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Air service revenue guarantee approved

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Aeronautics Division approved a $1.6 million revenue guarantee Tuesday for air service through Sheridan County Airport. A minimum revenue guarantee is money paid to airlines if they don’t reach a set income goal. That income goal is agreed upon in the airliner’s contract. Sheridan County Commissioner Steve Maier said the Aeronautics… Continue Reading

Commissioners approve bar upgrades

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County commissioners on Tuesday approved changes to the size of two bars at The Powder Horn Golf Club, increasing the size of one and decreasing the size of another. This came after the Wyoming Liquor Division inspected the dispensing room in the center of the west wing of the golf club. That… Continue Reading

City hires operations superintendent

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan recently hired an operations superintendent to supervise several divisions in the Department of Public Works. Mathers Heuck joined the city in late July. He will oversee street repair and maintenance, levees, signs and lights, fleet planning, parks and city shop operations. Public Works Director Nic Bateson said Heuck previously… Continue Reading

Officials discuss positive impacts of Sheep Creek Fire

SHERIDAN — While the Sheep Creek Fire will cost government entities upward of $1.4 million, there will eventually be some good that comes out of the blaze that stretched over more than 1,600 acres earlier this month. Chris Thomas, a forester with the Bighorn National Forest, said while you may not be able to see… Continue Reading

SCSD2 talks future of standardized tests in district, state

SHERIDAN — As Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students scores fall statewide, Sheridan educators hope to see reform and possibly a new test that allows for national comparison. Although there’s hesitation from the Wyoming Department of Education to switch up assessments, Sheridan County School District 2 Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Tom Sachse said the state might… Continue Reading

Clearmont to study railroad quiet zone

CLEARMONT — Things could get a little more quiet in Clearmont soon if a railroad quiet zone is created in the town. Trains usually blow their horns loud and often when driving through a town, but the amount of noise caused in Clearmont has some locals wanting peace and quiet. Mayor Chris Schock said some… Continue Reading

Sheridan moving closer to city administrator

SHERIDAN — Sheridan moved another step closer Monday night to adding a city administrator. The city held a work session and hosted individuals from three cities — Jackson, Gillette and Douglas — that have a mayor-council form of government with a city administrator handling many of the day-to-day operations. “We have other cities that do… Continue Reading

‘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

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