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Which artifacts define Wyoming? Public asked to vote for top state historic pieces

June 12, 2015

CHEYENNE (AP) — Wyoming is a fairly young state by American standards, having joined the union as the 44th state in 1890. But while the state’s history might not be as extensive as Massachusetts or Virginia, what history Wyoming does have is rich and multifaceted. That’s why, to mark the state’s 125th anniversary of statehood Read More

Agendas June 13, 2015

Dayton Town Council 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Recite Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Approve minutes of the June 8 regular meeting • Announcements/correspondence • Old business update • Report on Wyoming Association of Municipalities convention • Act on contract with EnTech Read More

Ready to ride? Hot Bike Tour to stop in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Main Street will be filled with thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts this September, according to Hot Bike Tour officials who announced that Sheridan will be among the five stops on the cross-country motorcycle ride. Corey Eastman, director of consumer engagement for Hot Bike magazine, and Hot Bike Editor-in-Chief Jeff Wells are taking their motorcycle Read More

County: $2.6 mill. deficit, large-scale cuts unavoidable

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County will begin laying off employees in the coming weeks due to a massive budget shortfall, Board of County Commissioners Chairman Tom Ringley told department heads Thursday morning. Ringley began the solemn meeting by explaining that, about two weeks ago, the Commission asked department heads to cut as much as possible from Read More

SCSD3 approves ongoing contract with education consultant

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 3 on Wednesday approved a contract to continue working with Innovation Education Solutions, an education consulting firm. Focusing on accreditation, literacy, assessment and curriculum support, the organization helps the district remain accredited. SCSD3 has worked with the company for the last five years. Due to the district’s small size, Read More

Fairgrounds to add 5 RV spaces in coming days

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fairgrounds continues to grow and develop leading up to the busy summer season. Director Jamie Ringley reported Thursday evening at the Sheridan County Fair Association Board meeting that the fairgrounds is increasing the number of recreational vehicle spots to 15. Crews are preparing five additional spaces to add to the Read More

‘Dining’ to benefit Big Horn Mountain Festival

SHERIDAN — Frackelton’s Fine Dining will host its next “Dining for a Cause” event Monday, benefitting the 2015 Big Horn Mountain Festival. During Dining for a Cause, 100 percent of all sales and gratuities are donated to the beneficiary cause. The 2015 Big Horn Mountain Festival will take place in Buffalo July 10-12. Frackelton’s is Read More

Griffin to be honored at Homemakers meeting

SHERIDAN — Joan Griffin of Sheridan will be honored as the recipient of the Quealy Award on Saturday at the Quealy Banquet during the Wyoming Homemakers annual state meeting in Douglas. This award is given to a homemaker in Sheridan County every four years. Named after Susan Jane Quealy, the first awards were granted in Read More

Wyo. Weds. program to continue through July

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue on Wednesday and run through July. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in June and July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90. Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed Read More

Library to offer summer reading programs for all

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is offering summer reading programs for all ages. The children’s summer reading program will begin with a kickoff program Monday. The Summer Reading program encourages pre-readers and readers to explore the world of books: audio, e-books and print. Weekly story times, programs and activities will be held Read More

New Faces: June 12, 2015

Elyse Marie Biebel Elyse Marie Biebel was born June 1, 2015, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Branden and Kendyl Biebel and brother Noah, all of Ranchester. Her grandparents are Dan and Cheri Biebel of Sheridan and Ken and Kendra Cooper of Choctaw, Oklahoma.   Kira Read More

Power outage likely to last several hours

June 11, 2015

SHERIDAN — The power outage currently being experienced in areas of Sheridan is likely to last several hours. Montana-Dakota Utilities has tweeted that customers south of Loucks Street and west of Main Street may lose power due to a burning power pole. Representatives from the Sheridan County commissioners office said MDU indicated crews would have to Read More

Local youth to perform musical at WYO Theater June 17-20

SHERIDAN — In one week, the fantastical land of Duloc will visit Sheridan for Tandem Production’s 21st year of theater. An adaption of the popular 2001 children’s movie, local youth will perform “Shrek Jr.” for four consecutive nights at the WYO Theater. This is the first time Tandem Productions has produced this musical. Showcasing kids Read More

