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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

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

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

‘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

Organizations team up to help homeowners with repairs

SHERIDAN — Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns will host an event to help homeowners upgrade their home through a unique partnership program called Thrivent Builds Repairs. Volunteers from Sheridan Wesleyan Church and Thrivent representatives Shelley Born, Dave Born and Scott Brastrup will come together Thursday through Saturday at the home site… Continue Reading

Sheep Creek Fire now 90 percent contained

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Fire officials said Monday evening the Sheep Creek Fire, which started just over a week ago due to an undetermined human-cause, is now 90 percent contained. The fire has covered 1,667 acres primarily in the Tongue River Canyon and Amsden Creek Wildlife Habitat Management Area. Control of the Sheep Creek Fire will return… Continue Reading

Planning Commission shoots down subdivision

SHERIDAN — Residents packed Council chambers Monday evening and spoke against a plan for developing 51 properties over 14 acres located off Woodland Park Road and Coffeen Avenue south of Sheridan. After more than an hour and a half of discussion, those same individuals exuberantly applauded when the Sheridan Planning Commission unanimously recommended denial of… Continue Reading

Planning Commission denies variance, subdivision request

SHERIDAN — If members of the Sheridan Planning Commission thought their jobs would get easier or less controversial Monday after the decision on the Woodland Creek development plan, they were wrong. A property owner’s subdivision and variance request off College Avenue and South Brooks Street drew ire from nearby landowners, and commissioners ultimately denied the… Continue Reading

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