Category Archives: Local News

Crazy Days returns to downtown

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Historic District Promotion Committee announced that Crazy Days on historic downtown Main Street is scheduled for next week. July 30 through Aug. 1, downtown retailers will be discounting much of their prior year’s inventory in order to get ready for fall and holiday shipments that will be arriving soon. Weather permitting,… Continue Reading

Despite negative reviews, school districts stand by textbooks

SHERIDAN — Regardless of the controversy surrounding Common Core State Standards, 43 states have adopted CCSS as part of their required guidelines for education. While some states have modified the original standards, Wyoming’s is verbatim. With Common Core’s incorporation into education across the country since 2009, manufacturers started labeling textbooks as aligning with the new… Continue Reading

TRVJPB to receive funding, discusses study options

SHERIDAN — A check for $5,000 is in the mail to the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board from Sheridan County School District 1. Last year Ranchester and Dayton pledged $10,000 each to fund the board while SCSD1 allocated $6,000. The board has previously discussed its hope that each entity would contribute equal amounts. The… Continue Reading

Downtown Sheridan Association plans ahead

SHERIDAN — More shade could be coming to Grinnell Plaza if the Downtown Sheridan Association achieves its goals for this year. “(We’re) looking at establishing a sun sail for Grinnell Plaza,” Traci Ruskowsky said during the annual DSA meeting Wednesday. A sun sail is a canopy, usually made of cloth, which provides shade for a… Continue Reading

State BOE to meet Monday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Board of Education will meet via GoToMeeting on Monday from 8-10 a.m. The SBE will discuss Native American education, the definition of a high school graduate, the status of the Assessment Task Force and will receive an update on the University Partnership summer symposium meeting. Additionally, the board will hear reports… Continue Reading

Apps available for hemp extract registration cards

SHERIDAN — Qualified Wyoming residents who have intractable epilepsy may now apply for hemp extract registration cards to be issued by the Wyoming Department of Health. Wyoming Hemp Extract Registry registration cards are available for Wyoming resident applicants who provide certification from a neurologist of a diagnosis of intractable epilepsy. The cards will be valid… Continue Reading

Student news

Jolovich graduates from SD School of Mines and Tech DAYTON — Cole Jolovich of Dayton graduated from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology during the spring commencement. He will be pursuing his master’s from this school as well. Reed named to Dean’s List DAYTON — Kaitlin Reed of Dayton was named to the Dean’s… Continue Reading

Kiwanis Club to give away books at library Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Kiwanis Club will again be giving away free children’s books at the library. Children of all ages are invited to visit the Children’s Library inside the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon to receive a free book. For more information, call Michelle Havenga at 674-8585… Continue Reading

Next ‘Shopping for a Cause’ Friday

SHERIDAN — As representatives of local businesses, Jill Moriarty and Spencer Kraft saw a need for more money and exposure for Sheridan County’s numerous nonprofits. The Twin M Designs co-owner and Kraft’s Fine Jewelry spokesman decided to start “Shopping for a Cause,” a once-a-month event where the stores take 25 percent of all sales during… Continue Reading

Opening the workforce for citizens with disabilities

SHERIDAN — Sunday will be the 25th anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA has helped many citizens with disabilities receive the rights afforded to any American. However, the ADA alone has not led to strong employment numbers for people with disabilities. The employment rate for people with disabilities has… Continue Reading

Clearmont OKs shop upgrade

CLEARMONT — Town renovations are continuing in Clearmont as the Town Council approved an $8,500 contract with Excalibur Construction Inc. to build a new concrete pad for the town shop. “It’s just one of our upgrades,” Mayor Chris Schock said. That improvement is being paid for with Capital Facilities Tax money. Sheridan County School District… Continue Reading

Ranchester discusses house permitting

RANCHESTER — Getting a building permit in Ranchester may require a new step if Town Council members move forward with a proposed change to the town’s rules. Council members are contemplating whether or not to require the builder to find an independent contractor to do full inspections of their work. Hiring an inspector could cost… Continue Reading

Dayton Days are here again

SHERIDAN — Celebrating its 39th year, Dayton Days kicks off this Friday with a plethora of activities for all ages. This year’s theme, “Small Town Livin’,” pays tribute to community tradition. Scott Park, where many of the festivities will be held, originally served as a location for the community to gather to catch up with… Continue Reading

Commissioners approve liquor permit

SHERIDAN — Barn in Big Horn, LLC had its liquor license approved by county commissioners Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be serving like a bar does. “We are not, and have no intention of being the third drinking establishment in Big Horn,” owner Tom Harper said. He said the permit is going to be… Continue Reading

Port of Entry officer earns WHP recognition

SHERIDAN — The annual Wyoming Highway Patrol Association Awards Banquet was held recently in Sundance to recognize members of Patrol for individual and group achievements and actions in 2014. Recognition given at the banquet consisted of awards from both the Wyoming Highway Patrol Association and the Wyoming Highway Patrol Strategic Plan. WHP District Captains were… Continue Reading

Virtual school to host info sessions

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school, will host free information sessions for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to education. Wyoming Connections Academy is a program of Big Horn County School District 1 and serves students across Wyoming. The information session will provide families with an… Continue Reading

UW awards degrees to local students

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon students from Sheridan County at the completion of the 2015 spring semester. The following degrees may be included on this list: BA (Bachelor of Arts); BAE (Bachelor of Architectural Engineering); BM (Bachelor of Music); BS (Bachelor of Science); BSAR (Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering); BSN… Continue Reading

Could Key Lime Air be our new air service provider?

Could Key Lime Air be our new air service provider?

SHERIDAN — Officials say they will have more power to adjust airfare prices if Key Lime Air becomes the charter service at the Sheridan County Airport. The airline is currently aiming to charge $149 per ticket, and Critical Air Service Team Chairman Bruce Garber said there is some leeway locally with those prices. “We can… Continue Reading

SC continues construction on Whitney Center for the Arts

SHERIDAN — Construction is underway for one of Sheridan College’s largest projects. With a $16 million donation from the Whitney Benefits Board in June 2014, the Whitney Center for the Arts is on track for its scheduled completion next summer. Sheridan College is raising the last $4 million needed for the project. In the summer… Continue Reading

City on track to start recycling Aug. 3

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan’s curbside recycling program remains on track to start Aug. 3, but not everybody is happy about the fledgling initiative. City Utilities Manager Dan Roberts on Monday told the Sheridan City Council that staff would finish delivering the 96-gallon blue recycling bins on Tuesday or early Wednesday. Then, trucks will… Continue Reading

Council approves land purchase

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan took another step toward creating a northern gateway into the community by agreeing to purchase 6.28 acres off Decker Road for $160,000 at Monday’s Sheridan City Council meeting. The city used executive sessions at the last two meetings to try to finalize a deal with property owner Ernest E.… Continue Reading

Tularemia concerns raised in Wyoming

SHERIDAN — Recent reports of tularemia activity among animals and humans in northern Wyoming are raising concerns this summer about the disease, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. Tularemia, also known as “rabbit fever” or “deer fly fever,” frequently affects rabbits, hares and rodents and has been associated with rabbit and rodent die-offs. “Recently,… Continue Reading

Commissioners answer questions during budget review

SHERIDAN — After Sheridan County commissioners read their budget at a public meeting Monday, they took questions from community members. Resident Nick Siddle wanted to know why the county didn’t have a specific pay scale for employees. “I spent 31 years working for the school district, and when you look at the pay scale for… Continue Reading

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