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Local governments look back, discuss goals at Chamber lunch

April 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon Wednesday at the Holiday Inn featured updates on local governments by representatives from Clearmont, Dayton, Ranchester, Sheridan and Sheridan County. Each representative brought unique jokes and concerns to their presentations, but the overarching theme was maintenance of infrastructure and hopes for growth as the economy Read More

City, county schedule dates to hash out issues

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan and Sheridan County have scheduled three dates on which to meet and discuss a variety of concerns — some new and some that have been ongoing for years — in order to work out kinks encountered in shared areas of governance. The first meeting between members of City Council, Read More

SC partners with the Padlock Ranch for a three-day sustainability forum in May

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College is teaming up with the Padlock Ranch in Ranchester to host a three-day Ranch Sustainability Forum May 12 -14. The event will feature appearances from superstars of the agricultural industry and seminars on livestock handling, range monitoring and enhancing productivity responsibly. Sheridan College Director of Agriculture and Instructor of Natural Resource Read More

SAWS approves Powderhorn Ranch variance for two taps on one large lot

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board voted Wednesday to allow a resident of Powderhorn Ranch to keep two water taps serving two separate lots he owns even if he dissolves the lot line between the two properties to make one large lot. This decision is a variance to Rule 15 of Read More

Nationwide trend makes slow trek to Sheridan area

SHERIDAN — While day cares full of mindless toys and entertainment are being widely replaced with curriculum-focused early education centers across the nation, early learning is still hard to find in Sheridan County. There is a growing belief worldwide that a child has the need for education the moment they are born and, as a Read More

Unmanned truck hits side of apartment building

April 9, 2014

SHERIDAN — An unmanned pickup truck rolled down a hill Tuesday morning and struck an apartment building. No one was injured during the event, though the vehicle sustained significant damage to its front bumper and undercarriage. Sheridan police responded to the incident at approximately 10 a.m. Sgt. Tom Henry said the unoccupied vehicle rolled approximately Read More

Dayton Town Council welcomes cabinetry shop

DAYTON — Main Street in Dayton should feature one more business if all goes as planned for a Ranchester resident who hopes to open a custom cabinetry shop. Brad Wieser has an option to purchase a piece of land across from the Branding Iron Cafe that is zoned B-1 Business, but he wanted to make Read More

District OKs contracts for roof, locker room projects

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve two action items and heard one informational item that will bring in outside help for the Sheridan High School locker room renovation and the Early Building roof replacement projects. All three items were presented by Julie Carroll, SCSD2 Read More

No injuries in Dayton blaze Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County emergency responders were called to a structure fire in Dayton on Tuesday afternoon. Later that night, the blaze reignited and firefighters returned to the scene to again battle the blaze. Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to the initial call that the building was fully engulfed in flames at 2:24 p.m. Several other agencies Read More

Food bank looking to expand its reach

SHERIDAN — The People’s Assistance Food Bank on North Main Street is hoping to come up with funds to purchase the land and building the charity business has used as a base of operations for the past eight years. While the food bank has been using an old gas station as a hub for distributing Read More

Food Group to host Tacofest Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Food Group will host a Tacofest event on Saturday. From 5:30-8 p.m. family fun will come in the form of a Taco John’s dinner, a concert by the Teka Brock Band and games for the kids. The event will be held in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Atrium at Sheridan College. Read More

Stars of Tomorrow winner to compete at district

SHERIDAN — Lachlan Brennan of Sheridan will move on to the Rocky Mountain District competition for Stars of Tomorrow. Brennan won the Division 1 competition held March 229 in Riverton with his piano solo “Moonlight Sonata.” The Rocky Mountain District of Kiwanis International Stars of Tomorrow will be held in Loveland, Colo., on April 16. Read More

Sheridan Jaycees to host open house Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jaycees will host an open house on Tuesday. From 5-8 p.m. in the Sibley Room at the Holiday Inn all members of the community are invited to learn more about what the Jaycees do. Appetizers and drinks will be provided at this free event and door prizes and giveaways will also Read More

