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Mead guest at next Chamber luncheon

July 3, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce has announced that Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead will be the featured speaker at the Chamber’s monthly luncheon July 10. Mead will be discussing his newly released energy strategy for Wyoming. The strategy is comprised of 47 initiatives designed to better equip industry, conservation groups and others with Read More

County waives fees for Brinton Museum expansion

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum near Big Horn received a conditional use permit from county commissioners Tuesday to build a 25,526-square-foot expansion into the hillside southeast of the current museum. It will be a three-story earth shelter structure that will offer additional gallery space, a bistro overlooking the Bighorn Mountains, a gift shop and office Read More

Cloud Peak Ranch rezone tabled

July 2, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council had just enough members to meet quorum at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday. Four out of seven members were present, with three being absent due to sickness and vacation leave. Having only a quorum forced the council to table a request to rezone approximately two acres from R-1 residential to Read More

Soldier Ridge Trail gets a facelift

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust is continuing improvement projects on the Soldier Ridge Trail located west of Sheridan. Recent work on the four-mile trail included graveling of the first mile of the trail, improvements to the trailhead parking area, installation of a dog waste station and installation of drainage culverts. Work on the Read More

City OKs Sheridan Links development on final reading

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council approved on third and final reading the annexation of approximately 57 acres on the corner of West Fifth Street and Mydland Road into city limits. Council members also approved the final plat for the Sheridan Links Planned Unit Development planned for the newly annexed land. The development is Read More

A-C second semester honor rolls announced

SHERIDAN — Arvada-Clearmont Senior and Junior High Schools have announced their second semester honor rolls. Board of Trustees honor roll (3.5-4.0 GPA): 12th grade — Bryce Burnell and Keely Rockafellow. 11th grade — Sara Ellingrod and Shayna Kretschman. 10th grade — Linzee Adamson, Levi Bircher, Sierra Martin, Kaylee Stidham and Karina Svalina. Ninth grade — Read More

Lions Club bicycle tour set for July 13

SHERIDAN — Bicyclists are invited to ride in the Lion Ryan Express Bicycle Tour on July 13, sponsored by the Sheridan Sundowner Lions Club. Registration is at 6:30 a.m. at Whitney Commons and the ride starts at 7 a.m. This is not a race. Cyclists may choose from two different routes: a 20-mile ride to Read More

Museum celebrating Wyo-Rodeo

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will help celebrate the Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo from Sunday through July 14. Visitors with a 2013 rodeo ticket or stub will receive free admission and a 10 percent discount in the museum’s mercantile. Exhibits on display include the Sheridan County 125th anniversary exhibit and the new Rosebud Battle diorama. The Model Read More

Overcast to play WYO Theater for 4-H benefit

SHERIDAN — Cowboy songwriter and singer Ken Overcast will perform at a fundraiser for the Sheridan County 4-H program July 5. Overcast is a third-generation Montanan and will be joined by young cowgirl yodeler Cora Wood. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater. Tickets are $15 per person and all proceeds Read More

Wyo. substance abuse costs taxpayers millions

SHERIDAN — On days when ex-offenders graduate from drug court or a juvenile probation program administered by the Sheridan County Justice Office, Neal Madson believes the entire community has reason to celebrate. The administrator of the office which works to help criminal offenders make amends for their actions and ultimately reenter the workforce, Madson said Read More

City Council tables rezone request, approves Sheridan Links PUD

July 1, 2013

Sheridan City Council had just enough members to meet quorum at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday. Four out of seven members were present, with three being absent due to sickness and vacation leave. Having only the quorum present did lead the council to table a request to rezone approximately 2 acres from R-1 residential to Read More

Senior Center warning residents of recent mail scam

SHERIDAN — Representatives of the Sheridan Senior Center are warning residents not to send money to a person purporting to represent the organization in a letter recently received by at least one person in Sheridan. Senior Center Communications Director Lois Bell said the solicitation is in no way affiliated with the 211 Smith St. institution Read More

