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Wy. delegation gives away pay earned during shutdown

November 7, 2013

SHERIDAN — All three of Wyoming’s Congressional representatives have pledged to give away the portion of their salaries paid to them for the period of time the government was partially shut down in early October. Congressional pay during the funding disagreement was protected by the 27th Amendment of the Constitution, but Wyoming’s two Senators and Read More

Crews respond to report of two structure fires this morning

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s firefighters responded to two fires early this morning. While both incidents caused some damage, no injuries were reported. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Firefighter II Robert Dobbs said the first call came in at 1:18 a.m. When crews from SFR and Goose Valley Fire Department arrived with backup from Rocky Mountain Ambulance and the Sheridan Read More

Few details available in Decker Road crash

SHERIDAN — The Montana Highway Patrol responded to a traffic accident near the Spring Creek Coal Mine at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. The crash involved a car and a semi truck. A communications supervisor with the MHP said the incident occurred near mile marker eight on Highway 314, also called Decker Road. The aftermath of the Read More

DJ splits time between L.A., hometown

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan native who is now a producer and disc jockey based out of Los Angeles is making a point to bring his work back home on a monthly basis. Shawn Day, 34, has started hosting a monthly residency at the Oasis Lounge, located within the Holiday Inn. Day was born in Osaka, Read More

VFW holding Buddy Poppy drive Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary #1560 will hold a Buddy Poppy drive at three locations on Saturday. Buddy Poppies are artificial flowers which have symbolized the blood shed by service members since the VFW registered the name with the U.S. Patent Office in 1924. The poppy flowers are assembled by disabled, needy Read More

SMH annual Christmas bazaar Nov. 14 4:30 – 7 p.m.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s annual Christmas bazaar will be held Nov. 14. Items crafted by hospital employees, volunteers and members of their family will be available for purchase from 4:30-7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. It will take place in the downstairs cafeteria area, in conference rooms A and Read More

Next Plus 50 Encore Class Nov. 12

SHERIDAN — The next Plus 50 Encore Class in the “Managing the Generational Difference” series will be Nov. 12. This series of free classes is offered to members of the community age 50 and older at the Sheridan College Main Street campus, 171 N. Main St. The topic of this month’s class is conflict resolution. Read More

Talk on Affordable Care Act Nov. 14

SHERIDAN — The State of Wyoming Insurance Commissioner, Tom Hirsig, will speak at Sheridan City Hall regarding the Affordable Care Act on Nov. 14. This free presentation is open to the public and will share his insight, particularly a Wyoming perspective, on the ACA. The presentation and discussion will also be broadcast live on cable Read More

NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program info session Nov. 13

SHERIDAN – The National Alliance on Mental Illness will host an informational session on the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program on Nov. 13. The meeting will take place at the Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle from 7-8 p.m. and offer more information on the organization and the program being offered. The library is located at 335 Read More

Ranchers donate to SD neighbors

SHERIDAN — When winter storm Atlas came through Sheridan Oct. 4, it left a path of destruction that included thousands of damaged trees and power outages for hundreds of area residents. However, as it moved east across Wyoming and into western South Dakota and Nebraska, the damage increased to include thousands of dead cattle spread Read More

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