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Dayton budget moves through first reading

May 21, 2015

DAYTON — Budget season continued around Sheridan County Wednesday night, as the Dayton Town Council passed the first reading of its 2015-16 version. The town projects a $793,475 general fund budget, balanced in revenues and expenditures. Dayton plans to finance several projects totaling $52,300 out of its general reserves. Some of these include Town Hall Read More

SRD, city discuss moving mosquito program

SHERIDAN — As the Sheridan Recreation District furiously zooms into the summer season, Bill Russell and the maintenance staff continue their quest to eradicate mosquitoes and weeds in Sheridan. It’s a large challenge that the district must face each year, but Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson is wondering if the task would be better Read More

NSI students escape, are apprehended this morning

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office this morning was notified that two male juveniles left Normative Services, Inc. without authorization. Law enforcment apprehended both juveniles by noon. One was a white male, approximately 5-foot-8 and 130 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. The second subject, was a black male, approximately 6-foot-1, 180 pounds Read More

SC nursing students honored by Whitney Benefits

SHERIDAN — As part of the Sheridan College nursing program’s capstone experience, two nursing students spent time prior to graduation this spring experiencing new health care settings throughout the state. Each year, fourth-semester students are paired with practicing nurses to strengthen their skills and knowledge to prepare for practice. When the students return to Sheridan, Read More

Clearmont budget passes first reading

CLEARMONT — The Clearmont Town Council approved several financial measures at its meeting Monday evening. Much like other towns in the region, Clearmont passed the first reading of its 2015-16 budget. The town plans approximately $350,000 in revenues and expenses the next fiscal year. The Council also approved the first reading of its mill levies, Read More

Wyoming Grasslands celebration to be held May 29-30

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation will host its Wyoming Grasslands Celebration on May 29-30. On May 29, the WYO Theater will feature the Sheridan premiere of the film, “The Ucross Experiment: Cross Pollination of Arts and Sciences,” a documentary film that captures the explorations and adventures of four pairs of prominent artists and scientists from Read More

‘The Mask You Live In’ film to be shown Tuesday

  SHERIDAN — A free screening of the documentary film “The Mask You Live In” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Centennial Theatre in Sheridan. The film follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while being pressured by media, their peer groups and adults in their lives Read More

College unveils upcoming Mountain Lecture Series

SHERIDAN — A variety of community events will be offered this summer at Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus, part of the Northern Wyoming Community College District, in the Bighorn Mountains. The 2015 Mountain Lecture Series will include four presentations from June through September. Each lecture is free and open to the public and will run from 1-3 Read More

Eatons’ horse drive to be held Sun.

SHERIDAN — This annual horse drive through Sheridan features horses from the Eatons’ ranch being driven from winter pastures to their summer home at the ranch. The horses leave the Wyarno area at approximately 7 a.m. Sunday and make their way west on Fifth Street between 9-9:30 a.m. Pick your best viewing place and be Read More

Gentle Yoga Balance Class to be held Wed.

SHERIDAN — A Gentle Yoga Balance class is scheduled for 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Sheridan Senior Center. Cindy Baker from A Place of Wholeness Yoga Studio will lead the class. It will incorporate mindful meditation practices and is designed to increase strength, balance, flexibility and to help people be more conscious of how they Read More

Case focuses on mental, emotional abuse of 3 children

May 20, 2015

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan County residents have entered not guilty pleas for charges of felony child abuse. The case is uncommon, though, as it alleges primarily emotional and mental abuse rather than physical abuse against three children. Michael A. Tibbets and Donna Gifford have both been charged with one felony count of felony child abuse. Read More

Kindt resigns from Sheridan Health Center

SHERIDAN — She has been there from the beginning, but she said it’s time for her to turn the page on her career. Long-time Executive Director Cathi Kindt is leaving the Sheridan Health Center after more than 10 years at the helm. Kindt’s resignation went into effect on Friday. Kindt said she was leaving the Read More

Resident has concerns with Red Grade Trails project

SHERIDAN — A Big Horn resident Tuesday approached the Sheridan County Commissioners and asked them to rescind their support of the Sheridan Community Land Trust’s Red Grade Trails project due to its expanding scope, environmental concerns, possible injuries from downhill mountain biking and liability risks. Dr. Tony Quinn, an orthopaedic surgeon with Sheridan Orthopaedic Associates, Read More

