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Legislators consider combining two proposed workplace safety bills

October 18, 2014

SHERIDAN — Brett Collins died on the job in 2012. The 20-year-old was hit by the bucket of an excavator as he worked in a trench — a violation of safety standards set by Wyoming’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Negotiations between Occupational Safety and Health Administration and COP Construction, where Collins worked, reduced the Read More

12 city vehicles receive Global Positioning Systems to improve operations

SHERIDAN — New Global Positioning Systems being installed in 12 city vehicles this week will enable more efficient operations and improved tracking and accountability, Public Works Director Nic Bateson said. The systems, which will be primarily installed in snow removal equipment, were approved in this year’s general fund budget utilizing up to $75,000 in supplemental Read More

Agendas Oct. 18, 2104

Sheridan City Council 7 p.m. Monday 55 Grinnell Plaza • Call to order • Pledge of Allegiance • Invocation • Roll call of members • Approval of consent agenda 1. Agenda 2. Minutes of regular council meeting Oct. 20 3. Claims • Communications from Junior Council 1. Swearing in new Junior Councilor Maya Gilmore 2. Read More

Sunday and Monday Events Oct. 18, 2014

Sunday • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free landfill weekend, 83 E. Ridge Rd. • 1-5 p.m. Big Horn Mountain Polka Club dance, 45 W. Brundage St. Monday • 12:15-1:15 p.m. Healthy Back Class begins, Sheridan YMCA, 417 N. Jefferson St. • 8 p.m. “Farm to Fork” on PBS featuring SCSD1

Local Briefs Oct. 18, 2014

Polka Club dance Sunday SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a public dance Sunday at the Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St. From 1-5 p.m. there will be music by “Just Us Two,” a band from Billings, Montana. For more information call Jean Arzy at 672-3623. Healthy Back Class to begin Read More

Lipp-Acord book signing Oct. 25 at Sheridan Stationery

October 17, 2014

SHERIDAN — Author Darcy Lipp-Acord will be at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery on Oct. 25 signing copies of her book “Circling Back Home: A Plainswoman’s Journey.” The book signing will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery is located at 206 N. Main St. For more information call Robby Read More

Historical Society to hold meeting Thursday at Holy Name

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting Thursday at the Holy Name Parish Center, located at 260 E. Loucks St. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with a short business meeting, followed by a program presented by Warren Mischke. The event is free and open to the public. Mischke Read More

Story School to host chili cook-off

STORY— Story School will host the second annual chili cook-off Thursday as part of the school’s fall festival.Contestants are needed and entry forms are available at the Story school, Story store and the Story library. For more registration information call Stevie Phillips at 752-6140. The fall festival will be held from 5-7 p.m. and features Read More

SC unveils plans for new arts center

SHERIDAN — The schematic design for the new Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College was released at the Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees meeting Thursday night, and it is going to be grandiose. The 42,000 square foot addition to, and the 12,000 square foot renovation of, the current Whitney Academic Read More

More than man’s best friend

SHERIDAN — It’s hard not to smile watching Sheridan College student Jason King romp through the yard outside the Thorne-Rider Campus Center with his energetic young Dalmatian. The duo seems full of life and has a visible connection that emanates happiness. Seeing them, you would never guess that just a few years ago King’s now Read More

Breaking the cycle of poverty for employees

Sheridan — About 20 Sheridan employers, including city Mayor John Heath, gathered Thursday at the Holy Name Parish Hall to learn how they could help employees in need. Regina Lewis, a consultant for  the aha! Process, Inc. training service, spoke to attendees about how to help end poverty in the community by helping employees who Read More

WGFD seeks information on poachings

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information from the public about the shooting and wanton destruction of three deer in Sheridan County. People are asked to contact WGFD officials if they have information about the following three poaching incidents: • A white-tailed doe that was shot and left near Beckton Road Read More

