson, Macey McArthur, Tiffanie Rosenlund, Bailee Stewart, Morgan Warren Seventh grade Zaveah Kobza, Rheagan Logan, Jacob McIntyre, Kenzie McPhie, Maddy Miller, Reagan Mullaney, Declan Nunn, Chloe Schilling, Emma Read More

Science Saturday to focus on solids, liquids and gases

SHERIDAN — The next Science Saturday event set for this weekend will focus on solids, liquids and gases. From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, join the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids for a morning of hands-on, minds-on science. Activities with lava lamps, boat races, lemon batteries and more are planned. The Read More

Kalif Players to present ‘Stop the Presses’ Nov. 13-15

SHERIDAN — The Kalif Players will present the melodrama “Stop the Presses… or She’s Not My Type” next week at the Kalif Shrine Center. The play centers around Colorado Clarion editor Aspen Print, the none-too-bright newspaper girl Judy Paige and aging typesetter and Colorado Clarion owner Granny Print. Organizers invite community members to feel free Read More

Akcita Win to meet at Rib and Chop Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will hold its November meeting at Wyoming Rib and Chop House on Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. An unspecified program will be presented and dinner will be enjoyed. The meeting is open to the public. Wyoming Rib and Chop House is located at 847 N. Main St.

Dept. of Education offering free conference for teachers

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Education is hosting a free K-12 Literacy, English and Language Arts Teachers’ Conference Nov. 14-15 in Cheyenne. All educators are welcome including private school teachers, substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, librarians, instructional facilitators and parents. Featured events include keynote speaker Jeff Wilhelm, author of “Reading Don’t Fix No Chevys,” and arguably Read More

Friday Events Nov. 6, 2014

Events for Friday,  Nov. 7, 2014 • 8:30 a.m., veterans issues panel discussion, Sheridan Holiday Inn, 1809 Sugarland Drive • 2 p.m., Top Brass performance from the Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, Whitney Presentation Hall, Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. • 4-7 p.m., Open Studios Fall Show and Sale, seven locations throughout Sheridan, for more Read More

Local Briefs Nov. 6, 2014

Screening of rock climbing documentary set for Friday SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a screening of “Valley Uprising: Yosemite’s Rock Climbing Revolution” on Friday at 7 p.m. The feature-length documentary tells the untold story of the American counterculture of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For the past 50 years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn Read More

Mead gets four more years; Mead to focus on coal, Endangered Species Act

November 5, 2014

CHEYENNE (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead says he plans to push in his second term to finish projects that map out a better future for the state. Addressing campaign workers Tuesday night in Cheyenne, Mead said it’s incumbent on people who live in Wyoming to question what they can do every day to make the Read More

Anderson edges out Alley in Dayton mayor race

DAYTON — After 25 years of leadership in Dayton, Mayor Bob Wood will hand over the reigns to newly elected mayor Norm Anderson. Former Councilmen Anderson and Bob Alley both pursued the position of mayor. Anderson won the election with 212 votes. Alley received 134 votes. There were 13 write-in votes. Anderson has served 14 Read More

Election 2014

U.S. CONGRESS (statewide totals) U.S. Senator R – Mike Enzi, incumbent  (119,444) D – Charlie Hardy (29,031) L – Joseph S. Porambo (3,600) I – Curt Gottshall (13,164) U.S. Representative R – Cynthia Lummis, incumbent (111,054) D – Richard Grayson, Apache Junction, Arizona (37,345) L – Richard Brubaker (7,019) I – Daniel Clyde Cummings (6,628) Read More

Jennings wins HD30 seat over write-in

SHERIDAN — During the campaign for the general election, several state and local officials shared anecdotal evidence, based on their recollections, that a write-in candidate has never been elected to state office since at least 1998 and some say even as far back as 1954. That trend still stands. Candidate Mark Jennings won the election Read More

County signs on to help fund UW-run business incubator: Change in managing organization to free up Forward Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Sheridan will become the third city in Wyoming to house a branch of the Wyoming Technology Business Center, a business development program launched by the University of Wyoming in 2006 to help entrepreneurs grow their business start-ups. Sheridan County Commissioners voted Tuesday to sign an agreement with UW that will allow the Wyoming Read More

Holmes earns spot on Conservation District board

SHERIDAN — Incumbent Susan Holmes has retained her at-large seat with the Sheridan County Conservation District. The SCCD oversees comprehensive natural resource conservation programs under the supervision of an elected board. It is the board’s duty to focus and coordinate available resources, whether technical, educational or financial, to meet the needs of local land users. Read More

Patton hangs on to House District 29 seat

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, will now enter his fourth term as a representative in the state Legislature and said he looks forward to continuing to serve Sheridan County and the state with the well-respected Sheridan and Johnson counties delegation. Patton won the House District 29 seat with 2,012 votes. He beat write-in challenger Read More

Gun stolen from Sheridan in 1973 shows up in Minnesota

SHERIDAN — It was anything but a typical interagency call. The sheriff’s office in Clay County, Minnesota, notified the Sheridan Police Department to say they’d found property that had been reported stolen in Sheridan. The property? One Colt .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun. The year it was stolen? 1973. The Ritz Sporting Goods on South Main Read More

BHMS announces first-quarter honor rolls

BIG HORN — Big Horn Middle School has announced its first-quarter honor roll recipients. Eighth-grade principal’s honor roll Ellie Bard, Elliot Boley, Cameron Brown, John Chase, Reata Cook, Shyan Davidson, Kade Eisele, Dalton Gregory, Nathan Hecker, Kade Koltiska, Nathaniel Lydic, Brock Michaud, Seth Mullinax, Kaylie Redinger, Georgina Ringley, Jovenai Rosselott, Leah Schuster, Chelsey Swaney, Delaney Walker, Read More

SHS to perform fall jazz concert

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School jazz band will perform its fall concert Tuesday. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Sue Henry auditorium at SHS. The event is free and open to the public. The high school is located at 1056 Long Drive. For more information, call 672-2495.

Sheridan College to host beekeeping lecture

SHERIDAN — The next event in the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery’s science lecture series will focus on beekeeping. Tongue River Honey beekeeper Clifford Reed will present “Survival of Beekeeping in the 21st Century,” Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. Beekeepers today find themselves in a fight for survival, with both the use of chemical pesticides Read More

Thursday Events Nov. 5, 2014

Events for Thursday, November 6, 2014 • 4:30 p.m., presentation of the 2014 Christmas Stroll button design winner, Sheridan City Hall, 55 E. Grinnell St. • 7 p.m., performance by cellist Evan Drachman and pianist Mary Au followed by the recognition of Dr. Seymour Thickman, WYO Theater, 42 N. Main St. • 7:30 p.m., “Dancing Read More

Local Briefs Nov. 5, 2014

Early release for SHS students Thursday SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 will hold parent/teacher conferences Thursday and Friday. Students will be released early Thursday and there will be no school on Friday. The following are the early dismissals times: • Kindergarten: 11:25 a.m. • Elementary schools: 12:35 p.m. • Sheridan Junior High School: Read More

Shafer ousts longtime incumbent for Sheridan City Council; Gooch, an 11-year resident, will also join ranks

SHERIDAN — Kelly Gooch will join the ranks of Sheridan City Council members this January after receiving enough votes Tuesday to earn one of the three four-year seats on the ballot. Gooch moved to Sheridan 11 years ago with his wife and two daughters. He works at Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming as an Read More

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