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‘Curbcycle’ leads to big recycling increase

SHERIDAN — The early returns are unanimous: The city of Sheridan’s curbside recycling program has led to a steep rise in recycling participation. City Utilities Manager Dan Roberts told the Sheridan City Council Monday night that, through the first two-week cycle, recycling has increased 50 percent on a daily basis following the start of the… Continue Reading

Story Rock Jam returns Fri., Sat.

STORY — The Story Rock Jam will return to Story Friday and Saturday. The event will feature live music, food and beer offerings, free camping and nearby rock climbing. Music will be presented by Damian Trujillo, the Story Jam Band, Chris Knodel, Josh and Amber Hanson, the Barefoot Band, Shot in the Foot, Paul Bowers,… Continue Reading

Measures of Devotion: Marine re-enlists after 20 years

Measures of Devotion: Marine re-enlists after 20 years

SHERIDAN — Fred Moye’s time in the military was anything but typical. He joined the National Guard at 17, switched branches halfway through his first years of service, then 20 years later re-enlisted in the National Guard and found himself in the middle of Iraq at the age of 46. A self-described “Army brat,” Moye… Continue Reading

County considering updates to business permit options

SHERIDAN — Starting a business like a car wash, day care or bed and breakfast may become easier for new business owners in the county. The county Planning and Zoning Commission is working to update which types of permits are available to county residents and businesses. Other than an occasional small change, the list of… Continue Reading

Harrelson earns statewide ‘Women of Influence’ award

SHERIDAN — In its third year, Wyoming’s annual Women of Influence celebration, hosted by the Wyoming Business Report, honored winners in Cheyenne on Friday. Of the 64 nominees, 11 women were honored with Cheryl Harrelson of Sheridan taking home one of the awards. In the running with two other women in the business and business… Continue Reading

Building permit revenues up in FY2015

SHERIDAN — Revenues from building permits increased for Sheridan in fiscal year 2015, marking the third consecutive annual gain for the city. Although the total number of permits decreased from FY 2014, city building official Kevin Bare said many large projects and a wet spring helped revenues surpass last year’s levels. Ongoing and recent development… Continue Reading

Roads and Trails Rally offered Thurs. through Sun.

SHERIDAN — A four day event, “Wyoming Roads and Trails Rally” will be offered Thursday through Sunday in the Bighorn Mountains. The Christian Motorcyclists Association invites riders of all types — including cruisers, dual-sport, dirt bike, quads and more — to join in an exploration of the Bighorn Mountains, Shell Falls, Medicine Wheel, local lodges… Continue Reading

Hunts recognized for 22 years of ‘Joy’

SHERIDAN — Karl and Donna Hunt of Sheridan were recognized Sunday for their 22 years of service to “Joy Junction at the Y” and their 23 years as leaders of Joy Junction Children’s Church. Many current and previous supporters of Joy Junction attended the ceremony Sunday and participated in the Joy Junction Children’s Church service… Continue Reading

UW bulletin highlights agriculture research in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Traditional and alternative farm crops, cattle, sheep and swine are among research projects covered in the fifth annual Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station “Field Days Bulletin,” and some of the research was conducted in Sheridan. The 2015 FDB also highlights vegetable and herb production, irrigation practices, fertilization, weed control and plant and livestock disease… Continue Reading

Coal: A key but threatened part of state economy

Coal: A key but threatened part of state economy

SHERIDAN — Born into a bedlam of state outcries, the Environment Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan is the largest U.S. action constructed on climate change. Not even two weeks old and officials are already molding their lawsuits while others threaten that their states will not comply. As the leader in coal production nationwide, Wyoming will… Continue Reading

Agendas — August 15, 2015

Sheridan County Commission staff meeting 9 a.m. Monday Second floor Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Staff/elected reports • Adjourn Clearmont Town Council 6 p.m. Monday Clearmont Town Hall 1605 Pennsylvania Ave. Clearmont • Call meeting to order • Pledge • Attendance • Visitors: Dan Kline, Wyoming… Continue Reading

Center Stage: I wanted to be Bob Barker

I had a goal for my life that involved me taking over for Bob Barker upon his retirement from the “Price is Right.”  In my eyes, Bob had it all.  His job was to play games.  Oh, how I love games.  What would childhood be without them? When we were small children, we would attempt… Continue Reading

ParkFit kickball Wednesday at Kendrick

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with kickball at Kendrick Park. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26, free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you attend and… Continue Reading

Sod Farm Festival returns to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Sod Farm Festival will return to Sheridan on Aug. 22. The semi-annual outdoor music festival is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Project Schoolhouse. Nonstop music will be performed from 3-8:30 p.m. by bands including Robert Cline Jr., Bonnie and Taylor Sims, the Bare Foot Band, Canary Joe, Chris Knodel, the Craft Brothers,… Continue Reading

Family Movie in the Park to be held at Kendrick Park

SHERIDAN — Family Movie in the Park will return to Kendrick Park Friday. Sheridan Wesleyan Church brings all members of the community a free surprise film at the band shell complete with pre-film music entertainment and popcorn and drinks. Due to copyright rules, the name of the film cannot be advertised, but all movies are… Continue Reading

Third Thursday Street Festival returns Aug. 20

SHERIDAN —The monthly Third Thursday Street Festival will return Thursday and feature opening act Abbie Johnson Taylor, winner of the Downtown Sheridan Association’s July Sheridan’s Got Talent competition, and main act Dave Munsick. “Sheridan’s Got Talent” is a competition held monthly at Third Thursday at the Bank of the West Stage on Main and Loucks… Continue Reading

Natural gas board selects engineer

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board chose WWC Engineering to do a feasibility study on building a natural gas pipeline to the area. The study is being funded with a $100,000 grant from the State Loan and Investment Board. TRVJPB Chairman Peter Clark said the decision was 2.5 years in the making.… Continue Reading

Whitney Rink on track for Christmas completion

SHERIDAN— Every day, the walls that make up the soon-to-be Whitney Rink at the M&M’s Center grow higher and higher. Sheridan on Skates board members say they are hopeful the new indoor ice rink will be completed by Christmas. Construction on the arena began in March 2015. When finished, the arena will be approximately 35,000… Continue Reading

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