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City passes resolution outlining liquor license application policy

November 18, 2014

BIG HORN — With the latest in a long line of steps toward the construction of the new Tongue River Elementary School completed, the outlook for the project is positive. A mandatory pre-bid meeting was held, inviting construction companies to tour the site, ask questions of the architect and learn more about the scope of Read More

SCSD1 officials confident new TRE project will move forward

BIG HORN — With the latest in a long line of steps toward the construction of the new Tongue River Elementary School completed, the outlook for the project is positive. A mandatory pre-bid meeting was held, inviting construction companies to tour the site, ask questions of the architect and learn more about the scope of Read More

City ceases efforts in development of entrepreneurial support facility

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan and Downtown Sheridan Association Monday announced intentions to cease pursuing an entrepreneurial support program facility in downtown Sheridan. In 2013, the DSA and the city partnered to explore the possibility of rehabilitating a building in the historic downtown to serve as a location for providing entrepreneurial support for downtown Read More

City waiting on approval for hydropower loan application

SHERIDAN — If a loan application is approved, the city of Sheridan will be able to produce hydropower on one of its raw water mains in the future and sell the power back to Montana-Dakota Utilities. City Council on Monday approved a resolution authorizing submittal of a loan application to the State Loan and Investment Read More

SCSD3 Board of Trustees approves wage increase for subs

November 15, 2014

CLEARMONT — It was a cold night for a drive in the country Wednesday as the Sheridan County School District 3 Board of Trustees gathered for its monthly meeting. In an attempt to escape the bitter cold and snowy roads before it was too dark, the meeting — regularly scheduled for 7 p.m. — was Read More

Historic business in Sheridan for sale: Sheridan Iron Works owners prepare to close up shop

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Iron Works sign is a comforting sight in Sheridan. The first lighted sign in Sheridan, it has been glowing on A Street since 1910. The future of that sight and that sign, though, is uncertain. “I’ll tell you that I’m going to be really picky about who buys this place,” Sue Read More

Fostering a new kind of family : Vicki Nyback opens her door to veterans in need

SHERIDAN — Commercial door hinges are supposed to last a long time — under normal wear and tear. The wear and tear on Vicki Nyback’s home is definitely not normal, and that’s OK with her. “We’ve lived in this house over 30 years, and my husband uses commercial hinges on our front door,” Nyback said. “He said Read More

Sunday & Monday Events Nov. 15, 2014

Events for Sunday, November 16 and Monday, November 17, 2014 Sunday • 1 p.m., Let’s Dance, Sheridan Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St., $5 per person • 2 p.m., “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” Carriage House Theater, 419 Delphi Ave., $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and active military • 1-5 p.m., Big Horn Read More

Local Briefs Nov. 15, 2014

Polka Club to meet Sunday SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a dance at the Elks Lodge Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Music will be performed by the Wyoming Drifters and dancing will include polka, waltz and two-step. The event is free and open to the public. The Elks Lodge is located Read More

Agendas Nov. 15, 2014

Sheridan City Council 6-6:45 p.m. work session Council Chambers Sheridan City Hall 55 Grinnell St • Park and Recreation Master Plan Update and West Fifth Street Park Plan Regular Council meeting 7 p.m. • Call to Order • Pledge of Allegiance to the flag • Invocation • Roll Call of members • Approval of Consent Read More

FIB extending coat drive to Dec. 1

November 14, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sugarland Branch of First Interstate Bank has extended its winter coat drive through Dec. 1. Organizers have asked community members to bring gently used, clean coats to the office for distribution to clients of Volunteers of America Northern Rockies. For more information, contact David Hubert at 672-1501. The Sugarland Branch is located Read More

WGFD Conservation Stamp Art Contest to feature swift fox

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will begin accepting entries for the 2016 Conservation Stamp contest Jan. 1. Artists are asked to submit their designs for the 32nd annual Conservation Stamp Art Competition by March 1. The selection of the competition winner will take place April 10. The judging will be held in Read More

Holiday Show now on display at Sagebrush Community Art Center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et al, “Members Only” Holiday Show opened Friday. The show will be on display in the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s second floor mezzanine. This exhibit is open to all SAGE members and features a variety of art. A reception is scheduled for Nov. 20 from 5-7 p.m. Refreshments Read More

SAGE silent auction fundraiser kicks off

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et al. has kicked off the annual “Artly Altered Furniture” silent auction fundraiser. This year’s furniture — decorated and donated by SAGE members — will be located in several Sheridan businesses. Each piece of repurposed furniture will have a silent auction sheet. The auction ends Nov. 30, and high Read More

Food bank scrambling for Thanksgiving fare

SHERIDAN — Dan Lick will spend Friday and Saturday standing outside Safeway. He said he’s begging. “I need 150 turkeys,” he said. “I have three. I’m actually kind of scared.” Three turkeys means that nearly 150 people who signed up for a holiday meal may not get one. Lick, the executive director of People Assistance Read More

Watergate journalist shares insight on D.C. leaders

CHEYENNE — There are few people who can honestly say that they have sat down with nearly every national and world leader since the 1970s; Robert Woodward is one of them. The renowned investigative journalist who was half of the duo of reporters to break the news on the Watergate scandal made a visit to Read More

Progress made on fairgrounds water system

SHERIDAN — Before the arctic blast that rolled in this week, crews with EnTech Engineering made rapid progress on water system upgrades at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Engineer Dave Engels gave members of the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Association a report on progress at their meeting Thursday. He said all the 4-inch pipes for the main pipeline Read More

SMH staff, Navigators to help individuals sign up for insurance

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital staff will hold two public presentations next week to assist individuals interested in signing up for health insurance through the marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. The presentations will be held Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon and 6-7 p.m. in the Welch Cancer Center conference room as well as Read More

Sheridan College AgriPark to hold open house

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College AgriPark will hold an open house on Wednesday. The open house will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a special recognition ceremony from 12:15-1 p.m. It is free and open to the public. The open house will include guided tours by the Sheridan College men’s and women’s rodeo Read More

Bighorn National Forest selling Christmas tree permits

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest is now selling Christmas tree permits for the 2014 season. The cost for a permit is $8 for a tree up to 10 feet tall. Cutting a larger tree requires the purchase of additional permits. Permits are available at Bighorn National Forest offices in Buffalo, Lovell and Sheridan, which Read More

Big Horn Mountain Polka Club to meet Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a dance at the Elks Lodge Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Music will be performed by the Wyoming Drifters and dancing will include polka, waltz and two-step. The event is free and open to the public. The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St. Read More

Deepening shadows on eastern foothills

November 13, 2014

Water line warranty available to SAWS customers soon

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Area Water Supply customers will have the option within the year to purchase a little peace of mind when it comes to their water lines. The SAWS Joint Powers Board voted Wednesday to allow Utility Service Partners, doing business as Service Line Warranties of America, to contact SAWS customers about a service line Read More

Local foundations highlighted at chamber luncheon

SHERIDAN — “Our Commitment to Community” was the theme of this month’s Chamber of Commerce luncheon, which featured short presentations by board members and trustees of a few of Sheridan’s best known foundations. Mark Kinner, president of First Interstate Bank, gave an introduction highlighting the Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation and introduced presenters, Read More

Republican Women of Sheridan County to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County will meet Tuesday at the Firewater Grill. Anita Schamber will discuss “Dare to Care: The Plight of Third World Women.” Schamber was a leadership coach and trainer of global leaders in 25 countries for 13 years through World Vision International. She will share experiences with Third World Read More

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