Dayton to consider allowing cell towers

DAYTON — Members of Dayton Town Council on Wednesday passed on first reading an ordinance that will add telecommunication towers as an allowed use in R2 residential zones, but only on a case-by-case basis when approved by the council. Dayton Mayor Bob Wood said the change was made to prepare for the installation of a Read More

Fairgrounds staff set to begin renovation projects

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fairgrounds Association discussed the completion of the busy spring/summer/early fall season and the start of the winter season, which is often used for equipment and infrastructure maintenance and major renovation projects at its meeting Thursday. Over the winter, two major renovation projects will take place. One project to replace the Read More

City adds four-way stop at downtown intersection

SHERIDAN — Drivers should be aware that the intersection of Gould Street and Brundage Street is now a four-way stop. City Engineer Lane Thompson said the city received a few requests from residents to examine the intersection and consider making it a four-way stop. The city hired local consulting firm Vista West Engineering to conduct Read More

Dafoe hired as outreach coordinator for BBBS

SHERIDAN — Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Wyoming announced that Jennifer Dafoe was hired as the organization’s new outreach coordinator and AmeriCorps member in Sheridan. Dafoe, a big sister herself, will be involved in community outreach, recruiting volunteers and letting families know about the BBBS services available. Sandy Thiel, director of community engagement for Read More

Big Horn Polka Club to meet Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a dance Sunday at the Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St. From 1-5 p.m. there will be music by “Just Us Two,” a band from Billings, Montana. For more information call Jean Arzy at 672-3623.

SC invites community to view partial eclipse

SHERIDAN — All residents are invited to join the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery for the viewing of a partial solar eclipse Thursday. There will be a solar telescope and solar viewing glasses at the event, which will take place between the Mohn’s Science Center and Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. The eclipse will last Read More

SMH officials: Staff prepared for ebola

October 16, 2014

SHERIDAN — With the announcement of the second confirmed case of a health care worker in Texas being infected with the Ebola virus, hospitals across the country are gearing up. “Sheridan Memorial Hospital is preparing for ebola while hoping to never see a case of it,” SMH CEO Mike McCafferty said in a media release. Read More

Burgess says she is a ‘go-to gal,’ can work on both sides of aisle

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Val Burgess said she launched a write-in bid as an Independent against Republican House District 30 candidate Mark Jennings because she can work on both sides of the aisle and because she is a “go-to gal, a neighbor and a friend.” “I want to work with both sides,” Burgess said at Wednesday’s Read More

Candidates speak out: Forums allow voters to ask questions

SHERIDAN — In the wake of a scandal alleging misconduct in the office of the superintendent of public instruction, two new candidates are hoping to bring respect back to the office. Republican Jillian Balow and Democrat Mike Ceballos were among candidates who attended a two-night forum hosted by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. Each Read More

Barrasso congratulates Highland Park on Blue Ribbon designation

SHERIDAN — A collective “wow” was gasped by 373 elementary students as Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, responded “$176,000” to the question from a student of “How much do you make?” “A lot of people in this room now want to become a U.S. senator,” he said with a laugh. Barrasso visited Highland Park Elementary School Read More

Patton: Still work to do in state Legislature

SHERIDAN — Current state representative for House District 29 Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, highlighted in his introduction at Wednesday’s candidate forum both the health of the state and the need for change. The forum was hosted by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. Patton said he would like to serve a fourth term in the Legislature Read More

Recreation board may pursue contract for ambulance service to staff football games

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District Board held its October meeting yesterday, and it turned into a lengthy one as strong discussions developed over several varying topics. Safety was a major concern for board members as Richard Wright mentioned the lack of ambulances available at Little Guy Football games. Wright, the executive director of the Read More

SC selected as Tree Campus USA finalist

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College has been selected as a finalist in the Tree Campus USA – Celebrate Arbor Day Event Contest. In May, volunteers from Sheridan College, the community and the Wyoming State Forestry Division planted 32 trees on the college campus to celebrate Arbor Day in part of the campus’ first Arbor Day celebration. Read More

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