Local News

Tuition-free virtual school to present Monday

July 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school, will host a free information session for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to education. The information session is Monday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Sheridan Convention Center, 1809 Sugarland Drive. This session will provide families with an Read More

Field of Honor set for Aug. 9-11 at college

SHERIDAN — The first Sheridan County Field of Honor flag display will be on the front lawn of Sheridan College from Aug. 9-11. The Healing Field and Field of Honor flag display programs began on the first anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks as a way to depict the loss the nation suffered. Read More

Nontraditional path leads woman to nontraditional job

July 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — Amanda Craig, 28, never thought she would find herself working with metal, sparks and flame. In fact, she never imagined that she would be working with equipment larger than herself. But as the only female student in the 2013 graduating welding technology class at Sheridan College, that is exactly where she wanted to Read More

Updating infrastructure in changing city an ongoing challenge

SHERIDAN — From inside his home on East Fifth Street, Sheridan resident Rich McCormick gets a daily first-hand look at semi-trucks and other large tankers as they barrel into town from the Interstate 90 exit just east of his front door. This year’s rodeo traffic now behind him, McCormick said commercial vehicle use on East Read More

SCSD1 approves $20.9 million budget

RANCHESTER — The Sheridan County School District 1 Board of Trustees approved a $20.9 million budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year at its regularly scheduled meeting last night. “It has been basically flat for the last couple years,” SCSD 1 Business Manager Jeremy Smith said. “The one thing that concerns us long-term is the decline Read More

Dayton budget steady

DAYTON — Dayton will hold steady with its fiscal year 2013-2014 budget, which was approved by Dayton Town Council at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday. Budgeted revenue and expenses are just over $600,000, with expenses projected slightly higher than revenues. “We hope we meet that; we may have to pull from reserves this year, but Read More

SCSD1 Rec. Board passes budget

RANCHESTER — The Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District board at their regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday night approved a budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Jeremy Smith, business manager for SCSD 1, presented the budget to the board. In it, the recreation district expects to have $81,800 in expenditures and $82,720 in revenue. A Read More

Story gardens tour Aug. 3

SHERIDAN — The Story Woman’s Club is hosting a “Story Home and Garden Sampler” tour Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A booklet can be purchased which gives addresses of the Story homes and gardens on the tour, descriptions and histories of the properties, and a map. The booklets are $10 and are Read More

Ligocki at Wyo. Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Sarah Ligocki from the Sheridan County Museum will be the guest speaker at the Wyoming Wednesday program July 24. Ligocki will share information about the historic mining towns north of Sheridan, including what life was like for the miners and how important this energy source was to this area and the country. Wyoming Read More

Class of ‘49 reunion Aug. 17-18

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School class of 1949 will have its 64th reunion Aug. 17-18. The reunion activities will begin Aug. 17 at 9 a.m. with a continental breakfast at the Masonic Temple, hosted by Al Badgett. That evening, a social hour and banquet will be held in the Sibley Room at the Holiday Read More

Ranchester TC talks economic development

July 17, 2013

RANCHESTER — Economic growth was the talk of the Ranchester Town Council Tuesday night. The Council officially endorsed the Sheridan College bond issue that will be up for vote Aug. 20. The motion to support the $15.85 million bond issue was unanimously approved following a presentation by Northern Wyoming Community College District President Dr. Paul Read More

SRD approves FY14 budget

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District will operate with a smaller budget in fiscal year 2014 due in part to a younger staff and a likely dip in their mill levy checks. The board met Tuesday night to hold their annual budget hearing and work through their regular monthly agenda. Business Manager Richard Bridger said Read More

Take-home pay for county employees dwindling

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners gave its final stamp of approval to Sheridan County’s fiscal year 2013-2014 budget at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. The budget was cut by 1.3 percent — approximately $200,000 — from last year’s budget. Expenditures are budgeted at approximately $15.7 million and revenues are projected at about $14 Read More

Paying tribute to a longtime teacher, mentor

Bill Avery, 90, conducts the band during Concerts in the Park Tuesday evening at Kendrick Park. The performance was a tribute to Avery, a former Sheridan High School band director, who taught from 1950-1985.

Senior Center optimistic fundraising goal will be met be campaign’s end

SHERIDAN — As the final month of its annual Operation Independence campaign draws closer by the day, Sheridan Senior Center representatives say they’re likely on track to reach their fundraising goal of $20,000. “We’re so thankful for the community’s support,” Senior Center Development Director Rindy West said. “People are so generous in Sheridan County.” As Read More

DSA Goose Creek Cup July 28

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association, Skey Johnston family and Flying H Polo Club have set the date for the Goose Creek high goal polo cup. The event is a fundraiser for DSA’s commitment to Goose Creek restoration and revitalization efforts. Experience some of the world’s highest rated polo horses and players as well as Read More

July 17, 2013, Student news

Buyan named to dean’s list at The College of Wooster SHERIDAN — Lauren Buyan of Sheridan has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. To be named to the dean’s list a student must achieve a GPA of 3.65 or higher. Buyan is a Read More

‘Birds of a Feather’ class July 29-30

SHERIDAN — Science Kids is offering a “Birds of a Feather” class July 29-30 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day. Jacelyn and Dustin Downey, Audubon naturalists, will use birds as the focal point for children to explore the many local animals and their behaviors and habitats. The class will learn about bird nesting Read More

County budget passed, P&Z positions filled

July 16, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners gave its final stamp of approval to Sheridan County’s fiscal year 2013-2014 budget at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. The budget was cut by 1.3 percent — approximately $200,000 — from last year’s budget. Total expenditures are budgeted at approximately $15.7 million and total revenues are projected at Read More

Council approves rezone of bank property

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council unanimously approved on first reading an ordinance that would rezone two parcels of land on Illinois Street from R-2 Residential to B-1 Business at their regularly scheduled meeting Monday. The two properties, located at 705 and 717 Illinois St. south of Coffeen Avenue, were purchased by First Federal Read More

Spending for SCSD2 at $14,306 per student

SHERIDAN — At a regularly scheduled meeting Monday night, the Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees unanimously approved the district’s 2013-2014 budget. The budget, which includes the general fund, early retirement, major maintenance, food service and other funds, comes in at $75,106,110. The largest fund within the budget, the general fund, will increase Read More

Brief hearing held on next county budget

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners met Monday to hold a public hearing for Sheridan County’s proposed fiscal year 2013-2014 budget. No one from the public attended the hearing, which was opened at 5 p.m. and closed at 5:01 p.m. Board chair Steve Maier expressed his appreciation to all those who helped put together Read More

College to consider FY14 budget Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday night to approve the proposed budget of $85,452,459 for the 2014 fiscal year. “Our budget is fairly flat for our operating budget but the biggest part of our budget for this year is the plant fund and that is due to Read More

Polka Club dance to feature Rapid Creek

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will have its monthly dance Sunday at 1 p.m. Rapid Creek will provide a variety of dance music. The dance will be at the Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St., and is open to the public.

‘On the Foundation’ night of theater July 25

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns is presenting “On the Foundation,” an evening of one-act plays. The evening will also feature music with Doug Andrews and Micah Wyatt, dessert and beer and wine. The event will be held at the building foundation for one of Habitat’s new homes at 1752 Poplar Trail Read More