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Dayton Town Council OKs new flood plain map, regulations

November 6, 2013

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council approved on first reading at its meeting Monday a new flood plain ordinance that includes adoption of new Flood Insurance Rate Maps and revised rules and regulations regarding development in the flood plains around Dayton. Ordinance #384 will replace the town’s old flood plain ordinance and could “significantly impact building Read More

County rejects new flood plain rules, regulations

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners rejected a motion to adopt new rules and regulations governing flood plain management by a vote of 3-2 at its meeting Tuesday. Commissioners who rejected the motion to adopt the rules said they felt too rushed and wanted more time to work on a few areas of concern. Read More

Ranchester clarifies regulations regarding minors in bars

RANCHESTER – Ranchester Town Council approved on first reading an ordinance that will amend existing code regarding underage possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages at its meeting Tuesday. The code will be amended to state that no person under age 21 can enter or remain in a licensed room where alcohol is dispensed unless accompanied Read More

Voters renew cap tax

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County voters approved renewal of the Capital Facilities Tax by a vote of 3,421 for and 1,636 against — approximately 67 percent support — in a special election held Tuesday. The official results include 29 of 29 precincts and absentee ballots reported. A total of 5,061 ballots were cast. Sheridan County Election Read More

Child Development Center reaccredited

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Child Development Center Region 2 Preschool has been reaccredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. To receive accreditation, a facility must meet at least 80 percent of the NAEYC’s 10 Early Childhood Program Standards, which include advancement of children’s learning and development, qualifications and knowledge of staff, relevant Read More

Artists’ Guild to hold awards ceremony

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Artists’ Guild, Et al will host the Parks and Pathways Artists’ Reception and Awards Ceremony tomorrow evening. The reception will be from 5:30-7 p.m. at the SAGE Exhibit Gallery, located at Sheridan College Main, 171 N. Main St. The Parks and Pathways is a national juried art show featuring art depicting Sheridan’s Read More

Friends of the Library auction Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Friends of the Library will host their 31st annual auction Saturday. This fundraising event benefits the Sheridan County Public Library and includes drinks, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, music and concludes with a live auction. It will take place at the Fulmer Public Library, 335 W. Alger St., at 5:30 p.m. Admission Read More

The Parent Partnership to meet Monday

SHERIDAN — The Parent Partnership (formerly Parent Advisory) will meet Monday at 6 p.m. Topics of discussion will include common core standards and the digital legacy. The meeting will be held at the Sheridan High School library, 1056 Long Drive. The meeting is open to the public and attendees are encouraged to bring ideas or Read More

‘Holiday Express’ bazaar Saturday

SHERIDAN — The First United Methodist Church will host a “Holiday Express” bazaar Saturday. Christmas decorations, collectables, books and crafts will be available for sale from 8 a.m to 2 p.m. The Closest will be serving lunch including homemade soup, runzas and sandwiches from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Baked goods will be available for Read More

Court Nov. 6, 2013

From Staff Reports   Violators under 18 and sentences under $100 and five days in jail are not reported. (Year in parentheses is defendant’s birth year.)   Oct. 3 • Larry D. Delcamp, (1984), Sheridan, contempt of court-indirect, $100, one year probation • Larry W. Hill, (1948), Sheridan, disorderly conduct-public intoxication, $350, one year probation Read More

From the ground up

Construction crews begin the dry-in phase at the new Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School Tuesday on South Sheridan Avenue. The structure is expected to be closed-in by mid-December. The project is two weeks ahead of schedule despite having some weather delays. The new school is expected to be complete in July 2014.

Voters renew Capital Facilities Tax

November 5, 2013

Check back here for updates on Capital Facilities Tax election results. With 29 of 29 precincts and absentee ballots reported, voters approved the renewal of the Capital Facilities Tax 3,421 to 1,636.

