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Agendas March 2, 2015

March 2, 2015

Sheridan City Council Work session 6 p.m. Monday Council chambers at City Hall 55 E. Grinnell Plaza CIP — Rotomill and Overlay   Sheridan City Council 7 p.m. Monday Council chambers at City Hall 55 E. Grinnell Plaza Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag Invocation to be given by Nick Angeloff from VOA Read More

Film site for ‘Downton Abbey’ has local ties

February 27, 2015

SHERIDAN — Tomorrow night, TV watchers across the nation and the United Kingdom will gather to watch the final episode of season five of the hit show on Masterpiece Theater “Downton Abbey.” Many questions are poised to be answered as the 8 million viewers of the most popular series in PBS history tune in: Will Read More

City, county working toward agreement on dispatch, jail

SHERIDAN — Nearly a year and a half after a contract between the city and county for cooperative funding of the jail and dispatch lapsed, leadership on both sides feels an agreement may be close. Through a series of private meetings, Mayor John Heath and County Commission Chairman Tom Ringley have worked on a contract Read More

Sheridan man pleads not guilty to child endangerment

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of child endangerment that stemmed from his call to police Wednesday to report the death of a woman in his home. Joshua Barber, 30, called police at about 3:30 p.m. According to an affidavit of probable cause on file with the Sheridan County Circuit Read More

Student news: Osborn named to Carroll College fall 2014 Dean’s List

SHERIDAN — Dawn Osborn of Sheridan was recently named to the Carroll College fall 2014 Dean’s List. To be included on the dean’s list, a student must receive a 3.5 grade point average or better for the semester while taking at least 12 credits.

DSA to host wine fest March 6

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association will host the 2015 Wild West Wine Fest on March 6. The event to be held at the Elks Lodge will include tastings of more than 100 wines, beers and spirits with heavy hors d’oeuvres all evening. General admission tickets cost $50 and include admission to the event from Read More

Big Horn Middle School announces second-quarter honor roll

BIG HORN — Big Horn Middle School officials recently announced the school’s second-quarter honor rolls. Those students on the principal’s honor roll earned at least a 3.5 grade point average and had no grade below a B. Those students on the school honor roll received at least a 3.0 grade point average and had no grade Read More

Governor submits commission, board nominees     

CHEYENNE — Gov. Matt Mead sent his list of nominees for state offices, boards and commissions to the Wyoming Senate on Thursday, and several Sheridan County residents were nominated for the first time or tapped for reappointment. “Boards and commissions play a significant role — from licensing doctors to overseeing highway budgets,” Mead said. “Those Read More

Agendas Feb. 28, 2015

Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Tuesday Second floor boardroom Sheridan County Courthouse addition 224 S. Main St. • Call to Order and Pledge • Consent Agenda: A. Minutes from special session, Feb. 12, 2015; B. Minutes from staff meeting, Feb. 17, 2015; C. Minutes from regular session, Feb. 17, 2015; D. Minutes from staff meeting, Read More

College’s Plus 50 program focuses on lifetime learners

SHERIDAN — It is getting easier for non-traditional students, especially those over age 50, to return to school as Sheridan College is now in its third year of implementing the Plus 50 program. The program stemmed from a $15,000 grant received from the American Association of Community Colleges. The purpose of the grant was to Read More

WYO Rodeo tickets now on sale

SHERIDAN — When Bruce Andrews got to the WYO Theater at 4:30 a.m. this morning, the frigid Sheridan temperatures had yet to rise above zero. But the early morning wake up and battling the cold temperatures was worth it — he was the first of 22,000 people expected to buy tickets this year for the Read More

Mraz felony forgery trial expected to stretch into next week

SHERIDAN — The fourth day of the Miranda Mraz felony forgery trial in 4th Judicial District Court progressed a little more quickly Thursday as jurors were able to hear the cross examination of Robert Romeo and the testimony of several victims of Mraz’s alleged crime. Defense attorney John Robinson handled Romeo’s cross examination and asked Read More

