Category Archives: Local News

Building permit revenues up in FY2015

SHERIDAN — Revenues from building permits increased for Sheridan in fiscal year 2015, marking the third consecutive annual gain for the city. Although the total number of permits decreased from FY 2014, city building official Kevin Bare said many large projects and a wet spring helped revenues surpass last year’s levels. Ongoing and recent development… Continue Reading

Roads and Trails Rally offered Thurs. through Sun.

SHERIDAN — A four day event, “Wyoming Roads and Trails Rally” will be offered Thursday through Sunday in the Bighorn Mountains. The Christian Motorcyclists Association invites riders of all types — including cruisers, dual-sport, dirt bike, quads and more — to join in an exploration of the Bighorn Mountains, Shell Falls, Medicine Wheel, local lodges… Continue Reading

Hunts recognized for 22 years of ‘Joy’

SHERIDAN — Karl and Donna Hunt of Sheridan were recognized Sunday for their 22 years of service to “Joy Junction at the Y” and their 23 years as leaders of Joy Junction Children’s Church. Many current and previous supporters of Joy Junction attended the ceremony Sunday and participated in the Joy Junction Children’s Church service… Continue Reading

UW bulletin highlights agriculture research in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Traditional and alternative farm crops, cattle, sheep and swine are among research projects covered in the fifth annual Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station “Field Days Bulletin,” and some of the research was conducted in Sheridan. The 2015 FDB also highlights vegetable and herb production, irrigation practices, fertilization, weed control and plant and livestock disease… Continue Reading

Coal: A key but threatened part of state economy

Coal: A key but threatened part of state economy

SHERIDAN — Born into a bedlam of state outcries, the Environment Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan is the largest U.S. action constructed on climate change. Not even two weeks old and officials are already molding their lawsuits while others threaten that their states will not comply. As the leader in coal production nationwide, Wyoming will… Continue Reading

Agendas — August 15, 2015

Sheridan County Commission staff meeting 9 a.m. Monday Second floor Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Staff/elected reports • Adjourn Clearmont Town Council 6 p.m. Monday Clearmont Town Hall 1605 Pennsylvania Ave. Clearmont • Call meeting to order • Pledge • Attendance • Visitors: Dan Kline, Wyoming… Continue Reading

ParkFit kickball Wednesday at Kendrick

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with kickball at Kendrick Park. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26, free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you attend and… Continue Reading

Sod Farm Festival returns to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Sod Farm Festival will return to Sheridan on Aug. 22. The semi-annual outdoor music festival is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Project Schoolhouse. Nonstop music will be performed from 3-8:30 p.m. by bands including Robert Cline Jr., Bonnie and Taylor Sims, the Bare Foot Band, Canary Joe, Chris Knodel, the Craft Brothers,… Continue Reading

Family Movie in the Park to be held at Kendrick Park

SHERIDAN — Family Movie in the Park will return to Kendrick Park Friday. Sheridan Wesleyan Church brings all members of the community a free surprise film at the band shell complete with pre-film music entertainment and popcorn and drinks. Due to copyright rules, the name of the film cannot be advertised, but all movies are… Continue Reading

Third Thursday Street Festival returns Aug. 20

SHERIDAN —The monthly Third Thursday Street Festival will return Thursday and feature opening act Abbie Johnson Taylor, winner of the Downtown Sheridan Association’s July Sheridan’s Got Talent competition, and main act Dave Munsick. “Sheridan’s Got Talent” is a competition held monthly at Third Thursday at the Bank of the West Stage on Main and Loucks… Continue Reading

Natural gas board selects engineer

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board chose WWC Engineering to do a feasibility study on building a natural gas pipeline to the area. The study is being funded with a $100,000 grant from the State Loan and Investment Board. TRVJPB Chairman Peter Clark said the decision was 2.5 years in the making.… Continue Reading

Whitney Rink on track for Christmas completion

SHERIDAN— Every day, the walls that make up the soon-to-be Whitney Rink at the M&M’s Center grow higher and higher. Sheridan on Skates board members say they are hopeful the new indoor ice rink will be completed by Christmas. Construction on the arena began in March 2015. When finished, the arena will be approximately 35,000… Continue Reading

‘Leonardo’s Horse’ to be unveiled Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Public Arts Committee’s newest sculpture, “Leonardo’s Horse,” will be unveiled in a ceremony on Thursday. The legacy of Leonardo da Vinci’s Horse, an epic bronze sculpture that was more than five centuries in the making, is extending to the American western frontier with placement of a new 8-foot-tall replica in Sheridan.… Continue Reading

Concerts in the Park finale coming up Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The final offering of Concerts in the Park for the 2015 season will be offered at Kendrick Park Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a family friendly outdoor concert in the park. This week’s concert will feature the Sheridan Concert Band directed by Pat Maloney. The concert… Continue Reading

SCSD3 considers future of Rock School

SHERIDAN — Discussions continue on what will become of the historic Rock School building in Clearmont. Owned by Sheridan County School District 3, the dilapidated structure has been surrounded by debate on whether, and how, to restore the building. A bid from Dale Buckingham Architects was tabled Wednesday night. Superintendent Charles Auzqui says the district… Continue Reading

SCSD3 schools gearing up for school year

SHERIDAN — Preparing for the new school year as a small district provides both challenges and benefits for Sheridan County School District 3. With changes in staffing and procedures, this district has experienced “growing pains,” superintendent Charles Auzqui said, but he ultimately believes those will pay off. By simplifying technology and strengthening staff through in-service… Continue Reading

SAWS fixes rate increase, discusses future

SHERIDAN — Last year, the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board approved a water rate increase that was ultimately never implemented, and officials said Wednesday they wouldn’t correct that. Board members agreed to eliminate the fiscal year 2015 rate increase of 2.25 percent, and adjust this year’s rate so that only one 2.25 percent… Continue Reading

Chamber members gather for monthly luncheon

SHERIDAN — Employee retention was among the myriad subjects discussed Wednesday at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon. Ken Thorpe, the chairman of the business retention and expansion committee, explained ongoing efforts to keep businesses in Sheridan. The program, called Ignite Your Business, has several business owners and managers meeting several times throughout… Continue Reading

ABF informational meetings coming up Mon., Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation, whose mission is to provide accessible, affordable skiing and year-round mountain recreation and training in the Bighorn Mountains, will host public information and outreach meetings throughout the region. The meetings are designed to give a progress report and provide information about ABF’s goal to reopen the ski area located… Continue Reading

Romtvedt to give presentation at library Inner Circle

SHERIDAN — Author and poet David Romtvedt of Buffalo will give a presentation at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Inner Circle. The program will include a reading from Romtvedt’s new novel “Zelestina Urza in Outer Space,” a discussion of Basque immigration in northern Wyoming. Additionally, Romtvedt and musician… Continue Reading

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