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County outlines severance packages for workforce reduction

County outlines severance packages for workforce reduction

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County commissioners held an emergency meeting Thursday to establish severance packages for county employees who either voluntarily leave their jobs or are fired. “If somebody is terminated either voluntarily or involuntarily these are the severance packages they will be eligible for,” Commissioner Tom Ringley said. Employees who have worked less than one… Continue Reading

Volunteers help with projects at the YMCA

Volunteers help with projects at the YMCA

SHERIDAN — Bringing together people from across the country, AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps is dedicating six weeks to a service project in Sheridan. Volunteering with the Sheridan County YMCA, the NCCC is helping with youth camps through early July. Based in Sacramento, California, the team making up the NCCC’s Gold Six, arrived in Sheridan… Continue Reading

City to hire operations superintendent

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan this week began interviewing candidates for an operations superintendent, a new job designed to oversee street repair and maintenance, levee maintenance, signs and lights, fleet planning, parks and city shop operations. Public Works Director Nic Bateson told the Sheridan City Council at a budget meeting this month the city… Continue Reading

Water line contract could cost Dayton $40K

DAYTON — A two-year-old water contract made its way back to the Dayton Town Council and it could cost the town between $30,000 and $40,000, based on a rough estimate from Mayor Norm Anderson. In 2013, the town agreed to build a water service line and raw water line to a property, which now belongs… Continue Reading

Montana tops Wyoming in border rivalry

SHERIDAN — Holding off Wyoming throughout the match, Montana defeated Wyoming, 119-109, in the fifth annual MT-WY All-Star Academic Challenge held at Sheridan College on June 9. Montana now takes the series edge, 3-2, breaking Wyoming’s two year winning streak. The contest consisted of 300 questions covering all subjects. The questions were divided into five… Continue Reading

Bighorn National Forest road system analysis complete

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest has completed an analysis of the Bighorn’s road system as required by the 2005 Travel Management Rule. All national forests are required to complete this analysis by Sept. 30. Forests that do not complete the analysis by this deadline will lose annual road maintenance funding. The Travel Management Rule… Continue Reading

Annual Parkman Daze festival to be held Saturday

PARKMAN — The annual Parkman Daze festivities will return to Parkman Saturday. Events begin at 10 a.m. with a parade and continue with a horse poker run at 1 p.m. The run begins at the Smith Canyon Ranch and ends at the Parkman Bar and Grill. Poker is $10 per hand. Participants should sign up… Continue Reading

SHS spring 2015 B Honor Roll announced

SHERIDAN — Officials at Sheridan High School have announced the recipients of the Spring 2015 B Honor Roll. To be named to the B Honor Roll, students must earn a 2.7 – 3.49 grade point average with no grades lower than a C while enrolled in at least five classes. Seniors Adriane Anderson, Sera Averett,… Continue Reading

SHS senior Cole Kayser earns Eagle Scout designation

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School senior Cole Kayser achieved the rank of Eagle Scout between his sophomore and junior year in 2014, but since that time he has not abandoned his local troop, 117. Kayser continues to mentor upcoming scouts, oftentimes leading the young scouts during weekly meetings and helping them with their own merit… Continue Reading

Connor Battlefield Campground open

SHERIDAN — The cleanup at Connor Battlefield Campground has progressed to the point that the area is now open. Cleanup and landscaping continue, but campers are allowed into the campground. All site visitors are urged to approach the Tongue River with caution. For more information regarding Connor Battlefield, call Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site… Continue Reading

Birding at The Brinton set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Join instructor Jackie Canterbury of the Bighorn Audubon for “Birding at The Brinton” on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners. The new building at The Brinton will also be open for visitors. This event is free and open to the public. It is… Continue Reading

Landon’s inviting garden aficionados to Garden Tour

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse would like to invite garden aficionados in Sheridan County to enter the third annual Garden Tour. The Garden Tour will be held on July 18 and entries to be included in the tour will be accepted at Landon’s through June 25. Interested parties can enter by submitting their name, physical address… Continue Reading

SCSD1 gives food service coordinator salary boost

RANCHESTER — With some dissent, Sheridan County School District 1 voted to put the district’s food service coordinator position on the coordinator salary schedule Tuesday night. This will result in a $12,000 raise and an annual salary of $54,000. The coordinator for SCSD1 is responsible for the production, manufacturing and delivery of the district’s food.… Continue Reading

BOCC OKs cost increase for paving project

SHERIDAN — Project costs keep increasing on a paving project to refinish Fifth Street from Mydland Road to the start of Soldier Creek Road, making the total cost approximately $4.2 million. During the Board of County Commissioners meeting Tuesday, commissioners agreed to increase their share of the joint project with the Wyoming Department of Transportation… Continue Reading

Community, WBA gather to talk economics

SHERIDAN — In the business world if you are not moving forward, you are moving backward. Local community members gathered with state officials Tuesday to brainstorm ways to continue to get the state and Sheridan County moving in the right direction. Economic stakeholders and leaders gathered Tuesday to meet with Wyoming Business Alliance representatives during… Continue Reading

Local riders wrapping up at CNFR

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Tayte Clark and Tioni Erickson gave their final pushes at the College National Finals Rodeo Tuesday and Wednesday. Clark didn’t have much luck on his first go in saddle bronc, recording a no score on his first ride Monday. His struggles continued Wednesday as he posted his second no score of… Continue Reading

Elks Club hosts weekend golf tournament

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Elks Club hosted an Elks Club Golf Scramble and Calcutta tournament over the weekend at Hidden Bridge Golf Club. The team of Jaybe Cates, Jr. Chase, Chad Chase and Kyle Warnke took home first place at the tournament. The foursome of Tom Davis, Dewey Jacobs, Paul Felker and Dave Rice finished… Continue Reading

Ranchester agrees to cut fire system from mercantile

RANCHESTER — A fire system is going to be taken out of plans for the Main Street Mercantile building in Ranchester following the Town Council meeting Tuesday. Town engineer Chris Johnson said the fire system is an additional cost the town doesn’t need. “The fire marshal has already approved that we can delete it,” Johnson… Continue Reading

Trail End State Historic Site to host summer programs

SHERIDAN — Trail End State Historic Site, also known as the Kendrick Mansion, will host programs for junior and senior high school students this summer. The first will run June 22-26 for those entering grades six through eight. The Junior Curator Camp gives students the opportunity to go behind the scenes in the museum and… Continue Reading

RHBH receives $60,000 in grants

SHERIDAN — Reproductive Healthcare of the Big Horns recently received more than $60,000 in grants from both a national organization as well as a local foundation. The Susan B. Komen Wyoming affiliate approved RHBH for a grant as did the Whedon Foundation of Sheridan. According to Fay Bisbee, RHBH executive director, the grants are testaments… Continue Reading

Man pleads guilty to sexually abusing 6-year-old girl

Man pleads guilty to sexually abusing 6-year-old girl

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded guilty Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court to sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl. Travis Harp, 25, admitted guilt on one count of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. As part of the plea agreement, the… Continue Reading

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