Senior Center to host bluegrass open mic Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a Bluegrass Open Mic night including a full dinner on Tuesday. Dinner will be served from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and music will be played from 7-9 p.m. Reservations are appreciated and highly recommended for all attending, including musicians. The cost for dinner is $12.50 for attendees under age Read More

Ottemas to celebrate 60th anniversary

SHERIDAN — Vernon and Mary Schwartz Ottema of Sheridan are celebrating 60 years of marriage today. The couple was married April 9, 1954, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mandon, N.D. They have made their home in Wyoming for 42 years of their married life. They have three children, Sandra Ottema, Mark (Sue) Ottema and Read More

SAGE announces new director

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Artists’ Guild Et Al has announced the hiring of a new part-time director. Laura Lehan joins SAGE with a background of organizational management and administrative expertise. Lehan has previously participated in a photography show at the Sagebrush Community Art Center and says it was here that she learned how supportive and Read More

Girl Scouts welcome home local troop

April 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Girl Scouts of Troop 1334 got a gracious surprise at their meeting Monday night as a recipient of their goodwill stopped by for a visit. Jesse Workman of Sheridan recently returned home from his second Army deployment to Afghanistan. While overseas, the girls of 1334 sent him care packages throughout both deployments Read More

City continues work to establish electric utility

SHERIDAN — Following a request from an attorney representing Montana-Dakota Utilities to table an ordinance that will create a city electric utility to allow more time for discussion, City Council voted 5-0 to approve the ordinance on second reading with the understanding that it may have to be tabled on third reading depending on progress Read More

Jesus Rios appointed to City Council

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council voted Monday to appoint Jesus Rios to fill the vacant seat on Council left when Levi Dominguez resigned in January. Rios was selected by a majority vote of three out of five total votes. Councilman Alex Lee recused himself from the candidate presentations and the vote. Rios is Read More

Mayor delivers budget message to City Council

SHERIDAN — Mayor Dave Kinskey delivered his budget message to City Council Monday with a hint of optimism while still urging financial restraint. The budget will include pay raises for city employees whose salaries are not at market rate based on a recently completed pay scale study. Kinskey said data indicate that Sheridan is ranked Read More

Status conference set for April 17

SHERIDAN — A status conference is set for April 17 with 4th Judicial District Court Judge William Edelman to discuss The Sheridan Press case against Sheridan County School District 2. The lawsuit, brought by The Sheridan Press, asks that the court declare that any executive session in which a proposed multi-purpose recreational facility was discussed Read More

City Council OKs liquor license transfer, accepts bids

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council approved several items on its consent agenda Monday. Public hearings for five of the items were held prior to approval of the consent agenda. These included: • a retail liquor license transfer from Star Video Library LLC, doing business as Star Liquor to Star Liquor LLC, doing business as Star Read More

Local man treated after huffing in Walmart

SHERIDAN — Substance abuse was a common thread between two of the more high profile situations addressed by Sheridan police over the weekend. One instance involved a man inhaling canned air, while the other was an intoxicated driver that damaged four vehicles. Just after noon Saturday, police were called by management at Sheridan’s Walmart on Read More

WYDOT to start clearing 14A next week

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Beginning next week Wyoming Department of Transportation crews will start the process of re-opening the 22-mile stretch of scenic mountain road from Burgess Junction to Lovell. This stretch of highway is seasonally closed in November and typically re-opens around Memorial Day. According to WYDOT spokesperson Ronda Holwell, the process to re-open this stretch Read More

Bowhunters of Wyoming choose to complete project in Dayton with group funding

DAYTON — The Bowhunters of Wyoming have chosen to complete a project in Dayton with some of the group’s funding this year. The BOW raised $13,500 off of a raffle they held for a commissioner’s tag. At the BOW’s 2014 meeting in Laramie late last month, the group approved several projects for completion, including the Read More

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