City council rejects bid for hazardous waste project

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council voted to reject a bid from A & B Buildings and Supplies for improvements to household hazardous waste facilities at the landfill at its meeting Monday. Utilities Director Dan Roberts said the landfill’s current household hazardous waste facility is considered temporary by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and needs Read More

SCSD2 to petition for cyberbullying legislation

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees voted unanimously last night to petition the Wyoming School Board Association to pursue legislation related to cyberbullying. The request comes in the aftermath of a situation at Sheridan High School in October in which a Facebook page was created that allowed users to anonymously Read More

Council voices support for Gov. Mead’s unified network plan

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council voted Monday to approve a resolution supporting a proposal by Gov. Matt Mead that asks for funding from the 2014 Wyoming Legislature to build a unified network. The network would provide substantial high speed broadband Internet access to state offices, schools and private businesses around the state. The proposal will Read More

Dr. Kristiansen presents ‘The Wonderful Whales of Oz’ Nov. 14

SHERIDAN — Dr. Rachel Kristiansen, faculty member in the social science department at Sheridan College, will introduce the community to the humpback whales of Hervey Bay on Nov. 14 as she presents “The Wonderful Whales of Oz.” This free presentation in the Sheridan College Whitney Presentation Hall is open to everyone. Kristiansen is a Sheridan Read More

Senior Center to host Helen Laumann

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society for the next “Conversation in History” on Nov. 13. This series of casual conversations surrounding specific portions of our Sheridan area history is free and open to the public. The conversation topic at this meeting will be the Custer Battlefield Read More

Food Bank starts Elves program

SHERIDAN — The People Assistance Food Bank in Sheridan has started its annual Christmas Elves program. Local business are invited to sell paper elves to consumers to help the food bank prepare for the holiday season. The elves can be sold for any amount and the funds raised are used to purchase gift cards which Read More

WYO presents Live from the Met: Puccini’s ‘Tosca’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Puccini’s ‘Tosca’” on Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. The performance is part of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts to reinvigorate opera Read More

Wyo. Archealogical Society to host free presentation on Crazy Horse

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will host a free presentation on the Crazy Horse petroglyph on Thursday evening. The meeting will take place at the Sheridan Holiday Inn Le Gourmet room at 6 p.m. Dinner will be ordered from the menu; however, it is not necessary to order dinner to Read More

Local Briefs Nov. 5, 2013

Free pancake breakfast tomorrow at the YMCA   SHERIDAN — The YMCA will host a pancake breakfast tomorrow from 6-9:30 a.m. The breakfast is free to the entire community and will offer a variety of pancake toppings. The YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St. For more information contact the YMCA at 674-7488.   Read More

Finding sheep at One Woman Creek

SHERIDAN — Up high, in the craggy peaks of the Sunlight Basin northwest of Cody, there is a creek that tumbles over rocks and boulders in the crisp Wyoming air. At more than 11,000 feet high, that creek is not seen by many eyes, save eagles, Big Horn sheep and other critters who dwell far Read More

100 attend first FAB Women’s Conference at Sheridan College

November 4, 2013

SHERIDAN — The first FAB Women’s Conference held Saturday at Sheridan College went off without a hitch, with approximately 100 people in attendance. Attendees said the one-day event that covered a wide range of women’s issues was inspiring and motivating. Keynote speakers Sarah Calhoun and Brig. Gen. Kathy Wright both wowed the crowd. Calhoun spoke Read More

County attorney sends cases back to municipal court

SHERIDAN — Justice administrators have initiated a process with the ultimate goal of rebalancing the workload between the municipal and circuit courts. After two months, it’s too early to tell whether shifting some cases from county to city resources will make a significant difference in the overall functioning of each respective entity. Sheridan County Attorney Read More

Gun stolen in 1990, found in Sheridan

SHERIDAN— A handgun reported stolen in Hardin, Mont., more than two decades ago turned up in a Sheridan pawn shop last week. Though it’s unlikely the thief will ever be found, the gun will be returned to its rightful owner. Sheridan Police Department Capt. Scott Chandler said the gun was flagged during a routine inspection Read More