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Dayton Mayor Bob Wood says it’s time to step down

April 25, 2014

DAYTON — Long story short, he’s 79 years old, and while he still feels healthy, he feels like it’s time to step down — or out, since he’s never been one to put himself above others, even if the name plate on his immaculately clean desk inside Dayton Town Hall does read, “Mayor.” Mayor Bob Read More

Toasting community

SHERIDAN — Some of Sheridan’s most community minded and influential people gathered at the WYO Theater last night for the fourth annual Keystone Awards. The event is a benefit for the Sheridan Senior Center that celebrates individuals who have provided a lifetime of service to the community. This year’s award winners were Dixie See, William Read More

Sheridan moving toward more Earth-friendly habits

SHERIDAN — This weekend, dozens of local businesses have teamed up with government and environmental groups to make a push for education to make savvy practices a lifestyle as opposed to a passing trend the week of Earth Day. The build-up to this weekend’s grand finale Earth Day event began last week and continued this Read More

Onstott honored as 2014 Champion of Children

SHERIDAN — Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns has chosen Reta Onstott as the 2014 Champion for Children. The Sheridan based nonprofit presented her award at the sixth Annual Light of Hope Breakfast at the Best Western Sheridan Center this morning. “Quite frankly, Reta should have won a long time ago,” said Susan Carr, Read More

Man killed when tree branch falls on him

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan County man died Thursday night when, it appears, a large branch fell on him while he was trimming a tree, Sheridan County Coroner PJ Kane said. Kane released the name of the deceased man as 63-year-old David Mader. Goose Valley Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Williams confirmed his crews were called to Read More

Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday

SHERIDAN — Officers from the Sheridan Police Department will be manning a drug take-back station in the Walgreens parking lot on Coffeen Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The effort is part of a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to get unused and unnecessary prescription drugs out of homes, Read More

Community food drive running through May 5

SHERIDAN — Sherwin Williams is hosting a community food drive benefitting the Food Group of Sheridan. Donations of food can be made now through May 5 at 1281 Coffeen Ave. For more information call 672-5821.

Healthy, Safe Kids Day set for Saturday at YMCA

SHERIDAN — Healthy, Safe Kids Day will be held tomorrow from 8 a.m. to noon at the Sheridan County YMCA. A free community pancake breakfast will be held from 8-9 a.m. in the front room. From 9-11 a.m. interactive booths will be offered and the entire Y facility will be open and free to all. Read More

Ranchester blood draw to be held Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Ranchester Community Blood Draw will be held Wednesday at Ranchester Town Hall. From 6:30-9 a.m. a variety of blood tests will be offered. A wellness panel with TSH will cost $50, a complete blood count will cost $15, a PSA for men will cost $30, a colorectal screening kit will cost $5 Read More

Kooper wins NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award

SHERIDAN — The National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation has announced the Wyoming recipient of its 12th annual NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards. The awards are a scholarship program designed to reward and encourage entrepreneurial talents among high school students. Alexandra Kooper, senior at Sheridan High School, won the NFIB/Captel Teleservices Young entrepreneur Award. Read More

Buddist monk to teach in Sheridan this week

April 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — Khen Rinpoche Geshe Kachen Lobzang Tsetan is a Tibetan Buddhist monk from Ladakh, India, who has been traveling and teaching throughout the U.S. for over 30 years. He is in Sheridan this week presenting a series of free events to the community. Today from 7-8 p.m. “Practicing Compassion in Daily Life” will be Read More

Library to host last class on grant proposals Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Fulmer Public Library will host the final class of three courses in April for individuals and organizations who are seeking grants or wish to learn the basics of writing a grant proposal. The course will be held Wednesday at noon on “Guide to Online Grant Seeker Resources” and will explore resources Read More

Project Graduation seeking volunteers

SHERIDAN — The 19th annual Project Graduation will be held May 25 and the planning committee is seeking volunteers. Project Graduation is a drug and alcohol free graduation party for the Sheridan High School graduating class. The event is free and runs from 9 p.m. the night of graduation until 3 a.m. the following morning. Read More

Local soldier competes in Fort Benning competition

SHERIDAN — The 31st annual Best Ranger Competition in Fort Benning, Ga., was held April 11-13 and 1st Lt. John Steger of Big Horn competed. Less than 1 percent of all rangers are eligible to participate in the event which consisted of Airborne Infantry Rangers in 51 two-man teams. The event begins with a 60-hour Read More

Rep. Kathy Coleman announces bid for second term

SHERIDAN — Rep. Kathy Coleman, R-Sheridan, has announced she will seek a second term as representative for House District 30, which encompasses much of central Sheridan County mostly outside of city limits. Coleman is currently serving her first term in Wyoming’s House of Representatives after being appointed to serve the remaining term of former Rep. John Read More

Local groups work to keep kids healthy, happy

SHERIDAN — The weather is warming and the school year is ending. Soon our youth will be free to stretch their legs, soak up the sun, go for a swim and play outside all day long. It’s easy to assume that the freedom from cafeteria food and the confines of sitting at a desk all Read More

Wyoming G&F Commission signs Lake DeSmet lease

SHERIDAN — With little fanfare, the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission signed a lease for its most ambitious and most expensive water leasing project to date on Wednesday in Casper. The $2.9 million lease on Lake DeSmet of a majority of the lake’s shoreline and surface area will secure and stabilize boating, fishing and other Read More

Committee continues struggle to find secondary air service

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Critical Air Service Team has hit a wall in its efforts to recruit a dependable charter plane service to serve the community. The difficulty of funding a small airline, either via subsidy or passenger traffic alone, is an issue that increasingly plagues communities across the nation. Over the past months, representatives from Read More

Survey: BH residents support rec programming

SHERIDAN — A majority of respondents to a survey conducted by the Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District said additional activity programming would be a positive addition to the Big Horn area. The Recreation District board held a worksession Wednesday to go through the survey results. A total of nearly 230 responses were received. Read More

Bird house fun

Keira Campbell expresses her excitement as she hammers a nail with her father Wayne Campbell during the birdhouse building project Wednesday at Sagebrush Elementary School. This is the fifth year Sagebrush has held their bird house building day with kindergarten students and their fathers or other significant male role models. The Home Depot store in Read More

SCSD2 requested $30K in tense departure

April 23, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 has officially withdrawn from the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority. The exit was acknowledged by all necessary parties as of Monday night, despite tensions during the process. Tuesday, representatives from the remaining SEEDA entities met for the first time since the district’s withdrawal. A quorum for the Read More

Dayton budget preview

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council met Monday to discuss the town’s preliminary budget for fiscal years 2014-2015, which is up slightly from the previous year. The first reading on the budget will be held at the council meeting May 21. The proposed budget, while still described as conservative by Town Clerk Linda Lofgren, is up Read More

City, IAFF on new grounds with public contract negotiations

SHERIDAN — Members of City Council and a representative of the local firefighters union found themselves wading through new, somewhat murky waters Monday when the union and a full quorum of councilors met to negotiate firefighter contracts in public — for the first time ever. Typically the process of collective bargaining is conducted behind closed doors Read More

Wellness summit aims to streamline facts, promote health

SHERIDAN — The changing climate of health care in America coupled with rising costs of sick care has some people more focused on preventative care and maintaining their health than ever before. However, the ever-evolving rules and plethora of information that come along with the health scene can often leave interested parties with more questions Read More

Unemployment rates continue to drop in state

SHERIDAN — The state’s unemployment rate continued its four-year plummet in March of this year, and now stands at 4 percent. Sheridan County, by itself, came in at 5.1 percent according to recent data released by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning section, which is still below the national average of 6.7 Read More

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