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Firefighters, city happy with finalized contract

April 10, 2015

SHERIDAN — An open-table negotiating process helped the city of Sheridan and firefighters union avoid arbitration and reach an agreement Monday. The contract lays out the terms and conditions between the two sides effective July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016. George Neeson, president of IAFF Local 276, said negotiations many years ago were conducted Read More

MISERY MANAGEMENT AT 29,000 FEET: Local climber takes on Mount Everest

SHERIDAN — It’s 20 degrees. The wind is blowing, and his oxygen level is about half of what he’s used to. He hasn’t slept much over the past few days, and he won’t for the next few. To make matters worse, he is crammed in a tent, mere inches away from another person — someone Read More

3rd annual Bark for Life to be held at Kendrick Park on May 16

SHERIDAN — Kendrick Park is going to the dogs, again, as the third annual Bark for Life fundraiser is set to return May 16. The event is a benefit for Relay for Life, an opportunity for pets, pet lovers and others seeking a way to get involved in the efforts of the American Cancer Society. Read More

‘Deadly’ flu season winding down across Wyoming

SHERIDAN — As a long and severe flu season winds down across the state, Wyoming Department of Health representatives said in a press release Friday that at least 26 resident deaths have been linked to influenza across the state since October. “For Wyoming to see 26 influenza-connected deaths in a season stands out and is Read More

Agendas April 11, 2015

Sheridan Planning Commission 7 p.m. Monday Council chambers, Sheridan City Hall 55 Grinnell St. • Call to order and roll call of members • Approval of agenda as presented • Review, correction and approval of minutes of the March 23, 2015, meeting • Old business 1. Motion to remove from table: consideration of 700 N. Read More

SCLT antler shed hunt to be held April 18

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust invites community members to a spring shed hunt at the Horseshoe Ranch on April 18. Participants will hunt for elk and deer sheds in the morning. They will then return to the guesthouse for lunch and discussion of the hunt. The event is for SCLT members only, plus Read More

Sheridan College student art show to open April 20

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College student art show, “Salon Des Refuses,” will open April 20 at the Martinsen Gallery in the Whitney Building at Sheridan College. There will be an opening reception from 4-5 p.m. April 20 that will include art and hors d’oeuvres. The reception and art show are free and open to the Read More

Science lecture series to examine rare earth elements Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery Science Lecture Series will present a lecture exploring rare earth elements on Wednesday. “Exploration for Rare Earth Elements and Gold in the Bear Lodge Tertiary Alkaline Complex, Crook County, Wyoming” will be presented by John Ray, chief geologist with Rare Element Resources, Inc., at 7 p.m. Wednesday Read More

Special Olympics athletes gear up for summer games

SHERIDAN — Special Olympics Wyoming athletes will compete at Area Summer Games in various communities throughout the state in preparation for the State Summer Games to be held in Laramie May 7-9. Area Games in Sheridan will be held Thursday and Friday at Sheridan High School. Athletes from Campbell, Crook, Johnson, Sheridan and Weston counties Read More

College board OKs alternative school land agreement

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County is one step closer, though still many years out, to having a new collaborative alternative high school. During a regular board meeting Thursday night, the board of trustees for the Northern Wyoming Community College District authorized Sheridan College administration to enter into a long-term ground lease agreement with Sheridan County School Read More

Reports show snowpack well below normal

SHERIDAN — While Sheridan County residents may welcome the warm and dry weather over the weekend, statewide water supplies continue to plummet to daunting levels. Data released from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration office in Riverton shows a majority of major rivers throughout the state are falling below average water supply levels. The Tongue Read More

Fairgrounds water project stalled

SHERIDAN — EnTech Engineering, Inc. project manager Dave Engels hoped to tell the Sheridan County Fair Association Thursday evening the water project at the fairgrounds was completely finished, but that announcement will have to wait at least another month. Engels told the board at its March meeting contractors reached substantial completion on the project, which Read More

McMahon pleads not guilty to making counterfeit $100 bills

SHERIDAN — Wyatt McMahon of Sheridan pleaded not guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit counterfeiting and forging obligations or securities of the U.S. on Wednesday in U.S. District Court of Wyoming in Casper. The indictment alleges that McMahon made the fake money in July 2013. If found guilty, McMahon may face up to Read More

Congressional office hours to be offered Thurs.