City hiring additional full-time staff in 2015-16

SHERIDAN — About 73 percent of Sheridan’s projected $11.2 million general fund budget in 2015-16 is dedicated to personnel, a group whose ranks will grow this year due to the city’s new curbside recycling program. The city plans to increase its workforce to 175 full-time equivalents in 2015, Human Resources Director Heather Doke recently told Read More

Chamber encourages locals to ‘Paint the Town Red’

SHERIDAN — With only a month until the bulls and broncs buck out of the chutes at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds, several organizations around Sheridan are encouraging businesses to paint the town red. The Downtown Sheridan Association, Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce and the Sheridan WYO Rodeo board are currently holding a window decorating competition Read More

Heywood named SCSD1 teacher of the year

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 reading specialist Sara Heywood was named the SCSD1 teacher of the year for 2014-15. A panel of her peers including past winners and administrators selected Heywood, who has worked at Big Horn Elementary for 18 years. The award includes a nomination for the Wyoming Teacher of the Year Read More

Wreckers join Chamber, celebrate with ribbon cutting

SHERIDAN — What do roller skates, community service, bruises and names like “Kellraiser” have in common?  The Sheridan Roller Derby League. The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce welcomed the league as a new member, along with Sheridan’s own women’s roller derby team, the Wild West Wreckers, recently. In addition to spending time on skates as Read More

First summer offering at Spear-O-Wigwam set for Sunday

SHERIDAN — The first offering of Sheridan College Mountain Lectures at Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus will be offered Sunday. “Biodiversity Inside and Out” will feature lectures from Dr. Carlos Martinez Del Rio and Dr. Gary Beauvais, both of the University of Wyoming. The event is free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to come Read More

Vandals: Reward offered for information that leads to arrest

SHERIDAN — Reports of vandalism Tuesday night in the area near Sheridan Avenue and Whitney Plaza have left business owners and residents with a tough job of cleaning paint off of their property. Janet Barnes, administrative coordinator for the Whitney Benefits Foundation, said individuals had painted graffiti on the nonprofit’s maintenance garage and a brick Read More

Want to be a vendor or musician at Third Thursdays? Apply now.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market is returning to downtown Sheridan in July, and applications to be a vendor or a musician are now being accepted. Every Thursday from 5-7 p.m. beginning July 9 and running through the Fall Festival on Oct. 4, more than 50 vendors and live music will be offered on Grinnell Read More

County to cut jobs, services

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County will begin laying off employees and cutting services in the coming weeks due to a massive budget shortfall, Board of County Commissioners Chairman Tom Ringley told department heads Thursday morning. Ringley began the solemn meeting by explaining the county’s financial situation. About two weeks ago, the Commission asked department heads to Read More

City projects utility rate increases for 2016 and beyond

June 10, 2015

SHERIDAN — In order to keep up with rising costs and inflation, the city of Sheridan will likely raise utility rates at least 2.5 percent annually for several years, according to a budget presentation Monday evening. Utilities Manager Dan Roberts told the Sheridan City Council that, in order to keep a healthy debt service coverage Read More

Committee to continue review of school funding

SHERIDAN — The Select Committee on School Finance Recalibration will continue its review of the existing model that funds all 48 school districts throughout Wyoming this summer. Committee members said the group will answer questions of whether the overall funding model is still applicable to 2015 as well as what improvements need to be seen Read More

Dayton considers applications for new businesses

DAYTON — The Dayton Town Council Monday considered two measures for new businesses on the town’s Main Street. A business slated to offer cabins for lodging asked for approval of a revised plat and conceptual site plan at 714 Main St. The Town Council approved the documents but will not release the building permits until the Read More

Student news

Phillips graduates from NAU SHERIDAN — Allison Phillips (formerly Allison Urbatchka) graduated from Northern Arizona University on May 9. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the College of Health and Human Services. Phillips is a native of Sheridan but now resides in Boise, Idaho.   Shassetz earns Billings Clinic Foundation Scholarship SHERIDAN Read More

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