Local News

Family movie in the park set for Friday at Kendrick

July 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — Join the Sheridan Wesleyan Church and Vertical Church for family movies in the park Friday at dusk in Kendrick Park. Each film is a surprise but is appropriate for all ages. For more information call 763-7320.

VA to host job fair this Friday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Sheridan Workforce Center, and the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center are partnering to host their second annual job fair Friday. From 2-4 p.m., the Sheridan VAMC auditorium will open its doors to veterans only, but then starting at 4 p.m., they will open their doors to public Read More

Musicians import sound from the Alps

July 18, 2014

SHERIDAN — The connection is unavoidable: say “alphorn” and people shrug uncertainly, but say “Ricola,” and people smile and nod, their memories tracing backward to watching Saturday morning cartoons and being enraptured by the commercial with the men in funny clothes standing on a mountain, playing a long, funny horn. Admit it; you’re shouting “Riiiiiii-co-laaaaaaaa” right now Read More

Chief of staff appointment creates questions for city in transition

SHERIDAN — Several changes in staff titles are likely to come down the ranks following the appointment of former Police Chief Rich Adriaens to city chief of staff. While the answer to “What’s next?” isn’t clear, officials have said the city is in a “transition period.” City Human Resources Director Heather Doke said Friday that Read More

SCSD1 class sizes expected to increase slightly

RANCHESTER — Class sizes at Sheridan County School District 1 will go up for the 2014-2015 school year as the district struggles with state funding allocations. Though the overall budget is slightly up from last year, enrollment also continues to rise. For four years the district has not received the accumulative external cost adjustment from Read More

Adriaens named city’s chief of staff

SHERIDAN — City Human Resources Director Heather Doke has confirmed that Police Chief Rich Adriaens has been appointed by Mayor John Heath as interim chief of staff for the city. As such, Adriaens will act as chief operating officer to facilitate day-to-day operations of staff. According to a memo sent by Heath to city employees earlier Read More

SCSD3 officials say budget cuts won’t hurt education efforts

SHERIDAN — After months of planning to absorb a nearly $250,000 cut to general appropriations — just under 6 percent of the total budget — Sheridan County School District 3 passed a 2014-2015 fiscal year budget Wednesday night. Superintendent Charles Auzqui said the cuts will not have a negative impact on the district’s educational goals. Read More

Officials consider changes to treatment of mentally ill at SMH

SHERIDAN — In the last couple years, the amount of severely mentally ill patients admitted to Sheridan Memorial Hospital has doubled, straining a facility that lacks the space and staffing to provide the best possible care for such patients. As a result, hospital staff, County Attorney Matt Redle, county staff and commissioners, and representatives from Northern Read More

Dayton OKs resolution for one-cent tax

DAYTON — The Optional One-Cent Sales Tax will go before voters this November for a decision on whether to continue the tax for another four years. If the tax is passed, Dayton Town Council has determined it will continue its one-cent funding as it has in the past, Mayor Bob Wood said. The council passed Read More

Student news July 18, 2014

• Madeline Rice Kobold of Sheridan has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. NSCS is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first- and second-year students. Membership is by invitation only, and based on grade point average and class standing. • Rachel Reed of Dayton has made the University of Montana’s Dean’s Read More

County seeks designs for new logo

SHERIDAN —  Sheridan County is launching a countywide contest to design a new logo that represents the county in a unique and identifying way. Submissions will be accepted through Thursday, Aug. 7. The County Commission will select up to 10 semi-finalists to be presented to the public for voting. Finalists will each receive $50 in Read More

Dayton Days set for July 25-26

DAYTON — The 38th annual Dayton Days will be held  July 25-26, in Dayton. Friday’s events include the Cow Pie Classic golf tournament and the pet parade, a movie and talent show in the park. Saturday’s events include a pancake breakfast, mile race and a parade at 10 a.m. To register for the parade, fill Read More

NWCCD assigns official names for new buildings on campus

July 17, 2014

SHERIDAN — It was a game of names at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees as buildings were named in honor of benefactors and leaders were assigned to projects. But first, the meeting began by making quick work of the 2014-2015 budget. No public comments were made during Read More