Ranchester to upgrade website

RANCHESTER — Calling the current version of its digital offering outdated, the Ranchester Town Council approved contracting with a company to build a new website at its meeting Tuesday evening. The Council agreed to spend more than $4,000 to eventually get the new page up and running. Besides an eye-catching, more professional look, Councilor Jesse Read More

Ranchester approves first reading of budget

RANCHESTER — The Ranchester Town Council approved a nearly $1.5 million budget at its meeting Tuesday. The town projects $1,476,715 in general fund revenues versus $1,456,817 in expenditures. Mayor Peter Clark said the budget includes $20,000 in sewer lagoon upgrades after the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality mandated Ranchester chlorinate discharge into the Tongue River. Read More

Nick Siddle reflects on 22-year career at SHS

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has a history of holding onto its agriculture teachers for long periods of time. Since the 1940s, they have only had three lead teachers with one at the reigns from the 1940s through 1967 and the second from then until 22 years ago when Nick Siddle came along. As Siddle Read More

Destination Imagination teams at Global Finals

SHERIDAN — Six local Destination Imagination teams from a variety of Sheridan schools traveled to the 2015 Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Tuesday to represent Wyoming. Destination Imagination is a nonprofit organization that uses project-based programs to teach teams of students the creative process from imagination to innovation in order to help them learn Read More

Memorial Day Poppy Drive to be held Fri., Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Veterans of Foreign Wars #1560 Post and Auxiliary will conduct its Memorial Day Buddy Poppy Drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. On Friday, Auxiliary members will distribute the artificial flowers at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. On Saturday, they will be at Kmart, Walmart and Warehouse Market. The Read More

Sheridan County graduations commence this weekend

SHERIDAN — Honor the class of 2015 at the local high school commencement ceremonies to take place on Saturday and Sunday. The ceremony for Fort Mackenzie High School will be at 1 p.m. Saturday. Fort Mackenzie is located at 1301 Avon St. Sheridan High School’s ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at the high Read More

City says ‘no go’ on Good 2 Go liquor license

May 19, 2015

SHERIDAN — Citing proximity of other liquor vendors near Good 2 Go’s proposed gas station and convenience store at 1229 Brundage Lane, the Sheridan City Council Monday evening unanimously denied a retail liquor license transfer to the Idaho Falls-based company. Good 2 Go Stores LLC is no stranger to the City Council chambers. The family Read More

Project Graduation designed to keep students safe

SHERIDAN — Any one of the roughly 220 graduates of the Sheridan County School District 2 class of 2015 could be walking away from graduation with a certified pre-owned Cadillac, that is, if they attend the drug-free and alcohol-free after-party. The 20th annual Project Graduation party will bring back favorite features of the free event Read More

Kinner sworn in as state legislator

SHERIDAN — Mark Kinner of Sheridan was sworn in as a member of the 63rd Wyoming Legislature on Monday in the House Chambers of the Wyoming Capitol in Cheyenne. Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice E. James Burke administered the oath of office. Kinner was joined by members of the Wyoming Legislature, legislative staff and family Read More

Patton named WCCA Legislator of the Year

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming County Commissioners Association recently presented the 2015 WCCA Legislator of the Year awards to the late Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, and the now retired Sen. Jim Anderson, who represented Platte and Converse counties, at its annual spring banquet in Pinedale. Patton was chosen as a recipient due to his long and Read More

Historic Sheridan Inn opens to first guests in 50 years

SHERIDAN — Four-year-old Kamryn Carden was more concerned about playing with toys than being a part of history. The daughter of K.C. and Candice Carden was jumping up and down with excitement in the lobby of the Sheridan Inn after being promised there would be lots of space to play with toys. Meanwhile, K.C. and Read More

Local Daisy and Brownie troops donate cookie sales

SHERIDAN — Members of Daisy Troop 1404 and Brownie Troop 1192 out of Ranchester and Dayton used part of the proceeds from their Girl Scout cookie sales to donate to the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter. The money was used to make dog toys and treats, cat toys, dog bandanas and treat jars. The Girl Read More

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