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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

‘Bozeman Trail Days’ registration deadline Sun.

SHERIDAN — After a hiatus of three years, “Bozeman Trail Days” is back, sponsored by the Fort Phil Kearny/Bozeman Trail Association and centered at the Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site. The main event is an all-day guided bus tour on Aug. 29, featuring the 150th Anniversary of the Connor Battle and the sites along… Continue Reading

West Fifth Street reconstruction coming in ‘16

SHERIDAN — Part of the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s busy Sheridan County schedule in 2016 will focus on West Fifth Street, and project representatives hosted an open house Monday to detail the road reconstruction. West Fifth — or Wyoming Highway 330, a county road — is slated for widening, new surfacing, curb and gutter, sidewalk,… Continue Reading

SCSD2 focuses on managing teacher stress

SHERIDAN — A new survey conducted by Sheridan Memorial Hospital was distributed to determine the health needs of Sheridan County School District 2’s staff through its wellness program. The main concerns and interests reported by staff are nutrition, weight management and stress. Participation in SCSD2’s Wellness Program has increased from previous years, with 53 percent… Continue Reading

‘Leonardo’s Horse’ ready for Aug. 20 unveiling

SHERIDAN — The timeless works of Leonardo da Vinci will soon be on display in Sheridan. On Aug. 20, Sheridan will welcome an 8-foot replica statue of the famous “Leonardo’s Horse” to be among the statues featured near downtown Sheridan. The statue arrived in Sheridan Tuesday and will be unveiled at a public ceremony during… Continue Reading

Buckleys to celebrate 60 years of marriage

SHERIDAN — James and RoseMarie Buckley of Sheridan will celebrate 60 years of marriage Thursday. The couple was married Aug. 13, 1955, in Hardin, Montana. Both are currently retired. They have three children: Jim Buckley, Jerry (Marci) Buckley and Tammy (Dan) Morales. They also have four grandchildren. The couple will celebrate privately with family. Continue Reading

‘Tidbit Tuesday’ set for next week at the museum

SHERIDAN — Join Tidbit the mouse and Curator of Education Sarah Ligocki for another Tidbit Tuesday at Sheridan County Museum on Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m. This week’s program will explore the history of coal mining in Sheridan County. All Tidbit Tuesday programs are geared toward children ages 4-10 but older children are welcome to attend.… Continue Reading

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