UW Presidential Honor Rolls

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming has announced the students on the 2013 spring semester president’s honor roll. To be eligible for the president’s honor roll, students must have earned a 4.0 GPA for the semester. Students from Sheridan County are: Big Horn — Michael Joseph Klepperich. Ranchester — Lucas Daniel Carr. Sheridan — Jeremiah Read More

‘Food for Thought’ July 11

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association, Sheridan Farmers Market and the Sheridan College agriculture department’s “Food for Thought” film series concludes with the showing of “Farmageddon” on July 11. “Farmageddon” encourages consumers and farmers to take action to preserve individuals’ rights to access food of their choice and farmers’ rights to produce these foods. The Read More

Class of ‘53 reunion set

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School class of 1953 will have their 60th reunion July 10 and July 11. On July 10 there is a luncheon at the Powder Horn. Class pictures will be taken there at 11:30 a.m. On July 11 the group will meet at the Sheridan County Museum on Fifth Street for Read More

Local boards seeking volunteer members

Sheridan County Chamber board of directors SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for two board member openings. The term of office for a board member is three years starting in September. The board meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All board members Read More

Next Wyo. Wednesday with Story Fish Hatchery

SHERIDAN — The next Wyoming Wednesday program will be July 10 at 10 a.m. Jennifer Meineke of the Story Fish Hatchery will talk about the hatchery and what eventually happens to the fish. Wyoming Wednesdays are held at the Wyoming Welcome Center, 1517 E. Fifth St., each Wednesday in July except for July 3. They Read More

U.S. coal exports making steady inroads into Asian markets

June 28, 2013

SHERIDAN — U.S. coal exports have made steady inroads into Asian markets since 2007, according to figures released last week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Almost all exported coal to Asia went to the world’s top four coal importers: China, Japan, India and South Korea. The continent’s share of total U.S. coal exports increased Read More

Resource Center committee works to finalize plans

SHERIDAN — The planners behind an effort to aggregate community resources such as food banks and employment agencies took another step toward finalizing their vision during a meeting at First Christian Church Thursday. An offshoot of last fall’s Study Circles on Poverty initiative — a program sponsored by the Center for a Vital Community at Read More

Road warriors take local cycling to a new level

SHERIDAN — They love to race, but they’re not a race club. They love to grunt up singletrack, but they’re not a mountain club. They love a baby blue cruiser with a basket on the front as much as a sleek road bike or a mud-covered hardtail. If it’s a bike and someone is riding Read More

Cyclists see untapped potential in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Bomber Mountain Cycling Club members believe Sheridan could become one of the next great cycling destinations in America. Just like Curt Gowdy State Park near Cheyenne has developed into a mountain bike haven and Billings, Mont., has been marketing itself as an ideal destination for bike and brew tours, Sheridan has the makings Read More

Task force moving forward with economic development efforts

SHERIDAN — Major efforts are underway to revamp the way Sheridan sells its economic development potential to interested members of the national business community. At a meeting Thursday of the Economic Development Task Force — a group comprised of representatives from various government and nonprofit entities — board members prepped for the launch of a Read More

Fans will get rare opportunity to see Cowgirls play in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Not many Division 1 programs can take the whole team back to a player’s hometown for a game. The University of Wyoming is doing that for four of its players at once. In a state where the distance from the only four-year university and Division 1 athletic programs is for many up to Read More

SCSD1 discusses strategic plan

RANCHESTER — Sheridan County School District 1 staff, administrators and community members met Wednesday and Thursday to evaluate the district’s strengths and weaknesses and update its strategic plan. The two-day work session was the next step in a process that began in May that involved gathering feedback from more than 100 people including teachers, staff, Read More

Another area bar goes smoke free

SHERIDAN — The air has begun to clear at yet another Sheridan bar. The Rainbow Bar at 264 N. Main St. is officially smoke free following a decision by the family that has long owned the downtown establishment. Don Townsend, the bar’s owner for nearly 50 years, died earlier this month, and during a celebration Read More