Legislature OKs bill allowing BOE to consider Next Generation Science Standards

SHERIDAN — Multiple education bills saw significant movement in the Wyoming State Legislature Thursday, resolving controversial language in a science standards bill, advancing a comprehensive school safety program and creating a substitute bill on education accountability. A Joint Conference Committee convened Thursday regarding the Next Generation Science Standards-2 bill, House Bill 23, and agreed on Read More

Bill to increase funding for 911 services awaits governor’s signature

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan emergency dispatch budget could get a boost in 2016 thanks to the work of the Wyoming Legislature. House Bill 44, a 1.5 percent tax on prepaid cellphones and phone cards designed to help fund 911 services, passed the House and Senate and headed to the governor’s desk this week. “We are Read More

Wyoming LifeFlight base in Sheridan set to open April 2015

SHERIDAN — Air Methods Corporation announced this week that a new Wyoming LifeFlight base in Sheridan is set to open in April 2015. The helicopter air ambulance base will be located at Sheridan Memorial Hospital to help reduce the time it takes to transport a patient to a tertiary care facility. “We are very excited Read More

Tim Tebow to present ‘I’m Third’ K-Life award to local youth

SHERIDAN — On April 15, Tim Tebow will present a local youth with the K-Life “I’m Third” award at the K-Life Youth Rally. The award winner will be recognized during the rally and meet Tebow during the presentation. “The idea behind the award is to recognize a Sheridan youth who exhibits an active faith that Read More

FAB Woman of the Year nominations now being accepted

SHERIDAN — Nominations are now open for the 2015 Woman of the Year award. The annual designation is made as a part of the FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference, which is scheduled for April 17 at Sheridan College. Tickets for the conference are $40 per person, while tickets for the banquet dinner only are Read More

Akcita Win meeting to be held Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The March meeting of Akcita Win will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Big Horn Smokehouse. Future service projects and the Secret Sister program will be discussed. In addition, Rhonda Weber of the Advocacy and Resource Center will give a presentation. This event is free and open to the public. For Read More

Motions for mistrial made in day three of Mraz trial

February 26, 2015

SHERIDAN — The third day of the Miranda Mraz fraud trial ended Wednesday with two motions for a mistrial after an inappropriate line of questioning on the part of the defense. Defense attorney John Robinson, in cross examining Stormy Redman, the manager of the Firewater Grill during Miranda Mraz’s employment, asked about her being fired Read More

Going Green: Several recycling drop-off locations to remain

SHERIDAN — County residents may look at the city’s upcoming recycling program with a bit more envy than eco-friendliness at the moment, but landfill administrators stress those living outside city limits will still see plenty of opportunities to go green as the project commences this summer. Sheridan County does not plan to offer trash or Read More

FAB tickets on sale for April 17 conference

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference, which is scheduled for April 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Sheridan College. Tickets for the conference are $40 per person, while tickets for the banquet dinner only are $30. Combination tickets for the conference and dinner Read More

SMH construction plans move forward

SHERIDAN — Several Sheridan Memorial Hospital building projects are another step closer to completion after the board of trustees approved schematic designs for a medical office building and the construction document phase for the intensive care unit. The schematic design for the medical offices will cost the hospital up to $167,000 while the intensive care Read More

Senate panel recommends big changes to contentious gun bill

SHERIDAN — A bill that would have repealed the current restrictions of most gun-free zones recognized throughout the state of Wyoming now calls for more local control of concealed weapons after the Senate Education Committee significantly amended House Bill 114 on Wednesday. Under current state law, gun-free zones are established in schools, college campuses and Read More

Science lecture to focus on tools for landscape management

SHERIDAN — The next installment of the spring 2015 lecture series at the Sheridan College Science Museum will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative Co-director Charlie Bettigole will present “Satellites and weeds: Open-source tools for landscape management.” The talk will focus on mapping and analytical tools that Bettigole’s research group Read More

Trinity Lutheran Church to host quilting bee

SHERIDAN — The Service Group ladies of Trinity Lutheran Church will host a quilting bee Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. No experience is necessary to attend and the event is open to all ages. Children planning to attend should plan to be with parents or grandparents in attendance. Those planning Read More

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