SCSD2 plans to install cameras on school buses

SHERIDAN — In order to comply with a statute of the Wyoming Legislature passed this year, Sheridan County School District 2 voted Wednesday to request bids to install two exterior cameras on each bus in the district’s fleet, for a total of 36 cameras. The law was passed as the result of an 11-year-old girl in Read More

Nearly $1 million of SCSD2 budget result of salary, benefit increases

SHERIDAN — Nearly $1 million of the increase planned for Sheridan County School District 2’s fiscal year 2015 budget is the result of salary increases. The SCSD2 board of trustees  approved the budget at a meeting Wednesday. The budget features a 3.2 percent increase of approximately $1.5 million in general fund expenditures. The jump means the Read More

Rocky Mountain Power gifts $3K to local nonprofit

SHERIDAN — Rocky Mountain Power recently gifted $3,000 to the First People’s Center for Education to support the organization’s programs on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The First People’s Center for Education is a nonprofit organization based in Sheridan that works to support and improve teacher effectiveness in Native communities. The organization partners with schools Read More

Yoga highlight of ParkFit Wednesday

SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014. Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks. The next session will be yoga by Kula Space Wednesday at Marshall Park. A full schedule of Read More

Learn about historic mining towns at ‘Wyoming Wednesdays’

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Tourism will host the next event in a series of events called “Wyoming Wednesdays.” Informative and interpretive programs about Sheridan are being offered at 10 a.m. most Wednesdays throughout July at the Wyoming Welcome Center. At this week’s event, John Woodward, director of the Sheridan County Museum, will share Read More

Complicated illness makes for difficult diagnosis, treatment

SHERIDAN — There are still a lot of unknowns when it comes to the evaluation and treatment of Lyme disease. Just as was the case when doctors and scientists first discovered and attempted to treat diseases such as AIDS and cancer, the growing epidemic of Lyme disease is wrought with missing information especially in terms Read More

Kinskey sworn in as state senator

July 16, 2014

SHERIDAN — Former Mayor Dave Kinskey of Sheridan was sworn in as a member of the 62nd Wyoming Legislature on Tuesday in the Senate Chambers of the Wyoming Capitol in Cheyenne. Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice James Burke administered the oath of office and Sen. Tony Ross, R-Cheyenne, president of the Wyoming Senate presided over Read More

3 county departments over budget, unexpended funds to cover shortfalls

SHERIDAN — Another fiscal year is in the books for Sheridan County after amendments were made to balance the budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 and the budget for fiscal year 2014-2015 was approved at the County Commission meeting Tuesday. Three departments had expenditures go over budget. Shortfalls will be covered by a transfer of unexpended funds Read More

San Benito Monastery to shut its doors

From staff reports   DAYTON — The Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration have announced plans to close San Benito Monastery in Dayton. “St. Benedict’s Rule says, ‘No one is to pursue what she judges better for herself, but rather what benefits another.’ (RB 72:7). This was a difficult decision and not one we took lightly,” Read More

Longmire Days countdown

SHERIDAN — The third annual Longmire Days will commence Friday in Buffalo and just as the hit TV Show “Longmire” continues to grow in popularity on A&E, this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever before. “Longmire” is a crime drama television series based on the mystery novels written by local author Read More

Ranchester OKs use of concrete in new subdivision

RANCHESTER — After discussing gravel depths and long-term viability and maintenance of concrete and asphalt, Ranchester Town Council voted Tuesday to allow developer Drew Redinger to use concrete in the development of roads in his new Stoneridge Subdivision near the site for the new elementary school west of Ranchester. The council hesitated because roads previously made Read More

Weekly event to feature Sheridan Concert Band

SHERIDAN — The next Concert in the Park will be held Tuesday and will feature the Sheridan Concert Band. From 7:30-9 p.m. in the Kendrick Park Bandshell, band members from all around Sheridan will perform a concert. Any members of the community who would like to perform as part of the band are asked to Read More

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