SHERIDAN — Field representatives for Sens. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, and John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, and Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyoming, will hold office hours in Sheridan and Ranchester next week. DeAnna Kay, Oaklee Anderson and Matt Jones will be on hand to visit with area residents on an individual basis about their views, questions and concerns regarding Read More

Spring Thaw safety course set for Thurs. in Buffalo

SHERIDAN — Gillette College’s Industry Safety Training Center will host its one-day Spring Thaw safety course in Buffalo on Thursday. “The Spring Thaw is geared toward refreshing employees of sand, gravel and bentonite mining operations on a variety of safety issues,” Industry Safety Training Center Director Jim Stratton said. “We encourage owners, supervisors and safety Read More

A little fun in vintage Easter hats

Annette Reed, left, and Mary Holstead don their vintage Easter hats for a ladies’ luncheon held at First Presbyterian Church last week prior to the Easter holiday. Attendants wore a variety of vintage hats — and Sharon Browne even turned an Easter basket into a clever hat — for a little good old fashioned fun. Read More

Scholar to present ‘Understanding the Middle East’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Ministerial Association in cooperation with Sheridan College, the Wyoming Humanities Council and the Wyoming Association of Churches is bringing Dr. Seth Ward, religion professor at the University of Wyoming, to Sheridan to give a presentation on “Understanding the Middle East.” The presentation is free and open to the public. It will Read More

Architects to host tour in Sheridan Tuesday

SHERIDAN — In conjunction with National Architecture Week, the American Institute of Architects Wyoming chapter will be hosting a series of architectural tours led by Wyoming architects throughout the state. In Sheridan, TSP, Inc., will host a tour at Coffeen Elementary School from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Coffeen Elementary School is located at 1053 S. Sheridan Read More

Applications for vacant HD29 seat must be hand-delivered by April 17

April 8, 2015

SHERIDAN — Following the death of Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, on Sunday, the Sheridan County Republican Party has begun the process of filling his open seat in the Wyoming House of Representatives, according to a media release. In accordance with state law, the secretary of the Sheridan County Republican Party has called a meeting of Read More

Sheridan VA wait times far below national average

April 9, 2015

CHEYENNE (AP) — Wyoming veterans are experiencing fewer long delays for medical appointments at federal hospitals and clinics around the state as compared to the national average. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health system’s standards call for veterans to be seen within 30 days for non-emergency appointments. A national review of VA records by Read More

SCSD3 deliberates future of Rock School building

CLEARMONT — Discussions on what to do with the old Rock School building continued Wednesday at the monthly school board meeting of Sheridan County School District 3. The one-room building owned by the district currently stands unused and in poor condition, but many members of the community see it as a historical marker and want Read More

Local Walmart reduces hours of operation

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Walmart, located off of Coffeen Avenue, will soon cease being open 24 hours, seven days per week. Walmart officials confirmed Sheridan’s only 24-hour grocery store will reduce its hours to 6 a.m. to midnight. The change will take place on April 18. Betsy Harden, a Walmart spokesperson from the corporate office Read More

Holsinger: Sheridan’s downtown well ahead of curve

SHERIDAN — Downtown Sheridan Association Executive Director Beth Holsinger told Chamber of Commerce members during the monthly luncheon Wednesday that she was pleasantly disappointed by what she took away from the National Main Street conference in Atlanta, Georgia. “I was hoping to bring back a wealth of knowledge and new ideas,” Holsinger said. “And while Read More

5 arrested in NE Wyo. on drug trafficking charges

GILLETTE — Five Gillette residents have been arrested on drug charges in an ongoing investigation into a drug trafficking organization in northeastern Wyoming that has been supplying large quantities of methamphetamine to communities in the region. According to a Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation press release, the ring has been supplying drugs in Campbell, Sheridan, Read More

SC to present ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Theater Department will present “Little Shop of Horrors” at the WYO Theater April 16-18. The musical, written by award winners Howard Ashman and Alan Menken and based off the well-known films, will have showings at 7:30 p.m. April 16-18. A matinee at 2 p.m. will also be offered on April Read More

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